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    Re: Novice requesting advice on old Owens engine

    I think I mentioned earlier, I should think your best bet might be with the classic car croud over there ( if there is interest in 1960’s American cars). The 283 is still a very popular engine with...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    It looks like your crew is pretty confident in you work, and not thinking you will be going down like Titanic at a seconds notice. Hahaha


    it looks like a good time had by all.
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    Re: Novice requesting advice on old Owens engine

    The boat is/was a 1960’s Owens.
    Owens’ of that era were lightly built, low cost ‘introductory’ level boats. Not a great loss.
    The engine is the best part.
  4. Thread: Wood sources

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    Re: Wood sources

    Have you checked out actual saw mills? I think Atlantic White cedar grows as far south as GA, that would be my choice. Is that what you found for $3.25? That seems high, but it has probably been...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Well that looks pretty respectable Jim, inginuity at its best.
  6. Thread: Transom Repair

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    Re: Transom Repair

    It would help to know what type of boat, see a picture of the whole transom and understand what you are expecting from the finished result.

    It looks like you might be heading toward some sort of a...
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    DMV Abandon boat list in CT

    I found this on the official "abandon boat list" in Conn. It is reportedly a Herreschoff fish class.

    http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/boating/abandoned/18-040a.jpg
    I wonder what the story is? ...
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    Re: ash for small boat frame

    Ash is not particularly rot resistant, but for a small skiff that is protected most of the time I would use it if I had nothing else.
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    Re: 1962 Chris craft cavalier sportsman

    The Mariner's Museum in Newport News Va has all the original Chris Craft documentation. for a fee, if you send them the hull number they can provide you with all sorts of documentation.
  10. Re: Summer work down at the boatyard and in the workshop

    very pretty.

    How common is it to let boats sit on the bottom as the tide goes out over there? I have always seen a lot of bilge keels in pictures.

    Over here that is not common at all.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Well,..... If that doesn’t look pretty good. It seems you found yourself a tender. Y>
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    Re: 20' flush deck cutter, Connecticut CL

    I’ll give you a call.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    And I’ll say assembling the sea hopper dinghy in my cockpit takes pretty much all the the cockpit,... and I have six feet more boat.
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    Re: Workboats Of The Chesapeake Bay

    Very nice, ...and simple. That probably moves her pretty well.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    :eek:
    It seems you certainly found a new way to hold our curiosity! I can’t wait to see how this one turns out! :D

    for your windows, I would certainly start with window glazing. ...
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    Re: Workboats Of The Chesapeake Bay

    Very pretty. What does she have for power?
  17. Thread: Pram Designs

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    Re: Pram Designs

    Hmmmmm, ............ Well that didn't take long, did it Jim. :d

    Not even a week in the water and you are looking to get on with building another boat.


    I have found the "seahopper" dinghy...
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    Re: 1927 Schooner "WILETIE" by E.B. Schock repair

    She is really looking more than 'respectable' now. Very nice!
    Nothing like a proper schooner.
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    Re: Workboats Of The Chesapeake Bay

    Good looking boats, even when they have been unattended.
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    Re: 19 Ft Cruising Sailboat from DN Goodchild Plans

    Wonderful!!! It looks like you are really enjoying her, .... and isn't that the end goal of why we are here?
  21. Re: Summer work down at the boatyard and in the workshop

    She is looking 1000% better with a bit of paint. Quite nice!
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    Re: fore and aft bilge pumps

    As Ian said, boats used to have “limber chains” like window sash weight chain, but all copper that you could tug back and forth.

    That said, what kind of a boat do you have? Power or sail, what...
  23. Thread: dressing an anvil

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    Re: dressing an anvil

    As has been suggested, I’m not sure you want to do anything to it, other than to use and enjoy it.
  24. Thread: 1956 Speedliner

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    Re: 1956 Speedliner

    Yes, looking great!
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    Re: Sheathing with solid lumber

    The only thing that Rots faster than red oak is maple, and the only thing that rots faster than maple is poplar.
  26. Re: Wooden Rowing Shell, 4 ounce fiberglass, epoxy -any problem

    Are there any splits in the cedar? What condition is it in? If the cedar is ok I have to say that I donít know if you will gain anything by doing that.
    Are you planning on using it as a...
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    Re: Tips for anchoring out?

    I second a small 'lunch hook' off the stern if you can.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Isn’t it nice when a plan works out in the end.
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    Re: Polyester resin for plywood boat build

    Mmmmm,....... I wouldn't tell companies like Chris Craft, Higgins, Topper, Trojan, Owens, and probably a hundred others that you canít build a plywood boat without glassing it.
  30. Thread: Alec Rose

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    Re: Alec Rose

    Andrew, your comment about Chichester is interesting. I have known of him for just as long but for some reason never felt a similar interest in reading his book. I think I felt he was more,.......
  31. Thread: Alec Rose

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    Re: Alec Rose

    One of my favorite books growing up.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I wouldn’t expect it to be enough to bring her down to her lines, but she will take up a good bit of weight in water (as much as 20% I used to read). My boat settles close to an inch I would guess,...
  33. Re: Summer work down at the boatyard and in the workshop

    She will be much happier with decks that don’t leak!
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Congratulations to you and your family Jim, She looks great!
  35. Thread: Dry Hull Repair

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    Re: Dry Hull Repair

    If she is not going in the water this season I would hold off on any bottom work until next season. One reason being any seam compound will dry out and harden up before them, and you want that to be...
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    Plywood pram -- N.J. Craigslist

    Not too bad if you need an inexpensive little dinghy. For $200 how can you go wrong?

    https://newjersey.craigslist.org/boa/d/wooden-dinghy-tender/6629854772.html
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    Re: 1927 Schooner "WILETIE" by E.B. Schock repair

    Looking good!!
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    Re: a question about Herreshoff's Reliance

    Yes,... beautiful!

    (and thank you all for setting me straight on her demise.)
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    Re: What Size Drill Bit?

    I just tossed this up on the other site you posted on.

    Yes, you can use a dado blade for cutting the slot for splining (sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t bother).
    For your LYS I suppose you can...
  40. Re: Rescued a Project - some split wood - Epoxy? With micro-balloons? What?

    I would give significant thought to Todd’s comments,....... He speaks from knowledge.
  41. Single handed sailing Aus to Cal in an 18 footer ............ 1933!!

    I thought this was pretty interesting.

    https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/services/mediarender/THISLIFE/002003758370/media/33944199215/medium/1530535359/enhance
    ...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Congratulations to you and your family, and best wishes for today!
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    Re: Going about it the hard way

    Hmmmm,....... Dan,... I’m thinking maybe 6 hp Johnson Seahorse outboard?

    16ft is awfully small for 6 hp make and brake. My 5 hp Acadia weighs in at 300 pounds.
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    Re: Skin on frame repair or re-skin?

    I’ve had a couple of oops’s with one of mine (cotton canvass, oil based paint). I have just used Weldwood contact cement (what is used to glue Formica down) and another piece of canvass. Follow the...
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    Re: I've done it again! "My Girl"

    She is an amazing transformation! What a change, from an empty shell back to the “Roaring 20’s” in perfect style.
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    Re: gluing in sister ribs

    Hmmmm,..... typical Pacemaker problem. I’m surprised she got this far without needing rib repairs.
    You could make the sisters up with her in the water, but good luck fastening them. I realize you...
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    Re: oars V motor on Oughtred Pea Pod

    An option would be to make a ‘plug’ that fits the well, with the bottom end contoured to the shape of the bottom of the boat. With this you would have no efficiency loss (with the plug in), but...
  48. Thread: Dry Hull Repair

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    Re: Dry Hull Repair

    Diesels don’t get much simpler and more reliable than those Lehmans.

    She looks nicely maintained. I hope you don’t find any big disappointments.
  49. Thread: Dry Hull Repair

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    Re: Dry Hull Repair

    What are her engines? For some reason I'm thinking 6 cyl. Lehman Fords were pretty standard in them.

    As I alluded to above, I would be very leery about just tossing her in as she stands. The...
  50. Re: Now the spring is here, the spring projects are underway

    Thank you. It looks like she will be well on her way to being serviceable again when you pass her back to the owner. New tight decks will certainly do her well.
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