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  1. That's Apple's "new" high efficiency image format; photo was probably taken with a newer iPhone. No browser currently supports it in a production version. If you're running a recent version of Windows 10, you might get away with saving it to your desktop and opening it from there.
  2. Have your keel stubs been reinforced yet? Mine has a few transverse webs installed, but I'm tempted to add more before I start navigating in tidal areas.
  3. Canal Corp sent out a notice that they're keeping an eye on the storm, and they're preparing to lift the dams between locks 8 & 15, lowering the water level. I'm between 7 & 8, so I'm keeping a close eye on the levels and the NOTMs. River's already running two feet higher than normal, and the current running through the slips is strong.
  4. Some of us are just burned out trying to pronounce names correctly: https://www.newyorkupstate.com/road-trips/2016/10/say_what_20_hard-to-pronounce_upstate_ny_towns.html
  5. Prior owner of mine just ran the vent to the top of the bulkhead across from the head (tank is under the v-berth). Rerouting it to the sink is on my list of things to do. I have heard of stinkboaters hooking a semi-permanent pressurized line up to their boats. They have more faith in their plumbing than I do. I've also heard a few of them have paid for it, after a fitting or hose failed.
  6. Another vote for the self adhesive squares for cable ties, and I second the 3M stuff. I've no headliner (yet), and it'll likely be another two years or so before I do.
  7. Hope it's a twin keel. Every good building project needs a proper, stable foundation.
  8. Who knew there was a benefit to sailing a 4ksb?
  9. It wouldn't be for me, either... I'm not the intended audience for that boat. Won't comment on the motorsailor bit, on account of owning a prominent 4ksb, but I've a sailboat more for the act of sailing and not for getting between point A and B, or experiencing what's on land 'tween those parts. I'm also not travelling between ports often. If I had the resources, I still wouldn't be. But someone in the shipping industry, who wanted to see different parts of the world from a boat... that's not a bad option.
  10. I retract that statement. This explains it: The story behind my 39' container yacht is this: I was approached by a long time client wo owns two other large boats, one is my design. He wanted a boat he could ship to any port in the world in a contgainer. His business background is in shipping and he knows that process extremely well. - Bob Perry There's gotta be some other global shipping mogul out there, thinking "I could make that work..."
  11. What sort of mindset does a person have to be in to buy a sailboat based on the box it'll fit in? Sure, it makes sense to have it delivered, brand new, out of the box (heh)... but from that point on, I can't see myself putting it back in the box.
  12. Ex-wife left me with all four cats, and they run the gamut. One's a daddy's boy, instant love for me since he was a kitten. Out of the other three: One's an arse. Only wants attention when I'm vulnerable: in the bathroom or in bed. Otherwise, I'm a nuisance at best. He's the type of cat that will sit at your feet patiently for an hour or two, then spontaneously bite one of your toes hard. One's vocal, wanders around the house yowling when he wants food, or God knows what else. We don't see eye to eye most days. The last just wants to be left alone and watch the world go by.
  13. Takes special circumstances and effort (or simply a long, long time) to earn the love of cat and be elevated above the level of simple staff in their eyes. Dogs are so much easier.
  14. There's a sucker born every minute.
  15. General yacht club, and I'm the only actual member with a sailboat. Club also offers up storage to the public, as well as seasonal dockage; a few of those are sailboats. I can't help but expect the location on the river is the primary reason we don't have many sailboats. There are air draft limitations in both directions, either bridges or locks with catwalks.
  16. Count me in as a satisfied club member: $1k membership initiation fee; ~$440 yearly dues; winter storage & summer dockage $1,050 for the first year, $850 for the second, $650 for every year afterwards. Assuming a person's been in for three or more years, ~$1,000 for a season isn't bad, even if it's a short Upstate NY season. Got some members who keep a place in Florida and do the snowbird bit; that grand wouldn't likely cover a month's rent nearby. I hear the club's full for the first time in a long time this season, for what that's worth.
  17. There's a lot of shiny on that boat. Shiny means fettlin'. Not that I want to put words in his mouth, but I don't think Dylan likes fettlin' for the sake of shiny.
  18. I ride a Honda cruiser, stock exhaust. I've had friends on their porch call out a greeting as I passed by; I've been able to reply back. If I'm in a situation where I needed loud pipes to save me from a four wheeler, I likely put myself in that situation and there's something I could have done to prevent it. Idiots, the lot of them... all trying to kill me. Can't say I've ran across any wakeboarders on the river so far. Local water ski group has ran into problems with law enforcement in the past, swamping paddlecraft and claiming ownership of the river. Local schools have crew teams... mo
  19. I figure mine's gotta be worth more: I've cleaned the leaves and trash out of the cockpit. If someone was gonna try selling off a $30k car, do y'all think they'd clean the old fast food bags out of it first?
  20. I've got height restrictions in either direction out of my slip, and I've been debating whether to keep the mast up while I'm tied up or down. That's assuming I get a reliable method to raise/lower it while it's on the water. After partaking of this thread, I'm having serious second doubts of establishing my dominance as the tallest boat in the club by keeping the mast raised while we're tied up. Took a walk around the club grounds tonight after doing an odd job on the boat. Planned on walking the full rounds, but there were a pair of Canadian geese out on the point, with goslings taggin
  21. Erie is 9': https://www.greatloop.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=574480&module_id=192201. Not sure about the Champlain route
  22. I'll add to MarcJSmith's words: after each goal, give yourself a reward. My first goal was to make sure my boat kept the rain water out while she was on the hard. My reward: sitting in the cabin during a thunderstorm with a good book, tobacco pipe, and a good stout. Second: Make sure she kept the water out when she was put in, and she could power herself around the local river. Reward: puttering up and down the river. Fellow club members may have given her a nickname of Patches, but they're a bunch of stinkboaters, and who cares what they think. Third: Paint. Reward: No more "Patches
  23. Origo made a "real oven", too... the Origo 6000. Obviously no longer in production. Comes up on eBay every so often, US$1,000 or so. The oven itself works off a canister system like the stove does. I've been keeping an eye out for one locally (shipping one has got to be a PITA), but I'm not keeping my hopes up. I might have to learn to bake my bread in a dutch oven instead.
  24. I learned I can drive an insurance rep crazy with a state issued HIN...
  25. Selkirk? You were in my neck of the woods. Wait... you're one of those New Jersey drivers, aren't you? *squinty eyed look of suspicion*
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