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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Not craigslist, but not exactly anything else, either: https://bikerumor.com/2020/08/03/vanlife-boatlife-bikelife-zeltini-z-triton-amphibious-e-tricycle-camper-is-out-of-this-world/
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    Inflatable 25 - 30 footer yachts, anyone?

    Foiling would get you to the point of not worrying so much about the shape/squishiness of the hulls. The inflatable part would only really be 'launch/recovery' or maybe 'lauch/recovery/light air' use. I'm predisposed to like the idea (living in a city without a vehicle large enough to tow a keelboat) but....
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    BENE slow first 235

    That Dallas CL one is on eBay too: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-Beneteau-First-235-sailboat-and-trailer/274447574511?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 (NGL, I've been keeping my eye out for one, too, on the Great Lakes)
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    Chicagoland Trailer Sailing

    You may or may not be shoal-draft enough to have fun on Wolf Lake but Iliana Yacht Club is who you’d want to talk to about the practicalities of that.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Cool little boat: https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/boa/d/olympia-bibi-custom-16-wooden-sailboat/7161117576.html
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    same old, same old - not quite!

    I hope this means superyachts carrying cannon.
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    Diesel Engine Delete

    I run the numbers every once in a while to see how battery power stacks up. 12 HP (You may need more, but that would be enough for me)= 8950 watts give or take, let’s call it 9 kw 9 kw * 30 hrs = 270 kwh, let’s call it 300. currently (https://books.google.com/books/about/Lithium_Ion_Battery_Chemistries.html?id=2laXDwAAQBAJ) “Lithium ion batteries hit a wall at about 300 Wh/kg” so you’re looking at 1 metric ton or 2200 pounds of batteries for that get-home-from offshore capacity if your designer can design for ballast under your floorboards, a ton of batteries might work for you cost wise, current big Li-ions are in the neighborhood of $200/kWh, so that 300 kWh will run you $60,000. (ibid.) (The consensus for land transport is that halving that price per kWh is both the crossover point for where gasoline will lose for most applications. It’s also expected in the next ten years.) I’ll leave the reliability questions to the rest of you, but the “size of the tank” is calculable.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I’m disappointed that he lost steam on it. 100% done and full throated goofy is like ten times better than 90% done goofy.
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    Summer reading ideas

    Absolutely. Also his Voyaging Southward from the Straits of Magellan, reissued recently in paperback by Wesleyan University Press IIRC. It's in the next room over and I'm too softhearted to wake up the dog sleeping at my side to go check. And Kent's illustrations for Moby-Dick are pretty much perfect as well.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Umm, how/why the hell did someone even do that to that boat? It's like (cartoon version of) an industrial laser accident!
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    Chicago Area III

    Malort is like a liqueur with a lovely floral and herbal bouquet, except that the flowers and herbs have rotted in the back of the fridge for six months. (I love* it.) *in a weird abusive love relationship.
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    fishing boat tries to mate with J105

    TBH: better than expected. Not collision porn. No one hurt (kind of amazingly) means ideally a teaching moment. They (seamanship teachers! that's good!) made their points but probably could have hammered them home harder: KEEP A F$)^#NG WATCH. (and much quieter, don't expect the rules to protect you)
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Did someone say Contessa 26 project? https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/boa/d/hastings-contessa-26-project/7114647740.html
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    Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    Sorry, "ship" still exists....