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  1. Shannon 39

    I have heard they are quite tender. Not a boat I admire.
  2. October in the PNW

    Get used to it Jaimie.
  3. Work in Yacht Design Offices

    "How does all this work?" Do you really think there is one way? There is no one answer for this question. It will vary from office to office.
  4. October in the PNW

    DDW: I don't own a "raincoat". I will on rare occasion wear my foul weather top.
  5. Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    I'm with Simon on this one. The hard top has to do its job. How does it look when you are sitting under it? For me, the fact that with a screw driver you can remove the entire structure in half an hour means that is carries very little aesthetic weight. You don't like it? Take it off! Ish: We got another Portuguese Water Dog ("Porty"). This one is pearl and she is Ruby's niece. She's a pistol and very self confident. Ruby seems to be adjusting, slowly. Note the very carefully arranged photo background. Boomer will kill me! Pumpkin , our cat, touched noses with the pup yesterday and now they are buds. I'll go to the boatyard today so Ruby knows our schedule has not been disrupted by the pup. 013 by robert perry, on Flickr
  6. Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    Veegs: I'd go with "Utilitarian" rather than ugly. "Utilitarian" is one step better than "agricultural". It's not so bad but it for sure is not a motor sailer. Blowing like stink here tonight. Gusts to 50 mph earlier. My Honda gen set, Toshiro Mifune, is in the on deck circle. Just in case. Enjoying our new puppy.
  7. Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    To my eye that Skookum appears to be hogging at the chainplates. Not a good sign.
  8. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    Thanks IB. Thanks Jeff. I think it looks pretty good after all these years. The hardtop is a real plus as I just get back from walking the dog in the rain. FOXFIRE is a boat I could enjoy. I sailed that boat and it did everything well. It might have been the first of my boats I sailed with Leisure Furl. Tim Kernan was working with me when we did that boat. It was one of our first all acad designs. Time flies. Interesting that the drawings posted in the listing are my own hand drawn drawings. You can tell I enjoyed my work.
  9. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    You know what they say, "You snooze you lose." A call to me 6 months ago and STARBUCK would have been yours! It's a very nice, one owner boat. It's headed to the mid west. If you like STARBUCK you will like FOXFIRE, another one owner boat. Basically very similar boat with a FRC hardtop over cockpit. The are pics in my book but unfortunately I don't have any I can post here.
  10. Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    Dave: You went aboard KIYI a custom 36' trailerable bat I designed for Dick Philbrick., bright yellow. I have been seeing it anchored up at Anacortes lately. Great boat. KIYI and he Freeport 36 are very good sailing boats, the Freeport will surprise you, but I don't consider either true motor sailers because they don't have inside steering. The V040PH does. KIYI by robert perry, on Flickr V 40 PH docker by robert perry, on Flickr Freeeport 37 spin shot by robert perry, on Flickr
  11. Coolboats to admire

    I'll buy that.
  12. Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    Gulf 32 is cute but a pig under sail.
  13. Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    Dave: Some of the V-40 PH models were blister boats. I would keep my eye out for one. Possible you could find one in your price range. Great sailing boat. I preferred it to the regular model. One of my ex boat partners bought a Cooper. He was a very fastidious CPA type of guy. He really likes it, Kept it for years.
  14. Coolboats to admire

    Very nice yawl, you'all.
  15. Thanks Steve. Not sure I understand exactly what you are saying but I think I get the important part. Here's another for you. Drew this one for my buddy Dave, a very serious home wine maker. dave by robert perry, on Flickr