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    Flying Coney - 82 foot conversion to tall ship

    I love the Irish culture, music and accent! Big Dubliners fan since 20 years. Also I think there are quite a lot similarities between Irish people and Austrians. Dark morbide humor, the drinking... and the fact that we like to be somehow unhappy. The latin word for bunny is "cuniculus" so I...
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    Nacra 15 FCS for fun

    You have to maintain pressure on the leeward hull! From what I can see on the pic the mainsheet is way too open. You don't have to play with the cunningham. What you can do in this situation is steer to windward to get more power. Leeward hull starting to foil is usually a result of bearing away...
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    Flying Coney - 82 foot conversion to tall ship

    Finally found the cause for all the water in the bilge. We literally filled it up ourselves everytime we filled up the water tank. A big annoying to convert drinking water into dirty bilge water, fill it in to barrels and cans and sail it in the dinghy to the pump out station because your boat...
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    Flying Coney - 82 foot conversion to tall ship

    Finally we reached chapter three in the restoration project. Let's get started with the work! We made some progress in the decision making regarding the coating. It turned out that the black stuff coating the inside of the hull is probably the reason why the boat still exists and it's...
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    Flying Coney - 82 foot conversion to tall ship

    That's good to know! From the dimensions she looks quite similar and I think she even has less freeboard than we have. Bounty inspired us to the idea to lower the quarterdeck on bulwark hight. I always enjoyed it when those guys dared to sail inside of the wavebreaker without the engine on. They...
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    Flying Coney - 82 foot conversion to tall ship

    Flying because of our past in a foiling catamaran class and Coney because you never say wabbit on a boat and we just love bunnies.
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    Flying Coney - 82 foot conversion to tall ship

    The video was a bit late because we underestimated the expense and had a difficult week in general. Usually we try to upload on Sunday. If you have any additional questions to the video or the boat feel free to ask and for your convenience here is the Link:   
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    Flying Coney - 82 foot conversion to tall ship

    We didn't wanted to be too catchy in the title especially because of the thumbnail.  But the stuffing box is definitely something we need to keep an eye on. We scooped, well Barbara scooped out 25kg of old grease that ended up on in the bilge. She said that the bilge water was a bubble bath...
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    Flying Coney - 82 foot conversion to tall ship

    A little bit of clickbait and a lot of stinking, oily, black water... 
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    Flying Coney - 82 foot conversion to tall ship

    Never say rabbit on a boat so we thought coney is a better idea. Someone also told me that the word coney is not used that much because it has a bawdy note to it as well, what is totally appropriate for a boat! Also the last name "Cunningham" is probably related to the big eared ones. Coney...
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    Flying Coney - 82 foot conversion to tall ship

    Only on wooden boats!  Anyway, they are not rabbits, they are coneys! 
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    Flying Coney - 82 foot conversion to tall ship

    I'm sure about it. Don't do it! Bunnys are difficult pets, especially if you want to keep them alive. They are very expensive and you need specialized vets. When they feel uncomfortable they stop eating, when they stop eating they get a colic and then they die. You have about 6-12 hours to...
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    Flying Coney - 82 foot conversion to tall ship

    Thank you for opening this tread! Today I spend in the dinghy driving bilge water to the pump out station. 15 gallons at a time, I lost count but could be 8 times by now... Not sure where the water is coming from.  I've seen the Wylde Swan in Harlingen. The biggest tops'l schooner in the...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Tanks for all the positive answers here! I think I will open up my own tread about the project soon so that we can dive into the details more.  The problems with the rules on board of ships is that there is always these gray area in between national and international rules. Our worst case...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    First of all I had a few klicks from my favorite sailing forum so I started to search for the tread. Found it! I'm the guy who bought that massive steel thing...  Regarding the mustache, I always wanted to wear a beard. That's the best I can do. My girlfriend likes it, I like it and the tips...
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