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  1. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    Nice setup, Jim! My el cheapo dome tent sells for $17, so I could buy about 23 of them for the price of your lovely high-quality mountaineering masterpice. Before this I've always had high-quality...
  2. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    After trying my ACW-style canvas A-frame tent in the boat, I decided that anything sticking 7 feet above the gunwales was gonna be more of a sail than a shelter, so went back to the drawing board.
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    Re: Grebe is done! 13' Shaarpie Build

    Looks lovely. IF AT ALL POSSIBLE GET SOMEONE IN A BOAT TO TAKE YOUR 1ST LAUNCH PHOTOS! Pics from the dock rarely do boats justice, so if you can get a friend with a camera into a kayak or canoe =-=...
  4. Re: Small Sailboat - Tiller vs Other Mechanical Steering

    I won't go into the many things I dislike about the Stevenson Weekender design, but it has a transom-mounted wheel in the cockpit much like you describe -- might be worth checking it out. I'd leave...
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    Re: Joel White, fasteners and fiberglass

    As we say here, "Stick to the plan, man!"

    Remember that there is a HUGE difference between building with dimensional lumber (aka "solid wood") and marine ply. Boats built from marine ply are now...
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    Re: clench nails/sources

    Hard to find 'em in copper, that's for sure. Will some of these "rose head" copper rivets / nails work at all?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/303119689293?ul_noapp=true
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    Re: Wooden boat in a fresh water lake slip?

    No. https://www.caryinstitute.org/sites/default/files/public/downloads/curriculum-project/zebra_mussel_fact_sheet.pdf
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    Re: Summer Cruising Plans

    The Salish 100, then possibly some other parts of the South Sound, boat-in camping playing pirates with friends in the Humboldt Lagoons, then possibly Port Townsend (again) for the WB Fest in...
  9. Re: Seeking recommendations on a good general purpose epoxy and volume required

    Epoxy resin is rarely used alone without fiberglass cloth as a sealer, due to the fact that it is somewhat brittle and will crack when the wood flexes, allowing water intrusion and subsequent rot. ...
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    Re: Rainy, boat building weather

    Nice!
  11. Re: Seeking recommendations on a good general purpose epoxy and volume required

    We'll need more specific info to give accurate answers. I assume you'll also use fiberglass cloth -- what weight? Any guess as to the surface area we're talking here? Need to buy locally or can...
  12. Thread: paint drying

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    Re: paint drying

    What my learned associate Master Sebens said. Kirby is wonderful old-school stuff, so will take as long as it takes - but with plenty of VOCs it may dry faster than other oil paints. The Rustoleum...
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    Re: Ilur Balanced Rig sail shape/geometry

    Todd Bradshaw literally wrote the book on sails like these, which is available from our kind hosts here at WB Magazine - https://www.woodenboatstore.com/collections/canoe-books/products/canoe-rig
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    Re: Lubber Catboat Rudder Questions

    Removable rudders should always be removed for trailering and in some cases launching / retrieving. The easier it is to mount and dismount the rudder while in the water, the happier you'll be. I...
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    Re: Somes Sound 12.5 mast step question

    Have you tried contacting the designer, or posting on the FB page? If none of that gets you any info, I suppose you could copy the step in The Herreshoff and Haven 12-1/2’s
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    Re: Durham's water putty?epoxy combination

    ???

    What are you trying to do, exactly? Epoxy and Polyester resin are two very very different materials. You could probably also use sawdust and other household materials as thickeners (with...
  17. Re: Big Lagoon Messabout, May 8-12 2019, Trinidad California

    GAWSH!


    https://media.giphy.com/media/OpfkuToK5gSHK/giphy.gif
  18. Vermont CL - combo of guideboat and canoe built by a Forumite

    Adirondack Goodboat (not guideboat) hand built by Mason Smith, Long Lake NY.
    Built in the 90's and refurbished by the builder in early 2000's.
    Designed as the best combination of the Adirondack...
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    Re: Parrel Beads for a Beetle Cat

    I prefer oil for the beads, but only have small boat experience with them.
  20. Thread: Light Chebacco

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    Re: Light Chebacco

    As usual we need more specific info to give specific answers. If using doug fir marine ply you'll want to glass it inside and out -- just paint won't keep it from checking as mentioned above. If...
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    Re: Flared copper tubing as a fairlead

    I'll be interested to see how the verdigris works out once these get salty. Nice work!
  22. Re: will sails and spars from tammie morris work with penny fee

    Ask the designer. I can see avoiding the rigging and sails on the basis of time, effort and cost, but since they can be stored in the boat it doesn't seem that space would be that much of an issue. ...
  23. Re: Big Lagoon Messabout, May 8-12 2019, Trinidad California

    My Facebook album with videos shot from various boats - https://www.facebook.com/david.luckhardt1/media_set?set=a.10157622148628646&type=3

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    Re: Please help lacing mainsail to gaff

    My only experience is with smaller boats, but I really like the flexibility of robands -- and they allow you to easily remove and re-attach the sail quite quickly when compared to most sail-lacing...
  25. Re: Big Lagoon Messabout, May 8-12 2019, Trinidad California

    I'll post a more complete report later, but we had another great messabout at Big Lagoon with wonderful sailing weather and a big turnout of people and boats, including a Sooty Tern from Los Osos...
  26. Re: Something like a hybrid between a Goat Island Skiff and an Oz Goose?

    I don't want to hijack this thread any more, but it should be obvious that the issue isn't "wetted surface" -- a 20' rowing scull has the same wetted surface whether rowed fore and aft or paddled...
  27. Thread: primer

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    Re: primer

    As above Kirby's will give you excellent advice. From what I know, if the epoxy is fully cured and well-cleaned of any possible blush (waxy coating), there is no need to use primer as good paint...
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    Re: Hull-speed behaviour

    Yes and yes.
  29. Thread: primer

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    Re: primer

    Question is too general to be answered. What is the surface / material being primed and painted? Is "the boat" covered in epoxy? Solid wood of what species and grain orientation? Ply of what...
  30. Re: Something like a hybrid between a Goat Island Skiff and an Oz Goose?

    https://media.giphy.com/media/CvZuv5m5cKl8c/giphy.gif
  31. Re: rain filled up the cockpit cover, sailboat wheelies

    My old San Juan 21 sank while on the trailer, as it was parked on an island in the California Delta that flooded one winter. After the water receded we had to pump and bail the boat out, then throw...
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    Re: Ken Douglas 12 Sailing Dinghy

    If you plan on selling it later in the season, I'd recommend doing the minimum to keep it sailing and let the new owner do the rest. As above try pre-soaking it before launching, and pump it out...
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    Re: Ken Douglas 12 Sailing Dinghy

    Yes, welcome to the forum.

    As above posting photos will save you 1000's of words. Speaking of which you'll need to learn the nautical phrasing to discuss things here, as otherwise lots of time...
  34. Big Lagoon Messabout, May 8-12 2019, Trinidad California

    Just a reminder that this weekend is the Big Lagoon Messabout up near Trinidad on the California coast. Hope to see some of you folks there! http://luckhardt.com/blmessabout.html
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  35. Re: Something like a hybrid between a Goat Island Skiff and an Oz Goose?

    I should have been more clear -- I meant that the Oz Goose would row miserably in comparison to the GIS which rows very nicely -- I've been rowing and sailing alongside several GIS under oar. But...
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    Re: Casting lead questions

    Depending on how they fit, if you have the room consider coating them with tool dip or thick paint. This reduces the amount of lead on your skin and scraped off in the boat if you shift the ballast...
  37. Re: Something like a hybrid between a Goat Island Skiff and an Oz Goose?

    I'm not understanding how you can have both a long, non-draining cockpit AND a boat that recovers from broaching without bringing any water aboard. From what i can see, the main design elements...
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    Re: Ply v dimensional plank for hull

    Builders in areas with no local supply of Occume or Meranti marine ply often order it to be shipped to them or drive to pick it up, and sometimes combine orders with other builders to save shipping...
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    Re: Capsized Tom Cat, need buoyancy help

    I agree with Wi-Tom -- there is no need to be so judgemental, particularly when you don't know the waters, the boat, the helmsman, or his experience. They were wearing their PFDs and were able to...
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    Re: Capsized Tom Cat, need buoyancy help

    There's a reason why nobody has suggested the foam blocks -- because it won't work. Flotation has to be tied or strapped to the boat, otherwise it just floats out from under whatever it has been...
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    Re: Ply v dimensional plank for hull

    As far as I know in most cases you can't just simply substitute real wood planks for ply. There are a gazillion plans for solid wood boats, and I have one that I restored and have been actively...
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    Re: Seeking some advice on a sailboat

    An even smaller boat may be better for learning to sail and exploring the river area, with the added advantage that you can keep it and use it as a tender for your larger boat. There are lots of...
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    Re: How to repair damaged dynel sheating on stem?

    You not only need to identify the type of fiberglass cloth used, like Dynel, but the type of epoxy. Most modern boats are built with epoxy resin over various types of cloth, but in the past there...
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    Re: Capsized Tom Cat, need buoyancy help

    AKA "Chicken Gybe". As the man says, it is often the smartest move in high winds and big swells.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/iGxMkZzQTpygM/giphy.gif
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    Re: Capsized Tom Cat, need buoyancy help

    The old TSCA sailors often describe tricks for dealing with the infamous "Downwind Death Roll" that small boats experience. From what I recall, you should pull the CB **all the way up** and sit as...
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    Re: Feather Pram leeboard

    That leeboard should be mounted at the widest part of the hull -- they're not like dagger/centerboards which can be installed at various fore & aft locations. I hate trying to swap leeboards, so ...
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    Re: Capsized Tom Cat, need buoyancy help

    I wouldn't put any flotation under the floorboards, as it is ESSENTIAL that the bilge drain easily and dry completely -- otherwise you may get rot or damage that is hidden by sheets of foam or...
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    Re: Capsized Tom Cat, need buoyancy help

    If you have to broach and swamp (not capsize, as the mast didn't go past horizontal down into the water, right?) then shallow water is the place to do it! Don't ask me how I know this......
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    Re: Capsized Tom Cat, need buoyancy help

    To clarify the internal setup of his TomCat, here's some pics from his previous threads -

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7818/46733484374_9dc7d686b1_b.jpg

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  50. Thread: Welsford Trover

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    Re: Welsford Trover

    Nope, but you may want to try the Welsford Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/JWDesigns/
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