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    Re: row upwind / sail downwind

    The old herring boats around here were rather narrow double enders of te scandinavian type. Between 20 and 24 feet long with a spritsail shooner rig. When not in use the masts were taken down and...
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    Re: North Quay, Drogheda, Ireland circa 1883

    What do you think....doesn't the second vessel in the line look like an English collier brig? That almost box shaped hull.

    What is the likelyhood of the roofer being called either Paddy or...
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    Re: A boat for a 24' x 5'10" lock

    If I had those constrictions to live with I would look for a traditional workboat built for similar conditions. They have existed in many varieties all over the world.

    From my North European...
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    Re: Identify this Tool

    Tire upsetters were actually used for shortening tyres that were too large to give a good schrink fit on the wheel. Tyres were always made too tight to fit when cold. The wheel was placed flat on a...
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    Re: Rebuilding my 1860 design Cutter 'BlackJack'

    That's a beautiful boat!

    I like your liberal use of boat soup. It is excellent preservative which doesn't lock in moisture and it doesn't require scraping so it is very low maintainance. However...
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    Re: Cutty Sark Replica?

    In Österbotten we have two traditional sailing ships.

    Jacobstads Wapen is a 64 foot ketch built in the late 1980-ie-early 90-ies to the style of a 1760-ies merchantman. A very well built ship...
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    Re: What to see in Oslo and Stockholm?

    The underground museum.....I have forgotten the name too.
    The school is called Skeppsholmens Folkhögskola
    The brig building project went by the name stocholmsbriggen. I don't remember what name...
  8. Re: Restoring a 20 ft. Nordlandsbåt. Traditional row and sail from northern Norway.

    I am a bit worried about your keel repair. I am no boatbuilder but as a professional joiner and carpenter (snekker og tömmerman) I know a bit about wood and I thinkt that scarph (kjöllasken) is too...
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    Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    Wow..... they put sails on a steeple and make it pull the pitsaw!
    The Dutch always come up with all kinds of new fancy technologies. Some say they build boats from iron. I don't believe it. Iron...
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    Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    I dont think pine sapwood is any weaker in bending compared to heartwood. The main difference is that it isn't very durable in a boat environment.

    That is exaxtly how I would do it...... Use a...
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    Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    I see! You are trying to only use the heartwood because it is more resistrant to rot and wear.

    Of cause a log building or timberframe does not have that kind of stresses on any of it's parts. I am...
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    Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    Just a question:

    Wouldn't it be possible to square the mast while leaving waney corners? Those would be removed anyway when making the mast octagonal....or?

    For me as a carpenter specializing...
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    Re: Stopping rot, gaining time

    I once tried that rot stopping approach on an old boat. With penetrating epoxy and all. It helped me postpone a proper rebuild a few years and made the rebuild much more laborious. I would never ever...
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    Re: Yes, Virginia, the rich ARE indeed different

    From my perspective halfways around the planet the American focus on lawns has always seemed ridiculos. After all a lawn is a piece of wasteland requiring as much resources and labour as any edible...
  15. Re: So, I was having a chat with a customer in Newfoundland....

    Sounds great!

    I am myself living in a village with just over 300 inhabitants where things work much like that and I can just say one thing. WELCOME TO THE CIVILIZED WORLD.

    Just remember to pay...
  16. Re: 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta

    I wish the norse laws would have been as enlighted as some claim........ they weren't. Though they were quite a bit better than the feudal system in the rest of Europe.
  17. Re: 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta

    The importance of Magna Charta is more or less a hoax. The nobleman landowners did not only own the land. They also owned the people living on it. You were born into serfdom as a personal possession...
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    Re: Dug out canoe building, finland 1936

    They mostly harvested cattle fodder I think. There weren't fields enough to feed enough cattle to feed all the people so fertile marchlands were very economically important.

    Those boats were...
  19. Thread: Large Prams

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    Re: Large Prams

    In the book Robåter Og Små Seilbåter by Torgny Knutson one can find drawings and building instructions for a 14 foot traditional Arendal pram. According to the text the 15 footers were similar so a...
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    Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    That's a nice boat!
    I like her hull shape and the no nonsence way she is built. For me being accustomed to traditional Scandinavian double enders and having learned what a good boat is supposed to...
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    Re: In search of a caulking wheel

    Can't you just make one yourself like generations of boatwrights have done before?
  22. Re: Hello! ...and what happens to clinker boats built too large?

    I am a bit late to this discussion but I might have something to add.

    Pretty large clinker built vessels did not disappear in medieval times. In the Nordic countries people continued building them...
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    Re: Steelframed wooden hull

    I did not know this despite quite a bit of welding experience and a Batchelor's degree in structural engineering. Thanks for telling me before I ended up in an accident. I knew about the high slag...
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    Re: I'm beginning to really think

    Well..... when looking at the USA through an imaginary telescope from across the Atlantic it all looks like an old steamer slowly sinking in an icy sea. Sinking because the the owners did not allow...
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    Re: Danish double-ender project in Gloucester, MA

    Congratulations to both of you on the wedding.

    As I have said before I like the hull shape of Jette. She just looks right from all angles to my eyes. I cannot read a boat drawing but I have spent...
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    Re: Steelframed wooden hull

    I have read somewhere that British shipbuilders developed composite construction because they could not attach copper sheathing to an iron plated hull without having some serious galvanic coorosion....
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    Re: Is a Cargo Schooner right for me?

    Just a thought from a little knowing mostly landlubbing carpenter.........

    Most boats that appear in this thread are actually more or less based on pleasure boat designs as far as i can see. Cut...
  28. Re: Monster of a Band Saw on Craigs in Oakland, CA

    The only problem I can see is the missing table if it cannot be found in a corner of the shop. Is there some kind of design fault or quality problems with this particular model of saw when you sound...
  29. Re: Thicknesser advice - European side of the ditch

    In the old days there were a a multitude of high quality woodworking machinery manufacturers in Germany and Austria. Some of them made some fairly small yet rigid surfacer/thicknesser combinations...
  30. Thread: Rolling boats

    by heimlaga
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    Re: Rolling boats

    The oldtimers did regularly turn sailing coasters upside down for the winter. The biggest ones that were turned over for the winter were fully decked carvel built boats that could load up to 80 tons...
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    Re: Danish double-ender project in Gloucester, MA

    Great to see her afloat!
    I have followed this thread for a long time. Jette has to be one of the most beautiful boats I have ever seen. There is something special with her lines. They just look...
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    Re: Need advice concerning an old canvas kayak

    Today I have checked out the old kayak toghether with my 75 years old uncle who rebuilt it in 1958 and has built several wooden boats later in his life. I did also take some photos. Unfortuanately I...
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    Re: Need advice concerning an old canvas kayak

    Wow...... if you could make such a fine boat out of that wreck I should not worry too much....... Suddenly a rebuild started feeling a good bit easier.

    Thanks for your advice. I had never heard of...
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    Re: Need advice concerning an old canvas kayak

    Thanks

    I will go and take a look at the kayak maybe next week. It is 100km away from where I live. Last time I had a closer look at it was several years ago.

    The waters I will be paddling is...
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    Re: Need advice concerning an old canvas kayak

    Thanks

    ......so according to you my main worry should be if there is any pre-1958 rot damage still left in the frame. The kayak had been left outside unprotected for a few years in the 50-ies and...
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    Need advice concerning an old canvas kayak

    Hello again

    Since 10 years I have some muscular trouble in my back which I am trying to sort out through some rather intense training. Most likely I must continue training for the rest of my life...
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    Re: Cost of birth control

    It is starting to become pretty much a proven fakt beyond debate here in Northern Europe that for the society as a whole birth control is much cheaper that taking care of single mothers and destitute...
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    Re: Do you think the EU will survive?

    The huge influx of underpaid (often unpaid) Bulgarian or Romanian labour and the EU politic of breaking down welfare makes a lot of working class people worried. Getting a job gets harder and hardet...
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    Re: I saw these and thught of yole

    Are the boats fron Orkney and the Hebrides really fuller aft than forward? Is there a reason for this?

    To me this looks very strange. Otherwise I do really like their hull shapes.
  40. Re: Looking for historical information about the paddle steamer Newcastle built in 18

    Thanks for your help Nick.

    That would be great Andrew!
    That slek hull makes sence if she was built as a packet. Great to get that part explained.
  41. Re: Looking for historical information about the paddle steamer Newcastle built in 18

    That would be great if you could Andrew!

    She looks like she could have been built as a steam packet.
    I have scanned the photo but cannot post it on the forum since I do not have access to a...
  42. Re: Looking for historical information about the paddle steamer Newcastle built in 18

    Aye
    I will send them an e-mail and ask.
  43. Re: Looking for historical information about the paddle steamer Newcastle built in 18

    I looked at the link Nick posted. They would probably have the kind of information I am looking for but they would charge me a fee for looking it up if I underatood the text correctly. Suck fees are...
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    Re: Santa Maria found?

    Very interresting if it is true........ but I bet someone will consider it less cool when finding all the empty hootch bottles left behind in what once was the admiral's cabin.....
    Things like that...
  45. Looking for historical information about the paddle steamer Newcastle built in 1855

    My great great grandfather's sisters husband was the capitain of that steamer in the late 1880-ies. Since then we have a photograph of her that has been passed down from generation to generation and...
  46. Re: Show off your shop/garages. What is yours like??

    Nice little jointer you have there Tom. Not too heavy to move yet big enough for some rather serious work.
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    Re: What constitutes a "Replica"?

    In my humble oppinion a replica would have to be built as close to the original as practical with due considerations to the intended use. That would mean at a minimum that the hull shape and...
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    Re: For the Climate Change Realists

    Around here farmers are harrowing their fields on the 22 of April. To my knowledge this hasn't happened in several centuries. Something has to be wrong when such things happen.
  49. Re: I once had a..(Fill in the Blank)..Man, I loved that car!!

    My only car since 14 years is a 1984 model Opel Kadett E with 1.2 litre OHV engine. I love that car..... but sadly they aren't made any more.......
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    Re: I think I'm a luddite.

    I get all phones I need secondhand cheap or free. When the supply runs out there are still low cost phones on the market. Phones that can handle a call or a text message. I neither need nor want...
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