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    Re: Expedition Pedal boat design

    Yup, waterline is everything and the Lynx doesn't have a long one! In fact, my 5 year old grandson can peddle the 14' Hobie Oasis tandem faster than I can pedal the Lynx--with his 230# Dad riding...
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    Re: Expedition Pedal boat design

    Another vote/accolade for the Hobie Lynx! We love ours. No, it's not wood. Yes, they are pricey, ok, expensive, but they're very light weight, require no maintenance other than rinsing and very fun...
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    Re: Professional Small Boat Builders in Seattle

    And a very Lovely shop it is, too!
  4. Poll: Re: Boat Choice: Navigator, Walkabout, Sooty Tern or CLC Guider for Baja Trip

    @Shopjock

    Most of the boats on your list are pretty much what I’d call traditional sail and oar type boats that have the ‘look’ of a great boat. However, your willingness to consider some more...
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    I think I'd be tempted to try again with a fresh zinc but in a new marina. If the problem reoccurs, then it's in your system. I've heard of marina's hot enough to do some serious damage. Heck, in...
  6. Poll: Re: Boat Choice: Navigator, Walkabout, Sooty Tern or CLC Guider for Baja Trip

    For camp cruising and spending time aboard and 'maybe' for two, I'd be looking really hard at the Ilur. Ultimately, I've determined that I need/want two things that are non-negotiable. 1) Good...
  7. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    rgthom, I really, really, like where you and Paul are going with this. The pram style is a great one, both traditional and good looking to my eye. I'm less enthusiastic about having your bunk...
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    Re: Looking at a 1972 65 foot wooden Romsdahl

    $95k is an indicator that the owner just wants it gone. A boat of this size and capability (in decent shape) should be north of $250k. I therefore conclude it has at least $150k in KNOWN...
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    Re: bulkcarrier sinking

    Well, certainly there's oil in their fuel tanks but as a bulker, it typically carries hard, dry stuff. (caveat, SOME can do an either / or type of thing but that's pretty rare for the most part) I...
  10. Re: A question for the Cognoscenti regarding the O'Day Daysailer

    That would be an improvement when it comes to trailering. I’m wondering if that change came when they made the Daysailer II model change?
  11. Re: A question for the Cognoscenti regarding the O'Day Daysailer

    I spent my 'yute' in an Oday Daysailer. Funny enough, I never thought of it as too sporty. Per Willin's post above, they do NOT like sailing without the jib. On one occasion, I tried to reef by...
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    Re: Schooner ELBE 5 ex-WANDER BIRD Sunk

    No worries! I figured that was pretty much the deal but was being a little silly…!
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    Re: Schooner ELBE 5 ex-WANDER BIRD Sunk

    Crap! I’m a retired Master Mariner and I don’t know what a ‘bullstander’ is….
  14. Thread: Salmo 520

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    Re: Salmo 520

    I’ve been scouring Small Boats Monthly (am subscribed), along with Offcenter Harbor, Duckworks, Oughtred, Jordan boats, Selway Fisher, CLC, the whole gamut. Nothing ​quite seems to fit… yet…
  15. Thread: Salmo 520

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    Re: Salmo 520

    FF, always love watching the Two Luggers at Play video…

    I’m in the process of having a mothership designed that will be able to carry a reasonable sized sail and oar type boat. I want ‘more than...
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    Re: Big electrolysis problem, advice sought

    I had the same reaction as Wizbang. Sure looks like paint on the zinc. Can’t say that I’ve seen zinc turn dark like that otherwise. (But I haven’t seen much…)
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    Re: Atkin Calypso as Sail and Oar boat?

    Nice looking little boat. Sort of an enlarged Shellback/Poohduck dinghy. I found the Poohduck to be fun to sail, but a little tough to row against a chop. (Too big and too light, relatively...
  18. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    So, are you simply stretching the Long Steps or enlarging it in length AND beam? The standing headroom requirement seems to complicate things. Perhaps leave enough cockpit aft of the panels to...
  19. Re: Off-Season Sail on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    Two very cool/beautiful/fun boats! They each, in their own way, stir up my daydreaming/sketching* juices. Thanks for sharing.

    * I need a small marina (in a variety of locations) to sail all the...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    That there 2 foot-itis can be debilitating….

    Glad the First Mate is ‘IN” and looking forward to seeing what choices you make.
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    Re: Repowering the Brewer catboat

    @Rumars

    So glad you layed it out so succinctly. These ARE the issues when one is considering electric. The siren call of no hydrocarbons is strong.

    @JimL

    Indeed. You are a wise man…
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    Re: Repowering the Brewer catboat

    Yeah, Willin, but it’s less about motoring that 100 all at once and more about having a bit left ‘in the tank’ after 3 -5 days out cruising and not ‘having’ to go find a marina for a night.
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    Re: Repowering the Brewer catboat

    Electric power is fun to chat and exchange opinions on. With some exceptions either way, it seems a 20-30 nm range at 5 knots is well within reach. Today’s typical weekend cruiser and 2 week summer...
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    Re: Repowering the Brewer catboat

    Electric is making improvements every year and holds a great potential for certain uses. Emphasis on ‘certain uses’. Until you have a 100+ mile range at ‘normal’ cruising speed, electric requires a...
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    Re: Repowering the Brewer catboat

    One other quick thought regarding the feathering capability of the Sabb. In all likelihood, you can’t get a folding prop to fit due to the prop placement and rudder location. A feathering prop can...
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    Re: Repowering the Brewer catboat

    I know that I’ve ALWAYS wanted a Sabb ever since I saw one in a friend’s boat, lo, these many years ago. They are simple and comforting and easy to understand. The controllable pitch feature has...
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    Re: Seattle CL 1929 sedan cruiser

    Untidy boat for sale pics equals and untidy owner which equals BIG questions regarding the actual condition of a wood boat...

    Sadly, one day it will likely sink at its slip and be expensive to...
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    Re: Cockpit Comfort

    Steve, the Oonagh is in my top 3 contenders list, as is Doug's Crab Skiff. The cool thing about the Oonagh is that while it's on the smaller side of the goal, it is a pram which makes it really more...
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    Re: Cockpit Comfort

    Thad, I think you're asking the right question and one I ask myself as I also consider a 14-16' boat. However back support combined with butt support that keeps you out of the inevitable bilge/spray...
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    Re: Flat-Iron / Sharpie Design Choice

    Had some recent thoughts myself regarding a crab skiff or other sharpie/skiff design. Traditional construction I guess is a personal choice, but you seem to have a fairly significant size range...
  31. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    The quest for ultimate efficiency leads one into a never ending loop. I suspect that at the speeds you're looking at, absolute hull efficiency may not be the best place to focus. For instance, I'm...
  32. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    Lots of good food for thought. I’m thinking Doug H’s Point Comfort 23 would provide the good ‘bones’ for what you’re looking for. While able to use a larger ICE outboard, she’d do pretty good at...
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    Re: Pooduck Skiff rigging question

    91919
    I've enjoyed sailing my Poohduck over the years. However, my jib is still 'fresh' and unused in the sail bag. I really enjoy the simplicity of a single lug sail and never felt under powered....
  34. Re: Guidance for a very bad idea....enlarging pram design

    Paul Gartside has the 'eye'.

    What about this? https://store.gartsideboats.com/collections/rowboats-and-a-pedal-boat/products/14ft-plywood-pram-design-222
  35. Re: San Diego Craig's List John Welsford Houdini

    That trailer looks a little undersized for the boat. (Always admired the Houdini,btw). You’d have to put all gear well forward to have adequate tongue weight and don’t trailer it with the outboard in...
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    Re: Don't forget the sunblock!

    Yup. What he/they said.

    I’ve come to call it my own personal weight loss program. The Dr removes little bits of me periodically. Personally, I don’t want anymore removed from my nose... pretty...
  37. Re: Any owners of open cockpit boats around? Would you do it again?

    You make a fair point about how sailors from a previous era approached safety. However, I’m assuming that racing events often led to extreme risk taking with occasional tragic results. Another...
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    Re: Why a bridge deck

    Back in 'the day', with traditional building methods, strength was a big deal. Builders and designers worked hard to build a strong structure with the materials at hand. Heavy, 'half tide' boats...
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    Re: Have You All Seen This Boat?

    I wouldn’t touch ‘em with a 10 foot pole! Gift shop crap, but bigger. That 6’ canoe is a death trap if you put it in the water... I mean, c’mon! The other things Chris points out are dead give...
  40. Re: Any owners of open cockpit boats around? Would you do it again?

    I had a 30’ one design that was non-self bailing. There was never a problem from wind or wave. The reality is that I sail for fun and generally don’t go out in weather or seas that might cause an...
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    Re: H18, Sanderling comparison?

    Mickey, the first boat I bought after college was a Herreshoff America. It was a fun little boat. Fundamentally, there is little practical difference beyond having the OB in a well. I disliked it...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Vivier’s Seil is an attractive boat. The thing about a pram bow is that, effectively, you have a bigger boat but just one with a foot or two lopped off. It’s one I’d consider if I had a use case...
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    Re: Long keel, and hard to tack

    Square rigged craft seldom tacked. They more frequently 'wore ship' (i.e. gybed around). Since the hull was never really intended to tack, you're likely to have challenges. Yes, mast rake helps...
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    Re: Outboard for 16’ catboat.

    ....Loud AND don’t even think about laying it down on the ‘wrong’ side. (Motor oil in the bilge is no fun...)
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    Re: Suggestions for PNW cold molded builder

    It'll be a new design. I 'think' this could well happen this year for realz subject to pending fiscal alignment and the Admiral of the Exchequer's approval... But in the days of so much...
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    Re: Suggestions for PNW cold molded builder

    Thanks Tad. That's one I'll add to the List.
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    Re: Suggestions for PNW cold molded builder

    The biggest build I’d ever do on my own is something like Russ Brown’s. PT-11 dinghy kit. As much as I’d like to give a feller a shot at a cool project, what I have in mind probably requires a track...
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    Suggestions for PNW cold molded builder

    Considering a new build daysailer/overnighter in the PNW. Off the top of my head, Schooner Creek, NW School of Boatbuilding and Jespersens come immediately to mind. The school builds according to...
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    Re: How to value a homebuilt boat for sale?

    ^^^^This^^^^^^ (unless you find a buyer who was planning to build one himself and who wants to get it quicker because he's more of a boater than a builder)
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    Re: Since this is the Woodenboat Forum...

    Certainly saves a lot of time prepping for the new layer!
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