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Topic Review (Newest First)
02-03-2009 03:42 AM
tjaldur The crew are in good shape. The boat sank because the boat that was towing her, lost he, because the wire broke. The weather and waves were too hard for towing.

More details on:

Tjaldurs reise til Karibbien - Bjoern.

"iGoogle" has a facility for translating the content of a website from any language too any other language. Although, the translations of metaphors in the text gives the most fascinating results.
02-02-2009 10:03 PM
EscapadeCaliber40LRC Sorry to read of her demise. May she rest in peace. I hope her crew were spared.
02-02-2009 09:43 PM
tjaldur The tide is hardly measurable in Skagerrak (the waters between Norway, Denmark and Sweden) about 50 centimeters.

Anyway, Tjaldur sank in the Bay of Biscay the 30. november 2008.
02-02-2009 07:39 PM
Bene505 You really drove that boat up hard to get her onto shore like that. You
should have let the tide come up a bit first. (grin)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tjaldur View Post
This is how I do the cleaning under the waterline. The ship is hauled ashore on a trolley. Then flush it with pressurized water. All the barnacles come off as well as loose painting, which I need to remove anyway before applying a new layer of antifouling

03-11-2008 12:00 AM
phallo153
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Originally Posted by djodenda View Post
Fstbttms:

Any advice on changing zincs? My diver has become unreliable, and I am thinking about doing it myself until I can find another one....
I was more concerned about dropping a zinc in Lake Pontchartrain mud than an allen wrench, so I picked up one of those hanging baskets at the dollar store - the ones you put in your kitchen for fruits and veggies - and hang it from the propeller shaft.

Of course I've yet to drop a zinc - that will only happen if I don't use the basket
03-10-2008 09:19 AM
sanctuarysam does it matter which 6pak you use? are you pouring something like coors light into the drink to satisfy the bottom gods?
or is the bass ale or pilsner urquell for the pipefitter?
inquiring minds want to know. afterall, i'm all about pleasing the gods and creating good boat karma...
however..come to think about it, wouldn't pouring coors light be considered an insult...
"what do 'making love' in a canoe and coors light have in common?"*



http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...e/DSC_0270.jpg

ain't she purty?..slippery bottom and ready to run...












*"they are both f@#king close to water"....
03-09-2008 01:50 PM
Fstbttms
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Originally Posted by SVSantana View Post
Whatever happened to the good old days of Navy surplus bottom paint...Loaded with red lead and arsenic, nothing hardly ever grew on the bottom of your boat...
Of course, nothing lived around your boat for 100' or so..
I heard a San Diego boatyard manager say that he could walk past a boat painted with tin and feel it on his skin.

I also heard an anecdote from the owner of a dive company down there who said when a particular large powerboat would come back from Mexico, all the barnacles on the pilings near its berth would die. Hmmmmmm...
03-09-2008 01:03 PM
cardiacpaul if you have more than say... a 40, it'll end up looking like this
03-09-2008 10:47 AM
sailingdog CP-

I don't see where the six-pack comes in...unless it is for mental lubrication during the assembly process. Hint...leave the bulk of it for afterwards or your brush may be assembled somewhat incorrectly.
03-09-2008 10:26 AM
cardiacpaul you could make a decent boat brush out of the home depot catalog...

required materials
16 ft of 2" plastic pipe
can of pipe glue
one or two - 2" plastic pipe elbows (depending on boat hull)
one 2" plastic pipe "tee"
3- 2" plastic pipe end caps
3 cans of spray foam
tie wraps
1- astro-turf floor mat
hacksaw and at least a six-pack of your favorite beverage

I'm going to assume you know how to glue plastic pipe
cut 2 pieces of the pipe 16" long
put one end cap on each piece fill with foam, attach each piece to the "tee". again, fill with foam.
cut another piece approx. 36 inches long (this will depend on how wide your boat is) place into "tee", fill with foam.

depending on your dock space and the design of your hull, you'll either use one or two 45 degree elbows.

finish off the handle, and fill with foam.

cut and wrap the astro-turf around the business end and tie wrap in place.

The foam will give it some "upward" pressure, so you lazy or crippled twits can get decent results.

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