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  1. TwoLegged

    Dave's perfect sailboat

    I never got the 80s IOR aesthetic at all. Horrible angular lines everywhere, like something had been crudely chopped or badly heatshrunk. And those IOR boats sailed horribly, in every direction except upwind with meat on the rail and someone else's muscles to sweat those huge genoas. The new designs also have more straight lines than I prefer, tho they are not distorted. But the real thing is that they sail a lot better.
  2. TwoLegged

    Dave's perfect sailboat

    Similar things have been said about each new generation of boat for as long as I have been messing about in boats, which is more than half a century. At some point in our lives, most of us get "stuck" on an aesthetic, while the world moves on past us. These new-style boats are crossing oceans comfortably, at decent speeds, in numbers which would have been unimaginable in the 1970s or 1980s. Comparing something like a Pogo 30 with say a 1970s production half-tonner cruiser/racer is so one-sided that it's almost cruel. The Pogo is faster on every point of sail, better handling on every point of sail, radically safer, much much stronger, etc etc. The only advantage the half-tonner has is that its sheer dysfunctionality gives perverse pleasure to masochists. Same with the new Hanses against an old IOR one-tonner. The Hanse is better in nearly every way. Not all of the modern production boats are well-optimised, but 'twas ever so.
  3. TwoLegged

    what is it?

    It's the "How I failed my think-outside-the-box assignment at design school" 48
  4. TwoLegged

    what is it?

    It's cartoon of a sloop trying to disguise itself as a unicorn
  5. TwoLegged

    what is it?

    When we called it a "box rule", we didn't mean you should sail a box
  6. TwoLegged

    you're not helping!

    "We will never forget you, bowman"
  7. TwoLegged

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Wow I still think of "campsite" as being something like the French "terrain municipal de camping" which I frequented in the early 1980s. They consisted of a nicely-mown field and rudimentary toilet block. By the time you've got leccy and water at each plot, it's not camping any more.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    In the real world, that tub would be full of all sorts of useless things like clothing and food. Indeed. And in the real world, it would never be used as a bath, because a) a campervan doesn't carry enough water to fill it, and b) a campervan won't have a water heater powerful enough to fill it So it's a chocolate teapot
  9. TwoLegged

    Ugly dodger collection

    COTB? That mutant has crap on the back, crap on the front, and crap on the middle. It must have a tacking angle of over 120 degrees ... so no wonder it is being sold in Mexico. It would never sail back uphill to California
  10. TwoLegged

    Coolboats to admire

    Looks like fun, Tom. Are those PD Racers?
  11. TwoLegged

    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Salty, he functional pilothouse appears to have fecked just about every other element of functionality on the boat. Apart from floating.
  12. I dunno where you shop for seats, but most of the places I go have a few other options.
  13. TwoLegged

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    It won't capsize until it capsizes.
  14. Thanks, Diarmuid. That's a wonderful recording.
  15. TwoLegged

    list of 500 rowboat designs

    Please do report on how you get on, @.22 Tom. That's a very special boat, and have long been tempted to build one.