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Old 05-21-2018, 11:36 PM   #5621
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We know it's a dry stack.

Unless you are up to a little breaking and entering, we may never know anything about the Polar Star.


Something tells me you would be hard pressed to get into legal trouble, as I really doubt anyone would admit to being the owner for fear of being found out. You might get clocked by some hermit though.
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:30 AM   #5622
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Not terribly interesting, but I did laugh when this guy paddled by.
At least he's on the water.
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At least he's on the water.
and the cooler is filled with beer and sandwiches.
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I don't care for the extreme forward hell. But she's got a dead sexy profile.

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Not terribly interesting, but I did laugh when this guy paddled by.
finally something in my budget.
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I see the Midnight Lace is up in Washington, I wonder what it is like running the boat at 19kts through a light chop on a misty day from the front cockpit? By the looks of the electronics suite it is more than a simple auxiliary helm for harbors and mooring, so perhaps the owner knows something we don't. I think it would be great for the Bahamas and other similar places, but you have to like the lack of privacy in the master since it looks like it is also a hallway.
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It is an iconic design ..... but I'm not sure it is a good fit for the PNW. A Bimini would ruin the lines but would be a must in Seattle I'd think. If you ever see green water over the bow, it will fill the bow cockpit and find a way into your master stateroom. I guess that is when the life raft comes in handy.
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That Midnight Lace-WOW, just WOW! I can't imagine what the feeling would be at 20 knots in the bow with 50' of boat behind you. I wonder if it comes with seat belts?
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:41 PM   #5629
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I did a bit of boat designing in my teens; with dad on his draft/sketch table. He designed semi displacement raised deck models. I often designed boats with [what was then] futuristic looks, e.g. sweeping lines... similar to Pretty Lady. But, surely without the forward pilot station. Personally, I believe that feature is a death trap for more than one reason.


Also, I was interested in the 52'ers dry weight of 19K + lbs. Our 34' Tolly is 17K dry.
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No inside helm?
I would forgo the fwd station for an inside station.
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IMO, only those with ego problems refer their boat as a yacht. Granted there is a time and a place to call it a 'ship' too. LOL
Daddy used to say "Ah, 'tis the yachting life" which basically meant a dirty job in the bilge, involving oil, rust, impossible to reach fittings or something onerous. Or odoriferous. That's the 'yachting life' at least according to my Daddy.

Ours was not a yacht.

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In 1973 I was 36 and swore off forever---and did it ciggies too!
Good for YOU!

I overpowered two packs a day 18 days after I quit everything else on November 25th 1995... about mid way through my 43rd yr.. Figured if I was going to clean up I'd better do it completely.

Haven't had a drink, puff, toke nor anything else since. Would not be here these days if I had not cleaned up 100%. Had quite the party life up to that time. Still enjoy a good party today - but I do things in a much, much different way!

Writing, regarding my oncoming future/personal disasters, was on the wall, back then; I finally read the whole paragraph that convinced me to dramatically change my ways.

Cleaned up completely on my own volition... but not on my own.

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and the cooler is filled with beer and sandwiches.

I wonder what anchor he uses.




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Daddy used to say "Ah, 'tis the yachting life" which basically meant a dirty job in the bilge, involving oil, rust, impossible to reach fittings or something onerous. Or odoriferous. That's the 'yachting life' at least according to my Daddy.

Ours was not a yacht.

Daddy's boat:

That is a nice boat. I like the clean simple look it has.
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Daddy used to say "Ah, 'tis the yachting life" which basically meant a dirty job in the bilge, involving oil, rust, impossible to reach fittings or something onerous. Or odoriferous. That's the 'yachting life' at least according to my Daddy.

Ours was not a yacht.

Daddy's boat:


WOW, Janice - You would not believe how similar that "raised deck" boat of your dad's is to the last cruiser boat my dad owned. She was in rough shape when we ushered her into the family; had really good bones though. Within a couple years dad and I had her in great shape and repowered with a single 180 hp. Perkins [replaced a tired Nordberg Knight gasser]. Did years of northern east coast off shore and inner water way cruising on that baby!
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Interesting bow. OAL and WLL must be close to the same.
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WOW, Janice - You would not believe how similar that "raised deck" boat of your dad's is to the last cruiser boat my dad owned. She was in rough shape when we ushered her into the family; had really good bones though. Within a couple years dad and I had her in great shape and repowered with a single 180 hp. Perkins [replaced a tired Nordberg Knight gasser]. Did years of northern east coast off shore and inner water way cruising on that baby!
Do you have any pictures? I'd love to see her. These older boats were slender girls... not the wide ones of today. Boats have evolved. Though I prefer the look of the narrow beamed vessels I will admit the wider ones have loads more living space.

I truly loved my home. She evolved over the years. When I was first riding my tricycle it was around the engine box. When taken to shore I did not realize that the trike could go in a straight line.

A bit of history about her can be found on this page:
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Interesting bow. OAL and WLL must be close to the same.
Yes. When the folks went to register her there was an increased fee if she was 40' long. As her plans and original build was 40' exactly, Daddy made her shorter. He heated the bow and got her glowing red. (She's steel.) Then tossed water at her until she shrank. She is exactly 39' 11 3/4" long.

And thus has all the rules that apply to the under 40' boat.

My Daddy was a Character with a capital "C"
Here's another photo of his pride and joy:
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:46 PM   #5639
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Awesome boat Janice.
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[QUOTE=janice142;665615]Do you have any pictures? I'd love to see her. These older boats were slender girls... not the wide ones of today.

Just a couple photos showing close up of folks in transom. Good photos of the boat are probably deep in barn-storage at my brother's house in Maine. Love your pictures and your dad's boat!
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