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fallsailor

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    Sailing, racing, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, yoga, rum... girls that like that stuff too.

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  1. Every once and a while some person causes me to be reminded of something our ,(USA) 26th President once said. This is a portion of a speech TR gave in 1910 seems to really speak to the "situation" with this Proa fellow... "A cynical habit of thought and speech, a readiness to criticize work which the critic himself never tries to perform, an intellectual aloofness which will not accept contact with life's realities - all these are marks, not as the possessor would fain to think, of superiority but of weakness. They mark the men unfit to bear their part painfully in the stern strife of living, who seek, in the affection of contempt for the achievements of others, to hide from others and from themselves in their own weakness. The rôle is easy; there is none easier, save only the rôle of the man who sneers alike at both criticism and performance. " BELOW is what I originally was reminded of... and which everyone has heard at one time or another. But Proa specifically reminded of the above and although out of context goes to the heart of the issue. "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." TR Fucking Critics... worthless, condemned, cold and timid souls. fs
  2. You are one sad Dude... Every time I check into this amazing thread I see you shitting all over it. There is one asshole in this forum. You need only to... LOOK IN THE MIRROR. fs
  3. Happy Belated Labor Day Bob!!! Also, thank you again for sharing the "Fruits of Your Labor" with us... Speaking of the Valiant 40... there was a pristine example (#273, IIRC) moored next to me this weekend in Northport Harbor, NY. When we were picked up by the launch to go in for lunch, it turned out to be our launch drivers boat. He had been out the day before single handing it in 20-25knots and spent the long passage to Seymour's singing the praises for your design. The Cutter looks amazing! Congratulations! fs
  4. We have a winner!!! Good One Doug! fs
  5. Great Video! Thanks for sharing.. fs
  6. Again, All I can manage is WOW... Love the sandblasting!!! fs PS/ wow
  7. Sorry man... didn't mean to be a wise ass. They look like cool little boats! fs
  8. Sorry to report bro... You are oblivious. Sage has been there awhile now. fs
  9. You really know how to tease a guy... Looks great! Got another? :-)
  10. WOW!!! That is going to look amazing on the water...! Fuck it looks amazing right now.... just add water. Bob, It has really been an honor to be able to watch this project unfold! Thanks Mr. Lucky for sharing and including us. fs
  11. Exquisite!
  12. Laughed my fucking ass off when I saw this... /\/\/\ Thanks PP
  13. Looks really great Bob and Happy Belated Birthday! fs
  14. For FUCK Sake!!! I go to work then work on my boat, then check in with CA... hmmm same shit. I go to work then work on my boat, then check in with CA... hmmm same shit. I go to work then work on my boat, then check in with CA... hmmm same shit. I go to work then work on my boat, then check in with CA... hmmm same shit. I go to work then work on my boat, then check in with CA... hmmm same shit. I for one am sick and fucking tired of checking into a thread that interests me only to find that it has been and is still being polluted by BS and this Brent fellow. I guess that is his goal... to disrupt. Now where is that "Ignore Button" that I should have used a long time ago. Bob, thanks for still posting even if this POS shit has try to make himself feel better about and justify his life's work at your expense. fs
  15. Like most of you, I know about DP's legendary designs. But sadly, I've never gotten a chance to sail on one. Then, this year, a very good friend of mine bought, Sacred Space, ( through the US Marshals), a 1992(?) Hans Christian, Christina 52, (The 52 is the same as the 49 CC, the 52 has a transom with stairs the 49 is just squared off) - WOW what a boat!!! I say WOW for several reasons... First and foremost being that the boat sat for about 8 years on the hard in CT, uncovered for the last 5, had about 8" of rain water above the floor boards in the main salon, which means a lot more water fwd and aft of there, mold like you cannot even imagine, headliners failing down etc... you get the picture. Great design or not... hard to see going that route. We ALL "thought" he was crazy but in reality the boat is a machine. It is turning out that aside from replacing some pumps, battery switches, batteries and some cables, most of all of the systems are coming on line. He pulled it all apart starting in April has had a few wood guys there helping redo what my friend now calls "A wooden boat surrounded by fiberglass". Amazing joinery, layout etc... but my favorite thing about the boat is the Captain's Stateroom, on Port, just aft of the Nav Station. Very Cool spot. The quality of the design is perfection and the build quality of HC very impressive. I will try to post some before and after pics. We have ALL come to the conclusion that the only reason the boat survived and was able to be brought back was solely due to the designer and the flawless execution of the builder. So, Sacred Space will be launched in August and maybe, just maybe Doug will be along for the ride. RIP fs