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  1. Platform. I find its most egregious use is on platforms such as Sailing Anarchy when referring to sailboats: "...the Kerr 46 is a great platform...". I suspect it originated with sailmakers, who may be tempted to think of boats as platforms to test their latest professional creations. I take issue with the idea that a boat, that is created to cleave through waves and skim across the water in such a pleasing manner, would be merely a platform. A barge is a platform. A sailboat is so much more.
  2. image.thumb.jpeg.3d13c1734ac82de52200960e59367030.jpegShu, Hi!  I'm the new/current owner of Yankee 38 "Bullet".  I bought it about a year ago and have been working on restoring it, including replacing the original mast step and some minor bulkhead rot repairs.  The boat has been well taken care of for the most part with upgrades along the way.  I'm interested in any info you have on the boat's history, especially when it was competitive on the race course.  I found some info on the 1-ton World's and a bit of info on racing in the Providence RI area, but am eager to know more if you can help.

    The boat has been a "cruiser" for the last few decades according to the limited information I have on it.  It was fit with one of the early Monitor wind vanes (the boat is still pictured in their catalog) in the early 80's and I believe cruised around the Atlantic as far south as Brazil, the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico before being sailed to Puget Sound where it is now located. 

    I have attached a current pic so you can see what she currently looks like, but you may have to close one eye when you see the dodger that the PO installed..........super big/ugly "Canadian" dodger that will need to go soon!

    hope to hear from you soon...........thanks!

    Pete Boileau (Eastwind)

  3. Let him protest. In the unlikely event that the protest is successful and your result is thrown out, you will know how you finished, everyone in the race will know how you finished, and they will know why (and by whom) you didn't get the pickle dish.
  4. When I was a kid, my Dad pointed out that they were supposed to be uncapsizable. I think he meant they couldn't stay inverted. That shape would have very little form stability when upside down.
  5. Now that is quotable! Well said. Is that attributable to you, TwoLegged, or did you borrow it?
  6. I second Zonker's suggestion to raise the aft end of the boom. Leave the gooseneck where it is. This would be particularly effective if the current main allows the boom to droop some. You will lose some sail area, but that wedge of sail you would lose is the least effective part of the sail. If you replace the lost area with more roach up high, you will come out ahead. Note that adding roach will also move the CE aft, but with good modern sail materials and construction, the effective CE will stay further forward where it belongs.
  7. I couldn't even figure out what he was trying to do; arrive or leave? I will take the word of a few upthread that he was arriving, at least initially. At one point he finds the bow thruster, but only uses it for a second or two. I think he could have solved a lot of problems by just using that. He could have solved a lot of problems by just turning the motor off and drifting into position with the help of the people fending off. But nooooo, full throttle and ramming speed were the orders for the day. I've never med-moored before. I don't think I ever will after watching that. And then t
  8. FIFY. She later came back to do it all in one day, also a first, regardless of sex.
  9. Dren, As one consulting engineer to another, I will take it on face value that you know how to handle hydrogen gas safely - ON LAND. A sailboat in the ocean is a completely different environment - massive accelerations and decelerations due to the sea state, rolling, pitching, etc. Things coming loose and launching themselves at your hydrogen containers, or hoses, valves, fittings etc. You may want to look again at that photo posted upthread (also on the front page of this august internet publication) of a catamaran floating upside down in the ocean. Gasoline and Propane are conside
  10. Thanks psnw. Congratulations!
  11. Where did you move your lawn? From one house to another, or just from the front yard to the back yard? Sorry.
  12. I have heard that a couple of these have made it to the United States. Has anyone here sailed one yet? Also, I haven't seen any photos of the interior, does anyone have some they could share?
  13. So now you have what, a Tartan 36?
  14. The design brief was for it to be sailed without professional crew. Part of the reason that keel looks stubby is that it has a long chord length. It may not be a particularly efficient keel shape, but it will be hard to stall, which should be good for non-professional (read less experienced) sailors.
  15. What horrible traveler-related accident did this owner experience that led him to vow, "never again!".
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