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Question of the Month with Designer Ted Brewer (#3)

If you've been following lately, you know that Ted Brewer has graciously been sharing some very interesting and educational content in response to my question asking him to name some of his favorite personal designs.  What follows below is what Ted shared with me about his Goderich 35 design (often also called the Huromic 35).  If you need to catch up on Ted's previous responses in this blog series, check here  and here . Goderich 35  ( Huromic 35 ) by Ted Brewer The Goderich 35 is a rather straight forward, double headsail cruising sloop (some will call it a cutter), and may seem a strange choice to be one of my three favorite designs, but when you consider that two of them circumnavigated the globe the hard way, below the Cape of Good Hope, Australia and Cape Horn, you may begin to understand my reasons. But more about that later. Goderich/Huromic 35 Sail plan By 1976 I'd had a fair bit of experience in metal yachts including several

Question of the Month with Designer Ted Brewer (#1)

This month I asked Ted to tell me about some of his all-time favorite sailboats that he personally designed. What follows is Ted's first response (more to follow soon!). One of My Three Favorite Designs: Mystic  (By Ted Brewer) In the autumn of 1965 I was working at Luders Marine in Stamford, Conn. when Marvyn Carton, a New York investment banker, asked if I would be interested in designing his new yacht.  At the time he owned a sister ship to Irving Johnson’s Yankee II, the 50 foot, steel, centre cockpit, shoal draft, centerboard motorsailer ketch that Johnson had built after he gave up operating his famous world cruises aboard the brigantine Yankee .  Marvyn’s new yacht was also to be a motorsailer, similar in style, but 6 feet longer, with 2 feet more draft and a centerboard. He wanted a pilot house as well as a wheel on the poop, akin to an old clipper ship! Also, it was to be aluminum construction to reduce weight for better performance. Mystic 's sailplan Ma