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Saw this odd duck...

Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by rgranger, Apr 15, 2019 at 7:26 AM. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    5,950 posts, 1,492 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    I was sailing at Martin Lake AL this weekend and saw this odd customized sailboat... IMG_1537[1].jpg IMG_1539[1].jpg
     


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  2. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,754 posts, 3,750 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Looks like the owner was handy with fiberglass and wanted to be able to stand up in the cabin.
     


  3. Blitz

    Blitz

    Joined Jul 10, 2007
    533 posts, 7 likes
    Seidelmann 34
    US Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    And likes a big outboard
     


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  4. Project_Mayhem

    Project_Mayhem

    Joined Sep 24, 2018
    233 posts, 50 likes
    O'Day 25
    US Waukegan
    It looks like a sailboat and a trawler had a baby together

    I always wondered why so few sailboats provided protection from foul weather. Visibility in aft cockpit does seem to be a problem in this one
     


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  5. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,676 posts, 1,582 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    Looks like a Rhodes 22 with a pop top that is now permanent.
     


  6. Barnacle Bill

    Barnacle Bill

    Joined Jun 9, 2008
    1,530 posts, 52 likes
    - --
    US -Bayfield
    It's a production boat. An Allmand HMS 23 Motor Sailor
     


  7. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,754 posts, 3,750 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Many boat owners, many boats, many designs..

    Oh the joy of it.
     


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  8. Jim26m

    Jim26m

    Joined Apr 3, 2019
    40 posts, 31 likes
    Macgregor 26M
    P Cub Boo US Mobile AL
    That's his kicker if I understand the brochure. Looks like it has an inboard in the brochure. Kind of a cool boat if you want that sort of thing.

    I've got the big outboard sailboat...
     


  9. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,457 posts, 1,118 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS


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  10. Jim26m

    Jim26m

    Joined Apr 3, 2019
    40 posts, 31 likes
    Macgregor 26M
    P Cub Boo US Mobile AL
    Maybe referring to how well it sails?
     


  11. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,457 posts, 1,118 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    maybe. It looks like it has a lower 600# keel. It drafts 2' less than my Hunter
     


  12. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    5,950 posts, 1,492 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    Uhg! What an ugly boat.
     


  13. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,754 posts, 3,750 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    @rgranger it is all in the eyes of the title holder. Sure not every boat is an America's Cup beauty... but to the owner is can be beauty in the utility. Gets him/her out on the water so they can decompress and not go postal at work...
     


  14. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    5,950 posts, 1,492 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    @jssailem

    All in the eyes of the Beer Holder

    [​IMG]
     


  15. Jim26m

    Jim26m

    Joined Apr 3, 2019
    40 posts, 31 likes
    Macgregor 26M
    P Cub Boo US Mobile AL
    rgranger; that one is even tough for a Mac owner to take!
     


  16. DArcy - Islay Mist

    DArcy - Islay Mist

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    308 posts, 269 likes
    C&C 27 MkII
    Ca Ottawa
    I like the training wheels on the side.
     


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  17. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    5,149 posts, 2,463 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC


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  18. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,489 posts, 2,440 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    The HMS 23 has only 600 pounds of ballast, no mention of water ballast and sits very low on her trailer. I love that boat. Owning her is like:
    As a beauty, I am not a star.
    There are others more handsome, by far,
    But my face, I don't mind it,
    For I am behind it.
    It's those out in front get the jar.​
    Onboard, she's gorgeous. Maybe her heeling force is a little high and her ballast a little light for that, but that's a comfy looking weekender.

    Now, I wonder what this boat has for ballast. Water?

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  19. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    5,149 posts, 2,463 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    Beer
     


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