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  1. Breamerly

    Old teak and holly sole

    Personally if I absolutely had to match it I would just make my own. With a bandsaw and decent planer you could get something like 3/16" strips and just bond them onto a 6mm substrate (sending the stock through the jointer first probably wouldn't hurt either). Would add a couple days onto your project but you could make it look nice as hell. Alternatively just replace all the soles and they automatically match - presto!
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    Lightweight Interior Construction Ideas

    I had the head side of the bulkhead I did done up in ribbon-cut Sapelle and it was so cool! A bit loud for doing the front side, but I just love the way it looks varnished up.
  3. I think it's a question of the exit pupil measurement. A 10x magnifier seems good at first glance, but is I guess a fair bit darker than a 7x magnifier at the same aperture. And a ~7 mm exit pupil is viewed as ideal for low light/night, b/c that's the maximum size the human pupil can dialate to, so I guess you're getting light across the whole pupil but not wasting any with an 'oversized' image (the margins of which you wouldn't be able to see. Good article on it here: Frankly I'm a bit jealous of those nikon marine one's as they look a bit more ruggedized, but at the same time I use my 10x50's (5mm exit pupil) alllll the time and am very happy with them.
  4. For starters, wow, that is awesome work you are doing. Seconders - any other deets? Is it on a trailer? Any idea what the gross is? I
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    Lightweight Interior Construction Ideas

    Veneering is common enough (bog-standard, I think they'd say out your way) in cabinetmaking that there's usually a place or two around that does just custom veneering. I was putting a new main athwartships bulkhead in and found a shop that was able to put any veneer on any core, even a core I supplied myself. It wasn't a retail type store - I had to ask around, then call around a bit more after that, and the place operated out of an industrial park an hour from home, but they were more than happy to help. Come to think of it, that type of shop could probably lam whichever veneer onto your foam, too, if you decided to go that route, although my two cents is that after fillets and all I'd be curious how much weight you'd actually be saving over an installed surface area of what appears to be maybe two sheets. This is a very interesting way to think about it. Anyway good luck.
  6. As an occasional contract photographer I've come to really respect Nikon's build quality, so it was pretty natural to turn to them for Bino's when the time came - they've got a 10x50 set, fully waterproof, with a decent warranty (they won't send it back with a punchcard to get a blowjob like the Steiner or whatever up above but it's still legit) that will set you back all of $150.
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    Rip off or reasonable profit margin?

    I mean heck, downstream of the regulator the tubing is only carrying 0.5 psi so I just use surgical tubing. What's the point of redundancy and maximal ease of use in a critical safety system anyway, it's not like this stuff will kill me and my wife in our sleep or anything.
  8. Long time listener, first time caller (first time in a while anyway). Getting a couple of new headsails cut for the Santana 27, and interested in thoughts on the exact combination. It's right now got a 135 only, on a furler. I want more heavy weather capability, so I'm thinking a 135 or a 140 plus a 90 or 100, with roller reefing padding on both. Am I really going to notice the difference between 135 & 140? Will the bigger sail mess up my sheeting? (My car tracks run back almost to the sheet winches) I'd rather have a little bit too big of a gap between the two sails, and end up a bit underpowered if I shift down to the smaller sail early, but in exchange be able to handle a bit heavier weather. But is that too big a gap though? Or is 90 smaller than I'm frankly going to need to be able to keep some canvas in 25/30? (Currently in that range I've ended up under main only, w/three reefs) Any thoughts appreciated.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    This is the perfect. On other news, it's funny how some people are saying, "gee, how sad." And it is sad. But having read a good chunk of this thread (or at least parts throughout), I can also say with certainty that Rimas' demise is alot like my uncle eventually getting a DUI. By the end he was cruising for it so hard that it was like he wanted it, and I'm mostly just relieved he didn't hurt anybody else in the process. If anything, the fact that he acted so foolishly so many times and lived, while so many good, smart people who genuinely want to stay alive die every day through sheer bad luck, is a reminder of how cruel the world can be. I won't say good riddance, but Rimas, you finally got what you spent so long asking for.
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    My newest project

    ^^^^^^^ Obviously the client gets what the client wants, but this is a pretty succinct statement of what I would implant on their brain if I had a mind control device - seems spot on. Also should add I just realized this is from 2015. Ha. That's what I get for posting without checking to make sure I'm on the last page.
  11. I mean, I guess it does, if you don't set your lines to pull into the corners of the rail supports? Honestly, I was just teasing a bit with my post. I admit they're marginally (marginally) less convenient than a well-placed cleat. If there's a legion that's determined to hate them with burning passion, and for whom this is the preoccupying annoyance of sailing (rather than say, Bros on Bayliners dragging through the moorage) I'm not trying to unseat your godhead.
  12. Two posts, thanks, unless you count accidental double posts that I can't figure out how to delete. Honestly, I've never had a problem with splinters. Maybe I've just gotten lucky with smooth ones?
  13. Not being able to lasso a cleat with your spring as you land, what a hardship. I used to hate bullrails and rings, too, until someone leaned over and whispered, "you don't tie to it, you pass under it and bring your line back aboard."