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Adam Langerman

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Re: Alerion - Herreshoff Designs
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2010, 12:39:05 AM »
Flipped!


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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2010, 12:59:23 AM »
Lookin' Good

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Re: Alerion - Herreshoff Designs
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2010, 02:14:02 AM »
Color scheme for hull #1:  What do you think?


And some blocks heading out the door next week....





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Re: Alerion - Herreshoff Designs
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2010, 11:22:35 AM »
I love the color scheme.

Those blocks are gorgeous too ... where are they going ?
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Re: Alerion - Herreshoff Designs
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2010, 03:15:56 PM »
France - ELEONORA will have all Herreshoff Blocks once these are installed.

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Re: Alerion - Herreshoff Designs
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2010, 03:25:09 PM »
Is it true NGH once said "there are only two colors to paint a boat - White and Black - and only a damn fool paints a boat black." ?

I like it though.... ;D

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Re: Alerion - Herreshoff Designs
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2010, 09:27:30 PM »
The owner is aware of the above quote.  It didn't bother him though...

I should have some launch pictures mid-July!

#2 and #3 are in the works!


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Re: Alerion - Herreshoff Designs
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2010, 10:24:48 PM »
Two more in the hopper ... you guys are busy.

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Re: Alerion - Herreshoff Designs
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2010, 11:00:47 PM »
What is the build time to new? That seemed awfully fast! Will she be seen at the regatta?

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Re: Alerion - Herreshoff Designs
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2010, 02:36:37 PM »
Right now build time is about 5 months.  Hoping to get it down to 20 weeks by hull #3.   The Herreshoff Regatta is a question mark right now.  She will definitely be at the Newport Boat Show, but hopefully will make it to Narragansett Bay before then as well.








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Re: Alerion - Herreshoff Designs
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2010, 03:11:20 PM »
5 months/20 weeks seems amazingly fast for a wood hull - is it significantly less for a fiberglass version? I can't imagine so.

Beautiful bronze hardware - Reineck?

Are 1-3 sold or are they being done on speculation?

If I wear my long overcoat, sunglasses and Groucho 'stash, can I pose as a perspective buyer and get a sail?

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Re: Alerion - Herreshoff Designs
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2010, 03:28:00 PM »
You would be surprised how fast the cold-molded hull goes together.   The largest difference is in the fairing / finishing time.   For my money the difference in finished product is worth so much more than any difference in labor time.  I spent a few thousand miles sailing some very high-end composite (carbon fiber and fiberglass) yachts this winter and spring and the experience simply did not compare to being on a cold-molded or plank-on-frame boat. 

Yes, J.M. Rieneck hardware.

#1 and #2 are sold, #3 will be on the boat show circuit next winter (unless it sells this summer, in which case #4 will be on the show circuit)

Adam: you're welcome to sail anytime!  No overcoat required...

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Re: Alerion - Herreshoff Designs
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Re: Alerion - Herreshoff Designs
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2010, 04:25:37 PM »
Gorgeous....

BTW - that double ender in the background - what is she?

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Re: Alerion - Herreshoff Designs
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2010, 05:52:47 PM »
Stunning!

Jon   8)