Bob Perry

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  1. I am truly enjoying your adventure with your Dad. I'm envious. Look for a better way to lead your jib sheet. As you currently have it bearing on the stanchion and straight to the cleat I don't think it's right. It should lead to a "lead block" first and from there to the cleat on the coaming. Thanks for including us in your fun.
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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Talking to the owner of CATARI he gives no indication the boat is for sale. Never has. Launch was set for March. March became a bit weird, to say the last, and it was put off.
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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Beautiful bass KDH. This is my custom PRS made for me by Paul Reed Smith in exchange for some design work I did for him. I toured the factory, told him what I had in mind and just left the details to Paul. It's a very nice ax.
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    Tell me about the Mason 43

    Sass: Most of the teak decks boats I did in Taiwan are beginning to get long in the tooth. Teak decks are aging and those who were lucky or wise enough to buy models without the teak deck are looking good today. This has little to do with how thick the teak is. It's still screwed down to the deck. Most of my boats had min 3/8" teak or better. But in some cases it's time to consider replacing the teak or eliminating the teak, not an inexpensive thing to do. So, to be accurate, teak decks may last forever, but the cored deck the teak is screwed to will certainly not last forever.
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    Tell me about the Mason 43

    The builder is Ta Shing not "Taishing." The teak decks will not last forever.
  6. I am designing a 46' alu ketch for a Hawaiian client right now. Some people just prefer a split rig.
  7. Hi Bob, I'm currently working on a Passport 42C  (original name "Kowloon", original owner Stuart Ehrenreich, built in Hong Kong 89-90, semi custom boat redesigned with deeper keel and rudder, taller mast, etc.). Just wondering if you might have any idea what sort of deck core material was used, the owner is trying hard to find out before we open anything up, she's got a wet deck core after removing the old teak. Thanks!

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      Wander:

      Is this a double ender? Or does it have a transom?

      Are you really sure about being built in HONG KONG? Somebody is VERY confused and it's not me.

      Bob P.

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      Wanderbird

       I'm certain the confused one is me. Current owner says original owner said Hong Kong, but we all know that may be a catch-all for the entire area. Given the boat's name, I'd expect it was built in Kowloon. I currently have two Passports side by side in the yard, just gave a hull paint job to one, the other is the one in question. Comparing the two, "Kowloon" has a sugar scoop type extension. A pretty short one. Current owner says original owner had the boat extensively redesigned for his purposes. Of course, we must take all hearsay with a big fat grain of salt. Trying to determine deck core material for certain; she's got wet deck. Looks like the old "Taiwan shingle" to me, but thought I'd try to find out for the owner before going big on it, he was led to believe the deck core was Airex. Thanks Bob!

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    Older well known IOR Boats

    Zen master: HEATHER still has the original rig believe it or not. The current owners are total hackers and I am expecting them to bring the rig down next summer.
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    John Buchan's HEATHER. Still going strong as a cruising boat.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Black Sox: You are extremely close to the profile of the client. Airforce bomber pilot. Super successful in business and flew his own Citation jet to Seattle for our meeting.
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    Nesting dinghy designed to plane under power?

    Check out the PT 11 nester by Russel Browne. It does everything well. http://www.ptwatercraft.com/ptwatercraft/Welcome.html
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    Coolboats to admire

    Look how close those L/B's are.
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    Keel problems on Saga 43

    Naaa, I'm not interested in talking to you about anything christo.
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    Keel problems on Saga 43

    Self esteem issues Christo?