Hank Chinaski

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About Hank Chinaski

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  1. Hank Chinaski

    Swampscott dory information

    I'm off to the library to pick up a copy of The Dory Book. After looking at pictures of Wherries and the Beachcomber-Alpha I have to vote for the B/A dories. The line drawing that Rasputin22 posted is really close. Searching for the multi-plank transom should lead me somewhere interesting. The trailer tale will have to wait... the restoration of the broken down trailer is nearly complete.
  2. Hank Chinaski

    Swampscott dory information

    Thanks everyone for your responses. I'll digest them tomorrow and see what I can find out. Also I'll tell the tale of the trailer when I'm at a keyboard instead of my phone.
  3. Hank Chinaski

    Swampscott dory information

    I recently acquired, what I believe to be, a Swampscott dory. It's a beautiful little craft but I'm trying to get some history on her. Her most unusual feature is the transom. While the boat is lapstrake construction, the transom is make up of eight pieces (see photo). Has anyone seen this type of transom? Does it give any clues to the vintage, region, designer, or anything else? Please help me get some history on this latest addition to my fleet. And yes, I know the boat is on the trailer backwards! It a long and ugly tale that needn't be repeated.
  4. Wait until you're hit by the wake from the whale watching boats zooming past the dock next to the ferry at Orcas. They don't even pretend to slow down.
  5. Hank Chinaski

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    What's that frog staring at?
  6. Hank Chinaski

    Charter in Grenada

    Cleared in to Tyrell and it was easy. Just show the proper respect to the customs officer. The fellow in front of me was impatient and disrespectful, you can guess how his experience was.
  7. Hank Chinaski

    Charter in Grenada

    I chartered from True Blue in Grenada in February 2016. Luckily the wind went south of east for our entire trip north to Bequia so we didn't need to tack once. When we left Bequia heading back to Grenada the wind was north of east and we slid downwind all the way. The only time we spent going to weather was rounding the south end of Grenada heading back to the charter base. Life is good, enjoy.
  8. Hank Chinaski

    Something different for CA

    A long time ago, a co-worker was chuckling about an article boosting Ducks Unlimited for their conservation efforts, because, of course, the reason they want a lot of ducks is to be able to out and hunt them. In my yacht club, it was the fishermen who worked with the state on Long Island Sound ecological issues. It is a bit of a paradox, but I see nothing wrong with wanting to ensure a supply of critters so you can harvest them and eat them. As long as you maintain a balance, it is a win-win situation. Much good has been done in the name of hunting and fishing. Killing an animal to eat it is okay, killing it to hang it on your wall is not. I also think catch and release is wrong... torturing an animal for the thrill of the catch.
  9. Hank Chinaski

    Vendee Globe 2016?

    Alex said that he was able to retract the stub so the break must have been outboard of the hull. Seems odd it didn't break at the hull unless there was a weak point.
  10. Hank Chinaski

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    If the sail unfurls it will most likely just luff until it tears itself to shreds but if the sheet catches on something and the sail fills.... like SloopJohnB said... dominoes.
  11. Hank Chinaski

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Pointy end: CHECK Bow roller: CHECK Cockpit: Ooops, someone put it on the wrong end!
  12. Hank Chinaski

    Vendee Globe 2016?

    Is that outside assistance?
  13. Hank Chinaski

    Vendee Globe 2016?

    He managed to get the broken stub out a bit ago. After hearing the months of time it took for the AC boats to make or repair foils I doubt AT has the materials or working conditions necessary to do the job. Nice try but doesn't seem probable.
  14. Hank Chinaski

    Vendee Globe 2016?

    And let's not forget he is currently in 2nd place just half a day sailing behind the leader. He can't please some people. Sails too fast - he's reckless. Looks after his boat and maximises coverage for sport and sponsors - he's just a showman. The campaign he has managed and pulled off including the boat design, positive comments, the 24 hour record and just how sexy HB looks... He has done an amazing job and if he finishes on the podium he deserves it. +1
  15. Hank Chinaski

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Not this boomer... It ain't Vegas but it's pretty good for old Ballard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeTsm2uC55o