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  1. Re: Need advice concerning an old canvas kayak

    Wow...... if you could make such a fine boat out of that wreck I should not worry too much....... Suddenly a rebuild started feeling a good bit easier.

    Thanks for your advice. I had never heard of...
  2. Re: Need advice concerning an old canvas kayak

    Thanks

    I will go and take a look at the kayak maybe next week. It is 100km away from where I live. Last time I had a closer look at it was several years ago.

    The waters I will be paddling is...
  3. Re: Need advice concerning an old canvas kayak

    Thanks

    ......so according to you my main worry should be if there is any pre-1958 rot damage still left in the frame. The kayak had been left outside unprotected for a few years in the 50-ies and...
  4. Need advice concerning an old canvas kayak

    Hello again

    Since 10 years I have some muscular trouble in my back which I am trying to sort out through some rather intense training. Most likely I must continue training for the rest of my life...
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    Re: Cost of birth control

    It is starting to become pretty much a proven fakt beyond debate here in Northern Europe that for the society as a whole birth control is much cheaper that taking care of single mothers and destitute...
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    Re: Do you think the EU will survive?

    The huge influx of underpaid (often unpaid) Bulgarian or Romanian labour and the EU politic of breaking down welfare makes a lot of working class people worried. Getting a job gets harder and hardet...
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    Re: I saw these and thught of yole

    Are the boats fron Orkney and the Hebrides really fuller aft than forward? Is there a reason for this?

    To me this looks very strange. Otherwise I do really like their hull shapes.
  8. Re: Looking for historical information about the paddle steamer Newcastle built in 18

    Thanks for your help Nick.

    That would be great Andrew!
    That slek hull makes sence if she was built as a packet. Great to get that part explained.
  9. Re: Looking for historical information about the paddle steamer Newcastle built in 18

    That would be great if you could Andrew!

    She looks like she could have been built as a steam packet.
    I have scanned the photo but cannot post it on the forum since I do not have access to a...
  10. Re: Looking for historical information about the paddle steamer Newcastle built in 18

    Aye
    I will send them an e-mail and ask.
  11. Re: Looking for historical information about the paddle steamer Newcastle built in 18

    I looked at the link Nick posted. They would probably have the kind of information I am looking for but they would charge me a fee for looking it up if I underatood the text correctly. Suck fees are...
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    Re: Santa Maria found?

    Very interresting if it is true........ but I bet someone will consider it less cool when finding all the empty hootch bottles left behind in what once was the admiral's cabin.....
    Things like that...
  13. Looking for historical information about the paddle steamer Newcastle built in 1855

    My great great grandfather's sisters husband was the capitain of that steamer in the late 1880-ies. Since then we have a photograph of her that has been passed down from generation to generation and...
  14. Re: Show off your shop/garages. What is yours like??

    Nice little jointer you have there Tom. Not too heavy to move yet big enough for some rather serious work.
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    Re: What constitutes a "Replica"?

    In my humble oppinion a replica would have to be built as close to the original as practical with due considerations to the intended use. That would mean at a minimum that the hull shape and...
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    Re: For the Climate Change Realists

    Around here farmers are harrowing their fields on the 22 of April. To my knowledge this hasn't happened in several centuries. Something has to be wrong when such things happen.
  17. Re: I once had a..(Fill in the Blank)..Man, I loved that car!!

    My only car since 14 years is a 1984 model Opel Kadett E with 1.2 litre OHV engine. I love that car..... but sadly they aren't made any more.......
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    Re: I think I'm a luddite.

    I get all phones I need secondhand cheap or free. When the supply runs out there are still low cost phones on the market. Phones that can handle a call or a text message. I neither need nor want...
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    Re: Valeria Lukyanova ! ! !

    If you ask me that Valeria has brough ugliness to a completely new level......

    To me there is nothing as beautiful as a healthy woman with her natural body shape intact and her natural hair...
  20. Re: "The Gospel of Jesus' Wife" is determined to be ancient, not a fake.

    Does it matter if Jesus ben Joseph the carpenter from Nasareth was married?

    I only wish that if he was married they had a great relationship and were happy together and got healthy kids. Maybe...
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    Re: Your dream bandsaw for your home workshop??

    My dream bandsaw would be an old cast iron monster. Ultimately a Jonsered but many others would do just as well. That Barker bandsaw looks wonderful and Kudzu's American band saw may turn out even...
  22. Re: Can You Build a Sailboat Interior Out of Alaska Birch?

    I live in Finland at roundabout the same latitude as Anchorage in Alaska. We have a lot of birches here too. Ours are another species but closely related to yours.

    Tradition dictates that birch...
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    Re: Real old school trad boat references?!!

    There are a somw very brief but fairly good instructions on building a Norwegian pram of the Arendal variety in the book Robåter Og Små Seilbåter by Torgny Knutson. The book was first published in...
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    Re: Tablesaw Accident

    Best wishes and thanks for telling us theese words of warning. I think you might have saved us a finger or two.
  25. Thread: security

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    Re: security

    Then my then employer tried to steal my tools I loudly announced it to all other employess and subcontractors and even to some customers. This was followed with the announcement that everything...
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    Re: how much would you pay for these?

    I would pay between 1 and 8 euros apiece for those chisels as that is what secondhand high quality chisels normally cost............
  27. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    I suppose that the Mystic Seaport crew has found out this already but for readers of the thread it might be interresting to know that the Marstal boat engines were manufactured by Motorfabriken...
  28. Re: The Shetland Boat: History; Folklore & Construction - a blog by Marc Chivers

    I really like the hull shape of the Shetland boats..........
    It is facinating to compare their hull shape with traditional boats from my area and find excactly the differenses that I expect to...
  29. Re: Scots pine (p. sylvestris) for boatbuilding

    Yes it is.
  30. Re: Scots pine (p. sylvestris) for boatbuilding

    People in southern Scandinavia have used it for clinker built workboats since the viking age at least and it makes very good boats though it is heavier and more brittle than the spruce that is used...
  31. Re: What thickness planer for strip boats/projects?

    Yep that's right.......those Parks planers and other similar sized cast iron ones look like a good choice in the small segment of the market. Heavy for their size yet small.
  32. Re: Grinder for sharpening planes and drawknives - suggestions

    I could do that but I already have two grinders that can take slightly smaller wheels. One of them is home made from an industrial washing mashine. I keep the big wheel in store for future needs.
  33. Re: What thickness planer for strip boats/projects?

    I would never ever buy a planer that uses disposable knives just because that makes you use too dull knives all the time. Planer knives get dull very rapidly so that would mean a lot of running back...
  34. Re: Grinder for sharpening planes and drawknives - suggestions

    I mostly use a waterstone grinder and sometimes a band grinder. If I had to make do with one of them that would be the waterstone grinder. There is a huge difference between a good wheel and a bad...
  35. Re: Mainer Straps Helium Balloons on and Heads for Ireland

    Is there a mental hospital in Newfoundland? In that case he missed it.
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    Re: extreme stern on small gaffer

    I like that boat!
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    Re: Really long boats...can they be built today?

    Obviosly admiral Popov was the stereotypical genius ahead of his time.........:rolleyes:

    On the more serious side of things I think that once fuel becomes a bit more expensive relatively long lean...
  38. Thread: A new boat

    by heimlaga
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    Re: A new boat

    I like that boat. Nice hull shape and solid scantlings.
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    Re: Sewn boats..?..

    On the Malabar coast of India carvel built boats sewn with coconut fibre rope were built up to the 1960-ies at least following the old Arab tradition which died out in it's homeland a generation...
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    Re: Sex Offender Registry

    Apparently I did not explain my home made theory well enough.

    Kids grow up with lots of unused surplus energy that is not used up around the farmyard. They grow up being told over and over again...
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    Re: Sex Offender Registry

    Blame society and not the pedophiles.
    Every time that the "normal" society withdraws from an area the crooks will take over.
    -Poachers and meth labs fill the forests in countries where people...
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    Re: First Build - Traditional Clinker or Carvel

    You have found some nice boat pictures and just looking by at them I feel inspiration streaming towards me.

    Personally I am a fan of clinker built double ended boats.
    -Double ended because such...
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    Re: Suicides amongst british military personnel.

    When I grew up my grandfather was one of my best friends. He was a World War II veteran who had served in the front line for about 4 years and suffered from terrible nightmares ever since. Probably...
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    Re: needed Vire 6hp cylinder head

    There was some business selling Vire parts in Denmark a few years ago........ but I do not know if they are still there.
  45. Re: Building an aspen dugout in Finland, 1936

    An interresting film!
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    Re: Shipwright's Adze for sale; not mine

    110$ damn...... I passed up one for 20 euros because I already had bought one for 12........

    Around hare both straight and lippad adzes can be found but the shipyards closed down 100 years ago and...
  47. Thread: Union Thugs

    by heimlaga
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    Re: Union Thugs

    As a union worker I want to thank fellow union men for doing the right thing.

    I think that extremism is a religion on it's own. When I compare the gospel of the christian hate groups and the...
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    Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher

    Aye. I like that song.
    Brits have an amazing ability to write good songs about political matters......... whatever side they are on......
    The interwiews would of cause have been more...
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    Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher

    This one?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk18ZY318os
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    Re: Terms for square sail rigs

    So that's the silk sail I have heard rumours about. Did it work?

    I know that the old ballads regularly mention "silkisegl" but I have always seen it as a poetic metaphore for fine sail cloth of...
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