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post #21 of 23 Old 11-22-2012
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Re: I've ruined someone else again

For a first generation Piver she really doesn't look THAT bad. I wonder if it's the Everyman?, the boat that was sailed 1000 miles back to Hawaii by a Coast Guard crew who knew nothing about sailing, from an atomic test in the SoPac, after arresting the "hippie" commie perverts who were protesting the US tests?
Just tell your friend to keep her as light as possible and he'll have a very fun sailing boat.
What a sad story that was, but Crowhurst did develop a method for finding longitude and latitude at noon which was a lifesaver (time saver) for me on my circumnavigation.
Great story; more to come I hope, just don't help me find a boat, please.
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Re: I've ruined someone else again

Got any friends in California you'd like to ruin??

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"That whale has been sailed hard and put away wet for years, and still floats. Put $10K worth of materials and sweat equity into it and you've got a shiny well fitted boat 35' boat with a blue water that will last another 35 years, and you're still well under $15K."

What's that irritating buzzing noise they sound on game shows when the wrong answer is given?

That cat of which I spoke was floating, and the owner putting money into it, right up until Charley came along and pulled it apart. $15K transported to the garbage dump in big sturdy chunks is no happy thing, except for the hauler.

You assayed the boat, so you know best, but the thread title may be a prophecy, not a joke. A classic wood boat, or a solid glass one, may be a foundation on which to build, but a secretly delaminating plywood hull can yet have a strong beam from ama to ama - on the bottom o' the deep blue sea.
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