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  1. luminary

    Coolboats to admire

    those remind me of the Stewart 34 - which were/are also a very competitive yacht. Not quite the same overhangs but a fast and comfortable cruiser too. Stewart 34
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Low prismatic coefficient
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Ah right. I guess FLW links are slipping. Google's algorithms are ranking fishing competitions over architecture, and as I saw no reference to FLW in the first page of results, I stopped looking. Whats wrong with that picture? sigh. I've never been in a FLW building. I've seen plenty of pics though. Talihasen was on the wall in fathers studio. Only Erricson building I've been in is the Anthropology Museum at UBC. Liked it. Didnt have a kitchen though.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    FLW - Fishing League Worldwide?
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    Keel Failure

    That was the result of a manufacturing flaw, not a design issue.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Wow! is that a bulb on the larboard (advanced) or did he just steal a leg off a big Johnny Walker cutout?
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    Foil Kiting Anarchy

    And particularly around marks - like pinching for a mark in a boat, you forgo drive, relying on momentum to pop you around the mark. On a board, that can be extreme, with the kite falling dead down wind before ripping you either into the air or downwind. Having said that, I did watch that video and was impressed how steady the board/rider-kite relationship was upwind and down. So much so that some of the passes were achieved on the same tack with 50% overlap in the kite lines. From a rules perspective, given you can have different line lengths, kite sizes, i'd tend to use the board as the frame of reference for position, not the kite.
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    Foil Kiting Anarchy

    not sure what you are asking...force balance discussion, or rules question. From a force balance perspective, there will always need to be a component of force from the kite in the direction of travel otherwise the board will slow down until it reappears. In steady state, that will match the drag on the system. As the kite always moves around relative to the board/rider (advances in gusts, retards in lulls) you cant really deduce exact rider/board position from where the kite is. Not sure I'm helping. Do you ride?
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    Grain Surfboard Project

    I like that method too. I have two piles though. Little things and big things. Makes it easier to find the little things.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Microsoft's Texan spell checker.
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    Random PicThread

    That Seriously? When? On the inland side or the water side? That'll be the north side of Lion Rock. Big day. Thought it looked familiar, but was expecting some location in USA...
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    Miracle happens in Nebraska

    Next time I'm in a flood, I'm sticking with the beer
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    "National Cleavage Day"

    On the contrary my dear
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    The Zombie Fleet

    I'll jump in an suggest that SloopJB is tipping his hat to you, not criticizing. It's a big job, and only someone with your time and energy can take it on. We all have our limits. I'm building a boat. Not the scale of your project but its good to know ones limits. I think we all wish you the best
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    Foil boarders, looking for an opinion

    I believe the track mount is becoming the norm for US/Canadian manufacturers. Tuttle boxes are more of a euro thing. I have a tuttle. I prefer the track as it is more easily adjusted and you dont have to fight to get the foil head properly seated in the box - stripped threads a definite possibility. Otherwise - up to you. Whats easier to build?
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    Just let the car handle it.

    why are they invariably driving Toyota Corollas? with dollies on the headrests. I hate following Corollas.
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    The Zombie Fleet

    seeing his name boats are getting attention
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    Random PicThread

    who's the guy front left?
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    The Zombie Fleet

    That bow knuckle clearly indicates a savvy ratings tweak. Worthy.
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    Piper OD .. dayboat

    humm. Im no boat builder but I have worked with redwood in the past and remember it for the way you could split it perfectly and easily. I hope you'll add some transverse strength
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    One must really admire the brake lights there. Truely thinking about safety and respect for others on the road
  22. I'd have said 'that boat has scuppers' rather than 'that boat has a bull rail' Pleasant lines though
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    He must have ventured outside the environment
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    One has to admire that it floats, that is seems close to its lines as well, and the fact that it has sailed so far from shore.
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    Random PicThread

    and travelling west!