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    Congrats on the baby! Mine are 17 & 14 so I'm a little removed from the infant stage. But I miss the cute little ones!

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    Welcome to the House, Kite...good thread to emerge upon.
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    Welcome!
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    Welcome to the TreeHouse, Andrew!!!

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    Thanks Andrew, welcome to the house
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tree09 View Post
    Sailboat rigging is awesome. I love sailing, there's nothing like it
    Have you seen the latest Americas Cup boats?? I think they are up on foils now. Completely radical stuff.
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    Here's a vid on them. It's too long but skip around to check out these boats on foils

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBG1g8s3BT0
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    Not too long...good video. Awesome craft.
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    Crazy stuff!! 50mph in a dang sail boat! No wonder at all the crew wears crash helmets
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    Yo, Kyle .

    Here's some pics of another bit of big weight moving. I know I posted these and the whole story somewhere here, but danged if I can find that thread to link. So I'll repost a few pictures for your perusal .

    Best estimates put the weight of the boulder within a few percentage points of the Chevrolet 1500. 5500 pounds-ish. Only way I was able to move this was pulling downhill, otherwise the truck would have been the more moveable object. Also had to chock rear wheels and stand on the brakes during the pulls.

    Winch is a Warn 12k. Only needed a single block for this setting...so 2:1 ma, less friction.

    As you can see from the pictures and the spin patterns on the gravel, I reset the rigging multiple times to keep turning the rock farther off the roadway rather than just a straight ahead pull. Frankly, that was the only special challenge here. Otherwise, I would not have been able to get it sufficiently clear of the travelway...just not enough room to place the truck for a straight on pull.

    I won a $50 bet on my being able to rig and move this one solely with my truck and winch. From a master's degree road design engineer . He was fairly new to the Mt. Hood NF at that point, didn't know his opponent's skills well yet .
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