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    Re: Where were the vaunted Texas Rangers?

    I have two thoughts, and I see no reason they cannot coexist:
    1- people have a right, and are right, to feel and express anger about and condemn the delay in police action at this moment.
    2- the...
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    Re: Where were the vaunted Texas Rangers?

    I follow you, Baxter. But what we’re then left with is a law enforcement culture/system/philosophy (call it what we will) of inadequate personal courage. Wow. In a society awash in military grade...
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    Re: Where were the vaunted Texas Rangers?

    Respectfully, Mr Baxter, I cannot agree or even appreciate your reasoning. There must be a standard, and this must fall critically short of it. And, yes, that standard involves personal courage. I...
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    Re: Where were the vaunted Texas Rangers?

    No windows in that class room?

    The police should never be put in that situation, and I am mindful of my own short comings when I see others fail, but there is a limit to what can be excused and...
  5. Thread: Moving to Poland

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    Re: Moving to Poland

    Sounds like a great adventure. I hope you'll be inclined to write something about your experiences there, in time. Best of luck and safe travels!
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    Re: Question re: Modifying Boat Designs

    I think modification is possible, but personally I agree with this way of thinking.
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    Re: Question re: Modifying Boat Designs

    I got curious and made a model in Delftship last night from the limited, public information on the Alaska. Obviously the result is not an Alaska, but I'd say it provides a means to compare original...
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    Re: Question re: Modifying Boat Designs

    I don't know about the comparisons with Myst. That is a much larger boat. Alaska disp LWL = 425 lbs; Myst disp LWL = 1200 lbs. 12 inches more beam isn't going to add more than a couple hundred...
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    Re: Question re: Modifying Boat Designs

    I like the idea, and I'll throw out this thought.

    The profile edges and the sections are provided in the study plans that can be downloaded for free. Insert them as background in delftship and...
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    Re: Sacrifices for democracy: gas prices

    A thought. There are a lot of people who recently got pretty good at working from home. If those that can do, and if they were to pitch in a bit of the gas money they are saving to help those who...
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    Re: A week at Ocracoke Island

    Thanks for sharing. Count me jealous. And as one who thinks hopping out of the boat to pull it through sandy shallows is great fun (within reason and assuming all ends well). I like the spritsail,...
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    Re: Vintage canoe ID?

    "tongue and groove ribs". no space in between. That's what it looks like to me. The canoe in the ad does have ribs that stand proud, unlike this one. I got the impression that the Rice Lake boat is...
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    Re: Vintage canoe ID?

    Happen to have just read Canoes: A Natural History in North America (Neuzil and Simms, University of Minn. Press, 2016). From that, this looks like a John Stephenson design, perhaps, which...
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    Re: Drascombe Lugger - CraigsList - New York

    Many listings and use of key words are hallmark of A scam. Someone has taken images and text from my recent ad and done same. And those photos are all over the internet. I might have thought small...
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    Re: What design is this?

    Looked like a mystic 30 so googled a bit and this one looks to me to be the “mystic 10-3”, which is 26’.
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    Poll: Re: Do you support Trump?

    5. Well, more than expected.
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    Poll: Re: Do you support Trump?

    So far not even one. Of course. Might lose. That would only force them to face evidence of a reality that does not suit them. Just like they won’t face all the evidence of trumps inadequacies. ...
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    Re: Superficial, sure . . .

    Sensible ideas about expanding the cockpit and keeping the cuddy. I think I'd stick with the arrangement shown on aesthetic grounds, personally. See the SeaSprite 23. Also, I'm pretty sure there...
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    Superficial, sure . . .

    but I don't think I'd be as interested in sailing this:...
  20. Thread: OVerhang envy

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    Re: OVerhang envy

    This dilettante asks, didn’t Uffa Fox sail one (or something much like one.. Vigilant?) over to England from somewhere in Scandanavia to race and afterward comment on how well it performed at sea? ...
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    Re: Unusual sailboat model

    I agree. East African dhow. Lamu seems like a good bet.
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    Poll: Re: An American Coup - did you know?

    I learned about it only a year ago, entirely by accident, while reading a book About the cape fear river that I found in a beach house. Am certain I never heard a single thing about it prior to...
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    Re: What If Trump Contests the Election?

    Responding in order: it does, and it wouldn’t. We’re agreed.

    by “an individual” I meant some single individual in a position of power. Not “the individual” as might be used to mean every...
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    Re: What If Trump Contests the Election?

    Maybe you’re talking about the good faith an integrity of an individual? If so then I did miss your point. My mind went to the values of the entire country.

    considering an entire country, yours...
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    Re: What If Trump Contests the Election?

    Yes it is.
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    Re: What If Trump Contests the Election?

    Beg pardon. Cant let this pass. Good faith is not a “nice to have.” Some minimum amount of integrity is fundamental and necessary in a democratic system. I don’t pretend to have a metric for it, I...
  27. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Ah! when retracted, bowsprit shifts to one side just enough to slide past the slightly offset hatch?
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    Proud you would say so. Thanks.
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    Re: 2020 WBF Boat Festival

    Well, if we're posting PNW workboats, I'll offer just one more. I wish I could show it in boat show form. Sadly, the best info I have is that she ran aground and sank some time in the early 2000's....
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    Re: 2020 WBF Boat Festival

    yes. Which is far away and a little off track, I’m afraid. Hopefully someone will lead us back to the boat show soon.

    Great thread.
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    [QUOTE=Thad;6165504]Moving to a high aspect sloop rig, even of modest proportions, might raise stability issues.[/QUOT

    Sorry. I meant to refer to the albacore rig shown here as high aspect. As...
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    Re: 2020 WBF Boat Festival

    Thanks. Lamu dhow. About 24’. I actually owned it for a few wayward months in 2003. That shot was taken on the “intracoastal” somewhere north of Lamu. Wonderful boat. Sailed far better than might be...
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    Re: 2020 WBF Boat Festival

    not glamorous, granted, but a favorite pic of mine.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49829499971_d9e9d31626_z.jpg
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    No worries and you’re right. I actually have a 15’ dory with exactly the rig you describe. I love that little boat , but the game I set for myself here was to achieve more sophistication and...
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    Rats. Well, This is why I asked. The self delusion is a little alarming though. It’s not as if I’m unaware of the 110. I can see a copy of ray hunts biography right there on my shelf. He’s in...
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    First of all, I see I was mistaken and the above is the Single Handed Schooner and not the Light Schooner as I called it, which is bigger at 24'. Anyway, after thinking it over, my sloop still seems...
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    Thanks for posting the Light Schooner sail plan. I was aware of the design but had never seen this drawing. I've overlaid it below (my hull is actually 20.5' overall). Will have to let this sink...
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    Here it is with spade rudder and lowered coaming (also got away from the Herreshoff style by just bordering the cockpit. Unsure which I prefer for this boat, actually)...
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    Sounds good to me. Very much enjoyed your Terrapin thread, by the way. Congratulations on your success with it and thanks for sharing your experience.
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    That's a good sanity check regarding the feasibilty of lifting rudder or spade in a trunk. Thanks.

    All I'm after is a workable concept. This is just a hobby. a diversion. Building a completed...
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    Sensible advice regarding the rudder, but the inboard rudder is part of this concept and I'll try to make it work. Possibly this'll give way to another concept with a kick up, stern hung rudder, but...
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    Really appreciate all the thoughtful feedback, and I look forward to addressing comments in writing and/or revised sketches when I can dedicate proper time. Hopefully this evening.
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    [QUOTE=MoritzSchwarzer;6161927]The foil combination looks odd to me. Have a look at the Drascombe Lugger they seem to have either a sharpie planform rudder that rotates down to a high aspect spade...
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49813091948_15637f7fe8_c.jpg
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49813091953_c7f842ed66_c.jpg

    And one showing 12.5 degrees heel, just for fun....
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    Thanks for the comments. Hopefully I can get the image posting figured out.

    I've done a fair bit of comparison with others of the type (Chapelle's double ended sharpies, Parker's interpretation,...
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    Test.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49813631206_e939d3936d_n.jpg
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    TEST
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/blob:http://forum.woodenboat.com/8ea492c9-9a97-4c5c-92c4-11c892852349
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    Re: "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    Thanks for letting me know. Odd. Seemed to be showing last night. Will try again.
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    "Sharpie" Sloop Concept

    Hello, All.

    I've lurked on the forum for a while and get a lot of enjoyment out of it. I seldom post, not feeling I have much of practical interest or experience to contribute. I'm slightly...
  50. Thread: ID this boat

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    Re: ID this boat

    Morris Annie?
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