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    Lines And Offsets

    I enjoy looking at boat plans. It is remarkable how a few lines on a flat page can help create a 3 D mental image. I will post a few here. Hopefully others have some favorites to post as well.

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    There is more about the Hickman Sea Sled in a back issue of Wooden Boat. This snip from the web gives the general idea.

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    For D-Day and Dunkirk,

    Rescue Minor
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    Farley Mowat's "Boat That Would Not Float"
    I can't find much about this one. A Newfoundland Jack Schooner seems to be close. Whoever built the deckhouse went a little overboard.

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    I lived in Newfoundland for twenty years from 1970, in the early 70's I did a lofting course and worked at a place that built fiber-glass fishing boats and canoes. We built the plug and molds for a 32' trap skiff, which were the made out of fiber-glass. Lofting is pretty cool. Farley Mowat was well known in Newfoundland.

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    Neat-O! I am trying to find the free "play" button for the videos by the young sailing couple who retrace the voyages of The Happy Adventure, Floating After Farley. Our kids keep me buried in hand-me-down books. The latest is Born Naked , The early adventures of Farley Mowat. I am looking forward to it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hennebury View Post
    Farley Mowat was well known in Newfoundland.
    A quick aside. I don’t know anything about Mr. Mowat and boats. But he wrote a very sad and frightening book about one of his combat experiences in WW-II called “And No Birds Sang”. It was well worth reading.
    Last edited by Frederick Skelly; 06-09-2024 at 3:28 PM.
    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederick Skelly View Post
    A quick aside. I don’t know anything about Mr. Mowat and boats. But he wrote a very sad and frightening book about one of his combat experiences in WW-II called “And No Birds Sang”. It was well worth reading.
    Mr. Mowat does not shy away from the sadness. I have only read The Boat That Would Not Float and Never Cry Wolf.
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