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02-10-2013 07:25 AM
Leocat66
Re: Who from SailNet would you most like to meet in person?

Gary - Travlineasy - The real deal, down to earth and seems to enjoy every day to the max.

Captain Aaron - Experience
02-09-2013 08:57 AM
downeast450
Re: Who from SailNet would you most like to meet in person?

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Originally Posted by captainbri View Post
I have not been on the forum to long, I can say about anyone. Most people are very different online than face to face. I get along with about anyone as long as they are not to stuffy or pompous.

brb I have to go fire the butler it is 2am and he is not working.
I am not familiar with a "Butler". Is that a gas or oil stove?

Down
02-09-2013 03:20 AM
captainbri
Re: Who from SailNet would you most like to meet in person?

I have not been on the forum to long, I can say about anyone. Most people are very different online than face to face. I get along with about anyone as long as they are not to stuffy or pompous.

brb I have to go fire the butler it is 2am and he is not working.
02-09-2013 01:15 AM
DougSabbag
Re: Who from SailNet would you most like to meet in person?

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I don't know. Welding doesn't cost much, 50-150$us/hr. Welding something as simple as Swain is writing about shouldn't take very long to do as long as you know what the design is and have it all marked out. Of course if you want the welder to do all the thinking for you (design) then sure it'll cost a lot of money, but if all s/he is doing is cutting where you say cut and welding, not so much.
You're not seeing the big picture.... It isn't just the act of welding, but all the items you knew to select to assemble, then being ready and able to put it all together including the welding portion, is way beyond the majority of people out there.

So, just because YOU can do this doesn't mean that everyone should expect to be able to, at the costs you are coming in at.

Not trying to make an argument, just pointing out most people aren't so "handy" and so knowledgable about the various resources available.
02-09-2013 12:55 AM
MedSailor
Re: Who from SailNet would you most like to meet in person?

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I don't know. Welding doesn't cost much, 50-150$us/hr. Welding something as simple as Swain is writing about shouldn't take very long to do as long as you know what the design is and have it all marked out. Of course if you want the welder to do all the thinking for you (design) then sure it'll cost a lot of money, but if all s/he is doing is cutting where you say cut and welding, not so much.
You make a really good point. If you have it all cut up, designed out, and ready to weld, it shouldn't cost much at all to have someone do it. That also saves you the expense of buying the welding rig and rods.

I know Swain has a welder design in his book that you can apparently create using a car alternator, heavy gauge wire, a corkscrew, and an avacado but taking the mostly finished project to my local stainless welder has real appeal.

I think it's time I buy Swain's book. Odds are there is at least one piece of knowledge in there that will save me more than the cost of the book...

MedSailor
02-08-2013 11:44 PM
wind_magic
Re: Who from SailNet would you most like to meet in person?

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Originally Posted by DougSabbag View Post
"Certainly not $4800 worth " REally? Considering all your expertise and efforts, like welding, which you did to accomplish that device, for someone without all that personal ability, money is the only "other way" to do it.

You're not valuing your skills high enough. :-)
I don't know. Welding doesn't cost much, 50-150$us/hr. Welding something as simple as Swain is writing about shouldn't take very long to do as long as you know what the design is and have it all marked out. Of course if you want the welder to do all the thinking for you (design) then sure it'll cost a lot of money, but if all s/he is doing is cutting where you say cut and welding, not so much.
02-08-2013 07:43 AM
DougSabbag
Re: Who from SailNet would you most like to meet in person?

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Originally Posted by Brent Swain View Post
3 GPM pressure washer pumps often come on sale for under $300. Anything with ceramic plungers will do, and are far more strongly built than the ones they make for watermakers. Membranes I got a good deal on, but the prices for them have dropped a long way since. I welded up my own membrane housing out of 2/1/2 inch sch 40 stainless pipe, which fit the 540 GPD membranes perfectly. Then it's a a pre filtre from the hardware store, some hydraulic hose and a few other fittings, a V belt and pulleys off the engine.Not much to them.
Certainly not $4800 worth .
"Certainly not $4800 worth " REally? Considering all your expertise and efforts, like welding, which you did to accomplish that device, for someone without all that personal ability, money is the only "other way" to do it.

You're not valuing your skills high enough. :-)
02-07-2013 09:40 PM
Brent Swain
Re: Who from SailNet would you most like to meet in person?

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Wow! Their cheapest self-install kits are $4800 CAD!

How'd you get yours down to $700?
3 GPM pressure washer pumps often come on sale for under $300. Anything with ceramic plungers will do, and are far more strongly built than the ones they make for watermakers. Membranes I got a good deal on, but the prices for them have dropped a long way since. I welded up my own membrane housing out of 2/1/2 inch sch 40 stainless pipe, which fit the 540 GPD membranes perfectly. Then it's a a pre filtre from the hardware store, some hydraulic hose and a few other fittings, a V belt and pulleys off the engine.Not much to them.
Certainly not $4800 worth .
02-06-2013 11:23 PM
Capt-T
Re: Who from SailNet would you most like to meet in person?

Who: CruisingDad
Why: Because I'm currently a part-time SailingDad and would like to someday become another full-time CruisingDad while my last two kids are still around

---- the rule-follower in me says to stop here as the thread intended, but I have a couple more I can't pass up ---

Who: Maine Sail
Why: Because I'm pretty sure that by spending a couple of hours with him I could triple my current knowledge about boats and still only maybe scratch 1% of what this guy knows

Who: Capt.aaron
Why: To hear some stories that I could pass along to my grandchildren someday! "I met this guy once who... "
02-06-2013 10:13 PM
MedSailor
Re: Who from SailNet would you most like to meet in person?

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Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
Might I suggest starting a separate thread with an appropriate title in the relevant Destinations forum? We can make it a sticky like the other SailNet get togethers.
YEAH! This is supposed to be about who you would "like" to meet. What's all this stuff about ACTUALLY MEETING each other?

Personally I'd like to see a forum subsection about getting together with other Sailnetters. You could organize events such as are being discussed on this thread or just post where you're going to be on the weekend and maybe someone familiar would knock on your hull with a cold drink in hand. Since Latts and Atts is no more, maybe we could re-appropriate that space.

MedSailor
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