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Kris Cringle

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  1. I think it was Eluega that posted this: Very very nice work. No soft porn, no cloying selfies, nobody eating food in their selfies, no words, just beautiful scenery, good music and, (wait for it), sailing. Unfortunately, they haven't done another.
  2. This is one of my favorites. One of the greyhounds of the sea in it's day, FIDELIO is a sistership to the famous S&S FINESTERRE. These lines were drawn in the early 50's but they still drive some new custom designs, today. I bet it caused a generational split in the S&S design office back in 1952-53 as it was,...radical in the day. Beamy to the extreme (11'6" X 38'6"). I've been told it was designed to be a "Concordia killer", the state of the art in boats at that time, racing to Bermuda. Throw in the centerboard and I wouldn't be surpris
  3. Good point. STARSONG has the raised coach and shows the extent of Nielsen's 'turn' from house side to top. Visually lowers the house height immensely while keeping a nice headroom, especially below the raised portion.
  4. One of my favorite Nielsen boats, LEVERA that was PASSAGE. I like his step coach designs.
  5. You have Sail Power by Wallace Ross. That book changed how I trim sails and ultimately how I love to sail. I once took a North Sails Gofast weekend course. It was a crashing bore. Based nearly word for word on Sail Power, I already knew that by heart.
  6. 1,000,000 views. That's not easy on Youtube. We've been having more fun now that I can round out Youtube dollars to $2.50 USD for 1 k views. As we watch a talented travel-food-history- vlogger, Mary Ann can ask, 'Tom, what have they made so far?' They made $17.50 so I think they covered that lunch that was filmed.
  7. Sorry to hear that. I had a foreboding feeling, from my own experiences and others. It's like Match.com Yeah, yeah, you are this, you are that, (says the photos), but until I see you, all bets are off.
  8. Me too,...on heaving to(both points). It's the term that is difficult, not the maneuver. I find saying it this way is less awkward; 'After furling the mainsail, I rather enjoy just sitting while the boat is,... hove to'.
  9. Back to Seal Bay on Vinalhaven Island for Ajax and other visitors: A few years ago I watched this little schooner sail off it's anchor and out through the channel. They did start the engine but only to run the windlass, and then shut it off to raise the sails. They fell off onto starboard to get settled in on the tack. Happy with the speed the bow sprit was swung through the wind onto port. It was a beautiful morning. I had been watching an Osprey picking out his breakfast in the water nearby. The schooner was making much less noise than the Osprey.
  10. Bimini's or awnings? I consider the former to be something you can sail under that has a mounted frame; the latter, something erected at anchor. Which are you talking about, Jud? LATIFA's awning. As Cisco demonstrates, neither is much good beyond 2 pm., unless it has side flaps like the awning above. This is a hot topic today (pun, inescapable). This Fountaine design was for a client down south. The bimini design was an utter eyesore to me, but understandable for the latitude. At anchor or mooring though, it will be useless after mid-afternoon.
  11. Offset router base. The router went over the ports, the offset bit plowed out the wood below the fence.
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