Israel Hands

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About Israel Hands

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    coastal NC
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    cruising, cycling, plundering

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  1. Israel Hands

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Please, for the rest of us, let go of the cynicism and find some peace. This thread isn't about that. There are other threads that will happily engage with you about stuff like this. But not here. We aren't "man-splaining" or anything else - just simply asking you to STOP. Please.
  2. Israel Hands

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Good news: A quick look around YouTubeWorld suggests that guys and girls today are hanging out together in harmony, keeping it light, and having a Hell of a lot of fun - a lot like we did in the 60s, 70s and 80s!
  3. Israel Hands

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Wait, this has the makings of a play, packed with all the excitement and good humor of Glengarry Glenross: Irishwoman comes to website full of old men, to a thread titled "Girl with Patreon account goes sailing in hot place," in order to put them in line...
  4. Israel Hands

    Cushion closures: zipper, velcro, whut?

    My experience is that zippers in the sun get brittle and break. When I started sewing sail and helm covers I switched to fasteners.
  5. Israel Hands

    Dumb Sunfish Foam question

    After leaving my old sunfish hull in the garage for nearly two years, I turned my attention back to it, and realized that the foam inside the hull is dry and also still fastened firmly in place. So all I need to do is chase leaks, fix and re-bed where necessary. I am adding 2 deck hatches to access the hull fore and aft, and I want to beef up strategic places inside (under fittings, maybe around the mast step and centerboard slot). My question is - for strengthening/leak-proofing those strategic areas, should I put a layer of epoxy on those areas on the inside? Or go in with resin & cloth? Any other advice? And no, I'm not going to sawzall the hull. This is going to be a "fun" restoration project for January and February evenings after work. When it's done I will sand and re-paint it. One goal of the project is to get more hands-on experience with fiberglass and paint work so I can do better-quality DIYs on the 'big boat.'
  6. Israel Hands

    Tasteful, low-windage solar panel installations

    okay I'm brain-dead - trap? like crab trap?
  7. Israel Hands

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    A riff on the Shania Twain story!
  8. Israel Hands

    Brightwork Anarchy

    Beautiful! When you fine sand with the RO, what grit are you using? [I feel like I spent last Spring in "varnish 1st grade," refinishing my hatch boards and exterior trim by hand with Epifanes. Now I aspire to more and better work, although I sense this is a potential addiction.]
  9. Israel Hands

    Best tool to shorten stainless bolts?

    Conclusion: I took y'all's advice, and when the McMaster Carr guy came by our business, I bought a box of 50 bolts of the right size for $16.10.
  10. Israel Hands

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    All this sailing fun, for only $34K??? https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/88187 26' Macgregor 26M Year Length Beam Draft Location Price 2011 26' ' ' California $34,000 Description: We don't downgrade; we upgrade, so this beautiful 2011, 26 foot MacGregor Sailboat with a 60 HP evinrude could be your pandemic and riot proof bugout! It has a chart plotter, auto pilot, a trickle charging solar system, and much much more! This boat also comes with the trailer, but not the Captain or First Mate! I wonder if they have waterskiis to go with that thing?
  11. Israel Hands

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I think that photo was taken after you were already shot and stabbed a couple of times
  12. Israel Hands

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Among the group here, the collective years of experience with crazy chicks runs high, as does the intuition. Everything in those eyes says "warning waring warning!"
  13. Israel Hands

    Low tech ocean cruisers

    It looked like that carcass may have received a saltwater marination
  14. Israel Hands

    Low tech ocean cruisers

    I think you saw this Skip Novak video with the game hanging in the background