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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,419
Posted By spearfishlaketales
"Oh, for just one time I would take the Northwest...

"Oh, for just one time I would take the Northwest Passage
To seek the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort Sea . . ."

Stan Rogers, the Canadian folk singer who wrote that, would be proud of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-02-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,751
Posted By spearfishlaketales
Contiuning the same thought . . . Churchill...

Contiuning the same thought . . .

Churchill said in a speech to the House of Commons, "Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-02-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,751
Posted By spearfishlaketales
Bummer. I was just thinking how neat it would be...

Bummer. I was just thinking how neat it would be to restore and own a Dunkirk "Little Ship." But still, a Vertue . . . they have a history of their own.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 6,077
Posted By spearfishlaketales
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-31-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,751
Posted By spearfishlaketales
Cool boat, and if it was a Dunkirk veteran it...

Cool boat, and if it was a Dunkirk veteran it would really be something special -- but it sure looks like it would take a lot of work to bring it back to pristine condition.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-28-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,680
Posted By spearfishlaketales
The problem isn't so much raising the mast --...

The problem isn't so much raising the mast -- that's relatively easy -- but keeping the mast under control while setting it down vertically about three feet through a hole in the deck to get the base...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-28-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,953
Posted By spearfishlaketales
Best of luck with your project. You should come...

Best of luck with your project. You should come out ahead in a number of ways.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-28-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,680
Posted By spearfishlaketales
Good luck. The last summer I owned a...

Good luck.

The last summer I owned a Lightning I was able to find a place where I could leave it parked on the trailer with the mast up. That simplified things a lot.

If you can get a crowd to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-28-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,680
Posted By spearfishlaketales
I've owned two Lightnings, and thought I learned...

I've owned two Lightnings, and thought I learned my lesson with the first one until I got given the second on a "get it out of my yard" deal. Between them, they taught me that "wood boat" and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-27-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,953
Posted By spearfishlaketales
It's hard to tell from the photo about the damage...

It's hard to tell from the photo about the damage -- but I would point out that for a price of free, there's several pieces that could be sold on eBay or something where you could come out money...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-20-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 630
Posted By spearfishlaketales
Just Curious

Does anybody have an educated guess of how many sailboats over about 30 feet are active in the US?
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