Hawaiidart

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  1. Hawaiidart

    History of Red-on-Right-Returning

    I've always thought that the best course was whatever side they're on to stay in the middle. In the middle of the night, we come back from 18 hours to Maui and back in a race and look for the Ala Wai buoy (R2) and head up the channel. That's when the red light starts to move from Atkinson Drive toward Waikiki...
  2. Looking at the above photo of people stepping off, that looks like a very tender tender!
  3. Hawaiidart

    Filler for lead-wood joint

    Yeah, it would be fun to put it in a pond where I can fetch it if it goes down. You're right: the keel-stump joint looks suspect. To me, the hull also looks hogged, though it was shaped by hand so that might be how it was originally. It's too much of a keepsake to risk. When I shipped it here to Anacortes from our home in Hawaii, UPS asked me how much insurance I wanted to take out. I told them it's has no value except to me. No money could replace it. Anyway, it's not fine craftsmanship but it was made by a kid. A kid who a few short years later would find himself part of the combat engineers in Patton's Third Army.
  4. That's got a lot of charm. Up here, one would want inside steering or a wrap around canvas shell with heat coming from down below, but, yeah, I do like it a lot. Just need a straw boater and a bow tie and I'd be good to go!
  5. Hawaiidart

    Filler for lead-wood joint

    Here it is, sideways. I have no idea how it ended up that way or what to do about it. Any, you can see that I'm not really restoring it as much as re-doing the paint and varnish. The mast on the left is broken above the spreaders. You are seeing both sections plus the boom. The flag staffs are for our trawlerl. Sometime in the 60's, when I was a kid, I convinced my dad that it needed a cabin house, which he epoxied on the deck. I thought about removing it but then decided that (a) I could really mess up the deck and (b) he did it for me even though he probably didn't want to. I'll leave it. I made the stand in the 80s and it needs new cross supports once I can get some oak pieces.
  6. Hawaiidart

    Filler for lead-wood joint

    I'll try to post something. Mine has much less- well, everything. It was a HS wood shop project my dad completed in the '30s. Nice kegerator by the way!
  7. Hawaiidart

    Filler for lead-wood joint

    Thanks, all.
  8. Hawaiidart

    Filler for lead-wood joint

    This used to be a functioning model sailboat. For the past 50 years it has lived on the shelf. It won't see any water again; it's too meaningful to me. Once the keel is filled and faired, it will get painted, and the hull and topsides varnished. Then it goes back on the shelf.
  9. Hawaiidart

    Filler for lead-wood joint

    Thanks- I wondered about the bondo. Amazingly, the auto parts store is considered essential and still open, too.
  10. Hawaiidart

    Filler for lead-wood joint

    Back in the '30's, while in HS, my father built a scale model wooden sloop. It looks somewhat like a J Boat, with long overhangs. It was originally rigged to sail itself in circles. I am trying to restore it and have a question. The keel sump is wood, with a lead fin shaped shoe attached. I need to fill the joint and fair but am unsure what to use. Any ideas?
  11. Hawaiidart

    "2019-nCoV"

    Thank you.
  12. Hawaiidart

    "2019-nCoV"

    Trump: "Why didn't China tell us earlier how bad it was?" (paraphrased). Answer: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/exclusive-us-axed-cdc-expert-job-in-china-months-before-virus-outbreak/ar-BB11y4rh?li=BBnb4R7
  13. Hawaiidart

    "2019-nCoV"

    And The Donald just sent a letter to his friend, The Dear Leader, saying that the US is willing to help North Korea deal with COVID 19. Because, you know, we've got it under control here and have plenty of leftover resources and idle medical personnel.
  14. Hawaiidart

    "2019-nCoV"

    With all of the people crowded shoulder to shoulder in Japan, why do we not hear about massive infections rates in that tiny country?