Mr. Ed

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  1. Mr. Ed

    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Do you remember the model of boat?
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    Wood Stove

    Hmmm that’s interesting. We have a total of six dorades, two of which have no funnels, so we are fairly well ventilated. We part time lived aboard through three winters when it was pretty reliable, using the Taylors as the main source of heat, and I bet we had most of the vents plugged up. So a big swirl of wind (like the tender would creates) would create a negative pressure, say on one side of the boat, which would draw air back down inside. I shall do a control. Thanks for the suggestion and the compliments to our mahogany cave.
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    Wood Stove

    Well, one of the many things we've tried is the manufacturer's "extreme" cowling, which is H-shaped. It doesn't seem to help much . . . It exits quite close to big mast and tabernacle, dinghy, liferaft and so on, that I think there's just too much up and down in the wind.
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    Wood Stove

    To drift on to other heaters, we have a complicated relationship with our Taylor's diesel stove, the British Seagull of the heating world. We have one last fix to try before we sort of give up - the principal problem is that any more than about 15 knots of wind outside and it experiences sudden violent backdrafts, which put the flames out, leaving the diesel to just produce smoke, not heat. It looks quite good though . . .
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Ah, speaking as a ten minute internet expert (I'd never heard of this odd ship before) that thing about it spinning may be a myth - one of those things you want to be true, not least because it's funny. I acknowledge I have not fact-checked this counter-fact, and it may be a product of the No Fun /Everything You like Is Wrong internet conspiracy.
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    It's rather cheering that the Scandinavians, kings and queens of design, can produce such an heroically odd object.
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    I posted a picture of one under sail - we had to hunt it down because it looked so strange. It’s a scandi thing I think. Let me poke around.
  8. Mr. Ed

    The Zombie Fleet

    Great as ever! Cam I have some of the mussels. I’m in Boston next week ...
  9. Mr. Ed

    Wood Stove

    I wonder how seriously the warnings against burning driftwood in stoves should be taken - these warnings concern corrosion and toxic fumes.
  10. Mr. Ed

    The Zombie Fleet

    What wonderful photos. Where do they come from?
  11. Mr. Ed

    Coolboats to admire

    Sorry about the rheumatoid arthritis. Horrible. Interesting about the concealed carry. Do you live somewhere dangerous?
  12. Mr. Ed

    Books You Read Cruising

    Me too. But I do have my doubts about whether the CAlder book is all it’s cracked up to be - it’s short on practical advice and pretty prolix on some abstruse things like the science of battery charging. And its index is terrible.
  13. Mr. Ed

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    I've come over all epileptic after reading that advert. What extraordinary typography.
  14. Mr. Ed

    Coolboats to admire

    I'd pay good money to see the next frame from the lower photo, when they find they forgot to undo the stern line . . .