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  1. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

  2. Did the Front Fall Off?

    The SeaTow boat seen in the video is operated by a good friend of mine. He's an ex-commercial pilot too, so the whole ordeal was pretty upsetting. Damn shame what the crane did.
  3. bikini bridges

    Thought it had been posted in the past, but I'll just leave this here... http://www.reddit.com/r/bikinibridge
  4. Crowther 43 project.

    Likewise I am happy to try and give my impressions and answer what I can, perhaps another thread is in order (to preserve Dennis's project discussion). Alternatively you can PM/email me.
  5. Crowther 43 project.

    What's Up Doc isn't particularly high strung. I have quite a bit of time on her, both with Keith on board, and substantial time with the present owner aboard. The first dismasting was before the carbon wing was put on; Keith can elaborate on that situation. Her rig failures of the past few years have undoubtably been due to operator error. I was supposed to be onboard for the delivery that dropped the rig, but had a dissagreement with the owner about a number of issues (mostly personal) and stayed ashore, marking my last time sailing with him. A couple days later I got word she lost her rig and was being rescued by a trawler. A rig tune went unchecked causing her to lose the leeward shroud under sail; the inexperienced crew allowed her to come to wind...and... She has had a lot of money poured into her over the past 10yrs. The repairs after the second dismasting were done at Walter Greene's yard. As with many boats she's being listed for pennies on the dollar. If I thought I could afford her or had a pratical use, I wouldn't hesitate to buy her.
  6. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    They say the two best days in the life of a boat owner are the day you buy the boat and the day you sell the boat. I guess he's just likes to have "best" days.
  7. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    I do believe XIII is a Aerodyne 38, per CYC Regatta scratch sheet.
  8. Are we sure it's not a daughter? Quotes leading me to this: "By the way i am very proud of my father and my brother" "Of course you dont want the daughter of the man you insulted to take offence what now that he half way there you had a chance in heart." No that it matters, of course.
  9. I think the weight is the determining factor when sizing motors. The Gunboat 60 weighs in at 40,000lbs if I'm reading the website spec right. That's about 850lbs/hp. HR's turbo FH only weighs 12,000lbs to 15,000lbs in "race mode" and has 18hp (2 x 9hp). So that's 830lbs/hp. FH is going to motor faster than a Gunboat 60. Of course, with no daggerboards and a steering system that couldn't turn a bathtub, it's anyone's guess where the motors will take it. I think the website is off. The brochure pdf says 27k light or 33k loaded. Seems more likely and in line with what I recall reading in previous reviews. 40k is just way too much given all that CF. HR just needs 2 more outboards. Quads = awesome.
  10. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Since Kitty is going cruising... I need a ride for the summer. If anyone knows of something, give me a shout.
  11. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Thoughts on the revised GMORA schedule? Specifically Monhegan... Anyone start boat prep yet? New players in the fleet? Kitty - saw you have a project going, what's the scoop?
  12. AM or PM? Really makes a difference on that one.
  13. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    I can't commute to the area for a Tuesday, but, um... your Caps Lock button is stuck, Sir Stern.
  14. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    ...and his great show of sportsmanship at SITR? I will acknowledge there are a lot of new sailors on his program. I have even sailed with him, but chose not to again, for various un-yachtsman traits. EDIT: I wasn't there either, and don't particularly care who wins the award, but I do find the announcement surprising.