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  1. Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    This is fabulous: the guy is building a traditional composite hull - except for the fact he's putting the wood on the inside of a metal skin! He even seems to be thinking about including a keelson inside the hull Once the wooden frames on the inside are all properly tied together, the hull might actually have some strength to it?
  2. How to Dock A Big Boat

    Well obviously the less you spend on docking, driving, cooking, cleaning and servicing the equipment, the more you can spend on servicing the owner...
  3. How to Dock A Big Boat

    Wow, somebody just reinvented the dry dock...
  4. Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    What we're saying basically is that if you have at least a minimum of experience with boats, and in particular sailing boats meant to cross oceans, there really is no room for improvisation as far as basic design and structure is concerned. That is not an opinion, that is fact. So it's a bit of a shame to see people spend a lot effort on such projects without doing their homework first. At least this guy seems to be having some fun without taking himself too seriously...
  5. Random PicThread

    Gorgeous boat, real shame about the characterless Ikea appartment imterior...
  6. Webb Chiles buys a Condo

    I remember a specific weekend I spent on board last winter, nice and cozy with the parafin stove burning merrily, and a particular nasty headache and total lack of energy to do anything. Once I left the boat, these symptoms cleared up within half an hour. Made me think - I may have dodged a bullet there. Have now invested in a decent built in heater with external exhaust of all the combustion gasses - just as toasty and no headaches.
  7. Webb Chiles buys a Condo

    Just be sure you've got adequate ventilation with open combustion heaters, or you might never wake up from carbon monoxide poisoning
  8. Cabin Table

    Check out the Lagun boat table. Easy to mount, easy to position where you want and very sturdy when in use.
  9. My newest project

    Still waiting to see some pics of the finished interior... And any group pictures with hull no 2 (and 3 by now?) would be good!
  10. My newest project

    Hey Bob, I would love to see some pictures of the furnished interior of boat 1 - there were some pics made during systems installation, but none I can recall showing the final look...
  11. Coolboats to admire

    hmmm I think that one's in the wrong thread...
  12. My newest project

    + 1 from me as well Dang, I really need to start playing the lottery... Sigh...
  13. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    As long as there are still rich tourists to be evacuated, there will be boats and planes coming in carrying emergency supplies. Once all of 'our' people are safely home, that supply will rapidly dry out - we'll just stop giving a shit and leave the locals to fend for themselves... No wonder some local authorities are slowing down the evacuations Sorry for being cynical...
  14. Coolboats to admire

    Well obviously this is not to be taken literally, it refers to any manufacturer of dairy products...
  15. Question for you seasoned vets

    Mimsy is currently spiderwebbed across a reef somewhere in Fiji...