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    Re: old favourites day

    Northern Cross was an Anglican Mission boat built in 1927, still with the original Gardner diesel. Owned now by my Brother.......
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    Re: I hate this President.

    I only hope the people of the United States find a way of dealing with this person before it is too late.....that line is distressingly close.
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    Re: Scientific knowledge

    good grief....I looked at this thread when it was first posted and passed on, too busy at the time I think. What a curious jumble. I guess I'll try to follow, but I don't think I'll go back and read...
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    Re: ooh!! Lee Boards!

    It is a little interesting that there are currently three threads running about boats with leeboards. Bolger's Black 'Skimmer' and Atkins 'Gretchen' Perhaps we need an update on Ian's "Meg..."
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    Re: ooh!! Lee Boards!

    I think Herreshoff considered the short gaffs as perhaps one of his better innovations. He included the short gaffs on many of his later cruising boats. I think his inspiration was his racing sloop...
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    Re: ooh!! Lee Boards!

    Things you learn with a new boat.......
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    Re: Now the Hearings Begin

    It is frustrating to sit through 40 odd minutes to hear the whole message that could have been efficiently and completely shared in about 10 minutes....but generally no-one else is giving something...
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    Re: Now the Hearings Begin

    I watched Rachel Maddow go through the whole thing last night. I suspect she is hitting pretty close to the reasons. Certainly Director Comey was really offside, most particularly because he did not...
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    Re: R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    I have sailed through Seymour Narrows in a comparable boat.....Timing is everything.....

    We have very high Solstice tides right now....Current could reach ~16 knots max.
  10. Re: so mmd, and other na's and boat designers that might be lurking

    I aspired to design for many years. sketched up hundreds? of 'cartoons'. Faired up the lines of perhaps 6, Construction, and preliminary stability calculations drawings and general arrangement of 1,...
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    Re: ooh!! Lee Boards!

    Oh yah... the price is good enough that you could ship it a pretty good distance and still come out ahead.
    If I didn't already have a really good one, I'd consider it myself.
    I understand why folks...
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    Re: ooh!! Lee Boards!

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7494/28126169946_6feb44dcd0.jpgWhimbrel closer 1 by gilberj55, on Flickr

    Actually the boat for sale has an extended bow. Herreshoff did suggest extending the bow,...
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    Re: Atkins Gretchen

    Thanks for the photos.....
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    Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    To me the real thing is that you must be really prepared for heavy weather. you must have deep reefs and really comfortable with putting them in when needed. I have properly set up reefs and can tuck...
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    Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    After the Fastnet 79 and an assortment of Sidney-Hobart races, people in the yacht racing biz...designers and experienced sailors have really considered the seaworthiness in small yachts and...
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    Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    Weather forecasting today is massively better than ever before. I doubt any extreme weather events can sneak up on us anywhere, if you are paying attention.....Certainly you might get a local squall...
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    Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    I think a lot of WBF type sailors are suspicious of light displacement sailers. I get it...I was solidly in that camp for most of my sailing life. You still need ...for offshore....adequate...
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    Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    While not really the best trailer sailor (with 3600 lbs and 3 foot draft) I'd suggest a look at L.F. Herreshoffs Cat Yawl design 102....( I cant post the drawing here) I think. He refers to is as a...
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    Re: Planking material for a 38' cruiser

    Those spars are probably a good deal.....with fittings. I think they would end up being cheaper to buy and ship to your location than building from scratch......
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    Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    I have no experience with any of the Norwalk Island Sharpies, actually never seen one in the flesh...as it were. I have heard only good things, and now have experienced a vaguely similar modified...
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    Re: Planking material for a 38' cruiser

    Eastern Cedar is a lot smaller than our wet coast red cedar...If you strip plank as has been suggested Eastern Cedar could do it well....I'd definitely strip plank in stead of carvel....
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    Re: Whats yalls opinion on this 40 footer?

    I don't know about that boat but a guy I knew had a very similar boat....Basically a cape Islander which had a thick sheathing of FG....The wood was not much good. He bought it for pocket...
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    Re: Bolger Black Skimmer

    I once saw photos on line of one of his other sharpies with a 'false' bow under the forefoot...as well. It might affect handling......
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    Re: Bolger Black Skimmer

    I might be inclined to put a shallow V under the bow, perhaps stretching over the first 2 to 3 feet. this would be just light ply or even foam and some fiberglass, and intended to be sacrificial in a...
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    Re: double-enderitus troller style

    I think the Full Moon was owned by my friend John......He moved to Cortez Island about 8 years ago so I have not seen him since. She sure is looking good now!
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    Re: A new low for Trump

    Apologies...Tom, it is not that frequent I read these threads closely enough to comment. I am currently sitting in an airport waiting for a flight and really had nothing to do for a change.
    I still...
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    Re: A new low for Trump

    I presume this is from bobbys.

    "War is peace.
    Freedom is slavery.
    Ignorance is strength.
    Trump is doing beautifully.

    A middle-class white man virtue slinging at other white men on a forum...
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    Re: Wooden Sailboat Killed on Lake Erie

    Blunt force trauma.
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    Re: Trailering a boat

    Don't even let her spot for you.....don't ask.....
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    Re: Van. CL 24'er with an Easthope no less.

    Like....:)
  31. Re: My 28 year old son is moving home next month.

    I generally swan around without underwear....so no worry's anyway.....
  32. Re: My 28 year old son is moving home next month.

    I have 1 son (eldest) about 2 hours away, the rest are 1-2000 km away. We talk perhaps twice a week.
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    Re: I知 a breed racist.

    We have a female Anatolian Shepherd......an absolute sweetheart....
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    Lines and sailplan please....and photos.
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    Re: Do These People Have No Shame??

    so how do you convince those people that he is a con-artist?
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    Jay, did you forget something??
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    Re: If I won the lottery today. (back at ya mmd)

    The old argument about a single stick as opposed to a two or more stick boat.....
    There is no doubt the presence of a mizzen is always at least a little bit in the way. Yawls have the mizzen out...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    The Theoretical hull speed is a very simple mathematical formula that takes into account only the length of the waterline. The reality is a curve of drag tends to rise sharply at that speed, as your...
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    Re: Christians

    I no longer participate in the Christian community. That decision was made after a long personal journey. A small part of that decision was because some "Christians" were hijacking any of the good...
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    Re: Bolger Black Skimmer

    I am really looking forward to sailing reports......
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    Re: If I won the lottery today. (back at ya mmd)

    Who of us has not frolicked in this particular rabbit hole?
    I somewhat doubt i'd change much. The first lot on money would go to the farm...new fencing, out buildings...a new(er) tractor, perhaps...
  42. Thread: Tiny Tot stove

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    Re: Tiny Tot stove

    My Brother had a diesel wick stove, that performed flawlessly, and was reliable in wind as well.
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    Re: Thoughts on sailing without a "lifeboat"?

    I'd have to say I think a tender is vital for a cruising boat, unless the cruising boat is small enough ...light enough ....... that you can manhandle it onto the beach and off the beach. So those...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    I, for one am really enjoying the two H 28 threads running side by side....
  45. Thread: Windy..

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    Re: Windy..

    That South West end of Lake Erie is very shallow, with few spots over 40' deep. The seas are very short and steep, and they come up fast.
  46. Thread: Windy..

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    Re: Windy..

    Sailing onto a shallower patch is distinct in that sort of weather. I have seen it out near Sable Island on the east coast off Nova Scotia.

    Roger Taylor of Ming Ming fame talked a number of time...
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    Re: Windy..

    I like it to. It is not often you see seas represented well enough to in photos.
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    Re: A new kind of fishing trawler

    Fishers, are somewhat better off than farmers, with regards to being paid for their efforts, but are still endangered by low landing prices, and middle-men scooping the profits. Licenses based on...
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    Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    I alway like Thomas Claphams boats. I don't think this is really in the zone, but is delightful never the less.....at 22 - 24 ft it may just fit..... I go back to the 3000-4000 lbs maximum, shallow...
  50. Re: Canoe designs of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest

    some of those traditional canoes were in the order of 50 feet long......
    Captain Voss Tilikum was 38 feet long. He picked it up and converted it for voyaging raising the sides and putting a long...
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