• Announcements

    • Zapata

      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

Jim in Halifax

  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

-1 Asshat

About Jim in Halifax

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location
    Nova Scotia
  • Interests
    Wind. Water. Staying on top of both.

Recent Profile Visitors

1,356 profile views
  1. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    There are lots of Arthur Daleys selling used boats...and some are selling the vicarious cruising lifestyle.
  2. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Don't tell Kim Bottles that! (though not many think of Frankie as wood, I suppose)
  3. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    A lot of the construction details - the cross-planked bottom with exposed end grain at the chine, the bulwark stanchions bolted through the plywood deck and bedded in tar, for example - don't bode well for longevity. And yes, that bow is certainly brutal. Nothing pretty about the lines.
  4. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    IMO that Rediviva is definitely a candidate for the Uglyboat Admiration Society. The guy is a hard worker but the design is a waste of his effort - that is what you get when you build a 'Home Depot Special' from dimensional lumber. I'm all for new and innovative designs and techniques, like the kinds of things Bolger would come up with, but this? His GF is a pleasant diversion though.
  5. Replacing standing rigging w/ boat in water

    IMHO there is no reason not to change the standing rigging afloat with the stick in if: The mast is keel stepped No rod rigging You can manage to get roller furling down and up again without damage - i.e alongside docking There is enough redundancy in the rig - e.g. fore & aft lowers, runners, etc. - to keep the stick up without the cap shrouds You don't mind multiple trips up the spar You don't mind several trips to the rigging shop and lots of waiting around Generally easier to pull the stick. But its not stupid or unsafe to do it with the stick in and afloat, just more time consuming. I believe the Delos crew did OK.
  6. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Hey, no slight against the great man intended. I sailed a Vega for many years and have nothing but admiration for him. Its just that the door on that monstrously modified Vega looks like it should have a casket behind it. And sorry, but there is no umlaut on a Canadian multi-lingual keyboard. And its spelt "unfair".
  7. Lief Erikson

    Since Leif landed in what is now Canada, he probably celebrated with turkey and stuffing ... happy Canadian Thanksgiving Leif!
  8. Thag and the Forgotten Outhaul

    Had a few Thag moments myself lately. God I miss Larson. Thankfully he was so prolific, that there is still lots of his work I haven't yet seen ... or have forgotten seeing.
  9. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Yup. I think commercial fishermen are the same breed everywhere. My cousin, a commercial fisherman, used to make me laugh when he said "we got to keep the oil rigs off the Georges Banks - they will destroy the fishery". The fishermen have proven quite capable of that all by themselves. However, I do think that the majority of sports fishermen and hunters do actually give a shit about the environment...its just that they are anachronisms: hunter-gatherers in a species that has evolved beyond that survival strategy.
  10. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Per Brohall's mausoleum?
  11. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Any link to the CW story?
  12. We are doing it!

    Could be...wouldn't know - haven't looked at a Mac in 30 years.
  13. We are doing it!

    I think your trailer is hilarious (and I mean it in the nicest way). Its like a parody of the big box cinema trailers that you are forced to watch by the dozen before the feature film starts. lol. Anyway, I'm sure the production values will chill quite a bit once you are further into your cruise. Lovely boat and nice filming. Keep up the good work.
  14. Coolboats to admire

    No, I have to agree with Marinatrix - that's a pretty cool boat.
  15. Yacht brokerage owner/director earnings?

    200 Amps an hour?