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How Salty is Your Boat ?

A ships bell... A marlinspike rope work covered wheel... Brass brightwork... Manila rope fenders... A functional pin-rail or fife-rail... A teak gangway... ?

Break out the pictures !
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I sail with a lot of Old Salts BUT they still prefer modern race boats

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I'm bad with pics.
But she's so salty she'll rust your eyeballs. So salty people follow to ask about her. She's a wooden ketch with a bowsprit, sweeping sheer and bronze hardware. She'd only be saltier if she were a gaff schooner.
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We do have a ships bell (that even gets polished occasionally!) but really the only thing "salty" about our boat is the water it floats in....

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I have a brass lamp on board, does that count? Everything else is modern.


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I have a brass lamp on board, does that count? Everything else is modern.
That sounds like ours!!

A gimbaled brass oil lantern.

That's it!!

Oh. and a tiller.

No stinkin' wheel!!

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So salty people follow to ask about her.
Actually back about 13 years ago I had more people commenting about my first Pilothouse, a Nimble Arctic 25, at the dock and even on the water altering course to look. Maybe not truly "salty" ..... but it Was Striking ......with a dark green hull, yellowish topsides, and tanbark sails. For the next 10 years I went "salt free" with a couple Catalinas, but now the commenters are back to compliment me on what I think is a newer but fairly salty version of the 40 year old run of the original 33 ..... my current pride and joy.....


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We have wood spars, teak blocks, wooden helms wheel, bowsprit, carvings both bow and stern, bronze deck hardware, ports, bell and rope wrapped pedestal guard





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I have a hanging oil lamp, a gimballed bulkhead oil lamp, a brass clock, a brass bell, a brass barometer, black cherry trim, two sextants and a collapsing telescope my son uses to read off buoy numbers.

But that's "inside" stuff. I hate wood on the outside of boats, unless it's not my boat, if you follow. The pilothouse is getting a tech redo, and the wood and brass helm wheel is attached to hydraulics and electronics. So while the boat looks traditional, it's more like a modern fishing trawler with a lot of navigational gadgets aboard. I keep the "y'arrr...she be like me old sea chest" stuff confined to the saloon.

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