Got a boat for Christmas!

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Got a boat for Christmas!

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abet, it's very small!

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I will admit I did ask for it, I intend to increase the sheer, change the cockpit seating, centreboard trunk, and the stays to make it into a model of my GP14.

just for fun, I might see if I can RC it and mount one of my GoPros to it.

Anybody else get something fun for christmas?
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Good for you Art. Is that a Lightning. Used to sail those at summer camp. Don't recall them having an up and down centerboard with a bulb. Might be a newer model or something different.
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If I recall, the Lightning have a pivoting centreboard and it is ballasted. (maybe around 100 pds?)
That is a big dingny at 19 feet!...Or is it a keelboat in disguise? ;)
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My wife gave me one of those leather driving hats that sports car drivers wore. I immediately ran out to my drive way looking for the Austin Healey 3000, but alas, just the Hyundai was out there!

She also gave me a small telescope that I could mount my cell phone on to take photos. Its not much bigger than one tube from a binocular but it does have a tripod so I can hold it steady. I was also looking that the attachment to mount the cell phone. I think I can adapt it to the eyepieces of my refractor telescope (one of my other hobbies is astronomy, I currently have a 95mm refractor and I have been offered a 10 Inch Dobsonian at a good price. That one is large enough to see the gondola's in the canals on Mars!!)
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lustyslogger wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:40 am
That one is large enough to see the gondola's in the canals on Mars!!)
I wonder if you sail those?
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Art Haberland wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:47 pm
lustyslogger wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:40 am
That one is large enough to see the gondola's in the canals on Mars!!)
I wonder if you sail those?


They are somewhat narrow so you would have to do a lot of tacking
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You will have a ball with a ten inches dobsonian! I have a eight inches and it is absolutely great! Sail the night sky! ;)

ImageIMG_20201218_160449 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

https://youtu.be/j-aQQlxZirU
https://youtu.be/Ynp1rzfoNuY
https://youtu.be/Zm-dge6UmyA
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oh that's nice!
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Michel wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:22 am
You will have a ball with a ten inches dobsonian! I have a eight inches and it is absolutely great! Sail the night sky! ;)

ImageIMG_20201218_160449 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

https://youtu.be/j-aQQlxZirU
https://youtu.be/Ynp1rzfoNuY
https://youtu.be/Zm-dge6UmyA

I had a 10 inch Orion Dobsonian when I lived in Tennessee with super dark skies. It really was very good. I was able to see the Triangulum in the Orion Nebula, and the Cassini Division in Saturn easily. I gave it away like a fool. Anyway this is the one I am going to get

https://telescopes.net/store/s11720-10- ... -250p.html
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I think you are going to be happy with this one! A beautiful instrument!
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