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Search: Posts Made By: Bill B
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,037
Posted By Bill B
Re: 3D Printing of Sailboats

It wasn't an intentional comparison, but rather, a digression. My original point was that 3D printing advances could result in the outsourcing of hull production, removing the need for builders to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,037
Posted By Bill B
Re: 3D Printing of Sailboats

I agree that it's not to a guy in his basement. But it's only to a bigger printer because the publisher is no longer a printer at all. (and any printing is more than none)



I disagree. Since...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,037
Posted By Bill B
Re: 3D Printing of Sailboats

I disagree. I'm pretty sure that most book publishers outsource their printing these days, and even newspapers have started to move away from printing in-house. So really, not only has it already...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,037
Posted By Bill B
Re: 3D Printing of Sailboats

One of the issues that has been discussed is cost - will it be cost effective for a builder to buy/lease a machine to 3D print their hulls? That seems like an important consideration. But what if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By Bill B
Re: Google Glass Idea Brainstorming

Thanks everyone for your ideas so far. I'm not ignoring you, I've just been playing with my new toy ;)

Here's some feedback based on your ideas. Keep in mind, this is just off the top of my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By Bill B
Lightbulb Google Glass Idea Brainstorming

The other Google Glass thread (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/106953-google-glass-its-effect-sailing.html) seems to mostly be about pros/cons of the technology and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2013
Replies: 125
Views: 12,547
Posted By Bill B
Re: I'm truly at a loss for words...REALLY!

I've been tying it as pictured ever since I was a Boy Scout, but according to my sailing instructor (and every other resource I've found since), the tail is supposed to be inside the loop.

As...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bill B
Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat

I just wanted to thank everyone for all their advice.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the leak may be a non-issue, though looking at it and thinking things through has urged me to patch up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bill B
Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat

I expect that any rainwater in the hull is likely due to the huge hole in the lockers that I mentioned earlier, coupled with leaving the boat uncovered before I got a tarp for it. I thought I had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bill B
Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat

It seems that the worry about a leak might have been premature. I went out again yesterday and after 2.5 hours, only a couple of drops came out of the drain, rather than a couple of cups.

So,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bill B
Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat

It seems that the closest sailmaker is an hour or so away, and the ones with any kind of web presence are 2 hours or more. So I think pictures and an email assessment will be in order before I drop...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bill B
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bill B
Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat

Not a boom vang as far as I can tell from pictures. What I have is more like the "cleat for line to hold down boom" setup in the picture below (not my boat).
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bill B
Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat

I'll see what I can do. Unfortunately it will be another week or two before I'll be able to go back out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bill B
Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat

Heh, I couldn't run a flat sail if I *wanted* to. Wind-sock is more like it :laugher

I'll check out youtube for sure. Thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bill B
Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat

There's a small loop of line that goes from the boom over a small knob/button/whatever on the lower part of the mast and prevents the boom from riding up. So, I could potentially do what you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bill B
Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat

I know there's *some* plywood, but I don't know if it's just in certain places, or if it's throughout the boat. For example, the lockers below the cuddy have glassed plywood walls. I only know this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bill B
Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat

I don't *think* that was the case, but I'll verify the next time I go out.



Interesting. I wonder if this is why I wound up with a several inch gap between the head of the sail and the top of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bill B
Re: Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat

No topping lift.



That's my thought. As far as I can tell, it's the original sail for the boat (from '76).



Good to know. Based on my research, replacing the sails will probably cost...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bill B
Newbie questions after first time taking out sailboat

I finally had a chance to go out for the first time, and didn't capsize, fall in the water, or otherwise have too bad of a time. On the contrary, I had a fantastic time, despite all of the errors,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-13-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Bill B
Re: Overdue introduction

Thanks for the welcome.

It looks like I'm in for it now... Now sitting in my yard is an AFC 16. It's not fancy, or in that great of shape. But, she has what she needs to sail, and will...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-09-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Bill B
Overdue introduction

Howdy folks!

It seems that I've been lurking on and off here for quite a while - my profile says since 9/2011, but it's been longer than that, since I was here for a while before creating an...
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