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    Re: Finishing cedar floor boards

    And still another. Nada, zip, zilch. Wash them down with salt water regularly. Lightly bleach with a mild solution of oxalic or citric acid in water. Never ever allow anybody to bring potato chips,...
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    Re: Merelon Through Hull fittings

    Sigh... Oh for a return to the days of Perko and Wilcox-Crittenden!
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    Re: A gentleman's pocket knife

    I've got bunches of pocket knives, some nice ones, but the problem is that I can't really carry them for everyday use because I'm always going through metal detectors at courthouses and other public...
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    Re: Bedding compound…yet again

    True that. Any oil-based bedding compound should only be applied to sealed wood (paint, varinish, CPES, or shellac) so the wood won't soak up the oil and turn the bedding compound brittle. Henry's...
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    Re: The end of Admiralty paper charts?

    No need for an EMP strike. The first casualty of war used to be Truth, but now it's GPS. They "dumb down" the GPS data, or encrypt it, to make it harder for enemy cruise missiles and other munitions...
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    Re: Bedding compound…yet again

    $77 a quart is insane. You want to know why? Read the SDS: https://www.pettitpaint.com/media/5060/kcm-pettit-742005108-dolphinite-sds-american-english.pdf

    The two major "hazardous materials," 20%...
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    Re: What is your go to pain med?

    I don't know about for pain, but for ED I take mycoxaflopin. :D
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    Re: When is it time to quit the Bilge?

    Indeed it is. The photo is from the movie of the same name, so it's not a real prison photo, but it is a quite accurate portrayal. Danny wasn't an Esse ("S" for Sureno - Nuestra Familia,) as I...
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    Re: When is it time to quit the Bilge?

    Blood in, blood out, Carnal!

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  10. Re: Time to sack the chief of the Secret Service, no?

    Why do you think they call it the Secret Service? Actually, in my not so limited experience, I'd have to say that a significant majority of law enforcement and military personnel, even in the...
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    Re: A gardening implement score.

    I scored one of those in an old barn. I cleaned it up and sharpened it. I loaned it to my (now) ex-father-in-law to mow his fallow acre of weeds in his backyard acre. When I asked him for it back...
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    Re: Photobucket rises

    Unfortunately, it seems WBF still requires a web-hosting service to post photos that aren't already posted someplace else on the internet. It seems that the WBF, now in its second version, is way...
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    Re: Rustoleum Boat Paint?

    I may stand corrected, but my understanding is that non-ablative antifouling paint cannot be applied over ablative antifouling paint, which, obviously, is designed to slough off. If you want the...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Bob Cleek…

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, guys! After 73 of them, they start to lose some of their excitement, I suppose. :D Still sucking air, so I can't complain, though.
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    Re: Top of mast painted white?

    Well, there are lots of reasons, some good and some not. Another good one is that if you have a varnished mast, when you get to the masthead in a bosun's chair to varnish the top of the mast, you'll...
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    Re: Quartz battery clock movements

    Andrew, go to https://www.clockparts.com/clock-movements-motors/ or an equivalent site. Select the movement (and hands set) that fits your clock body and face, i.e. the right mounting hole diameter...
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    Re: SF Craigslist: 1948 Rangleley Yacht Tender

    Kermit Parker and his wife, Fritz, were close friends of mine for many years beginning in the early '70's through Kermit's passing around 2000. I worked for Kermit selling classic yachts at his...
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    Re: Painting Gold Letters on Mahogany Transom

    What Ian said. One Shot yellow, plus a bit of white and just a touch of red will get you a good gold color. One Shot sign painters' paint is worth the cost. (Seal the opened cans carefully so it...
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    Re: Best tender sheerstrake padding products?

    The canvas over foam stuff works very well, but it does have its aesthetic limitations. I've come to prefer the "Full Hornblower" treatment. It's a lot less expensive, too!
  20. Thread: selling

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    Re: selling

    I think we've all got specialty gear that we no longer use and would love to sell, but I've found that local internet bulletin boards really don't get you a lot of exposure because there are few...
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    Re: SailGP - San Francisco

    Like NASCAR indeed. Except I don't expect a lot of rebel flags and ladies in wet tee shirts in the parking lots. You still might get to see somebody kill themselves in a crash, though. :D

    Did you...
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    Re: A good guy with a flashlight

    Well, my mom was blind in her later years and the DMV gave her a handicapped parking placard.

    With self-driving cars coming on line, I see no reason why a blind person couldn't get a license to...
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    Re: Panamanian Teak

    At least 1967, as I recall. That was the latest teak one I can recall knowing offhand. I believe Cheoy Lee had their own teak forest and used their own stuff. Burmese teak was plentiful in those days...
  24. Re: Your first thought when you learned Clarence Thomas had covid???

    The hell he's an old guy! He's my age, 72. That's not old at all. :D The antibiotics are for some sort of bacterial infection. Maybe it's an STD he caught from a Coke can.
  25. Thread: ABI catalog

    by Bob Cleek
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    Re: ABI catalog

    Let me see what I can do. Send me a PM with your email address, Thad.
  26. Thread: ABI catalog

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    Re: ABI catalog

    The bronze windlass is in the 1996 catalog. It's not the only "shameless copy" in the catalog, that's for sure! The galley pump isn't in the '96 catalog. There is a fisherman anchor listed, a...
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    Re: Who sells good quality twist drills?

    True that, to a large extent. (Note the answer was somewhat tongue in cheek.) Covering the ways, and everything else, to keep the abrasive grit off of the lathe is a given. (I've gone as far as to...
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    Re: Who sells good quality twist drills?

    How about a metal lathe and a tool post grinder? (https://www.dumoretools.com/) You'll perfectly centric results at exactly any point angle you want. You'll find lots of other uses around the house...
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    Re: Teak ABI cheek blocks

    Nope. According to the two ABI catalogs I have in my research library, they only ever offered simple single and double teak-shelled blocks, with or without a becket. (Four teak-cheeked block models...
  30. Thread: ABI catalog

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    Re: ABI catalog

    I have the 1996 and 1998 catalogs. (The 1998 catalog is in color.) They're about sixty pages long. Scanning one would be something of a pain in the butt and probably would exceed the average email...
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    You'll love it. Be sure to get Jim's sliding crosscut table. It's really handy. You'll eventually want the "trifecta:" the saw, the disk sander, and the thickness sander. Happy scratch-building!
  32. Re: these muther ******s almost got away with it

    Naw. These wimps wouldn't interest any of the gang bangers and they'll likely never see a mainline. (Two are way too old, in any event. The other wouid get turned out as somebody's punk.) They're...
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    Re: Pricing an El Toro Dinghy

    The Bay Area Craigslist has three El Toro listings, one for $7,400, one for $950, and two for $500 with a tandem trailer.
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    Re: Binoculars???

    For a bit of historical perspective...

    Years ago, I paid $150 in a pawn shop for a cased 16 power USN Quartermaster's Spyglass. That was a chunk of change for my budget back then, but I couldn't...
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    Re: Spline weight patterns

    The Commonsense of Yacht Design. L. Francis Herreshoff.
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    Re: never drinking scotch whisky again

    "The Whites?" Martini's, Cosmos, Manhattans, and the like are for sissies.

    Whiskeys and anejo Tequilas and mescals are my poisons of choice, neat.

    Easy for me to say, though. I pretty much let...
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    Re: Documented Vessel?

    Back when I first documented a yacht, the service was free and every Coast Guard base near any large port had its own documentation officer who came out and inspected and measured your boat and then...
  38. Re: PLEASE - Help identify builder/history of this beautiful circa 1912 V transom lau

    It's definitely a "hunting cabin launch" or "camp cruiser," a style popular around the turn of the last century. You may want to contact Pat Spurlock of Elliott Bay Steam Launch Co., Porland OR...
  39. Re: 26’ Lyle Hess Cutter in Oak Harbor, WA needs to be saved!

    The fancy concrete-docked marinas cost an arm and a leg for berthing and won't allow you to sand and varnish on the premises. The old, beat up marinas may charge less, but they've turned them into...
  40. Re: 26’ Lyle Hess Cutter in Oak Harbor, WA needs to be saved!

    Truer words were never spoken.
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    Re: Life in prison

    They will serve life sentences, but given the demographics of the Georgia Prison System, I doubt any of them will do much time.

    https://static.prisonpolicy.org/images/2010rates/GA_Rates_2010.png
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    Re: It's over ten years since Chuck died...

    Chuck was indeed one of the greats. We had some fascinating PM chats about our respective adventures which weren't suitable for general publication, as well as a lot of "boat talk. I still have the...
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    Re: Powermatic Problems and Parts?

    As far as I know, there's a U.S. federal consumer protection requirement that motor vehicle manufacturers maintain parts availability for ten years following the model year. At the moment, I hear...
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    Re: Craftsman Lathe, FREE to a good home

    Craftsman/AA "109" 9" lathe. It's a great little lathe for home shop use in making smaller boat parts and model-making. Parts and tooling are relatively available on eBay or at...
  45. Re: Cast Iron Tub for pouring a lead keel - FREE

    Those old iron claw-foot tubs are worth enough these days that I'd hesitate to use one for cooking lead. When McIntosh was using one, they were a dime a dozen at the scrap yards. Now that they're...
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    Re: Wheeled bases for power tools?

    All of the possible solutions have been covered, I think. All of my stationary tools are on casters or bases with casters. I'd urge anybody with a tablesaw, particularly with a table extension, to...
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    Re: California Cocktail

    Those are a couple of the worst rolling jobs I've ever seen since maybe 1964. You'd think a fancy restaurant-for-people-with-money-they-don't-know-what-to-do-with could at least invest in a Rizla...
  48. Re: Nice looking Vertue in San Diego for $6,000

    Salmo is a very famous early Vertue. She's been everywhere. She's built by Elkins in the UK, mahogany on oak, I believe. She's lighter and faster than the heavier Cheoy Lee teak models. That's a lot...
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    Re: What finish for white oak screen door?

    I'd go for a good polyurethane or epoxy paint. Outdoor oak is a bugger to keep up and once the water gets to it, it's going to turn black anyway. White will reflect the light and last the longest. I...
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    Re: Finish for white cedar floorboards

    What Perkins said. Keep them bleached with oxalic or citric acid diluted in water as needed to keep them bright. Wash down with salt water. They will stay "white" and be as good a non-skid surface as...
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