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  1. Also Ensigns at Dillon, Colorado.
  2. Ensigns are also big on the west coast of Lake Michigan (Pentwater); Marquette, MI; Les Cheneaux Islands, MI; and Cleveland. A good sized fleet down here in Houston as well. Mostly terrifying.
  3. rgscpat

    Merlin at 75 mph

    Apparently plan is to keep the carbon mast.
  4. What happened to the Harleysaki? Should the thread now be titled, 6500 by 3200 foot floating lumberyard? I kind of like the idea of helping Mr. Lane build a Zeppelin.
  5. rgscpat

    never fuckin' mind

    I am serious -- and don't call me Shirley.
  6. Assuming that the Flyin' Hawaiian would not pass a survey and that one were to buy and treat the FH as salvage and not as a "luxury yacht", how would the intrinsic value of the parts and salvageable materials balance against the costs of dismantlement, hauling, and landfill fees? What are the salvageable items and materials? Or, could one saw each hull into about four segments, close the ends, and get some usable storage sheds that way, and use the main center section as some kind of workshed or playhouse? The mast might be about the right size for a home flagpole. If you could salvage the boat parts and recycle the boat as storage sheds, etc., might it be worth a few thousand? I could use a couple of nice sheds for stowing sails, garden stuff, etc. This would be a much less cruel end to a dream that letting the boat rot and fall apart or be dismantled in the jaws of the MV Raccoon and it might allow HR and his family some small bit of recompense for their investment before losing all of it as sunk costs.
  7. So e-bay has it listed under powerboats....
  8. 50 and 42 square feet of sail area. So what's the SA/D ratio? 2? And does that put in the performance cruiser category? What level of performance? Banana slug? Garden snail? Tree sloth? Venomous millipede?
  9. Well, if he still has the home in Chico, and it's assessed at nearly $89,000 (Butte Co. APN 015-320-058-000), how much property in Hawaii could he get for selling the house? Maybe there are folks lined up in Hawaii just waiting to leave island life behind them and take residence in Chico. Or, since it's a corner lot with some room in back (.31 acre), how about helicoptering the FH into the back yard or maybe the junior high school would let him bring the boat in through that way? Dig a hole, install and fill a big pool liner, and then go yachting in the comfort of your back yard. What could be better?
  10. I'm a bit confused... why would one need a weather router within the Bay?
  11. If you put in twin 454s rebored to 468 cid to make the Flyin' Hawaian into a power cat (no doubt HR could re-engineer the boat for the added load of engines and long-distance tankage), and added enough guns to make her into a "Peace Ship", what would be the proper PHRF rating for the FH to compete in the Newport-Ensenada (cruising/"power boat" division)?
  12. You think those Lego sets are easy to build? You might be surprised.
  13. Isn't it impossible for a boat to * become * dilapidated or unseaworthy if it is already built that way? Therefore the marina wouldn't have a problem with Fly Hi's condition.
  14. It's a catamaran, remember, so H-R is probably planning on navigating the narrow channel by flying a hull. If the wingsail isn't ready, he could always do that by tying a few hundred weather balloons to one side.