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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
Dunedin, New Zealand
Boats, Scottish smallpipes
Retired, ex Environmental Health Officer
Ian Milne
Ex canoeist, kayaker & dory sailor
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

“...old maxim, 'A fair line supersedes any given measurement'.”
Allan H. Vaitses, Lofting, International Marine, 1980


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