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    09-25-2022, 08:44 PM
    rgthom replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Following along without much to add, as usual, but a thought on the non-skid. I used the polycarbonate chips sold by Duckworks, they mix in with the...
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    09-23-2022, 12:33 PM
    I am not sure that loom in the water is a significant loss. Steevers oar equations show shorter blades being more efficient. Thats because the blade...
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    09-23-2022, 11:50 AM
    The cost surprised me a bit too, but it does all add up. I like to look at it as entertainment cost also. If not boatbuilding, I would be spending...
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    09-23-2022, 11:40 AM
    Todd knows fabric and the Odyssey polyester is low cost at around $12/yd. There are two materials I like for boat tents, both around $21/yd at just...
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    09-22-2022, 08:44 AM
    Since the experts have not commented yet, I will just say that structure looks plenty strong whether glued, screwed or both. Epoxy with a high...
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    09-21-2022, 03:11 PM
    Neat! So say 220 W-h used in 3.5 hours is only 63 W motor power to go almost 3 kts. Sounds very efficient. Could you please at some time take some...
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    09-19-2022, 03:40 PM
    rgthom replied to a thread Itís over. in The Bilge
    Just back from a New Orleans wedding and it is over there for sure, not a mask or social distance in sight. I should know by Wednesday if I got away...
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    09-19-2022, 02:50 PM
    rgthom replied to a thread Car rental in The Bilge
    I stopped renting cars and just use Uber/Lyft anywhere now. Even from home to the airport - no parking charge and no waiting for a shuttle. Last trip...
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    09-09-2022, 06:37 PM
    rgthom replied to a thread I like bicycles. in The Bilge
    Today I changed the urban tandem to a 1X drivetrain. Maybe a bit odd to do this to a 40 year old bike, but we use it a lot and I liked everything...
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    09-08-2022, 11:36 AM
    Not to talk you out of this, but just give my view: I am a cyclist and rower, with an expedition type camp aboard rowboat. I've thought about trying...
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    09-08-2022, 11:04 AM
    Might as well start with a proven pedal boat design, Gartside #92 "Blue Skies":...
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    09-07-2022, 04:08 PM
    rgthom replied to a thread Pedal Cat design in Designs / Plans
    This sounds like an interesting project. Your goal of 6 mph with 150 W input might be do-able on flat water, but it is probably as good as it gets...
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    09-05-2022, 03:06 PM
    rgthom replied to a thread I like bicycles. in The Bilge
    I watched Craigslist for over a year looking for a decent frame my size and able to fit wide tires with fenders and luggage - no luck. So now I have...
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    09-02-2022, 09:39 AM
    rgthom replied to a thread I like bicycles. in The Bilge
    Ive done that ride from the other side, broke the national speed limit at the time descending Monitor Pass. I remember they were serving boiled...
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    09-01-2022, 05:03 PM
    rgthom replied to a thread The silence of the lambs in The Bilge
    They are waiting to see if any turds Trump throws at the wall will stick, then they will all rush to hold it there....
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    09-01-2022, 12:26 PM
    For a boat you plan to use for years it is worth making the thwart height and location, and the locks location, temporary and adjustable to start....
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    09-01-2022, 12:12 PM
    You should be fine, maybe use longer oars. The main thing is to get the right gearing for the boat and the conditions, the ratio of outboard to...
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    09-01-2022, 11:36 AM
    rgthom replied to a thread I like bicycles. in The Bilge
    We took the urban tandem to S Tahoe, for grocery shopping on the bike paths. I had a couple of hours to myself one day, since this was the only bike...
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    08-31-2022, 12:33 PM
    So far I have been fine keeping the boat in the water with an anchor buddy, no need for rollers. Tides here are 6 to 8 feet, I can imagine bigger...
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    08-29-2022, 04:57 PM
    rgthom replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    Could you attach small metal spring or pinch clamps as markers? I would be nervous about scoring the plexiglass, it could break at a score line and...
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    08-29-2022, 04:01 PM
    I have plans for the race Drake and would build one if I had the time, but mainly for solo coastal racing. A Drake 19 would be my choice for two up...
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    08-29-2022, 03:46 PM
    Just fantastic, can't wait for some trip reports and more photos! -Rick
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    08-28-2022, 10:07 AM
    For short distance its not surprising. Electric motorcycles have been breaking quarter mile records for a long time, an electric dragster just topped...
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    08-25-2022, 02:48 PM
    Do you backup to icloud? If yes, log in to icloud on the pc and the photos will be there. You can download if you want. If you do not have backup...
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