monsters inc

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About monsters inc

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    Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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    A certain 18 foot boat, sailing in the gulf islands of B.C., and ice cold Lucky beer.

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    Drilling precise holes in Carbon

    I use these a lot , but they don’t cut the carbon fibre cleanly. I drill undersized holes, then die grind the laminate up to size, epoxy the bore and redrill to finished size with a standard point. The reason I use a standard type drill is it centres itself , unless I can use my drill press, then brad point drills are fine. This is assuming the article has a core, to epoxy into. The boom may not, so sealing the fibre may present its own issues.hope this helps.
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    It's coming, (winter)

    Wood shed is full of fir, current weekly forecast for 78 degrees here on Vancouver island. No turning leaves on the maples yet , which seems funny.. last year the had started by now.
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    Can someone suggest some decent boat ideas?

    There is a Peterson 35 for sale, at cherry point on Cowichan Bay. I can pm you more info. A friend of mine owns it and it sails a charm. If only I could turn the image...
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    20-25' Sport boat Suggestions

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    Engine and prop too small?

    Vic prop is right on highway one. Good guy.
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    Propeller Shaft Fore/Aft play

    Or you could tighten up the retaing bolts to see if the shaft still moves. If the shaft doesn't move fore and aft then put a "4 sale" on it. Get the boat you really want. Or sail it. Your choice...
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    I see no problem with that, can you expound on that a little bit?
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    Gorilla Tape great for temp fix

    No. Just no.
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    Farymann Charging

    I am thinking my old Harley Sportster used the same style voltage regulator. You may find a few of those for sale if look in the right places. The permanent magnets in the clutch basket put out 50 volts from the two wire plug, then the regulator took that down to 14 v dc. Just pointing out some options, hope it works out for you
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    Mega high SA/D's - How high?

    Go the Cone
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    Worst place for a sailor in the USA

    Worst place for a sailor? The USA. No Bullrails. Fixed it for you lol.
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    Peterson 35 Ganbare Identification and Revival

    Ghallager, a Peterson 35, is alive and well on Cowichan Bay. We still race around the Gulf Islands from time to time. Great for cruising, we sail with a furling number 2 head sail. The tiller is hands off for the most part. Great boat.
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    Cost Of Custom Race Boats

    Mr. Sloop, I think the closest thing you are going to find in a modern setting would be the Left Coast Dart. Not sure how far north of 100 K the 5 boats produced are fetching right now. Having looked into Ogopogo from the wrong side of the bull rails, it looks like a comfortable compromise between racing , and being able to sleep aboard at a regatta. They are plenty quick on the water, too. It will be interesting what remains around in the next 2 decades. Hoping it's not all J70s in ten years...
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    If you have to use a screw clamp look for these
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    Engine hoses, yes. Bilge lines I might use Also consider the type of material being clamped. Silicone hoses versus the harder rubber types, in any case the clamp should exert even pressure all the way around the fitting .