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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. Who among us with an outboard powered dinghy has never touched bottom with the motor??? I can not claim that distinction... My little suzuki has tolerated it well thus far.
  2. At a job I used to have we had geese nesting on the lawn. One of them attacked one of the VPs - man, I love that goose...
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    Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    His analytic skills on plexi are interesting. Never had much problem with it myself, just go slow. Looks a bit thin for the size, good thing that the chances of this "boat" being hit by a big wave are zero. And I like how he wears shorts while using the grinder, he must have no nerve endings left on his legs.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    That is what accelerated installing hydronic heat on my boat. I'd collected up all the bits and pieces - radiators, espar, expansion tank, hose... but launch date was approaching. I say to my SWMBO "I don't think I have time to get the heaters installed this spring", to which the reply was "yes you do". OK then! So long as she doesn't ask to see receipts we are both happy.
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    Hate on my new that 70's boat...

    Reel to reel. Gotta have high fidelity!
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Sadly - Not an unusual price for an Opti, and it was probably used in the recently held nationals - hence the measurement info which usually nobody cares about.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Maybe they stole some lines from a C&C... a halyard maybe, a jib sheet...
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I don't buy that POS being a C&C. A skeg rudder? The cove stripe is wrong. The hatches are wrong... etc. I like this pair of lines: "Custom Built Cutter designed for performance and blue water. More of these yachts built than any other of their design." 1) is it custom, or were more of this design built than any other of their designs? What? 2) if so many of them were built why is it the only one?
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Wow. Is that a swim ladder or a staircase? And I wonder what that seating platform weighs.
  10. Congrats Bob. And while you still have lots of boats to go, remember that nobody hands out 1/2 lifetime awards, it is an all or nothing thing...
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    Little Inflatable Dink Advice Please

    I've had two, one with a rigid floor and one with an inflatable floor. Inflatable floor was great, but don't expect the boat to plane - the floor will flex too much. Rigid floor is great as well, but heavier and more of a pain to fold. So it depends on how you plan to use it...
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    Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    Normally that would be a concern where a hit from a wave would push the window into the boat, but in this case...
  13. The sailors of the WW2 convoys were berserkly brave.
  14. Geeze man, it is a foreign country! You are looking for taquets...