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    Re: Problem polishing brass/bronze

    always seems Trumpean to me. A former client did this with his boat. Tacky in my humble opinion.
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    Re: Sitka Spruce Mast Refinishing/Repair

    You might use the supplied air mask. That stuff is horrible.
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    Re: Sitka Spruce Mast Refinishing/Repair

    I know it makes sense to use a base, but I have done it and it made a horrible mess. Foaming up and discoloring the wood. And as I said the instructions on the jar of oxalic acid says to use vinegar....
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    Re: Sitka Spruce Mast Refinishing/Repair

    Yes, Jay is correct, the oxalic acid crystals should be dissolved in hot water.
    Neutralizing the oxalic acid with a base like baking soda makes sense. However, it will make a horrible mess. Vinegar...
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    Re: Sitka Spruce Mast Refinishing/Repair

    Sand down to 120. I always prepare the solution as strong a possible. Put in acid crystals until the solution will no longer absorb. Paint on the solution. Repeat as necessary. Neutralize with...
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    Re: Have to call my cable company

    The major problem is that someone is amused by Home Improvement.
  7. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    What you appear to be attempting to imply is that Mr. Murley's work is an outlier and that he does work for "showboats." I don't think this is the case, but you could prove me wrong by producing a...
  8. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    Ok, I appreciate your honesty. This ain't my first rodeo.
  9. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    We should be talking about a total overhaul. Including the transmission. No cheating please.
  10. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    I am still waiting for someone to quote a local to Seattle bonafide vintage marine engine mechanic offer to rebuild the Crown for $3,000.

    Not looking for what an amateur "thinks" is reasonable....
  11. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    Please call a local (Seattle) engine shop and get a rough quote and report back here. I've done this stuff for nearly forty years. I am not just guessing like you boys.

    By the way, as I said, the...
  12. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    So what it sounds like is that we are obviously comparing apples and oranges. Or being a mechanic is a great way to get rich. Kinda doubt the second. However, would believe you if you can find...
  13. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    You guys that are guessing about how much it should cost to rebuild a Crown marine engine:
    Are you aware that there is a difference between a car engine and a boat engine? Did not think so.
    ...
  14. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    Since many have given an opinion here, I thought I might take the opportunity to present my opinion, since I restored runabouts for 35 years or so. Below is a Chrysler Ace, the little brother of the...
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Let the prancing commence!!
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    Aren't there streets west of the ferry terminal? Just checking. Anyways, doubt if I will be prancing with the hippies this year.
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    Re: Lining up screw slots

    Proving yet again that it's not what you know, it's how you say it. Smalser was a retired military officer and had momentary connection with professional boat repair and construction. Some of his...
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    Re: Lining up screw slots

    The glory days of Smalser? That guy that stuck irrelevant shiny pieces on his boats to gay abandon? Cornball stuff.

    ps: Clocking is nonsense. The fastener being properly tightened is more...
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    Re: Anybody seen this?

    I owned a 21ft three strake version. Wonderful, wonderful boats.
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    Perhaps the two boat projects of which I am most proud are in the Bay Area: Your boat and a 34ft. Chris Deluxe Enclose Cabin. Both were were in basically sound shape but had definitely seen better...
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    Scott,
    When one does boat restoration as I used to, it is sometimes sad to see what happens to a boat after it leaves one's hands. It can take only a few months to screw up a classic boat....
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    Re: Saw a hipster on one of these, yesterday

    Bang, Bang. Shoot, Shoot.

    By the way, the first commandment of hillbilly filmmaking:
    Never use the same transition twice in the same video.
  23. Re: Who knows the work of Jordan Peterson, psychologist?

    Omar, this is a strange place. The site was created for the further glorification of wooden boats. However, it gets the most traffic in this section. The forty or fifty world wide benthic denizens of...
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    Re: Poplar Marine????

    Why not? Rot prone.
  25. Re: Who knows the work of Jordan Peterson, psychologist?

    Well said. Most here cannot be expected to put much effort into unpacking an argument. However, I hope that perhaps one or two may consider what he is saying.
  26. Re: Who knows the work of Jordan Peterson, psychologist?

    It's much too hard to think, right?
  27. Re: Who knows the work of Jordan Peterson, psychologist?

    Well, Omar, it seems like the boys are either too busy to investigate Peterson or think they have seen right through it

    Peterson is perhaps unique on the American cultural scene at the moment. He...
  28. Thread: Varnish

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    Re: Varnish

    Yes, the rough sanding and fairing is hard, hard work, but the varnishing itself is meditative. Don't know why people get so warped out about it. High quality painting is actually harder.
  29. Thread: Varnish

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    Re: Varnish

    Has to be maintained and kept out of the sun as much as possible.
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    Re: Cranial Deformation

    yea, corset and gauged ears. That ought to do you.
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    Re: Cranial Deformation

    If I recall correctly, from our brief meeting several years ago at the Hippy Boat Festival, you do not need a boob job. Just sayin'.
  32. Re: Who knows the work of Jordan Peterson, psychologist?

    Omar, you will only confuse the boys. They want to believe the pablum fed to them: Peterson is a tool of the alt.right.
  33. Re: William Randolph Hearst's first steam yacht

    Propeller: Diameter 52", Pitch 100"
  34. Re: Who knows the work of Jordan Peterson, psychologist?

    If you are attempting to paint him as some kind of extremist, it is obvious that you have not bothered to look at his ideas very carefully. On the other hand, Mr. Seeger likely whistles much better.
  35. Re: Who knows the work of Jordan Peterson, psychologist?

    Omar, that is a good selection. I have watched many, many of his Youtube offerings. However, I will wager that the boys here will not listen to much of it. "Too much bla, bla, bla...." as a bonehead...
  36. Re: World's Biggest Black Powder Cannon - a 100-Ton Gun

    bang, bang. shoot, shoot.
  37. Re: Who knows the work of Jordan Peterson, psychologist?

    You will note that nobody except perhaps Khayyam has actually said anything about Peterson's content. Rather, people are just insulting each other. Well, it is the Bilge.
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    For the sake of humanity, NO!!
  39. Re: Who knows the work of Jordan Peterson, psychologist?

    Peterson may be the sole ray of hope in our mass cultural life. The fact of his amazing popularity in the craven age of Trump does give one hope. He requires work to understand; this is not easy in...
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    the prancing hippies of course.
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    Re: Some women just look right

    Read somewhere: "There are two Hepburns in Hollywood, one is a wonder person, the other is absolutely nuts."
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    Trump Flees to Russia!

    https://media.newyorker.com/photos/5b5b2db387b14c6938366605/master/w_727,c_limit/Borowitz-TrumpsFleetoRussia.jpg


    Photograph by Mark Wilson / Getty


    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Bringing...
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    Re: $40K for 13' boat?

    The motor launch looks lovely; I hope she gets a good home. There are a few, very few, very wealthy people that buy wooden boats. I would say that they might get lucky.
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    Re: $40K for 13' boat?

    Well, you should be.
    Materials cost, what, 15-20k. It has a BMW engine...nice but high rpm, low torque and no longer imported. A few months to build. Hmmm, looks like building small wooden boats...
  45. Re: The Seattle city government described in a single sentence.

    Well, yeadon's contributions to the current Seattle disaster, as regrettable as they are, nonetheless are limited in scope. Quality versus quantity.
  46. Re: The Seattle city government described in a single sentence.

    And first avenue full of smut shops and sailors.

    A certain relative of mine used to go to a place on first avenue which offered a "photography studio" with a nekkid lady.
  47. Re: The Seattle city government described in a single sentence.

    God knows I try. It's really easy though.
  48. Re: The Seattle city government described in a single sentence.

    The Blue Eagle was the place to go at 6am for a drink if you needed to straighten up before a shift at Todd's. Still waiting for the call from Filson's.

    I miss the real Seattle before Jeff and...
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    When Will Trump Fans Credulity End?

    Regarding the Cohen/Trump Hookergate conversation. Does it bother you that you can hear him putting a lie to his story. In his own words!! Or is the tape recording simply more people lying about him?
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    Re: Exterior ply for trailer sailer?

    Well said indeed.
    Never understood people that use crappy big box materials and then have to spend extra materials to protect limitations.
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