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Old 14-04-2015, 18:34   #1
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Now, this lady is surely trouble! :)

I always have a sweet spot in my heart for wooden sail boats, especially the ones with sleek lines. But this lady surely seems to be a true siren that calls me to sink into trouble up to my neck and probably higher.

Be the devils advocate, and tell me, what can possibly go wrong with this laminated mahogany fetish object!

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Old 14-04-2015, 18:49   #2
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Re: Now, this lady is surely trouble! :)

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I always have a sweet spot in my heart for wooden sail boats, especially the ones with sleek lines. But this lady surely seems to be a true siren that calls me to sink into trouble up to my neck and probably higher.

Be the devils advocate, and tell me, what can possibly go wrong with this laminated mahogany fetish object!

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Not enough teak and varnish for me!

Would certainly favor it, though, instead of the Catana 65 you referenced in another post :-)

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Old 14-04-2015, 18:53   #3
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Catana is to convince the family, this one is just a mistress!
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Old 14-04-2015, 19:04   #4
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Mistress is probably an apt description. Beautiful lines.

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Old 14-04-2015, 19:51   #5
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Re: Now, this lady is surely trouble! :)

You cant go cruising if you have no boat. If your gonna spend a bunch of cash you might as well get something nice to YOUR eye. Unless she's rotten right through you will have too much fun with her. She looks great.
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Old 14-04-2015, 20:10   #6
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Re: Now, this lady is surely trouble! :)

How old are you?

Or more to the point, who has the shorter life projection: you or the boat?

If it's you go for it!
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Old 14-04-2015, 20:41   #7
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Re: Now, this lady is surely trouble! :)

This beautiful, although WOOD boat's description,
" First owner made no reservations spending a lot of money to keep her in the current immaculate condition "

reminds me of a quote:

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place.
And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.”



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Old 14-04-2015, 22:16   #8
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Ugh. That angle on the forward edge of the doghouse is all wrong, as are the design of the ports. Most of Hoeks newer designs have kept much of this boats shape but the doghouses now sport vertical sides and smaller, more traditional portlights. Even he knew these were ugly. I've seen prettier cats
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How old are you?

Or more to the point, who has the shorter life projection: you or the boat?

If it's you go for it!

My hope is that I have longer to live, but one can only hope!
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This beautiful, although WOOD boat's description,
" First owner made no reservations spending a lot of money to keep her in the current immaculate condition "

reminds me of a quote:

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place.
And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.”



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Unfortunately same idea occured to me as well, that's the reason I've asked.
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Old 15-04-2015, 03:29   #11
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Lovely but CUBIC headaches. Too much wood!
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Old 15-04-2015, 03:41   #12
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Re: Now, this lady is surely trouble! :)

Sounds like the hull is cold-molded. If you go over to the WoodenBoat forums, there are folks who will tell you that doesn't even count as a wooden boat.

(Though all that interior wood might require a fulltime varnish crew . . .)
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Sounds like the hull is cold-molded. If you go over to the WoodenBoat forums, there are folks who will tell you that doesn't even count as a wooden boat.

(Though all that interior wood might require a fulltime varnish crew . . .)


I am rebuilding an old wooden boat. However, I eschewed the paid/caulked seams in favor of glued splines and avoided the butt blocks in favor of glued scarfs. I wonder if I am now disqualified?

The flush decks have a certain appeal but seeing only sky from below decks would make me feel isolated. So much seating on all those settees. Looks like a discotheque. Where are the mirror balls?
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Lovely but CUBIC headaches. Too much wood!
You can tell the difference between a new / non boat owner when they say,
"Oooh ! Look at all that varnish !"

and an experienced boat owner who says,

"Oooh...look at all that varnish ! "
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You can tell the difference between a new / non boat owner when they say,
"Oooh ! Look at all that varnish !"

and an experienced boat owner who says,

"Oooh...look at all that varnish ! "
When you can afford toys like her the varnish is your captains responsibility.
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