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  1. SpongeDeckSquareFoil

    Nanci Griffith Going Once, Going Twice, Going Gone

    Sad to hear of her passing. Truly a lovely and distinct voice, a beautiful woman, and remarkably talented performer.
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    Carbon Cutter No. three launched last week.

    I think it was because he couldn't rationalize having a fifth built.
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    Tie-rod rigging source

    A friend lost his rigging on his Hunter 380. Replacement mast and boom are easy to find but we need a source to manufacture the tie rods that connect the D1s to the hull. These are roughly 0.56 diameter 3 ft long with threads on one end and a plate/tang welded on the other end. Hunter did...
  4. SpongeDeckSquareFoil

    For temporary random pic thread relief

    Creepy pic. Chuck Hughes died on the field, heart attack.  Early 70s I think.
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    Pink Floyd - History

    Who hasn't considered a Polka-based Floyd act.
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    Old Fart Solo Up The U.S. East Coast?

    Maybe consider the western side of the Great Loop? Since you're starting from the gulf side of FL this option might have some appeal. Even more so if your destination was the Lake Michigan side of Michigan. Anyway, a friend had to move his boat (a Hunter 380) from Detroit, MI to Mobile, AL this...
  7. SpongeDeckSquareFoil

    Gandalf’s for sale

    True about the string. At the very least the string should have been wrapped in duct tape. That would show to the women that he is handy.
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    Gandalf’s for sale

    The Red Green suspenders are a nice touch, but isn't a flannel shirt required?  Didn't watch the entire video, was the cameraman's name Harold, by chance?
  9. SpongeDeckSquareFoil

    Daysailer for old people

    From Harbor 20 to Esse 850. This thread sure narrows it down. Is the "traditional" appearance thing still a factor?
  10. SpongeDeckSquareFoil

    Raise the Roof

    I'm just under 6 feet. When I go from my Ranger 26, which has pygmy headroom, to a friend's O'day 27 the O'day feels like a cathedral. But at your height I can see where it might feel limiting. Never heard of anyone adding a pop-top to an existing boat, but anything is possible if you have the...
  11. SpongeDeckSquareFoil

    custom stainless straps, plates etc

    White Water Marine in MI can do what you want. I've used them for various special designs. Always good work.
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    Clean way to mount new instrument displays

    A friend did some similar work on his boat. On the exterior he used some 1/8th inch (maybe a bit thicker) aluminum plate to cover the old mounting area and fit the new displays. After sizing the plate, rounding the edges, adding the needed cutout and some mounting holes, he had the plate powder...
  13. SpongeDeckSquareFoil

    Daysailer for old people

    Helped haul a Capri 26 the other day. I had never seen this model boat before and was surprised how attractive it appeared on the water. I thought it was a very nice looking boat, in more of a modern sense, not in a traditional manner. This boat had an inboard which due to the reverse transom...
  14. SpongeDeckSquareFoil

    New guy, first sailboat

    I think I need to form a band just so we can use that as our name.
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    Cruise ship making - timelapse

    Doesn't matter if it's a cruise ship or an aircraft carrier, the lego block approach is, I believe, the Standard Operating Procedure for virtually any large ship. Of course each lego block is unique and has to match up with all the other unique blocks it contacts. The complexity involved in the...
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    Colregs ignorance

    The CG is not always a source to rely on. Once after a Wednesday evening race in which I single-handed I was continuing sailing since it was a very nice evening. Had my running lights on. Noticed a CG boat leaving its port and heading in my direction with its flashing lights on. Was wondering...
  17. SpongeDeckSquareFoil

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    At $3000 I have to give credit to the Chaser 33 seller. He seems to be realistic regarding the market for a not well known 40 yr old boat.
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    Crazy furling jib cover idea - work with me here

    Interesting. Years ago I read or heard that for UV protection black is preferred. Lighter colors provided considerably less protection almost to the point of being worthless. Maybe I was misled?

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