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  1. spike

    Gunboat 68

    Yeah. Deal with it.
  2. spike

    Gunboat 68

    Soma, I'm impressed with your refits on 62/1/02/03....I wish I had such a resume Do we agree that weight matters? Not sure why you separate Melvin from Morelli That's a well defined established design tandem going back to 62-01
  3. spike

    Gunboat 68

    Soma, The (2) Harvey 62s were the benchmark: Light shells and well executed structure. The 2nd two 62s were executed "less well"...they contained a lot of parasitic weight...a concession to poor boat building, bad management and an economic squeeze...….boats 3 and 4 were the only ones commercially built. Execution is everything. The GBs after that were a whole different economic model....M/M or not.....a lot depends upon the builder and the mandate.
  4. spike

    end of another usa spar builder????

    You went to Hall for a bowsprit?
  5. spike

    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    If this was any kind of kerfed core, then I will bet that the water would have spread throughout the boat. Its infused. Those kerfs, for better or worse, are full of resin.
  6. spike

    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    To me, it looks like something hanging off the remnants of the traveler. It appears to overlay the graphics of the name.
  7. spike

    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Pretty nice hull for a fit out - beats building from scratch. Agreed. This thing will sail again, well at least it will move again. Its not an old hull filled of rotten balsa. Its a prepreg autoclaved hull. Im sure something can be made of it. Neither pre-preg nor autoclaved.....but you were close.
  8. spike

    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Those were gone at the first sighting, many months ago. Was there a Rib attached to them at some point?
  9. spike

    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Don't think anyone will be putting a deposit down until they explain why the masts keep falling off. Jesus....exactly how many GB rigs have come down in the last 14 years? 2? Clearly an epidemic....
  10. spike

    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Yeah, I'm going to guess it was more than 150mm, as stated.
  11. spike

    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    I think both statements are true. With rig tension, the longeron will not move. Sans rig, it is still supported laterally but that doesn't do much for the up/down component...probably the tramp hull and bridgedeck attachments do more. In any case, it must have been full pucker going out to spike the headstay pin.
  12. spike

    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    That profile pic looks hauntingly familiar. Believe me,the internet is the only thing I got right now.
  13. spike

    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Good Comments. Can you clarify what you mean by 1st Gen 60? Are you referring to the 62/66 family? Significantly different naval architecture. As far as I know there is only 1 Gen of 60.
  14. spike

    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Those of us in the know are far more interested in your women's protuberances right now! Now that's a little fucked up!