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    Re: Boatbuilding superpower?

    Yes, this. Only I'd settle for age 50. Or even 60.

    Oh hell..... yesterday.

    Jeff
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    Re: South Sound Insanity

    No worries on that boat length issue, Chris. I'll bring my Stihl and have you within the rules lickity split. Your choice of end cut: bow or stern.

    Jeff
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    Proof: Tacking oar leathers is wrong

    Not trying to start an argument, but this seems like pretty incontrovertible proof to me. They shoulda been stitched.....

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    Re: Damaged Oak Chair - Can it be fixed?

    Because someone has to say it: Send the chair back to be replaced. Either it was packed poorly, thus damaged, or the shipper did the damage. Either way, the buyer isn't at fault and must be...
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    Re: South Sound Insanity

    I'll outfit Emily Ruth with a 30' mast of fine and straight spruce, a 14' boom, gossamer sails, and bottom wax. She'll move easily under nought but my own contented sighs. Other's will tell only...
  6. Re: *White* 3-strand dacron (polyester) in Europe?

    Alex, when did NER's problems begin with the Spundac? I bought some in 2015 for Emily Ruth and must admit it's a bit lumpy. I use it for main and jib sheets. What sort of problems might one encounter...
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    I don't have a photo, but I was out sailing my small boat today. Really.

    Jeff
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    No, I don't think you're dense. It doesn't make any sense to me either. I've read quite a few explanations of lofting. I can follow few of them. I think it's one of those things that's difficult to...
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Yes! One can never see too many H12s and their descendants.

    Jeff
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    Why would a designer Who ought to know better) spec a material that will not conform to the lines?

    Jeff
  11. Re: 2018 Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival camping/attendance

    It appears to me that the image is of a model boat. The accompanying text indicates it's not, but you coulda fooled me.

    Jeff
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    I, for one, am quite excited about seeing your build progress. Ninigret is high on my list of possibles. Your thread just may put me over the top. A couple of ideas I've had:

    1) Install a...
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    Besides performing the task of keeping one's body afloat, the act of donning a pfd raises one's awareness regarding the nature of the marine activity. Wearing it is a constant reminder to exercise...
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    Re: Torqedo owners - Heads Up!

    Where did you get the appropriate SS prop?

    Jeff
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    Re: Torqedo owners - Heads Up!

    I purchased my motor in summer of 2015. It did not come with extra shear pins. Nor did it come with any information regarding them. It seems to me, that for the money they get, Torqeedo could provide...
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    Re: Torqedo owners - Heads Up!

    Michael, your prop/shaft look a lot like mine did. Thanks for the photo. It counts for something to know that I'm not alone.

    Here is a photo of my prop after I cleaned it up and reinforced the...
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    There is a lot of strange in this story. Including: "The sun never set which was very cool."

    I lived in south central Alaska (that includes all of Prince William Sound) for 37 years and the sun...
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    Re: Torqedo owners - Heads Up!

    I don't intend to deviate from an OEM shear pin. This thread is part rant and partly a caution to other Torqeedo owners. Never in my dreams did I expect that the shear pin in this unit was made of a...
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    Torqedo owners - Heads Up!

    I've discovered something about my Torqeedo outboard (model 1003), the hard way..... On Monday, when leaving the festival harbor in Port Townsend, I was running out through the entrance and suddenly...
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    Re: A silly idea...

    I would also repair what is there. Then paint.

    Jeff
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    Re: Ninigret pipe dream

    Ninigret is on my list of contenders also. So a build thread will be welcomed.

    Does anyone know how the word, Ninigret, is pronounced? I'm uncertain about the first i.

    Jeff
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    What time of the day did that little sloop venture out?

    There was another small sailboat that braved the winds: Misty Dawn II, a CLC pocket ship, went out at about 2:00 pm. They were getting...
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Thanks to all who posted the photos. I was there and viewed it all, but the photos tell me that, as usual, I didn't "see" everything. Special thanks to Jan for her contribution.

    Always good to...
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    No worries Ben. I'm much the same. But I seem to remember boats better than people.

    Jeff
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Boat Haven is the place. It has a very good ramp. Parking can be tight. In the past, I've left a boat trailer parked on a non-busy residential street with no problem. It's about a mile by water to...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Wow, two wooden boats at one time. Congratulations? or I'm sorry for you?

    I'll choose the first one.

    Congrats, Chris!

    Jeff
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    For a hint, re-read the thread. Pause at #11.

    My boat's name is one of the following:

    Mary Rose
    Titanic
    Bismarck
    HMS Victory
    Haverchuck
    QE2
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Reading this I'm beginning to appreciate my little boat more and more. That, and my berth in Point Hudson.

    Don't know where they'll spot us this year. So look around and say hi when you find us....
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    Re: How do you hold your multimeter...

    That will work well for one specific spacing of contacts.

    Jeff
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    Re: Battery charging question

    Sorry... they are SLA/AGM.

    Jeff
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    Re: Battery charging question

    I know that using a regular ol' automotive charger isn't good for deep cycle batteries. So what should I get? My batteries are rather small: 12 volt, 35 amp.

    Thanks.

    Jeff
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    Re: The demise of boat language

    I'm usually alone on my boat and the language I use when talking to myself isn't permitted on this forum.

    Jeff
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    Re: I don't get it

    There were many choices in the 2016 Republican primary that weren't Hillary.

    Communicating clearly really isn't difficult. Why would anyone choose to tolerate a POTUS who says stupid stuff?
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  34. Re: Flat-Earthers, conspiracies, and cognitive dissonance

    Who proved that the flat earth is a round disc? I think it's a square. Or maybe a trapezoid.

    Jeff
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Great news. It will be good to see you again, Alex.

    Jeff
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    Re: instant electric water heater

    I've use a few showers fitted with on demand hot water. All were set outside the shower. You just have to diddle with the adjusting knob to get it dialed in. Use a thermometer. Once you know where to...
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    I vote yes, of course. I don't know if there's ever been a set time other than: about 6pm. In past years, when I got there it seemed as if many others had already put a good dent into their chair.
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  38. Re: LED LIGHTS MAY IMPAIR VHF, AIS and other comms

    So, what sort of lights are used on the display panels of vhf radios?

    Jeff
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    Re: Laser adaptations

    Obstructions such as scaffolding are not really a problem. Assuming the boat is both level and plumb, one simply starts "wherever", mark the hull at the beginning and as far as the laser sees. Then...
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    Re: Kotik, Kotik, Kotik!

    That is looking splendid, Ian. You are wise to paint all that you can while areas are still open and easily accessible.

    The PTWBF is always an acceptable diversion! Please find me on Emily Ruth,...
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Yes, the air quality is more or less back to it's usual nice. However, Puget Sound is offering up other hazards. Let's hope this doesn't become a regular thing:...
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    Re: Disneyland in 1956

    I remember seeing all those attractions. My first trip there was right about the year of the film. It was a whole extended-family affair. Aunts, uncles, cousins.... I was still young enough that my...
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    Re: Rebuilding Snoose's utility mast

    Ron, I agree with your aesthetic here. The boat looks better with this minimal mast. However, if it were my decision to make, I'd opt for a slightly larger mast diameter. I think the mast in the...
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    Re: Offshore Passage in a Gartside Yawl

    Alex, thank you for the great narrative.

    Dave & Rosemary, fair winds in your further travels. I hope to see you again back in the PNW.

    Jeff
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    Re: Pattern Photos for Peter

    Nice score, Steve.

    Jeff
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    Re: Cool photos of cubist architecture

    Possibly post-modern. Certainly contemporary. But not cubist.

    Jeff
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    Re: Sometimes GOD give you an opportunity.

    Very admirable.

    Jeff
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    Re: Offshore Passage in a Gartside Yawl

    Lovely. Thank you Alex. I'm enjoying the read.

    Jeff
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    Re: Prettiest boat under 16 feet?

    Christine, an Hv13.

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    Re: A Question for Centrist Democrats

    Re: the OP's original question..... Who's "your" candidate? That individual doesn't get a free ride just because Clinton didn't get elected.

    Jeff
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