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  1. Thread: Bellingham CL

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    Re: Bellingham CL

    If the description is correct, that's the first boat I worked on at The Apprenticeshop in 1976. Making the thwarts, knees and centerboard cap were the first task at hand. They were not painted baby...
  2. Re: Question about grab rail design with acorn nuts

    Would you want to consider epoxying these into the underside of the grab rail? Then use bolts up through the cabin overhead? https://www.ezlok.com/threaded-inserts-for-wood

    If the cabin top is...
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    Re: Brixham Sailing Trawlers (videos)

    Thanks for the videos. We drove through Torquay to Brixham for a few days many years ago. Having a picnic on on the very tip of Berry Head watching a trawler sail past was a highlight of the trip....
  4. Re: Bungees: Solid rubber vs. braid-covered strands

    FWIW: Using the braided bungees on a vehicle/trailer, etc., on the roads is illegal in some states. In Georgia a painting contractor's truck was loaded with ladders held down with them. A bungee...
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    Re: MYSTIC 2018—who's in?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjUmULa0R-8
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    Re: Found a Grabit boathook...

    I believe the novel by Shute is "An Old Captivity". The climactic scene takes place in Prince's Cove, Ostervillle, Cape Cod, a literal stone's throw from my parents last home. I was completely...
  7. Thread: Black Knight

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    Re: Black Knight

    15693
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    Re: A neat fuel efficient launch

    Except for noise of the diesel these would make good crew coach/umpire/judge/VIP launches.
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    Re: Plans for a 'Beer Beach Boat'

    Could be built as an outboard powered model, too: https://store.gartsideboats.com/collections/power-boats/products/6-metre-inboard-launch-design-228

    Similar, smaller outboard motor arrangement:...
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    Re: Beetle cat CL CT $2k

    To be safe, ask who the person was who rebuilt it and contact them to find out what they did.
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    Re: Luanch Trolley Ideas, Anyone?

    Instead of disassembling how about something like these folding dollies made out of wood? The main axle folds and the dolly could be secured inside or atop the Nutshell when trailering. ...
  12. Thread: Nautical terms!

    by rbgarr
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    Nautical terms!

    From Bluejacket Shipcrafter's occasional newsletter for modellers. Subscribe here: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1105166336677&ca=d12927c0-d7ed-4772-93b5-bc3ed762c57e
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  13. Re: Working to document the provenance of one of Fred Goeller’s Quincy Adams “Sevente

    Freddewolf- Try contacting John Rousmaniere, author of this book. He's on Facebook if you are: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sailing-at-fishers-john-rousmaniere/1121639123
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    Re: Building a Nutshell Pram - 9' 6"

    Maybe posted already but here's an article about a guy's cruise along the Maine Coast in a Nutshell:https://view.publitas.com/points-east-magazine/points-east-magazine-may-2018/page/48-49
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    Re: Skate 15, kit 'sport' sailboat

    That's it.
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    Re: Sanding Suggestions

    https://www.woodcraft.com/products/sanding-set-12-piece?via=573621bd69702d0676000002%2C573621e269702d0676000ff7
  17. Re: small light boats on a trailer--do you put a towing eye on the boat?

    http://www.bayofmaineboats.com/boweye.htm
  18. Re: I need a new stemhead tang - seeking recommendations

    Time for a small bowsprit, tack fitting and bobstay? https://www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/stemhead-fittings.jpg
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    Skate 15, kit 'sport' sailboat

    Reviewed in WB's Professional Boatbuilder latest magazine issue here: http://digital.proboat.com/?issueID=35&pageID=51

    https://www.proboat.com/
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    Set it on autopilot and 19,000 miles later

    you're there! What could be easier!!
    ;)

    http://www.techtimes.com/articles/226599/20180501/what-s-the-longest-straight-path-on-earth-you-can-take-without-hitting-land.htm
  21. Re: small light boats on a trailer--do you put a towing eye on the boat?

    I'd be less concerned about any towing eye than I would about supporting a SOF boat right side up on a trailer so that any bunks or whatever don't bear too heavily on the skin.
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    Re: I've done it again! "My Girl"

    I bet you'll find using that hatch in the cabin top a good bit, for steering and visibility. A friend has the same arrangement on his boat and loves it. He says it's nice and quiet up there and much...
  23. Re: Plumb forward deckhouse windows. Interesting take.

    Full disclosure: I am hugely biased toward Paul Gartside designs.

    For a 30-35' Great Loop cruiser this is the one I'd want, perhaps with outboard diesel engine(s) and the main cabin extended...
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    Re: Plans for a Quincy Adams 17

    If G Merz can't help, try Mystic Seaport's Ships Plans department: https://research.mysticseaport.org/?s=quincy+adams+17
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    Re: Replacing a wood mast

    I was aboard a yacht the other day that had Dyneema standing rigging. While talking to the captain below I thought I heard a helicopter thrumming past and looked out a porthole to see if it was our...
  26. Re: Which Northern Exposure character do you most identify with...

    identify? Rob Morrow's character.

    Infatuated? Cynthia Geary's Shelley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpKyKe0ThDE.
  27. Re: the most expensive american luxury car circa 1956. . .

    My pappy said, "Son, you're gonna' drive me to drinkin'
    If you don't stop drivin' that Hot Rod Lincoln."
    Have you heard this story of the Hot Rod Race
    When Fords and Lincolns was settin' the pace....
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    Re: rhodes sailboat craigslist NJ $700

    In Henderson's book of Rhodes' plans, Chapter 10 is devoted to Design #940, which at 24' looks to me like this design.
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    Re: Jay's bucket bottom

    What has happened on Everest over time regarding human waste: https://news.vice.com/article/one-year-after-deadly-disaster-climbers-are-still-leaving-****-all-over-mount-everest
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    Re: Jay's bucket bottom

    Time lapse cooperage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17SqhGxkge4

    Mystic Seaport's cooper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJXRPMx91to
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    Re: JW Swan Boatworks - Tamarack Knee Article

    One thing about cutting out big hackmatack for knees here in Maine is that given the rocky soils (even in swampy areas) they can have stones, rocks and grit intertwined if not embedded within the...
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    Re: Celebrity Class?

    They usually have tabernacles at the deck for lowering the rig so as to pass under low bridges.
  33. Re: A Tour of the Boat Shed and Introduction to its Occupants

    Thanks! Nice to 'meet' you. Several of the wood, round bottom rowboats may be Spurling skiffs. They have been built in several sizes: http://www.boatersresources.com/bfs_detail.php?adid=436780
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  34. Thread: Garden Tom Cat

    by rbgarr
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Speaking of Stonehorses, I passed by a farmyard the other day where an old Stonehorse hull was set into the ground as part of a family's playground. The kids were running around in the sunshine with...
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    Re: Herreshoff 14 Decked Rob Roy Canoe

    The original is in the collection of the Maine Maritime Museum. It's stored in a high rack so I only saw some details from floor level. It's constructed in an unusual way. Up to the waterline it's...
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    Re: Birdwatcher forsale

    Looks like the fuel tank locker needs to be vented overboard.
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    Re: Penobscot Bay, Maine

    Excellent for driving directions and identifying launch ramp possibilities but little help on details about the suitability of ramps and available parking....
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    Re: Penobscot Bay, Maine

    We too have 24' cruiser and go to Penobscot Bay (by water, not trailer) every summer if it works out. It about seventy miles to Brooklin from where we are in Boothbay Harbor and along the way there...
  39. Safety at Sea seminar, Camden, Maine, May 27

    http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ef195hy58d1ba812&llr=7v5fseoab
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    Re: Penobscot Bay, Maine

    There are so many different options.....

    What is the boat? What kind of seas, how much open water, are you comfortable running? What kind of places do you want to see, go to, in your week there?...
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    Re: Solid wood lapstrake questions

    It is, however, possible to build attractive lapstrake boats with solid planks that don't have much curve to them. The designs most amenable to that are pram shapes, such as those mentioned here:...
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    Re: Herreshoff 14 Decked Rob Roy Canoe

    Rob Pittaway's drafting is not of the Herreshoff double paddle canoe, but it will be useful for construction details.
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    Re: New to the Forum

    More about her needs here: http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1945/Camden-Maine-Classic-Lobster-Yacht-2865629/Rockport/ME/United-States#.WtSuFMgh2Co
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    Re: Herreshoff 14 Decked Rob Roy Canoe

    FWIW, the LFH Design #57 plans at Mystic, in "Sensible Yacht Designs" and in the Sept., 1947 Rudder magazine are NOT for the round-bottomed double paddle canoe. They are for the 16' dory style...
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    Re: Herreshoff 14 Decked Rob Roy Canoe

    I'd be interested to know if the plans available are more than the lines.
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    Re: Herreshoff 14 Decked Rob Roy Canoe

    There's one of those LFH double paddle canoes in the Mystic Seaport Collection. They might have plans for it, but as far as I know Bror Tamm, good friend of LFH and a fine boat builder would build...
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    Re: Harry Bryan Betty

    Three car garage AND a boat shop! Envy central here.
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    Re: What is in your dinghy?

    Sand. Flaking paint.
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    Re: Steel CB protection

    Interprotect 2000e: https://www.wholesalemarine.com/interlux-interprotect-2000e-epoxy-marine-barrier-coat-kit-79095.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIq_qt37G22gIV0ouzCh1XRA4tEAYYASABEgKyGPD_BwE
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    Re: Herreshoff method with rivets

    Different originals of the Columbia tender on display at the Herresoff Museum show screws through the laps into the frames and rivets between.
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