Binnacle Bat

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    Sailing, laughing at politicians & I forget what else.

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  1. Binnacle Bat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Which thread? The way I read his profile, lilmurray's account was logged into a couple of weeks or so ago, but hasn't posted on SA at all since around the time of the "launch". Come on lilmurray, it's safe to come out now. Allan
  2. Binnacle Bat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    137 nm in a week comes to an average speed over the bottom of 0.8 knots. Could have kept up with them in a rubber dinghy flying a medium sized umbrella. Allan
  3. Binnacle Bat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    To give folks an idea of how strong tempered glass is, last year I replaced an old 7068 slider (insulated glass, wood frame rotted out) Took it to the recycling center and tossed both sashes in (with assistance, couldn't have single handed it so they must have weighed 80 lbs at least). None of the 4 pieces broke. Besides, FH's sliders are in the lee, and somewhat protected. HR appears to be an "if it ain't broke don't fix it" kind of guy, and my guess that lack of chafing gear on the rode,or corroded and/or fatigued fastenings on his winch/bitts/windlass/bow cleat/whatever will send him drifting across the bay with neither sails nor engine available to keep him off the lee shore. The mess in the bay area promises to be big enough that he probably won't make the news, unless it manages to catch on fire. Allan
  4. Binnacle Bat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Of course the FW has 8' of headroom. Houses have 8' of headroom don't they? They do indeed often have 8' of headroom, unless the joists are undersized, in which case mileage will vary. Allan
  5. Binnacle Bat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Click on your username at the top of the screen Select Manage Ignore Prefs from the drop down menu. Start typing "Fle.." in the Add a New User to My List box until the User Who Will Be Ignored's name shows up. Select, and enjoy the tingly clean feeling. There will be a lot of This post is hidden because you have chosen to ignore posts by Fletcher Christian. View it anyway? but ignore them. Peace Allan
  6. Binnacle Bat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Ignore is a truly wonderful thing. Is there any way to know who is ignored by the most people? Allan
  7. Binnacle Bat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    If you want to see a bunch that make Rod Rod Lane & Mr McKay of Raw Faith look like professionals check out http://pacificiceberg.org/ Our buds at WBF have a discussion going: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?170793-quot-Pacific-Iceberg-quot The mind boggles. Allan
  8. Binnacle Bat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    "watch the Am CUP in style" that's pretty funny. I'm having trouble figuring out in which style one would watch (or have watched) the AC in. The outside is sort of 1962 Bakersfield motel, there is a little bit of Art Deco in the chairs in the saloon, and the rest of the interior is primo 1960s basement rec room with a nautical theme. I'm not at all sure how well she'd have stayed in the spectator area keeping the race clearly in view with the typical SF Bay breezes, Does Sausalito allow house boats to be chopped up into condos?
  9. Binnacle Bat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    On the other hand woodchucks love broccoli. Sounds like one of those "hold my beer; watch this ,,," moments. Round here if you see a raccoon the assumption is it's either roadkill or rabid.
  10. Binnacle Bat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Of course he could claim to be a "dockside attraction" like Bounty, so he would be legal for three hour cruises, so long as he cast off neither bow line, stern line nor either spring.
  11. Binnacle Bat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    What about stanchions and lifelines? I thought you had to have a fire suppression system in the engine compartments. That assumes you have an engine compartment. This requires an engine. I'm not sure that the collection of defunct Seagulls stacked like cordwood on the back porch count. My recollection is that a 6-pac requires taking a course, passing a test, writing a check, and a certain amount of documented sea time. Not at all sure that HR is capable of any of them.
  12. Binnacle Bat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    It seems we are reduced to checking in to see which lee shore has claimed the FH, and have to wade through deep piles of troll poop to find out it ain't happened yet. Maybe we should all give it a break, and wait for real news.
  13. Binnacle Bat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    McMullen You owe me another keyboard. Allan
  14. Binnacle Bat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    HR's alleged comment about 35 knots reminds me of the time that I told a friend that I had gotten my racing dinghy up to 6 knots. He replied that "the only way my boat would go that fast would be if I pushed it out the hayloft door". Said boat is a respectable Chamberlain Dory with a loose footed spritsail rig, seaworthy but slow. Much better chance of making it to the big island than FH. Physics test: How far would FH have to be hoisted by crane and dropped to achieve a speed of 35 knots (ignoring aerodynamic drag etc.)?
  15. Binnacle Bat

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    and float past Charon on his empty return trip.