[QUOTE=name='Seeratlas' date='Nov 6 2007, 07:46 PM' post='14737']
Couple of things, as I cruise thru their blog, he doesn't describe how he came to collide with the freighter. She makes a remark that the boat is steel? I had thought it wood. can't believe he's scraping on a steel hull, if he breaks the barrier coat, assuming there IS a barrier coat...3 years....hmmm...? Second major problem, having sailed just a few gaff schooners...does anyone see any baggywrinkle on that boat...whooops, now I see he's repairing sails do to chafe on the rig...
This is not auspicious.. Also, from what I can see, his blocks look undersized..there's lot of string on a gaffer...I hope he's got half a mile or better of it stowed below....
Ok, now things are becoming more clear...the boat was built like a ferro boat but they troweled in fibreglass? Construction of this boat is not entirely clear. I guess the blocks are handbuilt by his family as was the whole boat. Quite a project
when lauched she had baggywrinkle all over so.....and that explains the scraping of the hull...either fibreglas or cement would be better than scraping steel. Wonder why she thinks its a "steel" boat? Did he not tell her? LOL.
In any event, the constuction looked ok except for the chicken wire..but from his pictures she's lasted a long time so far
Maybe I underestimated him. Will be interested to see how they do
He certainly isn't afraid of adversity and that's encouraging.