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    Re: Go fly a kite!

    My Grandaughter and I made this in half an hour.
    Jay
    https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/services/mediarender/THISLIFE/001079903521/media/23012407071/medium/1477256173/enhance
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    Re: Tire explosions

    We fill our tires with nitrogen. Since the molecules of nitrogen are larger than that of air, tires do not usually loose their fill unless there is a leak.
    In three years we have never had to add...
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    Re: Plywood and Compound Curves

    If you paint the undersides of the planks prior to instalation you avoid having paint run down your wrist later! This job was done with V'd T&G rather than V&Bead car siding....
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    Re: Plywood and Compound Curves

    With all sincere truth and kindness! It has been my experience that cedar tongue and groove V & Bead planking is easier, faster and less hassle than trying to horse plywood into a compound curve...
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    Re: "Spirit of Tradition" Rozinante?

    Which is faster, a Rozinante towing a dinghy or a Rosinante towing an out board prop in the water?...
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    Re: Help with antique boat decal

    My Brother in Law is a graphic designer and does ads for Toyota. I might be able to get him to work on your decal if you like.
    Jay
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    Re: Ilur in California

    Three Huzzahs for a job well done!
    Jay
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    The interesting thing about building a solid mast is that one needs a tree large enough to allow avoiding the pith. A boxed heart mast usually ends up cracking or checking. Scandanavians used pitch...
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    Re: "Spirit of Tradition" Rozinante?

    Nothing!
    Jay
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    Re: Centerboard winch

    That looks like it came out of Captain Nemo's Submarine!
    Great!
    Jay
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    Re: To fiberglass or not to fiberglass

    What Alden Schooner it it? Gaff or Staysail rigged? Length, age, ect. Alden boats are very good designs. Many have been rebuilt and are living new lives. I would be prone to forget the glass and...
  12. Re: Can I fix a cracked hollow wood El Toro mast?

    Welcome to the Forum Walkrja. Is this a box section mast? Those pictures will let us know whether or not you can save it. Other wise it might be easier to build a new stick. Minnie's Boat Salvage ...
  13. Re: I need to figure out how to service this South Coast winch

    I think that the Pardey's may have used that winch on one of their boats. You might write to Lin and ask if she knows. Check with face book
    Jay
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    Re: A New Gaff Rig for Wee Barkie

    In Scandnavia such checks in solid spars are, often, left open or filled with pitch in order to not create a leverage point that will split the checks open further when the wood shrinks and swells...
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    Re: Centerboard winch

    If you want to get fancy, there are also hydraulic systems available.
    This one is non hydraulic and offers a telescoping fin keel with a ballast bulb.
    Jay
    https://thekeelservant.it/features/
  16. Re: boring a long hole thru end grain/ barefoot ships auger

    You will be better off using a brace with that auger than an electric drill motor. It will avoid grabbing and winding up your wrists!
    Jay
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    Way back when I was starting out building boats, the old hands called a boring guide a "Preacher"because, in those days, a Preacher didn't tell lies. It consisted of two guides that supporeted the...
  18. Re: Once again - Sheating Carvel planked Sailboat options

    You would do well not to sheath this boat! Over the years I have been in the trade of boat building and design, I have seen at least twenty boats fail, after being sheathed with glass. They rotted...
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    Re: Edme wins the Pin Mill Barge Match

    One of my associates, now over the bar, skippered a Thams barge across the Atlantic through the Canal and up to S. CA! Quite a feat!
    The boat belonged to a woman he was dating. She used the boat...
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    Re: Valley oak (Quercus lobata)

    I have yet to work with any of the California oak trees so I am not able to comment on any questions about it's suitably for boat building. According to information on line in reference to Quercus...
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    Re: Thoughts on stowing chain ?

    Good stuff Ian!
    Jay
  22. Re: Converting design from lapstrake plank to lapstrake ply???

    My little six foot loa pram tender to "Red Witch" is made of 1/4" fir marine plywood. It was built to fit inverted over the Witch'es deck house.
    The plywood has required special care, over the...
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    Re: Penalties for scaling up plans?

    Scaling up a boat design is often a matter of using Kentucky Windage as a measurment factor.
    Jay
  24. Re: Converting design from lapstrake plank to lapstrake ply???

    No, spiling and hanging a plank or two is no big deal to those of us who know how to do it. Even a full planking job is no challenge if the framing is fair and no stealers have to be calculated in at...
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    Re: Sitka Spruce Mast Refinishing/Repair

    Notice that the holes in the above foto are almost a pattern. Perhaps they held a tang plate at one time.
    Jay
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    Re: Rebuild teak hatches (3rd time in 20 years)

    "Red Witches" fore hatch has its raw teak portion of the hatch standing about 3/16" proud of the encompassing frame. This allows for a lot of scrubbing and scraping before it comes down flush to the...
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    Re: logs to lumber, advice needed

    Cheap water based house paint works well. So much the better if it is from and old can of left over paint that has thickened up.
    Jay
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    Re: Valley oak (Quercus lobata)

    The best caulking mallet, I ever used, was made of California Live Oak. I borrowed if from Alex Irving one day for a quick job I was doing while "Red Witch" was hauled out next to "Sparkle". Alex...
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    Ah yes, I suspected you have a comfortable boat that the stove keeps toasty.
    Very nice!
    Jay
  30. Re: Converting design from lapstrake plank to lapstrake ply???

    It may be a proven technique but, in my humble opinion, it is not a proven material! Especially for planking!
    I have surveyed and been forced to do too many corrective surgeries on vessels built in...
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    That my friend is a proper wooden rowing boat! Bravo! Well done!
    Jay
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    Wow Mark you must have a goodly sized boat to float that Jotul 602! It weighs as much as some Diesel Marine engines!
    Jay
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    Re: Valley oak (Quercus lobata)

    Quercus lobata, Valley Oak is a member of the White Oak Family and grows in Southern and Central California. Due to its characteristic crooked growth, it is not a commercially viable wood. However,...
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    Sadly that Aladin wick stove has been discontinued so Ebay is the only place they can be found unless a garage or estate sale coughs one up.
    Bird
  35. Re: How to take Take Hull Lines off an existing boat?

    We went into this in depth about a year and a half ago.
    Jay
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    This is Larry and Linn Pardy's stove in their last boat, "Talliesyn". It contains a large circular wick burner that is fed Kerosine from a day tank....
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    Re: Plywood repair

    Good on ya buddy. Please post some pictures for us as the work progresses!
    Wishing you good fortune with your little ship!
    Jay aka Bird
  38. Re: Converting design from lapstrake plank to lapstrake ply???

    I have two boats, that I aquired in a trade, an eight foot lapstrake sailing pram and a twelve foot Pea Pod. They are built of eighth inch mahogany plywood, also known as doorskin and lapstrake...
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    Re: Sutton Hoo replica

    The artifacts that were recovered from the ship a amazing as well as beautiful. Fifty years ago I had a client that wanted me to construct him a bed that reflected some of the carvings that were...
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    Re: Plywood repair

    Hey, if 1/8" door skin will make you happy then go for it! Just let us know in a couple of years how it is holding up. You can be our official product tester of laminated wood. I, for one, am in...
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    Re: Why no Silicone???

    Here are a few words about the use of lead, lead containing paint and other litharge containing products.

    While I must admit that lead poisoning is a nasty thing, I have used quite a lot of lead...
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    Re: Plywood repair

    Double planking the deck with a plywood overlay will add considerable weight to your boat if you will be using fir. A cubic foot of fir plywood is close to the specific gravity of solid white oak! ...
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    Re: Rebuild teak hatches (3rd time in 20 years)

    Edensaw in Port Townsend stocks teak.
    Jay
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    I have yet to get any stack coating of Creosote resulting from butning sawdust logs. But I have gotten it from burning fir, pine and larch logs.
    Jay
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    Re: Rebuild teak hatches (3rd time in 20 years)

    Resorcinol is a touchy glue to mix and use. It is very temperature sensitive and must have at least fifteen hours of time in the clamps at temperatures above 65degs. I have had bad luck for no...
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    Re: Rebuild teak hatches (3rd time in 20 years)

    Rich, The teak needs only to be set down in Dolfinite over the cedar T&G. This will allow the teak to removed when it becomes too thin to be practical as a result of scraping over the years. The...
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    I feed mine, on the average, of once an hour.
    Jay
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    Re: Why no Silicone???

    If any of you wish to make your own glazing compound, here is what is in it! <raw linseed="" oil,="" whiting="" and="" a="" bit="" of="" litharge=""> Begin by mixing the oil and whiting with a wide...
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    Re: Plywood repair

    actually you can use #10 screws and sink the heads just below the surface. Follow up by using micro balloons and epoxy as a covering putty. let it stand proud and block sand it flush. The heads of...
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    I have always used a damper in the lower stack pipe with my Fatsco Pet. This, combined with the stove door adjustable vent allows good control over the pressed wood logs I use. I find the pressed...
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