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Old 09-11-2012, 13:12   #46
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I would think a floating brothel would fall under the category of sexiest fixture
You mean like this one? Enterprising use of an abandoned sail boat hull.
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Old 09-11-2012, 15:00   #47
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You mean like this one? Enterprising use of an abandoned sail boat hull.
Put a couple of stipper poles on dere, and we got sometin goin on.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:05   #49
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Put a couple of stipper poles on dere, and we got sometin goin on.
Oh they had it going on already, loud music way into the night, mostly on weekends. Did notice a few girls dancing on the bar at times, but never got close enough to notice if they had stripper poles installed.

We were anchored not far away so did not much like the noise. Most of the local community was not so excited about the "business" either.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:55   #50
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Haha, not the direction I expected the thread to take

I find that interiors are almost always lacking. My boat is OLD and probably would need a major rigging refit for serious ocean cruising, but the bronze, oh the bronze! And all the exotic hardwoods, too. My dream is to buy a great hull and completely customize the interior.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:53   #51
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Haha, not the direction I expected the thread to take

I find that interiors are almost always lacking. My boat is OLD and probably would need a major rigging refit for serious ocean cruising, but the bronze, oh the bronze! And all the exotic hardwoods, too. My dream is to buy a great hull and completely customize the interior.
I just replaced the standing rigging on my boat....the 316SS chain plates are at the end of thier life at 30 years (due to "work hardening"). I plan on replaceing them with 954 bronze....in 80 years you might look at them because they had been there 80 years and decided they are good for another. Bronze doesn't just look good it is a superior metal for marine applications. Most people don't have boats long enough and/or work hard enough for stainless to work harden. When I have the opportunity I replace SS hardware with bronze and only add bronze. Putting bronze on a boat does not compromise anything except your bank account ,unless you are patient, and buy used bronze (old chrome can be easily removed)...if you find good deals on bronze you don't need, it makes good "trading fodder". I replaced my plastic bulkhead compass with a flat compass mounted in a bronze binnacle (you can only pull that off on an old boat) BTW William Atkin designed my boat in 1936
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Nice! Our first boat was an Atkin design, a 24', which we made a complete hash of but learned a lot. That boat had so much nice bronze, too. Sowelu's fittings are mostly bronze, including the deck keys! Turns out bronze is too soft for that application. And copper bug screens. I imagine I'll have to let those go when it's time to "upgrade" (like when one cabin and one head aren't enough for 2 teenaged boys...)

The sexy stuff I want is in the equipment department-fancier stove, fridge, freezer, cabin heater, head, electronics. That's where "classic" isn't as much fun. I wish we had the original enamel sinks though.
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Nice! Our first boat was an Atkin design, a 24', which we made a complete hash of but learned a lot. That boat had so much nice bronze, too. Sowelu's fittings are mostly bronze, including the deck keys! Turns out bronze is too soft for that application. And copper bug screens. I imagine I'll have to let those go when it's time to "upgrade" (like when one cabin and one head aren't enough for 2 teenaged boys...)

The sexy stuff I want is in the equipment department-fancier stove, fridge, freezer, cabin heater, head, electronics. That's where "classic" isn't as much fun. I wish we had the original enamel sinks though.
There are different types of bronze 954 (aluminum) bronze which I am making my chain plates out of is used for bearings and aircraft landing gear. The rated hardness is 80,000psi (316SS is 110,000psi)...in addition to that the plates will be considerably thicker and a bit wider. Some bronze is soft some hard and everything in between.
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What is a forcula? Hmmm, have to be careful who I say that to..........................................
A forcula is the high standing wooden oarlock that fits in the gunnel of a Venetian gondola. The gondolier maneuvers the boat by placing the long oar within different curved notches carved into the forcula which stands quite high. There are also smaller bow forculas.
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Water misting system for the cockpit - the one that sprinkles water in the air to keep it cool. And a large (size of two reg) extra deep sink.
Misting works best in VERY dry climates (< 40% R/H), like Arizona.
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I live in the PNW where nature provides a mister......lots of times it is 50F with 100% humidity....not quite raining, just like being in a cloud all the time.
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