Bull City

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  1. Bull City

    onboard coffee??

    It's critical that you use Starbuck's coffee, n'est-ce pas?
  2. Bull City

    onboard coffee??

    I have to say that hot tea was lovely on the mid watch, but on an empty stomach it gave me a belly ache.
  3. Bull City

    onboard coffee??

    We have Bialettis in various sizes. One was my mother's. They are simple and deliver a good coffee, provided you use the right coffee and decent water. Here's a couple of ULBs (Ultra Large Bialetti) my wife spotted in Verona a couple fo years ago:
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    onboard coffee??

    I've created a little cafe in my lazarette with one of these: Sorry - we just had a snowstorm and a 23 hour power outage. I'm a little giddy now that I have all my toys back.
  5. Steam, you are so lame sometimes. First of all, Mrs. Smith doesn't make fish sticks, she makes pies. Mrs. Paul makes fish sticks. Second, there is no guy in a slicker on Mrs. Paul's fish sticks. He's on Gorton's.
  6. Old bull rails. Probably pressure treated pine and galvanized nails. A recipe for chemical failure. Where is Pierre Trudeau when we need him?
  7. Saw this broken bull rail dock on one of the CraigsList threads. How much do you think was saved by having bull rails rather than galvanized cleats? N.B. Boat is in Canada.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Nice looking bull rail on that dock. Sorry wrong thread.
  9. Our courageous president was not able to visit American graves at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in Belleau, France, because of nasty weather. "White House chief of staff John Kelly and Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the roughly 50-mile long trip to the cemetery in a small motorcade of vehicles. The drive took about 90 minutes each way. Separately, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel traveled a similar distance by car to a commemorative event in northern France." (NBC News) Trump, a disgraceful turd.
  10. Bull City

    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    I kept mine in the director.
  11. Bull City

    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    I remember those little things, while spending many hours in a gun director.
  12. As I mentioned in the topic "Is this right about barrier coat?" I just discovered blisters on my H-Boat. I decided to start a new topic. By way of background, the boat was built in 1980, and was sailed in New England. I bought it 2 1/2 years ago. It had no blisters. The yard and I did a pretty extensive renovation, and put it in the water in May 2015. The water is an inland fresh water lake. This haul out was the first one since then. This blisters are pretty small, mostly less than 1/4" and don't protrude very much, maybe a 64th or 32nd of an inch. Some pics below. I poked a few open with an awl, and it looks like they're just under the gel coat, not into the laminate. Today the marina operator (MO), who did the haul out and who does repair work, did some moisture meter measuring. Above the waterline, readings were around 5%, below 20 - 25%. He feels we need to get to 15% or better before we do any painting. After discussion with the MO, we have this plan: (1) Media blast the bottom aggressively, which will open up many of the blisters. Grind the ones that don't open. (2) Let them drain and dry. Take more meter readings. (3) Fill and fair with epoxy fairing compound (4) Prime with 3 or 4 coats of epoxy primer/barrier coat (5) Bottom paint (6) Cross fingers, sacrifice to god of osmosis, etc.
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    A pox on me, or Blisters on my Bottom - Ouch!

    Oh... I'll post some pics.
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    A pox on me, or Blisters on my Bottom - Ouch!

    TONIC came out of the water today, and NO BLISTERS! Even though it was supposed to work that way, it was still a relief. The bottom had the usual lake slime. The pressure washing got it off, but it took a little more "effort". I think this is because the slightly rough bottom texture gave the algae a better surface to grip. I got some Pettit Ultima SR-40 Dual Biocide Ablative. I'm going to let the bottom dry out for a couple weeks, then sand so it's smooth, then bottom paint.
  15. That's the closest thing to a lie that the GOP could ever come up with. On Trump, there are over 5,000 lies already confirmed.
  16. Bull City

    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    Ish, I like the new avatar. Looks like corn beef hash topped with fried eggs. My favorite breakfast.
  17. Bull City

    A pox on me, or Blisters on my Bottom - Ouch!

    Egad! A tool that doesn't... plug in?
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    A pox on me, or Blisters on my Bottom - Ouch!

    So... I'm going to have the boat hauled on Monday. I'm hoping that there are no blisters. The plan is to sand the bottom so it's smoother, and then another couple of coats of bottom paint. I noticed that scrubbing algae while the boat was in the water was more difficult since the bottom job, and I think it had to do the roughness of the bottom.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Thanks, Beer. It makes me want to go sailing.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Finished painting,
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    Taking a break

    We can pretend that Cruisin forgot how to sail, bought a San Juan 24, and embarked on a round the world voyage.
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    Taking a break

    You'll miss us!
  23. OK. I think we have some serious thread drift, and should move away from the graphic fecal content. I acknowledge my regrettable role in this.
  24. A friend forwarded this to me. Looks like a worthwhile reason to go to "Bah-stin." https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/herreshoff