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Face it friends. We are all going to die.
If we try the NW Passage.

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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat

I reckon Winston's 15 days from BC tro Hawaiii is reasonable for a heavily loaded 36, as is Andy's 14 days. When Pearl Song left Cabo, she covered 1106 miles in 6 days hard on the wind, then broke the top 1/3rd of his wooden mast off, and still beat a gazelle to Hawai under jury rig,which had left the same time as him. When Quadra Island barber Mike Louckes cruised in company with a benteau, he was always arriving long before the benny, despite being very heavily loaded. When the first 2 -36 foters I built went out on race day in San diego, they left some of the race boats far behind, despite being heavily loaded. You could tell which was the skipper . He was the only one without a smirk on his face.
Again Bob . Could you tell us of all the offshore cruising you had done before calling yourself a designer? We are still waiting.
Could you tell us why, with so many super cheap and sound fg sailboats on the market, and even being given away, why someone would pay you decades worth of cruising funds, just to to draw pictures of one?

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Notice only the BS 36 made it through,The owner happy and content with his boat.He feels so much safer.
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Face it friends. We are all going to die.
If we try the NW Passage.
We will die screaming as our boats disintegrate from beneath us from a collision with some flotsom.
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Again Bob . Could you tell us...blah, blah, blah...

We are still waiting.

Could you tell us why, with so many super cheap and sound fg sailboats on the market, and even being given away, why someone would pay you decades worth of cruising funds, just to to draw pictures of one?
"Us"? "We"? Actually, it's just you, Brent. Sadly.

Everyone else already knows.

You're really not very good at this.


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On August 16th we will assemble a fleet of boats in Port Ludlow for the Perry Rendezvous.
This started years ago with a dozen boats. Fore the last 15 years we had had a fleet of around 45 to 50 boats at the Rendezvous. Some boat owners fly in for the get together. So,me Perry boat owners drive in for the Rendezvous. But by Saturday night we have a big fleet and a bunch of very happy boat owners all gathered for a party.

50 boats Brent. And, that's just the local PNW owners.

There will be Islander 28's with six people crammed aboard. Maybe ICON will be there at 63' LOA and a crew of four. But we will have a very wide variety of boats with owners all enjoying their boats. I even have owners of non Perry boats come. I even have powerboats come. If you want to come to a great party then you are invited. I just like boats.

Of course it is a huge ego boost for me. I don't deny that. During the weekend I will meet many of my boat owners who think I did a pretty darn good job on their boat. They are happy. When they are happy, I am happy. I could strut around but I'm not a strutter. I try to do a bit of a strut. I'm just not good at it. I let my dog strut.

Let me go over that again. these boat owners are happy. That is exactly why they come to the Rendezvous.

I just soak it in and get ready to play in the band after the big, Saturday night dinner.

I could be wrong. Maybe they are all scared. Maybe they are terrified. But it seems to me that if they weren't very happy they would not bother coming to the Rendezvous. And, this includes the very happy Reliance 37 owner.

It's a very good weekend for me. I enjoy meeting with happy owners of the boats I have designed. I stand on the dock and I think, "Damn it Bob, look at all the people you made happy." That is very, very humbling. But it is true. My first reaction to the assembled fleet is always one of humilty, deep humility. " Can I really have done this?"

This is REALITY.
This happens every year.
Come Brent, see for yourself. But don't bing bitter, angry Brent. He would not do so good at the party.

This is my world and,,,,,I like it. I really like it.
Yacht design has been very good to me.
Now, how do you think your silly words would ever be able to change reality?
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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat

In an effort to allow this thread to get back to its Wolfenzee Ways, I moved the "Magic of Steel" debate to this more appropriate thread:

Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Now Jeff can get back to his fine drawings. I, for one, look forward to what's next.


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amazing what sheet pops up in 4 days on my lowly FG boat.....designed by some charactor "Castro" "tony" as a first name.....well any way. The perry meet up sounds good, but will be doing a booby sail that day, ie a BC fun raiser in seattle, follow the amoretto link to donate. mainsail is getting painted pink, will put anyones name that maney is donated to the cause.............Maybe smacky will show up in his Hunter for the perry roundezvous?!?!?!?

Should hit the sack, sitting in oak harbor enjoying the waves lapping on the boat hull. Still have not figure out how heavy an 8' pram in steel would weigh? probably way more, or is the weigh more than the wood one I built as a teen!

Any way, Mr winston is snooring away in the vee berth, suppose I should do the same......

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On August 16th we will assemble a fleet of boats in Port Ludlow for the Perry Rendezvous.
This started years ago with a dozen boats. Fore the last 15 years we had had a fleet of around 45 to 50 boats at the Rendezvous. Some boat owners fly in for the get together. So,me Perry boat owners drive in for the Rendezvous. But by Saturday night we have a big fleet and a bunch of very happy boat owners all gathered for a party.

50 boats Brent. And, that's just the local PNW owners.

There will be Islander 28's with six people crammed aboard. Maybe ICON will be there at 63' LOA and a crew of four. But we will have a very wide variety of boats with owners all enjoying their boats. I even have owners of non Perry boats come. I even have powerboats come. If you want to come to a great party then you are invited. I just like boats.

Of course it is a huge ego boost for me. I don't deny that. During the weekend I will meet many of my boat owners who think I did a pretty darn good job on their boat. They are happy. When they are happy, I am happy. I could strut around but I'm not a strutter. I try to do a bit of a strut. I'm just not good at it. I let my dog strut.

Let me go over that again. these boat owners are happy. That is exactly why they come to the Rendezvous.

I just soak it in and get ready to play in the band after the big, Saturday night dinner.

I could be wrong. Maybe they are all scared. Maybe they are terrified. But it seems to me that if they weren't very happy they would not bother coming to the Rendezvous. And, this includes the very happy Reliance 37 owner.

It's a very good weekend for me. I enjoy meeting with happy owners of the boats I have designed. I stand on the dock and I think, "Damn it Bob, look at all the people you made happy." That is very, very humbling. But it is true. My first reaction to the assembled fleet is always one of humilty, deep humility. " Can I really have done this?"

This is REALITY.
This happens every year.
Come Brent, see for yourself. But don't bing bitter, angry Brent. He would not do so good at the party.

This is my world and,,,,,I like it. I really like it.
Yacht design has been very good to me.
Now, how do you think your silly words would ever be able to change reality?
Bob,

We really enjoyed the Perry Rendezvous in Port Ludlow in 98. Great to meet you and the really, really happy Bob Perry designed yacht owners. As I remember it, Gumbo Ya Ya and you did a great gig together. Wonderful to hear all the other cruisers stories of sailing the Pacific which helped us to get out to sea in 99. Would I go with steel now? hell no! don't think anybody else would either...


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Face it friends. We are all going to die.
If we try the NW Passage.
Funny you should talk about the NW Passage.

The Norwegian explorer Brge Ousland (with crew) was the first to do a successful Arctic circumnavigation in one season in 2010. Read more here Northern Passage ? 2010 :: Ousland

For this circumnavigation he chose a Corsair 31 (A small GRP trimaran)

The boat during training in Norwegian winter


A presentation he made before setting off
http://www.ousland.no/wp-content/upl...ssage-2010.pdf

The route


This is a fun picture "Explaining the nature of our journey under the mighty bow of the Fram."


Fram was built by Colin Archer for the explorer Fridtjof Nansen in 1892.
She was designed to freeze into the Arctic ice and survive, building material is wood..


And the first vessel to transit the Northwest Passage was Gja.
Built of wood as a freighter in 1872 in 1901 the polar explorer Roald Amundsen bouht her and adapted her for the expedition through the Northwest Passage.
(an 13 hp engine was installed for propulsion)


Gja arrives in Nome, August 1906
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