Dorade 2011 2011


September 24, 2015

During the past four years of the Return to Blue Water Campaign, Dorade has: Raced a total of 10,0036 nm in both ocean and coastal races in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Pacific. Sailed an additional 12,260 nm in deliveries on her own bottom. This totals¬†22,296 nm sailed in four years.¬†That’s more than a circumnavigation […]

January 17, 2011

A mile stone was reached over the weekend when we applied the first coat of varnish over the freshly stripped and stained cap rails.

January 14, 2011

Sometime in the mid 1800’s an oak tree was felled in northern Ohio. Lacking chain saws or other powered saws, the lumber jacks squared up the tree to 16″ X 30′ – by hand with axe and adze. They then floated and shipped the wood to a shipyard in Charlestown, Boston. Intentionally buried in the […]

January 14, 2011

In an effort to catch water and dirt and to provide better traction in the galley floor, a teak grate will be built. The final form will look something similar to the mock up below and there will be a copper pan under it.

January 6, 2011

In an effort to visualize the proposed “jib stay” configuration, we mocked it up. At left are all three headstays in their proposed locations and approximate angles from the deck.

January 6, 2011

Shown above is the locust pin rail around the mast partners. The port and forward pieces appear to be original, or at least quite old. We are lining the holes with copper, flanged top and bottom. This will make a better fit for the belaying pins and will save the pin rail from unnecessary wear […]

January 6, 2011

Finding clear unchecked oak has proven to be difficult. Mount Hope Boatworks is on the second piece of oak for the stem and the third for the stern post. There was a mix up with the stern post, it was recreated in the form of the original, which turned out to be misaligned with the […]

January 6, 2011

Peter Cassidy

January 2, 2011

Email to Mike Toppa (North Sails) from Nelson/Marek concerning sail configurations and analysis for each of the proposed masts Mike, Good to talk on Friday about all of the recent information RE the Dorade rig configuration. You are correct that we would like you to model sails for each of the following Rig configurations under […]

January 2, 2011

Jeff, Thanks for the drawings. I like the “Stormy Weather Type” on the right much better than the 1931 on the left. (Almost a 6 meter configuration.) The following are my few initial comments: 1. It is interesting to see how close the Stormy Weather Type geometry is to what I proposed. The Spreader/Diamond heights […]

January 2, 2011

From Jeff Grey at S&S You will notice that there are 2 different spreader arrangements and rig geometry