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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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There is a guy in Norway with a boat building Co-op. He is building a big alu Colin Archer with lapstrake hull. It's quite stunning. There is an extensive thread on SA/CA.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

"Frankie is only perfect for the use for which she was designed;"

The more I read that line the stranger it becomes. BS intended it as a slam but I read it and think, "Well,,,,of course." I think I'll just take it as a compliment.

Why thank you BS. I'm glad you noticed.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Brent and Paulo both have the same essential attitude - the boats THEY like for THEIR purposes are the only right boat - anything else is stupid or misinformed or backwards.

Must be a boring place to be.

I much prefer the attitude of a guy who just bought Mayan - David Crosby's old Alden schooner - a big schooner for taking the family out cruising and an old Moore 24 for crazy daysailing fun.

It would appear that both of those boats would be stupid or ignorant to both BS & P.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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I am very proud of the diversity of my work. From the Baba 30 to ICON to FRANCIS to the FT10m it is really hard to find a type of boat I have not designed. Anyone who tries to put my work in a box or to characterize it in two sentences is a true, ignorant fool.

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Beau who bought Crosby's schooner also own a 40', long skinny cold molded boat built in the UK. I think they are called SPIRIT. It is an amazingly beautiful boat but his wife wanted a boat that was more comfy. So he did the sensible thing. He bought another boat. Beau likes boats.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Tonight I feel very proud of my work. But it was fun work.
Here is one of my top two best designs. He's holding another one of mine (well, it's really his but I had a minor role in it). We'll have to see how he turns out. I am not worried at all.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Beautiful kids. Well done Bob.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

That line of BS's something to the effect, frankie is only good for what she is designed for......well, that was SUPPOSED to be a bash......but looks like a WEL HIDDEN compliment to me.

When I did a lot more designing of landscapes, I too never did the same design, nor the same materials EVERY time. ALL of my clients like bob, wanted something a bit different. May have been colors of the pavers, wall block, pattern of the above, types of plants, amount of lawn vs beds vs ___________.

I would consider that line by bs to be a compliment myself.

I had a good day in Tacoma, playing with daffodils and putting on a boat......not sure BS would understand that fun either.....

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Thanks Bob for the heads up. Remarkable a design derived from Scandinavian life boats built in wood is transformed into a modern creation built in Al. Interesting to see the evolution of that style over 200y.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Boomerang team? I'd like to see that. When I was a kid in Australian w were always trying to make our own boomerangs. They never worked. I did much better making bull roarers. You'll have to Google it. It's too weird to explain. But mine worked very well.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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I'll have to have them give you a demo some day after they are back on about may1. They have been US national champs between them IIRC 5 or 6 times out of the last 7 or 8 years. Daniel won something like 3 yrs in a row along with 2 yrs before, then Richard won 2 yrs in a row with someone else winning last year. Daniel won the JR title in 02, also setting a long distance record of 120 or so meters. That is how far out it goes, then returns with in a 5-10M set of cones coming back. If the rang returns to the out side of either cone, the throw does not count.

Still wondering how things have gone, should be on day 2 if not 3 by now, NO results..............I'm sure not as bad as the news of when and what you new grandchild is, but still nerve racking for the dad to know how they are doing in the team events, which they won in 2010.

Not sure what a bull roarer is, But "stick" is a rang that goes out, but does not return! Used only for hunting purposes.

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