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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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Mocking Ads on Craigslist

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4 minutes ago, Machsquad said:

"This leg is from the early 1980s or earlier. It is in great shape and the leather has a beautiful polished patina. Common uses for these (besides walking on them) are conversation piece lamps and sailboat tillers. This one was made for a 6 ft tall man.
wooden"

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/for/6166833084.html

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Wow. Not going there. One of the ultimate bad-karma mocks.

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I'd want the female version for my tiller.

Do prosthetic arms work better?

On second thought, an antique peg leg would probably be best.

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This scow comes with a poem.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/E-scow-sailboat-Fast-exciting-to-sail-/112466615951?hash=item1a2f885e8f:g:jPAAAOSwjk9ZWYOm&vxp=mtr

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Here's a boat that's built to float and sail with best of them,
but she'ws left to rot in a dirty old lot never to sail again.
She's a Craigslist find and just in time, about to be sold for scrap,
now she's back the race, takin her place and lovin that down wind lap.
She's fast and she's loose, with floorboards of spruce, and she'll dump you just for spite,
she's a rough old girl, tough as burl, ready and spoilin to fight.
But don't get me wrong, she can sing a song with the wind through her sails and stays,
she'll rise up on plane on a reach just the same as she did in her younger days.
Just treat her with love as from God up above, she's gift, a challenge a thrill,
if you leave it to me we'll be sailing free and never come home until,
the wind blows no more and I'm tired to the core, and yet I'll be lovin her still.
  Author: Eugene Vogel, all rights reserved.

 

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22 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

I'd want the female version for my tiller.

Do prosthetic arms work better?

On second thought, an antique peg leg would probably be best.

Brent boat tillers!

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I wonder if it sleeps six and carries an assy?

Might belong over here:

 

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19 minutes ago, Uncooperative Tom said:

I wonder if it sleeps six and carries an assy?

Might belong over here:

 

Looks like it has carried too many assys already

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2 minutes ago, toddster said:

I was gonna guess that some genius dug a hole instead of building a cradle.  

need a bigger hole

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1 hour ago, monsoon said:

need a bigger hole

That's what she said.

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The powered dock is ridiculous. It would be somewhat less ridiculous with a smaller engine that had a longer shaft.

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Looks like it started life as a picnic table but didn't quite make it to picnic boat.

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I've got an orphan outboard and the picnic table doesn't seem all that bad an idea during out hot sticky windless summer days.  Just sayin...

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Needs a beach umbrella, a cooler and a barbecue.

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And a boom box.

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15 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Needs a beach umbrella, a cooler and a barbecue.

A bowsprit/diving board, flying jib and hiking rails for beam reaching with the main,err....umbrella...

 

Wow,a long way,on an android,to add commas,,,,for kids today,,,,,what,no auto-comma,what were they thinking...

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1 hour ago, monsoon said:

And Coors Light.

Leave that idiot in PA please.

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These guys have been around Lake Union a few years, 

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Wouldn't it be a lot easier to just buy a used pontoon boat?

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3 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Leave that idiot in PA please.

I'd rather drink Coors Light than go to PA.  I can well imagine what someone with that name would be like.

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Never go to PA. Coors light sucks. Get the long shaft. 

Looks like plenty of room for all of us!!

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On 7/15/2017 at 4:38 PM, SloopJonB said:

Wouldn't it be a lot easier to just buy a used pontoon boat?

Easier, cheaper, lighter, sturdier, the list goes on.

I get someone like Mr. Moon assembling something like that because the parts are on hand.

The guy in the ad apparently went out and bought the materials to build his powered dock.

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^^ Some interesting interior construction techniques. Lots of little blocks. Why was this one never written up in Wooden Boat?

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This one is so bizarre it almost needs a new thread but I have no idea what to title it. "Most Incredible Waste of Human Energy"?

Someone raised the sheer of a MacGregor by a foot and a half. :wacko:

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/kelowna/23-swing-keel-custom-macgregor-sailboat-w-trailer/1282113321?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

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1 hour ago, SloopJonB said:

This one is so bizarre it almost needs a new thread but I have no idea what to title it. "Most Incredible Waste of Human Energy"?

Someone raised the sheer of a MacGregor by a foot and a half. :wacko:

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/kelowna/23-swing-keel-custom-macgregor-sailboat-w-trailer/1282113321?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Jeepers. And he cut a window in the side of the hull. Nice.

He probably could have bought one of those Buccaneer 240 abortions for less money and gotten slightly more interior room

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A video tour and everything. At least he washed the stupid thing.

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Yes, but is it still a 23 foot Macgregor?

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On 7/13/2017 at 3:26 PM, monsoon said:

need a bigger hole

+1

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1 hour ago, hobot said:

Yes, but is it still a 23 foot Macgregor?

We're getting into Shrödinger stuff here.

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That one started life as a nice, cheap sailboat.

Now it has the profile of one of the later powersailers.

He should probably complete the transition and plop a 50 hp on it.

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the one thing that a Macgregor absolutely DOES NOT need is more freeboard! :blink:

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The stereo system, the LED light string, the carpet scrap liner, the rotten piece of wood that has the keel-lifting winch, the porta-potty cover, all on a boat that was a POS when it it was built, and is living on borrowed time. It's more than "Most Incredible Waste of Human Energy," it is Lipstick on a Pig, it is Absolute Madness.

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20 hours ago, Ishmael said:

 

A video tour and everything. At least he washed the stupid thing.

Got to love the fact that he can easily drop the anchor onto the exposed battery terminals. See at 2:15

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54 minutes ago, Martinjf said:

Got to love the fact that he can easily drop the anchor onto the exposed battery terminals. See at 2:15

Yea, the welding experiment would be a bit ugly.  The porta pot cover / water bottle holder hardly looked secure enough for a boat that might heel.    The chainplate extenders at 36 seconds would benefit from expert scrutiny.   Could the whole thing turn into a dinghy if enough stress was put on the shrouds? 

 

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1 hour ago, Lark said:

Yea, the welding experiment would be a bit ugly.  The porta pot cover / water bottle holder hardly looked secure enough for a boat that might heel.    The chainplate extenders at 36 seconds would benefit from expert scrutiny.   Could the whole thing turn into a dinghy random pile of parts if enough stress was put on the shrouds? 

 

Undoubtably. In 15 knots of wind, it would do a Flyin' Hawaiian and that would be that.

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On 7/17/2017 at 6:17 PM, SloopJonB said:

This one is so bizarre it almost needs a new thread but I have no idea what to title it. "Most Incredible Waste of Human Energy"?

Someone raised the sheer of a MacGregor by a foot and a half. :wacko:

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/kelowna/23-swing-keel-custom-macgregor-sailboat-w-trailer/1282113321?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

I came across this today and signed in to ad it. I like how there is 0 interior pictures. No idea why the video didn't work earlier for me but that made my day

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I purchased an aluminum boat trailer on Craigslist and this home made fiberglass "sailboat" was on it.

Definitely not mocking his purchase. That's a really nice triple axle. At least in this part of the world, finding a nice, used trailer is darn near impossible and the degree of possibility goes down as the number of axles increases. Just finding a triple axle aluminum trailer on the used market would be a minor miracle.

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3 hours ago, bmiller said:

 

Looks like it was built as an expedition rowing boat. With a lot of afterthought. My guess is that in Colorado, it has probably never been put in the water.

Dunno if the trailer was a good buy, depends on what he paid for it. Around here, to dump something like that would cost several hundred dollars at least. Better to pretend you wanted it as a boat and float it away somewhere unobtrusive. And who knows, it might be really cool as a boat.

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I see that thing going 182 degrees pretty quickly upon launch unless you come up with some amas and build a tri real quick.

Good thing the companionway  is center lined!

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It does look kind of like one of those ocean rowers

art.paul.ridley.jpg

 

 

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