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    Re: Awlgrip v Epifanes two part

    Epifanes is somewhat harder to use because of its viscosity. Man O War is easier to handle.

    It appears that your substrate is doug fir plywood. I assume you are going to paint this since it is...
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    Re: Awlgrip v Epifanes two part

    There have been notable and spectacular failures with Awlgrip on traditional boats. Great sheets of it peeling off. While it is possible for a very talented amateur to apply Awlgrip it is a very...
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    Re: Trump just stepped in it.

    Better get striped ones for where the Orange One is going.
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    Re: new to the chrysler dodge family so to speak

    Another for 95K
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    Re: new to the chrysler dodge family so to speak

    Maybe should have waited. This one is 39k. More on Ebay for much more.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1946-Dodge-Power-Wagon/352177645719?hash=item51ff6c6897:g:4XgAAOSwfrxZ0v4m&vxp=mtr
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    Re: new to the chrysler dodge family so to speak

    https://www.allpar.com/photos/dodge/trucks/power-wagon/power-wagon.jpg

    Check the prices on these things! over 100K!!
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    Re: Seaview Boatyard

    Does Phil R. hang at Seaview these days?
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    Re: A Timber Frame Boatshop

    Having worked in an unheated, uninsulated shop, I would advise you to carefully consider the alternatives. When the temperature dips below 50, it is difficult for me to comfortably work. Boat work is...
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    Re: Best hosting site for photos

    If you can restore a traditional boat, a person likely has sufficient skill to create their own website and host photos there. Hosting is very cheap. Down to a few dollars a month. It is possible...
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    Re: A Confesion and a Plea....

    For what it's worth:

    I did the topside planking on the vintage hydroplane Hurricane IV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p-A8dlQ9-k
    I was there watching the glassing...a process of which I know...
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    Re: 1932 Barrel Back project.

    Not half of that. (did runabout restoration for 30+ years)

    But I would agree with the admiration of the plastic boats...real lookers too.
  12. Thread: Seattle C.L.

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    Re: Seattle C.L.

    'Guys like us, cannot rely on beginners luck anymore."

    My new sigfile.
  13. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Hi Leo,

    Saw Tally Ho when working on a job in Brookings several years ago. It is a intimidating job for me...I restored vintage speedboats...you can up any part of which you can pick up with one...
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    Re: How to sell your used boat

    Too early to deal with your nonsense, DavidG. But thanks anyways.
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    Re: 3M curing question!

    Guy was caulking a deck with polysulphide. It was winter and he was in one of the big sheds off of Westlake. Stuff was not going off so he put in heaters. did not help in fact seemed to slow down...
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    By the way, I saw Tally Ho when I was working on a job in Brookings. She is a very, very well built boat. Those Brits can do a good job. I did not go aboard but from what I could see, she is in...
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    Re: Clinton campaign control of DNC用re-election.

    This guy is truly amazing.
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    Re: Amanda Knox: Ten Years Later

    Missing your meds again, I see.
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    Amanda Knox: Ten Years Later

    It has been ten years since Meredith Kercher was brutally raped and killed; her roommate, Amanda Knox, was falsely accused and imprisoned for the murder. Several people on this forum, most notably...
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    Re: Advise needed on Electric Motors

    Several years ago a woman posted here who bought a small classic cruiser, had engine trouble on maiden voyage on the Chesapeake and was convinced to install electric power. There was quite a bit of...
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    Re: Refastening Galv

    There's a warm place in Hell for those turkeys that put "flying bridges" on classic boats in the 50s and 60s. Was talking with Peter Orton; he said removing the flying bridge was the first step in...
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    Re: Refastening Galv

    Has there ever been a "complete refastening?"
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    Re: Newbie seeking shellac advice

    Yes, teak veneer is literally paper-thin. Best to strip it.

    Also, only use satin finish as a last interior coat...if you use it for each coat it will obscure the clarity of the finish.
  24. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Leo,

    I was down in Brookings on a job a few years ago and I saw Tally Ho down in the boatyard. Best of luck to you. Looks like you have a great setup in Sequim. I may pay you a visit in the...
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    Re: Lew effing Barrett

    Huh? You offa rum?
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    Re: H-28 on Maine craigslist

    just go ahead and say what you really think jay.
  27. Re: Restoration of 126ft 1929 (Steel yacht) l Cabinet Maker Marine joiner Needed.

    The location of the boat, Steamboat Slough is a final resting place for dead and dying vessels.
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    Re: Long soak of oak

    Famous saying of Tacoma boat school instructor...spacing his name.
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    Re: 1954 Trojan Sea Breeze

    Maybe in Arizona.
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    Re: Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    Was bobbys there this year?
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    No. But they are definitely available. Syrene has a couple 6 cylinder engines. We refer to the song of the Gardner sisters.
    https://www.gardnermarine.com/standard-engines/

    They are known for...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Regarding engines. Get a little Gardner. Noise not a problem. You will want to listen!
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    Re: A vague memory of an article around 1984?

    You are not thinking of The Survival of the Birch Bark Canoe by John McPhee in the NYer.
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    Re: Kurylko Alaska Capsize Test

    Just part of getting older, they say.
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    Re: What to do with decayed Herreshoff 12-1/2

    Oh, that's right.
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    Re: What to do with decayed Herreshoff 12-1/2

    It does appear to be beautiful work Jay. But one wonders what happens when it needs repair.
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    Re: What to do with decayed Herreshoff 12-1/2

    Jay,

    It just seems strange that someone who is known for eschewing anything but the most traditional techniques, evidently endorses this restoration.
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    Re: What to do with decayed Herreshoff 12-1/2

    If I recall, this boat was glued together.

    Why?
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    Re: Message to "Antifas"

    You know that the Nazis will.
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    Re: Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    Is bobby s coming this year?
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    Re: Assuming the Lotus Position

    Hot and smoky. A taste of what my afterlife will be like. People are getting very cranky. Looking forward to the first blessed cleansing rain.
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    Re: Assuming the Lotus Position

    Well, ok.
    But to make amends, you will have to host another WBF party at Lew's with Pat Ford organizing. You guys do them so well.
    It's a tradition, Lew.
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    Re: Poet Mary Oliver

    Good poet. I may have to reconfigure my assay of David G.
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    Re: First Post, First build

    Couple quick things.

    I did runabout restoration for over thirty years. In my humble opinion, you would be much better off buying a runabout and restoring it. Don't get a Century; they have a lot...
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    Re: Assuming the Lotus Position

    And Lew, if you were in our hazy and smokey city, why didn't you call?!
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    Re: Assuming the Lotus Position

    But was it good for the lawyer too, Lew?
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    Re: Blue Goose in Oz

    That's because it is a Fellows and Stewart. The brokerage link above may be able to help you locate it.
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    Re: Blue Goose in Oz

    This is the Sydney Blue Goose...accept no substitutes.

    She had substantial replanking done in Seattle...she was refastened with stainless. On yearly haulout, the new planking was discovered to be...
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    Re: Can my grandfathers boat be resurrected?

    The ACBS (Antique and Classic Boat Society) has a directory which list owners of the marques. I don't know if you have a Mullins...they were inboards...cute boats.
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    Re: Blue Goose in Oz

    This is the Goose. Be sure to avail yourself of fresh air after reading florid copy. Worked on her and crewed on a trip to the San Juans.
    http://www.aboat.com.au/listing/blue-goose-timber-cruiser
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