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    Re: prettiest boat under 20 feet

    VERY Ok!
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    Re: A Phoenix III in Georgian Bay

    I'm much happier with the b'ars and the otters and 'coons.....
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    Re: A Phoenix III in Georgian Bay

    TWO! 2! Dos! reasons I just crossed this area off my Bucket list! (The mozzies I knew about, though)
  4. Re: CLC Nanoship 12'6" water ballasted self righting cruising dinghy

    Guys, I appreciate that safety is important. I think my intent (poorly stated) was to say that in choosing a boat, it has to tick a number of boxes, safety being one. However, it's way down the...
  5. Re: CLC Nanoship 12'6" water ballasted self righting cruising dinghy

    I'm probably just a Neanderthal, but this whole obsession with capsize testing and publishing results is all well and good for forum denizens. Probably one of the last criterion for a boat from my...
  6. Re: CLC Nanoship 12'6" water ballasted self righting cruising dinghy

    Scamp is a lot of boat in a short length and has much to recommend it. I could be tempted---JW's Houdini is another strong contender in the BBS club (Big But Short).
    However, for the Salish Sea,...
  7. Re: Practical sailing experience with large gaff mains like BB25, BB18 or BB15?

    This is, of course, a great suggestion. Alas, tis a bit of a journey. It is also not a prime season for trying one out in the New version of England either. Here in the PNW, I'd do it anyway but...
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    Re: Nice John Marples Cyclone 23

    As a daysailer and camp cruiser, I think this Marples 23 would be tough to beat. Put a little foldable dodger on that cockpit and you could enjoy being on the water for a long time. I could...
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    Re: Storing a wooden boat in the drive way

    You must have driven past my house! On its side leaning against the woodpile no less. Not healthy, just no good solutions for the current time and money available....


    Pssst, wanna buy a...
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    Re: Experience counts ( a kayak "fail")

    That was quite funny.... but it wasn't! (any takers on whether that was the last outing he used the kayak?)
  11. Re: All I Want for Christmas is [your answer here]

    I just bought myself the new Gartside design book--- looking forward to perusing that by the fire on Christmast afternoon!
  12. Thread: Hvalsoe 18

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    Re: Hvalsoe 18

    Sunny week? Hey, we ALWAYS have 'em----just the week before you get here!:d
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    Re: The first ship you traveled on?

    Summer 1975, Liberian flagged tanker Arctic Sea, from Denmark to Bantry Bay, Ireland as a new Apprentice Mate. Can't find a pic. First command, ST Petersburg, Astoria, OR 1987, 65,000 tons to...
  14. Re: Practical sailing experience with large gaff mains like BB25, BB18 or BB15?

    Yup, well aware..... I'm not looking for used, as in addition to the aforementioned traumatic gybe, leaky garboards have also created an indelible impression. I'm seriously hoping for a new build...
  15. Re: Practical sailing experience with large gaff mains like BB25, BB18 or BB15?

    This was a traumatic experience in my own youth as well--not soon forgotten, even after more than 50 years!
  16. Re: Practical sailing experience with large gaff mains like BB25, BB18 or BB15?

    Thanks for the comments. A couple thoughts here. One, I've noticed that the newest BB18's have a faux carbon mast---no runners required. The faux paint job looks okay to me so I think I could live...
  17. Practical sailing experience with large gaff mains like BB25, BB18 or BB15?

    So I'm beginning to seriously consider a boat like the BB25 or BB18 especially. These boats have pretty large gaff mainsails and, whle fine in 8-10 knots of wind, I'm wondering how much of a handful...
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    Re: small boats 2015

    Got mine on Saturday morning---- stock kid had to shuffle through his cart but they were there! ( B & N, north gate, Seattle)
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    Re: Ostkust or Folkboat?

    It looks like a folkboat 'inspired' design. I'd say the bow was folkboat-ish, as well as outboard rudder and freeboard. The sheer is a touch flat (as RFNK notes) and, unlike a folkboat, the cockpit...
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    Re: Wood boat values skyrocketing...

    A wooden boat requires skill to make em right, skill and dollars to keep 'em right and just generally mucho dollarnos on a regular feeding basis. It's not the purchase price. Those who have the...
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    Re: how seaworthy is this old folkboat?

    Keep on walking! Don't look back.

    (I see freeboard too low and a possible wonky sheer. Don't let fresh paint and overhangs fool you....)

    (oh, and high odds that the cabin trunk was an add on...
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    Re: Dark Harbour Knockabout Build

    They might even be from them who's arsses are large and who's hands are soft while they stand on the shore boat less.......
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    Re: Dark Harbour Knockabout Build

    While I admire the energy, enthusiasm and industriousness on display here....



    I see Tears in the future.....
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    Re: SCAMP envy/lust

    I think Howard made an oblique comment some months ago regarding unusual modifications to the Scamp design. Such mods were not elaborated on due to some concern that it might lead others to try...
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    Re: Race to Alaska build

    The challenge with increasing crew size is that 'all who start, must finish'. A large crew increases the chances of health or other issues requiring a crewmember to leave the ship. For me, that...
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    Re: Anyone know a 12' sailing pram design?

    I value standing on principle quite highly. I also would never ask anyone to violate their value system. Just checking to ascertain what the highest value might be in this case....

    I believe...
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    Re: Anyone know a 12' sailing pram design?

    No! BZ, don't fall for the Caledonian Cookie Cutter Response! (hereafter known as the CCCR) I just wouldn't want you to compromise your on the water (and even building) enjoyment because of 'the...
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    Re: Anyone know a 12' sailing pram design?

    I'm struggling a bit with this desire to not have to register the boat. You're saying that your choice of recreational watercraft, that you want to spend hundreds of dollars if not a few thousand...
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    Re: Aurora in WB 241

    I've been waiting for someone to start a thread on Aurora! (I almost did) It's a very sweet looking boat and I really like the blend of an obviously wooden boat with a modern rig. But as I looked...
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    Re: New boat: An ultralight tender

    I did get a chance at the Anacortes Messabout to play around on a SOF boat for the first time this year. They do seem more rugged than I expected and the light weight was quite pleasurable for a...
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    Re: 'Gansett in the Fall

    Hmmm, looks like a modified cockpit on that H28! Self bailing?
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    Re: deep draft ground tackle

    Making 'flying moors' with two anchors (one at a time) on 150,000 dwt tankers was my 'everyday' job. Probably my most favorite part!
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    Re: deep draft ground tackle

    Too many variables. Just the chain on a big ship can be enough 'anchor' in moderate to light conditions. When a large ship swings and drags the chain on the bottom, very often there is considerable...
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    Re: 15 foot scamp needed - come on Welsford

    That's a couple o fanciful small boats there Jim D! While I 'get' the reason for dual rudders, I suspect that dual tillers add a certain 'crowding' factor to that little cockpit. Whose designs are...
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    Re: deep draft ground tackle

    I might be able to speak to this as a former ships master and pilot...

    for Bellingham Bay, the odds are that the ships are using 5-7 shots (shackles) at 90' per shot. Very rare to only use 3...
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    Re: Pretty As a Picture: The New Friendship 36

    For all the emphasis on the cockpit in the luxury daysailer realm, I don't think they've focused much on what truly makes a cockpit comfortable. Yes, there are fancy cushions but that's about it...
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    Re: James Wharram's New MANA 24 Design

    If this is along the lines of the Amatasi design, Wharram has indeed made a not so subtle shift in his hull designs. Instead of being a very deep draft V shape, he's added a lower chine and very...
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    Re: Can an Iain Oughtred Sooty Tern sail?

    Congrats! That surely should feel good!
  39. Re: Design Brief for the first time builder, sail/row suggestions?

    As confirmed by 'those in the know' who've already commented, something has to go. The easiest parameter to give up is the '& oar' aspect. If you must have that, then more than one of your other...
  40. Thread: Sjogin news

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    Re: Sjogin news

    Sjogin is certainly a lovely, shapely little ship!
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    Re: Shields Class Nat'l Championships photos

    They're carrying a lot more crew members than I'd expect. Five crew?
  42. Re: Such a cute little butt... errr transom... errr... aft quarters.

    It's very nice looking. I'm wondering if the freeboard is a smidge too low for a sailing dinghy.... But then, as always, it depends on the where, when and how you plan on using it! For years I've...
  43. Re: How close can you go without infringing on copy write?

    IF ONLY.....

    You could get a lawyer for $175 / hr, or even $320/hr.....

    You mean there's somewhere in the US that you can get a lawyer for that paltry rate????
  44. Re: The Official Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 2014 Elbow Bending Session Thread

    Since I"m no longer on FB, I guess that's why I can't see 'em on the link either....
  45. Re: The Official Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 2014 Elbow Bending Session Thread

    I couldn't make it either (Oklahoma if ya can b'lieve it!). And not even a 2014 picture thread yet! The world really is ending......
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    Re: GIS: What justifies the $125 plans?

    Quite possibly only eclipsed by my collection.....
  47. Re: Wooden boat damaged in collision in Bergen

    The Norwegian authorities sure have some pretty cool looking vessels!

    (sad to see a wooden boat get crunched but I'm disturbed by the location of the damage, someone might not have been paying...
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    Re: Looking for info on this boat

    I've been intrigued of late by John Welsford's Houdini! It's 'only' 13' but a big 13'! With its relatively high sides, it can both carry a load and handle sloppy, choppy seas in your windy bay. ...
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    Re: Looking for info on this boat

    Looks like an Areys Pond 18' Daysailer designed by Antonio Dias http://areyspondboatyard.com/apby-built-boats/daysailer-18/#prettyPhoto[postimages]/3/
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    Re: Race to Alaska 2015!

    Yup, that's much more helpful. The $10k is attractive of course, but probably not really the motivator for those who enter. It'll cost that and then some--boat, boat prep, time off work, equipment...
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