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    12-11-2018, 05:23 AM
    FF replied to a thread Cruising the Sands in People & Places
    Thats also our strategy, to go to shallow water out of waves and currents. And do you ever 'walk the boat' when the water is to thin to sail or...
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    12-11-2018, 05:07 AM
    A whipstaff stands vertical as I know them, so the helmsmans position is limited, but with a cable, never thought about it. Interesting. But I would...
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    12-10-2018, 04:42 PM
    FF replied to a thread Fog in The Bilge
    You got beautiful fogs over there
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    12-10-2018, 04:29 PM
    FF replied to a thread Cruising the Sands in People & Places
    It looks that your cruising grounds are more exposed to the North Sea then where I usually sail. I think crossing the Elbe entrance is a bit...
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    12-09-2018, 01:14 PM
    I have two friends with CY's who will switch from push-pull sticks to ordinary helm again and I had encouraged them to a pp thing. Only one CY with...
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    12-09-2018, 12:43 PM
    Saturday we met a group of soldiers passing us as on jungle patrol. Guns ready but politely smiling. Also helicopters in the air and the faraway...
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    12-07-2018, 02:54 PM
    FF replied to a thread Cruising the Sands in People & Places
    Henning, please continue. Cant post pics here.
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    12-07-2018, 02:22 PM
    We strolled from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe tonight. Many shops are covering their windows and we saw long lines of police cars....
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    12-06-2018, 04:02 PM
    We arrived this afternoon in the Gare du Nord. Many policemen there but a relaxed atmosfere. When we entered the building of our appartment one of...
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    12-06-2018, 03:45 PM
    FF replied to a thread Cruising the Sands in People & Places
    Henning, great to see a sharpie on the Waddenzee. I often thought they could be very good boats there and I think some of our local craft could be...
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    12-05-2018, 06:02 PM
    FF replied to a thread Cruising the Sands in People & Places
    But I cannot post them now, new pics around 14 december. Frank Www.oarandsail.nl
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    12-05-2018, 12:48 PM
    I really liked it there, great cuisine too
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    12-05-2018, 12:45 PM
    Family business?
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    12-05-2018, 12:27 PM
    Who is the pretty blonde?
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    12-05-2018, 11:48 AM
    That is new to me; I felt very welcome in the Morbihan in spring and also later in Avignon. We don't share a bubble it seems.
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    12-05-2018, 11:40 AM
    You are right again: I have 4 in my car
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    12-05-2018, 11:20 AM
    Sofar I have not met anyone who wants a Trump, not in Scotland this spring, not in my own country, and not in France last year but maybe tomorrow...
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    12-05-2018, 04:35 AM
    FF replied to a thread eyetalian sauce in The Bilge
    Love your film clips
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    12-04-2018, 04:17 AM
    FF replied to a thread Trump Flees to Moscow in The Bilge
    Pompeus, I think
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    12-04-2018, 04:08 AM
    FF replied to a thread Chebacco variants in Designs / Plans
    A mizzen makes most boats also better looking.
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    12-04-2018, 03:41 AM
    FF replied to a thread Cruising the Sands in People & Places
    Ok Robert, I'll have some more bluffbowed boats.
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    12-03-2018, 09:44 AM
    FF replied to a thread Cruising the Sands in People & Places
    274http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/attach/jpg.gif50 The little shipboat is painted in the big ship colours. When the ship was launched Gerald...
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    12-03-2018, 09:26 AM
    FF replied to a thread Cruising the Sands in People & Places
    htthttp://forum.woodenboat.com/images/attach/jpg.gifp://forum.woodenboat.com/images/attach/jpg.gifhttp://forum.woodenboat.com/images/attach/jpg.gifhtt...
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    12-03-2018, 08:57 AM
    FF replied to a thread Chebacco variants in Designs / Plans
    I remember now that Bolger also designed a big 15' catboat. Bigger then Bobcat and no cabin. The first had a keel but later Susan Altenburger showed...
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    12-02-2018, 05:39 PM
    You are right, Dave. And thursday we will board le TGV from Amsterdam to Paris, will stay in an airbnb close to the Gare du Nord. We are not amused.
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    12-02-2018, 11:19 AM
    FF replied to a thread Cruising the Sands in People & Places
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/attach/jpg.gif This is our favorite anchorage on Terschelling. There is a nearby pub from where we can oversee...
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    12-02-2018, 10:38 AM
    FF replied to a thread Chebacco variants in Designs / Plans
    Btw, a friend of mine just ordered plans for the Sheet Plywood Chebacco at Instant Boats. I am looking forward to see her being built. I know one...
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    12-02-2018, 10:30 AM
    FF replied to a thread Cruising the Sands in People & Places
    These foto's show the replica in the first stages. In the 16 century ships were built in Holland 'shell first', i.e. the keel was laid, stem and...
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    12-02-2018, 10:12 AM
    FF replied to a thread Cruising the Sands in People & Places
    Thanks, Jodie and Beam reach. I will try some more. First big boat stuff. This is how the replica will look like. Still not very big.
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    12-02-2018, 10:08 AM
    FF replied to a thread Chebacco variants in Designs / Plans
    The first boat was a cold molded boat, to much labour, hence the sheet plywood version. The bilge panel was easier to do in 2 layers of 6 mm then one...
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