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    Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    I think it's gotta be a catboat to do the job. Wittholz has a 14'11" one that would be nice, but yes, you'd have to squeeze 11" out of it -- if the authorities actually come around with a measuring...
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    Re: Sail and oar design choice

    Very nice. I especially like the color choice.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Really enjoying this. Thanks for the continued journal.
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Good to see the progress. I'm enjoying following this -- not a job for the faint of heart!
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    Re: Plywood Snipe build

    Very nice. She looks quite fine out there.
  6. Thread: Hartley TS 16

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    Re: Hartley TS 16

    To the something similar question, if I were looking to build a boat in that size range for two to cruise in, one boat I'd study is the Core Sound 17 Mark 3
    Another is the Norwalk Island Sharpie 18 ...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    My boat is in this range, too. 18'6", 5 foot beam and about a ton displacement. I've found that sail and oars and patience work fine 98 percent of the time. That other 2 percent is when it's too...
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    Re: Designing a Sailboat

    The boat sounds and looks much like a Finn stretched from 14'9" to 18 feet. Wikipedia link here.
    One point about the question of sail area -- for a given boat and wind speed, there is an optimum...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Sweet.
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

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  11. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    Agree with you on Kent. I'm well into the Julian Stockwin "Kydd" series and find it engaging. Good audio books for the long drives.
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    My rule of thumb (or hand, in this case) is 1/4" or 6mm is the smallest line that's reasonable to work with by hand, i.e. halyards and sheets. And for sheets, I prefer a size larger since it will be...
  13. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I used a couple of bladder tanks for fresh water and blackwater holding in a fiberglass boat. They work great -- they conform to the shape of the space available and are very easy to install and...
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    Re: Getting off trailer for paint...

    Any of the above. Also this: Drop the trailer tongue to the ground, block up the stern, crank the trailer tongue as high as it will go, now support the bow. Ease down the trailer and it MIGHT roll...
  15. Thread: Gartside # 207

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    Re: Gartside # 207

    Excellent!
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    Re: Party Barge (pontoon boats) thoughts

    I saw one for sale several years ago. All Torqueedo equipment. Not for water skiing, but made sense for the evening booze cruise.
  17. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    The gray. The orange/brown is way to heavy and out of character for the boat. And as pointed out, would get hot.
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    Re: Outrigger vs. Single-hull sailing canoes

    Well, from the Duckworks description:

    I would strongly advise you to mock up the main hull with cardboard or whatever you have on hand, and consider fitting two people and gear for a few days in...
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    Re: Outrigger vs. Single-hull sailing canoes

    Dave, I will disagree with part of your analysis. Particularly the notion that the multihull has more carrying capacity. For a given length, a good multi can carry much less weight than a typical...
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    Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    Sorry to hear this news. I always enjoyed his posts here.
  21. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    Great work. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: How to name a boat?

    Interesting question on when to name. I have a bunch of kayaks, none of them named. So they get identified by their color. But I do have a compulsion to name sailboats - even the little daysailers....
  23. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Very early on he explains that the hybrid motor system is designed to charge the battery bank from the prop. No mention of what feed rate is expected. But that seems to be it -- no mention of a...
  24. Thread: Depth sounder?

    by Woxbox
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    Re: Depth sounder?

    I pick a general spot with the Navionics app, and then double-check with a lead line or an oar if I feel the need.
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    Re: How to name a boat?

    My boat is called Terrapin. It was designed and is used to sail the shoal marshy waters where the terrapins live. Also, it looks a bit like a turtle to my eye.
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    Re: Bar Island Skiff - Hull flipped

    Nice.
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    Re: Outrigger vs. Single-hull sailing canoes

    Joining the talk a bit late here. But I think it comes down to whether or not you are a speed junkie.

    --A wider boat will give the stability you need unaided by an outrigger, but it will still...
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    Re: Wilcox-Crittendon #1 Tuning Fork

    Cool. Jazz, pop, blues. It's all 440.
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Phil Bolger argued that the number of pieces to be cut and fit are the main determinate of build time regardless of their size.
  31. Thread: LlBean

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    Re: LlBean

    Not any more. For example, they both sold the exact same Stohlquist made lifejacket a couple of years ago. Bean price 130. Cabela price 95. They used to sell Woolrich sourced clothing at a big...
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    Re: LlBean

    Most of their goods are way overpriced. Compare with Cabela's, for example. I was in the discount shop in Ellsworth, Maine, today. Even at 30 percent off, it's no great deal.
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    Re: Deks Olje problem

    It's oil, not varnish. It's not intended for a high-build finish. I suspect you have it on too thick. I haven't used it in many years, but I'm a fan -- but you do get a workboat look.
  34. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    That's how they did my kitchen countertop and it fit perfectly. But I was told this is the old school technique, most countertop measurements are taken with some sort of laser device now. What I...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Alex, I agree 100%. And in the end, you have the boat you want, not something that is sort of but not quite what you want.

    But the cost did surprise me. I completed my Autumn Leaves in 2019 after...
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    Re: How much plaster should I shop for?

    Do the layup oversize on the good side of the boat, pop it off and trim to fit and join it over the hole.
  37. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    The masts are often not plumb for & aft. Athwartships, measuring from masthead to rail will do it.
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    Re: Lee wants a new trimaran design...

    Probably not, but the best approach is to determine final displacement and work the model to hit that target.
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    Re: Oughtred Grey Seal cutter?

    That setup is unusual in that the two stays terminate at the masthead. Normally, the inner sail's stay would terminate lower on the mast so that the two headsails don't interfere with each other --...
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    If the varnish is adhering solidly to the wood, I wouldn't scrape it all off. I'd just sand it down well to create a good base for the paint. Your description suggests the varnish - shiny but soft - ...
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    Cockpit coaming on and hatch covers dropped in place. This is pretty much how it will look when completed, but I have some hours of labor yet to go. Finish filling the glass, sand it out and then...
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    Re: How to attach the tiller to the rudder?

    Looks like a solid solution. Did you sit in the boat to check the comfort factor? I always do, both on and off a boat cushion.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    On oar stowage: The plans for the Autumn Leaves show the oars lashed on the side decks. It can be done, and this is where I put them at anchor. But while sailing, I stow them in the cabin as shown...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    My Autumn Leaves has a pair of bilgeboards. I deliberately made the pivot holes oversize so I would not have a stress point there. I would think that if a board pin was snug and secure enough to...
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    Re: WBS class? Build Your Own Houseboat!

    The Escargot is the only boat I've come across that appears to be bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Remarkable.
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    Re: Lee wants a new trimaran design...

    All true, I had an F27 that sailed the same. But the Farrier Tris were/are well evolved designs that should have put to rest all the bad tri performance stories. But somehow the tales are still out...
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    Re: Finally, it looks like a boat

    I do like that color. It's coming together very nicely.
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    Re: Electric boost for a camping rowboat

    Right -- The Gartside is, I believe, a 12-foot boat and the Thistle a 17' boat. The extra length is all it takes to get another half knot, perhaps even a bit more, at low power.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Looks great out on the water. How does she perform under power?
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    I don't think it will be any more shiny than a fiberglass boat. We'll find out.
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