sam_crocker

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  1. sam_crocker

    Panama-Hawaii

    If you go, stop at Cocos Island. Amazing place.
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    Piper OD .. dayboat

    When Night Runner lost her skeg between Panama and Acapulco, a new thrust washer was made from her plastic cutting board, which IIRC was polyethylene. A hole saw did a good job getting it close.
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    Looking for a performance singlehander

    What about a Tripp 26? About 1000 pounds less than the J/27 and almost the same sail area.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    A long lean powerboat perhaps?
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    "Perfect" Compromise Boat?

    No, like this one
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    H-Boat Renovation Project

    H Boat in the PNW is 189. Data here: http://phrf-nw.org/welcome-to-phrf-nw/for-race-organizers/list-of-active-members/ No Dragons that I could find, not sure that our light air makes fun racing for them.
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    "Perfect" Compromise Boat?

    A J/32 should tick most of the boxes. PHRF ~114. Decent, "traditional" interior.
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    Tebow turning heads in Mets org.

    Hitting a baseball is a difficult skill for sure. Michael Jordan couldn't do it even though he was a superior athlete. It takes good hand eye coordination, quickness, and to succeed at the big league level you need to be stupid enough to stay put when they throw a curveball which starts out looking like they threw it at your head only to have it cross the plate. For athletic freakiness, I think Tour de France riders take the cake though. The endurance required is extraordinary.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    That's a decent boat but the chainplate placement looks like a pain in the neck down below.
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    Pros And Cons- Wire Lifelines Vrs. Welded Tube?

    There's a lot more drag and weight from a tube than from a wire. If you don't care about windward performance then the tube is nice.
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    Rudder refurb and associated troubles...

    That green colored aluminum may have been treated with Alodine. It's a chromate conversion coating that can be used as a primer or alone. It can be applied in various ways including brush, doesnt need a big tank like anodizing. I think it was originally developed for aircraft. Paint application is all about surface prep. I helped put in a powder coating line at a company I used to work for. Previous to the powder coat line we used lacquer paints and solvent wash, the paint could get damaged by your fingernail and we were getting about 24 hours salt spray resistance. The powder coat line had a three stage cleaning process with iron phosphate coating as one of the stages. We ran a few test coupons and intercepted them after the cleaning/prep but before they went through powder coating. I gave those coupons to the wet paint shop and after painting they passed over two weeks of salt spray. Same paint as before, just prepared better. I became a surface prep believer
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    "I'd rather sail than varnish!", who says that?

    That's awesome, thanks
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    "I'd rather sail than varnish!", who says that?

    I couldn't find any reference to 06527 on the 3M tape web site. Is it a 3M product? Maybe that's a particular Canadian part number not available to your southern neighbors.
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    "I'd rather sail than varnish!", who says that?

    Night Runner has always been done by the owner and/or crew. That's why he races, so he has some nonpaid help. About every 8-9 years she gets wooded and 7-9 coats laid on. Two coats yearly maintenance. The hull is not such a big job. Two people will do a hull side (roll and tip) in the same amount of time as another is doing the toe rail, due to the cutting in on the toe rail. If conditions are right the hull can get two coats on each side in a day. The real time sink is the cutting in.
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    Did this 28 footer ever get built?

    Thanks for posting that. The way you treat the raised deck with the tumble home is nice.