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by Figment
Mon Apr 01, 2024 9:19 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Our Winter Worklists
Replies: 89
Views: 38877

Re: Our Winter Worklists

No, I sold the Triton in 2011, did a powerboat project for a few years, then did the project-car thing for a few years, now I've bought myself a trawler. Holy crap I can actually scratch something off the list. 3. Swim platform repair complete. 12. Name boards complete. Added to list: 14. repair som...
by Figment
Tue Sep 19, 2023 2:38 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Our Winter Worklists
Replies: 89
Views: 38877

Re: Our Winter Worklists

Let's see who's still paying attention. I have space on the calendar for one more little cruise and then it's time for haulout, so the list is forming in my mind. Winter worklist 2023-24 1. Repair broken grabrail at starboard quarter 2. Completely strip and refinish all (exterior) brightwork. ALL OF...
by Figment
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: Drag
Replies: 13
Views: 5884

Re: Drag

I was reminded of this thread this morning.

LONG LIVE THE NERDERY!!!
by Figment
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: TRITON Model
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Re: TRITON Model

jeez, at that scale you'd think the bridge deck would include the icebox! :D

(also he got the cockpit footwell wrong)
by Figment
Fri May 08, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Gooseneck
Replies: 1
Views: 3035

Re: Gooseneck

Your local sailmaker will probably be able to point you toward a good solution.
by Figment
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Chrome Deplating
Replies: 13
Views: 5017

Re: Chrome Deplating

or you could take the parts to a chrome shop. they'll hang them in the tank as cathodes instead of anodes. nominal cost.
by Figment
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: She floats!
Replies: 9
Views: 4107

Re: She floats!

That was a long road, congrats!
by Figment
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alberg 30 Trailer project
Replies: 19
Views: 6563

Re: Alberg 30 Trailer project

I admit, in the beginning I thought you were absolutely nuts on this one.

Good job.
by Figment
Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Tech Dinghy
Replies: 7
Views: 5443

Re: Tech Dinghy

Memories of racing those at MIT regattas.

UGH what a miserable boat to race. Should be a pleasant little daysailer, though. :)
by Figment
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Weeping Crack in Hull/Paint
Replies: 23
Views: 7344

Re: Weeping Crack in Hull/Paint

Good stuff.

I love that boat.
by Figment
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 3587

Re: Why?

The forum changed before Tim handed it off. Indeed I think it's WHY Tim handed it off.

I think 2008 had something to do with it as well. Bad economy, not a lot of people doing interesting boat projects, most shifted in to hunker down and ride it out "maintenance mode".
by Figment
Thu May 08, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Weeping Crack in Hull/Paint
Replies: 23
Views: 7344

Re: Weeping Crack in Hull/Paint

Very interested to see pics of the deconstruction/repair.

S&S 34 is a great boat, it's just crazy to think of someone trying to "improve" it, even for a rating measurement!
by Figment
Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Pearson Wanderer #102
Replies: 5
Views: 3468

Re: Pearson Wanderer #102

Ash is plenty strong enough, though it does like to rot.

but wait... why laminating? Ash doesn't work and play well with some glues.
by Figment
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: I think I may build a Stimson Bow Shed
Replies: 23
Views: 12120

Re: I think I may build a Stimson Bow Shed

Shed was originally secured to ground with rebar stakes.

Center height over deck is kinda meaningless.
Height over deck at point of max beam is meaningful.
by Figment
Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: I think I may build a Stimson Bow Shed
Replies: 23
Views: 12120

Re: I think I may build a Stimson Bow Shed

Whatever you use for stakes, I absolutely recommend that you tie-down to whatever else you happen to have around as well. Somewhere on this forum there are photos of my first Stimson which got sucked off the ground, and dropped on its back 200' downwind. That sucked. The rebuild included some 1/8&qu...
by Figment
Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Weeping Crack in Hull/Paint
Replies: 23
Views: 7344

Re: Weeping Crack in Hull/Paint

Yes, exploratory sanding/grinding is in order.

What's on the inside of the hull in this location? bulkheads? Tanks?
by Figment
Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: I think I may build a Stimson Bow Shed
Replies: 23
Views: 12120

Re: I think I may build a Stimson Bow Shed

I had a Stimson shed for about 6-8 years. When we sold the property it was on, the shed was sawzall-ed down to transportable frames and as far as I know has been re-erected and lives still. I miss it quite a lot, honestly. Shrinkwrap (WHITE NOT BLUE NOT CLEAR BUT WHITE SHRINKWRAP) is absolutely the ...
by Figment
Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Prop size?
Replies: 11
Views: 6099

Re: Prop size?

I know of 5 diesel powered tritons off the top of my head. They all run 3-blade wheels.
by Figment
Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Prop size?
Replies: 11
Views: 6099

Re: Prop size?

I'm going to hazard a guess that the 2-blade prop necessary to put that much power into the water is going to be larger than you can comfortably fit in a Triton's aperture.
by Figment
Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Rudder Integrity Examination and Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3171

Re: Rudder Integrity Examination and Questions

That is freaking GORGEOUS.
by Figment
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Deck Hardware
Replies: 8
Views: 3920

Re: Deck Hardware

Well, there's part of the beauty of butyl.... it can be a month or so later when you finally have a second hand around to hold the heads steady while you set the nuts home underneath, the sealant doesn't care.
by Figment
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Deck Hardware
Replies: 8
Views: 3920

Re: Deck Hardware

I went through the same "minimize deck clutter" exercise after I recored my decks, I understand where you're coming from, but really... reinstall the tracks. It's easier on the deck, spreads the load over more area and more fasteners. It's easier on the sail, you'll be able to set the angl...
by Figment
Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: S&S34 on Houston Craigslist
Replies: 1
Views: 2564

Re: S&S34 on Houston Craigslist

If he's going to bother mentioning the Heath lineage of the design, he should at least get the name of the boat right.

CLOUD. Morning CLOUD, ye philistine!
by Figment
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Dinghy Plans
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Re: Dinghy Plans

That's a pretty tall order.

Any nesting design will have one component at least 6" smaller than the other, which limits your LOA to 7'6" at most.
Even CLC Eastport Pram at 7'6" only nests down to 4'8" or so IIRC.

That's a starting place, anyway.
by Figment
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: For the Sea Sprite fans
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Re: For the Sea Sprite fans

With a fractional rig the chute can hide quite easily behind the main. Blow 8' or so of the halyard. Gather the foot of the sail to the companionway. blow the rest of the halyard and stuff it down. Gybing is basically a dowse and re-set. Sirena.... yes, the last time I talked to Donzo he was thinkin...
by Figment
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: For the Sea Sprite fans
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Re: For the Sea Sprite fans

oh, come now, that chute is barely keeping itself inflated in that whiff of a breeze. Besides, it looks half the size of the dolphin chute and we've both flown that one with a line in each hand! No, not on OS this year, taking eric fishing in VT instead. An annual tournament I used to do every year ...
by Figment
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: For the Sea Sprite fans
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

For the Sea Sprite fans

now THAT is a spinnaker!!
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on craigslist
by Figment
Wed May 09, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How do you test an anti-siphon valve?
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Re: How do you test an anti-siphon valve?

See if you can gently blow through the vent fitting. If air passes, it will break the siphon.
by Figment
Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Remove SS Machine Screws, Impact Driver?
Replies: 4
Views: 2917

Re: Remove SS Machine Screws, Impact Driver?

I have a manual impact driver, and as a dead-simple bit of mechanical genius, it's great, but yes sometimes the sheer impact is a concern, and other times you just don't have space to swing a hammer. I recently got myself a cordless impact driver. I have NO IDEA how I did all of that work on #78 wit...
by Figment
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: 1985 Laser 28
Replies: 15
Views: 6390

Re: 1985 Laser 28

Richincident wrote: Using the outboard will make it a more competitive racer,
How so?
by Figment
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: 1985 Laser 28
Replies: 15
Views: 6390

Re: 1985 Laser 28

Not a bad boat. I raced on one out of Duck Island in the mid 90s, in the right hands (cough) it did the dance right nicely.

Don't overestimate that outer genoa track.
by Figment
Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Do I have this Right?
Replies: 13
Views: 5131

Re: Do I have this Right?

Omit steps 2-6.
Splash and sail.

(yes, a search of this forum will reveal that I once did 2-6 and more, but that doesn't make it "right")
by Figment
Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Loose Footed VS. Attached foot sail
Replies: 20
Views: 6975

Re: Loose Footed VS. Attached foot sail

This would work...about $30 a foot though!!! http://www.tidesmarine.com/sail-track.shtml Slips over bronze track. Worth every single penny. I also hesitated before pulling the trigger on that one due to cost, but thanked myself the very first time the sail went up, and again every single time after...
by Figment
Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Another outstanding bad boat name
Replies: 111
Views: 39263

Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

"SUMMOORTIME"
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by Figment
Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Re-think fuel tank placement.
Replies: 14
Views: 6154

Re: Re-think fuel tank placement.

LazyGuy wrote:is this milk sour?' Once the idea is in your head.... you can't get it out.
here, taste this... tell me if it's gone bad. :D
by Figment
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Block Island, CD28
Replies: 10
Views: 6005

Re: Block Island, CD28

October is the best time of year on Block, well done!
by Figment
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Champion 21 Total restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 2173

Re: Champion 21 Total restoration

And I really want a better look at those caryatids and whatever it is they're holding...

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by Figment
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Champion 21 Total restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 2173

Re: Champion 21 Total restoration

Well it just figures that you'd have the best boat-stuff vehicle ever!
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by Figment
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: A sign of the times?
Replies: 1
Views: 1985

Re: A sign of the times?

Yes there are a LOT of very nice boats going for little to nothing right now, particularly in the 32'+ range.

My plans to remain boatless for a while are growing less and less solid by the day.
by Figment
Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Stern tube removal and rebedding
Replies: 13
Views: 3922

Re: Stern tube removal and rebedding

No not a trick question.
Not a genuine one either, of course, more a suggestion for pause to consider that the original builders might have brought some thought and experience to bear on the decision back in the day.
by Figment
Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Stern tube removal and rebedding
Replies: 13
Views: 3922

Re: Stern tube removal and rebedding

[devil's advocate]

So, why was it built with the external tube unit in the first place?

[/devil]
by Figment
Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Another outstanding bad boat name
Replies: 111
Views: 39263

Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

A Salt Weapon

(and not even the same boat that Rachel posted)
by Figment
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Dinghy identification
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: Dinghy identification

Howmar Hauler? (I've also heard it called a "Howmet Hauler")

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Solid tank seats fore and aft, open seat mid?
by Figment
Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: raised chainplate
Replies: 12
Views: 5826

Re: raised chainplate

Yes, milled fibers or chopped strand would have worked.
by Figment
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: 3M 6000 series full-face respirator...fit question
Replies: 14
Views: 5347

Re: 3M 6000 series full-face respirator...fit question

What he said.

It permits you to sneeze without the need to then exit the dusty area, vacuum your head, unhood, deglove, dismask, and wipe off the inside of the shield.
by Figment
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Another outstanding bad boat name
Replies: 111
Views: 39263

Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

oh! almost forgot....

An Ensign: Triton

(not that it's a BAD name, just funny in this context)
by Figment
Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Another outstanding bad boat name
Replies: 111
Views: 39263

Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Perhaps because it was my first weekend on the water in a while, or perhaps it was just a good weekend for bad names:

30' speedboat: Miss Used

J24: For $ail

Boat with broken mast: Breaking Wind
by Figment
Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux
Replies: 24
Views: 7015

Re: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux

How long ago did you do the silicone?
by Figment
Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Color co ordination?
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Re: Color co ordination?

I have the light blue and off-white thing going, myself. Green is the bottom paint for me.
by Figment
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Sad fate for classic boat
Replies: 3
Views: 4083

Re: Sad fate for classic boat

Jackpot!

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