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  1. Why not Dillard (boat @ 2:42 in the video) food? Then I could say I played some small part in cleaning up this mess.
  2. Don´t tell him, he might build a bigger one. Naah, he just needs to build a second floor. You know, just like the textile factories in Bangladesh.
  3. Artemis?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Army_Corps_of_Engineers_Bay_Model
  4. Vestas Sailrocket

    From Paul's blog: http://www.sailrocket.com/sites/default/files/11_1200x800.jpg "BERNT WITH HIS GOPRO PLANE. THE FOOTAGE IS AMAZING. THIS GUY HAS SKILLS. BLOODY WELL DONE IN 30 KNOTS OF WIND." http://www.sailrocket.com/node/663
  5. Ross 780

    The ones on Blizzard were bolted in and they are now in the dumpster. They had cracked, split, fallen apart, and were generally a complete disaster. I'll be looking for another solution, for sure. I've thought about converting to the installed portlights, like the MK3 boats have, but I know that won't fit into my plans for my current refit.
  6. Ross 780

    Have the inner skin rebuilt on the foredeck, stbd side. It didn't go together particularly well, but I think it was good enough that I'll be able to make it work. Considering the relative stability of the two skins, it was probably a mistake trying to work from the top. Oh well, sometimes you have to learn the hard way. Also unfortunately, my local supplier doesn't carry 3/8" balsa, so I'm going to have to order it online somewhere. Meanwhile, I've managed to remove the core, aft of the main traveler, under the stbd cockpit bench and removed the stbd lazarette box. I have a little surface prep to do and the bench will be ready to have the new core installed (see above supply issue). But, unlike you lucky people in Hawaii, we mainlanders have to deal with freezing temperatures. Nights are getting down into the upper 20s and days are in the upper 40s and lower 50s. These temperatures basically mean that any epoxy work is going to have to wait until it warms back up, so I'm stuck. I have committed myself to doing a transom cutout similar to what you've done on KAVA. After the holidays I'm thinking of laminating the new panels at home so that all I have to do is trim them up and tab them in when it warms up and I can start using epoxy on the boat again. My target launch date is still April 2013, so I've got a lot of work to do and procrastinating hasn't been helping.
  7. Ross 780

    Here she is inside the shelter. Picture was taken around 10pm Friday. This is what it looks like when you use too small of a washer, too close to the edge of the core material, and don't bother to seal or reinforce the core. (aft leg of pulpit, port side) And this is what it looks like when you use too small of a washer, too close to the edge of the core material, over two different types of core material neither of which were sealed or reinforced, then you remove the top skin and core. Sorry for the crappy cellphone pictures. It is all I had on me at the time. One of these days I'll get my girlfriend to come out with her good camera and take some better shots.
  8. Ross 780

    I'm starting to dig into the project a bit. No pictures yet. I'll get back into the blogging side of things soon, maybe. The first section of deck that I started removing revealed a section of core that had been replace with plywood (in way of the forward docking cleat) and was improperly sealed. All of the balsa within 4 inches of the plywood was black and the moisture spread out from there. Unfortunately this damage is right up against the aluminum toe rail, so that is going to have to come off to get a proper taper on the repair. After I'm done, I'm not sure I want to put the old toe rails back on. I started a thread over in Fix-It Anarchy to discuss what to replace things with. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=126166&st=0
  9. Ross 780

    After far too long in delays, I finally have the shelter up and the boat moved in. Blizzard fits the shelter like a glove, but her mast is about 3 inches too long. I am able to squeeze it in for now, but once the weather starts to turn for the worse here I think I'll have to move the mast back outdoors to prevent chafing on the shelter doors. I have a few pieces of gear yet to remove (pulpit, some transom fittings, companion way hatch, etc) that I couldn't get to until after the mast was off the boat. That should all only take a couple hours. This weekend it is looking like I'll be able to start removing some top skin on the foredeck and start getting my head around just how much balsa I need to replace.
  10. Ross 780

    I'm full of the usual excuses. Life catching up and all that. Haven't worked on Blizzard as much as I hoped. And getting the spot cleared out for the shelter has been a longer process than I planned. The mast is still on the boat being used as the beam for a blue tarp covering the boat. Luckily, I tied off the thing pretty well and it has survived a few nasty storms so far. The boat is drying out nicely. I have all the deck gear stripped off of her with the exception of the cleats at the companionway, a couple cleats aft, and the bow pulpit (all of these are required to hold the mast in place). Replaced the halyards in the mast with temporary leaders and started bleaching and scrubbing out the interior over this past weekend. I'm out of town for vacation for the holiday weekend coming up, so the plan is to finally build the shelter the weekend of the 9th. Then I can move the mast, clear out the last of the deck gear, and start the ugly fiberglass project. Unfortunately, doing all this work myself, I'm having to be realistic with the time frame. Currently I'm aiming to have the boat back in the water by the end of March 2013 for the Blakely Rock Race, which was the first race my dad did on the boat 20 some years ago after he bought her sight-unseen. This also opens up the option to trailer down to the Bay Area and watch the America's Cup.
  11. Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    By the way, its great seeing your progress. I've got a restoration project of my own that I am working on, and it is nice to see another project like this to get inspiration and motivation.
  12. Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    The two things I would worry about with those frames are the fact that they do not seem to tie into the rest of the structure all that well. Also, I would be a little concerned with taking the carbon out to sharp corners like you have. you may end up seeing some stress concentrations at those points. By the way, the term for frames like that in English is floors.
  13. Ross 780

    Well, I've done some significant work stripping down the interior of the boat (tore out 99% of the wiring today), and I am finally starting to get my head around the scale of this project I picked up. Most of the interior joinery is going to have to be torn out and rebuilt, a couple areas in the cockpit are so badly delaminated that they are being designated no-step zones until they get re-corred, and I don't even have a place to keep it out of the rain. If anyone is interested, I'll be doing my best to keep a record of my progress here: http://blizzard3450.blogspot.com/
  14. Ross 780

    This weekend, I stripped most of the lines and all the loose hardware off the boat. My girlfriend is out of town for a week+, so I have sails and lines drying out all over the apartment. The interior is in much worse shape than I was hoping. Lots of black rotted plywood that will probably need replacing.
  15. Ross 780

    Picked the boat up today. Had one stupid fiasco on the road, but no one got hurt. The project begins...