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    tying light air dyneema sheets to a clew...

    I've made splices in 1/16" (I believe) Lash-it. I also did a bunch of button knot style soft shackles in it. It has been a while but, IIRC, it's wasn't all that hard.
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    Why not more Pilot House/Solid Dodger yachts?

    Similar maintenance period and requirements as the rest of the boat. Less restricted to developable (ish) shapes.
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    Glass bottom Dinghy/Hard dodger combination?

    Would it make sense to buy one; split off as much as is needed to fit the companionway; figure out a way to secure the split or add a new transom?
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    Glass bottom Dinghy/Hard dodger combination?

    I wonder if splitting this discussion into two threads is a great idea. There is a polycarbonate kayak on a commercial tour boat near me. It has been getting hard use daily and been stored in the tropical sun for around a year or so. It is scratched up and a bit cloudy but it has held up much better than I expected.
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    Gluing & Reinforcing PolyCarbonate sheets

    Maybe windows in plywood panels? Or maybe you could make a plug and heat form something? https://www.amazon.com/ClearYup-Transparent-Crystal-2-Person-Polycarbonate/dp/B06XWNLB6B
  6. I've been served cow, I know cow, cows are our friends (or at least lunches of ours) and Congressman Nunes is no cow. I do not think the comparison is well taken. * <--- /s
  7. Good catch. In case it wasn't clear from the emoticon and the /s, cows do not, in fact, get voting or non-voting representatives in the US senate.
  8. Hey, they're not there for you. They represent the cows: /s
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    watergen

    Maybe worth doing The Easy Thing to get some background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_well_(condenser) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_water_generator
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    What defines a true circumnavigation?

    Depends but this is one definition for bragging rights: https://www.sailspeedrecords.com/the-courses-offshore a. RTW - Round the World, eastbound and westbound 21600NM. 2 separate records. To sail around the World, a vessel must start from and return to the same point, must cross all meridians of longitude and must cross the Equator. It may cross some but not all meridians more than once (i.e. two roundings of Antarctica do not count). The shortest orthodromic track of the vessel must be at least 21,600 nautical miles in length calculated based on a 'perfect sphere'. In calculating this distance, it is to be assumed that the vessel will sail around Antarctica in latitude 63 degrees south. A vessel starting from any point where the direct orthodromic distance is too short shall pass one single island or other fixed point on a required side so as to lengthen his orthodromic track to the minimum distance. No starting point will be permitted more south than 45 ° south. 1 degree of longitude at 63 degrees south will be taken as 27.24NM
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    Strengthening Cabin Top

    Not a great question I'm afraid. I think you've answered what I was trying to get at though -- the epoxy bond across the spray glue line between the glass and overhead is okay in practice.
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    Strengthening Cabin Top

    Okay, but what happens to the spray adhesive? You'd need to use enough to hold the whole layup to the overhead. That seems like a different thing than tacking bits in place into tooling. No?
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    Strengthening Cabin Top

    I'm confused. Would you then release the part and re-glue it to the overhead with epoxy?
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