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  1. Bolt 37

    okay, that makes sense since still on YW @ 299k.
  2. What I don't get with all the green armageddon global warming greenhouse gas sea level rising environmental fanatics out there that sailboats don't seem to be better sellers than powerboats. It's sort of like having the word "hybrid" on your car or putting a little green "e" on your business card (tipped over at an angle, naturally) - doesn't everybody want that image?
  3. Bolt 37

    did the swan 45 get donated? i looked at that boat but it felt like a $$$,$$$.00 proposition.
  4. 30-34ft cruiser racer

    someone please tell me this boomkicker is on upside down. https://youtu.be/7UKRSIEXJEA?t=65 <iframe width="1920" height="1080" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7UKRSIEXJEA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  5. 30-34ft cruiser racer

    i like that boat for a number of reasons. too bad they used a german mainsheet sysytem
  6. Melges 40 'worlds'

    I would have thought that with the canter you would not need to hike your guts out in what looks like pretty light conditions. Was the boat designed with 8 crew weights hiking on the rail in order to hold down the overall displacement?
  7. Sailing in smoke/bad air quality

    duh what? surely your sails are covered at the dock & you won't pick up any ash out sailing so shake out the canvas, wash down the boat and then go sailing. during the san diego wildfires we had not just ash but also little bits of burned sticks that fell out of the sky onto the boat so been there, done that. IIRC crap on the waterline was a bigger issue.
  8. 3Di NorDac

    how big is your boat?
  9. US Watercraft goes to Auction!

    I don't think any of the boats are finished
  10. except it has what looks like a rope lifting handle on it.
  11. i think that is last year's.
  12. North sails ,pricing, discounts

    I don't know how long the sails will last but I asked the point-blank question of "which product will give me the longest life with the best sale shape retention?" and was told the 3di. Am I a chump? don't know yet but I'll keep you all informed. life is fun.
  13. 25'-30' Sprit Boat For $75k

    So you don't want a sport boat but you do want a boat with an enclosed head and saildrive that will plane (not surf, but plane) in less than 15kts? I think I agree with Crash that you can't have all of that in a monohull. Have you considered a multihull or is available dockage an issue?
  14. North sails ,pricing, discounts

    it's 5 minutes long (for those with ADD) and somewhat homemade / amateurish but shows why the cost is what it is How North Makes 3DI sails I had to wait about a year
  15. Mini Pirate Ship ... For Cheap!

    Captain Ron, here I come! I wonder if there any gorillas on Santa Catalina?