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  • Birthday 07/25/1955

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    !8th C. re-enactment. Don't often do pirate, but DO portray a 1750s colonial seaman/boatman. Our F & I War ranger unit has a period sailing dory armed with a swivel....
  1. Anything under $300 would be a pretty good deal on this tube: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221995512187?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
  2. The Capt. Bo has a boat!!!

    I believe! I believe! Very sweet lines. Love the shape of the stem! I've had good luck with this polyurethane-based paint: http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=64&engine=msn&keyword=interlux_brightside_polyurethane There's a "flattening agent" available to mix in if you don't want a gloss finish. Looks like she had an anti-fouling paint on her underside. You don't really need that if she'll spend most of her time on the trailer between cruises. Congrats again, and Happy New Year...!
  3. The Capt. Bo has a boat!!!

    No photos = imaginary boat!
  4. The Capt. Bo has a boat!!!

    Congrats! Looking forward to the pics....
  5. Good boat deal!

    Someone in the Northeast should jump on this: http://maine.craigslist.org/boa/5180689302.html
  6. You in yar garb.

    Check out this ship's cutter from the same event! Yours truly is the second aft from the bow....
  7. You in yar garb.

    The daily rum ration leads to a jolly-looking visage...!
  8. You in yar garb.

    Sailing off Crown Point, NY....
  9. You in yar garb.

    This inaugural event: http://www.fortrodmanpyrateinvasion.com/ Located on Clark's Point on Buzzards Bay, just south of New Bedford, Mass. They did a super job for a first-time event, and plans are already in the works for next year. Here's an album of pics I saved, featuring our three small boats, and the two larger craft that participated: http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BCarp/slideshow/Pyrate%20Invasion
  10. You in yar garb.

  11. Building a Pirate boat

    I like the concept. I'd go with the much-simpler "sprit-sail rig", if I were you. It greatly reduces the amount of rigging required (both standing and running rigging), is easy to manage, and correct for boats of the period. And perhaps a boat not quite so large? The typical 18 ft. jolly-boat might make more sense. An example of sprit-rig:
  12. PROVIDENCE fell over at the Newport shipyard in late January in a winter storm. Her mast broke and a jackstand pushed through the port side. We are making temporary repairs in order to move the boat to another shipyard. We purchased all the Douglas fir trees in Aberdeen, Washington for the new mast and spars. Looking to sell the boat as a project. All the rigging and metal work was saved and is reuseable. The hull is solid fiberglass and easily repaired. Asking price is $295,000. I would gladly help advise a new owner with re-rigging the boat. Thanks, Thorpe Leeson, 401-241-6965 Thorpe1@aol.com
  13. Sweet craft located in Massachusetts: Gaff Rigged topsail reenacting boat for sale Gunboat “Insolent” (Hull 17-8”, LOA 23-9”) Includes: •Excellent sailer in all conditions •Lapstrake 5/8” fiberglass hull (withstands the close up wood or not rule) •Hull requires almost no maintenance and is incredibly strong •Gaff rigging as shown (mainsail, topsail, staysail pictured in most, also a jib all with bolt ropes) •Floorboards, steel centerboard, Sitka standing rigging, flag holder, boathook •Stays not necessary, they are there for looks •Working lines, belaying pins, kingpost for gun, life preservers, manual pump •4 oars and tholepins •Boat cover •Positive floatation compartment in front, floatation blocks in rear storage locker •The boat can carry 8-9 crammed onboard for oared landings, sails well with 5, but 4 is perfect •The boat handles swells and following seas nicely as the hull used to be a New Jersey lifeguard boat •Boat: $3990 ….lots more put into this boat •Trailer: $400 for the heavy duty LoadRitetrailer with folding tongue, exactly 21’ long with boat •Contact John Taylor 610-745-1666 johnataylor1@yahoo.com Location: Rochester, MA