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  1. Maker Space/DIY Boat Repairs?

    Cool, I'm gonna check it out.
  2. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    That's no lizard.
  3. dummy of the day (from the FP)

    Had the same thing happen in my Ericson 46. A guest was driving while I cleaned up and I told him to steer to the right of the 5 MPH marker. He thought I meant the little cone buoy near the rock jetty. Glad there weren't cell phones with cameras in those days.
  4. Peterson 38 Dust 'Em

    I was crewing on a Chance 33 back when Dust'Em "came out". With our narrow beam and good sized rig we thought we were pretty good going downwind in the light air and slop but that boat just rolled us on the first triangle and kept going. I think the Bruce Nelson 37, Renegade could take her measure when the breeze picked up but Dust'Em was off the charts in the light. Until then I never thought a fractional rig would work that well downwind.
  5. Anchor Geekdom

    I have a 20 kilo Rocna which won't quite clear the near plumb bow on my First 40.7 when snugged home but a slight twist and an electrical zip tie works well to lash it to the side and you can do it one handed, even when bobbing up and down on the bow. You want to pocket the cut tie when you go to drop anchor as those things will stay forever on the floor of the anchorage.
  6. Bedding primary ans secondary winches

    I haven't tried this yet but I think I read on Fixit Anarchy that you shouldn't tighten bedded fasteners all the way when using butyl tape but progressively over a few days.
  7. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Guilty! Don't own any jet skis but have two motorcycles and would have more if I had the garage space.
  8. Coolboats to admire

    Huh, I don't get it. What would be the advantage for rotating spars with a rig like that?
  9. TJ, I guess it depends on how much you trust your sensor input (and I'm including lookouts at bridge deck level in that category). Personally, I want to see it for myself and, if I have to rely on sensor technology, have it presented there in a fashion similar to the sensor fusion display currently being touted for the F-35. That still leaves the command structure vulnerable but CIC could still be in the bowels of the ship and the watch officer could be a qualified command duty officer in the event the Captain got wiped out while using his binocs on the bridge. But then I'm a certified Luddite from the troglodyte sixties, permanently scarred by the frequent failure of things electronic at the worst possible times.
  10. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    And that outboard shaft hasn't been out of the water in a looooooong time.
  11. Cold molded boats, how have they held up?

    Lovely boat, Battleship.
  12. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    FWIW, I knew Whit casually back in the day and he didn't seem like the kind of guy who would make stuff like that up.
  13. At the risk of getting too esoteric here, what ever happened to the concept that that star on your sleeve meant you were eligible to exercise sea command in the absence of a senior? I'm so old I can remember when ADM Zumwalt was CNO and asked Navy Times to solicit input on a new SWO Specialty Badge. Every published answer from black shoes and their brides said it had to be at least as big as aviator's wings. I remember thinking "18 months and 235 hours with instructors just looking to bust me to earn my wings. I'm sure at least 40% of the guys I started with didn't make it through." I wondered what the black shoes could point to as a similar level of accomplishment to justify a specialty badge.Then, someone in the Times posted the question: "Rather than having everyone look like a bunch of 3rd World Admirals, why don't we just make the line officer's star mean something? You don't get it for graduating from OCS or ROTC, you have to qualify OOD (Underway). " I thought, "Yeah". I don't know if it still is but OOD in destroyers was a serious achievement back in the day. I still think the SWO badge looks ridiculous and now it sounds as though it's just a participation trophy. Tell me if I have that wrong.
  14. Cold molded boats, how have they held up?

    A little backpressure improves low to mid range torque.
  15. Does anyone recall if the duties of the various watchstanders was in the reports? Some of you seem to believe 12 guys on the bridge means twelve times as much experience and decision making capability. Not generally true. I seem to recall a standard underway bridge watch was one OOD (Underway), a Conning Officer, the Helmsman, Lee Helmsman (ERT guy),a guy on the sound powered phone net (talking to the lookouts, signal bridge, after steering watch, engineering watch and CIC at the direction of the OOD), a Quartermaster (keeps the rough log and assists the Navigator when the latter is present), a messenger (to go wake the Captain) and a Petty Officer, usually a Boatswain's Mate. The first two are officers who decide where the ship should head, how fast and so on. The rest are enlisted, usually pretty junior and they have limited, if any decision making responsibility. Of course the Captain often lives on the bridge underway and he can order the ship as he sees fit. It may seem like a crude system but it's based on the principal that bad things happen to warships and redundant communication is often required when it does. Anyway, only two or three would bear any responsibility for these disasters.