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  1. southerncross

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    KNARR SLOOP US124 , PIPER built by Borreson, Knarr #52, built in 1966, and won the 1966 World Championships in Copenhagen 1966. PIPER had a bottom job and service at the Spaulding Boatworks Sausalito 2017. Fresh paint and varnish, inside and out, and is in very good overall condition. Wooden mast in very good shape, newer rigging. Main and jib sails in very good shape, and full canvas boat cover. Was recently donated by owner of over 30 years to an educational sailing non-profit. Not a project boat. Looking for a wooden boat/ Knarr aficionado to take it the next 30 years. Would be hard to find a cleaner boat in this price range. $4,900. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/boa/6909295320.html
  2. southerncross

    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    Mason says there are currently nine new IMOCA 60’s under construction and most of them have been earmarked for The Ocean Race. There is also the possibility of some older IMOCA 60’s being modified for the event. In fact, there will not be much difference between an IMOCA 60 designed and built for the Vendée Globe and one built for The Ocean Race. Skippers will need to have an IMOCA 60 that meets all the requirements of the foiling IMOCA 60 box rule, including rig and appendages, but beyond that, they can make their own modifications. Many of these will likely be to the interior, where the boats will need to accommodate a crew of five. https://twitter.com/sailmagazine/status/1137362393342861315?s=21
  3. southerncross

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Reminds me of a Moore on top. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/boa/6899402508.html condition: good length overall (LOA): 25 make / manufacturer: George Wayland/Sausalito, CA model name / number: Golden Gate Class Sloop propulsion type: sail year manufactured: 1939 S/V Chewink was a frequent Bay racer in the bay area. It is owned and sailed by Tim Donnelley show contact info ). Please call Tim for additional information. He is anxious for someone to continue S/V Chewink's sailing adventures! Sailboat "Chewink" is berth at Pier 39. A Golden Gate Class Sloop aka Baby Bird. Built-in Sausalito in 1939. 25ft length and 5k lbs. Pier 39 berthing information: https://pier39marina.com/slips/full-time-berthing/ If you have any questions, please contact the Harbormaster, Sheila Chandor. The boat is sailable and water-tight. Needs some planking and framework upgrade. Historical or Biographical of Boat Architect BIOGRAPHY: George H. Wayland (1885-1947). George H. Wayland was educated at the University of Washington and began his professional career in the Seattle area. During World War I, he worked for the Emergency Fleet Corporation at shipyards in Seattle and Tacoma, where he rose to the position of assistant superintendent of the Tacoma yard. Following the War, Wayland joined the Seattle design firm of Lee & Brinton, and was instrumental in opening their San Francisco office. In 1926 he left the firm to begin a solo design practice. Over the next two decades, Wayland either worked with or did contract work for the following ship and boat building yards on the west coast: Colberg Boat Works (Stockton); Geo. C. Boardman Co. (San Francisco); H.R. Fish & Co.; Wayland for Haviside Company; J.H. Madden and Co.; Madden and Lewis (Sausalito); Nunes Bros.; and Rasmussen Boat Works. Among the noted vessels designed by Wayland are Volante (1936, sloop), Tamalmar (1927, 57 foot schooner), Alotola (ex Water Wheel, 1927, 57 foot schooner), Lady Jo (1932, schooner), Altair (1927, ketch), Mary Beth (1927), Marquita (1929, motor yacht), Skeeter (1930), and Graemar (1940). During the 1930s, Wayland also completed a few commercial designs, including a 1937 design for a 45 foot wooden tow boat, Telco, which was built at the Sausalito yard of Madden and Lewis for Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company. The Telco is a museum vessel at Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (SAFR 20427). George Wayland is particularly well remembered as the architect who redesigned John Alden's 1922 original Bird class design, which measured 29 feet. In 1926 the Bird Boat association paid Wayland $100 to redesign the Bird Boat, which resulted in the 25 foot Golden Gate Design Class One, otherwise known as the Baby Bird design. According to Thomas Skahill, George Wayland was "something of an unsung master during his lifetime-his boat designs remain in high regard by the West Coast maritime community." He was an important mentor to noted Bay Area yacht designer and builder Myron Spaulding; Myron Spaulding collected and preserved this collection of George Wayland's naval architect.
  4. southerncross

    Mariners Notebooks and Sketches

    Drama at sea captured in seafarers' sketchbooks Francesca Street, CNN • Updated 10th May 2019 (CNN) — Today's explorers can livestream around the world as they plunge deep into bottomless ocean chasms. But 100 years ago, a voyage on a ship meant saying goodbye to loved ones, potentially forever. And the absence of smart phones, the old-time equivalent of posting photos on Instagram was sketching scenes from travels in a journal, knowing they might never be seen by another soul. Author, historian and traveler Huw Lewis-Jones has compiled intricate and striking images drawn by sailors into a new book: "The Sea Journal: Seafarers' Sketchbooks." Plates from the book include vibrant maps of the Venice Lagoon, witty cartoons of fellow sailors, descriptions of discoveries and detailed diagrams of sea creatures. "A lot of the images, they are first-hand images of the understanding of the world changing for people," Lewis-Jones tells CNN Travel. "That's what a lot of these big voyages, big expeditions did -- change the way people see the world." https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/vintage-sea-journals/index.html
  5. southerncross

    New imoca boats

    Just put the T on the rudder already!
  6. southerncross

    A big project!

  7. The ocean’s tallest waves are getting taller By Colin BarrasApr. 25, 2019 , 2:05 PM The frigid Southern Ocean is well known for its brutal storms, which can sink ships and trigger coastal flooding on distant tropical islands. Now, a new study suggests the biggest waves there—already the world’s largest—are getting bigger, thanks to faster winds attributed to climate change. Peter Ruggiero, a geophysicist at Oregon State University in Corvallis who was not involved in the study, calls the increase “substantial,” and says he is particularly concerned by evidence that the tallest waves are gaining height at the fastest rate. “If [those waves hit] at high tide, it could be potentially catastrophic.” For the past 33 years, global satellites have been collecting data on ocean waves—and the winds that drive them. By bouncing energy pulses off wave crests and measuring the time those pulses take to come back, instruments called altimeters aboard satellites can measure wave height—the taller the waves, the faster the signal returns. Other satellite instruments monitor changes in the reflectivity of the ocean surface, which is reduced by wind-generated ripples, to estimate the speed of ocean winds. But interpreting the data is difficult: Different satellites can give different estimates of wind speed, for instance. To minimize those discrepancies, physical oceanographer Ian Young at the University of Melbourne in Australia, and mathematician Agustinus Ribal at Hasanuddin University in Makassar, Indonesia, compared information from different satellites and calibrated their data against an independent data set collected by a global network of buoys floating in the ocean. When they were done, two trends stood out: Since 1985, average ocean wind speeds in most of the world have increased between 1 centimeter and 2 centimeters per second per year, leading to increases in wave height in many places. In the Southern Ocean, the trends are particularly strong. For instance, although average wind speeds there have increased by 2 centimeters per second each year, the speed of the top 10% fastest winds has increased by 5 centimeters per second per year. And although average wave heights there have increased by just 0.3 centimeters per year, the top 10% highest has grown by an average of 1 centimeter per year—a growth of 30 centimeters since 1985, they report today in Science. The trends could be bad news for coastal communities, which face serious risks from sea level rise and extreme storm events, Young says. If oceanic winds are stronger and waves are taller, storms could be far more damaging. Young and Ribal have done a good job of cross-checking and double-checking data from the three different types of satellite instrument, says Ole Johan Aarnes at the University of Bergen in Norway. But, he adds, it might be “optimistic” to think that the data now contain no errors. Confirming the trends will likely require more work, he believes. The new paper doesn’t say definitively why wave height and wind speed is changing, although Young suspects a link with climate change. Ruggiero thinks that makes sense: He points out that a recent study in Nature Communications suggests higher global temperatures related to climate change are driving an expansion of the tropics—and an increase in wind speed there. “These are the secondary effects of climate change, not the obvious ones like sea level rise,” Young says. “This is where a lot of the research emphasis is now being placed.” Source: Science Magazine/Oceanography
  8. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    True.
  9. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    With all that purchase and the wire through hull at the chain plates leads me to believe it’s a halyard. Something needing tension. Wrong placement for the backstay.
  10. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    Could be a halyard. Not unlike sport boats etc
  11. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    1927 H. Heidtmann SK22 Squaremetre http://www.classic-yachts.de/sales/details/200/ Quite a bit of bend up top!
  12. southerncross

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Fred Madlener turns out has an interesting design past.
  13. southerncross

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    This is a first. https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/boa/6864261518.html
  14. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    Dona Francisca is a beautiful classically looking schooner yacht designed by Soto Acebal Yacht Design from Argentina and was built by Astillero Buquebus based in southern Uruguay. https://yachtemoceans.com/53m-schooner-dona-francisca/
  15. southerncross

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Sparkman & Stephens cold molded sailboat - $40000 (Lund, BC) https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/6861510407.html
  16. southerncross

    A big project!

    Never doubted he wouldn’t finish. He seemed to have had a practical and real grasp of the job before he started and probably wouldn’t have taken it on unless he felt it was within his means to finish it.
  17. southerncross

    what is it?

    Good interview if you can get past the gulls and saw.
  18. southerncross

    VOR: How to Quantify Risk and Uncertainty?

    Are those pesky fishing boats considered a variable?
  19. southerncross

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    1955 DRAGON 29' Olympic Class Sailboat A timeless classic One of the best sails you will experience That is looking for a new home She is in good condition Ready to sail NOW! 1955 made From plans of the 1st design in 1936 Boat comes with plans One of the not so many dragon boats with a cabin And one of the only ones with a wheel All wood hull, mast, boom, and teak deck Outboard rear mount Designed by Johan Anker Originally build in Norway A beautiful well built sailing vessel Easy to handle $8,500 Marina Del Rey, California Have a slip if you need https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/boa/6848411957.html
  20. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    And Wylie is a Cat Rig kinda guy. Go figure.
  21. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    Good call, Bob. Thanks. http://www.wyliedesigngroup.com/wylie_design_group/Composite/Pages/Watts_Up_-_60_Custom_Cruiser.html
  22. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    Does look a lot like a Bob boat. Twin wheels and open cockpit on this one.
  23. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    Can anyone tell me what make this is?
  24. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    Was Vixen posted yet? http://classicsailboats.org/lorem-ipsum-dolor-sit-amet-consectetuer-adipiscing-elit/
  25. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    WILL O THE WISP JOHN ALDEN MALABAR SNR 34 FT SLOOP 1960 http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk/yacht/295/john-alden-malabar-snr-34-ft-sloop-1960