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  1. Craigslist - Not mocking

    Just happened upon this. The Admiral is unlikely to allow this one to follow me home, but.... Craigslist ad
  2. Coolboats to admire

    I like this varnish repository:
  3. Asym's on boats designed for symetrical kites

    How many does it take to really fly a sym kite on your boat? I find we can do it reasonably double-handed - not the fastest gybes, but not completely terrible.
  4. What is this masty little beamer?

    I think Bryanjb has Gemini's big sister Joli - a C&C Custom 61. But she lives on the Great Lakes, so "check!" on the freshwater question. I make sure not to let Gemini see any photos of Joli. Can't let her get jealous. But looking at dates... Joli must have been re-wired by PJ in 1982... but she was built in 1974... must be a story there somewhere!
  5. Show your boat sailing thread

    Looking good! Interested - what can you tell me about that genoa?
  6. Spirit-33' s&s

    Decent photos, cool boat. Was this meant for the coolboats to admire thread? I could see it there. But I'm not buying photos of someone else's boat like this...
  7. Show your boat sailing thread

    Nothing wrong with thread drift! I'm not sure the mast step has much to do with turtling. But my old '82 Starwind Buccaneer would lie down nicely when capsized - and righting wasn't bad. My newer '94 Nickels Buccaneer is a different beast. It's nice and tightly sealed. The hull rides quite high when capsized, which means that the open mast quickly fills with water and turtles readily. I can't right it myself - I need to hang on the centerboard with my big crew to do it.
  8. Show your boat sailing thread

    Coming to Buccaneer North Americans? Next week, and the long range forecast is promising! I'll be there with Red Ryder.
  9. Bye Bye to AGM

    Darned blog is blocked at work. Will read up when I'm home. Thanks!
  10. Coolboats to admire

    Looks like you nailed it! Interesting that the mizzen isn't even hoisted in that pic, while they most likely racing.
  11. Coolboats to admire

    And here's something a little more "shippy"
  12. Coolboats to admire

    Not quite sure what to think of this one:
  13. Coolboats to admire

    This is a forum where there are people who appreciate heavy-displacement cruisers. Not sure what this one is, but it's definitely big and heavy:
  14. Coolboats to admire

    And speaking of mast-less boats, here's a big swan with no rig:
  15. Coolboats to admire

    Here are some candidate coolboats seen at the marina. This one might be cooler with a rig. Lots of foredeck acreage.