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  1. Re: looking for suggestions for a coastal cruiser

    Grahm at B&B yachts has worked out a pretty cool self-steering vane design for his Core Sounds
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    Re: The Jealousy. A very slow TS16

    Looks great!
  3. Re: Hatches for buoyancy compartments in sail & oar boats

    from what I've seen these plastic hatches typically say "only use with silicone".YMMV
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    Re: Trumpets Build Help wanted

    Have you launched yet?
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    there's a lot of boat aft of the wheels. sometimes water gets in bilge and once it starts moving aft... seesaw
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    lookin sweet!
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    your hatch with cars is intriguing. My first reaction was: will it move too fast and too easy? Most hatches I've used move with a little shove and then stay there until pulled back. Not trying to be...
  8. Re: Jeffrey's No. 2 Marine Glue small quantities?

    we'd love to see your skiff and deck. look for the "framed picture of a tree" icon in the small tool bar of the quick reply box. click that and it is easy to post pics from your computer
  9. Re: sitting vs standing and steering in sailboats under 20 feet

    JM - I had seen pics of the GG years ago but it had fallen off my radar - thanks!
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    11 foot waves in a lake. yikes!
  11. Re: sitting vs standing and steering in sailboats under 20 feet

    Wow! Thanks for all of the great responses and photos!
    I will have to give the push pull steering more consideration. Safety points noted too.
    Many thanks!
  12. Re: sitting vs standing and steering in sailboats under 20 feet

    Sorry about double post
  13. sitting vs standing and steering in sailboats under 20 feet

    Recently there was a thread about sitting comfortably in "very small boats". I often need to stand for back, butt whatever reason and have been wondering about cockpit design to allow seating and...
  14. sitting vs standing and steering in sailboats under 20 feet

    Recently there was a thread about sitting comfortably in "very small boats". I often need to stand for back, butt whatever reason and have been wondering about cockpit design to allow seating and...
  15. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    For trailer boat 304 is probably fine but there is this-
    IS 304 STAINLESS STEEL A GOOD CHOICE FOR MARINE ENVIRONMENTS?Clinton offers SAE 304 stainless steel, which can also be found under the name...
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    Re: America's Cup--- 1983

    Will have to check it out. That was the summer after my freshman year in college and I was driving launch and managing the moorings for Oldport Marine - although we lost the cup - what a great...
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    Re: Designing a Sailboat

    "Build a sailboat that is light, strong, easy to trailer, have as little rigging as possible, (hence, freestanding mast) and be a simple design." - OP
    Look at the Goat Island Skiff
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    Re: Sitting comfortably in very small boats

    I like the physics of the forward tiller but why not do without a tiller ala Herreshoff's Coquina?
  19. Thread: More Hartley

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    Re: More Hartley

    Looking forward to your launching pics!Y>
  20. Thread: More Hartley

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    Re: More Hartley

    I'd wait until done and you have had the boat in the water long enuff for nature to tell you where the WL is. And white may be the hardest one to keep clean...
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    Incredible! Thanks for continuing to share your work - and please, if you can, put up a video so we can hear the sound of all those brass parts moving when complete. :)
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    Re: Gartside # 207

    Absolutely Beautiful!

    I know you must be very busy but I was wondering if you could comment on the dimensions of the cockpit seating/ergonomics and seat drainage - from pictures it looks very...
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    Re: Bilge Pump Routing

    Good point,Wiz. That's why yours are on the deck? One thing I'm wondering about is if the boat is "half sunk", doesn't that likely mean your batteries etc are under water and electrical system and...
  24. Thread: Mast Step

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    Re: Mast Step

    Cool looking boat. I'd keep the sticks painted above deck.
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    I don't know how important it is on these light boats but many recommend that the bow roller be just above the U-bolt in the stem to help prevent the boat from surging forward and up if you have to...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Maybe you could laminate and shape your center keel rest to match the rocker of your keel - that's what I did with the wooden bunks for my Shellback. The composite timber now available is really easy...
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    Re: Wee Rob Build in Massachusetts

    sweet and sturdy Y>
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    As Tolman said - "Build a Better Boat Than You Can Buy"
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    Re: Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    very pretty. Looks like a lil Galway Hooker
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    Re: Progress of my 4m - sloop

    Lovely! Y>
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    are bubbles coming from outgassing from raw wood surface? Or are you applying to cured epoxy?
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    nice! what did you catch it on? In Lake E?
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    Re: Lillistone's "Fleet" build

    I think what happened is I went over the site's allowed 5 pics per day. Will try to post more later
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    Re: Lillistone's "Fleet" build

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    Re: Lillistone's "Fleet" build

    Launched 7/16/22. Nice day and gathering of friends and family.
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    Re: Put a Sail on a Skiff

    Your crew seems happy and able. Good job!
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    The wood your using may be heavy but I'd back it into the water without the boat to make sure it doesn't float.
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    Re: William Garden canoe yawl San Diego CL

    Mr Pearson - thanks for those pics and information! I would think draining into centerboard trunk is right smart.
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    Re: William Garden canoe yawl San Diego CL

    In Holmes boat in #14 where/how does the hole/trough for the bottom of the mast drain?
    thanks
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Might consider a hinged folding hatch. On my Parker 2520 (GRP) the pilothouse is similar in configuration to yours but a lil bigger. The top hatch to the companionway hinges forward but also has...
  43. Re: Any tips on using magnets in boat carpentry?

    internet. I know you guys know what you're talking about and you have to be careful reading things but this looked pretty legit...
    304 Stainless Steel Properties - EngineeringClicks
  44. Re: Any tips on using magnets in boat carpentry?

    I'm not a metal guy but magnets don't hold on my stainless steel fridge.



    "304 stainless steel is non-magnetic and exhibits high resistance to corrosion and oxidation against atmospheric,...
  45. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Great pics! Thanks. Is it unusual or normal for that area and time of year that it seemed that there were never any windy days during your trip?
  46. Re: Any tips on using magnets in boat carpentry?

    Thanks, Clark. That is kind of my plan with Forstner bit etc
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Deck beam wood is beautiful! Very rich! Y>
  48. Any tips on using magnets in boat carpentry?

    I bought a new fishfinder/chartplotter for my small open skiff (a Cackler) and I'm making a little three sided box for mounting and to protect it from water. The roof and three sides will be...
  49. Re: Handmade boart - Part went missing. Mast to boom ideas?

    Lil Red Rooster! Very capable looking boat. I'd bet she'd be fine in the salt. (Salt preserves, fresh water rots. )
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    Flip now seems worth considering. Most of the wt is in the centerboard per plans. something like 460 lbs
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