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Looking Back at Previous Work - I

Looking Back at Previous Work - I

DESIGNED AND BUILT BACK IN THE 1980s, THIS STOUT 41-FOOT ALL WELDED ALUMINUM SAILING YACHT WAS PART OF MY KODIAK CRUISER SERIES...


Each year, as the opening of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) approaches, I find myself scanning back through my files for samples of prior work.

This year, I began by searching on Yahoo and Google using the input term "Phil Friedman yacht", with the result that I ran across this old posting on the Cruiser's Forum.


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Now named "Alchemy", she was designed in my Toronto office for a couple who planned to sail her around the world, and she was custom constructed by a freelance boatbuilder whose name, as I remember, was Gerhardt Geistenhouse.

She had a double-chine bottom that was conically-developed for steel plating without pre-rolling any compound curves into the flat plates. At the time, I used a specially developed technique that assured the chines forward diminished to a zero angle, which effectively produced the appearance of a "round-bottom" hull, when she was sitting in the water -- as you can see from the photos.

The extra high tabernacle that held the foot of the mast on her deck enabled her to be rigged and de-rigged without the need for a mast crane and was a trademark feature of my Kodiak Cruiser Series.

A number of yachts from this series made trans-oceanic crossings and one of my Kodiak Cruiser 33s successfully completed a circumnavigation of the Pacific Rim.

To anyone out there -- and I am sure there are still a few -- still sailing on one of these, I bid you fair winds and safe harbors, always.     Phil Friedman


The author, Phil Friedman, will be available, by appointment, for discussion and consult at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Bahia Mar Marina, Nov 1-5, 2017).

For more information or to make an appointment, email phil@PortRoyalGroup.com or call or text  1.954.224.2145.


For more about my decades of work in the yachting industry, see:

www.PortRoyalGroup.com

www.BoatbuildConsult.com

www.YachtbuildAdvisor.com

Or see:

"Sizing Generators to Run Greener and Cleaner"

"Ten Insider Tips on Yacht Build Contracts"

 

About the author, Phil Friedman:  With 30 some years background in the marine industry, Phil has worn numerous hats — as a yacht designer, boat builder, marine operations and business manager, marine industry consultant, marine marketing and communications specialist, yachting magazine writer and editor, yacht surveyor, and marine industry educator. He is also trained and experienced in interest-based negotiation and mediation. In a previous life, Phil taught logic and philosophy at university.


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Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#20
Yes, I agree and there's a reason for classic designs continuing popularity, and that is good quality.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #18

#19
Yes, I think that too. For me, it's also true of automobiles, architecture, and clothes, as well as yachts and boats. Thank you for the kind words. Cheers!

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

You should be proud, Phil. Classic designs are truly timeless. Cheers!

Lada 🏡 Prkic

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #16

#14
Exactly! Hope this will change. I see beBee as a living organism that evolves and adapts to users needs. :-)

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #15

#13
Thank you, Jerry Fletcher, for saying so. I have to wonder, however, if it's us over-30s who can appreciate classic styling. Cheers!

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #14

#15
Thank you, Randall Burns, for saying so. Cheers!

Randall Burns

Randall Burns

3 years ago #13

Beautiful boat Phil Friedman, (Just love sailing)

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #12

#12
Thank you, Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic, for the share and the kind words. I too am concerned about the effect of the new restriction on sharing to hives. I don't understand why notifications cannot be restricted to Producer posts, while the hives remain open to short buzzes of the kind you prefer to do. That way, interesting and timely information could be flowed to beBee users via their membership in their hives of choice, while the direct connection between Producer authors and their followers could be sustained. Cheers!

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

3 years ago #11

Phil, Great design is truly timeless.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #10

Congrats, Phil. It looks like it was built recently and not 30-ish years ago. I shared this post in the Interesting Engineering ... hive. It's the first one I found suitable for the mentioned hive after recently introduced changes regarding quick buzzes. In all the industry-oriented hives of which I am a member, there are no new contents related to the intended hive topics.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #9

#10
Thank you, Milos Djukic, for the good wishes and kind words. No, I am not surprised either. For fractal friends are self-similar.

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

3 years ago #8

Fractals and Phil's yachts forever. Surprised? I am not. Cheers Mr No-Muzak, my friend. Best, Milos

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #7

#8
That works for me. Will look forward to it. Cheers!

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #6

#5
Me too, Harvey. But although I've built boats with my own hands "Alchemy" was not one of them. You can see the Kodiak Cruiser I built by and for myself at: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/life-aboard-the-noka-part-i Thanks for reading and commenting... and for the kind words. Cheers!

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #5

#4
I'd be careful, Paul, to refill that bucket list with about a dozen additional items. I've been told that once the bucket list has been fully checked off, you likely check out. Don't know if that's true, but I am personally not taking any chances. Cheers!

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #4

I have always loved building stuff. This is a little or maybe in reality way out of my league. You must be proud of this design and accomplishment. I am amazed at your work and focus.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #3

Thanks, Pascal Derrien, for the kind words.

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #2

Nice to see this one has tested time with success who knows I may have seen it in Canada without knowing the great architect behind it :-)

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #1

More than 30 years later, this small sailing yacht still plies the waters of the Great Lakes and berths near Toronto -- FYI Jim Murray