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May 2011
Getting tired of being stuck in a two-dimensional world while fooling around on the water? Ever wished you could fly out to your boat on its mooring, rather than simply floating out in some boring old dinghy? Fear not, fun-lovers… your prayers have been answered. The new JetLev R200 jetpack is now available for purchase....
So far in our exploration of fiberglass boatbuilding, we’ve only discussed how to create a solid glass laminate. Very few boats, however, are made entirely of solid glass. Most also contain some cored laminate, as this is the most effective way to decrease weight in a fiberglass boat while also increasing its strength. Cored decks...
Lunacy's new nose is now firmly attached to her face. I went up to Maine Yacht Center a while back to see the surgeon (i.e., the welder) at work and came back feeling a bit worried that maybe all this was an awful mistake. Not that the sprit wouldn't be functional; just that it would...
After gloating last week over how I needn't put any bottom paint on Lunacy this spring, it was only fitting that I should spend a good part of this past weekend messing around with bottom paint. Not painting Lunacy, but Mimi, our little Drascombe Dabber that we use for exploring the local backwaters here in...
I've been trying for a while to figure out exactly what it was that happened in Jolly Harbor, Antigua, back in March. Accounts are vague and somewhat contradictory. As is often the case, Dick Durham, news editor at Yachting Monthly, seems to have developed the best information. The magazine's most recent web post on the...
I hate to say I told you so… but I did. In the next few years many people with boats in the state of Washington are going to have to get as interested in copper-free bottom paint as I am. I've been trying out copper-free paint on my boat Lunacy because she has an aluminum...
The Tom Colvin schooner on which I blogged earlier, which purportedly was wrecked by its owner's son after he borrowed it without permission, was removed from the beach at Fire Island last week. The skinny at Saltaire38 has it that the owner gave the guys who took it out some cash plus the boat for...
Avast, maties. The rumors you've heard are true. Osama bin Laden is dead, and today IS International Scurvy Awareness Day! At first I thought this must be some kind of joke, but apparently it's not. You can check out LimeString.com for details on how to celebrate. You'll find a collection of official ISAD videos, including...

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