Tim Diebert Posted January 17, 2005 Report Share Posted January 17, 2005 I have always admired Grahams designs. I love the simplicity and speed. But, I am in need of something a bit different than what he offers. Let me explain. I do happen to have a happily modified Weekender right now. It is pretty nearly perfect for what I am doing... right now. Sailing the big lakes in the interior of BC. This boat kind of found me and got me back into sailing. For that I am thankful, and if I could have only this boat to live out my days, I would also be thankful. Because being on the water is absolutely the very best way to spend time.....the type of boat you have is secondary. But, having said all that, and being a person always shooting for improvement ....I would like eventually to build or to 'build up' the boat I do want to grow old with. As folks on the other forum may have noticed, I am a fan of a particular man and his boat, Charles Stock and 'Shoal Waters'. A boat very similar in function to Charles boat is what I would like to one day have. I had thought to find an older/ larger dingy and modify it as he has done...and may do that if the right hull comes along....but lately I have been having thoughts of a CS 17 modified to have a small cockpit, and small house etc. I would want it rigged a gaff cutter, as I have now and as CS Stock has....for I have found that I love this rig for the versatility, the compact spars and the ease of set up/take down. Yes, I also think the cat ketch is pretty damn groovy, but not what I am after. The CS 17 hull, though, is very cool and might make an interesting platform for such a boat. I wonder if it could be so? See 'Shoal Waters' here on an old Wooden Boat thread. http://media5.hypernet.com/cgi-bin/UBB/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=6&t=001697&p Yes, the Belhaven is an awesome design, a very close to what I would love to have, but it is too big for me. Cost-wise and sailing-wise. It is more boat than I need. I generally sail alone or with one person. Thanks all. Hopefully Graham will comment. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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