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    Ply Seal cove skiff

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    My newest distractionÖ getting there but need to move faster!
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    Re: Hypothetical - Tiny, Tiny, Crabbing boat

    I’ve not t posted for some time but have been out in this a ton:115949
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    Re: Understanding or determine stability?

    MMD thank you that is the sort of thing I am looking for. Thanks for the input from others.

    Here's the thing, I am always on the lookout for the perfect small boat, a rather hopeful but pointless...
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    Understanding or determine stability?

    How does one compare stability in an absolute way? I know the difference between initial and secondary stability, but how would one compare a practical problem such as how difficult it would be to...
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    Ken Swan winter hawk?

    Is this design lost to history or does anyone have a copy I could buy? Feel free to pm.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Paddling outrigger canoe

    Some magazine from NZ had free plans for one. I’ve always been tempted to build one as I love to fish in silence without an engine. What would worry me is not being able to stand and cast.
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    Re: Bird deterrents, what works?

    They are spooked by fishing lines, I’ve seen setups with a central hub and 6-8 pieces of mono radiating out, snapped onto other parts of the boat.
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    Re: Nova Scotia boat registration?

    I have an hin, title, etc
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    Nova Scotia boat registration?

    I may be buying a house in Nova Scotia with a relative. I am curious how hard it would be to bring my home built wooden skiff up there to leave it in the barn, fully registered.
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    Re: Bluegill skiff versus Goat?

    Thanks great review!
  11. Re: Sailing Characteristics - Flatiron Skiffs and Other Flat Bottom Sailing Craft

    There’s a basic, ugly little one. It’s a decent sailor though.
  12. Re: Sailing Characteristics - Flatiron Skiffs and Other Flat Bottom Sailing Craft

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    Re: Bluegill skiff versus Goat?

    Well the two sheets of 3/8” marine ply are now one. I guess I will have to move this to a build thread. It is still a bit unclear how this boat rows but since it is almost always windy here I can...
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    Re: Bluegill skiff versus Goat?

    Dave,

    Thanks for the insight. I need an all around boat more than I need a super sailboat.
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    Re: Bluegill skiff versus Goat?

    Aggghhhh! Too many choices and very little time in this life to build! Since I’ve had the plans for the bluegill sitting around and some ply that matches the specs I’m going down that road. I’m sure...
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    Re: Bluegill skiff versus Goat?

    Aggghhhh! Too many choices and very little time in this life to build! Since I’ve had the plans for the bluegill sitting around and some ply that matches the specs I’m going down that road. I’m sure...
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    Re: Bluegill skiff versus Goat?

    Nobody has anything to say about this?
  18. Re: Selling boat plans (purchased) that I will not use?

    I won’t. Don’t worry and continue to debate please!
  19. Selling boat plans (purchased) that I will not use?

    Hello group,

    I have a pile of printed plans that Iím not sure if I will ever use, easily $1000 worth. I feel, given that the plans are printed, that selling them at 60% is ethnically okay, if not...
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    Bluegill skiff versus Goat?

    So Iíve been busy fishing and boating rather than building, yet the itch doesnít go away.
    so I have a serious question, how much difference in rowing or sailing performance would I notice Between a...
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    Re: Romax - a two sheet rowboat

    Hey do you have the offsets for the sturdy skiff?
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    Re: Buoyancy bags vs air tanks?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Urban Kayaking: Atlantic City NJ

    Wicked fun. I loved doing that. I find it hard to sit in a kayak for that long now though. It always strikes me as odd that there is basically total wilderness (for lack of a better term) virtually...
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    Bay area community boating? Pelican?

    I will be in the bay area for a combo work/family trip the next two weeks. I have seen a few small (12 ft) pelicans moored near fort mason. Anyone know if they belong to a community boating group?...
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    To epoxy coat or not?

    So I have a mooring and considering building a skiff for it (again). If I use okume, will it survive long with just taped seams? Or should I give it a thin layer of epoxy prior to painting?

    I'd...
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    Old skiff I saw

    I found this skiff beside a fish market on the vineyard. I find it beautiful.91155
  27. Re: Guidance for a very bad idea....enlarging pram design

    The Mertens boats look very nice but they are designed for much higher horsepower. I am looking to stick to 6-10 hp.

    I just tried a 1/8 scale up, or 12.5%, that brings the overall length to 13'6",...
  28. Guidance for a very bad idea....enlarging pram design

    I have happily recovered from the boat burnout that occurred after finishing up a Bolger junebug. I did not think about boats much for weeks. Of course there is no cure for this affliction and the...
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    Re: Correia Skiff

    No photos?
  30. Re: After 8 months, I sailed my Bolger Junebug: This is what I learned.....

    Sorry about pics 90264
  31. After 8 months, I sailed my Bolger Junebug: This is what I learned.....

    After numerous delays and distractions, most of which were far more important than my foolish obsession with making a sail boat, I took the junebug for a sail. It has be used for fishing for several...
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    Re: Storing Marine Plywood?

    Thank you both!
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    Storing Marine Plywood?

    My current build is being put on hold for a month or so and I bought a fair pile by my standards, seven sheets of occume.

    I have it neatly stacked, on a sheet of cheap ply, on a flat (not quiet...
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    Re: Dory atability

    Having been in dory to row for an hour, and spent 70-80 hours in a Flattie skiff last summer, I feel it would be an easy choice as to which I would choose to be in for fun-the skiff. I think most of...
  35. Re: Bolger Junebug build-finished to the point of fishable..

    It’s a great boat, stable, easy to row and tolerable car top.
  36. Bolger Junebug build-finished to the point of fishable..

    I will take care of the sailing bits I when itís warm enough to sail.8446184462
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    Re: Cuban Yawl Boat

    What a beautiful boat that is. I find the old practical boats some of the most appealing.
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    Marine fir vs Meranti vs other options?

    Now that I'm compiling material for a small (16ft) power skiff build, I am wondering about different plywood. I have a small skiff I built out of occume a few years ago, that has done fairly well,...
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    Re: Electric Fishing Boat Study

    Likewise. I am tired of loud outboards and have thought about this one for some time. Silent trolling would be fantastic.
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    Re: Electric Fishing Boat Study

    I don't commercially fish, but for rec purposes I would love an electric boat. Loud engines are something that grows tiresome when you are looking for some peace.

    The speed component is the issue,...
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    Re: Gray paint on work boats?

    double post
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    Re: Gray paint on work boats?

    Ian,

    That was funny and I am now going to paint the exterior some tacky combination of tan, neon green and pink in hull length stripes. But the inside will be gray.
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    Gray paint on work boats?

    So, around SE Massachusetts, a good percentage of the workboats I see are painted with what looks like gray basement floor paint. They are mostly made of construction grade plywood and hold up fairly...
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    Re: Freeboard and flair? Bolger work skiff

    Looks like its going to have to be the 15'6" clam skiff, due to mooring size limit. I am picking up some materials tomorrow and then will start a thread in the building/repair area. Nothing fancy,...
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    Re: 16" Brockway Skiff Side Panels

    Here is the link:

    https://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNAAN485.pdf

    Apparently usaid spread the brockway skiff around the world!
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    Re: 16" Brockway Skiff Side Panels

    The link is in here:

    https://www.bluecrab.info/forum/index.php?topic=59062.0

    it is at the bottom of the document somewhere
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    Re: Put a Sail on a Skiff

    What a practical little boat. Good lucks with the refitting.
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    Re: Bolger books-Jinni?

    Thanks good to know! I learned from obsessive googling that there are two jinni designs, similar Flattie/sharpies of 16 and 19.5’
  49. Re: New guy looking for ideas on building a boat for rowing, fishing/shellfishing in

    I am guessing your town allows the storage of small boats of the beach?

    Here is what I use for those purposes:74844
  50. Re: New guy looking for ideas on building a boat for rowing, fishing/shellfishing in

    I am a crap boat builder and a much better fisherman. Without much effort a 14 ft uncle gabes skiff or other similar, 1 or two mold skiff would work for your purposes. I built one and while it came...
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