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Join Date: Jan 2008
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Re: Guitars and Salt Air OnBoard
Ah, I see. Sorry bout the stalker. We just watched a steel boat fall apart here over the course of three years unattended on the hard. I took 100 ft. of 3/8 chain out through a hole next to the keel. It free fell to the ground.
And these kinds of threads get frustrating when people who are convinced that they have reasoned out a situation butt heads with people who actually have lived through those situations. It's more common than not on these forums these days. Lots of theoretical sailors and Googling experts on any subject you can come up with. They get astonished when people with experience dare to question their omnipotent opinions formed in lieu of any actual hands on. Kinda like reading a pdf file on how to throw a clay pot and then arguing with someone who's spent decades at a potter's wheel.
Stable high humidity has kept wooden boats tight for centuries, I believe. We watch what happens to the poorly constructed Haitian sloops that get washed ashore here. After a few weeks in the tropical sun, the t-shirt and sheet rags "caulking" between the hull planks falls out as the planks dry and shrink. It's even more graphic than my first attempt at a coffee table project over the winter when I first moved from Texas to Massachusetts. My carefully constructed-in-February chessboard inlaid table destroyed itself when summer came. It buckled like a Mexican pavement project.
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