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Old 06-05-2007, 21:48   #31
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just wondering, why a schooner?
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Old 06-05-2007, 22:45   #32
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Why a schooner?

Good Question. To me a gaff rigged schooner is a timeless classic. While not as easily worked as a more modern design, It uses simple parts which can be fabricated in out of the way places and is good for cargo (schoolbooks + medical supplies to isolated islands). I was the first mate on a schooner for two years and my wife was crew on a replica of the original America. I know the art of rigging and handling one of these classic boats, and it is the crazy dream in my head. When I paint the picture of what I want to do with my life, that schooner is always there.

That said, a nice big ketch looks pretty cool too
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Old 06-05-2007, 23:02   #33
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That said, a nice big ketch looks pretty cool too
This one is for sale for around $25K US.

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Old 06-05-2007, 23:11   #34
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CSY, I thought that had sold.
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Old 06-05-2007, 23:13   #35
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I just bid on their vhf, well I didn't have one.
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Old 06-05-2007, 23:40   #36
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Gosh DT, next it will be a liferaft Not joining the mainstream are you? When is the proa launch?
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Somebody told me the last week takes a fortnight. I figure about 1 weeks work and I'm ready to paint, just don't know when i'll get a week to work on it.
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Hope its still under cover. I've given up trying to paint with this heavy dewfall.
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Jeeze DT, I hope you bid under your missus' logon. Never seen you but can't imagine you in those other purchases. (stunning chocolate evening gown????) OK, after throwing the crap I better bid myself.
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Damn, the PC tossers from Trademe have withdrawn the auction.
Brian & Clare, if TM wants to play silly games try listing on eBay, get on all the forums and publicise it and attract bids from all over the world. I remember the free/nice things I got when I first bought my boat and I'm sure a lot of others do as well and would love to repay somne of that kindness.
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My wife has a shop selling women's dresses (about to open the second), maybe I'd better get my own log on or people will start to talk.
BVoat is in th egarage, good thing I didn't go for anything bigger, wouldn't have fit!
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Aucton back up

Hi guys,

The auction is back up. I think since I said that if people had things they might want to trade to let us know, that they took that as circumventing their system. Kind of annoying, as the item has no reserve and had already been bid on. I put it up again, being much more specific about it. Each time they yank me it costs about 3.50, so I hope they dont do that again, or boot us off for good. UG It is early days though, and we will come up with a formulae that everyone agrees upon (I hope). E-bay is in the US and would be hard for us unfortunately.

Thanks guys

PS that is one hell of a boat for 25K!
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eBay is no prob. I've bought & sold a bit even though I live here. Bid comin up as soon as I find the auction again.
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Thanks for that! Cheers!
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post a link to your auction on here.
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