Thomas Colvin's designs

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  1. Abe Shaffer
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    Hailing all sea folk with an appreciation of the elegant designs of Thomas Colvin! I am trying to find a set of plans or a completed hull for one of Thomas Colvin's cargo schooners for a fledgling sail cargo project. Can anyone help me to find plans or a boat builder who has made and can make a Colvin boat? Very much appreciated!
    "May fair winds escort you." T. Colvin
     
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    Abe, I see you're in England, a Dutch broker offers this Colvin 42' Steel Ketch for sale, she was built in 1995 by ‘‘Metal Boat & Co - London’’, it could be she's offered by UK brokers as well. Maybe the Dutch broker can give you more info about the builder.

    The boat looks like a sister of the 41' ADERYN MOR, Tom says about her....

    ‘‘ the next popular size was the 41-footer, known as ADERYN MOR. She is usually built as a gaff ketch or a gaff schooner. Also noted for her passage-making ability and seaworthiness, she has quite a bit of interior room. The original was built in New Zealand by her owner; I also built one in my yard and, on trial runs, I could find no fault with her nor make any suggestions for improvement. ’’
     
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    What size of Colvin cargo schooner do you want, and what is the intended use ?
     
  5. Abe Shaffer
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    Hi Angèlique,
    Thank you very much for the links! I am chasing some if the threads you have mentioned atm including the Sultana hull in NS. I have seen the Colvin with the Dutch broker...she had sadly now been sold!
    I really appreciate your passing on the threads...we'll see what I can find!
    If you hear of anything else, please let me know...I'm a new user of these forums and just learning the ropes!
    It seems a great shame that Colvin's designs are no longer available if only for historic reference...what a prolific naval architect, beautiful boats built for work!
    Cheers. Abe
     
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    I would like to buy or build a schooner like the Pinky Schooner as a minimum size, or the Memory or Sultana as a maximum. I am also really interested in exploring the sharpie schooner designs. The intended use is for a regional sail cargo company that my wife and I are establishing in southern England. I love the economy, functionality and beauty of Colvin's designs and they really suit the shallow draft required in many of the harbours we intend to use.
    Any input or encouragement greatly appreciated! We are really excited to get cargo sailing again!
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    AD47639A-76DF-4F77-8FC7-7402D1AB609A.jpeg I got lucky and found a Doxy that had the aft lines carried until the transom wasn’t submerged, so LOD is 41’. We just bought her in Oct.
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    Looking good Kristjan ! - - Congrats . . . . :)

    Here's a sales thread* with pictures and info about or your ParaDoxy, and an album* - - - - - * both links at the Cruisers Forums.

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    I noticed that soon after posting the first link in post #7 ParaDoxy disappeared from the search results which that link gave, did you find her here on this thread . . ? ?

    Anyway, wish you and yours Godspeed with the new acquisition . . :)

    P.S. - I've just posted ParaDoxy's former ship dog in post #247 on the thread Dogs on boats, and our best Friends in general.
     
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    I didn't know Tom had also done Ferro-Cement designs - (for sale 1976 Custom 72') - Link / spare Link

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