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    Madison, WI
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    Being on, in or near the water.

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    Cost Of Custom Race Boats

    It seems pretty clear to me that this was a hypothetical question. Our sport doesn't currently have an equivalent to the frequently iterating custom designs in the quarter and half ton size range. When I think about custom race boats now I immediately assume millions of $, but how many 30' custom race boats built today don't have canting keels, foils, and lots of fiddly composite fittings?
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    WTB: Great Lakes J/130 or J/44

    Thanks all. ProOC I'll keep you in mind if the clients decide to look outside the lakes.
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    WTB: Great Lakes J/130 or J/44

    Thanks Bristol, I agree and that's what I'd do myself. I'm working with some clients who don't have the time in their schedules to do the trip, and aren't interested in paying someone to do it (as of now at least).
  4. I'm trying to track down a J/44 or 130 that's for sale or could be for sale in the Great Lakes. I'm aware of the 130 in Milwaukee, anyone have leads on others in the area? Thanks in advance
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    Cold molded boats, how have they held up?

    Anybody know of any cold molded MORC boats still on the Great Lakes?
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    Show your boat sailing thread

    Great thread! Here are some pics of my Tanzer 26 Dark Star from our cruise to Les Cheneaux islands over the summer
  7. Great, thanks for the info Hike. I am also a big fan of butyl, will pass this along!
  8. Thanks guys, I figured that would be the case but wanted to check. Ajax, I'll look into the forum too.
  9. I was just looking at a Tartan 33 here in WI for a family friend in MI and noticed not insignificant water damage from leaking ports on the interior. Does anyone happen to know if the vertical face of the house is solid glass or cored? I didn't notice any softness in the deck when I was there but the potential buyer is (rightly) concerned that the water damage may indicate water getting into the deck core. This would be much less likely if the sides of the house were solid. Any feedback is appreciated!
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    Production MORC boats

    Thanks guys, that's a lot of good information to keep me busy for a while
  11. I enjoy learning about boat designs and am always looking to what the next boat might be, and I've found that there are many ways that my personal tastes are similar to my understanding of the kind of boats produced to the MORC rule (compact boats w/ relatively long waterlines, comfortable but simple interiors, etc.). Since I wasn't yet alive during the heyday of the rule, I don't really know what boats were being built to compete in it. Custom designs and one-offs can be fascinating, but I'm primarily interested in boats that were production built, but influenced by the rule. Thanks!