Illegal Smile

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    College Park, MD
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    Sailing, music, books, bacon

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    Gaff Rigs

    Yep! I did both. I'm still figuring out the trim...the shrouds are swept aft enough that it really limits how far out you can ease the main. She'll go like a house afire on a reach, and does surprisingly well to weather, but going DDW is not great. I wind up gybing downwind to keep up boat speed. I'd be interested to see what a small symmetrical spinnaker would do.
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    Gaff Rigs

    I've been enjoying my gaff rig. Still figuring out the sail trim, though. Please excuse the mainsail crease; I fixed it right after the photo was taken.
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    Fall Cruising on the Chesapeake

    I’m sure @Ajax will post more photos but here’s one taken by his bride of us crossing the finish line in the “race.” All in all a terrific weekend.
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    Barefoot RAID

    Dammit y’all I’m boat-poor as it is. Stop showing me interesting boats on the West Coast, unless I can crash on your couch when my wife throws me out for buying another one!
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    Barefoot RAID

    Two questions: a) How would one go about shipping a trailered Welsford Pathfinder from the US East Coast to the start? b) Does Ajax want to come with?
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    Florence

    It just moved significantly on the last breaking wave. I give it an hour.
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    Florence

    This cockpit vid is pretty great. These folks appear to know exactly what they're doing, and it's fun to watch them work. Even more cool when you consider all the measurements being taken in the back.
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    Florence

    Yeah, but they said no to Kent Island Sailor this morning. I'm just surprised that they rescinded the coverage when the cone moved...I hope they don't try to do the same since the cone moved after they approved my haul but before it happened...
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    Florence

    Strange. I'm in the West River; called them yesterday morning and they said no coverage, so I called them from my dinghy right after the 5PM Hurricane Center update and they approved the claim and sent me a claim # immediately. Boat was hauled this morning. Is it because the cone changed with today's updates?
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    Selling a boat - reverse auction?

    Ad is up! http://sailinganarchy.com/classifieds/show-ad/?id=3863 I decided to go biweekly on the price drops. Let the experiment begin....
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    Selling a boat - reverse auction?

    14k
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    Florence

    This is the forecast from Windy for next Friday evening. 50+ kt northwesterly winds at the mouth of the Bay, plus lots of extra rain seems like it would mean significant flooding? What’s most concerning for the Mid-Atlantic is that all the models show an immediate hook to the northeast after landfall, taking this beast right over the region regardless of what part of the coast takes the first hit.
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    Selling a boat - reverse auction?

    I think this is a valid way to look at it, but it seems like the worst that could happen is that no one buys the boat before I hit my reserve, or absolute lowest number I want to sell for? I understand the difference between the following of the Centaurs and the Ericsons, but the E35-2 is a fairly well-respected and well-reviewed model, and this boat has a lot going for it that other models of the same age and length might not, including a Yanmar diesel with less than 900 hours. I guess I could see someone looking at 27-footers being interested if they could get something a bit bigger for even money. I'll be paying winter storage in a coupla months, so it seems like a decent gamble to take.
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    Selling a boat - reverse auction?

    Good question. Haven’t thought of it. I imagine we could freeze the price at the point someone indicates they want to buy, pending survey, and then continue the auction if the sale doesn’t go through?
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    Selling a boat - reverse auction?

    Thanks Dylan...did you have a particular system you used? EBay or something else?