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Final touches to an extensive re-modelling on a DE 45
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Jolly Roger
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March 18, 2019 - 12:18 pm
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If you want to see an extreme remodeling job on a Down East 45, go to http://www.schooner-britannia.com. It has taken eight years, between working for a living and working on the boat, but it’s now over, NewBritannia.jpgImage Enlarger

but for the re-trim and varnishing. We hope to get out there some time around May, so if you see a whopping great St George’s cross on the horizon, it will be us.

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Argyle38
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March 26, 2019 - 4:07 pm
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Wow, fantastic, congratulations.

I've been following your blog off an on for several years, perhaps the whole 8. Honestly I can't believe you pulled off the squaresail rigging, but I do love it. Now you need to get working on some studding sails! 🙂

She's truely majestic.

Where are you cruising to?

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Jolly Roger
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March 27, 2019 - 1:47 pm
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Thanks for the compliments Argyle38.

I hadn’t thought about stun’sls, ( I know you're joking), but when we’ve fully tried and tested the fore course in all conditions I plan to fit a square top’sl above the fore course yard. Failing that it would be easy to have a raffee to increase the downwind canvas, but they are messy to get up and down.

We were thinking of the Bahamas, which is near for us, or maybe a longer trip to Bermuda, which I’ve done twice before in other boats. The blasted hurricane season is always a consideration down here, so we’ll see.

ROGER.

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March 31, 2019 - 11:23 pm
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Wow I'm so jealous that's one hell of a boat!!

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Just looked at it again. Man that's some thing special!! One hell of a job. Let me know if you hit the lottery and want to donate it. Ha

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And just reread it... Read your write up on the anchor chain, I actually just posted a question about that . And now that I think of it I never even searched for the answer b4 posting.  Typically everyones situation and boat is diff and when Im on the other forums I just ask.. any how great idea! great forum.ill lokk into it tommorrow. 

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