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OK, so you can't transmit ELF though... 

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1 hour ago, sculpin said:

OK, so you can't transmit ELF though... 

Not legally.............just some LF stuff. 

 472-479 kHz (630 meters) and to 135.7-137.8 kHz (2,200 meters)

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2 minutes ago, kimbottles said:

Should I just rename this thread “Ham Radio.”

Only if you rename the boat too.

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9 hours ago, IStream said:

Only if you rename the boat too.

Hamster?

..............................mebbe not

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22 hours ago, kimbottles said:

Pretty much world wide. I have been a Ham since 1965 and have pretty much worked stations everywhere. Maybe the longest distance was either the South Pole or the International Space Station.

I like CW best, but also use SSB. Although I have VHF & UHF equipment, I am mostly interested in HF. 

I like listening to the Maritime Nets.

cheers de K7IM

(we are likely boring the majority of people who follow this thread, so to make it FRANCIS related let me mention that I have added an insulated backstay to her so I can use it as a ham antenna.)

You can blame me for the thread drift.

10 hours ago, kimbottles said:

Should I just rename this thread “Ham Radio.”

Nah, I don’t think so......

You can start a new one, we will be at least 2 in there as I would be curious to know more about ham radio, especially maritime ham radio. I've been listening a bit to some of the "webSDR" radios and apart from weatherfax, I've never managed to listen to anything maritime.

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47 minutes ago, Panoramix said:

You can blame me for the thread drift.

You can start a new one, we will be at least 2 in there as I would be curious to know more about ham radio, especially maritime ham radio. I've been listening a bit to some of the "webSDR" radios and apart from weatherfax, I've never managed to listen to anything maritime.

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43 minutes ago, SemiSalt said:

By total coincidence, I came across a link to this site. ShortWaveMusic. Some recordings, mostly of music I think, captured over short wave. 

Great link Semi!

Thanks!

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1 hour ago, kimbottles said:

Best we stay away from cycling here given my past history............C8F11223-E477-4F7F-9C4E-8F6FC88BC3C0.thumb.jpeg.eb831c2d1bf0e7756b146927ab3882bd.jpeg

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If you need an excuse to cycle again in France, Paris Brest Paris is in a bit more than a year... ;)

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Summer time in Blakely Harbor always attracts friendly boats dropping in to spend a few days on FRANCIS LEE’s mooring buoys.

(There is a rumor that a special boat might show up some time in the next month or so.)

Cheers!

 

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Nice shot, Kim. I'm guessing your special visiting boat might be traditional in some ways, high tech in others. Maybe with a touch of carbon above and below.

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I must say.  Every time I see a pic of Francis Lee, I literally pause for a moment of "I wonder if I ....a second......, maybe...,".  But, mostly, the thought passes.... mostly.

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Just back from our 50th wedding anniversary, which was celebrated on the Northern California Coast where we honeymooned oh so long ago.

Plan to go sailing tomorrow, I was missing FRANCIS while we were gone, but I was with my sweetie, so all good.

Came home to find the mooring buoys filled with friends. One sail, one power, not a bad mix.

Son Derek and his wife came the easy way. The rest of us had to drive.

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50 years - Wow.

That deserves a special recognition and congratulations.

You make us at 38 years seem like rookies.

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1 minute ago, SloopJonB said:

50 years - Wow.

That deserves a special recognition and congratulations.

You make us at 38 years seem like rookies.

We might be a bit older than you Jon.

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We get back from the 11 day road trip that included our 50th anniversary (and some other very cool stuff) and what does SWMBO want to do.................

So despite the ridiculously low tide we did......... 

FRANCIS is actually floating in this picture complete with her ten foot draft.

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On 7/13/2018 at 8:20 PM, lasal said:

Nice shot, Kim. I'm guessing your special visiting boat might be traditional in some ways, high tech in others. Maybe with a touch of carbon above and below.

You got my attention, maybe you know something I don’t know?

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Wow-- after years of racing, now I know what sailing is all about: having fun.  Your bride looks beautiful and happy.  What could be better?  Congratulations!

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Congrats on the anniversary Kim! 

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On 7/14/2018 at 10:03 PM, kimbottles said:

You got my attention, maybe you know something I don’t know?

No, wish I did! I was just speculating that you might know the Carbon Cutters owner and he might be visiting. So, what's the special boat rumor?

061 is a nice looking plane.

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35 minutes ago, lasal said:

No, wish I did! I was just speculating that you might know the Carbon Cutters owner and he might be visiting. So, what's the special boat rumor?

061 is a nice looking plane.

That would be cool! I have met him, maybe I should send him an invite.

When we know more about the rumored visit I will let you know.

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FRANKIE got into an all generous mode and donated her tender/escort boat to the NW Maritime Center this morning.

Jake the Executive Director came down and powered away with her. They are going to use her as a media/escort/photo boat.

(We used her to spectate at Seventy/48 this year.)

FRANKIE caught me by surprise, I wonder what she has in mind for her next companion. (There is always the 23’ Hadlock Skiff, another NW School of Boatbuilding vessel.)

But I suspect FRANKIE has something else going on she hasn’t bothered to share with me yet. I just work here.

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Was that hugely generous of you or simply an excuse to get a new boat? :D

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1 hour ago, SloopJonB said:

Was that hugely generous of you or simply an excuse to get a new boat? :D

You have met me Jon, what do you think?

(You can never have enough boats.....)

...and like I said; I just work here, FRANCIS owns me.....

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2 hours ago, kimbottles said:

...and like I said; I just work here, FRANCIS owns me.....

I thought her name was Susan.

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4 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

I thought her name was Susan.

Susan owns both FRANCIS and me, like I said, I just work here.....here they both are together; Susan on FRANCIS.......

 

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22 hours ago, kimbottles said:

But I suspect FRANKIE has something else going on she hasn’t bothered to share with me yet. I just work here.

A long lean powerboat perhaps?

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22 minutes ago, sam_crocker said:

A long lean powerboat perhaps?

I thought that was for the other guy ;)

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43 minutes ago, sam_crocker said:

A long lean powerboat perhaps?

After having considerable experience with the three long lean sailboats I have owned, the idea of carrying that concept over to a powerboat is intriguing.

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We had a surprise visit from our old boat TIOGA (IV) today!

I was down aboard FRANCIS and Frank and Trish appeared. I am always happy to see her, we sold her to Frank and his brother Axel in 1992. They have taken beautiful care of her.

1954 Aage Nielsen design. She had a sterling race record back in the 50’s and 60’s. She carried us to a few wins too in the 1980’s. 

 

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TIOGA is a beauty, Kim.  Lovely lines, and evidently much loved.  I'm a sucker for the bows of the 50s and 60s; the fine entries of later eras lack the sense of purpose of an more bluff but elegantly shaped bow.  Van de Stadt did some good variants on the theme in the 60s, and Ray Wall managed a few in the early 70s.

She and FRANCIS make a fine pair

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7 hours ago, Great Red Shark said:

nice comparison - the 'volume' of the hulls view from the end especially,  What neat boats, both.

 

FRANCIS 19,076 POUNDS

TIOGA 36,000 POUNDS (if my memory is correct.)

Sitting next to each other the contrast in beam is amazing (TIOGA 12’6”, FRANCIS 9’10”)

I don’t believe we ever saw double digits while racing TIOGA.

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A look below aboard TIOGA (IV)

(Sadly her original owner, Brad Noyes, died about a month ago.)

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1 hour ago, kimbottles said:

A look below aboard TIOGA (IV)

Lovely to see a sailing boat cabin from the days when sailing boat cabins were designed for use when actually sailing

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8 hours ago, TwoLegged said:

Lovely to see a sailing boat cabin from the days when sailing boat cabins were designed for use when actually sailing

+1 Where can I apply for the job of navigator? The chart table is just awesome.

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10 hours ago, Panoramix said:

+1 Where can I apply for the job of navigator? The chart table is just awesome.

If you like that chart table I suspect you will like this one too.

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29 minutes ago, kimbottles said:

If you like that chart table I suspect you will like this one too.

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Not bad either but a power boat chart table is not as exciting, no laylines to guesstimate, no at what time are we going to tack / gybe to minimise distance.

I have to admit that I am a bit of a luddite when it comes down to navigation.

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5 hours ago, kimbottles said:

If you like that chart table I suspect you will like this one too.

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Very nice Kim, is that your new long and lean mobo?

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Great to see Tioga and Francis next to each other.  I am awed by how nice Axel, Frank and Trish keep Tioga, definitely Bristol.

 

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2 hours ago, Ishmael said:

Very nice Kim, is that your new long and lean mobo?

Hmmm, and an F-Boat in the very same slip where I kept mine....!

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40 minutes ago, Veeger said:

Hmmm, and an F-Boat in the very same slip where I kept mine....!

Naples?

My uncle lived there in the 50’s. It has changed a bit.

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2 hours ago, Ishmael said:

Very nice Kim, is that your new long and lean mobo?

Not the Nick boat.

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10 hours ago, kimbottles said:

Naples?

My uncle lived there in the 50’s. It has changed a bit.

Yes.  Early 2000's.  Kept my F-28 CC in the slip next to George's Sarissa.  At the time, I was unaware of his significance to the SoCal sailing scene.  He was just a nice guy with whom I 'visited' from time to time.

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50 minutes ago, Veeger said:

Yes.  Early 2000's.  Kept my F-28 CC in the slip next to George's Sarissa.  At the time, I was unaware of his significance to the SoCal sailing scene.  He was just a nice guy with whom I 'visited' from time to time.

I understand George’s daughter Mary now has Sarissa (I think in the Bay Area?). The boat in the chart table picture is owned by George’s son David Griffith and is a further development of the Sarissa concept. A Sailor’s powerboat: long, narrow and light.

George was of course the father of the Cal 40 and an all around highly regarded SoCal yachtsman.

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12 hours ago, kimbottles said:

George was ... an all around highly regarded SoCal yachtsman.

^^^ the understatement of the millenium.

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Just a little reminder: I often climb down into FRANCIS’ engine room and look around. Yesterday I noticed the raw water strainer was no longer mounted on the engine bed where it belonged. The epoxy holding the studs had failed. So I got the West Six10 out and redid the job. I will be checking that item more often now. Cleaned the strainer and fired up the Yanmar to check for leaks, none found so far. Sometimes visual inspections yield important results.

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Another great FRANCIS LEE  sail today, everyone aboard was a relative, (mainly from youngest son’s wife’s family.) Had less than 15 true, but managed decent speed.

Then after a great sail Ken played Scottish Fiddle for us (he is a violin maker.)

I love Scottish fiddle.

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17 hours ago, kimbottles said:

Just a little reminder: I often climb down into FRANCIS’ engine room and look around. Yesterday I noticed the raw water strainer was no longer mounted on the engine bed where it belonged. The epoxy holding the studs had failed. So I got the West Six10 out and redid the job. I will be checking that item more often now. Cleaned the strainer and fired up the Yanmar to check for leaks, none found so far. Sometimes visual inspections yield important results.

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I think it will fail again in the same way and I'd through-bolt it.

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4 hours ago, Uncooperative Tom said:

I think it will fail again in the same way and I'd through-bolt it.

I have been considering that option Tom.

I will need to check with Yanmar and see how the engine base is constructed before I follow through with that. Might have to oversize drill and fill with solid epoxy.

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It would probably help a lot if you put a little support under the unit.

I'd also look at adding some chafe protection to those electrical cables where they hit that corner, especially if they run to the engine.

It takes a brave man to post pictures of his boat's systems on the internet for commentary by every know-it-all.

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18 minutes ago, IStream said:

It takes a brave man to post pictures of his boat's systems on the internet for commentary by every know-it-all.

a brave man, maybe ... unless it's such an impressively pristine engine bay. 

It looks more like a surgical room than the oily bilge where most engines skulk

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31 minutes ago, IStream said:

It would probably help a lot if you put a little support under the unit.

I'd also look at adding some chafe protection to those electrical cables where they hit that corner, especially if they run to the engine.

It takes a brave man to post pictures of his boat's systems on the internet for commentary by every know-it-all.

Posting about FRANCIS had yielded a number of excellent suggestions on which I have acted. She is a better boat because of the interaction here. 

There are some very knowledgeable people here who check in and offer ideas and comments. We have also picked up some very good friends because of this project.

Friends from around the world with whom we would have never connected except for this project. Friends who have welcomed us into their homes and onto their boats, and who have visited us here in Blakely Harbor.

FRANCIS LEE has turned out to be a magical vessel in many ways. Just wish my Dad had lived to see her.

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You're a gracious host, Kim, and it was a pleasure to meet you and some other SA'ers a few years back. FL is the product of an inspired vision.

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I borrowed most of the vision from L. Francis Herreshoff and Kund Reimers, so I really can’t claim much originality for it.

And the resulting design is pure Bob Perry.

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FRANKIE's now-gone "tender" is a cool little powerboat.  What is it?

I know, I know.....weird to make my first post in this thread about a little powerboat.  I like the Big Boat, too!

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Kim, this should have been your 'next' powerboat...

 

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1 hour ago, Alan H said:

FRANKIE's now-gone "tender" is a cool little powerboat.  What is it?

I know, I know.....weird to make my first post in this thread about a little powerboat.  I like the Big Boat, too!

Last tender was a 260HT Shamrock which I just donated to the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend (the white boat).

That made room on the dock for my other NWSWB vessel the Hadlock 23 (the blue boat.)

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260HT Shamrock  - Thanks!

I notice that your pic has you holding pipes, and you have friends over who play traditional scottish fiddle.  I'm the guy pushing the caber up for my friend STacy, a few year ago...

 

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4 hours ago, Alan H said:

260HT Shamrock  - Thanks!

I notice that your pic has you holding pipes, and you have friends over who play traditional scottish fiddle.  I'm the guy pushing the caber up for my friend STacy, a few year ago...

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/25/highland-games-scotland-big-lift-california

Excellent!

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7 hours ago, Veeger said:

Kim, this should have been your 'next' powerboat...

 

Stand by.........

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I've competed in the Heavies at Portland and. Enumclaw a mess of times.  The Victoria Game were a  "must do", but at age 62, it's time to wrap this sport up, I'm afraid, especially after rotator cuff surgery.

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10 minutes ago, Alan H said:

I've competed in the Heavies at Portland and. Enumclaw a mess of times.  The Victoria Game were a  "must do", but at age 62, it's time to wrap this sport up, I'm afraid, especially after rotator cuff surgery.

Very nice, but we aren’t getting any younger Alan.

I just turned 70 a few weeks ago. Still ride the bike well, but doubt I will ever race it again.

Cheers!

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Well she passed survey yesterday with only a couple issues.

Looks like FRANCIS is getting a new buddy.

Lots of paperwork and details to go but looking good.

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Wow, nice. Is there a yachtworld listing or other source of info for the curious?

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Jeeze - I dunno Kim - that boat looks pretty fat to me.

Ditto on more info please.

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She is the old Don Ayer’s DRUMBEAT. A 2005 Tim Kernan design which was a further development of the Mike Peters designed SARISSA for George Griffith. (Peters consulted with Kernan on the project.) Then when Ayers sold her Peters bought her and kept her for ten years as ADELE. He sold her to Griffith’s son David from whom I am in the process of purchasing her.

48x12 weighing 22,200#. Long, narrow, simple and light. My kind of boat. Twin Yanmar’s. Sea trial yesterday was impressive out in the Ocean off Long Beach. (Son Derek ran her through the LA pilot boat wake at over 20 knots, it was a nonevent.) Both my sons were on the sea trial. They have agreed to let me blow a chunk of their inheritance on buying her if I let them use her too. Another family boat.

Now lots of details to attend to and then we will ship her up I-5.

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26 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

Jeeze - I dunno Kim - that boat looks pretty fat to me.

Ditto on more info please.

One of the skinniest powerboat I have ever been on.....she reminds me of my beloved Hadlock 23 and performs very much the same, no hump to get to planing. Just a nice smooth transition from hull speed to planing.

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Congrats, Kim, she looks really nice. Is that a couple kilowatts of solar up top?

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1 hour ago, kimbottles said:

Both my sons were on the sea trial. They have agreed to let me blow a chunk of their inheritance on buying her if I let them use her too. Another family boat. 

Congrats!

But tsk tsk tsk ... "blow a chunk".

Money spent on boats is not blown. It is an investment in the soul. 

Is this her? https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2005/Custom-Pacific-Deadrise-48-3219744/United-States

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22 minutes ago, IStream said:

Congrats, Kim, she looks really nice. Is that a couple kilowatts of solar up top?

Interestingly she currently has no solar, but a huge house battery bank and a 3KW inverter (no genset thank goodness.)

That cabin top is just crying out for a big solar array. She will be getting one. Already investigating the options.

Suggestions welcomed.

 

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1 minute ago, TwoLegged said:

Congrats!

But tsk tsk tsk ... "blow a chunk".

Money spent on boats is not blown. It is an investment in the soul. 

Is this her? https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2005/Custom-Pacific-Deadrise-48-3219744/United-States

I was wondering how long it would take for someone to find the ad. Congrats Twoer, you win.

That’s how I found her, I was searching for “lobster” boats 40-50 feet on the west coast and that popped up.

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7 minutes ago, kimbottles said:

I was wondering how long it would take for someone to find the ad. Congrats Twoer, you win.

That’s how I found her, I was searching for “lobster” boats 40-50 feet on the west coast and that popped up.

I searched for power/used/twin-engine/40-50ft/2005/California ... and she was 5th on the list.

Looks v tasty.  And amazingly close to the boat Bob designed for you

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6 minutes ago, TwoLegged said:

I searched for power/used/twin-engine/40-50ft/2005/California ... and she was 5th on the list.

Looks v tasty.  And amazingly close to the boat Bob designed for you

And I don’t have to wait for a year or more of construction, I am not getting any younger.

 (Bob designed that other boat for Nick Calloway.)

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1 hour ago, kimbottles said:

One of the skinniest powerboat I have ever been on.....she reminds me of my beloved Hadlock 23 and performs very much the same, no hump to get to planing. Just a nice smooth transition from hull speed to planing.

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Yeah - looks much narrower in that pic.

I should have known you wouldn't buy a chubby boat. ;)

Looks a bit "Garden-ish"

 

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Clean + simple + functional = elegant

Congratulations, Kim. She is lovely. Does she have a name yet?

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1 hour ago, SloopJonB said:

Yeah - looks much narrower in that pic.

I should have known you wouldn't buy a chubby boat. ;)

Looks a bit "Garden-ish"

 

I agree, it does look like it has a nod to Garden. Love the simple layout, but that wide opening in the transom?

Congratulations Kim, a boat couldn't ask for a better Owner.

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26 minutes ago, hobot said:

I agree, it does look like it has a nod to Garden. Love the simple layout, but that wide opening in the transom?

Congratulations Kim, a boat couldn't ask for a better Owner.

 

1 hour ago, Bull City said:

Clean + simple + functional = elegant

Congratulations, Kim. She is lovely. Does she have a name yet? 

I of course considered “DRUMBEAT” her original name, but SWMBO has her heart set on “WHITECAP”, so guess which it will be?

There is a removable seat that spands the opening, and I will add a canvas curtain to keep the river otters off her, maybe hinge the swim step too.

Everything will be removable so we can gain access when we want it for dinghy launching etc.

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39 minutes ago, kimbottles said:

I of course considered “DRUMBEAT” her original name, but SWMBO has her heart set on “WHITECAP”, so guess which it will be?

She looks like WHITECAP will suit her perfectly

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Nice pick Kim. I liked the boat that Bob drew a lot, but sometimes it's nice to buy a boat instead of having to build it, even if it needs some work.

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