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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    My son is now two months old and it's becoming apparent that long daysails aren't going to be happening very frequently if I want to live a happy life via a happy wife. I'm thinking a quiet cruise on...
  2. Re: Day-sailing an Ilur along MA coast (and NE in general), is it a good idea?

    I imagine you've come across him, but Roger Barnes has a lot of great videos with his Ilur. Definitely a capable boat.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/RogerBarnesMusings/videos
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    Re: Tiny blue water sailboats

    A guy I follow on Youtube is building the first boat of the Wave Rover 650 pattern. It's a 21.3'/6.5 meters long, stitch and glue boat with bilge keels. I believe the plan is to set out on a...
  4. Thread: Portage Pram

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    Re: Portage Pram

    Looking good!
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Very nice! Looking forward to seeing it in the water!
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    I finally got the boat registered so I can use a motor! I made the trip to the DWR office in Richmond so I could iron out a few questions I had on the application. I plan to take the boat to NJ next...
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    Re: Searching WBF for Wee Rob Experiences?

    I get 483 results from googling:

    site:forum.woodenboat.com "wee rob"
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    Re: Help me design a 12v electrical system

    You're right, the analog volt meter is a bit useless. Maybe I should leave it out and just use the digital one on the usb charger. I tried searching for one that was 10-15 volts, but couldn't find...
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    Re: Help me design a 12v electrical system

    Rick, I stole your idea of some big analog meters. Perhaps not entirely necessary but I thought it'd look cool, give me a way to improve my electronics skills, and might be easier to see in the sun....
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    Help me design a 12v electrical system

    I'm planning to modify a 12 volt trolling motor and run it from a control panel, basically copying the idea here: https://archeryrob.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/kayak-trolling-motor-stern-mount/

    I'd...
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    Re: A problem with boat trailer lights

    I've given up on using the trailer as a ground. Just too much frustration after a few years of corrosion set in. The last time I wired my trailer I used some 7 strand trailer wire and made the purple...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Man, that brings back memories of me bugging Ross about why some of the sub dimensions in his plans didn't add up to the overall dimension. It turns out he designs in metric and converts to imperial...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    Thanks guys!

    I considered removing the lower leaf and have seen it advocated elsewhere, but I'm not entirely sure it's a good idea on 2 leaf springs. It seems to me the lower leaf helps spread out...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    I've been super busy with the arrival of my future crew back in April, but everyone is doing well and we're starting to get into the swing of living with a baby... he's sleeping pretty well at night...
  15. Re: Building a scaled up Lillistone First Mate in G10 for Bike Sailing

    Nice footage, thanks for sharing! That camera you mentioned is pretty neat.

    I might be wrong, but it's my understanding that boats with a single sail don't really heave to very well. You need a...
  16. Re: Need help selecting wood for rudder cheeks

    I've got a 15' skiff and I built aluminum rudder cheeks for it, mostly because I do metalworking for a living and have the tools. The designer called for 1/2" or 12mm ply cheeks which is quite a bit...
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    Re: Leather bailer build

    Nice job on the bailer!

    I just tie my Tropicana jug bailer onto my boat with a bowline, but a more boaty solution would be either a soft shackle or a wooden toggle.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Such a fascinating thread, thanks again for sharing!
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    I like it!
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Very nice! I enjoyed noting your progress across the map every morning at breakfast.
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    Michael Storer talking about boat design

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSqKv9jJCgI

    I don't think this has been posted, but I stumbled across this super interesting video of Rodger Barnes and Michael Storer talking about boat design the...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    Thanks James. And better man? I've been trying to convince my wife I could build some sort of boomkin off the transom that the carseat would clip onto. It'd keep the kid out of the cockpit away from...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    Thanks, it'll definitely be an adventure! I've kind of been daydreaming about a bigger boat... but that's a bit further down the line.

    Paul, I've been going back and forth on self bailers vs a...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    In other news, I've got my first child arriving the middle of next month! So I imagine my boating plans will be tied up for a while. Anyway, my wife bought a mobile for the crib but it didn't come...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    A few times I've nearly buried the rail while I was trying to bail water out with my Tropicana jug, so I thought a diaphragm pump might be a more sedate way of keeping my feet dry. My first thought...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    That's the way I set up my mast partner and I have no complaints, although I just have one big cleat on the centerline the line is tied to. Two wraps around the mast and then back to the cleat.
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  27. Re: A (Too?) Windy Sail & Oar Adventure in the North Woods

    Thanks! Most of my winter refit has been spent building a nursery, but I'm nearly there.

    I'd really like to explore Barnegat Bay, but my buddy is a little apprehensive about tides and currents. I...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Good luck!
  29. Re: A (Too?) Windy Sail & Oar Adventure in the North Woods

    My season is a bit up in the air, my wife and I are expecting our first child next month so I don't know what kind of time I'll have. Hopefully I'll be able to get out on some trips here and there...
  30. Re: A (Too?) Windy Sail & Oar Adventure in the North Woods

    Thanks for bringing us along on the rest of the adventure.
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    Hah! It is, I cross it twice a day and have always enjoyed going over it. The view is beautiful.

    I scraped the guardrail pulling a 20' trailer with a tractor on it one time when a dump truck took...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    Got the area around the new hatch painted and the hatch installed with butyl tape. The #10 screws on the sides fasten to the new stiffeners I added underneath and on the ends are machine screws...
  33. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    I attached 3/4" thick skeg with just epoxy and some fillets and have had no problems. The cut from the bandsaw was square and a temporary screw kept it from sliding off the back while it cured.
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    Re: Electric boost for a camping rowboat

    I'm stumped, but looking forward to whatever you come up with!
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    Re: Making Lugged rigging and sail

    Ben Franklin said "the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” which is certainly true. The few things I skimped out on my boat build annoyed me until I...
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    Re: Hollow vs solid wood mast

    That's a really interesting chart!

    I built a 13.5' mast for my First Mate and debated solid or hollow. I modeled a 20% wall hollow mast in CAD and found with the required blocking it'd weigh 82%...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    Congratulations on getting her back in the water!
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    Re: Fire-Drake’s Last Cruise

    Thanks for sharing, that was an enjoyable read. Especially now that winter has set in... Every morning when I walk past my boat in the garage I think nice, warm sailing days are a long way away.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    Sailing season is over, so now it’s on to the winter improvements! The last major modification I can think of is to remove the hatch on the front of the sternsheets and replace it with a big...
  41. Re: Off-Season Sail on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    A really enjoyable read, thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
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    Re: Phoenix III in WI

    Congratulations!
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    Re: Flat-Iron / Sharpie Design Choice

    Do you have any trouble with the lacing getting overlapped making it hard to raise the sail? I'm currently using toggling robands that attach in a diagonal fashion and I find the knots can get...
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    Re: Painter attachment

    I followed Mo Poxy's method of a big glob of epoxy and fiberglass in the stem cast around a piece of plastic pipe. https://boatbw.blogspot.com/2015/03/glob-blog.html I don't really use it for much...
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    Re: Forums not rendering correctly in Firefox

    I have that problem on Opera occasionally and logging out and back in again has always fixed it.
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    Re: Flat-Iron / Sharpie Design Choice

    I had a similar problem with the snotter on my sprit rig and I solved it with what I call a snotter pendant. Basically I hang my snotter turning block from a Dyneema pendant attached to the main...
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    Re: Columbia, New London, CT

    carefull with that ,it don't really work that way[/QUOTE]

    At the end of the day a 141' schooner and a 15' dinghy are just holding cloth up in the air to catch the wind. Both have some of the same...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Really enjoying your updates and the scenery that's so foreign to what I'm used to.
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    Re: Columbia, New London, CT

    Fascinating stuff, thanks for the pictures and especially the detail ones. I had a lot of fun figuring out why some things were done the way they were and how a huge boat solves some of the problems...
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