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post #2801 of 3091 Old 03-18-2014
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I see that she is discovering some corrosion problems with Karl. I wonder if it can be fixed with something like this:



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Thanks smacky for the white spot pirates addiction. It's just what I needed.

I've been trying to figure out what kind of boat Karl is. I'm going to guess that based on what I know from the boat from the first 20 episodes.... that she's a twin keeled steel boat....

Could she be a Brent Swain design?

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According to some web searching, the boat is a Reinke Super 10, twin-keel, aluminum hull, built in Germany.


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You are getting very close to the aluminium saga.

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I've been trying to figure out what kind of boat Karl is. I'm going to guess that based on what I know from the boat from the first 20 episodes.... that she's a twin keeled steel boat....

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I just caught up to the most recent episode and yes, the aluminum.....

Those holes where you can see daylight through the hull gave me cold, spine-chilling flashbacks to my wooden boat, whom I loved dearly but I always had a (justifiable) fear would sink out from under me.

There was an aluminum boat with a pilothouse steering station at the local boat show this last weekend. I was intrigued and have heard the praises of aluminum sung by Beth and Evans and Steve Dashew. While I don't doubt them, Larry Pardey also would extol the virtues of wood to all. I lived the nightmare that can be.

After seeing this video series, I realized that I'm a fiberglass guy now.

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I finally caught up on all of the White Spot Pirates videos; she is a very resourceful person. A couple of people early on wondered why she bought that particular boat. She doesn't address it directly, but I'm guessing it probably had something to do with the fact that it is a German design (probably something she was familiar with), and that it was cheap. When bemoaning how much the welders wanted to fix the boat, I think she said that the quote was around $2000 dollars, which was something like half of what she paid for the boat in total. Wow. Even with the leaking hatches and portholes, and the incredible mold problems, I find it surprising that you could buy a floating hull that big with a working engine for that price.
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Took my new crew for a practice race.

With new standing rigging, barely tested.
During a Gale Warning, with gusts over 30kts.
While it was sleeting and snowing.

Not the scariest thing ever, but it should count for something.

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I finally caught up on all of the White Spot Pirates videos; she is a very resourceful person. A couple of people early on wondered why she bought that particular boat. She doesn't address it directly, but I'm guessing it probably had something to do with the fact that it is a German design (probably something she was familiar with), and that it was cheap. When bemoaning how much the welders wanted to fix the boat, I think she said that the quote was around $2000 dollars, which was something like half of what she paid for the boat in total. Wow. Even with the leaking hatches and portholes, and the incredible mold problems, I find it surprising that you could buy a floating hull that big with a working engine for that price.
I would like to ask at what point is a hull beyond repair ? I have not looked at the videos. I do not want to start a steel, fiberglass, carbon fiber, ferro cement, debate, and sorry to get off topic.
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Took my new crew for a practice race.

With new standing rigging, barely tested.
During a Gale Warning, with gusts over 30kts.
While it was sleeting and snowing.

Not the scariest thing ever, but it should count for something.
Gale warning with sleet and snow?

Oh hell yeah!!



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Note to self...... don't buy a $6k abandon moldy boat in Panama to sail around the world.

Something tells me that that the quality of the production and sponsors are a bit too professional for this. I have a funny feeling its just part of the drama of a good story and she'll recover and move on with the cruise. It's like a good soap opera. I am a subscriber now, so it's working!
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