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  1. Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    Just an FYI - Chase Small Craft has an exclusive agreement on kits with F. Vivier Architecte Naval - for the ILUR, MORBIC 12, and the JEWELL 6m. This only pertains to US market, of course.

    Thanks,...
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    Re: Noank Pulling Boat

    Dutch - this sort of question is good but best addressed to the designer.
    I imagine it can be set up for fixed seat but you will need to out-rig the oars somehow - there is not much gunwale width...
  3. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    Lovely!
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Looks great Dale. I will definitely refer people to this thread who want to build a CIY from plans!
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    Re: Learn to sail at 75?

    I think this is great, Ted. I would definitely recommend a kit especially a very complete one that details out rigging and other details that will help make the sailing successful. A stable flat...
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    Wow that is a big, peaked lug! I wonder if they had to send a guy forward to help get the clew around the mast/boom.
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    Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    Some shots from today's Messabout on the Saco River at Marston's Marina.

    https://i.ibb.co/mhv30QK/IMG-9134.jpg
    https://i.ibb.co/HXNmHNj/IMG-9124.jpg
    https://i.ibb.co/NKDfwGt/IMG-9116.jpg...
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    The sail geometry will be different for the two rigs.
  9. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    Really beautiful stuff, Rob!
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Lovely!
  11. Re: End of an era,….. Victory Chimes ending operations

    I loved how they towed small craft for people to play in - too bad.
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    The floors get held in by hardwood tabs on the aft bulkhead and middle frame. We are devising a shockcord hold down method for the middle of the boards where they come together.
  13. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    It's going to be more than $1,000 now!
  14. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    I sent you a PM, Dean
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    I have become "wimpy" as well, Tom. Still sailing my GIS....it is the beating into gusty conditions...living on the edge solo is one thing....adrenaline and all that. But when you have someone aboard...
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    Re: Building a Peregrine 18

    Really nice boat, another on of my favorite Brooks Boat designs.
  17. Re: What is your favorite treatment for oar leathers?

    The only treatment you should be using is Oarsman Marine Tallow
    You can buy direct, or through Shaw and Tenney.
    Cheers,
    clint
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    Re: Webcam from the WB Pier!

    Looking forward to a couple weeks up there teaching. Thanks for posting the photo!
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Just catching up on the thread.

    Good Luck, David, with the sea trials - start with a good reef in the sail and choose your weather. The Ilur - like a lot of these boat types - will settle down...
  20. Re: Day-sailing an Ilur along MA coast (and NE in general), is it a good idea?

    Actually with the Ilur I have exclusive right to that boat kit in the US. But that is not the reason to use a company that specializes in a given design. THe reason you would use someone who...
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    Re: Modifications to Elfyn

    I highly support the idea of a kick up rudder but do not ruin the boat with a pivoting centerboard, please. A long slot creates a lot of drag to slow down the boat and effect the good rowing...
  22. Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    Well look at that a Twins rig! Rob is referring to my planned rig for the Drake 17 which will be a pair of twin jib-shaped sails set off a pole/mast to give 40 SF of downwind sailing when twinned out...
  23. Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    It was great to meet some of you like Amish Rob!!

    We had a good show always good to be there and see people appreciating our work.

    Beautiful, warm weekend.
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    Re: S&G Pygmy kayak fiberglass repair

    It is always interesting to see where failures and degradation occur to help us build better boats. Things like this encourage me to continue on my path to non-stich-and-glue kits...relying on good...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Nice work, David, way to keep moving forward.

    The thing I like to remind my customers is that your boat build is teaching great skills when you go to rework things.

    A season on the water is the...
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    Re: Portage Pram

    Don't want to rob the thread but you can see some preliminaries on my website.
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    Re: Portage Pram

    Steve,
    Wish I had my new pram kit ready earlier for you!
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    Re: Overzealous project ?DEER ISLE KOSTER

    The KDI is something anybody can build from kit or plans. The kit is very complete and would benefit anyone wanting to build the boat. There is a lot to do on this little boat, so the kit is a great...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Exactly - that is the trick! On my Calendar 18 design I actually have a 2:1 purchase for the lifting line which helps a lot, so that is another way to deal with it. You may have already found the...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Looks nice! Regarding the strength to lift the rudder - remember the buoyancy of the rudder blade will assist. Also sometimes you end up "feeling" the bottom a bit as you come into the beach and that...
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    Re: A Vivier Minahouet in Wales.

    Good advise. The other advise is to simply be sure the plank is fair and to resist sucking it into a low spot just to get contact. The better think is to let the plank gap where it needs to and fill....
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    Re: A Vivier Minahouet in Wales.

    The only way to do it is to fill with epoxy or create a wedge to fit.
    The only other way to do it geometrically is to lengthen the gain a great deal, but that won't look good.
    In my kits I always...
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    Re: A Vivier Minahouet in Wales.

    You would just want to let the plank form a gap over the frame and back fill with epoxy. Does that make sense? The gain on Minahouet should only be 6-12" long.
  34. Re: Roger C. Taylor (author and founder of International Marine Publishing)

    My head must be in the sand! Unfortunate and I am grateful for his work publishing the books that inspired me to start a new career.
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Rigging looks fine - cam cleat would be easier if it was on top. Plan shows cam cleat up near the top rail.
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    Re: Brightwork Advice for a Noob

    He'll be fine if he maintains the boat. Either system requires maintenance - but I have seen enough cases where a properly done epoxy coated plywood has allowed the varnish to last much, much longer...
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    Re: Brightwork Advice for a Noob

    West is fine, just wash the cured epoxy with soap and water after a week of curing. I'd then use a varnish that is somewhat designed to go over epoxy, like the System Three. Merton's fiberglass in...
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    Re: Brightwork Advice for a Noob

    My favored combination is System Three Varnish over their own epoxy, either SilverTip or Clear Coat. I trust System Three products above Total Boat, which was developed well after System 3 developed...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    I second that!
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    Re: A Vivier Minahouet in Wales.

    It is very similar to the Calendar Islands Yawl which why I have hesitated to make it part of my catalog. But I have always love the boat!
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    Re: An Ilur in Vermont

    With the Small Reach no longer, I think the Coot Club is a great way to continue to introduce people to the greatness of sail-and-oar boating.
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    Re: A Vivier Minahouet in Wales.

    That looks like an Ebihen, def. not a Minahouet.
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Looking very nice!
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    Re: Atkin Calypso as Sail and Oar boat?

    The Deblois St Dory uses a 90 SF standing lug and it flies
    https://i.ibb.co/CMwR8PD/20190725-141321.jpg

    I am not comfortable sharing the lines plan, but I will show the body plan with bottom...
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    Re: Atkin Calypso as Sail and Oar boat?

    For this very cool design, 89 SF of sail would be absolute max with a very well tuned reefing method in place. Probably would want a reef by 10 knots.
    I've always like this boat.
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    Re: Small Boats 2022 Edition

    The Morbic 12 by F. Vivier has a nice piece, too.
  47. Re: Happy birthday to Clinton B Chase…

    Thanks, guys!!!
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    This is also a great idea, but these cleats don't ship in our Ilur kit because the rudder and CB work with the shock cord system.
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    I think this method of the rubber hose is ingenious but not required on the Ilur kit. The Ilur like a lot of Vivier's and my CB boats, uses a heavy, taught shock cord to swing the CB and keep it in...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    One advantage to graphite-epoxy coatings besides being slick and low friction, is that repairs are easier than paint since you are working on an epoxy surface, just add more epoxy w/ graphite. None...
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