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  1. I think this is only true of building oils? The teak oil I use does not have this problem at all.
  2. I'm late to the party here, but I'll give it a go since a lot of people are speaking secondhand. Firsthand, I stripped ALL my vanish last year and it was one is the best maintenance decisions I've ever made. You say you've decided against oil, but i would point out - it's an absolutely no-risk trial. If you decide you don't like it, just wait a year, then sand/solvent and vanish right over it. With vanish, OTOH, you're committed: If you ever want to go back, it's hours of sanding to get it to bare. Teak oil - no matter what snake oil version you buy - obviously never gets w
  3. As others have pointed out, and I'll second, a boat can be an avenue for taking tremendous risks. Is it more risky than, say, rock climbing? Moving around on the foredeck under sail, untethered, in anything more serious than moderate wind, sea state, and visibility, is about equivalent to free-soloing 5.4 over a 30 foot drop. It's not hard by any stretch, but if you fuck it up, it's a roll of the dice whether you make it back. So it depends how you define risk. A substance with an ability to kill you quickly is never more than about 6 feet away when you're on a boat - so risk is pres
  4. Yeah this was my impression overall, as well. He did have a decent selection of self tailers in the front office this time. There were the two sixteens, then I think two pairs of the next size up (I didn't register the number b/c Im not in the market for them, but it's the size that is common for sheet winches on boats ~32-34 feet and under - about 6" across the top). He did also have at least one pair of worth-more-than-your-car beasts - the ones that come of actual boats (maybe 9" across the top?) as well as some newer-looking purchase/traveler setups. After looking, one thing I c
  5. Right? Sounds like they've been going hot and heavy straight on through, so when you make it back there ought to be plenty of new bits.
  6. This is, in retrospect, an awesome prediction. Pass the popcorn folks, this is going to be an epic shutdown of monumentally epic proportions.
  7. Finally got a chance to visit a business I'd heard about a few times over the years here in Washington - the Sailboat Wrecking Yard - and thought I would share a basic review, as well as (down below) some half-baked ruminations. The place is exactly what it says in the name. When I showed up to their yard out in Lynden it was pissing rain, and a guy was using a forklift to skid a sloop across the asphalt in front of the shop. Another boat nearby had been cut in half crosswise, right about amidships. I appreciated the scene because I was immediately able to deploy several choice
  8. I already did. Rather than the question of disarmament (on which I think we mostly agree), my claims revolved around the character of your conduct here. To substantiate those claims, I repeatedly cited the primary source - your posts. First you responded by denying my claim and demanding evidence. When I provided evidence, you questioned my characterization of it. When I provided further evidence - evidence which undeniably verified my claim - you stopped replying. Are you saying you want me to cite those sources again? As to anti-intellectualism - you blatantly employ a ba
  9. I'm talking about stuff you literally wrote 10 days ago. On this same thread. Especially given your background, it's amazing just how thoroughly your engagement here exemplifies anti-intellectualism.
  10. The beam I get but WTF with the steel BH tabs?
  11. Ah yes, the noble messenger of peace, AJ. Again pal, you're the one calling people 'reichistas' (lol) and stuff like that. Ironically, given your stated cause, in every case here you have been the one retaliating here, causing things to escalate into name calling (the forum equivalent of MAD). The fact that you appear to be unaware of this - entirely blinded by your own sanctimony - is shocking and, again, makes you look insane and makes your organization look like shit. And don't give me any of that 'i am but a humble member,' bullshit, either - I provided sources disproving exactly that
  12. Although he appears to be working up another head of self-righteous steam, he appears to have toned it down a bit from his pearl-clutching frenzy a la "I denounce you as a coward, you steaming sack of merde! THOU HAST BESMIRCHED THE COURAGE OF THOSE WHO VENTURE OUT UPON THE WINE-DARK SEAS AND I FOR ONE WILL NOT STAND FOR IT, SIR!" If he gets back to calling people Hitler, or otherwise posting more objectively insane shit, I can see it. Until then it's going to be a [shrug] from me, Bob.
  13. The steel beam thing that the guy mentions is apparently a thing with Cals. Apparently they have a galvanized athwartship stiffener under main (mast-supporting) bulkhead. Which, being galvanized, eventually rots and needs to be replaced. Pictures here make it look like a pain - have to disassemble the head, then cut the beam out of it's fiberglass home, havee a new one cut, and then tab it in. But not the end of the world. https://www.sailnet.com/threads/sea-fevers-cal-29-beam-of-death.60328/ Also, by the look of those pictures they also have steel bulkhead tabs, which, >>
  14. Anyone know the story on this Cal 34? It's seemingly perma-posted to craigslist. Pretty long ad detailing a lot of stuff (although notably leaving out a few things you'd worry about - like engine condition, hull/deck, rudder/post, etc). Overall though, she looks pretty well taken care of. What's perplexing is that he seems to have been dutifully keeping his ad refreshed for, I don't know, close to a year at this point? Although it now says price lowered, and I do recall it was originally uip for $19k or something. https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/1978-cal-34-sail-boat/73
  15. Cal 2-29 in Olympia - don't know anything about it's shape, but the price seems right (plus guy says it maybe comes with a trailer if you want which is pretty nice) https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/boa/d/olympia-cal-29-sailboat-reduced/7320371975.html
  16. Hey cool man, you found someone on the internet who was being sincere and asking for information about a thing he didn't know about, and took a shit on him from the commanding heights of experience. Where would you like us to hang your medal? Real shame you missed my post where I clumsily asked about heeling forces. That's another subject where I probably don't know as much as you - you really could have gotten some zingers in on that one! Sarcasm aside, I don't know what gives. You were constructive and friendly earlier, but now this shit. If it really thrills you to know, I have two you
  17. You might be being sarcastic here - but on the off chance you're not, you can kindly kiss my ass. Thanks.
  18. Definitely. I actually feel more comfortable with tuning/pre-bend. What I am trying to figure out is whether I can/should just assume that the mast step is 'flat enough,' and just assume that when I am standing it back up, connecting first the lowers, then the uppers will get it into a good enough starting place for tuning it? One thought I did have, to assist with rough alignment, was to 'pull a triangle' from a single fixed point on the mast (as high up as I can reach) to fixed points on the deck abeam and fore/aft, and use those measurements right off the bat to get the column in
  19. All this info and encouragement is awesome, thank you. One question I forgot to ask - is the normal practice just to assume I don't need to worry about the mast going up basically vertical, rather than having to shim it? And any adjustment of its angle is fine with the stays and shrouds? Or is there some dark art of shimming I'm going to have to learn? (There are no shims visible now, I should add).
  20. Seattle. But I'm on a diet - only have beer on hand.
  21. Adding --> this is the best resource I've seen so far - a fairly thorough talk-through from beginning to end. https://theriggingco.com/2017/01/27/un-stepping-the-mast/
  22. Pondering trailering the beauty for a season of work on the hard - new standing rigging, add propane heat/stove, fix the soft spots and repaint the deck, the works all at once - and wondering about pulling the mast (for reference we're talking about a 27' sloop with about 30' of deck-stepped stick). I have access to a marina/club with a small boat crane that they said I could use to pull it. I've looked at a few pictures of deck-stepped mast setups, and it seeeeeeeems pretty straightforward. I feel like with a buddy on the ground to tend the stick as she comes free, then guide it ont
  23. Wahey! A post in which you describe yourself as being part of the leadership of the group. "Just a member," you say? One who "never said he represented the group"? Clearly I misunderstood! I get that this is a cause that is morally unassailable - it's high ground, from which you can take a dump on anyone you want. But - again I am being dead serious here - you sound at best insanely petty (at worst literally insane), and you're doing no favors for your cause.
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