Make sure and check out his tour of the boat for some real world descriptions and pictures of a production, ocean-going yacht.
This is a neat looking "technology demonstration" type craft that is now up for sale, at least to the right person. Probably need to be of a "high-tech" bent.
Pedal, solar and/or sail-powered, there are some interesting ideas to check out, even if you’re not shopping for just this boat.
Duct tape and chicken wire… who says you need marine ply?!
I have never seen this competition before… obviously has a historical background in the sailing days.
I’ve used a mainstream commercial "upright" bag as my main toolbag for several years and love it. Things don’t tend to get lost down inside, and I can carry my (rather heavy) core toolkit most anywhere I need.
Nantucket Bagg has a very nice looking, convertible canvas bag filling this same type of niche. Check out their various options. DIY Boat Owner posted a review and seemed to like it also.
Just as a quick update for those following along… the cabinet did flatten out after just a couple of days in the heat, so countertops do bend in heat 🙂
Dane and I spent a little while and got the cabinet top set in place in the boat. Originally our bathroom had an 8′ long countertop with a sink at each end. It’s been sitting on our front porch (yeah, that looked really good) and needed to be moved.
It was VERY heavy, which meant just picking it up and moving it wasn’t a trivial task. My plan had been to try to use the center, non-sink section in the boat anyhow, so might as well cut it up and make smaller pieces.
A metal cutting blade in the jigsaw did fairly well cutting it. I needed to have supported it a little better (it broke right at the last on one cut, taking a small chunk out), but it’s fine.
Two things I learned about "fake" Corian style countertop:
- Wear a dust mask if you are cutting it. I didn’t. The dust smells of a burning plastic, and now my sinuses are not real happy.
- It warps. In the 2-3 weeks propped up on the front porch in hot weather, the counter had developed a twist. I think it will probably settle back out, so we put it in place and will let it bake a little while and see if it comes back flat.
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theLog, tagged as "California’s Boating and Fishing News" has a nice web site including a "magazine" section online.
One article that caught my eye was on a couple’s 14,000 mile cruise of a lifetime. Which they have now taken twice in their lives 🙂