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  • I love both JB, and JB Jr designs and have the plans for both. My 87 year old father who grew up in Memphis always wanted to take a Mississippi river trip. I have thought about building the JB often to take a river trip with him. Many (most?) will likely think its not a good match but I think a person or two could make a Great Circle Loop trip in a JB with an appropriate motor. It...
    chrisc@... Feb 5
  • I have always thought the Jewelbox might be an ideal boat to motor sail the great loop in for too many reasons to list. Chris Curtis ---In Michalak@^$1, wrote : Thanks John! Anyone know what appears to be a cable on the Jewelbox...runs from cabin top to stern and also one at the bow? Conflicted now. Jewelbox looks like a nice design. Feature trade offs between the two boats.
    chrisc@... Jan 24
  • Thanks for pointing this out Gene. I'm about to start a elderduck(s) build and I was thinking about this very issue. Much easier to cut out parts and glue later. I'm glad this works for you so I think I'll try it soon. Chris Curtis ---------- Original Message ---------- From: "Gene Berry meangenerok@^$1 [Michalak]" To: "Michalak@^$2" Subject: Re: [Michalak] Re: One big butt splice...
    chrisc@... Dec 12, 2015
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  • I'm gonna guess that for best sailing and safety, Tom's going to have to get it deeper than 550. I have a very similar boat and I'm just getting it down to good sailing trim at 750 without me. Robsboat is going to sail best down on her lines and will need more weight than the plans suggest (I think) to do well. I think Tom's is going to figure that out for us real soon. Chris...
    chrisc@... Dec 4, 2015
  • ...tents is a PITA, and that way you could even camp on the hook if needed. Tom tom sorensen tdsoren@^$2 On Nov 20, 2015, at 12:28 PM, chrisc@^$3 [Michalak] < Michalak@^$4 > wrote: Hello All. I’m writing to ask advice on a trip I’m planning to setup. I had been trying...
    chrisc@... Nov 20, 2015
  • Hello All. I’m writing to ask advice on a trip I’m planning to setup. I had been trying to plan a winter trip with my Paradox in Florida and had not really pulled it all together. I had been hoping to find another Paradox cruiser to trip with. Additionally I had been blathering to my wife that I really wish I could take our 15 year old son, but of course, he is in school in...
    chrisc@... Nov 20, 2015
  • Well, you may get to see how it works for me then. My biggest problem right now technically is making sure mast placement is OK. If so, I'll build to Storrers plan as designed. How much "stretched" are you going to make your boat? The next (easy) size up would be 16 feet. Like a triloboat! My next HUGE issue is that I would need to build two before the end of February. I have the...
    chrisc@... Oct 26, 2015
  • Hello Dave. Do you have any comments on mast placement? I'm wondering if I can keep the mast base in the pdgoose drawings, but just rake the mast a bit and still keep everything in balance. I Emailed Michael Storrer on that question but have not yet received a reply. BTW, nice (great) idea on making a 1/2 built lug sail kit available. If I did not already have the sail I need, I'd...
    chrisc@... Oct 26, 2015
  • If you have not seen them (in Photos), Tom Sorensen's Robbsboat is looking much sharper than I though one ever would. Years ago I built a Robbsboat and finished it 3D but ended up giving it away in a purge, and it ended up getting ruined by lack of interest. Its really nice to be able to see one so beautifully crafted. I too had the thought of making from front window split, but I...
    chrisc@... Oct 26, 2015
  • Hello All. I posted this on the goose group, which is of course the most appropriate place to post it. Still, the goose is very JM like, and this is one of the finest and most capable boating groups around so I thought I 'd ask you all too. I have an opportunity to meet some good friends in the winter and do some fishing/sailing. I had thought of building a few geese quickly and...
    chrisc@... Oct 24, 2015