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  1. "the Melges 24 has a 60% ballast ratio" where did you get that? this says 37% http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=2892
  2. I want this one: http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/Racing-for-sale/peter-norlin-skerry-cruiser/156405
  3. Thanks Lass, and keep 'em coming. I don't think anyone here has ever complained about too many photos. Your previous boat is also a beauty.
  4. I was re-reading John Ilingworth's "The Malham Story"; he's describing the 1965(?) Quarter Ton Cup in Bresken with"a very good crew of Steve Ratsey, Yves Tanton and Tuffin." I hope YMT will chime in about what this was like. Maybe it's time for him to write his memoirs?
  5. Bob, I'm glad you've decided not to take a break. The forum would be a poorer place without you.
  6. These are also nice although, strictly speaking, they are swing or lift keels and not centreboarders. http://www.atlanticyachts.nl/home/
  7. I too find the photos, of bits and pieces, really interesting. The amount of time and thought, that goes into a custom boat, is just incredible. Thanks Bob, and keep 'em coming.
  8. Gloriana, Capt. Nat
  9. Is that a Mull 30'? She's a beauty!!
  10. Boomer, Stevie's Ray Vaughn's "Pride and Joy" is the perfect song for your video! "i love my lady She's long and lean You mess with her You see a man get mean"
  11. Bored? Heck no!
  12. There are some boats that are timeless in their beauty; the Francis Lee is one of them. Decades from now, when Kim's grandchildren are sailing her, heads will still turn as she sails by.
  13. Kim, Bob and team, I'd like to add my sincere thanks, for taking the time to share the design and build of the Sliver. best regards geoff gardner
  14. Kim, Thanks for the updates. I think your vision, and Bob's design, has touched a nerve; boats like the Sliver, both beautiful and (sure to be) fast are rarely built today. I'm completely freakin' jealous! What are your thoughts on colors for the Sliver? Who's going to build the mast?