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    Re: Grebe is done! 13' Shaarpie Build

    Beautiful! Enjoy your launch.
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    Re: Blood Stained sails

    I'll be trying some of this soon, ospreys are dining on my mizzen boom.
  3. Re: Eastern US Great Loop - Best Boat Design???

    You might also look at Reuel Parker designs. He has scows and sharpies built of plywood. There may be a few for sale.
    http://www.parker-marine.com/parker2_1.htm
  4. Re: 13 Things Not To Do When A Big Ship Is Coming

    On WS we never cross ahead of a commercial vessel. Aim for his stern, he'll pass clear.
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    Re: paint drying

    Failing that you can try sanding when you think it's ready. You'll know then, if it's gummy it's not ready yet.
  6. Re: gilmer, blue moon. seeking owners, information and boats for sale...

    Beautiful boat Daughterkate. Thanks for the information.
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    Re: Skeg vs Centerboard for Dory Sailing

    Great! Beautiful! Nice work!
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    Re: Concordia + Divorce =

    Good news.
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    Re: Light Chebacco

    I built a Glen-L Topper (11' sailing dink) of fir ply in '89. I glassed the seams and bottom, just rolled resin onto the sides. It checked inside under paint, not outside.
    My last two keelboats had...
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    Re: Atkin Twinkle

    I believe I have seen wells in which a plate fills the space around the outboard. It is not watertight, but it lessens turbulence.
  11. Re: Vintage Pirate Restoration - Mast design

    We will for sure. There are only a few wooden boats there and I have one. Her pic is my icon, name is Wandering Star, 39' ketch.
  12. Re: Vintage Pirate Restoration - Mast design

    All of my spar builds have used lacing or external track, so I can't help. Welcome aboard, see you on the water.
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    Re: Seam compound... small amounts

    Winter of 17-18 I refastened one side of WS, using glazing putty to fill the screw holes. Cheap, easy, effective so far.
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    Re: Tool organization

    I'm pretty disorganized, but I do have a method. Tools are grouped by use or project. There is a box for saws, just the couple that get the most use. A bag for hull work, including tools for cleaning...
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    Re: Modify a dory

    I'm not a designer either. I have cut the ends off of a v-bottom rowboat, yielding a shorter pram. That worked well. In your place I would make a paper model, or at least a drawing to compare to...
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    Re: Roanoke River Maritime Museum

    Nice, thank you.
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    Re: paint options

    Sorry, yes, I was talking about the keel.
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    Re: The Polar Sea on Netflix

    I haven't, but I'll take a peek.
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    Re: paint options

    Yes, I would just putty and paint that.
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    Re: paint options

    Todd has far more canoe experience than most people, I certainly defer to him. The one he pictured is beautiful.
    I just finished repairing peeling fiberglass on plywood decks. My method was to...
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    Re: The Forum Makes a Connection

    Yes, that was him. I bought plans from him, he remembered my boat immediately. Thanks for the pics and the link.
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    Re: paint options

    My practice is to remove any paint that comes off with a scraper or wire brush. Anything that adheres well I paint over.
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    The Forum Makes a Connection

    Out at a dinner last night, my wife pointed out one of her acquaintances who wanted to talk to me. That woman told me that her cousin's father in law built my boat. Wandering Star was built in the...
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    BDQ Boat Design Quarterly

    Has sent out it's last issue. I've been subscribing since #3, in the early '90s. #50 is the last one, I'm disappointed. This was a great little magazine of boat designs with no ads, printed on nice...
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    Re: Glen L15 - refueled

    If it's for outdoor use.
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    Re: One sheet canoe - Flo-Mo's 12ft Flywood

    Sweet!
  27. Re: Building a scaled up Lillistone First Mate in G10 for Bike Sailing

    Very interesting thread, thank you for sharing.
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    Re: Richardson Planking Caulking

    For heating things: While recently fiberglassing on a spring day, I checked the temps of the deck. Shade was the same as air, low 60s. Sunny spots were in the 80s. Sole of the cockpit 104.
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    Re: Richardson Planking Caulking

    My experience was different, paint stuck to it for ten years. It may still be sticking, I don't own that boat anymore.
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    Re: Glen L15 - refueled

    Sometimes liquid will raise the grain. I suggest sanding it and then deciding whether to recoat or finish.
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    Re: Feather Pram leeboard

    If you find it's too big, you can always cut it down.
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    Re: Richardson Planking Caulking

    I have used Slick Seam with success. It does not come in a tube, but it probably can be warmed and put in an empty one. It does apply easily with a putty knife.
  33. Re: Large boat owners, show me your showers.

    Wandering Star has a dedicated shower, but it's not hot water. The pan is fg, the sides are ply that may be glassed, the overhead is ply as are the rest of the bulkheads in the head. While she...
  34. Re: Bermudian sail as Solent lug / Folding gunter

    Great input, thank you.
  35. Thread: Elco

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    Re: Elco

    It's certainly a bold dream. There's an old Elco torpedo boat for sale in NY: https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/boa/d/kingston-historic-wwii-elco-pt-boat-for/6870131084.html
    Perhaps you could...
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    Re: Capsized Tom Cat, need buoyancy help

    For buoyancy in my sailing canoe I use inflatable seats from an inflatable row boat. They are tough and cheap. In my dory I use fenders lashed under the thwarts. I have not tested the dory set up, I...
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    Re: bird's-mouth spars

    I built a hollow mast of similar dimensions for my dory using one by spruce. It was not birdsmouth, I just beveled six staves. It was plenty stiff and strong.
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    Re: Heat & bend bronze pintles

    Glad you found your solution. I've broken pintles trying to bend hot.
    I have found that heating bronze nails very hot, nearly melting, renders them quite flexible when cool. They stiffen up after a...
  39. Re: Travel cover for Peterborough cedar strip boat

    It wouldn't be too hard to build one yourself.
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    Re: Yucatan/Mexico Boat Services

    I don't know, but you might try google, or asking on a cruising forum. Good luck, let us know what you find.
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    Re: Kenner Rozinante Keel

    Or, depending on the price, leave it alone and sail her.
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    Re: Dinghy fendering

    My Gunnel Guard is loose in a couple of spots from banging the dock in a storm. The wood beneath is sound. Your mileage may vary.
  43. Re: Ply lapstrake runabout - leaks and hogged?

    Not sure if she's hogged, maybe a wider shot?
    I owned a boat with a plywood bottom that required some taking up. My belief was that the oak keel had dried, allowing leaks. I have leak tested a...
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    Re: R I P Charlie Whipple

    It sounds like a compelling story. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. In time I hope the smiles of memory outweigh the tears of loss.
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    Re: Dinghy fendering

    Just a note, my Gunnel Guard is the half round with flat edges. It works well on a square section and fits around the oarlock pads.
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    Re: Repairing Glass Ply Decks

    I found that spot patching it is easier to lay the glass in resin, then brush on more. A sharp hook scraper will clean up the edges when the resin is green, 60 grit at medium speed does well on...
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    Re: Kirby Marine Paint

    I love the feel and smell of it, but find it is not as durable as modern paints.
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    Re: Info on an A.R. True Rocket

    Search the net for images too, maybe blogs or articles. True built a series of different size boats called "Rocket".
    I always advise new sailors or new boats to test sail in warm shallow water,...
  49. Re: 1977 John Swain possible design 18 ft. looking for info about this one....

    I feel that I've seen plans for a small plywood skipjack.
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    Re: Dinghy fendering

    I use gunnelguard on the same design as Ben. I spaced it with my hand, about 5", and used very small bronze ring nails over flat copper roves. The only place that has been a problem is on the stem,...
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