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About romaine

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  • Birthday 03/31/1947

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  1. romaine

    Coolboats to admire

    Cool boat. I admire it. It could be painted. Would fit my dream cruiser requirements also.
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    My newest project

    Don't worry, Mr. Perry "gets it".
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    My newest project

    Watch out what you say! As in: How do you know what cheating on your wife feels like? Just a cautionary note on word choice and phrasing, not an accusation.
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    My newest project

    Please! I want to see more.
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    My newest project

    Whoa! WFO! No chastity strut on this baby.
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    My newest project

    I love seeing the frames set up. That is one bad ass full keel. Can't wait for more pics. I think some that comment here are not aware whom they are addressing.
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    My newest project

    All we need is a dummied-up diagram of the water flow around it and a written explanation of how it creates/destroys/extracts energy from the tip vortices of the keel in a highly beneficial way. Sort of "best new idea since the School Keel". Then it's a gadget for sure. The strut definitely needs turbecules (sp?), you know; bumpy things that make you go faster.
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    My newest project

    None. ShMUX don't get paid.
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    My newest project

    Here's a brain fart: Eliminate the strut and design a lead bulb that would extend aft to the lower bearing of the rudder.
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    My newest project

    So you're saying the AP is expected to be used 2% of the time? I apologize for my ignorance.
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    My newest project

    OK Kim, at the next Tri Island race, let's cover up the Triton, and turn off the iPad so that next time we get to the windward mark's position before it's set, we can sail on in blissful ignorance that we just gave 10 minutes to the fleet !! just kidding Kim. Sure, OK with me. I sail for the fun of sailing.(Except the depth sounder, I want to avoid finding the bottom.) Curiously I miss all the chart work that went with a tricky race. It makes us old farts to think we can still grab a pencil, dividers and parallel rules to work a course out. I know the Maestro will offer to immeditely start working on the design of my boat (or 4 boats; I haven't decided...), but I just don't get making this boat into something you sail by tapping on a touchscreen, using a remote or switching a powered winch on/off. Tiller or wheel? What difference would that make? I decry the videogamization of sailing! OK, rant over.
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    My newest project

    I just turned 68 - I've been gracefully degrading for decades now.
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    My newest project

    Beautiful boat, beautiful drawing!
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    This started out as a Bolger Chebacco (not ugly but admirable). I uglified it by raising the sheer and enlarging the cabin. I don't know what I was thinking when I drew that roof angle.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    OMFG! Off-centre companionway. So, so fraught w/danger.