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    Re: Chainplate Woes: Opinions Welcome

    I would like to see close up pictures of the crack the surrounding area and the interior chain plate area.

    When you moved the chain plates did you reorient the angle of the plates to match the...
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    Re: Questions on Ian Oughtred Tirrik Build

    The thwart is a primary structural component in open boats preventing distortion of the hull . If it is not installed the sides of the boat will flex.
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    Re: someone save this special boat

    He should give it to a museum.
  4. Thread: Taking up

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    Re: Taking up

    I've used dry sawdust pushed under the launched boat to good effect. A soup can or two will find all the leaks and cling to the leaking seams. Just don't move the boat until it swells as the movement...
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    Re: Whats yalls opinion on this 40 footer?

    It's only a few days of cruising from the other boat down the ICW. Go look at it.
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    Re: Whats yalls opinion on this 40 footer?

    Here's a fixable work boat. https://richmond.craigslist.org/boa/d/40-wooden-deadrise-eva-louise/6584181017.html
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    Re: Whats yalls opinion on this 40 footer?

    Why put a lot of work and money into a low end boat? Find a boat that is a higher quality vessel if you are going to start a project.
  8. Re: Relaunching strip planked H-28 after 16 years stored in a barn

    Strip built boats aren't designed with drying out and cracking the seams in mind. It might swell together and seal up but it might not. Instead of putting in and finding out it won't stop leaking I'd...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Ultimately using boats is much more fun than fixing them. I'd give in to that every time it was an option.
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    Re: Planking material for a 38' cruiser

    Go with white cedar. You will have a longer lasting boat with less problems. Drill the knots out and plug them with cedar tapers hammered in. 30 years from now the planking will still be solid,...
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    Re: Knot free mast wood

    Keeping water out will be paramount for any longevity. Be sure to use only heart wood as well.
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    Re: Fairing a surface

    There is always more than one way to complete a task and achive proper results.
  13. Re: How to treat the insides of an Uffa Fox built International Fourteen racing dingh

    If you decide to use a mix of materials, test the methodology on something other than the boat first.
  14. Re: How much of a repair is needed for this pilot cutter?

    My comment wasn't about just a stern post. I don't believe all of us share the same concept of how the stern is constructed. I highly doubt the stern post follows the rabbit. Everything max 12"...
  15. Re: How much of a repair is needed for this pilot cutter?

    Very few repairs do not have cost considerations, implying that the only way to fix this boat is with a total rebuild is of the stern is incorrect and increases the cost dramaticly. The cost is...
  16. Re: How much of a repair is needed for this pilot cutter?

    Assuming it is the shaft log, I'd agree with Phil.
    In addition to removing and replacing the log, a section of stern post has to come out, planks on both sides, the prop shaft, stuffing box and...
  17. Re: How much of a repair is needed for this pilot cutter?

    Actually Nick I believe this boat has dead wood (obviously), a shaft log with a stern post. I highly doubt the dead wood stops until it is past the shaft log.
  18. Re: How much of a repair is needed for this pilot cutter?

    As Bruce pointed out the block lagged to the shaft log us unusual. I suspect the log behind it is decayed in the center. Removing and replacing the shaft log is complicated.
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    Re: Bowsprit with Checks - Salvageable ?

    I'd make a new spar solid or laminated, but I wouldn't put that on my boat. Hang that thing on a wall.
  20. Re: Question about grab rail design with acorn nuts

    Screw them into the carlins with #14 of the appropriate length screws and don't take them off. Refinish them as needed on the boat. They can be screwed on from below as well, but it requires a...
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    Re: Centerboard trunk failure

    I don't see a problem with using epoxy as long as the case is strong enough to not move. The only issue is ensuring that someone else will be the next guy to fix it.
  22. Re: Need advise - Converting 12ft Whitehall rowing boat for sailing (with Optimist pa

    Indo, The boat you posted pictures of has a wider stern than a typical Whitehall. With the reinforced transom for a motor mount it looks to me like they adapted the shape to accommodate running under...
  23. Re: Need advise - Converting 12ft Whitehall rowing boat for sailing (with Optimist pa

    Indo, go to: http://sailboatdata.com/firstpage.asp Search the site using the min and max LOA. It will create a list of boats close to the size of your boat. Look at the sail area data for similar...
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    Re: ny cl Herreshoff-Fife

    I could fix this boat. But it would cost someone at least 75k.
  25. Re: Need advise - Converting 12ft Whitehall rowing boat for sailing (with Optimist pa

    Indosailor; The Optimist sail area is only 35 sf. Your boat will need sail area twice that amount to sail in light wind. Sailing would not be enjoyable with such a small sail. You will definitely...
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    Re: Help with identification of my new boat

    Run the lawn sprinkler on the boat to swell it up if it needs it; lapstrake doesn't open up as bad as carvel planking. The percentage of shrinking is much less across the thickness of the planking...
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    Re: ny cl Herreshoff-Fife

    I suppose that wreak was fixable when it was parked there. I see ads that the reclaimed will remove the boat for the lead ballast. Other wise that's going nowhere.
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    Re: My 24 'er. Wood Marine,Coupeville. Wonderland

    Pretty little boat Bruce, I'm not sure about the looks of the compainway hatch, but I'm sure it is purposeful.
  29. Re: Chapelle's 18' Oystering Skiff from American Small Sailing Craft: a few question

    In any small boat the nature of how it behaves is more reliant on the skipper than anything else.
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    Re: How not to caulk seams

    +1 on that.
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    I'm looking forward to seeing the launching party pictures/video. Jim you should open a go fund me page to ensure you have adequate funds for all the booze and food all your friends will require.
  32. Re: Bungees: Solid rubber vs. braid-covered strands

    On those covered bungies; do not over stretch them and do not stand in line with the direction of pull. They are responsible for knocking out eyes on a routine basis when abused.
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    Re: Boat storage-mosquitos and mineral oil

    Well jeeze if I had known..
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    Re: Boat storage-mosquitos and mineral oil

    I'm assuming this boat is out of the water. I'd be concerned with the damage standing water is going to do to the boat. Something us going to rot away.
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    Re: Centerboard trunk failure

    If the aluminum is corroded it won't matter how tightly it is fastened to the wood. After you remove the aluminum and examine the surfaces you will be able to decide what course of action to take.
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    Re: Boat storage-mosquitos and mineral oil

    Not without Japan drier.
    A better water tight cover seems the best to me.
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    Re: Boat storage-mosquitos and mineral oil

    You will hate yourself for intentionally putting oil in the bilge. For real effect and 100% loathing pour in used motor oil.
  38. Re: Which grain orientation for stringers? Scarf joints?

    Douglass fir is not one of my favorite woods to work with when it is used for bent wood shapes and parts that require fasteners. Ensuring that the part will not split under tension or from the...
  39. Re: Which grain orientation for stringers? Scarf joints?

    Wally,
    90 degrees is the orientation of the annual rings in relation to the wider flat surface of a board. Your quarter sawn tops are good examples sometimes referred to as vertical grain. Quarter...
  40. Re: Which grain orientation for stringers? Scarf joints?

    I agree with Jay as I first said. In my experience species with distinctive hard and soft annual rings are stiffer with vertical grain as opposed to flat sawn lumber. There can be other factors to...
  41. Re: Which grain orientation for stringers? Scarf joints?

    Tom, I quoted directly from the Wood Handbook. Chapter 4. Mechanical Properties of Wood. As pointed out and as is obvious every species has characteristics that are unique.
  42. Re: Which grain orientation for stringers? Scarf joints?

    Wally,
    What species will you be using for the stringers?
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    Re: Centerboard trunk failure

    I'd go with wider logs and tie the floors in with the trunk using bigger brackets (knees).
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    Okay Tom so let's see what you have?

    The fact is that the issue is species dependent and individual experience with specific wood species will influence an individual's knowledge base.

    Annual...
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    Re: Centerboard trunk failure

    +1 on Nick's comment. The aluminum looks corroded, my guess is the side against the wood is totally eaten with thick white oxidization. Ultimately I'd be planning the removal and replacement of the...
  46. Re: Which grain orientation for stringers? Scarf joints?

    +1 on Jay's comments, without a doubt.
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    Re: Do Peapods come from Italy?

    How do you hang a rudder for sailing with the outboard on, or is that mast just for show?
  48. Re: Sealant: How To Keep Fresh Once Tube Opened?

    I usualy use a screw, works fine for a couple of weeks.
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    Re: Do Peapods come from Italy?

    The idea of a double ended boat is common place throughout the world, just as flat bottom boats can be found everywhere.
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    Re: My wife got me a project

    Ok what carpentry and mechanical skills do you have? If you are a good cabinet maker & custom wood worker have at it. Other wise give it a pass or find an experienced boat carpenter to help you.
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