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Kris Cringle

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  1. Closely related, at least. One Nielsen element experts tell me is the turn at the coach top. It's a little deeper and more pronounced on the red boat. But this one could be Nielsen drawn as well. Less ample toe rail too but that could have been replaced. Where is (was) the white boat?
  2. I've seen that listing. Ill take another look. Thanks for any leads. I'm thinking something pretty new - less than 26', more than 22', can handle 6 adults, safe(?), inside 100k. It has to be turn key, needs no work. This house was for sale for years and they'd throw in their pristine Neilsen 40'er and (or) a Hinckley picnic boat for reasonable $$. As I recall, they couldn't sell the house or Nielsen (on the dock background), for a long time. The picnic boat was likely a cinch to sell. It's a different world today.
  3. I don't follow them but I see Lavagabond is endorsed by Doyle Sails. I guess this says Doyle endorses them because they are #1 Youtube sailing genre, and they are buff?
  4. The Dietz oil lamp is a hardware standby. Some of the schooners here use them both as deck and anchor lights so my local hardware always stocks them. Ours hangs by the backdoor for power outages, back yard dinners and of course, Harborques.
  5. Back at the house: I work in stints, a couple hours here, a couple hours there. I'm busy with 'work' most of the time. A big time saver is just leaving everything on deck. You can climb under the cover and pick up where you left off, yesterday, last week,...Tools on the 'house' , a shop vac, lights all strung, etc. Dry fitting: Out of a piece of Sipo (a sustainable tropical hardwood that looks just like mahogany, but it's not), I've been saving for this, I ripped 2 strips 1 - 15/32", then re-sawed those down the middle for 4 - 5/16" X 1 15/32" 'patches'. I cut a sca
  6. Well now,...I realize the $1 dollar boat has gone up in value. I just saw an O'day Tempest, the O'Day Outlaw Junior to NAMO for sale for 3500 big ones. I told the kids that. Now could be the time to get rid of NAMO and step up. Problem is, there's not much to step up to. Zilch. This is often the way with 'assets' (which boats have suddenly been flirting with becoming). They decided to hunker down and ride the new market, for now. Today Harry and my daughter are sanding and prepping the house and decks for paint. Perfect weather day.
  7. And here's more from the group: Mike McHenry at Maine Design. Dan MacNaughton had been working @ Belmont Boatworks is now at Maine Design. danmacn@hotmail.com Nick Patey Me. Cribblecove.com CRIBBLECOVE.COM Marine Surveys, Repairs & Storage | Cribble Cove Boating Solutions | Maine Marine Surveys, Repairs & Storage | Cribble Cove Boating Solutions | Maine Dave Mason gets my vote! Kevin Harris 207-837-2819 Bath Maine Brian Brailsford 207-350-0326 Chris Avallone 207-400-2330 John McD
  8. I've used Joe Lobley for several years, he's very good. I just posted on the Maine Sailing and Cruising FB group. This name was posted: https://www.marinesurvey.org/surveyors/united-states/maine/saco/nicholas-g-patey-sa/ You should try them all. Nobody I know in service/trade, isn't busy right now.
  9. That's another thing going for this town, we installed our own fiber optics line several years ago. I have 1 gig speed at my house. But the rest of the state, dismal. We have a pretty large turn-around rate for incomers. But one of the biggest reasons was that many newbs couldn't get well enough employed. You used to have to bring your job with you. But weather always culls out a few. We could look back in a year and say nothing much changed. I can't see though.
  10. I think you'll see more activity in the harbors. I have good clients who just bought a house on the harbor with a dock. Now it's time to get their first boat, I'm looking for a mobo 20-26' or so. No specific type, we're open. Reliable, no junk. Price isn't an issue. I can't find one! A broker friend hasn't gotten back to me. On the shore, it is different. We're busier than I can remember right now. Houses selling quickly, some contracts right over smart phone. Signing up skilled labor is like winning the lottery, and I'm in the business. I met a young couple renting a
  11. On Covid: 74% of 65+ are fully vaccinated in my county (and along the Me. coast) and we're at 30% fully vaccinated and increasing rapidly. July 4th, 2019. We're planning a return of our local Harborque in 2021, on the 4th.
  12. The old real teak decks were also the ceiling below. When you had a leak, it fell below. The 'new' veneer decks leak into the substrate long before the leak shows below. If you're smart, you'd replace it before it leaks. But who does that? The teak decks on this W Class were new. This W-Class docked nearby, has 25 New England seasons. The installation was the same (25 years ago) in that these adhered to the substrate in epoxy, no screws left in the substrate. Still good. Teak is no miracle: An uncoated wooden deck is sacrificial wood and wears away due to the elemen
  13. I think the Dyer will enhance your Maine cruising. Exploring under oar maybe some of your memorable hours. Plus you want to land on islands without concern. If you let your dinghy determine where you can go, you'll miss alot. For the few hours it will go on the foredeck, I'd do it. I bet you'll find you won't need to haul it on deck many times. In the end, I bet it will be less hassle all around. This boat would get 3 more knots towing your Dyer.
  14. Hopefully your friend has looked into the boats history. 50 years on a veneer deck, I don't think it's possible that they would be in good condition. And if the deck was laid on a cored deck, even worse because the old methods of that were not good. But a survey would pick up that. Good chance the deck has been replaced?
  15. I've witnesses two destroyed that stayed furled (furling line held). Each time the wind was not above 40 knots.
  16. The owner of Rockport Marine just finished rebuilding his old sardine carrier. I don't have photos but he showed me around. He redecked that work boat (now converted to yacht) in pine decking. I know, I know,...I thought 'pine,...what'! He said the original deck was pine as were many of the work boats in that era like the lumber schooners that are now a century old. They suffered far more wear and tear than any pleasure boats. But not just any pine, this deck was something like 2 1/2" thick and not Home Depot lumber. It was an old growth supply he found. It has some
  17. Many old plank on frame boats had solid decks that can last more than 70 years. I know that because the teak decks on the schooner BRILLIANT were 75 years old when replaced, and that boat was sailed year round for most of those years. Some are still re-done this way. There's no comparison in life span to this old method vs modern teak veneer decks. Even these old classics are getting modern composite treatments. BOLERO was relaunched in 2015 after an extensive rebuild here. "The deck is framed with laminated white oak glued up with G/flex for the main beams. The smaller fram
  18. Very compelling reasoning in favor of hank-ons. My problem is my memory of cruising/sailing with hank-on headsails, is still strong. I realize (for me) anything that eases going from moored to sailing means, I sail more of my miles. And coastal sailing for me often means few miles but they are glorious under sail as opposed to under power. Many innovations have made my sailing easier in just the last few decades. Sail handling and GPS have me sailing more of my miles over my hank-on and Loran in my past. I plead lazy and pay the fine.
  19. My fingers are crossed for you. Photos can mislead, I know that! If the boat has been un-rigged, that alone shows some care.
  20. What about Spirit Yachts use of Lignia, a teak substitute that is made in Wales? High expectations on it's longevity. https://www.classicboat.co.uk/news/spirit-yachts-replaces-teak-with-lignia-on-standard-new-builds/ The yard in town uses many teak substitutes but it's hard to know how 'sustainable' all of them are. These decks on REBECCA, built around 2000, are Silver Bali.
  21. I was just keeping politics out CA. Afterall, that is a loaded boat. MYA had quite a bit of work done here just a few years ago. She's owned by one of Ted's sons. Come to think of it, another Kennedy (a son of Bobby K), had a house cut down here in Rockport. Kennedy's are sailors. A 60's Ohlsen 38 or 41. The house was shortened to allow a 12' cockpit. Now it sleeps 2 and drinks 12.
  22. Quite often the amateur (me) is attempting something new. The professionals, I find, have been there - done that, several times. Or that experience is in the workforce and easily 'looked up'. They have made all the mistakes. Some of those mistakes are inevitable for the amateur. They look at 'houses' with a different archive of knowledge and experience. Take this house I shot walking the dog a few years ago: Same house in better days (I have no idea who the people are): And today: The professional archive is vast.
  23. These days I treat myself to indoor storage. I used to store the spar next to the boat. For years it was a family tradition in spring (and fall) to 'drive' the spar to the launch site. This meant rolling it from the public landing and through the Fishermans landing, a public road with lots of cars. The kids from school, mom from work, me at the butt with a camera in one hand. People got used to seeing and got out of the way. The last incline took all we had.
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