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Thrillsbe

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About Thrillsbe

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    Don Silsbe
  • Birthday 12/01/1948

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    Tryon, NC
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    Boatbuilding, Sailing, Fishing, Rowing, Weaving, Camping, Travel, Fly Tying, Woodworking, Gardening, and Lutheran Theology. (Thank goodness I'm retired!)

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  1. An other OC20 build !!

    All that fairing definitely paid off! Primer never look so beautiful.
  2. Sandpaper

    Probably a Wee Lassie. But tell me about your sandpaper preferences, Chick. What do you use, and why?
  3. Sandpaper

    As I read this forum, and start to line up my next boat build, I keep coming back to the subject we all love to hate-- sanding. I'd like to ask you all these questions: 1) Which sandpaper do you prefer, and why? We all know that cheap sandpaper is a waste of time and money. The high end stuff is a dream, but costs over a dollar a sheet. Is there a sweet spot between cost and performance? 2) Where do you buy yours? Lately, I've found that my local lumber yard offers good stuff (Norton 3X) at fair prices. The problem with the internet is that there's a wide selection, and no way of touching it or trying out a little bit, before buying 100 sheets. 3) Finally, what's the story with the fancy, non-clogging paper? I hear that it can cause problems with paint. I've had paint problems that I could have blamed on this, but I'm not sure. What's the story there? Why is this so? Is there a good time to use it, and a good time to avoid it? I'm hoping that I can draw from your experiences, before I start buying more of that beloved product for this winter's project.
  4. WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport.

    We were at Mystic last summer. Loved it. These are beautiful photos!
  5. OB 24 #2

    This boat brings back fond childhood memories for me. My dad had a 28' Wheeler, built in 1932. We had such fun on that boat. I hope you get many years of enjoyment out of it.
  6. Marissa # 63

    Riggs-- Why the Tyvek? To protect the floor? Beautiful shop, btw.
  7. Spindrift 12 build log

    Keep looking on Craigslist. Used trailers pop up all the time.
  8. how to post photos

    I get that error all the time, Randy. And I always use the "Click to choose files" link, but still get the "200" error message. I'm frustrated!
  9. Cheap paint advice?

    Williams Paint in Landrum. They also carry Valspar's "latex fortified" (water-based) porch paint. And they'll mix you whatever color you can dream up. Come down, and I'll introduce you to Tom.
  10. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    What's the chances of you're gettingti the B&B Messabout this year? (Maybe I've already asked.)
  11. OK256 in Vanuatu

    Oh my goodness, she is gorgeous! Please bring her to the messabout this fall! LOL
  12. Core Sound 20 Mk 3 -- #4 "Chessie" . .

    Congtatulations! Fortunately, the learning curve is short. Enjoy the summer!
  13. How's this working out? Looks good to me. What I love about these small boats is that you can play around with different arrangements, and not break the bank in the process. I have tried out several sheeting configurations on my boat. I'm on iteration number three for the mainsheet, and number two for the mizzen. I think that the main is "close". The mizzen might meed a tweak or two. Then, there's the mizzen in the center position. What fun! Do the same with your sail lacing. Try different things.
  14. A "micro" tender for Carlita

    Yeah, Chick, where are the photos?
  15. A "micro" tender for Carlita

    Graham-- what's the purpose for the disc that's bonded to the center bulkhead, on the centerline of the boat. Are you reinforcing this corner, since this corner sees impact loading?
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