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    02-22-2017, 07:44 AM
    Dean - looking great. I would definitely not put a screw into end grain of plywood as that hold is shaky at best. If I recall I only added screws...
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    02-21-2017, 01:39 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    I will give it a test run later.....it seems to work well, creating lines that will result in an equal-sided octogon. Untitled by Jason D, on...
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    02-21-2017, 10:10 AM
    Bill, for what it's worth I took the route mentioned by schooner jay: I used West System Special Clear epoxy hardener (no amine blush, takes varnish...
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    02-21-2017, 09:51 AM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    There are two sentences from the Traditional Maritime webpage that seem important but are not entirely helpful with specifics: "Ideally the spar...
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    02-21-2017, 09:30 AM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    I had to brush up on how to make a spar gauge and found a nice little write up on "Traditional Maritime Skills," a project out the UK that is...
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    02-21-2017, 09:22 AM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Thanks! That and all the mahogany-shade wood on my boat is sapele. That particular bit is from a plank that has pommele figured grain when ripped....
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    02-20-2017, 05:25 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Here are the mast and boom, all squared up to dimension and awaiting the power planer to get to 8-sided and so on..... All in all the glue up went...
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    02-19-2017, 11:02 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread An Ilur in PA in Building / Repair
    looking great!
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    02-19-2017, 08:56 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread scarfing in Building / Repair
    Call me old fashioned, but in the absence of deadlines and profit motive, I prefer hand-tools for most of it. I think it's much quieter, safer, more...
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    02-17-2017, 01:30 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Espars creux! (Hollow masts) For a 3" diameter mast it seemed easier to make a hollow mast using Vivier's suggested method, as shown below, rather...
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    02-16-2017, 07:39 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread An Ilur in PA in Building / Repair
    I agree, looking really really nice.
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    02-16-2017, 07:36 PM
    Dean, I definitely needed to "steam" the douglas fir clamps towards the bow. I use quotes on steam, because I just used a cloth soaked with boiling...
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    02-16-2017, 07:30 PM
    Dean raises a great point, and I think it would be easiest to shave 6 mm off each mortise and augment with a hefty fillet. I think that would avoid...
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    02-16-2017, 07:17 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Keelson scarfing? in Building / Repair
    I agree with the recommendation - the scarf, while plenty strong enough, will be nicely supported by the case logs. Also, there isn't too much bend...
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    02-13-2017, 04:06 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Thanks Bill! Keep me posted on what you find out re: the torqueedo. I am considering one but haven't done any research yet.
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    02-13-2017, 02:22 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr
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    02-13-2017, 02:18 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    All the pieces of the sole are in, at least for preliminary fitting; there is some fussy micro adjustment and creating a mechanism for attaching any...
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    02-03-2017, 02:06 PM
    Dean, I would advise against screws at this point for two reasons: first, as you say, you will need to plane a bevel onto the piece; if the screw...
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    01-31-2017, 10:27 AM
    JasonD replied to a thread An Ilur in R.I. in Building / Repair
    Wow, the tiller and the oarlocks look great, well done!
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    01-30-2017, 09:33 AM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Thanks Dean! Glad you are enjoying the lofting book, it is the standard reference from what I understand. You'll be ready for your next build, LOL....
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    01-30-2017, 07:44 AM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Thank you, I appreciate your comments and following along. I always love finding quality local products from a local, knowledgable source. Jason
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    01-29-2017, 08:11 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    a little more progress, bit by bit. The cypress is lovely to work with. Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr
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    01-29-2017, 11:28 AM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    So, a question for those experienced with this type of boat and sole: what is best approach for edges? does one radius them, or just break them...
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    01-29-2017, 11:25 AM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    I got sole.. here are a few pics showing the fitting of the floor boards of florida cypress. It's not 200-yr old sinker cypress at $15 a bd ft.,...
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    01-28-2017, 10:13 AM
    Good luck with the bend! Looking good.....
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