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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-29-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,472
Posted By Mr. Bubs
Re: What kind of work do you do to finance your sailing?

With money.




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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By twomikes
Re: Inflatable Boat Airfloor Replacement with Plywood

This morning I installed the floor, pumped it up and took it for a spin around the bay. It works great!
I am not worried about the portability of the floor as the boat stays inflated throughout the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-15-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By smurphny
Re: New "boat":) Project

Around $450. I did waste some resin, not wanting to run short in the middle of the glassing. Also have cloth left over because it's cheaper when you buy >25 yds. Used 2.25 sheets of 2" thick Dow blue...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By smurphny
Re: New "boat":) Project

I'm certainly no expert at this kind of thing but I used some regular EPS insulation foam, cut the side profile and epoxied the long pieces together to make up the 30" width. That formed a blank with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By smurphny
New "boat":) Project

Well, being that my boat is down south, have attempted my first surfboard construction (actually a paddleboard for my daughter). This has nothing to do with sailing other than that the wind may blow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By pdqaltair
Pull-testing stitiching and seizings

I was bored today, and I happen to have a pull-testing rig from my rock climbing gear design days. I decided to break some things.

The short version is that the sewn eyes were stronger than the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By smackdaddy
Hey Sequitur! Screaming Skutsjes!

Just saw this on SA and wanted to bring it over for Sequitur. If you remember, he's the guy that sailed a Hunter 49 around Cape Horn (yes, one of my heroes) - and now is on a skutsje plying the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 3,417
Posted By travlineasy
Re: When someone lists cook as a skill what is expected?

The listed ingredients are used to make my Green Coconut Margaretta:

2 - 3 ounces Margaretta Mix (Jose Cuervo, Chi Chi, or my concoction)
1 ounce Melon Liquor
1 ounce Coconut Rum
1 ounce gold...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 3,417
Posted By travlineasy
Re: When someone lists cook as a skill what is expected?

The one thing Dave forgot to mention was A good cook is always very creative using what's at hand. I've always considered myself a good cook, and not just for my family and friends. Fortunately, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By CoralReefer
Florida is the First!!!!!

Governor Scott signed the repeal of the renewable fuel mandate. Florida will be alcohol free, other states now need to follow suit and put an end to the farce that was forced on the American People...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,654
Posted By chrisncate
Re: What are you doing to deter birds

I always welcome(d) the birds, and when they pooped I just cleaned it off. It seemed like we had a decent agreement, and other boats did seem to get pooped on more than ours (non scientific...
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