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Jon:

probably not enough. It's good for eye sight.

 

Bota fender ?

Skipper, " Bering the fenders in."

Crew, "Not on your life."

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Only one hammer?

 

 

 

 

Looking at that kit I see at least 5 other hammers in addition to the one with the red handle. One "pipe wrench hammer", two "crescent wrench hammers", and in a real pinch, two "vise grip hammers". Necessity at time is a mother.

 

Beat me to it!

 

 

Yeah but I don't see any WD-40

but OTOH as a friend once said, "if WD-40 really works, how come the can gets rusty?"

 

FB- Doug

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Campy Tool Kit

Kim, I need a few wheels dished, can I drop them off on Wed?

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Only one hammer?

 

 

 

 

Looking at that kit I see at least 5 other hammers in addition to the one with the red handle. One "pipe wrench hammer", two "crescent wrench hammers", and in a real pinch, two "vise grip hammers". Necessity at time is a mother.

 

Beat me to it!

 

Great minds think alike! I have the advantage because I am 6 hours ahead of US East coast time.

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Kim, I need a few wheels dished, can I drop them off on Wed?

 

I didn't even show you my truing stand, how did you know I had one?

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If you have the Campy tools, odds are pretty good you have what you need to lace wheels. One look in your garage told me that! I miss my Campy...

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"Bone in her tail" cracked my wife and me up! I had to explain it to my brother before he laughed.

 

But that's not why I'm here.

 

 

Mariquita. I can't even imagine all involved in taking care of her - but I admire that someone could, and does.

She is cool. If she sailed by, I would watch!

 

 

I was thinking about this comment when I saw this on the John Welsford FB page:

 

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Henry O. Studley tool chest. Took 30 years to finish. The Studley Tool Chest holds 300 tools, yet measures only 9 in. deep, 39 in. high, and 18 in. wide, when closed... Weighs a ton

 

 

That's awesome. If I had a boat like Mariquita she would definitely have at least one of these.

 

 

reminds me of my own on-board kit

 

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Imaginative use of a split fender. I'm impressed. :)

 

 

 

aha

 

you are not the first to have made that simple error. What you see pictured is the KTL Portafanny(TM applied for).

 

It was created in the facility we have here at KTL labs. It may look like a split fender but we have a team of yechnitians who had to work out how to convert a fender into a waterproof tool bag

 

The Portafanny comes with a set of pre-aplied patina tools

 

It comes out at about $500 a set and would compliment any modern twin wheel cheese wedge style yacht.

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Mmmm, fender wine.

Love the vinyl after taste... Goes well with rubber chicken.

One man's aftertaste is another man's terrior!

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Mmmm, fender wine.

 

 

Love the vinyl after taste... Goes well with rubber chicken.

 

 

"Did someone say chicken?"

 

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Mmmm, fender wine.

 

 

Love the vinyl after taste... Goes well with rubber chicken.

 

 

Fender wine is just wrong but it's also a self-punishing offense, so...

 

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It's totally cool - but I would like to see an engine cover. Falling against that engine when running could hurt a bunch.

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Back on track here.

 

How cool is this boat?

 

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And the steering components are where, exactly?

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Back on track here.

 

How cool is this boat?

 

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Is that an air cooled V twin? Brigs, Kohler, Tecumseh? 18-27 horsepower?

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Looks like a version of an air cooled VW exhaust system, they were pretty quiet in stock form.

 

I am intrigued by the coupler, is that some form of mechanical clutch?

 

I guess there is no reverse, but probably not an issue.

 

I had considered something similar, some of those Honda engines have an option of an automatic clutch 2:1 gearbox.

 

Should be easy to make an engine box if it was designed for a large airflow.

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Mmmm, fender wine.

Love the vinyl after taste... Goes well with rubber chicken.

Fender wine is just wrong but it's also a self-punishing offense, so...

Who needs fender wine when it comes in its own foil bag already? All you need isna good bulldog clip and you are all set

 

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The powerboat is cool looking but I can't get past the utter uselessness. Love that little thing next to it though.

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Mmmm, fender wine.

Love the vinyl after taste... Goes well with rubber chicken.

Fender wine is just wrong but it's also a self-punishing offense, so...

Who needs fender wine when it comes in its own foil bag already? All you need isna good bulldog clip and you are all sethttp://resources3.news.com.au/images/2010/03/22/1225844/007731-wine-cask.jpg

Wine cask without the box = goon bag.

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Check out this little 1909 pocket rocket, Lizzie. Designed and built by, Edwin Bailey in Wellington, NZ.

 

LOA: 22'

LWL: 19'

Max-B: 7' 6"

 

Owned by WCYT. https://www.facebook.com/wgtnclassic

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Does anyone know much about the Mull design Improbable?

I've heard lots about IMP, but not so much about Improbable, and a quick google didn't turn up that much.

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Stinker:

IMP was a Ron Holland design that shoved IOR design a few giant steps ahead. IMPROBABLE was a Mull boat built as I recall for David Allen with heavy involvement by Commodore Tompkins back in 1971. It was a fabulous boat designed as an offshore downwind racer. The closest thing I can think to it aestheticall;y was Dick Cater's RED ROOSTER. Both boats had outboard rudders. RED ROOSTER had a short cabin trunk. IMPROBABLE had an even shorter cabin trunk, a very handsome boat. As I recall, the connection between IMP and IMPROBABLE was that Ron Holland crewed on IMPROBABLE when he was young.

 

That's how I remember it. I could be wrong.

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Improbable.

Here in R.I, there is an aluminum sistership, I forgot her name, pretty much forlorn.

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'improbable' was the overall winner of one of the early pineapple cups, Miami to montego bay, Jamaica. she was light and narrow for her day and a rocket ship downwind in breeze. last I heard she was homeported in the pnw.

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IMPROBABLE was bought by Bruce Schwab's Dad and turned into a cruising boat. For me it was a bit sad to watch the transition. I went below one day and saw a w.c. just wedged into a locker space. It did not look like it was "mounted" at all. I ran into the boat while cruising RICKY NELSON up in the San Juans and Schwab was loafing along under jib alone the ghost of what it once was a thoroughbred.

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I've been scan reading some old magazines here because Pathfinder , one of NZ's old One ton cup boats has sold recently in the PNW.

Anyway , quite a lot of Mull designs built here around that period 1970 on and a few Gary Mull articles I've been going past . I did notice Improbable mentioned quite a bit. Often as influencing a new design.

I'm sure he had an influence on quite a few of our local designers at various stages too, I know the design brief for my 1975 L.Davidson boat was to built an unrated boat ' in the style of the Mull boats' ( to paraphrase) and I see it in Whiting, Clark and others of the period and on into the 80's. Not to mention the actual Mull Chico 30's and the 40's and 42's, all famous here as offshore do anything type boats.

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Beautiful brightwork.

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Beautiful brightwork.

For now. Her name should be "Sisyphus".

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lovely timber boat ... however i wouldn't want to do bow, id slip over the side without making a noise

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You could call it SUPPOSITORY.

 

 

Probably sounds lot better in Italian.

Supposta.

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I have a pretty high tolerance for COTB but what is that red thing?

My guess: A mast crutch for when the lowered mast is on the boat,

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Isn't that varnished boat a Wanderer III variant?

 

Love that old cutter - I can just picture smuggling a boatload of claret from France to a Cornish hole in the wall in that. :D

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Agnes - the pilot cutter - isn't that old: launched in 2003. Skippered charter available: http://www.workingsail.co.uk/sail/

 

Luke Powell, who built her, has built a number of pilot cutters. There's one for sale.

http://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/2004/Luke-Powell-Pilot-Cutter-2830435/United-Kingdom#.VwfxivkrLIU

 

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I have a pretty high tolerance for COTB but what is that red thing?

Dylan's jib. ;)

 

Well played indeed!

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Agnes - the pilot cutter - isn't that old: launched in 2003. Skippered charter available: http://www.workingsail.co.uk/sail/

 

Luke Powell, who built her, has built a number of pilot cutters. There's one for sale.

http://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/2004/Luke-Powell-Pilot-Cutter-2830435/United-Kingdom#.VwfxivkrLIU

 

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Nope, nuh uh, no way. Offset companionway is a deal breaker for me!

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Agnes - the pilot cutter - isn't that old: launched in 2003. Skippered charter available: http://www.workingsail.co.uk/sail/

 

Luke Powell, who built her, has built a number of pilot cutters. There's one for sale.

http://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/2004/Luke-Powell-Pilot-Cutter-2830435/United-Kingdom#.VwfxivkrLIU

 

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Here is a link to a Pilot Cutter new build.

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?3944-Bristol-channel-pilot-cutter-in-build-in-NZ

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Ohh, i like that.

 

Great looking boat, but the radiused hull to deck "joint" looks kinda slippery. It probably has two MOB buttons on its plotter.

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Ohh, i like that.

 

Great looking boat, but the radiused hull to deck "joint" looks kinda slippery. It probably has two MOB buttons on its plotter. It looks like a boat shaped art piece. Sailing functionality taking a backseat to beauty and artistic vision.

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Here's what it would look like painted yellow.

 

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Here's what it would look like painted yellow.

 

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I think there may be a subtle difference in the cabin profile.

On the other hand, the yellow boat probably has cleats and toerails and stuff. Places to clip on and brace. The wooden torpedo should be carpeted in Velcro from the mast forward.

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Just look at it for what it is, A work of art. Saying it's not practical is like saying a Lamberarri is not practical, Who cares it's beautiful.

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Once you get too streamlined, you can't escape looking like a turd.

 

Even with 10^9 coats of varnish.

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Nope, nuh uh, no way. Offset companionway is a deal breaker for me!

Offset?

 

Maybe it is just the angle on the photo?

 

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Does it have wood paneling?

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The Pacer didn't look like a turd, it looked like a goldfish - or a goldfish bowl at least.

 

What sort of mind could think up putting vinyl woodgrain on that Taurus wagon?

 

What sort of person would buy it?

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The proper uses of a boat like are 1) to advertise the talents of the builder and 2) advertise a brand of varnish.

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Nope, nuh uh, no way. Offset companionway is a deal breaker for me!

Offset?

 

Maybe it is just the angle on the photo?

 

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Well, it's certainly offset from the athwartships centreline.

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I'm afraid it's on centerline. But hell,,,,I'd take it anyway and just take my chances.

She's a beauty for sure. A tiller, bulwarks and huge side decks, what's not to like. A right proper yot.

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Developments of the early ketch rig, from this Brixham trawler, Vigilance. Lots of torque here.

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Just look at it for what it is, A work of art. Saying it's not practical is like saying a Lamberarri is not practical, Who cares it's beautiful.

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Ohh, i like that.

Great looking boat, but the radiused hull to deck "joint" looks kinda slippery. It probably has two MOB buttons on its plotter.

It's a lake racer. They're not supposed to sail further out than you could swim back.

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My go to places for boat porn are http://www.woodenships.co.uk/and http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk/

 

My current "sell everything and sail away" dream is this at the moment.

 

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Yup, me too. Lovely boat - fills my heart with lust.

 

This boat is the one that seduced us into the world of gaffs and so on

 

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http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.uk/details/408/Mead-38-ft-Gaff-Cutter-1926/yacht-for-sale/

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OK, I saw something I don't like on EDITH GREY. Look at that funky tiller. Shame. Must be a traditional thing, a piece of bent pipe. Nice.

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I think there's a long history of wrought iron tillers. Stronger than wood, no worries about rot. E.g. Peggy Bawn, 1894 Watson.

 

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or Ierne, a 1914 William Fife III.

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@ Pres’ Ed…

Last year while working for my Arizonan based boss, and while we were docked in Mayflower marina… just down from us you could see Will Sterling’s special shed for things wooden top. The historic....No. 1 Covered Slip at Devonport’s South Yard, which has in fact a kool regal figure head on its entrance wall below.

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So Mike being very much into boat porn rang them up to see if we could get access to looksee… Will’s rented boatshed is within the confines of the current RN operated dock, so they were not too keen for sea salt vagabonds such as us…to just stroll in. Apparently you do need to go through the full miltel security checks…

http://www.stirlingandson.co.uk/

Shame, you see the boss was very interested in one of their boats for sale, there loss…It looked a tad like this…

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We had a lovely wooden day boat for use at our family summer house on the Edersee… I like em, but wouldn’t go around the world on one.

For that I would prefer something alloy metal…. I fear that climate change is bringing ever more atypical turbulent weather… and for venturing up north… think stoves and nicely insulated creature comforts.

 

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oh oh, offset fore deck hatch. problem?

 

Not on port tack.

 

Better for spin hoist when you are approaching the mark on starboard tack.

 

Do wonder why they did that. (Haven't got Claude Worth handy to see if original Tern III had the same, if if so whether he mentions why).

 

Does mean no drips onto the head of the bunk, I suppose.

 

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Shame, you see the boss was very interested in one of their boats for sale, there loss…It looked a tad like this…

 

Saw her at the Southampton Boat Show a ?couple? of years ago. She's been for sale for a while - since build, I suppose, so 2012. Impressive display of craftsmanship, but for a buyer, quite large for a boat without provenance and pedigree built to someone else's ideas.

 

I do like the lug topsail.

 

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But all that panelling below is a bit OTT to me. Feels a little bit as though _all_ your friends should be called Carruthers.

 

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