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    Re: Eastern white pine for boat building

    Dick Pulsifer has been using it to build his Hampton boats for a long time - no epoxy at all. Edge nailed and painted.
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    Re: Coloring bedding compound

    Thanks guys.
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    Coloring bedding compound

    Anybody got any idea how to match bedding compound to mahogany? They used to make mahogany Dolfinite but I can't find any, and besides it was pretty expensive. I'm building a Herreshof canoe, trying...
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    Re: Small Reach Regatta 2017

    Wow thanks Dan. Looks like I'll have to make a pilgrimage to that museum.
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    Re: Small Reach Regatta 2017

    Can anybody tell me what design Centennial is? I love the deck.
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    Re: WBS 2017 - Who's in?

    We'll be there Saturday, looking forward to meeting everyone.
  7. Re: Building a traditional Swedish 19' snipa/rundgatting

    Beautiful thread. Love the pathway marked on the shop floor.
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    Re: Oughtred Guillemot planking

    And those computer developed shapes will only fit a perfectly executed set of molds. In my limited space I put the strongback on wheels so I can make space for cutting from large sheets of ply when I...
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    Re: Point Comfort 23 in Brooklyn

    Video for the launch, please!
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    Re: Drake -- 40' LOD Munroe-influenced ketch

    Beautiful, well used boat. Congratulations.
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    Re: Oban, Scotland, June 30 to July 3

    If you're looking for wilderness, Ardnamurchan is about as wild as it gets. 25 years ago there was a ferry from Mallaig, an old wooden fishing boat with a woodstove down below, neccessary even in...
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    Re: Oban, Scotland, June 30 to July 3

    Mull -> Iona, then get the boat to Fingal's cave. That last ferry used to be a beautiful old clinker built open boat. Even if it's not, Fingal's cave is not to be missed. Lots of Puffins. Sometimes...
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    Re: Point Comfort 23 in Brooklyn

    Suddenly, it seems, you're nearly ready. It's been really fun to watch.
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    Re: Pine instead of cedar?

    I'm building a Herreshof canoe and he specifies pine for the keel/bottom board and the frames. Unpainted pine works well on our backyard bird feeder. I used polyurethane treated pine on a bath/shower...
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    Re: Maine Boat Builders Show.

    Look at all that plastic grass! Sorry to not be there this year. Hopefully next.
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    Re: Boat names

    Lobster boat in South Bristol: MASTER BAITER
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    Re: LastBoat - Launch Date

    That is a beautiful boat Ian. Well done.
  18. Re: Is it OK to fit a dutchman into check in keel?

    Most checks are going to close right up when the boat goes back in the water. In the meantime keep your nerve and fill the crack with slickseam, which will get squeezed out in the process of taking...
  19. Re: Straw sailor hat known by the victorians and later as a boater or skimmer

    And the straw hat's demise was in 1933, in the Marx brothers' "Duck Soup', when enemy cannon fire destroys the room he's in, Groucho retrieves his tattered boater from the floor and exclaims "Well...
  20. Re: useful tools for removing fastners and rivets on Angelman Ketch

    Second the angle grinder. You just need to remove the peened over top. Give the rivet a tap with a nail punch, and the rove will come away attached to the end of the punch. Then you can knock the...
  21. Re: Capsize recovery demos at Port Townsend WBF

    I forgot to say thanks to everyone, including Jamie, for his boat. A lot of food for thought. The Chebacco has a lot of space under the seats, and I would start by putting inflatable sausages under...
  22. Re: Capsize recovery demos at Port Townsend WBF

    Actually it's not the transom notch so much as the notch in the aft end of the cockpit that's the problem. I eliminated that notch in mine for that reason. And I'm careful to keep the cuddy closed up...
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    Re: Open vs closed cruisers

    There's a good account of an SNS sailing the Texas 200 in the latest Messing About In Boats. It seems like an impressive boat, good in very shallow waters, but also capable of handling 20kt plus...
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    Re: Tonging for oysters

    Thanks you guys. That was fun. And I learned the meaning of Pete Culler's name. I always thought the New York Oyster sloop in one of Chapelle's books would be a fun boat to build.
  25. Re: Capsize recovery demos at Port Townsend WBF

    Chebaccos have the reputation (probably apocryphal) of never having being capsized. I'd be very curious to see what it takes. Probably hard to right again, too.
    And I've just noticed that Jamie and...
  26. Re: How to sew thin, lightweight fabrics without seam puckering?

    Todd, get some knee protectors! I've got to the point where if I kneel for one minute, I'll regret it forever. Thanks for the tips. My goal in life is to sew as well as a Chinese factory worker, but...
  27. Re: How to sew thin, lightweight fabrics without seam puckering?

    What happens if you run material through with no thread? Do you let the material feed itself through, or are you leading/pulling it through?
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    Todd, as an aside, how you get such impossibly accurate lines with your stitching. Is it the same way a musician gets to Carnegie Hall, or do you use aids? Can you sew fast and accurately, or is it a...
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    Re: Alternatives to Bloxygen?

    I use the gas sold for blowing dust off keyboards, electrical parts, much cheaper than bloxgen. Although when it fills the majority of space in the can it can cause a can-crushing vacuum over time,...
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    Re: America's Cup in New York

    Thanks Paul. It looks quite predatory. Actually it's like something out of Star Wars.
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    Re: America's Cup in New York

    When they were out of the wind over on the New Jersey side they spent a lot of time off their foils down in the water like the rest of us mortals, struggling against the current, and I got the...
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    America's Cup in New York

    Never thought I'd get to see this happen right here in NY harbor. I was a lot of fun, lots of oohs and aaahs from the crowd as they rounded the mark right in front of us. The conditions were really...
  33. Re: Doug Hylan Point Comfort 18 build in Florida

    Very nice. Are you going to have a steering station forward, or stay with steering the motor from aft? Any thoughts of shelter, canvas or solid?
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Congratulations! Concordia yawls, in my opinion, are the most civilized cruising boats.
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    Re: Deer Isle Tammie Norrie Build

    Looking really good! Love that design too.
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    Re: How many original forum members left?

    Still here, still trying to win the smallest-number-of -posts-per-year prize. I don't remember when the forum started but I do remember talking to Scott one year at the WoodenBoat show shortly after...
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    Re: Brazing Bronze with MAP gas? Possible?

    MAPP is the way to go. I've used MAPP for heavier bronze (1/4") and silver solder with great success on the keel shoe/pintle support on my Chebacco. Propane works on lighter pieces, but doesn't stand...
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    Re: Herrshoff 12.5 for rent?

    Eric Dow in Brooklin looks after a fleet of 12 1/2s. He often has one for sale.
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    Re: New book about Albert Strange

    And isn't it fortunate that the drawings did end up in the US, because all the UK AS drawings were destroyed in a fire? I have one of the original copies of the book, so Dick has definitely upended...
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    Re: A little Sjogin II

    Sounds like fun, I'll be watching with interest, and one day hope to be a close neighbor of yours, in West Brooklin.
  41. Re: Anyone Have Stimson Bow-Roof Shed Plans? Can't Reach Them.

    If you're not in a hurry they will reply to a snail mail request.
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    Re: Point Comfort 23 in Brooklyn

    Phew
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    Re: Point Comfort 23 in Brooklyn

    Hope you didn't get a premature launching with that big spring tide around Jamaica Bay.
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    Re: Looking for bristol channel cutter plans

    Lyle Hess did design a 28' version of Taleisin, I have the study plans. His boats were quite beamy, compared to the English cutters, which were more plank on edge, designed to sail to windward in...
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    Re: Chebacco.com

    For anybody interested, I recently bought plans from Suzanne Altenburger at Phil Bolger and Friends. She was very busy for a couple of years, but I think now anyone who wants to buy plans will be...
  46. Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Congratulations on an ingenious flip! I love the CY, it's a serious boat, big and capable.
  47. Re: To those outside the US with Govt. healthcare a question...

    I've had decades of experience in both the UK and the US, and I would say that the biggest benefit of the NHS is the freedom from worry - worry about being bullied by insurance companies, being...
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    Re: Point Comfort 23 in Brooklyn

    Did you ever consider the forward shelter/cabin that Doug shows on one of the drawings?
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    Re: Chebacco.com

    Good news about the website! I just recently bought some plans from Suzanne at PB&F, and she has the lapstrake plans if you want them. I think she's able to fill orders now. The hard chine version is...
  50. Re: Electric trolling motors range and battery requirements.

    Solar panels! I've had the same battery in my Chebacco for nine years, winter and summer, always connected to a one foot square solar panel, which is designed to keep it topped up, but also charges...
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