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  1. Tad Roberts has a design that fits yer brief pretty well. Cruise at ten knots with a 25hp high thrust outboard.
  2. The get it over with, let's have a giant coronavirus party on Easter Sunday crowd fails to see that the epidemiology is incomplete. Controlled chaos through shutdowns may be a lot cheaper than unmitigated bring out yer dead, NHL hockey rink morgues.
  3. no warfare involved. well it could involve a small skirmish against cedar strips but that's it.
  4. Hey Rasper, I have a design project you might be interested in. Tried to DM but you don't allow messages. Your corona sphere is cool BTW.
  5. lasal

    The Senate Impeachment Trial of DJT

    Not hard to be a hero among this cabal of idiots and liars. But Bolton is a hero right now. Now you go on ignore Creepster.
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    The Senate Impeachment Trial of DJT

    The idea that somehow testifying to what you think is true is destructive to the system of government we have -- I think is very nearly the reverse, the exact reverse of the truth. ---John Bolton 1/30/20
  7. lasal

    The Senate Impeachment Trial of DJT

    Yer killin' me, stop it.
  8. lasal

    Doug From SV Seeker Fakes Head Injury

    When they weighed the boat I think they took some points off the hull which I assumed was to locate in cad. I'll bet he does a careful weight study eventually. I think, while he is likely a bit nervous about actually launching, Doug is also still in the scientific truth based world so he will want to take steps to be sure his waterline is at least close.
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    Doug From SV Seeker Fakes Head Injury

    The dinghy project started with promise but ended with a cringe. I hope they consider a do-over.
  10. lasal

    Doug From SV Seeker Fakes Head Injury

    Well, yes and no monkey Butler. That's why I mentioned angle. The waterline is a fixed plane, at least on Earth. So you do know where it will end up given displacement. However, without a weight study, you don't know exactly which way is up.
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    Doug From SV Seeker Fakes Head Injury

    Nothing you said was out of line, I was just commenting that the waterline is the function of displacement so there is no mystery about its location beyond how level it is or not. Assuming the hull is modeled in cad, you can play with every assumption and instantly see where the waterline will be. However, the tender was a prime example of ignoring waterline while calculating displacement. That ridiculous deep V was added to fit the drive train and it chine walked at zero MPH! In other words, it just fell over. Then they fixed that by adding tri hulls. Some good ideas and good intentions, but sometimes the hacker method ends up in a cluster. The hacker approach is always an experiment, so be ready for a fail now and then. I would rebuild it and make it a lot lighter, especially since it's hung from davits at the stern, make it a lot faster, and make the interior a lot friendlier for people. In fact, they should rethink the use case for a tender, a boat like Seeker should probably have a couple of RIBs and maybe a jetski :).
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    Doug From SV Seeker Fakes Head Injury

    It must have been pretty convincing. And, that is in bad taste to continue the brain damage narrative overnight. My reaction would have been similar to many here. Doug is kind of a dick. They should put a propane sniffer in that boat asap if there isn't one.
  13. Yeah, but the tax cut has caused the markets to fill to the brim including the mortgage bond markets, so you can borrow at 3.6 % right now. That's a lotta house for the money in many places. Not Santa Barbara however.