Mr. Ed

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  1. Mr. Ed

    Coolboats to admire

    God but your photos are seductive things. I’m going to sail over there right now just so you can photograph our boat. I don’t think I’ve seen better boat portraits. You see what’s good about them.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Gosh, Mr. Kringle but you're putting me off taking our old girl to New England. We're going to look so SHABBY there. We look quite smart over here . . . Those are very well fettled vessels.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Crikey, what a great photo. It looks like it might do a 69 on itself at the gybe mark. The runner man will earn his beer during that manoeuvre (if he can stay aboard).
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    The Curlew Restoration

    Lucky boat! Well done
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    Coolboats to admire

    My ten minutes on the internet suggests people adding tar to the cement.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    I'm surprised they were FREE even then colon, bracket
  7. Scary stuff. Thanks for sharing. What actually are the health issues with epoxy exposure?
  8. Mr. Ed

    Coolboats to admire

    Doesn't look like a happy boat though: more creases in the sails than W.H. Auden had in his face, crew all looking in the wrong direction, little impression of forward motion.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Awlwood gets my vote, but gosh it's expensive - the same by volume as a good second growth claret. Sunstone make the post-hoc observation that a bright hull means you can never ignore what's happening to the wood because you can see it. S4B, what would you do if you came across, towards the end of the wooding, a compromised bit of planking? Replace it, varnish it anyway saying that Only God is Perfect, or say Fuck It, and cancel the order for Awlwood in favour of Awlgrip . . .
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    Pros and cons of sailing to see the world vs other means.

    In America and Ireland they used to “ride” in “cars” - ie horse drawn carriages - so it would make some sense to refer to riding on the back of a horse. “Pushbike” goes back to 1906 at least but is harder to make sense of. Yours in pedantry.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Interesting. Above the waterline makes more sense than how I read it first but I’m still surprised. I shall investigate - google here I come. Portland cement is often considered a kiss of death for old houses because it’s waterproof and inflexible. Lime mortar is your friend in that environment.
  12. Mr. Ed

    Coolboats to admire

    Did you say cement in the seams? Tell me more ...
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    Coolboats to admire

    Sorry Koch not had time to listen to your things but I WILL, much as I cherish my prejudices ... colon, bracket.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Er, as someone who lost a year or two of his youth listening to ghastly pretentious prog rock, I disagree strongly. The conservatoires of the world put out hundreds, literally hundreds, of better musicians a year than ELP or any of those guys. They were pimping their musicianship in a degraded pompous patronising noisy format, which is about as emotionally nourishing as a bowl of Cheerios. Hrumph.
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    S&S 36... thoughts

    I encouraged an acquaintance to buy a SHE 36 to sail with his daughters without thinking through what the huge genoa (the winches are behind the helmsman) would be like short tacking with a lightweight crew. It hasn’t left the shed for several years.