Hike, Bitches!

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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Thanks Burnsy & Ryley, I've done the blister mark/grind/dry/fill/sand before..on a buddy's J/36. Those were pinholes, and we were making a racing bottom. If I recall, most of these blisters were dime or nickel sized, so I suspect more of the "100 or so good ones." I think I'll haul and dry out toute suite. Hopefully the engine will run well enough to get the 25 minutes to the marina where I am hauling...she starts missing under load, and I suspect there are plenty of barnacles on the prop too, further reducing efficiency. Too late on the 'thanks, but no thanks.'...Title's been transferred, and registration in my name already came in the mail. I think I'll have this 'til we sink it, because I don't think it'll be worth anything to anyone but me..at least with old cars, you can find a guy in town that'll haul the piece of junk out of your driveway and give you $100.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Roger that Dan. I have a list, and so far my boat bucks expenditures are just breaking the $100 threshold (edit - aw shit...$126 counting the registration sticker..does boat beer count?) I plan to track it closely, as one of the reasons I pulled the trigger on this was because I figured I could buy a (slightly) newer boat and put a little money into it, or put all the money I was budgeting into a 'free' boat. Before I even started the motor, I spent the entire day with bleach, simple green, a scrub brush & a hose inside. Not very satisfying, as it is hard to drink beer while hanging in the v-berth locker scrubbing the inside of the hull..but the boat already smells better. I figure two or three more of those sessions and we'll be making progress. I think the majority of the oil/gas smell came from the Atomic 4 with no PCV system. Universal used a slash tube (rubber hose sliced crooked) hanging out near the fire arrestor/carb intake, expecting that to suck the fumes in. I think 30 years worth of crankcase gases are laying in the bilge and all the cushions. I know it seems like a low priority deal, but that was the first item on my list. That'll keep Mrs. Bitches happy if I can make the boat smell better...and make me happy if the engine runs a little better Incidentally, that list was just from memory, my 'boat binder' is on the nightstand at home I didn't bother with things like the lack of a regulator in the charging circuit, holding tank, pieces of misc. foam hanging out, lack of a fuel filter Don Moyer says should exist, chipped gelcoat on deck...blah blah blah....
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    nice to see all the cynics have seeped into CA as well
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Oh..and don't tell me about 'you know a free boat is never free'...I am well aware of this. I have known this boat my entire life, the time has come for me to save it from my own father!
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    Swede 55

    not so sure about that cockpit enclosure...but the rest of the boat looks cool..
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    espo is a dick

    DoRag...what we don't care about is your opinion...STFU
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    espo is a dick

    Touché, Espo, you got me on that one. - we have lengthened the twings a little bit to help with the sideways problem.
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    espo is a dick

    When did Espo start putting blue stripes on his kites?
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    Swede 55

    sorry for the hijack...hyderally, how has this boat been for you? It used to be sailed in our club so I am interested in if you have given it a good home. [/hijack] Mmmm...swede 55's
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    espo is a dick

    Now wait a minute...I thought Philo was an Assman ? Boy, now I am confused.
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    Fucking TeamWork Video

    I would highly recommend visiting your local consignment shop (second hand store) - there is always an excellent selection of blue blazers. It actually cost me more to take mine to the cleaners than to purchase said item. Watch out for the boom!!! & nice job by the dude on the transom not spilling his malt beverage!