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  1. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    A quick Google of "Steel Fabricator Bolton Mass." turns up almost a dozen contractors in your area.
    Any fab shop will cut out the basic shape but adding the foil is going to cost you..
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    The crazy MAGA crowd is gonna foment some ugly violence when they snap the cuffs on TFG.
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    Run away. That boat is not worth the time, money and energy it will require to save it. The owner has been living aboard fro 25 years and his attitude is "Dnt touch it"? Would you buy a house from...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    So now DOJ has two years of texts and phone calls from Alex Jones and what we can only assume is a small trove of evidence from Mar A Lago.

    I'm trying real hard not to get too excited about seeing...
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    Re: Olivia Newton-John dead at 73

    The first shop I worked in had a poster of her from the movie Grease in the black leggings and the off the shoulder black angora.....OOF-AH!
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    Re: Never Sell Your Boat Locally

    Thats rough.

    I was searching used boat ads and ran across my old Cal 33. It had broken loose during a storm and spent two tides on a stone breakwater.
    Big hole in the side....they were asking 6K....
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Listen to the right wing candidates like Mastriano in PA trying to tack away rom their earlier positions. This may have been a bridge too far; at least I sincerely hope so.
    I cannot understand how...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    Topheavy?
  9. Re: Stopping Cabin Post Leaks -- Knutson 35

    Have you poked around the corner posts with something sharp and skinny to see how solid they are or are not?
    As Bruce mentioned, if these are ongoing leaks there is a lot more work than you might...
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    Re: Rhine River level

    yeah, that too....
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    Re: I must have missed the memo:

    I remember guys "Pasting" the spray paint on the 1/24 scale plastic model cars we used to build and getting a real shine on them, like a real car almost.

    I was never quite that obsessed. I was...
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    Re: Rhine River level

    Not according to the modern GOP its not. Maybe if Europe reverts to Christian Nationalism, white supremacy, ceases race mixing and migration it will all just go back to normal?
  13. Re: Conservatives vs. KKK: Spot the Difference | The Daily Show

    Whats scary to me is the normalization of it if not the actual promotion of it in the GOP. How is it that after decades of progress as a people, as a nation, that we can swing so quickly and...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    I disagree. Right to lifers are a monolithic voting bloc with a monolithic belief: They believe that they know better and should have a say in another person's medical decisions and reproductive...
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    Re: Alex Jones' bad day

    What a fitting end it would be if Trump's house of cards crumbles because of this living, breathing turd...
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    Great place. They hooked me up with a guy that files handsaws after CT Tool stopped a few years ago. Their backsaws are really nice.

    But I think that holdfast is really a bench hook....
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    A faint glimmer of hope from Kansas of all places.
    Maybe we do have chance of surviving....
  18. Re: Can I ask another non politically correct question ?

    bingo!!!!
  19. Re: Any suggestions as to who designed this yacht?

    is that a compass in the bridge deck? How does that not get trashed?
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    Real hardware stores are dying off fast. They're all getting eaten up by ACE and whatever the other national brand of Chinese made ****e is out there. There's a decent one by me, he had to take on...
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Still the best option for countersunk screws. EBAY is your friend here. Buy a bunch whenever they pop up.
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    Re: Varnishing on hold

    If this is interior woodwork you can use shellac. Its a great primer for varnish, cheap and easy to apply. I use amber under varnish, de waxed.
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    Re: The most vile food

    Forking LIMA BEANS! gack.....
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    Re: a real skunk load

    If you have one of those canister sprayers that attach to a garden hose, grab some Lysol and hose everything down.

    I had a German Shephard that loved getting skunked and then climbing in the back...
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    Re: Joe Manchin III

    What did he get in return for his vote? He didnt just become a good guy because he saw the light. Schumer and Biden sweetened the pot and we dont know what they threw on the table yet.....
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    Re: Bedding compound…yet again

    Boatlife polysulfide is good stuff.
  27. Re: Time to do a deep cull of the US military

    EXACTLY!!! Boot camp was a great leveler. Best thing that ever happened to a handful of people I know and straightened my ass out...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Ian,

    Did you hot coat over the CPES? Full cure and light sanding?

    Im thinking of trying Cetol now that it doesnt look like Tang and Ive hot coated varnish over CPES; wondering about your...
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    Poll: Re: Have you contracted Covid-19 yet?

    March 3 2020. Like going ten rounds with Ali. Two weeks of absolute misery; fever, ripping headache, crazy body aches. A month with ZERO taste and smell.
    I was sick for seven weeks. First two were...
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    Re: latest uvalde massacre scapegoat

    If there is a God in heaven the voters will fire that asswhole Abbott....
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    Re: Paint additive?

    What Bruce said, dont mix and match proprietary products. Penetrol is the way to go, and use a brush....
  32. Re: Do the Democrats owe Liz Cheney anything?

    I would venture to guess that she will not lose her seat and I think theres probably enough smart folks in Wyoming that will cross over, dems and independents
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    Re: What is your go to pain med?

    Tylenol.
    When I had my hip replaced, (Second replacement coming soon) they had me on a Tylenol drip after surgery. They gave me a scrip for Oxy but the doc recommended sticking with Tylenol unless...
  34. Re: What's more dangerous to democracy than the uninformed/misinformed voter?

    The current GOP.
  35. Poll: Re: Summer Vacation! Who is planning a vacation this summer?

    Two days sailing out to Block, three days anchored in The Pond, two days sailing back. Was exactly what I needed. The best thing was The Pond was EMPTY!!! Never seen so few boats this time of year....
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    Re: The time has come to hang together

    He's doing OK but his messaging sucks. Time for old Joe to grow a pair, get out there and start banging his own drum.
    Mr. Nice Guy doenst cut it with the Nazi scum in the Senate, House and on Fox...
  37. Re: Some Chechens may open a second front against Russia

    The are mean sons of bitches though and quite proficient on the battlefield.
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    Re: Rehabbing a Steel Centerboard

    Nick's got it right. And sandblasting aint that tricky.
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    Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    More patternmaking and bronze casting? Some of my favorite parts of this saga.
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    Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    I guess its round and smooth enough now....
  41. Re: Navarro aide asserts the 5th Amendment over 100 times before the Jan. 6 committee

    I'll take batsheet crazy for 500 Alex....
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    Poll: Re: Age of members poll

    63. I remember my old man building his wooden sailfish from a kit. The first real sailboat was a Rhodes 19.
    Getting ready for my second hip replacement and the shoulder that I had rebuilt when I...
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    Re: Is this over zinced?

    I'd bet theres lotsa stray current in the marina and its eating up the zinc.
  44. Re: Inexpensive cruising yachts under 32'

    Alberg 30's rarely come up for sale and are never ever inexpensive. At least here in New England.
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    Re: Sanding between paint coats .. why?

    Todd

    How many square feet of paint do you roll on before tipping? Or do you just tip as you go as runs and drips show up?

    JRM
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Var-nish
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    Re: Deadrise With Flare

    taking notes...
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    Re: Joe will like this

    The GOP is not a political party, its an insane asylum.
  49. Re: Hardwood transom-oak dowels or galvanized pins?

    The thicker the glue line with PVA's like TBIII the weaker the joint. Edge banding cabinet doors requires nothing more than adhesion. Gluing up a transom or frames requires strength and that is done...
  50. Re: Love her! Wouldn't know what to do with her.

    Agreed. There is a simple beauty in distinctly regional boats.
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