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  1. Thread: AWOL v. CS 17

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    Re: AWOL v. CS 17

    Thanks, I think?
  2. Thread: AWOL v. CS 17

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    Re: AWOL v. CS 17

    I am building a stretched Welsford Walkabout, and still plan on finishing it. My intention was to eventually have two boats built - one for the EC and another to do some family beach cruising...
  3. 517 or 5.8 Barefoot Plans from Tad Roberts

    Wondering if anyone has purchased plans or built one of the Tad Roberts 517 or 5.8 Barefoot sailboats? I thought about purchasing a set of plans to build one of the designs and not sure what is...
  4. Thread: AWOL v. CS 17

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    Re: AWOL v. CS 17

    Just wondering if anyone has anything new to add to this comparison... especially since the EC is just coming to a close this year. I started my build and I'm now starting to second guess the choice....
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    Re: anybody built a CNC router?

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  6. Thread: CNC Build

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    Re: CNC Build

    Wow, lots of great things to think about. Not sure if this changes my mind about building one, but it sure makes me re-think a few things. I don't think I was planning or wanting to build one to try...
  7. Thread: CNC Build

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    Re: CNC Build

    Thanks for the link, I will check it out and read through it today, looks like some really good information and a good place to start or continue to do my research. And I'm not really interested in...
  8. Thread: CNC Build

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    Re: CNC Build

    I was also interested in the build for my part time cabinet / furniture shop, so it wouldn't be just for boat building, but maybe do dual duty. I know they take up an enormous amount of space and...
  9. Thread: CNC Build

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    CNC Build

    Just wondering if anyone on the forum has built a CNC machine for their own personal use for boat building, or just general shop use? Any of the "home" build plans or kits. If there are any links to...
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    Re: Kruger Canoe Design Plans in Wood

    I do like the single version, even of the Sawyer Loon like pictured. The Kruger models seem to range in the 3-5k range used. I've not really searched for the Mad River or Sawyer models, maybe I'll do...
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    Re: Kruger Canoe Design Plans in Wood

    Not trying to start something, really I am not. I have 4 different canoes and about the same in kayaks and there is a HUGE difference in all of them and I have been paddling for a very long time so I...
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    Re: Kruger Canoe Design Plans in Wood

    Without me having one of the actual models to try and compare does anyone have first hand experience with one and can maybe start the comparison process off or at least tell me what models they think...
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    Kruger Canoe Design Plans in Wood

    Just a curious question if anyone knows if plans are available for one of the Kruger Canoes? (Or even close copies) I wonder if anyone has built one or similar in wood... either strip, stitch & glue...
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    Re: Looking for Joseph Dobler Plans

    Is there an updated email address for Tom Setum? I just tried the tjset@ix.netcom.com that was listed above - maybe I read it wrong.
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    Re: Blog Site Recommendations

    I agree that the Woodenboat Forum is a great place, probably a perfect place for the building and restoration of mostly wooden boat stuff, but what if you want a good all around place to put travel,...
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    Blog Site Recommendations

    I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good blog site to start blogging/documenting my builds and trips. I have a bunch of pics from builds and/or trips and also have some trips planned and would...
  17. Re: What would be your choice of sailboat for the Everglades Challenge?

    Has anyone thought about building one of the Tad Roberts 517 Barefoot Raiders or 5.8 Barefoot Raceboats (like was entered in the R2AK race last year)? If so can someone please tell me what the plans...
  18. Thread: Track saws

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    Re: Track saws

    I have a Festool TS55 with two 55" tracks that I join together with their connectors for 8ft cuts. I love the saw and for breaking down sheet goods it's perfect for me, and honestly easier than...
  19. Re: What would be your choice of sailboat for the Everglades Challenge?

    Any new thoughts on choices?
  20. Re: Value of Goat Island Skiff, Walkabout, Core Sound 17 or Sooty Tern

    Maybe I should have re-worded my post initially, or at least clarify it a little better now.... I do appreciate the prices and honesty on the resale amounts from everyone who has already commented. I...
  21. Value of Goat Island Skiff, Walkabout, Core Sound 17 or Sooty Tern

    I would like to ask what amount or value these boats might be worth if sold or purchased? Lets assume that each one is finished pretty much with the same attention to detail, craftsmanship,...
  22. Re: Boat Choice for Everglades Challenge / Other than a Core Sound

    Not completely off topic (but I guess a little), but does anyone know if the Watertribe Forum site is down or is just me?
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    Re: Storer Sailing Canoe

    Just checking to see if the plans are available yet for the sailing canoe?
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    Re: Clinker/lapstrake book

    I will second the Off-Center Harbor series on building the Caledonia Yawl - great series! They have so many very good videos on their website that deserve a watch - including the rigging & splicing...
  25. Re: New Arctic Tern/Sooty Tern build in Hilton NY

    I would order directly from Ian himself. He's very helpful and with the couple sets of plans I ordered from him like Yeadon mentions you get his penmanship on the padded envelope and also directly on...
  26. Re: Number of Plans Sold, Boat Started and Boats Completed for Designers?

    John,

    And I think I can speak for many that we appreciate what you and I'm sure what most designers probably work for. I know personally from my wife being a professional photographer that she in...
  27. Re: Number of Plans Sold, Boat Started and Boats Completed for Designers?

    Tad, I would love to build one of your Tern's, the design is great. I just don't have that much length in my shop to build a boat that size. I'm doing good to work on a couple boats up to about 20ft....
  28. Re: Number of Plans Sold, Boat Started and Boats Completed for Designers?

    That would be a very interesting concept to even put on the registry website if that would ever happen. I'm sure you would need/want to at least get the OK from the designers to make sure they don't...
  29. Re: Number of Plans Sold, Boat Started and Boats Completed for Designers?

    If someone would be interested in starting a registry to try and document this what media would you suspect would be the best to track it on. I know a private website would probably be the best but I...
  30. Re: Number of Plans Sold, Boat Started and Boats Completed for Designers?

    I would have to agree that for many the "idea" of building a boat is far prettier than the actual "duty" or building it - or looking at it sitting in the shop forever. And I'm sure that life throwing...
  31. Re: Number of Plans Sold, Boat Started and Boats Completed for Designers?

    I know it's a very hard thing to put any concrete number to this question, and probably damn near impossible really, but I can't believe at least the designers or sellers of the plans for the...
  32. Number of Plans Sold, Boat Started and Boats Completed for Designers?

    I have a question.... does anyone know of a place to look or if anyone might know themselves of the number of plans sold for each designer, boats started and boats completed for each design. I know,...
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    Re: John Welsford, Long Steps design, cross post.

    I don't know why I didn't even think of looking on Amazon. I purchase from their site all the time. Thanks for the link
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    Re: Storer Sailing Canoe

    Any word if the plans are available for this canoe yet?
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    Re: John Welsford, Long Steps design, cross post.

    Do they have the Mirage Drive listed separately for sale? I was at their website awhile back and didn't find the drive listed for sale by itself, only with specs and pricing for it with a boat. If...
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    Re: Which rowboat would you build?

    I think you are correct. I have that book and there is a light bateau on page 137 of his book. It might be modified a little because it looks like there are a few modifications to the one pictured....
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    Re: Which rowboat would you build?

    Is there a website/link for the plans for this boat or am I missing something? I think I have followed all the links on this thread that might be for this boat and I don't think I have found it. I...
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    Re: Lee Valley Slick

    Last but least - firewood! I couldn't agree more. Thanks for the list. Most of these I think was already floating around in my head but a few are great suggestions. It is some pretty nice looking...
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    Re: Wooden boats similar to a Sea Pearl 21?

    I think you are correct in all aspects of John's work, and him as a designer. I've emailed him many times about the plans I've already purchased from him and he was great to work with and did a few...
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    Re: Lee Valley Slick

    Not sure if the Black Locust is 20% harder than steel nails or not but I have been slabbing out a bunch (9 trees total - each one when measured out was between 65 and 80 ft tall when lying on the...
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    Re: Lee Valley Slick

    I think Barr Tools probably have some of the nicest made Timber framing chisels and slicks out there. And compared to other companies I don't think their prices are really that out of line. I have...
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    Re: Wooden boats similar to a Sea Pearl 21?

    I really wished I had more time to be able to build one of Gartside's larger boats like his 22ft Gaff Cutter - like "Surprise" or his even larger Gaff Cutter's. Very pretty designs. I just couldn't...
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    Re: Wooden boats similar to a Sea Pearl 21?

    I have never seen one of these boats and after looking at a couple pictures on their website they are a very interesting design. A nice mix of features I think. They almost seem like they are "more"...
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    Re: Wooden boats similar to a Sea Pearl 21?

    I'm not sure the Bayraider Expedition is a comparable design to the SP, but it's close I guess, it might be closer to a Norseboat. Either way it's a very pretty boat. I didn't know there was a US...
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    Re: Wooden boats similar to a Sea Pearl 21?

    I think you are correct. For the most part it's mainly the ease in rigging with their roller furling Main and Mizzen. And chances are any of these designs would work with it if you adjusted the...
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    Re: Wooden boats similar to a Sea Pearl 21?

    I might have to second this request. I think it would be very interesting to see a wooden boat that mimics or copies the SP. I can't believe that a wooden version couldn't be designed that would be...
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    Re: Wooden boats similar to a Sea Pearl 21?

    I think you are correct, the Caledonia Yawl might be the closest to the Sea Pearl, it might be one of the reasons I started to look at Oughtred's designs initially - that and his designs really are...
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    Re: Wooden boats similar to a Sea Pearl 21?

    Very nice, and it looks very well organized for an open deck boat. I already received the study plans for the Alaska earlier this year so maybe I will have to look into it a little more as soon as...
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    Re: Wooden boats similar to a Sea Pearl 21?

    That is the one thing I think I like the best about the Sea Pearl - the ease in rigging that I have seen. The roller furling main and mizzen would be great if it could be duplicated on one of the...
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    Re: Wooden boats similar to a Sea Pearl 21?

    I do like the 6m Whaler. I was looking at purchasing plans for one of these when I purchased the Sooty Tern plans. I love the looks of the boat but was looking at more of a 50/50 row/sail when I...
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