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Everything posted by guerdon

  1. R2AK 2018

    Russell, I look forward to your plans, good luck to you.
  2. Entropy Resin --> A Gougeon Company Now

    I have been using sunlight stabilized resin for many years on sailboards and surfboards, they work. The newest generation don't yellow, and are quite user friendly, but they must be used under controlled environments. There are many tricks to them and the procedures are different for each system.
  3. Affordable racing tris vs. cats (<35ft)

    I am totally biased, G32 was wonderful all around fun. It is as tender as you want it to be. The R33 is excellent but it is time consuming to set up, same for the Roland 36. Used ones of any of these are bargains. Good luck.
  4. Turbo Etchells

    Skip, would be proud.
  5. A case against colored lines?

    All White lines are racist. They reflect a time when the world was colorless. Now you can have your minions pull feck filled lines, in the old days they were feckless. How long must I wait for my puce colored tweeker?
  6. opti's (sic) rule

    Yesterday I was walking around the harbor in Santa Barbara, and the only noise was the Opti coaches bull horns yelling at the kids to "sail more aggressively", the kids were from 6 to 10 years old. It was a nice day, until that. One time I was surfing big Rincon and a dad was out there yelling at his son to be a man [the kid was scared, we were all scared, big Rincon can be a brutal]. The kid was about 10 years old. My friend, the enforcer, told the dad that he had learned nothing from the sea, he would help the son make it to the beach, and if he ever saw him[the dad] there again he would beat the shit out of him. The kid still surfs for fun and is now sharing that fun with his kids.
  7. 501C3 Legal Advice needed

    Opti, most major benefit providers put out guidebooks to establish 501c3. The do it for free, hoping that you will use their services after it is up and running. You might also try your local H.R. Assoc. they can hook you up.
  8. R2AK 2018

    Nacrajon, Tom Roland, built a cool pod that went between the hulls for a boat called "Joker" That went to the east coast. It came back to him and he sold it to Roy Seaman, in Malibu. He camper cruised it for years. The speeds it attained kinda stretched the definition of cruising. They used to play country music off watch to decompress from the blasting topsides. Until I got my G32, It was the only boat I truly wanted. Check it out.
  9. R2AK 2018

    Nacrajohn, Get the G32, you will have a blast. Aside from the gel coat I had no problems with her. I you want to take a lot more effort, Tom Roland in Ojai was selling a NACRA 36 which can be set up with a cuddy cabin. Roy Seaman, had one and it was scary fast. Happy hunting.
  10. i550

    How are you two doing? I'm with you in spirit. Aloha, Guerdon.
  11. what's wrong with this picture

    I believe that this ad is an excellent reflection of this pr group, I know it filled me with inertia.
  12. A bit different!

    Your story is close but it happened in the late 60s . Most speed advances we for smuggling.
  13. R2AK 2018

    This sissy loves pedal drives. Keep it going.
  14. stormy petrel

    Polyestermites. Free your mind from sustainable thoughts.
  15. A bit different!

    I like it. Reminds me of the first cat power boats, like the Magnum,. Take a Hunt deep v and split in half. Looks like a bargain.
  16. If you use an abrasive line and a Prussik line with carabiners you don't have to unclip and you never go overboard. You don't see it used in sailing much, I learned it in wall climbing. I will save your life, and it's not to restrictive.
  17. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    Santa Barbara, It's what you make it.
  18. R2AK 2018

    Russell, have you looked into glass bearings for the underwater drive? This peddle boat deal is fascinating, but it seems that you gain so much speed sailing that every effort should be directed toward the wind. Good luck. Aloha, Guerdon.
  19. Mutihull a mono?

    When I helped neophytes try to finish boats i would point out that the finished hull represents about 30% of the cost of the boat Generally you should buy a complete boat owned by a neurotic whose health has failed. Good luck to you.
  20. Managing epoxy cure times

    You have been given a lot of good advice. If you get a digital scale and make a resin/hardener spreadsheet your consistency will no longer be a concern, also if you cover the scale with saran wrap it will last a lot longer. I also love my BIG thermometer in the shop. If you use UV stabilized epoxy you can flow coat the final finish and not need to sand. Just keep the surfaces to be flow coated horizontal and gravity will do the work. Check out the Videos by Fiberglass Hawaii of master glassers at work. Aloha, Guerdon.
  21. Anyone know this cat?

    Russell, maybe he didn't have a GoodYear. It did feel odd his socks smelled fishy.
  22. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    This boat is very well made. Only the $# don't work out. Please consider a low offer.
  23. SJ24 electronics/instruments recommendations

    Tj, I sailed an SJ24,for many years with your setup, that was they were new. I never felt the need for anything else. The boat single hands very well. The only changes I made were to add a Jib douser and a center line safety harness/prussuk setup. If you can locate a book on self steering by John Letcher it will give you a complete self steering setup. The big breakthrough for me was to use speargun rubber for the jib counterbalance on the tiller. Always wear a harness when solo sailing. I fell off the stern once in the channel, but grabbed the backstay on the way down and somehow pulled myself back on, so I now always tie in. You are in for a treat. Aloha, Guerdon.
  24. Another interesting boat

    Tempest, If you are looking for low overall cost consider Hinckley, they are well made and usually owned by people who know it's best to always maintain . I have worked on many and I have never seen them not use the best building approach including parts replacement. Remember you buy a boat by the pound, and what you sell it for is very unglamorous but is the real part of your cost. I have seen undervalued boats that were were perfectly fine, but west coast sailors don't seem to click in with the old money folks that Hank Hinkley took care of. He had a different approach, and never wanted to lose a customer and their offspring. Good luck to you. .
  25. R2AK 2018

    Russell, I will be with you in spirit.