Sea Sled madness. It’s in my brain.

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by DogCavalry, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Air Flite
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    Air Flite Junior Member

    Progress!!! I don't envy you working in the cold. We built the 188 during the Florida winter, which was perfect as far as climate goes. We built the 270 from March thru the end of October, which wasn't nearly as pleasant.
     
  2. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    The yard has offered us a new high and dry spot, but we will have to move it ourselves.
     
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  3. fallguy
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    Good news.
     
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  4. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

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    Snow day. A bit of roof, just to see.
     
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  5. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

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    Side decks. 4¼" wide.
     
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  6. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    I've been joking about pratfalls. My ladder fell over yesterday. Landed on this can of acetone, right in the short ribs. Broke 2.
    Turns out broken ribs are quite painful. Who knew?
     

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  7. BlueBell
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    BlueBell "Whatever..."

    I knew.
    They only hurt when you breathe though.
    Sneezing, laughing , coughing, rolling over in your sleep, all extremely painful.
    Good news is it only last six months or so.

    Sorry to hear this John.
     
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  8. fallguy
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    Been a few times on a ladder and looked down and said if I fall on that; it'll kill me. Got down, moved it, back up again, but not likely an acetone jug. More like upturned spiky stuff. Sorry. Get well.
     
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  9. cracked_ribs
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    I can attest that they are survivable but it's an experience I don't recommend to anyone. If you had just asked beforehand I would have said that even if it sounds fun, don't break any ribs. It's not very fun at all.

    A couple of weeks after breaking mine (fairly spectacularly, too: I used to fight back then and I caught a knee in the fourth round that was so hard I could feel them break, and that was the end of that match...I just dropped to the mat and they had to drag me out) I agreed to take out an inflatable with a friend who was looking to do some rough water testing and I figured I could handle it, and anyway I was looking for a distraction since despite very careful bracing, the thin wooden frames in a traditional wood boat had cracked while gluing...yes, the ribs. Anyway we took the inflatable out and it wasn't very comfortable to begin with, and then we dropped it off a wave so hard the fiberglass hull developed a big split and we limped back in in our cracked RIB.

    My then-girlfriend, knowing that I was banged up and not in great shape mentally at that particular moment, opted to try for a fancy dinner and I arrived to the smell of seared meats and was immediately cheered up...until I saw that she had done ribs with a cracked pepper rub. It was too much and I swore off kickboxing, inflatables, and traditional wooden boatbuilding methods all at the same time.

    I did eventually eat the ribs, though.

    If you didn't find the story funny, that's because out of concern for making you laugh, I intentionally botched the delivery so there wouldn't be a good punchline. I'm looking out for you!

    Rest up, that's a lousy injury to endure.
     
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  10. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    Yeah. Just had a coughing fit. I can really feel those bone ends grate together.

    It was distraction on my part. Putting on the cabin roof.
     
  11. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    Thanks guys.
     
  12. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

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    The scene of yesterday's comic misadventure.
     
  13. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    It has been suggested that I not buy a pair of outboard compensaters right away. Get it figured out first. Anyone in the region able to lend or rent a couple outboards for a few weeks?
     
  14. Mr Efficiency
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    What is an outboard compensater ???
     

  15. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    A. A small joke. An oversized engine, bought by a guy who is compensating for something. Like this:
     

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