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    Re: Race to Alaska 2015!

    Yup, that's much more helpful. The $10k is attractive of course, but probably not really the motivator for those who enter. It'll cost that and then some--boat, boat prep, time off work, equipment...
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    Re: Camping and Cruising: some differences

    When my wife and I contemplated cruising and living aboard, we asked ourselves the following question...

    When I am away from home I often say what do I miss that makes me so anxious to return...
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    Re: Race to Alaska 2015!

    Essentially, I think that IS the race. Probably not what has been envisioned, based on the promo video, but it's what 'racing' does. Racing promotes extremes and extreme solutions and mostly...
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    Re: Race to Alaska 2015!

    I'm beginning to think something like CLC's proa Madness might be just the ticket. Two man crew.
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    Re: Race to Alaska 2015!

    I'm less concerned about the unprepared entrants than I am about the event deteriorating to a spendy, even sponsored, hard core competition. The Water Tribe event in Florida and others like the...
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    Re: PNW Inside Passage

    The Banks dory was a great solution for a specific need. It may be a 'less great' solution for today's cruising man. If you needed seaworthiness AND stack-ability AND load carrying capacity AND...
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    Re: GIS: What justifies the $125 plans?

    You've discovered a fascinating reality. Mik may or may not sell even 1000 sets of plans. Books, often sell many times a 1000--even narrow niche books. Today I was out and about and bought a...
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    Re: GIS: What justifies the $125 plans?

    Yes it was snark! Not my usual style, but sometimes I am just astounded when folks think that a very inexpensive price for boat plans doesn't seem to be 'worth it'. (which seems to be the...
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    Re: GIS: What justifies the $125 plans?

    Well.

    Just build one then. Don't bother us with such a 'silly' question.

    (hopefully, you'll realize that the designer has actually come up with a good design and has put some effort into it. ...
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    Re: Race to Alaska 2015!

    Ah, yes! But THEY obviously had a fair wind! Wind is a rare and valuable commodity and a FAIR wind even more so, in these parts. I do concurr however, that shelter and a two man crew (or more)...
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    Re: Race to Alaska 2015!

    Haven't been able to stop thinking about this one. I'd go sail (carry my own bucket, bunk,etc) yuloh and sweeps. One person. Just need a boat......
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    Re: Race to Alaska 2015!

    So. If I were to have an engineless keel daysailer, could I enter? I see that there doesn't seem to be a boat size/type restriction other than engineless. There is also some reference to...
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    Re: Seating Layout question

    Cockpits actually require a lot of thought. I went to my friendly yacht designer recently and asked him to design a cockpit for me.... then put a boat around it! For me, it's all about the...
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    Re: Seating Layout question

    Bench seat across aft end of cockpit.
    V-berth / Seats at fwd end
    Side steering, vertical tiller with a leaning post for the operator (removable)
    Canvas, foldable spray dodger fwd.

    Cruising for...
  15. Re: STILETTO - Herreshoff Designed Wooden Torpedo Boat cruising on Narragansett Bay

    In the scheme of things, the cost of a longer hull vs the savings in fuel is small potatoes for something like this boat. If you had it given to you and you only had to pay fuel and berthing, then,...
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    Re: New Paint Scheme for Rowan?

    I vote just freshening up whatchagot. Don't mess with success!
  17. Re: Video: Towing a dinghy through the Northeastern San Juan Islands

    You mean the dinghy comes with it????






    $145.00
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    $45.00
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    Re: Small Boat to Bahamas

    Yes this works

    IF YOU HAVE THE CORRECT PRE-APPROVAL paperwork!!!! I.e. NEXUS or other pre-approved forms as appropriate. The PNW has different forms from Florida also. And yes, the Border...
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    Re: The demise of the Schooner business.

    Thanks for that post Hwyl, very informative.

    I have worked in the commercial end of the shipping business for most of my life. The costs are huge for anything 'maritime' as we all know from just...
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    Re: The demise of the Schooner business.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the loss of the Bounty has placed renewed focus on these vessels from their insurance companies. Despite a rising stock market, the economy hasn't provided the resources...
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    Re: What makes this boat valuable?

    A new or new/ used Coquina is as high as $28,000 per dhylanboats.com . If someone wants a boat such as the Kingston Lobster boat, that's probably the cheapest way to get one on your ad. Of course,...
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    Re: boat id, sail logo, design?

    It's a pretty cool 'little ship'! I likey! Put one on the market near me and I might even 'fall' here and now--frozen snot or not!
  24. Thread: Hvalsoe 18

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    Re: Hvalsoe 18

    Tim, you're getting all this helpful advice and you didn't even capsize! The James should be oh so jealous!
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    Re: Is This The Ultimate Pocket Cruiser?

    Kinda looks like someone cut the midsection out of a larger boat---for unknown reasons........!
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    Re: Buckets for heads

    Well, that there thang called 'common sense' has left the building some time ago! Add up the total number of poo's in the wild lands and I suspect that the N-vy-ro-mint would handle it jus fine. On...
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    Re: Coastal sailer for 2 adults and 2 kids?

    This was going to be my suggestion as well. But building means that the kids will be bigger by the time they ever go sailing. It all really depends on what the OP really wants--- to build---- or to...
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    W-46 Equus burns and sinks

    Kind of stunning to hear of this!

    http://www.turnto10.com/story/25652064/sailboat-catches-fire-sinks-off-little-compton
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    Re: Gannon & Benjamin "CELESTE"

    Being 'in the market', I must confess that I really will not consider a traditionally built wood boat. Cold molded? Absolutely. The ability to care for or find materials and professionals who can...
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    Re: Gannon & Benjamin "CELESTE"

    And this concerns you, exactly, WHY?
  31. Re: Not wood, but interesting, the Adventure 40

    I'm thinking it's about as generic and blah as they come....
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    Re: My lovely red sail

    I agree that white isn't really my favorite although I prefer that more brown colored tanbark over the red genoa....

    I'm quite certain that I'm the only person who ever specified tanbark sails on...
  33. Re: Calendar Islands Yawl new Clint Chase sail and oar 16'

    Well. I suppose it would just break my normal training as a Southpaw to have something 'convenient' for my handicap......:rolleyes:
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    Re: Port Townsend Opening Day, May 3rd

    The wx has not been 'small boat friendly' in these parts today.....jus sayin'
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    Re: Concordia yawl for sale

    I recently begain investigating a 39 for sale here in the PNW. Outstanding resto job and quite attractive. It was the 300 hours annually to prep and detail the boat to actually keep her like that,...
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    Re: The Nature of Risk in Small Boat Sailing

    I much prefer the the manual inflate option to give myself a choice. There are two problems with this--1) if I've hit my head or am otherwise unable to decide and accomplish the inflation when...
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    Re: The Nature of Risk in Small Boat Sailing

    This!

    (and I'd even dare say that this philosophy is shared by our confessed capsizer ...it would certainly describe me!)
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    Re: impromptu photo contest

    Beautiful boat! With a few judicious mods, this would be my idea of a perfect boat for PNW cruising.
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    Re: Small boat rescue off Port Townsend

    Holy crapfest! After all the accusations and grief the James has taken on this thread, you think his response was over the top??? I can show you a dozen posts in this thread alone that we're over...
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    Re: The Nature of Risk in Small Boat Sailing

    Word!
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    Re: Small boat rescue off Port Townsend

    Between Kevin Mac and James Mc, I know whose judgement and company I'd prefer.......
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    Re: Small boat rescue off Port Townsend

    Aww heck! I'm continuing to wade into this maelstrom but...

    "High risk" is a very fungible term. Risk is not really quantifiably the same for all people. Risk also concedes that bad things may...
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    Re: Small boat rescue off Port Townsend

    I noted Lord James' new by line and did some further research: Presented here (with apologies to any who might have found the original 12 steps of greater value)

    12 Steps to a Drier, Less...
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    Re: Small boat rescue off Port Townsend

    Done!
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    Re: Small boat rescue off Port Townsend

    Fundamental disagreement with this logic in this case!

    Too much wind will always capsize a sailboat regardless of actions taken. So the premise of our dear expert is that James should have or...
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    Re: Why don't people gunkhole in plastic?

    And the magazine, Small Craft Advisor has pretty successfully picked up the torch from Small Boat Journal. Lot's of plastic boat adventurers. This being a Wooden Boat forum, they aren't likely to...
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    Re: It won't do

    I think that technically, you can exceed your self imposed hull speed issue. It will make the fuel consumption go up disproportionately however. The other issue with exceeding hull speed then...
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    Re: Small boat rescue off Port Townsend

    Great job James! There will be the armchair critics but then, you've heard from em before. It sounds to me like you had already made a great self-recovery through the worst of it by the time the CG...
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    Re: this is a wooden boat at HYC

    Classic catamaran design evolution also. Transom extensions. (dinghy's and outboards and 'crap on de back' can strike anyone these days)
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    Re: Working Puget Sound Tides

    The biggest challenge when working tides is to recognize that it's not just planning on the tides. Wind matters! When wind is against tide, the sea conditions can change radically and even though...
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