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  1. Yes, the Sliver team has already discussed flexible caulk around the chainplates. No lifelines so no stanchion bases to worry about. There are two sources of water that ends up going down a chainplate: flowing across the deck and coming down the shroud above. You can make it uphill from the deck to the seam, and I would. A little bump around it or something. The shroud is always going to be uphill. I haven't figured a way around that one. Wrap a piece of vinyl tape around the shroud a few inches above the turnbuckle with a tail pointing down at the deck. Water coming down the shroud will run off the tape tail inboard of the chainplate.
  2. I want to see video of the PT Dinghy Classic, match racing PT11s between Bob and kimb. That should generate an interesting review article. I am just about settled that one of those kits will be in my garage for a winter project. Need to wrap up Firefly's project list first though.
  3. Want. Want want want want want. I want. Would that fit in the back of your my Jetta wagon? I could tool around in that with a rattletrap on 4 pound test, some PBJs, peaches and a 6 pack all day long. I really can't tell because my Jetta TDI Wagon lives in Seattle at the other end of my water commute. I take my Sprinter Van to the boat shop and several Nesters would fit in the back of it at the same time (like about ten of them.) Well that sounds awfully generous of you, and I just can't bring myself to refuse.
  4. I spotted this Sliver Mini-Me tied up at the guest dock in our marina yesterday:
  5. I think the most effective means of offsetting the weight of the ports is to suggest to SWMBO that she should lose a few pounds. That way, she won't be on the boat at all!
  6. The brass one would add a nice touch of class to go with the rest of the design.
  7. kimb, please tell me the cannon will be added to the weight study. I bet the extra batteries, well aft, could offset a bow chaser.
  8. Everybody knows the French don't cut their hair, anyway. So that shouldn't be an issue.
  9. We have the original 20 gallon tank under the starboard settee, and no plans to change it at this time. Of course, we also use square juice bottles of ice in the icebox and cooler, and those turn into drinking water as we go, so that helps. We went 12 days on three tanks as a family of four - but we also replenished the cooler ice once or twice.
  10. Kim, if you host the photos somewhere else you don't need to reduce the size. Photobucket, Picasa, and Imgur.com all do it well and for free. Or send them to me and I'll put them on my server. Less convenient service but more personal 'cause I'll take them by email. I won't even hold them as an exclusive... unless it's while I'm working on the boat or commuting.
  11. I have created a monster! C'mon, man... just a couple pics... it's not for me, you know, I'm not addicted, but my friend, man... he's in rough shape... just a little fix, that's all he needs, man, just a small one... Ahhhh. Thanks, man. You're a true friend, man. I mean it.
  12. I believe Kim's in Key West, based on a post in another thread.
  13. As my grandfather always said... the man who says he's in charge at home will lie about other things, too.
  14. Don't need thwarts - just a dragon figurehead at the front and some rowing benches. One seat with a drum in the back for kimb and a steering oar... Although, if you go that route, I hereby withdraw my request for a crew spot
  15. Oh we might get ice on the land , but I have yet to see the Salish Sea ice up. (However I have seen Ice in the Everett Marina because it gets a lot of fresh water from the river. But I don't keep my boat in Everett any longer.) True. One memorable occasion a few years ago when we headed for the start line in a Winter Series club race where we had the Foredeck crew bashing the ice with the anchor as we made our way down the slipway. Open water in the channel, it was only iced over in the marina itself.