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  1. Coolboats to admire

    I was never advocating a "round spar".
  2. Coolboats to admire

    Yes, and I wonder about the variable trailing edge effectiveness on a soft sail. Can someone enlighten me on this?
  3. Coolboats to admire

    Ed: It was an offspring of the VENDREDDI TREIZ giant single hander that Dick did before I got to the tower. I never sailed the boat and I can see limitations. But, for lazy sailing where you can count on some breeze I suspect it's fine.
  4. Coolboats to admire

    That Dick Carter "cat schooner" was the one project that I did the preliminary design studies for while at Carter's office. We called it the "Luna rig". They built quite a few of them in Italy. Love to see my old drawings today.
  5. Cruising a two tonner

    Zenmaster: I saw HEATHER the other day anchored in Anacortes. I had a hard time believing what I saw, "That can't be HEATHER!" But I was not mistaken. HE ATHER is still the name. It looks like one of those boats that people leave to die in one of those "raft up live aboard communities". I was saddened. IRISH ROSE is a strong build wth C-Flex and has aged quite well despite some odd owner interior mods. But we can fix that if we throw some money and skill in that direction. I will do what I can to help the new owner. HEATHER was very successful on the race course i the PNW and was always able to beat IRISH ROSE but I attribute that to John Buchan and his crew, which often included me. We had some wild regatta times on HEATHER. I'm glad boats can't talk. IRISH ROSE was a bit heavier and longer than HEATHER. IR was more cruising oriented than HEATHER. IRISH ROSE Sal plan by robert perry, on Flickr
  6. Jody:

    I am having issues with SKYPE. Give me a call. 360-652-7771

    Bob P.

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      Maybe update the app?

  7. Sun 27 question

    Nice: Can't help you there, sorry. The Sun 27 was designed by Ed Monk with some late, minorr mods made by me. I did not do the layout.
  8. Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    JAmdrews: Really? 45 degs apparent is the best you can do? That is very bad. A standard V-40 will do 32 degs apparent and there is no reason you should not do the same. I had a 140% genoa on mine and sheeted it outside the cap shrouds and I had no trouble pointing.
  9. My newest project

    Rasper: Just had lunch in La Conner with Somebody Else and I think that's the ferry he was on yesterday! He said it was fun to watch the whole ferryboat twist in the waves.
  10. My newest project

    Alpha: I've been waiting for cushions and the drop leaf table. Not sure when they will be on the boat. I'll try and get some pics today but the weather is not good so I am not sure I can do that.
  11. My newest project

    Hawaiidart: I know that feeling. It's like the Saturday three weeks ago when we took our pup, Pearl, away from her mother for the first time. Painful. But we got them back for a play a week later and they truly enjoyed themselves. We are getting them together again this Saturday. Ruby and Pearl guarded the office door today. Notice the keen focus on the task, the acute attention to security. guards by robert perry, on Flickr
  12. My newest project

    Red: As I have said, we sailed the boat three times. Some fine tuning to the rig has been done and the boat is ready for another sail. Not sure when that will happen. I doubt we would sail it in monsoon conditions. I tried to get some interest in the RTC race but there were no takers. We do allow the owner to have some say in how we use his boat. I'll go to the yard tomorrow and get more pics of No. 2. I appreciate your interest.
  13. ":basic hull design is ok"? For what?
  14. Yep, it has WRONG written all over it!
  15. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    That looks great Veegs! Maybe a bit less chord on the keel fin. At least at the tip. As for me being ahead on the curve with the AMATI design: I don't think so. I'd say the production boat world has been slow to adapt to exactly how most casual sailors use their boats these days. I had the advantage of having Paul and Lorrie walked in my door and telling me exactly how they would use the boat. We lived two blocks apart, above the marina so I knew their sailing area very well. Sometimes it's hard to pin a client down as to use of the boat. "Well I'm thinking that one day, in the future, maybe, I might like to sail to Tahiti or Fiji." This does not work. Tell me how you will use the boat now. The perfect boat for light air, summer evening sails after work on Puget Sound is obviously not the perfect boat to go offshore.