Caca Cabeza

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About Caca Cabeza

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    Past the environment
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    Getting back in the environment, putting the front back on, flux capacitors, the fourth mode.

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    Winch patina anarchy

    New to me boat. 1980 Swan 47. There are two Lewmar 55ST winches that were under the dodger (and will be once the new one is done). They have chrome bronze drums, but I suspect that being under the dodger concentrated the salt/moisture and caused this patins. None of the other 11 winches have this issue. What is the best way to get these as nice looking as possible?
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    I need a new iPad. Which one has real gps?

    My current one is about 7 years old with a lifeproof case and has been through a lot. A lot. The only time it didn't perform 100% was off of Nicaragua in a "chubasco" lightning storm that looked like the strobes at an Oscar Awards press conference. It kind of freaked out, but has worked perfectly before and since. It is just getting a bit slow (I think that is an Apple 'design feature' to make you buy more), so it is time.
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    Mysterious monolith found in Utah desert

    Maybe it's used for sharpening razor blades.
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    Mysterious monolith found in Utah desert

    Maybe this is what happens to things that return from outside the environment.
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    Replacement upholstery anarchy

    I'm considering replacing the upholstery in my main salon. The foam is fine but some of the buttons have popped and others have rust from lots of cruising. The boat is dark teak below and even with light tan headliner. So I have some questions: Is ultrasuede a reasonable material? Does it clean easily? I am thinking about either white or off white, which brought up my wife's question "what if someone spills red wine on it?" Thanks for the input!
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    Mysterious monolith found in Utah desert

    Too bad the folks with expensive helicopters, off road vehicles and expensive drones couldn't have figured this out faster than Sailing Anarchy. That being said - one of my most memorable discussions with Capitan - )who has done 1 - 1/2 laps and is one of the smartest people I know) asked me a couple of years ago why I was asking "sailing anarchy" for help with a technical question, my reply was "Capitan, SA, and sailors in general, are independent, self reliant, problem solvers that follow the code of the sea: help other mariners". Now I am sitting in Mazatlan on his Swan 47 diagnosing the voltage differential between the house bank and starting battery. I'll be checking the specific gravity in the morning after the Phoenix 12/50 charger does its wizardry overnight.
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    LONQR 2

    Ectoplasm? Better call ghostbusters.
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    Mysterious monolith found in Utah desert

    So we can agree, it is not a monolith. Do we call it: A) multilith, or b) polylith. Any others?
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    Festoon LED bulbs - 39mm

    Marinebeam has a lot, but no 39mm.
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    Festoon LED bulbs - 39mm

    I am looking for some 39mm festoon LEDs. I want ~2700K NOT the 6,000K car bulbs. The only place that I can seem to find them is West Marine, but the want $16.99 each, when I can get the 41mm 2700k from 1000bulbs for $0.98 each. Does anyone else have a source in the US?
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    ID this cabin light please

    Thanks Zonker! The first one I tried didn't budge, so I was reluctant. The second one came right off. Then with a little persuasion, all is fine in the universe.
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    Jimmy Hoffa. Fo shizzle.
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    LONQR 2

    Wait.... Is it "Let's eat grandma" or Let's eat, grandma"?
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    How long did it take to find/buy your boat?

    Yup. Swan 47, 049, K-1247, Bones VIII
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    How long did it take to find/buy your boat?

    It either took 15 minutes, or 36 years. It all depends on how you check the time. I started sailing on her in 1984. She was 5 years old and in pristine condition. For the next 6 years we did a bunch on ocean races and really enjoyed her. Then, capitan started off to do two laps of the Blue Ball. He made ~2.9 laps and got the cancer. We spent parts of the last 5 years getting home to home port. Capitan got the cancer twice, and got it fixed, but at 88 it wasn't going to be a come home and do a victory lap. We reached an agreement to her the rest of the way home and agreed that I would keep the legacy going as long as I could with the old crew and never change her name - Easy peasy -- she was named for his first wife (who the cancer too and wa much like my second mother) and all of the 8 boats had that name. It would be sacriedle to change much. Over the years, Capitan has kept her in the best condition imaginable, and I would not hesitate to go anywhere on her right now. She is built by a legendary builder designed by a legendary firm from New York. I cannot wait to get her home from the last 10% of her journey to make Capitan and myself feel at peace. She still is in pristine condition 2.9 laps later. Including the teak decks Capitan put on with the help of a shipwright when he was ~ 70. Capitan is a stud.