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Old 10-31-11, 09:22 AM   #1
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Want!want!want!want!want!want!want!want!want!want!

If I get it, I am gonna need some crew to race it. Let me know if you are interested by PMing me your bank account info.

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Old 10-31-11, 09:45 AM   #2
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And I have two, that's why I'm selling that one.
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I'll trade my other one for a sweet tattoo, like maybe Nascars racing around my torso or Hulk Hogan riding a unicorn.
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I am at the age where I will never again have a boat that I can't handle single handed.
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I am at the age where I will never again have a boat that I can't handle single handed.
+1.

Sad thing is, you couldn't handle the maintenance on that single handed. Having owned a wooden hulled sloop in past, I can honestly say I would never do it again.
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Haters gonna hate. I still want it. Used to sail against a Hereshoff S class and I have always wanted a classic wooden sloop.
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I might spill my beer if I have a boat like that. So, I'll pass.

I really like the woodwork though.
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Is Dennis Conner included? I'm going to start an Occupy Yachts campaign, and I know he can beat the Koch's.
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Is Dennis Conner included?
One could only hope. I have sailed with a couple of Olympic medalists and just been in awe of their level of proficiency and knowledge and confidence. Would love to catch a ride with Connor or Melges or someone of that level.
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Yachts are classic conspicous consumption.

For the few owners that actually use them, they are power trips.

Most of them aren't even well made, despite the pimp woodwork.
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Why would you want a boat that's missing the motor?
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Why would you want a boat that's missing the motor?
Wait, what?

I thought that thing had twin diesels!
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Where's the fishing chair?





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I thought that thing had twin diesels!
Oh, looks like it does have a motor. I would have noticed that if I'd bothered to read the specifications.
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If you have the time, here is an excellent history of the boat.

http://www.toandos.com/DCole1.html
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Beautiful lines.
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If you have the time, here is an excellent history of the boat.

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Adjusting for inflation, that $2000 (1929) boat would cost ~$25,000 today.

Or, $2000 invested in [ahem] 1929 would have yielded ~$110,000 assuming a modest 5% growth. Think they'd take $150,000 for it?
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I dunno. I think once you've ridden your bike to the sharp end, then turned around and ridden it back to the blunt end a few dozen times, the novelty would wear off.
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I dunno. I think once you've ridden your bike to the sharp end, then turned around and ridden it back to the blunt end a few dozen times, the novelty would wear off.
That's when you pull the hydrofoil out of the hold.

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Ya'll just don't get it. Sailing rocks. Sailing that piece of history would be epic.
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Adjusting for inflation, that $2000 (1929) boat would cost ~$25,000 today.

Or, $2000 invested in [ahem] 1929 would have yielded ~$110,000 assuming a modest 5% growth. Think they'd take $150,000 for it?
Don't forget the +$1,000,000 Connor spent to repair/refurbish her
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Haters gonna hate. I still want it. Used to sail against a Hereshoff S class and I have always wanted a classic wooden sloop.
The Hereshoff museum, formerly the Heresoff boat works is an easy 11 mile bike ride from my house.I ride by it often. I have met Halsey Hereshoff. My father knew him. I saw him last year at the Bristol 4th of july parade that goes right past the Museum. My father grew up in and sailed in the same town. I would not be surprised if they raced against each other. I think I have photos of the boat works in the day. There are a lot of restored boats there now. And a 12 meter in the yard.
Too late to ask my dad, but I have a closet full of photos from those days. I have them at my house now, but I have not gone through them yet. My dad had an S boat. I have a really good big photo of it. He set all kinds of records, winning races. He set some course record times.

No more wooden boats for me!! This is old wooden boat land.
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Yeah, truth be told, I do not want a wooden boat. I want something light and trailerable and easy to rig and launch. Melges 20 comes to mind, but I do not have that kind of coin. Next boat will be something like a Catalina 22 or 25. Something that the wife and kids and I can sail and that will sleep the 4 of us. Either that or a pair of Lasers, or Sunfish.
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The thought of all this sailing out on the open waters... waves... tumbling back and forth...

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