BobBill

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About BobBill

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  1. BobBill

    Front Page - Wing and a prayer....

    FY, good one! Ag liked his lots, but the dudes down below, decided to up the moral and posted this to the galley's single hatch, "Our morale will contine to slip, until the floggings improve.~" And "Big A" got it in the heel, with "hat" in place... poor dodger.... Guess I just like the slow lead-belly suckers and sucked suds as the water slipped by...a few inches from me 'ead. No helmet. Me current rig is tacker...outriugger, but miss keel "ease" even when up in air.
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    Front Page - Wing and a prayer....

    It may be fun, but foiling over the water is not sailing, per se. No sailboat that I know of, until Ellison's arena AC event, required helmets. No rig I ever sailed needed a helmet, just alertness, The point is, the Bluenose schooner sailed, as did America, Sceptre and the Mirror dinghy. How practical are tall hard carbon wings? Is "para-sailing sailing? Won't be long until what you call "fun" is less a reason for an ancient doing, seems to me. Calling it what it is so hard? Hustle for market or advertising bucks offers no justification. How practical are former AC boats, for example...the old keelers may be scrapped, but that is a different topic as are their uniqne needs, but a typical sailor finds foils and wings not so easy to acquire and moor...what happened to Ellison/s rig, Swiss, rig, etc? Only example, I can offer is I used to sail an Ensign out of a slip...upon return, doused, tied-up, midst swarms of insects, stored sails and that was it! Later storm or no...not to worry too much. Not so, with foilers or winged rigs is it? No problem with the doing, just the taxonimy....name: "foiling" is not sailing because water is a mediu, no more than wind-surfing or sail-planing is,, to me. I think sailing in general, has enough other stuff to sweat...
  3. Is not sailing...Wing and a prayer and a helmet....needs another name, IMO
  4. Varan, tough, stiff stays work... Cracks me up...!
  5. BobBill

    Front Page : "do it now!"

    Learning comes slowly, cause we see/hear stuff and have an initial tendency to say it is so...but marvelous and not so marvelous goodies aside, sometimes we miss the waves for the seas, maybe...I like to think coming "e" will slow power rigs and increase sail rigs, cotton may comeback as soft wings grow and we find wood to be quite the thing to use, as we implied, carbon and wonderous go fasts notwithstanding...IMO natch!
  6. BobBill

    Craigslist Finds

    I tried to buy some foam from ca seller...now no why no gots. Thanks.
  7. BobBill

    Craigslist Finds

    Seems Clark was in NW US say Sieattle...made nice dinghies W.ayfarrer, sounds so famliar...must be larger version of Enterprise...lots around, at one tiem.
  8. BobBill

    Craigslist Finds

    Liiks nice. Thougt Enterprise, untill I saw the sails...(saw cuined hull first) I had a little less in mind lter. but price seems clow enough to up my senses...
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    Front Page

    So??? A dinger-swab, "go jump into the lake!" How quick do you wet yourself?
  10. BobBill

    Front Page

    Thank-you. Yes. Sleeved Sails are a PIA...but have no choice here with carbon/ spars--cannot add slides, etc and the hook and loop seems to hold, though a bit unusual...still I just love yoiur rigs.
  11. BobBill

    Craigslist Finds

    Ducks might "go with the 'fowl.' " Had a Kite for a bit and tipped...sort of on purpose...couple fishing dodgers came over in motorboat to help...damn near drowned me...but eventually, afte they left, got back in by meself, then found the wind had spun me/hull around so could not use sail (twisted)...so I "sailed by mast." Never did take to knock-downs...you will have a ball.
  12. BobBill

    Craigslist Finds

    Yow will love it....get used to it and when weather warms, take out and simulate a knock-down in shallows (beach) and recover...might also practice launching...I am not certain but biggest problem might be getting back in once dumped. She looks the "proper" yacht, to me. Be fun to tool around the harbors in summer.
  13. BobBill

    Etchells 46 early 1970's IOR racer

    R2 I dig. For me the fun was the custom work needed so old works, (like making ferrules to join repaired carbon spars, etc. In some cases, new was alll that would really work.Fortunately, for me, local metal shop dodger did exc work and a wise man to boot. You just have to bend with the wind and go with the flow, so to speak...you will have much fun, with that rig. Oh yeah, forgot to mention, I have "done" some 6 rigs but never had to do rigger work...was a lesson on how valuable their talents are...and special tools to a lesser extent..as was decent fabricator using ancient methods. Very good!...put jug of good grog in some safe place for a later celebration. It will motivate at low mind-times...
  14. BobBill

    Etchells 46 early 1970's IOR racer

    No hijack intended. but given above and current recycle emphasis, why cannot the "refit" be centered on used parts, etc? No comment needed, just a sustaining thought.