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  1. ronbo

    Gozzard 41RC

    Recently, there was mention of a new Gozzard design. Shown at the recent rendezvous in Goderich, the G41RC is well under construction. The Raised Cockpit design allows a larger, commodious aft cabin, it features large deckhouse windows, composite chainplates, Solent rig, etc. There will be...
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    Auction of Lyman-Morse 70' Performance Cruiser

    Looks like a good project boat! LM 70 Performance Cruiser Lyman-Morse eBay Auction 70' Performance Cruiser LYMAN-MORSE Boatbuilding offers at auction the opportunity for you to own a partially finished 70' Deerfoot offshore cruiser. $1.8 million has already been invested in the project...
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    Shannon Yachts Assets

    I just heard that Shannon Yachts has gone under. Assets to be sold October 29. Too bad, they once made a fine boat.
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    Beyond the West Horizon - Hiscocks' video

    Beyond the West Horizon is a 90 min documentary by the Hiscocks during their 3 year circumnavigation in 1959. It's been remastered on HD and The Sailing Channel is offering it. This is cruising in elemental form, no electronics just a compass. No autopilot, steering only with balanced sails...
  5. ronbo

    Mystery sailboat

    Saw this boat from a distance (apologize for the photo) heading up the East River in NYC. That's right heading North in December! It's more than 45', CC, cutter rig, long bowsprit, broad transom, TV dome, etc, etc. It resembles a Gozzard forward of the mast but aft has ports in the hull. Any...
  6. ronbo

    Mystery sailboat

    Saw this boat from a distance (apologize for the photo) heading up the East River in NYC. That's right heading North in December! It's more than 45', CC, cutter rig, long bowsprit, broad transom, TV dome, etc, etc. It resembles a Gozzard forward of the mast but aft has ports in the hull. Any...
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    Outbound 46

    I saw a new, beautifully designed Outbound 46 on the hard and noticed the prop shaft was angled to the port several degrees. The owner complains of the boat pulling to the left under power. I heard of this being a characteristic since hull #1 was built 10 years ago. Also, the prop shaft is...
  8. ronbo

    Chuck Paine's New Book

    Anybody read Chuck Paine's new book? http://www.chuckpaine.com/
  9. ronbo

    NEW NO DISCHARGE ZONE IN MARYLAND

    March 1, 2010 BoatUS ALERT FOR MARYLAND NDZ MARYLAND NEWS Proposed No Discharge Zone The BoatUS Government Affairs team would like to make you aware of legislative activity that may affect Maryland boaters. We encourage you to share your personal point of view with your elected...
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    Carbon Fiber Masts

    The topic 'Cruising with A Spade Rudder' is an interesting discussion of spade vs skeg-hung rudders, fiberglass vs carbon fiber, etc. As mentioned, a negative of carbon fiber is it's brittleness. A few years ago I remember reading of a couple of high-visibility boats losing their carbon masts...
  11. ronbo

    Sailing above hull speed

    Here's a question for designers out there: I understand how hard bilge, flat-bottomed, light displacement boats can surf and regularly attain speeds in excess of theoretical hull speed but how is it possible for a 30,000 lb cruiser, 44' LOA, 40' DWL, 11.5' B, 1100sq' SA, to do it? Cherubini...
  12. ronbo

    New designs

    http://gozzard.com/main/g50/ IBInews.com reports that total sailboat sails are down 5% in 2007, down for 7 years straight. However, in sailboats over 46' sales are up. Any comments (besides $$$$$) on the Gozzard 50' Pilothouse or the Shannon 52 that Bob Bitchin is building ? Ronbo
  13. ronbo

    Pilot House Designs (aka Raised Deck Saloon)

    Anyone with opinions of Pilot House Boats? Oyster Yachts' definition: being able to see out large windows while sitting on a settee, while Raised Deck Saloons allow seeing out while standing (BP... please jump in if you haven't started your book signing <grin>). Here is an example...
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