Hike, Bitches!

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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    So, I learned today that the tall rig guy works at the marina and lives on the boat in the summer, and winters somewhere south of here. With all that extra stuff aboard, I'd let him race straight up. Sounds like it is more of a floating condo though, I don't think he's taken it out of the slip in years. Ha..(bump)
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    3Di Nordac

    Evans, you mentioned the adhesives...that seems to be the issue that would concern me the most ( I was working in a sail loft back when we still sewed broadseams together on a machine around 1992), but if they can get the adhesives to hold, it might be a good product..I also assume there are adhesives impregnated in the fibres themselves like 3Dl and 3Di?? Is there any kind of encapsulating film to hold everything together? My stepfather has a 15 year old tri-radial Pentax AP#1 on a Tartan 3000 built by Quantum, and I will admit the shape is as round as the moon, but the glued broadseams and the sail itself are still intact. That sail probably saw 6 or 7 seasons of hard racing, and probably 5 races in the last 7 years.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ha...so one of the boats has a tall rig with a bow sprit...he'd owe (depending on prop/furl credits and shit) as much as 27 seconds per mile!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Notice the mud trail I left to the right of the pic during slip exit..might have been sea grass on the keel. lol And some random A-4 porn...for those of you into old school motors..
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    So, my buddy with C-30 hull #355 next to me does not have his own thread, and probably no SA account, but I am happy to report that all the sailboats at our little dock have running engines now. His had been mothballed for about 19 months while he was out of country for work. Tomorrow we are going to make sure that they haven't grown into the bottom of the Chesapeake and will exit their slips under their own power!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Well..and there you go RR BTW, Ish. I've seen The Band Perry play..pretty good group! The only boat I know named Fat Bottomed Girl was a J/29. I guess it fits by today's standards of planers, but pretty high tech compared to my C-30 (but I can stand up in my C-30 and I cannot stand up in most boats I have been on that can plane!)
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Red, Been thru all those details. The M-25's that are powerful enough for the Fat Bottomed Girl 10500# C-30 is too tall to fit under the galley comfortably that was designed around the A-4. The boats that have done this conversion have a hump in the dinette seat to accommodate the engine. The WORST attempt was the woefully underpowered Universal 2-cyl 5411 at only 11 HP.
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    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Make sure you check out the PHRF valid list. It is a PDF, so you can search it, and hopefully find a boat the same as yours. www.phrfchesbay.org
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    If we got into that much work, I'd probably just source a new block from Moyer Marine, since they started casting them a few years ago. About 5 years ago, all of us Atomic 4 people were busy lighting up the interwebs close to our friends with other A-4's alerting them to a nearby engine for sale, as blocks were seemingly in short supply. While not really cheap, the Moyer option helps take the worry out of trying to replace a worn-out block with another 35+ year old block that is hopefully in better shape. Thanks for the tips guys. All that being said, I am still hoping to find a used motor that I can salvage out of a trashed boat, and maybe bring it home and rebuild properly, and then drop it in if this one ever fails completely. So far, and a few thousand of hours on the motor later, it is still running.
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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    I have a few friends like that. They are very generous. I wish I was the preoccupied one, but I'll take what I can get. Go the Catari!
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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Indeed. As long as you got paid though!?!?
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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Ok, I was just checking..I figured Kevlar's post confirmed that. I'd still love to see this boat sailing down the Chesapeake some day.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Sounds like the head gasket might be leaking between cylinders. Super easy fix on a flathead. Sloop, I agree. This motor has had SEVERAL head gaskets replaced on it per the P.O., but I have had it 8 seasons and not had to do it yet. I do carry every gasket for the motor on board as a spare, so I could easily do it if needed. I should answer yours and Ajax's question by doing a compression check. Last time (about 5 years ago maybe?) it was (#1-4) 97, 97, 95, and 80. #4 was drowned more than once by the P.O. with overcrank episodes that flooded seawater into the #4. I give it liberal MMO treatments throughout the season. I should probably yank the head and clean it up and do a gasket. It is possible that a valve is not sealing against its seat very well either. HD, It is ALMOST warm enough for me to swim with a wetsuit...low 60's water temp! I'll get her out at anchor here in a few weeks and at least get the prop clean. Last haul was the week before mixed couples event in August. :-/
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    boatbuilding

    +1. Except for the beard, Queen Neptune looks pretty hot!
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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    Bob, Are we gonna adjust the mast height now that we are not restricted with the Severn River bridges? I guess if he still ever needs to do the ICW we'll still have mast height issues.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Got the motor running...My April 1 entry was not an April Fools joke. I have less compression in #3 and #4 cylinders than #1 & #2, but the motor runs and I can get about 1,800 RPM tugging against the dock lines including whatever growth has accumulated on the prop since September that might be inhibiting that. I hope that once the water is warm enough I can go swimming here on the Chesapeake and I can clean the prop and get a better assessment. Hopefully another season of successful cruising and sailing, and maybe one race!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Spring time!!!! Might re-install the dizzy tomorrow with the freshy lubed advance weights and new spark plugs and fire up the old Atomic 4!!!
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    boatbuilding

    Go the Zeyang!!!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Got the uppers re-connected today and got the rig off the halyards and back on the shrouds. Nothing real exciting.
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    where is webb chiles?

    C'mon, Scot. 35 seconds of research on CA and you'd know we all know where he is. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=172434 here is his tracker, if he is sailing - https://my.yb.tl/gannet
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    I should..I really have no excuse with 3 Lasers in my back yard.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    F that seems like A LOT of work! By the way - the old Guvinator (sp? that crazy old fart from Texas) says there should be enough gelcoat to do this on your Laser twice HD, when it needs it.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Pulled the uppers off the chainplates to seal them..Tried to do this previously with the little plate in the way and was not successful. The rain today and tomorrow will prove if my "static" seal is good..Then I can re-install the plate and bolt it thru sealing all of that up before putting the uppers back in place. I am using the main halyard to stbd and jib halyard to port to hold the rig up. All that old flaky paint is just some one-part keeping the UV off the epoxy..those repairs from 2011 are way back in the thread. Someday, I'll paint the rest of the deck.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Ajax, nothing...there are advantages to your boat being a minute from your house. :cool: Bought a new solar panel today from eBay. 30w...should give me 1.5amps of charging for the house bank. Now I can move the old 5w panel to the starting battery since the 3.2w panel took a swim a few weeks ago. Got the washdown pump wired up yesterday too and did a quick check to make sure it ran...ready for spring (almost)!
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Bump - might go fuck off on the boat tomorrow...Or Vitamin Sea's Beneslow...or both...undecided. Almost time to de-winterize!! (Ajax, you sailing all winter doesn't count...weirdo!)