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    Re: Bronze keel bolts through an iron Keel

    This is an aside, but in the north suburbs of Boston there's the Saugus Iron Work historical site. If you have any interest in how they made iron in the seventeenth century, it's pretty interesting.
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    Re: Quick seam compound question

    Having the hull and the can of goo slightly warm does make it spread more easily. I've seen people thin the goo with paint thinner or Penetrol, and also dip the putty knife in either liquid. I guess...
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    Re: Bronze keel bolts through an iron Keel

    This is just some of my own opinions, based on some experience inspecting hulls, and a lot of reliance on what I've heard around boatyards:

    a) I don't see any reason not to bring keel bolts up ...
  4. Thread: Atkins sloop?

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    Re: Atkins sloop?

    S. Bauer, I stand corrected on the spelling. But poking around, I found that there still is an Atkin design office, with a catalogue of designs narrated in Wm Atkin's inimitable prose style. Based on...
  5. Thread: Atkins sloop?

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    Atkins sloop?

    Hi, I'm trying to find out the design name for a boat that's presented as being an Atkins, and certainly looks the part. She's 30' on deck, about 8'6" beam, 4+ feet draft. Fairly long bowsprit,...
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    Re: Old wood and canvas canoe restoration - possible?

    One good thing is that it doesn't look as if the hull has been worked on, beyond the repair to the gunwale. I think that's good, because it isn't unusual to look at a canoe that's been "restored" by...
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    Re: Fuel injection or carb for my repower?

    Jim Conlin. It actually takes more than 1 BTu of petroleum to make 1 BTu of ethanol. But what it does for Iowa Congressmen? Priceless!!
    Beyond that, I think both Twin Disc and ZF make reversible...
  8. Re: Sparkman & Stephens sloop - centerboard trunk repair

    I own an S&S "Nevins 40," which looks like a big sister of this boat in some respects. Has a welded bronze CB trunk, cast bronze CB with a 7X19 wire pennant, which was prone to failure. Finally...
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    Re: Polyester v epoxy - a blast from the past

    I am under the impression the vinylester resin is better for repairs to polyester laminates that have had time to fully cure. Is that true?
  10. Re: How much backing/support do I need for cleats used for mooring or towing?

    Probably the most critical cleat is the centerline bow cleat, which is what the boat hangs on when on its mooring, and what you'll be towed by. Does the boat have a foredeck? deck beams? What...
  11. Thread: Grounding plates

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    Re: Grounding plates

    This is an interesting site, showing lightning strikes in real time:
    https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en#m=sat;r=0;t=2;s=0;o=0;b=;n=0;y=43.012;x=-54.5859;z=3;d=2;dl=2;dc=0;

    Florida has about...
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    Re: Soaking Up Question

    Last year I hauled a 36' wooden Maine lobster boat from Maine to Washington State. Her bottom was dry and shrunk up pretty good by the time we got there. She was immediately launched with a...
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    Re: Is awc too soft to use as chine log?

    How big is this barge? What's it going to be used for? Doug Fir makes a good chine log, but it does tend to split. Will the hull be planked with wood, plywood?, sheathed with FRP? Fastened with? The...
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    Re: Restoring a 1959 Dyer Glamour Girl 16 ft

    I recently needed to get some information on a Dyer 40' powerboat. The company is still going, and is very helpful.
  15. Thread: Schooner question

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    Re: Schooner question

    The hull is quite narrow and shallow. Also, the hull has quite a bit of flare (or is it flam?) between the chine and deck edge. All these things suggest that she's not terribly stiff. This leads me...
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    Re: Prop shaft unfairness

    Did they install hardened valve seats as part of the rebuild? Some say that this is de rigeur. There are few nicer sounds than a Chrysler Crown or Ace humming along at 1200 rpm.
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    Re: Prop shaft unfairness

    Hi Chuck! Good to see you're still chipping away at it. I personally believe that a flathead four is a really nice engine for a boat of this type, particularly for coastal cruising. My favorite is...
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    Re: Questions Samson Posts and Chain.

    That picture is of a closed chock meant to be fit into a bulwark. In the Goode Olde Days (GOD) they were used for anchoring-almost all the schooners I've sailed on have had them. In traditional...
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    Re: spiling planks with a compass

    I learned the compass method of spiling from Doug Lee (co-owner of North End Shipyard, Rockland ME) in 1978, and it has served me very well. With some planks there's enough sweep so that a single...
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    Re: Prop shaft unfairness

    My question would be whether the nut that sets up on the prop (in other words, not the locking nut or the thread-on anode) is still true to the prop hub. To find out, clean up the aft face of the...
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    Re: Questions Samson Posts and Chain.

    The simplest good arrangement might be a anchor pennant made up of a length of very good line, such as Samson double braid nylon, spliced at one end to a very well-galvanized or cast stainless snatch...
  22. Thread: Boring stern tube

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    Re: Boring stern tube

    There's an advantage in this sort of situation to considerably over-boring and then using a shaft tube of bronze or stainless. The tube will add a lot of strength to the assembly, much more than a...
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    Re: Boring stern tube

    When I did these jobs with a boring bar I used a Milwaukee "Hole Hawg" to drive it. BE CAREFUL! A drill that can handle this job can also break your wrist or your jaw, it don't care which. Sorry to...
  24. Thread: Fuzzy masking

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    Re: Fuzzy masking

    Peerie, that's an interesting approach, and may be the best, but it's another coat of paint to lay on, brush to clean, etc. Aside from that, the particular boat in question is FRP. So I'm going to...
  25. Thread: Fuzzy masking

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    Fuzzy masking

    Yesterday I put on the second coat of a boot top, and pulled the tape, and it was a disaster of paint bleeding in under the tape. In a moment of idiocy I'd bought masking tape at the local hardware...
  26. Thread: Boring stern tube

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    Re: Boring stern tube

    You didn't mention what kind of wood you're going through, or how long or what diameter a hole it is. If you're going to use a shaft tube liner, the hole has to be very straight and uniform. For that...
  27. Thread: Wet bending

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    Re: Wet bending

    I've noticed that sometimes you can bend a piece of wood to the curve and twist that you want without steaming, but then the piece will split, sometimes when fastening, sometimes after all is said...
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    Re: air dried/kiln dried question

    My brother worked for a couple years for a fairly large dry-kiln in southern Vermont, mainly drying northern hardwood. It was in the late '80's. when light colored hard woods like ash, rock maple,...
  29. Thread: Repower options

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    Re: Repower options

    One thing you want to have a good handle on before you hang and outboard on the stern of a boat is to consider its pitching motion. A lot of older displacement hulls don't have a lot of bearing aft,...
  30. Thread: Bronze Ring Nails

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    Re: Bronze Ring Nails

    I'm curious how you use these nails. Do you counterbore for a bung, or the nails just driven a bit below surface and puttied? What size boat, frames, plank? What gauge nails? Ring nails seem to work...
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    Re: Lumber in Pacific Northwest, going to New England

    It is a quandry. I find myself looking at my trove of treasures, and wonder what my son will make of it when he has to decide between throwing it all away, keeping some, or diving into the insanity.
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    Re: Arthur Robbís Lion Class restoration.

    I'm familiar with the Lion design, and like them well enough. If the decks are leaking, and the answer is plywood, that's a rational choice. But to do the job right will require unbolting and lifting...
  33. Re: What's too tight for a dry shutter plank replacement?

    I think you're talking about how they'd build a smaller hull with soft planking like cedar or cypress. A lot of CCA type hulls built with mahogany planking over steam bent oak frames have suffered...
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    Re: Lumber in Pacific Northwest, going to New England

    How badly buried? I have a 20,000 Lbs winch on the front of my truck...It can be very...persuasive.
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    Re: Lumber in Pacific Northwest, going to New England

    I hear you on that, Garret. Right now I have to find a 20' shipping container, and also want to visit my kids, both of whom are going to college in Montreal. So instead of driving to New Jersey for a...
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    Re: Lumber in Pacific Northwest, going to New England

    Figment, have you ever dealt with this company before? It seems like a good idea, but it's all in the details. Thanks, SEO
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    Re: Lumber in Pacific Northwest, going to New England

    Late March, early April
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    Lumber in Pacific Northwest, going to New England

    It's looking increasingly as if I'm going to be hauling a 30' Maine lobsterboat to WA from Maine, and then returning deadhead with a triple axle gooseneck trailer with a 32' bed. I'm mentioning this...
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    Re: What kind of screws should I use on my deck?

    If for some reason you want to use bronze screws, I wouldn't worry about the fact that the hull is fastened with steel. There's not much of an electric couple between deck and hull fastening. As an...
  40. Re: Dunham and Timkin 26' Wooden Sailboat Needing Some Help

    CT and RI are sort of the world's center for white oak. If you're looking for green stock, you might try calling the state agricultural extension service, and see if they have an Extension Forester,...
  41. Re: Dunham and Timkin 26' Wooden Sailboat Needing Some Help

    Several years ago I came into possession of a Palmer Baby Husky. Real classic machinery. As far as I could figure out at the time, parts were absolutely unavailable. Of course, if cost is no object...
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    Re: Scored some purple heart

    You probably already know this, but be very careful working with this stuff:
    http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/wood-allergies-and-toxicity/
    The dust is pretty toxic, and not at all good to...
  43. Re: Dunham and Timkin 26' Wooden Sailboat Needing Some Help

    There are two possible ways that the ballast keel is bolted to the wooden structural keel. For ease of typing, from now on that'll be "BK" for the cast iron ballast keel, and "WK" for the wood keel....
  44. Thread: Radiata Pine mast?

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    Re: Radiata Pine mast?

    I'm a long way from Georgia, but even further from the home ground of Douglas Fir. But even here in rural Maine the local lumberyard has 16' lengths of clear 3/4" thick Doug fir, in widths up to 12"....
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    Re: Restoration of two weather beaten decked canoes

    Lovely boats, impressive workmanship. I personally think they look great at the stage of restoration that you brought them to. Showing the patina of age, kind of like Catherine Deneuve on her 45th...
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    Re: Securing Mast to Mast Step

    In a plank on frame hull, it would be a simple matter to fabricate a couple of tangs, one to fit under a keel or floor timber bolt, the other to attach to the front (or rear) of the mast, above the...
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    Re: Glue for a wooden rudder

    I have an intact rudder from a 1960's Sunfish, but the hull is gone. So it's for sale...
  48. Thread: Floorboard finish?

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    Re: Floorboard finish?

    Jay, I am ABSOLUTELY going to paint all my decks in a shade of red that matches the blood of the crew. In fact, hiring on board will include a brief ceremony where the new guy's blood will be drawn...
  49. Thread: Floorboard finish?

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    Re: Floorboard finish?

    a) A problem with an unfinished deck is that it is horribly vulnerable to oil staining. Motor oil, suntan oil, oily potato chips all leave blotches and stains. If you aren't plagued with an inboard...
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    Re: What size motor for 14' wood dory.

    In #8 "Slug" suggests either a 9.9 or 15 hp Yamaha 2-stroke. This is a really good engine, but it's worth keeping in mind that in most manufacturer's motor lineup there is a 9.9hp engine that is...
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