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About Hukilau

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    Branford, CT
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    Sailing, reclaiming my lost guitar skills, making my wife happy

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  1. Hukilau

    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    That's awful. But I admire the forward seating area, with the cocktail table at throat height to the luxurious seating. And that hooka on the back rail is certainly... unique.
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    now that's a chine.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Are those Christmas lights on the lifelines? Noice.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    shrink wrapped for the winter. Ironically, this was done during a week in late October when we had four straight days in the 70's. Back to seasonal cold and rain now...
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    If the boat is free, what exactly would a low ball offer look like?
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    That's an amazing refit. I agree that the hardtop doesn't look "right", but it does look practical.
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    Daysailer for old people

    What a beauty! That's the kind of boat you get when you can afford to pay someone else to take care of the exterior teak. And you can drop a deuce while making breakfast! Bonus!
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    Daysailer for old people

    One other issue for the day sailor to consider: the head. You may be able to do without a sink or self tailing winches, but if you intend to be out on the water for more than a couple of hours, you will need to pee. Dad may be fine with an old milk bottle or going over the side, but I'm betting Mom is more discerning. The first big-boy boat I ever sailed on extensively was a Catalina 22. Although technically a "cruiser", it's really a day sailer that can be overnighted. When we (Mrs. Hukilau and I) would go out for the day on the C22, either by ourselves or with friends, someone would inevitably have to use the head at some point. The head on the C22 is in the cabin, between the v-berth cushions. To have any privacy, we would have to close up the companionway. None of my guests or my wife ever liked calling that much attention to themselves when they had to pee. Not to mention that it was a bit of a pain to do. So when I went about looking for a replacement for the C22, I resolved to find a boat of about the same size where the head was behind a door. I found that regrettably, there aren't many such choices available. The Oday 23 did fit the bill: centerboard, easy to single hand, cheap, and the head is behind a door. Never underestimate the value of head privacy for the ladies.
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    Daysailer for old people

    Seems I missed all the fun on the Colgate 26 discussion. For some reason, this thread didn't pop up in my alerts. Rats. Anyway, weightless hit the high points here. I found the boat to be a fun, stable and forgiving platform. Good comment about the outboard placement; that might make things difficult for an older couple. Although I know my friend who owned one was planning on installing remote controls for the outboard, so there's always that option. And fwiw, the only time I remember going behind the traveler was to handle the outboard. Once sailing, there was never a need to be back there. But if Mom doesn't like the way it looks, well, that's that. The Harbor 20 has beautiful lines. Never sailed on one, but I was aboard one at a boat show. The impression that I remember was that the boat looked.... cheap. I know it's not, and I know it's well-made, and that it's low maintenance. But all of that white plastic....
  10. Hukilau

    Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    I do kinda like that van.
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    Daysailer for old people

    I get the Herreshoff design aesthetic, but if your balance challenged parents are looking for a fun boat with a really safe cockpit, the Colgate 26 is a great option. It can daysail with the best of them, and if you want to race, it does that too. And if they want to take 6 or 8 of their best friends on a sunset sail in the bay, the Colgate can accommodate them easily.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    She's a beauty. I was on a big Hanse at the Newport show a couple of years ago. I forget what model, but she was at least a 50. Not sure what I was expecting, but I was kinda surprised at the value. I am used to German cars; premium quality, premium price. I think that was the first time I had ever been on a German-made boat and I guess I was expecting it to follow suit. Struck me as more robust than the comparable Beneteau, but similar styling. Congrats!
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Can you get uranium at the fuel dock?
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    That's a lotta boat for 65K
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    Coolboats to admire

    That's one very heavy dog.