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    Big launching was finally today, with some dear friends and family. We hope to have some pics up of her with all sails up, but here's a couple of her in the water.

    She sails great. Very smooth in her responses. There is a list of minor tweaks and fixes, which are probably normal with any launch, but overall it was one of the coolest days ever.

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    This is fantastic, your kids are going to have so much fun well done on the launch.
    Theres 10k nailed to a tree in Alaska too!!!!!!, might be a bit of a hike though.
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    Whooo hooo!

    Congratulations!

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    Usually I'm not a big fan of this kind of thing, but I gotta say, it looks great.
    You've done a wonderful job on her. Congratulations!

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    Wow well done!

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    Stunning. What a tremendous amount of work. Great job. Have fun.
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    Three cheers for you, Lothar! Very fine work. My nine-year old son had a big grin when I showed him the pictures.

    Best of luck with her.

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    Wadadelight!
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    Sweet! Now get some video of her under way.
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    Excellent work. You have quite the skill set, and the best motivation. Enjoy the time with your family.

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    Cheers to you and your family! Fun fun fun

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    Default Pirate ship finally out of the garage and ready for rigging.

    Thanks everyone, for the very kind remarks. We are all sleeping aboard tonight, and going to test out the galley/stern cabin by making jiffy pop popcorn.
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    Great plan.
    Great work
    Wonderful boat
    Congratulations
    Don't worry I'm happy

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    Who doesn't need a pirate ship!

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    Very nicely done! Those red sails are sure to strike terror into the hearts of the undefended boaters of the peninsula!

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    Spectacular and just so cool!!! Hats off to you Lothar!!

    Any pic's of the interior??
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    "We are all sleeping aboard tonight, and going to test out the galley/stern cabin by making jiffy pop popcorn."

    This is all very cool Lothar! Have great fun! / Jim

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    This is just fantastic. More photos, please. Or is there any chance of a video of her under full sail?
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    Congratulations.....she.looks fantastic.
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    Default Pirate ship finally out of the garage and ready for rigging.

    A couple of pics from last night, including some ones of the interior cabin and our 3 boys (daughter is still a little leery of sleeping aboard)....

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    The interior is pretty cool (has storage shelves, full sleeping bunks, tiny galley, etc) and so are the stern lanterns/lights when viewed from shore at night. Apologies for the low quality camera phone pics. The galley popped popcorn was a hit.
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    what fun! I love it.

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    The romance of it all aside, it looks like you put a lot of boat in a compact package. How long and wide is she?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woxbox View Post
    The romance of it all aside, it looks like you put a lot of boat in a compact package. How long and wide is she?

    Roughly.....An 8 foot beam, and just about 23 foot at the waterline. The bowsprit puts her overall length at just under 31'. I'll check the plans tonight.

    It's strange, but for some reason she really looks sleek in the water. We didn't expect that, as we wanted her beamy for stability and roominess. Maybe it is just the rose colored glasses at work?





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    Cant wait for more pics, well done character boat.
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    Here's one taken from shore right after we put up the sails.


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    What an exciting project! This is the kind of thing I could see my wife getting behind... once we have kids. Great attention to detail, sorry if you already answered, but did you design? If not, where did you get the plans?

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    It is a really neat looking boat that clearly involved a lot of work. Congratulations. Hope you and your crew have many happy times with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lothar4550 View Post
    Here's one taken from shore right after we put up the sails.


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    Just a question here is. How close to the wind will she sail? I'll bet there is still a lot of trimming to be done.
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    Congratulation! - I am lost for words! Did you design the hull be yourself aswell or have you taken the lines of an other boat as Basic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin1302 View Post
    Congratulation! - I am lost for words! Did you design the hull be yourself aswell or have you taken the lines of an other boat as Basic?

    Thank you! Stuart Reid was the designer, and did a really good job capturing everything we wanted, and still keeping the look and feel of a late 17th century Pirate Ship. We went back and forth for about 6 months finalizing the plans, and he is a very talented fellow. Pretty funny guy, too!


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    Uber cool!

    Fantastic project , thank you for sharing this .

    I wish you many , many great days and nights aboard your little ship.

    What fun !

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    I soooo want one!

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