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Anomaly2

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  1. Hard vs soft dinghy

    Everglades Challenge? That's nothing--- look up the guy who did the Race 2 Alaska on one. At one point early in the race this year, he was among the leaders (light wind conditions). He finished the 750 miles ahead of the kayakers.....
  2. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Video has been pulled.... what's with that? I was actually interested in the project/topic (the electric bike conversion, not the nude biking...)
  3. Hard vs soft dinghy

    oops. Should have said " Fatty Knees or Montgomery 10?"
  4. Hard vs soft dinghy

    Fatty Knees??
  5. Hard vs soft dinghy

    No, But apparently you might.... (and its a daggerboard trunk---- sheesh, pay attention will ya?)
  6. Hard vs soft dinghy

    A bit like an anchor thread...... Here's my experience: I'm in the camp that likes to row. I understand the argument for an outboard when you are anchored a significant distance from somewhere you need/want to be. But, I like to row. I also used to live aboard full time and used a dinghy like a pickup truck. I find myself getting in or out of the dinghy many, many times a day. Loading this, unloading that. Heaving bags of groceries, or tools, or the dog when she's too tired to jump, over the gunwale of the mothership. The best way to do this is standing, in the dinghy, near the gunwale of the dinghy. But, as others have noted, you don't want the dinghy scratching up the mothership.... A zodiac/avon might fit part of this bill, but then there is that rowing part. Oh, and I tow the dinghy. Everywhere. Don't really have room on a 33' cutter to put it onboard. Eleven years ago I built an Auray Punt. Bolger adapted the info from Claude Worth's 100+ year-old description of the punts he (Worth) saw being towed by the fishermen in Brittany. It was strictly a rowing design and I immediately learned to appreciate the difference between a craft designed to row and much of the craft in use today. It tows beautifully and doesn't ship a drop (not even in a small craft advisory in Vineyard Sound). Of course, I couldn't resist adding a sailing rig (Bolger laughed when I told him what I had done). That "gunwale guard" stuff doesn't come cheap! and, frankly, I wanted to let kids use the punt for sailing and not worry a bit when they crashed back into the cutter so I just split pool noodles and put them on the gunwales covered with the outer core of a fire hose. I had to change the noodle/hose combo this summer after ten years of hard use. As far as beaching, I made a beaching wheel that slips into the daggerboard trunk and with the double pneumatic tires, I can easily pull the punt up any beach I've encountered so far from rocks to mud to soft sand. In short, I'm very happy with the punt. But, everytime I see a dinghy like the one Kris Cringle posted, or that lovely Townson 2.4 (plans source anyone? ANYone??), or the equally lovely Trinka, I think I might build a new dinghy. But..... then I heave another bag of groceries aboard the cutter while standing and I realize that all of those seductive shapes are WAY more tiddly than the punt and that has allowed me to be really rather cavalier about boarding, disembarking, and generally moving around, in other words using the punt like the aforementioned pickup truck and I shelve my lust for a sexy dinghy... One day, one day I tell you, I'm gonna build one. Just not yet.
  7. You're in Holland right? What about the Bestevaer 49ST? There has been a lot of discussion of that boat here (check the Metal Boats thread).
  8. Hard vs soft dinghy

    Yes. The Townson 2.4.... Anybody know how/where to get plans?
  9. Hard vs soft dinghy

    Thanks (great pic). I think that joint is the best I've seen of any of the nesting/folding dinghies-- simple and effective.
  10. Hard vs soft dinghy

    Olaf, What about that nesting dinghy you showed me that had that had that neat locking joint? Can you refresh my memory: make, size, experiences??
  11. Digital Yacht AIS USB Connection

    Just curious as to which particular Digital Yacht AIS model you're talking about? I see they have a new "portable" unit that has USB and wifi, but they have others with that combination as well (and quite a range of prices...).
  12. Mast or boom furling?

    Yeah, I forgot that bit. #3 should have been 3) will drinking better vodka help me answer these questions. Thanks for pointing out my lapse Bob.
  13. Mast or boom furling?

    What do you mean "like"? Let's stop beating around the bush and get to the heart of the matter: 1) Which works better with in-mast furling, a Manson Boss or a stainless steel Ultra? 2) I have a Sarca Excel, should I upgrade to a Leisure Furl in-boom system, or is my current Park Avenue boom with slab-reefing sufficient in a soft mud bottom? There. Now if we could just get Jack to stop double-posting threads, we could clean this place up a little.
  14. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Poor high school too, eh Olaf?