Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

Hike Bitches!

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kimb...Mrs. Bitches would like hot water too...now that I've recently converted the 4KSB Atomic4 to FWC, maybe I could find me a 6 or 11 gallon hot water heater. B)

keep up the good work...following this thread is awesome.

 

Pertinacious Tom

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SWMBO says I MUST put hot water on the Sliver.

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(SWMBO smiled broadly when I brought it home last night.)
Good for her, and good for you. It's a hundred pounds or so of extra weight. Which is going to affect your happiness more: the slight improvement in performance from leaving it off or a big smile from SWMBO? It's really not even close.

 

kimbottles

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SWMBO says I MUST put hot water on the Sliver.

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(SWMBO smiled broadly when I brought it home last night.)
Good for her, and good for you. It's a hundred pounds or so of extra weight. Which is going to affect your happiness more: the slight improvement in performance from leaving it off or a big smile from SWMBO? It's really not even close.
We can leave it empty when we want performance.....we did save some unexpected weight when Sailglobal offered to supply titanium chain plates and fore stay fittings at near SS cost. Just about offsets the weight of the empty water-heater.

 
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Tucky

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We can leave it empty when we want performance.....we did save some unexpected weight when Sailglobal offered to supply titanium chain plates and fore stay fittings at near SS cost. Just about offsets the weight of the empty water-heater.

I do this on my little tri- I'm constantly removing things and keeping a mental tally of the weight so I can transfer it to something more important to me while keeping the boat light.

Speaking of keeping the boat light, has anyone read Nat Stone's book "On the Water". He rowed around the eastern half of the US (start NYC, up Hudson, across lakes, down Mississippi, over to Florida and back up IC to NYC), and had a journey far greater than that. Well written and a great paean to traveling light. By the time he was coming up the IC he had begun to shed everything he didn't need- clothing, equipment, food choices, etc, and just rowed for his life. A well written story and a great lesson.

Sorry for the hijack, waiting for more pictures.

 

kimbottles

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Just back from Harbor Freight where I purchased polishing items......for the portlites and the chainplates....I know what I will be doing this weekend....

 

blackjenner

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Just back from Harbor Freight where I purchased polishing items......for the portlites and the chainplates....I know what I will be doing this weekend....
There is some process you can do to titanium, I don't recall what it is, that makes it take on a slight, very subtle rainbow effect. Like I said, it's subtle but I've always found the muted suggestion of color to be really beautiful.

I've seen it on titanium jewelry. You might want to take a look at it.

 

kimbottles

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Baby Sliver FLOATS!!

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kimbottles

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And she looks good with her fellow fleet members. Not counting my inflatable these are all of my operational vessels at this time. Looking forward to adding the Big Sliver to the mix.....

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Rasputin22

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Just back from Harbor Freight where I purchased polishing items......for the portlites and the chainplates....I know what I will be doing this weekend....
There is some process you can do to titanium, I don't recall what it is, that makes it take on a slight, very subtle rainbow effect. Like I said, it's subtle but I've always found the muted suggestion of color to be really beautiful.

I've seen it on titanium jewelry. You might want to take a look at it.
I think that what you are referring to is 'flame applied patina'. It involves heating the titanium and with a torch and then sprinkling various chemical elements into the flame which vaporize in the heat of the torch flame and then are deposited on the heated titanium surface. It might be something to look into but I'm not sure it adds any extra additional corrosion resistance.

On further googling, it seems that titanium can be used to apply the patina to stainless steel, but titanium doesn't need any other element just the heat to create the multicolored effect mentioned here in the previous post. I found this site that gives some info on titanium anodizing using electrical heat to get the same effect as the heat but I'm not sure it would be appropriate for Sliver. Titanium naturally gets a deeper clear oxide coating with time that increases its luster and would seem to be just fine for this boat.

http://mrtitanium.com/anodizing.html

Rasp

PS I spent an absurd price for a titanium axle for the tailwheel of my sailplane for the weight saving and strength and have to admit I have never once looked at it to see how its wondrous patina is progressing...

 

Beer fueled Mayhem

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And she looks good with her fellow fleet members. Not counting my inflatable these are all of my operational vessels at this time. Looking forward to adding the Big Sliver to the mix.....
I think I saw you leaving EBM last Thursday (or was it 2 Thursdays ago) in the cat. We were coming in for the Downtown Series. You SYC? This boat had a burgee off the bow.

 
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