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    Re: Alexseal Acrylioc vs Total Boat wet edge

    I've used total boat a lot, good results. i think the warning about hot weather, above, is a good one. that is, use thinner when it's hot. TB is far less expensive than most finishes, if that's an...
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    Re: Small Portable workbench ??

    A million options. The little Sjobergs "workstation" might be worth a look, depending on your needs. I like it. Often goes on sale on the big online woodworking sellers. ...
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    Re: Epoxy fairing filler

    Good experience with System 3 Silvertip Quik Fair https://www.systemthree.com/products/silvertip-quikfair-epoxy-fairing-putty . Mixes 2 to 1 by eye, dries for sanding in 3 hours, "wood" colored,...
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    Re: Overzealous project ?DEER ISLE KOSTER

    Another reason to buy a kit from a reputable designer like Clint or, in my case, Graham at B&B, is the quality of materials you will receive. When I bought my B&B kit in 2013, I really had no idea...
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    Re: Anybody want to ruin their life?

    take it for the lumber?
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    CLC Lighthouse Tender

    Anybody built one? I am enamored.
  7. Re: A (Too?) Windy Sail & Oar Adventure in the North Woods

    Thanks, Tom. Another little cruising gem on an unknown Wisconsin waterway. I enjoyed this very much.
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    Re: Craftsman Lathe, FREE to a good home

    And then Nick's donation led to another donation - postage paid - by a fella who I believe wishes to remain anonymous. He contact me through private message and shipped a dozen or so really nice...
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    Re: Northeaster Dory

    I built a Caravelle along with a group of veterans who came to our volunteer shop and have sailed it, but only in light air so far, with a passenger. It is a delightful build, for all the reasons...
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    Re: Craftsman Lathe, FREE to a good home

    Picked it up Monday, a very thoughtful donation by Nick. It will go to All Hands Boatworks here in Milwaukee. Thank you, sir! So nice to meet you and the Mrs.
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    Re: Craftsman Lathe, FREE to a good home

    I'm replying again because the forum list doesn't show my reply, even though it seems to be here. In any event, Nicholas, if the lathe is still available, I'd love to drive down from Milwaukee and...
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    Re: Correcting an unfortunate dip? Help!

    Assuming 4 is lying fair, then bring 3 out to meet it. You want the planks fair. Worry less about how they meet the frames inside; you can marry frames and planks later. You must have a dip in 3 if...
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    Re: Wheeled bases for power tools?

    I have used four casters on two-by-four framing on my homemade stands for table saw and drill press. Two casters are fixed, two are swivel. All are locking. Locking all serves pretty well for most...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Mine arrived in the mail a bit before Christmas, maybe Dec 20? I think I saw it at West Marine a couple days ago, too. It's No. 133, the Jan/Feb 2022 issue. There's a Core Sound 20 on the cover. ...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Alex, I saw your article and the blurb on the CoPogy in the new Small Craft Advisor, then realized this blog had been right under my nose the whole time. So I sat and read the entire blog. The...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Clinton B Chase…

    Happy Birthday.
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    Re: Pettit Sea Gold

    fwiw, we've switched in our volunteer shop from sea gold to the latest version of Total Boat Halcyon Amber. It looks a lot more like real varnish when dry and doesn't have the odd look that other...
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    Re: Bluegill skiff versus Goat?

    I've had a Bluegill, and built 2 of them. Never been in a GIS, but seen many videos.<br>
    As noted above, the Bluegill is a good all around boat. You can motor it, with up to a 9.9 hp, though even...
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    Re: Caravelle Skiff by Chase Small Craft [VIDEOS]

    I'm with WI-Tom on the clear-pine/radiata. I have used it successfully, both epoxied and simply varnished. No issues. It is a pleasure to handle.
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    Re: Caravelle Skiff by Chase Small Craft [VIDEOS]

    Oh, also, I've used "select pine" or "clear pine" from the big box. It's imported from New Zealand of all places. You need to check each piece for straightness. But it seems like pretty good stuff...
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    Re: Caravelle Skiff by Chase Small Craft [VIDEOS]

    Congrats on the videos. Very fun. Our volunteer community boatshop just finished a Caravelle in connection with a group of veterans from the VA hospital in town. It was an excellent project. We...
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    Re: I know nothing: dry bags for day sailing?

    I just ordered two of these from earthpak. the price seems very reasonable and they had good reviews. The 20L size fits my foul weather jack, f.w. pants, a sweater, gloves, sunhat, warm socks and...
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    Re: Ramps in Conn for WoodenBoat Show?

    You're welcome. CT a long way from Milwaukee, but we have kids there, and I was doing some daydreaming... :)
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    Re: Ramps in Conn for WoodenBoat Show?

    I came across the info below on CT boat launches the other day, so I thought I would share it. It is from the FAQ in the CT launches info online. So, free ramps, free overnight parking, but buyer...
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    Re: Schooner discussions

    That first Malabar is the one for me. I often dreamed of same. Where to get one at some sort of reasonable price, in some sort of modern material (like sheathed ply or sheathed strip plank,...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Very interesting to watch this progress. Thanks for the detailed photos and hours count.
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    Re: gunwale installation tips?

    You can always cut some kerfs on the inside of the sharpest curves. Vertical kerfs, maybe 1/3 to 1/2 of the way through. Spaced anywhere between 1 to 6 inches apart, depending on how sharp the...
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    Re: Boating Micro-Adventures

    Very nice. You do Wisconsin proud.

    I especially enjoyed the Lake Wissota trip and video. We camped at the state park on the lake, above the dam, 'way back in 1992. We had a nice little cruise...
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    Re: Varnish

    "serviceable", as mentioned above, is probably a good description for halcyon. we've been using it at the boatshop for our volunteer projects with kids, which is a smart way to help keep them away...
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    Re: 40 miles to Reedville and back

    That's really a nice trip. Thanks for sharing it. You have some nice cruising grounds there.
  31. Re: What non-slip protective option to use on the floor?

    Ive had very good experience with the total boat nonskid product from jamestown. two coats.
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    Re: A Kurylko Alaska on the West Coast

    A one-night trip in the heart of Milwaukee. I wanted to test my new rig and equipment before a longer trip. I launched at the public ramp on the north side of the harbor (McKinley). I sailed through...
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    Re: Straight-stitch sail seams?

    Thanks, Todd!
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    Re: Straight-stitch sail seams?

    Thanks for replying. I'm not quite sure what "tape-basted" means. Is that double-sided sticky tape?
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    Straight-stitch sail seams?

    Is it possible to straight-stitch sail seams, or do they need to be zig-zag? Our youth boat-building group inherited a "canvas machine" sewing machine that we had expected we could use to build a...
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    Re: Knots That Hold in Crappy Rope

    Thanks. As you note, sometimes we end up needing to tie a knot in rope someone else provides, so these are doubly useful.
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    Re: glue for making oars

    I'm with olddad. Epoxy with filler is the way to go. Moderate clamping pressure (look for squeeze out). Fills gaps. Don't need to have a cabinet makers fit or "clamp the heck out of 'em" along...
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    Re: Wooden Boats of Wisconsin/Minnesota

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    My Core Sound 17, sailing in South Carolina in 2018 at the B&B Yachts messabout. Normally lives with me in Wauwatosa, Wis. Launched in 2017 after 4 years a-building. Love it, and proud to...
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    Re: Free standing masts

    All of the Core Sound designs by B&B have free standing masts. They use available aluminum tubes epoxied together. https://bandbyachtdesigns.com/
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    Re: How Strong Is Your Glue?

    One problem with the you-tuber is that he apparently did not thicken the epoxy at all for the joints. especially when used for gap filling, epoxy needs to be thickened. that was a fault in the...
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    Re: Do these oars make me look fat?

    I made some 10'6" oars with blades very similar to those for my core sound. They work very well. A wider blade would catch too much water and be too hard to pull, I think. The oar works well for...
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    Re: Ripping long stringers with a circular saw?

    Just saw this. (Bad pun.) Agree with all the advice above, especially the simple stuff. No need to make it complicated. I ripped stringers out of douglas fir without an issue using a small black...
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    Re: Halyard cleat for circular aluminum mast

    Drill, tap, screw. I have installed numerous fittings in aluminum that way without a problem.
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    Re: Two thumbs up for McMaster-Carr

    Funny how that works. I hadn't heard of them, but checked the website. Hey, I wonder if they have those table-saw arbor-reducing rings I need? They do, and I ordered 'em!
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    Re: Autumn Boating Photos--What Have You Got?

    trying to post a video, but this is the orneriest site i ever did see. --pb
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    Re: Autumn Boating Photos--What Have You Got?

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    Re: Autumn Boating Photos--What Have You Got?

    Sail-camping on Rainy Lake, MN, mid-September:69453
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    Re: Kick-up rudder - the line

    My uphaul is similar to the one in the pictures show above. I drilled a hole through the trailing edge, put a small shackle through the hole, put a line in the shackle. So far so good.
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    Re: Small spars question

    Yup, solid wood that starts square and ends up round. At the lumber yard, look for a wider piece of the right length and thickness that has enough clear grain in it to rip out the square you want....
  50. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Your vision and craftsmanship are amazing.
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