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    There was a Nichols. Buccaneer at Petes Harbor,...

    There was a Nichols. Buccaneer at Petes Harbor, when I was just getting back into sailing.Back when Pete had a yard there, I remember seeing her out of the water..hard chine, black hull, full keel,...
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    I used NACA 0015 for the rudder itself but the...

    I used NACA 0015 for the rudder itself but the trim tab? I had a half inch s.s. rod for the backbone of it. I had a buddy weld a 1.5 inch s.s tang, edgewise to the rod to provide the resistance to...
  3. I looked over Google Earth maps and satellite...

    I looked over Google Earth maps and satellite images of Hilo last night, too. Hilo is a much bigger town, there are a lot more amenities, but there's a little corner of the harbor between the...
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    Round one of microballoons-fairing/sanding is...

    Round one of microballoons-fairing/sanding is done and the trim tab is better. It's far from perfect. Should I do another round of fairing? I'll never get it perfect. --- Probably. ONE more round.
  5. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    No no no no no no no no no no no no!

    No no no no no no no no no no no no!
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    I need to do a side-mount motor for the Piper and...

    I need to do a side-mount motor for the Piper and one of those high-thrust..like 120 pounds-plus "trolling motors on steroids" is mighty attractive. They suck down 50 amps, though. So with a 100...
  7. Absolutely. I'd sure rather sail to Hanalei. I...

    Absolutely. I'd sure rather sail to Hanalei. I mean...it's Hanalei.

    But if it got to be, say, the second week of April and Kauai was still requiring two weeks of quarantine, but the race committee...
  8. Better...Hale'iwa Harbor. on Waialua Bay....north...

    Better...Hale'iwa Harbor. on Waialua Bay....north shore of Oahu, about an hours drive from Honolulu. Since it's on Oahu, the COVID quarantine rules aren't as brutal as Kauai. It's "around the...
  9. Joan just said something that actually might make...

    Joan just said something that actually might make some sort of sense. If restrictions are tighter on Kauai than on the other islands, then maybe we should consider racing to another island.

    Not...
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    After working the real job all day I dashed out...

    After working the real job all day I dashed out and did some quick epoxy work on the trim tab and the asymmetrical spinny pole.

    Here are microballoons in epoxy for fairing the trailing edge of...
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    Already downloaded it! AND....the date is...

    Already downloaded it! AND....the date is written in my Old Skool paper calendar!
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    Once Upon a Time, Jackie..... There was a...

    Once Upon a Time, Jackie.....

    There was a Singlehanded Race to Hawaii, and at the Awards Dinner, the clever Race Committee, who had figured out how many spouses, friends, s.o.'s and hangers-on...
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    Yeah, I've been thinking about making a bobstay....

    Yeah, I've been thinking about making a bobstay. I'd feel better about the loads on the deck with one set up, too!
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    Thanks, Bob! My gut feeling was that this was...

    Thanks, Bob!

    My gut feeling was that this was pretty close, which is why I bought it. Good to know that a few inches here and there will not make a heee-uge difference. I have the carbon...
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    6037 by doing a little measuring and math I...

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    by doing a little measuring and math I come up with a "hounds to sprit" length of about 33 feet. for my S2 7.9.
    Doing some measuring and calculations for the J-70 with the sprit extended...
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    I'd sure like some comments from folks here who...

    I'd sure like some comments from folks here who know about asymmetrical spinnakers! That's a J-70 spinnaker.

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    forestay length is 27.8 feet
    J = 7.7 feet

    By doing a little math and...
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    That's right! I could build them a nice, lumpy...

    That's right! I could build them a nice, lumpy fir core e-rudder that would probably start humming at about 10 knots, turn into a tuning fork at 12, and vibrate itself into an explosion at 16! LOL
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    The new-to-me J-70 asymmetric spinnaker has...

    The new-to-me J-70 asymmetric spinnaker has arrived, so I set up the end of the pole with some wood to distribute the load and an eye bolt. I hoisted the sail in my slip, today,as there was...
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    After much staring and debating...where to put...

    After much staring and debating...where to put the middle support bracket, I finally opted for a location which might get wet, but will more properly support the trim tab shaft....it's more in the...
  20. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    Tomorrow I get to try out my "new" asymmetrical...

    Tomorrow I get to try out my "new" asymmetrical spinnaker with an improvised setup, using the carbon fiber pole/sprit from Greg Nelson! I'm taking a little break from nonstop ~building stuff~!
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    Will a regular old aluminum pop-rivet tool set...

    Will a regular old aluminum pop-rivet tool set these?

    i ask, because I went up to the Piper (my other boat) this past weekend, to find that someone had tapped the end of the Pipers mast. The mast...
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    After cutting everything out, smoothing down the...

    After cutting everything out, smoothing down the epoxy/sawdust spooge with a wood rasp and a bunch of sanding, the bracket tapped nicely into place. Yet more sanding on the rudder will be needed to...
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    Two things contrbuted to me deciding to 'glass...

    Two things contrbuted to me deciding to 'glass the brackets to the rudder, rather than bolt them. 1.) I could make all the brackets-strut and so on out of $14 worth of 4 inch wide, 1" oak, rather...
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    It's time to build the brackets on the main...

    It's time to build the brackets on the main rudder, for the trim tab. The stoutest example of this construction that I could find online actually is in bronze, which might be of interest to a few of...
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    Nice job on the canoe! Very nice! And I'm...

    Nice job on the canoe! Very nice!

    And I'm right there with Stephen....totally jealous!
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