Coquina012

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    Fiddletown, CA
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    Fiddling. Occasionally, faddling.

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  1. Coquina012

    505 vs. 470

    I hvaen't seen the mast stepped. ONly laying on the ground. It looks correct.
  2. Coquina012

    505 vs. 470

    crazy cheap.
  3. Coquina012

    505 vs. 470

    So I went back to the Rondar. Pretty good shape. Forgot to get hull number. Looks like some soft spots around the bailers. Someone has either put duct tape on there, or some kind of adhesive backed cloth. But I found no fractures. I got under the hull, while on the trailer. I am satisfied that it has no real hidden time bombs. Mast looks great, very lightweight, a bit scratched up but true and straight--well, there is some prebend, but nothing except the way it is supposed to be. I am not willing to buy the Parker, especially because I get my choice of the sails.
  4. Coquina012

    505 vs. 470

    Herreshoff Coquina. Fastyacht, we are fools, but not beginners. The only thing new to us here is the trapeze. Building: I have a tenth build sitting in the garage for a year that I just can't get to. It is so close to done that I launched it with an electric motor. 19 ft. deadrise crab skiff, all rack of eye, no plans. I started building guitars and then, well, you know. See below for CLC, pilot is a terror on the seas and our nation's highways. You can tell by the look in her eye she is about to tear the bumper off a Prius:
  5. Coquina012

    505 vs. 470

    That is my ninth build.
  6. Coquina012

    505 vs. 470

    OK now I am just telling jokes at her expense, which is one of my pasttimes. The funniest sailing accident she has had was once sailing in to a dock on a CLC skerry. She was running downwind in maybe a 10 mph wind, and I observed that she was not going to overrun and tack up. A portly individual and his wife, with a cooler and a great tackle box, were camped out on the end of the dock with some lawn chairs, right in front of the No Fishing sign, beers in hand. Skerrys will not plane, but they are a nice plywood take on a Norwegian double ender, and they will get out of their own way. She ran the boat right up on the dock, broke the dagger board and sent their things flying. It was your classic applecart fruit stand crash in an old movie. Here is a photo of her rowing her mother around. My mother-in-law insisted on bringing our daughter, which I later surmised was to prevent me from drilling a hole in the boat.
  7. Coquina012

    505 vs. 470

    Yes, she sails like she drives. Kind of points and shoots. USUALLY works out. Sometimes, not so good. I have a Prius sitting in the driveway that she drives and the whole front end is zip tied. After I spent $1500 replacing bumper parts once I put it on myself the second time with a drill and zip ties. It is startling when they degrade and beging to pop. Little by little the bumper parts starts to vibrate. I paid for laser surgery, taking a great risk that improving her eyesight might not be in my best interest marriage wise, but it didn't seem to help her driving.
  8. Coquina012

    505 vs. 470

    I don't want my monthly to go up. It is my wife's maybe fourth accident in two years. If they (the injured car) offer to settle with me for a thousand bucks, I will pay it and move on. Above that, and I will tell them to tender to their insurance company, who will then hit my insurance company. It was completely my wife's fault.
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    505 vs. 470

    Yes. She is not injured YET, dent in truck is annoying but the real money is paying to have the other car fixed to keep it off my insurance. It's the old saying, You should have seen the other guy. Otherwise I probably would have bought both boats.
  10. Coquina012

    505 vs. 470

    Concur. $500 is free. The Holder 12 and the mast are worth $500 even with a junky trailer. The mast is the most critical component of this sale to me, followed by condition of the mainsail. Everything else is kind of a gimme or I have an assortment of odds and ends that will keep the boat on the water. I am not trying to buy a $500 competitive boat. I am trying to replace my injured existing mast, and son of a bitch, I happened across a pair of 505s and a new Holder 12 that needs a mast and sail. I already have 3 or 4 sails laying around that fit that boat, and I can either get a mast or throw together a quick birdsmouth mast and rig it Carolina mutton leg. I just got a letter a bit ago offering me the Parker, the Rondar, and the Holder for $1500. But my wife, who happened to have kinked the mast I am replacing, had a fender bender in my Tundra yesterday morning and now I am a couple of thousand out of pocket to keep it off of my insurance. My truck has a dent and a scrape, but as the saying goes, you ought to see the other guy.
  11. Coquina012

    505 vs. 470

    Totally agree about the bones of a used boat. But there is another motivation for this purchase beyond the 505 and its intrinsic value. I need the mast to replace a similar mast after my wife had a little oops event. $$. I am going to spend $500ish anyway so why not get a new HOlder 12 and a 505 to play around with...because I don't already have 6 boats in my yard inviting a lawsuit from my neighbors. If the hull is a throw away then I at least have the other boat back on the road.
  12. Coquina012

    505 vs. 470

    I think I am committed to the 505 purchase, especially because the guy is going to throw in for free a NOS Hobie 12 that has never been used. I mean it is brand new. He doesn't have a mast and sail for it. He has the other components. The issue is, kind of run down Parker with better looking sails, or nicer looking but older Rondar with sails that might not clean up too well?
  13. Coquina012

    505 vs. 470

    I don't know the sail number and the boat is about an hour away. The seller has also a Parker with the wooden deck. It is more--a little over $1000. The Parker would need the deck replaced, which I don't mind, but at least cosmetically the Parker is not in as good condition. I won't be able to sail either boat before buying. I got under the hulls of each and do not see spider cracks or anything alarming around the centerboard, either in or out. Apples to apples, are the Parkers preferred? The one thing about the Parker is the sail is cleaner, but I would not say necessarily newer. Both mains look to be crispy, used of course, but not blown out. THe Rondar sail is grungy, which might clean up. Or it might not. The Rondar is alittle over $500.
  14. Coquina012

    505 vs. 470

    The boat I am looking at is a Rondar and it does have the double pole spinnaker.
  15. Coquina012

    505 vs. 470

    We live 7 minutes from a lake with around a 2 mile reach each way. With no storms, winds are usually in the 8-12ish range. Ideal for low stress sailing. We don't need to build confidence. I think I am inclined towards the 505. Interesting comment about learning to build speed being better than putting reefs in the sail. My wife has built five sails so we could also put together a reduced area sail for windier conditions. We sail in the Bay area but a 505 would not be a boat to take out there initially. We sail a plastic Wayfarer and a wooden Coquina out of Richmond, Sausalito, and South Bay (Redwood City). Another plus for the 505 is the seller has a new Holder 12 laying around that he will throw in. I don't like plastic boats but they are a nice little single planing boat to get in and out of the lake with quick. We have 6 boats so I definitely need two more.