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What, a hazy skyline and a derelict waterfront? Is that really the best you can offer?? Surely there are better views than that.


Maybe Bob could post some from FRANCIS LEE under sail...
Francis Lee Hurreshoff ?

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Francis Lee Hurreshoff ?

Sorry.


BP ... she is certainly a most beautiful thing.
That yacht designer was named Lewis Francis Herreshoff, son of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff.

But this vessel is named after my late Father; Francis Lee McKee Bottles. That seemed a bit long so I settled on "Francis Lee".

(But I do admit as a long time admirer of LFH's designs I did notice the similarity.)
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At first it was a slam dunk but then I saw the duct tape on the bow of the one boat to the left and thought, can we upgrade to say, like, Rescue Tape ?

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If that's all there is. Then there's really next to nothing. I've looked. I'm actually a member.
So that's why the owner refuses to quote his own bull... And he'll probably sue you if you quote without his permission.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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The name is another reason she's a special boat.

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No, I would not design a boat for myself. Too expensive. There are too many good boats already out there reasonably priced. There are a bunch I'd like to own. If I am going to spend money on a hobby I have my eye on a new $10,000 cartridge for my turntable. I think I would get more enjoyment out of that year round than a boat.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Not if you lived on the boat and she had a good sound system. I was lucky. The broker I dealt with is a bit of a audiophile (not in your league though). We spec'd a nice set of speakers for the saloon and cockpit with a powerful sub woofer. Although I like analogue in the house digital is quite sufficient for these old ears these days. Sitting on the boat with Muddy or Mozart depending on mood, good coffee with a shot in it, and a pleasing sunset in a empty anchorage is as close to heaven as I'll ever get.
Given how small a cruising boat is and how acoustically neutral it's surprising how good a sound you can get inside. No anchoring speakers to floor joists or putting up tile or finding the focal point to put your chair. Outside you don't care if the birds are swooping and the surround pleasant.
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The name is another reason she's a special boat.

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Quiet, intelligent, big reader, commercial fisherman before WWII, family man, liked sailing, taught me and my three brothers to sail. Good all around guy.
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Fact is, on the PERRYWINKLE I had a portable Sony ghetto blaster and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Boats are tough places to get good sound.

Some of you were interested in numbers and drawings for the big, red, alloy boat, MARLIN.



Again, I would ask you to recognize the difference between what I do and BS does. I have yet to see BS post any design drawings. I am very happy to post mine. But there is some weird irony here. These two drawings were done by my helper at the time, Ben Souquet, a talented French designer who began as an intern in my office many years before these drawings were done.
Initials,,,,,,BS.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Bob- you're lucky if at 67 you have full spectrum hearing. I worked for Kip Cohen/Bill Graham and have had too much loud rock and roll as a kid. Find if there is good bass and mid range don't need great tweeters to be happy. Inside of the boat's saloon is pretty much all wood and with speakers in the corners my old ears are pretty happy.

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