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  1. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Clearly we need a brand new schadenfreude thread. This one is all dried up. Somebody go out and do something stupid on the water.
  2. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Might make a funky Salish Sea dive/sail/kayak week-long charter sort of operation. I'm guessing you'd need a full complement to sail the thing.
  3. Singlehanding a 44' cruiser?

    I collected all the bits for them, but have been to lazy to install. Also, not sure what to do with the sail cover... It is getting a bit tiring trying to back into the slip with the folds of the mainsail draped around my ears. If it's a quiet day, I just drift around inside the breakwater while I flake the sail, before docking. Exponentially more problem with a bigger boat...
  4. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Doesn't seem like quite the story I was remembering, though it's a similar looking boat... Entire skeg/rudder/thruster assembly raises and lowers four feet. The mad science is strong in this one. I think I like it.
  5. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    "Bolger design." Surely belongs here. I know I've seen that one before somewhere - some sketchy group of kids trying to raise funds for their permanent vacation "research institute." Is this a gimbaled buffet table? Far out!
  6. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Where the coast guard has bothered to mark wrecks round here, they just use a small nondescript round orange buoy. And that’s for a >200-foot long LST, not a small pile of trash. I heard some garbled announcement a few weeks ago about a new wreck and marker, but nothing seems to have appeared in NTM.
  7. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Something amusing about a log bronc for sale in the middle of the desert. They’ve cut down all the trees, so now they don’t need it any more! Also, it should have a severed arm lashed to the mast flipping the bird.
  8. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Um... I've lost track of the exact story, but with no means of communication, how was Jenn staying on top of the weather forecasts, in order to make these savvy strategic decisions? Oh, wait... do I care? n/m
  9. mcsailor already posted his pics from New Years day, which included a tiny shot of me, going the other way.
  10. Have you tried contacting a Ham Radio club in your area? Some of those radio nerd guys are just itching to help people set up hardware. I was surprised to find that there are three active clubs near me. Though there is some overlap - never realized there were so many of them. Gotta resist the urge to buy into another expensive hobby though.
  11. Yeah, West Marine was dumping Navtec remainders cheap last year. But there are cheaper antennas. Gotta develop those bottom-feeder instincts. Course, I ran a laboratory business for twenty years with cast-off government surplus equipment, so it runs deep. Sailomat repairs are running into the $20 range, not counting prorated paint and epoxy I already had on hand. I enjoy tinkering, so the time is a wash. Not that I disagree about sat phones, but they will really come into fruition in about five more years. And won’t be free. SpaceX will finish launching the new Iridium constellation this year and plan to start launching the first of their own constellation too.
  12. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    So... basically you are recommending that Jenn runs for Congress? When is the filing deadline?
  13. Hmm... the OP and I also just finished rehabbing old wind vanes...
  14. Are you sure that isn't summer? It isn't always easy to tell.
  15. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    I don't even know what we're looking at there. Maybe the sandbar is quietly eating it and the problem is solving itself...