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  1. Re: Opinions on CLC (John Harris) 10'6" Nesting Expedition Dinghy

    Seems like a lot of strings, sails, and sticks for a 10' boat.
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    Had a moment and took the boat to a local state park (which just recently reopened its boat ramp, after being closed for a while).

    Very little wind, so not a _great_ test, but the new rudder...
  3. Thread: R2ak

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    Re: R2ak

    There are at least some restrictions -- they have to apply and get approved to be able to race. There was a (not all that great) self-filmed documentary by one of the teams that talked about that...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    In the meantime, there was another project that I'd been working on....

    When I last had the boat on the water, something still was bothering me about the centerboard. While I had fixed the case...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    Well, a bit of a saga with the rudder hardware.

    I finished letting in the hardware pretty quickly, and then spent a little while figuring out how to drill out bolt holes on the strap pieces (which...
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    Re: Tips for aligning rudder hardware?

    Thanks for the tips, all. I ended up getting some 10mm ID steel tube, which fits tightly over the pins, and I couldn't find 10mm steel rod, but did find 10mm OD steel tube, which (with a little...
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    Re: Mast partner plank fixings

    A simple option is to put a cleat in front of the partner, tie a short(ish) line through the base (if its open, else maybe put two in), and then wrap the line a few times around the mast and tie it...
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    Well, unless it was a fluke, this is the quality...

    Well, unless it was a fluke, this is the quality that is currently coming from Classic Marine (their series 2 rudder fittings specifically). Perhaps they are more of a budget outfit than I (and my...
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    Re: Tips for aligning rudder hardware?

    The rudder post is only just a bit wider than the rudder itself, which pivots inside the rudder case. To switch them, I'd have to both put the oversized gudgeon on the rudder post (which I could do,...
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    Re: Tips for aligning rudder hardware?

    If I knew now what I knew what I ordered them, I'd seriously consider it, Bruce, but the rudder post and rudder case are not the same width, so "putting them on the other way" means replacing two of...
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    Tips for aligning rudder hardware?

    The boat I’m building calls for having a pintle at the bottom of the transom, gudgeon at top, and reverse on the rudder case.

    I’m having a difficult time getting them perfectly aligned — I can...
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    Re: Melitele - my Campion Apple 16 Cutter

    Looking good!

    You may want some drainage holes out of the bottom of the mast step (can't see any from the photos)... seems like a likely place for water to accumulate unseen!
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    The boom does look a little low in the first to be comfortable, but there is also quite a bit of room on the mast for it to be a bit higher (which probably would have been plenty). The second looks...
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    Congrats! Always a good feeling when it...

    Congrats! Always a good feeling when it doesn’t leak, even if you were pretty sure it wouldn’t.
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    Cheap skin-on-frame canoe

    I think they just meant what is usually called a scarf joint. And yes — the ratio means you end up with matching bevels that are 8 times as long as they are high. So a 3/4” board would...
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    Looking nice! Especially that last photo. It...

    Looking nice! Especially that last photo. It takes a second to realize it’s just a few pieces of plywood twisted to near the edge of their ability.
  17. Looks like a boat! Home stretch — congrats!

    Looks like a boat! Home stretch — congrats!
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    I had a similar problem with my boat -- I wonder how much of the love for planked trailers is from people whose boats have keels with little to no rocker! -- but essentially solved by it by building...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    111611

    Sure is pretty. Pricey, but at least it's well made, and should outlast the boat.
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    Well, no update for over a month, mostly because it took over a month to get the rudder hardware that I ordered from Classic Marine. They said they were having supply issues with their foundry -- I...
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    Re: Question re: Modifying Boat Designs

    But isn't that significantly a function of beam? i.e., what is wider-Alaska?

    Seems like the most _sensible_ approach would be to at least start with the lines for Myst; if they want to do the...
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    Re: Transom rake & outboards

    Just a quick update -- finally had a moment to test the motor mount (and motor) out. Worked perfectly, moving the boat at 3-4 knots consuming very little power (and there was actually a decent amount...
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    Re: Cheap skin-on-frame canoe

    Wood prices are _all over the place_, so it'd be hard to say without more info. But, if you are looking for cedar, the best way to get decent stuff cheaply, I think, is to go to a lumber yard that...
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    Re: Transom rake & outboards

    I haven't tested it out yet (it took a lot of back and forth to get the paperwork, which here in MA is required with a motor but not with only sails/oars, but I finally got it the other day), but I'm...
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    Re: The Perfect Boat (For This Time And Place)

    Not a concrete suggestion, but just a general one: you'll probably learn a _lot_ building the boat, and may also realize, after having become a better boat builder, that it isn't quite the boat that...
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    Re: Need help selecting wood for rudder cheeks

    Just a point of comparison -- the designer for my 16ft dinghy (Campion Apple 16) specs 18mm cheeks for a similar designed rudder (two layers of 9mm, though I did three layers of 6mm). Though it has...
  27. Re: Flush oarlock sockets for car topping and narrow gunwales?

    I think gluing a block and flush mounting sounds like a good idea, but I did #1 that and it wasn't the thing that made cartopping a pain :) To save the paint, I got some foam pads for the rack (pipe...
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    Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    There are epoxy-specific pigments that I've seen (sold by epoxy manufacturers, e.g., I think Raka sells some?) but there are also "universal pigments" sold (maybe more generally, but the ones I've...
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    Re: Fiberglassing the hull

    I don't think there is any need for glass reinforcement on the other side when you are using wood butt blocks. The reason for the glass on both sides in the "payson"-style joint is that glass is only...
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    Re: Fiberglassing the hull

    Sometimes hard to tell when you're being serious, but "chemical bonds" or "primary bonds" seem to be a thing, at least according to WEST and everyone else I've heard talk about epoxy:...
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    Re: Fiberglassing the hull

    One option is to wait until it has _mostly_ cured -- if it's even still a tiny bit tacky, you should still be able to get a chemical bond, the amines (if present) should still migrate upwards, and...
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    Re: ELF for a first time build.....opinions?

    This thread is coming up on three years old... did the original poster decide to build an Elf? Or something else?
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    Re: Fiberglassing the hull

    Is this to avoid fairing? This seems like false economy, as fairing, at least to a reasonable degree, doesn't take that much time: just mix up epoxy, add a bunch of fairing filler (e.g., WEST 410 or...
  34. Re: What size and quantity of mixing cups and foam rollers to glass a 12 foot boat?

    Re: rollers -- I've not used them, as I'm pretty sure they are new, but it looks like Duckworks now carries rollers specifically for epoxy (presumably essentially off brand West -- not sure of...
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    Re: lug rig mast ring thingy set up

    Glad you explained -- using the tail of the halyard as a parrel when reefed is very clever. I guess the other advantage to the parrel is to help the sail come down in a controlled way, but I guess...
  36. Re: What size and quantity of mixing cups and foam rollers to glass a 12 foot boat?

    I defer to your experience, but you say a roller can get clogged with hardening resin, which makes it seem like you don't toss them after each batch of epoxy... which means a little bit of the last...
  37. Re: What size and quantity of mixing cups and foam rollers to glass a 12 foot boat?

    You pour some high on the hull and both catch it with the squeegee as it runs down and spread it out, and then drag the excess from above down to the lower parts. It is thick enough that this works...
  38. Re: What size and quantity of mixing cups and foam rollers to glass a 12 foot boat?

    You can easily cut them -- a hand saw works fine. So a 7" one can become two 3.5" ones, which should fit the 4" frames fine, since at least the ones I've gotten expand somewhat.



    As long as...
  39. Re: A lot of nice wood pretty discounted in Bristol, RI

    Oh, and sorry, missed your other question -- I would assume it is at the warehouse, as that's where most of the wood is spread out (I think they have a tent somewhere with stuff they have lots of --...
  40. A lot of nice wood pretty discounted in Bristol, RI

    A specialty wood retailer in RI is going out of business, and all this week they are selling what they have on hand at or just above cost:

    https://www.newportnauticaltimbers.com/

    They were...
  41. Re: What size and quantity of mixing cups and foam rollers to glass a 12 foot boat?

    Hmm. 12 feet is not all that big, I don't think you need to overthink it. I've used left over plastic takeout containers that are ~16oz for most things and they seem to be fine (measure by weight, so...
  42. Thread: Portage Pram

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    Re: Portage Pram

    Russell also has a digital book for a few dollars that, to be honest, I found more helpful than the videos: easier to quickly cross reference so as to not forget stuff, and even though it is great to...
  43. Thread: Portage Pram

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    Re: Portage Pram

    Looks neat! Since it's not my boat (and so couldn't be construed as advertising), I'll threaten a little thread drift: looks like a bit bigger (at least, with options for it), including options for...
  44. Thread: Portage Pram

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    Re: Portage Pram

    What's different from the Portage Pram?
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    Re: Transom rake & outboards

    That’s incredibly simple, and sounds perfect. I had thought to add some sacrificial wood to protect the boat from the clamps anyway; that it could also solve the trim issue is just brilliant.
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    Re: Transom rake & outboards

    Interesting idea. Not cheap (but I've gotten cleats from them, so who am I kidding!), and would involve a slightly creative installation, since my back deck is not flush with the transom (see photo),...
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    Re: Transom rake & outboards

    Yes, it's for the Apple 16. I had thought to just clamp and remove it when not used(and maybe have some ply pads to protect the paint/varnish), but can you describe a little more? I had assumed that...
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    Re: Transom rake & outboards

    Thanks -- that's helpful to know. I guess the squatting is kind of obvious, but squirelly-ness makes sense.

    In terms of what I expect -- I'm honestly not sure -- still exploring the idea (and...
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    Re: Transom rake & outboards

    Any idea of what signs I should be looking for that things are not going well?

    I don't care about turning it into a motorboat (at least, that's certainly not the current goal), but being...
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    Transom rake & outboards

    At some point, I may want to put an outboard on my 16ft sailboat. The transom is raked 30 degrees. I'm trying to understand rake as concerns outboards. I had assumed that I wanted to get the outboard...
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