kimbottles

Members
  • Content Count

    7,513
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

220 F'n Saint

About kimbottles

  • Rank
    Super Anarchist

Profile Information

  • Location
    PNW
  • Interests
    SWMBO

Recent Profile Visitors

12,405 profile views
  1. kimbottles

    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    I heard from someone the other day that the proper term is “flying bridge.” That was news to me.
  2. kimbottles

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    We will see if she lets me have the operation, so far she says I don’t need it.
  3. kimbottles

    Wooden boats thread

    Me too!
  4. kimbottles

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Yeah, aging is the pits, but as my dear departed Mom used to say: "it's the favored alternative." I have an eye exam next week to see how bad my cataracts have become.
  5. kimbottles

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Turns out he is not a troll. He is actually a very qualified technician. And someone I know and who has indeed worked on FRANCIS. Evgeniy and I discusses his concern and decided it was such an easy change to rotate the pump body so the discharge is above the suction that we might as well do it. So we did. Evgeniy had read documentation that suggests the side by side orientation is OK, but rotating the pump body (leaving the motor mounted as is) is the preferred orientation. (I will continue to only take suggestions seriously if I know who is making them, so send them to me in a PM and identify yourself if you want me to listen to you.) Cheers. The blue items just past the pump inlet and outlet are indeed already flexible hoses, apparently you didn’t realize that.
  6. kimbottles

    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    The Tim Kernan 48 has a “double” chine with the upper one a reverse round which seems to work very well in keeping spray off the deck and windshield. I hope these pictures shows it well enough to understand it.
  7. kimbottles

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    PM has been received. As I once worked as a pump mechanic many years ago for the commercial fishing fleet in Southern California, I am sure Quattro and I will have an interesting conversation. This is not the place for that conversation. Sorry everyone, put the popcorn away.
  8. kimbottles

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Don’t worry, he will, he is more of a perfectionist than I am. Very talented Great Guy! (I don’t think he likes me taking pictures before he is done, he keeps saying: “it’s not done Kim!”)
  9. kimbottles

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    OK 22 caliber Tom, now the burner/boiler is bolted up securely. Evgeniy has tools and parts all over the boat as he dives into the final installation.
  10. kimbottles

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Just tacked it up to locate the routing of various items, the burner/boiler is off now. Lots of holes to cut, Balsa to seal and other stuff before it goes back up.
  11. kimbottles

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Yes, you are correct, Sure Marine, not Scan Marine.
  12. kimbottles

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Webasto 2010 burner/boiler unit installed and exhaust getting routed on WHITECAP. More work ahead, but Winter cruising can’t be too far away.
  13. kimbottles

    Wooden boats thread

    That is a weird story Mr. Tanton, I wonder if he looked through the roll after you left.
  14. kimbottles

    Wooden boats thread

    The Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival thinks FRANCIS is wood. They let her participate. Some of the attendees don’t agree. We get all sorts of interesting comments. Some are pretty snarky. (We don’t much care.) I think she is wood composite which is what I wanted for that project. (I doubt they would allow WHITECAP to participate. She is balsa core composite. Isn’t Balsa a wood?)