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    Re: Another project from the past

    It must be very satisfying to see True North giving so much enjoyment.
  2. Thread: A User's Manual

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    Re: A User's Manual

    Not that it bears directly on what you are doing, but I cut out all the 'Getting Started In Boats' inserts published in WB and have them in a binder organized by category. I intend to use them as...
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    Re: Proof: Tacking oar leathers is wrong

    Looks to me like the oar loom broke below the leathers, not because of any tacking.
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    Re: 30 Maine Island Trail sites in 24 hours!

    This particular trip was a rather extreme version of completing a challenge proposed by MITA, intended to promote and encourage use of the island sites: https://mita.org/30in30/
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    Re: Maine Small Craft Celebration. Sept. 22-23

    I'll be there Saturday. Until today I was going to take our motorboat and give people rides, etc., but the forecast Friday is for gusts to 25 and steep seas, something I'd rather not plunge into for...
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    https://www.passagemaker.com/trawler-news/choosing-a-life-jacket-and-knowing-when-to-wear-it
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    30 Maine Island Trail sites in 24 hours!

    https://vimeo.com/286450149
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    Re: Allegra 24 Plans?

    Bruce Bingham, the designer, might possibly be contacted through this guy: http://www.flicka20-wookie.com/bruce-bingham/bruce-bingham-turns-78-sails-flicka-20-s-v-wookie-march-2018/
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    Re: Challenges of becoming a yacht designer

    MMD- Some years ago I visited one of the schools that teaches yacht designing and looked over students' final project as presented at the end of their two year course. There was emphasis, as there...
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    Boatbuilding superpower?

    Funny answer from an apprentioce:

    "If you could have any shop superpower, what would it be?

    An index finger that could fasten things like a drill - an index finger drill. Or, mind clamps, so I...
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    Challenges of becoming a yacht designer

    https://www.ericwsponberg.com/wp-content/uploads/so-you-want-to-be-a-boat-designer.pdf
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    Re: Children's book suggestion?

    In his illustrated book, Moonsailors, Buckley Smith imagines a father and son maneuvering their gaff-rigged vessel into the night sky, letting out a fishing net across the stars as they circle the...
  13. Thread: Plans & dreams

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    Re: Plans & dreams

    Paul speaks of future small boat explorations. His trips to Alaska and back in his JENNIFER would do me for a lifetime! https://store.gartsideboats.com/products/22-ft-motor-cruiser-jennifer-design-74
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    Re: Rant: big fast powerboats

    Gotta love Maine judges!
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    Re: Rant: big fast powerboats

    Wasn't a schooner captain in Pulpit Harbor convicted of a crime doing that a few years ago?
  16. Re: Recommendations for a week in Maine in early October?

    In order:
    -Maine Maritime Museum in Bath
    -Ernestina Morrissey at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard (a big schooner restoration, call ahead for permission to view up close)
    -Rockland Apprenticeshop...
  17. Thread: Plans & dreams

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    Re: Plans & dreams

    Ordered, if only for his wonderfully worded writing.
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    Re: Anchor Trademark?

    I asked Maynard Bray, pretty much an expert on fisherman anchors and it's not one familiar to him.
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    Re: Figuring out a sail

    Agree about a storm trysail. What are the dimensions along each side?
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    Re: Electric outboard - EP Carry

    I should probably contact the mfr, but does it lock in the 'up' position if your boat is under tow?
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    Re: Bruce Pfund, Ugly Boats ('Proboats' magazine)

    Thanks Scot.
  22. Thread: Surf's Up

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    Re: Surf's Up

    Marina pretty much destroyed in New Bern, NC: https://www.facebook.com/ABC13News/videos/289671231634650/
  23. Thread: Surf's Up

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    Re: Surf's Up

    This one, too https://www.windy.com/-Wind-gusts-gust?gust,36.642,-79.574,6
  24. Volvo Ocean Race circumnavigation (short recap youtube)

    http://sailinganarchy.com/2018/09/12/la-familia-2/
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    Electronic car door locks?

    No, thank you very much. http://bestride.com/news/safety-and-recalls/cleveland-man-spends-14-hours-trapped-in-a-car-thanks-to-electronic-door-latches
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    Hurricane Fran, NC coast 1996

    https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article99266457.html
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    Bruce Pfund, Ugly Boats ('Proboats' magazine)

    My thoughts exactly. Well and temperately put, Bruce: http://digital.proboat.com/?issueID=37&pageID=132
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Wooden Boat Foundation will be posting live video during the weekend from time to time on their Facebook page:...
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    Re: Boat Plan Licensing Conundrum

    For what it's worth, a catboat to Warner's 17' Bob Cat design (not the Bolger Bobcat) was built and then for sale a year or so back. I don't know if that's the enlarged Tidbit design.
  30. Online auction, Cape Fear boat school built boats (North Carolina)

    https://www.ncstatesurplus.com/NCStateSurplusAuction/Browse/C161062/Marine_Equipment
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    Re: Rant: big fast powerboats

    Garret-

    I was gassing up at your fuel dock at Robinhood when a guy came into his slip throwing a big wake. I could hold our boat off the float with my foot but two of the sailboats in nearby slips...
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    Re: Bedding hardware on wooden mast

    The oils in Dolphinite will eventually dry out as well as leach into any wood unless the surfaces are painted/treated as suggested. Butyl doesn't do that.
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    Re: The demise of boat language

    Mostly, our guests are along to enjoy themselves, not be lectured. So my wife and I do pretty much everything with just a look between us. Of course, that's one of the reasons we married. ;) Also,...
  34. Thread: Facinating...

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    Re: Facinating...

    Stan Hugill is (was) the man when it comes to the derivation and history of nautical terms. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Hugill

    An example here:...
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    Head-on boat collision

    Awful: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/02/colorado-river-boat-collision-leaves-13-injured-2-missing-police-say.html
  36. Re: Some carpenters are not at ease in a boat shop.

    Here's a Youtube of (building) a home-made quick release vice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wiqgvvd0Czk

    You can also google 'Record Quick Release Vice' to see the manufactured ones.
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    Yesterday's boat auction and flea market

    Anyone go or get anything? http://cbmm.org/events/annual-festivals-and-special-events/charity-boat-auction/
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    Re: Schooner Adix Seen Today

    ADIX sailed past us under her lowers on Wednesday, heading west. She was about four miles offshore, tacking and plunging into the southwest wind and swell, an impressive sight. If she sailed around...
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Quite an extensive show schedule! https://2018woodenboatfestival.sched.com/
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    Re: Pictures of Corineus ??

    Here she is today after her recent paint job: 22096
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    Re: Meg's new color.

    Ian will speak for himself but ultimate simplicity has always seemed to be his goal with his 'Last Boat'. Multiple colors and schemes doesn't seem to fit that bill with all the cutting and taping,...
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    Re: Meg's new color.

    That's sort of what we did to find a color we liked. Lowe's/Home Depot sell sample colors of various shades in small jars and we tried about four different blues. Picked the one we liked and sent the...
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    Re: Predictable the moment you see it

    Josh-

    So sorry to hear. Pancreatic is frighteningly swift. Be well. Come back often.
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    Predictable the moment you see it

    https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2018/08/22/video-not-end-well-2/
  45. Thread: Hook Runners

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    Re: Hook Runners

    I rode on the USS Abraham Lincoln from Honolulu to San Diego with my naval aviator pilot nephew some decades ago. It seemed like the bulk of the crew were teenaged! And with such responsibilities! ...
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    Re: Lost a Stilt House

    My daughter's in-laws have a place in a stilt-house 'community' in the Jersey marshes near Wildwood where one of the hurricanes came ashore last year, and the outermost house got carried away. Now...
  47. Thread: Bernstein

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    Re: Bernstein

    One of his daughters (Jamie) was a classmate in college. She was and is very talented but didn't seem all that comfortable with her father's activities in THAT regard.
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    Anyone watch the FX channel's "Justified"?

    I loved it, especially Raylan's take on this:

    “If you get up in the morning and you meet an a**hole, you met an a**hole. If you meet nothing but a**holes all day, you’re the a**hole.”

    I...
  49. Re: Why is there no fuel efficiency standards on boats?

    Most people actually need an automobile for daily living. Public decisions to limit automobile, engine, etc. designs in ways that are intended to serve a common good can be implemented somewhat...
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    Re: Graves Dinghy Value

    A 'comparable' would be a Cape Dory 10 and here are a couple for sale on Craigslist:

    https://capecod.craigslist.org/boa/d/cape-dory-10-sailing-dinghy/6650201542.html
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