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  1. How about the hypocrisy of running a web site like this one with computers (mostly plastic and toxic metals which are dumped in landfills and not recycled) using electricity which is 20-30% generated by coal (depending on location). I hope the editor doesn't fly anywhere because that is very bad for the atmosphere and should be construed as self-serving by any fossil fuel fanatic! Don't get me started on electric vehicles with large lead acid batteries full of toxic materials. What is the plan for those when they no longer hold a charge? We all pollute by living so you just have to choose how much and how you do so.
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    It's not a bug, it's a feature

    Wouldn't it be more effective from the cutwater at the bow to the forward point of the bulb?
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    Cross-U.S. Boat Shipper Recommendation

    Rail is not an option. They don't want to deal with one-off unique cargos like this unless you are shipping something big and expensive like windmill blades or rocket bodies.
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    Falsification of Race Data

    Have you asked the offending competitor why his reported finishing time is factually incorrect as demonstrated by the times of the boats finishing before and after? Is there any possibility it is an error which, if brought to light, might result in a revision of the reported time or withdrawal? I for one would be highly embarrassed to be called out on such a blatant mistake/intent to cheat/problem.
  5. I am 6' even and I don't recall ever being close to bumping but 6' 6" is a whole 'nother level!! The cabin does have a step down from the galley and nav area to the dinette/pilot berth and forward cabin which helps preserve headroom. The cabin house is truncated forward of the mast so you will be limited in the forward cabin and 6'6" won't fit there. The hull shape is narrow and deep as was the style then as opposed to shallow and flat currently.
  6. I delivered one from Long Island Sound to Maine. We cruised it so it took a week. Same rig as the one you are looking at but fiberglass not teak decks. My major observation is that the boat is undercanvassed for its displacement. It is heavy so broad reaching and running required at least 13 knots of wind. Anything less and we would usually use the engine especially in the ocean with swells. Second, the mizzen was difficult to furl because most of it was well aft of the stern pulpit. It was the longest boom on a mizzen I have ever seen on a yawl. Suggest you stand on the aft deck and see how far you can reach along the mizzen boom. Finally, the engine was in the bilge, not under the companionway steps. Access was difficult and required lying down on the cabin sole to peer down and to check fluids and belts. Otherwise, we had a great time and loved the boat in over 15 knots of breeze.
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    -100K race cruise boat Andrewa 38

    Based on comparables, it is worth less than $50k. Got a ways to go and winter is coming!
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    This is the best of Long Island Sound honesty

    Need fewer people in the cockpit and more on the rail hiking - second row in the peanut gallery behind Steam Flyer
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    What is the closest 40’er to a TP52?

    Plus more for hull repair especially to the cracked transom/topsides/deck joint
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    Where would you retire?

    All of you recommending California - why haven't you said anything about the exorbitant income taxes??!! That makes it an automatic non-starter for me since taxes only go in one direction and that is up! Plus the government employee pension plans are severely underfunded so that money is eventually going to come from you as well. I will visit though LOL!!
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    What is good helming?

    Max VMG
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    Marina Karen

    She is actually putting everyone at risk of transmission by shouting and spewing droplets while walking around. If she just boarded her boat and closed the cockpit curtains, the risk of contracting anything from someone else would be insignificant.
  13. The 12 meter yacht Weatherly US-17 was just sold and will be remaining in Newport, RI USA
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    Art on a boat?

    Buy the art if you like it. Then go to your local college and ask the art professor who the best student painter is. Hire that student to paint a duplicate of your art for $300. Hang the duplicate on your boat and keep the original ashore. No problems with deterioration, maintenance, insurance, import duties and no worries!
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    C&C 30OD values today

    Also consider that you will likely be the last market buyer of one of these boats. Other owners will start donating them and that means you won't be able to sell yours (supply greater than demand) so you will probably eventually have to donate yours or sell at a donation-equivalent price. If this reasoning is valid, I wouldn't pay more than $50k now or just wait for the donation cascade to begin later....