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Old 03-05-2012, 01:17 AM   #21
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Bulfrogs may be practical but they are fugly.
* * * ** Yeh, I have to admit...they are the SARCAS of the dinghy world.

The larger Bullfrog models are ugly, I agree, because of the sharp angle or "break" in the hull where the forward section abruptly slants upwards.* But the 10' model like Carey has and is the one we would get looks no different to me than an RIB.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:44 AM   #22
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Eye of the beholder I guess. There is even a small number of people that find Island Gypsy's pleasing to the eye. *
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* * * ** Yeh, I have to admit...they are the SARCAS of the dinghy world.
Hey, Walt..watch it...I heard that.....
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:20 AM   #24
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* * * ** Hey Carey! What's with that? :jawdrop:
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SeaHorse II wrote:Carey wrote:Eye of the beholder I guess. There is even a small number of people that find Island Gypsy's pleasing to the eye. *
* * * ** Hey Carey! What's with that? :jawdrop:

That comment was tongue in cheek of course, and did not include Halvorsen Picnic Cruisers.**I sincerely apologize if that comment in any way upset your sensibilities Walt.*



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Like anchors, we have 4, you should have more than one dink, we have 3, depending on the conditions and/or requirements.* My favorite is the 14 ft Livingston, center counsel, 20 hp for local running around/fishing/crabbing, then the 19 ft run about, 140 hp, which is for longer distance local go fast fishing/crabbing and the 14 ft rowing/sailing dink for rowing around the marina for exercise and tender for back and forth to shore. All three have been dragged up on shore/beach with little damage. During the summer we have all three tied to the Eagle and ready to go.*
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The 19 ft we have to tow as it to big/heavy for the Eagle to lift/carry.* It tows nice as it is deep V, has a 40 gallon low belly fuel tank and laid up thick/heavy.* The Livingston also tows quite well as its very stable.* The rowing sailing definitely has to be carried.* I plan/hope to be able to lift the Livingston onto the roof but the mast stays have to be beefed up, which is also required for fish stabilizers.* If and when we had out for Alaska Canada will also have a life raft and maybe tow the run about.
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Now Walt, all we need is an apology for the ugly Sarca crack and we're all good....nah...just kidding. Actually quite often something is designed purely for function, and where form follows function, it ends up not pretty. I'm thinking now of those ghastly vehicle transporter ships that are common these days. Anything less pretty as a boat design I cannot think of. We were nearly swamped by the wash of one coming up the Brisbane Main Channel one time, 'cause I was so fascinated by its ugliness I was a bit slow to take evasive action.

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*My, what a mess of MINIs in that picture. They must be popular down under.

*It's because they are so light the reduced gravitational field in Australia/New Zealand can hold them down onto the roads.* Otherwise they'd fall up like all the bigger cars down there.
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*My, what a mess of MINIs in that picture. They must be popular down under.

*It's because they are so light the reduced gravitational field in Australia/New Zealand can hold them down onto the roads.* Otherwise they'd fall up like all the bigger cars down there.

*That must be why one of the popular cars down under is a GM Holdem.
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*My, what a mess of MINIs in that picture. They must be popular down under.

*It's because they are so light the reduced gravitational field in Australia/New Zealand can hold them down onto the roads.* Otherwise they'd fall up like all the bigger cars down there.

*That must be why one of the popular cars down under is a GM Holdem.

Sold in the US as a Chevrolet, (or is that Pontiac?), model I gather, and thought to be quite large, even by US standards.* Actually jokes aside re the gravity issue, I must confess what did confuse me when we were in the northern hemishere for the first time last year, was the fact the sun rose and set east to west ok, but to the south.* I was forever imaginign I was travelling north, when it was actually to the south.* I guess I was just subliminally picking up on the angle of inclination of the sun, but without consciously correcting for it being to the south.

Oh, and PS, that ship is not in Australia, so all those Minis did not come here - I just posted it because it was the same type I was referring to.


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