monsters inc

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    Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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    I550 hull 239 , sanding things, beer

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    Engin oil expiration date

    It's actually a couple million years old. I would use it up without worrying if it was sealed in the container.
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    Race flag ownership

    Is Fiasco leaving? I hope the new owners take care of it... Fun boat to race against... Cheers
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    the 550 thread has been quiet for a while. Here is a shot of mine, out for a wash and to check the fit on the trailer bunks.
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    Aluminium Fin Repair to Trailable Yacht

    Can you just remove the corrosion, and fair down the foil in a smooth taper to the bulb? There may be no need to weld it if enough material is left. Only certain aluminum alloys are weldable, so that may not be an option depending on the alloy. E.G the 70xx series have zinc in them, high strength when cast and machined, poor corrosion resistance, non weldable.
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    Taping rigging to prevent snags on cotter pins

    So is Snaggletooth going to chime in on what to use?
  6. I have been up to no good lately around here.... I have been chumming the water with sea lion bits to attract Cow Sharks. Just in case your trip wasn't going to be interesting enuf......
  7. I think Lock has been sailing one of the PDX i550 boats as long as Gladiator. Part of the original group of builders there. Correct me if I am wrong. I know Couch has the carbon offset up for sale, and Gladiator may have sold his boat as well. Sounds like wind strength will be the deciding factor. Shoebox couch? Sorry it isn't a mini scow....
  8. Every sail and rig is a different choice. So are the foils and rudders, for that matter... I think the laser would out point the 550, downwind the 550 has more sail area. Let us know how it turns out!
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    Random Pic of my Fareast 23R

    What body of water? Juan de Fuca?
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    I may be looking for a gnav fitting at the mast. Also looking at 640 mainsails, although for an aluminum rig...
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    It's a small chainsaw, lighten up .
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    Tsunami alert Alaska

    Heard that there was a 15 cm rise in sea level for about a minute at Tofino. The plate shift was horizontal rather than vertical, making less wave action.. According to seismologists, who rate right up there with meteorologists for hindsight....
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    Sailors Powerboat

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    I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    Godless? Self centred? Impolite? Web footed? Yes maybe. But Commies? Nope.
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    How low can you go? Polyester

    ^ +1. Warm the resin and backing plate. Small heater will suffice. I used 1000 watt ceramic car heater. If you can set the heater under the work the column of rising air will keep it just about right for an overnight cure