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bljones

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In Topic: Origami Boat Thread

20 May 2016 - 12:17 AM

 

 

 

 Did a few projects with hydraulics and getting all the hoses made is not trivial expense even not going from one end of the boat to the other

 

 

 

 

How much to have it cut commercially? not all of his clients may have access to this.

 

You guys mis-understand the DIY culture that Brent and people like him operate i[n]. 

 

 

I understand it quite well.  it is the only way i can afford to sail.

and, what i have discovered in this world of busted knuckles and permanently grimy fingers is that virtually all DIY guys  are bullshitters.  We don't really think we are bullshitting, but we are.

Some more than others.

because the DIY concept of cost accounting is inaccurate.

That inaccuracy is the only thing that keeps some poor fools going for years on end.

 

Can you build that crude windlass for "about $100" in "a day."?

No, you can't.  And, the builder didn't.

 

He drove 8 hours round trip to get the stainless, crowing about the savings by picking through scrap bins that cost him $150 or more in fuel round trip to get to.  He had parts cut at a friends shop, for free, based on an established relationship that didn't happen in 24 hours.  And then he assembled it.

So, 8 hours to get the raw materials, $150+ in fuel, plus the cost of the scrap, plus time spent cutting and fitting and welding and grinding and ...

it ain't $100.

and it ain't 1 day.

 

It's bullshit.  And if you have to rationalize it by multiply by a factor of 3, all you're doing is rationalizing bullshit, because you can find and buy a really decent used manual windlass that will last forever with minimal maintenance and care,  in under an hour online and have it delivered to your house for less than $500.

There is ZERO benefit to building winches and blocks and windlasses, unless you want to BUILD it, to say you did it.  

 

And if you're gonna go to the trouble to build it for the satisfaction of having done it, then why not build something that you are PROUD of, that will make someone say, "hey, that REALLY looks great!" , instead of some crude hack that pretends to be cheaper than the alternative...and only looks that way.

 

I build stuff on the cheap, but at least I don't pretend that looking cheap is a virtue.


In Topic: Origami Boat Thread

16 May 2016 - 12:32 PM

 

 

 

Posted 02 February 2016 - 05:01 AM

http://www.theguardi...in-south-africa
 
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The NSRI received reports that a yacht had capsized between Bokpunt and Gansekraal on the Western Cape just after 4.30am on Monday.[/size]
Sea rescue crafts responded along with a police dive unit but the the yacht, Tara, was discovered broken up among rocks on the shore.

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This is what happens to plastic boats which screw up. Steel boats remain intact for ten years or more,.
I guess the owner of this boat believed his boat would never have this happen, because it is "not supposed to happen."
 So much for that theory!

 


You are one sick fuck to use this to try and justify your argument.

Cunt.

 

 
He also always uses the Sleavin tragedy to make his point - saying the family would still be alive had they been in one of his boats. The dude has no moral compass whatsoever.

 

Smack keeps on saying that it is
immoral to try learn the lessons of history, in order to prevent others from suffering the same fate.
That's like saying don't put up a warning sign in front of a bridge washout, and just leave others to drive
right into the torrent, because putting up a warning sign would be "immoral."
That is the kind of "Moral compass" one would expect from someone who jokes about wife abuse.

 

Steel boats are safer?

titanic-P.jpeg


In Topic: Origami Boat Thread

16 May 2016 - 12:28 PM

 

 

 

Cannot see why would anybody would want lots of clients with limited funds when with a bit of effort one can have only a few clients with effectively unlimited funds?


I get far more satisfaction out of helping those who would not get out
cruising in a good solid boat,without my help, than by padding the
already over padded nest of the rich, widening the gap.
That's the kind of satisfaction , values, and payback, which cant be
counted in numbers, which is far above the very limited comprehension
capability of the "numbers only "people.

 

Yeah, you're a fuckin' superhero.  Doing it for free, OxideMan?
 I didn't think so- you're getting paid, you just don't build or design anything well enough to actually get paid well for it.
 
 
And it just fucking GRATES on you, doesn't it?  At the end of the day you don't have the skills or the knowledge to be as good at your chosen career as  your ego feels you should be, and you don't earn enough to be able to develop the skills and the knowledge, because when one is just surviving one can't even think about thriving.
 
 
 An evangelist who rationalizes his lack of success by shaping his failure as a lifestyle choice...
....  is still a failure.  
And a fraud.

 


You are assuming that everyone has exactly the same definition of "success".That is a fraud!

 

By any definition...you aren't.    


In Topic: Origami Boat Thread

11 May 2016 - 01:08 PM

 

Cannot see why would anybody would want lots of clients with limited funds when with a bit of effort one can have only a few clients with effectively unlimited funds?


I get far more satisfaction out of helping those who would not get out
cruising in a good solid boat,without my help, than by padding the
already over padded nest of the rich, widening the gap.
That's the kind of satisfaction , values, and payback, which cant be
counted in numbers, which is far above the very limited comprehension
capability of the "numbers only "people.

 

Yeah, you're a fuckin' superhero.  Doing it for free, OxideMan?

 I didn't think so- you're getting paid, you just don't build or design anything well enough to actually get paid well for it.

 

 

And it just fucking GRATES on you, doesn't it?  At the end of the day you don't have the skills or the knowledge to be as good at your chosen career as  your ego feels you should be, and you don't earn enough to be able to develop the skills and the knowledge, because when one is just surviving one can't even think about thriving.

 

 

 An evangelist who rationalizes his lack of success by shaping his failure as a lifestyle choice...

....  is still a failure.  

And a fraud.


In Topic: Mocking Ads on Craigslist

02 May 2016 - 02:31 PM

 

I think it;s an alligator fuckhouse. 

 

 

....  Maybe a Brooklyn quartet doing  Molly Hatchet covers...?

 

 Is there enough material for more than a one song set?