Antoine31

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    A big project!

    "massive Effort" costs money.
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    A big project!

    $1 million would be a great bargain. More like $4 million. Those shiny knees got to be worth $1 million alone.
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    Where to move?

    You may have a point.
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    A big project!

    I think I remember that some wooden boats were built with galvanized iron floors that lasted for many decades.
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    A big project!

    Yes, that was beautiful.
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    Yrvind's Off

    Yikes! Wondered what had happened to this guy from years ago. Good for him!
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    A big project!

    I now understand why they invented fiberglass.
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    Supreme Court Rules on DACA

    Donnie not doing too well these days, not to mention all the books.....
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    A big project!

    It's starting to look like a boat!
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    A big project!

    Sharp tools.
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    A big project!

    Amazing what one man with a come-along can accomplish. This guy is astonishing. And BTW, has anyone sailed a Star boat? I always found them intimidating, with their tiny cockpit and low boom. Must be fast though.
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    A big project!

    My question: How would this compare to the way the boat was built originally in 1910? Seems like this build is much more precise, careful and exact than the original, and employs more workers than they did in the old days.
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    Greta Rides Again?

    Changing the subject, the latest information is that global emissions have reached an all time high and are not heading lower. I believe the UN says we need to reduce emissions by 7.5% a year for the next decade at least to make an impact on global warming. Guess what? That's not going to happen no matter what Greta says. This process has been in the making for 200 years and the best we can do is to adapt. Try not to freeze, drown or burn to a crisp. And if you want to see the "autism spectrum" in action, check out Barron Trump. That kid is way fucked up, just like his dad.
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    Sailing from LA to SF, Solo w/ Little Experience

    Glad to see you are too young to drown happily. Going to write a book about it?
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    What gun should I have on my boat?

    Sorry all you climate nuts but it's here and there's absolutely nothing to be done about it. Just try not to drown or be burned to a crisp.
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    What gun should I have on my boat?

    Those machine guns mounted under the drones remind me of the ones we had mounted on the roof racks in Rhodesia 1978-9. Pull a cord inside the car and they swiveled right to left while laying down some lead. Very effective when driving through the bush.
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    What gun should I have on my boat?

    Good place to start, but I would want an AK-47 or AR15 and enough ammo to trim the ballast.
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    A big project!

    Leo is simply astonishing.
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    Sailing from LA to SF, Solo w/ Little Experience

    Hope you're an old geezer so you won't be too sad when you drown.
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    1000 Daze at Sea

    No, not everyone here, just the judgmental assholes.
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    1000 Daze at Sea

    No, that was a 24 ft Wharram-style boat he built in a carport in North Carolina. Following that he built a ferro cement Joshua replica, which i guess was the crime ship. Don't know about the schooner.
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    1000 Daze at Sea

    Amazing bunch of judgmental assholes here. What the fuck do you care if he likes girls, takes care of his father and paints? I first met Reid in 1973. I was sitting on the breakwater when he hove into view on his home-built catamaran off Essouria, Morocco. "Where am I?" he shouted. I told him and he replied, "Good, that's just where I wanted to be." I got to know him then and subsequently when he was docked in Manhattan. A great guy and free spirit, unlike the so-called Anarchists here. If you want to find a sailor to criticize, how about Peter Tangvald? He sailed around the wold with a series of beautiful young women, had a child and wrote some books. And yes, several of those women came to a bad end, unlike Reid's wife.
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    A big project!

    Astonishing level of craftsmanship in the cutwater. This guy can do anything. My question: After watching all the videos, I wonder how much of what we see replicates what the original build was like. Difficult to imagine this level of craft and precession going into the original boat. How large would the original crew be? How long did it take to build it?
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    My Song fell off a cargo?!

    FB, always the asshole.
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    Greta

    Lots of BS here. I personally don't believe that mankind will ever do enough to alter the course of climate change, which is well underway. For starters, we would have to eliminate air travel. British Airways, for example, makes 800 flights a day. Add the rest of the world airline industry and that's a lot of CO2. Couple that with cow and termite farts and we are in real trouble, not to mention the emissions from BS.