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    Re: Mattapoisett Boat Yard..

    My cousin's house borders the property and truly, a little more west in that onshore breeze would have been disasterous to their magnificent hurricane-tested cottage. Last weekend I was talking to my...
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    Re: Mattapoisett Boat Yard..

    MBY was the cause of my lifelong fascination and love of boatyards. We spent our summer vacations on the beach right next to the pier, watching all the antics at the fuel dock and listening to the...
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    Re: Cruising the Sands

    I love this thread! Thank you for posting your adventures. I love the boat -and especially sail- loving attitude in the Netherlands, and your Wizard catamaran is a great looking example of a great...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Good box boat designs mete out beautiful curves like good poets use rhymes: the skilled practitioner picks the right spots and makes them count!
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Congratulations the anticipation must be keen! You couldn't have picked a more engaged and interested designer than you have in John Harris, and it is a great leg up having all that cutting done. As...
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    Re: The Windmill class

    Though never big racers, my dad and I share a love for fast sailboats. One of his early build projects was a plywood Windmill that's still around, nearly 50 years on. He went on to catamarans for...
  7. Thread: Haida Gwaii

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    Re: Haida Gwaii

    Thanks for the wonderful images in words and pictures it's inspiring.
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    I saw that shot, and it was actually Smith Cove Gloucester inner harbor, where Kauri has been moored just off the Marine Railway, looking exotic and capable.
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    Re: Battened canoe yawl rigs

    It's not a hundred years old, but I've been using a fully battened balance lug on my Storer designed Beth canoe with a Duckworks mainsail that, the first few times I rigged the boat, frankly looked...
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    Re: 2 Oceans, 1 Rock -- Jzerro reborn

    I've been following the Facebook Page for awhile...I believe right now they're in the midst of modifications to the boat. As Russell Brown pointed out, the new owner put up some impressive numbers...
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    Re: CLC Expeditionn Canoe

    I know it's thread drift pure and simple but I have to agree with Wade and Woxbox. Although I enjoyed the idyllic imagery and some of the brief fun clips of these interesting boats on the water, I...
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    Re: CLC Expeditionn Canoe

    Wade these aren't as much like a Beth as one might think but I bet they're almost as much fun to daysail.
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    Re: Viking boats and sheep

    A nicely done piece in the great tradition of the old Nat Geo 'commodity' stories. I'd never considered that synthetic fleece sheds tiny plastic fibers everytime it's washed...obvious, but ugh. The...
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    I think this thread has become "too big to fail"
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    Russell I for one am certainly following the latest in Jzerro's adventures with interest: seems like the new owner is a real tuner and it will be interesting to see how things go especially after the...
  16. Thread: "Whirlwind"

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    Re: "Whirlwind"

    I think Roger Taylor is an excellent writer and the "Good Boat" books are a wonderful blend of sailing stories, personal memoir, as well as great primers for learning how to look at plans and think...
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    Re: greenland sailing photo tour

    If Greenland scenery is of interest, this film may also have some appeal:
    https://youtu.be/dFkV0uQJFKo
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    Re: Who Makes the Best Plans

    I've built from a Chesapeake Light Craft set of plans (Wood Duck Kayak) and found the plan set to be exhaustively detailed and well illustrated: recently bought plans from Guillemot Kayaks (Nick...
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    Re: ~30' proa (like Madness) - Does it make sense?

    This is a great statement, and I couldn't agree more. I spent some time sailing a Laser and a Windmill, which both really seemed built to plane, and there is a distinct feeling when these boats got...
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    Re: ~30' proa (like Madness) - Does it make sense?

    Wade,

    I think it is cool too that a lee pod would hit the water when the boat heels way over: when I first learned what the idea was I thought it was a pretty smart solution to the need for...
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    Re: ~30' proa (like Madness) - Does it make sense?

    Absolutely the most precise description of a board case I ever read. A withering indictment, akin to "capsizing a boat to 45 degrees and dragging a pod." I'd been going along thinking sailboats...
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    Re: ~30' proa (like Madness) - Does it make sense?

    It's true, daggerboard cases take up space. In Madness, the width of the space they take up is something less than 24 inches wide, not exactly a stateroom. But there is definitely space there, and...
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    Re: ~30' proa (like Madness) - Does it make sense?

    Pete I think this story is referring to John's earlier design, Mbuli, since the article is from 2005. FWIW, since daggerboard rudders are used in both Mbuli and Madness. I thought John had written...
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    Re: Long Journeys in Small Boats

    "The Boy, Me and the Cat" by Henry Plummer, sailing from New Bedford to Florida on a Cape Cod Catboat.
    Dick Newick's story about paddling through Europe's inland waterways: tough to find but a great...
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    Re: ~30' proa (like Madness) - Does it make sense?

    I think the Jester 32' proa Russell Brown and Paul Bieker are hashing out here -practically in front of our EYES, people!- has the potential to hit a certain sweet spot in terms of volume internally...
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