On the trailing edge of technology.
here are a few of the other boats attending.
Last edited by Dick Wynne; 07-17-2012 at 03:49 PM.
Well, Marmalade has me.
Love the junk top battens, very neat.
Have a great trip Thad, what a cool thing to do.
Marmalade's old sail was 535 square feet. This one is 625. It's trans-awesome. It provides such lift that I've happily carried full sail in what used to be first reef days. 'Splain that.
Flatter sail, more efficient, less bag, vents off at the roach when needed.
A mate of mine replaced an old main on a boat which had significant weather helm. On the advice of his sailmaker it was considerably bigger with extra roach and totally counter intuitively ( as far as the plan form was concerned), cured the excessive helm and made a much nicer boat out of it.
Yeah. When I get a bit further along this sail's learning curve I'll write about it with pix. Now, back to our photogenic boats.
"Be who you are and say what you feel...
Because those that matter...don't mind...
And those that mind.... don't matter."
We're the only species on earth that claims to have a god...and the only species on earth that lives as if we don't have a god.
(US Journalist Paul Kelly on advice from the crayfish)
Here's one(or more).
And here's another I spotted last night in the park.
"And then I think , who cares, we're just anthropological curiosities a mere second away from turning into fertilizer, might as well scratch and listen to music we like." John B
Peter, thinking about Charm sailing I was looking at the Francis Cooke CRUISING HINTS book and see three pages of Vindilis drawings. A beautiful thing it is. I do like the yawl rig, not shown except for broken sticks.
Actually the sailplan is shown in text, which includes 2 1/2 pages of HB's description of VINDILIS.
Last edited by Thad; 07-19-2012 at 10:04 AM.
Tom3, #111, they didn't move her with her rig up like that I hope. !!
Il colore del cielo, la forza del mare.
Charm is elegant. The aft end is up and pointy, reminds me of a duck.
Il colore del cielo, la forza del mare.
This one still works for me...
Love that shot, getting much sailing in this season Jake?
I'm quite happy with ours. (the archive pics don't do her justice)
Russ, who/what is that? Need details, man!
Don't ever become good at anything you don't love to do.
Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.
So this thread is back, eh? I will have to go back and read what I posted earlier. Makes for interesting reading for a guy like me.
All my sailing life I have had a huge admiration of the metre class boats. I owned a 5.5 for awhile, but if you understand the metre rules you know that's not the same thing. I have my Dragon and love her dearly (I pulled the cover off of her and scrubbed her down yesterday and then sat and just looked at her for a good long time), and now the 210, the Fish, the Penguin, and old Star. I have more boats than a lot of people and all of them are pretty cool boats. My problem is that I have never NOT had a 'dream' boat. The next boat. The one to shoot for. and I guess that now that I am in my mid-50's I am wondering if I ever will own a 6 metre and race it against other 6 metres.
My wife thinks I should investigate a charter, and I would like to do that, but to get four others who would be willing to race with me would be very expensive and most likely a logistical nightmare. There was a guy in Seattle who was chartering his boat and would provide x-amount of crew, but he sold the boat. Essentially it's the same problem all boat owners have - how much does it cost, and how to arrange for the people, equipment, transport, insurance, etc. And all of that is the problem, not really getting my hands on a boat.
I know of two very fine sixes, one in Sweden and one in the UK, that I could get for less than $25K US. That's doable. It's all of the other stuff that comes along with the ownership of such a boat that makes it not-doable. It's frustrating. On the other hand, my other boats all need work done on them. For the 50th birthdays of the Dragon and 210 both will go into the shop next year for some TLC. About $15K worth. That's most of the cost of my 6mR, but in both cases the work has to get done.
A 'dream' boat should maybe always just stay a dream? I hate to say it, but I am pretty sure mine always will.
'A disciple of the Norse god of aesthetically pleasing boats, Johan Anker'
Alan Payne design, in Tasmania