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  1. Not mocking, really. I love sailing for sailing's sake, but it's also cool to see people who (still) sail to do stuff. Scalloping here, but fishing, cargo, etc., are all pretty cool when done under sail. https://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/boa/d/calverton-sail-boat/7337471332.html
  2. Not craigslist, but not exactly anything else, either: https://bikerumor.com/2020/08/03/vanlife-boatlife-bikelife-zeltini-z-triton-amphibious-e-tricycle-camper-is-out-of-this-world/
  3. Foiling would get you to the point of not worrying so much about the shape/squishiness of the hulls. The inflatable part would only really be 'launch/recovery' or maybe 'lauch/recovery/light air' use. I'm predisposed to like the idea (living in a city without a vehicle large enough to tow a keelboat) but....
  4. That Dallas CL one is on eBay too: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-Beneteau-First-235-sailboat-and-trailer/274447574511?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 (NGL, I've been keeping my eye out for one, too, on the Great Lakes)
  5. You may or may not be shoal-draft enough to have fun on Wolf Lake but Iliana Yacht Club is who you’d want to talk to about the practicalities of that.
  6. Cool little boat: https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/boa/d/olympia-bibi-custom-16-wooden-sailboat/7161117576.html
  7. I hope this means superyachts carrying cannon.
  8. I run the numbers every once in a while to see how battery power stacks up. 12 HP (You may need more, but that would be enough for me)= 8950 watts give or take, let’s call it 9 kw 9 kw * 30 hrs = 270 kwh, let’s call it 300. currently (https://books.google.com/books/about/Lithium_Ion_Battery_Chemistries.html?id=2laXDwAAQBAJ) “Lithium ion batteries hit a wall at about 300 Wh/kg” so you’re looking at 1 metric ton or 2200 pounds of batteries for that get-home-from offshore capacity if your designer can design for ballast under your floorboards, a ton of bat
  9. I’m disappointed that he lost steam on it. 100% done and full throated goofy is like ten times better than 90% done goofy.
  10. Absolutely. Also his Voyaging Southward from the Straits of Magellan, reissued recently in paperback by Wesleyan University Press IIRC. It's in the next room over and I'm too softhearted to wake up the dog sleeping at my side to go check. And Kent's illustrations for Moby-Dick are pretty much perfect as well.
  11. Umm, how/why the hell did someone even do that to that boat? It's like (cartoon version of) an industrial laser accident!
  12. Malort is like a liqueur with a lovely floral and herbal bouquet, except that the flowers and herbs have rotted in the back of the fridge for six months. (I love* it.) *in a weird abusive love relationship.
  13. TBH: better than expected. Not collision porn. No one hurt (kind of amazingly) means ideally a teaching moment. They (seamanship teachers! that's good!) made their points but probably could have hammered them home harder: KEEP A F$)^#NG WATCH. (and much quieter, don't expect the rules to protect you)
  14. Did someone say Contessa 26 project? https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/boa/d/hastings-contessa-26-project/7114647740.html
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