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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2015
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Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

This sums it up perfectly, and demonstrates why trying to have an adult, informative discussion with a personality like this has become a complete waste of time.

Unsubscribed.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Yup, just as I thought -- nothing new. But checked your blog just to confirm. With your track record, I suppose I wouldn't want to talk about it either.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2015
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Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Shall I also take that "no" as the answer to my question whether there's anything new on your blog about your perma-ban? Or is that yet another question you'd rather ignore rather than answer?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Before I do, is there any new info reported on your blog? When I say new, I mean newer than a few days after the incident when you so triumphantly reported your "Perma-Ban?" And does it address my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Except there are the common types you see in cabin tops that also don't open but have frames. But I guess you're talking only about the "in-hull" ones.

Yea, Lexan is plenty strong but I guess...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2015
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Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

So why don't you explain it? Is one inherently stronger? Is there only one way to do it so it is in fact the same type of build on different boats?

Don't hold us in suspense like Smack not...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2015
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Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Fair point Don, and like Paulo's many examples of AWB's voyaging all over the world, it is persuasive. My only hesitancy when seeing posts like Jon's is that the vast majority of boats sit at the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I don't think the port light is recessed. In fact, I think this is what Jon meant when he said they were "flush with the topsides." But he can let us know if need be.
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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I'm good with letting facts speak for themselves, to the extent you are correctly citing them that is. It's funny, I heard at least a couple of the mods you speak of left voluntarily well before...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

You're probably right about the inevitably of leaks, especially after crossing the Pacific! But quality construction to begin with, proper sealants, & routine maintenance can do an awful lot to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2015
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Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

It's a floating dock. They are typically set low to the water. What about the more common fixed dock with pilings? Or is this too obvious a question?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-07-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,238
Posted By Exile1
Re: Steering cable replacement, SS, hi-tech line or what?

Mine is an Edson pull-pull cable system on a 47' center cockpit boat that has always worked beautifully. Most of the SS wire run is inside Edson's purpose-built conduit which has teflon grease...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I could be wrong, but my understandng is that the various sealants & adhesives used in production boatbuilding these days has a finite lifespan, especially if there's any UV exposure. Not sure about...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Of course it is, Smack. Just like it's the fault of every mod who banned you on all the other forums, temporarily or otherwise. Of course when they reinstate you it's only because they've come to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Nah, I've already spent way less to buy & get my Bristol in top condition than I would have spent on a brand new production boat! And after 29 years, it's worth more than that production boat was...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I'm not sure I'm fully understanding your comments, other than I would agree that I tend to be somewhat narrowly focused on traditional seagoing qualities, along with quality construction, a high...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-06-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Is this another one of these word-games, or do you now believe that the opening ports on the Oyster are one of the things about purpose-built BW boats that are built "better" as you acknowledged...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-06-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Have you ever seen your "4-person" inflatable liferaft deployed? It's kinda like buying a tent for camping. No guys with short-shorts welcome there either.:eek:
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-06-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Hard to say why the liferaft failed to save them, especially with all those required certifications. Maybe the PP lacks the all-important CE/RCD "A" rating?:confused: Or maybe it's another one of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-06-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

What do you think is the bigger "problem?"

1. My suggesting that a mfg. of a high quality aluminum expedition boat built to withstand extreme conditions at high latitudes may just choose higher...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-06-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Yea, gotta love the hat, along with that modified sailing rig! I've admired the PP for awhile now, especially the idea that it could double as both a liferaft and a dinghy. I've never been wild...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-06-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I'm pretty sure I'm seeing 3 dark-colored fenders b'twn the boat & the dock when I zoom in on that pic, and it looks like it could be a fuel dock. How do you know the wind didn't pipe up after the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-05-2015
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Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Portland Pudgy. Supposed to be unsinkable and no portlights, but a high probability of getting pooped.

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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-05-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

He qualified his comment by saying he had been "lucky" not to have been pooped in 50 years. He also has a solid boat, presumably because he's cognizant of the potential hazards. I'm sure others can...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-04-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 205,288
Posted By Exile1
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Well, the stereotype as you probably know is 4-5 years, i.e. the avg. length of time the charter cos. use them before putting them up for sale. I don't think it's that simple. I do think the...
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