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Old 02-01-2009, 13:26   #16
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OK I miscalculated...It's Two weeks worth..and your welcome any time Mate..
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Old 02-01-2009, 14:23   #17
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200 lbs is a only a weeks supply of beer on my boat...and translates to a change of waterline level of about 3/32 of an inch..
Hell, I want to be on YOUR boat!
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Since storage is never an issue- dive gear w/ mini compressor! Or how about a moped? :P

With 200 lbs, screw the cases, the pros know to go with a kegerater.
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:11   #19
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why not take the sole out and leave it out. That way you got no soul!!!
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Old 03-01-2009, 16:03   #20
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Maren, thanks for the info on the Nidoform. Local suppliers have been out of divinycell for some time, which was the material I've been eyeing to lay on 1" X 2" aluminum tubing with "lightning holes" drilled in the sides and bottom. I did it on one of my ply/epoxy floorboards (30 years old) and discovered how light they were. I, too, would lose several hundred pounds in my Searunner 40. I'd probably use it to compensate for carrying a RIB and outboard on the port quarter deck.
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piece of cake!

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years ago mid 80's we had 4x8 sheets of Kevlar honeycomb we would by from Boeing Supply (govt. waste) The stuff was used for Airline bulkheads and helicopter floors. We were getting it for $10 a sheet. I talked to guys who were making dog houses it was so cheap. Back then it was $100 sq. ft. I did my 37' Searunner in it and I can't recall the savings but it was so nice....:-)
I want to do my 34' in new floors also, so I will look at your stuff. Just for the others here. On a Searunner Trimaran, you can remove every floorboard in about 5 minutes and have them off the boat, they run edge to edge in the cabin. Replacing them is a quick job if all you have to do is trace the pattern and cut it out. Some kind of edge treatment is nice. If it is Brunzeel plywood, just run a router around it and drop it back in place.
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Old 04-01-2009, 13:05   #22
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Celestial: That was really bad pun. I love those.

[quote=Roy M;239762]Maren, thanks for the info on the Nidoform. quote]

Roy: I get so much from you Jack and few others here, anything I can do to contribute is joy for me.

Jack: Thanks for the tip. That looked to be the case when I was inside the 44CC, but it wasn't my main focus at the time. Also, I know the answer to this 'no' but eh ... any chance I could get 40 or so sheets of that stuff for $10 a board still?
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Old 04-01-2009, 13:21   #23
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<snip>200 lbs is about:

25 gallons of water, about the same amount of fuel, enough food for at least two weeks, another battery, over 2.8 million dollars in gold or enough rum to pickle Lord Nelson.

Anybody got any other fun ideas?
Two hundred pounds of gold is a capital idea, Maren, but I think you'll be so delighted with the increased performance of your vessel when the excess weight is removed that it would be better if you left the gold ashore. I have space available here and would be more than happy to keep an eye on it for you - all in the interest of maximizing the performance of your vessel, you understand.

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... any chance I could get 40 or so sheets of that stuff for $10 a board still?
No kidding. That'd even be worth driving several hundred miles for...
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Two hundred pounds of gold is a capital idea
That was superior. Truly a sign of fluency of language.

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...but I think you'll be so delighted with the increased performance of your vessel when the excess weight is removed that it would be better if you left the gold ashore. I have space available here and would be more than happy to keep an eye on it for you - all in the interest of maximizing the performance of your vessel, you understand.
That is such a good arguement and I promise you that if I had that much gold, you would be ... somewhere on that list of places to have it looked after
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Maren,
years ago mid 80's we had 4x8 sheets of Kevlar honeycomb we would by from Boeing Supply (govt. waste) The stuff was used for Airline bulkheads and helicopter floors. We were getting it for $10 a sheet. I talked to guys who were making dog houses it was so cheap. Back then it was $100 sq. ft. I did my 37' Searunner in it and I can't recall the savings but it was so nice....:-)
Lol - so tell me, is it your old Searunner that I have now, or did you inspire others to do the same? I've recently noticed that all the floorboards in my 37 (technically it's a 39, apparently the builder added a couple of feet) are made from exactly that Boeing honeycomb...

the 'edge treatment' is duct tape, lol...
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saving weight at the bottom of your boat is a little counter productive. better to have ballast down there.
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Lol - so tell me, is it your old Searunner that I have now, or did you inspire others to do the same? I've recently noticed that all the floorboards in my 37 (technically it's a 39, apparently the builder added a couple of feet) are made from exactly that Boeing honeycomb...

the 'edge treatment' is duct tape, lol...
There was a number of us using the stuff back then. I knew of a guy who built a 45' Cross and used it in everything, really came out nice. My boat was lost in Costa Rica on a sormy night with the owner at the bar (not me)
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saving weight at the bottom of your boat is a little counter productive. better to have ballast down there.
True (I guess) if your boat requires ballast to stay upright. Our boats use buoyancy to stay upright, and saving a pound anywhere is a good thing. I picture it as if I save 200 lbs. anywhere, that is 200 lbs. less my boats sail have to power up to move. Less weight means less effort. Where the weight is saved can have a dramatic effect on motion. We try to keep the weight out of the ends of the boat. Keep it in the middle, centered sailing is a great feeling. Also I just saved over 35 lbs. off my rig by eliminating wires and turnbuckles.....now that really effected motion for the better....:-)
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