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Search: Posts Made By: BillBrush
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 20,084
Posted By BillBrush
If you're not happy with their product, get in...

If you're not happy with their product, get in touch with them. I would bet they would be willing to find you a hat that you do like. They take customer happiness pretty seriously from what I've...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 2,646
Posted By BillBrush
My first and so far only boat is an 11' Sea...

My first and so far only boat is an 11' Sea Snark. You don't get much more basic than that. So the answer is "Yes" some people still start small.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 5,610
Posted By BillBrush
With regards to installing rails and getting a...

With regards to installing rails and getting a good seal, I thought I would throw out a tip that I got from a yacht restorer who also does design.



The above quote brought to you by Paul...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By BillBrush
Branson's transatlantic cruise over

Done in by Mother Nature.

FOXNews.com - Bermuda Triangle Forces British Billionaire to Abandon Sailing Record - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By BillBrush
Would I be wrong in assuming that the boat is a...

Would I be wrong in assuming that the boat is a steel hull if it spent hours run aground in that weather and survived?

Great work by the USCG!

Bill
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-23-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 6,120
Posted By BillBrush
Hi Gary. I'm kind of in the situation you're...

Hi Gary.

I'm kind of in the situation you're in with contemplating a boat build, but you have nicer tools available than I do.

I've found a couple of sites to be VERY helpful for small boaters...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2008
Replies: 88
Views: 10,986
Posted By BillBrush
FWIW I got my Sea Snark off a freecycle list. ...

FWIW I got my Sea Snark off a freecycle list. Not quite in the class of boat that you fellas are used to dealing with, but it got me sailing after I spent a couple weeks building parts.

Bill
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By BillBrush
Moral of the story: Don't go to Mexico. ...

Moral of the story: Don't go to Mexico.

This is a sad story, and a cautionary one IMO. I think the average citizen of the US has no concept that this sort of thing happens at all, let alone that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2008
Replies: 88
Views: 10,986
Posted By BillBrush
:( :( :( I can only hope that the guy is...

:( :( :(

I can only hope that the guy is suffering severe mental illness or depression that he let a fine boat that I could only dream of owning be destroyed because he couldn't be arsed to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 8,540
Posted By BillBrush
<sigh> Despite the frivolousness of this...

<sigh>

Despite the frivolousness of this reply, I thank you in that it prompted me to look up this little bit of folklore.

The short version of it is that the supposed claim that they can't fly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 8,540
Posted By BillBrush
Flesh is not the same as water. I have...

Flesh is not the same as water.

I have fired FMJ rounds, and am familiar with the properties thereof. They are remarkable in their durability. I also saw the footage of them fired into a pool...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 8,540
Posted By BillBrush
The Mythbusters tests were with full-metal jacket...

The Mythbusters tests were with full-metal jacket military rounds, not civilian. They fragmented almost immediately upon impact. You're welcome to perform you're own tests of course.

Bill
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 8,540
Posted By BillBrush
It would be interesting to find out if an RPG...

It would be interesting to find out if an RPG round would even detonate on impact with a fiberglass hull. They do require a good impact to initiate the shaped charge. Regardless I would be more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 8,540
Posted By BillBrush
If you accept the testing that Mythbusters do as...

If you accept the testing that Mythbusters do as reliable, and I tend to accept it, then generally speaking the answer is "No". They found that high-velocity rifles like the AK-47, 7.62, and even...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 8,540
Posted By BillBrush
I tend to stay out of debates along these lines,...

I tend to stay out of debates along these lines, subscribing to the Theodore Roosevelt motto myself, but I'd like to throw in my view.

This is not some random 16 year-old kid. This is a young man...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 2,562
Posted By BillBrush
I thought I would weigh in as someone who has...

I thought I would weigh in as someone who has been around for a couple of months, but who is still "outside" the community somewhat due to geography and social circumstances.

I have the rare good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 8,229
Posted By BillBrush
I've pretty much parked it for the winter at this...

I've pretty much parked it for the winter at this point. I don't really want to take the chance on going for a swim in October. :)

My sail is made of 6 mil polypropylene sheeting, aka plastic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 8,229
Posted By BillBrush
Ah geez, I'm not sure about showing them in this...

Ah geez, I'm not sure about showing them in this forum, but I guess I'll share.

This is a link to my Picassa album. It shows the whole saga.

Picasa Web Albums - Bill - Duckling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 8,229
Posted By BillBrush
Thanks. Honestly I frequently feel like a t-ball...

Thanks. Honestly I frequently feel like a t-ball player in the Majors around here. My Snark has been a good introduction, but I clearly need something that doesn't require sitting cross-legged for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 8,229
Posted By BillBrush
DIY Daysailer

I don't post here much since my boat is several orders of magnitude simpler than what seems to be the standard here and I find I learn more by reading than by writing, but I have a point of...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-29-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 4,073
Posted By BillBrush
I'm teaching myself to sail on my little Sea...

I'm teaching myself to sail on my little Sea Snark which isn't much different size from a Sunfish. At 5' 7" I'm not what you'd consider a big guy, but I tip the scales at just over 200 lbs, at less...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-26-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 6,139
Posted By BillBrush
I live upriver from you guys several hours and I...

I live upriver from you guys several hours and I would say a dinghy can be sailed in about anything, but I wouldn't want to try to learn on a river. I have a micro-dinghy and I've been puttering...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-26-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 5,151
Posted By BillBrush
I just wanted to say this is one of the most...

I just wanted to say this is one of the most useful bits of information I've read yet on sailing a small boat. I've experienced this in my (very) very small boat, and wasn't sure what was going on....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By BillBrush
Not much for technical details but it's still a...

Not much for technical details but it's still a cool vid.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 20,084
Posted By BillBrush
They do have a lot of different styles, so I...

They do have a lot of different styles, so I don't know why you'd generalize them as a "Gilligan hat." Cabelas carries four of them, but they have about a dozen at least.
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