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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,...
  2. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  10. 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...
  14. Thread: Lost overboard

    by Dryfeet
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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...
  15. Re: Calendar Islands Yawl new Clint Chase sail and oar 16'

    A VERY sweet looking boat and the paint job just adds to it!
  16. 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???
  19. 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...
  25. 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)
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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,...
  34. 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?)
  38. 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!
  39. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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!
  43. 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...
  44. 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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