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About Forestdawg

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    The Hinterlands
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    OR, R2AK, getting an old boat back on the water, paddling about.

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  1. This seems a bit over-priced. But they have bought the farm and just in time for hallow'een "we don't know witch year and who make it." https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/ottawa/sailboat/1520172963
  2. I was unsure whether to post this in the "Craigslist: Not Mocking" thread or here. But ultimately, in my mind at least, this is a cool boat to admire. In the early '80s I was in between jobs and spending the summer hanging out in Kingston, Ontario. A friend of mine asked if I would be interested in being a crew member on a local yacht for the Wednesday night races. Up to that point, my sailing experience consisted of a fair bit of sailboarding and a little bit of sailing Albacores. "Sure, why not," I said. That summer I learned an incredible amount about big boat sailing during my time on Bag
  3. Some backstory on the single-handed sailor above: https://www.adventure-journal.com/2019/12/double-amputee-learned-to-sail-on-youtube-is-sailing-solo-around-the-world/
  4. I'm surprised there hasn't been more chatter about this fellow, it is quite an accomplishment. Here is another article with an interview, he is very mattter-of-fact and humble about things: This Solo Sailor Looped the NW Passage and Cape Horn Twice in One Epic Year Here is the official website: figure8voyage.com/blog/
  5. I believe this is the colour of green one turns after eating a bad shrimp: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-powerboat-motorboat/muskoka/2018-scarab-195-openid/1416732357?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
  6. Hmmm, I do need a new come-along. Not sure it is worth the drive and the effort to prepare a suitable Viking funeral for the rest of that poor vessel.
  7. I'm putting this here more for the ad than the boat. Most buy & sell ads are lacking a lot of essential information about the vessel, whereas this one tells you a story about it, gives you every last detail about the equipment and evens lists the seller's views of the pros and cons of the vessel. And he'll even deliver it and teach you to sail. This guy clearly loves his boat. Given the lavish description, the pictures are pretty lame and the happy faces for privacy are a bit creepy. 31 foot Sailboat, nay, Gentleperson's Yacht
  8. ^ Thanks, FO. Looking at the website, he appears to be a very creative, talented and interesting dude. Had I the spare change, I would definitely buy some of his sculpture, or maybe commission some kind of cool outdoor cook stove. Just not the boat. Though the spartan interior has a certain appeal, and that wood stove would keep you cozy on those cool Lake Superior evenings. Just realized that I've driven by that fish in Marten River a few times, it is quite eye catching.
  9. I wasn't sure whether to put this here or in the ugly boat thread but I think the price makes it mockable, considering what else you could get for $30,000 CAD right now. Anybody want to buy the S/V Dill Pickle? https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/thunder-bay/custom-made-steel-sailboat-for-sale/1428203050?siteLocale=en_CA  
  10. Ooops. Seems I missed it on the first go rounds, then was fooled by the fact that the current ad was posted just four days ago. Can't believe someone hasn't snagged it so their kids could have a pirate ship instead of a tree house. Or, as you say, an awesome one-off bonfire.
  11. Free boat, what could go wrong? Better yet, it is a "Schnooer." In fact they'll pay you $800 to take it away. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/markham-york-region/free-30-wood-schnooer-sailboat-we-pay-you-800-to-take-it/1424643273?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
  12. This just popped up in my Facebook feed. The best part of the ad: "Just needs to finish top deck and some details." I am not even sure of the intended purpose of this vessel: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Aluminum-Boat-44ft-unfinished-project-/182945957870?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10
  13. Here is an article on the GGR that just popped up in Outside Online. Likely nothing new here to you followers but well-written and a good summary for those of us not so familiar with the history: https://www.outsideonline.com/2325796/golden-globe-race-voyage-madmen
  14. Point taken, though the 4'-ish draft seems to be OK among Georgian Bay sailors. Sailed a Mirage 27 with a 4.33" draft up through those islands once, I was on the bow with a lead line and we only bumped once... Really, I'm just a sucker for the woodwork.
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