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  1. Matagi

    What is it?

    Thought it was familiar...
  2. Matagi

    Who would not like to travel like Greta?

    So are you saying you have an envy condition against a 17 year old girl or is it mere the usual drunkeness?
  3. Matagi

    what is it?

    A beauty indeed.
  4. Matagi

    Novak Djokovic

    He got served, I would say. Still, I don't wish this on anybody. But that stunt was quite unfathomable.
  5. Matagi

    Marina Karen

    Maybe izz becoarse aim Djerman so I dont understand wery well. But: nobady touched her dog? So where is ze problem?
  6. This truly brakes my heart. I am so sorry for both, for her to be left behind this way. I really hope the day will come when she can look back at all the joyful moments both had together. And I do hope, they meet on the other side, just like she promised. Because if not, then there is no God I can or would want to pray to.
  7. Matagi

    Coolboats to admire

    Less weatherhelm than your armchair, that's for sure.
  8. Matagi

    Coolboats to admire

    Luffes are great. Good to see the .20 is out. I must say, I'm not a fan of the hull windows, though. And I can see, what they tried with the platform there, but it looks a bit bolted on. But overall: very happy to see them putting out sth. new that is sporty and has a more classic look. Definitely a good alternative to the X4.0, would be nice to see a head to head comparison.
  9. Matagi

    What custom cruiser...if money were no object?

    I liked Anomaly back then, I like her now, especially that you didn't go all Freedomy on the rig, but that there is one mainsail and one rather balancing mizzen. Here is one concept that I also liked, from Woodenboats Sketches, don't know if it ever made it to the next stage, if anyone has more infos... Don't want to turn this into a catketch thread, though. @DDW, in retrospect, in your view, what would the next best prosuction contender be that you would chose today?
  10. Matagi

    What custom cruiser...if money were no object?

    Even if I had unlimited funds, I would still buy something pretty humble. Not that I don't have dreams or that I don't enjoy the beauty of a nice custom boat. But I think I would rather want to spend the money on experiences and on ways to capture them, not on the boat itself. I am also a believer in more classic designs, maybe I would spend the money on preserving something beautiful with a history, to which I could add some chapters, and then, later, my sons and their families. I would need to be able to drive the boat and have fun with it and picture it in rough conditions in the North Sea, going Heligoland > Edinburgh in four days. Now and in my 70ies, some thirty years away. I would also need to see me being able to cater for the boat then (not financially, that is -per the premise of this thread- taken care of, but I like to take care of my boats physically). Possibly I would spend some money on transporting it over land, from the Med to the Baltic and back. I would also want my wife to be able to drive it, also in rough conditions, so that I can get a bit of sleep, down below. Or that she could get me out, in the worst case. So it can very well be an HR 29. But as it's supposed to be custom-made: A Berckemeyer 30. Not high on the fancy-sh't list, I know. But in my opinion, the sailor needs to be more adaptable than the boat.
  11. Matagi

    Coolboats to admire

    Is this the boat with which they re-enacted Shackleton's voyage? The mere thought of it... .
  12. Matagi

    Coolboats to admire

    A location might help. Have you tried using Google Maaahnevermind. Yes, that is certainly not original. Looks more like a two-tonner / 50-Footer rig. Or it is a converted two-tonner, deckshouse looks a bit odd...
  13. Matagi

    Coolboats to admire

    Red Herring looks even better now with her new sails. Absolutely cool. A bit out of this world, but cool. Here is one design that I have admired since I was ca. six years old. A Hanseat 68/69, the yard was from Gl├╝ckstadt, near Hamburg. This is one of their earlier models and it features this distinctive arrow slit cabintop. That was the first time in my life that as design feature on a sailboat really struck me. I still find this design cool, back then I wouldn't have known, but today it reminds me a bit of a Stormtrooper helmet. Also quite practical for more headroom, light and forward visibility from below. They also feature wooden masts and some owners have them until today, kind of the same school of thought as Folkboat owners, I guess. Although it was the time, they were not designed after IOR, and I think it shows in the hull shape, The max beam is way forward and some even came with keel/Cb configuration, which is handy on the Elbe and the German bight. Dimensions (m): length: 10,2, beam: 2,98, draft: 1,4 . They also keep their prices up, as they are often very well maintained. Gut in Schuss, as we say in German.
  14. Matagi

    Cruise ship making - timelapse

    My first thought was: wait, they are still building that? But the video is from 2016, so well before 'the event' (Mitchell & Webb fans will know what I mean...) But still, you have to admire the efficiency of the building process.
  15. Matagi

    Coolboats to admire

    Look who finally got out of bed Tre Sang, having finished her refit at Robbe&Berking. Like new, surely a look to behold. Credits: R&B FB page