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  1. Well, they were being made in California but it looks like they've gone overseas. Their former manufacturer has an updated 18'er (looks like a modern revision of the WWP19) as well as a 23'er intended to be a smaller MacGregor. https://venturasportboats.com/
  2. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Chance in a million!
  3. Radar reflector

    I'm bumping this thread because I'm re-reading the test data and it seems like the Mobri-style reflectors were all tested in the vertical orientation, with abysmal performance. Given that their diameter is so small relative to the wavelength and that most radars work with horizontal polarization in both transmit and receive, it seems like they'd actually work better oriented horizontally. Is anyone aware of data taken under those conditions?
  4. I knew you couldn't be of this world. https://www.amazon.com/Man-Facing-Southeast-Lorenzo-Quinteros/dp/B01M1KZVXB
  5. Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    I see what you did there.
  6. They realize this and I believe they plan to implement a multi-year renewal but the wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly...
  7. Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    But what a spectacular thingy it'll be when he gets to it.
  8. Fast "safe" boat....

    Everybody knows you never go full retard.
  9. R2AK 2018

    You're probably right. When I was bike commuting 5 miles to work and back every day, I was in much better shape. Even though it was a short distance, I sprinted it to make the most of the ride. I guess my larger point is that regardless of the absolute power output, I find that I can pedal at half effort far more than twice as long as I can at full effort.
  10. Fast "safe" boat....

    You're welcome.
  11. Fast "safe" boat....

    I used to think the "standard welcome" around here was juvenile and, well, deplorable. But it really does serve a useful purpose.
  12. Fast "safe" boat....

    No, what I do is come into a forum, lurk for weeks or months until I understand the vibe and the regulars, and then participate in ways that add value and follow the local customs.
  13. Fast "safe" boat....

    Another snowflake. Yawn.
  14. Fast "safe" boat....

    5 posts? I welcome a photo of your wife's tits.
  15. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    That makes me worse, but I'm happy to be of service.
  16. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Just as two boats make a race, one dog makes a farm.
  17. PSS Dripless Shaft Seals: Pros/Cons/Experiences?

    1. They do now, didn't used to. 2. If you do #1 first, #2 is pretty straightforward and low risk because the stainless bearing can't get away from you. Pro tip: throttle back to low RPM before attempting to adjust the bearing.
  18. PSS Dripless Shaft Seals: Pros/Cons/Experiences?

    I have one on my sailboat and it's great. My buddy has one on his trawler and it's been great. FWIW. A few things: 1. The grub screws they use to secure the steel ring to the shaft are asking for trouble. Back the ring up with a shaft zinc or split ss collar to make sure it doesn't move. 2. Make sure the bellow is compressed enough not to drip at full forward thrust. When the prop pushes the engine forward on its mounts, it'll decompress the bellows a bit. 3. Remember to burp the air out when you splash after a haulout.
  19. R2AK 2018

    I think you guys need to account for human physiology a bit more. I can easily pedal at 50W for two hours but 100W for one hour would tax me. The former will get you farther than the latter, even with a nearly 100% efficient storage system.
  20. "National Cleavage Day"

    ...You must be good with a hammer and tongs...
  21. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    No, but the pump is jammed on Q-tips.
  22. Check Your BoatUS Policy.

    As I said upthread, Geico is not in the business of writing generous policies and being lax with claims. They tout lower rates by limiting coverage and skimming the cream of the risk pool. As you're in the Seattle area, I'd give Pemco a call. I used them when I bought my current (1993 vintage) boat in 2012 and was very surprised by how reasonable their coverage was. They were using an underwriter at the time and shortly thereafter brought Marine insurance in-house so things may have changed but my policy coverage and rates hasven't so it's worth a shot.
  23. “In fraud we trust”

    Speak for yourself. I'm a thoroughly washed mass.
  24. AMC: The Terror

    Similar context but with a lot more evil.