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    Comox BC
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    sailing, steel boats, finshing interior, setting departure date for offshore

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  1. ianabc

    flex couple tranny to prop shaft

    "Half as much and twice as elegant"
  2. Polyurethane glue as used on exterior construction
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    Rigging a solent stay

    Micro press 3/16 as 7 x 7 wire Looped with anti chafe sleeve above a high fitting on the mast Block for halyard attached Done
  4. I'm going with the Alado unit one piece, can be installed without removing anything other than deck level forestay turnbuckle and hase only 1 moving part and LIFETIME warranty https://www.practical-sailor.com/issues/35_2/features/Alado-Jib-Furler_5735-1.html
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    Origami Boat Thread

    No finite stress analysis of the hull BUT Jordan Series Drogue being deployed off Easter Island....
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    Metal Boats

    Re: Keel cooling / or in Brent's case skeg cooling.... Dare I say it CALCULATIONS are available... http://betamarine.co.uk/keel-cooling-calculations/
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    Metal Boats

    Knock off home made design from the Naturehead http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f115/self-designed-large-capacity-compost-head-104810-6.html
  8. I believe Sunsail accepts 200 miles and 500 miles as sailing experience ps I found charter rates in Greece to be 1/2 that of for example Vancouver BC
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    Drop stitch tenders and kayaks

    how does the Advanced Element kayak rate against the SeaEagle?
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    Faded anodized winch solution?

    Yes powder coating works well and is inexpensive... (Kinetic Coating in Courtenay BC charges me @ $40 per winch depending on number of winches to be coated.....) I have the winches powder coated black sandtex ( sand in the coating) Excellent job but parts have to be very clean although the coaters do glass bead blast the items before the powder coating
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    The Corinth Canal

    On the canal's walls the cuts made by the builders hand tools are still visible.....
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    Origami Boat Thread

    Re: "Ian: I have seen those photos before. I think I first saw them about three years ago. Nice looking hulls. Who did the design? It looks well done. If they are now launched or would have been a couple years back, do you have pics of the finished boats.. Somebody must." Robert Perry http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=1768.0 I believe the long aluminium origami hull belongs to Greg James I've searched but no further trace of his boat on the internet.........
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    Origami Boat Thread

    It appears that Winston has some experience ! Winston has built three "Brent Boats" of his own (DOVE II, DOVE III and DOVE IV) and had sailed the northwest passage accross the top ...
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    Origami Boat Thread

    steel origami http://www.sv-mom.com/ aluminium origami I know of 2 identical aluminium origami 48 footers built in sequence ( coin toss for which owner builder kept each one) built in 14 weeks each from first weld to lauch, tack welded by owners, finised by professional welder Built in the hot bed of quick construction, Vancouver Island http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=1768.0 and http://origamimagic.com/images/Image2.jpg
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    Ever heard about Coppercoat? Is it effective?

    So it's 1.32 pounds of copper power per liter in thin epoxy at 80 % by volume. Some reference to a law if 80 percent copper....probably a myth. How does COPPERCOAT work?COPPERCOAT is the combination of a specially developed two-part epoxy resin and 99% pure copper. Each 1½ liter kit of COPPERCOAT contains 4.4 lbs of ultra fine copper powder, the maximum allowed by law. On immersion, seawater attacks the exposed pure copper powder, causing the formation of cuprous oxide. This highly effective anti-......