[Public-List] Sex Bondage and Hemp
davidfay999 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 08:05:08 PDT 2020
I'm very interested in the sea hood mold you have. Do you have any pictures of a sea hood made from that mold?
I already have a sea hood on my boat but I am always looking for ideas on how it could be improved.
I also inherited some spare parts when I purchased my boat. These include a new masthead and a new shoe for the rudder. If anyone wanted to make a mold from them, I'd be happy to lend them out. I think the guy I bought my boat from said that he got them from some previous A30 group project.
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> On Mar 12, 2020, at 9:21 AM, Mike Lehman via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
> Bob, I'm not a hoarder...I just keep the good stuff. Currently molds for
> winch pedestals, sea hood, etc. I also have old hatches for patterns,
> numerous bits and pieces of an Alberg including the mold for rudder shoes,
> an entire bow section of an Alberg, samples of materials for insulating the
> ice box, a short section of a mast, a mast head fitting,
> miscellaneous rigging parts, plumbing parts and electrical parts including
> spools of wire. Recently, I inherited all of Towney's wood pieces and added
> that to my collection of wood which includes teak, mahogany, cherry, pine
> and plywood (mostly small pieces) acceptable for small projects like the
> new instrument mounting teak plates I made for my bother-in-law's old
> Boston Whaler. If anyone needs wood, or other parts, they are available to
> any Alberg member.
> On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 6:45 PM R Kirk via Public-List <
> public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
>> Gordon Laco, in praising hemp rope said, amongst other things:
>> First, being natural fibre, its longevity at rated performance is
>> completely unpredictable
>> Actually, it's completely predictable: It rots away... it's no damn good.
>> It has to be tarred to be of even short term use at sea.
>> That's reflected by the fact that (almost) no one uses it anymore. A quick
>> internet search showed that it's not even in New England Rope's catalog. On
>> Amazon I found a couple of boutique places that sold lengths of it for sex
>> & bondage purposes. (Who knew that about Gord?)
>> In my toddler days I saw a greasy coil of rope at the back of our boat
>> shed. I asked my father (the world's greatest hoarder who never threw
>> anything away and could find anything - a treasure like our modern Mike
>> Lehman) who said it was old hemp rope and that all *our* rigging was modern
>> Manila. He said the hemp was a mess to work with and would rot from the
>> inside. But he might find a use for it someday.
>> Later when I first entered the Navy, there was no longer any hemp - all
>> Manila. A sailor was no longer a "tar". Soon nylon lines came in and
>> completely replaced the manila. The nylon was wonderful for mooring lines
>> because it would comfortably stretch like a rubber band and not jerk &
>> break things. The one exception was that we were still required to use the
>> non-stretchy manila for high lining - sending people between ships at sea
>> on a boatswain's chair suspended on a taut rope. Didn't want to dunk them.
>> I suspect that nowadays the manila highlines have been replaced by some
>> sort of Staset or other low stretch synthetic.
>> I wonder how sailors make Macnamara Lace now? Synthetics? Any idea Gord?
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