6 Metre Whaler
| By Chip Humphreys - Woodbridge,
Virginia - USA
I was able to get in touch with Bob
Dalziel to ask a few questions about his 6
Metre Whaler. He was very helpful, and
as it turned out sounds as though he had reached a
point of needing a boost of motivation himself, so
we served each others purposes well.
Anyway, our communication resulted in a few lovely
images. I asked his permission to forward them on
to you and he approved. Some of the images you have
no doubt seen before, but they are included for continuity.
The new ones are sterling though. Bob has done wonderful
work and the result is a great looking little ship.
Consequently my apprehensions have melted away after
speaking with him. Don't you just love the Internet.
Hi chip, Thanks for all the compliments, I can't
get my head through the door anymore. Yes you can
send any or all pictures you want to Chuck, He would
probably enjoy them. I've been meaning to but just
to many things going on. I wouldn't worry about
all your frames. I know what John was referring
to and that worked out fine. What I was referring
to was the notch for the stringer in the last frame
behind the motor well as seen in picture #005 that's
with these attachments. The other pictures are of
the mock-up for the mast /boom and bow sprit. John
designed a beautiful boat with graceful lines and
stable beam. I looked for a year and a half at different
Ideas and decided on the "Whaler"
and haven't regretted it.
As far as being seaworthy the Way the seats and
frames are put together, all lateral forces from
wind or waves should be handled nicely. On my boat
I will add a little more reinforcing where I will
have the shrouds attach to the chain plates. I wish
you lived closer, but if I ever get to the east
coast I'll be sure to look you up. I live just east
of Seattle in a town called Redmond. Big on Microsoft
around here. Lots of water here and lots of places
to go adventuring. Let me know how it's going and
stay in touch.
PS- thanks for getting me all jazzed up again
about working on the boat (I needed that)