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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Mind the over-wraps on those winches, now.
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    Heck, that ain't a Svea, this is a Svea
    Svea_123R.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by John hartmann View Post
    You and Leif beat me too it. The whole "pour fuel on top of the stove to pre-heat it" thing always made me nervous on a stationary rock or picnic table, hard to imagine doing it on a small boat.
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    why no lifelines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Paul for the win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    why no lifelines?
    why would one want to get off?

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    I don't see how it can be a J boat, when it's made of aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torna View Post
    Heck, that ain't a Svea, this is a Svea
    Svea_123R.jpg

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    Yes! Such memories... scorched eyebrows, hot water for the morning coffee, and the blessed silence instantly obtained upon turning the bloody thing off. Grand times...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    why no lifelines?
    The boat is in race mode. They have a chase boat to pick up anyone who goes overboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    I don't see how it can be a J boat, when it's made of aluminum.
    what difference does the materials make? Each J boat is made out of different materials. Few if any remain as they were first built.

    being the biggest at 143' and based on 1937 lines, she is quite a statement. She is a statement of power and wealth - the only factors that j boat owners want to see. a billionaire's race boat if ever there was one.
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    Those black sails should not look so good on an older hull design, but they sure do!

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    yeah - those black sails are sharp on her.

    I was told by someone who really knows that boat - out of all the J Boats she is the stiffest and fastest going to weather.
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    A society predicated on the assumption that everyone in it should want to get rich is not well situated to become either ethical or imaginative.

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    A society predicated on the assumption that everyone in it should want to get rich is not well situated to become either ethical or imaginative.

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    A society predicated on the assumption that everyone in it should want to get rich is not well situated to become either ethical or imaginative.

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    A society predicated on the assumption that everyone in it should want to get rich is not well situated to become either ethical or imaginative.

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    Tom donated the boat to Cal Maritime last year. They in turn leased it to someone who is campaigning her this year (and the foreseeable future).

    I had hoped to get a ride. There is still a chance but it looks like a long shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elf View Post
    The crew should be wearing Hawaiian print shirts in that red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Those black sails should not look so good on an older hull design, but they sure do!
    There I was thinking that those black sails really do highlight the amount the jib luff is sagging between the hanks.

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    I wonder how that U shaped couch in the cockpit holds up under weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Tom donated the boat to Cal Maritime last year. They in turn leased it to someone who is campaigning her this year (and the foreseeable future).

    I had hoped to get a ride. There is still a chance but it looks like a long shot.
    I can't imagine donating that boat away? Who is Tom? When was she built? I am very familiar with Cal Maritime - part of the California State University system which I worked for for 17 years (SFSU). Beautiful boat by the way.

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    Svea 123 was the best camping stove in the 70s(80s?)
    Not only efficient but so beautiful, that women would come to look at it and enjoy it's warmth as well as it's efficient use of energy.
    Mine grew legs in Europe somewhere in 1984, when I loaned it to my future inlaws...... They swear they never borrowed my stove, my back pack, my first aid kit, or my sleeping pad.... Yet they have pictures of the start of their trip with all of these items in the frame.....
    European Hash was much better than home grown Vermont Weed in those days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    I don't see how it can be a J boat, when it's made of aluminum.
    I don't know if any of the big J's were built of wood. Most built of bronze plate or steel, I think. Scrapped during WWII to build tanks, etc.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.
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    I thought Endeavour was the last surviving wooden J. The class page says she's steel and Shamrock is the last surviving wooden J.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    I don't know if any of the big J's were built of wood. Most built of bronze plate or steel, I think. Scrapped during WWII to build tanks, etc.
    Shamrock is wood. all the others, except Svea were "restored". The lead in the keel was used in WW II.

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