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Old 02-09-2017, 05:26 PM   #4001
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Superb. I once spent the day on the Goethe, last paddle-steamer on the Rhine. One of my best-ever experiences.
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:42 AM   #4002
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Yes the Simplon's engine is magnificent. I figured the oiler cups would have the rev's down very low. Great idea Pilou to do a video. Thanks.

The Kimperly Anne was at one of the recent rendezvous at Anacortes. See attached pic.
I have a vague recollection the KA was a conversion. Commercial boat to pleasure.

I knew about the Kimberly Anne but never ever heard or seen anything about the wood pilot house boat. Did'nt know Willard had built wood boats either. If she were mine I'd raise the PH. And one may get lots more engine room space. Looks like a great boat but there must be "issues" w the hull I'm guessing from the text. And the one GPH is very doubtful or not to be believed at all.

Here's another squareish sterned Willard. Bottom picture.
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Thanks for posting a picture of a nice Willard.

"Nereid is a 47' Willard Dover pilothouse cruiser, built in 1966 in Costa Mesa, California".

Please check out the following website of Willard Motor Vessel Neireid made by Neireid's owners.

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Old 02-10-2017, 08:38 AM   #4003
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Eric,
Thanks for posting a picture of a nice Willard.

"Nereid is a 47' Willard Dover pilothouse cruiser, built in 1966 in Costa Mesa, California".

Please check out the following website of Willard Motor Vessel Neireid made by Neireid's owners.

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Pilou - TY for link. Nereid is a Really nice Willard boat with nice name.

Eric - A Willard with flying bridge... OMG!!
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:04 AM   #4004
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Eric - A Willard with flying bridge... OMG!!
Art, why not ? Some overall results show consistent progress in fly bridges
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Matthews and Trumpy made great boats. There was an 84' Trumpy at a marina on Middle River years ago - I believe it was one of the largest Trumpys made. Actually looked at a Matthews 42 a year ago but it got away from me.

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Old 02-10-2017, 11:11 AM   #4006
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Island dreamer,
All I remember from Mathews was big/long/salons/cabins and long foredecks.

Pilou,
FB = Progress ????

Art says ... " A Willard with flying bridge. OMG."
Even my Willard had a FB before some nice PO took it off for me.
What FB are you refering to .... oh I see. It's like a Eagle. I saw it in the kink text and looked at the pic. The only type of FB that I like .. w some exceptions. ]
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:01 PM   #4007
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art, why not ? Some overall results show consistent progress in fly bridges
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:03 PM   #4008
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Island dreamer,
All I remember from Mathews was big/long/salons/cabins and long foredecks.

Pilou,
FB = Progress ????

Art says ... " A Willard with flying bridge. OMG."
Even my Willard had a FB before some nice PO took it off for me.
What FB are you refering to .... oh I see. It's like a Eagle. I saw it in the kink text and looked at the pic. The only type of FB that I like .. w some exceptions. ]
Your Willard had FB??... guess you did allude to that some time ago on a post.
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Island dreamer,
All I remember from Mathews was big/long/salons/cabins and long foredecks.

Pilou,
FB = Progress ????

Art says ... " A Willard with flying bridge. OMG."
Even my Willard had a FB before some nice PO took it off for me.
What FB are you refering to .... oh I see. It's like a Eagle. I saw it in the kink text and looked at the pic. The only type of FB that I like .. w some exceptions. ]
Eric,
That is a "bridge deck" control station, NOT a FB. Big difference!

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Ted,
Oh yes and in a big way.
I did'nt know it actually had a name. I do remember they had them on quit a few boats in the early 50's.
Actually Willard had both offered in the 30' line-up. The Horizon had the bridge deck station and the Nomad had a fairly normal FB. That is if one can fly at 6 knots.
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:20 PM   #4011
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Matthews and Trumpy made great boats. There was an 84' Trumpy at a marina on Middle River years ago - I believe it was one of the largest Trumpys made. Actually looked at a Matthews 42 a year ago but it got away from me.

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That is a "bridge deck" control station, NOT a FB. Big difference!

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The owners call it a flying bridge in their blog...
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Old 02-10-2017, 05:34 PM   #4013
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Back when, in NY and LI as a youngster - I spent much time aboard Matthews boats of same approximate size/design [bigger and smaller ones too] They are great boats! Dad purchased a very similar design raised deck, 38' sport fisher. A well designed and super well built one-off; with comfortable flying bridge. It was originally built for and by the Brooklyn Navy Yard's pilot-boat ME designer. When we got her she'd been somewhat trashed by an interim owner. Dad and I restored her with loving care. Truly a great pleasure boat! Those pretty woodies require much attention to stay maintained.
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I think Ted's right Art.
What makes it different is the fact that the floor for the bridgedeck is lower than the pilothouse roof. So the "bridgedeck control center" as Ted calls it almost disapears.

But now that I think more about it the "bridge deck" has got to be the salon floor where the lower helm is. That's the bridge. The helm is central to the bridge. Perhaps it' the "bridgedeck upper helm" ..... or perhaps "it" dos'nt even hav a name.

More thoughts please ....
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Pilou, thanks for the video of that great engine. What a piece of art.


Thanks also for the video of the Mathews. Back in the mid-60's I spent two weeks on a Mathews 34 (IIRC) with a friend and his parents. We cruised up the east side of Michigan, crossed over to the North Channel and toured there and Georgian Bay. What a wonderful trip for a couple of kids just out of high school.
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Back when, in NY and LI as a youngster - I spent much time aboard Matthews boats of same approximate size/design [bigger and smaller ones too] They are great boats! Dad purchased a very similar design raised deck, 38' sport fisher. A well designed and super well built one-off; with comfortable flying bridge. It was originally built for and by the Brooklyn Navy Yard's pilot-boat ME designer. When we got her she'd been somewhat trashed by an interim owner. Dad and I restored her with loving care. Truly a great pleasure boat! Those pretty woodies require much attention to stay maintained.
Thank you Art for sharing a great story, I'm sure it was such a precious time for you and your Dad, to make this project happen both together, I trust very good memories as well. Moreover, boats have a soul...
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Mike, you are most welcome, glad you enjoyed.
I must confess that I took this video (Iphone) while I was very close to the steam engine, too close, then.... I got sprayed with the engine oil...

What a fun and great experience you had abord your friend's Matthews boat !
Always nice to read from you.
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I think Ted's right Art.
What makes it different is the fact that the floor for the bridgedeck is lower than the pilothouse roof. So the "bridgedeck control center" as Ted calls it almost disapears.

But now that I think more about it the "bridge deck" has got to be the salon floor where the lower helm is. That's the bridge. The helm is central to the bridge. Perhaps it' the "bridgedeck upper helm" ..... or perhaps "it" dos'nt even hav a name.

More thoughts please ....
I was wondering why in the boat's photos that it seemed awfully low profile for a fly bridge??!!
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