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Vincent DePillis

Member Since 19 Jan 2005
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NWMA Meeting -

10 February 2014 - 05:05 AM

All multi hullers are cordially invited to the next meeting of the Northwest Multihull Association, March 4, 2014, at 2321 N. Northlake Way, in Seattle, WA.  Free beer and potluck food start at 6:30, and the program starts at 7PM.  


The topic will be Capsize.  Two our our members will discuss their own experience, and we will briefly review some written accounts of others' experience.  We will focus on how to avoid it, capsize related safety equipment,  and how to save your ass and your boat if it does happen.


Hope to see you there.

Seattle notes

16 January 2014 - 10:54 PM

Given the number of Seattle area sailors on this forum, I note--


The presence of the Rodger Martin designed Grey Wolf at CSR-- one of my favorite racer cruisers.   She is nose to nose across the yard from Francis Lee-- a wonderful contrast.  Make sure you give her a gander when you swing by to see Francis Lee.


The closing of the Tool Town on 15th NW, my favorite tool store.  Small, but crammed to the gills with tools, everything out where you could examine it, fair prices.   I would regularly swing by on the way to work, chat up with the friendly Mexican guy who worked the register, and leave with a carbide die grinder bit, or a file, or a belt sander.   Ballard Hardware is good, but less personable, and not as good a selection of power tools.  And Hardwicks is nice but has a slight whiff of tool fetishism.  And god forbid I should have to go to the soul sucking Home depot.   So, good bye Tool Town, and sayonara Mexican guy.