Hike, Bitches!

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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    OK..boat is still floating...So is my neighbor's, who is serving active duty in Bahrain. 60° today. Nice. C'mon Spring!
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    My newest project

    Living in Hawaii probably does not suck either, GRS.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Bump. Ajax, I am with you. My daughter is 25 and I carry her on my AAA membership..worth the cost. Glad to hear your current A-4 issues are solved over in your thread.http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=171077&p=5235491 Dammit. 60°F and tornado watch tomorrow..Work suxors. Pocketdog, get out of my thread~~!!!!~~!!? And show us some tits, not some random black & white pussy?!?!?! WTF?!?!?!?
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    My newest project

    yes..at least somebody around here gets it.
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    My newest project

    Don't make my pull out the picture of the non-vacuum bagged carbon fiber shaft log repair on my Catalina 30..oh, shoot..my boat must not be one-design compliant anymore. Carry on with the awesome boat building.
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    Anchor Geekdom

    Steve, keep up the good, unbiased, work. If folks like the sarca's are sending you anchors, they must be interested in your results and how their anchors stack up. BTW- since this is CA, I don't think anyone would hold it against you if you suddenly had a pink, plastic anchor to test.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Thanks, Kim...details look great. I have a crappy, old, used, TP 2000 with a busted LCD readout, but, it is the single best piece of gear I ever installed on my 4KSB since I became an official boat owner in 2008. It is mounted above decks..your installation looks a little fancier. We have 20°F and a little snow here tonight in the mid-Atlantic region. Only 2-5" expected where I am locally. It is supposed to be 60°F by Friday..might have to think up a boat project or two.. Keep up the good work. Ish...I love Dire Straits. I got hooked on 'Hey Nineteen' as a teenager. Brothers in Arms was the first 'DDD' CD I ever owned.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Hi, Kim...thanks for the updates. Many of us continue to lurk!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    I know that was last week Ajax...here we are again with several days of sub-freezing in the forecast, and I know you had a couple other issues that kept you from sailing..remember, it is February..this is the time on the East Coast to repair and get ready for the next season! I did make it to the boat this weekend.. Except for some condensation on the cabin over my head when I went by the boat this past weekend, she is in simply splendid shape. 90% of the snow had melted on the boat, but there was still a bit in the cockpit. I cannot fucking wait for spring to arrive! I should probably be sewing new cushions right now instead of screwing around on SA.
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    My newest project

    Nice work.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    The boat is still floating..the cockpit is still filled with snow and the Damp Rid and new solar fan are doing their job keeping mold at bay. There was only 1" of water in the bilge, I squirted some Marvel Mystery Oil in the spark plug holes and turned it over by hand and everything is sound. C'mon Spring!
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    My newest project

    +1
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    bump. I don't want to turn into Ajax and have my thread shut down. I went by the boat today but the water was over the dock with the 20+ SW wind. She was floating so that is good!
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    Anchor Geekdom

    Steve, Nice. This is small potatoes to the work you've done. I thought the old 12# (genuine) Danforth HT from 1980 or so was getting a bit old and long in the tooth when I acquired my 4KSB in 2008, so I got a 13# West Marine special (+10' of chain), as an 'upgrade'...what a POS. I've shifted back to the genuine 12# Danforth with 20' of chain and it holds great. I never slept a wink when hanging on the WM 13#. I am going to donate it to the local sailing club to let the windward mark drag or something. If I could figure an easy way to retrieve a Spade without a bowsprit or windlass, I really like how they dig and set, and it "might" fit in the anchor locker...none of those roll bar anchors will fit. I do have a 25# genuine CQR also..A little smaller than the 'standard' 35# and 45# I often see.. I have yet to see the need to drag this around in the boat, just yet. The 12# and 20' of chain has been adequate in the Chesapeake so far. As a kid, we cruised with that same 12# Danforth and 6' of chain and it held in many a storm. Great vids, and keep it coming. Thanks!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    My buddy's boat #355 does not have the platform, but has the backstay adjuster anchor smack in the middle like Maria and the split only 6' off the deck like Maria, and how mine was originally. When I replaced the standing rigging, I moved the split up to 12' (thanks Mauri Pro for trusting me, they were advertisers of this forum at the time, so I used them in 2010-2011 to build me new standing rigging and they built it perfectly to my spec) so it is easy to climb thru/over the stern pulpit now without scraping your head on the squeezer/triangle and assoicated hardware. Then, I set up my tackle for the squisher as a simple 2:1 using the Garhaurer C-30 set up and I've never needed any more on the C-30 telephone pole rig. I have a bit of backstay on here, but notice how high the Garhauer squeezer still is since it starts at 12' off the deck. At anchor, it is up and out of the pic. And, check out Mrs. Bitches driving all happy and shit!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Grr..I understand...Just sanding the area around the windows was a lot. I'll chat with the marina manager and see if I can get some better pics...although it is close to my Frostbite/Wednesday night ride, I just need to have the phone out and snap some pics as we go by.. Losing the lazarette would be a big issue..I store lots of crap in there. i would also worry about a following sea...the scuppers on my boat at the back end of the cockpit are not that big, but big enough I would not expect the boat to sink or anything so maybe it is OK. I also wonder what is going on with the rudder post. I am not sure if you could cut it down to the cockpit sole and have enough leverage??? The other thing this guy did was build a fold down ladder that folds up to the stern pulpit height, which gets him about 6-8" lower than the stock C-30 fold down ladders that were already pretty low in their hinge point on the transom...but were a bit awkward. I have a ladder I hang off the stock transom that is 7 steps I bought at the boat show a few years ago..I know it is nice to step up the transom and into the cockpit like all the sugar scoop cruisers these days, but I just don't know if this is worth the effort..the $400 ladder was way cheaper. So...slightly off topic...PM me some details on your S2...there is a mild interest around here for one..we have two in the club already and someone randomly talking about maybe wanting to get one. Trailer??/etc.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ok...your paint job trumps anything I'll ever do..nice. Since this is sorta a C-30 thread, I did see a successful transom cutout of a C-30..and it was floating..I'll get my pic off the cell phone. Newer boat with the traveler on the cabin house..A waste of time for one like mine with the traveler on top of the rudder post. edit - here ya go. Sorry the pic is even worse than your fleck paint pic.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Forerunner of the Fast is Fun Santa Cruz SLED style sailing and which is generally attributed to The Wizard Bill Lee. About the only large sled before MERLIN was the iconic Spencer INFIDEL now known as RAGTIME. MERLIN was the forerunner of the SC70. MERLIN is arguably one of the most important ocean racing boats of all time. Thanks for the history lesson on Merlin. I checked out the fast is fun website yesterday. I am familiar with Ragtime since she is prominent here on SA, so the pieces are coming together and it is all starting to make a bit more sense now.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    So...is Merlin an SC 70??? or some custom design? excuse my ignorance,....I am from the East Coast
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    Anchor Geekdom

    God dammit Driftw00d. stop polluting every fucking thread I think is interesting. Ignore ignore ignore!
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Rasps, I was just thinking the same thing!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ajax, You are exactly on the ball. I already have new SS nuts to put on there, I have a nut splitter, I have a die to re-cut the threads, blah blah blah. They've been sitting in my garage for years now, still in the paper bag I bought them in from my local hardware store. I'd probably cut the nuts off with a dremel or something, as the nut splitter isn't big enough to get around those nuts. The nuts take something like a 13/16" or 7/8" wrench. I hear that most experiences are when the crappy nuts are removed, the threads underneath are in great shape...so you just clean up the exposed stuff and put some new SS nuts on and off you go. I guess the corroding nuts keep the moisture and oxygen away from the threads underneath. A buddy of mine out in CA, did some research and said that a 1/2" SS lag bolt was capable of holding something like 2,500 lbs in tension..In addition to the rusty studs, I have six, 10" long, 1/2" diameter lag bolts in a #4500 keel, so after I got that news, I stopped stressing out about it so much. If/when I ever get around to cutting the plywood out of the bilge, I of course would add the SS nuts on the original studs.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Grrr...yes..I am familiar with all the bilge/keel/smile issues...I have not had to replace the mast post in the bilge yet, or the ply in the bilge. As a stop-gap, the first year I had the boat (2009), I added 3 pairs of lag bolts to help with the smile. So far, that has held up, but I know it is not a permanent repair. For sure, you are doing it right...here are my 2008-09 keel repairs, since I also have the mild steel stud problem to deal with too some day. Incidentally, I can report that when I was at the boat today, the bilge was 100% dry..which I try to keep it that way...the fixed up windows have helped A LOT. I have not had to do any additional repairs to the keel. The pink was West System with low density filler, but there was lots of high density underneath prior to that jammed up in the gap,etc.etc. and the lag bolts torqued as tight as I could get with a breaker bar.
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    My newest project

    Bob, There is an Antrim27 on the Chesapeake named "Ultra Violet"! I know the owners well since I used to race on another Antrim27 for several years. I always see them at our club regatta in July. They have purple in the spinnaker, but have not overdone it with the purple. Your Violet can have as much purple as she wants! Edit - i am sorry I am so far behind...
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Grrr...wow...I wish I could tear the boat apart to that level. But, I'd never get done. At least the stern cleats are intact!