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  2. Just dropped by to say Hi.

    In this climate, I'm a big fan of plastic myself. It's enough work just maintaining what little wood there is onboard (as I have my wooden main hatch in the garage getting an overhaul). She's a very heavy built fiberglass boat with some classic lines reminiscent of friendship sloops, at least from the waterline up. As for single handing her, it really isn't too hard. But then she is just 30' on deck so jumping around like a monkey isn't too difficult (until I'm tripping over the offspring). The design is blue water worthy, though my boat would need so many upgrades as to make it impractical and definitely beyond my pocketbook. But she's just perfect for the inside passage (and I'd imagine would be at home in Puget Sound as well), and I wouldn't hesitate much to take her on some coastal passages (of course, there are upgrades and modifications that would be advantageous even for the port hopping offshore---hmmmm why do self tailing winches need to cost so much?). Here's hoping for a mild winter down your way as well.
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  4. Just dropped by to say Hi.

    I opted for a plastic boat myself and being as I am usually the only one on board with any sailing experience I may as well be single handing her. All lines run aft to the cockpit and for 39' she's pretty nimble love sailing her and she brings quite a sense of freedom. I just retired so a project boat wasn't to my liking but boats being boats there's always something to do. Blue water capable and all I am lacking right now is a water maker but I do have tankage for 200 gallons of water at the moment. Still pretty warm here so I don't think I'll need to do to much to her for another month, I am hoping anyway. Single handing a cutter rig is definitely worthy of respect, fellers gotta have himself about eight arms. lol Take care Mate and I'm wishing you a mild winter.
  5. Just dropped by to say Hi.

    Well, I doubt I'll get down that far south anytime soon, but if you make it up around Point Retreat, I'll sure stand you a pint. Also, most of my sailing is single handed with the cutter rig, though I do admit that tacking can be tricky in lighter winds, as I usually have to run forward to hand the jib around the cutter stay. However, with the stays'l set, that becomes much less of an issue, especially as that's the last sail I pass when tacking, so it helps the jib slide right up through the gap. Currently, however, she's winterized and I'm starting in on one of the many winter projects for this 40 year old gal... Fair winds!
  6. What might be thee best time to head fer Key West ? I would imagine not August-November , but other than that what might be the most agreeable time to hit the Keys ?
  7. No Better Place To Be!

    Not overwhelmed but I am weary and tired of the same old scuttlebut and hyperbole on social media , trying to wean meself off of Facebook . Looks like there are a few folks what infrequently frequent the Pyracy pub so perhaps I shall frequent the pub more frequently me ownsef . Spending more time on my little ship the Dengue 2 but when I'm ashore I think I will spend a little more time with you good folks . At least the topics here make more sense, at least they are more fun .
  8. Just dropped by to say Hi.

    Well Coastie04 I has found my smallship , although I am rather fond of a cutter rig , but my masthead sloop is rigged so that I can single hand her . Should get me around where I needs to get , perhaps I'll see you out on the water some day. If yer ever off of Point Roberts call out to the Dengue 2 and perhaps we could share a pint or two somewhere in my neighbourhood .
  9. On this day in history...

    September 26 - On this day in 1580, Frances Drake completed circumnavigation of the world, sailing into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind.
  10. Sea of Thieves

    Do you happen to play Pirates of the Burning Sea?
  11. Welcome aboard!

    She may be aground...the grand ole girl...but she's a good ship. A little careening and the Pub could put to sea again.
  12. Because I still can (apparently)

  13. Tsunami Kate

    If we ate everything served here we'd die early, but happy.
  14. Tsunami Kate

    Aye, I'll have me some of that as well
  15. Tsunami Kate

    Today's special is Sujouk Sausage Quiche. Delightful.
  16. Tsunami Kate

    I do love me some good kutbah
  17. The Boots We Wear (On Bucket Boots)

    This thread has covered such an interesting range of opinions, stronger opinions and even strong opinions. Also some historic citations.
  18. Sea of Thieves

    Aye and you as well Captain. I'll be in and out more frequently the days, perhaps we can fix up the Dog or the Lucy and have them sail again someday
  19. Tsunami Kate

    Today we're serving stuffed grape leaves.
  20. Utah Pirate Invasion

    No word yet from Patrick Hand. The last I heard from him, he was moving to a place that required installation for internet access, so he may be off of the grid at the moment. I sent him a reminder just a week ago, but haven't heard back. A hearty welcome to all of our attendees.
  21. Utah Pirate Invasion

    I'll be flying in from Savannah to attend this gathering! looking forward to meeting you all.
  22. Utah Pirate Invasion

    Any word on Mr. Hand?
  23. Utah Pirate Invasion

    ooo - Pyracy Pub REUNION!
  24. Utah Pirate Invasion

    Kern County will be there
  25. Utah Pirate Invasion

    woohoo! West Coast pirate event. I'm loving it! See you all there!
  26. Utah Pirate Invasion

    YAY! Mad Pete, Stynky Tudor and Mission are all joining us at the Utah Pirate Invasion.
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