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Mike Vacanti

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  1. That ladder is described in an article on the Duckworks Magazine website, http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/06/columns/rob/index5.htm
  2. Thanks for posting the video, the quality is excellent. Here is the correct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIoDDKKzXog
  3. Jarhead is probably going to switch to a canoe or kayak for the river part of the Ultimate Florida Challenge.
  4. The first stage of the UF is the EC so he will have to stop at Chokoloskee.
  5. Here is a photo of the Sea Pearl that rolled, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154002246717679&set=g.440773022707818&type=1&theater
  6. Do not sand until you have washed the epoxy surface. If you sand first you will not remove the blush but will just smear it around.
  7. The probable outcome of giving these guys $200 dollars to sell your boat is: 1) An unsold boat 2) $200 dollars you'll never see again
  8. The price on that Five Oceans port is incredibly low. I wonder if the quality matches the price.
  9. You are describing electropolishing, not electroplating.
  10. Here it is: http://messing-about.com/forums/topic/4856-the-new-ec22-design/?hl=%2Bsouthern+%2Bskimmer
  11. Why not use the sail with slides? You could still wrap the sail around the mast for storage. Then you have the option of adding a halyard and reef points at a later date.
  12. I lived in Boca Raton until 1982. I remember a storm in 1978 that rained somewhere around 18" in 1 day. Our whole neighborhood was flooded. Fortunately we didn't get any water in our house. There was about 2 feet of water in the street in front of our house, I was able to snorkel in it. We rowed a small homemade boat all around the neighborhood.
  13. I'm not sure why but I couldn't embed the link when I was logged in using Internet Explorer. I was able to do so with Chrome. I first found your video on youtube and copied the URL. I then typed my post and highlighted the "sailing with dolphins" text. I clicked on the link icon (the icon with a picture of a few links of chain). I pasted the URL in the appropriate field in the dialog box and then clicked OK. That's it. Thanks for posting your video. -Mike
  14. I think this will work: sailing with dolphins
  15. If you can guarantee that there will never be even the slightest break in the epoxy barrier then you might have a point. But I certainly wouldn't count on it. I think it also matters how deep the fastener is buried. I've had screws that worked a bit over time and cracked the epoxy covering them. Admittedly the epoxy layer was pretty thin. If these screws had been plain steel they would have rusted immediately.
  16. Lennie, that is a very good looking boat, nice job.
  17. You could get rid of the horn completely by using a weighted centerboard. There would only be an uphaul line, the board is lowered simply by easing the uphaul.
  18. Here is the Blue Peter website, http://www.teamturpin.org/john/lapwing3.htm The builder did a nice job but ended up selling the boat after only sailing it for a short time.
  19. It might be the biaxial was too heavy. A lighter weight (6 oz?) might conform to the radius better.
  20. A fellow who used to post regularly on this forum made this same modification to his CS20. Here is his web page where he describes his work: http://www.roguepaddler.com/cs20p.htm
  21. Alan, thanks for posting the video of the CS20 mk III. Do you know the approximate wind speed when this video was shot? Do you know if the ballast tank was full?
  22. I thought the main reason for installing a centerboard gasket is to reduce drag which increases speed.
  23. In one of Alan's excellent videos that describe his build of a CS 15 (#12, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiTKRlCRQq4&index=13&list=PLCCJRycps-_mbO-Lfdr0s8OZX-4QOZCzL), he specifically addresses this issue. He builds a ramp out of fiberglass to make a smooth transition from the larger to the smaller tube.
  24. If the cabin top will already hold your weight, why are you adding the 10 oz cloth?
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