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Old 20-11-2019, 19:53   #1
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Old 20-11-2019, 22:30   #2
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Re: The "Just Go" crowd...

Crazy.......
The inside of the boat looks quite comfortable,

I specially love the light passing through the hull....
Hope they will not get into bad weather.



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Love it, I wonder how long before she jumps ship?
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Old 21-11-2019, 21:56   #4
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She's not jumping ship, she's fixing the ship! I've been helping them as much as I can, they are a great couple.
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Envious...
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using plastic bags to seal up leaks works,but mixing polystyrene with outboard fuel makes a great paste for a more permernant fix.........
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Don't think I saw a tiller on that boat, so I guess they are steering by OB only?

At least they have a drone and can video. What could go wrong!

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Don't think I saw a tiller on that boat, so I guess they are steering by OB only?

At least they have a drone and can video. What could go wrong!

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Good for them. We all started out as dreamers. I wish them good luck.
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ignorance is bliss, and i still remember blissfully taking possession of my project boat. good on 'em, i like seeing people take on projects like this...

and ALL fiberglass boats have light shining through them - its glass!
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She's not jumping ship, she's fixing the ship! I've been helping them as much as I can, they are a great couple.
did they find a boat yard that will haul them yet without a security deposit?
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They are one CG stop away from a big fine or a mandatory haul.
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Iroquois are good boats.. if they do it right it'll take them far.
They have crossed the Atlantic and back in the past..
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Iroquois are good boats.. if they do it right it'll take them far.
They have crossed the Atlantic and back in the past..

I don't doubt there are some good bones there and could be fixed up to sail once more, but would think they could have been prepped better before they headed out.
Maybe I missed it but would have been nice to have nav, anchor and possibly a steaming light set up before leaving. Rudders would have been helpful as the outboard seemed a bit sketch and w/a good cross wind would have difficulty steering w/o rudders. Hope they had an anchor and knew how to use it.

Gene thanks for helping them out to get there boat ready for their journey.

Haven't watched them yet but there are more vids here of their adventure moving the boat.
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seems boatman61 is the only knowledgeable poster here...
Iroquois, Rod macalpine Downie design -https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/iroquois-30-mkii-
were handsome, fast boats at their time &, in the right hands safe & seaworthy.
Snoopy or the Whitby to Tonga Express nearly made it around the world only succumbing towards completion of their rtw to a split centerboard case. If I remember the recommended reinforcements were quite simple to do.Looking out our companionway I see several cats anchored here in the bay - atrocious condomarans - that don't look half as seaworthy to me as a PROPERLY maintained & refitted Iroquois ( Lagoon 38(0?)...looks “unsafe in any sea“ to me, not to speak of its “aesthetics“
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