Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wrocław, Poland
    Posts
    13,484

    Default Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    I hear there may be an upcoming article in Small Boats of interest to some here.

    The usual suspects were involved...

    6.jpg

    And some of the usual places...

    2.jpg

    Nice places...

    3.jpg
    Ponoszenie konsekwencji!

    www.tompamperin.com

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wrocław, Poland
    Posts
    13,484

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    A good time was had by all...

    4.jpg

    Some sailing...

    5.jpg

    Some rowing...

    7.jpg

    And some aimless wandering ashore...

    8.jpg
    Ponoszenie konsekwencji!

    www.tompamperin.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2021
    Location
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    58

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Looking forward to it!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2022
    Location
    Traverse City, MI, USA
    Posts
    71

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Next month? I'm glad I can still read at least one more of your sailing tales before you headed off into parts unknown (and by that I mean I know you moved somewhere in Europe but I can't remember where).

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wrocław, Poland
    Posts
    13,484

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Quote Originally Posted by AJBTC View Post
    Next month?
    Inshallah.

    Tom
    Ponoszenie konsekwencji!

    www.tompamperin.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    5,691

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Definitely looking forward to this one!
    - Chris

    Any single boat project will always expand to encompass the set of all possible boat projects.

    Life is short. Go boating now!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wrocław, Poland
    Posts
    13,484

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    A few more preview photos. Some nifty easy scrambling:

    10.JPG

    The ubiqitous "inukshuk" style cairns:

    12.JPG

    Lots of just easing along, in no hurry at all:

    15.JPG
    Ponoszenie konsekwencji!

    www.tompamperin.com

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wrocław, Poland
    Posts
    13,484

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Some light airs:

    17.jpg

    This channel was about a mile long:

    18.jpg

    Leading right into this one:


    16.JPG
    Last edited by WI-Tom; 09-23-2022 at 11:20 AM.
    Ponoszenie konsekwencji!

    www.tompamperin.com

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    central cal
    Posts
    24,664

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Some of those photos look very familiar.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wrocław, Poland
    Posts
    13,484

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Some of those photos look very familiar.
    Speaking of which, I have a couple of students who are AMAZING artists (8th grade, and 9th grade). I told them I'd bring in a certain transom-centric print to show off drawn by a certain Forumite... They also draw digitally--not sure if it's the same set-up you use, but very digital.

    Tom
    Ponoszenie konsekwencji!

    www.tompamperin.com

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Chesapeake Bay
    Posts
    386

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Looking forward to it! Your adventures in your brother's Phoenix III really tipped the scale for me when I was sorting through way too many boat plans.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wrocław, Poland
    Posts
    13,484

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Quote Originally Posted by The Jeff View Post
    Looking forward to it! Your adventures in your brother's Phoenix III really tipped the scale for me when I was sorting through way too many boat plans.
    And now I follow your own Phoenix III adventures with equal interest--very cool to see the coastal cruising you've been doing out east.

    Tom
    Ponoszenie konsekwencji!

    www.tompamperin.com

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wrocław, Poland
    Posts
    13,484

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    The article is out--having my second cover shot on Small Boats makes it a little more fun than usual:

    Oct 2022 SBM cover.jpg

    A nice moment for Ross Lillistone's Phoenix III design, too--what a great boat!

    Tom
    Ponoszenie konsekwencji!

    www.tompamperin.com

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Chesapeake Bay
    Posts
    386

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    That was a fun read and the Google map really helps tie everything together. Just out of curiosity I checked and it's 14.5 hours to Killarney from here... not a huge amount more than your 12. Must be some amazing sailing for that kind of drive!


    I found myself nodding my head in agreement at Hen Island. I did a daysail a while back and I've been trying to figure out how to write it up ever since. But basically the trip consisted of ignoring my gut asking if I was about to do something stupid, watching the lee rail dip under water, breaking waves pouring over the windward side to add to the gallons of water sloshing around, and no time to bail or even panic. Eventually I made it through with a newfound respect for mother nature and an appreciation of my boat.


    Do you think your boxed in thwarts helped with water sloshing around? I could definitely feel my much more open First Mate starting to get rather sluggish. How'd your brother's Phoenix III fare in those conditions?

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wrocław, Poland
    Posts
    13,484

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Quote Originally Posted by The Jeff View Post
    That was a fun read and the Google map really helps tie everything together. Just out of curiosity I checked and it's 14.5 hours to Killarney from here... not a huge amount more than your 12. Must be some amazing sailing for that kind of drive!
    You'll never know just how amazing until you make the drive for yourself...

    Quote Originally Posted by The Jeff View Post
    Do you think your boxed in thwarts helped with water sloshing around? I could definitely feel my much more open First Mate starting to get rather sluggish. How'd your brother's Phoenix III fare in those conditions?
    I don't think there was really enough water for sloshing to be much of an issue. It just gave me wet cold feet. Lance reported that he took no water whatsoever in the Phoenix III on that leg of the journey. It really is a much dryer ride than the Alaska, and just feels more capable or forgiving. The Alaska does fine if handled well, but even the designer describes it as "needing a deft hand on the tiller when the wind pipes up." I think that's accurate.

    Where the Alaska's boxed in thwarts really helps is after a capsize. Enough water comes aboard on recovery then for sloshing to be a potential problem, but the way the interior is broken into small compartments (one just behind the mast that's filled with large duffel bags, 1 on each side of the CB case between thwarts, and one just forward of the sternsheets) almost completely eliminates the sloshing effect. This is the one place the Alaska stands out as better than the Phoenix III--it comes up as stable, or even more stable, when filled with water. The Phoenix III comes up wobbly, like you could re-capsize it if you weren't careful. But then, I think the Phoenix III is less likely to capsize in the first place, so it's a tradeoff.

    The reality is, I think both boats can handle more serious conditions than I ever hope to be out in!

    Tom
    Last edited by WI-Tom; 10-22-2022 at 10:25 AM.
    Ponoszenie konsekwencji!

    www.tompamperin.com

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Napier, Hawkes Bay NZ
    Posts
    888

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    A very enjoyable read, thanks Tom.
    The northern shores of lake Huron look to offer an idyllic playground for the sail and oar enthusiast.
    Your article prompted me to look up the Phoenix 111 credentials, a proven design it seems, with a long history encompassing the previous Phoenix designs.
    If and when I decide to take a more serious and adventurist approach to small boat cruising, the Phoenix 111 will be a boat to seriously consider.
    Thanks again.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
    Focus on the effort not the outcome.

    "Don't take life seriously. Either way, you won't make it out alive."

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Southampton Ont. Canada
    Posts
    7,376

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    That was a pretty good read.
    R
    Sleep with one eye open.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    334

    Default Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Thanks, Tom, for a great story!

    - James

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •