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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Certainly is looking nice!

    Tumbles aren’t fun (I had one earlier in the building process, off a sawhorse onto concrete floor), but at least for me, after the initial panic, it gave me a lot more...
  2. Thread: boat plans

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    Re: boat plans

    I think the answer, from various online forums, is currently no. The family, at this point, have said they don't intend to sell them. Maybe that'll change (seems hard to imagine not), perhaps my...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    Probably — but if the boat isn’t totally level, then either the inboard or outboard one may be underwater, and in case something gets stuck in one, I’d rather just err on having a few extra. They...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    Alright, started fixing. I used a stud detector to pretty accurately find the floors from above (the only inaccuracy coming from the squeeze out from the epoxy in the joint). I then drilled a 1.5"...
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    Re: How much paint to buy?

    A quart is $48. A gallon is $118. You'll likely need more than a quart, so _minimum_ $96 per color, so seems like you might as well just spend the extra ~$40 and get a gallon of each. As mentioned...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    hmm. That is a problem, huh.

    since it is just air, probably _small_ limber holes along the top edge of each floor to tank top joint would be enough (not sure how many, but a few?). Which will...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    Well, I finally bit the bullet and did what I've been thinking about for a little while ago, and installed a water ballast tank. Not quite done, but close enough that it's probably worth writing...
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    Re: Lightweight sailboat for the family.

    To reiterate this -- even if you want to build something, people have given you suggestions that vary _widely_ in terms of effort involved. All are things that can be done by someone with modest...
  9. Re: Carnell Nutmeg: an MVB, a “minimum viable boat”

    Congrats!
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    Re: Plywood lapstrake with copper rivets

    Aside from all the other comments people have made, is 5200 as strong/structural as epoxy? One of the benefits of glued lapstrake is that the epoxy joints become structural elements on their own,...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Looking good! Do you think you’ll get it in the water this season? Not sure when the water starts getting chilly in TN.
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    No ballast, though four adults and a 40lb motor,...

    No ballast, though four adults and a 40lb motor, so figure 650-700lbs.

    Here’s a short clip that maybe shows the freeboard better, though there as so little wind it wasn’t like we were heeling...
  13. Thread: Piccup Pram

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    Re: Piccup Pram

    Not sure what your budget is, but there is an RSS sail that is right at that area: https://duckworks.com/rss-viola-sailing-canoe-lugsail/ -- pretty high aspect ratio though, compared to the photos...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    So far, yeah. It definitely feels like a bit more than I need (I have only ever used it at or below half throttle) --- if it had seemed that the much smaller EP Carry was ever going to get back in...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    Last weekend, took the boat out with a bunch of people (rotating through sitting on shore and taking rides). There was not much wind, so also tested out the motor some (though the Apple will move...
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    Re: Dinghy sailor question?

    If you want to be able to beach launch it, you probably won't be able to float it off the trailer, which means the main concern here is going to be weight. 3-4 people in a boat light enough to move...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    Well, it's been a while, but I finally got around to finishing / painting the motor bracket, and tomorrow I will be testing it (been a busy month and haven't been able to get on the water). Here's...
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    If thats all the tools you need, you can probably get away without wiring electricity. I wouldn't want to use a battery powered sander (though people do!), but you could easily run an extension cord...
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    For the electric car charger, the easiest thing to do is just have the electrician put in a NEMA 14-50 outlet on a 50amp breaker (the same type as electric driers). Stick in near the front of the...
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    Is the area in front of your garage flat? If so, I'd suggest _everything_ should be mobile (tools, benches): if you get the wheels that pop down, but when they pop up, the benches are on the feet,...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Looks nice!

    Do the floor sections attach when they are down? (toggles, shock cord, etc) I assume they don't slide around, but if you capsize...
  22. Re: Rigging / Repair While Boat is on the Trailer

    I think the answer you're looking for is, yes, the trailer supports the boat well enough that adding a couple hundred pounds (relatively carefully) is not going to damage things, provided you don't...
  23. Thread: Oars

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    Re: Oars

    To be fair to OP, I can see the appeal to buying them, even if you can make them. A boat is lots of (relatively) small parts, any one of which you can screw up and fix (with little consequence aside...
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    Re: How far can a boat hang off of a trailer?

    Not quite true that they don't exist.

    e.g., this is 18.5', says it is for boats up to 22', and sprung only for up to 350lbs.
    ...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    If Clint says its fine, I would imagine it is!

    If you're still worried though, one option that's in the plans for the boat I built was to add 60mm x 10mm longitudinal "stiffeners" (which I didn't...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Curious whether you checked with Clint about that -- often floors are pretty structural, and I wonder if that'd make that part of the bottom of the boat more flexible (and thus, flexing and stressing...
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    Re: Melitele - my Campion Apple 16 Cutter

    Thanks for the details!

    I'm pretty sure at this point I'm going to add water ballast to my Apple. I thought that I'd be happy putting in and removing lead bars, but they are annoying, and that's...
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    Per their site, fairwind gives the alloy (651),...

    Per their site, fairwind gives the alloy (651), and says the threads are cut.

    And seem ready for the controversy on this thread: at least in most sizes, they have slotted, square, and frearson:)
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Your original bump mentioned Fairwind Fasteners -- I've ordered a few times from them (they are more-or-less local), and I have no real way of comparing, but what they've sent seems good.
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    Re: Melitele - my Campion Apple 16 Cutter

    Looking good!

    So -- again re: ballast tank -- so you aren't going to have any thru-hulls? Just fill & empty from the outside through the inspection port?

    Side benches are coming together! It...
  31. Re: ISO small kids boat that can support trolling motor

    If you're aiming to have it _finished_, ready to go in the water, within a couple weeks, you are probably limited to boats that can be built in a day or two, as it'll take many days to finish & paint...
  32. Re: Armstrong Deck Plates can't get replacement parts

    Looks like duckworks is out of stock now...
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    Re: First build, Great Wicomico

    Hi there,

    Good choice! I spent a while trying to find a decent photo from my build that would help illustrate; not sure if this is, but we'll see!

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    What I eventually did was have...
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    Are you planning on putting a pump to empty the...

    Are you planning on putting a pump to empty the tank when on the water? Is the height of the tank such that it’ll fill completely from just the drain plug, or will you have to add some from up...
  35. That’s… really annoying. I like the...

    That’s… really annoying. I like the design, and have three on my boat, and was planning on getting more, but ugh… having to replace the whole hatch (or try to get someone to 3D...
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    Re: Melitele - my Campion Apple 16 Cutter

    It sounds like a nice idea. Are the side thwart higher than the centercase? (hard to see). If they are, you could add a rail on the inboard edge, set down just a little, and have the thwart board...
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    Re: Melitele - my Campion Apple 16 Cutter

    Looking very nice -- and wonderful gift!

    Are you planning on putting in a rowing thwart? The side thwart (framing) looks nice -- running all the way to the forward bulkhead should give plenty of...
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    Looking nice! Jump test sounds fun. My son asks...

    Looking nice! Jump test sounds fun. My son asks to go out to sit in the boat often, but he’s just over two, so not up to helping yet :)

    Do you know how much weight the ballast tanks are...
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    Also, you have a funnel if you need it!

    Also, you have a funnel if you need it!
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    Yeah, the prices are ridiculous. But the only...

    Yeah, the prices are ridiculous. But the only other options seem to be:

    1. Get a machinist to fabricate something of aluminum or stainless (or maybe galvanize regular steel)
    2. Build something...
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    Re: Trailer ball mount, attaching at an angle

    Hmm. When the ball is above the garage floor, it'll be higher than it should be. I had thought even when it is in the driveway, but close to the garage, it still wouldn't work, but maybe I'm wrong,...
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    Re: Trailer ball mount, attaching at an angle

    I've actually _also_ done this, and it works, though ideally I don't have to roll the trailer out so far (the ~75lb tongue weight is doable, but isn't particularly fun -- I guess I could get a...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    Yesterday, I did another sea trial, this time launching down at a ramp that's just off of a north part of Narraganset Bay (in Swansea, MA). It's about an hour drive, so I wasn't going to check out...
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    Thanks all! Ian, that sounds just right, and...

    Thanks all!

    Ian, that sounds just right, and more pleasant that my current process.

    Though, those hand wheel couplers look interesting! (And, the existing coupler is just bolted on, so I...
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    Trailer ball mount, attaching at an angle

    My boat is stored, on its trailer, in my garage. My driveway slopes pretty steeply up to the garage, so the car and trailer are not in line when I'm attaching the trailer to the car.

    The trailer...
  46. Thread: leaky launching

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    Re: leaky launching

    One suggestion -- once you find the leak (which, you are right in trying to find on the _outside_ of the boat -- seems like you could also find it in your shop by just dumping a little water into the...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    I set up a pretty simple 6:1 system by putting together two triple blocks, terminated with a cam cleat on the mast partner (line starts on the boom, down and up through the blocks and then down the...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Looks ready to launch! Only thing -- the downhaul looks like it might be too loose? My understanding (from Michael Storer) is that when on shore / without wind, any crease should be vertical, from...
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    ... not to sound critical ... but I sort of want to channel Bruce here (hope he doesn't mind):

    stop asking questions and just build the damn boat. It's a stitch and glue Jon boat, not a museum...
  50. Re: Need sources Marine plywood, southern New England

    Reader's looks like a neat place, and definitely somewhere I'll should check out (it's a bit further than my normal hardwood place in Stoughton, but looks nicer), but the selection at Boulter looks a...
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