Lake Schooner

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About Lake Schooner

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    Southern Backwaters
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    Boats. Bikes. Respectively.

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    Mid Size Trucks

    I've got a 2016 Tacoma TRD Off-Road. It's not as comfortable nor as refined as the Ford or Chevy, but it's hasn't missed a beat reliability-wise. I think it comes down to what you want more. A new, but basically 20 year-old truck that is reliable (Tacoma), or a more modern design with better amenities. If you decide you want the latter then get a 2019 RAM, it's the most plush and best driving truck (I've driven them all) and it doesn't really feel that much bigger behind the wheel than a midsize. To me, the ZR2 and Ranger are not appealing, they don't offer the reliability of a Tacoma, nor the capability or comfort of other American trucks at a similar selling price. Plus, they're also old. The Ranger platform is already approximately 10 years old...
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    Coolboats to admire

    Wow, I love that. Long and lean. The hull looks like Tripp, but the cabin top doesn't. Almost looks like something Van de Stadt could have designed in the 60's. Transom's going the wrong way, and she appears to be a little less full all around, but she reminds me of a Southern Ocean Gallant.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Stumbling, The website is working for me. Perhaps you could try going directly to another page rather than the homepage?
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Stumbling, I saw that too. I totally agree that it was the right call to go back to the original rig. I will be interested to see if they go with the same construction methods employed by the original builder, or if they go for a more simple and value focused approach. And then obviously the big question will be price. I really hope they can get some traction. This boat deserves to be successful.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Thanks for the kind words guys. There may be some new Presto's being built soon, or at least there may once again be the option to have one built. I don't know much beyond this link, but it might be worth looking into if you're interested. You could also reach out to Rodger Martin about it, I've found him to be very helpful and responsive. This is sad news but relevant, the owner of one of the Presto's recently passed away so there is a possibility that boat will be appear on the used market in the near future. I think it may have been the last Presto built by Ryder/Union River. The owner completed the interior. I don't have any information about the layout or quality. If you're even remotely interested you should keep checking the listings and jump on it quick, the boat has a pretty serious cult following.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    She is interesting indeed! She's a Presto 30. The Rodger Martin version with the fat head cat-ketch rig.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Totally understand. Would be interested to hear your thoughts when the time comes. I've got all the risk factors for a bad experience when / if lightning hits the boat: carbon spars, freestanding masts, cored hull below the waterline, encapsulated ballast, zero through-hulls, zero metal under the WL, and the boat is often kept in freshwater.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Wess so sorry to hear about the boat, but glad y'all weren't aboard. I've been on the fence about going whole-hog on lighting protection for my boat but this story may have just made that decision for me. Thank you for sharing.
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    Correction, it's coming to one theater here on July 26th. Complete listings here:
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    Would love to see it, but none of the local theaters appear to be screening the film.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Not Craigslist, but worthy of your consideration:
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    This is pretty good:
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    Schooner No. 5 Elbe Sunk in Collision

    whelp. that settles that. what a waste. a beautiful vessel with a long history of both of both great seaman as well as acts of seamanship. sunk by what is sure to become a historic lack of seamanship.
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    Schooner No. 5 Elbe Sunk in Collision

    Leo, Thank you for the insight and the article. I see that you're located next door to the Elbe in the Netherlands and thus probably have more local knowledge than most of us here. If the information contained within this thread is incorrect would you please direct us to more accurate sources? I know everyone interested in this accident and the lessons it may yield would appreciate any contribution that keeps the conversation focused on facts rather than speculation.
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    Schooner No. 5 Elbe Sunk in Collision

    Someone on the WoodenBoat Forum just posted this screen shot of historical AIS data. Looks like the Elbe chose a pretty inopportune time to bang a left.