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    Re: Empiracle Exterior Ply Test

    Interesting, thank you.
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    Re: Simple and easy build and sail

    I built a Glen'L Topper years ago, it still lives. It was a good rowboat, tender, sailing dinghy, but I wouldn't say simple to build. It is (was?) multichine on stringers, which required planing two...
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    Re: WOODPUSSYs

    Weeks Yacht Yard http://www.weeksyachtyard.com/products.htm is still in business, and still lists WoodPussies as a product. I suggest you contact them. There is also a class association Facebook...
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    Re: Seen on VT CL

    If I didn't already have two dories...
  5. Re: I think I might want to build a sailboat......

    I sailed a 13' Melonseed for about ten years, mostly off season. They are great boats, but wet in a chop. I found the 13 tight for two people, if one of them is 6'5".
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    Wandering Star Cruise

    I'm planning to head NE on Monday, hoping to get to Penobscot Bay. That will very much depend on weather, as this is a pleasure cruise. I don't check forums on my phone, but if any of you see her...
  7. Re: Shaw Craft Seabright sailing skiff craigslist NJ

    Yes, very interesting.
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    Re: Plywood repair

    Looks great!
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    Re: Sailmaker vs Sailrite LSZ-1

    Thank you.
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    Re: Sailmaker vs Sailrite LSZ-1

    And the machine sold before I could see it. Which tells me that $700 is an attractive price for a Sailmaker.
    I'll keep looking for machines and this thread may help someone else too.
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    Re: Sailmaker vs Sailrite LSZ-1

    Thanks again. I really appreciate that you share your experience.
    I'm using basting tape or staples to make the covers. I'm just about finished the main cover with the Stradivaro (identical to many...
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    Re: Sailmaker vs Sailrite LSZ-1

    Thank you all for your input. I'm going to call about that machine today, though I may not get to see it until next week.
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    Re: Dry Hull Repair

    Looks great!
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    Re: Sailmaker vs Sailrite LSZ-1

    Thanks Todd. The seller says this machine has a "Monster Wheel" which I know they use on the LSZ line. It looks different than your Jack Drive but appears to function the same. Is there anything I...
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    Sailmaker vs Sailrite LSZ-1

    I own three sewing machines, all mid century imports. I've used a Japanese Stradivaro Deluxe for several years for sail repair and covers. The clutch is starting to slip, maybe because I've...
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    Re: Painting End Grain

    The suggestion of shellac is interesting. While scraping the bulwarks I noticed that much of the wood has some kind of translucent yellow sealer under the paint. Could be varnish, but I think it's...
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    Re: Painting End Grain

    Thank you.
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    Re: Herreshoff Rozinante on ebay $1500

    I agree completely. That was a warning. I once swam ashore from a becalmed boat to keep a date. I've also spent plenty of time rowing short distances, like 40 minutes for a half mile. One long oar on...
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    Re: Plywood repair

    I'm not sure that epoxy alone will cure checks that have already started. The dinghy I built with polyester (!) resin on it still looks good after 30 years.
    A replacement seat on WS is checked ply....
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    Re: Adding a sail to a skiff

    Welcome aboard!
    Keep looking at hard chine sailing designs, you'll have plenty of ideas. Look at Atkins boat designs, plenty of skiffs.
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    Painting End Grain

    Wandering Star's hatch coamings are simply built, with four ends showing on each. Soaks up paint, but it doesn't last as long as the sides. They also check. Any suggestions for filling and sealing?...
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    Re: Plywood repair

    It just looks checked to me, not uncommon in plywood. I built a Glen-L Topper in the eighties of fir ply. It checked inside where painted, not outside where I rolled polyester resin. I would use...
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    Re: Adding Counterbalancing Weights to Oars

    Before adding weight I would shave wood off of the blades and outer loom.
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    Re: Herreshoff Rozinante on ebay $1500

    As a sailor who spent years sailing keel boats without engines, I say from experience that it is possible. Patience with wind and tide is necessary. For sure there are many more boats in harbors...
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    Re: Liquid Nails

    Great story! Wandering Star's furniture was largely built with yellow wood glue. In the last few years, pieces just randomly fall off, leaving pale powder. Nothing critical, stuff like spice racks...
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    Re: 2" Steam bent white oak frames

    I think a 2x2 frame is very large, and will be hard to bend. I've worked on two sailboats that had only bent frames. One was 29', the other 26', both Friendship Sloops. I remember that the 29' was...
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    Re: Liquid Nails

    I built a stick with PL a few years ago, it was still sound when I sold the boat. That was on a 19' dory that was trailer sailed but stored outdoors under a tarp. I used carefully picked lumberyard...
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    Re: Gullmarskryssare 1966

    Looks beautiful!
  29. Re: Came across this 100 year old Pilot Cutter project

    I haven't completed a restoration. I have seen a boat restored and launched without an interior.
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    Re: Nahant Dory, could it sail well?

    I own a Dion Swampscott with similar dimensions. She sails on her ear and two would be maximum sailing, unless children are included. I don't mind the heeling, but others have found it alarming.
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    Re: Cordless Sander?

    So far I've been using scrapers and a sanding block, but I haven't come to any large flat areas yet.
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    Re: how to repair this Caledonia Yawl?

    Great!
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    Re: PIA teak oil pigment

    You might be stuck with it. If you find a solution, post it.
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    Re: Cordless Sander?

    Thanks Oldsub.
    Jim, she has only two batteries, and I think installing an inverter would cost more than it's worth in this case. Thank you for contributing.
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    Re: Penobscot Bay Mooring for a Week?

    Interesting information, as I plan to sail to Maine this summer.
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    Re: Plywood Dinghy Frame Material

    BY:D
    I didn't suggest looking at an old one for historical accuracy, but rather to see what has already worked for decades.
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    Re: Ballast for 16 ft. sailboat

    I judge the need for ballast in a small boat by feel. If she were mine, I would try removing shot 50# at a time until she had the feel I wanted in a range of conditions.
    Good luck, keep us posted.
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    I've seen Samanthe under sail, she's a peach.
  39. Re: Sail Butchering: Tenderloin or Brisket?

    Very cool.
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    Re: PIA teak oil pigment

    Flakey at all? I can't think of a chemical, I'd try mechanical: scrape or sand. Maybe wood bleach?
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    Re: Plywood Dinghy Frame Material

    If you have access to any of the old ones you might be able to judge by examining them. I don't think that taking a shaving would be polite, but knocking on it, pressing with a fingernail, looking...
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    Re: Curtains and cushions

    My boat has sunbrella or similar on the seats/berths. We use regular cotton sheet sets to sleep on, which makes for comfort and ease of washing.
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    Re: Catboat project

    The boat looks great.
  44. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    For me part of the question is not "Can I", but "Should I"?
    WS is 39' lod, 48' sparred, 850sqft marconi ketch. The ketch rig makes her easier to handle in two ways: smaller sails and ease of heaving...
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    Re: Correia Skiff

    Welcome aboard EK. Thanks for the update.
  46. Re: Epoxy sheathing a cold-molded Sparkman Stephens - is fibreglass necessary?

    FG boats use "Barrier Coat" after treating for blisters. I haven't used it. My Dad did, but both he and his boat have sailed on.
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    Re: Building a 16ft skiff

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    I've used the same on solid wood with good results.
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    Re: Sheathing with solid lumber

    I think Robb White advocated building boats of poplar, but I'm not sure it is the same stuff as in the lumberyard.
    Strip and glass might last well if it doesn't let any water into the core. Many...
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    Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    Good information.
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