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  1. Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    The Nonsuch is sailed in WLIS, mostly in summer. I'm not sure why the owner wants so much protection from the elements.
  2. Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    Here is the second picture of the Nonsuch 26. You can see the SS supports and hard top of the "pilothouse."
  3. Oil Filter

    Gee, the yard used the "good stuff." I suppose they service enough Yanmars that it makes sense to use the brand name so no Captain of Industry complains that they are cheaping out.
  4. Pilothouse For Puget Sound, $40K Or Less

    Since you mentioned the Nonsuch 26, I though a couple pictures of friend's boat would be in order. I'm not showing this as a suggestion. Just as a curiosity. (Well, actually, one picture due to the silly upload restriction. I'll post a picture showing the structure of his semi-permanent house when I'm allowed of the Group W bench.) He has pretty much pilot-housed his boat.
  5. Oil Filter

    What brand is my oil filter?
  6. That will buff right out

    Major rebuilding projects don't make any sense unless you really want the boat. And by that, I don't mean you want a boat, I mean you want that boat. That's are to imagine about a boat with as many copies out there to choose from as this Hunter must have.
  7. Coolboats to admire

    In the examples in my library, the mizzen of a yawl has a luff (i.e.hoist) about half the luff of the main, and the aspect ratio of the mizzen is higher than the aspect ratio of the main. This gives rise to SemiSalt's Rule: If the area of the mizzen is equal to or less than 1/4 of the area of the main, it's a yawl. Otherwise, a ketch.
  8. I know I'm swimming up-current here, but I think it looks fine. In fact, it looks a lot better than most of the new production designs from Beneteau, et al. I assume the sheer is straight and only looks slightly reversed due to the low point of view. I can understand that most people would want a more conventionally shaped pilothouse, but I don't think this one looks terrible. I don't like the color above the sheer, though.
  9. My newest project

    The correction for Coriolis force is, hmmm, let me see, +0.3 kts.
  10. Coolboats to admire

    What my parent's called a "state'o'Maine" day.
  11. Coolboats to admire

    Keep in mind that Brilliant was built as a "best of everything" project and has extraordinary care. The run of the mill vessels from her time are mostly long gone.
  12. Which 30' Cruiser?

    It all depends on what you mean by "sails well." Dylan Winter sailed a Centaur from England to the Shetland Isles, so there is plenty of reason to say it "sails well", but I'm sure to many it's a "3KSB". Also depends on your definition of "comfortable."
  13. Russian sock puppets - my youtube experience

    Russians aside, I hope by now you realize that Trumpism isn't going to bring down the Republic. He's detested by just about every other professional politician on either side of the aisle. He's doing damage to the worthwhile processes of government, but that's only a little worse than the regular pols. I'm pretty tired of cringing at his boorishness.
  14. My newest project

    I think, with a boat in the water, he becomes Captain Lucky. When the second boat is launched, he becomes Commodore Lucky, and with the fourth boat, Admiral Lucky.
  15. Cruising Queensland? Watch out for the lizards.

    How amazing the internet is! Someone mentions something you've never heard of, type a few clicks, and it's all explained.