Alan Crawford

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About Alan Crawford

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    Bozeman, Montana
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    Sailing small boats & backcountry skiing

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  1. Alan Crawford

    shipping sport boat SF to NY

    Second this recommendation. See:
  2. Alan Crawford

    Craigslist Finds

    Here's the wooden Thistle that's in Twin Falls, ID. looks in so-so shape for an old woodie and hard to tell what is lurking under the painted hull and painted (?) cockpit. A full restoration would be required to bring back to tip-top shape. No number listed. Trailer looks pretty good. Could be a good find but $3500 is way too high (especially for wooden mast and boom). Wonder if they will sell the accumulated water and leaves also? First Thistle was built in 1945; my two-digit woodie was built in 1946. 17 feet long.
  3. Alan Crawford

    The Megabyte thread

    People are occasionally looking for a Megabyte. There are presently two listed in the SA Classifieds - one in California and one in Florida.
  4. Alan Crawford

    Craigslist Finds

    Sorry for the late reply. Snow has been quite good lately..... The posting is down so either sold or no longer for sale. Happy New Years!
  5. Alan Crawford

    Choosing first dinghy. Laser 2k?

    Weta trimaran fits your requirements nicely. The main thing with a Weta is being able to keep the boat rigged and ready to sail - in that mode going sailing is easier than with a Laser. If you must assemble / disassemble each time you go sailing, that takes time. There's a good thread in Multihull Anarchy:
  6. Alan Crawford

    Headknocker on a dinghy

    @Tinknice looking boat in the picture above. What is it?
  7. Alan Crawford

    ski season 2020

    For those in the Northeast, Sunday River is ready to go!
  8. Alan Crawford


    Wooden Dragon restoration in Ontario, Canada.
  9. Alan Crawford

    Craigslist Finds

    A UFO in Rhode Island for $5900
  10. Alan Crawford

    Craigslist Finds

    A Raider for $1800 in Rhode Island
  11. Alan Crawford

    Finn Class making friends?

    Those in the US interested in cost of Finns, check out: Joe can set you up in anything from a nice $4,000 boat to a brand new $20,000+ ready to sail. He can handle all of the import stuff into the US and maybe even arrange a delivery to your location. I think that Joe had a good "starter" Finn in the US at least a few weeks ago. Contact him. Great guy. @onepointfivethumbs can add his significant expertise but with the right mast and sail 190 is not "extremely" lightweight.
  12. Alan Crawford

    Fduck Foiling!

    @BobBillYou've probably found this site but if not, pretty cool: and I think one thing that makes our sport so great is that we can go from these beautiful classic wooden Stars to the most high tech carbon foiling AC75's. It's all sailing.
  13. @Schnurrp Sounds like you're having a good season. +1 on the recommendations to connect with some Thistle sailers in your area. You'll learn a lot. You would have to consult the "Green book" regarding reefing but I'm pretty sure there is no restriction on reefing the main while racing. I've seen boats do this in Thistle races - especially upwind and then they shake out the reef downwind. You can probably find an article somewhere in an old Bagpipe. Singlehanding in 15+ is simply a matter of not enough weight.
  14. Alan Crawford

    Craigslist Finds

    Johnson Mini Scow? MC does not have a daggerboard which the boat in question has.
  15. Alan Crawford

    Craigslist Finds

    This is one that would be interesting to have a closer look. Perhaps worth saving....