Alan Crawford

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About Alan Crawford

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  • Birthday 04/22/1964

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    Bozeman, Montana
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    Sailing small boats & backcountry skiing

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  1. Alan Crawford

    Need info about Van Zandt sails for Thistle

    Dale - you’re learning there’s no such thing as a free sailboat! Those are really old design Thistle sails so of very limited value. Do you live near a local Thistle fleet? If so, check them out and arrange to crew. You’ll learn a lot and have fun and really decide if a Thistle is the boat for you. In my opinion the Thistle is a great boat both for racing (top competition with some really great sailers) and simply having fun on the water. Very fast in light wind; great rides off the wind when it’s blowing but can be a handful. It’s not for everyone so connect with some locals and give it a try. If you look on the Thistle class web site classified section you’ll find several older glass boats at a very reasonable price that can get you on the water immediately. But, as stated above, don’t purchase anything until you’ve had a chance to sail on a Thistle and others.
  2. Alan Crawford

    Sail Track

    Try West Coast Sailing in Portland, OR
  3. Alan Crawford

    Whoa - Classic 1947 International Fourteen

    Dave - I’ve done a lot of work on the hot molded hull of my 1946 Thistle. Send a pm with your email. I’m about to take off for China so no email for a couple days
  4. Alan Crawford

    boat advice requested

    I agree 100% with comments about how the Weta sails having owned / sailed one. If you can leave the boat rigged on its dolly, you can be sailing faster than it takes to rig a Laser. If you’re always trailering from home setup does take some time. Also pay attention to the design of the trailer / dolly with regards to getting the dolly off the trailer and speeding up the time to sailing.
  5. Alan Crawford

    Kiwi's AC tri foiler ???

    Plenty of discussion about that boat over in America's Cup anarchy in this thread:
  6. Alan Crawford

    Kiwi's AC tri foiler ???

    It’s a smaller prototype of the UK AC boat (Team INEOS).
  7. Alan Crawford

    Square heads

    Not sure about dinghys but take a look at some 30 square meter rigs and a couple 12 meters from 1980 (UK boat and then Australia).
  8. Alan Crawford

    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    The Society should check out the following thread in Fix-it Anarchy.
  9. Alan Crawford

    Lamest sailing ad ever

    I know this is a sailing site but couldn't resist posting this link. Near the end the Tortolla part becomes evident.
  10. Alan Crawford

    Lamest sailing ad ever

    My initial thoughts but then realized that 1) boat is making forward progress from an obvious motor and 2) sails are properly bent on. The caveat is that during his present "stay" in Vietnam, Rimas has learned a few things...
  11. Alan Crawford

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Not mocking this one either but this tread seemed the best to post (maybe there is something over in Ocean Racing Anarchy.....?)
  12. Alan Crawford


    Nice looking boat. My “fleet” is to large to consider another addition. I sailed a Viper 640 in the Big Arm area of Flathead a few seasons ago. Good luck selling!
  13. Alan Crawford

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    A 30 square meter stored near Seattle, WA See also:
  14. Alan Crawford

    Craigslist Finds

    A nice looking Force 5 in the Atlanta area for $1350.
  15. Alan Crawford

    Craigslist Finds

    Moth (Asassin) in the Seattle area for $4500