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About oneguyfromdetroit

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  1. oneguyfromdetroit

    Chicago Mackinac Race drowning

    I hope one of the outcomes will be to allow us to wear foam dinghy style vests. I realize their limitations, but I'm a big fan of NOT relying on an inflatable PFD to work when most needed.
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    caption contest

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    Dick Carter design boats

    From this year's Chicago Mac race, NA40 hull #4. Mast is class approved replacement triple spreader rig, as original extrusion no longer available. 4 of the 9 Detroit area NA40s now have triple spreader mast.
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    Santana 35 Keel Repair

    I'm in MIchigan, so have no knowledge of any boatyards in your area to recommend. If you're going to fix yourself, I would recommend using Hydrotek marine plywood to build mast step substrate. 1708 biaxial foberglass cloth, and West Systems epoxy to encapsulate. If you're just doing the mast step, it's a relatively straight forward job. If you are replacing the stringers/keel support grid, that is a different story. You might want to consider having a surveyor assess before you rip all that out. If you PM your phone number, I'd be happy to call and explain further.
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    Dick Carter design boats

    Hello, I'm looking for drawings of the North American 40 rudder and skeg. Bent the rudder post recently, and looking to make the best repair possible. Any drawings would be helpful. Thanks.
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    Anodizing vs powder coating for aluminum mast

    We like shiny things.
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    Anodizing vs powder coating for aluminum mast

    Sand, wet sand , Mother's mag wheel aluminum polish.
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    2017 Chicago Mac... who's in, weather predictions etc?!?

    I don't but will keep looking. Please let me know if you work something out that will allow me to ride back to Chicago. Thanks.
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    2017 Chicago Mac... who's in, weather predictions etc?!?

    I'm looking for a ride back to Chicago ASAP after the race, but no later than 600 PM arrival in Chicago Tuesday 18th. Happy to DD drive your vehicle, buy gas, etc. Please message me if you have a solution. Thanks.
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    Santana 35 Keel Repair

    I had very similar issue with my Santana 35. Dropped keel, but left keel bolts thru hull, in position. Important to brave keel before doing this. Rebuilt mast step and all stringers from mast step to companionway. All it takes is time and materials. Those are great boats, and worth the fix.
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    I run an old iphone4 that isn't on my phone plan. plus external battery. Put it all in a waterproof bag. turn on airplane mode then upload when you get back to the dock. If you put it on airplane mode, doesn't that turn off the GPS? My Android phones and tablets all receive GPS in airplane mode.
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    Dick Carter design boats

    There are still 8 or 9 NA40's in Detroit.
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    Dick Carter design boats

    I'm in the midst of replacing 8 stringers in the NA 40 (it is in this thread somewhere, early on), and will post link to photos one of these days. Of the 8, 5 were cracked, and all experienced some degree of damage to the marine plywood substrate, ranging from damp with little delamination, to completely rotted, wet, black sawdust. Replacement stringers substrate are Hydratek marine plywood, with 1708/West vacuum bagged. 7 of the 8 stringers are in, and tabbing is well underway.
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    Chicago Area III

    We will be there, clothed.