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#1 Stringbean

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:33 AM

Check out this Craigslist Gem! Anyone care to explain what in the hell is up with the rig on this thing?

http://sfbay.craigsl...2780025525.html

#2 blackjenner

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:02 AM

It's an A-frame masted rig. The single sail kindof like a jib.

Here is an example:

http://www.bateau.co...s/SDI_study.htm

And this:

http://www.transitio...ng_pictures.htm

#3 ctutmark

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:14 AM

When the boat was in the NW it was called Nimrod.

#4 hobot

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:08 AM

Humph! I remember it being on J dock, always wondered where she went.
It was a pretty interesting boat that I wished I'd had the chance to ride on just to see how well it worked.

#5 tuf-luf

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:38 AM

Less worried about the rig than the bloke down below.

Never seen demin bib foulies before.

Looks like he fell out of a John Deere ad.

#6 Trendsetter

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:14 PM

He is dressed about right for bodega bay... I was stationed there back in the late 90's. For only beig 40-50 miles up the coast from san Francisco it a whole other world! I gotta know how it ended up there of all places at spud point? That place might have two or three other sail boats there max

#7 Snaggletooth

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:33 PM

Humph! I remember it being on J dock, always wondered where she went.
It was a pretty interesting boat that I wished I'd had the chance to ride on just to see how well it worked.


Heares youre chance!! :)


#8 Icedtea

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:59 PM

I actually think it is kinda cool....but suggesting, even indirectly it'd outlast a mac26 in the apocolypse is a bit fucking ridiculous

#9 Gorn FRANTIC!!

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:07 PM

I'm sure I've seen pictures of that boat or something similar posted here before...

#10 Great White

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:31 PM

I always wondered about this boat. It was at Port Orchard for a while a few years ago. Actually saw it unroll the sail once. Wondered how it sailed.

#11 MoeAlfa

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:43 PM

Definitely like my boats apocalyptic, mainly for the intimidation factor at mark roundings and tight anchorages.

#12 trenace

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:32 PM

Definitely like my boats apocalyptic,

And they must also be sleek.

#13 Ajax

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:01 PM

Definitely like my boats apocalyptic, mainly for the intimidation factor at mark roundings and tight anchorages.


I've already claimed Tangier Island to re-colonize. You're welcome to visit though. :lol:

#14 JaredC

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:42 PM

Holy J dimension, Batman.

#15 Badaka

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:14 PM

Check out this Craigslist Gem! Anyone care to explain what in the hell is up with the rig on this thing?

http://sfbay.craigsl...2780025525.html


Dhow I get it.

#16 RedTuna

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:33 AM

Survival Sailboat? Doesn't look fast enough to get away from any Smokers.



#17 TylerFields

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:06 AM

Does it come with a jar or two of dirt?

How about an orange tree?

For $27,000 it better come with some damn dirt.

#18 Evo

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:27 AM

I gotta know how it ended up there of all places at spud point?


the seafood chowder? it's simply THE best

#19 yowie

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:55 AM

So ... what's it rate?

#20 trenace

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:01 AM

http://www.transitio...ng_pictures.htm

There must be reasons why no one else does this, but points have to be awarded for innovation and thinking out of the box:

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#21 _Vegas_

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:27 PM

Am I the only person that thinks a 47' Carbon/Kevlar/epoxy anything for 27K is a steal?

#22 trenace

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:32 PM

It's hard to recycle carbon/Kevlar/epoxy.

#23 _Vegas_

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:39 PM

It's hard to recycle carbon/Kevlar/epoxy.


Still 47 foot long, with a new power plant installed - for 27K - unless the thing is delaminating like crazy or has a soggy core, even as a launch she seems like a bargain - (disclaimer aforementioned statements made under duress of no coffee and 4 hours sleep)

#24 Innocent Bystander

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:09 PM


It's hard to recycle carbon/Kevlar/epoxy.


Still 47 foot long, with a new power plant installed - for 27K - unless the thing is delaminating like crazy or has a soggy core, even as a launch she seems like a bargain - (disclaimer aforementioned statements made under duress of no coffee and 4 hours sleep)


I guess it would depend on the actual hull (lines, etc) and if you were confident of getting a second hand rig at a good price and had the appropriate structure for a step, partners, etc.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:56 PM

Never seen demin bib foulies before.


Anyone else read this in Slingblade voice?

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