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Thrillsbe last won the day on August 18

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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. Thrillsbe

    STILL ON-->B&B Messabout 2018

    OK, Chick, but you have to use your Zuki 2.5.
  2. Thrillsbe

    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Yesterday, my friend Don Rausch and I drove “up the mountain” to Chick’s shop. The purpose of the trip was to inspect Chick’s new creation. I am happy to report that he did a superb job of adapting one of B&B’s open skiffs into a cute little gunkholer. I always love oggling his work; his skill level is second to none. (No surprise there.) Not soon after we started sharing corny jokes with each other, his cabin cushions arrived. They really made the cabin look cozy. He still has a few details to tend to, but he’s on track for bringing her to the Messabout. You’re gonna love this little gem!
  3. Thrillsbe

    B&B Preps for Florence

    Thank goodness! Everything seemed so dire on TV. That “spear” could have been very nasty.
  4. Thrillsbe

    Spindrift 11N Build Log

    Thanks! If I build a Two Paw, I’m gonna need some under seat floatation.
  5. Thrillsbe

    Spindrift 11N Build Log

    Hey Roam, I have a question. What exactly was the “expanding foam”? Where can I buy it?
  6. Thrillsbe

    A Two Paw 7 build, "Catnip" . .

    Thinking about it. Or a Spindrift 9N.
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    Racing advice in light air

    All great advice! I really enjoy lightair sailing. Probably the biggest reason is because I love laying flat on the leeward seat tank, and looking up at my sails. Yes, I’m a lazy sailor! I can shift my body fore and aft to get a good reading on my GPS, too. Jay Knight’s crew were laughing at me doing this at the last Messabout, but I was in hog heaven. All of this takes a very long tiller extension. But if you’re as lazy as I am, you’ll already have that covered, too.
  8. Thrillsbe

    A Two Paw 7 build, "Catnip" . .

    Yeah, $800 would just about pay for a new Suzuki 2.5.
  9. Thrillsbe

    B&B's first annual "Capsize Camp" July, 20-22

    Since when is being in the water "not fun"? There's this guy on the Duckworks FB Magazine. He has designed a sailing pram for his son. When I quizzed him about floatation, he said there was none planned. They wouldn't sail that far from shore-- they can swim it ashore to right the boat. I suggested that he try this himself, before putting his child's life in jeopardy. SOME PEOPLE!!! I know that it has become a cliche, but "Be Prepared" is still a good motto.
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    A Two Paw 7 build, "Catnip" . .

    Hey Pete, How about posting "the rest of the story"? I'm interested in building one of these (at the moment, subject to change without notice). I sure would like to see the rest of your work.
  11. Thrillsbe

    No Interlux Pre-Kote over epoxy?

    Hey ecgosett-- tell me about the epoxy/graphite mix. Is that also the final finish? What's the purpose-- abrasion? Does the graphite protect the epoxy from UV degradation? I'm thinking about building a nesting dinghy. If it helps protect against abrasion (sliding in and out of my sprayed-in bedliner), then that's the bottom for me.
  12. Thrillsbe

    Paul Riccelli - PAR

    What a shock. I will miss his very technical explanations.
  13. Thrillsbe

    Rigging Thoughts

    I’d love to see a photo of your bimini, Drew. And don’t forget about soft shackles. They are handy, cheap, light, and strong.
  14. Thrillsbe

    BRS 15 mk2, # 1

    My Mk1 has only seen a 5hp motor, so I cannot comment on using anything larger. This photo was included in my set of plans, however.
  15. Thrillsbe

    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Have the cyber gods answered you yet, Chick. If so, clue me in. Anyway, I visited Chick today. His boat is looking very nice. The cabin floor/bed has all those storage bins in it. It’s gonna be a sweet ride.

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