Jim in Halifax

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    Nova Scotia
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    Wind. Water. Staying on top of both.

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  1. Jim in Halifax

    American Dumbass

    I thought the only way to get 'flicked' from CA was playing the 'pedo' card or outing someone's identity...although I think BS was flicked for some other equally vicious personal attack. And Dr. Electron for his own mental well-being. Still, the CA forum has been pleasantly free of this sort of invective lately; maybe Covid19 is a factor.
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    H-Boat Renovation Project

    I used to have an Albin Vega with a neat table. The table had 'lazy Z' shaped tubular legs that fit in sockets glassed in to the cabin sole and into bases on the underside of the table top. Because of the shape of the legs, the table could be in between the setees or swiveled to port, making it possible to walk forward to the heads. There was also a set of sockets in the cockpit floor, so you could dine 'al fresco' too. The whole thing disassembled easily and stowed against the overhead in the forepeak. I don't have a good photo but I found this one online that should give you the idea.
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    American Dumbass

    There is a reason for the stereotype of the 'ugly American' and this guy is a prime example. Depending on what part of the world, similar stereotypes are reserved for Germans, Aussies...whichever minority of citizens are a bit loud and brash in someone else's backyard. Most of the Americans I know are really good folks (and I know quite a few!). All this to say Happy Fourth of July to all you good uns. Stay safe and well and I hope next year is less complicated.
  4. You might find it interesting to make contact with Shaw & Tenney in Maine. Some of the most beautiful wooden oars I have seen and I'm pretty sure they would make you a set in any diameter shaft you want...for a price.
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    Surveyor in Rock Hall, MD?

    Its been 19 since I had a pre-purchase survey in Rock Hall, but this lady was absolutely tops for me: Catherine C. McLaughlin, Marine Surveyor, 5839 Clam Cove, Rock Hall, Maryland, 410-708-6035 , marinesurveyor@atlanticbb.net I knew I had chosen the right surveyor when the broker said: "oh...HER!" Cheers, Jim
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    Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    Have had one for about ten years. Works great, even after I tried to drown it a couple of times. Only thing I've done to it is change the seal on the prop shaft and that was only because I picked up some monofilament line in the prop. Light. I can maneuver it from dinghy to rail mount almost one-handed.
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    I dunno, the story in the link sounds like a story about cruising to me... And Southern Cross sure looks like a cruisn' boat
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    Inflatable dinghy anarchy

    Still have a fully functional 1987 model. Two patches, both from my own stupidity. It used to live outside year round. It now lives in the lazarette as my 'cruising tender' while my shit PVC dinghy is for buzzing out to the mooring. A good, light, Hypalon inflatable is the real deal for a cruising sailboat. Big yachts need RIBs (to be launched and stowed by the crew).
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    A request regarding acronyms & abbreviations

    HTFU you lot! Just look at them as mental calisthenics.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I think Panope would be the Larry Flint of anchor porn...
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    A weird question, and it really IS for a friend...

    Albin Vega. Proven and cheap. Major uncertainty with any old boat will be the engine. Re-powered may be slightly more but worth it.
  12. I watched the slideshow on your website. Gorgeous photos. Thank you for sharing these.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Its a shame when vessels get like that. That was a lovely vessel once upon a time. Its a fairy tale to think you could get her back. Even Corten steel has its limits.If you did UT testing on her, you'd probably push the probe right through the plating.
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    SJ24 Refurb

    Excellent idea. Time to get off that roller coaster. I did it for 30 years. It was a great job in the good old days but the bean counters and now the green movement have fucked it. There is life outside the patch. Enjoy sailing your lovely boat when this virus lets up.
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    Marooned on Corona Island

    LMFAO! ^^^