Russian Sailboat

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  1. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    1,216 posts, 658 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    ....and likely a lot more fun to sail!

  2. PotomacDaysailer


    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    307 posts, 150 likes
    Seafarer 29
    US Oologah, OK
    Seriously, if I had a half-billion to design and build, and a crew of 50 to sail her, I'd build something modeled on Cutty Sark. And just like the A, she'd be capable of 22 kts.

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  3. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,606 posts, 2,560 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Funny you should say that because I've been thinking the same thing, only it would be something like captain Kidd's Adventure. Either way, I'd indulge my fantasies, not build for pure luxury and ostentation. I do like the underwater viewing station and the submarine though.

    -Will (Dragonfly)

  4. agprice22


    Joined Aug 3, 2012
    2,310 posts, 542 likes
    Performance Cruising Telstar 28
    US Watkins Glen
    With half a billion to play with, I would build a time machine, go back to 16 and sail my Laser off the beach in Boca Raton again. There was never more pure sailing pleasure than that for me.

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  5. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,787 posts, 1,384 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    I always liked the lines of the Maltese Falcon, even without canvas up. Also the Black Pearl ...




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  6. NotCook


    Joined Dec 29, 2008
    656 posts, 172 likes
    Treworgy 65' Custom Steel Pilothouse Staysail Ketch
    US St. Croix, Virgin Islands
    I pretty much always find futuristic looking boats ugly. Give me the classic lines - sail or motor.

  7. Richard19068


    Joined Jun 11, 2004
    772 posts, 73 likes
    Oday 31
    US Redondo Beach
  8. Justin_NSA


    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,575 posts, 1,173 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    OMG! What does it take to raise that main! :yikes:

  9. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,606 posts, 2,560 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH

    -Will ("compromise", Dragonfly)

  10. lehighsail


    Joined Feb 21, 2008
    283 posts, 41 likes
    Hunter 33
    US Metedeconk River
    OK, too many negatives. I am not putting in a bid.

  11. Gunni


    Joined Mar 16, 2010
    5,943 posts, 1,488 likes
    Beneteau 411 Oceanis
    US Annapolis
    Stay away from ol’ Andrey, he’s on the U.S. Treasury sanctions list. A buddy to Pootie-Poot. You do business with him and you’ll have more problems than Paul Manafort!

  12. Daveinet


    Joined Sep 20, 2014
    1,014 posts, 211 likes
    Rob Legg RL24
    US Chain O'Lakes
    Damaged a few pilings in the wind.
    Something I'm always curious about - When have that large of a sail, how does it really work correctly. As we know, a very high percentage of the lift is generated in the 1st 3rd of the leading edge of the sail. If so, what does the back half the sail do? Add drag? Especially if it is curved enough to actually be pushing against the forward movement of the boat.

  13. rgranger


    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    6,123 posts, 1,604 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake

  14. kloudie1


    Joined Nov 6, 2006
    8,289 posts, 754 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Mandeville Louisiana
    Down in Ft. Lauderdale to help a friend deliver his 53 foot Hattaras Sedan, we saw some real beauties from Perini-Navi.. They build pretty stuff.. The one we saw several years ago was a ketch, probably around 120 feet.. We spoke to a couple of the crew in a little bar.. Nice folks sailing a beauty of a boat... most of the time, they were sailing without the owner aboard as they shuttled the boat amongst various destinations..

  15. Justin_NSA


    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,575 posts, 1,173 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    Wouldn't that be a sweet job for a few years.

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  16. Gunni


    Joined Mar 16, 2010
    5,943 posts, 1,488 likes
    Beneteau 411 Oceanis
    US Annapolis
    We were anchored off White Bay at Peter Island, BVI a few years ago and ran the dink up on the beach to scout for a dinner location (no dice, the place is pretty exclusive). Standing at the waterline in shorts and sandals, a launch appeared with a crew of 6 and two well dressed old-timers, man and woman seated in matching lounge chairs. Those kind of lounge chairs you see in old colonial British movies where the Pasha of Wherever is carried by the palace slaves. I nudged my mate and said ‘we gotta see this’. They beached the launch and two guys in crisp summer whites jumped into knee-deep water to steady the boat. Then with the precision of an honor guard the other crew in similar summer whites stepped into the water, hoisted the chairs by their handles and carried the Lord and Lady to the beach. Both were nicely dressed in their resort wear. She looked to have 400 sq. feet of silk blowing in the warm trade winds. Both gave us a glance, nod and warm smile. We mustered an embarrassed smile, clearly underdressed for the parade. Think that was as close as I ever got to royalty. The crew loaded back into the launch, soggy summer whites, soggy white shoes along with their gilded lounges and returned to ship. The rich really are different.

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  17. capta


    Joined Jun 4, 2009
    3,051 posts, 1,099 likes
    Pearson 530
    na Admiralty Bay, Bequia SVG
    Got aboard one of those in Suva Fiji in the mid-seventies. The crew was really nice, the vodka flowed freely and the caviar was salty. But anytime one of us Americans strayed a bit too close to the tarp-covered equipment on deck, there was a Russian between us and the tarped item.
    At one point, when the captain was showing us the bridge the phone rang and the captain apologized saying that the political officer (who obviously was monitoring the goings on) did not want us to see their charts and we must leave the bridge.
    All in all, it was a huge eye-opener for an American who was fed a lot of untrue propaganda about Russia in the '50s and '60s.

  18. Justin_NSA


    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,575 posts, 1,173 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    How did you manage to get aboard one? I have a few photos of our Phantoms escorting Russian Bears that were in the same airspace. Nothing dramatic.
    It's funny how different Navies deal with alcohol on board ship. In the USN it was about the biggest crime you could commit. We were warned when we deployed with them. One time we docked in Yokosuka to avoid a typhoon. An Aussie ship was next to us. We partied in the bars with them. The next morning you could see the flight deck littered with sailors passed out on their deck. That would not happen on a USS.

  19. Captain Larry-DH

    Captain Larry-DH

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    675 posts, 365 likes
    Quorning Dragonfly 1200
    US home
    check out Meteor [​IMG]

  20. Joe


    Joined Jun 1, 2004
    6,664 posts, 423 likes
    Catalina 27
    US Mission Bay, San Diego
    In the royal navy, a British tar's daily tot of rum...or wine in the Med... was/is a tradition... however, drunkenness was a severe punishable offense.. as in lashes with the cat. It was common to drink a weakened form of beer or grog with meals because the water would often be foul.

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