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    Re: Decorative stemhead?

    have fun with it and make it useful

    mix mahogany wood flour in epoxy to fair the issues you mentioned and fillet around the base

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    BON CHANCE

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  2. Re: Handmade boart - Part went missing. Mast to boom ideas?

    the fitting on your wooden boom is complete

    the stainless steel straps bolted thru the wood are to be on the sides of the boom(your pic has the boom laying on it's side)

    this will make the...
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    Re: Nonorganic Skid Plate question

    GRUNCH PLATES are available from most better known canoe manufacturers

    the bonding agents are somewhat proprietary

    best advised to not use anything other than what the manufacturer of your boat...
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    Re: Boat Storage Question(s)

    Tom, my Port Aransas Skiff has been living in a non climate controlled shop building since she was born'd down there on the island in 1991

    most of her in storage life has been spent w/o a cover w/...
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    Re: Nitrile gloves

    the 5mil gloves allow my fingers to pick up small parts and feel for surface issues

    the 6mil and 7mil are more for doing heavier work IMHO

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    Re: Nitrile gloves

    been using HF 5mil's for several years

    more often than knot i can wear one pair several times before they tear

    remove them inside out and allow them to cure while wearing an alternate pair

    i...
  7. Re: Midwest boat trailers. Anyone heard of them?

    good beginning

    may i strongly suggest waiting to apply the finish coat of paint until AFTER all other work is completed and the vessel fitted ready to travel

    the finish coat WILL be damaged in...
  8. Re: Midwest boat trailers. Anyone heard of them?

    AGE & UV are wire's enemies

    the fix is not rocket surgery nor expensive

    <$60 except for the connectors

    https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200326399_200326399

    the connectors...
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    Re: Buying outboard online.

    i have used these folks with reasonably good results

    the motor arrived promptly/as advertised

    the paperwork(needed for local tax and title purposes) arrived a couple weeks later

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    Re: Painting over epoxy

    almost all epoxy blushes as it cures

    this is a kinda slickery/greasy feeling grayish film on the surface

    most folks will say wash w/ cold water some claim soap n water and some others will...
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    Re: Centerboard Coating

    galvanize it

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    Re: Installing a drain tube

    installed brass tube in my skiff in 1991

    the hole i drilled was just one RCH larger than the tube

    with a small rat tailed file i created a spiral set of scratches on the outside of the tube
    ...
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    Re: Leather bailer build

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    Re: The Perfect Boat (For This Time And Place)

    Jim Michalak has a book out called BoatBuilding For Beginners and beyond

    in the book(lotsa good pics) he goes thru the entire process of building a very capable 14footer called the MayFly 14 which...
  15. Re: Microfibers vs coarse sawdust in Epoxy for strength

    another vote for WOOD FLOUR

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    Re: Width of chine log for epoxy only adhesion

    that is correct

    as mentioned above the screws only serve as clamps until the epoxy has fully cured

    it is faster to just fair over the countersunk screw heads and go on

    butt you can turn your...
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    Re: Width of chine log for epoxy only adhesion

    for the Mini MouseBoats we built @ Farley Boat Works we used Gavin's recommendation ot 1"x1"(actual 3/4"x3/4" w/ available materials) and we haven't to my knowledge been informed of any failures.
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    Re: Cerny Guideskiff 15.5 Build

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    Re: "Sine wave" finger joint scarf??

    nuthin less than ...

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    a game changer IMHO

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  20. Thread: Meranti

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    Re: Meranti

    personal experience has shown me that the BS6566/Aquatek can have outer veneers that are thinner than the core veneers

    and BS1088 has had all layers the same or darn close to being the same

    it...
  21. Thread: Aqua Casa

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    Re: Aqua Casa

    Jim Michalak has a design that might be worth considering

    https://duckworks.com/shanteuse-plans/

    i watched one being built and gone aboard for a ride up a bayou

    very stable and can take a...
  22. Re: Trailer -- plank keel support when the "keel" isn't flat.

    i feel the full length should be supported if/when possible

    when building the trailer for my skiff i made brackets that supported the plank to conform to the bottom of the skiff nose to tail
    ...
  23. Re: How can I splice a low friction ring inline in dyneema?

    continued


    if you try to pull an un-tapered end it will bend over creating 2x as much bulk becoming impossible to pull

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    once again WBF software is thwarting my attempts to...
  24. Re: How can I splice a low friction ring inline in dyneema?

    TimXRO, sorry no link found

    justa pic

    i first tried giggle butt had to resort to Bing for the search this morning looking for a link

    found the pic again on Bing butt no link showing "the...
  25. Re: How can I splice a low friction ring inline in dyneema?

    found a pic of what i am thinking

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  26. Re: How can I splice a low friction ring inline in dyneema?

    one method i have used to practice for splicing Dynema/Amsteel Blue is to begin by playing with the larger (typically yellow) poly "ski rope"

    the ski rope is the same braid as the Dynema you are...
  27. Thread: Trinket

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    Re: Trinket

    gotz me a tubba

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    and a mugga

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    carry on PLEASE
  28. Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    a CIRRUS LABOUR OF LUV

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    Re: Peregrine 18 sail?

    MushCreek, you made me look up John Brooks' Peregrine 18

    if you are building her yourself why knot include a mast partner up front ? !

    the steering can as you already mentioned a simple oar...
  30. Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

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    Re: Height of centerboard box within hull

    Sven Heesterman, there are some sailing dingies w/ the top of the centerboard trunk lower as you are thinking

    in order for them to work they have to be capped so water can't intrude when swamped...
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    Re: A Drawing Of Wi-Tomís Alaska

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    Re: Child of the Sea

    that reminds me i have a coupla dreams in the barn that need some love

    MANY THANKS

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    Re: Mixing Stockholm Tar / Boat Soup

    goto Tractor Supply and get their PINE TAR

    as above ... equal parts

    tar, BLO & real turpentine

    some will add oil based varnish and some will use a true Tongue Oil either one providing a...
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    Re: Lug vs Sprit sails on a Duck Punt

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  36. Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    one less well documented project to sit n enjoy

    Walt, your documentation skills/persistance have been quite the joy to follow

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    Re: Bright finish below waterline?

    the older Sunfish and even earlier Sailfish sailboards ALL had varnished mahogany rudders and daggerboards

    when dock sailed there were no dinging issues

    when beach sailed they required...
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    Re: Caviness Oars?

    i agree w/ PM

    try b4 u buy

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  39. Re: Sneakboxes and the history of the racing dinghy

    DITTO

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    Re: Lee wants a new trimaran design...

    more "fuel for the brain"

    https://duckworks.com/trilars-plans/

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    Re: Grease for blocks?

    Ņ SERVICED ?

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    Re: Grease for blocks?

    LOADED QUESTION/SUGGESTION Ņ?Ī

    what about boat trailer wheel bearing grease lightly/gently injected in place w/ a syringe n skinny needle ?

    or cautiously hand wiped on contacting parts by...
  43. Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    we had the latest n greatest ... SKI BELTS

    garonteed to float you bottom side up if you got conk'd out

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  44. Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

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  45. Re: Switching a Caledonia Yawl from one trailer to another in a garage - how?

    PIECE-O-CAKE

    lower tongue to ground

    block up under stern

    jack tongue back up

    block tongue up and place tongue jack wheel up on blocks as high as you can w/ the jack compressed to the max
  46. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    ALWAYS enjoy seeing these posts

    MANY THANKS

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    Re: Painter attachment

    wizbang 13, when my toys perform above n beyond ... they earn their bell

    the 13'6" wooden skiff(Termite's Delite) earned her bell by taking me off shore about 11-12 miles in some rather sporty...
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    Re: Painter attachment

    low for tow lines

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    low attachment point helps raise the bow when towing

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    low n stout for securing on a trailer
  49. Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    lonely at the top ...

    Ņ aint it Walt ?

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  50. Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    nice pump Walt

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