yeah.... road system isnt something I have to deal withNetpackrat wrote: ↑Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:48 pmI'm not on failbook but that has also been on Craigslist for a while. It doesn't appear to be anywhere near trailerable width. Maybe a folding trimaran would be a possibility but for my purpose they seem to have most of the disadvantages of both cats and monos with few of the advantages of either.narfi wrote: ↑Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:25 am Probably doesn't match your needs, but thought of you when I saw this,
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Interesting sidenote, a couple years ago I commented on a Youtube video wherein an Alaskan couple was showing off their newly built Welsford SCAMP. I mentioned that I had seen pictures of one built in aluminum, and I've thought about giving the same treatment to Welsford's 21 foot Penguin design. 2 years later, JW himself happened upon my comment and replied; "Welded aly will work fine for a Penguin. Go for it."jacquesmm wrote: ↑Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:39 am You mentioned John Welsford. He is a real professional designer. I met him once, he knows what he is doing plus he is an experienced sailor.
I say professional because it matters when everybody who downloads Delft thinks he can design a boat.
JW has several very seaworthy designs that would fit the bill with always one or two of your requirements missing.
Not much has changed really in the used sailboat situation here. Started working on the MGA project in the garage again, but then I ended up with another one (basket case project) plus the MGTD that my brother and I own together in the garage. Eventually the TD is going to go to another family member but for now project space is tight. Going to keep plugging away and watching CL for the right boat but I don't expect anything will turn up until a day or two after I can commit to a build project.
Net here’s a thought, seen it done on some compac 16’s. But an older compac 23 which are beautiful little boats and modify it to have the pilothouse to your liking. Just a thought. It would minimize your downtime of having to build a boat from scratch.
That's a definite thought although I have never seen one of those for sale in AK. Took the family to Seward a couple weekends ago for a day trip to the Sea Life Center, and dragged them out onto a few of the floats in the harbor to look at sailboats, including one 32 footer that's been on Craigslist for a couple months. Some nice boats in the harbor there. Maybe at some point I will live where I can keep a boat in the water again. That would make the whole premise of this thread moot.
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