Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Music Index No. 3

For Music Index No. 1 click here

For Music Index No. 2, click here.

Music Indexes are mostly for my benefit. They allow me to easily reach back into Earwigoagin's archive to listen to some of the music I've tucked away here. After all, this is a personal collection.

This is Music Index No. 3. I add another Music Index every 50 or so songs.

You can see the links for Music Index No. 1 and No. 2 at the top of the page.
  1. Jason Derulo: Ridin' Solo
  2. New Villager: LightHouse
  3. Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers: Shady Esperanto and the Young Hearts
  4. Iron and Wine: Boy With a Coin
  5. Bo Diddley and Tom Petty: Mona
  6. Lucky Uke: Come On Feel the Noize
  7. Dinner Belles: Till the Dawn
  8. World Order: Machine Civliization
  9. Black Crowes: The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down
  10. Loose Marbles, Meschiya Lake: When I Get Low, I Get High
  11. Bon Iver: Skinny Love
  12. U2: Angel of Harlem
  13. Black Moth Super Rainbow: Sun Lips
  14. Bellowhead: New York Girls
  15. Horace Henderson and his Orchestra: Smooth Sailing
  16. Collective Soul: Shine
  17. Rockin' Sydney: My Toot Toot
  18. Club 8: Everything Goes
  19. Black Eyed Peas, Sergio Mendes: Mas Que Nada
  20. Shakira: LOCA
  21. American Babies: Dance All Night
  22. Bon Iver: Holocene
  23. George Harrison Tribute: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  24. John Mellencamp: Pink Houses
  25. Quelqu'un and Lorenzo: Lay Lady Lay
  26. The Youngers: Heartbreaker
  27. Noah and the Whale: Love, Love, Love
  28. Bonzo Dog Band: Give Booze a Chance
  29. Roots, Jimmy Fallon, Carly Rae Jepsen: Call Me Maybe
  30. Asaf Avidan and the Mojos: The Reckoning
  31. Burning Hell: I Love the Things that People Make
  32. Maylee Todd and Doctor EW: I Can't Go For That
  33. Marc Cohn: Silver Thunderbird
  34. Andrea Vercesi: Lifes a Long Song
  35. Joe Cocker: With a Little Help From My Friends
  36. Etta James: Hoochie Coochie Girl
  37. Slocan Ramblers: Coffee Creek, Wild Bill Jones
  38. General Public: Tenderness
  39. Scott Bradlee Loves Ya: Burn
  40. Scott Bradlee Loves Ya: Roar
  41. Ylvis: The Trucker Hitch
  42. Tape Five: Pantaloons
  43. Bob Dylan: It Must Be Santa
  44. Everybody (A bunch of bands):This Train is Bound For Glory
  45. Passenger: Hearts on Fire
  46. Adam Baldwin: Love You With My Eyes Closed
  47. Lee Fields and The Expressions: You're the Kind of Girl
  48. Old Steamboat Blues
  49. Mandolin Orange: Boots of Spanish Leather
  50. Gregory Alan Isakov: The Stable Song
  51. The Barr Brothers: Love Ain't Enough
  52. Seven Handle Circus: Take On Me
  53. Santana: Soul Sacrifice
  54. Tuba Skinny: I Got the Blues

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Offsets For A Three Plank Modified Fragniére Classic Moth

Plans de voiliers classiques Moth, Plans de dériveur classique Moth.

Sometimes I can't help myself. I'll sit down at the computer and push the lines of an existing Moth design in another direction. This is one of those creations. I took the Fragniére design, the French design with the transom bow, and made it a three planker. (Three planker means if you look at the 1/2 model, the design consists of three plywood planks - never mind that the bottom rocker plank is actually one contiguous panel when whole.)

Why? Because I can. I would expect this design to be somewhat quicker offwind but slower upwind in a chop and light air. No plans to build this anytime soon as I have enough projects all ready.

Here is the PDF file of the offsets. Click on the pop-out icon on the top right (hover your mouse pointer over the top right corner to find it) to get this into another tab where you can print or download the file.

Another modified Fragniére (it looks like the transom bow doesn't match the plans). A recent build in France. I like the purple hull color.

Offsets for my other modified French Moth design, the Zippy can be found by clicking here.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Header Photo: Aussie Historical 10-Footer - White Knuckes

The classic Aussie 10 footer is the only other class (other than the Classic Moth) to be featured more than once on the header photo. This photo embodies a facet of the sport that is a combination of crazy balls-to-the-wall, close-to-the-edge racing whilst sailing on a beautiful all-wood classic dinghy.

The lines to the Aussie 10 footer are also classic; a deep, roundish hull with enough flotation to accommodate three grown adults and a big rig in a ten foot dinghy.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Classic - Classic Moth News Short

Voiliers Classiques Moth, Dériveur Classique Moth.

A Moth European Championship sailed in Algiers, Algeria (at that time a département - administrative region - of France - see Tillerman's comment). Looks like the late 1950's, early 1960's. We can see the transom-bowed French Fragniere Moth design as well as the scow bowed Nantais design. (The British Queen Mother makes a short appearance at the beginning of the video.)

Further French Moth stuff here.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Zen of Daysailing: A Dutch Valk and Jolle Segeln

Every once in a while I intersperse all my posts about planing boats, or racing, or boatbuilding with videos of people just enjoying a daysail and a day on the water. The wind is perfect, not too strong, not too light, the sun is out, the water temperatures are good for swimming. Sailing is best done with the feet up and a smile on the face.

The Dutch Valk klasse is similar size and original concept to the U.S.A.'s Lightning class though with a squat traditional gunter rig. It appears the Dutch build them in fiberglass for recreational sailing - the PolyValken. (I think they reserve the wood ones for racing.) By the looks of this video, the Valk fits the recreational role superbly. (I like the cross thwart at the aft end of the cockpit allowing the skipper to recline and steer at the same time.)

Zeilen op de Kagerplassen from Muxio on Vimeo.

Jolle segeln is German for dinghy sailing. Here is a daysail in a true classic German dinghy, wood with traditional fittings. (Video settings doesn't allow me to embed.) I'm not sure what the class is, maybe a reader can help out.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Scow Moth Sailing - About 15 Years Ago

Here I am sailing my Quinlan design scow Moth at Brigantine YC, New Jersey. I named her Flatoo-a-T since she had no rocker at all. The design worked fine in flat water and some breeze; abysmal in a short chop. Another photo of USA-9 over over here.