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by dasein668
Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Bruno Trouble and Wanaka...
Replies: 26
Views: 2850

gjvp wrote:I notice that the WP has cut off comments . . .
Maybe the WP didn't like what Britton and I had to say about mssr Trouble?
by dasein668
Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Bruno Trouble and Wanaka...
Replies: 26
Views: 2850

Case, you had an extra [/url] in the link. I fixed it so that the original link works.
by dasein668
Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Tired of waiting for the drawbridge?
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Oh. My.
by dasein668
Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Winter boat cover - tarp/support
Replies: 20
Views: 6522

Unique.
by dasein668
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: this just makes me cry
Replies: 13
Views: 2777

I am left without speech. That ad... it just... oh my.
by dasein668
Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bolero Concept
Replies: 107
Views: 19931

To stir the pot further: I think they extended sides look just plain dumb. So there ya go! ;-P
by dasein668
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bolero Concept
Replies: 107
Views: 19931

bcooke wrote:I am already lusting after that boat...
One at a time, Britton. One at a time.
by dasein668
Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bolero Concept
Replies: 107
Views: 19931

I saw Bolero in person today and I have to say... wow... she's a beauty. The pictures just don't do justice to that hull. Congratulations!
by dasein668
Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Canadian Mystery Boat?
Replies: 8
Views: 2104

Tim Mertinooke wrote:The tire is beginning to grow on me.
Yeah, I'd like it better if they had just used tires instead of those ugly flourescent balls...
by dasein668
Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Bilgekote Prepwork
Replies: 21
Views: 2882

Figment wrote:Why can't we just pin an Aerosmith poster over that scrape in the topsides?
HA!
by dasein668
Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: white colored epoxy instead of paint
Replies: 8
Views: 1423

Re: white colored epoxy instead of paint

I did the rough math and if you were to buy the 5 gallon resin kit and a 32 oz of pigment it works out to roughly $34 per gallon of "paint". Heck if you want to be really picky and put it all together with shipping it still only comes out to $42 a gallon. Bilge coat is almost twice that a...
by dasein668
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: flush thru-hulls
Replies: 20
Views: 2336

JonnyBoats wrote:
Otherwise, save a few installation hassles and use standard mushroom heads.
Yes, unless you happen to have some with flush heads ;-)
Return/exchange?
by dasein668
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Last Fall Haulout with my Bluenose
Replies: 11
Views: 2085

I hear that! That's why I usually try to haul by around the first of October here in Maine. I miss out on some incredible days on the water, but in between we get enough snotty stuff like that that it isn't worth the risk. Especially in Falmouth with about a 3 mile fetch to the southwest and northea...
by dasein668
Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Last Fall Haulout with my Bluenose
Replies: 11
Views: 2085

Rachel wrote:Well at least it wasn't just me.
Common in New England. Most of us tried to block it out though.
by dasein668
Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Richard King's Triton - FOX
Replies: 8
Views: 1601

Was that article supposed to impress us, or frighten us? ::shakes head::
by dasein668
Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Last Fall Haulout with my Bluenose
Replies: 11
Views: 2085

Nice photos. I'm sure it's sad to see her go, but you've got a nice "new" boat coming so that should ease the pain a bit!
by dasein668
Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: My Third and Last Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Figment wrote:I think the owner of the Valiant 40 down the dock is about thiiiiiis close to offering me an even-swap.
Yes, but clearly as part of the deal you'd have to bring the Triton into the slip for him every time he went out, no?
by dasein668
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Weight of Cloth for Sea Hood Sheathing
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

I would think that should be more than plenty strong on its own. For waterproofing, I'd go with a couple layers of relatively lightweight cloth. 6oz would probably be fine.
by dasein668
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Woo Hoo! Who's going sailing this weekend???
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Woo Hoo! Who's going sailing this weekend???

Coastal Forecast for Southern Maine... TONIGHT NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT LATE. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM. SAT NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT...
by dasein668
Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Our Winter Worklists, 2007 edition.
Replies: 47
Views: 6458

catamount wrote:...A. Lot...
oof!
by dasein668
Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Our Winter Worklists, 2007 edition.
Replies: 47
Views: 6458

Not having the boat in your shed probably doesn't help much with the motivation factor, huh?
by dasein668
Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Maine Mooring Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 2250

Re: Yeah, things have changed.

The major problem we had in Falmouth back in the 90's was finding parking. It was tough and there was alot of slepping involved. That's about 90% of the reason we moved to PYC. Also, there are now limited dinghy permits at the town landing. This was really a necessity, given how ridiculous the ding...
by dasein668
Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Holding tank for 1966 A-30, bladder tank?
Replies: 19
Views: 2586

Building something like a tank is surprisingly labor intensive to do well, so it only makes economic sense if you're using your own "free" labor. Otherwise, expensive hours add up far too quickly. This also explains the seemingly insane pricing of custom tanks. Once you do it yourself you...
by dasein668
Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Our Winter Worklists, 2007 edition.
Replies: 47
Views: 6458

bcooke wrote:I don't want to think about it yet...
Coward.
by dasein668
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Our Winter Worklists, 2007 edition.
Replies: 47
Views: 6458

Our Winter Worklists, 2007 edition.

Well, it's that time again... Inspired by Figment , I present My Winter Worklist, 2007. Some of these may seem vaguely familiar... Must do... 1. Run a vent line and install a fitting for holding tank. 2. Improve holding tank retention system. 3. Run fresh-water fill hose from deck fitting to fresh-w...
by dasein668
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Maine Mooring Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 2250

Re: We stayed at Falmouth Foreside Jeff.

As I recall, we rented (borrowed technically) a town mooring from someone. That was back in the early 90's. Sorry that's not much help. That doesn't fly in Falmouth any more. At least, not easily. The harbormaster doesn't allow any boat on any mooring except the boat that is on the permit applicati...
by dasein668
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Holding tank for 1966 A-30, bladder tank?
Replies: 19
Views: 2586

Make your own?? Has anyone done this and can speak from experience that it was a good move? See above... I dunno about polyethelene, but plywood and epoxy is a pretty low-cost method (so long as you assign no dollar-amount to your own time/labor). My little poo box used maybe $15 worth of material....
by dasein668
Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: unseizing a ball valve?
Replies: 20
Views: 2794

Clearly, no kids!

Image

See Babies and Colds These things are more commonly called Bulb Syringes, but I prefer Baby Nose Sucker, myself.
by dasein668
Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: hull/deck joint - 5200 or epoxy???
Replies: 21
Views: 3021

It's kind of amazing that the boat was still floating...
by dasein668
Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Another Diesel Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

I love my Yanmar, but I'm kind of curious about these marinized VW engines: VW Marine. I also love the TDI engine in my Jetta.

I'm sure not going to rush out to buy one though! (Not to mention they're a bit large for a small boat...)
by dasein668
Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Embarrassing...
Replies: 21
Views: 4270

Fun dredge! Did you get sopped with rain while you were at it?
by dasein668
Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Figment's Last Sail (For 2007!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Figment's Last Sail (For 2007!)

Thanks to a nice invitation from Mike Haas, Tim, Britton, and I were treated to a nice sail yesterday aboard Figment. Tim arrived at my house in Portland at 0445 and we headed south, picking up Britton along the way in Amesbury. Despite some brief confusion about where we were going, we soon met up ...
by dasein668
Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Self Tailing Winches
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Barring cost? Yes, absolutely.
by dasein668
Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: What did you pay for your Triton?
Replies: 28
Views: 5394

Nathan, if you're only $3k away from having the boat "finished", then you must already be shopping for the next boat. Fess up. Yup. Not what you're probably thinking, though. I know what it is....probably be a little while, though, right? Yeah, I wouldn't expect to start it for at least 2...
by dasein668
Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Adding Bulwarks
Replies: 23
Views: 2921

Oh, good point. I always forget about those molded glass rails.
by dasein668
Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: What did you pay for your Triton?
Replies: 28
Views: 5394

Figment wrote:Legacy 34.
Ummm. No.
by dasein668
Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: What did you pay for your Triton?
Replies: 28
Views: 5394

Figment wrote:Nathan, if you're only $3k away from having the boat "finished", then you must already be shopping for the next boat. Fess up.
Yup. Not what you're probably thinking, though.
by dasein668
Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: What did you pay for your Triton?
Replies: 28
Views: 5394

bcooke wrote:If Nathan really thinks 3-4k will 'finish' the boat he has obviously not been paying attention.
What's left? New fuel tank and galley. Few sheets of beadboard. Note that I didn't include the new jib in that cost estimate.
by dasein668
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Sanding (Long) boards
Replies: 17
Views: 2686

One reaches a point in life where money is basically an abstract quality anyway; it's all just random writing on little bits of paper (or, more recently, on bits and bytes of electrical impulses, which are even more unreal). . Is that the point at which one has accumulated more debt than one could ...
by dasein668
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Adding Bulwarks
Replies: 23
Views: 2921

I can't recommend enough a beefier toerail like the one I added to Dasein. The difference in the feeling of security when walking around on a heeled sidedeck is amazing. Really. I love my new toerail. Love it. No, really. I LOVE it!
by dasein668
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: What did you pay for your Triton?
Replies: 28
Views: 5394

Dasein, 668, was listed for 12,900. We paid 8000 (Thanks, Tim!) in September of 2001. She was in basically sail-away condition including 2-year-old standing rigging, lifelines, roller-furler, and jib, and 5 or 6 year old Yanmar diesel. Somewhat better-than-stock interior. Reasonable electronics (dec...
by dasein668
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Triton #680 deck work
Replies: 157
Views: 32825

I'm sorry, Britton, but I have to give away your new color scheme. http://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/img_lectronic_799orless/2007-10-17_7914_EyeofInfinity-side.jpg hehe...subtle...:-p I actually like the idea, but the execution of the eye of infinity "logo" leaves something to be deisred.
by dasein668
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Triton #680 deck work
Replies: 157
Views: 32825

Tim wrote:Now, now...how many times have I emphasized the need to read and follow product directions?
Have we actually established that Britton can read? ;-P
by dasein668
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Triton #680 deck work
Replies: 157
Views: 32825

bcooke wrote:
Rachel wrote:So, what's the word on topsides color?
...
Me wrote:Green
I take it back. I am going with the Other option...
You tease! (Thank goodness that I know what other is!)
by dasein668
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: My turn to brag a bit
Replies: 22
Views: 3667

It is, indeed, a mule. It's a holdover from the schooner hey-day as just another sail to use to fill the space up there. Goes nicely with a mizzenstaysail and topsail. According to wikipedia, "A staysail or gaff topsail schooner may carry a fisherman (a four sided fore and aft sail) above the m...
by dasein668
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Routing wiring from the mast to the cabin
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

Figment wrote:My hose just ducks into a big ol' hole in the side of the mast.
Ditto. I might have to rectify that!
by dasein668
Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Triton #680 deck work
Replies: 157
Views: 32825

Ugh, that stinks. Sorry man! Hopefully a nice October sail with Beers and Cheesey Comestibles will brighten your disposition.
by dasein668
Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Triton #680 deck work
Replies: 157
Views: 32825

bcooke wrote:I knew you couldn't keep a secret for long...
It was a whole week. Jeez, whaddya want from a guy?
by dasein668
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Triton #680 deck work
Replies: 157
Views: 32825

How 'bout some primer pics, bub?
by dasein668
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Replacing standing rigging on Triton #680
Replies: 64
Views: 8973

bcooke wrote:Oh, and my chainplates are stainless, not bronze. Just another difference among Tritons I guess.
Mine too. Only 8 boats apart though, so I guess that shouldn't be a surprise.