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    Re: Nav light positioning

    The forward end of the cabin is best. Being higher, they'll be seen more readily. If you want to be precise about it, they should be parallel to the centerline of the boat. This will put the visible...
  2. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    The last time I had a piece fabricated, they recommended powder coating. This was easy to have done locally and is does provide a tough finish. Not to say that it's better than galvanizing, but it...
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    And as to the question about glassing the chines -- by all means. Or more. If it were my boat, I'd want to turn it over at this point, while it's stripped and light, and sand down, fair and glass the...
  4. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    I would have a shop provide the steel -- not stainless -- and cut out the shape for me and then grind the edges and drill the holes myself. It's not all that much work, and you'll get it as you want...
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    Yes, there's been a decided lapse in the action in the workshop. I was away for several weeks, sick a few days here and there, and just didn't get into the shop much.

    But the past few days I've...
  6. Re: Rigging / Repair While Boat is on the Trailer

    Yes.
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    So does "I'm buying" mean that the papers have been signed? I hope not. A boat this old and complex needs a complete survey by a professional before it's bought by anyone. Even if you still want it...
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    Re: Electric boost for a camping rowboat

    That's really slick. And no zippers anywhere? I'm always worried about making a quick escape, although I've never had to, so I like a zippered door/exit somewhere.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Wonderful account. Keep it coming!
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    Re: Trying to decide next build

    Smart choice, you would have moved on to a small cabin boat in any event. You'll get used to trailering it quickly.
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    Re: Wooden Anchor Roller Question!

    Yes, they are slots. It's usually done, I don't know why. Better drainage? Less likely to split or warp? Reduce weight? Less slippery if used as a step?
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    Re: Wooden Anchor Roller Question!

    The wood here is 1 1/2" thick, it doesn't need any extra support or backing. It's bolted to the bow with two 3/8" bolts backed by oversized washers. (The photo was taken during the build before the...
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    Re: Lighter material for thwarts/seats?

    Steve Redmond specified caned canoe or guideboat seats for his superlight "Whisp" skiff. I have one, and they look nice and work well. I have had to recane them after about 10 years, as you might...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    She looks great.
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    Re: SOF Racing Kayak

    What Todd says. At any rate, if you want the fastest possible 16' boat, it needs to be 16' on the waterline and as narrow as you can handle it. This depends on your height and weight to a fair...
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    Re: Wooden Anchor Roller Question!

    Are you talking about the sheave itself or the bracket/bowsprit in which it is set?

    Here's the setup on my boat. The roller is delrin, the wood mahogany with a bronze pin aft to create a Jonesport...
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    Re: Ventilator recommendations?

    I've had boats with these. They do move the air, they don't leak at all in my experience -- but they do not move a lot of air. They'll stop condensation or overheating when the boat is left...
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    Re: Guideboat Build- Foot brace?

    I use a rubber boat fender. It's very comfortable, and of course serves as a fender, too.

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71-qR-impSL._AC_SL1500_.jpg
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    Re: cabin sole paint

    I've used Pettit EZPoxy underfoot on fiberglass and never had an issue. I sometimes put that flexible deck tile over it. It drains, is non-slip and is easy to lift and clean under. It's also easy to...
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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    My experience backs what Wizbang has been trying to get across. That fir ply has a mind if its own and a thin layer if goop won't tame it.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Great story -- thanks for the update.
  22. Re: Pros and Cons of painting the hull before turnover v waiting until near complete

    Yes, add the paint. The wood will keep better.
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    Re: Farallone Clipper #15 restoration

    That's quite a transformation. Nice work.
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    Re: Anybody recognize this design?

    I'm thinking a Swampscott Dory type. I believe there's a hint of a narrow transom in one of those shots. Also appears to be riveted solid planking, not ply. Compare with this link.
  25. Re: Day-sailing an Ilur along MA coast (and NE in general), is it a good idea?

    I agree, you have a good plan. And we'd all appreciate a build thread here when you get started.
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    Of that list, I'd go with Poplar and seal it up good. I assume it will spend most of its time out of the weather?
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    Re: Insurance for historic wooden boat

    You might be able to insure the activity, but not the boat. I.E., a liability insurance policy for the non-profit, members of which just happen to live on a boat will doing their non-profit thing.
  28. Thread: starter?

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    Re: starter?

    But it does start with the pull cord? How about the various safety circuits in these motors now -- dead man's switch, must be in neutral, etc. etc.?
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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    That fir ply is dead and is not a suitable base for anything. It needs to be ripped off and replaced. Okoume will actually make it a bit lighter than it is now. A light layer of glass or dynel over...
  30. Re: Bottom height above the ground when on a trailer?

    The camera lens distorts that view. On level ground, the end of the skeg is just 24" over the pavement. The waterline at the axle is 28" off the ground. Even on shallow ramps, the boat starts to...
  31. Re: Bottom height above the ground when on a trailer?

    I've been launching boats for over 40 years, and it's my experience that going to great lengths to float the boat on and off the trailer isn't worth the trouble. Whether it was my 27' trimaran or my...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Looking good!
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    Re: Success Selling a Small Boat?

    I favor Craigslist. Also, if there's a regional club that caters to people who use what you have for sale, put it on their facebook page. For example, kayaks on area kayak clubs' facebook pages go...
  34. Re: Should I get a Manufacturer's Identification Code?

    As I understand it, if you manufacture kits, you can issue HINs with the kits to customers. You become a boat builder, even if you don't put the pieces together.

    In Pennsylvania, the distinction...
  35. Re: Opinions on CLC (John Harris) 10'6" Nesting Expedition Dinghy

    There's Layden's Illusion. Only 9'. Heck, you could blow it up by 10% for a really roomy cruiser.

    http://www.microcruising.com/Graphics/Elusion4a.jpg
  36. Thread: New VHF

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    Re: New VHF

    I've moved to Icom after trying the other brands. It's not just the reliability, I think the sound is better/clearer too.
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    Time for a reality check. I carried the top out to the garage where the bottom is stored to make sure the two actually fit together. It's close enough -- the sections are quite springy. But one never...
  38. Re: Bottom height above the ground when on a trailer?

    I now replace bunk carpet with the slippery plastic covers. It makes getting the boat on and off much easier. As to height, the lower the better.
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    Re: Fewer Sail Track Slides

    Not a problem. The loads are supposed to be focused on the corners of the sail.
  40. Thread: R2ak 2022

    by Woxbox
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    Re: R2ak 2022

    I'm afraid they've ruined the spirit of the race by opening up the outside route. Big fast foilers will rule from now on. Got money? You can win.
  41. Re: Gunwales, bench seat tops & bow deck - Epoxy & paint or primer & paint?

    Marine fir ply in question here? It can check no matter what you do, so give it the two coats of epoxy, then primer, then paint for best insurance
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    Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Wonderful to see it on the water. She looks fantastic.
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    Tape for this one. But yeah, there's no easy method. At least at 14' the ends aren't so far from the hatches.
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    Glassed the underside of the deck; added reinforcement for the hatch openings then cut the holes; added a cleat to flatten the deck where it didn't want to be flat -- this will also brace the after...
  45. Thread: Nitrile gloves

    by Woxbox
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    Re: Nitrile gloves

    Yeah, I just bought a box on Amazon, 15.98 for 50. These are heavier than average gloves, I get two or three uses out of them before they go into the trash. "Venom Steel"
  46. Thread: R2ak

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    Re: R2ak

    I think it was the little Weta beach trimaran that turtled. But others w ere rescued.
  47. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    That deck is looking gorgeous.
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    Re: Tablet for navigation

    Mine is a couple of years old. It has the 10.5" screen, which is plenty big enough. Depending on the boat, a smaller one might be a better choice.
  49. Re: Just launched my first boat and now thinking about the nextů

    What are the traditional small fishing boats in that area? That would be the place I'd start my search.

    A sabani?

    https://wasenmodeler.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/dsc_0238.jpeg
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    Three weeks have slipped by with small progress. Been out sailing and stuff. But I got back to it the last couple of days. I flipped over the deck and put in the fillets. I'm trying a new product...
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