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  1. Dear God but that's a beautiful boat.
  2. You're going to have to figure out a way to shift her using dock lines and boat hooks, and once you get it figured out, it'll work. But it will take time. And if the wind is coming from the other direction you'll need a plan for that. In short, she's your boat and you need to learn "her little ways" as the old timers said with pain in their eyes. Her immense weight and the basic inability to easily back a full keel boat like that make it doubly hard. But when it's blowing 40 knots you'll put your first reef in as your boat heels over 5 degrees. Not really, but sort of. Moving a boa
  3. But it need not be, I suppose is my point. They have rivers, they have the sun, they have....I don't know, atoms or whatever nuclear power is made out of...you put some poles in the ground you string up some wires just like we did here in the 1890's, and Bingo, the lights come on.
  4. Why can't a country as rich as India - a nuclear power - filled with smart hard working people - electrify its populace?
  5. Those boats weren't designed to pull in and out of slips. They were designed to pull up alongside harbor walls, tie up to a bollard, and dry out between tides. If you had told Colin Archer "I'd like her to be able to back out of a tight slip in a crowded marina buzzing with jet skis", he would have looked at you like you had two heads, even if he knew what a Jet Ski was.
  6. Hey if it looks right, it is right. That's rule number one.
  7. Sweet little fun machine right here: Victoria 18 Sailboat - boats - by owner - marine sale (craigslist.org)
  8. Agreed. I tried, and failed, to get into Sam because of his cheerfulness but his cut cut cut almost makes you seasick. In other news, it seems that Wind Hippie has ditched her Belgian buddy boater companion. No great loss in my eyes, he got a little obnoxious constantly rapping all his dialogue. Ain't nobody got time for that.
  9. And he swapped out those keel bolts like a boss. Really impressive. What is the boat though? An Atkin Eric, maybe?
  10. Holy shit - I was in the Army in DC from 83 to 87 and have been in that hallway more times than I can remember. I saw so many great bands there. I didn't know footage like that existed. It's breaking my heart to see it. Sic transit gloria mundi.
  11. I always go by the rules, thinking very few of my own troublesome intrusive thoughts. Years ago at Fort Benning I was taught by unsympathetic men in stiff brimmed hats that I wasn't paid to think.
  12. Arrr, 'tis a rigid standard, but one we all adhere to, I'll warrant. I also employ the YGTI Code Book. (You get the idea.)
  13. Visitors to the port of Catoosa will be able to dive the wreck in years to come.
  14. He did build the boat to a design, right? He didn't design it himself? Is it a Brent Swain ori-gasmi design? Bilge keels make me think of him, but I didn't know if his designs got that big. If he designed it himself then, well..."Farewell and adieu to you dear Spanish ladies..."
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