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  1. відмінна, Unik. Beautiful boats. maybe in aluminium next?
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    Ferrocement Anarchy!

    @dissolving: we rtw-ed an aluminium boat twice - & I say: BS to that!
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    Diesel Engine Delete

    & btw: if you want to make life difficult for yourself: go without any mechanical propulsion, just sails.
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    Diesel Engine Delete

    "...as long as you can keep the salt water out..."
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    Diesel Engine Delete

    in the days when we started cruising (early 80ies) the one big, everything else overruling disadvantagee of gasoline engines was their electric ignition (the fuel will be on board anyway for the dingiengine), & now people want to have the whole propulsion electric? Crazy! High Voltages, high currents, heavy batteries, efficiency losses. (I have to stop, otherwise my eyeballs will be stuck from rolleyes!)
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    Diesel Engine Delete

    golden words! Stick by them! You will have enough crap to repair in distant locations on a "traditionally" powered boat. Diesels with mechanical injection systems are VERY reliable (& the temperamental Volvo black boxes are not so difficult to circumvent). A blue water cruiser is THE place to avoid "groundbreaking technology"! (unless one has a well develpedmasochistic streak)
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    anyone comparing wearing a mask to wearing a sanitary napkin is either a total idiot or lying
  8. & probably better known: "Tahiti Bill" Howell's Golden Cockerel, that had the distinction of having capsized twice... (https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30078793451&searchurl=an%3Dhowell%2Bwilliam%26sortby%3D20%26tn%3Dwhite%2Bcliffs%2Bto%2Bcoral%2Breef%2Ba%2Bclassic%2Bsmall%2Bboat%2Bvoyage&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title2 another exploit of his...)
  9. IIRC "Silmaril", a 42' or so CSK cat circumnavigated in the 70ies. Only references in Kraut bools though : https://www.amazon.de/Komm-wir-segeln-die-Welt/dp/3837023362/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=kammler+komm+wir+segeln+um+die+welt&qid=1590397877&s=sports&sr=8-1 (just a very passing mention & more thoroughly in https://www.amazon.de/ideale-Fahrtenyacht-Erfahrungen-eines-Weltumseglers/dp/B0025HCYKK/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=kammler+die+ideale+fahrtenyacht&qid=1590397922&sr=8-1 (her husband)
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    26ft Cruising Cat Identification

    symmetric hulls though...Macalpine Downie??
  11. the australian Crowther Spindrift 38 "Dragonfly" in 87 broke up in the Indian Ocean, the crew, a family of four, were taken off by a merchant vessel. The owner, who had also built the boat himself, had previously increased the boyancy in the ends of the hulls by adding bulbs similar to Zingaros to the bows & & making the sterns fuller by adding foam & glassing it over. This probably increased the strain on the structure as did the overloading of the boat for long term cruising with 4 adults. I (1 rtw on a catamaran I built myself) allow myself the following comments: 1 some compartments in the boat look incredibly neclected: mould everywhere...the things that you see point to maintenance of the things that you don't see... 2. the owner lustily mixes "beams" & stringers" throwing doubt on his competence. 3. NOW he knows all the design faults, but they were staring him in the face all the time... begging for money after you wrecked your boat....you seem to know no shame!
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    eight bells for Tematai Tevaearai

    "Walking out the local store in the islands with a Hinano in one hand and a baguette in the other, life was good. " & while we're at it: mourne the way we cruised FP - because it is gone for good!
  13. any of you that have been to Tahiti will mourn Tematai Tevaearai, the model for the Hinano Label, who passed away at the age of 88. https://actu.fr/polynesie-francaise/moorea-maiao_98729/licone-biere-hinano-tematai-tevaearai-est-decedee_31980244.html
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    Education System

    ..I am tempted to judge the US of A's education system by the foreign language skills of the american cruisers we have encountered on 3,5 rtws & to ask myself: how much worse can it get?
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    Cruising Quarantine Issues RE Covid-19

    anybody knows what's happening to foreign boats arriving in Australia?