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Old 04-01-2014, 21:17   #271
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Old 26-07-2014, 16:08   #272
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Re: Fake Boats?

Originally Posted by ironworker View Post
i know this is going to be a very slow boat im in no hurry. What i want is a safe boat in the middle of the ocean that can take a beaten and i think ive got it.
Trobridge was an admirable sailor with an interesting life.

Here is a clip about the original white seal with miles on the circ and average speed and sail sq ft.

"Thus, Gerry Trobridge in his dream boat, White Seal, became the
first South African to circumnavigate in a small yacht, and the first to
leave Durban and go around.(7)
White Seal proved to be a superb sea boat, easy to handle, dry and
comfortable of motion, roomy and able to carry astonishing stores of
food and supplies as much as six months' supply for four people.
She was fairly fast up to seven or eight knots under the best of
conditions (but carried an enormous cloud of sail, almost 1,200
square feet with everything flying). She was a gentle lady in a follow-
ing sea, or hove-to, or even lying at anchor in a breeze. The mild steel
used in the hull was of South African manufacture and proved to be
completely practical and immensely strong in the face of sometimes
crashing seas and occasional groundings. There was little difficulty
with rust and corrosion, the only protection ever given the hull being
paint and zinc sacrifice plates.
White Seal's accident-free, 63,000-mile circumnavigation, of
course, was due not only to ordinary good luck, but also to the
ingenuity and skill with mechanical things, and the inherent good
judgment of the skipper. His philosophy was: Keep it simple, and
you won't have to fix it."

Source: The Circumnavigators - by Don Holm - Chapter 20
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Old 27-07-2014, 16:52   #273
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Re: Fake Boats?

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Love Ducatis but cant afford one and a boat too, sooo my trusty Connie will have to soldier on, fortunately I do have a good friend who has the spare funds to buy cutting edge toys. His 996 has a lot of custom work done to it with a number of the race kit parts on it and is an absolute hoot. I have to grab my pant cuff to help bend my knee enough to get it on the peg but once going it's an absolute rush, too bad you can't even begin to touch it's performance on the road.
There are a lot of really good bikes out there for short money, I really don't know what I'd buy if I had the cash but don't have to stress too much since all my funds are going to refurbing the new/old step off boat. I get to ride his collector bikes, he gets to join us sailing when our schedules cross, not a bad trade off.
I have had 3 ducks; a 1993 750SS, a 1996 M900, and a 2006 749 dark. All were great fun, the 749 ran insanely hot and was not fun to commute on in the Arizona summer.
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