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About Marcjsmith

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    Luna Rosa foils under bare poles in 17kts

    Much better than “two girls one cup
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    Random PicThread

    Here’s the letter that was written to the Browns.
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    My tomb

    my folks have changed their minds over the years. once it was over the ski slopes, once it was out over the ocean, more recenlty its being spread aroun dthe grand canyon. who knows what they'll want next year... My plan is to be cremated as well...
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    Dive Boat Conception deaths - more details

    morally negligent.... with the construction. Kind of like when an old apartment building burns down. when its modern counterpart would not have. they didn't break those rules... the criminal part is the no anchor watch, dodgy or no training for crew, and no safety briefing with guests.
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    An official of the civilian San Francisco Bar Pilots Association said a civilian pilot had been in charge of steering the ship as it sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge but had turned over command to a Navy pilot before the Enterprise went aground. lucky bastard...
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    The Dude is sick

    Fuck 2020....
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    best mag for sailing binos

    Not sure where the op is located, but these look like the same you posted but in the states.
  8. did the same thing in St Lucia a few times , and then again in england, I'm a righty, so shifting with the left hand was troublesome for a bit, I went from first to third more times than I could count. wife kept me on my toes in regard to staying in the proper lanes... (usually by screaming in fear)
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    Obtaining paper charts

    i do have garmin etrex vista (3 AAA batts), more oriented towards hiking and such. so to get a fix and general direction it would work in a pinch, hell i could pull the old garmin road GPS out of the car glove box and make do. I've got C-map by embark on my phone and when I sailing last weekend on a buddies j34c it did well enough. i am thinking about buying a bluetooth GPS receiver that I can slave to my ipad in a pinch. but 'm still months away from that.
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    Obtaining paper charts

    i would imagine that if they are reproducing the noaa charts and reducing them in size, that the scale would also be appropriately sized. about 30 years ago when I was sailing on the chespeake with my folks, we used a large spiral bound chart book similar to the chartkits i linked to but for some reason they seemed larger than 22x17, but it could have been I was smaller then so things looked bigger... since I don't have any digital charts on my boat, I'll likely buy the chartkit for the bay and then supplement with a digital app on my phone. but i know the phone battery wont last long so it would be used sparingly..
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    Obtaining paper charts

    ajax, found this from maptech the charts are 22x17 not exactly large format...
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    Refurb 1988 Moody 376

    exactly. and if I can't get all the old goop and dirt out, I'll have very little chance of having a good seal moving forward.
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    Refurb 1988 Moody 376

    just seems like if someone did take it apart and goop it all up and put it back together... that much silicone would have kept more of the water out. So now If I can get the outer frame cleaned, getting all the old silicone out is going to be an exercise as well. I wont be back at the boat until next week. when I can do more hull work, and start refitting the marelon seacocks and raw water strainer, bilge pump. But I'm also going to take a long level with me and play with the window cutouts. See if I can mark up the opening a bit and figure out where the new cuts are going to be so I can clean up the wavy cuts from the factory. such that if I decide to ditch the frames I have some plan in place. I may just take the old window frames dry fit them in place and trace the outline inside and out to provide a visual reference. If I cut, Id like to cut all the old screw holes out, which means the opening may grow by about 1/4 to 1/2" inch all the way around, but it means that all the long edges would be much straighter, which would make for a much easier session making interior trim.
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    Refurb 1988 Moody 376

    I’m guessing the employee was paid based on much silicone they used on a daily basis...