View Full Version : Please remove your fenders...
03-16-2006, 11:09 AM
when your underway. It just looks tacky if you don't ;)
...love the helm seat
03-16-2006, 11:27 AM
Could be worse, could say Bayliner. :D
03-16-2006, 12:22 PM
If that thing tries be anchor next to me well....***&&%%##! I'll get my flare gun out.
[ 03-16-2006, 01:23 PM: Message edited by: uncas ]
W-e-e-e-ll... it is a wooden boat.
*Trog ducks for cover* :D
Hmmmm... my buddy has an old Airstream collecting dust... hmmmm
03-16-2006, 12:32 PM
But it isn't a "puff boat!"
That "thing" is just a navigational hazard waiting to happen... :eek:
[ 03-16-2006, 01:40 PM: Message edited by: uncas ]
03-16-2006, 12:45 PM
:D Kinda looks like an ark - could it be a copy? Is that Noah? LOL :cool:
03-16-2006, 12:55 PM
Only problem I see is the proper lookout that you are required to maintain at all times. Might be a way to improve this by moving the steerage to the upper deck as they did in the middle age.
Apart from that - highly cool (although not for me ...).
Nevertheless I have my doubts that the cabin walls were reinforced sufficiently to accept solid water ... .
How much ballast does this design carry? Is the ballast internal or external? I can see that it will go downwind well, but how about close hauled and tacking? Seems to be designed for following the tradewinds. First guy who takes one of these new designs accross the Atlantic will get a bottle of Jever, Astra, Becks or Flensburger from me.
03-16-2006, 01:20 PM
Hers's a twin screw model WITH Air Conditioning...
03-16-2006, 01:37 PM
It doesn't look correct aerodynamically to me.
Surely the fattest part of the foil should lead and the taper should be aft.
hmm, unless you're talking downforce I suppose.
[ 03-16-2006, 02:38 PM: Message edited by: John B ]
03-16-2006, 03:31 PM
What a gas.
03-16-2006, 04:10 PM
Makes me want to find two old Airstreams and make a Cat.
03-17-2006, 10:59 AM
Where DO you guys find these photos??? Wonderful!
As I recall the line is something likea dis:
"Please remove your fenders when underweigh - otherwise it makes us doubt your intentions."
Lance F. Gunderson
03-17-2006, 01:48 PM
When I was in Miami in 1987 there were a bunch of similar craft mored off Dinner Key near Coconut Grove; one had an Airstream atop a raft made of cast off styrofoam and beer kegs. Ever hear of Captain Nutrino? There was a recent New Yorker article about him.
Neil H B
03-17-2006, 03:53 PM
I'm impressed that a 14fter has its own red spa.
As for keeping a lookout - just look in the back window and out the front one.
03-17-2006, 07:17 PM
I could live there. Call me trailer trash. ;)
I like they've put the buggy down low, unlike Gary's. The red couch will go, fairly quickly. LOL.
03-17-2006, 10:24 PM
Hey, the couch is one of the best parts! Or would that be "rear self-draining cockpit"??
I'd LOVE to be a fly on the wall at the DMV when/if one of these was registered as a watercraft.
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