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Galway Hooker
« on: August 29, 2011, 09:08:43 PM »

A friend of mine Scratch built this lovely Galway Hooker it took him 9 months . "Tony" Builds some smashing models - but - As he has no computer (And dose not;t want one ) he has no Way to show other people  his builds so I have taken it on my self (with Tony's permission) to show the world  as it was... If this generates any interest I shall endeavour to take more photos 










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Re: Galway Hooker
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 09:14:28 PM »








 Next time Tony brings her down to the lake Il try to get some close ups
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Re: Galway Hooker
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011, 09:42:50 PM »











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Re: Galway Hooker
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 09:50:16 PM »








Sorry about the first set of pix hope these are better
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Re: Galway Hooker
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011, 09:52:19 PM »

Looking Good !

Be nice to see some close up pics and some details of build  :-))
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Re: Galway Hooker
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2011, 02:33:18 PM »

   Longshanks  - No relation to Edward I take it.
 I have at the moment only sparse info - But will talk to Tony tomorrow at the lake - However I do know she is plank on frame and the planking is 1/16 ply which made the reverse curves at the bow and the tumble home aft a lot easer as the danger of split or broken planks is greatly reduced.... I will try to get some close up of the hull and the rig as soon as I get a chance..Thanks for replying
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Re: Galway Hooker
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2011, 07:58:54 PM »

Looks a very interesting boat close ups will be good

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Re: Galway Hooker
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2011, 07:56:00 PM »

Sorry Outlook Express won't play today so I;ll have to do this on Chrome










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Re: Galway Hooker
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Re: Galway Hooker
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2011, 11:47:27 PM »







Thats all for know .. Tony said that the Hull planking is 1/16 ply cut into planks the frames are 1/4 ply because the hooker is basically an open cargo boat the foc'le and the forward hold by the subterfuge of a dummy turf cargo and a solid bulkhead at the after and of the hold has been made water tight ... to keep the look of an open boat the accidental flooding (by a knock down) of the cockpit has been excepted, as the hull has enough buoyancy to stay afloat and get back in despite this . The boom swivel has been made a replica of an actual Hooker as per the plan
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Re: Galway Hooker
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2011, 07:51:29 AM »

thank you for some very imformative photos jimmy , they will help with my rebuild of the old fishing smack , we are machining a rudder head stock this morning from solid brass so that i can include my tiller arm above where the control cable will be at deck level ! jon
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Re: Galway Hooker
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2011, 08:05:27 AM »

A very nice build Jimmy - your mate should be very pleased with it. 

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Re: Galway Hooker
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2011, 04:20:46 PM »

Geoff
 Tony is very pleased with the hooker, she is very responsive to the rudder , has a fair turn of speed and with 5 lbs of lead in the false keel shes also fairly stiff ... Tony said she is a joy to sail but was a pig to build with all the tight curves and reverse curves He almost gave up and skipped her at one time,  but he said he would never build another one
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Re: Galway Hooker
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2011, 09:31:50 PM »

Hi Jimmy

Beautiful build, thank you for the photos, any idea where your friend Tony got the plans from.

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Re: Galway Hooker
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2011, 12:21:13 PM »

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 I lent Tony the plans----  I got them from ------   Na Saora Bad (Shipwrights) Huiceir na Gailimhe (The Galway Hooker) By CIAN de BUITLEAR
 Published 2005    ciandebuitlear@eircom.net    ISBN0-9549023-0-0   This included a book (History & building) a CD History Building & Sailing & hull & sail plans
 The Book is in English & Irish 
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Re: Galway Hooker
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2011, 03:07:59 PM »

Waverly models do an excellent hull for this as well as plans and drawings
for the Galway Hooker, the keel is slightly bigger so as to accommodate lead shot in the base of the hull
I built one a few years ago and it sailed well,
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Re: Galway Hooker
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Re: Galway Hooker
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2011, 10:45:44 PM »





All For know , These were taken this morning at the lake.
Sparrow ,
thanks for the info, How much() was the hull, was it a kit or just the hull ?
Thanks for the Replys,  Tony is made up with the comments
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