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  1. #106

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Turned out quite busy looking didn't it. Mizzen still to go on I see.
    still lots of work in progress. mizzen boom is too long so we took it down. gaff boom doesent goes clear of mizzen (means we need an angle to raise it) main rig is eating ropes. (still figure out)
    + one million more things.

    but we logged 6.8 surfing down a wave in north sea :-)

  2. #107
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    Default Re: Aluminum Lapstrake Colin Archer

    What's her sea motion like? Is she an Archer in deed?

  3. #108

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    merry christmas. soon ready to cross atlantic. want to join us?

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    Default Re: Aluminum Lapstrake Colin Archer

    Merry Christmas!
    I don't wish to go to sea at this time of year. And I think I'm already across the Atlantic. Have a great trip!

  5. #110

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    Newsletter January 2017

    Dear all,

    As we enter 2017 sailing the farm wants to wish all our friends a
    sincerely happy new year.

    2016 was a big change for our project- it was the year of sailing, not
    just boatbuilding and farming.

    Sofar we have sailed more than 2000 nautical miles from Oslo to the
    Canary Islands.

    been more than 30 pepole onboard in 2016. Hailed from all over the
    world. It has been a joy to sail with all of you and we hope to see
    some of you salty crew back for more fun and seasickness in 2017 :-)

    We are slowly starting to know this metal lady and she seems more
    happy in stronger winds. Her fastest speed is 8.7 knots. She hates
    headwind and doesent like tacking very much. (as matter of fact she
    tacks like a pregnant whale on a bad day) floats like a duck in big
    waves and feel extremely safe in rough weather.

    For 2017 we hope to continue explore our fantastic planet, share and
    learn new skills and also get scuba diving and compressor onboad to
    explore our underwater world.

    Our next big leg will be from Canary to South America or West Indies
    then onwards into pacific. If you want to join please send us an
    email. We always look for nice people staying long term onboard to run
    the project forward.

    And again, we wish you all fair winds and happy 2017.

    ---
    love from
    Sailing the Farm
    A seagypsy tribe of tomorrow
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    Default Re: Aluminum Lapstrake Colin Archer

    Finastkind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    Finastkind.
    ayup
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

  8. #113

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    We are now in Salvador Brazil on 12 degrees south after 21 days of pleasant crossing from cape verde.

    As on old sailing ship crossing equator line Neptune came onboard to baptist the crew, thankfully she didn't use tar and feather as in old days so it was pretty easy to clean off the barber foam, then they was eligible to have a anchor tattoo with name of their loved ones. Some had problem remember their boyfriends name for a second it seems
    Rest of journey from 0 degree to 12 degrees south was with a couple of days of calm weather until we hit the easterly wind on the south side and then straight for Salvador.
    Salvador was discovered in 1501 and soon became the main trade route for Portugal and a slave trade port. I'm curious the route they sailed empty back to Africa to get more slaves. Going straight east is hard so they might go south to catch the westerly wind down there. Portugal had some 30.000 voyages shipping more than 4.5 million slaves between Africa and Brazil.

    Anyway our plan is going south into colder climate again. Hopefully all way down the south American continent before we have to decide if we want to explore African side or west side of south America (if wind and weather permits) .

    If you want to join please send us an email.


    Love
    Sailing The Farm
    A Seagypsy Tribe of Tomorrow

  9. #114
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    Default Re: Aluminum Lapstrake Colin Archer

    I wish you could figure out how to post a photo of your boat. Thanks.
    I love the smell of fresh cut plywood in the morning.

  10. #115

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    there seems to be some kind of limit how to post photos. a pity.
    i thin it says maximum kb reached or something.

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    Default Re: Aluminum Lapstrake Colin Archer

    You have to store your photos with an online host like Photobucket then link from there.
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
    Grateful Dead

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    Default Re: Aluminum Lapstrake Colin Archer

    Thorne has posted and reposted and posted again complete photo posting instructions. It's easy. If you can build a boat you can do this.

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    Default Re: Aluminum Lapstrake Colin Archer

    Uncheck the little box (remote file), paste the URL...


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