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  1. ride2live

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    But it's gorgeous. And looks brand new.
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    Marina slip layout question

    I missed that this was in the middle. In that case it just constricts the opening and adds a dirty thing to bounce off of.
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    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    I've dumped pink antifreeze in the bilge of my boat every year since 1987. It stays in there for six months every year. Hoses are original and still fine. I have rebuilt the pump a couple of times. YMMV
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    Marina slip layout question

    ^ This. On a small light sailboat when all the crew is on the dockside rail, anticipating the landing, the spreader can be shifted sideways enough to hit the piling. This can be hard on masts. Hard on egos too.
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    Port/Starboard after the finish

    How many seconds after C crossed the line did the incident take place? Seems like if it's 5 you are in trouble if it's 15 than all is good. Somewhere in between......
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    Physics in Reality: Sailing without wind

    Do you think ice boats and other very high performance boats can't sail faster than the wind? Any boat that can get a downwind VMG faster than true wind would be able get up the river.
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    Abandoned Hobie 33

    Apparently it didn't happen.
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    Iceboats from the FP

    It is not lens distortion and it looks even more impressive when looked at from the boat. As to why it might be fast, there are a couple of things I've thought or read about. The DN is pretty over canvased so with stiff masts when a gust hits, it pops into a high hike and the sailor is forced to dump power, etc. to get back down. Bendy boats just accelerate through the puff with much less drama. Also there is no mast rotation limiter on a DN. Stiff masts could over rotate at high mainsheet tension which turned the mast 90 degrees to the sail completely boarding out the sail except for the 4" mast now sideways to the air flow. This is not a fast shape. The bendy masts stay in line with the sail better making for a much faster shape. But why is it only done on DNs?
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    It's cement, it is a seawall.
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    Torqeedo Pod - Placement of propeller

    On my Farr 1020 the Volvo saildrive unit is located midway between the keel and the rudder. The rudder is further aft on the boat and larger relative to the keel compared to yours. That said the boat backs like a dream compared to most. I don't know how much of that is the saildrive and how much is the big rudder well aft.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Maybe they could use the dugout to replace the breakwater barge.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Good thing they included six photos.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    When bad designers make really ugly boats.....
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    Well that sure wins the my project is bigger than yours award! Good luck because stuff like that needs saving.
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    The Zombie Fleet

    Careful, get too close and you may never be found again.