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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Hello,

    'Chinatown' and then 'The Two Jakes'.

    The second immediately after the first.

    A
  2. Thread: Boat Art

    by Alan71
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    Re: Boat Art

    Hello Rob,

    If you draw a line through the bows of the boats, and another along the line of the beach/water.... they meet just off the right side of your painting.

    Made me wonder.

    Maybe...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Hello W&J,

    My heart races as you relate this tale!!!!
    Thank You!!!

    Regards,
    A
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    Re: Fun with MacHinery

    Hello PIS-N,

    An interesting video.

    Watching it made me remember an article written by John Hinckley about Chevrolet Engine production in the mid-sixties.

    Here's an excerpt:

    The Flint V-8...
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    Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    God always needs more folks with Walt's woodworking skills and boat building abilities.

    I think he'll be welcomed in Heaven with open arms!!!
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    Re: 3-Point Sports Hydro Plans

    Hello IS,

    Nice to see that you're getting ready to build another boat.

    I looked at the the pages from S&M and it looks like quite an nifty boat and also appears it will be interesting to build!...
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    Re: Antique Boat Show, Bay Head NJ

    Hi Rich,

    Thanks very much for posting the photos.
    I especially like the last. A Century 'Thunderbolt' !!
    Quite a special little boat.

    Alan
  8. Thread: 58 in 3 days

    by Alan71
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    Re: 58 in 3 days

    Happy Birthday Joe,

    If you get a chance check out Nikita Richardson's column in Wednesday's Food Section of the NYT.

    "A Life Changing Clam Pizza" .

    Alan
  9. Thread: Skookum Maru

    by Alan71
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Hello Chris,

    I'm enjoying looking at your photos. What wonderful old boats.

    I was especially struck by Thelonius. I'd like to think the name that's on the dingy transom under the cover might be...
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    Re: Where in the World is the BROTM?

    Joe,

    "Alas I don’t require a hairbrush"

    Probably better to not need a hairbrush than to not need a toothbrush!

    Alan
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    Re: 1950s 16 Foot Revel Craft Refurbish

    Hello S,

    That's a really nice looking 50s/60s runabout.... and certainly worth your effort to fix it up to use again!
    I think you'll get some good advice from the folks here about what to do and...
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    Re: Paint colors & Sources

    Hello,

    I'm using Kirby's right now and am pleased with it so far.

    I also like the help I get when I ask a question.

    I've found that a 1/2 face mask with with replaceable filter cartridges is...
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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    Hello Rob,

    Another movie set that is one of my favorites is the group of sets for "Waterworld".

    I believe it was a serious box office failure but I liked it and the sets were SO interesting.
    ...
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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    Hello Rob,

    #1279

    I'm thinking of "Sweethaven", the set for Robin William's "Popeye".

    Let's just keep piling stuff on it until we're positive the next piece will cause it all to collapse.
    ...
  15. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Hello Mike,

    For many years I drew for a living. I learned that often my first lines were the best and if I dicked around with them too much I lost what I had.

    To my eye Hector now looks like...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Mike,

    #51960
    No limit to craftsmanship!!

    Alan
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Sunday Morning
    Coffee
    J.Madison
    New York Times

    Thank you!
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    Re: 1955 Thompson 14 ft Thomboy runabout

    Hello AJR,

    Well!!!
    What a pretty little runabout!
    It looks like you did a REALLY nice restoration on it.

    I'm imagining all the good times that have been had in it!

    Regards,
    Alan
  19. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Hello Mike,

    All those lovely curves coming and going. Sometimes on their own and sometimes meeting other curves.

    Regards,
    Alan
  20. Re: TRump hosting Arab ruling class to a golf tournament

    It seems a little strange to see photos of him with his mouth closed.
  21. Re: almost done my '57 Chris Craft Cruiser restoration, and seek final engine advice

    Hi map... ,

    I'm curious too about what's going on with your boats.

    Are you working on the sedan ?, the 28 ft fly bridge cruiser ?, or the 48' Constellation ? ?
    Any one of them is enough to...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Hello Jim,

    I often go through your thread for guidance.

    I often look at this post....

    "Bill, plans have been drawing me in since I was a boy. Back then the richest vein of plans available...
  23. Re: Disconnecting tach table from to clean and lube

    Hello j,

    Here's a link to a thread on Dan Danenberg's site that concerns the tach cable connection and the set screw.
    Maybe the info will help you?

    Regards,
    Alan
    ...
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    Re: Wife passed this AM

    Hello John,
    I don't know you at all....
    But that doesn't lessen the sorrow my heart feels for you!
    Alan
  25. Thread: 16-18' catboats

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    Re: 16-18' catboats

    114447

    Hello,

    Came across this Cat.
    It seems to have the proportions you were thinking about... more cockpit than cabin.
    To my eye very nice lines. You might even be able to lower the...
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    Re: Farallone Clipper #15 restoration

    Hello,

    What nice work you've done!!!
    It's really quite beautiful.
    You mentioned using 'tds' between the boards. What is that?

    Regards,
    Alan
  27. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Hello Mike,

    It's somewhat difficult to understand that those 4 photos are of the SAME object!!
    Nice!

    Regards,
    Alan
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    Re: 3 Rivers Race 2022

    Hello Q,

    Well!!!
    That's a wonderful film. People having an awful lot of fun!!!
    Must watch it at least twice.
    Thanks for posting it.

    Regards,
    Alan
  29. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Hello Mike,

    The way you do each step with such precision is truly amazing to me.

    I continue to seem to find every possible pitfall.

    I enjoy seeing how you work... and what you produce....
  30. Re: Just launched my first boat and now thinking about the next…

    Hello Darren,

    I'm pleased to see your post and will be interested in seeing what you decide to build.

    I noticed that you're from Hokkaido.
    I've learned about Hokkaido while watching the "Wild...
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    Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    Hello Walt,

    I was SO PLEASED to see your latest post AND to see that it included a VIDEO!!!

    I feel that now that I've seen and heard you, your project seems much more 'real' to me.
    I'll...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Hello J.M,

    Continuing to enjoy your wonderful photos and interesting notes and descriptions.

    I prepare a mango for my wife's breakfast almost every morning....from now on I'll be reminded of...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Hello bl,

    I've been silent but have continued to enjoy your progress photos.
    AND, what progress you've made in just a year!!!
    It's an interesting boat and I'll be glad to hear how you enjoy...
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    Re: Boat Launch Invitation

    Hello Mark,

    A BIG day for both of you and for Mimi Jane!!!

    I spent some time looking through many of the photos on your fb page. What a wonderful process they show.
    It looks like the cats and...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Ed Harrow…

    Hello Ed,

    Happy Birthday!

    When your notes arrive they always cause me to pause...

    They remind me of how good I was at restoring and old Corvette....
    and how bad I am at trying to build a...
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    Re: Lake MacQuarie Classic Boat Association

    Hello StTN,

    A very nice detail for the dashboard.
    The upholstery appears to be really well done.

    The boat has a very 'speedboat' look about it!!!

    I enjoy seeing your photos.
    Thanks for...
  37. Re: Cut Water and Transom Band Fabricator Found - Ken Bassett Rascal Build

    Hello TM,

    The cutwater and transom trim look terrific!

    What sort of info did you need to give the fabricator?
    Did you need to bring the boat to him?

    Regards,
    Alan
  38. Thread: Insurance

    by Alan71
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    Re: Insurance

    Hi Dh,

    I'd be cautious about trying to slip something past the insurer.

    The last thing you want is to give the 'insurer' an 'out' if you make a claim.

    Perhaps Hagerty in Traverse City?
    ...
  39. Thread: A Pie For Joe

    by Alan71
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    A Pie For Joe

    Hello Joe,

    There's an interesting review of a newish pizza place in Sheepshead Bay in today's (Wednesday) Food Section of the New York Times.

    More than a few other 'slice shops' are mentioned...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Hello JM,

    I'm enjoying your photos and the story you're telling with them.

    The 2 of you look so pleased in all the photos.

    Thank you for making the effort and taking the time to post.
    ...
  41. Re: Repair/maintenance of the Keel of my '57 CC sedan

    Hello mp,

    Perhaps you might contact the 'Allegheny Chapter of the ACBS' (the Antique and Classic Boat Society) to learn if that organization might be a source of information on your boat and also...
  42. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Hello Mike,

    As usual I'm amazed at the curves and your execution of them.

    They're right out there... no place to hide... they're either right or they're not!

    Man you're really something.
    ...
  43. Re: How common tare the comparatively narrow flats (or reverse deadrise) at the chine

    Hello,

    I've only been around for a couple of years but I miss MMD too.

    It's sorta like he's several posters.... he could post those photos of the mega-maxi yachts, or fishing boats leaving...
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    Re: From my window, 10 minutes ago

    "Room With a View" !!

    Double Nice!
  45. Re: Repair/maintenance of the Keel of my '57 CC sedan

    Hello mp,

    I took another look at the 2 photos you posted in #31 in your original post. It seems to show a very nice cruiser.

    I'm surprised though that a boat that looks that good above the...
  46. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Hello Mike,

    Such a finely detailed little boat!

    I hope coming up with these schemes of just how to do things gives YOU as much pleasure as seeing them gives ME!!

    Regards,
    Alan
  47. Re: Repair/maintenance of the Keel of my '57 CC sedan

    Hi imposter,

    Based on the little bit of prop shaft and even smaller corner of strut base seen at the top of your 2nd photo I'm thinking 'forward' is to the left and 'aft' to the right in that...
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    Re: Things we don't see ads for any more

    Hello LG,

    I've been drinking "GRIPE" for about 60 years.....3/4 Sprite and 1/4 Welch's no sugar added Grape Juice.

    Try it!
    And, it doesn't taste like grape popsicles!

    Regards,
    Alan
  49. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Hello Mike,

    I'd like to ask about the boards you're working on.

    What have you done or what will you do to help prevent the sole boards and ceiling battens from cupping after they're in place?
    ...
  50. Re: Token A major restoration project of a James Silver Western Isles Motor Sailer

    Hello Simon,

    I'm sorry to hear of your injury!

    I hope the healing is quicker than you're thinking and you can get back on both feet soon.

    Regards,
    Alan
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