doesitfloat

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  1. doesitfloat

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Seen many boats over priced on craigslist. This one tops them. ...and it's free https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/boa/5829132566.html
  2. doesitfloat

    Craigslist Finds

    It is one way to get rid of your trash...Make it float then sell it https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/boa/5666275374.html
  3. doesitfloat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    You realize you just more time on Hotrods design than he did.
  4. doesitfloat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Thinkin it's the OUTside.
  5. doesitfloat

    Artemis?

    Way to go!!
  6. doesitfloat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Nice translation reminds me of:
  7. doesitfloat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    How many days till it becomes Raccoon Food?
  8. doesitfloat

    Artemis?

    AR is the new Schrodinger's cat. Except it is both fast and slow; instead of alive and dead
  9. doesitfloat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Funny story woody, I offer an opinion that the Coast guard is not responsible for inspecting and verifying that every boat on the water meets some sort of structural or seakeeping requirements. They should make sure all boats are registered, lighted, and equipped with safety gear. (lifejackets, flares, horn, fire extinguisher) Failure in those areas makes them a danger to other out on the water. The coast guard does offer to certify a boat or design. The designs can by certified by the Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering Standards. Submit your design pay the fee and get your certification. If you want to take it to the next step you can certify the boats by allowing Coast Guard inspectors to inspect your facilities, manufacturing methods, quality methods, and the boat you want certified. Boats I had certified (lifeboats) then had to pass performance tests; as they should if you need a lifeboat the damn thing better work. All of the above adds cost to the boat and gets you a hull sticker, maybe some piece of mind. In my opinion, totally unnecessary for the recreational market. A quality builder will design to pass the CG requirements just not pay the fee. If there is no certified design why bother with an inspection. If some puts crap out on the market well its buyer beware. Likewise is someone build their own boat you could buy a certified design, pay for the inspectors; and end up with a certified boat. Probably cost 5 times as much. Otherwise you could buy plans from a known designer (Farrier), build to the plans and have a nice boat for a lower cost than buying from a boat builder. Well here in M’erica we can design and build our own boat. So long as we have the required safety gear we can use and enjoy our creation. Of course if I was to spend $30,000 on materials you think I’d spend $20 on book on yacht design. http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Yacht-Design-3rd-Edition/dp/0071487697 Then I could put my $30k in materials together in a way that won't end up looking like tidal wave debris.
  10. doesitfloat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    I f you can't say something nice, you can always point and laugh.
  11. doesitfloat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Well it’s been in the water a week now. Will it last another week? Trying to organize thoughts on how it will fall apart is getting difficult there are so many ways. Most Likely: It will slowly sink at its current dock. With bilge pumps now attached it seems likely the seams are leaking and the plywood is losing strength every minute water wicks its way through the hull sheets. There will be a last ditch effort to pull it out of the water. I think it is in the best interest of the marina to let him pull it out. My guess it will be cheaper to break it up on land and haul it away in a couple dumpsters. If it breaks apart in the water they will have to fish it out one piece at a time. Most entertaining: HR will think his sea shack is seaworthy and try and move it, maybe even sail it to another dock. I think his hull sheeting is at its strength limit sitting at the dock. Adding dynamic pressure from moving into the equation will open the seams right up flooding the hulls. The fact his vessel flexes and may very well fold like a taco won’t be an issue; because his hulls won’t remain buoyant long enough for the flexing to become an issue. I do hope he tries to sail with his home made sail. He would at least have a picture to remember it by. I don’t think it will actually sail get blown downwind is more like it.
  12. doesitfloat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Is there some sort of translator for Woody's posts. It looked like English.
  13. doesitfloat

    Artemis?

    What class of boats has better sailors and faster boats?