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  1. Coastal Redneck

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Moving slowly on this glorious 3-day weekend... paid holiday Monday, of course, lol. Man, oh man, those margaritas were good last night, but I'm payin' the price now, I'm a little shaky, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! :confused: Meh, I'll get over it... waiting on some friends to arrive so we can all eat...
  2. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Okay, youse nautical hee-roes, I have some course & kitteh shots to post, not necessarily in that order... in fact, all that cr@p takes a back seat as I mix a blender full of Margaritas, LOL. This Blue Agave Cuervo is delicious too, tastes like candy in the mixer, AYE? As AC/DC said, "There...
  3. Coastal Redneck

    Looking for safety tips for sailing all alone

    Cripes, Andyatos, you're better rigged than NASA for each nautical excursion, LOL... :confused:
  4. Coastal Redneck

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Haha, that's funny... almost like a scene from "The Three Stooges" where they go boating, aye? Probably wasn't funny to you at the time, but in retrospect it's downright hilarious. You'd think some of those women would show some sympathy to you... er... mariners errant (like knights errant, only...
  5. Coastal Redneck

    Rotten Wood

    Had to qualify my earlier post by slinging these YouTube videos, AYE??? :cool: HOPE Y'ALL ENJOY THE VIDEOS, THEY'RE THE BOMB, LOL... CHEERS!!! :rolleyes:
  6. Coastal Redneck

    Rotten Wood

    A Harpoon Missile will help open a can of worms... may not be any worms LEFT afterward, but sometimes ya gotta roll the dice, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! :eek: Damn, that's just WRONG, but I couldn't resist, lol. I like how the OP said: I was never into racing (won the only race I ever entered), I'm...
  7. Coastal Redneck

    Where to sail in SoCal?

    Safety gear, plug securely in hull, number of beers in cooler... lol. :cool:
  8. Coastal Redneck

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Hmm, that was on wood, yeah? And mine was on fiberglass... also, I was on the beach in Coronado, where the range of temperature was nowhere near as great, the weather actually quite mild. Maybe that last suggestion would be best for your boat, Interlux is a good brand... it's just that the LP...
  9. Coastal Redneck

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Nice work, BB, those boats look darned good! I used to brush mine too, couldn't be bothered with a sprayer, lol... but as long as the prep work is thorough and the painting is done under favorable conditions, the effort will lead to excellent results. My bar was to see reflections in the gloss...
  10. Coastal Redneck

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    That is a pretty boat... as for mine, I kept it under a tarp when not in use, the boat up on her rail in a cradle on the northern side of the ol' beach cottage, less exposure that way. I reckon ANY paint will take a beating if left in the direct sun, same way the gelcoat on fiberglass will take...
  11. Coastal Redneck

    Sunfish Tools...

    Wait, I saw the money change hands!!! Lol... and feeling like a millionaire is good, I'd always feel that way whenever I finished refurbishing a boat and she looked like a million bucks, aye? :cool: Is it really stretching the truth when ya tell a gal you own a yacht, but don't mention the...
  12. Coastal Redneck

    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Good advice there, as usual... epoxy is good, but I always favored LP or linear polyurethane for small craft with hulls that flex or "work" in a seaway, the paint takes the abuse and holds up pretty well. Lasts awhile too before it has to be repainted... I once painted my Laser with purple LP...
  13. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Aaaaaah, took a little nap earlier so now I'm staying up late & drinking beer, lol. No worries, I don't have to get up early for work tomorrow... er, I mean later this morning. I just worked my way through this thread again for the hell of it, and there's some good music in these pages, along...
  14. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Classic mattress surfing clips in this video... what we used to call "freeboarding" when towed while riding a surfboard back in the day. Pretty funny video, and I always CRANK the tune whenever I hear it, whether I'm at home, work, or in the Mighty Camry, LOL. :confused: I'M BACK TO COLD BEER...
  15. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Shots of a vehicle near mine in the WallyWorld parking lot... I stopped there to grab some beer after work, but I wound up spending 1-1/2 hours & $350, lol. Came out just before dark and saw this rig... what locals use to make beer runs in southeastern Arizona, 10-4? Street legal too, lol... not...
  16. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Some shots of "The Boneyard"---believe it or not, there are some expensive parts worth salvaging out there, but we need to reorganize that equipment as well, using a fork attachment on the Deere tractor to lift the carts & mowers and place them in line, or drag them into line with heavy-duty...
  17. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Okay, here's the barn or shop which we've been cleaning up and reorganizing, a monumental task considering what an absolute clusterf#% it was when I arrived. Meh, it's slowly getting better, at least we now know what we have and roughly where to find it, lol. We're also going through each...
  18. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    TGIF... it was a good week, but also a long week, all five days with plenty to do. But we're winning the war on sloth & neglect, getting that maintenance shop (or barn) cleaned up and reorganized. Still not done yet, but it looks a thousand percent better than it did when I arrived. Took some...
  19. Coastal Redneck

    Video: Sailing Between California Fronts

    Norcalsail, I'm glad to see you getting into sailing as much as you have, that is really cool... and long-range planning can be fun, I'm enjoying my plans for sailing outta Dago once I rack up enough paid vacation. Someone told me that a newly-hired employee can't take vacation for at least six...
  20. Coastal Redneck

    Where to sail in SoCal?

    NOAA Weather website, they include marine forecasts. If you're sailing on either coast, you should learn about tides & prevailing ocean surface currents... two different factors which may affect your voyage. Learn to use both to your advantage whenever possible. Wisely choosing your day(s) to...
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