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About redboat

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  • Birthday 06/26/1949

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  1. redboat

    1000 Daze at Sea

    Unsurprisingly Stowe is still scratching and clawing for relevance. Always underappreciated and the victim he continues to not understand why publishers and other media aren't throwing themselves at him. Boat rots and inheritance dwindles but he still has a couple of starry eyed friends in NY who get him some ink in the NY Times. Hey Cruising World, no story here, move along. There are many far more deserving and contemporary sailors/voyagers that merit the hype.
  2. redboat

    Drunkenness is likely to prevail

    Actually, mostly out-of-staters driving over the line, loading multiple shopping carts of booze into their vehicles and going back home. What I personally find troubling, being a non-smoker, are the folks who purchase a shopping cart of cartons of cigarettes. Somewhat amazed New Hampshire hasn't added marijuana as a revenue source. NH is a peculiar state.
  3. redboat

    Drunkenness is likely to prevail

    NH State Liquor Store volume is incredible. Nearly every highway border crossing features a Welcome To New Hampshire sign and a State Store. For example, one size container of one brand, Hennessey's 750ml bottle, sold 109,000 CASES per annum. So, come to NH. Buy your booze, cigarettes and fireworks thereby allowing us to continue to have no income or sales tax.
  4. redboat

    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    "ANNORING". What a wonderful creation. And truly appropriate. Who ever said this site wasn't edumacational?
  5. redboat

    Die! Die! Die!

    Add a blooper. That stabiiized everything.......not. And made jibing so much easier especially if a sailmaker convinced the owner that a staysail underneath it all would help too
  6. redboat

    J35 Anarchist

    Thanks GW. What I wanted to hear. Nice pics. You make it look sooooo easy. Attracted to the J35 because it simply doesn't seem to have any bad manners. Or at least fewer than comparable boats.
  7. redboat

    J35 Anarchist

    Can the J35 be sailed reasonably well with just a main? Of course it can, but with any pace or control? Thinking about leisurely singlehanding, short deliveries, etc. Or due to the large foretriangle, must it have a little bit of cloth on the pointy end?
  8. redboat

    ski season 2020

    Thanks. Will sen you a message. They were all out biking and hiking out of Dillon and Glenwood Springs last year but 9000 ft is different than 11,000 at Copper.
  9. redboat

    So called "wicking" polyester shirts??

    True, the king of wicking fabrics and technology's valued input would be helpful to settle this bit. He's always been straight up about the varied advantages/disadvantages. All fabrics have their time and place in spite of the claims of universal applicability that their marketing departments promote. Conditions we experience vary so widely that one fabric simply couldn't do it all.
  10. redboat

    Russell Purdock...anyone remember?

    Wondered how the fine citizens of Clearlake could harbor and essentially condone the behaviors of Perdock. Don't have to look to far: Seems it may be just the sort of place where the "good ol boy" network could thrive and sustain one of their kind.
  11. redboat

    Spencer 44

    Thanks to all for your input. Great boat blt won't fit the bill. Moving on ..........
  12. redboat

    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    If they weren't doing the self promotional Patreon thing I would think them simply innocent, young and stoopid. Many of us somehow survived ill informed youthful adventures. They're not hurting anyone, willing to freeze they're butts off, eat cheap junk and pursue a goal of some sort. Builds character......most of the time. Far more honor in that than kids travelling/adventuring on the parent's dime and bailing to a resort when the going gets tough. Having said that, the names Gomer and Squeaky are perfect. Carry on.
  13. redboat

    US Toboggan Nationals!

    Another Lincoln Gap sledding vid. Purposebuilt sled. Run with GPS showing speed. 43 mph max. Still prefer the POS $5 plastic sled.
  14. redboat

    ski season 2020

    Obvious and sensible ski selection thought. Overnighting 3/5 and 3/6 at Village Square. Skiing 3/5, 3/6 and 3/7. The more I look at the options, Loveland looks less and less appealing on the way back 3/7. Son and his kids love glade skiing (Mad River Glen is their regular haunt) so that's what hey will probably seek,