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  1. Re: Dinghy needs a mast. Need help to ID design or type of mast to build.

    El toro rig is a good idea. Leave some play fore and aft and make little T shaped shims out of 1/4” ply so you can adjust the rake to work for the hull.
  2. Re: Let’s see each other’s pets or animals, past or present.

    This is Aubrey. Named after the famous captain of fiction, he loves a good blow, but is a considerably more ludicrous character.

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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    The double braid J Madison mentions is called Sta Set Vintage.
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    Re: Sail Area Differences

    Marsh cat has a bowsprit and the mast is not right
    forward. I am guessing the Goeller design a more of a Cape Cod type with the mast way up in the bow. I doubt you can just drop the Goeller rig into...
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    Halyards are 1/4” and the stretch is acceptable. Since I am not hoisting a yard I don’t need something bigger for the hand. A bigger line will stretch less. At some point it might add enough windage...
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    I originally rigged my Biscayne Bay 14 with NER polyester 3 strand for all the running rigging. I have changed the halyards over to Sta Set, I found the 3 strand too stretchy especially for the...
  7. Thread: Baltic birch

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    Re: Baltic birch

    Meranti would be better than okume. Cheaper too most likely.
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    Re: America's Cup--- 1983

    Watched it this weekend, a good story well told.
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    Re: Doug fir for bowsprit?

    There is a lot of information in the archives here on sourcing Doug fir and what to look for. It may answer some of your questions although maybe not where to find the particular stick you are...
  10. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    Thanks for the tip. It appears to be in print in paperback and available as an e-book.
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    Re: Designing a Sailboat

    Robert, an interesting project, I look forward to following it.

    Maybe you can put your sketches in a dropbox and post a link.

    A lot of others have chimed in, but my gut reaction is that you...
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    Re: Wooden dinghy floatation

    I bought some Holt bags from Trident, shipping to the US was economical and fast. I had trouble finding them for sale in North America.
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    Re: A Seil in California

    No such thing as too many clamps for a boatbuilder!

    I've got quite a few and am not actually building anything ATM, I'd be happy to lend you some.
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    Re: Crack in Cedar bottom plank

    More than decent chance it will swell up when you put it in the water. If you put something hard in the crack (for instance epoxy) and the boat swells you may cause more damage.
    Will you be able to...
  15. Re: lightwieght boat trailer for boats over 600 pounds

    I got an EZ loader that, IIRC, was 800 lb capacity. But it might be a little small for a boat 18' in length.
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    Re: Snooter yet again

    On my Bolger Gypsy, I think the snotter was held in place on the mast with bee blocks on either side. I laced the sail with forth and back lacing. When hoisting or lowering the sail there was plenty...
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    Re: How to name a boat?

    Y> good one!
  18. Thread: Gartside # 207

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    Re: Gartside # 207

    Fantastic! Well done.
  19. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    What about a light tan or buff color?
  20. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    Thanks for posting these, I am enjoying them!
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    Re: Travel insurance

    It will depend on the terms of the coverage, many policies have exclusions for acts of war. Also, is the place you are going likely to be in the line of fire, or are
    you thinking you would not want...
  22. Thread: Jupiter

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    Re: Jupiter

    Also visible on the west coast in the eastern sky, rising around the time of sunset
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    This rule can be stated in different ways; I find it impractical to always be holding the sheet and have a jam cleat for use in moderate conditions. A different way the rule has been stated is to...
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    Re: Centerboard Lead Fairing

    I weighted my CB using your method. I don't recall the exact size of the pour but it was 7-8 lbs if I recall correctly. It went fine and as far as I could see the plywood (3/4" Hydrotek meranti)...
  25. Thread: cheese rind?

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    Re: cheese rind?

    There is a mention of a “guard, which fishermen call a cheeserind” in a description of a Muscongus Bay sloop at page 20
    of this newsletter of the Friendship Sloop Society:...
  26. Thread: cheese rind?

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    Re: cheese rind?

    I wonder if it’s the reinforcement commonly put over planking on the part of the hull where lobster traps are hauled up.
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    Re: Hilary Mantel RIP

    Incredible book. I'd like to read the other two in the series.
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    Re: Spinnaker Pole Bridle Attachment

    I can't comment on the rigging question, but in the past I have found lots of old bronze spinnaker pole fittings on eBay.
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Seems like a pretty solid structure that’s well
    tied together to take the forces. I’m no engineer but it seems like the only thing the screws would add is some additional fastening in the event of...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    It appears there is something in the nature of a bulkhead in the way of the thwart/cleat, is that right? Unstayed rig?
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    Re: Inscribing an HIN on a little plywood skiff?

    I used letter punch stamps I borrowed from my FIL, who
    was in metalwork trades.

    I recall figuring out that I needed to put the HIN in two places, one on the transom and one hidden from view....
  32. Re: I predict lots of folks have or will fail WORDLE today.

    Six. I got to a point where I was having a hard time even coming up with a guess.
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Bravo!
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    Re: cracked mast step

    Great looking craft, good luck with the mast step. I wonder if you might want to make the new step out of 2-3 layers of wood epoxied together, with the grain running perpendicular from one layer to...
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    Re: lubricant for use with west system epoxy

    How about adding some graphite powder to the epoxy?
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    how about a thumb cleat to hook the bungee under?
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    Here is what I did for my son’s El Toro, it was simple and worked well. I think it would work for you. Put a little eye strap on the underside of the daggerboard case cap, forward. Get a length of...
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    Re: Newbie looking for some info/help/advice

    It can be hard to tell from photos but the varnished finish looks to be in pretty good condition. If that’s the case, you are more likely looking at a refresh— a light sand and one or two fresh coats...
  39. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Thanks for bringing us along on your cruise!

    The pram rig looks good. If you find that the spiral lacing you have used results in uneven tension or bunching, give forth-and-back lacing a try,...
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    Re: Truant wooden sailboat?

    Can you give us some dimensions? That would help
    with identification.

    The cockpit is small and the side decks are wide, which suggests a sporty boat meant to be sailed from the decks.
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    Re: Paint colors & Sources

    Kirbys and Epiphanes will send you color cards on request. Kirbys is great to deal with. Some of their custom colors shown online are not on the standard color card but they will happily send...
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    Re: Finishing cedar floor boards

    I finished by AYC floorboards with Deks Olje but it got dirty and blotchy. Just finished sanding it off, trying nothing this year.
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    Re: A Seil in California

    A few guys and beer as an inducement!
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/SV_Julia/
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Great progress!

    I feel like I've seem people post about using porch and floor paint to good effect on dry sailed small boats. I'm afraid I can't offer any personal recommendation for a low VOC...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Great photos, thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    In that case I agree with the several others here who have suggested puting on the glass while the seal coat of epoxy is still green.
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    What are you trying to accomplish by putting down a layer of epoxy before glassing? Seems like that is going to make the fiberglassing process more complicated than it needs to be.
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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    Meranti is heavier but also stronger and more durable/rot resistant than okume.
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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    It makes a nice nonskid surface texture that is very similar to traditional canvas and paint.
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