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  1. Re: Around Sebascodegan and Orr Islands by Sail and Oar

    Thanks guys, for a great little travelogue / photo essay of my home waters. Although for me, most of my travels were west of Harpswell Neck. To the east, now that was serious voyaging for me in an...
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    Re: SCAMP envy/lust

    Awesome! I wish I was able to tag along!
  3. Thread: Delft 25

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    Re: Delft 25

    It's actually a fairly shoal draft vessel and likely the ultimate stability is an issue for offshore work. Nothing you would really notice coastwise, except in large breaking seas offshore--hence...
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    Re: Only $4K per foot

    I think our hosts did an article a few years back where painting a bit of sheer to the boot top was recommended and encouraged. I've always thought that a dead straight parallel bootstripe was less...
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    Re: How Far Would You Go?

    I'm still thinking about the R2AK... Hope they're going to run it again!
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    Re: How Far Would You Go?

    I don't think its a matter of how far offshore one might go. Rather, it's a question of how far from a safe haven might one go? Once you're 'out there' for 18 hours or more, rest is an issue unless...
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    Re: So, You Say You Want a Revolution?

    Try? Try?? (I'm thinking of Mr Yoda here...)

    In all seriousness, it has been and continues to be Tried. John Brooks with his nifty little DragonFlyer is a great attempt at Trying (and Doing). ...
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    Re: So, You Say You Want a Revolution?

    Indeed, the demographics have/are changing. Building a boat requires time, money, skills. Our Millenials and other younger types have none of the above. They'd rather spend what time and money they...
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    Re: Race to Alaska 2015 part II

    The End!
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    Re: 33 ft Freyja plans - Michael Kasten design

    An hourly rate to actually hope to make a living from boat designing (and run an office, answer the mail, email, phone etc) is certainly going to be north of $50 and for an established designer,...
  11. Thread: Funny Sound?

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    Re: Funny Sound?

    You can re-shape the leading and trailing edges to solve or reduce that issue. Unfortunately, I can't remember what the shape is supposed to be. I think V'ed trailing edge but someone will be able...
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    Re: Lively launching in the rain

    It sounds like that's the same thing that Artisan Boat Works is building and calling the W-22. They're on their 2nd one this spring.
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    Re: Rozinante, Seattle CL

    It is a fine example of the design and in good, well cared for, condition. I sailed her last fall and had it under consideration but it seems that I have a severe case of 2 foot-itis, or more...
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    Re: Repower: Is electric a viable option?

    The Elco AC is attractive technically but the physical weight of the motor is nearly equivalent to a diesel... and then you have to add the weight of the batteries. If weight is an issue, then DC is...
  15. Re: Anchors - what do you have, what would you recommend?

    Ain't anchor threads grand!?!?

    pitsligo is a true traditionalist and as much as I would love to be an 'arrrrgh, matey!' Kind of guy, it's far too easy to foul a traditional fisherman anchor, with...
  16. Re: Anchors - what do you have, what would you recommend?

    I've used pretty much the lot of 'me, but the Rocna was absolutely the best. In 7 years of cruising / living aboard and hundreds of nights on the hook, I only had challenges twice. Once with too...
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    Re: WOW -- You Have to Have One: The W-22

    It's a curious choice for a W series. Not a bad boat. Certainly not a big boat. A bit out of the 'shtick' for W-class boats though....

    (PS - I like the 23 ft double ended version better)
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    Re: Garvey Shanty/Camper

    My only thought it to make sure that those windows are low enough to still see out while quasi-reclining on your settee. You don't want' to have to sit up perfectly straight just to see what's going...
  19. Thread: Hvalsoe 18

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    Re: Hvalsoe 18

    For insight on the 'next' boat name, I'd really have to hear the back story on 'Big Food' and how that came to be.
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    Re: Schooner Munteyn Top

    I've always thought that it was a particularly interesting approach to stretch the station spacing (and also add freeboard). I haven't quite determined whether I liked the result.

    So, how was she...
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    Re: Everything Wrong with Rowan

    Or, Morowan
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    Re: A Circle of Designs.

    I was wondering what your source was / is for this statement. I've never heard that before. (not questioning it, just wondering how significant a rule of thumb it might be.) Is this for...
  23. Thread: Lost overboard

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    Re: Lost overboard

    Only a cell phone that skittered across the deck and slid through a gap in the toenail---oh! And the Admiral one day when she was over eager to help get the dock lines out. (Hey, I got bonus points...
  24. Re: Calendar Islands Yawl new Clint Chase sail and oar 16'

    A VERY sweet looking boat and the paint job just adds to it!
  25. Re: How important is foot traffic to new a head boat?

    I looked into it a bit with my boat a few years ago. Unless you can (and do) fill the boat twice a day almost everyday, you won't 'make' money. Insurance quotes for such things pretty much killed...
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    Re: My Favorite Coffee Cup

    Never been happy with those wide bottom cups in practice. They look cool and all but just when the already cooling cup of joe gets low enough in the cup, the extra open surface area of the liquid...
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    Re: Boston in winter

    Is he/she having fun???
  28. Re: Sit-on-top Kayaks - Anyone else interested in these?

    I have a 14' Hobie Tandem SOT with the pedal flippers. My wife loves it! I cringe to be seen in a bright blue plastic boat. But it's fun, easy to make miles with in protected waters and ideal for...
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    Re: prettiest boat under 20 feet

    I think it's a Junior Folkboat.
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    Re: Advice on Keel bolts in purchase of Mälar 22

    There are two terrors for a wooden boat owner, nay, three terrors. Keel bolts that are hidden, garboards that 'work' and rudder posts that bind or weep! When not cared for or at their best, the...
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    Re: Advice on Keel bolts in purchase of Mälar 22

    Depends on whether your'e a sailor or a fixer. Me? I'd spend more for the new keel bolts. The biggest problem is having a wooden boat that needs 'a bit of work' but then that 'bit' becomes, waaay...
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    Re: prettiest boat under 20 feet

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Anyone ever own a Herreshoff 18?

    The Herreshoff was my first boat purchased with my own nickel. I always enjoyed it but the O/B well was a mixed bag. Sometimes it choked on its own fumes, plus the motor was always in the water and...
  34. Re: Tug Boat Capsizes on Test Run in China - 22 dead

    "But, but, we built it just like it looked in the picture...."
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    Re: Grey Seal as an open boat?

    Whoa! If you're not even planning on a keel, then this boat just totally isn't one you should build. Am I missing something here? Even if you didn't keep the cabin (and that's a big if that is not...
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    Re: Six months on a container ship (YouTube)

    I lived that life for many years. It brings back good memories......
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    Re: prettiest boat under 20 feet

    VERY Ok!
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    Re: A Phoenix III in Georgian Bay

    I'm much happier with the b'ars and the otters and 'coons.....
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    Re: A Phoenix III in Georgian Bay

    TWO! 2! Dos! reasons I just crossed this area off my Bucket list! (The mozzies I knew about, though)
  40. Re: CLC Nanoship 12'6" water ballasted self righting cruising dinghy

    Guys, I appreciate that safety is important. I think my intent (poorly stated) was to say that in choosing a boat, it has to tick a number of boxes, safety being one. However, it's way down the...
  41. Re: CLC Nanoship 12'6" water ballasted self righting cruising dinghy

    I'm probably just a Neanderthal, but this whole obsession with capsize testing and publishing results is all well and good for forum denizens. Probably one of the last criterion for a boat from my...
  42. Re: CLC Nanoship 12'6" water ballasted self righting cruising dinghy

    Scamp is a lot of boat in a short length and has much to recommend it. I could be tempted---JW's Houdini is another strong contender in the BBS club (Big But Short).
    However, for the Salish Sea,...
  43. Re: Practical sailing experience with large gaff mains like BB25, BB18 or BB15?

    This is, of course, a great suggestion. Alas, tis a bit of a journey. It is also not a prime season for trying one out in the New version of England either. Here in the PNW, I'd do it anyway but...
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    Re: Nice John Marples Cyclone 23

    As a daysailer and camp cruiser, I think this Marples 23 would be tough to beat. Put a little foldable dodger on that cockpit and you could enjoy being on the water for a long time. I could...
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    Re: Storing a wooden boat in the drive way

    You must have driven past my house! On its side leaning against the woodpile no less. Not healthy, just no good solutions for the current time and money available....


    Pssst, wanna buy a...
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    Re: Experience counts ( a kayak "fail")

    That was quite funny.... but it wasn't! (any takers on whether that was the last outing he used the kayak?)
  47. Re: All I Want for Christmas is [your answer here]

    I just bought myself the new Gartside design book--- looking forward to perusing that by the fire on Christmast afternoon!
  48. Thread: Hvalsoe 18

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    Re: Hvalsoe 18

    Sunny week? Hey, we ALWAYS have 'em----just the week before you get here!:d
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    Re: The first ship you traveled on?

    Summer 1975, Liberian flagged tanker Arctic Sea, from Denmark to Bantry Bay, Ireland as a new Apprentice Mate. Can't find a pic. First command, ST Petersburg, Astoria, OR 1987, 65,000 tons to...
  50. Re: Practical sailing experience with large gaff mains like BB25, BB18 or BB15?

    Yup, well aware..... I'm not looking for used, as in addition to the aforementioned traumatic gybe, leaky garboards have also created an indelible impression. I'm seriously hoping for a new build...
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