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Forum: Cruising News & Events 11-06-2010, 01:51
Replies: 500
Views: 48,988
Posted By 04 Marine
Happy to Hear that She is Alive...But

I'm pleased to hear that she is alive and that her boat though damaged is upright and afloat.

The truth of the matter is that she just was not experienced enough to recognize that she was in...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 04-06-2010, 01:24
Replies: 0
Views: 2,156
Posted By 04 Marine
Bruce Roberts 53 Plans

If you have an interest in building your own boat, here's a good way to get started. Many years ago, 30 give or take I purchased a set of Bruce Roberts 53' sailboat plans. Well I have my Ingrid 38...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 24-05-2010, 02:08
Replies: 114
Views: 10,983
Posted By 04 Marine
My wife and I have been married for 43 years and...

My wife and I have been married for 43 years and although I spent most of my career as a Marine Corps Officer, she was always the General. When I was building experimental airplanes, I always...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 24-05-2010, 00:13
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
Posted By 04 Marine
Selecting the Head

Though the head is likely one of the least visited spots on the boat it is perhaps one of the most important. Well at least when we have a use for it. I'm looking to begin the build out of the head...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-04-2010, 16:14
Replies: 24
Views: 8,678
Posted By 04 Marine
Crusingcat, That is a concept that I had...

Crusingcat,

That is a concept that I had not considered. The landing gear on my last airplane, a Longez (Rutan Canard design) was composite. My ideal touchdown speed was 75knts. It could take...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-04-2010, 13:36
Replies: 24
Views: 8,678
Posted By 04 Marine
Nick, Polished aluminum is really bright...

Nick,

Polished aluminum is really bright and very reflective. I rebuilt a Cessna 140 some years back and polished out the fuselage, the wings were fabric, and it looked great. I'll have to see...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-04-2010, 23:40
Replies: 24
Views: 8,678
Posted By 04 Marine
Nick, You just made life a lot easier for...

Nick,

You just made life a lot easier for me.

Glen
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-04-2010, 22:15
Replies: 24
Views: 8,678
Posted By 04 Marine
Good Lord, I can't imagine the stress that...

Good Lord,

I can't imagine the stress that a 450 pounder would put on a stanchion using it as a lever to hoist himself aboard.

The responses are great, with much to be learned. Spectra does...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-04-2010, 20:26
Replies: 24
Views: 8,678
Posted By 04 Marine
Bash, Mine is the cutter version. It's...

Bash,

Mine is the cutter version. It's actually a Bentley which is an Ingrid with a raised coach roof. Most folks know what an Ingrid is so that's what I call it.

I like the traditional...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-04-2010, 19:58
Replies: 24
Views: 8,678
Posted By 04 Marine
Guy's, Thanks for the great responses. I...

Guy's,

Thanks for the great responses. I also have a MIG and TIG system, but chose not to be a welder other than for my own use. I've built several tube and fabric airplanes and honed my gas...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-04-2010, 18:18
Replies: 24
Views: 8,678
Posted By 04 Marine
Sailmonkey, Actually, I was thinking of...

Sailmonkey,

Actually, I was thinking of aluminum tubing with a near .25 wall. It specs out better than the standard thinner wall stainless. The bases would be cut individually so that each...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-04-2010, 17:38
Replies: 24
Views: 8,678
Posted By 04 Marine
Aluminum Stanchions ?

Hi Group,

As many may recall I am fortunate enough to have a complete CNC home shop. Mainly I like working with the soft metals, i.e. aluminum...bronze etc.. As I build out my Ingrid 38 I am...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 25-02-2010, 12:35
Replies: 908
Views: 121,902
Posted By 04 Marine
Does it really matter if she choose to avoid big...

Does it really matter if she choose to avoid big winds? Quite frankly, I think she took the right route. Why subject your boat and yourself to conditions that could and should be avoided. After...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 26-01-2010, 01:25
Replies: 97
Views: 12,894
Posted By 04 Marine
All I can say is wow! I was hoping for one or...

All I can say is wow! I was hoping for one or two opinions, I am literally knocked off of my feet with your responses.

A bit about myself and why I asked. I'm 60+ and a bit of an adventurer. ...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 25-01-2010, 11:24
Replies: 97
Views: 12,894
Posted By 04 Marine
Alcohol or Propane?

Hi Group,

As I build out my boat I'm perplexed with the issue of which fuel to use. I have an Origo Alcohol stove now and have a strong belief that I will install it in the galley.

But, I...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 24-01-2010, 23:03
Replies: 908
Views: 121,902
Posted By 04 Marine
Quite frankly, does it really matter if the blog...

Quite frankly, does it really matter if the blog is being drafted by Ms. Watson and then cleaned up on shore. Most if not all writers submit their manuscript to the editor who cleans up this and...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2010, 20:33
Replies: 54
Views: 26,362
Posted By 04 Marine
One should never think that owner built always...

One should never think that owner built always means shoddy workmanship. Sometimes, I agree that is the case, however, more often than naught owner completed boats are very fastidioudly and...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 18-12-2009, 11:39
Replies: 908
Views: 121,902
Posted By 04 Marine
I think the trip up the mast is both a badge of...

I think the trip up the mast is both a badge of courage and an indicator of responsible actions by a competent sailor.

As she nears the Great Southern Ocean you can see her mindset beginning to...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 09-12-2009, 20:06
Replies: 40
Views: 14,261
Posted By 04 Marine
Back yard boat builder...that an insult that...

Back yard boat builder...that an insult that should never have been offered up. You know a great many of us pride ourselves in the quality of our work. Many take great care to build things far...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 09-12-2009, 18:00
Replies: 40
Views: 14,261
Posted By 04 Marine
Inspection ports really don't need to be that...

Inspection ports really don't need to be that big. If the tank is tightly baffeled, you wont be able to go that far in ony one direction anyway. You'll need one in each baffeled area...so 6 to 8...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 09-12-2009, 12:06
Replies: 40
Views: 14,261
Posted By 04 Marine
"04 Marine, that is a very cool idea. I want to...

"04 Marine, that is a very cool idea. I want to build a hard dodger, using this technique, if I can pump the size of the "oven" to fit it. How long does it take for the foam to adapt to its curve...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-12-2009, 23:10
Replies: 40
Views: 14,261
Posted By 04 Marine
You know...one of the really nice things about a...

You know...one of the really nice things about a good closed cell foam like Kegelcel, is that you can heat it up to about 150 degrees in a plywood heat box and it will melt onto the curves of the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-12-2009, 21:27
Replies: 40
Views: 14,261
Posted By 04 Marine
Besides having built a Roberts 38 many years ago,...

Besides having built a Roberts 38 many years ago, I've also built 2 composite airplanes, a Longez and a Cozy Mk IV. The airplanes had fiberglass and foam tanks in the wing roots and cruised at...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 19-11-2009, 01:55
Replies: 908
Views: 121,902
Posted By 04 Marine
JW's Route

With December quickly approaching and the Coral Sea area having a bit of storm track history I'd head southeast as soon as I cleared Kiribati. This would half the value of the west flowing currents...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 18-11-2009, 19:45
Replies: 908
Views: 121,902
Posted By 04 Marine
To all, I stand corrected. wotname and paradix...

To all, I stand corrected. wotname and paradix are both correct. It was actually a Japanesse woman who received the part via Helicopter.
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