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    Default New Boat 4 Tchoup

    Apologies to Sleddog but I’ve been thinking about a different kind of boat for myself as well. Something that can also go the Interstate 5 PNW to Baja (and mountain lakes in between) towed behind the minivan range.
    I’ve really been enjoying the Micro-cruiser and Everglades Challenge and Race to Alaska threads and I think I’ve found my favorite design.
    JF Bedard’s River of Grass.
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    So what do you say AlanH? Grab the skerry and come out for some Bay Area RAID. Solosailor get that outrigger going.
    How about Horseshoe Cove to Owl Harbor?

    And so yes, Starbuck is for sale.
    http://sfbaysss.org/forum/showthread...ck-is-for-sale

    http://bedardyachtdesign.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/BedardYachtDesign/
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    THAT looks like fun!

    The thing with these little boats is that you have to re-think what's fun about sailing. You won't be hammering up the slot at 3:00 in the afternoon in July on RoG.

    What got me going on the skerry was visions of beach camping in Puget Sound and Maine. Come to find out that in fact you can't really do much of that around here because there are only about 3-4 places from San Jose to Stockton where you can pull up on a beach and pitch a tent. It caused me to re-think, and if I were doing it again I might get/build a more performance-sailing dinghy.

    If I didn't have visions of another SHTP, then something along the lines of a 17-18 foot version of what you've got right there would strongly appeal. HOWEVER... Horseshoe Cove to Owl Harbor, YES!
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    A few years ago Melusine showed up in the annual Small Boat Review, and I was pretty taken with the design.

    https://chantiermer.wordpress.com/actualite/melusine/

    Shortly after Melusine, that same yard produced something similar, but about a foot shorter... Lili 6.1

    https://chantiermer.wordpress.com/pr...ons/lili-6-10/

    The plans are $$$, though.
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    Hi Tchoup,

    That really is a nice micro-cruiser. Rowable. It seems like they want $2500 for cut ply and maybe a ~10k budget all-up? Not that bad really.

    https://www.bedardyachtdesign.com/de...micro-cruiser/

    I had a 17' sail-row cruiser myself before the big boat.



    It was fun, but did not point very well at all. I'm probably spoiled by now. I can't believe that was more than 10 years ago.

    Now I'm still procrastinating on the canoe, and sometimes thinking about a Seascape 18. I got a quote on one, they are not cheap.

    A great place for inspiration, ideas, and resources is the Wooden Boat show the weekend after Labor Day in Port Townsend, WA. http://nwmaritime.org/wooden-boat-festival/ I went about 10 years ago, and now I have more time may go this year again.

    If you are ever down in the south bay stop in for some alcohol and sawdust.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pogen View Post
    ... sometimes thinking about a Seascape 18.
    "The boat’s cuddy-cave cabin is decidedly Spartan, with not much more than a full-length double V-berth inside, but you can set up a tent over the cockpit to expand the accommodations, and the boat is easily beached so you can spread out onshore too."

    Hey, David! Sounds like Desolation Wilderness on water.

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    You could have saved yourself some trouble and bought mine !:
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