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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I like my castro boat better than davids......then again, we WERE across from ea other.......guess he did not like my sons drinking his beer.........smart boyz, drink other peoples beer.

So which of us can get BP to come down saturday for the foulweather bluff race and crew on our castro boats..............

I remember going to boeing surplus back in the 70's, was my step-dads favorite place to shop.......unfortunately from my mom's perspective, having BS next to his office was NOT a good thing.....along with he liked to build boats........oh well.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Brent I want an aluminum dingey. I don't have a boat yet so design it with a variable length and a flattened nose, not a biro, so it will fit on the foredeck. I don't know if it would be economically feasible but it would make a lot of sailors happy. Maybe even a long boat (whaling stile)? Someone might buy the plans. Me.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Sully runs a great site, where innovation is encouraged . He's a good moderator. He was not the first one to point out that Smack and Bob were only there to follow, misrepresent and attack my posts.
Your hero, Smack, attacks all forms of innovation, and hides behind an alias.
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Sigh.

Brent, if you genuinely believe that Sully runs a great site and that he is a great moderator then that explains to me alot about your perspective.

I assume in you saying he is a great moderator you are aware of past allegations of him threatening physical violence on SN members, as well as his mud slinging campaign where at one time he accused a SN member of child porn.

If you do believe him to be a beacon of balanced opinion and free speech I would again encourage you to go frequent his playbox.

Smack my hero??? Nah.

If I cared what you thought that much I would post links to several different threads where I have actively disagreed with him. He is a good guy though, and funny. You are neither.

I'm not going to debate you on boat design anymore. There are those here far more qualified than I to so, and from where I sit they sir have wiped the floor with you.

Brent, you have done more to harm your name and your business in this thread than the 'plastic salesman' could of in a lifetime.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Desert's post got me thinking. I laid awake all night thinking.

An alu 15' by 3.5' double ended row boat in Brent's origami method. I'd need help from Brent as I don't know how much shape or even what shape I can get in the ends. I have end shapes in mind. I just don't know if they will wrk in the origami method.

I need e new boat for my rocky beach and this could be the boat. I need to sketch a bit and do a quick weight estimate. I'd figure 1/8" plate for durability. I was thinking a .25" thick centerline backbone plate.

I'm going to come up with a drawing in the next few days. I'll post it here and see if I can get Brent to comment on the details. If this is workable I'll make the plans available free. The key will be being able to control the shapes in the ends so I can get the numbers and look that I want.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Now we're talking! Sliver Jr?
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I'm thinking of the coolest pulling boat you ever saw. Nott sure about beam yet. I was thinking around 40" but that may be too much. Bare alu, artfully scupted but very simple structure pieces. Built in retracting beach dolly, ultra simple. I have it all in my head. Not sure how long the cut ("dart") has to be to get the end shapes I want. I can live with the chine amidships. No problem with that. Just need to convince Brent to play along and give me some practical advice. It can be a team effort.

If not I'll get some cardboard from the art store and some duct tape and see what I can cobble together by myself. Spike could have done this. He coud weld and he was the King of the glue gun.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Just make sure it's strong enough that you can row it right into Fukushima Debris without sinking.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Would it be possible to make a nesting version with a mating bulkhead in the middle? This way you could store the stern section in the bow section and it would take up little room on deck (or on the pier or the roof of a car). I'd love an aluminium dinghy!


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Desert's post got me thinking. I laid awake all night thinking.

An alu 15' by 3.5' double ended row boat in Brent's origami method. I'd need help from Brent as I don't know how much shape or even what shape I can get in the ends. I have end shapes in mind. I just don't know if they will wrk in the origami method.

I need e new boat for my rocky beach and this could be the boat. I need to sketch a bit and do a quick weight estimate. I'd figure 1/8" plate for durability. I was thinking a .25" thick centerline backbone plate.

I'm going to come up with a drawing in the next few days. I'll post it here and see if I can get Brent to comment on the details. If this is workable I'll make the plans available free. The key will be being able to control the shapes in the ends so I can get the numbers and look that I want.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Yes, I don't know why not.

I'm going to call y 3D guy right now and see if he can do the geometry with the flat plates and get the shape I'm am after. But I need Brent's expertise with metal. I have already been drawing and I like what I have just sure it can be bent.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

My 3D guy Jody says he can do it. So I'll get my sketch off to him and see what he says. We'll just have to wait and see if Brent is interested in being part of this creative process.
I hope he is. Time to change "destructive" into "productive".
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