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Topic Review (Newest First)
11-20-2009 06:47 PM
CrazyRu Just side notice. It seems like sticks are from Freedom, at least mast steps are. Each of them right now cost about $15000-$18000 new, or $3000-8000 used. There is a lot of value in this boat...
11-20-2009 05:43 PM
Stillraining OK here are a couple pictures
11-20-2009 04:50 PM
marujosortudo cruisersforum got hacked yesterday and is down right now.
11-20-2009 04:17 PM
hellosailor Either cruisersforum has taken those pages down, or the links are fubar. They're not working today.

A canting keel is a nice concept, as long as you balance it against "critical high power moving parts extending below the waterline" and the extra ways that can break a boat.
11-19-2009 04:39 PM
tdw I know nothing about her at all. Not much comes up on Google either.

Any info would be good to read.

http://mshipco.com/pdf/SailingWorld_CBTF_Sep2008.pdf
11-19-2009 08:46 AM
Jeff_H Red Herring was an extremely famous boat. This is not just some throw-away. She is a living piece of history. Wooden Boat did a great article on her some years back. She has a very good track record. I am not sure about the insurance issue, but a boat that is this well documented should not be that difficult to insure and would be a real kick to own.

Jeff
11-19-2009 08:13 AM
tommays I think your looking at 100k to finish as its pretty radical and a bit of and experment i can see some serious insurance issues
11-18-2009 10:04 PM
Stillraining
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Originally Posted by CrazyRu View Post
These are freestanding masts. There is no rigging, so they can not be deck stepped.

They are not short for this type of rig either.
OH ya I forgot about that..thanks
11-18-2009 09:53 PM
CrazyRu
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Well I guess I screwed up the other day and my
The sticks seem short for the boat being Keel stepped as they are barley longer then the hull itself and it might be beneficial to deck step them to gain some aspect ratio.

These are freestanding masts. There is no rigging, so they can not be deck stepped.

They are not short for this type of rig either.
11-18-2009 09:23 PM
Stillraining 44' Ketch
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