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  1. SecondWindNC

    (Behind the) Barn Find!

    Yikes. This is how pandemics get started.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

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    The Zombie Fleet

    I know the place but haven't stopped there for fear of never finding my way out.
  4. There aren't many places your dollar will go farther than in eastern North Carolina, and the sailing grounds are phenomenal. Decent inland sailing near Raleigh as well, if you're not into going rural.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    PARTY BOAT - $400 Where else ya gonna find a TarTon with a kitchen, bedroom and a potter? BUT WAIT! Not only that, it's close to a Muesem!
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Presto 30. Looks nice!
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    Does your dinghy have a name?

    Gotta cut me some slack on the sail trim - I'm still figuring this boat out, and there are a lot of different ways to tweak and adjust, far more than I'm used to as a primarily keelboat cruising sailor. I think that was my second time out. I had missed something in routing the stays such that I couldn't get them tighter. Despite the lack of genoa halyard tension we had her moving pretty well and had a blast that day.
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    Does your dinghy have a name?

    It's a Flying Dutchman.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    At first glance it seemed odd for the first listing in the Boats category to be a car, but this is actually filed appropriately.
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    Does your dinghy have a name?

    As far as the DMV or USCG is concerned you can slap whatever name you want on the transom, and change it weekly if your heart desires. Now what Neptune thinks of that is another matter. I'd at least pour out a little of your beer when you apply the vinyl. For some reason this photo isn't loading upthread, so here's what I ended up doing. If you can't find me at the office, it's because I'm on Assignment.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Yikes. Glad no one was hurt (right?) and hope the boat can be fixed.
  12. SecondWindNC

    "Different" monohull interior layouts?

    This may not have any bearing on what you're contemplating but an unusual (to me at least) layout I came across was on a Sarabande 41, a French boat from the '80s. The dinette was aft under the cockpit (with the engine under the table), the galley was to port and nav to starboard amidships, and then there was a step down as you went forward to two cabins and the head. I've probably spent more time than would be considered reasonable pondering the pros and cons of it, but having never sailed/lived with it I can't really say how well it works in usage. It did make for a pretty tall/steep companionway ladder, and of course all the cockpit storage had to be all the way aft.
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Unless you're amidships. I admire the spacious roosting area for feathered friends. And the careful use of a large expanse of white space to ensure the overall design isn't too "busy."
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Prop looks undersized to me.