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  1. Bamboo for spars--- any special curing/treatment needed?

    I recently procured some wonderful, large diameter and long (!) bamboo poles for use as the mast, yard, and boom on a lateen rig. The bamboo was cut green and a friend insists special curing is...
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    Re: Juneau Umiak information?

    Hmmm,

    I suppose I could have missed it, but I walked Sandy Beach regularly when I lived on Douglas Island (1993-99) and I didn't see any umiak there.
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    Re: Bolger Storm Petrel

    Yes it was, but then we both moved away from Juneau and lost touch with each other...
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    Re: Bolger Storm Petrel

    A friend of mine helped a teenager build a Storm Petrel in Juneau, Alaska:

    http://boats.backwater.org/StormPetrel/index.html
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    Re: Sweet Pea - trailer sailer - the finishing

    Can you say a bit more about your plans for the water ballast? As I understand it from the study plans, Sweet Pea as designed did not have any water ballast, but did have a hefty steel board.
  6. Re: New Build consideration: Caledonia Yawl or Calendar Island Yawl

    Interesting comment! However, I would think a better/closer comparison would be between the Calendar Islands 18 and Francois Vivier's Kernic design:

    https://www.vivierboats.com/en/product/kernic/...
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