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    Re: "Spirit of Tradition" Rozinante?

    That's lovely, Jay. I have much more modest skills and ambitions.

    I think it was about the H28 that LFH wrote:
    "If her design is only slightly changed, the whole balance may be thrown out. If...
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    Re: "Spirit of Tradition" Rozinante?

    That's this, Joel White's Fox Island class.:
    https://www.woodenboat.com/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/plans_kits/plan_101a_500.jpg?itok=EDyBLyrp
    I'd admired that design (and his Sakonnet...
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    Re: "Spirit of Tradition" Rozinante?

    What provoked the question in me is my experience with my Alerion Express 28, a modern interpretation of NGH's Alerion. I judge the design to be successful, both aesthetically and functionally. ...
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    Re: electric Hand planner or bench planner

    You missed a spot.
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    Re: "Spirit of Tradition" Rozinante?

    LFH design #96 Gjoa had a spade rudder and is longitudinally framed. It's fatter than Rozinante.
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    3-D printing 'wooden' boat parts?

    This bears watching.

    https://plus.ibinews.com/article/vdi862vzfs/2018/10/18/us500000_grant_to_help_maine_boatbuilders_incorporate_3d_pri/
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    Re: "Spirit of Tradition" Rozinante?

    I fondly remember Red Herring in Marion.
    http://proafile.com/?ACT=44&fid=9&aid=413_RVD5t3VjcLWUvIsOWMyx&board_id=1

    Moxie, another favorite, was moored nearby.

    Anything 30' or less?
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    "Spirit of Tradition" Rozinante?

    Has any designer interpreted the concept of LF Herreshoff's Rozinante design in modern materials and construction?
    Today, I'd expect to see fin keel, saildrive, carbon spars maybe.

    Key features:...
  9. Re: Awl grip refinishing/repair anddynel question

    You can use Awlgrip or conventional (alkyd) paint over Awlgrip. Just sand it thoroughly, as with any other finish.
    The Awlgrip stuff requires better prep and probably epoxy primer, is less...
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    Re: electric Hand planner or bench planner

    To me, the thickness planer is indispensable.
    I could easily get along without the hand planer.
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    Re: Vermont CL canoes

    It's the time of year when you can get a pretty good canoe in trade for a deer rifle.
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    Re: Chamfering holes in ends of spars

    MLCS makes some bits with small pilots that will respect tighter radius mortise shapes.
    24236
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    Re: Chamfering holes in ends of spars

    Round-over bit in a trim router.
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    Re: Bending cedar strips

    Possibilities:
    - mill a few narrower strips.
    - slice or kerf the strips with band saw.
    - Stealers- one or two short strips that taper to zero.
    There are some useful tips in this thread: ...
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    Re: Value of NOS BETA 20 diesel

    If it's truly new, I'd ask its supplier whether there's any warranty.
  16. Re: I need to figure out how to service this South Coast winch

    My bet is that the top (the part above the drum) is threaded onto the center post. Give it a few smart taps with a plastic hammer or a block of wood and apply a strap wrench counterclockwise.
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    Re: Something a bit different

    We used an aluminum flagpole as mandrel for a carbon mast once.
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    Re: Damaged Oak Chair - Can it be fixed?

    Or use 1/4" threaded rod in thickened epoxy. Just as strong and easier to drill for.
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    Re: Rant: big fast powerboats

    There are some hand signals that are widely understood.
  20. Re: Went to a Maker Faire and saw this Frankenboat

    Looks like a very poor boat to me.
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    Re: What epoxy to use?

    "Blush" happens when moisture in the air draws hardener out of an exposed coating of uncured mixed epoxy. The hardeners are water soluble.
    If bonding two panels together, as the OP is doing,...
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    Re: Peapod construction questions?

    Across the grain, plywood is much stronger and stiffer than solid stock, especially a soft wood like cedar, so a structural material across the boat is needed.
    Traditional lapstrake construction,...
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    Re: Dado set issues

    I hadn't heard of groover blades. Can you give us a specific maker and number?
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    Re: Seacock Substitute?

    Marelon makes some right-angle seacocks.
    https://www.fisheriessupply.com/forespar-marelon-full-flow-seacock-mushroom-thru-hull-x-ball-valve-x-90-deg-end-hose-barb-oem
  25. Re: Narragansett Bay Area: indoor storage options

    Try F.L.Tripp in Westport point, MA.
    I’ve stored with them for ten years.
    Nice people, flexible, reasonable cost.
    Tell them I sent you.
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    Re: Sanding prior to painting

    For Kirby primer and top coat, stop at #120.
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    Re: Oonagh 11'8" by D Hylan - any built?

    Looks like a reprise of the Marco Polo pram, as described in Sensible Cruising Designs. An eminently useful boat.
    I'd work at keeping the weight down. 175 lbs. is borderline cumbersome.
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    Re: Other: Need a Thin Hot Glue

    Shoot much food these days. Bob?
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    Re: Engine controls for classic boats

    Fisheries Supply lists it.
    https://www.fisheriessupply.com/kobelt-2042-heavy-duty-side-mount-single-dual-function-lever-engine-control-2042lw1
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    Re: Rear view mirror for rowing.

    there are also mirrors that clip to the visor of a cap.
  31. Re: So you call that a slipper launch?…………….

    As THunderbird spends most of its time in its boathouse (2nd pic), i don't expect it needs much varnish work.
    Lake Tahoe's cold fresh water is very easy on wood boats.
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    Re: Refinishing an oxidised aluminium mast

    My mast was OEM finished with Awlgrip. It's 15 years old, has been exposed year-round (prior owners) and has weatherd badly.
    I'm guessing that the prep for refinishing will only be a PITA where...
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    Re: Refinishing an oxidised aluminium mast

    Powder coating is said to be better than wet painting. I've had other aluminum parts powder coated. Wasn't expensive. How common are powder coaters that can do something as big as a spar?
  34. Thread: swim ladder

    by JimConlin
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    Re: swim ladder

    THis type are cheap and effective, but take storage space and need to be deployed before you go overboard.
    https://newcontent.westmarine.com/content/images/catalog/large/9278433.jpg

    Garelick...
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    Re: Epoxy stains on mahogany

    Sand just a bit more. Contrary to the advertising, epoxy doesn't penetrate but a few thousandths.
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    Re: varnishing the inwales and outwales

    Sand or plane a bit more to get rid of the epoxy on the outwales.
    A trim router with a 1/8" roundover router bit with small (1/8") pilot will ease the edges.
    I use foam brushes to apply varnish to...
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    Re: Round Thimbles North America

    Sailrite
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    Re: Plywood hull fairing .......

    As fairing progresses, the appeal of low-gloss paint becomes more apparent.
  39. Re: What Glue? - Norwegian Faering - Scarf Joints

    How is the rest of the boat held together? Epoxy? Metal fastenings? Bear fat and sinews?
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    Re: Winch ID help and disassembly

    With old winches, parts are VERY hard to find and losing any part probably means the end of the winch.
    Before opening up a winch, tape cockpit and deck scuppers and keep the parts contained in a box...
  41. Re: Major Multi-hull Project Boat, Cl, Peabody, Ma.

    I can attest to this.
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    Re: Launched my wee pram yesterday

    Proper!
  43. Re: Major Multi-hull Project Boat, Cl, Peabody, Ma.

    It'll take way more than that.
  44. Re: Major Multi-hull Project Boat, Cl, Peabody, Ma.

    It looks like a desirable boat and nicely built.
    The price is well below what the the builder has spent on materials and components. Getting it done will not be inexpensive.
    Sadly, there are...
  45. Re: Adding an insert in the bottom of a strip canoe

    I was imagining that the inlay is of thinner material than the strips. Say 1/16" - 1/8" .
    After outside is glassed and shell is removed from mold, you'd level the strips, cut recess for inlay with...
  46. Re: Adding an insert in the bottom of a strip canoe

    I would do this after the outside of the boat is glassed. The shape of the boat will be more stable then.
  47. Thread: Peapods?????

    by JimConlin
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    Re: Peapods?????

    Last year, I built a Cape Split pod in strip composite.
    The boat was intended for solo rowing and for use as tender to a bigger boat.
    I targeted a weight of 200 lbs, which would certainly be...
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    Re: metal fixtures that go thru the hull

    Interlux 214 Boatyard Bedding Compound is quite similar to Dolfinite.
    I have no preference.
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    Re: Herreshoff Rozinante on ebay $1500

    The Kenner boats were heavier than LFH intended.
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    Re: 12 volt system surge protection

    The problem of electronic stuff crashing when a big load like engine starting or a windlass kicks in is common.
    How about providing a separate battery (or capacitor?) near the electronics to keep...
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