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  1. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    This is from the comments on the video ' Machining the Driveline & installing an unusual propeller'

    "There are internal gears inside the hub that engage when the boat is put into forward or...
  2. Re: Small, traditional working river craft of Britain?

    Thanks folks.

    Nick, I have those two excellent books. I'd forgotten there are a few examples in 'Inshore Craft'. I found a couple of gun punts and salmon boats.

    Peter, I've found a good...
  3. Small, traditional working river craft of Britain?

    Hello,
    I am looking for sources of information on the types of small working boats that would have been common on the rivers and canals of Britain. I have numerous books on traditional working...
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    Re: Japanese Larch issues?

    Thanks for the thoughts. I was advised against it by a professional boat builder I was thinking of buying dinghy plans from.

    Planking is for a small traditionally built clinker dinghy so glue...
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    Japanese Larch issues?

    Hi there.
    I'm in the UK and I've got some nice Japanese/hybrid larch sawlogs that I'm hoping to mill up for clinker/lapstrake planking. I have been advised that it is not a suitable timber for...
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    Re: Milling Grown Knees

    Some great advice there, and lupussonic, I really appreciate you passing on your experience doing just that. Very helpul and thats a good point about the extremes of quantities required.



    I've...
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    Milling Grown Knees

    Hello there,
    I am a forester, sawyer and carpenter, we are expanding our operation so I will (hopefully) no longer be spreading myself too thin and only milling timber for my own jobs.

    We have...
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    Re: Ply and timber dinghy?

    Thanks. They are nice looking dinghies. I'm struggling to find any plans though.

    Are there any decent dinghy plans with leeboards? It seems like a legitimate design and appeals simply for the...
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    Re: Ply and timber dinghy?

    Thanks.

    The duck punts aren't pretty enought for my tastes.

    At this stage i'm thinking I will opt for one of the Nowegian style prams, a Vivier Laita or morbic, or an Oughtred Acorn skiff. I am...
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    Re: Ply and timber dinghy?

    Lovely stuff!

    I've just discovered the Boat Launching section on woodenboats.com. Some great inspiration there!
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    Re: Ply and timber dinghy?

    Thanks folks.

    I'm a fan of the clinker look so think I'd probably go for clinker ply rather than strip build or cold molded.

    I've found a few photos now of dinghies that combine clinker ply...
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    Ply and timber dinghy?

    Hello there,
    I am a carpenter/forester/timber framer/furniture maker. I have always had a fascination with wooden boats, but living quite far from the sea, it has always been a fairly abstract...
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