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About Baldur

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    The American SW Desert (from Bellingham, WA)
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    Sailing, SCUBA, anything anyway anyhow to get outdoors

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  1. Baldur

    Classy women sailing

    OMG, I know, right! A woman who speaks up, gets angry and lectures men!!?!!?!? What happened to the good old days when we could have just stoned her to death? Women should STFU and do as they are told. Oh, and dress sexy too. Is that your message?
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    Spreader ends

    My experience with Muriatic acid and aluminum is that the aluminum is visibly corroded/blackened (maybe it is just superficial - not sure - but looks ugly) after any contact with the acid at all. Like permanently
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    Spreader ends

    Better test a bit of muriatic on a piece of Aluminium first.
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    Atomic 4

    Are there any boats with an offset companion way and an Atomic4? If so, are there any owners of such boats still alive to tell us about it?
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    New Boat in a Charter company

    The liability is a none issue. No legit company will charter your vessel without the proper insurance to protect everyone. Same as airbnb or dozens of other sectors, the insurance issues are well figured out. Chartering can help offset your cost of ownership significantly. Even, when everything is perfect, exceed your annual operating expenses. Ive been involved with a more niche chartering company than moorings and owners with current model new vessels usually made profit. Your problem with going with them is that your charter opps would be limited to a couple of locations in SE Asia. Probably not what most people want to do. If you go with moorings you will take off from the same dock as I did but have many many more choices of where to charter. But boat will not be maintained to the same exacting standard of the smaller company (the company was also the factory authorized dealer/warranty so hard to beat that level of service) and that is the main thing that will influence the bottom line.
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    Mad Max

    That's was so fun. I was tactician standing on the bow in a light wind regatta, telling the skipper to NOT look at her depth sounder and get ready to turn, but NOT till I say! Banged in so close to the beach a guy walking his dog jumped when he looked up, thought we were going to run him over. Skipper and I had a certain level of trust going at that point, and u could see the ledge plain as day. Mad Max was in our class that day. We were ahead at that point. But they eventually got as, as per usual. We got way ahead of him on a southern straights once and thought they took a flyer. Nice and dark and crew were discussing if Mad Max had retired and we didn't hear the call when they passed us. !
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    TV or Not, here we go again.

    I thought ya'll gonna be arguing about having TVs aboard.
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    Charter Recommendations

    Glad you had a great time. I'm so excited, moving back to Bham tomorrow!
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    Micro-Cruiser Anarchy

    I want this
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    Bucket-list Point-2-Point races

    Round the county Around Hong Kong island Southern straights Salt spring island Pt. Robert's Shaw island winter classic Around Lummi
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    Water cooling vest

    I got my shirt wet and that cooled me off.
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    Freedom Boats / Freedom 39 Ketch

    The 30/32 and 36/38 are by Gary mull. To get the larger version add a sugar scoop transom. Others are all by, are by Gary hoyt. I could be wrong to say all.of then. I only have experience with the mull designs, and I love them. Absolutley well built, well laid out, more interior volume than any boat that size that ive ever been on. And still pretty. The 36/38 has a separate shower stall. The quarter stateroom has a bunk that is like 5'4" at the top. The ketch was known to be quite quick and the year it was designed they went and got 1st or 2nd at key west race week. The mull designs are faster than ppl think, but heavy for light stuff. A problem I think the ketch shares. But with the ketch I think you will avoid somewhat the difficulty raising the massive main of the mull designs. It's just so heavy. Most owners become addicts to the brand and I think that says a lot. It happened to me. I'd love try out that 39, if u need crew!
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    Another dinghy thread

    It's not hidden