Whereabouts of Russell Mcnab

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by snuffy, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. snuffy
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    Hi folks.I am in the long search for my "main squeeze"the love of my life,the hole in my wallet,in short the "big"cruising boat.I have seen a design in a older design book"Pocket cruisers for the backyard builder"that has got my eye,called a Caravel 28 by a designer named Russell McNab,an Australian.Has anyone built one of these,or knows anything about this design?Its a staysail cat-ketch,with a steel hull variation....not a normal homebuilder,but I do steel for money and the construction would be fun.The address in this book is 20+years old,and I am hopeing to get something a bit newer.Thanks!
     
  2. Pericles
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    Pericles Senior Member

    Try book publisher if still in business.

    Pericles
     
  3. snuffy
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    I have tried the author...no luck.I found a power cruiser listed that had been designed by him {or built from his plans }that was two years old,but thats the closest hit so far
     
  4. rwatson
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    Hi Snuffy
    I stll have a copy of the study plans for this very attractive boat somehwere in my pile of junk.
    Many years ago, Russel McNab featured in one of those TV expose shows, where he and a client had fallen out over financial matters, and it appears that Mr macNab was in dire financial straits.
    There is a good chance he is no longer active in the design scene.
    You may find it easier to get another designer to 'emulate the concept' than get the original design.
    Good luck
     
  5. Land Rover
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    Hi Snuffy,
    Yes, Russell McNab is still very much in business,designing and building. Quite a few Caraval 28 have been built here in Oz a some around the world.
    The old mate is not computer literate, so writing is the go.The address is :
    Russell McNab
    Australian Maritime Heritage Designs
    P.O Box 7491 Urangan
    Hervey Bay
    Queensland
    Australia 4655
    Phone [mobile] 0409890757
     
  6. snuffy
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    Landrover,
    Thankyou...I will put pen to hand and see what I find..you say a lot have been built,is there a caravel owners group?I would like to talk with someone who has one....or If I'm lucky,Mr.Mcnab has a few connections
    once again,thanks a lot!
    snuffy
     
  7. Land Rover
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    Snuffy,
    No.There's not a owners group, but I'm sure Russell will fix you up with some one in your part of the world. If you want something a bit larger , he has a 14.5 metre Starflash : a larger version of the Caraval 28 which has been built internationally. Good luck.
    Land Rover.
     
  8. snuffy
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    snuffy Junior Member

    Follow up...

    Just got a packet from the gent .Thanks Land Rover
     
  9. potoroo
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    Snuffy - Caravel 28

    We have a very pretty Caravel 28 - I would love to post some photos -but as a new user I am having difficulty with this.

    Potoroo, Tasmania
     
  10. waikikin
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    http://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/caravelle-steel-schooner/120847

    cute
     

  11. 805gregg
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    805gregg Junior Member

    Too narrow of beam check out Bristol Channel Cutter, much better, faster, sea worthy and beautiful boat, used to be made in the Pacific Northwest, maybe still. I got a hull and deck, finished the rest and in the water in 18 months.
     
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