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  1. Origami Boat Thread

    He posts a lot on the Woodenboat forum... He experiments a lot in card stock before going to ply. His other boats on the site are just as neat. I'm guessing the darts are normal to the edge of the wood.
  2. Origami Boat Thread

    .... and on a much smaller scale, this guy in Austria has a hobby of trying to get the most boat out of the least plywood. http://flo-mo.weebly.com This one fascinates me: that turns into this:
  3. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Radar? radar reflector I believe Fender. For low bridges.
  4. Albin 79...

    Thanks to all!! I think it is pretty as well... As for the mast step, I took your advice and looked but the arrangement is totally different in the 79 because the engine is in the forepeak in my boat. So, the prop shaft goes down the centerline under the compression post. There is some sort of arch going to either side of the bilge carrying the load. I will investigate further, but whatever issues the mast step has will be different than the Ballad's.
  5. Albin 79...

    Well, the deed is done, and I drove the Albin up the coast to her new home in NH... Here she is coming in to get hauled with her eight-year-old first mate:
  6. Albin 79...

    Wow, thanks for the info! I will do some digging...
  7. Albin 79...

    ... as opposed to a '79 Albin. This one is from 1976: OK, besides the dock rash, what about a nice free(ish) Albin for a young family of four for tooling around the New England coast. This is not the Peter Norlin version, it was designed by Rolf Magnusson. Interior is very nice, old Volvo diesel (in the front of the cabin!), lots of dock rash on port side, 26 feet. This would be our first boat without an outboard...
  8. j/92 on the Bay

    No connection, etc... http://www.ebay.com/itm/1993-J-Boat-30-Sailboat-Connecticut-/391258174583?forcerrptr=true&hash=item5b18cdf477&item=391258174583 It is one of those charity auctions, boat needs a lot of love, including half-started deck core work. But...J/92!!
  9. Coolboats to admire

    I'll see your 36' day sailor, and raise you another 20' or so and a lot more varnish. http://vandamboats.com/boats/patrician (... actually, I like the 36' one a lot better. Even with the twin wheels)
  10. My newest project

    Ha! Danny Kaye!
  11. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    OK, I can't decide if this is ugly or cool. On the downside: all the crap on the back; the round ports and their trim; oh yeah, and the fact that it looks like it is sinking in this photo, or at least very overweight. On the upside, cool rig; looks very comfy below and in the cockpit. Murray 33, designed by Brewer. Listing on ebay: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Offshore-Sailboat-/331602459967?cmd=ViewItem&hash=item4d350bfd3f&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2
  12. H-Boat Renovation Project

    There is an H Boat (I think it is the same?) on the bay right now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/28-Reconditioned-European-Racing-Sailboat-/111693448657?forcerrptr=true&hash=item1a0172c5d1&item=111693448657 $7k. I like what you did with yours, but this looks nice too.
  13. As long as we are talking about Nielsen...
  14. My newest project

    The keel and balanced transom-hung rudder remind me of some of Chuck Paine's revisions of his older designs. He even has a phrase in quotes for it - a "full flow aperture" This is from Annie 2. I think having the rudder with such a forward rake doesn't seem quite right, but the transom looks fine with it. Anyway, this is different from the "Brewer bite", which is a semicircle cut out of the bottom of the full keel ahead of the rudder, which is intended to reduce wetted area.
  15. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    A nice Rainbow in Maine for $1500. http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/boa/4829767971.html Nice boats, but really... Also, does it look like that jackstand pad is pushing into the hull a bit?