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    You have no excuse not to have a workspace

    I went sailing with my friend today, and here is where his workbench resides. It stays there all the time, lashed to the deck. He is an expert woodworker.
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    Heck yea!
    never stop.

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    I picture the ocean floor in the wake of this yacht being strewn with Lie Nielsen and Lee Valley planes and chisels.
    Fair play to your friend!

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    Definitely a well lit and airy workspace.
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    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

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    I'm no sailor, but I'm pretty sure that's the poop deck.

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    Nice view but how's he keep tools from going overboard?

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    Maybe he doesn't use tools, only his teeth.

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    Man, life is tough in the islands! Sailing in December!

    Does he life onboard too? (Having the bench onboard made me wonder.)
    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
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    Looks like it's a router table. No vise(s) or storage...

    Saltwater and good tool steel do not mix.

    Great work environment!

    ...Unless the wind is blowing too hard, or it's raining/sleeting/snowing, or it's cold or night time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Matthews View Post
    I'm no sailor, but I'm pretty sure that's the poop deck.
    No, sir- the poop deck is the aftermost deck. This is the foredeck.
    Quote Originally Posted by John TenEyck View Post
    Nice view but how's he keep tools from going overboard?

    John
    He has to be veeeeery careful!

    Quote Originally Posted by Frederick Skelly View Post
    Man, life is tough in the islands! Sailing in December!

    Does he life onboard too? (Having the bench onboard made me wonder.)
    He lives between aboard and home with his new wife who owns a house. Before that, he sailed around the world on a Westsail 32, and has many a story to tell. He is a retired boatbuilder and brought this Hudson 51 back from the grave. As for sailing in December, I did forget that it’s winter for you guys- all kidding aside. I lose track of the seasons down here. December is a great month to sail. The November rains have passed and the Christmas Winds (wind shift from the Northwest) bring cool air and fresh breezes.

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    I carry a tool roll in my kayak - beach log for a bench - lots of interesting beachwood, evenings in camp, carve a spoon, build a chair...

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    The poop deck is where the ship's wheel is, at the rear of the ship, to reduce ropes and pulleys to the rudder. It often covered the captain's quarters.

    Sailors pooped at the bow of the ship, since that was normally downwind of the rest of the ship when sailing, and was located low enough where normal wave action would wash it off when underway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy D Jones View Post
    The poop deck is where the ship's wheel is, at the rear of the ship, to reduce ropes and pulleys to the rudder. It often covered the captain's quarters.

    Sailors pooped at the bow of the ship, since that was normally downwind of the rest of the ship when sailing, and was located low enough where normal wave action would wash it off when underway.

    -- Andy - Arlington TX
    The poop deck derived its name from the Latin “puppis” which literally means the stern of the ship. Getting “pooped” is when all your decks are awash- the poop deck typically being the highest of the decks, so if the poop deck got awash, you got “pooped.” It did not have to do with bodily functions. I will say, however, a boat with a pushpit has the best vantage point for relieving oneself in the event of a clogged head. I once knew of a Hans Christian with a hole in the pushpit where the owner would do his business on long journeys to save opening seacocks when underway.

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    Malcolm, you are seriously close to the TMI line

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley Gray View Post
    Malcolm, you are seriously close to the TMI line
    Don’t make me tell about the time I spilled the portable head when trying to dump it overboard.

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