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Well, I'm not sure I should admit this but that boat was built by my long time former neighbor, yep, B. Lewis.  As a fellow sometime mocker I am getting a kick out of all your comments but I will come

Ain't that the truth.  If he would have just humbly and simply said "i adopted and built on this method and built a few boats, lived simply and escaped the rat race all my life, it works for me"  he c

No, no, you've got it all wrong. My comment about only doing one circumnavigation was an example of what people call "false modesty". Or "Irony". Look it up sometime. You're just another grifter

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13 minutes ago, See Level said:

I've been to Cathlamet, it's part Stephen King novel, part Scooby Doo cartoon.

Yes, it's got that tiny town with pre-interstate-highway business district vibe.  

 

Films shot in Cathlamet include Come See the Paradise (1990), Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) and Men of Honor (2000).

I used to dock a ways up-river up an often-foggy back-channel where I passed by a large decrepit old pier that I always referred to as "The Scooby-Doo Dock."  

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5 hours ago, Out West said:

"Rare opportunity to own an historic Cathlamet water front"  ..sold in September for $220,000   For thread relevance it;s not clear if any boats were included

https://www.redfin.com/WA/Cathlamet/100-Commercial-St-98612/home/75175893

 

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There seems to be water in the basement.

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The property sold is actually the one in the photograph that began this micro thread. They wisely don’t mention the dereliction on the neighbouring property but do claim new pilings for theirs. 

Google maps claims a pub on the next pier called the Rat Trap. How apt. Whoops, Rat Tap. 

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On 12/25/2018 at 4:50 PM, Foreverslow said:

Most the SJ21 looks ridden hard and put up wet.

 

But the folks who class race them LOVE them and it seems a very healthy fleet.

Good on them.

Cheap entry into 1 design if that style is you.

I didn't mean SJ21's in general, I was thinking more of someone looking at this particular example and thinking, "what this boat needs most is new canvas!"

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5 hours ago, Monkey Butler said:

So that's what happened to the plywood table experiment?

It's not strong enough to hold an engine any more.

My first boat was named Flying Shingle. That guy should steal the name.

Shocks on a trailer? OK.

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13 hours ago, bmiller said:

At least he's honest.

Need to move... make offer. 351 Ford Windsor motor in very good shape but pictures make everything look better than reality.

https://denver.craigslist.org/boa/d/aurora-74-steury-trailerable-houseboat/6790301541.html

who designed this?  Some perv?

Look at the head.  It has a large porthole.  Ok, I can understand venting smells, but that looks like a fixed portlight.  Anyone walking around the boat is going to see you sitting on the throne or standing there washing down the portapotti...

Ditto any boat passing by.

Think Aunt Mable pinching a loaf.

Eeewwwwwwwwwwwww!

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3 hours ago, dogballs Tom said:

It's not strong enough to hold an engine any more.

My first boat was named Flying Shingle. That guy should steal the name.

Shocks on a trailer? OK.

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I thought about commenting on the trailer too but for a different reason, it's actually a nice find if you want one.

Why would you want one you may ask? If you have a light weight small wooden boat of traditional construction (lapstrake) this trailer design is lighter sprung than a more common leaf spring setup and is kinder to the boat hull. It will actually offer some cushioning on rough roads instead of acting like a buckboard. 

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I have one of those Holsclaw trailers - I use it for the Zodiac.  Almost infinitely adjustable and I has a nice tilt-up/dump function. But yeah, sometimes it sounds like an old spring mattress going down the road.

The plywood skiff looks very familiar.  Our “rich” neighbors had two of them or something very similar at their lake cabin. Supposedly for their kids to learn to waterski. Even by the late 60’s, they were rotten.

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15 hours ago, Monkey Butler said:

I thought about commenting on the trailer too but for a different reason, it's actually a nice find if you want one.

Why would you want one you may ask? If you have a light weight small wooden boat of traditional construction (lapstrake) this trailer design is lighter sprung than a more common leaf spring setup and is kinder to the boat hull. It will actually offer some cushioning on rough roads instead of acting like a buckboard. 

Yep, would be perfect for my little Mirror dinghy. Shame it's in SF.

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18 hours ago, Monkey Butler said:

I thought about commenting on the trailer too but for a different reason, it's actually a nice find if you want one.

Why would you want one you may ask? If you have a light weight small wooden boat of traditional construction (lapstrake) this trailer design is lighter sprung than a more common leaf spring setup and is kinder to the boat hull. It will actually offer some cushioning on rough roads instead of acting like a buckboard. 

Well, OK, but I meant after its first swim in salt water.

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4 hours ago, dogballs Tom said:
23 hours ago, Monkey Butler said:

I thought about commenting on the trailer too but for a different reason, it's actually a nice find if you want one.

Why would you want one you may ask? If you have a light weight small wooden boat of traditional construction (lapstrake) this trailer design is lighter sprung than a more common leaf spring setup and is kinder to the boat hull. It will actually offer some cushioning on rough roads instead of acting like a buckboard. 

Well, OK, but I meant after its first swim in salt water.

?? Really, you think people with nice fancy wooden boats are actually going to LAUNCH them?!?! If they have any conscience at all, they don't even take the boat outside unless it's to a show or something.

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"1963 Mo Ski Tow boat, I have the pink slip for the boat and a bill of sale for the trailer. 12ft wooden boat, haven't tried to start the motor because I do not have a gas tank for it, it was suppose to run but hasn't in over 20 years. I wouldn't trust these tires on the road and I don't think the lights are hooked up, it would be best to put the whole thing on a trailer."

... and take it to the landfill.

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1980 27ft TANZER YACHT FULLY SOLAR 

8,888.88 Super Solid Cash Price
i can't finish it
IT'S YOUR LUCKY DAY

i'm getting married

  • Astorias' Very Own Worlds First Fully Solar/Wind Powered Racing Sailboat !!
  • (NOT RECOMMENDED FOR OCEAN SAILING, RIVER ONLY

IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE:

  • 3 X 24 VOLT LITHIUM ION 50 AH BATTERIES SET UP
  • 24 VOLT 200 LB. THRUST VARIABLE SPEED ELECTRIC MOTOR (MAX 7 or so KNOTS with SAILS UP) Motor Intended For Docking & Anchoring Only. Motor Needs High Imput. 40 min on 3/4 speed before shut-off
  • 2 X 12 VOLT LITHIUM ION 100 AH BATTERIES SET UP FOR LIGHTS & APPLIANCES
  • 2 X 12 VOLT MONO-CRYSTALINE 100 WATT SOLAR PANELS
  • 3 X 24 VOLT MONO-CRYSTALINE 60 WATT SOLAR PANELS
  • 1 X 12 VOLT 600 WATT VERTICAL WIND MILL
  • 10" DEEP SINK
  • CUSTOM THERMAL PADDING/INSULATION
  • CUSTOM 1800 RADIANT BARRIER DUBBLE SIDED ALUMINUM CLOTH USED BY GOVERMENT CONTRACTORS
  • 6 X BOUYS
  • 8 X 25' TIE OFF ROPES
  • 2 X CANOES (INFATABLE & HARD SHELL)
  • 1 X 175' LUXURY ANCHOR ROPE & ANCHOR SET UP
  • VARIOUS PUMPS, WIRE ROLLS & TOOLS
  • EXTRA SAILS & FRONT JIBB SWING BAR (DANGEROUS FOR DOGS) so i took it off

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Amazing.

Lithium batteries and solar panels and all are darn expensive things. I suspect he's about to learn that when you pour all that money into a boat worth a few thousand bucks, you've still got a boat worth a few thousand bucks. He'd do better removing that stuff and parting it out. The boat is destroying its value.

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Is that a giant rear-view mirror (as might be found on a large truck) attached to the port stanchion midships?  

(The idea is stuffing your T22 full of pipe insulation is beyond mockworthy.....)

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Adds buoyancy
Cheaper than teak-holly
No pesky corners to bump into during mid afternoon romps with (fill in the blank here, since the stuffed sheep seems to be trying to escape)
Won't attract mold as quickly
Who doesn't admire furniture with pleating and decorative accoutrements.  Built it with pool noodles!
Everyone knows that you stuff your hubcaps with tinfoil to fool the cops.  Here the headliner is doing double duty.
Red color inspires passion
Mirror doubles as a disco ball for night time fun.

I could go on, but all you naysayers are missing the true genius at work here.

 

I wonder what the safe word is?

 

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2 minutes ago, Windward said:

Adds buoyancy
Cheaper than teak-holly
No pesky corners to bump into during mid afternoon romps with (fill in the blank here, since the stuffed sheep seems to be trying to escape)
Won't attract mold as quickly
Who doesn't admire furniture with pleating and decorative accoutrements.  Built it with pool noodles!
Everyone knows that you stuff your hubcaps with tinfoil to fool the cops.  Here the headliner is doing double duty.
Red color inspires passion
Mirror doubles as a disco ball for night time fun.

I could go on, but all you naysayers are missing the true genius at work here.

 

I wonder what the safe word is?

 

"Mayday!"

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1 hour ago, Ishmael said:

Also a winner in the CODB category.

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Those *are* rear view mirrors mounted on the stanchions.

I have to admire that.  I have before seen rear view mirrors on a sailboat.  And there are two of them!  That match! 

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8 hours ago, bmiller said:

Brilliant! Why waste time with a foil helmet. A foil headliner protects the entire body.

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And a rear view mirror! This guy thought of everything

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Including  a stuffed sheep.   WTF is a stuffed sheep doing on a boat.  Oh wait...

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17 hours ago, Mr. Ed said:

The Tanzer has I think taken the biscuit of all the barking mad boats here. Any idea why he's insulated the shrouds?

If in all the fun the sheep chases you up on deck naked, it's nice if they are padded. Like a wrestling ring.

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17 hours ago, bugger said:

Those *are* rear view mirrors mounted on the stanchions.

I have to admire that.  I have before seen rear view mirrors on a sailboat.  And there are two of them!  That match! 

I've seen them on row boats and have a mirror for water skiing (required by law if you don't have a spotter, last I knew.)

But haven't seen any on a sailboat either. There are also matching flashlights within easy reach of the helmsman. Perhaps someone wasn't watching for overtaking traffic in the dark one time?

This boat is funnier than anything in this thread in quite a while.

Ish, my sweatshirt is already dirty so you didn't cause too much additional damage with that safe word. Now it's definitely laundry time for it.

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21 hours ago, Windward said:

Adds buoyancy
Cheaper than teak-holly
No pesky corners to bump into during mid afternoon romps with (fill in the blank here, since the stuffed sheep seems to be trying to escape)
Won't attract mold as quickly
Who doesn't admire furniture with pleating and decorative accoutrements.  Built it with pool noodles!
Everyone knows that you stuff your hubcaps with tinfoil to fool the cops.  Here the headliner is doing double duty.
Red color inspires passion
Mirror doubles as a disco ball for night time fun.

I could go on, but all you naysayers are missing the true genius at work here.

 

I wonder what the safe word is?

 

I like the flag being used as a sailcover...... not

And the stacking dinghies. Maybe he's hoping they'll reproduce

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how many of you are planning on at least going to take a look at this boat?  Maybe just to meet this guy? C'mon, 'fess up.  I'm in Connecticut, and I'm checking ticket prices right now.

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1 minute ago, Hukilau said:

how many of you are planning on at least going to take a look at this boat?  Maybe just to meet this guy? C'mon, 'fess up.  I'm in Connecticut, and I'm checking ticket prices right now.

I'm sure there are loons in your part of the country, but the PNW seems to breed them wholesale.

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7 minutes ago, Hukilau said:

how many of you are planning on at least going to take a look at this boat?  Maybe just to meet this guy? C'mon, 'fess up.  I'm in Connecticut, and I'm checking ticket prices right now.

You must have very specialised tastes, or a very broad tolerance. I would fly a long way in order not to meet him. Or his wife to be, come to that. 

The numerological price is also a not very deeply coded warning to "stay away!"

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5 minutes ago, Mr. Ed said:

You must have very specialised tastes, or a very broad tolerance. I would fly a long way in order not to meet him. Or his wife to be, come to that. 

The numerological price is also a not very deeply coded warning to "stay away!"

If the price were $666, I might agree.  Four 8's doesn't bother me.  But I take your point.  The meeting will be in a public place.

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1 hour ago, Mr. Ed said:

You must have very specialised tastes, or a very broad tolerance. I would fly a long way in order not to meet him. Or his wife to be, come to that. 

The numerological price is also a not very deeply coded warning to "stay away!"

It's a very attractive number to Chinese buyers.

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19 hours ago, Mr. Ed said:

He's a real thinker, this fellow. What looks like a life line on the port side is, I think, the anchor rode led through blocks on stanchions to the sheet winch in the cockpit. 

That would be the "Luxury" anchor system, ingenious.

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20 hours ago, bmiller said:

Just noticed the custom slotted angle iron trolling motor mount. Or whatever that is.

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Is this the first recorded use of a "washcloth"? A cunning development of the now-obsolete washboard.

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3 hours ago, paps49 said:

My favorite quote from the ad.

" FRONT JIBB SWING BAR (DANGEROUS FOR DOGS) so i took it off"

Or sheep......

Hah! The sheep really is the crowning touch.

I wonder if a dog went swimming before learning what "ready about" means.

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1 minute ago, dogballs Tom said:

Hah! The sheep really is the crowning touch.

I wonder if a dog went swimming before learning what "ready about" means.

I think the sheep was probably a distraction for the dog. But, "the dog it was that drowned".

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Anybody have a clue as to what that thing on the pole with the crescent moon-shaped things at the back of the cockpit might be?  At first, I was thinking "communications device", but then I thought, no, this is the kind of guy that wants to fly under the radar, self-sufficient in his insulated, solar powered machine.

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8 minutes ago, Hukilau said:

Anybody have a clue as to what that thing on the pole with the crescent moon-shaped things at the back of the cockpit might be?  At first, I was thinking "communications device", but then I thought, no, this is the kind of guy that wants to fly under the radar, self-sufficient in his insulated, solar powered machine.

It's a dicing flying Chinese inspired killing machine, with Star Wars references.

Or a wind generator of a daft looking design.

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7 hours ago, dogballs Tom said:

Hah! The sheep really is the crowning touch.

I wonder if a dog went swimming before learning what "ready about" means.

Rufus! Bad! Keep your head in the boat!

2 hours ago, Hukilau said:

Anybody have a clue as to what that thing on the pole with the crescent moon-shaped things at the back of the cockpit might be?  At first, I was thinking "communications device", but then I thought, no, this is the kind of guy that wants to fly under the radar, self-sufficient in his insulated, solar powered machine.

An effective means of shading a monocrystalline solar panel? I can 100% promise you that Savonius POS  costs him more in PV output than it will ever produce in wind energy. VAWTs are catnip for crackpots, tho how any sailor with any understanding of lifting airfoils could endorse a drag rotor is utterly baffling. 

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6 hours ago, Elegua said:

Sigh....when a mocked craigslist boat has fancier batteries than you do...

Crossed my mind.

4 hours ago, Windward said:

I have it on good authority that the sheep is named Lil’Murray.  

Crank your hearing aid, I think you heard it wrong. Lil Furry.

The search for the wreckage of the Flyin' Hawaiian continues. Based on the condition of the table experiment, it could be still out there...

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On 1/13/2019 at 6:01 AM, Mr. Ed said:

Damn right it is. Well spotted. And a dual use, weight-saving innovation.

A tip of the hat to you sirs.  I thought he was drying out a big pair of shorts.

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22 hours ago, Ishmael said:

Expecting one of these to generate useful amounts of electricity is batshit crazy, in keeping with the rest of the boat. 

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On 1/11/2019 at 1:17 PM, Mr. Ed said:

The Tanzer has I think taken the biscuit of all the barking mad boats here. Any idea why he's insulated the shrouds?

Tanzers, although a well built Canadian boat (not first hand knowledge),  seem to tustle with the Grampians (especially the 26) for the ugliest boat awards.  Maybe they are considered needy by those who need to do bat-shit crazy things to inanimate objects.

Oh and those fenders.  Where in the hell do you store those things, if and when, you move it?

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On 1/10/2019 at 9:10 PM, Out West said:

1980 27ft TANZER YACHT FULLY SOLAR 

8,888.88 Super Solid Cash Price
i can't finish it
IT'S YOUR LUCKY DAY

i'm getting married

  • Astorias' Very Own Worlds First Fully Solar/Wind Powered Racing Sailboat !!
  • (NOT RECOMMENDED FOR OCEAN SAILING, RIVER ONLY

IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE:

  • 3 X 24 VOLT LITHIUM ION 50 AH BATTERIES SET UP
  • 24 VOLT 200 LB. THRUST VARIABLE SPEED ELECTRIC MOTOR (MAX 7 or so KNOTS with SAILS UP) Motor Intended For Docking & Anchoring Only. Motor Needs High Imput. 40 min on 3/4 speed before shut-off
  • 2 X 12 VOLT LITHIUM ION 100 AH BATTERIES SET UP FOR LIGHTS & APPLIANCES
  • 2 X 12 VOLT MONO-CRYSTALINE 100 WATT SOLAR PANELS
  • 3 X 24 VOLT MONO-CRYSTALINE 60 WATT SOLAR PANELS
  • 1 X 12 VOLT 600 WATT VERTICAL WIND MILL
  • 10" DEEP SINK
  • CUSTOM THERMAL PADDING/INSULATION
  • CUSTOM 1800 RADIANT BARRIER DUBBLE SIDED ALUMINUM CLOTH USED BY GOVERMENT CONTRACTORS
  • 6 X BOUYS
  • 8 X 25' TIE OFF ROPES
  • 2 X CANOES (INFATABLE & HARD SHELL)
  • 1 X 175' LUXURY ANCHOR ROPE & ANCHOR SET UP
  • VARIOUS PUMPS, WIRE ROLLS & TOOLS
  • EXTRA SAILS & FRONT JIBB SWING BAR (DANGEROUS FOR DOGS) so i took it off

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Winner.

Editor should make him a Superanarchist based on that find alone.

The rear view mirrors especially...now why wouldn't he mount some on the bow, so he could admire the boat with a bone in her teeth.

 

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1 hour ago, Norse Horse said:

Winner.

Editor should make him a Superanarchist based on that find alone.

The rear view mirrors especially...now why wouldn't he mount some on the bow, so he could admire the boat with a bone in her teeth.

 

I don't know if this is the winner. Many of these CL posts have made me laugh. This one not, since it is so fucking ridiculous in a scary kind of way. I stared at that picture for a few minutes, probably with my mouth open, and still am not sure what the hell I am looking at. 

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4 minutes ago, AnotherSailor said:

I don't know if this is the winner. Many of these CL posts have made me laugh. This one not, since it is so fucking ridiculous in a scary kind of way. I stared at that picture for a few minutes, probably with my mouth open, and still am not sure what the hell I am looking at. 

Yeah, it's what you might call a CCOD - a Care in the Community One-Design. 

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On 1/13/2019 at 5:57 AM, Black Sox said:

Is this the first recorded use of a "washcloth"? A cunning development of the now-obsolete washboard.

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I have this weird vision stuck in my head where the curtain in the companionway draws open and a surreal puppet show performance featuring a sheep ensues.

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1 minute ago, Monkey Butler said:

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I have this weird vision stuck in my head where the curtain in the companionway draws open and a surreal puppet show performance featuring a sheep ensues.

Ok, he meds are starting to wear off, never mind I said that.

I meant, nobody going to point out the flag etiquette? Lubbers...

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6 minutes ago, Monkey Butler said:

Ok, he meds are starting to wear off, never mind I said that.

I meant, nobody going to point out the flag etiquette? Lubbers...

It was pointed out somewhere upthread. Back on your head, break's over.

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9 hours ago, AnotherSailor said:

I don't know if this is the winner. Many of these CL posts have made me laugh. This one not, since it is so fucking ridiculous in a scary kind of way. I stared at that picture for a few minutes, probably with my mouth open, and still am not sure what the hell I am looking at. 

From the ad:

i'm getting married

Someone in this world has just subscribed to a great many surprises in their life. For better or for worse, for richer or for poorer -- it shan't be dull.

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https://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/1982-Edel-665-Red-Hull-with-custom-aluminum-extension-27-Honda-8hp-LS_32837746

"in 2008 a custom aluminum extension was added ($4500) by the then current co-owner's father in law who was a shipwright. The job he did was spectacular and changed a stubby day sailor into a full mini sloop with the correct lines. She looks better and sails better."

Just gonna leave that one there.

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