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  1. Beer fueled Mayhem

    Retirement Planning

    Thanks man. You too! Just want to see my 9 year old graduate college or HS. Whatever makes her happy.
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    My Big Mushy Boat Listing - Selling a Boat in Motion

    My buddy Scott took his Tartan 37 solo from New Zealand to Friday Harbor in one fell swoop. 70 days. Just sayin'. He got a bit stir crazy about 40 days in. Kept saying "we" when it was just him on board. I would refer to the boat as a person as well I suppose. https://www.sanjuanjournal.com/sports/scott-malone-sails-solo-from-auckland-n-z-to-friday-harbor-in-70-days/ They just bought a Sceptre 41 to do the islands again...
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    Retirement Planning

    Sorry about your news as well. My CT scan is next week as well. Good luck with your scan!!! Agreed about the medical team. My second opinion is the one that saved my life I think. The doctor grabbed me and said "You are going to fucking beat this!" Totally changed my attitude from woe is me to Fuck cancer! My radiation oncologist is another one who, well, I tear up when I think about it...he is an amazing doctor.
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    Retirement Planning

    This is me! Stage 4 rectal cancer at age 47 (no family history other than helping my dad sand the blue bottom paint when I was 10...) diagnosed right after we got back from one year in Mexico on the boat. Did one year and then came back and started working again. Two months later, I am having radiation, chemo and major surgery. Go NOW! We are all one CT scan away from some horrible news. I know this shit will kill me but I'm still socking money away for a "maybe" retirement. You never know. Maybe I will beat the odds.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    This is my buddy Alan's YouTube video. His son made it from all the old film accumulated while doing this trip (all Super 8 I think). The guys on the boat are/were all engineers of one sort or another and worked with my dad at Fermi Lab in Chicago. Alan also helped make one of the lunar landers and put a message on it. Damn if I can remember WTF he wrote. Alan was navigator on Cheetah which won their division in the 1985 Swiftsure. This video is from the early 60s and while there isn't a ton of sailing, I think there might be a bit of historical content. There are six parts. I marvel at how they used a bridge in Florida to raise the mast.
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    Here Comes The Night

    Kinda a sunset...Poulsbo with my monkeys in the rigging.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    I'll look for you! I'll have my parasites as well!!
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    Show your boat sailing thread

    Lee does a great job. I broke my arm patting myself on the back. We double-handed for the win. Sometimes things just line up!
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    Show your boat sailing thread

    New motor in and sorted. Took her up to Port Townsend for the Wauquiez Rendezvous. Had a beer can race on Saturday. Took first. Amazing what a clean bottom can do. And a good start... Photo by Lee Youngblood
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    Show your boat not sailing

    We are leaving for Desolation Sound on the 4th! But first a stop in Poulsbo on the 3rd for the fireworks!
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Here is my boat not sailing. As a fuck you to cancer, I went and bought a new Yanmar 4JH57 to replace my smoking Perkins Prima 50. This is us hoisting the new one into the boat!
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    Exhaust water separator

    I am re-powering my '91 Wauquiez Centurion 42 from a Perkins Prima to a Yanmar 4JH57 (common rail). My boat has a v drive tranny and a pretty long exhaust run. About 29 feet. I am considering a water separator for the exhaust like the one Centek Marine makes. It would relieve the back pressure and also make it less likely that the water can flow back into the motor. I could just do a loop after the motor but it seems to me the engine would have to work hard to move that much water. Yanmar insists on 3" exhaust hose BTW. i am concerned that without the visual reference of water coming out of the exhaust, I could miss a potential overheating situation. I'm sure there's ways around it but I am still in the learning process. Has anyone placed one of these in their boat? Thoughts?
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    Need Advice - C&C 34/36+

    Owned a 34+ for five years or so. Smallish v-berth. Great aft cabin. Had the deep draft model. I thought it was hard to get her to sail to her rating but that was probably the sails and my shit skill at sailing. We did multiple Swiftsure races on her and always felt secure. Finished mid-pack but expected that. Not sure about build quality in relation to other boats. All the production boat manufacturers seem to kinda suck at one point or another. Mine seemed screwed together pretty damn well. For sure join the owners group. They are very helpful and friendly. Hell, I'm still on the mailing list as I like them. My buddy has a CS 34. Mine was a little faster but that is a great boat also but not as good looking in my opinion. Boat is really a 36 footer but has 34 feet plastered all over her so I took advantage of that. Hauling out? 34 feet. Guest moorage? 34 feet. Hell, regular moorage? 34 feet. You get the idea. Only reason I sold her was I married a gal with two kids and then we had another one. Was sick and tired of converting the saloon to a bedroom every night. Got a Wauquiez 42.
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    Anchorage, probably not far from Comox

    He might have been talking about Roscoe Bay on West Redonda Island. Very cool little spot... http://sailing-pelagia.blogspot.com/2012/07/mt-llanover-hike-roscoe-bay-anchorage.html