Minnesail

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  1. Minnesail

    What's The Attraction To Sheltered Cockpits?

    I'm going to guess it's the shelter.
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    onboard coffee??

    In general a French press makes better coffee than a percolator, but things are different when you're on a boat. I love the coffee from me cheap little aluminum percolator when on the boat. I've tried it at home and the coffee is dreck. The aeropress makes even better coffee than a French press, but only one cup and I drink more than that. So I'd go with a percolator or metal French press, depending on how picky you are.
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    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    Ketchup on doughy white bread.
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    Need help day dreaming about a boat....

    She's been on the hard for 3 seasons and has some issues • Water stains on teak panels around the portlights • Aft cabin has some water leaks and resultant water stains on panels, flooring and headliner • sails and rigging are at least 10 years old
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    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    Wonderful Freudian typo on the sailboatdata.com page for Grampian:
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    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    It's ugly, but I see the point of it. The "side decks" on my Catalina 22 are fecking useless, I always walk forward on the cabin top anyway. Why not extend the cabin all the way to the edge?
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    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    Lapworth had one as his personal boat. 'Nuff said. Pretty big difference between the drawing and the picture with that dodger upon a dodger layer cake thing going on.
  8. At least that's how it looks from these two consecutive threads....
  9. Ahhh, dammit! And it's another small boat owner from Minneapolis who ratted me out to them. Can't trust anyone these days.
  10. I'm looking at chartering out of La Paz this winter and that looks like many of the pictures I've been looking at.
  11. I didn't open it, I was afraid it might be contagious.
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Wow, does anyone know what that is? Or what it started as?
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I've seen one of those on my local lake. They're just as silly in person as they are on the internet.
  14. I was on near the beginning, drifted off for a bit, then came back briefly when it finally went to submarine mode. I guess I missed the CG coverup part.
  15. I'm sorry, I missed a bit. What's this about the Coast Guard hiding / disavowing the rescue?
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    The next leg, right! If he's aiming for Japan we can assume he'll wash up anywhere but. Someone alert the Ohio Coast Guard....
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Really? I make it more like 2700 nm.
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    Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    So you're saying there's a part of her story that doesn't make sense?
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Because Fiji is about 2700 miles from Saipan.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    My theory on that is that he was just drifting with the current. With no water flow over the rudder he would have no steerage, so to him it would seem that the tiller is broken.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I believe this is closer to the truth. Never imagine conspiracies where simple incompetence would suffice