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toolbag 03-16-2005 08:48 PM

Hooray, first post!
 
Just thought I would break in this virgin forum.. Helloooo, is this thing on? How about Scott Peterson getting the chair??!! Gotta love it!

Teetorbilt 03-16-2005 09:05 PM

Welcome to the best DIY on the web!
Jump on in and don't be shy. This site is backed by professional contractors, they will answer your questions as will other DIY'ers. Have fun and learn.

giddonah 03-16-2005 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Teetorbilt
the best DIY on the web!

You're not a little biased, are you?;)

Teetorbilt 03-16-2005 09:27 PM

I am on a few of the others, weeded them down, and this is one of the best.
Why? Here you can get the opinions of contractors, in the field, today.
I wa in the office today due to tax prep. I can't wait to swing a hammer again.

LJD 03-16-2005 09:55 PM

Yeah, welcome, toolbag! This a pretty good place as far as I can see. Although TeetorBelt kinda comes down hard if you're not 100% business. I think he's a nice guy, though! Let me know if you need a new custom avatar, and I'll see what I can come up with.

Speakin' O that, why don't you have an avatar, TB? Just say the word, and I'll whip you up a good one! I do everything from Pirates to Johhny Depp, to guys with patches on their eyes and bird poop on their shoulders! Don't be shy, now, just Ask!

toolbag 03-16-2005 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by LongJohnnyDepp
Yeah, welcome, toolbag! This a pretty good place as far as I can see. Although TeetorBelt kinda comes down hard if you're not 100% business. I think he's a nice guy, though! Let me know if you need a new custom avatar, and I'll see what I can come up with.

Speakin' O that, why don't you have an avatar, TB? Just say the word, and I'll whip you up a good one! I do everything from Pirates to Johhny Depp, to guys with patches on their eyes and bird poop on their shoulders! Don't be shy, now, just Ask!

Well I've always wanted a shiny new avatar but was always scared to make one. If ya can't make it with a hammer and nails I guess I'm screwed... Screwed, get it!! Har de har! Are you really a pirate? Maybe I can make a nice leg for ya on my lathe and trade for that avatar??

ryaniniowa 03-16-2005 10:17 PM

I kinda like this whole pirate thing. I'm in. Is it okay to just jump in or should there be like a hazing and certain tasks that must be performed in order to be amongst the crew.' ARGGGGGHHHH

toolbag 03-16-2005 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by ryaniniowa
I kinda like this whole pirate thing. I'm in. Is it okay to just jump in or should there be like a hazing and certain tasks that must be performed in order to be amongst the crew.' ARGGGGGHHHH

Hey I'm a pirate too!

Teetorbilt 03-16-2005 10:49 PM

For you wannabe's, I have personally built a 1/2 scale model of a 1680's full brig. 42 ft on deck, 55ft. LOA, 8-6# guns. I still own one of them plus some other parts. Care to swap actual squarerigger knowledge or are you just airbags?
Easy one first. You are moored to a pier that faces due North. You're layed Stb. side to. It's New England, the wind is from the ENE, blowing snot. The harbor is to the port and the inlet east. We're headed for South America and winter is coming. How do we get on our way?
I want rigging and helm orders. One wrong and you're on the rocks.
Everybody can participate. Let's see who get's us out of the channel.

LJD 03-17-2005 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Teetorbilt
For you wannabe's, I have personally built a 1/2 scale model of a 1680's full brig. 42 ft on deck, 55ft. LOA, 8-6# guns. I still own one of them plus some other parts. Care to swap actual squarerigger knowledge or are you just airbags?
Easy one first. You are moored to a pier that faces due North. You're layed Stb. side to. It's New England, the wind is from the ENE, blowing snot. The harbor is to the port and the inlet east. We're headed for South America and winter is coming. How do we get on our way?
I want rigging and helm orders. One wrong and you're on the rocks.
Everybody can participate. Let's see who get's us out of the channel.

Sounds like you know a buncha stuff I never bothered to learn. My boat has OnStar.

Teetorbilt 03-17-2005 12:31 AM

LongJohn, I suspected that. Got CB too? LOL 8-track? HeHe. Fish-Lo-Cater? I'm dying here, Tell me it's not a Bayliner, HoHo ROFLMAO.

pipeguy 03-17-2005 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Teetorbilt
I want rigging and helm orders. One wrong and you're on the rocks.Everybody can participate. Let's see who get's us out of the channel.

OK, OK...I know it starts with "Abast ye landlubbers!" I'm still thinking...

Nathan 03-17-2005 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by giddonah
You're not a little biased, are you?;)


I don't think he's biased at all :D

toolbag 03-17-2005 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Teetorbilt
For you wannabe's, I have personally built a 1/2 scale model of a 1680's full brig. 42 ft on deck, 55ft. LOA, 8-6# guns. I still own one of them plus some other parts. Care to swap actual squarerigger knowledge or are you just airbags?
Easy one first. You are moored to a pier that faces due North. You're layed Stb. side to. It's New England, the wind is from the ENE, blowing snot. The harbor is to the port and the inlet east. We're headed for South America and winter is coming. How do we get on our way?
I want rigging and helm orders. One wrong and you're on the rocks.
Everybody can participate. Let's see who get's us out of the channel.

If it were me, I'd jump off that damn boat and take a taxi to the airport. I'd be in South America before you got your hatches battened down and decks swabbed, picking up a load of hooch that could choke a horse.

pipeguy 03-17-2005 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Teetorbilt
Care to swap actual squarerigger knowledge or are you just airbags?
the wind is from the ENE, blowing snot and the inlet [is to the] east.I want rigging and helm orders. One wrong and you're on the rocks.

OK, here goes - "All hands, this is the captain speaking! Report to the tavern until we get a decent shift".

I'm just guessing here so be gentle. With the breeze blowin' stink from the ENE you'd probably be lucky in that rig to make headway sailing much, if any, east of north. So you'd have to get the bow through the wind, at the dock no less, and make way steering, let's say, 355? Once you did some northing you'd jibe and steer about 135 for the inlet? Am I close? If so, I'll work on the rigging and helm orders. If not, I think I'm keel down on some Block Island granite.


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