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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Thanks John, a good possibility! But I can't find an Eclipse trailersailer on BoatSales, is there another name ?
    https://www.boatsales.com.au/boats/com-pac/ cheers Peter.
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    Thanks John, it even looks acceptable !

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Yes, everything from 4 meter aluminium plus outboard to 45 foot trawlers. I prefer quietness and polluting for pleasure isn't high on my list. Workboats , certainly. Pleasure boats , no.
    Totally with you in a preference for sail, but it seems a bit harsh to call power boats 'polluting' when our sail powered boats are not exactly ecologically sound, and increasingly I see a future of 'quiet' power boats with the rise of electric motors and much improved batteries (which could be charged by renewable power).

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    Another discussion I think Small Boats, but I was quoting a book title. "Polluting for Pleasure". At this stage I think my JIM will suffice for some time.

    That said I can imagine some useful modifications to make her more suitable for long along shore voyages.
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    Default Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    What makes the most sense, cents, and eco-sense to me is. Use Jim as your normal trailer boat. Then charter a boat for extended cruising.

    Nice rambleing thread though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Another discussion I think Small Boats, but I was quoting a book title. "Polluting for Pleasure". At this stage I think my JIM will suffice for some time.

    That said I can imagine some useful modifications to make her more suitable for long along shore voyages.
    Ooooohhhh... I didn't pick up on the intertextuality. Hadn't heard of that book, think I'll check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt young View Post
    What makes the most sense, cents, and eco-sense to me is. Use Jim as your normal trailer boat. Then charter a boat for extended cruising.

    Nice rambleing thread though.
    I like building though Matt, the original aim was to discover a design buildable in wood but it has veered off to some rather nice glass designs.
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    After 26 pages, i would say this will be the last one from me, but who knows this thread would have had such legs?



    Didi 29 Retro. https://www.dixdesign.com/29Retrodidi.htm
    Well within your trailer capacity! The 26 would probably be a better fit for a solo sailer, with some thought to raising the mast. Despite the light weight, engineered for off-shore use. I have yet to see a trailer set up for self launch-recovery of an exposed bulb keel though.

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    The Didi 23 keel description...... Two Keel Options

    The standard keel is a vertical dropkeel with a 350kg bulb on the end of the high aspect foil. It is lifted by a tackle system led to a cabintop winch. Fully retracted, the bulb remains below the hull, with a draft of 0,5m. Sailing draft is 1.7m. The bulb can be done in either a simple vertical sided foil section for owner casting or a torpedo shape for professional casting.

    We have a fixed keel option as well. This uses a hollow aluminum casing for the foil, constructed over tubular inner framing and fitted with the same bulb options as the lifting keel. The casing is bolted through the hull bottom to an aluminum support box, which is bolted to the internal structure of the hull.

    Rudder options are a fixed blade or a rudder box with daggerboard blade. Both are transom hung on conventional pintles.

    The cockpit and bridgedeck together are 2.6m long, giving plenty of space for working the boat while racing or socialising or sunning when cruising. The only winches on the boat are a pair of 16:1 self-tailers on the cabintop. They are located where they can be operated from the companionway, the bridgedeck or the weather rail. They are oversized to ease keel handling so sail trimming will be a cinch.

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    Default Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    From another thread, this looks a lot like a Peter boat.
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    It does, a bit bigger though. Do you know what design that is Phil?
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    Default Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    Nope

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    Default Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    Which thread was it on ?
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    Default Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    Wasnt that Thadds boat?

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    Default Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    It does, a bit bigger though. Do you know what design that is Phil?

    That is Sally. Canoeyawl's boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaraborgcraft View Post
    Wasnt that Thadds boat?
    Sea Harmony, a much larger boat than Peter's considering, but an excellent sea boat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jpatrick View Post
    That is Sally. Canoeyawl's boat.
    Yes, I should have recognised her but haven't seen a photo of Sally from that quarter before.
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    Default Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    I see Chebacco 25's weigh one ton.



    http://www.chebacco.com/category/chebacco-25/
    Last edited by Edward Pearson; 07-02-2018 at 08:14 AM.

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    Default Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    Good call Ed. Could probably be done in strip plank also.

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    Lots of waterline too. The builder used the rig from Martha Jane.

    Last edited by Edward Pearson; 07-02-2018 at 07:17 AM.

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