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5 Days Ago 07:34 AM
bobperry
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Med : I was trying to be funny.
5 Days Ago 06:03 AM
chall03
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

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Originally Posted by aeventyr60 View Post
^Probably because it was a "production boat" at one time.

Maybe another thread should be "post production boat" and what I did to make it a voyaging vessel.
Yep. Thats a thread I would read....
5 Days Ago 05:05 AM
aeventyr60
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

^Probably because it was a "production boat" at one time.

Maybe another thread should be "post production boat" and what I did to make it a voyaging vessel.
6 Days Ago 01:12 AM
MedSailor
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Bob,

I have to know. Why is John's Chance a "scary design"?

Apart from it having some IOR features of course...

MedSailor
6 Days Ago 11:25 PM
bobperry
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I'm with you there Smackers.
6 Days Ago 10:12 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

JonE rocks.
6 Days Ago 09:45 PM
bobperry
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Holy cow, an endorsement from Jon Eisberg. That means a lot to me. You are one sailor I admire truly. You manage to keep that scary Chance design on the top side of the water. I could say, "I don't know how you do it" but I do know. It's a great boat and you know how to sail it well. It just happens to be a real looker too.

Nothing makes me happier ( except when my dog licks my nose) than seeing families enjoy my boats. So I take it, both Perry boats are safe and snug in harbor. Amazing.

Chall:
Heat up some soup for those poor ignorant (and courageous) sailors in their death defying Perry boat. You never know when it's going to go straight down.
6 Days Ago 09:13 PM
JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

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Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
Fact is that most of us like out production boats and use them frequently and SURVIVE! We do not want rusty, aesthetically challenged BS steel boats. But if that's your bag, Knock yourself out. Lots of room for different ways of gong sailing. Doesn't seem that many chose the BS method though. I've never seen one of his boats on the water.
Wish I had a pic to illustrate this Bob, but it was a bit sloppy that day...

Last Friday I was putting the finishing touches on a delivery of a V-42 back up from Antigua to Annapolis... Fantastic trip, as those on a Valiant seem to invariably turn out to be :-)

The last day up the Chesapeake turned out to be the only hard slog of the trip. A cold front had passed over the area the night before, when we cleared Hampton Roads early Fri AM it was blowing pretty good out of the NNW, and we started out motorsailing under a deep reefed main and staysail, making decent speed, but it was a brutal ride for a few hours...

Crystal clear morning, but there was only one other boat to be seen, a bit behind us having just come out of Salt Ponds... As soon as I saw it, far too distant to identify, but I said to my crew "I'll bet that's a Bob Perry boat"...

Sure enough, turned out to be a Saga 48, Hull #4... They were sailing to their Solent jib, and a reef in the main... They were too far away, and it was too rough for pics, but she was a beautiful sight, making easy work of a nasty wind over tide shallow Chesapeake chop... They were returning from a winter in the Bahamas, and were pressing her hard, "The Admiral" aboard anxious to see her grandchildren... She was the real deal, and they were a family obviously very much in love with the boat...

So, at least for a few hours last Friday morning at the start of Memorial Day weekend, there may have only been 2 idiots out on the lower Chesapeake headed north into that crap... And they were both on PerryBoats...

Tonight, sitting in the restaurant at Coinjock Marina on a different trip south, I raise my glass to you... :-)

Cheers, Bob... And that anecdote is no BS...

:-)
6 Days Ago 08:24 PM
chall03
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

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Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
Fact is that most of us like out production boats and use them frequently and SURVIVE! .
I am anchored next to a Nordic 40 now.

I am eyeing it suspiciously.....you never know with these plastic boats........ you will be glad to know it looks to be doing ok( and it is now half a world away from where it was launched).

I will go and get my bucket and keep it on deck just in case I need to swim over and bail them out though....
6 Days Ago 08:06 PM
bobperry
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Fact is that most of us like out production boats and use them frequently and SURVIVE! We do not want rusty, aesthetically challenged BS steel boats. But if that's your bag, Knock yourself out. Lots of room for different ways of gong sailing. Doesn't seem that many chose the BS method though. I've never seen one of his boats on the water.
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