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E-book by Russ Brown

Ahoy,     Russ Brown of PT Watercraft has his e-book on painting technique on sale for $1.50, a pdf download at:…Continue

Started Apr 9

Raising that mast....

I lost my mast last fall and sat out the winter till now.  I was able to locate an aluminum spar and prepared it with lights, spreaders, and cut it down to match the previous wood mast.  I moved it…Continue

Started Jun 10, 2015

Mahalo Kiko
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http://vimeo.com/90094141Maholo Kiko,kai mu for you,andyContinue

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andy solywoda replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Here is a photo I shot when the Nina and Pinta were in town: There is a whole album on my flickr page, just search kaimusailing on flickr.com.  These methods of using purchases, belaying pins, and a loop from two strong points on the deck are…"
Jul 4
andy solywoda replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Here's the thimble I used on my insulated shroud: I wasn't against using lashings or soft rigging, but after failures I had to retrench.  Obviously it is my method that didn't work out.  It worked OK until conditions got…"
Jul 4
andy solywoda left a comment for Paul Gardner
"Ahoy Paul,      On my way back from the wilds of Eastern Connecticut, attended Marco's wedding.  Ask around.  Phone died and I'm out till Sat.  See the blog (link on my member page).  Are you droning…"
Jul 2
andy solywoda replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Ahoy Bjorn,      I wrote up everything in my blog, address is on my page, I think I did something wrong, the lashings worked for years, then I had the mast come down and I thought it was UV damage.  Then I had all the lashings…"
Jul 2
andy solywoda replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Ahoy JJ,      I think using deadeyes is necessary, my lashings failed and I used shackles and eyes with SS thimbles.  I've now gone back to turnbuckles.  I am using nylon mooring thimbles on 1 shroud to insulate it for…"
Jun 25
andy solywoda replied to Ian R's discussion Cheap price of secondhand boats including Wharrams, sustainability etc
"Ahoy Fellow Sailors and Adventurers,      It isn't all about money and time.  Otherwise it would be OK to punch the time clock and pay the bills, what more is there?  I just wasted 2 1/2 weeks building a D4 dinghy that…"
May 1
andy solywoda replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Ahoy Ian R,      Thank you for the kind words and also your posting of details of your dyneema rigging.  I only used the lashings to replace turnbuckles, did not do any lashing up on the mast.  In all cases when the lashings…"
Apr 21
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lazarus

Survived the hurricanes. Russ Brown's first boat upgraded by Hatfield.
Apr 19
andy solywoda replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Ahoy Ian R and Boatsmith,      My former rig was stainless, just the turnbuckles were replaced with dynema lashings.  I used ss thimbles with multiple loops of dyneema.  My procedure was to put the midpoint of the dyneema in…"
Apr 19
andy solywoda replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Ahoy Ian R,      I feel it is my duty to say that I have had it with soft rigging.  In my case I was using dynema lashings instead of turnbuckles and I was using ss thimbles instead of the gentler deadeyes.  I had many of…"
Apr 18
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E-book by Russ Brown

Ahoy,     Russ Brown of PT Watercraft has his e-book on painting technique on sale for $1.50, a pdf download at:http://www.ptwatercraft.com/ptwatercraft/Rolling_Perfection_by_Russell_Brown.html     This is a good reference on achieving sprayed on look using paint rollers.  He has specific recommendations of necessary tools and techniques.See More
Apr 9
andy solywoda replied to Eva Zvonickova's discussion tiki 38 project, allergy to epoxy
"Ahoy Eva,      I too am allergic to epoxy and have had to be careful to avoid contact.  I use the standard 7mil nitrile gloves and rinse off my hands and arms with ordinary vinegar to neutralize the epoxy.  It seems…"
Apr 4
andy solywoda replied to Mark Stevens's discussion Wharram logo vector
"Ahoy Mark,      Can you use an eps file?  Encapsulaated PostScript. Thanks, Andy"
Mar 18
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Mar 18

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I own a Wharram
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kaimu 44' wharram
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pasadena, md, usa
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http://www.sailblogs.com/member/kaimusailing/

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At 11:31am on December 27, 2009, Alexandre Ferreira said…
Thank you very much. Hope I am in the right way. Im working on a scale model(board and wood) to foresee some changes may be I'llbe introducing to the design. My target is to be sailing Madrigal (boat name) next summer in Brazil, that means December 2010! I wish you a happy new year and as soon as Ihave some new about my project I'll let you know.
At 12:42pm on October 23, 2010, BERND BECHTEL said…
helo Andy soliwoda,thank you very much,cant get you any gift back,because
not have pay pal or bank account,be on the way to cap verdies and then to Brasil.next time tell you more Bernd
At 1:35pm on December 30, 2010, Clay Ghylin said…

Alooohaaa!   Andy,

thanks for the note.....Im here in Seattle Wa. for the next 5 months......Im half way through my educational goals.....Im cramming 2, one yr programs into one year here in Marine Propulsion and Marine Systems/Electronics......trying to pickup and update my ABYC credentials.....then back home to hawaii.

Im not used to the snow!!!!.......I come home completely exhausted from clutching the steering wheel sooo hard!!......Im homesick for Hawaii.....but this education is exceptional!!.

Do you have any plans in your future for any work on your cat?....any trips planned?

keep me posted~~......

and a warm Aloha! to you!!

sincerely

Clay G.

At 6:06am on November 11, 2011, David Broun said…
Thanks Andy

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