Monday, October 27, 2008

Boatyard Stroll

Blue Buccaneer and Laser sailboat trailer. The Buccaneer as an eighteen-foot centerboard dinghy that weighs about 500 lbs.; it can fly a mainsail, jib, and spinnaker. Some Buccaneers have a special launching tube to make setting and dousing the chute easy. Competitive Buccaneer fleets in Colorado and Arizona make New Mexico a logical meeting place for them and a potential site for a new Buccaneer fleet. Note also that Dumbledore's yard is probably Placitas' closest approach to having a boatyard; not all of the boats are seen here and the boat population was down slightly when these photos were taken.

Buccaneer cockpit of blue Bucc

Laser sailboat trailer (set up to hold 9 Lasers and equipment for the Coronado Optimist Sailing Club and West Mesa High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps), and blue Bucc

Yellow Bucc

Mutt and Bucc -- the Mutineer is a smaller cousing to the Buccaneer.

Not until around late on the 30th of September, 2008, did USA 125 make it back to Elephant Butte Lake, shown here at the mast-raising pole near the mast-up lot and Marina del Sur in Elephant Butte.


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