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    09-25-2018, 03:36 PM
    Pitsligo replied to a thread high flying in The Bilge
    Between the turns of head lacing along the gaff and the halyard bridles, there's actually quite a bit to hang onto up there. At least there have been...
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    09-25-2018, 03:15 PM
    Pitsligo replied to a thread working sail in The Bilge
    I've never needed to lower the peak below horizontal --but I ain't gonna be the guy who tells a working-sail fisherman how to sail his boat. Alex
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    09-25-2018, 02:37 PM
    Even discounting the optical enhancement of the ringtail boom falling off to leeward, check out the flex in the main boom! What a cloud of...
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    09-25-2018, 12:41 PM
    Yup. Lots of good full-width deckbeams to keep her strong. I'm trying to find something to dislike about that boat --and I just can't. The worst I...
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    09-25-2018, 12:30 PM
    Pitsligo replied to a thread high flying in The Bilge
    Jammed topsail sheet --look how tight it is where it runs along the underside of the gaff. Hooboy, does that su*k! Someone probably neglected to...
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    09-25-2018, 12:24 PM
    I got a dose of something similar back in '89, mountaineering: spent a little too long on a glacier without good glasses, up at 20,000'+. I had the...
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    09-24-2018, 07:01 PM
    Waitwaitwait... They're still sailing those amazing canvas-clouds? You've sailed them? That means they aren't intrinsically suicidal? I have GOT...
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    09-24-2018, 12:59 PM
    Excellent! I may have Bucephalus out over your same route this week/weekend. I'll think of you. Alex
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    09-23-2018, 10:56 PM
    See, Harv, you hit the nail on the head: How on Earth do I singlehand B with that cloud? I'm still working that out --and I don't think...
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    09-23-2018, 08:53 PM
    Pitsligo replied to a thread Pr0n in The Bilge
    Relevant to the context of the OP and my follow up --taken within a few minutes of each other-- I just filched this from the PocketYachters' FB page:...
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    09-23-2018, 08:40 PM
    I know from my own sloop that just stowing a single-yard topsail when it isn't aloft can be challenging. I can't imagine the forest that those crews...
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    09-23-2018, 08:35 PM
    Pitsligo replied to a thread desperate nutter in The Bilge
    Muther of gawd...! Desperate nutters, every one. Some fascinating details to those rigs, too. Looks like the squares' whisker poles are braced...
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    09-23-2018, 01:07 PM
    Pitsligo replied to a thread desperate nutter in The Bilge
    I stole it from elsewhere on the Forum, I think. Blame Peter Sibley, maybe? :D I suspect the fore-and-aft topsail yard, already burdened by...
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    09-23-2018, 12:41 PM
    There's a photo of the "longhandles topsail" in the 1984 Yearbook. Not a great photo, but enough for a chuckle. These desperate nutters are the...
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    09-23-2018, 11:53 AM
    Pitsligo replied to a thread Ash in The Bilge
    Build a Fliptail dinghy! http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?211713-Fliptail-7-Folding-Dinghy-Build\ I love working with the stuff. Its...
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    09-22-2018, 08:26 PM
    I would guess just a press fit over a carefully fitted tennon, with a shoulder at the base of the tennon that would prevent the truck from both...
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    09-22-2018, 01:50 PM
    Good reminder, Jay. I'll drag that out for some evening reading. Alex
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    09-22-2018, 11:26 AM
    You bet! Aboard Bucephalus, on the aloft rigging, a few of the shackle pins need to go in starboard-to-port, or else the tabs risk tearing the...
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    09-21-2018, 09:26 PM
    Good idea. It might be a bit tricky for some items --like parts for the antique Optimus stove (I know where to find them, but it's in the labyrinth...
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    09-21-2018, 09:20 PM
    If anyone's still talking about the prospect seriously come spring, I'll worry about it! LOL! I think we may have decided on the race comittee...
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    09-21-2018, 02:15 PM
    I admit, I'm jealous. My WB subscription lapsed for several years, and I missed the beginning of that series of inserts. Whoever came up with that...
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    09-21-2018, 12:59 PM
    I'm suffering from horrific writer's block with my lyric prose, so I've taken to writing up a complete user's manual for Bucephalus. Soup to nuts,...
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    09-21-2018, 11:49 AM
    Pitsligo replied to a thread Pr0n in The Bilge
    Gotta be. I don't have their numbers, but I can tell you they go right past B and I in light air. B is 14.85 and change --202sqft/3000#disp-- so...
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    09-21-2018, 11:40 AM
    Oh *hell* yes! Alex
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    09-21-2018, 11:38 AM
    I dunno. I think there might still be a couple seasons left in that oar. A little CPES would work wonders... Alex
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    09-21-2018, 11:35 AM
    ALL THE LAUNDRY!! Yes, exactly! That's the idea! And bring your neighbor's laundry, too! You folks all have the right idea. I knew I was at the...
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    09-21-2018, 11:15 AM
    I'm not sure if the age range is right, but Jan Adkins's "The Craft Of Sail" is one of my favorites, as is his "Wooden Ship." They might need to wait...
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    09-21-2018, 11:13 AM
    Pert Lowell. Not on your side of the pond, but I'd wager they'll ship, and I can testify that their products are top notch: ...
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    09-20-2018, 03:28 PM
    I first noticed it in 2016, when I bought Bucephalus a new 5/16" jibsheet and 7/16" mainsheet. The jibsheet hockled (got lumpy) within a few months...
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    09-20-2018, 02:51 PM
    (In case it isn't obvious, this is meant to be humorous. However, there is a small measure of seriousness in that it might be an entertaining...
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