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mopehead

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  1. A journey through Yell Sound - Shetland

    gofundme and similar are perfect for raising money for a specific goal, and this is just such an occasion, and a far worthier one than many fundraisers we see on the web.
  2. Add a third column showing which ones Trump has businesses in. As was pointed out on The Daily Show, the ones with NO are the ones where Trump has businesses... Living outside the USA, I am caught between bouts of hysterical laughter and despair at the antics of Trump. An out of control wrecking ball, you can look on but do nothing. I keep telling myself this is the best day of my future, it is only going to get worse, so party now, there won't be much to celebrate later while all the whisky will be long gone. Our Presidential elections are this year.
  3. A journey through Yell Sound - Shetland

    "Lily livered liberal!" Love it Really very enjoyable (and educational).
  4. Mental Boats

    \_!_/
  5. Coolboats to admire

    Varnishing lowers my blood pressure. I took a 54 year old mahogany plank from my cockpit well (I replaced the old cockpit), and ripped it in half(arrow). I wanted to test some stains. A few minutes with a heat gun, a few minutes with an RO sander and 80 grit (no finer) - Interlux stain, sealer, just 4 coats of cheap varnish - NO sanding between, just a quick rub with a Scotchbrite pad. The results: 54 year old wood, renewed. I bet that felt good...
  6. Metal Boats

    Check again on the no lifelines. It is an odd overall look w the sheerline but I admit I kinda like it. The overall impression to me (just aesthetics) is one of combined beauty with workman like charm. And whats y'all doing talking wood as core material in my metal boat thread, LOL. It is not uncommon for workboats from England (at least the south coast) and Northern France to have a fairly linear sheerlines. So what might look odd to you looks fairly normal to us. Breton gaff cutter (replica) Looks like they had to deal with steep waves. They were/are very wet boats (so were the Bristol Channel Pilot cutters).
  7. Metal Boats

    You too Bob! What year is it?
  8. Metal Boats

    Pile on, big boy. I said "influence", not "owe", and wasn't even referring to KM (who apparently didn't get into aluminum until 1999 when they acquired a yard?). Steve Dashew has no problem acknowledging many who influenced him, including Bill Garden's Oceanus, Bill Lee (before Merlin) and the New Zealand yacht Innismara, a 67-foot cutter designed and built by Bernie Schmidt, that Dashew encountered in 1977. I was suggesting that perhaps Seaworthy Lass was inspired or influenced by the Dashews' experience and choices? That's all. i understand what you are suggesting..., it's just that i am pretty sure it's not the case... KM may have bought the yard in 1977, but the yard was building boats before that.., as were other yards building aluminum boats in that region. the Bestevaer series of yachts (of which i think this is one) are designed by gerard dykstra.., and i think they owe more to traditional work boats and yachts from that region than from anything the dashew's did. so, i don't think they are much influenced or inspired by the dashew boats. but, you could ask him... Bestaever appear to be inspired by a series of both (shared) Dutch designs (too many designers to mention) and French aluminium dériveurs (Garcia, Alubat and so on). No shortage of regional inspiration. Evident visual nods to the Noordkaper series and more traditional pilot boats, perhaps Bedebreke too. What is new is they appear to be marketing Bestaever much more aggressively than previous alu/steel designs, which is no bad thing!
  9. Metal Boats

    Check again on the no lifelines. It is an odd overall look w the sheerline but I admit I kinda like it. The overall impression to me (just aesthetics) is one of combined beauty with workman like charm. And whats y'all doing talking wood as core material in my metal boat thread, LOL. It is not uncommon for workboats from England (at least the south coast) and Northern France to have a fairly linear sheerlines. So what might look odd to you looks fairly normal to us. Breton gaff cutter (replica)
  10. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    The only bottoms I ever click on are boat bottoms
  11. Metal Boats

    Check again on the no lifelines. It is an odd overall look w the sheerline but I admit I kinda like it. The overall impression to me (just aesthetics) is one of combined beauty with workman like charm. And whats y'all doing talking wood as core material in my metal boat thread, LOL. There is some bronze, if you look really (really) hard enough.
  12. Metal Boats

    I am listening (well reading) and learning, will look harder! An interesting builder in any case, looking at this website http://www.butlers-wooden-boats.co.uk Very much craft revivalism, even in the interior details, so perhaps some aspects would be due to being constrained by building method?
  13. Metal Boats

    Not. Unless you define strength in terms only of tensile strength - which is really misleading and precisely what that idiot BS does. I like wooden boats. The Hobart wooden boat festival is on in another 2 weeks; I'll probably be there most of the time hanging out with friends and taking in the scene. Wouldn't own one, though. Great eye candy but I prefer something that can stand up to considerable abuse without any consequences other than damaged paint. FKT Plank on frame new builds, surely quite as a capable of taking a beating, and not too hard on the upkeep, decks, caprails and coachwork unvarnished/ http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk/details/648/Ashley-Butler-Mayflower-50-Bermudian-Cutter-2012-/yacht-for-sale/ has a couple listed. I bet it weighs a few though. But as no nonsense a new wood build as you can get. (not enough gilt and fancy for my taste, much too austere!) (edit : Love that 'swing' anchor stowage)
  14. Vendee Globe 2016?

    I never cease to be amazed at how resourceful the Vendée Globe sailors are, on top of all their other qualities, think I would give up rather than change a light bulb..
  15. Metal Boats

    I have been looking for some constructive advice for BS, then I stumbled across this superb notion. My consultancy fees are 175$ per minute wasted, drawings not included.