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by TiredParent
Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet Cost
Replies: 5
Views: 3477

Re: Minuet Cost

The Minuet is one of the models I have considered building as my next build. I estimated total costs in the range of $12000... but I was pricing everything on the high side (mahogany, kits & sails from Glen-L, outboard, etc.). I've heard others mention prices as low as $4 - $5K.
by TiredParent
Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: question for the computer literate.
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Re: question for the computer literate.

I've noticed this happening sometimes to. I've used Firefox for years, so I thought it might be an artifact of the web site. :o You can clear the yellow "not read" status by clicking on the MARK TOPIC READ or MARK FORUM READ links in the upper right. Just be sure if you mark the entire forum read th...
by TiredParent
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: top 10 greatest jumps ever
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Re: top 10 greatest jumps ever

Top 10 greatest Darwin Award candidates.
by TiredParent
Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: After Hurricane Irene
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

Re: After Hurricane Irene

I've started an 8Ball to practice the skills before starting a real build, but even that is on hold will I work through the honey-do list for the summer. Since I've just about clobbered that list for this year, I'm about ready to get back to work. So far, I've got most of my frames cut, and the next...
by TiredParent
Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: After Hurricane Irene
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

After Hurricane Irene

Fortunately, Irene stayed along the Coast here in NC. We didn't see much here besides a little wind and rain in Raleigh. But she did leave us a present...
BranchDown.jpg
by TiredParent
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Get to work on your boats, East-coasters...
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Get to work on your boats, East-coasters...

We just had a strong earthquake [ 5.8 ] on the east coast, up north of Richmond, VA. I felt it all the way down here in Raleigh, about 100 south. Its a sign that the entire east coast of the U.S. is going to break off and fall into the ocean someday soon...
by TiredParent
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member- NW Ohio
Replies: 33
Views: 4071

Re: New Member- NW Ohio

Shipping costs can vary greatly, depending on the mode sent. Was the shipment ONE-DAY or PRIORITY mail? The cheapest rate is bulk mail, but I doubt that Glen-L uses it, since it can take quite a bit longer, and is subject to problems. I know that I have (more than once) sent a simple letter with all...
by TiredParent
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Must-Have, and Dream Tools for Shop?
Replies: 12
Views: 4573

Re: Must-Have, and Dream Tools for Shop?

Big fan(or A/C) and heat for winter Got the big fan... (well, medium size, but big enough)... now I just need to finish cleaning out the garage. Thus the shed in the back yard. Now that that's finished ( http://pam-n-mikes-house.blogspot.com/2011/07/almost-finished-on-shed.html ), I can clean up my...
by TiredParent
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cruising Again!
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

Re: Cruising Again!

Wish I could be there! We had temps over 100 in Raleigh today... not conducive to working on projects.
by TiredParent
Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: kayak question
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: kayak question

Displacement is based on the water displaced. Fresh water runs about 64 pounds per cubic foot. If your area is 15 square feet:

65 lb/ft^3 * 15 ft^2 = 975 lb/ft
300 lb / 975 lb/ft = 0.31 ft = 3.7 inches
by TiredParent
Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Do you have to name your boat?
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: Do you have to name your boat?

You do have to put the name on a boat if it is Documented (with the Coast Guard). I have found no rule stating that a name has to be on it if it is simple registered with a State. Typically, people don't even bother with smaller boats (e.g.: canoes).
by TiredParent
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Shortening the Tango
Replies: 2
Views: 1991

Re: Shortening the Tango

Yes, I was thinking of the Minuet for quite a while. It does look good, but it is a lot smaller in all directions. The one that concerns me most is cabin headroom. 20 years ago, crawling in and out of confined spaces wouldn't have bothered me, but I'm a lot less agile now (and my wife is even more s...
by TiredParent
Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Shortening the Tango
Replies: 2
Views: 1991

Shortening the Tango

I know that many of the non S&G designs can be lengthened by up to 10% by increasing the spacing between frames proportionately. I am considering the Tango for a next build, but only if I can shorten it by a foot (from 18 1/2 to 17 1/2) so that it can squeeze into my garage (some idiot built a 2' wo...
by TiredParent
Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hybrid
Replies: 15
Views: 2283

Re: Hybrid

Catamarans can be deeper compared to the width.
by TiredParent
Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Texas project
Replies: 15
Views: 3237

Re: Texas project

Wow. Simply... wow!

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