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  1. Re: Just returned from a cruise circumnavigating Isle Royale on Lk Superior in the Du

    That sounds like my kind of cruising, perfectly peaceful and quiet. It’s great that everything went well, those little Albins are good boats!
  2. Re: Handmade boart - Part went missing. Mast to boom ideas?

    And they can be the best kind!!!!

    If it is the pivot pin you are looking for, they are out there (just don't remember what they are called. In a bind a regular bolt & nut would work, wouldn't...
  3. Thread: 18 foot Lyman

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    Re: 18 foot Lyman

    Pretty Islander.
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Only a hundred? Between my foredeck and cockpit sole alone I had more than 1300,… slotted. They’re not so bad.
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    Re: The end of Admiralty paper charts?

    I still use the "print on demand" NOAA charts from these guys http://www.paracay.com/
    And if you buy them through Amazon they are less expensive.
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    Cross planked bottoms on little boats like this can really start to buckle and pop planks if they are over caulked. Personally, after reefing the seams and doing my work I would wet the bottom...
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    Re: Transmission 1950 Chris Craft utility

    … very good. Y>
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    Re: Transmission 1950 Chris Craft utility

    Mechanical reverse gear? (Big lever, clunk-forward, clunk- neutral, clunk-reverse…. So to speak)….. The engine crank case and the reverse gear are a common sump (what gets poured in one ends up in...
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    Re: transmission leak sealers

    I don’t think I would want to use it if the reverse gear has wet clutch plates (cars do not have wet clutch plates).
  10. Thread: Varnish question

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    Re: Varnish question

    I would agree, That is typical “polyurethane”, not varnish.
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    Re: Midsummer Greetings from Finland

    Very pretty!
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    Re: Who knows what this is?

    They move a lot of water.
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    Re: Who knows what this is?

    The plunger out of a traditional galvanized downspout bilge pump.
  14. Re: '57 42 foot Constellation. Trying to reduce 14' 6" height for road transport

    Sure, it can be carefully removed. You will need a small crane as that’s a lot of weight and area up there.

    Chris crafts are nicely built boats, and pretty simple construction, so it should all...
  15. Re: Problen with frames lining up. Built in Whitehall tradition

    As Nick said, use plugs and not dowels for the plugging. The grain in a dowel runs the wrong way, and dowels are not made from rot resistant wood.
    If you need plugs smaller than a plug cutter...
  16. Re: Problen with frames lining up. Built in Whitehall tradition

    Personally I would fill and move the holes.
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    Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    yes,…. I got here late. We’ll catch up another time. Y>
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Your family is growing up fast Jim!
    Great work on Amazon, as always!
    It is great to see you and your family getting so much use of her.
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    Re: Copper nails,roves,Canada?

    Do you want roves (traditionally European,… dished) or burrs (traditionally American,… flat)? Jamestown distributors carries burrs & nails.
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    Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    More…
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    Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    I finally made it about 4:00.
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    Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    Sadly I won’t be able to get there until early Saturday afternoon and will be there through Sunday. I would love to offer my boat as an R&R spot , but I will most likely be stuck out on an anchor...
  23. Re: Gunwales, bench seat tops & bow deck - Epoxy & paint or primer & paint?

    Ahh,… good point and well taken about canoes Todd. Y>

    ok,….so, outside the world of canoes it’s eek! :)
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    Re: dubbing off the transom

    As others said,… it depends on the boat.
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    Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    So who is going?
  26. Re: Gunwales, bench seat tops & bow deck - Epoxy & paint or primer & paint?

    I can’t contribute to the good advice here. However, I can suggest there is no such thing as a “bow deck”. I don’t believe you will find that term in any legitimate printed reference. It is a...
  27. Re: Silicone Roof Coating to solve deck and pilot house leaks?

    A residential roofing system that is intended for aggressive and constant walking (etc) on? That sounds a bit “unusual”.
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    Re: J. Dillon, 11 years on a 27 footer, WOW!!!

    My condolences…

    We met and talked at the fist EBS organized by Ed Harrow at Mystic Seaport. It was a cold February day, but all the conversation was warm and friendly.
    The list of us gone...
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    Re: Chrysler M27 transmission reverse

    Just so I know we’re talking apples to apples, what year is the engine and Can you post a picture of the reverse gear?
    I have a pair of M47 crowns in my boat.
  30. Thread: Concordia Yawl #5

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    Re: Concordia Yawl #5

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Paint now or later ? Lapstrake Whitehall

    Why would you paint her now when you still have a hundred or so holes to put in her?
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    Re: Paint now or later ? Lapstrake Whitehall

    Lapstrake built upside down,… are the ribs in yet? Lots of fastening holes needed for them.
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    Re: Davis oarlocks for extended use?

    Davis pattern were what were used on rental rowboat fleets for a good 80+ years or more on the New Jersey shore. They can take a lot of abuse, last forever and keep on going. Yes they can wear and...
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    Re: A good start to the season.

    The weekend is continuing perfectly. …. I upgraded my electronics this year! I added a 1960’s era spinning neon light depth indicator (NOS eBay find), the lead line is still getting used though (I...
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    Re: A good start to the season.

    Unfortunately I don’t know. It was taken by the wife of a friend when we met up on Saturday. I have no idea what sort of editing software she may have used.
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    Re: Anchor Rode Questions

    I have about 250’ of 1/2” three strand and about 7’ of chain. I personally would not splice directly to the chain, but always use a shackle and thimble. I don’t have to worry about it fitting...
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    Re: A good start to the season.

    Thank you.
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    A good start to the season.

    At Mystic Seaport for the weekend
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    Re: Lunch Hook what do you use?

    Lunch hook? just a little 4 - 5 lb Danforth. Nice and simple.
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    Re: OMG, jump on this and save it...

    What a little darling!!!
    And a give away price!
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    Re: Quartz battery clock movements

    very good!
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    Re: Autolite Generator pulley nut

    ok, don’t disagree with this, I probably wouldn’t use one on a sheet metal pulley either. I would hope this one is cast.
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    Re: Autolite Generator pulley nut

    A pipe wrench may leave one or two witness marks on each side. Im not sure I would call that “damage”, or are you thinking of something else?
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    Re: Wooden boat insurance

    I have Geico, through Boat U.S. maybe that will help, maybe not.
    I have good liability coverage and that is it, (that keeps the rate very affordable).
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    Re: Autolite Generator pulley nut

    I have similar issues with my generators. I use a big pipe wrench and tren a proper wheel (gear) puller.
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    Re: Quartz battery clock movements

    They're the only kind worth having. :D

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  47. Re: Cut Water and Transom Band Fabricator Found - Ken Bassett Rascal Build

    Beautiful!
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    Re: knee and breasthook advice for dory

    Agreed! (I will tell you that the shear planks pulled out of the rebate because there is nothing left of the top 8” or so of the stem. The rebate is basically gone from sitting in the dirt. No...
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    Re: knee and breasthook advice for dory

    I would agree with you on that first one.

    On the breast hook I will point out that boat lead a pretty brutal life. She was built as a lifeguard surf boat for the town of Spring Lake New Jersey. ...
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    Re: knee and breasthook advice for dory

    These are from some boats in my collection by two different builders, just to give you some ideas.
    The thwart knees on two are actually fastened to the faces of the thwarts (meet in the middle at...
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