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12-26-2013 03:43 PM
SloopJonB
Re: I'm truly at a loss for words...REALLY!

Yeah, I guess hatches open out so.....
12-25-2013 11:58 PM
Capt Len
Re: I'm truly at a loss for words...REALLY!

The cannon ball(lead)l is probably lashed to the chain for catenary. It serves double duty on the down rigger for the big salmon. If you open a regular port on a sloping cabin side the rain gets in .Installed backwards it is its own shield.I might have done the same but I'm such a fashion hound . But I draw the line at shingles.
12-25-2013 11:43 PM
Capt Len
Re: I'm truly at a loss for words...REALLY!

That's because not everyone thinks bling is numero oono .
12-25-2013 08:15 PM
SloopJonB
Re: I'm truly at a loss for words...REALLY!

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Originally Posted by Andrew65 View Post
As a former chimney sweep, I`d feel safe walking on that roof, but as a guy trying to keep his boat off the rocks, I`d seal up those edges so the wind doesn`t lift up the shingles. Anyhow you look at it, it`s an interesting solution. The roof itself could be watertight, thus making the shingles just cosmetic and controversial.

It just goes to show you once again that sailors are non-conformists at heart.

Actually, if you look at the other sailboats in the pictures, this guy seems somewhat squared away with his lines and sailcover. It`s the other boats that need some TLC, but that horseshoe really aught to be turned around. No sense in letting Your Luck run out, whatever boat of choice.

One question though, what`s With the iron ball at the base of the mast?
It's the outward opening ports that got me, even more than the shingles.

WTF?

And why would anyone paint a solid brass hatch black?
12-25-2013 08:13 PM
SloopJonB
Re: I'm truly at a loss for words...REALLY!

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Originally Posted by Andrew65 View Post
Kellet?

Is that some sort of centenal to holddown the Chain for better digging Power of the anchor? That`s a New term for it to me.
That's exactly what it is - slides down the rode on a separate line so you can retrieve it before raising anchor. It increases the catenary of the anchor line.
12-25-2013 04:28 PM
bljones
Re: I'm truly at a loss for words...REALLY!

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Originally Posted by PCP View Post
That is much worse than a MacGregor 26. The Macgregor 26 is a practical boat without concerns in what regards design, this one is an attempt to design a trendy MacGregor, one well designed and that is much worse, given the result.

I have nothing against Macgregors and the prof is that this summer I took some photos of a nice one that anchored near me:



Regards

Paulo
Alas, there is more than one Macgregor 26- the Tattoo 26 is little more than a warmed over Macgregor 26M powersailor. It is a contradiction - both Macgregor's most popular model, ...and their least popular model.
12-25-2013 02:36 PM
Andrew65
Re: I'm truly at a loss for words...REALLY!

Kellet?

Is that some sort of centenal to holddown the Chain for better digging Power of the anchor? That`s a New term for it to me.
12-25-2013 10:41 AM
Faster
Re: I'm truly at a loss for words...REALLY!

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Originally Posted by Andrew65 View Post
.......
One question though, what`s With the iron ball at the base of the mast?
That's his kellet.. it's at the end of his wee bit of chain on the anchor.
12-25-2013 06:27 AM
Andrew65
Re: I'm truly at a loss for words...REALLY!

As a former chimney sweep, I`d feel safe walking on that roof, but as a guy trying to keep his boat off the rocks, I`d seal up those edges so the wind doesn`t lift up the shingles. Anyhow you look at it, it`s an interesting solution. The roof itself could be watertight, thus making the shingles just cosmetic and controversial.

It just goes to show you once again that sailors are non-conformists at heart.

Actually, if you look at the other sailboats in the pictures, this guy seems somewhat squared away with his lines and sailcover. It`s the other boats that need some TLC, but that horseshoe really aught to be turned around. No sense in letting Your Luck run out, whatever boat of choice.

One question though, what`s With the iron ball at the base of the mast?
12-02-2013 06:36 AM
Group9
Re: I'm truly at a loss for words...REALLY!

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Originally Posted by rugosa View Post
But they can tie a bowline
Not too mention, the end of the line appears to be smartly whipped!
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