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    Re: Cruising Rowboat

    There are some interesting boats being developed using the Hobie Mirage Drive, Tim O'Conner's Zelva comes to mind. An older design from Gartside, Blue Skies, was another pedal powered boat with a...
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    Re: Cruising Rowboat

    Several years ago I took a ten day cruise through the Exuma islands in a Sea Pearl 21.

    Great trip, but several times during the journey I realized a cruising rowboat would have been a better...
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    Re: SCAMP envy/lust

    I read some time ago Howard Rice had an ambitious SCAMP cruise planned, something open water. Has he completed the trip?
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    Re: Eric Hvalsoe and the HV-16

    Can you share what you have learned from your Hvalsoe 16, and how that informs your design of the Hvalsoe 19?
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    Re: Eric Hvalsoe and the HV-16

    Yeadon jokes about waiting for the Hvalsoe 19. Are you designing a larger sail and oar boat?
  6. Re: CL Seattle: 18.5ft fuel efficient PT SKIFF

    The Congressional Budget Office has studied the cost of providing security for "just" the oil that passes through the Persian Gulf. It costs $12 per gallon of gasoline, that's every gallon of...
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    Re: Minimum for 12 months afloat

    What if you designed a sailing dinghy to meet your client's desire to sail, not a compromise but a purely delightful sailing craft, but the main boat for journeying would be a very fuel efficient...
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    Re: Minimum for 12 months afloat

    I like a classic raised deck cruiser for style, volume, and livable shape.
    Add a motor-all-the-time sailing rig if you wish.

    If something like this were built using ply construction could it be...
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    Re: Minimum for 12 months afloat

    Here's a photo of the interior, head / shower forward, two single berths, small galley aft with icebox on the other side.

    http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/07/projects/elco/index.htm


    Second...
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    Re: Minimum for 12 months afloat

    A sixty-five year old sailor, with thirty years of coastal sailing experience built a retirement boat for himself and wife. He and the boat were featured in Duckworks magazine. Classic looks,...
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