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  1. Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    I think the problem with oak will be it's shrinking and swelling. Maybe cherry?
  2. Re: Looking for plans for a dory style 18-24 foot. Carvel planked

    The Dory Book by Gardner is a great resource. I wouldn't hesitate to convert plans to carvel if that's what you wish. Lapstrake is stiffer, you might need to adjust the scantlings.
  3. Re: '57 42 foot Constellation. Trying to reduce 14' 6" height for road transport

    I haven't. I think with caution and patience you can remove the top. Does she float and run? You might have her delivered by water.
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    Re: Portage Pram

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Success Selling a Small Boat?

    Thanks, I'll look into it.
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    Re: My new floor boards

    Looks good!
    What type of boat?
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    Re: Kolibri Rudder repair

    Amazon sells penetrating epoxy in a variety of sizes, Ebay too.
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    Re: Success Selling a Small Boat?

    Thanks guys. I made posts in The TSCA and WoodenBoat groups on FB, not yet on Marketplace. I'll do Craigslist soon. The boat is a glued lap dory tender, I don't think there are any local groups for...
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    Re: Midsummer Greetings from Finland

    Beautiful!
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    Success Selling a Small Boat?

    Where have you listed for good results? I've had success on Craigslist, and the now defunct Messing About In Boats.
    I know I can list in the WB magazine, but it might takes weeks to see print. Has...
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    Re: Cordless sander recommendations

    I moderate another forum and a typical spam tactic is to post several harmless threads. This gets past limits to send PMs or post links.
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    Re: Fewer Sail Track Slides

    Thank you all. I didn't measure, but estimated the spacing at around 30", the original was close to 20", or less. Old ones were seized on through grommets, new ones stitched webbing through grommets....
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    Fewer Sail Track Slides

    I have my new sails, they're nice. One difference I didn't expect is that there are only about half as many slides as the original. The sail certainly goes up and down more easily. I am somewhat...
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    Re: Whispergen Stirling Engine

    I haven't heard of them. Maybe list on Ebay?
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    Re: Repairing plywood planking

    I haven't used Flex Tape, but anything that works is a good emergency fix. Can you take it out of the water to repair? I so, I would glass it inside and out, after fairing the damaged part with epoxy...
  16. Re: Soliciting advice for a lateen rig on a canoe

    I have sailed a couple lateen sails in a canoe and a kayak. I think the boom is necessary to give the yard a proper angle. It also keeps shape off the wind, which might be challenging in a narrow...
  17. Re: 13' Blue Jay sailboat at auction today only (New Hampshire, USA)

    Someone got it cheap. I hope it sails instead of becoming a planter.
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    Re: Seaford Skiff Hull Thickness?

    Cool!
  19. Re: Anybody local want to save this boat?

    Looks nice!
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    Re: DeWalt cordless multi tool

    Thanks for the review. I like my DeWalt cordless RO sander. Now that my boat is back on the mooring, I'm considering an oscillating tool too.
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    Re: Painting my bottom

    You may find bottom paint does not loosen easily with heat, though the paint under it might and take the bottom paint with it. Stripping my hull (soft cypress) I rolled linseed oil onto the bottom...
  22. Re: Just launched my first boat and now thinking about the nextÖ

    Welcome aboard! The thrill of launching a boat you built is unique. Building a plank on frame boat is not unrealistic for your second effort. Can you get a copy of The Dory Book by Gardner?
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    Re: Wooden Boats, Tabarca, Spain

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Halyards and hand pain

    I suffer arthritis in my hands. 1/2" might do better, sailing gloves might help grip. A careful diet lessens my pain, as well as keeping them warm and judicious use of tools.
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    Re: Let's build a sailboat!

    Where in Delaware? I think the Lewes Historical Society has a small boatbuilding group.
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    Re: Let's build a sailboat!

    Chesapeake and Carolina make me think of flat and v bottom skiffs.
    Are you thinking plywood or natural lumber?
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    Re: A Lawton Dory Skiff in Cape Breton

    Looks great! Nice work on the knees.
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    Re: Correia Skiff

    Thanks for the pictures, makes me smile and remember similar local boats.
    A fresh coat of paint will help you sell the boat I think.
  29. Re: Free to good home: Nearly Finished Small Lugsail (SailRite kit)

    I'll defer to Thad.
    Cute cats, I have one like that. (I don't want more, she probably doesn't either!)
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    Re: A good start to the season.

    I have one of those flasher type sounders on my ketch. We used them on CG 41' boats too.
  31. Re: Free to good home: Nearly Finished Small Lugsail (SailRite kit)

    I have a few small sails, so if anyone more in need wants it, by all means send it elsewhere. I also have a Sailrite machine and grommets if it needs more stitching. I would add it to my assortment...
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    Re: Developable rounded-chine design

    I sail a lightweight canoe that was designed for paddling only. Using a leeboard and a flexible rig to prevent twisting the hull to breaking. Luff in the puffs, don't hike out.
  33. Thread: New guy

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    Re: New guy

    Welcome aboard!
    I think there are a couple of good books in print on building strip canoes.
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    I've been using window putty to fill screw holes on my boat. It's linseed oil based, and dries very slowly. I've only used it below the waterline.
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    Re: Seeking Opinions About an Idea...

    I think it would be really hard to find someone who would rent a boat for two years at anything more than a token payment.
    Store it with a friend, or sell it and buy or build another.
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    I have sailed without a boom, I didn't like it. When I first bought my 19' dory skiff, the main was a boomless spritsail. I made a boom after trying it. Without a boom there is much more pull on the...
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    Re: Put a Sail on a Skiff

    I lash my mast/leeboard thwart onto my canoe, which gives it just a little flex. I do it to protect the hull, you might try it to protect your bracket.
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    I wouldn't mind a higher boom on most dinghies. I'm 6'5" and not as flexible as I used to be. I would sail it before changing the rig. That color on the mast and oars might be an opaque stain finish....
  39. Re: Traditional wooden dinghy , for trailer sailing ?

    I owned a plank on frame dory for a few years, white pine on white oak. It did dry our some in the garage while stored for months at a time, but took up pretty quickly. Running some water into it the...
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    Re: I Bought a Shellback Dinghy

    I've sailed the boat a few more times, and like it. I've also put it in service as a tender to my ketch. Only solo rowing in calm to moderate breeze so far, but I really like it. A coat of paint and...
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    Re: Neptune wood boat stove Part wanted

    Welcome aboard!
    That may be hard to find, though this is a good place to ask. You might find a machine shop or blacksmith to make you one.
  42. Re: discovered rot in mizzenmast. Please help. first experience with wood mast.

    Welcome aboard!
    How deep is the rot? The mast is likely stayed. I repaired rot in a standing solid mast by shaving off the rot and tapering above and below, and scarfing in new wood. The rigging...
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    Re: repairing chipped wood on Dresser

    Welcome.
    We use a kind of thick crayon/pencil for touching up scratches and chips in furniture. They come in different colors to match your project. Check your local hardware store or online.
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    Re: Boat Launch Invitation

    I hope you have a beautiful day and all goes well.
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    Re: Cheap skin-on-frame canoe

    I think if you search the web, you'll find that people are building SOF boats with cheap simple things like green branches and tarps. These are not ling lived nor high quality, but they can be very...
  46. Re: Modís on electric plane for backing out

    Arbortech Power Carving head might do it.
  47. Re: Dagger rudder idea on an aft raked transom. Would it work?

    It should work.
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    Re: Building Balta's Gorfou

    Looks great!
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    Re: Oars - varnish, cetol, or paint?

    I paint my inexpensive spruce oars, both for ease and to lessen their appeal to passers by. They live in my dinghy at a dock.
  50. Re: Mast cracks--bad enough to open with a saw?

    I owned a Pennant Sloop with a scarfed spruce mast. Originally glued with resorcinol, the scarfs started opening a bit after 30+ years. I scraped out and crumbly glue and added epoxy, it worked.
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