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  1. This Cabo Rico Northeast 400 for sale in Netherlands might work. Large pilot house with room for visitors has good visibility. Deep sheltered cockpit. Looks good for extended coastal cruising. 1.5M (5 foot draft) is not too severe. Not sure about this boat drying out against a pier. Won't let you get into Irish Canals, but some of the Scottish canals would be accessible. Actually, it might work for French Canal touring with the mast down as well, after you are done with Scotland/Ireland. I believe most Euro canals are 1.8M min depth. I stand to be corrected on that. Could need some work to handle UK/Euro shore power. Specs mention 110V. Bill
  2. Come inside a 1961 Alden Challenger lazarette.

    Kris, Thanks for the tour of your lazarette. I wrote a piece for our club newsletter a few years ago and found a lot of what you said. "Power or sail, we all have some storage spaces on our boat, in or near the cockpit, aft or forward, maybe behind the anchor locker. Into this go assorted goodies. Could be fenders, extra lines, fold up bikes, cleaning supplies, spare life jackets, outboard motors, dinghy pumps, dinghies, SUPs, extra refreshments, kids, adults, wakeboards, tubes, adults on wakeboards, you name it. Sometimes the hatch closes by accident, and we are alone. In the darkness. Around the marina you may have heard a variety of names used for this space. Locker, the cave, His cave, garage (some really are!), cockpit locker, in law suite, the hold, theblack hole, the cellar, the basement, lazarette What do you call that place on your boat? I was scrubbing out that place on our new to us boat and got to wondering about all the terms used. I think one of the most curious words is lazarette. Just what is it and what kind of word is that? Las arête? My iPad wanted to auto correct lazarette to las arête at first. Sounds French but various online dictionaries told me it was Spanish for earrings. I guess some ships captains and crew did and do wear earrings. Doesn't seem to relate to a vessel's storage space. On to thefreedictionary.com. This gets more interesting: "laz·a·ret·to" (lăz′ə-rĕt′ō) also laz·a·ret or laz·a·rette (-rĕt′) n. pl. laz·a·ret·tos also laz·a·rets or laz·a·rettes 1. A hospital treating contagious diseases. 2. A building or ship used as a quarantine station. 3. often lazarette A storage space below deck or between decks on a ship or boat. [Italian lazzaretto : blend of lazzaro, lazar (from Late Latin Lazarus, Lazarus; see lazar) and dialectal Nazareto, popular name for a hospital maintained in Venice by the Church of Santa Maria di Nazaret. (Nazareth) From wikipedia.com. Check this out! Especially for those who have storages spaces up in the bow. A lazarette (also spelled lazaret) is a special area on a boat. It is often an area near or aft of the cockpit. The word is similar to and probably derived from Lazaretto.[citation needed] The name derives from the biblical story of Lazarus. On the old square-rigged sailing ships it was located in the bow of the ship. The original purpose was to store the bodies of important passengers or crew who had died on the voyage, (lesser seamen would be buried at sea). It was a large locker obviously, and was situated at the bow in order that the stench of rotting flesh was blown away from the vessel rather than across the decks. Those vessels sailed mainly downwind. All that remains from these origins is that it is still generally the largest locker on a boat, and it's still known as the Lazarette. A lazarette is usually a storage locker used for gear or equipment a sailor or boatswain would use around the decks on a sailing vessel. It is typically found below the weather deck in the stern of the vessel and is accessed through a hatch if accessed from the main deck or a doorway if accessed from below decks. The equipment usually stored in a lazarette would be spare lines, sails, sail repair, line and cable splicing repair equipment, fenders, bosun chair, spare blocks, tools etc. In modern shipbuilding and for powerboats of most sizes, the lazarette is the location of the steering gear equipment for the vessel. This area is particularly sensitive to flooding and damage, as the ability to steer during heavy weather is of the utmost importance to vessel safety. The lazarette also represents a vulnerability in that the large hull penetrations required for rudders and shafts for propulsion through the vessel's hull generally reside there. Lots to think about while you are down there next time, or even if you just open the hatch to stow or retrieve something." Bill
  3. Did this 28 footer ever get built?

    No? Durn. Another orphan. Lot to like about the design. Your friend was going to self build wasn't he?
  4. DC panel installation.

    I second the book recommendation by Jack above, and also Sailboat Electrics Simplified by Don Casey. Bill
  5. DC panel installation.

    You can drill down into this site by MaineSail, who posts here. Lots of good detail. www.marinehowto.com Warning, you will be there for a while. Bill
  6. Coolboats to admire

    Bull, that is really nice. Thanks for putting it up here. Bill
  7. Thanks Ish. That was the one. 21'er. Back when WLYDO was really booming. The "client" sure knew what he wanted.
  8. I like that boat Will. Would like to see it next to one that Bob did a few years ago. I think his was a bit smaller, 23? Just spent more than an hour looking for it. No luck.
  9. Managing epoxy cure times

    +++ on the white vinegar.
  10. Safety gear

    what shape is the rudder in? Just a few leaks into it, or bearing/support issues?
  11. Stern rail issues

    From the South Shore Yachts website: "the staff at South Shore Yachts understand the value of superior customer service before, during and after the sale." "At South Shore Yachts, we are proud of our reputation for providing top quality service and sales. We stand behind every sale we make." I would put it in place on the boat, take take detailed pics of how it (does not) fit, and figure out how to get it back to be made right for you. Could be a pain in the ass taking it across the border, again, and again. As long as it was not your measurements that were out. Good luck
  12. I agree, crazy good skill. Now on to look at his other vids.
  13. ^^ "which we badly need to clean and re-oil." SOMEDAY Sounds like Dorothy is doing just fine
  14. La Semaine du Golfe

    Yes it is a Beniguet. Here is a pic of #1 in the 2007 Semaine du Golfe. I was able to sail there with Matt Newlands of Swallow Yachts (www.swallowyachts.com) on his BayRaider #1. Me at the tiller, Matt and one his shop guys forward. The ebb tide was nothing like I have ever experienced coming from the Great Lakes. More like running whitewater on a river, when you got between the islands of the Golfe. I was only able to make it for one day at the tail end of a business trip. Unforgettable as it was the Grand Parade where all the fleets exit the Golfe then sail in a continuous column back in, making their way as far as they can to the port at Vannes. Everything from 13' dinghies to 3 masted ships. That day it was estimated to be 800-1000 boats on the water, with thousands of specatators on shore. We had to wait for the tide and our fleet to group up in a small port at the mouth of the Golfe. Ended up rafted up with Francois Vivier on one boat and Matt Newlands on another. Was a fun meeting of 2 current small boat designers. If you have the opportunity to get to the event, you will love it. The various flotillas move around the Golfe each day, overnighting at different ports. Huge community involvement to make it a great moving festival. Bill
  15. Universal Tracker

    Thanks for posting the multi tracker links. Looks like several events will be crossing or closing to each other in the next day or two. Gabart crossing the Mini Fleet. The TJV crossing the Mini Fleet. etc. Busy times in the Atlantic