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    02-21-2018, 09:59 AM
    My favorite, no pdf's
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    02-20-2018, 06:52 AM
    FF replied to a thread What size oars? in Building / Repair
    I will give it a try this summer. And the weight is in the right place.
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    02-20-2018, 06:11 AM
    FF replied to a thread Another new proa rig in Designs / Plans
    30 years ago WoodenBoat had this wonderful article on Russel Browns proa's. Unfortunedly but understandably he did not wish to become responsible...
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    02-19-2018, 12:54 PM
    FF replied to a thread Small boat pron. in The Bilge
    Question: Do (replica) Pilot Cutters fit in this thread, Peter?
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    02-19-2018, 12:11 PM
    FF replied to a thread Small boat pron. in The Bilge
    Tirrik and gaff ketch, both aluminium
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    02-19-2018, 12:06 PM
    FF replied to a thread Small boat pron. in The Bilge
    22 ft Falmouth Working Boat
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    02-19-2018, 11:56 AM
    FF replied to a thread Junk Rigs. in Building / Repair
    This is the biggest Junksail I made. 50 m. Laid it out on the floor of the gym in highschool of my children. The boat had a schooner rig but the...
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    02-19-2018, 07:13 AM
    Let me guess, Wharram cat, sails with sleeve around mast and gaff? I must make a quote for a Tiki21 mainsail and the owner wants a zipper. I dont...
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    02-19-2018, 04:43 AM
    I remember it from Payson book 'Build the new instant boats'
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    02-19-2018, 04:37 AM
    FF replied to a thread What size oars? in Building / Repair
    To complicate tings a bit more: You row when the wind is against you and beating to windward is impractical. In that situation a low gear, ergo short...
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    02-19-2018, 04:16 AM
    Must be nice to have such a strong stiff structure that you can turn it when necessary. And what rig will she have? Gaff or lug rig?
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    02-19-2018, 04:10 AM
    30 years a ago a guy here built a 5 m boat with WRC strips 4 mm thick. Edgeglued with 2 pot polyurethane glue, sheated outside and inside with...
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    02-18-2018, 09:04 AM
    FF replied to a thread Phil Bolger consensus? in Designs / Plans
    I am reading part 2, chapter36 of 103 sailing rigs. Bolger says that 119 strand wire, tang attachments, built_up masts make much better rigs for...
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    02-17-2018, 03:13 PM
    FF replied to a thread Small boat pron. in The Bilge
    Ok, I will ask the builder for pics and explanation.
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    02-17-2018, 11:29 AM
    FF replied to a thread The 1600s in Designs / Plans
    This is the expedition ship called Willem Barents, who tried to find a north east route to India in 1596. They were shipwrecked in the ice and...
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    02-17-2018, 11:11 AM
    FF replied to a thread Small boat pron. in The Bilge
    Boeier with a rope core
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    02-17-2018, 10:06 AM
    FF replied to a thread Small boat pron. in The Bilge
    I don't mind that you repeat yourself and now I know I prefer the 4 plank Cal. Yawl. Please continue.
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    02-16-2018, 10:44 AM
    FF replied to a thread Phil Bolger consensus? in Designs / Plans
    And now one from the traditional photographers angle. It is far more difficult to design a goodlooking multichine boat then a round bilge one, and I...
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    02-16-2018, 09:38 AM
    FF replied to a thread Bolger Black Skimmer in Designs / Plans
    It is in "The Folding Sc(h)ooner
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    02-16-2018, 09:36 AM
    FF replied to a thread Black Sails in Designs / Plans
    You answered my other question as well. Btw I saw an example for sale, nice gaff rig, bilge keels so less draft. Consider her a motorsailer.
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    02-16-2018, 09:27 AM
    FF replied to a thread Phil Bolger consensus? in Designs / Plans
    This boat was also pretty enough for the cover of Watercraft. I have been wondering about the outer stem also. Can think of a few reasons: Bolger...
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    02-16-2018, 07:04 AM
    FF replied to a thread Black Sails in Designs / Plans
    Thanks Gareth, I just looked up the Scheldeschouw and saw to my surprise the early boat had almost the same rig, so I guess they changed later to...
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    02-16-2018, 04:59 AM
    FF replied to a thread Phil Bolger consensus? in Designs / Plans
    Summer Ease has a bottom that is flat aft and V shaped forward to avoid slamming. I think an article on her was published in Watercraft. She has a...
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    02-15-2018, 12:30 PM
    FF replied to a thread Phil Bolger consensus? in Designs / Plans
    Thanks, it cost me hours but it is rewarding that people appreciate it
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    02-15-2018, 10:09 AM
    FF replied to a thread Phil Bolger consensus? in Designs / Plans
    some years ago we had a Bolger boat weekend. A micro, a sheet plywood Chebacco and a Summer Ease, a boat for old codgers. All owners were satisfied...
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    02-15-2018, 09:59 AM
    FF replied to a thread Black Sails in Designs / Plans
    Now something completely different, for a lower freeboard cannot be healthy.This is a Maurice Griffiths boat in steel. The owner wanted an easy Dutch...
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    02-15-2018, 06:20 AM
    FF replied to a thread Black Sails in Designs / Plans
    Tjalk Jacoba. I wonder about the Plimsoll Mark
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    02-15-2018, 04:16 AM
    FF replied to a thread Small boat pron. in The Bilge
    That foiler was a pleasant surprise after so much wooden sweetness
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    02-14-2018, 04:19 PM
    FF replied to a thread school lunches in The Bilge
    You guys could read ' France is a feast'
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    02-14-2018, 03:34 PM
    Steel rusts 1/10 mm a year we reckon in my country. I bought a steel keel centerboarder and the steel bolt was rusted away after 35 years. Originlly...
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