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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?)
  2. 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!
  3. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Re: Practical sailing experience with large gaff mains like BB25, BB18 or BB15?

    This was a traumatic experience in my own youth as well--not soon forgotten, even after more than 50 years!
  7. Re: Practical sailing experience with large gaff mains like BB25, BB18 or BB15?

    Thanks for the comments. A couple thoughts here. One, I've noticed that the newest BB18's have a faux carbon mast---no runners required. The faux paint job looks okay to me so I think I could live...
  8. Practical sailing experience with large gaff mains like BB25, BB18 or BB15?

    So I'm beginning to seriously consider a boat like the BB25 or BB18 especially. These boats have pretty large gaff mainsails and, whle fine in 8-10 knots of wind, I'm wondering how much of a handful...
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    Re: small boats 2015

    Got mine on Saturday morning---- stock kid had to shuffle through his cart but they were there! ( B & N, north gate, Seattle)
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    Re: Ostkust or Folkboat?

    It looks like a folkboat 'inspired' design. I'd say the bow was folkboat-ish, as well as outboard rudder and freeboard. The sheer is a touch flat (as RFNK notes) and, unlike a folkboat, the cockpit...
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    Re: Wood boat values skyrocketing...

    A wooden boat requires skill to make em right, skill and dollars to keep 'em right and just generally mucho dollarnos on a regular feeding basis. It's not the purchase price. Those who have the...
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    Re: how seaworthy is this old folkboat?

    Keep on walking! Don't look back.

    (I see freeboard too low and a possible wonky sheer. Don't let fresh paint and overhangs fool you....)

    (oh, and high odds that the cabin trunk was an add on...
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    Re: Dark Harbour Knockabout Build

    They might even be from them who's arsses are large and who's hands are soft while they stand on the shore boat less.......
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    Re: Dark Harbour Knockabout Build

    While I admire the energy, enthusiasm and industriousness on display here....



    I see Tears in the future.....
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    Re: SCAMP envy/lust

    I think Howard made an oblique comment some months ago regarding unusual modifications to the Scamp design. Such mods were not elaborated on due to some concern that it might lead others to try...
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    Re: Race to Alaska build

    The challenge with increasing crew size is that 'all who start, must finish'. A large crew increases the chances of health or other issues requiring a crewmember to leave the ship. For me, that...
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    Re: Anyone know a 12' sailing pram design?

    I value standing on principle quite highly. I also would never ask anyone to violate their value system. Just checking to ascertain what the highest value might be in this case....

    I believe...
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    Re: Anyone know a 12' sailing pram design?

    No! BZ, don't fall for the Caledonian Cookie Cutter Response! (hereafter known as the CCCR) I just wouldn't want you to compromise your on the water (and even building) enjoyment because of 'the...
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    Re: Anyone know a 12' sailing pram design?

    I'm struggling a bit with this desire to not have to register the boat. You're saying that your choice of recreational watercraft, that you want to spend hundreds of dollars if not a few thousand...
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    Re: Aurora in WB 241

    I've been waiting for someone to start a thread on Aurora! (I almost did) It's a very sweet looking boat and I really like the blend of an obviously wooden boat with a modern rig. But as I looked...
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    Re: New boat: An ultralight tender

    I did get a chance at the Anacortes Messabout to play around on a SOF boat for the first time this year. They do seem more rugged than I expected and the light weight was quite pleasurable for a...
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    Re: 'Gansett in the Fall

    Hmmm, looks like a modified cockpit on that H28! Self bailing?
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    Re: deep draft ground tackle

    Making 'flying moors' with two anchors (one at a time) on 150,000 dwt tankers was my 'everyday' job. Probably my most favorite part!
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    Re: deep draft ground tackle

    Too many variables. Just the chain on a big ship can be enough 'anchor' in moderate to light conditions. When a large ship swings and drags the chain on the bottom, very often there is considerable...
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    Re: 15 foot scamp needed - come on Welsford

    That's a couple o fanciful small boats there Jim D! While I 'get' the reason for dual rudders, I suspect that dual tillers add a certain 'crowding' factor to that little cockpit. Whose designs are...
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    Re: deep draft ground tackle

    I might be able to speak to this as a former ships master and pilot...

    for Bellingham Bay, the odds are that the ships are using 5-7 shots (shackles) at 90' per shot. Very rare to only use 3...
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    Re: Pretty As a Picture: The New Friendship 36

    For all the emphasis on the cockpit in the luxury daysailer realm, I don't think they've focused much on what truly makes a cockpit comfortable. Yes, there are fancy cushions but that's about it...
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    Re: James Wharram's New MANA 24 Design

    If this is along the lines of the Amatasi design, Wharram has indeed made a not so subtle shift in his hull designs. Instead of being a very deep draft V shape, he's added a lower chine and very...
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    Re: Can an Iain Oughtred Sooty Tern sail?

    Congrats! That surely should feel good!
  30. Re: Design Brief for the first time builder, sail/row suggestions?

    As confirmed by 'those in the know' who've already commented, something has to go. The easiest parameter to give up is the '& oar' aspect. If you must have that, then more than one of your other...
  31. Thread: Sjogin news

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    Re: Sjogin news

    Sjogin is certainly a lovely, shapely little ship!
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    Re: Shields Class Nat'l Championships photos

    They're carrying a lot more crew members than I'd expect. Five crew?
  33. Re: Such a cute little butt... errr transom... errr... aft quarters.

    It's very nice looking. I'm wondering if the freeboard is a smidge too low for a sailing dinghy.... But then, as always, it depends on the where, when and how you plan on using it! For years I've...
  34. Re: How close can you go without infringing on copy write?

    IF ONLY.....

    You could get a lawyer for $175 / hr, or even $320/hr.....

    You mean there's somewhere in the US that you can get a lawyer for that paltry rate????
  35. Re: The Official Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 2014 Elbow Bending Session Thread

    Since I"m no longer on FB, I guess that's why I can't see 'em on the link either....
  36. Re: The Official Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 2014 Elbow Bending Session Thread

    I couldn't make it either (Oklahoma if ya can b'lieve it!). And not even a 2014 picture thread yet! The world really is ending......
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    Re: GIS: What justifies the $125 plans?

    Quite possibly only eclipsed by my collection.....
  38. Re: Wooden boat damaged in collision in Bergen

    The Norwegian authorities sure have some pretty cool looking vessels!

    (sad to see a wooden boat get crunched but I'm disturbed by the location of the damage, someone might not have been paying...
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    Re: Looking for info on this boat

    I've been intrigued of late by John Welsford's Houdini! It's 'only' 13' but a big 13'! With its relatively high sides, it can both carry a load and handle sloppy, choppy seas in your windy bay. ...
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    Re: Looking for info on this boat

    Looks like an Areys Pond 18' Daysailer designed by Antonio Dias http://areyspondboatyard.com/apby-built-boats/daysailer-18/#prettyPhoto[postimages]/3/
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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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