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    No. Va. - Chesapeake Bay
  1. Ever heard about Coppercoat? Is it effective?

    I saw this a few years ago and looked into it then. If I misremember correctly, the powdered copper goes into an epoxy 'paint' which then goes onto your hull. there are a couple of issues - First is that if you don't prep well - hey, it's a hard epoxy and it'll peel right off. Given that it's really expensive, that doesn't sound terribly interesting. Second, assuming that you did get that really good bond - the copper will eventually leech out (doing what it is supposed to do), and you are left with - you guessed it - a hard epoxy sponge, with lots and lots of teeny tiny holes where the copper used to be. Getting that epoxy off is a copper plated beyotch; and painting over a porous epoxy surface isn't something I'd want to do to my boat. I'm sure that you'll find people who swear that it's the best stuff since Astro-glide and you'll find others who rank it right up there with used kitty litter. Best of luck either way you choose.
  2. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I'm going to give the guy an A for effort. For a non boatbuilding guy, he almost succeeded in his vision. Pretty good I would say. i bet he did succeed in accomplishing his vision...just not anyone else's ;>) but what is that thing protruding from the stern it looks like a trolling motor or sail drive tipped up out of the water. As a guess, that thing sticking out the back would be the Tohatsu 15hp outboard listed in the ad.
  3. Happey Birthdaye Elle!

    Bappy Hirthady, Elle !! Wait . . . Happy earthday, Belle !! No . . . You know what I mean - and I hope this is your best year yet.
  4. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Sea Munchkin - another dream dies . . . "A primary reason I am selling is that I cannot afford to store the boat, and I cannot leave my family for any length of time to work on or sail her home." At least they had 2-3 years on her before the engine died and they ran out of money and time. She's not in too bad shape for being on the hard for 3 years of benign neglect. Seen a lot of fuglier boats, too. I wonder if those Aussies know how to weld . . . at least she has a life raft
  5. Dave's perfect sailboat

    BTW, Dave's boat looks really, really nice. When I win the lottery I'll get you to do one for me.
  6. Dave's perfect sailboat

    Bob - Just razzing you. I can do without alcohol - I quit serious drinking when the kids came along, and their teenage years weren't quite enough to get me started again. An occasional drink or glass of wine is about it. Try to take away my coffee, now . . .
  7. Dave's perfect sailboat

    Again? Is that as in again today or again this afternoon? I thought NAs did their best work while buzzed. Something about lowered inhibitions . . . or is that how we wind up with those things on the ughlyteboat thread?
  8. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    In no particular order: Congratulations, Kim - Looks like you got just the boat that you wanted. Looks like a great crew, too. Bob - A new grandson is terrific !! We'll be looking forward to hearing about Drake and Violet for many years. Pipedream - Congratulations on your new crew. Shouldn't be too hard to train this one (no bad habits to break), although it may stretch your patience once or twice.
  9. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Bappy Hirfday, Violet !! What a cutie. Bet I know who she has wrapped completely around her little fingers.
  10. Coolboats to admire

    The main isn't either. Just held at the head and foot - leech and luff are loose.
  11. Coolboats to admire

    Fer sure . . . Just how fragrant depends on how long the fish have been in the hold . . .
  12. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Last hauled 10 years ago ?? Are you kidding? does the diver come with the boat, or are they into aquaculture ?? At almost 40 tons, it would take a heck of a travelift, though.
  13. Coolboats to admire

    Not to burst his bubble, but there was an aluminum Higgins-style PT boat stationed at the Washington (DC) Navy Yard through the 80's. Haven't been around there a lot since then - couldn't say if it is still there.
  14. Coolboats to admire

    Through the '50s and '60s in Virginia (not sure about Maryland), you could tong for oysters from a powerboat, but you could only dredge for oysters under sail. . The skipjacks had no engines, but most had a 10-15' 'tender' that had a car or truck engine in it, and a huge prop. they acted as pushboats - a lot of the skipjacks had fittings built onto one quarter or the other that the pushboat would fit into. Couldn't easily put them on the stern - the barn door rudder was back there and it had to have room to swing. . The pushboat would be used to get them out and back quicker than sailing, and they could still dredge under sail.