jim lee

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    AROUND CATALINA ISLAND RACE- BE SAFE

    Got the pic, thanks! Every year or so I wander back in and do a search on "dart" to see if I missed any good gossip. -jm lee
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    Random PicThread

    Hobot what's this? I have an identical pistol. My older brothers found it in a barn.. Maybe in the 50s? -jim lee
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    My newest project

    Maybe so but you also like Vegemite so your opinion is suspect to say the least. Bob is right on Spam. Favorite snack (on the boat only, for obvious reasons) is Spam on a Ritz topped with spray cheeze. Mighty fine! I wonder if it would be good with vegemite? OK. I just used Google to look up 'spray cheese'. Who'd have thought such a thing existed. I don't even want to know how or why. On the other hand Spam is a staple in the South Pacific. Smoked oyster glued to ritz cracker with spray cheese. -jim lee
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    My newest project

    Yeah, I guess so. We ain't met up with off-world aliens. ..that I know of. -jim lee
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    My newest project

    Sounds like you're driving right past the Conway Pub. They serve one of the best Burgers in the entire area. -jim lee
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    My newest project

    We ran into this doing our carbon tubes. It wasn't cost, it was the low viscosity necessary for doing an infused part. From what I was told, as epoxy is created less viscous for infusion, it tends to loose its mechanical properties. If your doing pre-preg, then this is a moot point, go epoxy all the way. Doing infusion, other factors can begin to be more important. -jim lee
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    Random PicThread

    The Bismarck -jim lee
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    Random PicThread

    Hobot, I'm just loving you pictures! -jim lee
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    Construction of a Pogo 12.50

    Looking for a simple solution to USB charging? Kill two birds with one stone. 12V Sound system with built in USB charger. Not cheap stuff but actual marine grade & extramly power efficient. http://leftcoast.biz/iWeb/Left_Coast/Simple_stereo.html -jim lee
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    Round Saltspring

    Naw, I didin't sail the boat, just responsible for building it. -jim lee
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    Round Saltspring

    First in class & 2nd overall ( 100 or so boats I was told ) : Ogopogo Dart #2. Pretty good for a little, fluffy cushioned, sport cruiser. -jim lee
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    i550

    You beat a Dart?! Damn, that makes me sad.. -jim lee . .... at least he was sailing a melges 24 So then.. No fluffy cushions? -jim lee
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    i550

    You beat a Dart?! Damn, that makes me sad.. -jim lee
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    boatbuilding

    I don't get it. I'm seeing all these people that look non-asian in the middle of China? Where are they coming from? How and why are they showing up to work on this thing? Where's the money coming from for food, heat and materials? -jim lee
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Why are projects tough to manage? 'Cause we are hardwired to think linearly and projects by their nature are non-liner. Its a recipe for having things blow up in your face. ..over and over. -jim lee
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    i550

    Hey i550 people.. Do any of you run electronics or lights on your i550s? I ask 'cause I'm betting all the nifty LC Dart electronics gadgets would work just as well on i550s. -jim lee
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I wonder about how they are faring that hull. I don't see any long boards in use. Every time I've seen people faring hulls like this they use really long long boards, like two people, one on each end. Maybe we're just missing the pix of the long boarding? -jim lee
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Build a half a dozen PSCDs? Gak! The boat building part of my brain would explode! -jim lee
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Of course they are all cruising boats, Bob only designs cruising boats (they just often turn out to be faster than racing boats.........) Exactly! I always maintained that "cruising" boats could and should be made to sail as fast or faster than "racing" boats. No reason not to, no silly handicap rules to hold you back. I love this thread, without it I'd have almost nothing to read in the mornings. Thanks everyone! -jim lee
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Isn't fake teak, or any teak decking kinda' heavy? I know I'm really pedantic about CG, but I still get all edgy around things like that. The lighter the boat the more it hurts CG. -jim lee
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Oh and.. The stereo will charge your cell phone. Handy if that's all the radio you have on board. Forgot to point that bit out when you where there. -jim lee
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Kim buzzed up through Anacortes today to pick up some sails for the Day Sailor. While he was here he visited Left Coast and let us give him the Dog & Pony show. It was s lot of fun! Bob, you missed out! I'll let Kim give you the report in his own words. -jim lee
  23. Don't drink Kool-Ade, Buy the Dart!

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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Here's another neat wooden boatbuilding link. Video Its actually a wooden boat building outfit in Anacortes. -jim lee