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Is that a Dashew? You'll be able to buy 2 or 3.

Seriously, there HAVE to be performance/stability issues at play here that outweigh other factors (like chafe, etc.). I honestly understand what you're saying. Our main rides on our spreaders and shrouds even on a broad reach - much less running. But I understand the B&R rig to be about stability and strength...which I think is great as well.

So, the details of this kind of stuff is above my head...but it's obviously taking hold in very, very "bluewater" boats.
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a great write up jon ! i really enjoyed looking at the pictures. it brought back memories. i was up in that area in 1985. we left duluth,mn on lake superior in june on the sheila yeates . topsail ketch with two yards 50 ft on deck & about 64 ft overall. we went down the lakes & on to newfoundland . we had to head ne from st. anthony because the ice pack extended about 150 miles off labrador. we stopped at ports along the west coast of greenland as far 71degrees north. then south & through prince christian sound & around cape farewell. then south to newfoundland & the us east coast to annapolis, md. if you are ever in lake superior , stop & see me in duluth. i only sail lake superior now on my 30 ft nimble express , since i was 93 on the 4th of july.
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Ok, now THAT's a BFS. And any sail you do is one that inspires me. I hope I'm still sailing at 93!
And, Smack- THAT is understated.

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"Otherwise, an uneventful and pretty quick passage in a boat with only 25' on the waterline, the 500 NM to St Peter's covered in 4 days, with only a couple of hours of engine run time when the breeze died the last night approaching Cape Canso..."

I could swear your boat looks much larger than that. Did you mean to say 35' on the waterline?
I really enjoyed reading this. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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"Otherwise, an uneventful and pretty quick passage in a boat with only 25' on the waterline, the 500 NM to St Peter's covered in 4 days, with only a couple of hours of engine run time when the breeze died the last night approaching Cape Canso..."

I could swear your boat looks much larger than that. Did you mean to say 35' on the waterline?
Nope, you read it right, she's just 30' LOA...

A veritable 'Micro-Cruiser', by the standards of today...

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Is that a Dashew? You'll be able to buy 2 or 3.
It's a Boreal.

Jean-François is MR Boreal and MR BFS.

He built a boat in his garden and sailed it around the world with Mrs François and the 4 kids. (Apparently he hadn't read all the CF Rebel Heart threads. Actually given how unconventional his boat was it seems he missed several of the you must expert threads. Tut Tut).



When he came back back (being French )he of course decided most other cruising boats he had seen were ****e and that( being French ) he could probably design and build the best one in the world.

Turns out he may of been right.

Of interest to me, is that while it has a reputation as an expedition yacht he actually envisaged it firstly as just a family cruising yacht.

The brochure happily exclaims ‘a desk in every cabin where bluewater children can do their homework’. Try finding that in a Hunter or even an Island Packet.

Boy do I love the French. I think we have a bottle of champagne in fridge somewhere....BRB.
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I don't know how I missed this thread - but...

Oh hell yeah!!

Now, Jon, apparently a couple of SNers were a little miffed that I hadn't thrown you the coveted BFS bone - even though I hadn't seen the thread. First off, if I know you, that's not something you exactly lose sleep over. Second, your "limits" are quite a bit beyond virtually every one else's on this forum due to your experience.

So, though you don't care about it, I certainly don't want to offend others' sense of "Big Freakin' Justice".

All that said - this is my favorite...

Very worthy of the coveted stamp.

Well there should be an " applause" thingy. Onya Smack.

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Well there should be an " applause" thingy...


...and done
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Ah ... yes .... but I did mean more one of those emoticon thingy's rather than a gif but hey .... thanks anyway.




btw ... Smack ... I was in no way miffed, just thought Jon deserved it. Now he has it. All's right with the world.
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Ah yes, it would be nice if SailNet could add one like this () or this () to the options.

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