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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:55 AM
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DU sailors, a couple cool pics...
I came across these in my perusal of some sailing sites I frequent. Enjoy and happy sailing.



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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 12:18 PM
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1. Modest little boats
how many millions do they each cost?
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 12:20 PM
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2. You looked at those two awesome pictures
and that is the only thing you have to say?

:eyes:

WTF is this place turning into...
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 12:58 PM
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9. All those guys just hanging around, sitting down on the job.
Who is sailing these boats, after all?
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:00 PM
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10. The Captain
and I am beginning to think my leg is being pulled.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 12:24 PM
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3. My dear jasonc!
Wow, what awesome pics!

I can almost feel the spray...

I don't sail, but I can appreciate beauty wherever I see it!

And I could care less what these babies cost... :eyes:

Thanks for sharing, sweetie!

:hug:
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 12:29 PM
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4. You are always welcome Peggy.
Always.

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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 12:40 PM
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5. what sites do you go to?
I am always browsing boats on yachtworld.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 12:42 PM
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6. me too
I want to buy a sailboat, but do not want to spend a huge amount of money on one.

I got these at www.sailinganarchy.com

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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:09 PM
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12. Buy one used.
Every marina in the world has a bulletin board with somebody trying to sell some boats, and sometimes there are real deals. That way you can find out if you really like it before you buy one.

Even better, take sailing classes at a sailing school and learn to do it right, and find out if you really like it.

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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:14 PM
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16. I already know how to sail
I am a very good sailor.

I know what I want, I just don't want to spend the "millions" of dollars on them... :P
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 02:16 PM
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27. So, what is your dream boat?
that you are looking to buy?
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 02:45 PM
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35. here.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:12 PM
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15. thanks
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 12:51 PM
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7. One hull go slow
I worked around multihulls for a decade or more and came to understand what sailing was all about. Early on, I spent many long days playing movable ballast on the smaller ultralight monohulls, cool and wet. Yuck! Once you tag a ride on a cat or tri, it's had to go back to the slow boats.

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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 12:53 PM
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8. I do want to do that someday
but right now, I would settle for a monohull...
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:04 PM
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11. There is no finer feeling than to be in a trapeze on a catamaran on a windy, sunny day!
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:11 PM
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14. No finer feeling than righting a flipped catamaran
Edited on Tue Apr-22-08 01:13 PM by kwassa
especially if you're sailng alone.

I'm joshing.

Catamarans are fast and fun, but relatively hard to turn, especially in light winds.
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:29 PM
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19. Yes. Light wind, in general, sucks for sailing. And turtling a sailboat sucks.
Been there, done that! :P
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:37 PM
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22. I have had to row back to shore before
in the middle of a small lake the wind DIED.

That was not how I had it planned!
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:42 PM
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24. A few summers ago I had to be towed in after having turtled ours. That's embarrassing!
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 02:43 PM
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34. Yeah...
how do you even dare show your face anymore?

:P
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 02:46 PM
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36. Easy; I have no shame!
:P
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 02:49 PM
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38. After last night
I believe you!
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 02:52 PM
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39. We all lost a little self-respect last night....
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 02:58 PM
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40. LMAO
maybe...
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:17 PM
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18. I can think of one...
:evilgrin:
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:32 PM
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20. But which lasts longer?
Which would you rather have-- a session in the sack, or an afternoon of great sailing? :shrug:

The rarer one would get my vote.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:35 PM
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21. How about both?
yeah, that will do...
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:41 PM
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23. I sailed a Tornado for about one hour
Wet suit, booties, trapeze, the whole works, and I was, like, totally worn out. I was trashed the next day, every mussel in my body ached. Playing with those things are best left to the young kids.

I'll stick with the forty-footers, they generally have a reasonably dry cockpit. Twenty-two knots with a four foot roster tail, that's something to experience! The acceleration is incredible, too, it hard to describe the feeling of being pushed back in cockpit by the force, or being up on the foredeck and have the boat pulled out from under you feet. I ALWAYS worn safety harness.
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 02:22 PM
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29. Every mussel in your body?
I think you've been in the water a little too long. How do your muscles feel?

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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 02:25 PM
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30. Jeez Louise, I can't speil
:rofl:
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:10 PM
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13. this one will do nicely
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:16 PM
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17. I am considering one of these
Edited on Tue Apr-22-08 01:35 PM by jasonc
with a keel instead of a daggerboard.

http://www.laserperformance.com/main/index.php?option=c...

edit: If I got the boat I really wanted, it would be this:

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatDetails.jsp?...
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 02:30 PM
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31. My cousins had Lasers
to replace the Sunfish my cousin and I managed to sink, and that is not easy to do! My uncle owned a 40+ boat for awhile, eventually sold it.

I've sailed mostly Sunfish and Hobie cats, with some larger boat experience. We own a very used 18-foot cabin sloop

looks like the West Wight Potter.

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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 02:02 PM
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25. How about this one?
Sadly, I understand she's for sale at a bargain basement price.

Steve Fosset's 32 meter (105') Catamaran


LOA 105'; LWL 97'6"; Beam 60'; Draft 14'8" (daggerboards down); Estimated Displacement 38,460 lbs.; Sail Area 7,274 sq. ft. (upwind), 11,631 sq. ft. (with masthead reacher); SA/D 102 (upwind), 163 (with masthead reacher); D/L 15.71; L/B 18.39 (for single hull); Auxiliary twin 100-hp Yanmar diesels; Fuel 150 gals.; Water 30 gals.


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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 02:03 PM
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26. only 30 gallons of water?? pathetic!
:D
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 02:19 PM
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28. biggest Playstation I've ever seen.
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 02:37 PM
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32. If you want the best sailboat in the World, only one place to go...
www.wally.com

Here's the 105' Nariida




Navigation Station and Office



Helmstation










Also, if you want a really badass boat, check this out..118' WallyPower
Engines: 3 x DDC TF50 Gas Turbines, each Turbine puts out 5,600HP




A panel in the forward deck opens hydraulically and vertically to reveal the spacious lazzarette housing the tender and water toys, that are launched with a crane.




The carbon fiber dining table seats eight people. The port and starboard teak cabinets serve for storage of china, silverware and glassware.



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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 02:42 PM
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33. Oh, found one for sale,
They are only asking 17,750,000 EUR

located in Italy, it's an 03' model :)


http://www.superyachttimes.com/sale/details/327





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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 02:48 PM
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37. I will rush right down there with my checkbook...
:P
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 03:02 PM
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41. It looks stealthy. Probably great for running drugs ashore.
How many miles per gallon does it get?
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 03:06 PM
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42. I think more along the lines,,
How many gallons does it take to go a nautical mile...

It holds like 5250 gallons of fuel
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 03:21 PM
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43. depends on speed
and power setting of the engines I guess.
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 03:22 PM
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44. well...
It says on the website it holds around 5200 gallons, and has a range of 1500 miles, so :shrug:
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 03:24 PM
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45. That last one looks like it was taken at Lake Cachuma near Santa Barbara.
Beautiful ship.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 03:27 PM
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46. I don't know where it was taken
Edited on Tue Apr-22-08 03:29 PM by jasonc
But that is actually a very famous "ship" It is Ranger. Ranger won the Americas Cup in 1937.

You can buy a model of it here for only $1200.00

http://www.seagifts.com/ranmodboat19.html

it is very beautiful, I agree. I also am pretty sure it has a new mast and sails.
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 03:51 PM
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47. No problem $1200 is pocket change !!!
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 03:55 PM
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48. Exactly why I told you about it!!!
I KNEW you would want one and that $1200 is nothing!

:P
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 04:14 PM
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49. I "heart" you!!
You know, somewhere on line are kids kit tree houses selling for that much.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 04:40 PM
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50. I think I would rather have the...
Edited on Tue Apr-22-08 04:41 PM by jasonc
Tree House!

How cool would that be!
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 06:17 PM
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51. Just take a vacation, you like the outdoors.
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 07:46 AM
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52. Lake Cachuma??????? That boat wouldn't fit in that lake, or any lake.
Edited on Wed Apr-23-08 07:52 AM by kwassa
That is strictly ocean-going. This sailboat is huge.

They are sailing off of Antigua in the Caribbean in that photo.

this is Lake Cachuma

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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 03:52 PM
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56. Oh, look at how low the water is.
I was just wishing and remembering good times. But darn, yes, that is a huge ship. Those hills sure look more bare than I remember.
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 07:51 AM
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53. Wow!
Edited on Wed Apr-23-08 07:59 AM by Drum
stunning stuff.

I'm a just-starting-out sailor. Would you PM (or post) some of those links you frequent?

Thx! :hi:


ps: By the bye, if anyone's interested in the America's Cup boats (from the Dennis Conner era) there are a couple that are mooring in NYHarbor, downtown Manhattan, near the WTC site. You can book passage for a short outing, couple hours I think, on some of the fastest sailboats there were....
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 12:08 PM
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54. Drum, welcome to what will become your obsession...
:rofl:

All the sites I frequent, are in this thread already.

happy sailing.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 12:17 PM
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55. Meh. Give me something with a little more sail acreage


:-)


Nice pictures, jasonc. Sailboats always look more dramatic than powerboats!
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 09:46 PM
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57. They are so much cooler
I agree.
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