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  1. Another interesting boat

    I think 99% came from the factory as sloops. Many had/have soft decks behind the mast.
  2. Hard vs soft dinghy

    I like the Shaw & Tenney formula which you have you end up with oars a bit longer. With a 4’ beam you end up with oars about 7.5’. It’s like having an overdrive gear when going long distances with heavy loads.
  3. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Too bad it doesn't have a centerboard. Otherwise there'd be enough bronze to be worth paying something.
  4. British Steel

    We're only making plans for Nigel He has his future in British steel We're only making plans for Nigel Nigel's whole future is as good as sealed
  5. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    To summarize: Two girls and a dog; better than Two Girls and a Cup but not as good as A Boy and His Dog
  6. the most frightening engine in the world....

    Yeah, notice he wiggled it to see if the bearings were shot.
  7. The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Robertsons...pretty soon your boat will get a funny accent...PrOcess...
  8. Hard vs soft dinghy

    Narrow spoons, not the wide ones, make a big difference in wind and chop.
  9. Hard vs soft dinghy

    Row faster!
  10. Something different for CA

    I believe it's to screw up rangefinders. Wrong length, wrong estimated distance.
  11. Coolboats to admire

    I'm with you, I like the older boats, but even the newer boats have a smell-tell. Sailing in fog is a completely underrated experience. I totally enjoy it. Often time it means very light breeze, but I find I can usually find enough to ghost along. Speeds are slow enough so you have time to figure things out, even with a tide running. Get the foulies on and have a mug of sweet tea. Without the engine going you can hear the lobster boats, things like the surf on the rocks and actually hear the few bells, gongs and whistles, (now on demand), still there. How many 4 fathom buoys have been pulled over the past 5 years? Now a-days if you really get nervous about your DR, you can always bail and pull out iNavx.
  12. Coolboats to admire

    The cost of those lobster boats with the now popular full deadliest catch style lighting plus the attendant monster pick-up (even if it is a deduction) are just breathtaking.
  13. C&C 29-2?

    No wonder you say it sails like a big dinghy.
  14. Anyone used Kiwigrip and removed it?

    I'm on year 3 - still looks good.
  15. Junk on the trunk

    Hey, he's got some nice Revere ware pots.