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    10-23-2018, 05:18 AM
    Thanks, Alex. My plan to make the side decks today went out the window, but I have lined up the short sticks for the beams. I spent the rest of...
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    10-23-2018, 05:04 AM
    Alex, I looked on my Kotik plan and saw that each of the three diagonals start on a waterline, WL 15", 20" and 25" as it happens, so it's easy to...
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    10-22-2018, 01:36 PM
    Yes, a draughtsman's square is a useful thing in lofting this size of boat. To my words "cheap white paint" add "quick drying". There's nothing...
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    10-22-2018, 05:04 AM
    Well, today was a busy day! I started by pinning newspaper all around the inside of the hull to keep drips of epoxy off all that paint and varnish,...
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    10-22-2018, 04:40 AM
    Hello Sonke, Thanks for that interesting info. about birch plywood. If I use any of this birch timber in the boat (I might not) it will be well...
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    10-22-2018, 04:25 AM
    Hi Alex, 1. I wasn't sure why you had two centrelines, but you've got that sorted now. 2. You don't need to use so many nails on edge to transfer...
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    10-21-2018, 02:28 PM
    Yes, it's just a slow patient process. Glad you had a good rehearsal and you got a Dory Book. Ian
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    10-21-2018, 05:21 AM
    OK. Here are some pics of the mast-bearing structure, so far. The cabin front is part of it. I arranged scraps of MDF along the after foredeck...
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    10-20-2018, 03:15 PM
    "Only ever heard of Birch bark canoes. It only used as prime wood for burning around here, but then again, it does make good plywood sheets."...
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    10-20-2018, 03:01 PM
    "They all do that" might be right, just like the leeward side-stays go slack when you're on the wind. Mine did anyway. We couldn't furl the jib wth...
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    10-20-2018, 02:30 PM
    Thanks, Alex. You're a busy lad! Think of a loaf of bread, sliced up cross-ways, lengthways, vertically and diagonally. Cheers Ian
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    10-20-2018, 05:27 AM
    Hi Alex, I agree with what Alex Z said about planing the flats on the moulds. You don't need to do it until you have to. I prefer to leave the...
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    10-19-2018, 05:21 AM
    Thanks for that well-timed suggestion, Steve. I don't want anything under the beams that might reduce the headroom, but I will put solid blocking...
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    10-18-2018, 05:23 PM
    Kotik Deck Framing, Part II Having decided I didn't like the forward hatch frame, I spent the next day rebuilding it, a bit wider, a couple of...
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    10-18-2018, 04:21 PM
    Hi Travis. Welcome back. Yes, there are a lot of people at the PTWBF to get lost among, aren't there. Glad Zuri is sailing well. Thanks,...
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    10-18-2018, 05:11 AM
    Well, it's high time I did another posting. This will have to be a double edition. I got that varnishing done and then we had a lot of other...
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    10-18-2018, 03:20 AM
    Thanks Alex, Jeff and Max. Alex, Thanks for your comments. My postings don't show the amount of bumbling around I do, but I do less of that now...
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    10-18-2018, 02:48 AM
    Thanks, Alex. You can see on my Kotik thread how I made my moulds and set them up. I could climb in and out of the set-up and between moulds quite...
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    10-17-2018, 02:53 PM
    The 12mm plywood will stand the weight of the planking just fine. If the plywood has curved, straighten it with a batten or two. Brace the moulds...
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    10-13-2018, 04:22 PM
    Hi Alex, Glad you're not so cross now. It's a big move you're making. May I suggest that you keep your plans under cover as much as possible. I...
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    10-13-2018, 05:34 AM
    Yes, you do seem to have plenty of clamps! I couldn't be without my thicknesser and bandsaw. Glad you're a little less cross now. Ian
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    10-12-2018, 02:05 AM
    IanMilne replied to a thread Zuri in Building / Repair
    Yes, you have been busy, Travis, with all that and your job as well. Zuri is going along very nicely. I'm envious of that steady breeze and...
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    10-09-2018, 03:55 PM
    Subscribed! I found your thread '"Really Simple Sails" for Wood Duck'. That's high-quality woodwork. An excellent apprenticeship in lug sails too....
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    10-07-2018, 03:19 PM
    Excellent! Ian
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    10-07-2018, 03:11 PM
    IanMilne replied to a thread An Ilur in R.I. in Building / Repair
    I like the colour scheme too, and the brass strip, and the way you have brought the laps of the planking all the way to the stem. Excellent work all...
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    10-01-2018, 06:16 PM
    I just caught up on this thread last night. Yes, as Thad said, that's me in Ms Wizbang's EBS photos, with the white whiskers and baseball cap, oh,...
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    10-01-2018, 03:58 PM
    We came home from Port Townsend and other places last Tuesday. It was great to be there and meet some more of you. (See PTWBF 2018 thread.) For the...
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age 74
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Retired, ex Environmental Health Officer
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Ex canoeist, kayaker & dory sailor
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Builder & ex-skipper of Eun na Mara canoe yawl "Islesburgh".
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“Old Joke: ‘A bench fitter works to the nearest thousandth of an inch. A loco fitter (steam) works to the nearest inch. A shipwright works to the nearest ship’.”
Alan Byde, Canoe Design and Construction, Pelham Books, 1978

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