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    Re: this is a wooden boat at HYC

    Classic catamaran design evolution also. Transom extensions. (dinghy's and outboards and 'crap on de back' can strike anyone these days)
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    Re: Working Puget Sound Tides

    The biggest challenge when working tides is to recognize that it's not just planning on the tides. Wind matters! When wind is against tide, the sea conditions can change radically and even though...
  3. Re: Why are multihulls (cats) so difficult to tack

    You may also do well to ease the main sheet as you pass thru the eye of the wind. Not all cats are hard to tack, but many are.
  4. Thread: Fuel Odor

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    Re: Fuel Odor

    When and if you find the source, I've found that liquid fabric softener (preferably unscented) will remove fuel odor. I had a careless mechanic spill diesel all over my boat (and under the master...
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    Re: A question about seat widths for JIM

    Okay! This pic got my attention. What boat is it on? More pics please....
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    Re: Junk rigged single hander questions.

    You're more patient with a computer program than I would be. Scaling a design down that much by simply shrinking everything the same is not really an acceptable methodology in most instances. ...
  7. Re: Paul Gartside's fixed seat 16' Open Water Rowing Boat

    Getting in or out of this boat simply has to be somewhat alarming to the average person due to the extreme flare. At least from the beach you won't feel so intimidated as from a boat or dock. That...
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    Oxford Wherry kit opinions

    So I'm thinking an Oxford Wherry might fit my needs. The kit looks simple enough. Anyone built one or seen them?

    http://Www.angusrowboats.com
  9. Re: Bolger's Tortoise: Most seaworthy 6'ish dinghy around?

    My only boat building project was a (gulp, confession time)Tortise. I wanted a dinghy I could carry on the foredeck of my 25'er. That's what I got. I didn't have any expectations of rowing...
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    Re: Alaska trip-small boat cruise

    As an occasional relief skipper on the Pacific Catalyst, I'm able to strongly recommend her as we'll.

    www.pacificcatalyst.com

    Wood. Original engine. Gourmet food. Awesome territory. Highly...
  11. Thread: Nest

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    Re: Nest

    The best thing about the NEST for me is that it makes setting a programmed menu very very easy. Temporary changes are easy as well. That I can adjust the temperature when I'm on the way home from a...
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    Re: When Sailing Was Simple

    My cruising cat was actually pretty simple and easy to sail. But for me, simple has become 'less complexity" in both ease of use and systems. I like some modern complexities like a shower stall, an...
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    Re: Mooring An Open Boat

    We kept an open 18' A R True Rocket on a mooring every summer in Maine during my 'yout'. No cover, no electric bilge pump. No pump other than a bailer and bucket in fact. If we hadn't been to the...
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    Re: Classic power catamaran

    This is exactly the type of 'layout', cockpit treatment/aesthetics I'd like to see on a sailing cat. It might have relatively longer hulls but it could be a great sailing 'sportster'!
  15. Re: Niice rant about marine technicians (Fatty Goodlander)

    For another perspective and one that frequently affirms Fatty's experience. I enjoy this blog periodically….

    http://themarineinstallersrant.blogspot.com
  16. Re: One outboard good - two outboards better - twin 2.3 Hondas on a boat

    Dang! I suddenly feel like I've just discovered a wormhole to an alternate universe! Who knew!?!?
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    Re: "Universal Hull" or "Universal Sail"

    So. The video seemed to want to showcase the hull. I kinda assumed that the rig was a quick down and dirty way to get her sailing and not really the focus.. It's certainly a light weight boat. ...
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    Re: Elegant shallow draft 36' daysailer

    "Very squirrelly" was the quote. Hmmm, I wouldn't have thought that was a 'positive' compliment... If it were mine I'd be unhappy with that feature.
  19. Re: Biggest Daysailer to Solo...Ideal length for Pure Daysailer?

    Club Mediterranee always intrigued me. It was a touch ugly and probably not a performer by today's standards but the pure luxury of that wheelhouse for a single hander must have been really awesome....
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    Re: CMD Boats Launch Cruiser 24

    One of my boats had a 1GM. I called it a 'thumper'. Not bad really but a 2GM would be better if you're going to spend the bucks/time. My first inclination is an outboard placed inboard of the...
  21. Re: Biggest Daysailer to Solo...Ideal length for Pure Daysailer?

    In my youth, we had both an Oday Day Sailer and an Albacore. The Oday was a great boat for an afternoon sail. I did it often after classes in high school. But it was on a mooring. The mast is...
  22. Re: Biggest Daysailer to Solo...Ideal length for Pure Daysailer?

    Sounds like the OP was talking trailering and perhaps single handed launching. That's a whole different ballgame. The 'best' for me won't be the 'best' for you. We all have different tolerances...
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Just saw this post. As a former Yankee One Design owner interested in building a slightly larger version, I'd sure like to see more pictures of Gleam. Are Judith and Whitewings also larger...
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    Re: A Generic James McMullen Post--

    A most excellent investigative report! Current media types don't seem to be as aggressive in uncovering perpetrators such as this. This fraud needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law...
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    Re: EBS in Seattle or Anacortes next week?

    Figure about 1.5 hours. Just did it tonight myself. (add another 15 minutes if there's a TMC situation)
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    Re: A discussion of Sail and Oar Boats

    i've got a nice little Poohduck, but beyond using it as a short haul tender, for which it's really too big, I've also found that it's too light. Get me in a headwind and chop and I don't carry way...
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    Re: A discussion of Sail and Oar Boats

    Probably you should 'upgrade' to my Poohduck....
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    Re: BC Gulf islands late fall winter cruising

    September is still a popular time to cruise and the weather is generally pretty good. The SE'ly storms / winter prevailing winds become a bit more rambunctious. It's great for sailing, but it seems...
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    Re: The Birth of New Zealand

    I love Knarrs. But having 1/3 of the length of the boat in overhangs is a bit too much for my liking, traditional aesthetic, yes, but a bit too much. Apart from that, I'd take a version 20%...
  30. Re: Mariette, new design based on a Danish beach pram.

    I'm still thinking that having the daggerboard directly aft of the mast makes it still a bit too far forward to my eye. Perhaps I've missed something... I must say that you've been putting a lot...
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    Re: Schooner "Magic" for sale

    She's a beautiful boat. I considered it but-- I'd need a pocketful of change to keep her looking good and the cockpit just doesn't seem like a place I'd want to spend any real amount of time in our...
  32. Thread: TIDBIT on Ebay

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    Re: TIDBIT on Ebay

    Thanks for the info Joe. Still wishing she was nearby......
  33. Thread: TIDBIT on Ebay

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    Re: TIDBIT on Ebay

    Yes, but what kind of condition is the hull in? No indications in the ad and a low price tells me that there's some work aneedin' to be done on her. I've always admired her but she's too far away...
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    Re: Wittholz Catboat

    One of my first boats was a Herreshoff America 18' catboat. It had a 2500# displacement. No way would I put that on the beach for a quick pick up/drop off exercise! Maybe on a rising tide. But...
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    Re: sail balance. jib n mizzen only

    I'm going to guess that technically, you'd need slightly less lead. One, with jib and mizzen only, there's usually less heel and that lever arm when heeling is part of what the 'lead' compensates...
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    Re: CLC rowboat kit.."expedition wherry"

    Exactly what I was thinking! I'm seriously on the hunt for a boat that can take two Mirage drives but is stable enough to tow as a 'dinghy'. The Chester Yawl has been one consideration but with the...
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    Re: Late Afternoon Shop Argument/Discussion

    I've heard it said that the white paint on the ends where spars began their taper was a more effective way of sealing up end grain in the wood. Made sense to me...
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    Re: paying for wooden boat films - will you?

    I've seen a bunch of 'em. Like Steve, I thought I'd try it. Considered the lifetime option but $290 is a touch too steep for 'fun money'. Jury's still out on whether it's 'worth' it. Might be...
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    Re: Sailing with jib, no main... good idea?

    There was a period of time during the reign of the IOR measurement rule where a number of racers lost their rig when trying to go to weather with just the headsail on a masthead rig. Using the...
  40. Re: Now row/sail cruiser from Cheasapeake Light Craft.

    It's not 'need'. Our good friend James would be out of character if he didn't point out this shortcoming! However, it is 'fun' and convenient! Not to mention, useful from time to time...
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    Re: Note of Caution

    I have observed a number of installations where the exhaust and the gas tank were closer together than you or I might prefer. But John is correct (like he wouldn't be, right?) that it's the vapors...
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    Re: A Strange Cruising Yawl

    Part of the issue with beamy boats is that as they heel, their underwater shape changes dramatically, both in 'new' lateral plane center and in a very exaggerated assymmetry of null shape as the...
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    Re: swimming technique

    I don't think Joshua Slocum knew how to swim. But he only sailed around the world by himself!
  44. Thread: Bronze hatch

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    Re: Bronze hatch

    The ad copy says brass not bronze. Is there a terminology issue here? I'd do bronze but not brass. Then again, it says 'cast' which is more likely a form of bronze. Can somebody educate me on...
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    Re: Amazons and Swallows?

    When I sail, I view my whole world as a fantastical adventure! It's what drives my dreams and my choice of boat. Sometimes I've sold the dream short and enjoyed myself anyway. But deep down sailing...
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    Re: Open Boat Interior Colors

    Those colors are 'warmer' and here in the heart of the Salish Sea--anything warm always helps!
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    Re: The absolute best trailerable coastal cruiser

    Somehow this makes me think of that thread that "must never be mentioned again" and was pulled. At first blush, I'm thinking she'll be a brute to steer---as long as the rudder shaft holds up anyway!
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    Re: Lug yawl cruising design

    The picture is pretty. I like the unstayed advantage. But look at what happens when that sail is lowered-- the spar/yard/gaff is longer than the boom and the battens are now coming down pointed at...
  49. Re: Paul Gartside 17' Centreboard Yawl, Design N0 191, free plans March/April Watercr

    I'd have to agree regarding the freeboard. I tend to sketch low freeboard boats, but what looks 'really good' to my eye on paper is generally pretty low in actuality I think. It IS possible to have...
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    Re: Loomis' Hotspur

    His book, "Ranging the Maine Coast" is one of my all time favorite cruising books. I'd love to see a bit more info on the Hotspur as well.
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