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Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Herreshoff 10 meter
« on: February 17, 2014, 04:48:44 AM »
In the latest Bone Yard Boats there's a "1902 Herreshoff 10 meter" named Rogue. The owner says he bought a print of Rogue from the Herreshoff museum, and his boat matches that print in basic dimensions, but there have been changes. There's quite a lot of history given, none of which proves that it's Herreshoff. A 1908 date is also given. There's also a not so great picture with the boat partially covered, and it has the general shape of a 15. I can't see any boat like this with a quick look at the log from 1902-1908. Any thoughts?

Miscellaneous Herreshoff Topics / Fiberglass boats built by HMCo
« on: February 18, 2013, 03:31:05 AM »

This may be old news to the historians out there, but I saw Dyer Jones, president of HMM recently and he told me that HMCo built a few fiberglass dinghies during the war. I know there's a fiberglass boat about a foot long in the museum but I didn't know there were any full-size boats. John Palmieri was kind enough to share this picture of Halsey in one in 1945. It's 9 feet long and looks enough like Cape Cod Shipbuilding's MK dinghy that I wonder if the latter was designed by Sidney. Anybody ever seen one of these? HMM doesn't know of any, but as Dyer said "they didn't turn to dust".
Dyer's family business, The Anchorage (Dyer Dhow,etc), was one of the pioneers of fiberglass, experimenting with similar dinghies starting about 1944.

Herreshoff Boats For Sale / Herreshoff 12 1/2 for sale
« on: June 05, 2009, 03:17:42 AM »
My friend Jay Crowley has reluctantly decided that it's time for her 12 to go to a new home. The boat is "Ding Hao" and was bought new by her father in 1825 or 6. She's the next hull number to Halsey's Rugosa. I haven't seen her in years and I imagine she's pretty tired. She was in the water maybe 10 years ago.

Jay's children and grandchildren aren't interested, so she figures the last thing she can do for the boat is find it a good home.

Miscellaneous Herreshoff Topics / Yawlcat #1226
« on: February 13, 2009, 03:33:03 AM »
I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but Yawlcat is now in sad shape in Georgia, and the owner is trying to find someone to take her on. There's a web site about her from several years ago, but still available: I don't know if the present owner was the owner at the time. The site mentions Ventura, a near sister which is alive and well in New York City. The owner has sent Jim Reineck a lot of info which I think I will see this weekend.

Miscellaneous Herreshoff Topics / Herreshoff 15 on WoodenBoat forum
« on: February 02, 2009, 04:18:51 AM »
Several years ago someone posted something on the WB Forum about a project 15 he had, He was in Bristol and apparently the boat was pretty bad. I e-mailed the address given in the Forum, but heard nothing. Does anybody know anything about this?

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