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Old 03-10-2011, 15:14   #76
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Hey Ms. Zeehag...I think i posted 3 pictures...But not sure what happened to them...Remember...I responded to a thread about being NUTS...
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Old 03-10-2011, 15:19   #77
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yup we all are especially those of us who LOVE gardens ketches made in taiwan!!!!

looked and couldnt find--please try again!!!! or just post to this thread!!! we want boat porn!!!!!
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SpeedoWarinFrk,
I concur with Dennis.G, capt. bobfm, zydecotoad, sww914, who explicitly stated, and others who hinted, that learning to sail on a dinghy is MUCH quicker and more thorough than learning on a big boat because you get immediated feedback on your actions: Speed picks up when sails are trimmed correctly; speed falls off as you turn downwind, etc. Capsize recovery drills (a key element of ASA sailing classes) are very difficult on any boat longer than 20 feet (3 meters). That said, there is nothing wrong with buying a bigger boat ONCE YOU KNOW HOW TO SAIL. Our first boat was a 30 foot Ericson, which we kept for 20 years. Then we jumped to a 43 foot catamaran for cruising. Shortly after buying the Ericson, we picked up a 9 foot Holder Hawk for the kids to sail while I was deployed.

Sea Yawl Later makes a good point about meeting people, too. (Post #32)

Your plan to learn on a dinghy while refitting the Formosa sounds like the best of both worlds. The best of luck to you.

For Zeehag: Our owner's manual states that our boat (FP Belize 43 cat) is designed to handle 60 knots of wind. I do sincerely hope that I NEVER get to test that statement, though. After having sailed down the coast of Oregon with only 25-30 knots and 12 foot seas, I shudder to think what the ocean would look like in 60 knots, especially after a day or two for the waves to build. The wind doesn't scare me that much - the waves resulting from those winds can easliy breaks things, though.
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Old 03-10-2011, 19:38   #79
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[IMG]DSC.F0020[/IMG] DSC.F0022 OK Ms.Zeehag....I hope this is the porn you are looking for
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Old 03-10-2011, 19:41   #80
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waaah linky no worky
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Old 09-10-2011, 15:53   #81
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Hi Zeehag....Here is a start ...We (Paul) made a web site until we can build a better one...Thanks..Ron
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Old 09-10-2011, 19:14   #82
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Hey SpeedoWinkFrk....Has any of this been helpful? Have you made up your mind about a Formosa 51 as a first boat? If I can help you make up your mind ..Please just run on down to Kemah...And let me show you why they are called "Leaky Teaky"...As we get ready to start rehab of S/V Wanderer...And why having a real good work plan is so important...And why if you do not own a few calk guns..You may want to look for a plastic spastic boat..You know the ones that point real good to weather..And look like they came out of a coke machine
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Old 09-10-2011, 19:54   #83
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ron.captain...... she is gorgeous from this angle-- more boat porn needed..please!!!! remember--we are truly NUTS!!!!!!!

dont be mean to the clorox bottle owners--we get our hands smakked for that.... we know what is best they are jellus. be nice now....

dreaming yachtsman--if you dont want to hang in 60+ kts, do not , i repeat, do NOT sail south. you WILL find sustained winds of 60+ kts spring up suddenly and without warning. keep dreaming--is truth. found em without looking for them. glad my boat is heavy and a ketch. also glad i know how to sail.
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Old 09-10-2011, 20:44   #84
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Hey Zeehag....I have a guy who is a computer nut. Building me a web site...He knows computers like we know Formosa's...As soon as Paul has it up and running..I will be posting more Formosa porn...I have thousands of porn pictures of Wanderer...I have spent a lot of time...And have taken thousands of pictures of Wanderer ..So I could get a real picture of what it was going to be to put her into rehab...And we are getting very close ....If you can't wait ..Please feel free to send me a e.mail address...And I will send you some of the finest Formosa porn pictures you have ever seen...All of the hand carved panels and doors...And even some of her leaky spots....And maybe some naked teak....And too show you how much of a boat nut i really am...And how much of a fan of "Bill the boat builder Gordon" that I am ...This is my 3rd insane boat that he designed ...Sincerely NUTS Captain Ron...
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you trying to get me to breathe heavy.....cooool
wanna see wanna see....
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Old 09-10-2011, 21:03   #86
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Wow Zeehag....I am afraid of you making Coconut jealous ...OH did I mention my cat Coconut...I found her floating on some timber in Clear Lake a few days after hurricane IKE...She was between a sunk clorox bottle and something that came out of a Coke machine...(NOT KIDDING)...I will see if she too is game for some porn pictures on Wanderer...Something like on the Captain's Bed...
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how does cat like boat==mine is in heaven on mine.....
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Coconut is still a house cat at this time...But she will be on board as soon as we get Wanderer out of rehab....That may be next April or latter...Just depends on how much rehab treatment Wanderer needs...
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ahoy ron.captain--how is purchase going--havent heard anything for forever.....
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Coconut is still a house cat at this time...But she will be on board as soon as we get Wanderer out of rehab....That may be next April or latter...Just depends on how much rehab treatment Wanderer needs...
I was curious how Wanderer is doing lately?

I was browsing around YW and saw she is still posted on the site.
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