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    Re: Swallow - the dinghy

    Ah-HA! So it is really the downhaul for the standing lug -- now I get it!

    http://www.markramseymedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/idea.jpg

    Both my sailing dinghies have small belaying pins...
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    Re: South Sound Insanity

    You're allowing multihulls? Hope not, as they'll win no matter what. Might be interested in adding some spars and rags to my CY Goblin....
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    Re: Swallow - the dinghy

    Without doing a lot of research on RA's books, here's what comes up first:

    1. I'd guess more like 6-8 strakes but don't know.
    2. Not sure what you mean. As Hwyl says she may have had stringers...
  4. Re: When did Royal Navy ship's boats get transoms?

    I'll have to do some research, it appears. I get it that there would have been few "official" regulations about ships boats pre-Napoleonic War, and that captured & purchased boats would have been in...
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    Re: Help on deciding on which design to pick!

    Welcome aboard! We'll need more info to be able to give good suggestions:

    Trailerable or will it live in the water?
    Traditional or modern design?
    Do the spars (mast, boom, etc) need to fit in...
  6. Re: When did Royal Navy ship's boats get transoms?

    Ship's boats, not ships. Whaleboats, dinghies, gigs, barges, Pinnaces, etc. -- the ones carried aboard ships.
  7. Thread: swim ladder

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    Re: swim ladder

    I'd like to use one of the telescoping SS ones like Olad shows (apparently made by Amarine) but would need it to temporarily mount on the gunwales of my CY and rotate nearly 360 degrees from inside...
  8. Re: When did Royal Navy ship's boats get transoms?

    Artists show a lot of British boats with transoms in 1776, so I'm guessing earlier...just wondering how much earlier.
  9. When did Royal Navy ship's boats get transoms?

    I know there are a lot of different ship's boats that were used by the RN, but am looking for an approximate time period when more of them began to get transoms rather than being double-ended. I did...
  10. Thread: Adding a Mizzen

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    Re: Adding a Mizzen

    Oopsie -- I meant having it forward would make more weather helm, but still think the mizzen would be better far aft for space in the boat and crew mobility. There are various tools to determine...
  11. Thread: Adding a Mizzen

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    Re: Adding a Mizzen

    Why not move it further aft, and use a boomkin and push-pull tiller? If it is well balanced now, I'd think that more canvas in the "oar" position shown would generate too much lee helm. It also...
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    Re: Electric outboard - EP Carry

    I also talked to them at Port Townsend, and they're working on a larger model that would have enough thrust to be considered for somewhat larger boats like my CY. They said the mechanical parts are...
  13. Re: Best glue for attaching plastic to car windshield and dash? Marginally boat-relat

    Thanks for the info, Dave. But that doesn't explain the failure of the 3M adhesive between the metal plate for the Scosche mount and the leather iPhone case. There may be some decent,...
  14. Re: Looking for suggestions for my first build. South Florida daysailer.

    One of your design requirements is for snorkling / spearfishing, and another for possible overnights (presumably for two). This means that the narrow, lighter & faster sailboats are out of the...
  15. Re: Best glue for attaching plastic to car windshield and dash? Marginally boat-relat

    A followup - the 3M VHB tape just couldn't handle the heat, no matter how carefully I applied it and pre-cleaned surfaces with MEK. I also had to glue the thin metal plate onto my phone case with PL...
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    From last year's Festival listing of boats, search for Wood Duck - https://nwmaritime.org/wooden-boat-festival/festival-boats-2017/

    Apparently she was a long term project of the owner's father,...
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    Re: What epoxy to use?

    Tell us more...
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    Re: Boats and people, Oregon and Wa.?

    If you go up to Port Townsend (highly recommended) don't miss the Port Hadlock Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. It is right on the way, and they'll give you a visitor sticker so you can roam...
  19. Re: Caledonia Yawl or Welsford Navigator within 6 hours of Rochester NY?

    Don't know of any, but some of the builders have fairly extensive videos of the CY == I think you have to pay a small fee to subscribe. Both are scarcer than hen's teeth, with the CY being a bit...
  20. Thread: What's my dory?

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    Re: What's my dory?

    I think that pop-up effect is supposed to be a feature, not a bug. But heartily agree that a kickup rudder with a keeper (clip or catch to keep it on the gudgeons) is much superior!
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    My Facebook album of the show and return trip - https://www.facebook.com/david.luckhardt1/media_set?set=a.10156988198963646&type=3
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Another wonderful festival with a bunch of new folks! I missed the Thai dinner for the chantey sing, which was lots of fun.
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Tell me about it. I'm now packed for EVERYTHING. ;-)


    See you there!
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    All packed and ready to roll tomorrow at oh-my-god-its-early o'clock. Got Goblin's brand-new name boards mounted while the paint was still curing. Lettering by the lovely and talented John Carlson,...
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    Re: Steering Oar vs. Rudder

    I don't recommend the steering oar, but if you want to go there here's a photo of a Dog-Hole Dory on the Albion river in Northern California with the builders aboard.
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    Re: Boat Identification

    There are Thistle sailing associations around, so if you don't want her contact the nearest one. They're also a great source for rigging stuff, used sails, etc.
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    I'll repeat my question: Will we have the usual Sat night Elbow Bending Session, and will it be at the beach-bar just west of the harbor entrance? Inquiring minds wanna know!

    I have AES, aka...
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    Re: Cover for Tirrik, Design ideas please.

    Here's the cover for my Caledonia Yawl. Looks like it was made for the builder, then modified by the first owners. I now use plastic-end bungees with the top end cut off and knotted through the...
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    Re: Launch of Caledonia Yawl, Kockneara

    How does the bungee retainer for the mast gate work? Does the bungee hook to pad eyes or is it always attached? I need to rework that part on my "new" CY Goblin.
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    Re: Oar lock placement - how critical?

    Here's an idea: set up a forward rowing station with bent ply outriggers for the oarlocks. They're cheap, easily removed & installed, fun to make, and will allow you to get the oars out far enough...
  31. Thread: Bearly Anchored

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    Re: Bearly Anchored

    Is that what the "B" in the ABC-type extinguisher stands for?
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    Re: Oar lock placement - how critical?

    What Breakaway said. Do you plan on carrying a passenger, and if so, setting up a second rowing station? Get a friend / chump to stand on the dock with a camera and take photos of you in the boat. ...
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    Re: Cruising Dinghy, first time builder

    Spring, Summer and Fall rowing in the SF Bay Area and Delta is often more than just pushing a boat around on flat water with no wind - that would be most of our Winter season. Summer in particular...
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    Re: Cruising Dinghy, first time builder

    As a Bay Area sailor and rower for many years, can you be more specific about where you'll go to sleep two aboard? What sort of sailing you'll be doing? Will both of you be rowing?? Winter or...
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    Re: Steering Oar vs. Rudder

    If you REALLY object to the rudder post system, you could consider one of the double-ender long rod rudder mounts -- I think that several outfits sell them. The good ones let the rudder slide up and...
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    Re: Launch of Caledonia Yawl, Kockneara

    Sweet! Thanks for the link for your photos.
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    Re: Rear view mirror for rowing.

    And if you buy a mirror from Australia or New Zealand, it will need a 180 degree pivot attachment to overcome the upside-down view...

    https://imgflip.com/s/meme/Laughing-Goat.jpg

    Seriously,...
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Just wear it on the plane, and tell anyone who asks that you prefer your own PFD rather than the seat cushion the airline provides...

    https://media.giphy.com/media/SUeUCn53naadO/giphy.gif

    I'll...
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Nah, they live a little far away from PT. I hope to visit them, but we shall see...
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Good to hear the Bauers are all set for housing with my Twin at Robert and Marly's place, and I've got a room at an organic farm nearby.

    Can we assume that we'll have the WB Forum Elbow Bending...
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    Re: Stretched Cosine Wherry

    If you won't be using an outboard or rudder, consider either making or buying a folding / collapsing ladder that hooks or clamps to the transom -- quite a few are available. That should give the...
  42. Re: Bunks vs Pivot rollers on a trailer for a flat bottomed plywood boat

    I discovered why a proper bow stop is required, and why it needs to be fitted tightly to the stem of the bow: by trailering my dory skiff back down a rough dirt road from lakes up near Mt. Lassen. ...
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    Re: Stretched Cosine Wherry

    There used to be a thread here years ago about some guy who'd stretched one out to 20' if memory serves, but the last time I searched I couldn't find anything, or at least the photos were gone.

    I...
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    Re: Wooden Barge design plans

    Get some measurements and particularly photos of the design you'd like to reproduce, as that will be a huge help when looking for plans. The more photos the better...
  45. Re: Bunks vs Pivot rollers on a trailer for a flat bottomed plywood boat

    Post some of your pics of the whole boat on the trailer, so the Forumites will know what they're looking at. Some may have owned or built Black Skimmers and know more about the construction and...
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    Re: Back in Port Townsend

    I hope to see all of youse guys at the WB Festival in two weeks. Didn't enter my new CY in the show but plan to bring her up anyway, and probably hit the Oregon Coots event at Lake Paulina on the...
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    Re: Rear view mirror for rowing.

    I made one that works very well and gets a lot of remarks from other rowers....most of them positive. ;-) Since I occasionally row in waters with snags and strong currents, the mirror has...
  48. Re: Just bought a 2006 Caledonia Yawl, and have a few questions...

    I'll check the videos if I can do that without a subscription.

    For smaller boats with fully removable floorboards, I'm a HUGE fan of putting the drain plug all the way forward, as you can always...
  49. Re: Just bought a 2006 Caledonia Yawl, and have a few questions...

    Just cleaned the boat after a week of boat camping with friends -- and this boat REALLY needs a drain plug! My style of boating often doesn't include docks or squeaky-clean boating shoes; trending...
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    Re: Keel protection for row boat

    To answer your questions:

    1. Yes.

    2. You can try the Goop, looks interesting. I've also used truck bed liner for the same purpose. You'll want to apply it over some sort of primer/sealer,...
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