Alaskan Squall still drying out

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jimp
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Alaskan Squall still drying out

Postby jimp » Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:22 pm

I've been reporting on my Squall every year since 2002. You can check the archives for more info.

Still drying out... and after 20 years has lost 325 pounds! She started as a 1968 rowing model in Juneau, was dragged up and down the beach many times, and finally hung up as a mailbox. I bought her in 2002 with hopes of ... something. Actually, this is slower than watching paint dry.

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Re: Alaskan Squall still drying out

Postby GoldenDaze » Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:30 pm

If the drying out is a little too successful, you could always try this: https://smp.uq.edu.au/pitch-drop-experiment

The late Professor John Mainstone became the experiment's second custodian in 1961. He looked after the experiment for 52 years but, like his predecessor Professor Parnell, he passed away before seeing a drop fall.


Now that's real experimental dedication!
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Re: Alaskan Squall still drying out

Postby dtmackey » Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:12 am

And I've had people argue that Whalers don't absorb water.

There are plenty of 13 and 17 Whalers around me that are very heavy with significant water absorbed into the foam. The most common fail point is the brass drain tube that corrodes out in salt water.

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Re: Alaskan Squall still drying out

Postby Jefecinco » Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:40 am

Would the drying process be accelerated if the hull was protected from freezing during the Winter? It's possible much of the ice would sublimate over the Winter if it was exposed but I believe it would have to be exposed to the atmosphere.
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Re: Alaskan Squall still drying out

Postby jimp » Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:07 am

The Squall went through many years of freeze/thaw cycles until I got her in 2002. Since then (20 years) she's sat between the boiler and hot water heater.

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Re: Alaskan Squall still drying out

Postby Phil T » Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:11 pm

You get the "relentless award"

Good for you.
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Re: Alaskan Squall still drying out

Postby jimp » Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:58 pm

Good one Phil. Maybe her new name should be "Relentless"!