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    Cordova, Alaska
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    Fish'n (mass murderer, not serial killer or torturer)

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  1. How many ten thousandths is it out of line? Have you checked it with an electron microscope? Done the quantum entanglement calculations to determine how many molecules it is off?
  2. Alaska????? when it is blowing over a hundred here, it is a little breezy. Go go back to Kansas, toto.
  3. Thank you for that, I have been thinking about inquiring about plans for Chris White's Hammer Head 54. It is claimed that it does 10 knots under motor. It'll do close to 600 lots of you grind it up, box it and fly it on a 747. Going fast in big confused seas in a light boat might not be what you think.
  4. What if a meteorite hits the boat while it is tied in a shallow mangrove creek? Will the thieves aboard sue? And the unicorns, what about the unicorns?
  5. Force over area = pressure. It takes pressure to make horsepower. Large displacement and or large bore/short stroke. Pressure = heat. At peak load I've seen 1400c on pyros. That temperature is nearing critical points in some alloys. Moderate loads compared to nameplate data, warming under light load, sufficient cooldown time (the thermal mass of a sailboat engine is not that of an EMD 645), clean oil, proper coolant etc....
  6. If you are dead and right, you are still dead. Had a weird encounter crossing from Bimini to Ft Lauderdale at night. Encountered the fleet of cruise ships turning laps around a race track awaiting a berth. Night time. Lights on cruise ships. Lots of lights. Can't see their nav lights. They are making bare steerage. We were motor sailing at 8 kts. So how are you supposed to maintain separation when you can't even tell which end is the front?
  7. Has anyone used an articulating rudder on a sailboat? Trim tab on aft end of rudder turned by a short tiller with a slot that goes over a peg aft of the rudder shaft. Allows the advantages of a wedge on the aft end of the rudder for reducing the dead zone near the center where the rudder doesn't function well, but reduced drag. Has been fitted to some ships and greatly decreases turning radius.
  8. Regarding hydraulic transmissions, the hydraulic/lubrication pump is turned by the input shaft of the transmission, so pressure lubrication is not available when the input shaft isn't turning. Splash lubrication by the bull (big) gear running thru the oil sump provides some lubrication. But hydraulic transmissions don't care what you do with the shifter when the engine is off and will freewheel. Borg Warner recommended running engine for 10-15 min every 24 hrs. We ran it every 4-6 hrs.
  9. I posed this question amid some of the anchored Bristol Bay fishing fleet. Would you get better holding with: XX anchor with chain and rode Or XX anchor of weight of previous + weight of chain. Generally shallow anchorages. Mostly sand and glacial silt. No weeds to speak of. Only rocks I've found are round, and only in the low water channels. We sometimes have 5 boats rafted on one anchor.
  10. Anyone can build a bridge that will stand up. It takes an engineer to build a bridge that will barely stand up.
  11. Made a pair of diesel tanks on a layup table. Cut with a carbide grit blade. When 5 sides and baffles installed, and top meticulously flattened, coat inside with thick layer of gelcoat, and upside down it onto the layup table with a wet laminate on it. Trim the outside and tape.
  12. Imagine your boat with a pivot bearing at the bow, and one at the stern. Suspend the boat from the pivots so it is free to rotate side to side. Rotate 90 deg, you've simulated a knockdown. Cycle the boat 90 stbd, 90 port 24 hours/day, for a year. The only thing holding the keel on is the bolts in tension. The keel to hull joint, side to side, is under compression then tension. The compressive strengths of the keel and the hull will tell you which one will be moving in this exercise. The side in tension will open up as neither keel or hull will expand to fill the gap. The joint will eventually move as the bolts fatigue. The joint will for sure move if the bolts or hull support structure is under engineered. A properly designed sealant groove to allow the proper adhesive thickness will likely keep the water out. The bed (fit) with epoxy is a good idea, but the whole hull structures compressive strength needs to be taken into account. The whole is only as strong as its weakest part. If the fiberglass under the epoxy moves then the epoxy will likely fail.
  13. Fuck 'ol rover and sell the pups And the president told me "endeavor to persevere" I don't think much, So I might not be
  14. My favorite place for bacon and tits: <http://acropolispdx.com> Sunday brunch was never the same!
  15. Grinding aluminum: Look for aluminum specific discs as they don't load up and possibly explode as steel specific ones. Or use a flap wheel. My issue with paint on aluminum is when there is a defect, it generates localized corrosion vice general overall slight corrosion. Our ferry has vinyl decal adhered to the topsides that is exhibiting corrosion only at the edges where the bond wasn't perfect.