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Offline Tinker

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Re: Potentially buying a sailboat on Monday....
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2015, 04:44 AM »
Tom, that's cool, you're preparing the next generation for the world that will unfold around them. The torch has been passed and that's what's important.

My grandfather was an accountant and thus, it's obvious he wasn't a person that used or even endorsed using tools, however when I was maybe 9 or 10 years old, he gave me a Handy Andy tool set that started me on the path to house destruction and renewal and the bug has been with me for the last ???? years. The only item he removed from the tool chest was a chisel.

Now, here's the old FOGey part of me coming out, in our current politically correct society, in today's terms, the only item my grandfather would be allowed to turn over to me would be an EMPTY tool chest because all of the other items would be considered dangereous.  [sad] [crying] [sad] [crying] [mad]

I told my kids, "there's the tools, if you cut a finger off we'll discuss what went wrong, hopefully you won't do it again".

Our son at the age of 9 took apart our new Packard Bell computer. Good thing he could put it back together, I had no clue how to. Lead him on the path to his current career. For the longest time he had no interest in doing any "home" work on his own, he's now looking forward to doing some things to his new home.

Our daughters are very good at doing things on their homes, they had to learn to use tools also.

Tom
 

As I have mentioned in previous threads, I heartily approve on kids learning how to use tools at very young ages. I approve of both replies above.  Our own son grew up on my backhoes >>> almost as soon as he could walk.  Our daughter was just as interested in my work as my son, but in different ways.  Son's excavating business is thriving and now includes over a dozen employees.  Daughter is in real estate and does her own staging.  She has received several awards.  I never chased either one from any of my jobs, but I did teach.  There were strict rules that had to be followed, but they were always told the why of any rule.  Our grandson has been around tools and machinery since very early and i have seen first hand that some of what i taught my son has been passed down the line.  Maybe if more kids were taught, and experienced, the safe uses of tools and machines, there would be less delinquency. 
Tinker
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Offline Slartibartfass

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Re: Potentially buying a sailboat on Monday....
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2016, 04:48 PM »
The boat is mine.... Yeah...! Call me Captain...! Long Island Sound here I come...

Now for the new name....?

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Re: Potentially buying a sailboat on Monday....
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2016, 05:03 PM »
The boat is mine.... Yeah...! Call me Captain...! Long Island Sound here I come...

Now for the new name....?
Congratulations

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Re: Potentially buying a sailboat on Monday....
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2016, 05:22 PM »
Knotty Girl ?

Offline Mitchwood

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Re: Potentially buying a sailboat on Monday....
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2016, 05:29 PM »
Enjoy the sailing - and the maintenance.

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Re: Potentially buying a sailboat on Monday....
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2016, 05:47 PM »
Enjoy the sailing - and the maintenance.

Already spent a few boat bucks and I am all geared up for maintenance tasks....Always be ready and prepared...

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Re: Potentially buying a sailboat on Monday....
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2016, 05:50 PM »
The boat is mine.... Yeah...! Call me Captain...! Long Island Sound here I come...

Now for the new name....?

Congrats on the new boat!  Suggestions for the name:

Draining my Wallet
Sinking bank account
She's expensive
Can you loan me some money
Road to broke
For sale
Bryan

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Re: Potentially buying a sailboat on Monday....
« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2016, 05:59 PM »
Malte,
I cast my vote for "Heinrich der Loewe". In the correct font naturliche. [big grin]


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Re: Potentially buying a sailboat on Monday....
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2016, 05:28 AM »
Enjoy the sailing - and the maintenance.

Already spent a few boat bucks and I am all geared up for maintenance tasks....Always be ready and prepared...

You'll find Festool equipment invaluable for the maintenance, especially the RO150 sander - great for anti-foul removal and for topside polishing.
Enjoy your sailing - I am sailing again from March, really looking forward to it!

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Potentially buying a sailboat on Monday....
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2016, 02:19 PM »

Already spent a few boat bucks and I am all geared up for maintenance tasks....Always be ready and prepared...
You bought a suction cup, a scraper, and scuba gear?

In the San Francisco Bay, the gunk on the bottom of the boat acquires quickly. Vis is craptastic, and bottom cleaning is a lot of physical work.


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Re: Potentially buying a sailboat on Monday....
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2016, 07:30 PM »

The boat is mine.... Yeah...! Call me Captain...! Long Island Sound here I come...

Now for the new name....?

How about...

Something more expensive than Festool

Cheers. Bryan.
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Re: Potentially buying a sailboat on Monday....
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2016, 08:08 PM »

How about...

Something more expensive than Festool

Cheers. Bryan.

Well they are equally expensive and one addiction feeds of the other... I now see a Shinex in the future....

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Re: Potentially buying a sailboat on Monday....
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2016, 10:44 PM »


How about...

Something more expensive than Festool

Cheers. Bryan.

Well they are equally expensive and one addiction feeds of the other... I now see a Shinex in the future....

I am looking at Hammer and Felder equipment... Festool is a gateway drug indeed!!

Cheers. Bryan.
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Re: Potentially buying a sailboat on Monday....
« Reply #45 on: March 10, 2016, 12:53 PM »
Has anyone experience with a Shinex and polishing GelCoat/Fiberglass?

What kind of polishing compound to use?

Gonna bring my Capri 22 down from the winter spot to where I live on 3/18 and am planning on doing a lot maintenance stuff myself including polishing/buffing.

Alternatives to a Shinex...?

Offline RKA

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Re: Potentially buying a sailboat on Monday....
« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2016, 02:31 PM »
Alternatives...Flex 3401 or the 21mm Rupes polisher. The former has a shorter 8mm throw but a forced rotation a la Rotex. The later doesn't but has a 21mm throw instead. My familiarity is in car polishing (not boats).  There I prefer the Rupes because it's smoother and handles a little better. I don't need the torque that the Flex provides. With the boat the Flex might be a better choice.

Congrats on the boat!
-Raj

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