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In Topic: Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

Today, 02:04 PM

First he said on Facebook that the con-tiki driftathon was postponed until 2018, now he says he wants to return to Kauai and "stay forever?" Turn out the lights, the party is over...


What Rimas says and what he says he wants has never -- NEVER -- matched what he has ever actually done.

In Topic: Origami Boat Thread

23 March 2017 - 08:15 PM

I thought people didn't use chastity belts anymore. But that is a very nice one.


Go ahead. Google that. The craft is alive and thriving. Male versions too.

Uh... don't have the grand-kids in the room when you Google that...


P.S. Thanks for pointing me to this thread yesterday during lunch! This is a treasure!!

In Topic: Origami Boat Thread

23 March 2017 - 06:49 PM

Here is metal forming at its finest!



I have a friend in southern California who scratch-builds scale model cars like this. He also uses cast resin, RenShape, and 3/4 oz fiberglass cloth, depending on the application. His preferred scale is 1:12 which allows him to use dollhouse hardware in his photo sets. Way off-topic, but I do love this guy's work!


Entirely scratch-built Porsche 908:



Check out the cracks in the "concrete" and the oil stains! Did I mention this guy is a master?

There is a "tell" in this model--the hand-cut tire treads.

One organization which should know better (if only because of copyright laws, which Porsche is big on) is Porsche Racing USA which used a photo of one of Dale's models (Porsche 956) they passed off as the original car in an exhibit at the Laguna Seca historics one year! lol.gif

In Topic: How its called - 3 take aways

19 March 2017 - 12:23 AM

Next up: Entire race with the helm and main trimmer mic'd up.  




Helmsmen don't need to talk!


And when they do, it's always about the stupidest things!

"Do you know if the bars is hosted tonight?"

"Did I remember to extend the car rental?"


Just no. Muzzle the stick-monkey!


Pretty much ditto for the main trimmer.


As long as he understands the mechanics of the process, all the trimmer has to do is watch the helmsmans grip on the stick. And maybe listen to the course-monkey about what's needed when.


Any team worth their rum knows what to do in any circumstance.

No need for chatter.

In Topic: Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

18 March 2017 - 11:56 PM

He won't be dropping the mast anytime soon. It would take even an experienced sailor months to untie all the knots. Best if he just gets towed under the bridge with is mast up.




I'd watch that video!

I'd love to see Rimas hopping around like some character out of a Phish song!



If he goes up river under the bridge he'll be in local land. Very busy boat ramp there. He will not fit in. He might get untied.


Poor haole! lol.gif