Monday, January 9, 2012

Under the Skin

There is no doubt that everybody loves the traditional plank on frame sailboats of a bygone era. The challenge is to keep the authentic looks of that era while making them modern in performance, safety, and manageable for a small crew.  Many of these 1920s era boats were day sailors, with a crew staying aboard to polish the hardware and assist the captain while day racing in the Solent or the river Clyde in Scotland.

Nowadays the modern classic yacht is an ocean going vessel, has all the systems of the new designs but must be hidden between the skins, under the sole or other out of sight places. The trick is to do it right once, have it totally reliable and invsable but accessible.

Hidden between the skins on the starboard side of the 83’ Fife-designed schooner ADVENTURESS, there are no flexible hoses and hose clamps; all non-corrosive metal pipes handle the fluids with seacocks at the hull. Wiring is all secured every 6” and labeled at the beginning and end of every compartment.

ADVENTURESS will be launched in 2012 and join the ever-growing list of updated classic yachts now sailing with modern systems neatly hidden between the skins.

-Tom Kiley

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At May 30, 2012 at 11:50 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

it was an awesome design and pretty post you have done there.

keep it up the good work.

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