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  1. Wow theres a lot to make fun of with that boat.. Apparently she's only 13 years old so if its made of fancy brazillian hardwood there might be hope.. but probably its toredo infested.. my wooden boat is 51yo and she doesnt leak a drop.. also there doesnt seem to be a keel? and the whole thing is bending significantly being hauled out? Then theres the guy with his legs on either side of the cable.. i mean they might be able to get her tight enough to not sink at anchor.. but dear god dont go sailing in that thing! "we need to clean the rudder, so we have a better sliding movement in the wa
  2. I know a ferro that was build from a Bill Garden design, a ketch around 50' or so. of course theres a newbie on it, so it gets a new hole every time he comes into the dock.. complete pos boat
  3. Up here in northern BC I've had my prop tied up tight with bull kelp, just from sailing through a patch in the dark, on a full keel boat. I cant imagine what that would be like with a bulb keel, probably just collects until youre going nowhere.. Then theres those logs that stop you dead from 6 knots, i wonder how a modern boat would hold up, especially because it would probably be doing 8kts or more
  4. True, I just figured if I'm already having someone fabricating it, might as well spend the extra 20 or so bucks on materials to make it last forever (or as long as the engine anyways)
  5. ^This. Indefinitely, without a smokeshow. Anything else and youre gonna start breaking stuff right when its most inconvenient, while trying to make those last couple miles to harbour against 30 knots and a steep sea..
  6. I'd suggest taking your old elbow to your local machine shop and have them make one out of stainless, I had mine made for $100 3 years and over 1000 hours ago and its been working like a charm with no corrosion. The originals always seem to rust out quickly, especially if the boat sits for long periods. I've seen it a few times, one of which was a 10 year old yanmar..
  7. Okay so theres way too much going on here to be quoting. I migrated to canada from germany five years ago, but most of my family still lives in germany and i have a few good british friends and a german friend of mine is studying in exeter. Wayne and sea warrior (what are you even doing here as an american?): Do you have no heart or brains? my german friend studying in exeter is screwed, and all my british friends, who are highly qualified people in their fields, are fuckn pissed, and theyre running. they are securing themselves proper EU passports and jobs in france, germany and the netherlan
  8. Sorry, maybe that came across wrong, i didnt mean you personally, just wanted to explain why i used the per capita data. Thats totally beside the point of "how much bang for your buck". Which is evidently way better with EVs than combustion powered cars. And you can make the same point for gas, it had to be extracted, refined, transported etc., all of which took energy, bringing down its awful efficiency even more.
  9. Well yes, emission per country numbers are useless because obviously a country with a much bigger population must emit more. It just seemes like some people in north america might feel entitled to emit more than say an Indian. I am looking at a marina right now that has a steady stream of giant motoryachts coming and going all summer. Those boats probably burn as much fuel in a couple weeks vacation as the average Indian on his scooter in what? his lifetime? Doesnt seem fair pointing fingers at him now does it?
  10. beat me to it. he might have conveniently forgotton about that.
  11. And with that statement, you just validated this:
  12. I think shes the greatest. She persists in fighting a fight shes unlikely to win, but shes sure starting to get some people moving, and who knows, maybe in her lifetime she will be responsible for some real change. I am all for it, we need about 1000 more Gretas in the world. And who the fuck cares if the boat is made of plastic. If it was a wooden boat, the naysayer climate change deniers would say "but they cut down trees to build it and the paint is made of oil products", whatever. Im not doing the research but im willing to bet the distance traveled/emission ratio even on an open60 is pret
  13. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01448-4 Point of no return seems fairly accurate. Clearly even a republican should be able to see that this is a complete disaster?
  14. Cant watch the video where i am, was there cops on board?
  15. Theyre in trouble in Norway also. And have been kicked out of Washington. what about the jobs in wild fisheries?
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