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    09-17-2018, 12:59 PM
    Incidentally, the boat isn't leaking from that busted up patch that looks like hell. It's leaking along that crack in the bottom, I believe from...
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    09-17-2018, 12:40 PM
    That picture in #44 is not scarphs. That picture shows where she was stove in, and the last guy kinda pushed all the shattered bits back into place...
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    09-17-2018, 11:19 AM
    Tell me more, Bruce... Is Dynel with epoxy more flexy than fiberglass with epoxy? I haven't torn her open enough to know if there are vertical...
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    09-16-2018, 10:07 PM
    We took the boat down to the bay this evening for sea trials. Well, I guess we should call it "dock trials." We had the rigging down to half an hour...
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    09-10-2018, 11:39 PM
    Today someone gave me an O'Day 17 Daysailer. It's one of the old DS I variety, with wood coamings and plank benches. Kind of like this, but with...
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    09-06-2018, 06:13 PM
    This is a 14' catboat, gaff rigged on a 23' keel-stepped mast through the deck. I think it was designed to be kept on a slip through the summer....
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    09-06-2018, 04:46 PM
    Ouch. That's pretty damning. Glassing the inside seems quite impossible, given the frames and ribs and so on. What about trying to seal it with...
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    09-05-2018, 11:01 PM
    I was almost thinking that I would be able to launch this weekend. I have finished all the rigging. I have installed the coaming, seats,...
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About Desert Rat
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I have a fair background in canoeing, with some time as a whitewater guide on the Snake River in Wyoming, but a newbie when it comes to sailing.
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Willard, Utah
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Sailing, writing & reading, hunting upland game, baking bread,playing the Japanese game called "Go."
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