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Robert Salnick
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Corners
This post originally appeared on Windborne in Puget Sound Have you ever done fiberglass layup? If you have, then you know how difficult it is to get the wetted cloth to follow a sharp outside corner tightly, with "sharp" being a variable depending on how h...
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Canvas Work – A Break From Dinghy Restoration
Over on s/v Cay of Sea , Rick takes a break from his dinghy refinishing and does a little canvas work: Sanding fiberglass ranks low on my list of favorite things to do, and I had the “itch” to do something else for a day (pun intended). I had ordered twis...
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Crowd-sourced Charts - Are We There Yet?
NOAA has 17 ships whose assignment includes depth surveying, according to a recent article that BoatUS published. (Courtesy of Navionics) But nearly every chartplotter sold now has depth sounding capabilities, tide charts, time/date, and the ability to cust...
But nearly every chartplotter sold now has depth sounding capabilities, tide charts, time/date, and the ability to customize the keel offset for the depth transducer. So, virtually every boat out there with modern equipment has the ability to do what NOAA is doing. And we outnumber NOAA millions ...
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Steaming Lamp/Deck Lamp Guard
Over aboard s/v Cay of Sea , Rick avoids paying the marine tax by fabricating his own guard for his steaming lamp: Okay, I’ll admit that I don’t know exactly what to call this thing, but I know what I want it to do – what I hope it will do, if it is robus...
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Memory Test
Calm first nite of the year, at anchor in Blind Bay Operating any boat requires that you have a good memory.  Just think about all the things and procedures that you have to keep in mind just to get off the dock.  The bigger the boat, the more systems.  Th...
Operating any boat requires that you have a good memory. Just think about all the things and procedures that you have to keep in mind just to get off the dock. The bigger the boat, the more systems. The more systems, the more that needs to be kept in mind. So here's a partial list from Eolian's ...
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New Spreaders For The Mizzen
[Sorry about the re-post of this one. I just opened it to look at something, and Blogger turned it back into a draft. ??!?] This post originally appeared on Windborne in Puget Sound Rot. It's funny, isn't it - how something like this can prey on your mind ...
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Roadmaps For Troubleshooting
Our boat, Eolian , came with a full set of factory prints covering wiring, plumbing, and rigging.  And tho there had been changes (mostly to wiring) since she was new, the prints helped enormously in figuring out the actual in-place wiring and correcting se...
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Forestay Built From Scratch
Most sailors regard standing rigging with a kind of religious awe... that only wizards of the fourth class are allowed to make modifications to it.  But not Rick aboard s/v Cay of Sea ... But it does require attention to detail. Here Rick tackles creatio...
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I wonder if you knew
This post is a mash-up of two posts that originally appeared on Windborne in Puget Sound Say you have a boat, and say that the gelcoat has some flaws in it (but then I repeat myself).  These might be caused by say, a dock that approached too quickly, or p...
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Molding A Semi-Circular Fiberglass Conduit
Aboard s/v Pilgrim , Jeff and Anne continue what can only be classed as a keel-up rebuild. Most of what they are doing is not of a scale suitable to be included here (tho I have fudged a couple of times...).  But this piece of work is.  And I did not know ...
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Keepin' On Keepin' On
Don't have much to say this week - just keepin' on... Gelcoat repairs continue.  Apply new layer, sand it back being careful not to sand thru adjacent gelcoat.  Lather, rinse, repeat. At low tide I dove on the prop to change the zinc, thinking the water wou...
Don't have much to say this week - just keepin' on... Gelcoat repairs continue. Apply new layer, sand it back being careful not to sand thru adjacent gelcoat. Lather, rinse, repeat. At low tide I dove on the prop to change the zinc, thinking the water would be a little warmer. It was.
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This post originally appeared on Windborne in Puget Sound I recently did a post which talked about establishing what the right amount of glycol in a holding plate solution was.  Well, OK, now that we know what we want to have in there, how do we determine...
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  • University of Washington
    Systems Engineer, present
  • Kaiser Aluminum
  • Alcoa
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Introduction
After 25+ years working in the primary metals industry (high temperatures, molten metal, explosives), and 15 years doing unix-y things for the University of Washington, I am at last retired.

And after living alternatively in the boondocks and in big cities, we now split our time between our sailboat and our log cabin.

Life is good.
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Currently
Seattle, WA
Previously
Barrington, IL - St. Louis, MO - Chewelah, WA - West Lafayette, IN - Spokane, WA - Pittsburgh, PA