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  1. eliboat

    onboard coffee??

    I use a Chemex. Brews a fantastic pot of coffee. Of course you need to be careful about the glass cone, but the flavor is worth it. French presses, in addition to the aforementioned cleaning hassle, there have been studies that link the use of a French press with some types of heart disease. Using a drip or pour over with a good filter has the opposite effect. My understanding is that this is because you don't filter out a lot of th oils that end up in a french press coffee (ever noticed that rainbow like gloss in a french press coffee?)
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    Gaff Rigs

    Where can we find more Information on this boat? That’s one of the nicest “spirit of tradition” executions ever.
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    what was it?

    That sounds more believable!
  4. Search Morgan 54 on yachtworld, a sistership pops up in Ventura. Here is the sailboat data listing for the boat: https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/morgan-54-marauder
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    what was it?

    Yup. In theory sunk after ocean planet rammed into it trying to escape the onshore breeze. Very sad day that was.
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    Trim-tab NACA profile.

    Hard to go wrong with a 0012.
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Go Francis!!! Total badass.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Yes, I’m familiar with his work. Having seen this boat in the flesh numerous times, sailing and sitting dockside, while certainly not ugly, she is a bit clumsy looking, particularly in a place like Rockport, where she was photographed in this thread.
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    Coolboats to admire

    The Hinckley was designed by an industrial designer Okke Mannerfelt (probably misspelled). Talented designer, but you’re not wrong that the proportions on that boat are a bit off. I was onboard a couple of years back when a friend was the captain. I wasn’t really impressed with the layout or the build. Interestingly, Piera was fully restored by Hinckley in the late 90’s early 2000’s by another friend. When it was sold shortly after, the next owner (same one that is selling now) had her sailed to St Barths, where she sat for several years, eventually becoming infested with worms and requiring another full rebuild! Yikes. Gorgeous boat. I hope she stays on Nantucket where she has called home for decades.
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    North 3Di vs Quantum Fusion M 9000

    North was owned by the late Terry Kohler, also a heavy right winger FYI. That being said, I have a big issue buying sails from a company that is owned by people who run a vast pyramid scheme. In addition, 3di is vastly superior to fusion M. I’ve used both, and there is no comparison in terms of shape holding.
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    Valiant butt surgery

    Olin Stephens did a lot of work with the current owner Gary Gregory in the last years of his life to optimize Valiant, the boat that he viewed as his biggest professional disappointment. That work led him to the conclusion that Valiant actually wasn’t nearly as bad a design as he and everyone else thought back when she was vying to defend the cup. Among other things, they found that the keel was asymmetrical and shaped badly. Valiant has since redeemed herself in terms of performance in the post AC 12 meter world. I don’t know if Olin was involved in the transom redesign or not, but I do remember him discussing his recent work on the boat in the early 2000’s.
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    Wood Stove

    I have a Luke soapstone stove on my boat, and it is fantastic. I don’t think Luke makes them anymore, however they can be had on eBay from time to time. If you find one, get it,, they are the gold standard.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Because that’s what they want! The owner of that boat is the designer, and he knows what he wants obviously. I was having a nice bomb down Penobscot bay a month back doing 7.5 kts, wing on wing, and Toroa blasted by me doing 15 kts according to AIS. Looked like a lot of fun!
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    Morris 454

    I’m sure you could get one if you ordered one, although I’m sure you he profit margins on their daysailors are much better! They built a bunch of these, the first being Reindeer. Some were a little bigger, one really ugly one has a center cockpit.