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How far is Melborne from Seattle?!?! Think I can get there in a days sail? or do i need one of the AC70 foiling thingymabobs to do this?.........

Got a number of them old woodies here in the NW US also. Can be beautiful sites when they are taken care of. Other wise.....ouchie! my eyes hurt......then again, we can probably say the same for plastic ones, along with them steelie or aruminum ones too! Especially them BS ones..........I know of a BP one or two that need some luv too......

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How far is Melborne from Seattle?!?! Think I can get there in a days sail? or do i need one of the AC70 foiling thingymabobs to do this?.........
We're on the Far Side of the World, Marty.. unfortunately. ...but hope to visit up that way sometime this year or next.

If you're coming over, you'll need a packed lunch.

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Got a number of them old woodies here in the NW US also. Can be beautiful sites when they are taken care of. Other wise.....ouchie! my eyes hurt......then again, we can probably say the same for plastic ones, along with them steelie or aruminum ones too! Especially them BS ones..........I know of a BP one or two that need some luv too......
Yes indeedy.

About the only thing that keeps me going is that the old girl has some historical significance over here. Sure, that and 3 bucks-fifty can buy a cup of coffee at the club, but at least there's some point to it - and doing this sort of thing can reveal impressive craftsmanship from ages ago.

eg.: It's a bit hard to tell from the pics, but the planking is a little unusual for the era. If there was a hard way to plank this boat, that's how they've done it!! The below-waterline planks start high in the bow, yet each are individually tapered and shaped to fit within a 1/4" of each other in 3 dimensions. Further along the hull, 'stealers' (where a plank is joined into another to increase width) have been used both topsides and below with the same accuracy on the curve, requiring a heap more planning on the part of the designer and builder to avoid messing up. I've always thought the craftsmanship in the mast was impressive, but the hull itself must have been extraordinarily difficult to build.. and it's all typically covered with a coat of paint.

Anyways, truly amazing craftsmanship of a kind you'll never see on a plastic/alloy/steel boat.

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One fellow in my YC has a 1929 Lake Union Dream boat. Granted it is a power boat. But the boat has MANY best in show trophies! It is a beauty.

There is also a Q-boat IIRC from the 20's that is still being sailed and raced locally. Also a beautiful boat.

Here in the seattle area there are a number of old woodies with historical significance also. Even BP would agree to that!

Altho a few years ago, "one" of ie the last schooner that plyd the coast delivering wood from Seattle to southern Cal in the early days of seattle had to have a chain saw taken to it. I think that would have taken many millions to fix it. Probably cheaper to start from scratch in all honesty.

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For anyone interested, here's the end of the saga - in pictures:

Sunrise this morning found her waiting patiently for the big moment..


The start of the waltz:


Touching up the makeup: (ooh, shiny!!)


After the party...


..and there you have it.


That's all folks!
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As one wood boat lover to another, don't forget to have at least a quart of varnish on board for touch ups!

Gives Classic 30 a nod and ^5 on job well done take er out!

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Hey, copyright notice, no bugs bunny or porky pig after that "Thats all folks" only a blinken smiley face......I call foul, or is that fowl on that tune!

Oh by the way, nice looking boat for a woody in the background!

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Love It!

She's a beauty.

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Boat Porn is right!...

...the area above the rub strake is protected from the sun by a full-length boat-cover.
Hey mate what would you call that cover - her bra?

Gorgeous boat indeed, topless or fully dressed.
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What a great looking gal, congrats!


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Thanks all, much appreciated.

The kind words will all help me sane after I get the bill..


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Hey mate what would you call that cover - her bra?
Hmmm... nope. I wouldn't push the analogy that far.

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