Machsquad

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  1. Machsquad

    Decisions, Decisions. Opinions Requested.

    I have a C&C 25 mk ll. I am very impressed with the build quality of the boat, how she handles, and the ease of use. As for racing, I haven't with her yet. The 24 seems very popular with the people who have owned it. There is a 1000 lb difference between the 24 and 25 but everything I have read states that the 24 isn't too tender and is a good all around boat. Biggest complaint being the heads location. I'd also go for the C&C but I am also Biased.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    No mast in any picture of the boat including when it was on the water.....
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Saw this on facebook. Not only is the price mock worthy but requiring a picture of the cash first. Also the deposit for answering questions....
  4. Machsquad

    Soda blasting a hull

    Awesome thank you. I will give this a good read.
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    Soda blasting a hull

    5 months now but it is winter here so -5c to -15c for 3 months of that time.
  6. Machsquad

    Soda blasting a hull

    Good to know thank you
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    Soda blasting a hull

    Glad some one knew, I have never had to deal with a barnacle. Fresh water only so far
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    Soda blasting a hull

    The rudder was covered in two inch blisters. I cut it open and the foam core was soaked. So I removed the core and am currently rebuilding the rudder. The water got into the core through the bottom of the rudder, there was a 1/4 inch jet of foam through the fiber glass that soaked up all the water. The hull had one blister above the water line, still trying to figure out how water got there but I suspect it came down from the toe rail. Other than that no blisters under the water line on the hull. Might be a good idea to get some readings though, as they may help me find the ingress route at least.
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    Soda blasting a hull

    I should but haven't yet. Need to get a meter would be the first step
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    Soda blasting a hull

    Thanks, same here. The hazmat gear I worn was meant for asbestos removal, so I feel pretty good about the level of safety. I would do it again, it really wasn't that hard to do or unpleasant.
  11. Crew OK but that is the end of a sailboat. Looks like it could've been a lot worse. No idea who's channel this is but saw the thumbnail and clicked. Start at 12 min 30 seconds
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    Soda blasting a hull

    No I don't think you were overly cautious. When it comes to anti fouling if you didn't put it on, you don't know what kind it is and what chemicals are in it. So it is better to be safe than sorry. I put tarps down and caught as much of it as I could. The fan blowing air away was more then anything there to improve visibility. It was blowing onto the snow and did leave a red patch. It wasn't a very big patch so I am fairly confident that most fell to the ground or into the boat... The powder is a nice light red colour that I did catch. The powder is hard on the shop vacuum, plugs the filter in a few minutes of use. I did make sure to wear appropriate breathing equipment and other safety gear. Pretty sure what I wore was over kill but better safe.
  13. Machsquad

    What's your favorite multitool and why?

    Gerber use to be good, probably why yours has lasted 20 years. Their new stuff is garbage. We got issued them in the military and I had to have mine replaced annually. Blades would snap cutting single layer card board, screw drive head would strip if you had to actually loosen something, and don't even dream of using the pliers the jaws would bend or the handles would twist.
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    What's your favorite multitool and why?

    Don't get a Gerber, they break easily and often.