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    Re: Finally, it looks like a boat

    Sorry, I didn't think to look at "notifications" in a timely manner. I mistakenly thought you had my phone number &/or email and was thinking 'see you in Sept.'. Now Dawn and I are headed out to...
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    Re: Finally, it looks like a boat

    Making progress. This is what the Epifanes Blue/Gray looks like. The interior needs another coat of varnish; then the small fore and aft decks get bonded in place. Those decks will get painted...
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    Re: Paint colors & Sources

    My paint selection was based entirely on the color. I have done green, yellow, white, and red on previous boats. Time for a blue, but I didn't want a bright blue, not dignified enough. This was my...
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    Re: Paint colors & Sources

    Alan71,
    I followed your suggestion on face masks. I have a 1/2 face mask with two filter cartridges on hand, so didn't need to buy anything. I have a fairly spacious shop, and I put two fans in...
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    Re: Paint colors & Sources

    It is going to be Epifanes blue-grey. Again, thanks for all the suggestions.
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    Re: Paint colors & Sources

    Now I have so many choices that it will take some choosing. Thanks everyone!
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    Re: Finally, it looks like a boat

    As I plan it, seats are built as movable separate units which are supported by and notched into the frames. In my double-ended hulls, the rower sits centrally (oarlocks are offset toward one end)...
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    Re: Finally, it looks like a boat

    amish rob: "I sit on the bottom of my duck punt and my pink skiff when I row them. With a proper spot to brace my feet, which I have, both boats just fine."

    Perhaps it is the foot brace, which I...
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    Re: Finally, it looks like a boat

    Good observation. I have WoodenBoat's May/June 1996 edition "Evolution of the Adirondack Guideboat" in front of me, but it doesn't give any precise figures. From a diagram and photos, I would...
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    Re: Finally, it looks like a boat

    Perhaps I should explain the design concept for this skiff. A low seating position helps provide a low center of gravity (CG). Your butt can't fit into a narrow "V" bottom: thus, a plank keel is...
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    Paint colors & Sources

    Looking for a distinctive paint color for a 14' wooden boat I am completing. Of course, I have looked at Interlux and Pettit and they are good paints. But the colors are the usual. In my printed...
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    Re: Finally, it looks like a boat

    Interesting, the plank keel (not shown) is 10 1/2 inches wide. A previous poster called the hull a "flat-bottomed" boat. I was aiming for about a 9-inch wide keel but found this wider board that I...
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    Re: Finally, it looks like a boat

    Should I have made it longer? increased the freeboard? Narrowed the plank keel? Heavier scantlings? Reduced deadrise? Incorporated fixed seating? Narrower planking? Molds instead of frames?
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    Re: Finally, it looks like a boat

    JimD, WI-Tom, and Hugh, Thank you for the compliments.
    Rich Jones, Below the waterline, this is a double-ended hull. Thus, the exit of the waterline is as fine as the bow entry. It seems to...
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    Re: Finally, it looks like a boat

    What I discovered is that increasing the "rocker" to that sheerline (as well as the major chine) reduces the stress concentration in the forefoot (spreads the plank "twist" over a greater area) and...
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    Finally, it looks like a boat

    Do you know the sense of exhilaration that comes when your project finally looks like a boat. I am sure that many of you do. Planning, gathering the components, shaping "sticks" and combining them...
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    Re: Small Four-stroke Outboards

    I had a small air-cooled OB. I sold it and got a water-cooled OB. I just got so tired of the noise. If you are only using the air-cooled for brief periods, okay, but for longer periods the noise...
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    Gary,

    Stay with the little boats. I bought one "big" boat back in 1972 and decided after that to stick to boats that I can trailer and put in our garage. Although, my brother loves his Sea Ray...
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    I think you are spot on with your comments, Andrew
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    Re: Developable rounded-chine design

    Gary, I have sent you a PM. Yes, I am serious about losing a boat. All I would ask is that it gets some use and care. The first hull I built was a simple plywood rendition of the guideboat...
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    Re: Developable rounded-chine design

    Gary,
    This is one of four similar boats that I have built. The first was 14 1/2 feet long, second was 15 feet long, third was 14 feet long, and this one will be 13 1/2 feet long. Of course, it was...
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    Re: Developable rounded-chine design

    Making steady progress on the current hull. Once planking is complete, then the exterior of the hull will need sanding. I would prefer to do that outdoors to minimize dust in my shop. 115867115868
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    Re: Guideboat Build- Foot brace?

    Absolutely beautiful! How many manhours do you have invested? You must love what you do.
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    Re: Developable rounded-chine design

    I once built a self-designed boat that I envisioned for row/sail/trolling motor use, about 1994. It had been over ten years since my last build (very busy in my career), and I was anxious to put...
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    Re: Developable rounded-chine design

    Matt,
    I agree with you entirely. Under normal conditions, the stern should have about 18" of freeboard (22" forward). I had a previous hull of similar shape out in waves and was delighted at how...
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    Re: Developable rounded-chine design

    The first boat I built (1976) was a 3' wide canoe-type hull to which I added leeboards, a push-pull rudder connection and a small sail. But it was more heavily constructed with decking except for a...
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    Re: Developable rounded-chine design

    A 10" wide by 11 1/2' long plank keel on a 46.5" wide by 13 1/2' long boat hardly qualifies as a flat-bottomed boat. The initial deadrise on each side of that keel is 18.4 degrees, increasing toward...
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    Re: Developable rounded-chine design

    A level flat bottom plank does make it easier to build; it provides an initial platform to build on. It also makes the boat track better, but for more maneuverability, put some rocker in that plank....
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    Re: Developable rounded-chine design

    This next hull will be my eleventh design. I enjoy the mental stimulation in design and the physical exercise (weather independent) of building the actual boat. Using the boat? It is so dry here...
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    Re: Question about wood species

    Doug Fir is good, but watch for splinters, and that pinkish wood can be hard to discern from your connective tissue.
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    Re: Gummy Cetol on new hull

    Still not quite done, but this is what it looks like after the Cetol has been removed from the interior. For the time being, I will leave it like this.

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    Re: Gummy Cetol on new hull

    I had done some cleaning before applying the cetol, so I was surprised that the problem was so widespread. Lesson learned. The cleanup was lots of spray and lots of paper towels, even a little...
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    Re: Gummy Cetol on new hull

    Good question; I may just stop where I am now. Additional finish can be added at a later date if I decide it will be beneficial.
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    Re: Gummy Cetol on new hull

    After waiting 2+ months, the cetol is still gummy; thus, I bought a large spray bottle of "Goo Gone" and a roll of paper towels and am spray/wiping the entire interior of the hull. Not fun; not...
  35. Thread: Riva

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    Re: Riva

    I just returned from Switzerland. Is this a Riva?96185
    The photo was taken at Zurich.
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    Re: Trailered Boat - No Epoxy?

    I am allergic to epoxy. I used to break out in a rash on my arms and chest. What did I do about it? I approach it like I am doing surgery. Everything is pre-positioned with a dry run. Then I...
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    Re: Gummy Cetol on new hull

    Thanks for the encouragement. I did some trim today; will do some decking next; then my wife and I will be gone for four weeks; will see if there is any change when we return.
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    Re: Gummy Cetol on new hull

    That was my best guess; I didn't clean the blush off well enough. Note to self: do not use Cetol where it is hard to clean off the blush, and use the Cetol Natural, not the Light.

    Thanks for the...
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    Gummy Cetol on new hull

    I have a problem to face soon. Getting ready to finish a new boat. I wiped a coat of West epoxy with 407 fairing compound on the outside of the planked hull to fill any irregularities and then,...
  40. Thread: radius chine

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    Re: radius chine

    This is a triple chine, developable hull design using two-inch wide planking. As you can see, by taking these steps, the hull becomes essentially a round chine hull. You could use plywood instead...
  41. Re: Help! First coast of Epiphanes varnish still tacky after 4 days

    On the Cetol Gloss can it says that you should use at least two coats of one of their other Cetol products before applying the Gloss. Is that what you do? Or do you apply it directly on the epoxy?
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    Developable rounded-chine design

    I like the exactness of developable surface hull designs. I also like smooth, flowing, rounded-surfaces on a hull. Playing with developable surface concepts, I decided, instead of a single chine or...
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    Re: 24' "viking" longship

    Visit Roskilde, neat Copenhagen, there they are building new longships with original tools, materials, and techniques. You can even go for a sail on one in the bay. Very popular and easy to get to;...
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    Re: Adirondack guideboats?

    Chris,
    Thank you for the valuable information on construction details. I wonder how many individuals today portage their guideboats, thereby justifying a width limited to about 38"? One point in...
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    Re: Adirondack guideboats?

    WoodenBoat magazine, May/June 1996, has a very interesting 12-page article on the development of the Adirondack Guideboat.

    They are beautiful boats, but I tend to look at them more analytically;...
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    Re: Nail gun recommendation

    "Old age sucks."

    It is much better than the alternative.
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    Re: glue for making oars

    Of course, you can use Titebond or Epoxy. I have both on hand and pick which to use depending on the project. I made a set of oars recently and used Titebond III. I just finished making 14 hull...
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    Re: Starting a new guide boat design.

    Thanks for the Christmas greetings,
    Covid kept us away from other people, but it did not keep Dawn & I from visiting Montana this year. We stopped at Bozeman, Helena, Missoula, and Kalispell. We...
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    Re: Starting a new guide boat design.

    The boat is finished along with a new set of oars. I learned a lot along the way. Now I will start again; this time 14' instead of 15' (easier to cartop) and with no plywood.

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  50. Re: The Lost Art of Finding Our Way, by John Huth

    Let me recommend "We, the Navigators" by David Lewis. Published by the University Press of Hawaii in 1972. The author spent time in the South Pacific with some of the still-living Polynesian...
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