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    Dear Mr. Ballard Sailor,
    I've been watching you. Pressure Drop is a neat site. Just wanted to let you know that your efforts are appreciated. I get more information that I care about from you than the big dominant SA to your South.
    We are the i550 source for info and plans. Isolated WAAAY out in the south of Colorado just west of the Divide. Lately we've gotten a couple inquiries for full builds to finish paint stage, no hardware, no spar, no trailer, no deck gear. The estimate we've sent on to those guys is $16,000. I'm bouncing this off of you for non public feed back about price. PM me with thoughts if you care to.
    Almost 450 plan sets around the world to date. the PNW is a strong area for us.
    Tim Reiter
    Watershed Sailboats
  2. Most definitely Ballard sails can do it, if there isn't anyone up your way.
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    ben, who should I have convert my headsails to hank on instead of headfoil? ballard sails could do it eh?
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Ben Braden, owns Moore 24 #26 'More Uff Da' and lives on a Wasa 38 #22 'Vanadis'
Ballard Washington
Sailing, Sailing....
Nope, stopped working, it really get's in the way


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Canadia, here we come!

by Ballard Sailor on 08-25-2012 at 01:20 PM
We had heard about this place called Campobello Island. A somewhat land locked piece of Canada, similar to Point Roberts, Washington, that is easiest to get to via driving through Maine rather than taking a boat from Canada. We were told there was a light house at the end of the small Island that can be toured, but only at low tide when the sand spit isnít awash with water. As low tide was at 10am the next morning we thought we were lined up perfectly to head out to Campobello after driving the

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Acadia National Park

by Ballard Sailor on 08-25-2012 at 01:16 PM

As soon as we set everything up at camp we headed back out and down the road to the Ship Harbor hike. We took a stroll out to the point and back as the fog kept rolling across the land in waves as it had been doing all day. We followed this hike with a short drive down the road and a walk out to the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse where we had an enjoyable talk with the lighthouse host about our trip, both

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Selling Libra and Camping begins!

by Ballard Sailor on 08-18-2012 at 10:15 AM
Sunday morning we began unpacking the boat, emptying the holds and getting things organized to throw them in the Huntersí Land Rover and up to the cottage weíd be staying in all week. Our sale agreement of Libra came with a clause that we would hang out for a week and do our best to teach the new owners (with no previous sailing experience) how to operate the boat, going over all the systems with them. My goal was to get them to the point that they would be comfortable getting out to the boat,

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South Bristol to Rockport

by Ballard Sailor on 08-18-2012 at 10:05 AM

Once again itís been a few weeks since Iíve put anything down and there is so much to share and remember - Iím having trouble getting started, but here goes! We left the Kellyís and headed out the Damariscotta River but instead of heading all the way out the mouth we hooked a left at South Bristol and went through The Gut. Itís a bit shallow at the bridge but we had a few feet under the keel as

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Boothbay and then up the Damariscotta River

by Ballard Sailor on 07-27-2012 at 04:11 PM

Since we really hadnít had a chance to see Boothbay we decided to stay another night at the yacht club and spend Monday walking around the bay to town and seeing what there was to see. Mostly a tourist town full of trinket shops and ice cream shops it was still a beautiful walk through old homes and businesses, across a footbridge and back to find the palm ball bowling alley we had heard so much about shut

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