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    Re: Think I need to deal with this?

    S'wat I wuz thinkin too, surprised you dint hear 'em workin on that abode! Dinno rodents'd make sech a big hole 'less they're BIGUNS theyselves!

    I'd go with cement m'self if you can see to pack it...
  2. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    ($$) McMaster: https://www.mcmaster.com/20265A6/

    ($) Zoro: https://www.zoro.com/empire-6-pocket-ruler-stainless-steel-2730/i/G4875136/?recommended=true <or>
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    Re: Explosions and fire

    Hey a Calorie's a calorie right? It's all about energy transfer in the end.

    He still has his hair & beard so he's not gotten to doing experiments in a pure oxygen atmosphere apparently. Even...
  4. Re: Repairing cracked epoxy on bottom of hull

    In this instance a heat gun is a Good Idea. Maybe some heat-resistant gloves as well.

    Cured epoxy over 160F ought to become soft enough to yield to being scraped off fairly easily. What surprises...
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    Re: Input on Clothespin Scarf

    Neither, from what I know of it. It's the overall length of the scarf that counts; what the ratio describes is the pitch or angle, in this case 1" of change in 12" of the length of the scarf. For a...
  6. Re: Repairing cracked epoxy on bottom of hull

    From the looks of the edges of what came away I'd be very suspicious of what kind of bond there is between the fiberglass and the graphite-bearing layer on top.

    Depending on just how pervasive...
  7. Re: New Tiller - which wood and will a scarf joint hold.

    Busted scarf may have been too 'short', too 'perfect' in fit, maybe even improperly glued up.

    Fixing what may have been bad since the beginning generally doesn't mean the fix will last either.
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    Re: Odd plumbing problem

    Illusion, yes. Likely the case. The noise results from movement of air over water as discharge makes it's way out, why venting is necessary somehow.

    My own solution to a tricky retrofit:

    124463...
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    Re: Odd plumbing problem

    Admitting that I'm no plumber I see a couple of potential issues with the installation as shown, other than there being no direct vent.

    First off, behind and underneath the sink's p-trap, that...
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    Re: Oops... a crash

    No surprise Ian, this thread, those posts are from over ten years ago.

    Woodboat10's a newbie here (or a troll), needs a lesson for what's best left alone after so long.
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Once Upon A Time in the West

    Bell, Book & Candle
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    Re: A sandfly repellent recipe.

    The aforementioned BUGGINS repellants seem to work very well on the kind of vicious gnats we have here in SW Wisconsin. Formulated with or without DEET, we sell gallons of it every spring at the...
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    Few wearing masks here. Those that do are mostly women, of all ages, a few older men.

    In that I work part-time in a hardware store I'd been confident I'd get it sooner or later when it first...
  14. Re: Vid of the Golden Rule on the Tombigbee Waterway

    I don't agree with the F*book tie-in, does that count me out too?
  15. Thread: Darktable

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    Re: Darktable

    Same here but two years earlier. Tried Affinity but interface is too different, frustrating after decades of muscle memory.

    Quel Darktable? An alternative to Lightroom perhaps?
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    Re: Skin on frame stringer repair

    Freehand is fine if you're comfortable with a small block plane. Using epoxy to do the bonding, precision isn't really needed, in fact it's worth taking a coarse hacksaw blade to the smoothly planed...
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    Re: Sail and oar design choice

    Great job Rabs! Good too having an able & willing helper!

    I think you've made the right decision to go with a trailer. Humping that beauty up onto then off a 'rack is gonna get reet tiresome reet...
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    Re: Sail Area Differences

    Reasonable approach, maybe Fen would agree?

    On an eighteen footer w/~ 260 sq ft sail you added maybe 10% more sail area – down low – with this change.

    Then 1st reef brought it back to original...
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    Re: Sail Area Differences

    On a 15' LOA? Best watch your noggin!
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    Re: Sail Area Differences

    I'm reading his post thinking he's taking on the White design ("I have decided to start building the Joel White Marsh Catboat....) but asking whether maybe he can use the larger sail plan from the...
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    Re: Newbie with Lots of Questions

    I'd build a model first. I've done that before when I've had need of grasping what would be involved in constructing structures I've found a need for. As a builder yourself you understand how your...
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    Re: Afghanistan, money well wasted

    Why I cancelled my subscription, yeah.
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    Todd that's truly impressive!

    I've used your wood stain idea to 'knock down' plain white line of various types since I read about it here, it's worked every time!

    The above-described technique...
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    Re: The spammers are taking over

    It won't, trust me on that.

    Instead I choose to ignore 'em, unless I'm fooled by a clever subject line that make me wonder whether it might be legit.

    Next I look at the post count.

    1 is the...
  25. Thread: Power planes

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    Re: Power planes

    I have one of those also, fitted to one of their branded orange 5-gallon plastic pails. It lives in my garage/shop, connected to a low-profile Rigid (their brand) vacuum cleaner.

    I agree it's...
  26. Thread: Power planes

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    Re: Power planes

    Another solid recommendation!

    I think I learned of the DD vac accessory here a few years back, bought one for my big Rigid. Saved maybe five, six times its cost for vac filters in the mean time!
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  27. Thread: Power planes

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    Re: Power planes

    Probably a good thing that!

    I borrowed a power hand plane back some 50 years ago when I was building the second mast for my Pumpkinseed stripper scow. Contemplating the tapering necessary after...
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    Re: Value of Herreshoff 11' 06" Columbia Dinghy

    I'd put her in the water (when conditions where you are permit such an outing) while staying watchful for leaks or evidence of movement.

    Looks like much of the evident damage to planking was...
  29. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    Interesting stuff NeilMB, thanks for posting that. Still looking to see you pop in sometime in Viroqua.

    You around during lunchtime, we can do lunch at the Driftless Cafe maybe....
  30. Re: Cedar Lumber Price Woes - Sources? Suitable lightweight substitutes?

    That era saw me building my first boat, a 14' stripper scow from plans in Popular Science magazine... exactly 50 years ago. I sourced 1x10 clear FOHC redwood 16' boards from a lumberyard (Heller,...
  31. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    Right... I had to read back a few posts before 'remembering' the OP'd chosen 304 over plain mild steel or 316. And yes, with as wide and thin a plate as has been sourced for this part, a true NACA...
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    Re: Trying my hand at kayak building

    It is that, and a circumstance we all labor under.

    Time seemed endless to me back decades ago... not so endless now, for this body at least.

    And I share your sentiment for Yboo's endeavors also.
  33. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    My surmise is the NACA section's lend a higher ability to point up, all else being optimized. They can generate lift rather than merely presenting resistance to drift.

    The square-edge plate's...
  34. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    Rounding the leading edge & tapering the trailing will have benefits, yes.

    Square edges will cause drag, which may or may not affect what you get out of having this 'board' (when is a board not a...
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    Re: Vocabulary questions

    Good one.

    New to me.

    Thanks!
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    ^ This. Not all three strand is equal.
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    Re: Trying my hand at kayak building

    Funny how that can happen... kinda creeps up on us, eh?

    Where'd you source the plans / kit Yboo?

    You ever hear of the FyneBoats folks a bit east of you? They offer kits, host a wonderful forum...
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    Re: Value of Herreshoff 11' 06" Columbia Dinghy

    My take as well, unless what you're seeing is closer to kindling than a safe and (relatively) sound boat in dire need of some TLC for salvation.

    Too, you ought to consider what your level of...
  39. Thread: Baltic birch

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    Re: Baltic birch

    Todd Bradshaw's reported many times that some plastics can be 'oxidized' at their surface by means of a propane torch that then will bond well to some epoxies. It may be possible that UHMW, treated...
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    Re: Baltic birch

    I hate working with plastics for this very reason. Sometimes there's overwhelming reason to use them anyway but I regularly try to find alternatives whenever practical.

    Worst offender seems to be...
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    Re: Value of Herreshoff 11' 06" Columbia Dinghy

    Pictures please... before you crack seals on epoxy.
  42. Thread: Baltic birch

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    Re: Baltic birch

    Take Yeadon's suggestion, touch base with Crosscut or BS near you, see what they might have in stock. Sapele'd be my choice if available; 8x16 out of 48x96 ought to yield at least 30 usable blanks,...
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    Re: Baltic birch

    1/4" is closer to 6mm, 0.236" if we're being picky.

    3mm's 0.118" or a whisker under 1/8".
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    Re: Baltic birch

    Marine ply's fine for this but in a more rot-resistant species than okoume.
  45. Re: Help removing a bearing ( electric motor, non-boat )

    That's why I suggested cutting grip slots in the outer race for a puller. Cutting crosswise on outer race puts fan at risk if something slips. That plastic's old, maybe rather brittle, deserves every...
  46. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    Hoo... wear eye protection, maybe gauntlets when you put carbide router bits to steel.

    I 'faced' a lead brick a few weeks back with a router & 1/2" carbide rabbeting bit. Chips were HOT and I'll...
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    Re: Can pressure treated plywood be painted?

    Depends on just how wet it is when you buy it, get it dragged home. If 'fresh' it can be almost dripping wet when it's offloaded at your supplier. How fast it will dry depends on how thick it is...
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    Re: I've been watching this all night!

    One (blind) man band...
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    Re: Compter question

    Could be a corrupt font, more than likely one of Windows own.

    My (albeit limited) experience with PC's has led me to this conclusion.

    Or an update from Windows that's done your printer driver...
  50. Re: Help removing a bearing ( electric motor, non-boat )

    Use your Dremel to carve two notches on opposite sides of the outer race that will give a bearing puller something to get a grip on as though it were able instead to fit under the bearing. Tedious...
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