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  1. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Roberts Max Grip double sided carpet tape is a great product!

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Roberts-Max-Grip-1-7-8-in-x-50-ft-Vinyl-Installation-Tape-Roll-50-540/100658261

    Don't put it on your...
  2. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    The water level in use. It required a helper to sight the forward level mark as I moved along the side of the boat.

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    PVC trim from the home improvement store made a handy batten for...
  3. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Laying out the waterline. On my loft drawing, I used the compass to measure the distance from the bottom of the keel to the WL, plus one inch, along the face of the inner stem. Then I transferred...
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    Re: Can you touch your toes?

    Every time I cut my toenails. What's the issue?
  5. Re: Whose got some oldies in their music collection

    Still brilliant and disturbing after all these years:

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  6. Re: Vehicles Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles

    My '08 Tacoma 4 cyl, 5 spd., 4 WD is going strong at 197,000. It needed a new clutch about 175K, and expensive repairs to the 4 WD electrical parts and the A/D, but the cost per mile to operate is...
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    Thinkin' About Ink?

    Just in case you want to minimize discomfort, here is the Tattoo Pain Chart. Certain areas of the body are more sensitive than others. Males and females are different in this regard.
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  8. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Second coat. I will apply the third coat at the end of the build.

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    Thanks, guys. It is exciting. It's a "20 foot" finish, but I am not a perfectionist. One more coat of white, either today or tomorrow, then I will paint the bottom of the bottom. Not sure about...
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    First finish coat of paint.

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  11. Re: Might as well throw my 2 cents worth, ie. guns

    Ike had the huge advantage of a large occupying army that could compel the Germans to do what he wanted. There would be a big public outcry if TV news started showing pictures of dead kids. ...
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    Re: Took Tess to get her California Permit

    Nice ink! Why is the lettering on your T-shirts mirror image?
  13. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Second coat of primer today.

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  14. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    The epoxy cured for more than a week, in fact for more than two weeks, while I went to boating get-togethers. But we are painting at last! Here is the first coat of primer. Esquif Prospecteur 15...
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    Re: Flinging stuff at the wall

    Flinging stuff at the wall?

    I thought this thread was about my college house mate testing to see if the spaghetti was cooked..........
  16. World's Last Regular Service Steam Locomotives Shut Down

    China discontinues the use of steam locomotives in regular service at the Sandaoling coal mine. The mine is apparently closing, but the locomotives will be held in reserve for switching service if...
  17. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Thanks, Dale! The epoxy will cure for a week or so, and then I will start painting the bottom.
  18. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Thanks, Grey Duck. When we replaced the old "self-demolishing" garage we went first class. The new one is a big work space with plenty of natural light. We made it as big as we could without...
  19. Re: Unexpected consequence of leaving a tractor in gear.

    Out of ignorance, I once bought a lemon gas powered 1970 Ford 3000 named "Duke." It had a clutch problem and would not disengage the PTO when it should have. Every time I mowed, I had to first...
  20. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Two coats of epoxy on the topsides today. At last I seem to be learning how to gauge the amount of epoxy I need and mix a batch with minimal waste. Applying with a roller sure is more economical...
  21. Re: Construction Barges in Potomac River Flood

    Rich, I am sending you a PM.
  22. Construction Barges in Potomac River Flood

    On Sunday, flood waters caused two construction barges to break free and float down the Potomac River above Harpers Ferry, WV. The barges were under contract to the National Park Service for repair...
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    Re: Wills and such

    Also, much property can be titled in a way that will avoid probate. Important assets such as bank accounts, houses, vehicles, and stocks can be titled as "Joint Tenants With Right of Survivorship"...
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    Re: Wills and such

    John, absolutely everyone should have a will. The inexpensive online form would almost certainly be better than none at all. In Virginia a "holographic" or hand written will is legal. I described...
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    Re: Samsung tablet, gps?

    I have a non-cellular Galaxy Tab S2, now a few years old. It has GPS. I use it with the following apps: Backcountry Navigator, MX Mariner, Avenza, and Solocator. Works very well. I messed up the...
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    Re: Alabama escapees

    Shakespeare would have loved this plot. RIP Vickie, you were a troubled soul.
  27. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Thanks, Daniel. I'll check the local paint stores.
  28. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Not much photogenic has happened for the past month. There has been a lot of filling holes, sanding, filling more holes and sanding some more. Took a few days off to visit the grandkids in...
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    Re: Local/Regional Music

    Three Notch'd Road, the Virginia Baroque Ensemble

    J. S. Bach: "Badinerie" from Orchestral Suite No. 2, BWV 1067Trinity Episcopal Church, Staunton, VA, June 2015

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  30. Dock Workers Turn Away Tanker Full of Russian Diesel in Solidarity With Ukraine

    A tanker carrying 60,000 tons of Russian diesel fuel is floating idle near the coast of Amsterdam after having been turned away from three separate ports. Dock workers at one port in Sweden and...
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    Re: ? 1960 Land Rover 109

    I have always thought the galvanized bumpers were way cool.
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    Re: Hardening the National Butterfly Center

    An email from the Butterfly Center. Their opposition to the border wall brought them into the sights of the RWWs. Who woulda thought that butterflies could become so political?

    Kolfage &...
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    Re: Maryland Dove launched

    Drive down and have a look, Jim. It's not all that far from you.

    Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival, first weekend in October.

    A few more of my personal photos:

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  34. Re: what is the best movie you have seen recently

    Murder on the Nile, 2017 version of the Agatha Christie mystery. Kenneth Branagh plays Hercule Poirot, and directs. Begins with the back story of how Poirot got his famous mustache.
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    Hardening the National Butterfly Center

    The National Butterfly Center reopened to members only in March, and to the general public on April 23. But the center is now highly security conscious. NYT has described the director packing a...
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    Maryland Dove launched

    At Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Representation of one of the vessels that brought the first settlers to Maryland in 1634. Built using 17th Century construction techniques as much as possible,...
  37. Re: For the Americans bitching about gas prices

    Thanks, George.
  38. Re: For the Americans bitching about gas prices

    George, I am coming into this thread late, but please post a link to your source for this graph. What is the date of information? I am in a debate with my Canadian cousin who is bitching about high...
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    Re: Ever Forward aground in Chesapeake

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    Some photos do not make the news. Commemorative graffiti in porta john at Downs Park, Pasadena, MD, popular Ever Forward observation site, 4/16/22.
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    From the ag extension service forestry specialist:

    Q. What do trees wear to pool parties?

    A. Trunks.
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    Re: The Bus From Texas

    If I were an immigrant, documented or not, I would rather be in DC than Texas. Thanks for the ride, Gov.
  42. Re: Mouse and Rat Repellent for our Grooming Van's

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  43. Re: Is my transom design OK? Overkill? Underkill?

    Another space saving storage idea, for a smaller boat and a 10 foot ceiling.

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  44. Re: Is my transom design OK? Overkill? Underkill?

    Here is a rather elegant transom knee. It appears to be fastened through the boat's bottom and probably also through the external keel.
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  45. Re: Is my transom design OK? Overkill? Underkill?

    DayTripper, try this link:

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?255334-Stambaugh-Sailing-Skiff-Build-in-Virginia-Mountains/page3


    Here is a photo of my keel, just a plank on the bottom...
  46. Re: Is my transom design OK? Overkill? Underkill?

    Here is a Jim Michalak jon boat design on Duckworks. Note the flare at the transom. Spending $30 to download the plans would easily save $30 worth of time, frustration, and materials.
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  47. Re: Is my transom design OK? Overkill? Underkill?

    DayTripper, I am not a naval architect. Other folks smarter than me will be along soon to comment.

    For comparison, here is the transom for the 15 foot skiff I am building, so the size is...
  48. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Today I was (briefly) inspired by an article in WB #222. Brion Rieff described tinting layers of epoxy on a deck, as an aid to uniform sanding. He didn't say what tinting material he used.
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  49. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Lots of sanding today, fairing the skeg.....

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    ....and selected areas of the topsides, either at plywood scarfs or at seams in the fiberglass.

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    Re: Ships of the Desert

    Camels can be dangerous -- especially if you are Florida Woman:

    Camel at the Tiger Truck Stop


    Perhaps most notoriously, Associated Press and many other media reported on September 24, ...
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