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  1. Re: Plywood and epoxy Chesapeake Bay Sharpie

    I have been using the word "interesting". Not sure yet how "fun" it's going to be... ;)
  2. Re: Plywood and epoxy Chesapeake Bay Sharpie

    No, it's basically the traditional Chesapeake Bay sharpie design, so pretty flat bottom with hard chines.
  3. Plywood and epoxy Chesapeake Bay Sharpie

    Howdy yawl -

    I just acquired this pretty little 19-footer a couple days ago - freebie.

    Of course, There's No Such Thing as a Free Boat, and accordingly, she needs some TLC, but she's...
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    Re: More photos of Don Kurylko's new boat

    A little Googling turned up a local news article about the unveiling.

    http://www.nelsonstar.com/news/321619151.html
  5. Thread: Sheave

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    Re: Sheave

    "You can make these at home", he says glibly....

    :d

    Actually - I think I probably could.

    Give me, oh, about 9 to 15 years. I'll get back to you...
  6. Re: Restoration of Walter Wood's 1909 Broads Cruiser

    Looks quite similar in many respects to the classic/traditional sharpie over here.
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    Re: Lovely draketail

    And here's one that apparently is actually for sale...

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1404969_10151945457696212_1724330181_o.jpg
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    Lovely draketail

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1397034_10200800664038786_665206428_o.jpg
  9. Thread: pr0n

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    Re: pr0n

    Y'know, I was kinda thinking that, but then I figured (1) that would have to be a pretty heavy wheel, and (2) wouldn't they have thought of that when they built it, and trimmed it to compensate? It's...
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    Re: Fun with hand tools

    That guy has a whole series of similar videos he's done, showing himself building various things like that. Fun to watch.

    I've got a post drill much like that and have bought and sold a mess of...
  11. Thread: pr0n

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    Re: pr0n

    That Miss Detroit is absolutely stunning! But why is she not floating level? Listing ever so slightly to port.
  12. Thread: Quadrant

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    Re: Quadrant

    This thread and the main catboat thread made me think of the bumper sticker I've seen (and which I've repeated, about myself): "I don't have hobbies - I'm developing a robust post-apocalyptic skill...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    I have posted a comment or two along the way - mostly gobsmacked blithering. The occasional "holy crap", etc. - things like that.

    I figure I really have nothing to add - it seems to me that...
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    I don't normally buy lottery tickets, but maybe I'll buy one tonight on the way home. If I hit, I will call that number immediately. I would love to see that beautiful old boat saved.
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    Speaking of restoring a 1929 Stephens...

    http://www.boneyardboats.com/Archives/0061_Fall_2013/1929_STEPHENS_61/default.aspx
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    Holy crap! That's very near me. Hadn't heard of this guy before.

    It's spelled Farris, not Ferris. I just looked this spot up, and sure enough, you can see it on Google Street View. It's 45 minutes...
  17. Re: 25 ft Hooper Island Draketail construction, Part 3, planking & onward

    Yeah, I was wondering, since although she's an absolutely lovely craft, she seems a bit short on amenities and creature comforts.
  18. Re: 25 ft Hooper Island Draketail construction, Part 3, planking & onward

    5 days on the water? Where did you overnight? Neat trip!
  19. Ever try cutting down a big tree with hand tools while standing in a pirogue?

    These guys almost make it look easy.


    http://youtu.be/HF3-0NISvs4
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    Re: Building an Oyster Barge

    I just don't have anything worth saying, other than it looks great and I check in every time I receive a notification of a new post to the thread.

    If you don't show the rest of the construction...
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    "He doesn't plan on coming back."

    Well, at least it would appear his plans are appropriate...
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    Good call, I think! Looking good.
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    Re: Building the Maid

    Not if you're on this forum.
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    http://www.floatplan.com/

    http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/float_planning.aspx

    http://www.usps.org/o_stuff/fl_plan.html

    http://www.usps.org/o_stuff/fp_form.html
    ...
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    Well, there's cedar and then there's cedar. Red vs. white, etc. So to say one might line a closet with "cedar" versus building a boat with "cedar" would be much like comparing apples to end tables....
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    Great way to get your mail

    http://richmond.craigslist.org/boa/3667912164.html



    http://images.craigslist.org/3Ff3J53H15Nd5E65J2d384bac15994d4f13a0.jpg
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    Snork!
  28. Re: And now a contestant for the boat that most resembles an apartment building

    I give you ... the "Rastapoon".

    http://images.craigslist.org/3k63I53o15Nc5E95Fcd2off1828a65f001772.jpg

    http://images.craigslist.org/3Ka3L63Jf5Ie5N25J2d2o203aad77e34412d0.jpg
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    After all that work, and how lovely the finished product is - I wouldn't want to walk on it! Shoes off everyone! Socks only!
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    Re: Save a skipjack

    I used to subscribe to BYB but I don't anymore. I occasionally get these e-mail notifications because I'm a former subscriber and they're trying to lure me back. So I don't know what the asking price...
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    Save a skipjack

    On Boneyard Boats - a 43' 1948 Chesapeake Bay skipjack in need of a saviour...

    Subscription needed to login and see all the pics and info on the boat, but you can see a pic on the cover page at...
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    Re: Building a Jahazi the old school way.

    Reminds me of the line in the original Star Wars movie when Princess Leia first lays eyes on the Millennium Falcon. She turns to Han Solo and says "You came in that thing? You're braver than I...
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    Very nice indeed!

    I have plans (entirely in my head) to make something very similar for the little storage area above the dinette in my 1968 Pearson. That space currently is closed by two sliding...
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    Re: Fellow boat builders in central va

    Yeah, I had sorta thought about going, but I had too many other things to do this weekend. I used to go every year, but after a while, I realized I rarely bought anything at all, because there really...
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    Re: Chesapeake Area

    Good luck with all of that.

    I have been looking at houses up in Mathews, Gloucester, Middlesex and the Northern Neck for the past three months, to find a small place for my mother to live.
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    Re: Two lovelies spied in the boatyard

    Well in any case, she's certainly an extremely lovely yacht!
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    Re: Fellow boat builders in central va

    Eddie -

    Which day do you plan on attending? I might be able to squeeze in a visit.
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    Re: Pipes for pipe berths

    I'm gonna go out on a limb and take a guess that it might well do the job. I've used 1/2" conduit to build lumber racks and I've found that a 16" length can hold an almost astonishing amount of...
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    Re: Untempering steel

    I have used a hand-held metal punch to poke holes in bandsaw blades and other bits of similarly hardened steel. Another alternative is to buy a cobalt drill bit - but be careful, they're brittle and...
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    Re: Building an Oyster Barge

    No brakes on that trailer?
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Man, that is going to be one drop-dead gorgeous boat. Sir Mix-A-Lot would approve, I'm sure.
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    Re: Kitchen rudder - model boat

    Go nuts and install a Voith-Schneider cycloidal propeller! :D
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    Serously - I would have blistered the paint off the walls with what would have come flying out of my piehole had I done that.

    Not that I've ever done such a thing. Nosirree, not me. Nope. I've...
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    Sweetness itself!
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    Hey, polytarp and duct tape are pretty cheap.
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    Re: An afternoon sail

    I love this pic! Very New England-looking. Sweet shot.
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    Story about the Bounty in local paper

    The Richmond Times-Dispatch is the paper of record in central Virginia. This morning there was a big front-page story about a local Virginia man who was a crew member aboard the Bounty when she sank....
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    Y> :d
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    Re: Building the Maid

    Let me assure you it only gets worse as you get older.
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    Except for the part about making it "to the South Pacific," perhaps.
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