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  1. J

    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    This actually sounds like a really nice way to do it. Gives you time to yourself, whic is very valuable and that few get or realize the value of, and companionship. But - it supposed one is comfortable doing solo ocean crossings. Gotta work on that! :-). How did get to the point of feeling...
  2. J

    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    Yeah, I think I may have fucked up my deck restoration project so far, not having remembered KiwiGrip. I just emailed them and they said that the KiwiGrip acrylic polymer will adhere to the 2-part aliphatic urethane and walnut shells I just put on. Just need to sand and rough up the surface...
  3. J

    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    I meant insulation against heat on your feet. The white painted areas in between my non-skid gets quite hot, almost too hot to walk on with bare feet, whereas the non-skid portions are quite a bit cooler. In retrospect,if I’d remembered KiwiGrip existed, if I’d researched this further,I...
  4. J

    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    Yeah, I very, very briefly considered stripping off the old non-skid but decided that it would be a heinously unpleasant job, and would take up most if not all of my summer - the only time I could easily do it is in summer when boat is on a mooring, so no reliable access to power (like for a...
  5. J

    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    None of this shit is normal. I’m about 60-70 hours into a complete overhaul of my deck surface/non-skid. Completely unplanned until earlier this spring when I had to redo the chain locker lid (non-skid failed, I stripped it off, painted and then covered with crushed walnut shells then...
  6. J

    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    Kirsten Neuschaffer and other modern GGR folks seem a good test case of your theory. She seems pretty damn normal to me. Skilled and driven, though, which isn’t terribly normal.
  7. J

    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    Yeah, Moitessier was a shiftless hippy. No doubt about that. Good call - Bardiaux was a tough old rooster. “Les Quatres Vents de l’Aventure” (Four Winds of Adventure) was one of his books, I think. Winter rounding of Cape Horn, I think? Moitessier would’ve been crying for the tropics at that...
  8. J

    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    Tough crowd here. :) It just popped up in my FB feed from the Don McIntyre Golden Globe Race, who was recognizing him as a pioneer small boat sailor, so I thought I’d share it. On that, I think we can all agree. Kooky and whatever else - sure - but an incredible seaman, which is the point...
  9. J

    A “famous” day in cruising boat history

    A great “art for art’s sake” undertaking...and the rest was history... :) https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0dh9Ltg9Bcrhm6DkU9rpwLVXaVZitMoFQSTBXDys5Na8c7Gv3CBBTti2eAYTTbrq3l&id=100063768451833&m_entstream_source=timeline

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