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  1. luminary

    Help designing a sailboat

    Kids in sailing! who'd a thunk. Way to go nurturing his interest
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    The Zombie Fleet

    Powell River
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    Help designing a sailboat

    I'm currently building a boat to my own design. I've been at this for a long time. I dont know if it is going to work. Many examples of others trying what I am doing and failing. Failure is the most likely outcome. Nonetheless I will continue until I have exhausted my imagination. Because its fun.
  4. Hee hee, I think hanging your bridal on a nice french cleat is an excellent afternoon
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    the Black Crows are back

    OK, seagulls then?
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    the Black Crows are back

    I believe they call them doves in SE CT. There are mottled ones too called pigeons. in SE CT.
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    Streaming service

    + VPN 10.00
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    need help from you furniture makers

    But nothing is difficult to reach with a sledge. Some things may act coy but come out in the end...
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    need help from you furniture makers

    Sawzall and sledge hammer. My favorite tools.
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    just so you know your place in life...

    Yeah, if I had the finances to build a big stable, it wouldn't be paved with marble. Form follows function. The rest is vanity
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    Show Us Your Workshop

    someone needs therapy. Not sure if it's you or me...
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    Show Us Your Workshop

    winner. Only one so far where I can see a boat
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    AC36 - The Venue

    Did Holroyd leave the tag on his shirt? Where is the QA?
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    AC36 - The Venue

    So is 'Rita' their nic-name of the boat? Is that why it's in red lettering in the 'Britannua' text? If so, the matching red lettering says 'is second' in the subsequent image. Not a really positive message. Freudian?
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    A big project!

    i believe he explained it - so that its easier to join (missing the boat builder speak) the planking into the stem
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Maybe its a weight balance to prevent/ensure correct twist of the foil? are they even allowed dynamic control of the foil? Thought it was just the arm.
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    Commercial Ship Admiration Anarchy

    Dont try and tell me its not a commercial ship
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    Hydrofoil Cargo Ships ??

    The other problem with ground effect is sea state. It only works if you clear the tops when you are in the environment. But, there's a chance in a million that there's a wave out there. If you need to be sure that you'll not clip some and auger in, you build a plane. Ocean going WIG = planes.
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    Team NYYC

    I think you need to consider the longtitudinal cross-section of the deck, not the sheer.
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    Climbing Anarchy

    Learnt to climb in Switzerland where 'every' climb* has a sparkling line of shinny stainless bolts. Only thing I used to do was count the number of quick-draws before starting a route. Brought that new energy to BC where the climbs are mostly trad. Way different. The thing that I realized attracted me to the sport was the absolute requirement for focus. Cant think about anything except whats in front of you. Then when you do get to re-engage the world, you can choose what to let in, rather than sparring with shit thats already bouncing around inside your skull. I hear that same refrain from others when they talk about what they do to 'escape'. I miss the itchy finger tips. I think the miss's misses the six pack *that I did
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    The Zombie Fleet

    rode one of those from St Petersburg to Davidoff in 2000 Went past the naval dock/scrap yards and saw some weird stuff... imagine 4 jet engines on the back of a scaled up everglades airboat.
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    We've done it, we sailed Taleisin across an ocean

    not to split hairs but, I'd have thought The Chief is smaller that several in Yosemite. (I've climbed Angel's Crest and the Grand Wall but only smaller routes in Yosemite)
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    That's kind of interesting. 208 boats sold in June. Must just be through that agency? Still - you can expect to wait 1-2 years to sell at 10% discount off list.