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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

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    She's a beauty. But the boat hasn't been in the water for 10 years. For a wooden boat, that can be a killer.
  2. Hukilau

    Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    I watched the video and thought he's not as crazy as some, so I watched most of the very first video when he bought the boat. The boat did have a fully fitted out interior, but he demolished it so he could strip and paint the interior of the hull. He did have some big plans for redoing the interior layout, so he is (or at least was) planning on doing more to the interior than he described at the end of the last video. And unlike our other friend on Rusty Junk who is building his boat with auto parts he finds at the side of the road, this guy does seem to have a passing knowledge of sailboats. But I've decided he is a bit crazy. He paid 28K for that boat. Yikes.
  3. Now that's comedy! Do you know who made that video?
  4. Hukilau

    New guy, first sailboat

    Congrats Gybe. I love the P26; one of my favorite plastic classics under 27 feet. Back in the day when I daydreamed about owning one myself (back in my "I-have-two-toddlers-all-I-can-afford-is-a-Sunfish" days), I found this website, which has a wealth of knowledge about the model. Sail the hell out of her, or just get out on the water as often as possible. You can't go wrong. Have a blast!
  5. Hukilau

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    The ad says it: "well-loved and maintained". Very clearly so.
  6. Hukilau

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    You don't have a picture of the actual boat, but that's the "sister ship" you choose to show? "Hey folks, I'm being honest here; this is a picture from a sales brochure, not the actual boat in question." Yeesh.
  7. Hukilau

    Show your boat not sailing

    I'm surprised it took that long. A well-kept treasure.
  8. Hukilau

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    He says the hull has been repainted, but he shows a picture of it pre-painting? Or is that what it looks like after this craftsman has had his way with it?
  9. Hukilau

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Oh I don't know. I'd like to be able to do my tai chi on the foredeck without having to worry about tripping over my jib sheets. Am I the only one? Really?
  10. Hukilau

    Coolboats to admire

    Looks a lot like my first boat:
  11. Hukilau

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Well that's not nearly as amusing. Do you think he'd take $1000 for the boat?
  12. Hukilau

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    52' Hans Christian for $600. Looks like a good deal.
  13. Hukilau

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    A 26 foot center cockpit. If that weren't bad enough, the owner has made so many "modifications" that "restoration is impossible". As if anyone would want to. No cushions, no engine, but it does have disco lighting! And as the owner points out, she looks fine rolling down the highway.
  14. Hukilau

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    how much for just the TV?
  15. Hukilau

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    "Still holds water". High praise for a yacht, indeed.