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  1. CapnK

    Suggestions requested on getting IP 380 from Rock Hall, MD to Hilton Head, SC

    FWIW, I brought an improperly-propped Alberg 30 from Kilmarnock VA to Georgtown SC, solo except for the Crewdog as ships company. Top speed 4.5 kts, late October (ie shorter days), all inside via Coinjock, except for the Beaufort NC -> Masonboro jump. Mostly underway 10-12hrs per day, it took 9...
  2. CapnK

    Out board question

    Ah. Damn. Sounds like the only other option is one of these... ;) https://www.hysucat.com/hysucat-hydrofoil-boat-technology/
  3. CapnK

    Out board question

    Looking online at pics of this model, it seems that foils on the lower unit are at least somewhat popular - which is what I was wondering and why I looked, based on what you've written. Seeing the hull shape at the transom, the 'planing area' of the hull is a very narrow pad and would only act...
  4. CapnK

    Getting a proper bond with epoxy

    According to Wikipedia these are involved in proper bondage, but I don't see how. First you'll catch hell keeping the fur out of your laminate, then just try getting all the epoxy off of them after you are done...
  5. CapnK

    Mobo driver apologises -

    Be straight with him - he's already aware, and thus unlikely to be defensive. If you tell him that you see him trying and really appreciate that, and (insert how to/how not to info here), he'll get it without misunderstanding. Point out that he is the exception in even trying/caring, and finish...
  6. CapnK

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Solo gal on her Wharram. No fancy, airbrushed perfect skin clickbait thumbnail screaming for attention, video all shot on an iPhone. Seems unpretentious, the 'real deal'. Female version of "NBJS", perhaps. She does have a Patreon, and her own site where you can read her writings...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Plukky of "Sailing Freedom" is giving up his (ir)regular YT life of 6 years, crowd funding a new boat self-build (Mumby 48), to take up "The Elcano Challenge" which had been conceived, then later abandoned, by Jimmy Cornell. The Challenge is to sail around the world (non-stop?) in an...
  8. CapnK

    An academic look at cruising

    Likely: % more "deviants" = % more fun/interesting cruising. :) (Certainly no Youtoobers with an ever-present camera...)
  9. CapnK

    Hard dinks, nesting dinks, and why we like them

    The experiment was conducted under the auspices of DARPA*, and complete safety and health measures** were undertaken during the live phases on the water. . . *Dinghy Advanced Research, Propulsion Alternatives. ** Beers.
  10. CapnK

    Hard dinks, nesting dinks, and why we like them

    6hp on the back of a WB8 will get you 12+ knots. You need an extra long tiller extension, and to be positioned far enough forward that looking down and back you see the bow wave, while steering with a foot. Note: the hull deforms at this speed and becomes concave forward of the transom, which...
  11. CapnK

    DIY Walker Bay 8 replacement rig

    Check around for carbon windsurfer masts, they have a smaller diameter than the plain glass ones and will fit the hole in the WB thwart. I found one that fit, made a simple flat sail (parachute cloth with a sleeve of light packcloth) to slide over the spar. Used a wooden rudder and centerboard a...
  12. CapnK

    Thunderbird dinghy by Snug Harbor

    Picked this up off of Craigslist yesterday, have been able to find very few references to the boat and/or the manufacturer online. A couple forum references elsewhere, a couple 'For Sale' listings, and a blog is about it. There's a dealer/broker in GA that uses 'Snug Harbor' in their name, but...
  13. CapnK

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I am not casting stones, I am pointing out blatant hypocrisy.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    So the Vags, despite paying high profile, multi-media public lip service to being "woke" and "green" by toting scowling Greta across the Atlantic so that she could scold Americans from Europe (among other, subtler professions of their belief system), have now upped the consumerist ante so far...
  15. CapnK

    Coffee

    Max - to take apart strainer/plunger, for me it works best to spread the forces around the perimeter of the strainer part as equally as possible while unscrewing. I hold it in left hand, put fingertips of right hand into the 'cup' area at bottom of the plunger, then spread them apart and twist...
  16. CapnK

    Coffee

    Keep us posted. One thing I can pass along - when 'smooshing' the coffee, go slow and use a little wobble technique on the presser part. Otherwise you can create a hot coffee volcano effect. :D I also swirl mine a couple times before smooshing it, and that seems to help make it go down really...
  17. CapnK

    Coffee

    FWIW - You can easily and safely reuse the paper filters in the AP - just peel it off the grounds prior to total 'ejection' (<- some fun can be had with that, I'm sure :D ), and let it dry out. Good as new on the next use, if a bit darker in color. I wanted to see if it was possible, as I...
  18. CapnK

    Coffee

    As a singlehander, one 'Bobble-full' is usually all I'll drink in the AM. If I want more, or have company, it only takes 3-4 minutes to hot up some H2O for another. Never have to drink old, oxygenated brew that way, is what I like most about it. I also prefer my brew to rank just below espresso...
  19. CapnK

    Coffee

    Seconded, thirded, etc... I read 2-3 books weekly, and though I do have phone/tablet/dead tree access, the Kindle is the best experience overall and well worth the price, especially if you buy a refurb unit. I have a PW now (for the backlight and waterproofness), but owned two other earlier...
  20. CapnK

    Coffee

    Not a coffee snob, more of an addict/fiend with good taste, I think I've been through them all, at least the non-electric ones (and most of those, too). AeroPress, Moka, Bialetti, French presses, drips, etc etc., and after all that 'market research', I think the Presse by Bobble is the most...
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