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    Re: Melting lead for keel

    People that receive heavy lead exposures are often given a chelating agent, which helps the lead to accumulate in the blood to be filtered out by the kidneys, where it is urinated out.
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    Re: A photo taken by no. 1 son

    Congrats, Papa. I love every minute with my son (16 y.o.) but I also anticipate his growth into his own person. Yours is obviously well on the way there.
  3. Re: Making acrylic latex paint flow well and looks smooth, I discovered how.

    Hear, hear!! Besides, the olives make the paint lumpy.
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    Re: A cement freighter...

    For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
    For want of a shoe the horse was lost;
    For want of a horse the battle was lost;
    For the failure of battle the kingdom was lost—

    All for the want of a...
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    Re: A cement freighter...

    Good point. I guess he had a Hobson's choice.
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    Re: A cement freighter...

    The marina also served as a crush zone, absorbing and dispersing the impact much better than the fixed dock. Best way to avoid injuries in that circumstance.
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    Re: Mooring An Open Boat

    Glad you posted a follow up. A lot of questions like yours get posted, advice is given and we never find out the results. Nice to see how it worked out.
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    Re: Starting First Boat what tool to buy

    I saw a recent interview with Phil Lowe of the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts where he was showing his hand planes. He had a referigerator magnet on the bottom, like the kind that are...
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    Re: Starting First Boat what tool to buy

    I second that, and make sure that your moaning chair has a place for a laptop. When you make that then-perceived fatal mistake, log on here and ask for advice. I had some major screwups building my...
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    Re: Starting First Boat what tool to buy

    You are probably going to need a block plane at some point, and the means to sharpen the blade.

    You will also need clamps.

    Some more details on the build would be helpful.
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    Re: Who do you like in portable power planes?

    Triton has one with 7 inch planing capacity, and Makita has one with 12 inch capacity, if you need to tackle wide projects:

    http://www.tritontools.com/en-US/Model/TPL180
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    Re: Race to Alaska 2015!

    sorry, fell behind on this thread. Pm me.
  13. Thread: The big Five-Oh

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    Re: The big Five-Oh

    As I recall there were attempts to repair the Minnow using a glue that also served as a pancake syrup, but later turned to dust. Ah, my misspent youth, watching cable tv.
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    Re: Do people still carry flares?

    That was my thought - you could fire them at jet skis
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    Re: Looking for font ideas for boat name

    Perhaps not appropriate for your boat, but I used the Disney font. The letters are laser-cut vinyl:
    ...
  16. Re: Pirate ship finally out of the garage and ready for rigging.

    Excellent work. You have quite the skill set, and the best motivation. Enjoy the time with your family.
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    Re: Not Last Boat . . . Yet

    Pretty stuff.
  18. Thread: SmallBoatsMonthly

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    Re: SmallBoatsMonthly

    This sounds like it will occupy a lot of the same space as Small Craft Advisor.
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    Re: Race to Alaska 2015!

    I wonder if the participants are going to seek financial support, like the Iditarod participants do. We visited a sled dog camp several years ago and the racers were all looking for sponsors to...
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    Re: Race to Alaska 2015!

    That is very interesting. How long will that trip take?
  21. Re: Tall white oak tree on our land coming down, is it worth anything?

    If it is not rotten in the center, quartersaw it for furniture.
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    Re: Price for an 1929 Aldem Triangle?

    Is your Dad acquiring it by exercising a storer's lien?
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    Re: 1923 Lawley Motor Sailer Cincinnati CL

    Looks sort of rough.
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    Re: gluing pvc to aluminum

    3m 5200?
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    Re: Smith Island Crabbing Scrape

    Cool! Congrats.
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    Re: power plane/scrub plane

    Same here. The scrub plane can really hog off the material quickly and it is quite quiet.
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    Re: Finished another Ogeechee River boat

    Very nice. What is it made of? What's the finish?
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    Re: New Yacht Sinks in Anacortes

    What's your address? It's for the subpoena.
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    Re: Olympia to Port Townsend by Sail & Oar™

    Very nice, thanks for sharing. I am jealous of all that water.
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    Re: Resourcinol glue ---- shelf life

    Yep, it's the latex caulk of the boating industry. Can hide a lot of sins while still doing the job.
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    Re: Spokeshave tune up

    Been a while since Bob has posted - you may have to hunt him down elsewhere if you don't get a reply soon.
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    Re: Harbor Freight Trailer Update

    I have heard that people have had a hard time getting the HF trailers registered with the DMV. Not sure why, but that's what steered me away.

    All that rust - just further support for building...
  33. Re: Dramatic Rescue of Solo Skipper adrift in a classic wooden boat

    Are you sure that isn't James?
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    Re: The Generosity and Interest of Others

    I'm in. Perhaps WB will match what the forum raises. If so, maybe some of us can stand in for more members.
  35. Re: Bronze wood svrew prices, ......Sorry, one more time

    This place sells them by the piece:

    http://www.boltdepot.com/Default.aspx
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    Re: Stone Horse Sloop--should I buy one?

    you are right - I was able to see it when I stretched out the third picture on my Ipad. Quite a chunk missing.
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    Re: Stone Horse Sloop--should I buy one?

    Here's one that will need some work, but the price is tempting:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Edey-and-Duff-Stonehorse-/191203835726?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2c84a2ff4e&item=191203835726&pt=Sailboats
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    Re: Unloading a non-wooden boat

    I think she will try that first.
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    Unloading a non-wooden boat

    My firm's administrator is having to go through a liquidation of her mother's assets in order to pay for continuing post-stroke care. Among the assets is a Victoria 18, a fiberglass sloop, with...
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    Re: The Far Side Of The World

    Same here. The east coast of the US is a fairly condensed area, I guess, compared to the rest of the world.
  41. Thread: 2 Coquinas

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    Re: 2 Coquinas

    +1. Wish they were rabbits.
  42. Re: Inseperable 398 a new micro cruiser from Eric Henseval

    experience has proven you prescient.
  43. Re: Friend of mine making a wooden plane. Nice job,

    I was expecting to see something that looked like a Piper Cub and a lot aircraft Spruce. This one doesn't look like it will fly.
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    Re: New Yacht Sinks in Anacortes

    I think these words were chosen carefully, and that a first-party insurance claim is in the works.
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    Re: Svaap and Minde lost in fire May 30th 2014

    I echo the sentiments of those who have posted before - I am so sorry for your immeasurable loss.
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    Re: New Yacht Sinks in Anacortes

    Most states have recognized what is known as "spoliation [not spoilation] of evidence", which is the concept that if evidence is changed it can harm a party's ability to prosecute or defend a claim. ...
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    Re: New Yacht Sinks in Anacortes

    Most accidents occur due to a cascading series of failures. Rarely do you find a single cause that would result in the catastrophe; it generally has to be a number of errors occurring at the same...
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    Re: A Great Loop cruise

    Thanks for the post - a circumnavigation or a trans-Atlantic crossing is not in my future, but the Great Loop may be. I will follow them with interest.
  49. Thread: LVL Wood

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    Re: LVL Wood

    I searched Google. The post I linked to was the second search result.
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    Re: LVL Wood

    Here's an older post
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