Brodie

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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Clam cakes are a similar thing found mostly in Rhode Island. Substitute diced clam for the conch. Very yummy as an accompaniment to some New England style clam chowdah. None of that crappy Manhattan or Rhode Island style chowder for me please.
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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Pretty darn sure they didn't splash CATARI as I was there two weeks ago and some key things were still missing. But they are definitely getting close to the final details stage so I'm sure there was lots of stuff to figure out.
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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Only info I got on CATARI is that she will be launched this spring - not sure where she is headed this summer. Please take pics if you see her floating!
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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    OK I'm on my computer now. We'll see how many pictures I can post on the pitiful marina wifi. Actually I took very few pictures at PSC, as they asked me not to post any online, so I decided to just enjoy looking rather than wasting time taking lots of pics. Had lots of fun poking around CATARI and the shop, and they had much valuable information about my boat which was extremely helpful. I will be rerigging the boat this spring so it will be a huge help to have them to answer questions as they come up. My pilothouse does not have the settee raised above the cabin sole, but there are a set of lower windows below the larger windows on the cabin sides that I can see out of when sitting at the table. Of course the steering station is the prime seat if you want to see out, and I often eat breakfast there if it's too chilly to sit outside. Raising the sole would allow visibility out the big windows as Bob said, but in a 32' boat I'm not sure it would work well enough to justify. There are already a lot of steps up and down for a very small space, any more and I think it would be a safety problem as you literally can't walk more than 2 steps without meeting a stair as it is. Interior pics were taken with a GoPro which is why they appear to be distorted - very wide angle.
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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Greetings all, I've been absent for a while. I was just at the PSC factory on Friday and got the grand tour of CATARI - what an amazing boat! Can't wait to see her in the water soon. The details were amazing and PSC is justifiably proud of their work. My reason to visit the factory (besides drooling over CATARI) was to pick PSC's brain about a new rig for my Pilothouse 32. I will definitely be in need of some advice so I'll start a thread soon. Not sure if I can post a pic here from my phone but the layout of my boat is very similar to Bob's latest iteration of the 63'er, obviously much smaller and minus a few extra cabins, but the general layout works great. There is some lost space for sure but IMO the space that is there is more liveable, and the big windows make the boat seem larger than it is.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Not ugly...but maybe because of the short length it just looks like it's missing something. There was a boat very similar to that one moored near me in RI. The owners were friendly folks and we often chatted on the launch. They used that boat a lot more than most of the $$$ boats in the mooring field.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Kim and Bob sure didn't with the Francis Lee! Kim I feel your pain. I'm sure you are itching to get her in the water. I'm hoping to get my "new" boat here by Thanksgiving but that will be a stretch. With the other boat sold I am boatless for a few weeks right as the sailing weather has become great.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Nah, the rowing world is all about "you can do whatever you want but don't change anything"
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    Coolboats to admire

    Stephano, I sailed out of Jamestown for several years and always loved seeing the S boats. I towed one back to her mooring one Tuesday night when the wind completely died and the tide was going out. I was motoring by and thought the crews' waving at me looked a little more frantic than the usual friendly hello so I went back and gave them a lift. Guess if you're going to get a tow it might as well be from another sailboat!
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    No...I am very behind when it comes to most pop culture references, with a few exceptions.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Caterpillar drive?? I had to look that one up. Would be slightly impractical if the boat it was installed on needed to travel in freshwater. However, it would be cool to say that your boat (or spaceship, maybe) had a Magnetohydrodynamic drive system...
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Was there ever any thought of electric propulsion? Seems like it might be a good option for a boat that is primarily daysailed, although I can't remember if you have power at your dock. (Pardon if this was asked before but with 70+ pages it would take me a week to re-read...)
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    The Zombie Fleet

    It is a pretty nice spot for a YC. The club itself looked very nice. I kept thinking of the ugly boat thread while paddling through the mooring field but so many of the boats had people living on them that it didn't feel right to take pictures, particularly not while in my brand new kayak that was probably worth more than half the boats out there....
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    The Zombie Fleet

    Having moved from Rhode Island to Florida I am amazed at the number of derelict, neglected or abandoned boats here. Launched my kayak across from the Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa today and the mooring field was full of horrors. The docks weren't much better.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Very exciting! Everything is coming together quickly now! iPhone cameras are lousy in low light. I haven't found a way to get better pics in low light either, and the flash on the phone would be useless in that huge space. I'll take whatever pics I can get, though!
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Ouch. Quad bypass and a valve replacement is nothing to take lightly. Please pass on get well messages from the crew here! My dad sold open heart surgery equipment so that is a field I know a little too much about.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I agree with you Kim (and Bob). Wrong boat for fancy spar paintwork. My boat's mast and boom are the same color - or at least they were 28 years ago when they were new. It's way down the wish list to have them repainted, but someday...
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    Coolboats to admire

    Mirabella V - largest single masted vessel ever built. Rig is 292' I believe. This is at Newport Shipyard, the "small" boats behind her include 100+ foot megayachts and a J-Class (probably Hanuman) Maltese Falcon - quite a sight to see under sail!
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    Coolboats to admire

    having seen all of the "Big three" - Athena, Maltese Falcon, and Mirabella V - in person, and two sailing (Athena and MF), I can say that none of them are terribly nice looking, but they do have a pretty impressive wow factor. Watched MF sail at 10-15 knots through the spectator fleet at the start of a transatlantic race off Newport - I was engineless that day so was hove to at a safe distance but I'm sure she caused more than a few of the skippers in the spectator fleet to require clean pants.... Athena from a kayak:
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    Coolboats to admire

    That would be a fun phone call to make. Maybe I should start buying lottery tickets.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Bryony is one of my favorite boats. I remember drooling over her in a WoodenBoat calendar years ago. I didn't know she was built by the school. I could definitely see myself in a smaller version of that boat.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Very nice boat... I'd trade mine for it if they'd move the decimal place to the left by one digit.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Can't wait to see the boot stripe in color. Is that going to be before or after the deck gets painted? Thank you Bob for insisting the stripe is visually correct - that is one of my worst boat pet peeves. Fortunately my boats have all had decent boot stripes, not perfect, but not un-perfect enough to drive me crazy. A lot of new boats now have boot stripes that look like a drunk person painted them, and some builders don't even run the stripe to the ends of the boat! I do have to say that I have shiny-boat envy now....did get two nice evenings of sailing in over the holiday weekend and really enjoyed it, but wow is my deck faded.... I guess she looks pretty good for 29 years old but still - would be nice to not get white chalk all over myself whenever I touch the deck!
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Or the weekend needs to be over so we can get more boat updates...
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    Coolboats to admire

    Speaking of Cheoy Lees....I found this one (I think this is a CL? Not sure of the model) while out paddling today. In a sad state of neglect but looks like she was loved at some point in the past. Very low tide this afternoon so she was hard aground. I hate seeing beautiful boats like this - would love to go back at high tide and "rescue" her.... maybe she'll show up on Craigslist sometime