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  1. southerncross

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    S&S Dolphin is 24’ not 28’. But the video claims to be a Pacific Dolphin 28. Based on the Sailboat data I’d say it’s a 28’. So correct, not formerly Yankee 24.
  2. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    Good article about Holman. Had never heard of him. Nice boats.
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    Coolboats to admire

  4. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    LEGENDARY HERRESHOFF VAGRANT The classic 39m / 128ft schooner – launched in 1913 – will be rebuilt completely by Royal Huisman’s dedicated refit department. Herreshoff’s legacy has fascinated yachting lovers for more than a century. Vagrant’s owner – well aware of the yacht’s history – clearly briefed Team Huisfit to reconstruct Vagrant’s magnificent grace and style, inside and out, with the utmost respect and care for her historic value, but also to re-engineer her with the most modern quality materials and board systems for sensible, effortless and safe operation. With this extensive Huisfit, Vagrant and her magnitude will be preserved well into the future. Vagrant arrived at the Royal Huisman facilities in Vollenhove where the yacht will be fully stripped. The rebuild will begin with the sandblasting and preservation of her 33m / 109ft over-a-hundred-years-old steel hull, after which a new deck and all necessary outfitting will be re-installed. Dykstra Naval Architects and Rondal will provide the re-rigging of her schooner-rigged sail plan with yankee, staysail, main staysail and queen fisherman, while new Rondal aluminum masts will be constructed for the inside furling of the fisherman and mainsail. The luxury owner’s and guest accommodation will be refurbished, whilst new crew’s quarters are created in Royal Huisman’s joinery. Without compromising on space the engine, generators, heating, air conditioning and more will be smartly concealed behind wooden panels and cabinetry. Thanks to her owner’s vision and respect for her legacy Vagrant will not become a piece of forgotten history but instead, will remain a living legend – sailing and enjoyed by many for decades to come. The rebuild of Vagrant is scheduled for delivery in 2019. Schooner VAGRANT Designer: Herreshoff Construction: Steel Launched: 1913 (Rhode island, USA) Refit: 2017-2019 (Huisfit) Length incl. bowsprit: 39m / 129ft Hull length: 33m / 109ft Length waterline: 25m / 82ft Beam: 7m / 24ft Draft: 4m / 14ft Expertise à la carte Huisfit, Royal Huisman’s dedicated refit department, offers everything from cosmetic repairs to hull and interior modifications, machinery, systems and rig overhauls, the updating of electrics and electronics, and more, including the necessary in-house design to support these services. A Huisfit carries with it the assurance of a “better than new” result. Team Huisfit will be represented at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, with pleasure we invite you to our stand at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, 1 – 5 November 2017. Royal Huisman will be at “The Superyacht Life” area overlooking the inter-coastal waterway at the Swimming Hall of Fame. From Scuttlebut
  5. southerncross

    A big project!

    A meeting to set up a charitable trust to rescue the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Frolic from the threat of the chainsaw has unearthed an unexpected find when grandson of the 1930s owner Charles Crosthwaite trekked to Cardiff to share family photo albums and the treasured Cock of the Channel winners' cup from the inaugural race in 1936. The 1905 sailing pilot cutter was at the cutting edge of design for boats that have been described as the best sailing boat design ever, for speed and manoeuvrability, handled by just two crew to drop pilots onto ships destined for ports in the testing waters of the Bristol Channel. National Historic Ships regard Frolic as a historically significant boat, and if she returns to Wales will bolster the lowly 3% of the UK's registered historic ships that are currently in Wales. The Frolic rescue campaign hopes to rescue Frolic from a jetty on an island near Bergen, Norway, and bring her back to Cardiff for a public restoration, so the people of city can discover her story and follow her journey back into pristine condition. The pilot cutter is then hoped to become an icon of the Welsh capital in Cardiff Bay, as an attraction and education resource. Present at the rescue brainstorming session included representatives from the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters Owners Association, Old Gaffers Association, and the Heritage and Cultural Exchange. But the highlight was Charles Crosthwaite Eyre driving from Andover to Cardiff Bay Yacht Club with the Lucinda Grace trophy for former pilots in the inaugural Cock of the Channel Race in 1936 for former Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters. "It was not quite the done thing to have professional help in those days, so Frank Trott, the legendary retired pilot had to be smuggled on board. But once on the helm, that is where he stayed, and won the cup in 1936," Charles said. His father was also on board as an eager university student who as a school boy had sailed with his father all over Northern Europe his during school holidays. As well as bringing an album with photos of Frolic in the 1936 and elsewhere in the 1930s, Charles brought news that the family would like to get involved in a successful rescue mission. For more information to get involved in forming a trust to rescue Frolic contact Will Loram 07918 736140 or email frolic1905rescue@gmail.com. From Sailworld
  6. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    Could be Bill Tripp took some inspiration as well?
  7. southerncross

    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/29/sport/americas-cup-playstation-training-spt-intl/index.html Story about the Dutch AC team and Carolijn B.
  8. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    Dorades look like periscopes?? And the compass placement? If that’s a compass. Never seen one mounted that way. Nice looking boat but odd mixture of hardware.
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    Coolboats to admire

    https://m.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1219091574770882.1073741878.146095252070525&type=3 Also a 1955 Transpac Veteran
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    Is this the Figaro III?

  11. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    I was doing a loop around Palos Verdes on the road bike and decided to drop in at Cabrillo and indulge one of my favorite pastimes, perusing the local marina for local talent (boats that is). Spotted this. Anyone know what it is?
  12. southerncross

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    You got me. What is that? A walker? (On the iPhone).
  13. southerncross

    Coolboats to admire

    27.6' Lawley S-Class https://m.sailboatlistings.com/view/78667
  14. southerncross

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    A good little boat. https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/boa/6845459861.html
  15. southerncross

    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    Pascal Bidégorry: “I am looking for money to buy Macif” https://www.tipandshaft.com/en/figaro-en/pascal-bidegorry-i-am-looking-for-money-to-buy-macif/ Does the move into the Imoca excite you? Yes, on the whole. With crews of five it’s going to be complicated. The Volvo is a crewed race, if you look back at history, there were 16 crew, then 13, 12, 8, and now 5, soon it will be two up! With five you race under pilot with two watches of two and that is not the same race. With eight and three people on the deck we worked hard.
  16. southerncross

    Theta Volantis Salvage

    Best of luck. I’ve had close up looks at Beowulf and the sister ship but never a Sundeer. Worth the effort IMO.
  17. southerncross

    Theta Volantis Salvage

    Great boats. I missed the story. How did it sink?Hurricane? Did you write to Steve Dashew? He’s usually responsive. Might have something to add.
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    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    Forever Fish It's one year since we lost one of our Race family – today, we honour John Fisher March 26, 201900:02 UTC Text by Jonno Turner "It’s one of those things that you always dream of doing… if you’re lucky enough to get the chance to do a Race like this, everyone should grab it. It isn’t for everyone, but you should always challenge yourself. And this is a challenge." – John Fisher It’s one year today since we tragically lost one of our Race family. Today, we honour John Fisher. On this sad anniversary, we also remember and send love to John’s family and friends. Richard Brisius, President of The Ocean Race, said: “It has been one year since Fish moved on, but I imagine that for his family it can seem just like yesterday. Yet the way they have summoned strength has brought hope and inspiration to me and the entire Race Family. “Today, we honour John. As a loving husband and father. As a son, brother and friend. And as a world-class sailor. We are proud to preserve his legacy, to live up to his example and to keep his spirit alive in our hearts.” Fish was a man who went after his dreams, and in doing so, inspired others to chase theirs. At 47 years old, he finally got the chance to live his lifelong ambition – to race around the world in The Ocean Race – as part of the Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag crew in the 2017-18 edition. During the Race, Fisher said: “It’s one of those things that you always dream of doing… if you’re lucky enough to get the chance to do a Race like this, everyone should grab it. It isn’t for everyone, but you should always challenge yourself. And this is a challenge.” #foreverfish
  19. southerncross

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/boa/6842342135.html
  20. southerncross

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/boa/6845932896.html
  21. southerncross

    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    Blah blah blah, right? I got nada.