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Old 03-03-2013, 18:48   #16
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Re: What Sort Of Nails Are Best?

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Long nails (of any sort) do not belong anywhere near spinnaker material.
Its a darn good thing I don't have a spinnaker. Guess Spinnakers are for guys.
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Old 03-03-2013, 18:53   #17
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Re: What Sort Of Nails Are Best?

rofl....
screws do work better...acrylic sukk, and i keep mine short mostly ....
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Old 03-03-2013, 19:08   #18
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Re: What Sort Of Nails Are Best?

If you succeed in dictating the length of a woman's fingernails, please let us know how it's done. Immediately.
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Old 03-03-2013, 22:34   #19
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Guess Spinnakers are for guys.
Which is why spinnakers have guys.

One of the best chute fliers I have sailed with was a woman.
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Re: What Sort Of Nails Are Best?

Okay folks, I'm trying to keep up. There is an awful lot of learning going on here. I'm going to need a chute full of spinnaker guys, an acrylic sukk, some annular ring thread (for sewing up damaged spinnakers, I guess), a couple of barrels of staked nails for a monohull, just a pound for a cat, and what ever I do I must keep the nails away from the spinnaker at all costs. The Admiral will be pleased with my progress.

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Old 03-03-2013, 22:56   #21
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Oh, and a female chute flier can be a good thing.....
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Old 03-03-2013, 22:58   #22
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and Zee likes em short..makes sense...
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Re: What Sort Of Nails Are Best?

Like we needed more proof of how weird sailors are. I ask you ladies and gentlemen, where else could you find such conversation?

That out of my system, it blows my mind that I have something to add....

Among other weird things I do, I occasionally play Flamenco guitar. The traditional method of resguardo usually involved growing out the nails on your pick hand and lining the nail with silk. On the several occasions I've actually had to do that I found the nail was infinitely stronger, and no sharp edges. If she wants to keep her nails long but doesn't want to go through the trouble of the silk there are a bunch of other products out there to strengthen her nails.

Any way it goes I'm sure she'll find a way to manage with long fingernails if that's what she wants. If Howard Blackburn could do it with no fingers seems like long fingernails shouldn't be much of a problem.
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Re:what sort of nails are best?
Annular ring thread, of course.
Why not ardox?
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Why not ardox?


Cuz ring shank is better, and can be obtained in copper for wooden boat work. Ardox is for cheap construction work.




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Re: What Sort Of Nails Are Best?

I would think that strengthening long nails could lead to the risk of having the nail bent back at the quick, a very painful injury.
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Re: What Sort Of Nails Are Best?

...again...I'm...trying...to follow...nails...ardox...

...trying...I...give up...can't...wiki...fast...enough...
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Hello everyone!

Sincere apology dept:

Yep, it has likely happened, someone has been put off by my, or one of the very nice people who have followed me down this rabbit hole, posts. (Grammar police! Run!) I sincerely apologize for anything I said, or didn't say, vaguely nautical or otherwise, that may have offended thee. And before, scads of misguided NautiBit supporters start yammering on about 'thick skins' and such, please remember that this was intended to be a sincere apology.

Minaret!!::

Crikey man! You've just tossed the immortal Gord under the bus. You've got copper-clad cojones my friend!

Gord::

buh-buh-buh...I apologize profusely for any offense you may have taken, and take full responsibility. If I must be regulated to the darkest recess of the CF dungeon, so be it. My last words, if these are them, are that, as silly as this thread may have been at times, there can be no doubt that the communal outpouring of support has resulted in yet another very interesting, and even useful thread for the vast CF community. Yes, there is a cost. That cost may be my infantile CF membership. This is the price we must accept for our quest of knowledge.

Ryan H:

Are there any other threads on CF dealing with the reinforcement of Flamenco players nails? Is this nautical in nature? Even vaguely? You're dang right it is. Where would Columbus be if it weren't for music on board? Probably prancing to and fro on his passerell in his pantaloons in the Med. Captain Bligh, known to be a proponent of Rap music, well, who wants to be him? The bottom line is music makes the world go around, soothes the savage beast, and I'll invite to my trial for my perceived ongoing insolence.

DeepFrz:

Ouch! Sage advice. Thanks.
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Re: What Sort Of Nails Are Best?

A womans nails should be long enough to be felt if she runs them down your back and short enough to enable to splice a halyard (or sheet line).

There! Answer your question?
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Jongleur:

I will suggest to the mods that one type of boat shoe does not fit all sailors the same way. As a teacher, I am somewhat familiar with this subject. Perhaps we could add a widget to the forum that can apply some super slo-mo to certain threads for sailors who need that type of support. It has been recently discovered by people who possess PHDs, that all people do not learn exactly the same way. For instance, a gentle crack across the knuckles with a wooden pointer doesn't work for everybody, but it got my attention. Many of the posters here, some of which do not possess a PHD, have known this for a long time. For example, some sailors learn well with a little Flamenco ditty playing in the background. Some sailors would prefer that you not ramble on and on about your favorite anchor. They are visual learners and would prefer that you just showed them a picture. This is what makes life-long learning a worthy endeavor.

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