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  1. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    https://newlondon.craigslist.org/boa/d/bristol-channel-cutter/6415881104.html Evidently the owner would like actual $$ in exchange for this vessel.
  2. The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Agreed - build your coat with the gloss regardless, then finish with your choice for the last coat or two. That's what the old school wood floor guy told me when he stripped and re-finished the floors in my house. Oh, and he would say go oil-based; he seemed to think that the more the EPA was afraid of the product, the happier his customers would be in a few years.
  3. Hallberg Rassy 41 - Sailing Characteristics

    Everything is relative. El Jefe circumnavigated in his Baba 40 Ketch and seems to think the boat is the bee's knees.
  4. Christmas gift ideas?

  5. Craigslist - Not mocking

    In my opinion, this one falls squarely between "mocking" and "not mocking". The text is definitely in the "mocking" column. It's got one of those "danforf" anchors. The boat, however... has possibilities. https://hartford.craigslist.org/boa/d/1935-fellows-and-stewart/6376007568.html
  6. Something different for CA

    It's been 3 1/2 months. Must be perfect PNW power boating season. Bump.
  7. Hard vs soft dinghy

    This brings up an important question: if the sober crocodile eats the dumb drunk guy, is there sufficient residual alcohol present to get the croc drunk?
  8. My newest project

    I'm still feeling like this thread is being neglected. Are there more pron pics of the boat sailing? Stories of doing a shakedown in monsoon conditions? We need to know!
  9. Replacing standing rigging w/ boat in water

    Now I'm following with interest... though my rod is in pretty good shape right now. New uppers a few years ago. Lowers all re-headed at the top, just need to have the lowers re-headed at the bottom next year, and maybe backstay re-headed in the future. Like to keep rod if I can.
  10. 8 Bells for George Cuthbertson

    Thank you, George.
  11. Craigslist - Not mocking

    No, I don't want to go for a road trip. If I did that it would be far too likely to follow me home. And I need that boat like I need a hole in the head.
  12. Coolboats to admire

    Keeping on the topic of coolboats with split rigs, we have a few shots of one that we saw in Essex CT this past weekend. My guest crew spotted her in the mooring field as Gemini was leaving the mooring: On the transom, she is "SPIRIT" from Newport. I believe she qualifies as a coolboat to admire.
  13. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    During Gemini's penultimate race this season, we raced against an interesting variety of vessels. We were racing up and down the Connecticut River in Essex, so Gemini never had much of a chance against the little boats, and ended whatever chance we had when we trapped a genoa sheet under the spin pole and started floating backwards when trying to round the leeward mark. Painful. But more painful than that was that Toad finished ahead of us on corrected time. Please see Toad below. A fine example of an Evelyn Poitin 24. In general, I really like Bob Evelyn's boats, but this one just made me want to submit it for group admiration here. Admirable features definitely include the fact that the owner removed the inboard and took his PHRF penalty for that extra light-air racing edge.
  14. 1985 C&C 37 CB

  15. Craigslist - Not mocking

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

    I like this varnish repository:
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. Show your boat sailing thread

    Looking good! Interested - what can you tell me about that genoa?
  20. 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...
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Bye Bye to AGM

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

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

    And here's something a little more "shippy"