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  1. Thread: Chilly sailing

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    Re: Chilly sailing

    I used to do most of my cruising in the winter....mainly because that seemed to be the time I could get a good stretch of time off from work. I found though I really liked it. Try to plan stops ~ 3...
  2. Thread: Boat names

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    Re: Boat names

    I once encountered a small natural gas tanker named "Uranus Gas" while in S Korea
  3. Thread: for vince

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    Re: for vince

    I was never, in the ' one of the better ones' for throwing heaving lines. I did know guys that could stretch a 180 odd ft line and place it within a couple of feet of the receiver....every time.
  4. Re: What is the most stupid thing you ever did...?

    Do you want that alphabetically, categorically, numerically or just as it comes to mind......
  5. Re: Violating one's faith as one takes the oath of office

    Yes Tom, I know many spiritual people whose faith has inspired them to do great things. But I doubt most people change their stripes.
    The main person I was referring to was pushy and slightly...
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    Re: Decks, sub-decks

    I have seen several times where a layed deck was properly dried and faired smooth, left as a sub-structure, and then covered with well bedded ply,,,,no gaps in the bedding, and then glassed, right...
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    Re: Swallows and Amazons

    Start 'em young ....and they will become firm believers.......Seriously though you have to get them started when they can still embrace the magic of the story, and see themselves as a character...
  8. Re: Violating one's faith as one takes the oath of office

    There are of course 'religions' that require their adherents to go out and spread the word. JW's are known for this, as are LDS Mormons. The Church of Rome has only relatively recently reduced the...
  9. Re: Violating one's faith as one takes the oath of office

    denying any possible credit to a person of faith, simply because they have embraced faith implies that a non religious person, an Atheist is somehow a better person, simply because they have no...
  10. Re: Toy Pirate Ship Sails From Scotland to Denmark, Norway and Sweden

    Our trimaran centre hull was a Cedar stick about 3 ft long and two ama's about 2 ft with a total beam of perhaps 2.5 ft. The sail was part of a plastic bag set as a lateen sail. it was directionally...
  11. Re: Toy Pirate Ship Sails From Scotland to Denmark, Norway and Sweden

    Toooooo cooool
    I too had a free sailing model ~ 2 ft long. we would follow in a rowing boat, for hours sometimes. Still have it, and another which sailed many miles when my kids were small. We did...
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    Re: Meg's "Bahamian Ports"

    The traditional test us to direct a fire hose directly on the closure. I suspect these will be fine, maybe not for Cape Horn, but for the near coastal cruising I suspect Ian will be doing I'd be...
  13. Thread: Cartoons.

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    Re: Cartoons.

    the way I heard this.....Hagar is speaking to his men prior to a raid...
    Men we are going to rape...pillage and burn the village....and guys get it right this time....
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    Why do people have to compare apples and oranges and say one is better.....WTF. Might just as well say I prefer Bach over the Beatles....means nothing....other than to me.....
    there are lots of...
  15. Re: Who can remember their childhood home phone number?

    Like mmd.....I started with ....4394...then we went to 3-4394, and then to 733-4394 .....
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    Sticky: Re: My Heart Hurts to Say Goodbye

    So very sorry....Jack will be missed
  17. Thread: Poetry

    by gilberj
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    Re: Poetry

    probably just as well......LOL
    I have in my archive a couple of those old legal documents. Kind of fun to wade through the document though....
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    I think this may be a custom, perhaps even a self-design, closely following the H-28 or maybe a Nereia but is much smaller than the latter. The Mizzen is smaller and further aft. Consequently the...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    The boat in the photos is not Araminta. I am probably wrong, but I think these are modified H28s the rig is a little different and the bow is certainly different, but....it is not an Araminta.
    On...
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    Re: Meg's Leeboards

    I think leeboards built of sandwich layers of plywood, well sheathed with glass would be amply strong. my own boards are built up with 2"x2" strips glued and fastened together. ( that is 2" full...
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    Re: Meg's Leeboards

    How are things coming Ian? Have not heard a progress report in a while. How soon will you be sailing, or will sailing trials wait till spring?
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    Re: Halloween Bilge Sweetener

    tooo cooool
  23. Re: Yet another pie-in-the-sky boat design question

    I would also consider a cruising cat...for cruising.
    Living aboard, not so much unless I could afford quite big. Living aboard involves some accumulation of stuff. Cats do not carry cargo as well.
  24. Re: Yet another pie-in-the-sky boat design question

    My 45 foot ....18 ton powerboat built in 1934 cruised comfortably and totally consistently at 7 knots at 1.5 gal/hour at 1750 rpm ( max regular running speed according to the book was 2400 rpm) with...
  25. Re: Yet another pie-in-the-sky boat design question

    I would not recommend to lean on power...you will some day need some power to punch your way in to shelter. You need more power to keep going in crappy conditions.
    For the size I am thinking for...
  26. Re: Yet another pie-in-the-sky boat design question

    Given your parameters, I'd be looking at George Buehlers Diesel Duck series. These are V bottom, reasonably easily driven, modest power, economical, and roomy.
    I'd build strip planked, like Wizbang,...
  27. Re: Yet another pie-in-the-sky boat design question

    Where and what type of Cruising will you be doing? Will you live aboard all/part of the time, or weekend/occasional week? How comfortable is your finance...?
    I was /am a sailor....got a power boat...
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    Re: Big, beautiful border wall nears reality

    Just put the wall around the White House. I'm pretty sure Mexico would pay for it.
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    Re: McCain Tells It

    An inspiring speech as one does not often hear from a politician.
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    Re: I have a dream... a wet one

    My opinion. use traditional packing for traditional packing glands/stuffing boxes.....or switch to a more expensive "dripless" gland.
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    Re: WW2 Buffs: Operation Neptune.

    Slight thread drift and not really connected to the story here, but I met Alan Villiars when I was a small boy. My Dad and a friend travelled to Detroit when he was there to show his square rigger...
  32. Thread: H28 Genesta

    by gilberj
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    Re: H28 Genesta

    Congratulations.....looking at your boat one really sees the perfection of Mr. Herreshoff's original plan with the lower cabin trunk. I totally get the stepped trunk normally seen on these boats, but...
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    Re: Designs for old codgers

    Cool boat.
  34. Thread: McGregor 26

    by gilberj
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    Re: McGregor 26

    I am tired of this circular discussion not actually related to this boat. I personally do not like them, but a couple of people I respect have sailed them for years. It is obviously good enough in...
  35. Re: Fire-Drake Does BC’s Inside Passage, north section (mostly)

    Alex....you are an inspiration.....rowing ~60% of the way from Rupert is no small feat. My own tripping in rowing boats really only included sailing with a fair wind...reaching or running. Perhaps I...
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    Re: A Phoenix III on Lake Nipigon

    It has been 9 years since I was along the Pukaskwa shore. I agree that it is a little less suitable for larger deep keel boats. I think a small beach able boat can find dozens of tiny nooks to sneak...
  37. Re: I predict Trump's wall idea will become passe in the face of the millions of - -

    check with Russia.....
  38. Thread: McGregor 26

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    Re: McGregor 26

    They are just ugly....other than that they are not too bad....
  39. Re: 10 greatest sightings from NOAA’s exploration of the deepwater Pacific

    My best years at sea were aboard research vessels with DFO back in the 80's and 90's. Brings back memories.
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    Re: Drake -- 40' LOD Munroe-influenced ketch

    What is the difference between a "fully aerobatic" Beaver. This one looks a little odd because I have seldom seen a Beaver on wheels. Out here they are all on floats. My son has almost 3000 hours...
  41. Thread: Concertinas

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    Re: Concertinas

    Concertina's Constant screemers....Actually I kind of thought of working with one myself.....Somewhere I have a recording.....if I can find it I'll post it......By the way I loved the Bach......
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    Re: Falmouth Working Boats (Videos)

    Thanks Isla, I sailed a Falmouth derivative cutter for 5 years. As John said.....one of my all time favorite boat types...
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    Re: Drake -- 40' LOD Munroe-influenced ketch

    Thanks Dave for sharing. It's good to vicariously visit my old home waters.
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    Re: Using a Tidal Grid

    Tidal Grids are great. We used to use them for all the bottom maintenance....bottom scrubbing, partial re-caulking, scraping, painting with anti-fouling,changing through-hulls, even the occasional...
  45. Thread: Sextants

    by gilberj
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    Re: Sextants

    Lunars are not skills building....unless you think learning math begins with Integral calculus or other supposedly higher math....Lunars tables were discontinued because they were a lot more work and...
  46. Thread: Sextants

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    Re: Sextants

    I used a lunar twice. For fun really, but it was a complicated and long calculation. Having done it I have no desire to repeat. Actually I doubt if I could without a serious brush-up.
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    Re: Bobby's most excellent adventure.

    Take care Bobby.
  48. Thread: Sextants

    by gilberj
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    Re: Sextants

    Mine was similar to a Tamiyah. I preferred it over more expensive instruments. Plath were a little heavy, and of course the plastic...Davis are too light, and difficult to hold steady. Best get one...
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    Re: From Ian Marchuk's family...

    Your Father lives on in the memories of those who knew him. Wrap yourselves in those memories.
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    Re: Bobby's most excellent adventure.

    Terrible news...talk about getting kicked when. You are down.
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