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  1. Bronze Nuts?

    For turnbuckles, I am trying molybdenum disulfide grease. Boat has been on the hard for a few years and will likely remain so for several more, so I haven't had the chance to how well it really works It seems nastier than even lanolin, but people with more knowledge than I say to use lanolin if you don't have molybdenum disulfide handy. Interested to know what others here think about the stuff Don't want to get the Canadian Tire type stuff because it has low moly content. I bought some from a local Honda dealer. They didn't have any tubes in stock but sold me several small sample packs for $10.
  2. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Interesting post here about the T-Bird from someone obviously a lot more knowledgeable than I. The writer is pretty clear the T-Bird design dates back to 1957 (the result of a contest by some Washington plywood organization to promote plywood) while the Rawson followed a couple of years later:
  3. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    I think if Ajax got his money back, I think it can be considered "hush money" rather than corporate policy. As I interpret it from the GFM web -site link, their stated policy is that in the event of proven abuse (fraud) donor refunds will come out of any remaining balance in the fund. Of course it seems as though it is nearly impossible to have a remaining balance once any funds are withdrawn.
  4. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Almost a spitting image of a T-Bird, except like you say, FRP instead of ply, MH instead of frac, and round bottom vs chine. http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=5765 Quite certain the T-Bird came first. Sailboatdata says T-Birds began in 1958 and the Rawson in 1960 Very competitive boat in its day according to B. Perry - especially in light air.
  5. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Rimas and Jean gave Mimsy a second life and the new Chinese "owners' may give her a third. She was up for demolition when Jean rescued her.IIRC
  6. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    I guess GFM has changed their payment process. H2O posted a link to GFM withdrawals the other day: https://support.gofundme.com/hc/en-us/articles/203604314-GoFundMe-Guide-Managing-Withdrawals In Summary if I understand it correctly: - You can make the first withdrawal immediately - it must be for the full balance at the time of withdrawal - All future funds are immediately transferred. - The first withdrawal must be made within 30 days. It seems to me there is not much room for recourse for donors.
  7. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    That is interesting. Put aside international laws and the unlikelihood of collection, isn't Jean still the legal owner? RKoch probably recalls this better than I, but I thought that at least initially, Jean never transferred ownership to Rimas. Or was that subsequently corrected? Maybe Rimas never had $1.
  8. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I'm kinda wondering if the average speed of the "half sunk" Mimsy increased after Rimas abandoned her. I'm too lazy to bother, but hoping that someone else might.
  9. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Semantics I suppose, but II would think GFM takes a cut of the funds withdrawn, since funds raised would be a liability for GFM, until they have performed an activity to earn it - i.e. transfer of funds. GFM says funds, up to the balance available, may be withdrawn immediately. In the interest of disclosure, I think GFM should show funds withdrawn, or fund balance in addition to funds raised. But it's probably not in GFM's interest to show this since that could cause funding to dry up. I don't know if it would be possible to electronically return funds to donors once the funds have been withdrawn and deposited in the beneficiary account. Even if it were possible all the beneficiaries would have to do is perform a cash withdrawal and close the account. From what has been posted previously, I gather GFM will only distribute remaining funds if the GFM campaign has been deemed "bogus'.
  10. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Since most of the funding came within the first 3-4 days, they could have withdrawn most of the funds a week ago.
  11. Smoother, Lighter, Faster

    CF skin thickness and core material mainly irrelevant for interior hatch covers. If you want to spend a lot of money, go with Carbon. If not, E-Glass works well. Remember the main advantage of carbon is in it's stiffness, not strength. More important questions are: - How thick are existing plywood covers? (you want heights to match) - Do the plywood covers sit in rebates? The rebates likely have rounded side edges - Are the covers supported along 4 edges? If you buy CF sandwich panels, they will likely have to be routered and sealed along the edges. I've made interior large hatch covers out of some 6 or 8 oz E-glass cloth I had lying around and 1/2' XPS foam (Home Depot). Routered the foam edges first then laid on the cloth. Feather light although I did have to double up on the topside (compression) skin as it originally failed in 3 point bending with just a single skin (using my 210 lb body as the point load) - but support on 4 sides results in less bending stress than on just 2 sides.
  12. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Of course...that's cuz Jen fixed it.
  13. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Here's the Blatchford article. Decide yourself...http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2018/02/14/skater-meagan-duhamel-so-moved-by-suffering-of-korean-dogs-shes-bringing-one-home-to-canada From the article Humane Society International estimates there are 17,000 "dog meat" farms in Korea.
  14. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Here's a link to the 20+ minute audio interview he did back in 2013 when he was still in Port Townsend. After the Alaskan lawn darting incident but before his first Cape Horn Hawaii excursion - if you think he is full of himself now, he really notches it up in this one.
  15. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    $13k in 3 days? Here's my plan for this afternoon: - Go on Craigslist and find me the ugliest dog - Cancel my insurance - Head to yard and loosen a few keel bolts - Splash boat around sunset - Head off down the river - Hit sandbar - Collect money Actually, what bothers me the most isn't that people contributed to their Go Fund Me, but from watching the linked video, the guy comes across as a total douche bag to me. But I suppose I would expect no less from someone who sold time shares.