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    Anybody around here ever sail a Seabird Yawl?
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    My first cruising boat was a Seabird in 1974. I sailed it up and down the Caribbean from USVI to Grenada a few times. It is well behaved sea boat , balances and self steers . Not fast by modern standards of course. Mine was better looking ... lower cabin.

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    My dad was partners in a Sea Goer Yawl, the big brother to the Seabird. This was when I was a teenager in the 60's. Southern Calif. The boat was slow in a breeze, comfortable, and actually easy to sail. There were no winches at all on our boat so that part was a little tough. When the wind came up it got an hellacious weather helm.

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    Jeff, How do you pronounce “ hellacious” ?
    Im not being a grammar Nazi , I’m trying to say ‘ellacious.

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    Two of my friends once sailed a SeaBird Yawl to Hawaii. By the time they arrived they hated each other and never spoke to or saw one and other ever again! L Francis Herreshoff made a comparison between the SeaBird and the H28 in his book "Sensible Cruising Designs". Makes one appreciate the H28 a bit more after reading it. If this boat passes survey, the price is right for a knock about cruiser. Certainly a bit of nostalgic appeal in that little boat! I would prefer having the mizzen back in her! It will afford better balance and down wind performance can be achieved with that hull form using the original rig. I would also get rid of that, extra long, nose pole. Thomas Flemming Day, knew what he was doing when he disigned her with Mower.
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    is this the same boat ??



    seems a bit unusual to name the boat after the builder..
    strange history here too:
    http://ottawacitizen.com/storyline/m...n-ottawa-river

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    Not to make fun out of tragedy but, a good percent of men who drown at sea are found with their britches unzipped.
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    That’s what the gd mizzen shrouds are for .
    I always felt about safety at sea , motion of the vessel trumps pfd’s , lifelines, mob kits, etc. Seabird has a very smooth , predictable motion... and mizzen shrouds to put in the hook of your elbow while making bubbles ( as does my Venus).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Jeff, How do you pronounce “ hellacious” ?
    Im not being a grammar Nazi , I’m trying to say ‘ellacious.

    From an online dictionary: he-ˈlā-shəs

    Although I've always said the word: hell - a - sushs. Emphasising the hell part. If that makes sense....

    In regards to the weather helm... one can substitute: tillers-pulling-so-much-I'm gonna have longer arms and shorter legs soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    That’s what the gd mizzen shrouds are for .
    I always felt about safety at sea , motion of the vessel trumps pfd’s , lifelines, mob kits, etc. Seabird has a very smooth , predictable motion... and mizzen shrouds to put in the hook of your elbow while making bubbles ( as does my Venus).
    I was told once by the captain of an offshore tug, "Piss right into the lee scuppers behind the bulwarks... Stay on board"
    On my own boat unless it is flat calm, I use the bucket. A split second of inattention is all it takes.

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    A friend is a retired USAF rescue swimmer. ( Actually one of the guys featured in The Perfect Storm). He says the same thing: recovered bodies with their flies open.

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    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

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    Article / CBC

    Sad story.

    On Facebook, Cozzette said he had owned the boat for close to 22 years.
    "She's a labour of love," he wrote.

    So, what's the nautical superstition regarding boats whose owners died while sailing them (or who may have fallen off of them while sailing then, and then died)? Is the boat cursed?

    Oh hey, look at this ...
    https://www.woodenboat.com/register-...lmo-earleywine

    I wonder if Cozzette was a forumite.
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    I've been solo sailing Drake a lot in the past few years.

    I use a bucket while safely within the cockpit.

    And have the dinghy on a long line astern.

    A friend of mine fell off his sailboat and had to swim halfway across the Georgia Straits.

    Made me change my direction, so to speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeadon View Post
    Anybody around here ever sail a Seabird Yawl?
    Yep. Two are three, actually, in both real wood and plywood. Decent boats for what they are. Nice little coastal cruisers if you don't need to sleep six with two heads.

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    As for taking a whizz at sea, I used to prefer the lee shrouds, but when you are all bundled up in foul weather gear you have to be remarkably endowed to accomplish the task neatly. Of course, if you have a self-bailing cockpit, the issue becomes moot unless you've got offendable crew aboard. A trick I learned from a single hander was to acquire one of those "ducks" they use in hospitals for pissing in when bedridden. They are far more convenient than a bucket and can be emptied over the rail with one hand without leaving the cockpit, unlike a bucket. Next time you visit a sick friend in the hospital, I'd suggest nicking one of the disposable plastic ones that always seem to be laying around.

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    Don't do it from the bowsprit

    Entering Gustavia , St Barts in 1975.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Cleek View Post
    As for taking a whizz at sea, I used to prefer the lee shrouds, but when you are all bundled up in foul weather gear you have to be remarkably endowed to accomplish the task neatly. Of course, if you have a self-bailing cockpit, the issue becomes moot unless you've got offendable crew aboard. A trick I learned from a single hander was to acquire one of those "ducks" they use in hospitals for pissing in when bedridden. They are far more convenient than a bucket and can be emptied over the rail with one hand without leaving the cockpit, unlike a bucket. Next time you visit a sick friend in the hospital, I'd suggest nicking one of the disposable plastic ones that always seem to be laying around.
    Just cut the bottom off any plastic bottle that has a molded in handle. (Save the cap!) Also makes a handy bailer for small boats.

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    Bruce...my eyes !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    Bruce...my eyes !!!!
    That is my infamous older brother John about 1968. We were all butt naked then in the VI.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=john...jb1vzy1u7ZAhVO

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