PocketShip Sailing Photo Gallery

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Postby TassiePete on Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:08 am


A couple of pictures taken during today's outing on the river. Going upwind in about 15 kts of wind (hence the reef) with a bit of chop on the water.
These conditions made for a bouncy ride ...

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Re: PocketShip Sailing Photo Gallery

Postby Shudoman on Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:58 pm

Very beautiful. Congrats on a job well done!

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PocketShip 2021 Florida 120

Postby Shudoman on Fri May 28, 2021 7:20 pm

So we had an eventful FL-120 this year (3rd time with the PocketShip in 8 years). It included an aborted rescue of a capsized Mayfly and rig failure that required beaching and some on the fly engineering and repairs. We finished the entire thing and nobody was worse for wear.
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Not a photo but a short impression movie of the finished bui

Postby Arjen on Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:51 am


I made a short impression video of my finished aluminum pocketship:

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My Launch from last November

Postby [email protected] on Sun Jan 30, 2022 8:11 pm

The final fitting out:

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At the launch last November:

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Update April 2022: the boat finally has a name!

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Re: PocketShip Sailing Photo Gallery

Postby Jray on Sun Aug 14, 2022 2:06 pm

Finished my Pocketship a month ago. Named her My Seasonal Rose. (Portmanteau of all the names in my family - MarY, chelSEA, jaSON, ALex, ROSalyn) She lives in Fountain Inn SC (near Greenville) and mostly gone to large Lake Hartwell on SC/Ga border. Here’s a static pic:

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But I also had a friend alongside in a nice breeze with this video:

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Re: PocketShip Sailing Photo Gallery

Postby mark48 on Tue Aug 16, 2022 11:19 am

Puffin in the Atlantic, departing York, Maine (bound for Portugal) but returning to York same day. :-)

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I finally got Puffin into saltwater for literal sea-trials, July, 2022. Our second day was double reefed and vigorous sailing.

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Re: PocketShip Sailing Photo Gallery

Postby LeonidasSilva on Sat Feb 25, 2023 8:45 pm


before cutting and assembling assemble my full size pocketship
I built this model with the pdf sheets of the manual that I printed 800 times larger it measures 1.10 in length and is identical to the project
It is completely waterproofed with epoxy and fiberglass.
location city são paulo country brazil
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Re: PocketShip Sailing Photo Gallery

Postby afairaizl on Mon May 15, 2023 12:53 pm

PS 'Dreams Won't Wait' launched 5/14/2023

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Drew - Hampton, NH, USA
PocketShip 'Dreams Won't Wait'
Build Started: Oct 2021
Boat Launched: May 5th, 2023
Build Blog - https://www.dreamswontwait.com
Photo dump = https://photos.app.goo.gl/dS2tViRpgq4YZH8o6
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Re: PocketShip Sailing Photo Gallery

Postby slash2 on Sat Nov 11, 2023 6:34 pm

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Was out today going downwind and really needed a whisker pole. I took out the Revolve boathhook I had and used it as a whisker pole. Worked great.
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