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Re: Fern Ridge Messabout Photos-Bob Larkins Wave Watcher

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  • saillips
    ... Wonderful photos John! Thanks for posting them. It looks like Bob Larkin was ailing with a one-piece mast and not the sliding gunter. Did he give up on the
    Message 1 of 8 , Jun 1, 2009
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      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "John Kohnen" <jhkohnen@...> wrote:
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      > At long last!
      >
      Wonderful photos John! Thanks for posting them. It looks like Bob Larkin was ailing with a one-piece mast and not the sliding gunter. Did he give up on the gunter or did he leave it off for higher wind conditions?
      Thanks,
      David
    • adventures_in_astrophotography
      Hi John, ... Nice! I espcially like BWII and Pelican, but those tugs are nice, and I could see many a day fishing and loafing on that Redwing 18. Jon
      Message 2 of 8 , Jun 2, 2009
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        Hi John,

        > At long last!
        >
        > http://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/sets/72157618949304199/

        Nice! I espcially like BWII and Pelican, but those tugs are nice, and I could see many a day fishing and loafing on that Redwing 18.

        Jon
      • John Kohnen
        I was expecting Bob to pipe up, but maybe he s off having fun in his boat. Here s what he s written about Wave Watcher s rig:
        Message 3 of 8 , Jun 3, 2009
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          I was expecting Bob to pipe up, but maybe he's off having fun in his boat.
          Here's what he's written about Wave Watcher's rig:

          http://www.proaxis.com/~boblark/bw2_sails2.htm

          The Solent lug yard with BW2's big mainsail is a real handful for one
          person to handle, even after Bob added a jaw to turn it into kind of a
          Gunter. I think PCB took his enfatuation with the Solent lug too far when
          he used it with such a big sail. <shrug>

          Wave Watcher is a very fast boat, and drives easily. She goes fine with
          Bob's small mainsail in everything but _really_ light airs. When I took
          the pictures Sunday during the Fern Ridge messabout Bob passed my sailing
          skiff like she was standing still in what were light airs for Pickle,
          designed for the windy lakes and bays of the Oregon Coast, maybe 5mph
          winds, but seemed to be fine for his small mainsail and big jib.

          On Mon, 01 Jun 2009 15:48:13 -0700, David wrote:

          > Wonderful photos John! Thanks for posting them. It looks like Bob Larkin
          > was ailing with a one-piece mast and not the sliding gunter. Did he give
          > up on the gunter or did he leave it off for higher wind conditions?

          --
          John <jkohnen@...>
          No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of
          society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we
          shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for
          stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. <P.J. O'Rourke>
        • Bob Larkin
          David, one more year of playing with the sails for the BW-2 has been great learning for me! If I go out by myself, or with non-sailors, I take the small main
          Message 4 of 8 , Jun 5, 2009
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            David, one more year of playing with the sails for the BW-2 has been great learning for me! If I go out by myself, or with non-sailors, I take the small main and jib. If I go out with a real crew I take the Gunter yard and big sail (with the small main tucked away, just in case). The small main, especially with the jib, is generally plenty of sail, as John alluded to. On the other hand the big main is great fun, if there are enough hands to get it up and down.

            By the way, John's pictures are great, but you don't get to see John. I posted a few today that do not have this omission---they are not Bolger boats, but in the right spirit! See http://www.flickr.com/photos/rlarkin/sets/72157619291078668/

            Bob

            --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "John Kohnen" <jhkohnen@...> wrote:
            >
            > I was expecting Bob to pipe up, but maybe he's off having fun in his boat.
            > Here's what he's written about Wave Watcher's rig:
            >
            > http://www.proaxis.com/~boblark/bw2_sails2.htm
            >
            > The Solent lug yard with BW2's big mainsail is a real handful for one
            > person to handle, even after Bob added a jaw to turn it into kind of a
            > Gunter. I think PCB took his enfatuation with the Solent lug too far when
            > he used it with such a big sail. <shrug>
            >
            > Wave Watcher is a very fast boat, and drives easily. She goes fine with
            > Bob's small mainsail in everything but _really_ light airs. When I took
            > the pictures Sunday during the Fern Ridge messabout Bob passed my sailing
            > skiff like she was standing still in what were light airs for Pickle,
            > designed for the windy lakes and bays of the Oregon Coast, maybe 5mph
            > winds, but seemed to be fine for his small mainsail and big jib.
            >
            > On Mon, 01 Jun 2009 15:48:13 -0700, David wrote:
            >
            > > Wonderful photos John! Thanks for posting them. It looks like Bob Larkin
            > > was ailing with a one-piece mast and not the sliding gunter. Did he give
            > > up on the gunter or did he leave it off for higher wind conditions?
          • Ben
            Great photos.Is there plans available for this boat http://www.flickr.com/photos/rlarkin/3598738172/in/set-72157619291078668/
            Message 5 of 8 , Jun 5, 2009
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              Great photos.Is there plans available for this boat http://www.flickr.com/photos/rlarkin/3598738172/in/set-72157619291078668/




              --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Larkin" <boblark@...> wrote:
              >
              > David, one more year of playing with the sails for the BW-2 has been great learning for me! If I go out by myself, or with non-sailors, I take the small main and jib. If I go out with a real crew I take the Gunter yard and big sail (with the small main tucked away, just in case). The small main, especially with the jib, is generally plenty of sail, as John alluded to. On the other hand the big main is great fun, if there are enough hands to get it up and down.
              >
              > By the way, John's pictures are great, but you don't get to see John. I posted a few today that do not have this omission---they are not Bolger boats, but in the right spirit! See http://www.flickr.com/photos/rlarkin/sets/72157619291078668/
              >
              > Bob
              >
              > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "John Kohnen" <jhkohnen@> wrote:
              > >
              > > I was expecting Bob to pipe up, but maybe he's off having fun in his boat.
              > > Here's what he's written about Wave Watcher's rig:
              > >
              > > http://www.proaxis.com/~boblark/bw2_sails2.htm
              > >
              > > The Solent lug yard with BW2's big mainsail is a real handful for one
              > > person to handle, even after Bob added a jaw to turn it into kind of a
              > > Gunter. I think PCB took his enfatuation with the Solent lug too far when
              > > he used it with such a big sail. <shrug>
              > >
              > > Wave Watcher is a very fast boat, and drives easily. She goes fine with
              > > Bob's small mainsail in everything but _really_ light airs. When I took
              > > the pictures Sunday during the Fern Ridge messabout Bob passed my sailing
              > > skiff like she was standing still in what were light airs for Pickle,
              > > designed for the windy lakes and bays of the Oregon Coast, maybe 5mph
              > > winds, but seemed to be fine for his small mainsail and big jib.
              > >
              > > On Mon, 01 Jun 2009 15:48:13 -0700, David wrote:
              > >
              > > > Wonderful photos John! Thanks for posting them. It looks like Bob Larkin
              > > > was ailing with a one-piece mast and not the sliding gunter. Did he give
              > > > up on the gunter or did he leave it off for higher wind conditions?
              >
            • Harry James
              Yep http://www.cmdboats.com/rw18.htm HJ
              Message 6 of 8 , Jun 5, 2009
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                Yep

                http://www.cmdboats.com/rw18.htm

                HJ

                Ben wrote:
                > Great photos.Is there plans available for this boat http://www.flickr.com/photos/rlarkin/3598738172/in/set-72157619291078668/
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              • Ben
                Thank you.
                Message 7 of 8 , Jun 6, 2009
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                  Thank you.


                  --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Harry James <welshman@...> wrote:
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                  > Yep
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                  > http://www.cmdboats.com/rw18.htm
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                  > HJ
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                  > Ben wrote:
                  > > Great photos.Is there plans available for this boat http://www.flickr.com/photos/rlarkin/3598738172/in/set-72157619291078668/
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