NaturalLime

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  1. NaturalLime

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Ignore really works a treat. . .
  2. NaturalLime

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Stop wasting our taxpayer dollars!
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    MojoSail article: http://www.mojosail.com/2013/08/15/loch-lomond-giant-catamaran-woes/ Marin IJ Article: http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_23856338/flyin-hawaiian-sailboat-builder-jailed-after-fight-loch
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Typically harbormasters are employees of whatever entity owns the marina, be it public or private. They are not, however, LEOs. The Harbormaster in Redondo Beach/King Harbor, California is part of the Redondo Beach Fire Department... not an LEO? Firefighters are not typically Law Enforcement Officers.
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    I doubt even the HR clan is foolish enough to try that until the thing can at least move under its own power. People keep calling it a "boat," but I think a prerequisite to being a boat is that it can move under its own power. Until then, its a barge. I doubt FH will ever move under its own power, hence its never leaving. We'll see. The sailplan of FH is complete. It has sails and might be expected to move under its own power once out of the treacherous SF Bay winds and currents and into the umm, pacific Pacific. The FH's Builder and Master has a plan and I've seen nothing to suggest that the plan has changed.Well,let's see: HR is still in jail. Even with their great success today, I doubt if FH goes anywhere until HR clears up his issues and gets back on FH. California has a suburb catch and release program going on. The Feds have demanded that CA release yet more. Doubt that HR will remain incarcerated long.
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    WTF are you talking about? Sausalito? Those "floating shitholes" are probably worth more than your gross earnings for the next 50 years.
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    I doubt even the HR clan is foolish enough to try that until the thing can at least move under its own power. People keep calling it a "boat," but I think a prerequisite to being a boat is that it can move under its own power. Until then, its a barge. I doubt FH will ever move under its own power, hence its never leaving. We'll see. The sailplan of FH is complete. It has sails and might be expected to move under its own power once out of the treacherous SF Bay winds and currents and into the umm, pacific Pacific. The FH's Builder and Master has a plan and I've seen nothing to suggest that the plan has changed.
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    The FH hasn't sunk, they are clearly getting better at moving her in adverse conditions. They are one ebb from Sea. Planned next stop is San Diego so major provisions are not yet a concern. SF Bay has not been welcoming. Perhaps they will simply slip out on the next ebb. Since that was only a couple of hours ago, perhaps they are already gone. . .
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    HR is Bound for Sea. He has always maintained that the open ocean was his goal en-route to SD then HI. He fought a flood tide and opposing winds to reach an anchorage one ebb from the Gate. All he has to do now to realize his dream is raise anchor. . .
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Richmond it is! It would be far more serious if it was an actual pan pan call. Not so sure about the severity of a 'pon pon' call... However, there is plenty of shit to run into between Tiburon and Richmond... Like the breakwater! Would it be worthy of a pan pan if the FH was breaking apart? Yes, probably. But what exactly is a pon pon call anyway... PAN is pronnounced pon. There is only Mayday, PAN, and Securite'
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    When I made a visit to the 'cat', there was no obvious way to get it to the water from where it sits. I think the Left Coast Lifter is available. Perhaps he can borrow that.
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    it's the Iowa, i believe, in for a paint job You are quite right. The Iowa. Believe me, she needs far more than a paint job. The original teak deck was replaced years ago with doug fir that is now rotting away. Luckily she has a swarm of volunteers going over her. It will be a huge job, but she will soon be ship shape and Bristol fashion. Too bad she won't stay here.
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    launch ramp I'm not at all sure it would fit onto that launch ramp. In any event, looking at in person left me with the conviction that it was never intended to float. It is a boatlike sculpture and not a very good one. I can't fathom why someone spent the time and money to construct such a thing. On the other hand, the Battleship Ohio is in Richmond being refitted for its trip to San Pedro. The lines of the bow of that ship are breathtaking as it's sheer size and the size of its guns. Just a mile away is the Rosie the Riveter park, built around a stylized Victory ship, also awesome for the tale it tells of women serving during WWII, then being cast adrift when the shipyard went from 90,000 employees to 10,000 on a matter of weeks.