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    Re: Finishing cedar floor boards

    Nothing
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    Re: aviation grade styrofoam

    Foam is used for flotation, insulation, structural core and cushions. Which application do you have in mind?
  3. Re: Canvas deck, cover the very outboard edge or leave exposed?

    Loosely based on Joel White’s Fox Island Class(plans from our hosts), but strip composite construction and recycled rig and keel of a J/24.
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    Re: Merelon Through Hull fittings

    Me, too.
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    Re: Never Sell Your Boat Locally

    There are other possible outcomes.

    I owned Magic, an Alberg 35 for 25 years and sold it. My daughter grew up on it. Fifteen years later, she bought it and itís back in the family.

    I donated...
  6. Re: Canvas deck, cover the very outboard edge or leave exposed?

    My deck is glassed and I wrapped the glass under the guard and skipped the toerails in the middle of the boat
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  7. Re: How far can a boat hang off of a trailer?

    You might be able to order the trailer with a longer tongue. Ask your dealer.
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    Re: The humor of 9 month olds

    My 10 month old granddaughter has just mastered crawling. Sheís giddy about her new mobility. Every dayís a new triumph.
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Standard Fastener in New Bedford, MA
    https://standardfastenings.com/
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    Re: Look Familiar?

    Iíve been packratting a carbon fiber golf club shaft for my next tiller extension. Itís tidy, quiet, strong and has a spiffy grip.. Can be painted if you like. Just needs a couple of inches of glass...
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    Re: Antique Brass Fitting ID Threaded Flange

    Agreed.
    Iíll have to think about how it might be used, but I would cherish it.
  12. Re: Monster, well a small monster from the deep.

    Monkfish
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/blob:http://forum.woodenboat.com/0e3741a5-66f1-4143-81a0-3fcf66622814115643
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    Re: I've had an expensive week.

    A good dog becomes a part of you. Whatever they need, if thereís any hope, the cost is OK.
    Baileyís last month cost about $10K and I miss him more than the money.
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    Re: Lifting rings for a 9'6" Nutshell Pram

    How is the step fastened down?
    Some builders would assume only downward or lateral loads on it and pulling up on it might not go well.

    I druther a 1/4Ē u-bolt epoxy bonded into the bow knee. ...
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    Re: Velella: An Ostkust on the norra kust

    Itís nice to have options to ANY WestMarine.
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    Poll: Re: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Can anyone here look at a varnish’s MSDS and identify the UV blocker in the recipe? The MSDSs are easily found.
    Flagship MSDS
  17. Re: Benford 23' Knockabout Sourdough (Maybe?)

    Agree. Itís not worth restoring. Let the owner burn it.
    There are lots of boats on the market that are affordable, appealing, structurally intact and functional.
    First figure out what you...
  18. Re: Alexseal Acrylioc vs Total Boat wet edge

    Theyíre two very different paints. Alexseal is a two-part urethane and WetEdge is an ordinary one-part alkyd paint. The two-part urethane will be tougher and will stay glossy several times longer. ...
  19. Re: Paint schedule for an indoor trailer queen?

    Iíd use Kirbyís semi-gloss. Itís a basic alkyd paint.

    A varnished sheerstrake would be handsome, but I donít find varnished meranti or okoume attractive. Sapele or mahogany ply would be very...
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    Re: Nonorganic Skid Plate question

    What Todd said about Kevlar felt.
    As Todd said, donít try sanding it. Itís like sanding a sheep. There are other ways to get Kevlar felt composite smooth.
    If you catch the epoxy at the green...
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    Re: trailer tongue hinge as mast tabernacle

    Some might be more rust-resistant than others.
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    Re: Is this over zinced?

    Arenít fresh water Ďzincsí magnesium, which is farther out on the galvanic scale?
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    Re: Decking thickness for small boats

    Nobody’s mentioned the importance of deck beams. The more closely spaced they are, the thinner the decking you can get away with.



    Epoxy/graphite, when sanded, produces a black dust that gets...
  24. Re: 2 ply mahogany veneer or 1/8" marine plywood

    Thereís too much time and money in a 20í boat to take the risks of inventing its engineering.
    Either get plans from a competent designer or at least follow a competent designerís scantling rules,...
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    Re: Inexpensive cruising yachts under 32'

    Bristol 32 (Ted Hood)
    Allied Seawind (Tom Gillmer)
    Pearson Triton (Carl Alberg)
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    Re: Phoenix III in Oregon - rigging options

    The Duckworks tiller extension swivel appears to be of stainless, a good idea. Finding a caster like that in stainless, bronze or even brass will be hard. Hardware like caster that is most commonly...
  27. Re: Need sources Marine plywood, southern New England

    I heartily recommend Readerís Hardwood Supply in East Taunton, MA, which is 40 minutes from Providence.
    http://readershardwoodsupply.com

    Itís worth the trip to see the excellent selection of...
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    Tell us more about the boat design.
    Length, beam, depth, sail area
    Will the hull have internal framing?
    Will it have structural sheathing, inside and out? I.e., is it strip planked or strip...
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    Re: Newport to Bermuda in 33 hours!

    I expect that the Gulf Stream and weather mappings are equally important.

    There are still some older designs racing, so such a comparison would be possible.
    The impact of multihulls and lifting...
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    Newport to Bermuda in 33 hours!

    https://www.royalgazette.com/sailing/sport/article/20220619/argo-smashes-newport-bermuda-race-record/

    Argo, a MOD70 trimaran, shatters earlier record.

    Iíve taken that long to get from the Cape...
  31. Re: Gunwales, bench seat tops & bow deck - Epoxy & paint or primer & paint?

    There’s an in-between answer, epoxy primer.
    I like Jamestown’s TotalBoat epoxy primers and their TotalProtect primer which is a bit heavier and similar to Interlux Interprotect. They all stick as...
  32. Re: Midwest boat trailers. Anyone heard of them?

    Looks like they’re under $100.
    Here’s one....
  33. Re: Midwest boat trailers. Anyone heard of them?

    Iím guessing that the engineers from Lucas (Prince of Darkness) have come out of retirement for this latest innovation in unreliable vehicle lighting.

    Has anyone tried the wireless trailer lights...
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    Re: Scarf joints separating

    In warmer locations, dark colors and epoxy donít always do well.
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    Re: Epoxy fairing filler

    As a fairing additive, I use glass bubbles. I get Ďem from Mertonís Fiberglass supply. http://www.mertons.com/Additives/bubbles.html. $48 for 5 gallon pail. I add a little Cab-O-Sil which makes...
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    Re: Small trimaran mooring

    Local people are better authorities on what works in your area.
    Ask W17 designer and owners whether there’s adequate stability when amas are folded.
    I’d have more trust in mooring attachment...
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    Re: Fastening bronze fairlead to gunwhale

    Thatís an especially elegant bit of hardware. The boat is lovely, too.

    Iíd use ordinary bronze wood screws. With five screws going into a relatively skinny member, itís important to size the...
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    Re: Top Side Paint - Flag Blue

    The deceptive rascals might call it dark blue.

    As Wiz suggests, there are reasons not to use such a dark color on a wood or epoxy boat.
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    Re: Finding Tufnol

    Another brand name generalized.
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    Re: Finding Tufnol

    Isnít Micarta strictly paper-phenolic sheet, same as Formica?
    Ö or has Tufnol become a brand for a broad range of composite sheet materials?
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    Signs of spring

    My birdwatcher friends gauge spring by the arrivals of migrating birds. Some friends are stalking the roseate tern this afternoon.

    To wooden boat junkies hereabouts the emergence of the Concordia...
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    Re: Finding Tufnol

    The Tufnol used in boat hardware back then was a composite of linen fabric and phenolic resin.

    McMaster has a cotton-phenolic composite in sheets. ...
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    Re: Installing a drain tube

    I did mine by bonding a piece of G10 tube into a slightly oversize hole.

    I thought RCH stood for Royal Canadian Hair.
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    Re: knee and breasthook advice for dory

    Linking the long grain of the two pieces is an excellent idea.
    Depending on your skill and ambition, there are a few ways it could be made easier or fancier:
    - Hide the spline by making its slot...
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    Re: Atkin's Retreat

    Rather than having this committee redesign Retreatís construction one stick at a time, Iíd suggest that you seek out a fully-baked design for a similar craft done by a competent designer in plywood...
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    Re: Barkley Sound Oar and Paddle defunct?

    + 1 for Van Fancy. Adequate quality and very fair prices.

    A few years back, I was making some very small skiffs for grandchildren and they made me some properly sized oars for them. Did a nice...
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    Re: Barkley Sound Oar and Paddle defunct?

    Thereís an email and a phone number. Anyone tried them before hanging crepe?
  48. Re: I need effective / efficient method to sort / store fastener hardware - what work

    The Covid pandemic provided the opportunity to recover from the one-big-bucket model and try to impose a little order. Hereís the heart of the stockroom.
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    The principal storage units are...
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    Re: Best tender sheerstrake padding products?

    If a tender visits a bigger boat that has significant flare or overhang in its topsides, the tender’s gunwales need to cushion contact from the side and FROM ABOVE. I have yet to see a rope or coir...
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    Re: epoxy barrier coat

    + 1 for Interluxís Interprotect and Jamestownís TotalProtect.

    They lay down flatter than epoxy resin. You wonít feel the need to sand much.
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