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  1. Re: Coronet is being moved to Mystic to complete its restoration

    From an email I received from "Crew", it sounds as if they plan to have her sailing "When she’s complete, we’re planning to recreate her 1887 race across the Atlantic."

    I'm often passing by...
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    Re: I know nothing: Choosing a PFD?

    https://www.westmarine.com/west-marine-sail-medalist-life-jackets-P019295617.html

    I have an older version of that. Has lasted at least 10 years. Sailing, kayaking, dinghy racing, etc. I don't...
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    Re: Repair to bottom of Mirror hull

    I wanted to post a follow up to this repair, so that folks can learn from what I did (or better yet, learn from my mistakes), and also so that I can learn how to do this better next time.

    The good...
  4. Re: Dinghy cruising sailing schools? Guided dinghy cruising trips?

    As you see from the rather limited responses (I came here originally to suggest you take a look at Woodenboat School courses) there is a very small market for small boat instruction for adults, an...
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    Are you looking to build or buy? Sent from my...

    Are you looking to build or buy?

    Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  6. Thread: Win a dory

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    Win a dory

    Maritime Gloucester is raffling off a banks dory. (I have no affiliation.)


    https://www.maritimegloucester.org/post/win-an-authentic-banks-dory

    Open to Massachusetts residents only.

    Sent...
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    Wood came today, looks perfect. Thanks so...

    Wood came today, looks perfect.

    Thanks so much, I really appreciate it given how little I needed and how hard it is to find 5mm.

    Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
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    I tried to send a PM but the app was a bit funky...

    I tried to send a PM but the app was a bit funky and I don't know if it was sent. Let me know if you don't receive one.

    Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
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    Thanks for so all the advice, and the link to...

    Thanks for so all the advice, and the link to that thread.

    Sp_clark, thanks for the offer, I'll send a pm tomorrow.

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    Repair to bottom of Mirror hull

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12pDniwT-04n8sax0-OqfNFxtXxnEVYaC?usp=sharingA few years back I picked up a wooden Mirror dinghy to keep at my in-laws', and use a few times a year when I'm...
  11. Re: Wooden Penguin - Long Island, New York

    There is still an active class with Internationals in Maryland in the fall - http://www.penguinclass.com/2021schedule.html. For someone with the space to store it, at that price, it is worth it just...
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    Re: Drascombe Lugger - CraigsList - New York

    2 of the 3 photos were taken from the wikipedia page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drascombe_Lugger - and the other was from here -...
  13. Re: Living with an inboard...gasoline vs. diesel?

    Diesels can also produce fatal levels of CO.
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    Re: Drascombe Lugger - CraigsList - New York

    That is so weird - it seems like a very weird boat to use for any sort of scam - the number of people interested in sail and oar open boats isn't that large.
  15. Wooden Penguin - Long Island, New York

    https://longisland.craigslist.org/boa/d/amagansett-peguin/7285769304.html

    No connection.
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    Drascombe Lugger - CraigsList - New York

    https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/boa/d/franklin-square-drascombe-lugger-sail/7286880268.html

    There is no real description - but the "keywords" include "wooden boat".

    No connection
  17. Virtual Event Series - Essex Shipbuilding Museum

    The Essex Shipbuilding museum is hosting a series of virtual events "Frame Up to Fit Out - Sylvina W. Beal", described as "Join Katherine Dench, Mass Cultural Councilís granted apprentice to master...
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    Re: Outdoor winter storage of plywood boat

    Thanks for all the advice. There is no drain.

    Sounds like upside down, no bare wood, hatch covers and ports removed, covered and fingers crossed is the most common advice.
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    Outdoor winter storage of plywood boat

    Hello, I recently picked up an old Mirror dinghy. The hull is made of plywood, with glassed seams. I don't know if the plywood was encapsulated in resin.

    Unfortunately, I'll need to store this...
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    Re: Stur-Dee 16-- f/b but good enough

    Thanks. So something with a v shaped hull would make a better dinghy (for towing)?
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    Re: Stur-Dee 16-- f/b but good enough

    I've always admired these boats.

    Quick question: How would one of the smaller ones (12 or 14 feet) work as a tender towed behind a 30 foot sailboat? Would the flat bottom work, or would towing...
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    Re: Registration in a different state

    In the first question, the boat wouldn't be USCG documented. The second question is more theoretical, it just seemed really interesting when I tried to find an answer to the first question.
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    Registration in a different state

    Hi all,

    I have a few questions about registering a boat in a (US) state different from where it was previously registered. First, let's say you buy a used boat in Massachusetts, with a MS...
  24. Re: For all of us who are in NYC, have ever been to NYC, or are just plain worried:

    Instead of kayaking around Manhattan, row a wooden boat, and raise money for a great cause: https://www.classy.org/campaign/rocking-manhattan-2019/c239297
  25. Re: Stories the legacy media has not covered.

    Not sure about cunnilinguis causing covid-19, but the NYC Health Dept thinks that analinguis can spread it - https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-sex-guidance.pdf
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    Re: Visiting Maine

    The OP might want to checkout https://linekinbayresort.com/. It's a sailing resort in Boothbay. I've never been there, so I don't know anything else beyond the website, but they have a fleet of...
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    Re: Visiting Maine

    I've rented daysailers from both http://bucksharbor.com/ and http://www.oldquarry.com/. Both are relatively short trips from Stonington, which has enough restaurants to keep you happy for a week or...
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    Re: Jamestown Distributors

    I'd like to see Amazon's equivalent to this: https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/how_tos.do

    If we consumers only compare price tags, and not the whole value of a transaction, ...
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    Re: Seaford Skiff for sale?

    Call Mike Schilling at Southard's boat yard in Babylon NY :http://www.southbaysail.com/southards-boatyard---babylon.html

    There's a few of them sitting in his yard.
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    The Wreck of the Kulluk

    There is a really excellent piece in the NY Times (http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/04/magazine/the-wreck-of-the-kulluk.html) about the loss of the drilling platform Kulluk in Alaska.

    It is...
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    Re: Sailing in Jamaica Bay, Brooklyn

    I was just about to respond to your Red Hook thread. There is a group that Canoes/Kayaks out of Red Hook (http://www.redhookboaters.org/), and while I've seen (but don't really remember) the park...
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    Re: Finding sailboat hardware

    Harken and Ronstan are available from many vendors on the web.
    They both have many different product lines (sizes, materials, etc.) That you really need to flip through their websites and catalogs...
  33. Re: Small boat sailing in the wider NY City area?

    Great South Bay is ideal for a CB boat, but its reliable 15kt sea breeze and chop might be a bit much for a car toppable boat. Not sure about public launch sites, though.

    Little Neck Bay on the...
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    Re: Intentional wreck of the ship Franklin

    We'll when I first posted this it was before the internet :)
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    Re: Intentional wreck of the ship Franklin

    I guess "finally find some" more info should have read "randomly found some". It's not like I've spend the last nine years researching this!
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    Re: Intentional wreck of the ship Franklin

    So, more than 9 years later I finally find some more info:

    I direct the reader to page 60 of "The Finest Hours" (Tougias/Sherman): "[T]en passengers and several crew" were killed when the ship...
  37. Re: Cod fishing the Grand Banks / Schooners, Dories and such

    You should check out "A Doryman's Day" http://www.tilburyhouse.com/ships-boats-canoes/a-dorymans-day.htm

    A great book about schooner & dory fishing.
  38. Thread: Drysuits

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    Re: Drysuits

    I use that model suit for frostbite racing, from Nov - April in New York, and agree with the poster who said this was the best money he had spent so far.

    Kokatat calls that a "semi dry" suit,...
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    Re: The Life of a Clam Digger (1972, Long Island)

    There will be a relevant next week at the South Street Seaport Museum:

    Little Necks and Cherry Stones: A Conversation about the Past, Present, and Future
    of Clamming in New York
    Wednesday,...
  40. Re: Boat building classes in NYC or Long Island

    http://www.villagecommunityboathouse.org/ is on Pier 40: Houston St. and the Hudson River.

    They do boat building in the Winter, and rowing in the warmer months. Community rowing Tues & Thurs...
  41. Re: Looking for Ride - Eggemoggin Reach Regatta (and/or Feeder Races)

    I'll be back up in Maine the same time this year, and would love to get a ride for the ERR or any of the feeder races.

    Let me know if anyone is looking for crew.
  42. Re: Looking for Ride - Eggemoggin Reach Regatta (and/or Feeder Races)

    still available to crew.
  43. Re: attention Great South Bay (long Islnd) people

    Zero first hand knowledge, but the NOAA chart that I'm viewing via GeoGarage (http://marine.geogarage.com/) has the following note:

    Due to rapidly changing shoaling conditions and existing dangers...
  44. Re: Looking for Ride - Eggemoggin Reach Regatta (and/or Feeder Races)

    bump...

    still searching for ride.
  45. Re: Looking for Ride - Eggemoggin Reach Regatta (and/or Feeder Races)

    I might try that - a couple six packs always adds a bit to the package.
  46. Re: Looking for Ride - Eggemoggin Reach Regatta (and/or Feeder Races)

    Is Rob short for Roberta?
  47. Looking for Ride - Eggemoggin Reach Regatta (and/or Feeder Races)

    I will be the area during the ERR would love to do this race. I'm just looking to have a nice time, race in a new area on a beautiful boat, and sail with some fun people.

    Six years of racing...
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    Re: What is the best knockabout design?

    Take a look at the Atlantic - http://www.atlanticclass.org/AboutUs/WhatIsAnAtlantic.aspx - beautiful boats, very similar in size/shape as the Shields. That site lists a few at or below the $10k...
  49. NY's South Street Seaport Museum in Serious Trouble

    Local media outlets have been reporting that the museum appears to be heading for a shutdown, and that the fate of its historic fleet is in jeopardy.
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    Re: Foul weather gear zipper corrosion.

    Gill has a lifetime warranty - mail it in and they will replace or refurbish it .
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