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  1. Bob ain't lying, the photo is from the Rendezvous in 2008. Knock yourselves out with a caption contest.
  2. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Indeed you do, and it is still on loan.
  3. Dufour Arpege Advice

    Here is a Swedish comparison of the old Arpege and a new Dufour 310: https://hamnenplay.solidtango.com/video/140322-dufour-310
  4. My newest project

    Applying the lesson from the A40 thread, it makes sense. Just turn the boat into a One Design class with rigid class rules, and the problem is solved. No more BS about endless minor deviations to the design. Ish, that last post of your's was udderly ridiculous.
  5. Coolboats to admire

    That photo of Virginia doesn't do it justice, and it does carry a lot more sail than shown. VIRGINIA is a reproduction of the last all sail vessel built for the Virginia Pilot Association. The original ship sailed for the pilots from 1917-1926, training apprentice pilots in seamanship and navigation. The reproduction, built in Norfolk between 2002-2004, . . . . More details here: http://www.schoonervirginia.org/schooner-virginia-about-us/virginia-schooner/
  6. adventure 40

    Since the Varianta has been used to suggest the $200k budget is workable, why not recycle the Varianta and early Hanse business model to stay within budget, recycle a proven hull. There has to be dozens of suitable moderate discontinued molds sitting idle, that would be available for cheap. As long as the mold is fit for use, the specs for layup, materials, hardware and interior layout and finish standard can be altered to facilitate a budget friendly build, that still offers the required durability. Then shop for a volume builder, when there is a firm commitment for the first 10 or 12 boats. Then make sure the design is tailored to make full use of the builders existing supply line. No sense specifying cabinet doors slightly different, if the plant is already spitting out usable doors by the gross. I would think, getting deposits would be much easier with a hull of proven pedigree being build by a yard with a sensible reputation.
  7. adventure 40

    Bob, you mean they didn't try to sell you on the Trucoat: fargo salesman - YouTube
  8. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    There is the old saying, that a man will pay two dollars for a one dollar item that he needs, and a women will pay one dollar for a two dollar item she doesn't need.
  9. My newest project

    Bob, you may have to sit back and relax, he is still some way off from the runway.
  10. Coolboats to admire

    Unlike on some cool boats they had the good sense to put a fitting dink on Virginia.
  11. Dave's perfect sailboat

    That link is from 2009 and referencing Volvo engines between 20 and 40 years old. I am not sure I would pick a Volvo, but I sure as Hell wouldn't base my decision on the service experience in charter fleets of 20 to 40 year old engines ether. The high parts prices would annoy me, but how reliable are new Volvo engines, compared to other makes? My last engine was a Yanmar with about 7,500 hours on it, and it ran like a clock, but being from 1986, It would not really tell me much about new Yanmar engines.
  12. My newest project

    Just don't ask me to post the original Blind Faith cover.
  13. My newest project

    Rasper, let me help you with the visuals. From the LP the tune came from.
  14. My newest project

    Sail drives can be ordered or set to rotate in either direction. There may be less of a choice in props, but I am not certain about that.
  15. My newest project

    I think hydraulics have been refined a lot since the old IOR days. All the farm equipment is run with hydraulic drives and pumps, and in the nearly three years I have been here, I have not seen a piece of equipment stranded because of a hydraulic failure. Well there is one exception, an old bucket lift, but it is as old as the hydraulic drives you hate.