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Isn't this "your" boat?

Quiet night tonight, so I went poking about the web and found this.
No one would go with me to look at that boat....... (pic)
Doesn't mean that there is anything wrong but read the thread for a little background.
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Wanderingstar,
Gratifying to hear of another insane canoe sailor. That's doin' it by the seat of your pants, which get wet frequently. What dory do you have? I also sail a 15ft Bolger "Sweet Pea" peapod. I use the 66ft gunter rig from the Grumman canoe. I'm beginning the process of modifying it for better upwind performance.

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Looks like our posts crossed.
Also, did you get the first three of the molded HIN from the seller?
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Geoff54,
That's the one. The current owner is the poster on that thread. That's his red Forester hooked to the trailer. He refers to his daughter coming home and that she wanted to learn to sail. That corroborates with our earlier coms this past fall.

The work to be done was new thru hull fittings and a new tiller, which he did. Also, he rebuilt the trailer.

This is the only braodside pic I've seen of the boat and I take back what I said earlier about not being able to tell if it was capable of good speed. Now seeing the lines, I think this boat would do very nicely against many others in it's size range. Better, maybe in rough water.

I'm gonna to have to shake a leg on this. Starting with... "Honey, we need to talk..."
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Geoff54,
Wondering if, perhpas, you know the seller. There is another Geoff on that thread - on the west coast.

Anyway, seller sent the numbers. It's an Orion, alright. Hull#55 of that model. Built in July of '78.

This is weird, but hopefully meaningful: My boss is a once-upon-a-time sailor who did the trip to hawaii in his wayward youth at college aboard a 41ft boat. Today I showed him the pics and he instantly knew the boat was an old Orion. Go figure. Says the hull is very seaworthy but he doesn't know the details of the construction.

So, now to go start a fight with my wife, who does not share my love of things that float and cost money.
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Wanderingstar,
Gratifying to hear of another insane canoe sailor. That's doin' it by the seat of your pants, which get wet frequently. What dory do you have? I also sail a 15ft Bolger "Sweet Pea" peapod. I use the 66ft gunter rig from the Grumman canoe. I'm beginning the process of modifying it for better upwind performance.

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My dory is a one-off, built by two brothers in Ct in the '80s. She's a Swampscott type, stiched and glued with ply and glass tape. Her rig is a sprit main, club jib, leg o' mutton mizzen. 18'9" x 6'6". My canoe is ultra light glued lapstrake with an older BSD sailrig. The boat is only 28" wide, so quite tender. Yes, I've spilled her more than once. I didn't build any of my curent boats, mostly got them from craigslist. I have built a couple of dinghies, one for some one else, and a glen-l topper that was stolen!
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The Dory type(s) have long been a favorite of mine, closely shadowed by the Caledonia Yawl, with gunter rig. There is a rare sighting near here of a neglected 16ft Roger Crawford Swampscott just sitting on an old trailer, wasting away. The owner won't let it go but he doesn't seem interested in doing anything with it either. Shame. I've never seen one in the Puget Sound area. Dories of any type are rare here.

I've just added an avatar. That's the Bolger "Sweet Pea" that I have. I'd say it's a cross between a gunning dory and a Maine peapod. By far, the most seaworthy 15 footer I've ever had.
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Wondering if, perhpas, you know the seller. There is another Geoff on that thread - on the west coast.

Anyway, seller sent the numbers. It's an Orion, alright. Hull#55 of that model. Built in July of '78.

This is weird, but hopefully meaningful: My boss is a once-upon-a-time sailor who did the trip to hawaii in his wayward youth at college aboard a 41ft boat. Today I showed him the pics and he instantly knew the boat was an old Orion. Go figure. Says the hull is very seaworthy but he doesn't know the details of the construction.

So, now to go start a fight with my wife, who does not share my love of things that float and cost money.
No, I don't know the seller -Sorry! I was on the left coast for a while but I'm currently in D.C. for a few years en-route to Massachusetts (in the spring, if all goes to plan).

I recognized it because I stopped to talk with someone I saw sailing one, or who had just been out sailing one, to be more accurate. That was a few years ago and I don’t really know why I remembered the details, except that I am famous for remembering useless trivia while forgetting important stuff. It reminded me of a fiberglass version of a clinker-built (lapstrake) boat that was owned by a friend, on the “other side of the pond” when I was a kid.

‘Hope it all works out for you. Let us know how it goes!

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Geoff,
I agree. It does have that look, and I freely admit that when it comes to boats or babes, looks count. Shallow perhaps, but that's the tough truth. I stated in an earlier post that most boats in this size range look like slabs, in my opinion. Efficient, probably, but ugly. So, when I saw this one on C-List, it sort of made it's way into my Cool Boats folder and I keep coming back to it.

Anyway, the fight continues. My wife is a compulsive saver, bless her heart, and it is very difficult to get her to agree that there is no downside beyond the fact that we are people of modest means and this is a bad time of year to spend on ourselves. So, I'm the Selfish Bastid (not her terms )

Problem is, as I've tried to explain, is that this is the best time to buy a boat. And, it'll be a 1/1 exchange when I sell my other one, so it'll be a wash in the end. "Make sense, honey?"

The negotiations continue...
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Try the "now is the time" angle. Boat prices are pretty good now - or rather can be with negotiation, it is a buyers market. So if you wait, it will end up costing more....
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