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    Thanks for the post. You inspired me to build a 3mm stressed ply paddle board. And now a hollow hull surf board[also stressed ply]. It is a brave new occume world out there. Bend and Go Boat-works. Thank God for Crazy Glue and Accelerator.
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    70' Cruising Proa....Big Red Yacht

    Another, thank. you so much for the link.
  3. guerdon

    Gougeon 32 Roll Call

    Jan, told me they. chose cdi, furler because you can. leave the jib on it so it is faster to rig for daysails. The riggers around here like the more expensive units but you can't. leave the sail ready to go, so for me that was it [I never had any trouble with it]. Skip Etchells has the sails dialed in[he made them for the Gougeons, boats].
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    Gougeon 32 Roll Call

    Pretty cool, I "fixed my leaky ports with low viscosity silicone for car windshields [get it at a good auto parts store]. Mask it carefully . Congratulations.
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    Gougeon 32 Roll Call

    Since we are adding hardware, and in keeping with the the Ace motif how about an extension ladder that drapes over these backrests. It worked for Roy Seaman in some of his Worrell cats.
  6. guerdon

    Gougeon 32 Roll Call

    When I added water ballast as needed, she went faster, it is a wave piercing displacement hull, which are seldom seen and break different ground. You should research proas from the. Stone Age, that are fast and have. small rigs.
  7. Lovely and built as well as possible. I saw a B40, destroy the pilings of a new pier during a storm.
  8. guerdon

    Gougeon 32 Roll Call

    Zonker, nothing is sacred on the G32, but the development given to it deserves respect. Jans' water ballast is simple, pull one line to fill, another line to empty. There is a simple bubble indictator to let you know the status of the fill/empty. It reminds me of the Lotus Seven. If I still had mine we could go for a sail/smile.
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    Gougeon 32 Roll Call

    Zonker, the G32, is all about low drag. It's clean for a reason Every "improvement" I proposed to Jan, was meant with a polite response until I realized I was not getting the point of the vessel. Once that was clear, I began to sail faster than it should go. The boat is humbling with its' goodness.
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    Why do you race?

    Chicks dig it. The same reason we do anything.
  11. guerdon

    Gougeon 32 Roll Call

    Zooker, water ballast is better than chairs.
  12. guerdon

    Gougeon 32 Roll Call

    The G32 systems are. logical human evolution, that is humbling in their. directness[like the way you soften the ride in a Morgan car b. Itsy letting. out air in the inner tube seat cushion that. you sit on]. It's really fun to see and explore. the solutions. directness.
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    Gougeon 32 Roll Call

    Russell, it's fall in so cal, and the leaves are turning golden. Yesterday I had to. scrape the ashes of my Jobert 3mm. layup. It's not the first time I have busted my ash. Doing a compounded ply standup for low cost fun. The cedar sawdust I made reminded me of the old saying" the profit in wooden boatbuilding is in the sawdust".
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    Gougeon 32 Roll Call

    Proa, thanks for the definition, what a great name.