sculpin

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About sculpin

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  • Birthday 01/01/2007

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    44 deg 38' 54.65N 63 deg 35' 41.17W
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    Sailing, Beer, and power tools.

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  1. sculpin

    The Zombie Fleet

    Deathtrap - offset companionway.
  2. sculpin

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Jesus doesn't need a boom?
  3. Seems fair, eagle tries to eat octopus, octopus opens a can of whupp-ass.
  4. sculpin

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    That boat is like a minecraft version of a sailboat. You need to know a 6-12 year old to get that...
  5. sculpin

    Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    Bolt on fairing bits... I wonder if you could have used those back in the day to change your IOR rating? This guy is a genius!
  6. Got away clean! The cloaking device was functioning well... Actually it's just the type of club where they'd never expect that sort of behavior...
  7. So, as a Canadian, I do have to confess that I did go down one day with a tool bag containing a cordless drill and required hardware, and whacked a couple of cleats onto the dinghy dock. We have our limits...
  8. sculpin

    Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    I should have used the "ironic" font...
  9. sculpin

    Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    Hey, Doug worked with BS on this one... it can bounce off a reef for a month, no probems.
  10. sculpin

    Cruise Ships: blessing or curse?

    We did the french canal boat thing in early summer. Aside from a frickin' heatwave, a great time was had by all on board. But that is like halfway between cruising and taking a "cruise".
  11. sculpin

    Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    It is like a boat being built by a 5 year old who has access to power tools... If it ever gets launched it won't know whether it should sink, flip, catch fire, or collapse in shame first. Maybe a combination...
  12. sculpin

    Cruise Ships: blessing or curse?

    Transatlantics - We get the Cunard Queen Mary 2 in port here, as well as the more generic cruise ships, they are totally different from the QM2 - one looks like a ship, the others not so much... I know which one I'd trust to cross an ocean.
  13. sculpin

    Cruise Ships: blessing or curse?

    They are a curse. In peak season we get a couple of ships a day here, which drops 6000ish tourists into the city. They wander around and buy cheap mementos, but yes - they aren't eating in restaurants, they aren't staying in hotels, they are in such a hurry they don't have time for much. The only people making money on them are the cruise lines and the companies that bus them around to look at stuff. Recently talking with the operator of a local monument, his comment was that to offer an experience that you could book onboard the cruise ship (where most passengers will book an excursion) the profit margin is pretty much zero because both the bus operator and the cruise line will take a cut. In Halifax one of the local bus operators has a fleet of double decker buses, they run a "hop-on, hop off" service where one buys a ticket and it is valid for the day, the buses run a big loop about every 15 minutes. Tour guide on the bus tells you what's going on in each neighborhood. Our observation is that few will actually get off the bus and those who do are typically not spending money, having already blown $50 a head on a bus ride... I don't think cruise ships bring value to the ports they visit, plus they are environmental nightmares. The people on them get a very superficial view of the ports of call.
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    Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    taking the mast down sure was dramatic!
  15. sculpin

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Yah right Sloop... that's called denial...