Gulf of maine scuttlebut

alteredst88

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It was good to see that at least Spank had all her parts in one place on Saturday. The wings were absent a few weeks ago... The Ocho was... interesting... to get in the water. Motored over to Handy once she was wet. Felt good to be on a boat again, even under power. It is starting to get interesting. Who's going Thursday?

G

 

dirtdog

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who is coming out to play for the tune up at high noon on the new moon this coming Sat?

I know we have a good amount of tuning to deal with.

As promised I will bring a handle of Mt. Gay -anybody up for bringing some mixers, cups, ice???

 
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dirtdog

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(the new)Bandito had a nice trip back up to Maine from RI, nice reach and little to no rain this time, so we made way with just sail for most of the ride. mostly uneventful which is always nice for a delivery.

 

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alteredst88

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Ocho was... interesting... to get in the water.
That is one sweet looking ride. Are you going to be sailing her next Saturday?
As far as I know, The Ocho will be out. I will be sitting inside at work. Oh well.G
G, is that a subliminal request for the day off? Go for it, its better then me having to pay you for sleeping under the counter.......
Hmmm... Below counter at work is likely more comfortable than below decks on the Ocho... But I may take you up on that...

G

 

maxluff

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Hey G,

On a more positive note the bastardization of the old Johnson outboard has been abandoned.

The engine has lived a long life in a salty hole and a new form of propulsion has been purchased:

9.8 Tohatsu outboard that is the same type used as the Melges 32. A reliable engine will be a new

concept to the revolution program...

eng9_8.jpg

You have the OK from the boss: Let's sail on Saturday!

 
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alteredst88

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Hey G,
On a more positive note the bastardization of the old Johnson outboard has been abandoned.

The engine has lived a long life in a salty hole and a new form of propulsion has been purchased:

9.8 Tohatsu outboard that is the same type used as the Melges 32. A reliable engine will be a new

concept to the revolution program...

View attachment 27173

You have the OK from the boss: Let's sail on Saturday!
New motor going in the engine hole? Or are you going to bracket mount on the stern?

G

 

alteredst88

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Ok. There is one nice looking big blue boat out here at Handy... But who the fuck painted a fat alligator on the side of it? And why?

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dirtdog

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Ok. There is one nice looking big blue boat out here at Handy... But who the fuck painted a fat alligator on the side of it? And why?

G
That is one ugly gator.

Perhaps it is puff the magic dragon...
We had to apologize all the way up the coast having that stupid dragon on the side of the boat, it is kind of embarassing...no very embarassing. ............."Uh yeh we need to speak to someone about our engine problems....and that dragon is coming off soon... we didn't put it on.... just picked up the boat....so don't think we like it"

We new the abuse was coming once we touched down in Maine. The tape was put on at one point down in Conn. to help us coupe and have a disclaimer.

The dragon will come off, the sad thing is the previous owner likes it so much he is going to put the same thing on his new boat.

We all agree - that is one ugly dragon, I kind of feel bad for the boat. If we need to break out a can of black spray paint prior to the first race, we will.

 

maxluff

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Hey G,
On a more positive note the bastardization of the old Johnson outboard has been abandoned.

The engine has lived a long life in a salty hole and a new form of propulsion has been purchased:

9.8 Tohatsu outboard that is the same type used as the Melges 32. A reliable engine will be a new

concept to the revolution program...

View attachment 27173

You have the OK from the boss: Let's sail on Saturday!
Update : Further modifications to the engine well is required for this engine to fit.

As we speak fiberglass dust is flying from hacksaws, files and drumel bits....

ie: Shave 1/2" from the aft 'lip' of the well. Shave 1/2" from the engine mount bracket.

 

alteredst88

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Hey G,

On a more positive note the bastardization of the old Johnson outboard has been abandoned.

The engine has lived a long life in a salty hole and a new form of propulsion has been purchased:

9.8 Tohatsu outboard that is the same type used as the Melges 32. A reliable engine will be a new

concept to the revolution program...

View attachment 27173

You have the OK from the boss: Let's sail on Saturday!
Update : Further modifications to the engine well is required for this engine to fit.

As we speak fiberglass dust is flying from hacksaws, files and drumel bits....

ie: Shave 1/2" from the aft 'lip' of the well. Shave 1/2" from the engine mount bracket.

Mmmmm... Shaved lips... Wait... What were we talking about?

G

 

maxluff

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New bandito, Dig Dog and Revo Ocho out yesterday for a good shake down day.

Our first time sailing the Hendo and everything appears to work with no issues. :) All smiles!

Winds were light and variable 4 to 10 knots. The henderson was really liking those conditions both up and downhill. Looks like we have another beautiful day on the Gulf of Maine and will be back out sailing today.

AND

"Well it is now official: THE GULF OF MAINE RACING CIRCUIT has the largest known rating spread on the East Coast.

With the addition of the new Tripp 47 that rates -3 PHRFNE to the fleet we now have a 78 point spread in class A.

Maybe the time is now to plan for 2007 class spread changes...

What would people like to see?"

 
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