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In Topic: Dogs on Boats?

20 July 2014 - 12:05 AM

For those of us without dogs, please do not leave your dog unattended on the boat unless it knows where to poop.  Two nights ago at Lake Tashmoo there was a beagle that howled for three hours when unattended and kept everyone in the anchorage awake.  He probably didn't know where to go-- not boat trained.

In Topic: Vineyard Vixen 29

10 July 2014 - 09:31 PM

That Vinyard Vixen is a lovely looking boat. 


If you are lookig for performance with weekend potential,  why not consider a Hobie 33?  They are a lot less expensive than the Alerion etc and will perform very well.  Ditto for a Santa Cruz 27, if you can find one close to you.


>From what I've been told, the Vineyard Vixen is indeed a 4-knot-SB.  Can't you find a Tartan 34c in your price range?


Within the last month, I've seen ads for a C&C 30 @$15K and a C&C 29-2 for $10K, both in WLIS. Either would sail rings around the Vixen.


Guys, guys, guys... The man wants a boat that DOESN'T look like a clorox bottle. Give it a rest with all the might-as-well-be-a-Hunter recommendations.




What's this "might as well be a Hunter" shit?  The Tartan 34c is an S&S design.  Lovely boat.  Plus it's a centerboarder good for shallow places.  Some of them have a tiller, I believe



In Topic: Bowline or luggage tag your jib sheets. What do you do?

10 July 2014 - 09:26 PM

larks-head2-large.jpgI use double length sheets with a Lark's head.

In Topic: Regional Boat Type Anarchy

09 July 2014 - 09:43 PM

While found in many area's, there is a heavy concentration of Concordia Yawl's in New England.

The Concordia Yawl was designed by C. Raymond Hunt.

Elizabeth Meyer, the lady who restored the J-Class yacht, Endeavour, was a long-time owner of the Concordia Yawl, Matinicus (1975 - 1993). Meyer also co-authored a book on this Ray Hunt designed class.

Concordia Yawls - The First Fifty Years
http://www.amazon.co...Concordia Yawls

Concordia Yawl Org

Concordia yawl information on Wikipedia


There is a Concordia sloop (Harrier, Hull #30) on the mooring next to mine in Jamestown, RI.  Beautiful boat.


One gets spoiled being across the bay from Newport.   At some point you see just about every type of boat, power and sail. 

In Topic: Vineyard Vixen 29

09 July 2014 - 09:36 PM

From what I've been told, the Vineyard Vixen is indeed a 4-knot-SB.  Can't you find a Tartan 34c in your price range?