Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > General Cruising Forum
Cruiser Wiki

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-29-2009, 09:03 PM   #15
Commander
 
Seafarer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 144
Default

Actually, I think she has around 6' of headroom, or could be easily modified (slightly higher freeboard) to get it. I e-mailed the designer about this a few years ago when I was thinking about building instead of buying.

Boat of my dreams is still the center-cockpit Freedom 40. I toured the original Santa Margarita, renamed Modesty, a few years ago when it was for sale a few hours south of me. I think he was asking $40k for it, and I couldn't get the loan.

I want one painted red, with red junk sails, and an oriental theme going on...
__________________

__________________
Seafarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2009, 12:10 AM   #16
Admiral
 
atavist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Vessel Name: Persevate
Posts: 548
Send a message via Yahoo to atavist
Default

The Freedom 40 is definitely a nice boat and definitely does have the whole sampan look going on... I'm not so sure about red, I'm more of an earth tone myself, but that would definitely be an eye catcher...

one other thing I would like to have in my dream boat aside from the super shallow draft is for her coach roof to be removeable so that I could use her as an open hold fishing boat when I'm not living on her... probably wouldn't be too hard for a designer to beef up the hull structure so that she doesn't rely on her deck for strength...
__________________

__________________
“The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.” (Epictetus 55 - 135 AD)

"To see new things, and live day to day, is better than wine or poppy, and fitter for a man." (Theseus)
atavist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2009, 12:17 AM   #17
Commander
 
Seafarer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 144
Default

Gag! You'd never get the smell out!
__________________
Seafarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2009, 01:26 PM   #18
Admiral
 
atavist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Vessel Name: Persevate
Posts: 548
Send a message via Yahoo to atavist
Default

bah, simple green can get anysmell out... ...but yeah, actually I agree... I wouldn't use it for a fishing boat like that until I'm DONE living on it... which with anyluck will mean I've got myself a waterfront cabin up some river in some tropical watering hole (thailand, bangladesh, honduras, nicuragua, dominican republic, maybe... ) where I can retire as a farang hermit...

hey we all gotta have our dreams.
__________________
“The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.” (Epictetus 55 - 135 AD)

"To see new things, and live day to day, is better than wine or poppy, and fitter for a man." (Theseus)
atavist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2009, 11:28 PM   #19
Commander
 
Seafarer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 144
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by atavist View Post
We all gotta have our dreams.
I was going to retire to Castle Anthrax
__________________
Seafarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 04:59 PM   #20
Rear Admiral
 
Aquaria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Home Port: Hamburg GER
Vessel Name: Aquaria
Posts: 278
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redbopeep View Post
Getting away from leeboard issues--in terms of stability, that particular boat looks to be very sensitive to loading, IMHO. Its a "canoe" design and probably wonderfully fast but with questionable stability for bluewater sailing. Herreshoff designed some nice shoal draft boats--I suppose they are great for the shallow SE US as well as parts of the Caribbean where you could island hop without doing too much in the way of long passages. Monroe also designed numerous shoal draft boats--most with centerboards--for those cruising waters. The Monroe boats weren't known for their bluewater capabilities, just their gunkholing.

Have fun looking at boats
... to come back to the lee boards...

guess, they are around just in shallow and protected coastal waters for good reasons. Lee boards were developed along coasts and estuaries with shallow and to some extend protected waters. *So they originated in the Netherlands (fox 1956 might know more about it), but in smaller sizes and out of wood also further east along the Wadden Seas of the North Sea shores and its river estuaries. Their abilities to go to windward are not breathtaking and they don't have enough ballast. If they capsize, they really need outside help.*

There are many lee boarders around as traditional boats - the big units mostly doing professional charter business and as far as I know they are licenced only to cruising in protected coastal waters. Even though there ar many of them around in European waters (North Sea and Baltic) they are never seen seriously off shore.

Uwe

SY Aquaria* *
__________________
If you have the time, you alwas have the right winds.

More on my Centurion 32:
http://www.cabinetdeparodontologie.n...ria/index.html
I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: Germany, Background, Cruising/Sailing the German Bight
Aquaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2010, 06:11 PM   #21
Commander
 
Seafarer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 144
Default

Holy "have-your-cake-and-eat-it-to" BoatMan!

Check this one out!

http://billspringer.blogspot.com/2009/02/s...rly-42-rst.html







Of course, that's some $expensive$ cake!
__________________
Seafarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2010, 06:36 PM   #22
Admiral
 
atavist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Vessel Name: Persevate
Posts: 548
Send a message via Yahoo to atavist
Default

That's pretty sweet... as you said, pricey, but sweet.
__________________

__________________
“The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.” (Epictetus 55 - 135 AD)

"To see new things, and live day to day, is better than wine or poppy, and fitter for a man." (Theseus)
atavist is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New To Boards yachtsea The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 2 08-25-2010 09:55 PM
Cheoy Lee 48 tel General Cruising Forum 2 07-03-2008 01:02 AM
Cannot See Forum Boards Within A Catagory? imported_admin Forum Admin, News & Announcements 0 02-24-2007 02:42 PM
New Boards - 19/02/07 imported_admin Forum Admin, News & Announcements 2 02-20-2007 07:18 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0