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  1. Get three Lasers and radial rigs as needed. Then go sail a lot.
  2. Ned

    TP 52 Deal?

    Getting in is one thing. Staying in is entirely different cash flow physics.
  3. Ned

    Craigslist Finds

    Looks like a Comet, not Cupid, Donner, or Blitzen.
  4. Ned

    Gougeon and WEST 50th anniversary

    Given the amount of time and other materials that goes into fabricating I've gravitated back to using the WEST System 105/206 as saving a few bucks on the generic just wasn't worth the risk. And then they offered the blessed G-Flex which I've used for an unusual plastics fabrication project with great results. Plus some other stuff and once I learned to use it feel pretty comfortable with it. GBI are always available for tech questions which happen from time to time and I am glad to pay for their products.
  5. Ned

    Epstein Suicide Poll

    It will be hanging out with Obama's actual birth cert.
  6. Ned

    Laser Construction Details

    On my 1977 Trask boat (PSL) the bottom of the mast step wasn't glued to the bottom of the hull. The plywood ring was there but no bog. It's fixed now.
  7. And why not have the boats measured by say actual certified Measurers to make sure they're within specs? Some external QC would go a long way to sort this mess out and significantly improve the value proposition of the class.
  8. Ned

    Holsclaw Trailer Colors?

    I believe they were blue and cream. But it's been awhile.
  9. Ned

    Favourite movies?

    Outrage, Beyond Outrage, Outrage Coda Trilogy and other Takeshi Kitano films Cape Number 7 The first release version of The Empire Strikes Back From Vegas to Macau including sequels Time Bandits Bunch of other non US films I've seen on planes.
  10. Ned

    Laser Sails

    Ditto. Just get the Intensity and avoid the class sail until absolutely required.
  11. Ned

    Flight connection advice

    Depends on time of day and traffique. And have the hotel arrange for a hire car to take you.
  12. Ned

    Making a Carbon Kevlar 1" tube

    Provided there is some sort of release between the laminate and the mandrel surface, once upon a time used an aluminum mandrel to make a glass epoxy tube. Stuck due to shrinkage even with the saran wrap on the tube. Stuck a bunch of ice cubes into the aluminum tube. Was able to separate after a while. Forgot how long since that was ages ago. Check the coefficient of thermal expansion for the copper pipe. May need to stick it in a walk in box overnight and then hustle. No guarantees on 7 feet of grab. Maybe have one end of the laminate with a loop glassed on, and a loop on the other end of the mandrel with the laminate not going fully to that end. Once it moves life gets better. Getting it to move without breaking the part is key. Good luck.
  13. Actually I thought of roasting my neighbor's dogs that started barking at 5am, again.
  14. Ned

    Brexit, WTF

    Lock and Co.
  15. Not all evolutionary paths lead to long term viability. Most likely path for this one is taking up space in one of our landfills.