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In Topic: Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

23 July 2014 - 02:27 AM

I'm not ashamed to admit it, I'm seriously admiring our latest uglyboat like a mofo.  GOB bought the story of her purchase and delivery, to be published in the middle of next year.


In Topic: Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

23 July 2014 - 02:25 AM

I call this 'lack of self awareness' that sometimes manifests itself by misguided boat projects, a sort of 'tunnel vision'. Sometimes you get so close to something that you lose perspective and really need to back up a few paces and take stock of the situation. But, boats being boats, we still get sucked in on boat projects and we long ago named this the 'Brer Rabbit Effect'. Like in the story about the 'Tar Baby' which to me represents how you get stuck and then drawn in by a boat project.

I have been afflicted in the past.  When  a simple car repair becomes a frame up restoration, it is known as "Whileiamatititis"  ("Well, while I am at it, since i am replacing the clutch I might as well rebuild the transmission," followed by  "well while I am at it, and the transmission is out, I might as well replace the U joints and balance the driveshaft..")  When I boat build or boat project gets kinda sideways due to unforeseen complications or design anomalies, it is "Well, I am in this Deep- Might As Well Keep Going Syndrome."  In the military it is known as "mission creep."-  what starts off as a recon becomes d-day.

In Topic: Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

22 July 2014 - 01:06 PM

Wow, this is what happens when cabintop clutch farms are used to grow GMO crops, I guess:  3260230_0_100220111340_9.jpg

In Topic: Rebel Heart, rescue underway

18 July 2014 - 01:42 AM

You mean there WILL be more defective human beings than we have NOW?


And they all want participation medals, and point out that any criticism is bulllying.


I am sure someone out there has described a thread like this as "victim shaming".  

In Topic: Quickstep 24

17 July 2014 - 03:07 AM


This H-Boat appealed to me. It's within budget (cheap), nice lines, and meets most of my criteria except the traveler bisects the cockpit, and it's nearby.  






SA/DISP = 19.8 DISP/LWL = 161.0  


What do you all think? Skol, it's very Nordic.


Am I mad?



Here are two links for you Mr. City


H-Boat Class Org

Info on the H-Boat

I've looked at these sites. I've also looked at a few You-Tube videos of H-Boat races. It looks like a fun boat. I've sent a PM to Alan H; he used to own one and sailed it in the SF Bay area.

small cockpit, smaller than your current boat.


Nice boat, but if this is what you have deduced is the boat that best fits your needs, i gotta think your list of requirements was straight chain-jerking, since it fits few of the requirements laid out in the design brief.  No head, small cockpit, bisected by a traveller, etc.