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    Re: Boat building blogs

    I've been following this couple for years, they finally pulled away for the dock this summer but the YouTube archive of the entire build is available.
    https://www.youtube.com/c/SaltTar
  2. Re: Pros and Cons of painting the hull before turnover v waiting until near complete

    It is easier to paint the outside now with gravity on your side, painting upside down is never any fun. Just think through the projects to come, make sure everything that is going to attach to the...
  3. Re: Will we ever be independent from religion?

    Much like guns, we seem to be awash in religions in this country. The question is not will we ever be free of religion but will enough of those who believe in one myth ever be willing to coexist with...
  4. Re: A poll by Univ of Chi says 28% think they might have to bear arms against the - -

    Is this the poll from OP?
    https://uchicagopolitics.opalstacked.com/uploads/homepage/Polarization-Poll.pdf

    Worth taking a look at either way.

    My problem with polls in general is that the...
  5. Thread: Portage Pram

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    Re: Portage Pram

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/Portage-Pram/i-wK5NFzc/0/dd21a578/L/2022070207570628-8306041152245955956-IMG_2026-L.jpg
    Poppy, alongside Marianita, they seem to get along well even if they both...
  6. Re: Supreme Court limits Biden's power to cut emissions

    Not all of them, but definitely enough to bring down the institution.
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    Re: they might be about to doom us all

    A very conservative christian I once knew said while they didn't want to die (because they wanted to see their kids grow up) but if it happened, well that would be ok because they would get to see...
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    I don't remember which brand of epoxy you are using. I use System 3 who say you have 72 hours to recoat with more epoxy before sanding is required. West Says you can recoat until the base is no...
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    I agree with nrs5000's comment that you don't need to lay down a layer of epoxy first. You are just adding extra steps to the process. If you feel you must, epoxy has a window of cure time (varies by...
  10. Thread: Portage Pram

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    Re: Portage Pram

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/Portage-Pram/i-kqnKpbC/0/455f6a0b/L/2022062619582492--6680016157169587021-IMG_2012-L.jpg
    "Poppy" got launched last night. Good little boat, rows well and tracks a...
  11. Re: Should I get a Manufacturer's Identification Code?

    When I left Chicago to come out west in the late 1990's Illinois was still trying to wrap it's head around the idea that a pickup truck could be a personal vehicle as opposed to a commercial one.
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    Re: CLC wowsers again!

    https://smallboatsmonthly.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/GuiderInteriorweb-1500x1125.jpg
    Lots of raised cockpit floor
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    I alternated between a standing and balanced lug on my KDI using the same downhaul. With a boom you just want the attachment point in line with the mast. I anchored a multi-part tackle to the mast...
  14. Thread: Lake Mead

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    Re: Lake Mead

    This is Oroville, not Meade but a stunning picture nonetheless:...
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    Re: Success Selling a Small Boat?

    The last boat I sold was through an online classified on Small Boats Monthly.
  16. Thread: R2ak 2022

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    Re: R2ak 2022

    Dark Star has retired after battling headwinds while double reefed. He plans on taking a couple of weeks to find his way back to Port Townsend. Sad, DS was one of the few boats in the race I felt...
  17. Re: Shipping a cool small boat in a container to Europe

    Is that because bringing it over as "cargo" is looked on differently than on her own bottom? I've watched a fair number of YouTube videos and read a lot of books about people sailing across the...
  18. Re: Bottom height above the ground when on a trailer?

    I don't think that you are going to find "typical". Too much variation to account for between wheel sizes and types of axles not to mention the actual bed construction. What are the other jon boaters...
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    Re: Defund The Police: some feedback

    If I am following the bouncing ball on this, they later restored $10 of that $15 million dollars. My larger point is that while the police budget was cut, it wasn't cut very much.

    David is right,...
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    Re: headed to test drive one of these

    Good points. Got to be tough being a car designer these days, seems like wind tunnel tests drive everything towards the same "sneaker" shape.
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    Re: Defund The Police: some feedback

    Portland has hardly "defunded" the police.
    Annual Police Bureau budget:

    2016 $201 million
    2018 $238 million
    2022 $227 million

    Slashed to bone!...
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    Re: Gas Tax Giveaway

    Couldn't agree more.

    $.18/gallon comes out to $3.60 over a 20 gallon fill-up or close to the price a big cup of brewed coffee. Yep, that'll keep the wolves at bay and shoes on the the baby's feet....
  23. Thread: Lake Mead

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    Re: Lake Mead

    "Water rights" get weird, complex and vary a lot from place to place. Here in the Pacific Northwet a friend was looking into why a piece of property he was interested in was so cheap (relatively...
  24. Re: Gunwales, bench seat tops & bow deck - Epoxy & paint or primer & paint?

    From West:
    Liquid—Open Time
    Open time (also working time or wet lay-up time) is the portion of the cure time, after mixing,
    that the resin/hardener mixture remains a liquid and is workable and...
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    Re: Eastman pardon request

    If accepting a pardon is a tacit admission of guilt then pardoning someone for doing something for you makes you guilty too, right?
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    56F 89% humidity with a light rain falling. This time yesterday I was buttoning up the shop to go for a sail, no jacket required for the first time in a long while.
  27. Thread: R2ak 2022

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    Re: R2ak 2022

    It looks to me like the tracker grays out if the boat hasn't moved for more than an hour. Gray with a bar indicates withdrawal from the race.
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    Re: S&G Pygmy kayak fiberglass repair

    It is interesting/alarming how localized the visible damage was. The rest of the sheathing "looks" good but it peeled right up leaving a thin layer of lightly textured epoxy behind that was still...
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    Re: S&G Pygmy kayak fiberglass repair

    This one is an Osprey but we have a Coho too.
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    I expected the big cats to try the outside route. They seem to be a tight group, judging by the party they were having the night before the start.
  31. Thread: Portage Pram

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    Re: Portage Pram

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/Kayaks/i-fX8W48R/0/b5497f38/L/2022061616273768--4873073486840993208-IMG_1933-L.jpg

    Bottom done, waiting on the sheerstrake due to a lack of Forest green paint in...
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    Re: S&G Pygmy kayak fiberglass repair

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/Kayaks/i-TKQWkHS/0/ad2bb93a/L/2022061616273768-8790866189890624421-IMG_1932-L.jpg
    Chunks of old fiberglass
    ...
  33. Re: How to prevent splintering when using birdsmouth router bit on VG fir?

    I bought one of those big router bits getting ready to build my first birdsmouth mast, took one look at, thought about how splintery DF is and put it away on the shelf. The tablesaw works great.
    ...
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    Re: Backyard pizza oven.

    A 1968 Mack fire truck (apparatus?) rigged with an Italian-made wood-fired oven in the back.


    That would be a fire engine, in use it would loaded with hose and a pump for delivering water through...
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    Re: Trolls : Building a Fire

    https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Images/Press-Room/Fire-Tetrahedron.ashx
    In more recent years, a fourth component – the uninhibited chain reaction – has been added to explain fire. This chain reaction...
  36. Re: okay let's do this, some rather important questions. . .

    I do a 50/50 mix of beef and ground pork shoulder for meatloaf
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    S&G Pygmy kayak fiberglass repair

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/Kayaks/i-XBpgXL8/0/0b889502/L/2022061515164070-7673053145966100026-IMG_1928-L.jpg

    I'm really not sure how this happened. At least it is moderately accessible and I...
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    Re: Current thoughts on laser levels

    That looks like a nice one. I really like having mine on a tripod but some of that is from using it outside a lot, living on a hillside having adjustable legs is handy.
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    80/20 preferably grass-fed
    on the rare side of medium rare
    from the grill
    yellow mustard
    dill pickle
    american (or if I'm feeling fancy aged cheddar) cheese
    minimal bun, it's just there to hold...
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    Re: A problem with boat trailer lights

    Solder and shrink tube definitely the way to go. I chased my tail on one trailer trying to figure out the problem, turned out the ground wire had corroded well into the interior, hidden by the...
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    Re: Eun Mara Gaff Yawl

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/Eun-Mara/i-3mT72cs/0/1377eb04/L/2022061020422770--7736197103027088471-IMG_1889-L.jpg
    50 watt panel, roughed in on a rainy afternoon...
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    I think there were too many pieces of the program moving to simply postpone the start. The night before the start a decision was made to add 24 hours to the 36 allotted for race to Victoria which is...
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    There is a gaggle of boats headed towards Victoria, winds are still out of the NW but in the 5-15 knot range (currently about 6).

    Dark Star is moving in the right direction at 2kn with 5.11nm to...
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/Cruises/Action-shots/i-mnJVnsB/0/3c6a9a33/XL/IMG_1924-XL.jpg
    I thought that was one of your designs. Best I could do with my cellphone camera.
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    Come up for the 70/48 race. Tacoma to Port Townsend, strictly human powered and it is scheduled so it ends at 1900 the night before the R2AK starts at 0500.
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Boats/Cruises/Action-shots/i-XbfkTpS/0/0c3c7d27/1280/2022061311003678-4620968101625762191-IMG_1923-1280.mp4

    The start, yes the wind was very light. They used to play the...
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    Re-posted from above decks, one of the big trimarans was dismasted and a couple of boats capsized, all safe. Race Committee added 24 hours to time window for getting to Victoria, a handful of smaller...
  48. Thread: R2ak

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    Re: R2ak

    Race Committee adding 24 hours to the PT/Victoria leg to accommodate the weather. They've had a couple of capsizes already and one of the big trimarans has been dismasted. Reports are everybody is...
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    Re: Current thoughts on laser levels

    I have two. A Dewalt that projects horizontal and vertical lines and a Bosch that does dots, both have their uses. Get the self-leveling model and a tripod to mount it on.

    The Dewalt was really...
  50. Re: Where the magic happens. I'll show you mine, if you show me yours.

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Architecture/The-Fortress-of-Solitude/i-s55j2j5/0/c99829a3/L/2005-05-26%20003-L.jpg
    I've always liked this picture, taken back in 2006 or so when I was building the magic...
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