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Offline Last Active Mar 08 2017 07:53 AM
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In Topic: May see USCG budget defunded by 10%

08 March 2017 - 07:53 AM

3/4 of the budget cut is canceling a new ship that the CG didn't want.

sacred cows need to end.


The Federal gov't simply needs to stop living beyond our means. Running a 10% budget deficit year in, year out is not a long term proposition. Reality is the Federal Gov't needs to shrink by about 15-20% to get into surplus and slowly pay off the federal debt over a couple of decades.

The German Gov't runs a massive surplus and pays down debt in good years to have a cushion in bad years. Why can't we do the same ?

sacred cows must end

In Topic: Help with the design of a water ballast system?

01 December 2016 - 03:35 AM

Buy a 4ksb with a 2,000 lb keel and chuck the top, remount the keel on your S28. Add a yuge amount of glass in the keel grid area 2" or so, grind the f' out of the lead to get it to fit, but a case of 5200

and after a few hundred hours of back breaking labor, you've got yourself a Frankenboat, that sails 1/8 kit faster in conditions that your area gets 3 days a year.

it's worth it
Buy a 4ksb with a 2,000 lb keel and chuck the top, remount the keel on your S28. Add a yuge amount of glass in the keel grid area 2" or so, grind the f' out of the lead to get it to fit, but a case of 5200

and after a few hundred hours of back breaking labor, you've got yourself a Frankenboat, that sails 1/8 kit faster in conditions that your area gets 3 days a year.

it's worth it