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bplipschitz

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  1. I'm making a rudder

    +1 on this. I did something similar to this on a CF/foam core rudder I built. I didn't cut 50 mm off the trailing edge (more like 15-20mm), then wedged in a strip of CF tape I had already epoxied out and let cure. With some additional glass and fairing compound, worked a treat.
  2. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Or the beginnings of a great Adventure. "We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. . ."
  3. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    a full load of seamen
  4. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    with a look of surprise on my
  5. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    North Chili, NY. I think that says a lot. . .
  6. Resin wont harden...

    Well, how'd it go? I had something like that happen once with polyester resin. Wrapped the whole thing in plastic, put it in the bathroom (smallest room with an outlet) with a space heater (and exhaust fan) going, and left it for the weekend. Seemed to work. On the other hand, if it's already been a couple of weeks, hope ain't-a-gonna cut it. . .
  7. I'm making a rudder

    Late to the game here, and have made a couple of rudders myself. My contribution is Soller Composites as a source for hard-to-source cloth, at reasonable prices. They have all kinds of weird stuff. Good luck and more pics!
  8. Who is snaggletooth

    My baby! My baby!
  9. firefox v57 quantum

    +1 on that. There are others out there, but you can also turn a good bit of Google fuckery off, too. Or, go Tor, which is its own weirdness.
  10. Members Reputation?? New Feature??

    I am feckful. The ratings thing is all horseshit anyway. . .
  11. So, I'm going to find myself in Germany once again in July 2018. I thought to myself, "why not do a bareboat charter in the Baltic?" What recommendations and experiences do others have for such a trip originating out of Germany? I would like to know about experiences with different charter companies, possible requirements (I'm a US citizen), places to see/avoid, possible routes. Some particulars: been sailing about 10 years, own a 4ksb on an impoundment lake that I sail quite often ASA 101/103/104/105 (Basic keelboat/coastal/bareboat/coastal navigation) certs have one week long bareboat charter under my belt (earlier this year, 36' Catalina, Pensacola FL) 4-6 people on this cruise, 1 competent active sailor, 3 semi-active sailors on the boat besides me We're going to be in Hamburg for my daughter's wedding, so why not also make a cruise out of it? Vielen Dank!
  12. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Wait, what?!
  13. Bareboat Charter in the Baltic. . .tips?

    So, poking around on teh Interwebs, I take it that ze Chermans really only like *their* license for VHF. They don't recognize/accept the RYA SRC license? How would one charter a boat then? If the answer is "get the German VHF license", perhaps the lesson is "check out chartering in Croatia"?
  14. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    You go, SVTG -- those of us paying attention know that you are not Manhands McBlondersen.
  15. Bareboat Charter in the Baltic. . .tips?

    Great info -- thanks all! Some more notes: Born and raised in Wisconsin, where the mosquito is the State Bird Will have a native German speaker and a German fluent speaker aboard Have a US Amateur Extra ham radio license, so familiar with radio protocol (even VHF marine) Driving up to Flensburg/wherever is what we were kinda planning, so that is perfect. Will we need to clear in to Denmark/Sweden if we sail from Germany, or are they all one big happy EU?
  16. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Perhaps the endomorphic one had a prized collection of souvenir baseball bats on her person. Say, 10 to 14" in length.
  17. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    So, cruising around with my Tor browser, I read in one of her blogs (that I spent a total of 5 minutes perusing): "You might be intelligent if: . . .Since a magnitude 9.0 earthquake is 100 times stronger than a magnitude 6 earthquake. . ." IIRC, the scale for earthquakes is logarithmic, like for pH. That makes a 9 *1000* times stronger than a 6. I might be more intelligent if I don't go back and read any more. I feel icky and stupider.
  18. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    I am proficient in English, Profanity and Guvmintese. I can order beer(s) in several.
  19. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    "He staunchly retorted with a quizzical look on his contorted face. " Shit, I would've gotten a D for that in High School.
  20. Why don't more people race?

    Bimbling. Huh. I race dinghys (one two-man dinghy when my intrepid crew [daughter] is in town, one single-handed dinghy), but leave the 4KSB for fun. I sail in a club that isn't all that competitive, and I've had a ton of fun this year racing my small dinghy alone, which I haven't done in a couple of years. Our club doesn't have a protest committee, but if there are rules questions we try to stand around after the race and get a better understanding of what happened and how the rules apply. After 10 years in the club, I've seen somebody stomp off all pissed off once. Once. Local racing (IMO) should have low-key options like ours for folks who just like to sail. The 4ksb is for hanging with the LFW.
  21. Staysails

    And you thought foredeck was busy now. . .
  22. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    You might even get your own thread on SA. . .
  23. According to the CSA calendar, the 2018 HR is on!

    the Confederate States of America have a calendar?
  24. There was that time when I screwed up...

    East of Pensacola?