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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    I'm skeptical of the used boat market. Most of the time, I hear stories of great boats being given away. I only rarely hear of boats being sold for asking and asking near what they cost. I don't mind the idea of buying a boat. I just want to be able to move on when the time comes. A boat wont let you do that. I'm leaning towards a participation involvement at the moment.
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    Sailing Across Mongolia

    you'd have to factor in the risk of gybing around a corner only to find low slung overhead wires without sea-room to come about, hove-to and lower the rig.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Isn't that how its supposed to go with used boats?
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    Can't cure Stupid .................

    I used to take the kids down to the boat launch nearby just to watch the comedy.
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    Bulker leaving Vancouver Harbour

    Have they left the environment yet?
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    For kiting, La Ventana or Los Barilles.
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Looks like cardboard
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    I have to admire the oversized umbrella frame that appears to be being deployed as an anchor - or is it an oversized harpoon, bound with twine to help keep it all together. Admirable.
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    Hate on my new that 70's boat...

    Blood is only required to validate racing.
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    I have to admire that it has two booms, so it can sail in either direction </purple>
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    A big project!

    I'd suspect that over time, water, warping and rot make the initial effort appear alot less perfect than perhaps it was when built too.
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    Water cooling vest

    Seems to me it rather depends on who is wearing the wet shirt. I can imagine a wet shirt not cooling me off at all
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    Random PicThread

    litteng, what litteng?
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    "National Cleavage Day"

    ah, the master returneth....
  15. Farr 38, late 80s, flat run in 35+, trimming the #1 heavy kite in a puff - whole crew is silent waiting for the bang and hanging on to something, skipper and I are whispering corrections to each other. I remember staring at the tapes, expecting the kite to disappear at any moment, loading up into the back of the next wave, tops being blown off the waves, turning mark coming up off Rangitoto. Racing the Javelin off Torbay watching a front coming across the water as we reached onto the wing mark, every boat ahead capsizing - then bearing off as it hit, but not fast enough -splat! Same series, tacking the spinnaker and making it work! Panic Point, racing into Te Kouma on dad's 25'ter with landlubber uncle. Tack right on the headland just as the wind curls putting us in irons and blowing us towards the rocks. Father abandons helm, yelling at uncle to pull that rope! Uncle and father purple with effort heaving on opposite ends of the jib sheet. I retrieve the helm, spin the boat through a gybe and back towards open water. Benny Goodman drifting over the water at Mansionhouse Bay rowing someones dingy back to the boat after a Kawau Island special. The butterflys id get on Sunday mornings before racing
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    Random PicThread

    Ergo : sailors are all crooks! Ergo: Looks like I should visit Perth Ergo: NSW looks kinda shitty Ergo: dont buy a diesel from some guy in South Australia
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    Buying Hydroptere, fastest ocean going trimaran

    You'll have to pay for it.
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Easy mistake to make, but those are scuppers. Normally the scupper : topside ratio isnt as extreme, but this is clearly a performance vessel and the designer wanted to allow the water to exit the deck with minimum interference. Obviously.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    That looks like the hull that was sitting outside the small boat shop on Granville Island for years. More effort spent keeping the moss off than outfitting it.
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    Galley equipment

    Really. dicers and solar ovens... All thats really required
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    Buying Hydroptere, fastest ocean going trimaran

    $8K and 3 days. Then the rent starts
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    Gulf Island 29

    Looks a lot like the Cape Dory 28
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    Coolboats to admire

    Cool - it's got windows!
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    Someday shipping route--over the Pole?

    The Arctic is already afloat. If it melts, no change in sea level. Its Greenland and Antarctica melts that will raise the sea level.
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    N.G. Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 30 “Mashnee”

    Yet Another Coupl'a Hundred Thou'