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    Default Svelte

    The R boat “Pirate”, shown here at the CWB. I really wanted to credit the photographer, but couldn’t find it. If anyone knows, it would be nice to give them props.

    On race days out here in a field of fairly usual looking modern race boats, it’s always easy to spot Pirate, mostly due to her looks, but also she is usually out front.

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    It looks awfully fragile to me.
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    Default Re: Svelte

    Most thoroughbreds are fragile. It looks wet to me.

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    Default Re: Svelte

    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    It looks wet to me.
    sexy to me

    wet and sexy
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Svelte

    The pirates almost 100 years old. Can't be too fragile
    What's not on a boat costs nothing, weighs nothing, and can't break

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    Default Re: Svelte

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    The pirates almost 100 years old. Can't be too fragile
    Must have been sailed on flat water.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    She races a lot out here in the Sound. Not exactly an offshore crossing, but not always flat either. Wish I could get a picture of her pointing. She usually gets a few degrees on everyone. (An iphone camera just doesn’t do it.)

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    I've watched her sail in 4-5 ft waves - which isn't precisely flat. She definitely is wet though.

    Freakin' gorgeous boat.
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