Who can help my neighbor

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by BertKu, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. BertKu
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    BertKu Senior Member

    Thanks Angelique and Squidly-Diddly

  2. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    For whoever wants a bigger version in steel, Max Gunning (*1895 1972) an English NA of Dutch origin, has designed the shallow draft centerboard yachts Alcyone I - II - III, and the Cormorant. Of which the Alcyone II & III have the 17th century Man-o-War look...

    Max Gunning Alcyone I II III and Cormorant centerboard sailboat designs.jpg
    1 many built - 2 many built - 3 one built - 4 none built - 5 many built - (to put ‘‘many’’ into perspective; totally 41 yachts were built from 1948 till 1984)


    Some of the Alcyones have sailed all oceans, of which some also have circumnavigate the globe.

    Below pics are all Alcyone II as their looks fit the spirit of the thread, the last color pic is the expanded version.

    To keep the forward cabin a bit clear of the centerboard trunk they have it way too far forward, so they suffer from a lot of weather helm, some have lengthen the aft side of the board and trunk to enhance this, others have added a second board further aft, and some are still original on this point. Note the rudder is of a lifting type too.

    from the: Alcyone Archive - (also plans incl. offsets there, I'm not sure if they're all complete, as I haven't checked that)

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    article from — Yachting Monthly — November 1957
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
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