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  1. guerdon

    Kleen Breeze

    The G32, is not mainstream. How do drown a hipster? You put them in the mainstream.
  2. guerdon

    Cold molded boats, how have they held up?

    Get the WEST book it will clear up history and help you.
  3. guerdon

    R2AK 2018

    Proa, that flying video was amazing.
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    The keel shipping in sections is great. I hope that you and your wife are well. It's never dull, Aloha Guerdon.
  5. guerdon

    Boats as cottages. Upcycling old fibreglass.

    In California most zoning prohibits conversions of dwellings, however there is presently no law against restoring old boats on your property, if setbacks are observed. Slowly restore all the old classic powerboats. People will give them to you. Your cost basis is zero. Shelter is provided, and funk is maintained. HOAs usually will be ok with them if you tell them they are historic from " the golden age of powerboats" and they are like floating RVs which are usually allowed. Never use the words dwellings or shelter or storage. I met some surfers who built a resort in Baja that consists of donated old CrisCrafts that over look a classic Point Break. They call it the harbor. Remember you are saving history not converting.
  6. guerdon

    R2AK 2018

    Russell ,for sheeting you could crate a carbon claw with skate wheel bearings that could fit mid boom. I remember using one in the mid 60s when all the new boats had roller reefing and the sails sometimes didn't set properly. If the wheels were large enough the point loads would not tear the sails. I always used the traveler to depower because it was faster acting and easier to reset alone. Good luck on R2AK
  7. guerdon

    R2AK 2018

  8. guerdon

    R2AK 2018

    Russell, thanks for taking the trouble to post. Everyone, thanks for keeping it going, this is probably the most playfully important info on the Internet. Aloha, Guerdon.
  9. guerdon

    where'd ya go?

    Sail for beer, that photo made me smile, thanks, Guerdon.
  10. guerdon

    Micro-Cruiser Anarchy

    Trekka, is one of my favorite designs. The twin headstays are for downwind self steering with balanced jibs poled out. The are so many thoughtful design touches that she gets passed over in favor of more complex modern ideas. Her sailing record is remarkable.
  11. guerdon

    Foam Hull

    Hot wire the rough cuts then plane your rail bands with a shaping planer connected to a vacuum system with a "slinky hose". You can get one from Fiberglass Hawaii. Check out shaping videos. I even made a vacuum long board for fairing. If you wet the ground after, you minimize the snow effect. Good luck.
  12. guerdon

    caption contest

    Foilers now have wear padding on the outside, ah progress.
  13. Yankee Dolphin, or SeaCraft Flicka.
  14. guerdon

    How are We Perceived?

    Vwap, Exactly.
  15. guerdon

    Proa "Mast"

    My Salamba, is using carbon windsurf masts for the "yards". You could use the skinny ones for your proa. Used ones are plentiful, because no one windsurfs any more. Good luck.