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    Re: Dinghy with removeable transom

    My thoughts are...a design based on a Whitehall that has a very high fixed transom as a matter of course, but then build it to 7-9 ft with the transom built a station forward instead (where the...
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    Re: Old stanley bit brace

    I keep an eye out for the most manly 14" sweep one, but they don't seem to have been sold in the UK, only USA.
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    Re: Old stanley bit brace

    A couple of seconds. Just slide it in there brace end and screwup the thingamey. I went via the spare room and smeared some grease on it's organs.

    It's a slot in the end of the brace that it...
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    Re: Old stanley bit brace

    This is my Millers Falls No.33 with an "improved Barber ratchet". Probably made 1900-1950's.

    I'm guessing it's made of spring steel because of what its doing, and it's shiny like spring steel.
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    Re: One detail of stitch & glue method

    Epoxy is not crap as a paint Nick. Harder to apply, more expensive I accept. Neither is it necessary in most instances, or an end in itself, even when it is chosen for it's usefullness.

    This stems...
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    Re: One detail of stitch & glue method

    Oil, paint, epoxy...it's wood covered with a water impermeable coating.

    Of course you could leave it bare. It gets wet then dries quick...provided water doesn't pool. But rain water from the sky...
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    Re: A new Method of Execution

    Amazing what turns up in Blighty for sale.

    Anyone need an executioners axe from the Middle Ages? It's quite a tool.
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    Re: 'Clovelly Picarooner'

    Not sailed a Picarooner, though I thought about one a while back. We had a Moody 27 bilge keeler that sailed very well, I'd need to look at the appendages to give an opinion. If they've only made it...
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    Re: 'Clovelly Picarooner'

    This one was listed on facebook marketplace 4 weeks ago...looks as nice as they come. 4.5k inc trailer and 4 stroke engine. Falmouth.
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    Re: Walnut superstition

    My brain is remembering that there was an old Shetlander being interviewed in a very soft lilt voice (as they speak up there). It was black and white I think and he was sitting in his cottage. Its...
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    Re: Walnut superstition

    Marples use walnut for a range of marking out bits.

    https://www.classichandtools.com/images/products/standard/795_4561.jpg

    The simple slitting gauge is only 21.
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    Re: Walnut superstition

    I'll try to remember where I read that or heard it.

    It wasn't a keel band or shoe proper, I think it was just 'a piece'. Maybe the whales could see or locate to it. Maybe superstition, but they...
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    Re: 'Clovelly Picarooner'

    The first version of the Heard grp Picarooner was fairly open with basic front and rear tanks if I remember.
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    Re: Walnut superstition

    My Norris plane has an English walnut knob and tote. Very nice it is too finished with a 17th century hard wax polish (Alfine Shine).


    I'm sure I read the Shetlanders put a piece of copper under...
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    Re: Lightweight sailboat for the family.

    Build an Ilur, Scamp or Calandar Island 16 from a kit and buy a trailer. If you dont want a kit a Welsford Navigator or Pathfinder.

    If it must be light, a CLC Northeaster with extra buoyancy will...
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    Re: Expedition Pedal boat design

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lCXVQfrmBX8

    Pedal boat review (the one above).
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    Re: Expedition Pedal boat design

    If you want to explore while using your legs for propulsion, i’d reconsider the Hobie’s. Easy to live with, transport and well designed they are not slow (as quick as a kayak) and easy aquistion and...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Not the Ft one, it's behind a paywall.

    You must be the only leftie with an FT subscription Nick. ;)
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    Re: Ukraine

    Labour shortage in those sectors is increasing effciency.

    For example not investing in vegetable picking machinery and instead using manual labour is to some degree human exploitation. Even if...
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    Re: Ukraine

    In the UK 50% of our electricty now comes from burning gas. 25% Nuclear. 25% renewables (and rising). We need gas for heating domestic homes but also national electricity production. That's why we're...
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    Re: 'Clovelly Picarooner'

    There's one on the village quay that's used and one in the museum as you enter that a chap on here Peter Radclyffe built. I've not seen a wood one for sale for some years. I'd say bar those two...
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    Re: about to take the plunge

    You should build the rudder and centerboard. Make up your stems. Then assemble a kit of parts like getting the thwarts at least down to thickness etc, maybe gunwales and inwales cut out and if you’ve...
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    Re: Minimal sailing dink for two?

    There are many fine little boats.

    A glued lap Oughtred Auk is a very good 8ft'er.

    https://i0.wp.com/intheboatshed.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Piggly-Wiggly.jpg

    Compared to the equivlent...
  24. Re: Mirror rig on a light sail/oar dinghy

    The smaller length sail and oar boats have the same beam but less length than the longer ones. Apart from less waterline length it also gives them a smaller waterplane. Add in double ended'ness over...
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    Re: Beach rollers

    The smaller beach boats at Beer, get rolled/ slid around on plastic gas pipe offcuts. Its a yellow hollow pipe made from MDPE (medium density polyethlene). i think the choice 'roadside windfall'...
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    Re: Plywood lapstrake with copper rivets

    The original version of Ilur uses epoxy glued and also riveted planks. As far as I can tell, and there are 20 odd year boats for sale now and again, they seem to have held up. I think in France alot...
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    Re: Best Rowboat w/o compound curves

    The forward rake of the Bolger LS means the single plank will sit flat without any twist needed forward of Station 5. He’s offering the same deal aft to keep balanced windage.

    The Dory transom is...
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    Re: Plywood lapstrake with copper rivets

    If you want to do that great little boat justice and sell it for a good profit, I'd try to build it to Vivier's plan at every stage.

    You're already well invested with his plans cost and probably a...
  29. Re: Looking for 27' to 30' plywood epoxy powerboat that cruises 20 + knots

    The Bluejacket 28 (there's a range) should also be worth your perusal. They run efficiently with 60-90 hp. Future resale will increasingly require relatively lower running costs.
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  30. Re: Looking for 27' to 30' plywood epoxy powerboat that cruises 20 + knots

    Additional to your list the B&B Outer Banks 26 should be worth a look for you.

    https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-n46z22rt03/product_images/uploaded_images/ob26-at-18kts-cropped.jpg
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    Re: Best Rowboat w/o compound curves

    Never rowed or seen one, but there seems to be alot of love for Bolger's single chine 'simple' Gloucester Gull. Pretty sheer too.

    He drew a longer one at 19'7" which is getting towards the...
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    Re: Router Bit Edge Profile?

    I got a set of blades for my Stanley 66, from Ray Illes Tool Store UK. Most Stanley 66’s only come with the last tool put in there, if that. Lie Nielsen does a bronze one, just because he can. The...
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    Re: one for lupussonic

    Spirit of Mystery (Pete Goss)


    https://youtu.be/t1sq-mgnO6k
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    Re: William Garden canoe yawl San Diego CL

    https://d385tlrw8quush.cloudfront.net/1024/768/237533_63da2b6c8900591bb48e28707ef7b5c9.jpg




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    Re: Mitre Planes?

    They do some big channel like that.

    If you turn it around 90 degrees, you can have your channel sides providing the front and back of the plane then attach the sides.

    This can be had from...
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    Re: Mitre Planes?

    This 50 x 50 x 200 3mm steel channel works out at 10.

    https://www.metals4u.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/450075a49706edc29788831ae16b8479/m/i/mild_channel_3_5.jpg

    A Veritas 1 5/8" PM blade...
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    Re: Mitre Planes?

    My Spiers smoother dates to 1850-1870 (small upside down Spiers Ayr): about when that photo of Spiers was taken.

    Rescued in a sorry state, it's back in plane but the dovetail steel and pins are...
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    Re: Mitre Planes?

    Phil Edwards makes wooden planes just down the road from me, in Dorset, England.

    He can make a wooden miter bevel down and a skew version (because its wood, the bevel down gives more material...
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    Re: Mitre Planes?

    If you wanted a 45 degree or perpendicular end, you'd cut it roughly, maybe with the help of something like this Disston/ Stanley mitre saw,
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    Re: Mitre Planes?

    Bruce this is a mitre plane made by Spiers. 750- 3000! Collectors buy 'em. Date from 1800's. Hand made from sheet steel. Side perpendicular. Infill timber of heavy dense rosewood. Bronze lever cap....
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    I built my boat with just an extension cable. My only vice was a little one, equivalent to that Irwin model. You'll be fine. You'll need very little with a kit, especially a Clint Chase boat as the...
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    Re: Egret : Parker vs Wooden Boat

    David Ferch built a model Haiku and sailed it. Don't know how much ballast had to be added with a model, but it's still a mesmerising watch.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7cKXQNBG6s
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    Re: Egret : Parker vs Wooden Boat

    Barnaby Scott built one here in the UK. He is a furniture maker working in CNC and modelled Haiku to cut out. Although it's single chine hull and with easyish stems would make for a (relatively) easy...
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    If getting electric into your garage ends up too costly, the cordless tools now available might be an intelligent way to go. The Bosch pro 12v series of drills and jigsaws etc aren't overly expensive...
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    Re: Egret : Parker vs Wooden Boat

    I'd expect Iain Oughtred's version Haiku to out sail both in open water and to be more responsive on the helm. Should turn on a sixpence. Much better foil aspect ratio. Better rig arrangement. Much...
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    Regrets I've had a few,


    My 'bench' is on the right as you look in. I've figured my arms shadow the natural light when planing or working. I think benches are better on the left so that you're...
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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=115943&d=1659662413&thumb=1

    I think diesel should be DIESEL. Maybe even break out the highlighter, unless it can't be filled with petrol.
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    Re: Paint colors & Sources

    Epifanes Yacht Enamel Teal green 30?

    https://www.foxschandlery.com/media/catalog/product/cache/b345a425aff81d739c4e4ac43bf8868a/e/p/epifanesyachtenamelswatches_22.jpg

    Here in the UK, alot of...
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    Re: Any info on Oughtred's Sea Hen?

    Notably this one's got a gaff rig and jib. Small but perfectly formed.

    Couldn't say if this the old or 'new Sea Hen', Iain does review them constantly. Sail number 1, maybe it was first off the...
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    Re: Mitre Planes?

    The issue was wanting a 12 degree bed and a bevel up blade for better end grain planing and on shooting boards...the bed of the plane is too thin and weak to be durable long term and cracked with...
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