bljones

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  1. bljones

    How to discourage "campers"?

    Being the only boat in the anchorage, you are obviously the current expert on the anchorage, withe the most recent local knowledge, ergo you have found the ideal hookdrop. Thus, all newcomers will bow to your local knowledge and anchor as close to you as possible, in homage to your obviously superior knowledge. You are their god, the source of all of their local knowledge, the skipper they turn to from afar for guidance... ... feels pretty good now, huh?
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    That looks like a fantastic flats rig. and i admire the size of the cooler.
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    I admire that the v-berth has ample footroom. and if you're gonna go weird, you might as well go the full Hunter S Thompson with a junk rig on all three masts. Would probably do O/K in Holland. A bit harsh don't you think? Then again...maybe not. This is what happens when you leave your boat in the microwave 30 seconds too long.
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    if you don't admire the audacity of the rig on this 8' boat, there's something wrong with you.
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    i believe that much hamper is no longer hamper, it now qualifies as the whole damn laundry room.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    On.* *Do ton let dyslexia hold you bakc. A public service message from Whitworth Fasteners UK inc., a division of Lucas. "Making mechanics buy new wrenches for over a century."
  7. bljones

    Tartan changes hands...again.

    Maybe next year, then. http://www.seawardyachts.com/island-packets-america-series-40/
  8. bljones

    Tartan changes hands...again.

    Was there an Island Packet or a Blue Jacket at Annapolis this year?
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    Show your boat sailing thread

    The mother ship: And SWMBO's ride. Sails had just been raised, and she was still sorting the topping lift and clearing the O/B. Nobody ever seems to capture a photo of us being elegant, carefree sailors with perfect trim and all gear squared away. :
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    Cabin Lighting Advice Please

    i installed a metre of adhesive backed 100 LED/m warm white strip lighting on either side of the saloon, wired to a dimmer. Much more even light than the factory lighting set up, and infinitely variable for brightness. In hindsight, using 60 LED/m tape would have been just as effective, since the full intensity of 100 led/m in an 8' x 10' space is interrogation-bright.
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    Origami Boat Thread

    Bob you have zero experience in long term living aboard, long term steel boat maintenance, steel boat building, long term cruising ,etc etc. You simply cannot understand. He's successful enough to own a house. C'mon, Brokester McHackjob, face it, you don't live on one of your boats by choice, you live aboard because you have no choice. You're not free- you're trapped. You may be one of the few individuals who end up with a higher income when they get to retirement age and qualify for CPP. I'll wait a few hours until you scrounge up some free wifi for your typical addled reply.
  12. bljones

    Origami Boat Thread

    Stop. Just stop. Nobody. No. Fucking. Body. Has EVER turned NOT completing one of your piece of shit boat hulls into a union welder's ticket. Ever. Not one of the gullible dreamers who buy into your low-rent, low self-esteem narcissism has EVER used wasting sheet steel and their lives at your urging to become union welders. NOT ONE. You know, I'd respect your short con-into-a long con skills if you had actually managed to create a successful lifestyle, but no, you don't even have the pride to be good at the con you're running. There is nothing more pathetic than a con-man with small dreams. See, fuckstick, toiling for hours, months and years of life-wasting time on your wet dream doesn't qualify as an apprenticeship-you know, one of the requirements of becoming a journeyman (it's one word, shitbird- you write like you weld.) So, no, one of your litterboxes does not lead to good paying jobs, ever. The only person who has ever made a career out of building your boats is you. And we all see what a fucking stunning success your career has been.
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    Origami Boat Thread

    Note that they don't need to be disrespectful nor agressive nor condescending to do so. which is why you're here.... and not there.
  14. bljones

    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    A big smile from my side , to have a colum "the most ugly boat....." on a forum that pretends to be Anarchist. I would expect such a title on conformistic forum. Okay, so be it. Many boat design features which where pronounced ugly years ago are "en vogue" today. Example the negative bow. I designed my ECO 5.5 catamaran 2001. Everybody found him ugly. Why I designed the boat like this, was never asket and I am not willing to explain it here in the context of your discussion. Today I am copied the design word over and most person like the bow shape and is now looked at as very progressive and modern and nobody find the bow ugly anymore. Here some photos from an other DUO 480 C as built in New Zealand better go to . http://www.duo480cruisergallery.com/ B.K. Apparently, you missed the ADMIRATION part. Welcome aboard.
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    Origami Boat Thread

    Think what it takes to go from living naked in the woods, nothing but sticks & rocks, to being able to build a Brent Boat. FB- Doug er... nah, sometimes it's just too easy.