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by terrulian
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
Replies: 2297
Views: 203920

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

Holy crap, Rick, stainless chain? What're you, a millionaire? Why 400 feet? You going to the South Pacific? That seems like a lot, so a lot of weight up forward not counting the secondary anchor and rode. BTW, just because I'm a pedant, "rode" refers to the entire line, whether nylon, chain, or cabl...
by terrulian
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD14 - Ciulnita
Replies: 32
Views: 546

Re: AD14 - Ciulnita

That's great news! Congratulations!
Do you have a build string?
by terrulian
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1461
Views: 53225

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Fair enough, Karl, I stand corrected! :D It's unlikely you'll get run down in the daytime, though, and you'll have your running lights on at night. Sails are pretty visible. Then on the other hand, there are folks out there with the autopilot on who are not paying attention. (This is a violation of ...
by terrulian
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1461
Views: 53225

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Captain:
I was very tempted to respond in kind to your photograph, but my innate sense of dignity and decorum prevailed.
by terrulian
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1461
Views: 53225

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

I still like the Hunter sailboat's hull! (top photo)
You wouldn't be a product of the 'sixties, would you? 8)
by terrulian
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1461
Views: 53225

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Some long distance cruisers paint their boats yellow, but I wasn't a pessimist.
by terrulian
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1461
Views: 53225

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Hey... leave us yellow boat guys alone! Your boat isn't the color of yellow that is ugly. I'm talking about the yellow or orange color that shouts "I'm in big trouble." You have to go quite a bit brighter. This guy no doubt chose this color so he couldn't lose his kid on the lake. https://images.sq...
by terrulian
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1461
Views: 53225

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Check these out...
I'd just as soon not.

If you don't mind an ugly boat, paint it bright yellow so SAR can spot you. 8O
by terrulian
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1461
Views: 53225

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

The white is essentially a wide shear stripe, which typically is kept parallel to the shear. It might look funny. That said, an easy way to get an idea would be to take some white tape and put it on the boat in the area you're considering to get an idea and put some paint on it. Easily removed.
by terrulian
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1461
Views: 53225

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

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