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    Default Wow. Just wow.

    Re-naming straits as necessary.

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    Re-naming straits as necessary.

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    yes WOW

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    switters needs this boat, screw the scamp
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I saw that on craigs list but I think I'll keep the Potter 15 for a while.

    The sail looks pretty sweet.
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    If you put that on a hull you'll really have something.

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    Looks like it is on an inland reservoir far from prime sailing water . Who knows the builder might have designed it specifically for a reservoir he knows well might be ok to get out on the water for a weekend now and then when winds are light . I've had some good memories aboard humble craft .
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    So does it come with the plans for the front half?

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    Ugly, I wouldn't be caught on it dead.
    Unless it was chained to a dock.
    Then I'd paint it camo to hide it.

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    these are the plans http://www.duckworksbbs.com/product-...anexplorer.htm
    it suits a particular purpose, and the resale as a % of total cost will probably end up better then most wooden boats

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    LoL, you shocked no-fun guys. It's built to Perttu's Ocean Explorer design... He has had much fun sailing small lakes in Finland with it taking his son camping and written some funny blurbs about it. Cute boat. I try not to dump on anyone's aesthetic choices.

    Looks like this one might be stretched.

    Here we go: OozeGooze http://www.duckworksbbs.com/product-p/pk-oozegoose.htm
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    Down right dangerous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by callsign222 View Post
    LoL, you shocked no-fun guys. It's built to Perttu's Ocean Explorer design... He has had much fun sailing small lakes in Finland with it taking his son camping and written some funny blurbs about it. Cute boat. I try not to dump on anyone's aesthetic choices.
    That's my reaction as well--with the further comment that choices get made for other reasons than aesthetics. There is a great deal of satisfaction to be derived from boats outside the norm, that push simplicity and even a somewhat contrarian aesthetic, as if to say, "I'm having more fun than you, and I spent a lot less money, and I don't complain if someone says 'behind' instead of 'abaft' on (not aboard) my boat!"

    I like it. For what it is, not for what it "should" be.

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    any pics of a gooseberry 13?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    These make excellent transportation.

    Re-naming straits as necessary.

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    I had a cousin who had BOTH of these at the same time. TRUE STORY. A gremlin and a pacer.
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    She also wore one of these. This was about 1976. I would KILL for a photo of her driving one of those AMC products wearing this:

    Re-naming straits as necessary.

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    I can certainly appreciate the utility and the labor that went into that boat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by davebrown View Post
    I had a cousin who had BOTH of these at the same time. TRUE STORY. A gremlin and a pacer.
    How did she tell them apart?

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    The trailer looks nicely done. In fact the boat looks to be nicely finished too. If it's fit for purpose, OK, I guess I'm good with it.

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    It's cool. A Goose with a cabin. Why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    It's cool. A Goose with a cabin. Why not?

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    (the PBR hat is a fun hat too, that belongs on a fun boat)

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    Horses for courses, gentlemen.
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    I like it. The Oz Goose it is based on sails just dandy.
    "OozeGooze´s idea was to make a boat that should be relative easy and fast to build. The box shape hull gives roomy cockpit and space for two to sleep inside cabin."

    I know a lot of box boat builders, and they are just as proud of their boats as anyone else. And many of them would never have built a boat if it weren't for these types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davebrown View Post
    I had a cousin who had BOTH of these at the same time. TRUE STORY. A gremlin and a pacer.
    Hey...they make GREAT terrariums!

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    OMG

    Do it haz a Rutter? (or too?)

    Izzit that HotRod has downsized and got rid of the Kawasaki?

    WAIT!!

    Is theis really being vendificated by Lil Murray???





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    You could sail the Texas 200 in a boat like that.
    You'd fit right in. People would be darned jealous i reckon.
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    Sailing my paradox has not only been a huge amount of fun, she has taken me places conventional boats can't get to. If she has taught me anything it is that being open minded about weirdarse designs can be really worthwhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Three Cedars View Post
    Looks like it is on an inland reservoir far from prime sailing water . Who knows the builder might have designed it specifically for a reservoir he knows well might be ok to get out on the water for a weekend now and then when winds are light . I've had some good memories aboard humble craft .
    Well said.

    Chatfield Reservoir, just outside of Denver, very busy during the summer weekends.

    Much like my local reservoir getting a camp site for a nice summer weekend starts 180 days earlier than the day you want. You can however, just anchor for the night in your boat anytime. This guy has a boat that he can trailer easily and spend the day or an overnight in. I went in a different direction to get to the same place but his is very purpose driven for what I would assume he is doing with the boat.
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