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  1. If I’m connecting the that place, at that price, I think you have the right idea with 2-3 hr hour fast sails in flat water and then back to the bar. If you were reliable, a big IF in the islands, Sundays should pay for the boat. Not a lot of growth potential but it should be really fun. Do it and I’ll buy a ride. I’ll send you a pm to see if I have it right.
  2. When Afterburner went for sale in the 30k$ range I did some serious soul searching, I can’t handle that boat... will I have the skills/means before I’m physically not able?... gotta raise my little baby daughter and then seek to answer a question like that.
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    Bottman the only thing we are addicted to is this stupid forum. Merry Christmas, hugs and kisses and cheers to some good sailing mate!
  4. I had seen threads on Indigo before, but I never connected it to the write up on the Stiletto website... damn what a boat! That Tennant Pil beached looked cool in Yachtworld... how did she look up close?
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    I don’t think it would be fun for you to do cocaine right now, too wound up already. I do suggest some magic mushrooms and a pretty sunset hanging out with a dog or a cow. They will understand you I promise. Then maybe the orgy.
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    How about you just take her sailing and take a few pics. Despite the old saying, at this point I’d much prefer a picture over 1000 words.
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    Scary Neel 45 Build Issues

    Wess, Were you aboard the 47’ which the thread has maybe become about? I’ve only been on the 45 at Annapolis... the 47’ somehow looks better in the drone footage, but you know what they can do with cameras, also I’ve had a couple beers.
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    Older fast Aus multies

    Bottman I think your original offer was a kind one, similar to what Multihuller offers with his wonderful Golden Oldies R2AK offers. I also think you are seeing malice where none was intended. It’s already been pointed out to you that charter/renting involves a special type of inspection and insurance. This is a separate and more bureaucratic inspection than your marine survey. In the US it’s called a COI and the boat almost needs to be purpose built to pass. Crashboxes/stability test/fire suppression,really tall lifelines. I’m involved in getting an old monohull through it and it’s quite a task, then you also have to find a company willing to insure it. Now to be fair a COI is for taking groups larger than 6 for pay so it’s not apples to apples but you get the point.I’m not up on the process in Australia but I imagine there are several charter boat captains who could get you up to speed within earshot of your mooring. Spirit is only used part of the year and I imagine they have looked into what it would take to try and get some revenue out of her when they are doing other work. Lighten up a bit mate. And again thanks for the kind offer, I’d love to rent Bullfrog someday, and if shit happens as it can/does on a boat even with a skilled crew I’d hope you’d be covered.
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    Aluminium Cats, any opinions? Anyone have experience with one of these? It’s fine if you tell me it’s garbage, I’m here to learn.
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    Aluminium Cats, any opinions?

    That boat looks dope. I used to hate on aluminum after my experience growing up with Jon boats and their rivet problems. I went to grad school in New Zealand where we used welded stabi-craft skiffs, which are far superior to anything Boston Whaler or Carolina Skiff has produced. I’m not experienced enough to evaluate sail area/displacement on multis but I’m watching this space with interest. If there are already kick ass 20’ skiffs Im not sure why we don’t have an aluminum Diam 24 like boat meant to last 50 years.
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    Coppercoat Redux

    Anyone tried coppercoat in the lower Chesapeake? The oyster strike here is atrocious, which for my day job as an oyster scientist is awesome, but for my beer/daycare money job is the pits. I dive on roughly a dozen boats monthly and recommend/use multiple coats of cheap ablative in the middle bay but only Trinidad south of Wolf Trap. I have to scrub so hard there won’t be nuthin’ left when you haul out anyhow.
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    Trimaran "wings"

    I used to surf with Terry and for the longest time I wondered if you Rasp were him. He never told me that story though, it’s incredible.
  13. I’m pretty interested in this trip/thread,. Driving from Virginia to Cabo San Lucas as a 20 year old wanna be surfer and ok sailor in college was defining. Twenty years later I’m a fair sailor/surfer who would like to return via sail. My thoughts after lots of cruising guide review, talking to old salts and thread lurking is to either get a Corsair F27 I can trailer back to SoCal or to get a cheap monohull and leave it south. I feel great about all the surfboards in the last 25% of their life I’ve given to young Central Americans instead of paying the airline fees to bring the board home. Someone tried to give me a Morgan 35 the other day with a working diesel. I think getting something like that and then giving it away in El Salvador might be the call.