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About Hukilau

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    Branford, CT
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    Sailing, reclaiming my lost guitar skills, making my wife happy

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  1. Hukilau

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    At first glance, I thought the first picture just showed a pop top with fabric sides. But no. Oh my.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Is that one of those newfangled foiling rudders?
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    That's just sad. How many 40+ year old 30 footers, regardless of condition, could command that price? And a cement boat on top of that? With no portlights?!?! Puhlease. This may be one of those "but honey, I did list the boat for sale" ads. But regardless of his knowledge of the used boat market, I am now wondering more about the no portlights thing; what could have possessed someone to make that decision? Was he that afraid of leaks? It just looks.... weird.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    that is a lot of money for that boat. But I do admire the half-assed attempt to "stage" the interior with the two plates and cups. I especially like the jaunty placement of the napkins. How inviting!
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    Lusting on Yachtworld

    Oh boy, do I agree with this^^^^^ I just went from a dead simple boat (O'day 23) to a small cruiser (Catalina 28); a boat with an outboard and a portapottie to an inboard diesel, shore power set up, pressure hot and cold water, etc. I was very hesitant; I really only daysail, and I could do all the work on my boat myself. I was comfortable and satisfied. I had decided against making an offer on the Catalina, but I was having dinner with my parents (both in their 80's), and told them about my choice. My father, one of the most frugal men alive, urged me to buy the new boat. "If not now, when?" So I did it, and I'm so happy I did. Broke me out of my comfort zone. I have to learn new things, which has been so rewarding. And I am lucky enough to be able to afford to pay others to fix/maintain things that I can't.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    One of the prettiest boats ever. Perfectly proportioned to my eye. Lots of wood to take care of, but the boat really turns heads.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Oh, I don't know. I think I could do justice to a copy of the boom gallow.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Now I'm embarrassed; I'm using that same umbrella on my patio. How was I supposed to know it was marine-grade?
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    The Zombie Fleet

    Oh now that's cool. What kind of mileage does she get?
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I don't know, I'm ambivalent about our new colleague; I mean, how gullible is he? That's some world-class ignorance and lack of common sense there. But I still feel bad for him. No matter how much of this is his own fault, he's still the victim here.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    "Floats great"... What higher praise for a sailboat is there?
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    I love it. I wish I were rich enough to be able to pay someone to keep it up for me.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    That is a very tall rig for a motorsailer. I kinda like the interior. And she looks to be very well built. But that's such a personal design, inside and out, that he's going to have a tough time finding a buyer. At least until he drops the price substantially.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I'm far from an expert in this area. What little I know comes from my friends in my company who tolerate my questions. We use corten steel to construct small structures that contain electrical equipment. I am told we leave them unpainted in order to allow them to weather and form a protective rust coating. Painting weathering steel is a no-no according to our structural engineers. Wikipedia (FWIW) agrees: painted weathering steel is no more corrosion-resistant than conventional steel, because the protective patina will not form in time to prevent corrosion over a localized area of attack such as a small paint failure. I also just learned from Wikipedia that aside from it's corrosion resistance properties, corten steel also has high tensile strength. So even if painting the hull negates the corrosion resistance, it still has high tensile strength. Perhaps reason enough to build the hull from this material. I can also understand why you wouldn't want a hull that was basically covered in rust, even if it was maintenance-free.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I thought the whole point of Corten steel is that the surface oxidizes and protects the rest of the material from deteriorating. It cant form the protective barrier if it's painted.