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    Alcohol Laws When Sailing in the Mediterranean

    If you cannot smoke a cigarette on the beach (you mean even if) you are the only ones out there, where else are you allowed to smoke?
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    Is sailing cool?

    Managing a boat, managing to sail and comleting a trip is a personal challenge. No matter what size of boat, what kind of weather and what kind of destination. Any personal challenge with a succesfull outcome is cool.
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    There is something weird about her stance. To my eye she coud not be standing like this unless her left foot is standing on someting. Or perhaps the gravitational force on her right tit is so massive that she manages to balance.
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    Stuck in the mast

    Attach thin lines to lower end of halyards. Pull them through to free the congested area. Luckily the chain shall find more room to untangle itself.
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    Selling a boat - reverse auction?

    Can you not gather a few interested buyers first and hold an open reverse auction at a specific date and place where people attend in person. Thereby you can eliminate the risk of the potential buyer not having yet entered the market.
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    what is it?

    I cannot imagine how much fun it would be to drop the mainsail without anything holding the luff of the sail.
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    Wooden boats thread

    This is my wooden boat. which I designed and built myself.
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    A big project!

    Yess... I have no problem with that. but the earlier picture you sent had no floors bolted to the frames. The floor fittings did not have any means of holding the frames except the curve preventing the keel dropping off. There I got confused.
  9. Deploy a longer and floating mooring line between the boat and the buoy. Allowing the boat to freely move around/ sail around and have time to adjust itself to the changing conditions. Keeping her nose close to a fixed point makes her life more difficult and erratic. Think of it as if she was not moored at all. She would drift yes but probably not capsize.
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    A big project!

    Thanks for the explanation. But I am still not getting it. The frame can move in three possible directions. Vertically up and away from the keel. Side to side along the direction of the keel, and horizontally away from the keel. looking at the picture above, I can see that the frame cannot move vertically because of the curve of the floor fitting. It cannot move along the direction of the keel because it is somewhat notched into the keel. But there is no fastening preventing it to move horizontally away from the keel. If the floor fitting had also bolts going into the frame it would be easier for me to understand how it cannot seperate itself horizontally and at 90 degrees to the direction of the keel. All I am left with are the planks pressing the frames inward to prevent that. But are the planks holding the frames or the frames holding the planks! I imagine putting the boat on hard and filling it with water, trying to force the frames to move away from the one on the opposite side and part from the keel. And can not visualise what are keeping them in place except for the outside planks and probably some deck beams
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    A big project!

    What I am really trying to say is this. Since the frames are nearly vertical to the keel, and relatively less meat is left on the side, to me it seems quite an awkward job to fasten them horizontally to the keel.
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    A big project!

    When and how will the new frames get fastened to the keel I wonder. They will keep the boat together, take all the weight of the keel and lead ballast and all the stresses imposed by hogging and sagging when at sea arent they?
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    A big project!

    Great Job. Congratulations. One thing i do not understand completely. Since the shape of the boat got distorted over the years, and the resulting shape is not adhered to, by simply replacing the damaged wood, as it is, how is the effort any different than building her as a new boat. From what i see, the keel, ribs, planking and all are going to be replaced anyway. So what you end up with is a boat built to her original design and not having anything significant belonging to the old boat. where is the line drawn between Rebuild and restoration?
  14. Reefing or reefing earlier does not put an end to the problem. You still carry the added weight of the spar, halyards and what not at a height least wanted., as well as the added windage. Going upwind , you probably loose all the gains a taller mast provides when reefed. Not mentioning the less than ideal shape a reefed main has compared to its full shape.
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    Coolboats to admire

    I don't think they are the same boat. the one in the earlier picture seem to have a divided cockpit. Stern shapes also seem to be different.