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Re: S&G Gloucester Gull

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  • wearydwarf
    ... Apparently, the rules of the dory racing association specified no foot braces, so I left them out. I agree, they are very useful.
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 15, 2009
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      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "lancefgunderson" <lancefgunderson@...> wrote:
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      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "wearydwarf" <walter@> wrote:
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      > > In 2005, I built a Stitch and glue Gull out of 6MM okoume, Spanish Cedar, and a little white oak. I had the panel shapes done by Tracy O'Brien, Headwater Boats. I built the boat for a beach club in Rhode Island. They wanted it to race in a dory racing series they have in RI. Their requirements were : light weight, no foot braces, and thole pins (!). The boat weighed 90 lbs finished, and won the series the next year. You can see photos at http://www.oldwharf.com/recentprojects.html
      > > Walter Baron, Old Wharf Dory Co.
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      > Nice job Walter! Why no foot braces? I use mine all the time.
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      Apparently, the rules of the dory racing association specified no foot braces, so I left them out. I agree, they are very useful.
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