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Sep 04, 2009, 08:57 AM
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Hey...I wouldn't do it either if I were you. It's a risky adventure for the Prince every time out, I can't imagine the difficulty with anything bigger. Thanks for the thought and who knows maybe one day we will get to meet on the high seas.
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Sep 04, 2009, 01:19 PM
Grumpa Tom
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The Commerce Raider left port this weekend to resume duties and a few photos were taken.
That's a mighty fine looking target.
Sep 04, 2009, 01:37 PM
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That's a mighty fine looking target.

Arrr, send the best ye have at er, shiver me timbers! She took a full speed T bone amid ships from the Bristol Bay and have not e'en a blemish after the collision.
Sep 09, 2009, 11:51 PM
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Absolutly beautiful ship !
Your pics inspired me to build my own topsail schooner based on the Prince's rig, although on a MUCH smaller scale.

(If you don't want the pic here, let me know and I'll remove it)
Sep 10, 2009, 08:24 AM
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Actually I've been loosely following your footy build. Very cool!

I gathered the materials and plans to put a footy together...but it is going to be awhile before I get to it.....I haven't even had time to work on the pile of wood on the building blocks now in last couple of months. I love the schooner footy....well done.
Sep 10, 2009, 03:04 PM
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Thank you. What footy hull plan are you going to build, the Razor?
Sep 11, 2009, 08:28 AM
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Thank you. What footy hull plan are you going to build, the Razor?

I've downloaded plans for several hulls to include the Razor but haven't decided yet. Heck I may try a schooner.
Sep 15, 2009, 11:01 PM
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If you do make it a topsail! It seems like there is a bit of a movement to build some square-rigged Footys . Heck, someone should host a race!
Nov 16, 2009, 09:33 AM
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Some pics and a video of the sail yesterday. This is the first decent video I've gotten of the Prince. The winds were very light a variable making sailing a challenge.

Crash

Montgomery Model Boat Club (MMBC) 11/14/2009 Sail (6 min 7 sec)
Nov 16, 2009, 10:25 AM
Kraut
what a beautiful pond and great boats.
Looks like you guys have it nice and warm.
Nov 16, 2009, 11:03 AM
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Nice video, and the Jimi tune is perfect.
Nov 17, 2009, 07:58 AM
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Nice video, and the Jimi tune is perfect.
I'm not sure who penned the song, I know Jimi, Neil, and Eric do it too but that was the Stevie Ray rendition.

Thanks for the look and comments guys...I don't get the big gal out much (the ship dummy ) due to transportation, club and weather considerations, but when I do I get a lot of attention with her. Capt. Sunshine said she needed a fresh water wash down....funny I never even noticed the dust till I saw the close up shots of the deck. I guess that's the last thing I'm looking for before sailing. If the pond were cleaner I could pour some water over her decks, but I'm not going to take her down, put her up, take her down and put her up again (at home) just to get her washed in the backyard. Too much work. Maybe the dirty pond water would be better than nothing?

Ok...did some research on that song...it is a Jimi song that has been redone by too many to list...here is an interesting link to read on it: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2485
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Nov 18, 2009, 01:27 AM
Kraut
A little patina as in dust does not hurt.
A very stately Lady.

Eric Clapton did a rendition of that song an he realy squeezed that guiiiitar, I still got a vinyl of it.
Dec 21, 2009, 12:11 PM
no wings any more, just dust!
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Hoggy, she sails quite gracefully
Dec 21, 2009, 12:22 PM
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Hello...I mean ahoy....thanks Ghosty! See really does sail very nicely and can give even the very fast light wind Nirvana sailors a run for the money.


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