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Old 12-18-2010, 02:59 PM   #121
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I set up a blog for the boat restoration, in case anyone wants to follow it.

http://troop1183-buccaneer.blogspot.com/

We'll probably be a little while until it warms up just a bit before we tear into it with much passion.
Good luck with the project, I'll check in from time to time.

In the meantime, may I suggest you get the troop busy selling cookies.
I think you are going to need the doe $$$$
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It's not his fault he's an ignorant halfwit, he's from Europe's only third world country.
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:07 PM   #122
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We have some dosh set aside from last year's fundraising, but I need to bump heads with the money man and figure out exactly what's in the budget, and what still needs to be raised. I'm not quite ready to go out and beg, but I'm not gonna turn down donations, either.

And the boys sell popcorn... I've bought enough cookies from my daughters, I'll be in them forever, I think. Frozen thin mints are the bomb.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:23 AM   #123
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You got a motor for that boat, Smithy?
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:35 PM   #124
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Not yet. My preference is to find a 2-stroke 4hp, or something very close to that size, for a couple-three hundred if I can, by April. I cruise Craigslist every few days to see what's out there.
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:54 PM   #125
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I have a Johnson 9.9liter 4 stroke, electric start with long shaft sitting in my garage for the last five years.
I'm toying with the idea of parting with it but I'm afraid that if I do I'll find a smoking deal on a >30 ft sailboat and might need it.
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:02 PM   #126
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... Johnson 9.9liter 4 stroke, ...
A bit heavy, is it??
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:23 PM   #127
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A bit heavy, is it??

I'm not sure.
I had it on a Cal 27 which was a tank of a boat and the motor didn't struggle at all.
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:15 PM   #128
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Well, that would more than meet our needs. Let me know if you decide to part with it, and how much you'd need to let yourself sleep at night about it.

Anything larger would be a waste, since I'm pretty sure I have a displacement hull, and 6 knots or so is about all you'll get, even with a 50hp in the back... just get a bigger bow wave in the process.
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:42 PM   #129
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I'm not sure.
I had it on a Cal 27 which was a tank of a boat and the motor didn't struggle at all.
9.9 liter?
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:58 PM   #130
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9.9 liter?






I meant donkey power
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:41 PM   #131
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Well, that would more than meet our needs. Let me know if you decide to part with it, and how much you'd need to let yourself sleep at night about it.

Anything larger would be a waste, since I'm pretty sure I have a displacement hull, and 6 knots or so is about all you'll get, even with a 50hp in the back... just get a bigger bow wave in the process.

I'm thinking that you are not looking for a MacGregor 26X with a 50hp outboard on it.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:26 AM   #132
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What about some skiff footage? This is of the 49er which is now an Olympic class. Check out the smooth gybe at around 50 seconds followed by some wicked accelleration!

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Old 12-31-2010, 06:09 AM   #133
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:26 AM   #134
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That gives me wood. What a beautiful ship.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:54 PM   #135
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So I have been thinking about pulling the pin and getting a boat.

For a live aboard. For travelling.

How the hell do you keep a 650 size bike in the cabin while cruising in a normal size boat (30-35 ft)?
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