PaulinVictoria

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  1. PaulinVictoria

    Time to talk hawse pipes

    My hawse pipe has a cover, so I just use that (and hang the chain off the hook underneath to hold it in place).
  2. Well, when the boat came out of the water, aside from a bit of slime and some plant growth starting on the rudder, there was next to no hard growth anywhere with Horizons. I shoved a couple more coats of Horizons on as it seems to be doing the trick.
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    Decisions, Decisions. Opinions Requested.

    C&C24 is a great boat, I had one. Sail really nicely, good manners and easy to single-hand (looks like that one is set up for it too, plus it's got a traveler), dry cockpit and pretty stable. Below is very comfortable even if not quite standing headroom (unless you're 5'6" or shorter). Reasonably fast and a nice wide "groove" that makes it easy to sail to the rating, well built.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Dude can buy a lot more crack for $2400
  5. Nope. http://www.pettitpaint.com/products/antifouling-bottom-paint/canadian-antifouling/ Like I said, none of the good stuff.
  6. I don't know, my boat is a bit of a problem as it doesn't balance on the keel.
  7. Not that I can find, I think you used to be able to at Park Isle but no more.
  8. Sidney appears to have the only remaining DIY yards on the south island, and Sidney is about 10 hours away, give or take.
  9. The season up here lasts from Jan 1st to Dec 31st (mine gets used as much in the winter as the summer since I'm not a big girl's blouse). Boat won't be hauled yearly as the nearest DIY yard will be 10 hours away. so the stuff needs to last. We have Sherwin Williams up here, but I've never heard of their marine stuff, I'll try and get to one of their stores and see if anything is available.
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    Old Guy Wanting to Dinghy Sail

    I wouldn't be too scared to consider a wooden one, they are just stitch'n'glue ply, so very easy to repair if necessary since the entire design was based around an average Joe being able to build one in their front room. You can still buy replacement panels (or a whole kit), and the wood hull is (IIRC) lighter than the glass one. Sadly Mirror Sailing Development in Ontario recently closed their doors. As for speed, they go OK and will plane (eventually), they are no sport boat for sure, but you can have a lot of fun in them, and there's somewhere to keep your sandwiches.
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    Old Guy Wanting to Dinghy Sail

    There's a pretty active Facebook group if you're so inclined, https://www.facebook.com/groups/16537332977/ Good little boats, they've made some quite significant trips, e.g. from the English/Welsh border to the Black Sea so you can absolutely cruise/camp on them.
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    Old Guy Wanting to Dinghy Sail

    Yeah, bought it as a fun father and son project, at this rate it'll be for my son and his kids.
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    Old Guy Wanting to Dinghy Sail

    Yep, every now and then. I have an original 1970s kit in my garage waiting to be built. There's a small fleet in Van as well that might know of any for sale, nice thing about the Mirror is you can throw it on a roof rack which makes the ferry cheaper.
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    Old Guy Wanting to Dinghy Sail

    How about old school, a Mirror?
  15. Exactly what I need on mine, I never really understood how they got so many aspects of design right except cockpits. I think we were just tougher in the 70s.
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    Mirage 27 Sailboat Review/Advice

    One of Bob's designs I believe.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    No mocks since Saturday? Is this some kind of mockless record?
  18. Six gill baby shark in a bun is on special in Brentwood all weekend.
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    Soda blasting a hull

    I believe that soda is a lot more forgiving and gentle on the surface than glass/walnut etc.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    It's what happens when a petite French number falls for a rough-around-the-edges commercial fisher.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    https://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/1982-Edel-665-Red-Hull-with-custom-aluminum-extension-27-Honda-8hp-LS_32837746 "in 2008 a custom aluminum extension was added ($4500) by the then current co-owner's father in law who was a shipwright. The job he did was spectacular and changed a stubby day sailor into a full mini sloop with the correct lines. She looks better and sails better." Just gonna leave that one there.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    The force is strong with that one. And by "the force", I mean batshit crazy.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Yep, would be perfect for my little Mirror dinghy. Shame it's in SF.
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    Soda blasting a hull

    Whereabouts are you going to be doing this blasting? I'd considered that as a possible route to a clean hull.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I like the way they've noted the scale on the drawing, some of those random wiggles in the hull and deck lines must be 5 or 6", difficult to fabricate you'd have thought, but somehow the photos show that it's exactly as shit as they imagined.