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    Default Mr Ants goes to Washington aka skipper Ants does 2022 Salish 100

    The Salish 100 is a week long cruise of about 100 miles from Tacoma to Pt Townsend. Although the initial version had onshore camping, the last version required onboard camping. Every time I go to the PNW, I come back with a vessel, so after the trip this year, I was better equipped to camp on board.

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    I submitted my application for 2022. After being reminded that the support vessels are emergency purposes, not towing in stragglers, I was accepted. I was one of about 10 purists relying on oars. There is a suitable outboard sitting in the garage, but the logistics of a motor mount on a pointy stern / finding space for gas and motor, the oars seem to be a simple solution.

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    The Deer Isle Koster?
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
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    Yes sir! I think I will need every inch inside of it.

    The rudder gudgeons and pintles are on the way to be on an inline axis. There is a jig to hold the pieces in alignment so everything can fit correctly. The upper fitting in stern gets cut in and the lower fitting gets a block added. Maybe ot needs a pelagic installed also?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntsUiga View Post
    The Salish 100 is a week long cruise of about 100 miles from Tacoma to Pt Townsend. Although the initial version had onshore camping, the last version required onboard camping. Every time I go to the PNW, I come back with a vessel, so after the trip this year, I was better equipped to camp on board.

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    I submitted my application for 2022. After being reminded that the support vessels are emergency purposes, not towing in stragglers, I was accepted. I was one of about 10 purists relying on oars. There is a suitable outboard sitting in the garage, but the logistics of a motor mount on a pointy stern / finding space for gas and motor, the oars seem to be a simple solution.
    3 knot average over ground required daily for 4-5 hours. Has that been tested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    3 knot average over ground required daily for 4-5 hours. Has that been tested?
    Surely if one waited for the appropriate current 2/x daily it could be accomplished? Go, Mr Ants! More photos, please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    3 knot average over ground required daily for 4-5 hours. Has that been tested?
    No.

    The design calls for 10 foot oars, but the boat came with (clever?) 8 foot closet rods with a paddle on the end. I could use my 9 1/2 foot carbon fiber sweeps, but my friend Mark said that traditional oars are needed.

    The operator conditioning is ahem, a little overdue.

    Ants

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    Default More sail Mr Christian

    The design has two alternate sail plans, a large standing lug or a smaller lug with a jib. The builder opted for the smaller lug without a jib. The furler is ready and the jib is being stitched.

    Then, there is the custom sabot spinnaker which just about the right size.

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    That's a beautiful spinnaker!

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    Such a pretty design. I'm not sure you're going to need that jib, Ants! That lugsail looks big enough to me.

    Good job on the kickup rudder.
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    As for ‘happy’ accommodation on board, here is the situation. The boat came with an oversize cover that is currently shown in keeping the rain and oak leaves out. The cover will be shortened to serve two functions, 1) a secure travel cover, and 2) a camping cover. The camping cover will have the mast up, and the travel cover will have some dedicated means to hold mast / sail / boom and gaff. Details to be sorted out.

    As shown in second photo, the interior seems outright spacious with little inside the cover.
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