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  1. Re: A vessel stability question for the N.A's or designers

    Hmmm,.... didn’t mean to stir the pot so much. Lol
    All very interesting.

    michael, Thank you. I thought you had referred to it as ‘dynamic stabilit’, and as you said not to be confused with...
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    Re: Cross planked new build adding splines?

    Yes, they are gluing only one side. Nothing wrong with it as long as they donít overdue it with the splining,... all a bit of a calculated risk.
  3. Re: A vessel stability question for the N.A's or designers

    I understand free surface effect reasonably well and don’t think that was part of the equation.

    As to how the scallopers got moving in the first place, a scalloper doesn’t stop. You are always on...
  4. Re: A vessel stability question for the N.A's or designers

    I don't really know............
  5. Re: A vessel stability question for the N.A's or designers

    Nick, I can see not much need to take it into account on large conventional ships.
    I think Michael (MMD) once referenced it by name (or had a term for it).
  6. Re: A vessel stability question for the N.A's or designers

    Another example, ..............
    The ability for a crew in a rowing shell (or a single oarsman in a skull) to keep the boat balanced with no oars touching the water during the recovery, while the...
  7. Re: A vessel stability question for the N.A's or designers

    Nope, that's not it.


    As a specific example of what I am referring to, probably 30+ years ago there was an offshore scalloper that came back into port down south with a deckload of scallops. ...
  8. A vessel stability question for the N.A's or designers

    I am trying to remember the term for the increase in vessel stability due to being underway vs stationary. ....... Anyone?

    I was thinking dynamic stability vs stationary stability, ... but I'm...
  9. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Yes, ... ouch!
    I cut fingers & my hands a number of times years ago, but never anything that wasn’t stitched back together. That’s going to be real sensitive for a lot of years.
  10. Thread: Dinghy ID help

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    Re: Dinghy ID help

    Very Nice!
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    Re: 1950 Chris Craft Riviera cooling question?

    Looks like fun!!!!!!!

    yes,..... cast iron impeller??? Hmm,.... Not self primping at all. Completely the wrong type of pump. I wouldn’t recommend that pump on any raw water cooled engine (even...
  12. Thread: Peter Lenihan

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    Re: Peter Lenihan

    Ahhh,... yes. Quite “enlightening”...
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    Re: Insurance Question! Help!

    Another point of reference here (more for future reference now it would seem). I have insurance for my 1957, 33ft twin screw Jersey sea skiff through Boat US. It is a good coverage liability only...
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    Re: Finding old design plans - a tough search?

    Sorry to say I have never heard of the existence of any surviving wood era Owens documentation.

    what information would you be looking for off the plans?

    Chris,.. thank you for the reference! ...
  15. Thread: 1952 Huckins 40'

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    Re: 1952 Huckins 40'

    They look really nice! You are doing a great job on a boat that is certainly worthy of it.
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    Re: Jumping in with both feet.....

    Wonderful!!!!!!
  17. Thread: Where to start?

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    Re: Where to start?

    Iím not going to muddy the water (too much), and it seems like you are getting logical advise with a kit or modified type of dory. There are just so many classic designs that would fit your...
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    Re: Plywood Runabout Rebuild

    Great job!!!! She is a very practical little runabout, and looks good too! Congratulations.
  19. Re: 'Take Apart' boat kits. Any thoughts/experience?

    I would agree, the two features do not have to be mutually exclusive.
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    Re: Atchison Boat Works in St Paul, MN

    Cool!!!!
  21. Re: Lining off the Herreshoff dinghy - possible lap issues?

    I agree,... before FRG,... in the days of wooden boat production what you are looking at wouldn’t have even caught someone’s eye. Here you can see about a 30 foot lapstrake sea skiff being planked...
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    Re: Atchison Boat Works in St Paul, MN

    Nice little vintage boat in nice condition, ..... a little time capsule.
    For the varnish I would suggest a reasonable sanding (light with 120 grit or 150) to remove some of the dirt and oxidized...
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    Re: House boats of character...

    I have always been a bit fascinated with your canal boats. :)
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    Re: House boats of character...

    Some early 1900's Jersey shore house boats

    https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/services/mediarender/THISLIFE/002003758370/media/34229332398/medium/1543268280/enhance


    And this house boat behind...
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    Re: House boats of character...

    I am most enjoying your pictures and history Andrew. Interesting how this has preserved so many.
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    Re: Crown M47S Head Gasket....

    Madoc1ís post prompted me to check one of my period ďMotors ManualsĒ for Head nut torque specs. It seems to agree with the 70 lbs/ft and not the 57 number.
  27. Re: 24' double ended lapstrake sailboat project for sale in Victoria BC

    She has that ‘converted life boat’ look. Still,... worth an interested look.
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    Re: Hull Repair and Paint Removal Questions

    Not sure I’d want to go at plywood with any kind of media.
    The biggest difficulty with plywood is the wavy hard and soft parts of the grain and keeping it smooth.
  29. Re: Torque value for Mainifold Flathead 6 M47S Crown Chrysler Marine Engine

    Tight enough, but not to tight. (Haha)
  30. Re: Torque value for Mainifold Flathead 6 M47S Crown Chrysler Marine Engine

    I donít think you are going to find specs for that in the manual. Back Ďthení many details like that were assumed knowledge.
    I even just found conflicting information on the head nuts, 57 as...
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    Re: House boats of character...

    This was an early 1900ís Jersey shore houseboat that was put up on pilings in the town of Sea Bright (probably the 30ís or so). At one time there were a number of similay house boats turned summer...
  32. Thread: Oarlock inserts?

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    Re: Oarlock inserts?

    But that clunking sound is so familiar snd brings back such memories. :)
  33. Thread: Solar kayak

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    Re: Solar kayak

    Ok,.... now that is really cool!
    and you did a really nice job of putting it all together.
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    Re: A new one at T.F. Green (airport)

    Around here all the “Big Box stores” have permanent birds in them. They are even fed indoors.
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    Re: A new one at T.F. Green (airport)

    If anyone is interested here is the launch again.
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    Re: Yankee Tender build

    Given what I have seen over the years I would spline with the same wood as the transom, and cut the spline with the grain running at an angle.
    just my .002
  37. Re: Vintage Aluminium Side Mount Outboard Bracket

    Transom mounts don’t work on double Enders and long counter transoms.
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    Re: Launching an Old Town boat in 1927

    That's even tougher than this situation. The 1906 Huff skiff is on a cradle, the cradle sits on a four wheeled trailer. The trailer is backed down to the water's edge, then 20ft long planks are...
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    Re: A new one at T.F. Green (airport)

    Thank you. Saved me from having to look for it. :)

    Also, ....... I suspect the Amphi-craft at the airport has been glassed.
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    Re: A new one at T.F. Green (airport)

    Ahhhh,... Thank you. I guess I have always been to busy looking at the varnished inboard launch to really notice her in the past. :)
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    A new one at T.F. Green (airport)

    I doní t remember seeing her before.

    She is now one of three Herreshoffs on display at T.F. Green airport on Prov. R.I. Itís always nice to take a stroll past them when returning home.
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    Re: I've done it again! "My Girl"

    You really had vision to see that in her when you started.
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    Re: I've done it again! "My Girl"

    Just stunning!!! Congratulations, she is beautiful.
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    Re: Table saw maintenance

    Yes,.... paste wax for the table saws, band saws, jointers, planers, hand planes, chisels, slicks, shipwrights adzes, any cutting tools and metal tables.
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    Re: Fixing unfair steam bent keel

    It looks like there was a knot very close to that hard spot in the curve. About the only way I could have seen making that stick work would have been to define the intended curve with a piece of...
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    Re: Crown M47S Head Gasket....

    The Crown is the 265 CID Chrysler car and small truck engine. A lot of basic parts are as far away as NAPA.
  47. Thread: An Ilur in R.I.

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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    She’s beautiful!
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    Re: Crown M47S Head Gasket....

    Hmmm,.... so far it seems like you have a low hour upgrade engine. Not bad. ...

    oh,... and I typo’ed,... I meant 14 years, not 24 years for the age of my ignition components.

    As an FYI,........
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    Re: Crown M47S Head Gasket....

    Mike, the inside does look good,... however, the purpose of using Glyptal paint (that red paint) is to provide a slippery surface so the oil will drain back down into the crank case more quickly (and...
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    Re: Crown M47S Head Gasket....

    I still run points (with ballast resistor) and havenít had to touch anything. Cleaned the points after sitting for 24 years, but that is it.

    as I mentioned, I would suggest stuffing a piece of...
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