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Vincent DePillis

Member Since 19 Jan 2005
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In Topic: Farrier F-85SR

06 August 2014 - 06:07 AM

Had the pleasure of sailing against Glynn's former boat, now owned by Wayne and Jannine Gorrie, at the Cowichan Bay Regatta on Vancouver Island this past weekend.  What a gorgeous boat.  The standard rig looks a bit conservative for our typical light air summer sailing, but would be great for a windy Swiftsure, or Round the County.  I was struck by the big floats, and refined hull shapes.  


There was also an F-22 lurking around the Bay, but not racing, so I did not have a chance to see my first F22 sailing up close. 

In Topic: How to turn one aluminum stick into three!

28 July 2014 - 09:49 PM

I heard they moored there at low tide, had to wait so long that the rising tide stuck the mast into the bridge.

In Topic: French Centerboarders

17 July 2014 - 11:39 PM

curious-- what does one use to grind aluminum welds flat?  Seems I have had trouble working with aluminum with the grinding wheel/disk gumming up... 

In Topic: French Centerboarders

18 June 2014 - 02:23 AM

All boats are compromises.  To me,  the interesting comparison here is a deep draft fixed Keel aluminum cruiser like Starzinger's Hawk.  He is not going to be anchored in 1.3 meters of water amidst the coral heads any time soon.  But I wonder how the Boreal would cope with 30 knots on the nose and big waves, as described in one of Evans' last posts...  


I don't think I will set off on a world cruise, but I find the design and construction challenges of coming up with a great cruising boat endlessly interesting.  And at the moment, the Boreal is my favorite compromise.

In Topic: Crowd Sourced Trimaran Update

29 May 2014 - 05:07 AM

thanks for the shout out Mark!  we had a great time.