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  1. Poll: Re: Deckhead paint - Gloss, satin or matte..???

    What is a “deck head” ?
    In the states we have dickhead but we don’t paint them , they paint themselves .
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    “Screw and glue” is the “caveman “ construction I referred to earlier.
    There is really no point .
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    Re: Never Sell Your Boat Locally

    About five years after I sold “kutty ”, my Norwegian kutter, a new owner contacted me with some questions and photos. The boat had been stripped,cut and trashed.
    I would have felt better taking her...
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    Re: Merelon Through Hull fittings

    That is all I use . I no longer trust bronze .
  5. Re: I actually thought things would be better now but,was I swrong!

    A ten point checklist tacked to the laundry room wall would cure these problems.
  6. Re: Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    Would that be the USCG Auxiliary courtesy inspection stickers type of inspection? That’s pretty simple and low key. A bona fide uscg inspection I imagine would be ten times more fraught with red tape...
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    Re: Finish for a paddle shaft/handle

    Not being a paddler, I can’t speak to this, but I wonder… how the heck you can figure out how to build that then get stumped on how to finish it? It’s fantastic !!
  8. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    I just built a “ tow bar” for my friend Jesse , the “water mayor” of gig harbor. You may know him, 14 ‘ hi laker named “the binge”. A vertical post a few feet forward of the transom, removable. Most...
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    Re: Cedar shingles

    I would not even consider using shingles or shakes for anything these days. It’s nothing but a brag, a sign of vanity and wealth . Or a New England code that requires the silly things
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    Re: Cedar shingles

    I made the shakes for the roof of my first house of an old wrc log that was left on the property from decades earlier. Used a broken machete and two firewood wedges, didn’t even know what a froe was....
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    Re: As a kid…..

    Later, had my right lens shot out of my eyeglasses , trading rounds at the sandpit with my friend Billy. I still say he pumped his bb rifle more than the agreed upon three times.
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    Re: As a kid…..

    I converted our picnic table into a bunker with a few blankets and defended President Kennedy from Krauts and Japs and Ruskies.
    I should have protected him from Americans.
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    Consider making the whole cockpit a drop in stitch n glue. Minimal or zero framing, just epoxy filets with a bit of fg tape.
    With epoxy, we have the ability to avoid the pitfalls of conventional...
  14. Re: Canvas deck, cover the very outboard edge or leave exposed?

    What is most common with canvas is the rip it off and throw it away.
    But the concern for edges remains the same for cotton, Fg or dynel.
    left open is open to dings but also open to inspection. ...
  15. Re: Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    What is the answer to homelessness ?
    Is this not driven by homeless people discovering boats ? in part anyway.... homelessness does not account for vessels like Hero, Avalon, Curtiss of course....
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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    yea this checklist is demeaning and insulting to any employee , at least that is how i would regard it.
    but like others, i have (pretty much) never been one or had one, (an employee, not a list)....
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    Re: Pix of my '84 Buick I bought in '99

    That there is the original stereotype of ..."your fathers Buick".
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    Don't interupt the surveyor?' he is not doing eye surgery.
    unless this vessel is built of some of that aussi/kiwi miracle wood, you are fcked.
    I've seen this a score of times..fine furniature...
  19. Re: Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    gentrification

    on a par with holding gun manufacturers liable for shootings

    Woodwind is one year younger and one foot shorter for qualification ,so this is sobering.
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    Re: Woodstock '99 on Netflix

    it's the pots
  21. Re: Stopping Cabin Post Leaks -- Knutson 35

    It's a defect of every god damned conventional cabin ever built, canvas covered, butteryfly hatched,dried out bedding compound, oak trimmed,copper tacked crap.
    but thats just my opinion.
    There...
  22. Thread: Oars

    by wizbang 13
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    Re: Oars

    storebought oars ?
    like...from a store?
    nex thing ya know, people are gonna start BUYING sails !
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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    There is a "spare" switch, maybe wire up a 12 volt audio visual aid on how to complete the 11 pointchecklist rather than a so called "list"printed on a piece of crunchy granola processed tree.
    is...
  24. Re: Handmade boart - Part went missing. Mast to boom ideas?

    i think that strap thing on the mast is not a thing.
    the gooseneck goes to a short female track on the mast
    maybe i'm missing something ?
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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    #11 Use Joes' toothbrush to scub on/off switches clean.
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    Re: TV news: what’s going on?

    Hey whaddya think that view is behind her ?
    I think Mc Neil is on the left and Eagle Is. on the right.
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    Re: TV news: what’s going on?

    turn in the mancard Jim, just hand it over
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    Oh yea
  29. Re: Can I ask another non politically correct question ?

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQnTczJiZT8xHDBvIRG2bQyZkNpKbN7LRcNXg&usqp=CAUThis is the only object of my lust in the 1960's
  30. Re: Chartering in the Caribbean (BVI) or BYOB?

    It's been 16 years, but I cruised the north coast of the DR , bound for SXM.
    15 years before that we "cruised."..bashed our brains out nonstop is more like it, the south coast with out stopping .It...
  31. Re: 1961 Thompson with Volvo Penta stern drive

    That's a great past time / hobby ya got there !
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    Re: State sancioned assassinations

    i thought we killed the number 2 guy, several times over
    who the new number 2 ?
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    Re: State sancioned assassinations

    this was a nineeleven guy?
    from 22 years ago?
    whatr we waiting to devlope the freakin weapon or waiting for old age to assasinate him?
  34. Re: FAA soliciting public comments on minimum seat dimensions

    Get yer butt up on the scale with the luggage
    blue states pay for red ones...small people pay for big ones
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    Re: Some Common Sense from England...

    because......SPORTS !!!!
  36. Re: Chartering in the Caribbean (BVI) or BYOB?

    Miami to Tortola is only a few hundred miles less than New York to Tortola. It's not a short trip.
    1200 or so vs. 1500 or so, if i recall without googlating
    A munt a gone up fos mon,like wha?
  37. Re: Chartering in the Caribbean (BVI) or BYOB?

    six thousand dollars a day for a 45' catamarang ?
    in the BVI.?... the most .....nevermind
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    Re: What Glue for Plywood Keel Mold?

    I would think that any epoxy in the mold would stink of toxic epoxy juju.
    burning epoxy is just awful smelling, you have enough to worry about with the molten lead and its' slag stank.
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    Re: Orcas sink a sailboat off of Portugal

    military sonar then maybe ?
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    Re: What Glue for Plywood Keel Mold?

    Would the ply mold either burn to heck or cause mini lead explosions from any moisture in the ply?
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    Re: Trying to decide next build

    yes the Eun Mara is gonna be great.
    I personally swore off taking open (sail) boats into the cold waters of the puget sound .
    death is a slip up away
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    Re: Marine Plywood Patching and Bungs

    yea , filled epoxy. one does not use bungs in ply .
    But you may as well grind off all the paint first, it will just get in the way of cleaning the epoxy off.
    But you may as well replace that...
  43. Thread: Big Chip?

    by wizbang 13
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    Re: Big Chip?

    well , thin out the first coat of enamal nex time i guess. i hope yer using at least two of em.
    and raise the waterline
    bruce
  44. Re: Any suggestions as to who designed this yacht?

    yea too many winders.
    2 of those oval things on each side be plenty
    that portlite in the bow...no...just no
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    Re: Some Common Sense from England...

    dunno why this is even a thing to right wingers
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    oh there is this one i had ,for only about 7 years so it was not long enough to read, but ...cetol
    https://live.staticflickr.com/4094/4901836551_32b5e5e123_c_d.jpg...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    I assume you know I've lived in the Caribbean half my adult life. Where it is not nonsense.
    I'm sure yer garage stored freshwater lake only runabout varnish lasts more than 3 years.
    bruce
    wizbang...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    I just touched up Bingo after about 5 years (she's 10 years old) with a coat of Cetol gloss.
    This is Cetol gloss over epoxy, no hideous orange /teak flavored /"lite" cetol, just the gloss
    it's...
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    Re: Orcas sink a sailboat off of Portugal

    is it the fin keels and spade rudders ?
    Remember that saying"she likes the cut of your jib"..?
    I think they like the cut of your Beneteaus rudder
  50. Re: In 1981, at age 35, I watched “On Golden Pond”.

    Dummy would probably still be there , if not for folks like Jane.(and David G , and Ian M)
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