Forestdawg

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About Forestdawg

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    The Hinterlands
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    VOR, R2AK, Getting an old boat back on the water, paddling about.

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  1. Forestdawg

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Point taken, though the 4'-ish draft seems to be OK among Georgian Bay sailors. Sailed a Mirage 27 with a 4.33" draft up through those islands once, I was on the bow with a lead line and we only bumped once... Really, I'm just a sucker for the woodwork.
  2. Forestdawg

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    If I didn't have to buy a new car, I'd be very tempted by this Vindo 40 in Wiarton, Ontario. Not common in North America but my bit of research shows that they are very well-built vessels with good sailing characteristics. If you don't mind a bit of varnishing now and then. And it is 31', not 40. That refers the sail area somehow. Swedish thing, I guess. Price is in Canuckistanian currency: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/city-of-toronto/sailboat-vindo-40/1334392389
  3. Forestdawg

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    That's a really well done video and great recap for "the team that almost was."
  4. Forestdawg

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Regarding the King on Brunel video: Witt is fine form, "G,day mate, nice to meet you."
  5. Forestdawg

    Women of the VOR in the New York Times

    Marie's portrait is included in the article. It states that there were 22 women sailing in the race and there are 13 images, so maybe not everyone was available. In any case, very interesting read and great images.
  6. Forestdawg

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    What a fantastic edition to follow, and so much more so with all the insight and entertainment provided here. Ups, downs and all around the world. Congratulations to all the sailors in the VOR, hope you get some sleep.
  7. Forestdawg

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    You should just start drinking at home, much easier that way.
  8. Forestdawg

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Final four boats now within a mile of each other on the DTL, that would be something to see live and in person.
  9. Forestdawg

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    If I had $5 for every time BB has said "of course" in this edition, I could retire.
  10. Forestdawg

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Translate please.
  11. Forestdawg

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Holy crap, imagine trying to function in this environment on little to no sleep:
  12. Forestdawg

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Yep, still there. When I click the link I get a still image of Mapfre trucking along. Strange.
  13. Forestdawg

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Just noticed a new tab in the raw content page called "live from the heli." Only one image there at this point but could be worth keeping an eye on for us image junkies: https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/12363.html
  14. Forestdawg

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Ha, the Canadians are fast, eh, Stief. You are up early.
  15. Forestdawg

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    If you are awake, there is live coverage from the Outer Hebrides on FB: