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    Re: 1927 Schooner "WILETIE" by E.B. Schock repair

    With the state of that strut make sure you check out any other fittings below the waterline. Galvanic corrosion rarely affects only one fitting! I've had a through hull snap off from galvanic...
  2. Thread: Zuri

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    Re: Zuri

    Good luck on the test. Looks like a sensible arrangement. I hope those cockpit drain hoses are not permanent. Also, you're going to have to be very conscientious about changing your zincs with what...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    My theory is by the time I run out of projects, it'll be time to start over again :d

    Really lovely boat, well done.
  4. Re: fiberglass hull wood top side, conversion/rebuild

    I was born in Chestertown and just moved back to the area for work last summer. Nice, so far, but I'm starting to think I didn't go far enough south! And this has been a mild winter!
  5. Re: fiberglass hull wood top side, conversion/rebuild

    Nice work on the conversion-I'm glad she made it through the storm OK. Doug Hylan has plans for an 18 ft deadrise which is quite lovely. He also has a 23 ft version. There are excellent build threads...
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    Re: Doug Hylan Point Comfort 18 build in Florida

    Inspirational. This is design is a front runner for my next boat building project in the coming year so I am watching with interest.
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    Re: sealant that lasts or what?

    I'll let Rattleandbang give a definitive answer, but it does sound like we're talking about a deck here, what with the brightwork, sikaflex and worrying about making the boat watertight before the...
  8. Re: Serious help needed .approach this threat your own risk

    Such a comparison is a disservice to the late Mr. Crowhurst who, deception aside, at least managed to sail some thousands of miles on his way to infamy.

    I wonder how old Boatnoob is. Not so much a...
  9. Re: Serious help needed .approach this threat your own risk

    I fear you are the type that will do what he wants no matter the quality of the advice he is given, but let me tell you from personal experience that, yes, you should run from that boat. There is...
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    Re: 1948 G.H. Stadel Schooner "Outward Bound"

    I don't know if she's worth $85000 but this boat was my neighbor on my mooring on Cayuga lake for a season. I had a couple of conversations with the owner. He'd owned her for quite a while and from...
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    Re: Building a Welsford dinghy

    Best wishes for a swift recovery. Very glad to see a build thread for this dinghy, I've been coveting the design for years but oddly it seems like there are very few build logs online. Here's hoping,...
  12. Thread: The UNA Project

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    Re: The UNA Project

    This is very cool. I'll be checking in regularly.
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    Re: El faro

    Not mind boggling at all. Witness the many other ships lost in storms or other similar circumstances. The aforementioned Cemfjord, Fantome, Edmund Fitzgerald, etc. If a ship suddenly capsizes or...
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    Re: Carpenter Ants in a fiberglass boat!!!

    Go ahead and sell it if they're interested. It is unlikely the ants did so much damage that the boat is now unsalvagable. If they didn't eat the fiberglass (they didn't) then the boat is still...
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    Re: Cape Dory Typhoon Daysailer repair/restore

    I say post away. We can all appreciate a good restoration and Typhoons are about as "classic" as they come in fiberglass.

    There used to be good forums for this sort of thing but they have gone...
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    NTSB report on Baaden capsize

    The NTSB has released their report in the capsize of the yacht Baaden during launching in Anacortes last year. Very interesting read. Essentially, the accident resulted from mistakes made ballasting...
  17. Re: Hubert Johnson boat works - adoption, restoration, project???

    It always delights me to see this thread pop up. Beautiful work on a beautiful boat.
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    Re: LYS Build Plans #582

    With small holes like that you might find thickened epoxy not so bad. Mix small batches, and where you are you can get away with using a slow hardener which will give you extra time.
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    She's in Annapolis now, I used to walk by her nearly every day. She didn't seem to get out much but she was lovingly maintained, I regularly saw her owner out working on her.

    Congratulations on...
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    Re: Conversion from gas inboard to diesel

    Something that's missing from this discussion is the fact that no matter if you have diesel or a gas inboard you will still be spending hundreds or thousands on few. Sure, you may spend x percentage...
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    Re: Building a Hard Dodger

    That is by the far the most attractive hard dodger I've seen on a "classic plastic" boat. I like his solution of using sunbrella to close off the sides, mitigating the problems associated with...
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    Re: Edey & Duff STONE HORSE sailboat for sale

    If only I wasn't already committed to a plastic beast. I've always loved the Stone Horse design. Hope she finds a good home.
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    Re: prettiest boat under 20 feet

    I want to know, too. Really stunning lines.
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    Re: 38' sloop restoration

    Congratulations and welcome aboard! I second the motion for pics of the whole boat. It sounds like you have a handle on what she needs. Just take it one step at a time, and think of it as a long term...
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    Re: How lean can an old 2 stroke be run?

    I think 10:1 or even 20:1 would be OK, but having fried a perfectly good engine by running it too lean, I'd definitely err on the side of caution!
  26. Re: BROTM PROJECT: Svaap /Ole fundraiser for his shop and boat loss

    I'm in.
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    Re: Svaap and Minde lost in fire May 30th 2014

    I am just heartbroken for you. I can't imagine how you must be feeling, but know that our thoughts are with you. I wish you all the best in whatever you choose to pursue next.
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    Re: Checks in ash intended for use as spreaders

    Interesting about the splitting, thanks for the tip.

    I actually can get locust here. If the forum deems that a better alternative, I'll go and pick some up tomorrow.
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    Re: Checks in ash intended for use as spreaders

    My other problem is that I'm pressed for time. I have a one week break from school and then I will be returning to Annapolis, where I will not have access to my boat or workshop. Since I was already...
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    Re: Checks in ash intended for use as spreaders

    I've decided on a middle course, laminating the spreaders from ash instead of building them from a solid chunk. This should deal with the checks, and as I will coat the finished spreaders in epoxy...
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    Re: Checks in ash intended for use as spreaders

    Problem with that approach is it would cost 5-10 times as much. Aluminum spreaders are not cheap, and in addition I'd have to drill new holes in the mast to mount them. It'll be much less work to...
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    Re: Checks in ash intended for use as spreaders

    I can salvage at least one spreader from this piece, but I want to be sure that I'm doing it right since I don't plan on replacing these parts again any time soon. Also, I intend to take her offshore...
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    Re: Checks in ash intended for use as spreaders

    So what species would you choose for this project? I had originally put the question of what type of wood to use to the forum way back in December, and I got the impression that, while not ideal, ash...
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    Checks in ash intended for use as spreaders

    I bought 4 feet of local ash to build new spreaders for my 30 ft classic plastic sailboat. It looked good when I got it, nice clear grain, no checks or splitting. But a few weeks later, after it had...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Both the local Concordias I know of changed hands recently, Lacerta, #44, in 2009 and Saxon, #14 in 2007. No other Annapolis based Concordias are listed, but the boat you were looking at might have...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Good work Chuck, I always enjoy checking in on your progress. I've had you in mind as the Concordia "Lacerta" has been docked at the city's docks here in Annapolis for the winter, and I admire her...
  37. Re: Woodworking projects this winter/spreader construction

    Already in process of doing just that. :) I am replacing three of the stays, the back and two uppers. The forestay was replaced 4 years ago. Doesn't look like they need it, but I agree, losing my...
  38. Re: Woodworking projects this winter/spreader construction

    Thanks for the tip on the painting, Ian. I'll do that. So unless I hear a dissenting opinion I'll go with the ash.

    Denise, I appreciate the tip but if you look at the spreaders on ebay, they have...
  39. Re: Woodworking projects this winter/spreader construction

    Switching to aluminum spreaders would require the replacement of essentially all the associated fittings on the mast. I don't see any reason to go to all that trouble and expense when I can simply...
  40. Woodworking projects this winter/spreader construction

    I am replacing the wooden spreaders on my 30 foot sailboat this winter. It looks like the originals are spruce, which is not easy to get around here. Oak is an option and I believe I've heard of oak...
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    Re: DIY Tiller to Wheel?

    I absolutely agree with Jay above. I have a 30 foot boat that has had a wheel installed in place of the original tiller. I find control of the boat to much less intuitive and it is more difficult for...
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    Kind of sad, really, but not at all surprising. I think this is how most of us envisioned the end for the Flyin' Hawaiian. Nothing spectacular, just a quiet, slow death of rot and neglect. A waste of...
  43. Re: Schooner Nina seriously overdue on Tasman crossing

    There's a story here, and it pains me to think we might never know what it is. It's a sobering reminder of the enduring power of the sea that even in this modern era it is still possible for a fairly...
  44. Re: Schooner Nina seriously overdue on Tasman crossing

    It's not about seaworthiness per se, but any time a major new system is installed on a vessel, there will be issues to work out. Learning how to operate the engine, ensuring it was installed...
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    Re: Boat crash on Lake Powell

    The vicious truth is that this is the most common type of fatal collision on the water. I remember reading about a cigarette boat that struck and sank a cabin cruiser type down in Florida in the late...
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    Re: Salvaged Teak-USS Phoenix/Belgrano

    Photos? :) Very cool story, neat to know that a small part of that historic ship is still around.
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    Re: What should I do with this boat?

    Try these guys in Kingston, NY, on the Hudson. They might have an interest although it looks like they're selling one of their boats, so maybe not. I think it would be worth asking.
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    Re: Building a wood dory

    I think you might be right. You'll get enough life out of it to make it worth finishing at this point. You'll also know a whole lot more about how to build the next one! I have The Dory Book sitting...
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    Re: 1947 27' Tumlare Sloop (and new poster)

    Well, she's clean, that's something at least. She does need a good amount of work, you can do it, absolutely, but you won't be sailing any time soon. She's worth it, she's got beautiful lines.
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    Re: Condolences to Jim Conlin

    I'm so sorry, Jim, my condolences to you and your family. You'll be in my thoughts.

    -Avery
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