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About Sailbydate

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  • Birthday 06/09/1951

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    Northland NZL
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    Sailing. Classic Yachts. Following what's happening in development classes.

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  1. Raced the classic FF's too, WP. Nice boats.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Does that make it 'composit'?
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    Wooden boats thread

    Can't see any big tits but, so my guess is it's a bloke. :-)
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    Coolboats to admire

    The thousand-year old ones were well prized, but so were the rickers (for spars).
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Indeed. Similarly: "I think I might be able to help you out there...".
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    Wooden boats thread

    It's the idea of epoxy, the fundamentalist don't like. They'll get over it eventually.
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    Wooden boats thread

    For what it's worth, Bob my definition of 'compost' is - shit in the middle keeping two structural skins apart. Not sure it matters what the shit is - or the skins for that matter. A wooden boat is a whole different thing - unless the wood is sandwiched between structural skins of something else, of course.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Bloody shame we decimated the Kauri forests of NZL, back in the 19th/early 20th Century. It's such lovely wood to work and treasure.
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    Wooden boats thread

    Ha, ha. Apparently, they only ask the 'suspicious looking characters' those searching questions, Bob. :-)
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    Coolboats to admire

    Impressive build quality, by the look. Check out some of these accommodation pics. For Sale:
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    Coolboats to admire

    Des Townson 36. For Sale details here:
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    Wooden boats thread

    Not quite 'epoxy' either, surely? More of one - less of the other? :-)
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    Coolboats to admire

    Two cold molded wooden sloops I admire. Similar dimensions (both 36' ers) and accommodations, by two well respected Kiwi designers. But one is MUCH prettier than the other - to my eye at least.
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    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    Actually her hull lines are pretty. Shame about the accommodation.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Plenty of scows had a sharpener applied to the front end back in the 19th century.