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  1. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    It was a great trip. I'm jazzed I made it all the way and my skiff didn't fall apart! BY:D

    Under the right conditions I could keep up with the fleet just fine under sail, and the skiff rows just...
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    Re: What is the name of your boat, and why?

    A 35 year old Teal? Wow!
    Talk about maximum fun on the water for minimum investment!

    My "Summer Breeze" skiff finally has a name painted on her bow, La Madalena.


    Because she was one of the...
  3. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    OK, I think I'm just about ready to go -

    I sewed a new sail, made new oars, fiberglassed the bottom of my skiff, rigged a bungee to hold the tiller and sheet for a little hands-free sailing...
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    Re: Salish 100 Tow Vehicle Shuttle

    Yep, I need to get a ride back to Olympia somehow!
    Not sure where to park in Port Townsend either...

    I am flexible as to schedule and will of course help pay for gas.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Advice on ocean-crossing pocket cruisers

    I'd consider a Wharram catamaran myself!
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    Re: Advice on ocean-crossing pocket cruisers

    Someone mentioned the old Seabird. Probably not a bad idea, and it got me thinking about Bolgers Seabird '86

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    Here's someone that build one, plenty of photos.
    Apparently there are junk...
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    Re: Backbone Timbers: How green can they be?

    Huh.

    Iupussonic, Could you post some details of how you made that chain-saw mill, or maybe just a closeup photo of the guides?

    I had to drop some pretty durn big douglas fir tress last fall...
  8. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    Heh, the appropriateness of the term will depend upon the outcome of the cruise. We'll have to let you know!
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    Re: Amateur sailing canoe design

    This is for you DGentry, I couldn't resist building a model of the Eek!



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  10. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    I think we need a T shirt of that!


    Registration closed, 200 boats!
  11. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    I'd rather row than tow.

    But I don't mean to be inconsiderate - What does an inexpensive radio run?
  12. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    Why?

    I've canoed some pretty big waters and have been going on multi-week wilderness canoe trips for decades. Not to mention solo backpacking, cycle touring, spelunking, yada yada.

    I grew up...
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    Re: Amateur sailing canoe design

    I guess I should add that my quest eventually lead me to get a set of plans for a Redmond Wisp, a 15' 7" by 3'6" ultralight sharpie skiff -




    The Wisp is supposed to use three caned seats...
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    Re: Amateur sailing canoe design

    I've been playing with sailing canoe design for two years now myself. My requirements are a little tougher because I have a wife that likes to come along!

    I built a model based on the 16 foot...
  15. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    I've no GPS or VHS radio, but don't expect to need them.
    Charts? I got a road map....Y:o
    But somehow I don't think I'll get lost.
    Yeah, I don't see the need for a lead line on a flat bottomed...
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    Re: Gunter vs balance lug performance

    Way more info can be seen here--

    http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/04/s/articles/gunter/index.htm

    I wouldn't mind rigging the boat that way at all, a tall Gunter with a sprit boom, but no jib....
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    Re: Gunter vs balance lug performance

    I think you're saying that a long slender foil produces more lift than a wider foil of equal area and would thus be a more efficient sail for a given size?

    Actually, my understanding is that at...
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    Re: Gunter vs balance lug performance

    I don't understand what you mean by "more efficient".
    More actual drive per sail area? Closer winded?

    As far as I know, the taller the sail the better they work in light airs, because sticking...
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    Re: Anyone Else own a ShopSmith?

    It is an oldie but I have no idea what the actual model number or date is. Yours is in fantastic shape! Mine looks to have had a harder life but is complete and fully functional. Certainly my shop...
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    Re: Gunter vs balance lug performance

    Perhaps I shouldn't muddy the water but how 'bout a standing lug?

    I've never sailed a Gunter but my 11-1/2 foot Summer Breeze uses a 63 sq. ft standing lug sail with a sprit boom and I had a...
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    Re: Anyone Else own a ShopSmith?

    I inherited my grandfathers back in uh, 1970, when I was eight.

    He reportedly got it cheap second hand, fiddled with it for several days then emerged from his basement workshop swearing about how...
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    Re: Trailering a Micro?

    Needs work. I bet it needs a new bottom! But heck, it's got the trailer!

    Sadly, I'm in Washington state, so it isn't worth the drive.
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    Re: Trailering a Micro?

    Thanks for all the replies!

    Yes indeed, I have not begun to build. In fact, I can't. I'm snow shoeing in and out of my homestead for the next few months, no way to haul up building supplies. I do...
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    Re: William Crosby design?

    I think I may go look her over.
    Any idea what design she is?
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    Re: Trailering a Micro?

    Ah, I didn't mean to open up a can of worms...

    I just doubt my ability to make a sophisticated trailer for a keel boat.

    Anyway, thanks for all the replies!
  26. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    Well gee wiz, I was gonna take a compass and my trusty battered copy of the Washington Atlas and Gazeteer along with me....:d
    Honestly, I don't think a fella can get lost on this trip. I mean, I...
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    William Crosby design?

    OK, instead of building a boat it may indeed be wise to simply buy something used and fix that up, as I see many folk here recommend.

    So, how 'bout this?

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    Trailering a Micro?

    After having built two open skiffs I find myself hankering for something with a cabin, but nothing to big, mind you. I've looked at a great many designs and as of yet cannot decide on any one...
  29. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    Charts? We need charts? I was just gonna follow the crowd....Y:o
  30. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    |;)

    I'm excited too, I've never before participated in anything like this. See ya there!
  31. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    I just found this thread -

    So who all is going? I signed up just about as soon as I saw the first announcement on the Duckworks web site.

    I think I might have the smallest boat in the fleet...
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    Re: Sharpening hand saws...

    Man, I know I would have flipped out!
    If the police couldn't have helped me, I'd have burned the guys place to the ground.

    But yeah, taking them to a shop for the initial sharpening is probably...
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    Re: Mouse Canoe Yawl?

    I don't mind the flat bottom of the Elver, a friend of mine has a Dovekie which has a flat bottom, and it sails very well. So if I built an Elver, I wouldn't add the keel.
    I gather the Mouse is...
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    Sharpening hand saws...

    I've got a pile of old disston saws I picked up for a few dollars at a yard sale, mostly because Dynamite Payson said to in one of his Instant Boat books. Previously I've just used cheap saws from...
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    Mouse Canoe Yawl?

    I've always liked Steve Redmonds Elver canoe yawl and am tempted to build one.
    It's light and easy to trailer, the flat bottom makes for easy launching and is great for exploring thin waters.
    And,...
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    Re: cheapest pocket cruiser?

    Talk about cheap pocket cruisers to trailer -
    I've made a bit of a study of the subject lately. Here's one that caught my eye, but I think it's really to small, less than 16 feet, to be real!

    ...
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    Re: cheapest pocket cruiser?

    Holy thread necro Batman!
    "And verily, yay, did the dead return to life. But not true life, for the necro threads would walk among the living, causing havoc and confusion, ..."

    Sorry, couldn't...
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    Re: Sail boat to power boat conversion?

    Of course you can convert a sailboat to a low speed displacement-hull powerboat.

    Dan Rogers, who writes the "AlmostCanada" essays for Messing About in Boats magazines has his famous Frankenboat...
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    Re: Bolger Cynthia J

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    The AF2 is a hard beastie to find photos of.

    This is Richard Spellings, Maybe the only built?



    I think I am interested, maybe just add a mizzen?
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    Re: Bolger Cynthia J

    Got it, Sail-rite, Duckworks and Polysail.
    Thanks!

    The wife seems to be favoring the Olive Oyl at this point, thinking it has more room in the cockpit. I think the room available is pretty...
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    Bolger Cynthia J

    Hello folks,

    Could someone recommend where I might purchase a sail, sail kit, or perhaps a used sail from a similar design that might be adapted?

    I haven't built the boat yet or even bought...
  42. Thread: Summer Breeze

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    Re: Summer Breeze

    I thought I'd take the time to show how this little skiff came out -
    Cost was just over 200 bucks. I made the sail from a huge tarp I pulled from a dumpster. It's blue one one side and green on...
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    Re: Suggestions: Good Boat Building Books?

    I couldn't agree more! - Dynamites 1979 "Instant Boats", 1984 "Build the New Instant Boats" and 2007 "Instant Boatbuilding with Dynamite Payson"

    He also has many fine tidbits about tools, such as...
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    Re: simple jon boat.

    I used 1/4" AC for my Summer Breeze and it came out just fine. I painted the whole craft inside and out with polyester resin ( the same stuff you use for fiberglassing ) thinned about 30% with...
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    Re: First Build Woes

    Hey Spudnik!

    I just completed my first boat, a little Summer Breeze skiff. It's actually a little bigger than your pram, I think.
    I used ordinary exterior grade AC 1/4" plywood from Lowes. I...
  46. Thread: Summer Breeze

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    Re: Summer Breeze

    Well, the boat is all but finished. All that remains is to flip it over and pain the bottom. Came out fine I think, although I used free paint from the county recycle center, so the color scheme is a...
  47. Thread: Free Hull!

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    Re: Free Hull!

    John, I have the same problem - If it was a boat, where's the dagger board case? No slots in the bottom. I've never heard of a production fiberglass boat with a clip on lee board.

    But, the owner...
  48. Thread: Free Hull!

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    Re: Free Hull!

    Finally got around to measuring the hull. She's 11 feet by 4, and definitely had a rudder and wales installed at one point.
    Must have used a clip on leeboard? No indication of anything else. I...
  49. Thread: Free Hull!

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    Re: Free Hull!

    Arr, I had to look up "Scuppered wale structure", it being a bit of Boat Code over me head.
    Spaced inwales I get. I'm just finishing up my first attempt at it while rebuilding an old canoe.
    I've...
  50. Thread: Free Hull!

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    Re: Free Hull!

    David,

    Do you think she would make a decent little sail boat without a centerboard?

    That's what confused me - I figured if she was ever a sailboat it would have been fitted with some sort of...
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