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    Re: Heather and electric propulsion

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=31327&d=1550313691&thumb=1

    Howard (lovely boat) if she's built like the diagram, I'd see if I could relocate the batteries higher, out of...
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    Re: Ideas for a new socket set case...

    You can buy empty replacement cases from Halfords Lupussonic for 10-15 (90-200 piece). Click online or get it delived to your local store.

    https://i1.adis.ws/i/washford/665863?w=637&h=403
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    Re: Gunter vs balance lug performance

    Steve,

    The balanced lug area looks fine to me. As a trailer boat, you would be right to focus on rigging speed. You will steal a few more evening sails after work with an unstayed balanced lug...
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    Re: Pickup Truck boat

    My immediate reaction is to buy a trailer to get most of your wants and wishes ticked.

    But...there is a very considered design solution from John Harris at CLC - the CLC NED dinghy does actually...
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    Re: Stella Plans, Thoughts?

    This is the same boat but at 21ft/ 2 tons...potentially trailerable home. One got built down in Cornwall by a doctor, called Arsinoe. In past Watercrafts.
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    Re: Stella Plans, Thoughts?

    Some lines.

    https://afloat.ie/images/re17.jpg

    https://afloat.ie/images/re16.jpg

    https://afloat.ie/images/re15.jpg
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    Re: Update me on Brexit

    Apparently, when someone at the BBC dusted off the text and read it, there isn't actually anything in the Good Friday Agreement that says there should 'not be a border'. It just says that the...
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    Re: Update me on Brexit

    With 4 months stockpiled Ben and Jerries ice cream, Magnums and Viagra, on this British side of the Channel we can now say our national preparations are fully complete.

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    Re: Trailer tires; how much pressure

    As Thorne said, most small boats are underweight for the designed trailer axle suspension. I run them soft for a short jaunt and drive slow to avoid it jogging up and down and getting damaged....
  10. Re: Need help finding a skeg-mount gudgeon

    Optimist stainless rudder pintles fit 15mm stock for under 10. You could do something with the pin if you wanted a gudgeon.
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    Re: Oar gearing thread

    http://vivierboats.com/albumsen/Sail%20and%20oar/Ilur/ilur_icarai/PICT4148.jpg

    The twin holes in Vivier oars offer two different gears. An example of workboat refinement - faster easier stroke...
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    Unearthing Flinders

    https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/463E/production/_105328971_gracve.jpg
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    Re: Nordic Folkboat Plans

    A nice all grp Nordic Folkboat is 7.5k in the UK. On a trailer - pretty easy to shift to Southampton and ship to the USA east coast. Pretty low maintenance. Good lookers. Nordic Folkboats go through...
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    Re: Low power planing skiff - inboard?

    One thing an outboard comes with is a power trim button. Since a boats optimum trim angle varies with speed and conditions that can be a gain over an inboard instal. A Rescue Minor is a very cool...
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    Re: Holly Blue 15 day boat

    Any Europeans here sailed/ had a Swift Explorer 18 ketch dinghy? That had a long keel with trail.

    https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/sTsAAOSw8d9UsXd0/$_86.JPG
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    Re: Holly Blue 15 day boat

    There are 3 versions.

    A. Long keel - aka Amazon.
    B. Centerboard/ lifting rudder (right)
    C. Centreboard on a skeg - fixed rudder (bottom)

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    Re: Plans for a Nordlandsboat Faering

    Alot of rocker on that Bindalsbat.

    I have a technical question.

    When looking at the section shape, for example mid Stations 3-6 e.g. Station 5 on the Nordlandsbat, why do/ did they build them...
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    Re: Trailering a Micro?

    My 15 x 6ft round bilge boat sails well. In part because its 'round bilge' and Bermudan but in reality I sweated every sail, line, knot, splice, shroud and surface. The summation of knowledge,...
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    Re: Trailering a Micro?

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VLk6bsMhCP0/TYlxUo4JXbI/AAAAAAAAAjw/dQ4TmwB5JeE/s1600/Screen%2Bshot%2B2011-03-22%2Bat%2B11.02.24%2BPM.png

    I like Micro a lot. I'd love to try one one. Most people...
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    Re: Thougts on Gartside #225 "Ditch Witch"

    Was you mast bending and reducing luff tension? Were the leeward stays going very slack? Hopefully your new carbon mast will be an improvement.

    I rig my small 4 corner sail luffs as a game of two...
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    Re: Thougts on Gartside #225 "Ditch Witch"

    Chris,

    1. Putting an outboards considerable weight at the very furthest point from the centre of pitch and buoyancy is detrimental to performance:the boat will pitch more in green waves. These...
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    Re: Thougts on Gartside #225 "Ditch Witch"

    John,

    Try rigging without the row bands/ luff lacing. Provided you've got some purchase on your throat halyard (and preferably boom downhaul to tighten the mainsail luff) whenever I've not...
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    Re: Source for Houseboat Plans

    More a boat than houseboat, but 15 mile runs would be easy. This Gartside Shanty Boat is under 8ft beam. Doesn't give displacement, but must be under a ton. 10hp outboard. You might need to re jig it...
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    Re: Advice on this Caledonia yawl...

    On the good side...

    1. Is that an Indespension trailer with that blue stripe? Thats a very good make. Its gone a bit rusty in places, but the backbone of that trailer looks good. Replacing the...
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    Re: Thougts on Gartside #225 "Ditch Witch"

    Fred,

    I agree, I think being able to boatbuilding in a winter is a better thing. Also with glued construction you have to stop and start again the next day. With traditional clinker, you can carry...
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    Re: Thougts on Gartside #225 "Ditch Witch"

    Ditch Witch was the Mk2 version of Basher. I prefer Basher's keel arrangement - it's cut away aft for easier launching - though you say she'll be in a marina. Basher has less sail area too and the...
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    Re: Webcam fromthe WB Pier!

    We have live HD panning zooming webcams on the Solent! This one pans up Southampton water from Cowes.

    Take a look. Notice the grey skies, obscurred industrial features of the power station and oil...
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    Re: Need Some Help With a Scarf Jig

    My scarf jig approach is here...

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?133907-Scarfing-Jig-Ideas
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  29. Re: Building Upside Down - Lapstrake Planking

    A Nordic Folkboat would have to 'measure' to be in class.

    I would build it the Herreshoff method.

    A. It allows you to put the steamed ribs in compression (with a block and metal strap) as the...
  30. Re: Anyone rowed a Gartside #179 (Coastal Rowboat)?

    Between the Flashboat, Bob and the Coastal rowboat, as I understand it...

    The Flashboat came about after studying a 'real' flashboat's lines and ergonomics in Cornwall. These were the racing...
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    http://www.classicboat.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Maria7of9.jpg

    The story of Marina, on the Norfolk Broads.

    http://www.classicboat.co.uk/articles/maria-the-last-norfolk-broads-lateener/
  32. Re: Needed: Design suggestions for a small sailboat for an old guy

    Rich,

    I'd look at a Gartside Jessie or a Vivier Ilur/ Beg Meil.

    At a length of 15-16ft my observations...

    1. A boat 6 ft wide is a lot better in gusts than a 5ft sail and oar boat. It will...
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    Re: Update me on Brexit

    Government 'state aid' to industries is against the principles of the 'single market'. It creates an unlevel playing field accross the EU, so it's against the rules.

    European Union Law: Article...
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    Re: Update me on Brexit

    After leaving the EU, our Government has the option to invest in industry, previously denied by the EU's single market. This permits subsidised social ownership attractive to Labour and development...
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    Re: Sooty Tern. UK. Needs a clean up

    It should clean up. I think most of that yellow discolouration is where UV got to the epoxy under the varnish. Just rub down, undercoat and paint it nice. I have a spare trolley for a 15ft boat and...
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    Re: Track saws

    They only go one way up the track if that makes sense: the track is asyymetrical with a cutting line on one side. Its a replaceable plastic strip which when cut for the first time then holds down the...
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    https://cache.apolloduck.com/image_bin/x/698995.jpg?1538322372

    One for Peter...A strip plank & veneer David Moss Sea Otter 18 double ended centreboard yawl.

    He even makes the bunk base curved....
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    Re: Alden Malabar II for sale.....

    We have 12 tons of cold molded Atkin Eric (3 layers WRC + glass in epoxy on Iroko backbone) nearly finished (lead keel on, beta engine in, spars and interior) for 10k in the UK. Built to 36ft.
    ...
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    Re: Track saws

    I love my Festool tracksaw but it was a substantial investment. Anyone in Europe looking for a cheap tracksaw...Aldi have them in this week with two 70 cm guide rails/ 55 depth of cut @ 79.99 for...
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    Re: Great Design Features in Boats

    Ben there is a nice book on 'Ships Fastenings' (350 pages!). I read it last Christmas. It's a very good read.

    https://pictures.abebooks.com/isbn/9781585444519-uk.jpg
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    Re: An Ilur in Finland

    That really opens up cold molding having had all the donkey work done! I'll have to enquire about the price of packs of those...
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    Re: An Ilur in Finland

    Vendia are obviously very good at slicing trees. I wonder if those individual separate 1.5-2mm Finnish pine veneers could be made available for cold molding?
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    Re: An Ilur in Finland

    I'm assuming this will be an Ilur with the internal ribs, so it'll be alright but why do Vendia make marine 7ply with only two cross grained plies? What's their reason?
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    Pete the editor's Chebacco is Birch. I can't decide if my pattern stock is 'rotting' or superficial discolouring. I think a prequel to the former, but it's only the top layer. Its not got wet. Its...
  45. Re: UK Plywood Supplier for Small Tender

    I've cut up a fair amount of Birch plywood, it was Latvian/ Finnish or maybe Russian. The trees peel well and it was voidless, even veneers and pretty clear faces. I was impressed with it. The...
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    http://rowandsail.liteboat.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Liteboat-navigation-13.jpg

    http://rowandsail.liteboat.fr/boats/litexp-tri/?portfolioCats=11
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    Re: Selway-Fisher design

    http://www.selway-fisher.com/Elaine%20II%20large.jpg

    Similar, just a 1ft shorter than a (well regarded) boat we have here called a Memory 19. Elaine II should be a good boat.

    Also look over...
  48. Re: UK Plywood Supplier for Small Tender

    As an alternative to Robbins (who are generally the go to) until recently nobody distributed the respected French Joubert plywood, however it is now sold here by International Timber, London Rd,...
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    Re: Sooty Tern. UK. Needs a clean up

    Thanks Jay, I havn't bought it: though tempted, I might end up like McMullen and find every other boat grossly inferior. That would be an awfull bind in the years to come. I thought someone else in...
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    Sooty Tern. UK. Needs a clean up

    With a rub down and paint this should be recoverable once it's pulled out the brambles. It's not that old, built 2014. Has a rudder and a case but needs a centerboard, rig, cover and trailer. Fairly...
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