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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Radar? radar reflector I believe Fender. For low bridges.
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    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)
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    My newest project

    Ha! Danny Kaye!
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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?
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Now, would you repair that differently if it was lead shot or steel shot? Stainless?
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I cut up a pontoon boat once and felt pretty virtuous doing it. Recyclable! Now I imagine cutting up more of 'em. The only issue was my wife didn't like me wading on the beach with a plugged-in sawzall.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    whoops... maybe. But, it is still for sale - no price listed so I just need to make the right offer.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    "Too attached to part out" Here's the money shot: http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/boa/4059270147.html
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    Coolboats to admire

    There is a Tumlaren for sale up in Maine: http://maine.craigslist.org/bod/3633428938.html $5900 Who was it that called this design a "half tide rock"?
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    i550

    As you guys are chatting about shapes, please also consider materials - I'd already been considering how easy it might be to use composite bulkheads or decks, and how much weight there is to be saved in the ends of the boat that might be added around the keelbox. I'd say that all structural elements should be plywood or ply and fibers or wood, (allowing, of course, some noodling around with the shape of the seat corners) even though I believe the rules as written I believe specifically allow composites... just a thought from a prospective.
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    i550

    There was some talk about this on the i550 forum page - whether a canter would still be an i550. The rule says anything goes that isn't specifically prohibited, but... I don't remember any resolution.