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Alan H

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    Shorthanded Sailing

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  1. That's not me! ..... though I'd give my eye teeth to be in that photo. Those are Piper One Designs.
  2. Launching Day on the Clyde.
  3. Pretty sure it was intended to be "buckets down, pools up"....
  4. I've never heard of Peggy Slater until now! What a story! I'd have loved to meet her!
  5. Just read the article. https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article251265409.html I'm not THAT stupid. I'd have put the lids on the buckets.
  6. Luckily, I have scored a spar that needs no winches removed. Yaaaasss!. *phew*
  7. Patience, penetrating oil, heat, impact... and cussing of course. Maybe beer. And time. Did I say "cussing", yet? Got it. We shall see.
  8. I gots plenty of time for t his, if I bite off this project.
  9. There's a long, complicated and frustrating reason I am considering attempting this. However, I might be following your advice.
  10. Are they screwed into the mast? This is an OLD mast I might be using, and the winches are old bronze ones from the early 70's or late 60's. I'd assumed that they would be bolted on, but if they're screwed on, that's a lot easier. Well..... maybe. Those screws might have been in there since about 1970.
  11. How the hell? And if I want to put new ones on......how the hell? C'mon clever peeps, someone must have done this before, but me no see how.
  12. Once I'm down to ONE boat, and the Piper is floating and I've sailed it a bunch, I might either try to find a Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2 for dinghy cruising, or build something. I currently have plans or at least hull panel templates for a bunch of options. One is exclusively "row, only" at about 15 feet. One is about 90% "row" With the option of adding a small sail, also at 15 feet. I have plans for Sam Devlin's "Dipper" which is a very simple 12 rowboat. And I have plans for a 14 foot plywood caravelle, which I've written about before. But...Piper first!
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