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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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I don't mind it at all when they fly over. I like it. When the Dreamliner had its first flight it circled around, went out of site behind my hill and then poked out really low right above me. That was a thrill. I hear the Navy jets from Oak Harbor once and a while but we are not in their flight pattern, damnit.
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Sure, prostitution to the corporate world pays, $150 an hour I am told,
Where can I get one of those gigs? I spent 36 years in the corporate world and never got anywhere near triple digit hourly rates.

In fact I was probably usually closer to 150 Hrs a dollar.
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Makes sense..

My brother just returned from a cruise on his 25' Ranger Tug to Alaska from Everett.

He said that he saw a lot more logs in the water in the BC waters than in U.S. waters.

Different regulations, I guess
Just a lot more coastal logging in B.C. I think. From what I've seen in Washington, I'd say our regs are a lot more restrictive. Are logs towed in booms in Washington? I can't recall ever seeing one there?
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Ever been to Christmas Island? After the nuclear tests of the 50s, they left the lagoon full of all kinds of garbage , jeeps, bulldozers, scrap metal , etc. etc. Its a real junk pile. So are the beaches in the lagoon.
Nukes on Christmas island? When exactly was that? AFAIK all the SoPac nuke tests were a couple of thousand miles east of there.
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For anyone wanting feedback on my designs , a client ( Andy Deering) had his letter published in the June issue of Latitude 38.
Latitude 38 Letters - June 2013

He gives some interesting conclusions after 60,000 miles cruising the Pacific , from the Southern Ocean to the Aleutians. I think with that kind of experience, he knows a lot more about my boats that any armchair expert with near zero cruising experience, siting in a chair , juggling numbers. I think he nails the source of the problem.
Yeah sure Brent, 'Cause no cruiser has every written a favourable word on a Bob Perry cruising boat.
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A handy trick for entering a harbour at night, is to find a light beam shining on the water, from the direction you want to go. Follow the light beam and if there were anything between you and it ,it would show up clearly.
Ya forget about your chart or compass jus follow the twinkling lights.No wonder your people are always on ledges, reefs, beaches,bulldozers,barges.I am sure some one will run into a light house soon, ah but if shes steel she'll survive without a blemish.
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Nukes on Christmas island? When exactly was that? AFAIK all the SoPac nuke tests were a couple of thousand miles east of there.
Oh dont let a few factoids get in the way.
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Don't confuse BS with facts. He doesn't.
He fibs. He makes things up like a little kid if he thinks it buys him time.

Once again, when the discussion gets real BS is long gone but he'll return with some non sequitur argument based on name calling.

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"$150 an hour "
You should have been a yacht designer. We are positively rolling in money.
My wife thought she was marrying someone with a job.
Boy did she have something to learn.

But, when Spike was about 7 years old, he said to me, "When I grow up I want a job like yours." I said, "Oh, you want to be a yacht designer?" He said, "No, I want a job I like."

Spike loved his job as a metal fabricator. He would have loved working with Brent. He could have taught BS a thing or two about design. But he would have had a very hard time with Brent's BS. Spike was very unjudgmental. Spike was a master draftsman. I taught him that skill.
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Yup,Brents rant is getting old.He sounds more and more like a life insurance salesman who never made it home one night and has been riding the subways for years talking about doom and gloom and if they would just listen to him all would be well.When I was a young kid I thought that going away on a small boat like Slocum and Moitessier would be the escape I needed from the things I couldnt deal with as a 12 year old with a learning disabilty.As time went on I realised that basicly I like people,I like good company,friends,lovers,even work,.....well sort of, because of the interaction with others.I realised we are all on the same boat anyway and the destination is the same for everyone.In my travels I met a few 'expats' in various places I was at who had the same negativity and dim view.They had the inside scoop but it was always riddeled with warnings and complaints about 'the locals',"watch out they'll rip you off, dont stay at that place someone got killed there in 1992" blah blah.A long time single hander I met was similer. I fed him,lent him some tools,helped him out on his wreck and he sailed off with my stuff,Thanks.The lesson I learned was this person was a miserable S.O.B. What goes around comes around.
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Nukes on Christmas island? When exactly was that? AFAIK all the SoPac nuke tests were a couple of thousand miles east of there.
And dont forget the underground bases where the black ops are working with aliens.There craft take off from the ocean so you better have a steel boat in case a space ship runs into you.
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