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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    It is, and I see your point. I would never have thought to reach for the tube of blacktop and roof repair. I would have goo'd it up with thickened epoxy, laid the ply, trimmed it back after initial...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Well, that's a novel approach to sealing and recovering the foredeck.
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    Is that dry exhaust? If so, it may be a good idea to wrap them with exhaust blankets. At least I know them as exhaust blankets. They probably have a different name, but they work like an insulating...
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    Re: First time builder: Candu Junior Mini Tugboat

    knottybouys is building a stretched version of that boat. He has a build blog and a post on trawlerforum about it.

    http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s25/new-construction-she-kon-15431.html
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    That home grown job looks a bit exciting.
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    Re: A Righteous Boathook, or Two

    I just use a mop handle slid through a pool noodle. http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/confused/confused0024.gif
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    Re: Building Another Barge?

    I helped build a light cabin on a poontoon. I suggested we use reclaimed van and RV windows and we did. They worked spectacularly. Unforunately, it limited us on the sizes we could find. From my...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    3101 I have a tool made of plastic and metal that shoots 4mm projectiles at 1000fps. It's pretty accurate up to about 35 yards, and can be up to 50 yards.
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    Re: Yet another wood boat...

    I have never been able to figure out TapaTalk. I'd rather use a hosting service so I have more control over my pics. Once they're sent to the forum, there is no control over them from my...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    This theory has been tested and proven by myself and I'm sure many others.
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    Re: Yet another wood boat...

    Plastic boats are ok. Better left on the trailer most of the time. LOL
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    Re: Yet another wood boat...

    Pics are coming through loud and clear. LOL
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    Re: Yet another wood boat...

    Photobucket has screwed us all. I'm using flickr and have been for a few years without any problems.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Atta boys and pats on the back from me as well. That's a nice door and I like the little whale on it. I like the color as well. If I get to build my boat, that's about the color I am considering for...
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    Re: Spira International Dory Build

    Y> I'll try that.
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    Re: Spira International Dory Build

    One problem with driving screws through an epoxy coated frame or panel is that the epoxy will set around the screw and threads. Many years ago, there was a thread on here where this exact problem...
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    Re: Spira International Dory Build

    A bead of PL premium is run along the frames before skinning. Without screws, I believe there would need to be more done to prevent the separating of the plywood skin from the frames. I would, and...
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    Re: Spira International Dory Build

    You could do that, but you'd need to apply some form of glue(epoxy) to the frames before skinning them with plywood. Then, all of the frames would have to have a fiberglass and epoxy fillet around...
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    Re: Spira International Dory Build

    To add to Nova Scotian's post. The screws are driven just below the surface of the wood and filled with your choice of filler. When I build, I'll use a mix of wood flour and epoxy spread on like auto...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Ain't wood hydroscopic?
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Arggg! There be some amiss thar. :arg

    http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu186/jsjpd1/Boat%20rehab/84E44666-69CB-4DC4-99EB-9D097B0B0975_zpslafgsyaq.jpg
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    Re: Harry Bryan Betty

    A nice stainless steel hitch pin would look nice and be more than strong enough. One with a pivot lock requires no hair pin to loose and it unlocks simpley by rotating the end straight. Less chances...
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    Re: Chesapeake bay fishing boat

    Seems it could be returned to use later, if so desired.
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    Re: Chesapeake bay fishing boat

    Decided to turn it into a play house?
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    Re: 19 Ft Cruising Sailboat from DN Goodchild Plans

    Thank you.
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    Re: 19 Ft Cruising Sailboat from DN Goodchild Plans

    No. We have been working to save money and move to a different area. I'm hoping to find a small house with a garage, or possibly have room to build a garage or workshop. I have been building a small...
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    Re: 19 Ft Cruising Sailboat from DN Goodchild Plans

    Nice work. That rudder looks excellent.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Kids did a good job on the paint work. Uggg! More patching and fixing. Make it right now, or it'll make you worry later, I always say. I'm glad you're makin'er right.
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    Re: Building Another Barge?

    The ones I have seen similar to that are on lakes. The lower hull usually contains things like large tankage for black/gray/fresh water, fuel, and other systems including the electrical. Most, if not...
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    Re: Building Another Barge?

    I don't think it would be wind that would take'er over. I think some spaced out rollers would. I don't think she'll be out in that kind of weather tho.
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    Re: Building Another Barge?

    On the barge offer, I'd pass, but I am a beginner novice of novices of boat building. I've only built a few wood splinters I knocked together and called canoes or jon boats. No plans were harmed in...
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    Re: Can you sell a homemade boat

    This thread is roughly 9 years old. The original poster hasn't been here since a couple days after making this thread. I think it's a moot point now.
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    Re: Restoration of a rare 35' Lyman Sea Hawk

    She pretty much has a new stern. Y>
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    Re: Building Another Barge?

    Y>

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  35. Re: 1961 Chris Craft constellation refit/repower long term project.

    I'd be standing on someone's desk yelling about it.
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    Re: Shantyboat for two.

    I got caught up in the bilge a few years back. Since then, I avoid anything down there.
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    Re: Shantyboat for two.

    Boat Fan's last post was 12-14-2016. His last visit to the site was reg'd at 3-17-2017. I'm sure he's watching but just can't make any posts or send messages. I wonder if a mod can be asked nicely to...
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    Re: Shantyboat for two.

    I'd like to know why he was banned as well. I went through boat fan's previous posts about a year back from his last, I didn't see anything that warranted a ban.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    That green definitely needed to go. :o
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    What about soda blasting? Media blasting could take away some wood. Maybe walnut shells?
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    Re: New toy

    Y>

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    Re: New toy

    I went the opposite way. I had facebook as well as many others in my life. One day, I realized I had spent over 12 hours responding to messages on social media. After that, I left all social media,...
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    Re: Building Another Barge?

    I am building a small workshop behind my house. All of my lumber has come from western region of Canada going by the stamping. Of course, I'm using crappy construction grade lumber, not the quality...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Ahhhh perfection! Y>
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/613/623/0ad.gif
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    What fastening method will you use? I'd hate to see some unsightly screws through the faces of those nicely finished panels.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Seal her up and sail her back to the US.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I'm surprised anyone remembers that game.



    I nearly did because those panels are really nice.
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    Re: Spira International Dory Build

    It's been almost a month since your first post, you done yet? Y:o
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    Re: Building Another Barge?

    Good cutting. The hardest thing I have found about woodworking, is cutting curves and straight lines freehand.
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