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  1. Re: black locust or valley (white) oak for SOF rib stock

    Softwoods don't bend particularly well, in my opinion.
  2. Re: black locust or valley (white) oak for SOF rib stock

    Nice, thanks folks. Good comments.
  3. black locust or valley (white) oak for SOF rib stock

    I'm scrounging wood for ribs of an umiak. Today I went out near Sacramento, California and found a couple of fallen trees that could be suitable: a valley oak and a black locust. I am wondering if...
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    Re: French craftsmen are amazing!

    �� Wow thanks for sharing. A very well-made video, just like the joint.
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    Re: Where does one get Sooty Tern plans?

    Ah, I see that the shipping charge is just AU$15, not bad. Thanks, all!
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    Re: Where does one get Sooty Tern plans?

    Thanks! The site appears to be for an Australian outfit - am I seeing the right place? Seems like it'd tack on a significant amount of cost and time for shipping.
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    Where does one get Sooty Tern plans?

    They're not in the Woodenboat store.
  8. Thread: A boat in a box

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    Re: A boat in a box

    Yep, it's a PDR, stretched to 12 feet and with some of the details improved.

    Here's a photo from a friend who spotted me off that bridge from post #10. These are more typical late summer...
  9. Thread: A boat in a box

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    Re: A boat in a box

    Luckily, I can borrow my dad's cargo van.
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    Re: A boat in a box

    Thank you! Here are a few more photos from our uncharacteristic spell of late summer nice weather. The storms of autumn have already begun, but at least there is a breeze today...
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  11. Thread: A boat in a box

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    Re: A boat in a box

    BY:D You're more right than you could know...

    I've got a few boats behind me by now. Mostly Michael Storer designs, as he seems to optimize for light weight and fast sailing. I've got a Goat...
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    Re: A boat in a box

    Maybe my problem is that I've spent too much time in cold water, and killed all the brain cells in my feet ��.
  13. Thread: A boat in a box

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    A boat in a box

    This past week, I fulfilled a long-time ambition by sailing a homebuilt boat around the harbor of Juneau, Alaska, my home town.

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    Due to the pandemic, my job (in California) has me working...
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    Juneau Umiak information?

    I'm trying to conjure @jsjpd, not sure if there is a way to do that on this forum. Anyway, during the July 4 celebration, I spotted this umiak half-buried in the sand at Sandy Beach in Douglas, AK...
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    Re: Likely an obvious question/answer...

    The "earth" of the inverter might mean one of two things:

    1. The third wire on the AC side. This would go to the ground of any AC equipment, probably by running through the equipment's plug. You...
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    Re: Likely an obvious question/answer...

    1. You can't count on an electrical connection between the engine block and the prop - they aren't mechanically connected (one spins while the other does not) and are insulated from each other by a...
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    Re: Multi-chine plywood reference book?

    Thanks, the Gougeon Brothers book is just what I was looking for!
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    Multi-chine plywood reference book?

    Hi folks,
    Can any of our experienced and esteemed forumites please recommend me a reference book for designing and/or building a multi-chine plywood yacht? That is, 30-35 feet, ply and epoxy over...
  19. Thread: One sheet canoe

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    Re: One sheet canoe

    You love to see it.
  20. Re: new build: River of Grass 15' micro cruiser from Bedard Designs

    I know it's been two years since your message, but I wonder whether you're still trying to unload that kit?
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    Re: Monterey CA salmon fishing sailboat

    Mahi Mahi are very odd fish. They'll congregate around any floating object and stay there, so New South Wales has put several buoys into the water about five miles offshore near Sydney. Several times...
  22. Thread: Inline cleat

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    Re: Inline cleat

    Oh, I am quite familiar with those. One thing I am thinking about here is how to push rigging setup/takedown time to its minimum, and I find the metal pin plates slow, fiddly, and painful.
  23. Thread: Inline cleat

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    Re: Inline cleat

    I'll report back but it will be a while. Right now, I am in the design phase.
  24. Thread: Inline cleat

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    Re: Inline cleat

    With a forestay. Pelican hooks seems another reasonable option, thanks.
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    Re: Inline cleat

    I think I'll try Tom's idea. Nick, thanks for the reminder that the rolling hitch can be tensioned up after tying. That might be feasible. This is intended for setting up standing rigging on a gaff...
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    Inline cleat

    Hi forumites,
    Is there something available to buy or build that works as an inline cleat? I have a line I want to secure to another line. If I were securing this line to the deck, I would use a...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    I believe fiberglass sheathing can be effective, based on the example of Speedwell of Hong Kong (http://speedwelladventures.com/speedwell.html). Glass sheathed a Vertue, with 17+ years of live-aboard...
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    Re: Greenland-style kayak

    Yes, they are beautiful boats and really show off their form.
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    Re: A New Rig for Julia, Parcelled and Served Dyneema

    It's all beautiful. Are you living aboard now?
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    Re: Greenland-style kayak

    Fits and starts. The frame is oiled up and ready to skin. Skin on frame is a ton of fun, with no difficult carpentry. I have begun to think of this as a warm-up toward building a sailing umiak in the...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Woot!

    What a good-looking boat, and there is no better time and place to be on the water than May and June in Southeast. Is the king salmon fishery closed again this spring?

    Y'done good.
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    Re: I am making a windvane

    Looks good, congratulations!
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    Re: Advice on Extending Internet.

    I had one of these on the boat, it works great. You'd install it at the barn, pointed toward the house, and no worries. Ubiquiti Nanostation M2

    Whoops, looks like I'm too late and didn't read...
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    Re: Suggestions for a complete novice.

    I would add that building a boat ALWAYS takes longer and costs more than you think. So if your goal is to sail then buy second-hand boat. If you really enjoy carpentry, then building may be a great...
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    Re: Suggestions for a complete novice.

    Thorne's Qs are good. Here are a couple more:

    - What is your carpentry/woodworking experience?
    - What tools/facilities/shop space do you have access to?
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    Re: Greenland-style kayak

    This is supposed to be a video of the rib bending. I'm not sure it will ever show up. It's on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/407327638.
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    Re: Greenland-style kayak

    Here are some pics of the ribs.

    This is meant to be a quick and budget build, not an excuse to buy new tools. Since I have no table saw or band saw, I used kiln-dried red oak "hobby boards" from...
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    Greenland-style kayak

    I'm spinning this off from another thread because it began as a discussion about a duck punt.

    I decided to build a Greenland-style kayak, and have come along pretty well in the past three weeks....
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    Re: how much work does the duck punt's chine do?

    The quarantine kayak project continues apace! For those without a steam box who might like to follow along: for rib stock, I bought some so-called 3" x 1/4" kiln-dried "hobby boards" from the House...
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    Re: I am making a windvane

    Makes sense to me. I love self-steering devices and can't wait to see how yours works out! Will it have to sit way out aft of the transom-hung rudder? How will you adjust the course setting? We...
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    Re: I am making a windvane

    Hey this looks great! For your transom-hung rudder, I would have opted for a trim-tab self-steering device, but you do you!

    One caution: since you're building your pendulum oar from wood, be very...
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    Re: how much work does the duck punt's chine do?

    A question for Dave Gentry: are you still fond of PL Premium to seal polyester skins for SOF kayaks? My plan is to use a can of Rustoleum exterior enamel for the final coat. I'm not sure whether...
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    Re: how much work does the duck punt's chine do?

    After some consideration, I have decided to build a Greenland-style kayak rather than a duck punt for now. As much as I love sailing, I am sometimes willing to do the work of propelling myself. The...
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    Re: how much work does the duck punt's chine do?

    There, yes. Also, during winter when the rice fields are flooded, I would love to sail across the whole wide plain. Plus, there are canals along the levee in West Sac, and lots of other cool...
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    Re: how much work does the duck punt's chine do?

    You folks are amazing! I have some thinking to do now...
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    Re: how much work does the duck punt's chine do?

    Rob, this is awesome. I'm in Sacramento and looking specifically at the Yolo Bypass wildlife area, but also the Delta more generally. I am socially distancing at the moment, so not able to borrow...
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    how much work does the duck punt's chine do?

    I am looking at building a quarantine boat, and want something for cruising around the delta wetlands and marshes in central CA. I also have a small backyard and a very narrow walkway around the side...
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    Re: Northeaster Dory in glued-lap?

    Heh. I'd already decided that I'd have chosen the John Dory but for its weight. Since I can carry either boat that'll fit in my space, the decision was easy. And thanks for the tip - I'll look up...
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    Re: Northeaster Dory in glued-lap?

    OK, I bought the Amberjack plans and Oughtred's book. Check this space in six months to see how it's coming!
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    Re: Northeaster Dory in glued-lap?

    Well, I just measured my basement/workshop and determined that unless the boat will be sailed exclusively on basement floodwaters, it can't be longer than sixteen feet. So I'm going to look at the...
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