paps49

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  1. paps49

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I love the final line. Bring your tool box........ I think something hefty enough to remove a skin fitting would be all you'd need. https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/steel-31-ft-round-bilge-yacht-needs-work-sydney/248999
  2. Yes not ideal, I didn't see that bit.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Kevlar is a biatch to bond, hense it's fall from grace. It pretty much repels everything. If you stress test any laminate that includes kevlar that's where it will de-laminate every time. I know of one that delaminated in a female mold just due to a very clumsy rolling over process.
  4. A couple of mad Ozzies, what can you say. As the owner of a plywood boat I can commiserate. That said butt joining ply on frames and stringers with glass each side is common practice in the epoxy era. As strong as the original if done right. Scarfing the ply is more important on the topsides (hull) where a fair finish is desirable. I didn't see any butt joins with no backing. Thing is about these videos is I can appreciate a can do, lets do this story that is mostly honest but detest the look at us cool people sailing on your dime types. I have met people all over the world sailing pieces of shit places while people like us condemn their efforts on our phones.
  5. It sort of sounds crazy but he is sort or right, I hired a boat for a week last year in Croatia, leaving out flights etc, I still spent AU$23,000 for the boat. My group was 7 people and each night was about AU$1,000 at a restaurant. Over 10 years that adds up plus what we spent on the other few weeks. Last Feb I was negotiating to purchase a 70’s Corvette and do Route 66 which I can’t imagine doing now, so if I was to actually spend a month on my own boat per year that would mean I would have an asset when I was finished with it. You dudes down there know how to have a good time, Crayfish, Sheep or retirement? lol
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    Gulf 29?

    The listing has expired did you buy it @bmiller
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    Coolboats to admire

    Wow, that's a bit of a glamour, I wonder what they mean by "sensibly priced"?
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    Crazy furling jib cover idea - work with me here

    I went the sock route, no cinching. During the winter it flogged all the stitching off the leach of a very nice Hood headsail. Put it in the bin and had UV protection added.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Wow.
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    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    A master class Jack but I think this ones hooked in hard.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Manual toilets? Fegetit.......
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Speaking of Covid boat shopping anyone know what this is. US production boat but not specified. Funky mixture of styles. https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/sailing-boats/custom/233490
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    Buying Hydroptere, fastest ocean going trimaran

    Wow, what a great thread. The good the bad and the ugly fully on display. Well done dreamers all, where would we be without you. Certainly not Hawaii, way too ridiculous a place to contemplate from Europe..........
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    31 feet deck saloon boat

    Very few with a pilothouse and a walk thru transom but. But yeah I agree, that's a lotta cash.
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    31 feet deck saloon boat

    Way, I say again, way out of our price range but just the sort of boat we need at the moment.