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    Sailing, Brewing Beer, Drinking Beer, Skiing and other outsidey things

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  1. Interior "Battens" (or whatever they're called)

    Def going to glass in some furring strips. Hoping to wire in some LED's or something and the space would make a good chase. I'll check out the express' to see what they're doing. Good luck with the Andrews!
  2. Hey Folks, Looking for advice on sprucing up the interior of my fiberglass cave (Thunderbird). Currently it's painted white over heavy weave poly glass. I think a cruising boat is in the near future, but I'm hoping that I can spruce it up for a couple of reasons anyway. 1: I have a 2 year old I'm hoping to get out on the water this season. My wife is pretty chill, and generally doesn't mind that she has to use a bucket, and that the boat is full of beer cans, but it would be nice to be a bit more comfortable for everyone, and maybe look a bit more welcoming. 2: The boat is under weight anyway, so adding 100#'s of wood won't be the end of the world. Yea, it's not in the right spot, but it's a Thunderbird and I don't really give a shit. We've got a 15 boat fleet now and most are similarly outfitted (with somewhat of an interior) and mine is stripped. I'm pretty handy and have all the tools needed. Really just looking for some ideas, I'm not married to "battens", so if there's some other product that will achieve a similar result (decent looking, more comfortable, won't take 200 hours), I'm all ears. Some pics to help visualize what I'm starting with. Cheers, Murphness
  3. flying in pro Race Officers

    Anderson Reggio or his dad Peter are probably some of the best in the biz. Bill Canfield puts on a good regatta. If you want to put on a world class regatta, look who other world class regatta chairs have used. Melges, J-Boats, TP52, etc...
  4. Black Widow

    Canton, Ma? Which boat?
  5. Black Widow

    You come off as an absolute wanker sometimes. Read through a post before being a know-it-all dick. I asked about VC Offshore, not VC17.
  6. Black Widow

    That was the impression I was under as well. He said above that it could, though...
  7. Black Widow

    Ryley, can you point me towards the literature that says BW can be applied of Balto? I'm lazy. Were you able to reduce cleanings as a result? I'm due for another coat of Balto this spring, if I can switch to something that will reduce diving costs, it might actually be worth it. Balto is an awesome product but it has little to no anti fouling properties.
  8. Newport - Bermuda 2018

    HA! I wasn't on the boat that year. We were pulling our hair out at home watching that though... That was a rough call to say the least.
  9. Newport - Bermuda 2018

    Nice! Siren - RP 57. You? Definitely on the beer. When do you arrive?
  10. Newport - Bermuda 2018

    I'm in this year. Was supposed to do it on Toothface in 16 but Murphness Jr. decided to come a month early, and I had to bail 2 weeks before the start! No chance of that this time around thankfully!
  11. A big project!

    Was trying to figure out the total time from start to finish for that scarf, but it had to be a good 60-100 hours of work from chainsaw to fit. Such a cool project to follow along with. Reminds me a bit of this kid who built a roundhouse out of logs and cob. Similarly gigantic project for what is essentially one person. He actually finished it, too! I've been following along since the beginning and Leo's videos have me just as excited to watch. He's building a hydro generator right now which is also a really cool project. All very well documented.
  12. A big project!

    Really enjoying these videos and following along. Keep up the good work!!
  13. Why don't more people race?

    I started sailing in our local one design fleet (T-Birds) about 8 years ago. We had 5 boats. I bought my own 2 years later with a buddy, and have slowly been dragging the friends I raced big boats with into the fleet. We just brought our 16th and 17th boat to Boston. We should have 15 boats on the water every week next season. Owners range from 30 years old to 80. You can own a race ready boat for under $5K. It's probably the only fleet in our area that is actually growing. Handicap racing has dwindled to half what it was 5-6 years ago. Not sure why...
  14. Why the hell did you move to Ohio of all places? I'm assuming for work? If you want to race professionally, move to Newport RI.