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  1. redboat

    World Cup

    Whatever the final result, it has certainly been an interesting World Cup. Looking forward to final. As we have seen so far, anything can happen.
  2. redboat

    Clear carbon fiber cloudiness

    As expected, some great information. Thank you all. Will have to work on some trial spots. Sand lighty and determine if the cloudiness is in the clearcoat or in the glass itself. Hopefully, the former. Had assumed that the problem was in the coating. Ugh.
  3. redboat

    Clear carbon fiber cloudiness

    Mangy dog is a good analogy. Understand. Someone suggested using 2 part varnish which contains UV inhibitors rather than clear epoxy. Is this as stooopid as it sounds or does it have some merit.
  4. Looked at some of the other CF threads. Yeah, should sand whole thing down and paint with a solid color.....but.....being a jerk, I want to keep the clear carbon. Presumably caused by exposure to sun & heat. Think if I spot sand the cloudy areas and clearcoat it will look reasonably well?
  5. redboat

    World Cup

    Belgium is a possible dark horse. Gotta pull for Iceland following he last World Cup. What a great story that was.
  6. redboat

    EBYRA 2014

    I knew the boat sat for a long time, but launched and sank? Damn thing was built like a proverbial tank. No boat deserves that fate. Any idea of the gory details?
  7. redboat

    EBYRA 2014

    Any of you City Island mavens familiar with the red Dehler 3/4 ton Necesse? Heard she was on the hard at either Consolidated or the City Island YC.
  8. redboat

    What Paint to Use?

    Just remember if you want to paint over an already painted surface the wonder two part miracle paints don't like going over single part paints or primers. Or so I'm told I too want to paint a dinghy but it was already painted with Brightside. Warned against using Perfection over it.
  9. redboat

    Dieselgate follow up

    Zo, being stupidly partial towards VW's in spite of all their sins I couldn't help but notice the local dealers suddenly offering several TDI Golfs, Jettas and Sportwagons in their used car inventories. Haven't gone in to suffer through a salesman's explanation but wondered if any of you are aware of how the offending vehicles suddenly were made EPA compliant and if the fix they concocted rendered them worthless.
  10. redboat

    Brought On Some Tears

    You're truly a good and loyal friend Gouv. That's becoming harder and harder to find as everyone seems to become more selfabsorbed. Carry on.
  11. redboat

    More for 1000 Days fans

    But wait..................there's more................ After noting this must see AYC lecture I checked to see what our favorite shaman, or whatever, has been up to. Not much, but pushing his art, sprouts and whatever Soanya decides is significant to mankind. Best bit is Soanya's vid infomercial/review of her Sea to Summit Toiletry Bag Whatever, it was fun to briefly recall all that self absorbed artsy silliness. Soooo, is Stowe going to discuss Safety at Sea, preparedness or sprouts and the need to always have a life sustaining supply of parmesan cheese on board?
  12. redboat

    2017/2018 Ski Season

    For all you New Englandahs, this weekend Mad River Glen is having the best skiing they've experienced in years. Or so I'm told by my son who is reveling in it while I'm spending the week visiting in Denver. Oh well.
  13. redboat

    Tasar Specs

    Bearley borrowed my Tasar blades to use as proper templates.
  14. redboat

    Wavelength 24

    Thanks to all for sharing your thoughts and experience on the boat. Nor surprised by structural deficiencies or how much fun they are to sail. Seems like a nice simple all around design for relatively protected waters. Have to see where I wind up in the next 6 months. If inland, it's a strong candidate.
  15. redboat

    Tasar Specs

    Just realized you're in Manchester NH. I'm in Spofford NH. Since I've got so much work to do on my Tasar I won't be using my blades for a bit. Wanna borrow them to use as precise templates? If you SWEAR to return them promptly. I hate lending stuff out and then having to chase it later. Let me know.