Wash

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About Wash

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  1. Wash

    "Dis is Sayula"

    Saw the movie last Friday evening in Newport Beach. Very well done. I really liked how the story was presented by each crew member. A real inside and personal look into the incredible adventure.
  2. Wash

    Ugly dodger collection

    Ran across this on the interweb:
  3. Wash

    My newest project

    Bob, With all the carbon being used on the project, I am sure things are being isolated more than usual as part of the build process. Is there anything special being done that would not be done if the hull and deck was mainly fiberglass?
  4. Nothing YOU know about, perhaps. A ~45 year old Morgan 30 is not a fast boat by any meaningful standard. Super-maxi Comanche, a yacht so beamy she’s christened the Aircraft Carrier http://www.yachtingworld.com/yachts-and-gear/comanche-yacht-63102 I do not see the point you are trying to make. My point was that Tom knows letting his M30 heel over and rip is faster than shortening sail and sailing flat on anything other than going to windward. But you are obviously the expertologist here on this part of the thread! Carry on.
  5. Modern Mono-hulls like the VO65s, Comanche and Rambler 88 live life at 40+ degrees to go fast. Funny to see the expertoligists on this thread pontificate and criticize about nothing they know about.
  6. Took some gentle ribbing on FB from a North Sails Salesman on a photo I posted critical of my boat's heel angle last year. Just having fun on a day sail with friends. We had a great time!
  7. Tom is spot on and knows his boat. Respect. Sail your boat the best way you know how. As a youngin on the Spencer 62 Ragtime in the late 70's and early 80's we had a lot of guest experts on board over the years trying to reduce sail and sail her flat. Finally, one day a sailing mate of mine who had the most miles on her said just heel her over and let her rip to the pros. The increase in speed was dramatic.
  8. Wash

    My newest project

    How does it sound? Next he should make a CF case for it.
  9. Wash

    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    I'll bet this beauty must heel 30 degrees on a beam reach in 20 knots. I think this kind of qualifies as a sailboat given its sail area.
  10. Wash

    Coolboats to admire

    Vince Valdez of Columbia Yachts has done a couple of these. The blue one above actually had wheel steering installed along with an electric engine.
  11. Wash

    My newest project

    Thanks. Did some internet searching and now I know a little about Huntington's work.
  12. Wash

    My newest project

    Was the presentation recorded?
  13. Wash

    My newest project

    Is (Are) the deck(s) going to be built off of a mold?
  14. Wash

    My newest project

    Future bottom cleaners are going to really earn their dough!
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    My newest project

    So if I understand it, will the lead for the keel be poured into the structure?