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    05-15-2019, 07:38 PM
    I would not use thickened epoxy as you want to get glue down to the bottom of the cracks. I like the Robb White get it hot first and let the cooling...
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    05-14-2019, 04:50 PM
    Back in the day, Detroit Shop classes had a program with kids building model boats. There things on the web under "Detroit sailing model" which can...
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    05-14-2019, 04:11 PM
    Better support on the trailer is always a good thing. I just bought an old dinghy which needs lots of work, but one of the biggest problems is where...
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    05-14-2019, 03:48 PM
    SHClark replied to a thread Light Chebacco in Building / Repair
    Glass v No Glass doesn't have to be an all or nothing proposition. You can glass parts of the boat, without glassing all of the boat. Structurally...
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    04-26-2019, 03:04 PM
    SHClark replied to a thread Drilling holes in Building / Repair
    On the contrary, I think drilling the right hole in the right placve is always a challenge. In the case of installing a sheave axle in a wooden...
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    04-26-2019, 02:41 PM
    I'm not sure what the appeal of Storm Petrel is. If it is unsinkable and self righting, ten there are other ways to skin that cat which will sail...
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    04-25-2019, 04:25 PM
    I misspent part of my youth sailing International Tempests, designed by Ian Proctor. The remarkable thing about those boats was that they had sealed...
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    04-25-2019, 04:09 PM
    I made a bunch of models which (for reasons of child safety) has ballast made of bird shot and resin encased in a fiberglass molding. I'm not...
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    04-25-2019, 12:47 PM
    That’s a pretty lousy way to build ballast. The lead pig/sand/resin slurry is certainly less dense than cast lead. As a result the CG of the ballast...
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    04-24-2019, 07:14 PM
    Jim, as I drove to Connecticut to look at the boat, I didn’t think I could use the “followed me home” ploy. Even though it is strictly true as the...
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    04-24-2019, 07:07 PM
    “Fenders are part of the maintenance budget” That being said, the canvas foam stuff is so expensive and non durable that I can’t stand it. Instead,...
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Building smal racing sailboats for 35 years.
Narragansett Bay and Approaches
physics, aerodynamics & human folly
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