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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex-SolentBoy View Post
    Looks like the best thing for that would be to do the merciful thing and sink it somewhere deep.
    Mark my words, they'll get it looking fantastic in the end. Okay so it'll still 'only' be a Snappy 23 at the end of it, but many's the good passage been made in such craft. I'm not sure I'd have one myself but they have a strong following and it wouldnt be bottom of the list.

    Quote Originally Posted by dylanwinter View Post
    I think it makes a change from going for day sails on £50,000 lozenges
    Dylan
    I think PBO have a relatively low (still tens of thousands) upper limit on boats they are allowed to review now, to keep a point of difference from YM etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by PhillM View Post
    This is why ....

    "A boat is something more than an ingenious arrangement of wood, copper and iron. It has a soul, a personality and eccentricities of behavior that are enduring. It becomes part of a person, coloring his whole life with a romance that is unknown to those not connected with the way of boats. The older the boat becomes, the stronger the power. "
    Yeah, but some more than others I feel.

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    well I for one think that they can look pretty good

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SNAPDRAGON...iling_Boats_ET

    I am sure that they are pretty stiff and sail well

    the layout down below is sensible

    your could imagine four people sleeping down below

    each berth none has a place to stow gear and no-one has to sleep with anyone's feet in their face

    the bog is in the right place

    the galley is in the wrong place

    but under the water .... not form em

    having a centre plate and not being able to take the ground means that for my sort of sailing it is neither one thing nor the other


    wooden one here

    http://www.lettow-hendrich.de/snapdragon23.jpg

    as a camerman I think Ben came across really well on the film - he knows a lot about sailing and has lots of energy. He comes from a family with impeccable sailing credentials and is a prolific writer.


    Dylan

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylanwinter View Post
    five hacks scraping a boat is a pretty funny idea though
    SWMBO is keen to point out that Ben is more of a practical boaty sort who can write than a hack who messes around with boats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylanwinter View Post
    well I for one think that they can look pretty good

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SNAPDRAGON...iling_Boats_ET
    But look at the photos. Dirty coffee cups, baby wipes, loose tea bags, half empty water bottles - a study in how to knock 20% off the value of your boat when trying to sell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylanwinter View Post
    well I will folllow the project with interest

    I am not sure I would have chosen that particular boat....

    but it will be intersting to see how it turns out

    five hacks scraping a boat is a pretty funny idea though

    work out the hourly rate for the labour

    but I think it is a great project

    resurrecting an old engine, electronics, fitting windows, riggings, the bog, electrics

    all potentially interesting projects

    Dylan
    They're sailing journalists. They'll be on a lot less than boat yardies.
    Next time, it'll all be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judders View Post
    I think PBO have a relatively low (still tens of thousands) upper limit on boats they are allowed to review now, to keep a point of difference from YM etc.
    Well, PBO's David Harding reviewed the model I have (I know, he thumbed a ride when I test sailed it) and that breached your tens rule.
    Next time, it'll all be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twister_Ken View Post
    Well, PBO's David Harding reviewed the model I have (I know, he thumbed a ride when I test sailed it) and that breached your tens rule.
    Clearly it is a habit on his. He did my nearly new Rustler 36 as well.
    I may be wrong, but I'm not confused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex-SolentBoy View Post
    Clearly it is a habit on his. He did my nearly new Rustler 36 as well.
    you are a sailing hack.... would you rather spend a day sailing a Rustler 36

    valued at......no idea

    or scraping congealed bird poop out of a horrible old boat

    hacks are human too

    Dylan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twister_Ken View Post
    Well, PBO's David Harding reviewed the model I have (I know, he thumbed a ride when I test sailed it) and that breached your tens rule.
    Interesting, maybe my contact there has got the wrong end of the stick and it's only HIM who is not allowed to review expensive boats; yeah that would figure actually. •smirk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twister_Ken View Post
    They're sailing journalists. They'll be on a lot less than boat yardies.
    most of the specialist hacks I have enountered have been enthusiats who can write to a dealine.

    I think that like most sailors they are prepared to pile into the practical stuff

    Dylan
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