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"Who's the baldy on the swim steps?"

 

You haven't been paying attention. :huh: That's the Rod man hisself.

 

The guy standing up in the dinghy is his son Michael, aka The Viking, and the person sitting in the back of the dinghy is "new guy," their friend who came out briefly Friday afternoon to try to help with the engine in the Bayliner.

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I can assure you, nothing was added to The Rod's replies.   Perhaps sharing my reverence for The Rod, as well as my deep appreciation for the journalistic accomplishments of my Sailing Anarchy predece

And wtf happened to lil'murray.......?

Guy did not grow a vagin! Mr. Hot is full of merde! The only place Mr. Hot has seen a double hurricane is in La Nouvelle Orléans. 

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Clearly the new guy in the dingy is none other than

 

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I.O. Johnson

 

 

 

 

coat - hat - door

 

was just going to comment on this epic photo.

 

1. They only have 1 paddle.

 

2.... i can't. like above, not even on SA.

 

It's ok, it's just shadows, look at the "outdrive"... PC doesn't apply

 

Wonder if he is making motor noises.

Almost looks like a photo that belongs in the "REDNECK YACHT CLUB" thread.... although that threads (Redneck Yacht Club) content level is sinking faster then the F.H.

 

Thanks to all for great picts and story.... Some things have to be seen to be believed... although I have seen... and still find it hard to believe... I am to be up in the area next week, so... I need to get my own picts....

 

Keep up the GREAT work.... to all the local on the spot Anarchists....

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I have to say, this photo is going to live far, far longer than HR's Cat. You know those ubiquitous HANG IN THERE BABY photos in high school of a cat dangling from a curtain rod, in its one million permutations? This photo is big. It might even be THAT big. I am going to start with, Meth: It could happen to you.

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I have to say, this photo is going to live far, far longer than HR's Cat. You know those ubiquitous HANG IN THERE BABY photos in high school of a cat dangling from a curtain rod, in its one million permutations? This photo is big. It might even be THAT big. I am going to start with, Meth: It could happen to you.

Brilliant, should be a whole new thread with suggestions for captions...

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I have to say, this photo is going to live far, far longer than HR's Cat. You know those ubiquitous HANG IN THERE BABY photos in high school of a cat dangling from a curtain rod, in its one million permutations? This photo is big. It might even be THAT big. I am going to start with, Meth: It could happen to you.

Brilliant, should be a whole new thread with suggestions for captions...

Wait,

 

I know that guy in the back. His name is Evan. Yup. Evan Ruud.

 

I think he's a tweaker.

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Spoffo or Meuritt... could you take a close up of the lower attachment of the diagonal pole in the rigging? Is it a gooseneck fitting? I'm wondering if the pole is a whisker pole which simnply hasn't been trimmed to proper length yet.

Here's about the best picture I have of it

 

FH Spar gaff attachment

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it's not evan, it's actually Murray, Murray Nerr, recognize that tee anywhere

 

 

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I have to say, this photo is going to live far, far longer than HR's Cat. You know those ubiquitous HANG IN THERE BABY photos in high school of a cat dangling from a curtain rod, in its one million permutations? This photo is big. It might even be THAT big. I am going to start with, Meth: It could happen to you.

Brilliant, should be a whole new thread with suggestions for captions...

Wait,

 

I know that guy in the back. His name is Evan. Yup. Evan Ruud.

 

I think he's a tweaker.

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Saturday - (almost) Nothing to report

 

I stopped by twice today. Around 8:45 this morning, a bit after low tide, it was totally quiet. FH was in the same position - on the mud but slightly awash. In this position, the bow is definitely higher than the stern, but it's level side to side, so it doesn't seem to have much in the way of torsional loading across the two hulls. (Which I;m guessing will eventually be the deal-breaker.) No signs of life from the folks on board.

 

Second visit around 12:30 (about 2.5 hours before high tide) water was up to FH's normal sailing lines, but she may have been lightly touching, since there was no motion at all. She still has those two anchors out, so she shows very little motion even in a breeze when definitely afloat. Again no signs of life, athough the sliding side doors (the ones by the stairs to the upper deck) were partly open, presumably for ventilation. I was about to give up when . . . .

 

I picked up the sounds of a vocal fight inside the cabin. Couldn't make out any words, but the sound of HR in full pissed-off mode is unmistakable.

 

When it quieted down, HR came out on the back deck, walked back and forth without doing anything, went back inside, came back out and walked some more. That's it. Nothing else happened and I left. (It was all over so fast I didn't get any pix.) It could have been about something trivial, or it could have been the beginning of the end -- mutiny - - a member of the (previously) loyal crew challenging their cap'n with a dose of reality about their situation.

 

Only time will tell. I won't be able to get over there again until around noon on sunday.

 

PS: While this was going on, the San Rafael police boat came motoring out of the canal. People on the path perked up in anticipation of finally seeing an intervention, But the cops never looked our way and just kept heading out into the bay where the real boats are.

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.... nobody wants to look at Thor Heyerdal... Kon-Tiki... 4300 miles... 1947... Balsa construction... Same shit that made those rubber band airplanes you used to play with... Let him go and send SA's keel-less posterboy to rescue him... Entertaining for sure....

Not a fair analogy at all.

If HR had just lashed a huge pile of HomeDespot building materials together and announced an intent to see if it would float him to the Islands and Points Beyond, we'd all think he was nuts and forget him in 2 days. The thing would float and probably outlast him.

Heyerdahl did not make a floating condo out of this stuff and call it a yacht -2409299_386b3b39e65c2043b72b64dadef80833

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I have to say, this photo is going to live far, far longer than HR's Cat. You know those ubiquitous HANG IN THERE BABY photos in high school of a cat dangling from a curtain rod, in its one million permutations? This photo is big. It might even be THAT big. I am going to start with, Meth: It could happen to you.

 

I dunno..... I want to be absolutely sure that the outboard is really a white guy before I start. :ph34r:

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I lost all my chips when it actually didn't break apart upon being lifted into the water back at the marina... Just waiting to see the inevitable now. Spoffo, thanks for the relentless updates!

 

 

New Mamma reminds me of an incident I had 'way back in Puerto Rico days...

 

Was taking a full fuel barge from Catano to Fajardo (across the wideset part of the bay) and suddenly got overtaken and passed by this 20' (something... DAMIFIKNO) with the "captain" up on the 'flying' bridge studiously igmoring any COLREGS at all, and his (whatever... We all decided it was Moby Dick's sister)... ahhh... 'lady) stark naked, draped out in the stern (I really don't wanna think about this...) in the "starfish" pose.

 

Either she just was clueless or zoned out on something fun, but as they went past us (and we lost lunches) she became extremely wroth that we had the temerity to look upon her in her state of deshabille and refused to avert our eyes from her 'charms". (Sort of the reason we all keep reading this thread... Some disasters are just too ugly NOT to look at...)

 

The sight of her "Female Flotation Equipment" gyrating as she hopped up and down in rage (and the resultant porpoising of the boat, almost to the point of shipping water over the transom), well...

 

It was most disappointing. I criss-crossed San Juan Bay over and over over five years of duty there and that was the ONLY nude, semi-nude or remotely nude female boater we encuntered in all that time.

 

(I feel like I've just visited my psychiatrist!)

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Spoffo or Meuritt... could you take a close up of the lower attachment of the diagonal pole in the rigging? Is it a gooseneck fitting? I'm wondering if the pole is a whisker pole which simnply hasn't been trimmed to proper length yet.

Here's about the best picture I have of it

Damn - that's looks like a roller furler on what appears to be a dinghy gooseneck.

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.... nobody wants to look at Thor Heyerdal... Kon-Tiki... 4300 miles... 1947... Balsa construction... Same shit that made those rubber band airplanes you used to play with... Let him go and send SA's keel-less posterboy to rescue him... Entertaining for sure....

Not a fair analogy at all.

If HR had just lashed a huge pile of HomeDespot building materials together and announced an intent to see if it would float him to the Islands and Points Beyond, we'd all think he was nuts and forget him in 2 days. The thing would float and probably outlast him.

Heyerdahl did not make a floating condo out of this stuff and call it a yacht -2409299_386b3b39e65c2043b72b64dadef80833

 

Heyerdahl was also doing some legitimate anthroplogical research, not making himself a case study.

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I lost all my chips when it actually didn't break apart upon being lifted into the water back at the marina... Just waiting to see the inevitable now. Spoffo, thanks for the relentless updates!

 

 

New Mamma reminds me of an incident I had 'way back in Puerto Rico days...

 

Was taking a full fuel barge from Catano to Fajardo (across the wideset part of the bay) and suddenly got overtaken and passed by this 20' (something... DAMIFIKNO) with the "captain" up on the 'flying' bridge studiously igmoring any COLREGS at all, and his (whatever... We all decided it was Moby Dick's sister)... ahhh... 'lady) stark naked, draped out in the stern (I really don't wanna think about this...) in the "starfish" pose.

 

Either she just was clueless or zoned out on something fun, but as they went past us (and we lost lunches) she became extremely wroth that we had the temerity to look upon her in her state of deshabille and refused to avert our eyes from her 'charms". (Sort of the reason we all keep reading this thread... Some disasters are just too ugly NOT to look at...)

 

The sight of her "Female Flotation Equipment" gyrating as she hopped up and down in rage (and the resultant porpoising of the boat, almost to the point of shipping water over the transom), well...

 

It was most disappointing. I criss-crossed San Juan Bay over and over over five years of duty there and that was the ONLY nude, semi-nude or remotely nude female boater we encuntered in all that time.

 

(I feel like I've just visited my psychiatrist!)

 

Simply a typo and not Freudian I trust. :D

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I have to say, this photo is going to live far, far longer than HR's Cat. You know those ubiquitous HANG IN THERE BABY photos in high school of a cat dangling from a curtain rod, in its one million permutations? This photo is big. It might even be THAT big. I am going to start with, Meth: It could happen to you.

 

I dunno..... I want to be absolutely sure that the outboard is really a white guy before I start. :ph34r:

 

 

BN ? :o:o:o:o

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I have to say, this photo is going to live far, far longer than HR's Cat. You know those ubiquitous HANG IN THERE BABY photos in high school of a cat dangling from a curtain rod, in its one million permutations? This photo is big. It might even be THAT big. I am going to start with, Meth: It could happen to you.

 

I dunno..... I want to be absolutely sure that the outboard is really a white guy before I start. :ph34r:

 

 

BN ? :o:o:o:o

 

this whole direction will not end well....

 

 

but yes.

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Well say what you want about Hot Rod and the Bayverly Hillbillies, we've all derived a great deal of entertainment at Thier expense and Rod has done something almost none of us can claim- he built a sailboat (and an extremely large one at that) and actually launched it. While the endeavor seems doomed to failure ultimately, I think the man deserves a few props at least.

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Well say what you want about Hot Rod and the Bayverly Hillbillies, we've all derived a great deal of entertainment at Thier expense and Rod has done something almost none of us can claim- he built a sailboat (and an extremely large one at that) and actually launched it. While the endeavor seems doomed to failure ultimately, I think the man deserves a few props at least.

Deserves? Needs... by my count at least two props (three counting F.H. jr) and two engines.....

and... to be honest... it is kind of like the pyramids.. a complete mystery as to how it is still floating...

After all this I feel a hell of a lot safer on my boat.... or even ANY production boat out there.....

for if F.H. didn't sink (when I could have sworn it would have fallen apart on attempt at launch) then... production boats MUST BE BETTER.....

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Well say what you want about Hot Rod and the Bayverly Hillbillies, we've all derived a great deal of entertainment at Thier expense and Rod has done something almost none of us can claim- he built a sailboat (and an extremely large one at that) and actually launched it. While the endeavor seems doomed to failure ultimately, I think the man deserves a few props at least.

 

You want to give him props, Start with one for the Bayliner.

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If the "cutie" is HR's mom and she's wheelchair bound, how come she's not in her chair?

 

Oh, I just figured it out.

That's just a title to fool the gubmint so's she can collect disability, thereby adding to the kitty for cruising to Hawaii.

 

Nevermind...

 

Naw, much simpler. They need a handicap parking permit for the barge, for when they get to Hawaii.

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That's what i thought too. But what is it doing there? Is that big diagonal gaff (or whatchamacallit) an in mast furler hobcobbled together?

 

 

Spoffo or Meuritt... could you take a close up of the lower attachment of the diagonal pole in the rigging? Is it a gooseneck fitting? I'm wondering if the pole is a whisker pole which simnply hasn't been trimmed to proper length yet.

Here's about the best picture I have of it

Damn - that's looks like a roller furler on what appears to be a dinghy gooseneck.

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Saturday - (almost) Nothing to report

 

 

 

I picked up the sounds of a vocal fight inside the cabin. Couldn't make out any words, but the sound of HR in full pissed-off mode is unmistakable.

 

When it quieted down, HR came out on the back deck, walked back and forth without doing anything, went back inside, came back out and walked some more. That's it. Nothing else happened and I left. (It was all over so fast I didn't get any pix.) It could have been about something trivial, or it could have been the beginning of the end -- mutiny - - a member of the (previously) loyal crew challenging their cap'n with a dose of reality about their situation.

 

Only time will tell. I won't be able to get over there again until around noon on sunday.

 

PS: While this was going on, the San Rafael police boat came motoring out of the canal. People on the path perked up in anticipation of finally seeing an intervention, But the cops never looked our way and just kept heading out into the bay where the real boats are.

What dose of reality? They're livin' the dream. A beautiful yacht, home ported in glamorous Lahaina, anchored in a secluded cove with no rent, mortgage, taxes or utilities to pay. It's the Murican dream, I tell ya. What's not to like?

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Well say what you want about Hot Rod and the Bayverly Hillbillies, we've all derived a great deal of entertainment at Thier expense and Rod has done something almost none of us can claim- he built a sailboat (and an extremely large one at that) and actually launched it. While the endeavor seems doomed to failure ultimately, I think the man deserves a few props at least.

 

I think it was posted the he stuffed the only prop he had

 

more than 1 prop would only be worse

 

 

 

unless he gets a set-up like this

 

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And then drags the FH up on deck and he's good to go and could turn on a dime

 

not sure it's in his budget tho :blink:

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Saturday - (almost) Nothing to report

 

What dose of reality? They're livin' the dream. A beautiful yacht, home ported in glamorous Lahaina, anchored in a secluded cove with no rent, mortgage, taxes or utilities to pay. It's the Murican dream, I tell ya. What's not to like?

 

The lack of a holding tank, working head, running water... oars for the tender, prop for the tow "boat"...

 

but yeah, apparently those "sea trials" last month went well.

 

Go The Rod!

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That's what i thought too. But what is it doing there? Is that big diagonal gaff (or whatchamacallit) an in mast furler hobcobbled together?

 

 

Spoffo or Meuritt... could you take a close up of the lower attachment of the diagonal pole in the rigging? Is it a gooseneck fitting? I'm wondering if the pole is a whisker pole which simnply hasn't been trimmed to proper length yet.

Here's about the best picture I have of it

Damn - that's looks like a roller furler on what appears to be a dinghy gooseneck.

If that rig is in fact some kind of staysail ketch rig, my guess is that it's intended as a roller furling staysail.

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Saturday - (almost) Nothing to report

 

 

 

I picked up the sounds of a vocal fight inside the cabin. Couldn't make out any words, but the sound of HR in full pissed-off mode is unmistakable.

 

When it quieted down, HR came out on the back deck, walked back and forth without doing anything, went back inside, came back out and walked some more. That's it. Nothing else happened and I left. (It was all over so fast I didn't get any pix.) It could have been about something trivial, or it could have been the beginning of the end -- mutiny - - a member of the (previously) loyal crew challenging their cap'n with a dose of reality about their situation.

 

Only time will tell. I won't be able to get over there again until around noon on sunday.

 

PS: While this was going on, the San Rafael police boat came motoring out of the canal. People on the path perked up in anticipation of finally seeing an intervention, But the cops never looked our way and just kept heading out into the bay where the real boats are.

What dose of reality? They're livin' the dream. A beautiful yacht, home ported in glamorous Lahaina, anchored in a secluded cove with no rent, mortgage, taxes or utilities to pay. It's the Murican dream, I tell ya. What's not to like?

But... he has to have an approved boating course to stay longer then 60 days in hawaii.... unless he has less then 10hp.... methinks that F.H. jr. has more than 10hp..

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Oh Boy! This is either a major league troll or an opportunity to delve into the mental ramblings of a master boatbuilder.

 

Pray tell master Yoda, what means "lv"?

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I am controversial and already know I'm not welcome hello!!! HR'FH

 

oh you are. but if you've been watching this site you would know what you need to do to be properly welcomed

 

oh fine.

 

 

and what's wrong with the FH Jr's engine?

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And if u where watching u would know it was fixed yesterday your sources suck the bad information and wrong information its amazing how much is on here

Please help us understand... Tell us what is really going on... Are you going to publish your plans for the FH? Is there a book or movie in the works?

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Your bad press forced a early launch caused problems with our land lord forcing potential problems and now forcing us out of are current spot putting us in harms way where not rich we don't have sponsors where not an organization so we don't get donations and if u can't help or don't want to help please leave us alone we have a lot to do HR'FH

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Did you know the Coast Guard will do a free Vessel Safety Check for you?

Would you like us to sign you up?

 

http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=V-DEPT

 

Dunno if it qualifies...

 

A VSC may not be performed on:

A craft of experimental or unproven design.

Vessels and boats answering the description of work boats

(e.g., tugs, icebreaking boats, dredges, derrick barges, and

similar craft).

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Your bad press forced a early launch caused problems with our land lord forcing potential problems and now forcing us out of are current spot putting us in harms way where not rich we don't have sponsors where not an organization so we don't get donations and if u can't help or don't want to help please leave us alone we have a lot to do HR'FH

 

 

So poor, he can't afford punctuation or grammar!

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Your bad press forced a early launch caused problems with our land lord forcing potential problems and now forcing us out of are current spot putting us in harms way where not rich we don't have sponsors where not an organization so we don't get donations and if u can't help or don't want to help please leave us alone we have a lot to do HR'FH

 

You mean we are forcing you from the mud flats?

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Ive been monitoring this site and find it both uninformed and heartless. Tipical looky loos.floating fagets please stay away.I don't have time for your wasted lame.HR.

Oh I don't know about heartless, a lot of us are hoping you don't drown anyone :rolleyes:

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Your bad press forced a early launch caused problems with our land lord forcing potential problems and now forcing us out of are current spot putting us in harms way where not rich we don't have sponsors where not an organization so we don't get donations and if u can't help or don't want to help please leave us alone we have a lot to do HR'FH

 

You mean we are forcing you from the mud flats?

 

you'll do fine in Ensenada, wind and waves behind you all the way

 

that is you can count on the Wind & everyone behind you shall wave Bye Bye

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HR! IS THAT YOU? WELL I'LL BE DING DANG DOGGED IF IT AIN'T! WHAT IN THE HELL ARE YOU A-DOING HR? YOU GOT A POSSUM HOLD IN THAT 'AIR BOAT? A FELLER BETTER NOT START TO HIGH-WWHY-EE WITHOUT NO LIVE POSSUMS. WHAT IN THE HELL WOULD A MAN EAT OUT THERE IN THE OCEAN WITHOUT NONE, CRAWDADS AND SEA SNAKES? THAT YOUR DAUGHTER ON THAT 'AIR BOAT? NOW SHE IS HEALTHY. AND BROWNER THAN A HOG! I CAN TELL SHE BEEN LIVING RIGHT! GOVERNMENT CHEESE I RECKON.

 

 

HR, This is just a joke. I don’t really think you are from Pigsnort, GA, HR. Also, the whole cousindaughter thing, you know, it’s just the way Yankees act the fool. I’m just trying to fit in here with’em. Let me know if you need a possum or two. Say, do you remember the Great Squirrel Famine of 1983? If you made it through that, you can make it to High Why EE. Well, keep the shiny side up.

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Oh and hey Rod, we're missing a guy, you have anyone chained up in there anywhere ?

That was not a nice and friendly comment....

 

HR.. I know that is not true... by now I am sure they are pickled in salt and smoked on the grill.... Like possum poppers....

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Anyways Hotrod, How is the boat holding up?

And how full is your holding tank? I'm sure your not discharging sewage directly into the water that close to shore.

Care to shed some light on the sail plan?

How is the steering? Repairable I hope?

Any leads on some motors?

 

People here can be helpful if you ask, you just have to ask. There is actually a wealth of knowledge here, You just have to ask if you want advice on how to fix a problem.

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