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    The Alameda Marina Hoist is broken again? It's...

    The Alameda Marina Hoist is broken again? It's like they PLAN it, just to drive everybody away.
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    ====== Jobs....when you have them, you have...

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    Jobs....when you have them, you have income and no time....when you don't have them, you have no income, but lots of time.

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  3. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I have a friend in Poulsbo who passed along a...

    I have a friend in Poulsbo who passed along a picture taken on her deck. Looked like Tahoe.
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    Philippe, this may have been mentioned earlier in...

    Philippe, this may have been mentioned earlier in the thread, but the Sugar Dock in Richmond might be a good place to berth Changabang, if you're going to have her in California. Bob and I sailed up...
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    After picking up Taz! 's e-rudder and blade, I'm...

    After picking up Taz! 's e-rudder and blade, I'm seriously considering building a wrapped 'glass and carbon cassette for this rudder. I'll finish what I've got here 'cause it's almost done and it...
  6. Thread: Seminars

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    Sea Wisdom sure is pretty....even with water...

    Sea Wisdom sure is pretty....even with water getting into the bilge. I hope you get it fixed, Will! It was nice to meet you!

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    Releasing the Kraken went fine, it was using it...

    Releasing the Kraken went fine, it was using it that wasn't so good.

    Here's Surprise! with Bob's extra spinnaker pole....which he never uses.....set up to provide leverage points near the center...
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    The lower gudgeon seems to be J-29 size, more or...

    The lower gudgeon seems to be J-29 size, more or less...the upper one is one "size" smaller. Here you can see how two s.s. bolts server as pins, and how it's assembled.

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    Chris, standing...
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    Nice shot of Chris and Fugu! That's perfect, as...

    Nice shot of Chris and Fugu! That's perfect, as here are a bunch of photos of Chris and his setup, at the dock.

    Here's Fugu's transom, showing the brackets for the rudder support framework, and...
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    After the emergency steering get-together today...

    After the emergency steering get-together today I'm feeling a little bit of angst about the weight of my cassette. It's strong as $%^&* but heavy!
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    This morning the s.s. inserts were bedded in a...

    This morning the s.s. inserts were bedded in a goodly supply of JB Weld steel-reinforced epoxy, with 3/4 inch dowel running between the two inserts to keep them lined up. That will kick off by...
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    I''ve heard from Nate Tuffanelli, the guy who...

    I''ve heard from Nate Tuffanelli, the guy who bought that H-Boat from me. Apparently Nate sold the boat to an extremely accomplished sailor who'd been a former World Champion in the Flying Dutchman...
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    Yeah, that would be the companionway board I...

    Yeah, that would be the companionway board I made for the 1997 LongPac. You bet, Skip.
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    35 minutes with a hand saw, rasp attachment on my...

    35 minutes with a hand saw, rasp attachment on my drill, and the rotary tool, and the inserts fit as planned.

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    I picked up a nice straight 3/4 inch hardwood dowel and some JB Weld at the...
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    I hope you bring all of that, if for no other...

    I hope you bring all of that, if for no other reason than for the earthshattering contrast between the strong, light stuff you build and the buffalo-built stuff I churn out.
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    Ants is on the forum nowadays, I'm sure he'll see...

    Ants is on the forum nowadays, I'm sure he'll see this!

    How do we sign up for Race Committee? The Wildcat's haulout, a year overdue, is set for February. I can't see doing another race where I'm...
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    I set things in place, traced lines and so on,...

    I set things in place, traced lines and so on, this morning. whooiiie...the s.s. pipe inserts are big-gish. I'll have to place them a little further "out" on the wood gudgeons than I might have...
  18. Thread: Surprise!

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    That helps! If they last 3x as long as regular...

    That helps!
    If they last 3x as long as regular lead-acid batteries, then they're a bargain.
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    ~~faints~~~ $512 each...for 112 aH?

    ~~faints~~~

    $512 each...for 112 aH?
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    Hmmm...tell us about those batteries, Bob. 80%...

    Hmmm...tell us about those batteries, Bob. 80% discharge is OK? Oooo
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    I went by Allan Steel this morning and got the...

    I went by Allan Steel this morning and got the s.s. thick-walled pipe inserts that will be attached to the gudgeons and slip around the pintle pins. I have some plastic material that I know fits...
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    Finally, here's a view of my sophisticated...

    Finally, here's a view of my sophisticated workshop.

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    I'm out of epoxy, darnit. Allan Steel has been closed for the holidays so I couldn't get the s.s. pipe. Ah, well... I can make...
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    #2...making the gudgeons... I made these out...

    #2...making the gudgeons...

    I made these out of the same douglas fir that the cassette pieces are made from. This sat in my study, just below the heater in the ceiling so it dried out a little. ...
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    Today was spent on two things... 1.) getting...

    Today was spent on two things...

    1.) getting the upper part of the blade "wrapped" on the front and back edges, and

    2.) making the gudgeons for the cassette and attaching them

    Starting with...
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    the BEFORE pic... 5004 As you can see, I...

    the BEFORE pic...

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    As you can see, I didn't put down a sheet of plastic on the ground under the sawhorses....and sure enough, I knocked the cassette off, twice, no less, while I was...
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