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 on: November 23, 2015, 07:56:56 PM 
Started by David Nolan - Last post by jklistof
I ordered two 8 ft double channels.  Im still doing a Wilie window forward just because its cool and just about free to make.

My lexan was $114 for a full 4 ft by 8 ft sheet at Harbor sales.   It was about 40 bucks for both 8 ft channels.   SO my windows will be about 150 bucks and some labor....

of course, if we dont get it done in time, we will fish in any configuration.  I have learned tho, that if you go fishing and its going to rain its ass off, and you decide to use $2 Bradleys shower curtains, taped to the window with duck tape, that you only tape the Bradleys shower curtains up after you get up the parkway, because they cannot withstand the 65 mpg drive.


and after the trip

David, Thank you for your humor. You are my hero! The wife had to help me off the floor after I fell off my seat laughing from the visualization of your description. That laugh felt good.

 on: November 23, 2015, 02:19:05 PM 
Started by Cannon - Last post by Cannon
Reminds me of lighting farts when I Was a kid

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 on: November 23, 2015, 01:53:12 PM 
Started by Cannon - Last post by AlasKen
if you have fuel in the bowels of your boat, it would seem you have more of a problem than fuel degradation of the foam.

I spill fuel into my boat every time I fuel up. Maybe that is the source of my gassy bowel problem.

It must be a Tolman thing because I always pass gas on my boat.  Captains prerogative.  Don't like it, there's the side, off you go.  Except on the worst of day most people wait until I return to dock. 

 on: November 23, 2015, 01:49:24 PM 
Started by captainfogfish - Last post by AlasKen
Maybe so but it is fast, easy, and fairly cheap, all components of my Tolman.  I do like the looks of your bright window frames.  In hindsight I think I could have built all my own window frames and created sliders that would work well and look good.  But I like my Wynn windows and have had the screens come in handy when anchored up in a quite cove and look up and see a dark cloud coming from the beach and discover it is mosquitoes looking for fresh blood, mine.  Without a window open it gets muggy quick and without a screen you get eaten alive.  It is amazing how far the buggers travel when the see a boat anchored.  Ken 

 on: November 23, 2015, 05:42:50 AM 
Started by Cannon - Last post by GullableSailor
Spray cheese in a can has neutral buoyancy so avoid it at all costs, besides it is flammable not to mention it will bind your bilge up.

 on: November 22, 2015, 11:29:53 PM 
Started by Cannon - Last post by Mo 'Poxy
pedantic and ... pretentious.

Oh my!!

I'll have you know, Mister Cannon, that I have a PhD from MIT
(Post Hole Digger from Michigan Industrial Tools).

 on: November 22, 2015, 08:47:56 PM 
Started by Cannon - Last post by Mo 'Poxy
And both will absorb an incredible amount of water over time.

You are confusing expanded polystyrene with extruded polystyrene.

 on: November 22, 2015, 08:41:00 PM 
Started by Cannon - Last post by Mo 'Poxy
I think I will spray foam the crap out of some old mechanic's suits and add a tire tube to the waist for anyone aboard and forgo the foam underneath. We may look like a bunch of fn idiots but if we go down I figure we can hold on and keep the skiff afloat.

Don't forget, the foam goes on the head.

 on: November 22, 2015, 05:41:11 PM 
Started by Cannon - Last post by tananaBrian
Lots of foam plastics come in pink or blue or white.  The one that I tested for water absorption (3% in 6 solid months of immersion) that also appears to be impervious to fuels/oils (not as thoroughly tested by me, but fuel and oil had no affect with a couple of weeks of exposure) is "closed-cell polyethylene".  It's the one with ETHYL in the name ...just remember that.


 on: November 22, 2015, 12:41:12 PM 
Started by Cannon - Last post by AKDoug
Is the blue or pink foam fuel resistant?

Neither, if by blue you mean Dow extruded polystyrene and by pink you mean Owens Corning extruded polystyrene. Same shit, different color, and soluble in HCs like gasoline.
And both will absorb an incredible amount of water over time.  As long as it's in a sealed chamber it's no big deal.

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