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    Re: Want to buy a table saw

    For building my first boat, I bought a used Delta portable contractor table saw on craigslist for $50. Built the whole boat, and then sold the saw on craigslist for $75.

    Then I bought a bigger,...
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    Re: Stambaugh's Meadow Bird

    This is one example: https://www.woodenboat.com/sites/default/files/boat_launchings/342_Robichaud_B_11_05.jpg

    But at this point, not sure if I'd build the cabin or not. Seems awfully small...
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    Re: Stambaugh's Meadow Bird

    Originally I had planned to stretch the design from 16' 6" to 18' LOD. I thought it would be a small, cramped cabin at that 16' 6" length.

    This builder finished it at 16' even. And although I'm so...
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    Stambaugh's Meadow Bird

    I did it. I bought a half-finished boat from a craigslist ad, unseen, and drove 800 miles to pick it up. Here's the picture from the ad:

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    A month or so ago I had bought plans for...
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    Re: What's it worth?

    Unfortunately the builder is deceased and the wife is just trying to clear the shop. The trailer is probably worth $1k. It's brand new. If it was built to the plan, there's #300 lead in the keel. The...
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    Re: What's it worth?

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    Re: What's it worth?

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    Why is the image sideways when on my computer it's correctly oriented?
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    What's it worth?

    16' strip glued (ballasted) hull and spars, glassed in and bottom painted, on a galvanized trailer?

    It's the design I was gonna build anyway: Stambaugh's Meadow Bird

    I would need to finish the...
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    Re: Thickened epoxy for plywood laps?

    Even if we agree that plywood is more stable than real wood, plywood still has some swell and shrink. Further, lap construction is less rigid that taped panel construction. There will be more...
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    Re: Thickened epoxy for plywood laps?

    Lapped boats are engineered to move as the wood swells and dries. Epoxy is brittle, and doesn't move with the wood. 5200 retains some flexibility. If you don't rely on the wood swelling to make it...
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    Re: Thickened epoxy for plywood laps?

    What about 5200 instead of epoxy?
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    Re: Small Daysailer Camp Cruiser

    What are you thinking for decking solutions? Painted Dynel? Stripped fir?
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    Re: Small Daysailer Camp Cruiser

    ...Or just extend the centered case six inches below the hull (incorporated into the keel), and lay a flat floor over the minimal case that protrudes above the bottom panel.
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    Re: Small Daysailer Camp Cruiser

    Talking with Stambaugh about double-ended vs. transoms, he observed that the transom adds significant form stability, having corners to lean on. Your design brings the bottom panel back to a tight...
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    Re: Small Daysailer Camp Cruiser

    In the Meadow Bird plans, the mast is stepped in a tabernacle which bears down to the keel below. It steps forward of the cabin, not through the coach roof. The mast spar, once dismounted from the...
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    Re: Small Daysailer Camp Cruiser

    I am now in possession of Stambaugh's builder's plans-- 9 highly detailed sheets. There is an option for a flat floor and tucked up centerboard included in the plan.

    Granted, there is some...
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    Re: Small Daysailer Camp Cruiser

    But why not start with the Meadow Bird plans and then make customizations? No need to start from zero if youre going to end up in roughly the same spot.
  18. Re: Howard Rice, his SCAMP and the next project

    Thanks, Wade. That was very well put.
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    Re: Chapelle Keel Cat

    next boat...
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    Re: lapstrake catboat designs

    beautiful...

    someone should build her
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    Re: lapstrake catboat designs

    Per discussion with Stambaugh, I'm stretching the design to 18' LOD. Not sure yet about ballast, or keel vs. centerboard options. The original design was glued strip plank, and this one will be glued...
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    Re: lapstrake catboat designs

    I went with the gaff rigged yawl version...

    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-a5WNmxfRtuY/WcMr0XKlVbI/AAAAAAAABPg/cJ2AkyU2OkU2h6m74u8QmFsxOw_-0c6cQCKgBGAs/s320/20170920_205059.jpg
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    Re: lapstrake catboat designs

    Thanks for all the replies, fellas. I ended up ordering the plans for Stambaugh's MEADOW BIRD 16. Yeah, I know, it's not a catboat; it's a gaff rigged yawl. It looks a lot like Garden's EEL, if it...
  24. Re: Howard Rice, his SCAMP and the next project

    As a teacher, I would be very interested in this sort of a program. I'd even write a grant to get money to fund it. But I'd want to know very clearly which learning standards and objectives the...
  25. Re: first build/first post 16' LYS or 12' rowing skiff

    I built Bolger's Gypsy for just a little over $1K, and done in a year. I think it looks classy, and it's a great row boat. A pleasure to row. It sails too, if that interests you. It wouldn't make a...
  26. Re: Howard Rice, his SCAMP and the next project

    I love this inter-disciplinary approach. I'm currently trying to put together a program for a full-day field trip to Great Salt Lake, weaving elements of geography, science and humanities.

    As a...
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    Curious what the curriculum connection will be... science? math? humanities?
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    Re: lapstrake catboat designs

    A beautiful boat, to be sure, but not really a catboat: the mast is too far aft (cats are usually right up in the bow), and double ended (cat's usually carry a transom). Though some cats have a jib,...
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    Re: Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    I use google chrome (behind a company firewall! :mad:), and all the pictures on this page showed up beautifully with no additional clicks needed.
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    Re: a boat model I could not find ?

    Thad, you rock. Guys like you make this world better.
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    Re: lapstrake catboat designs

    Gib,

    In the process you describe, did you use the knuckles as the high points, or the flats of the panel? if you use the knuckles, then you gain extra volume as you push the flats out to round....
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    Re: lapstrake catboat designs

    Recently found a plan from Bob Baker, a designer formerly from Massachusets, early to mid-20th century. The boat in the plan is described as "smooth planked." Would that mean carvel? or strip? When...
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    Re: Wittholz Corvus vs. Bolger Catfish

    Turns out that the original Bolger design was more of a minimal keel, not just a skeg. Suzanne Altenburger is selling a 7-sheet plan set that includes the most recent design for a centerboard: $150....
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    Re: lapstrake catboat designs

    Could a fellow "theoretically", or even practically, take plans such as witholz's, and round out the corners on the frames/moulds, and then use Oughtred's "Clinker" book to lay it up?
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    lapstrake catboat designs

    Is there a 15' lapstrake catboat design (with a cuddy/cabin) in the same range as Bolger's Catfish, or Witholz's Corvus? I suppose I could build another slabby plywood panel design...
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    Re: Wittholz Corvus vs. Bolger Catfish

    Forgive the late hit... I know nobody cares.

    The Witholz plans for sale from our host say its a v-bottom single chine design, and the Catfish is flat bottom multi-chine. This would affect...
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    Re: Progress on Kurylko Alaska Build

    Congrats, Tom. She's a beaut. I'm sure you're proud, as you should be.
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    Re: Utah Wooden Boat messabout meeting

    And what about 2017???
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    Re: Getting started is half the work.

    Amen, brother. I stewed for two years about which boat would be the best "first boat." In that time I could have just built a boat.
  40. Re: Oar leathers, button location and attachment

    It depends on the beam of the boat, and height of the oarlock relative to the seat, and your own personal body geometry. So really, your boat configuration is probably quite unique to you. I don't...
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    Re: Texas 200 article

    I once attended a professional conference in Houston, in mid-May. It was hot. There was a tub of beer on ice at every meal and mid-day, and a slushie-dispensing margarita machine at lunch as well....
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    Re: inwhale

    I believe properly spelt, it's without an "h". Inwale. So that would be pronounced "in-wail".
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    Re: Romany: a Bolger-esque first boat

    I've wondered if I could take the same lug sail and convert it to a gaff rig...
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    Re: Romany: a Bolger-esque first boat

    Thanks James. looking forward to adventures this summer.
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    Re: Texas 200 article

    Great article, Tom. I always enjoy your writing. Thanks.
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    Re: Something you don't want to see !

    http://3kbo302xo3lg2i1rj8450xje.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/YEMEN_11.jpg
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    Re: Romany: a Bolger-esque first boat

    Well, it happened. There wasn't more than a breath of wind, but everyone wanted to see how it looked with the sails up, so they all stood around and kibbitzed while I figured out the rigging.

    How...
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    Re: Romany: a Bolger-esque first boat

    I think I'm going to register the boat this week, and probably launch next Saturday? Sunday? Is there a better day for launching? What with getting a priest to come say a prayer, maybe Saturday is...
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    Re: Picture posting woes

    I wonder if the forum switched to a different mode if all photos from previous would transver into the new format. Or would it just leave a bunch of empty placeholder icons. Perhaps switching at this...
  50. Re: Minimum comforts in small boat accommodation.

    I suppose you have to look at the market in each niche. You have the Walkabout, which targets the sail-n-oar crowd, and perhaps the economy/practical Coquina Heritage crowd. There seem to be an...
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