Tag Archives: Reliance

The Reliance Project 4 – floating batteries

The Herreshoff Marine Museum blog, supporting their project to build a one-sixth scale museum-quality fully rigged model of the 1903 America’s Cup defender, presently poses the question to metallurgists and engineers: “… how susceptible to galvanic action was Reliance?” The … Continue reading

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The Reliance Project 3

A superb image was posted on The Reliance Project’s blog yesterday to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the launching of the 1903 America’s Cup defender “super cutter” Reliance at the Herreshoff yard, Bristol, RI., USA. No skirts needed to hide … Continue reading

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The Reliance Project 2

Some fabulous spar dimensions coming out to air at The Reliance Project – to build a one-sixth scale museum-quality fully rigged model of the 1903 America’s Cup winner at the The Herreshoff Museum at Bristol, Rhode Island, USA. After the scare … Continue reading

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The Reliance Project

One of the most revealing aspects of Martin Black’s tenacious research for his book, G.L. Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design, is his new take on the performance of the four Watson designed, Clyde-built America’s Cup challengers: … Continue reading

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