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About thereefgeek

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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Vasectomy: Mic drop...
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    (Not) ugly dodger anarchy T-37

    OK, so I seen the bad and I've seen the good. Any West Coast locals have an opinion on Cover Craft in Richmond, CA? We have an old Tayana 37 and I want to do right by Bob and not f-up his design lines by sticking some sub-standard windshield on our boat. based on where were located, I already contacted Jason Iverson and it's a bit of a scheduling hassle to get him down and build us one of his masterpieces. Sure, worth the hassle and the money, but wondering if anyone had personal experience with Cover Craft in Richmond, and how happy are you with the results?
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Well, it looks like these crazy kids dodged a bullet. Reality set in and they realized they purchased a concrete lemon, but they quickly unloaded it on some other unsuspecting rube and got themselves a better boat.
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    Canned Meat Anarchy

    Plus one for anything you can boil for a few minutes in its own package underway and then serve (preferably, also in its own package). Not a canned meat, and bit on the expensive side for major provisioning, but very convenient for when the crew doesn't feel like "cooking": http://tastybite.com
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    Canned Meat Anarchy

    Oh, mon dieu, ce n'est pas bon. It looks like a severed penis with bbq sauce, and I don't mean that in a good way...
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    Canned Meat Anarchy

    Dude, if there ever was a meat eater, it's me. I love a good grass-fed beef steak, and even more, recently I'm digging the ground beef. We live aboard full time, and we have Butcher Box shipped to our marina roughly every other month. Quality shit, and I tend toward the meat snob end of the spectrum. However, when it comes to eating SPAM in a can, that's where I draw the line. I'd much rather eat beans and rice, as opposed to a can full of "everything but the oink".
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Oh yeah, and when you wire up your bilge pump(s), spend the extra $5 on some good-quality-waterproof-adhesive-lined-heat-shrink butt splices...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Very true. They thought far enough ahead to bring a bunch of buckets with them. Where does one find room to stow all those buckets on a 35' cruising sailboat anyway? Our boat has two electric pumps deep in the bilge: a small one for day to day ingress from the shaft stuffing box and a high volume pump mounted above it for when the shit hits the fan. Our boat came with a giant bronze 30gpm (+/-) manual Edson under the floorboards, and I installed an additional 20gpm (+/-) manual in the cockpit near the helm. One of us can steer & pump while the other figures out what the F went wrong and then fix it. Three of our four pumps have never seen water except for testing purposes. The only downside I see to having all these redundant pumps is that now we don't have any stowage room for buckets.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I went back a few pages and was surprised to find that no one has mentioned these two asshats. Bashing into chop knocked their transducer out of the through-hull and their ONE & ONLY electric bilge pump failed. Mrs. Asshat went down below to discover that the floorboards were more buoyant than the boat its self. Thus began the bucket brigade from inside the salon to the cockpit, but the diminutive cockpit scuppers couldn't keep up. Mr. Asshat calls MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY! and a CG Helo is dispatched. He eventually found the displaced paddlewheel, shoved a teak plug into the hole, and then a powerboat showed up to assist with a portable pump. Whew, close call in 11 feet of water. In a follow-up video Mr. Asshat admits that he had the blanking plug for the "never worked since we bought the boat" speed transducer, but he didn't know what it was for. It's a good thing they spent their Patreon money on a drone and a GoPro rather than on a manual emergency bilge pump...
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    I love my wife but..

    My wife is the one who suggested we buy a boat in the first place. Now we live aboard full time, and (once we lash down all the personal shit that slides across the cabin sole) get to go sailing whenever we want. edit: I got a vasectomy before we bought the boat...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    They bought a shity boat in Hawaii and now they're trying to offload it for cheap. Bit off more than they could chew...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Yes, that awkward time between puberty and adulthood. When said young swarthy man-bun child doesn't quite realize his true limitations when it comes to getting shit done. Jeezus; so many subscribers, yet so little knowledge. And I'm talking BASIC knowledge. As in the knowledge of walking away whilst you still can. According to Patreon, six people give them $25/each per video. Maybe Patreon should have an option to to pledge money to NOT DO THIS!! I'd give them a Ben Franklin right now just to go and look for a proper boat...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    So, as a slave to the old-boat refit myself I was compelled to watch a few of these "man-bun" married couples' adventures into ferocement boat ownership... First and foremost, do any of these (not just them, but many others I've seen on the interwebs) young dumb fucks bother with a proper haul-out & survey before they spill the coin on a pipe dream? Apparently not: "Now that we're saddled with the responsibility of boat ownership, it might well crikey be time to hang her in the slings and find out what what exactly we've gotten ourselves into." Good grief. So it seems that their concrete boat defies the laws of physics and doesn't float at the same rate as the dock to which they are tied? My boat has a bowsprit, and I've never hit anything with it that I didn't intend to...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    It's there to "prevent" the boom from slamming into the starboard shrouds after it's swept the deck clean of cute little YouTubers who don't believe in lifelines...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Ahhh, you've hastily overlooked the slack preventer line with the loosely tied bowline lead straight down to the mid-ship cleat, which, presumably is backed-up with fender washers on the inside. Aren't those fairleads on the reefing lines supposed to be fastened to the boom?