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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Rod if they’re not glued on yet, a longer piece of inwale at each oarlock/kabe is good practice to distribute the rowing strains over a wider area. It looks too late to socket the frames into the...
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    MAS epoxy is designed not to blush. And it didn’t when i used it. Just had crystalization in the tubs...


    Only seen blush when using Sicomin when it was raining outside and doors open (MAS got...
  3. Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    Stones Boatyard import the best close grained quarter sawn AYC planks to the UK. As well as Sitka Spruce. I bought a boat full straight grained vertical grain 25 ringd per inch or so, and its perfect...
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    Re: Modifications to Elfyn

    One thing you can do with a daggerboard box is have a short dummy daggerboard that fills the case and slot just flush with the bottom to avoid any drag from the opening.
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    Re: Modifications to Elfyn

    The displacement distributed over a narrower waterline gives the bottom of Elf/ Elfyn more V. As shown, if I remember, the keel/ keelson is accordingly narrow, and Iain shows a daggerboard placement...
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    Re: Top of mast painted white?

    It's from the point the end grain starts to become exposed from the start of the spar's taper that it was covered with more durable white paint. Especially at the mast tip pointing to the rain: to...
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    Re: Lee wants a new trimaran design...

    During Covid, Dudley Dix beavered away turning his Paperjet into a trimaran...

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    Re: Stones, Hyde Park

    I’ve got tickets for next week at Hyde Park. Saw them in Southampton few years ago and at the Isle of Wight festival before that. They’re very very good live. I’d love to see them in a pub just...
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    Re: CLC wowsers again!

    John has drawn a yawl rig for the Guider. No structural changes from the standardboat and easy with the cassette rudder arrangement.
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  10. Re: Shipping a cool small boat in a container to Europe

    I thought I might take my dinghy to France for the odd festival. I bought it on condition that I would be given the RCD pass certificate and VAT paid receipt when purchased, which I did get. I know...
  11. Re: Shipping a cool small boat in a container to Europe

    North West passage then North East Passage bringing you down the coast of Norway. Nobody has yet sail n oared it Tom. Bears though.
  12. Re: Shipping a cool small boat in a container to Europe

    https://live.staticflickr.com/5065/5827799843_1dc2dd176f_k.jpgGiacomo crossing the suspended canal by Giacomo De Stefano, on Flickr

    He got from London to Istanbul in his Sooty Tern down the Danube.
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    Re: The cost of Brexit

    Yep. ONS Data. British exports to the EU in April 2022 was the highest since records began.
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    Re: The cost of Brexit

    So far inactuality, by restricting European economic migration, and that a large number of people simply stopped actively working during covid and have left the labour market, the remaining workers...
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    Re: headed to test drive one of these

    Just looked at Toyotas UK website.

    10 year warranty!
  16. Re: Soliciting advice for a lateen rig on a canoe

    https://www.solwaydory.co.uk/images/uploaded/expeditionbermudan/tigh6.jpg

    https://www.solwaydory.co.uk/images/uploaded/rigs/er8.jpg

    £375 sail and spars. For an auxiliary sail, the 'expedition...
  17. Re: how are london's financial markets doing

    So how's the USA's nuclear program doing now you're not importing the Russian thug's enriched Uranium? ;)


    Actually it's fine, because you kept Rosatom off your sanctions list...
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    Re: wonder. . .

    http://www.woodenboatsforever.co.uk/image/wonder_04.jpg

    http://www.mikeparsons.org.uk/genealogy/diaperfamily/images/itchenferrymap.jpg

    Designed by Dan Hatcher. Belvidiere Boatyard.
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    Re: Halyards and hand pain

    When I had a boat not dissimilar to a Folkboat, I used Gottifredi Maffioli Swiftchord for the sheets. It's supersoft on the hands. In the silver fleck colour it's pretty mute for a classic boat. It's...
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    Re: Frames in "Elfyn"

    Well Iain is usually right...

    After asking Iain for forgiveness, personally, I'd give thought to putting extra lams on the frames when glued up then cut out the frame, so that the 'gaps' are...
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    Re: Paul Gartside / Watercraft plans

    A nice 22ft gaffer (trailerable shoal draft) in next month's Watercraft...alternative to a Farne Islander or Meaban.

    https://www.watercraft-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/154-Gartside.jpg
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    I can't believe people are still arguing about this. Nick is correct.


    It's 50:50.

    After the door is opened, the probability of his chosen door does not stay 1 in 3. It now changes to 1 in 2....
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    Re: Le Mans 2022

    Paul you can build yourself a GT40 for getting the Sunday paper.

    Spaceframe chassis + body £10k.
    Aluminium monocoque version £20.
    Carbon tub version £30k.

    Uses an Audi transaxle (they're...
  24. Re: Just launched my first boat and now thinking about the next…

    A very good book: Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding, details construction of several unique Japanese boats. Douglas served as an apprentice for as long as he could with as many masters that would teach...
  25. Re: Need help--first time back to US in years!

    No, this one appeared harmless.
  26. Re: Need help--first time back to US in years!

    I was stuck in a Swiss cable car with an American once. Emblazened accross his chest his T shirt read: America: God's chosen country.

    I sat there in this foreign land, wondering was this young...
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    Re: bicycle lights

    Given we drive on the left...I aim my light slightly left so that cars at a junction get the full force. I have the least amount of time to react to a pull out from that. I always drop to the hoods...
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    Re: bicycle lights

    I've used a Cateye Volt 800 for a few years now. Beautifully made, wasn't too expensive, plenty bright and usefull around the house as a torch for illuminating the garden when there's a funny noise....
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Bronze screws are durable but in the small sizes (No.6's) they are not very strong, even when new. After a few years inevitable deterioration, getting them out can leave stripped heads. For this...
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    Re: DeWalt cordless multi tool

    The other poor thing about the Fein (beside having to pull the sandpaper off) is the dust extraction is very poor quality - an after thought inexcusable on what is often used as a detail sander, and...
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    Re: Davis oarlocks for extended use?

    I recently bought a pair of the £35 per pair (cheaper than the gunmetal @ £150/ pair) galvanised conventional oarlocks and mounting plates from Classic Marine, UK. Purveyors of niceties and a good...
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    Re: beach cruisers

    https://hakaimagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/header-killer-whale-intentional-stranding.jpg
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    Re: Thinking about getting a Hobie 16

    The John Marples Seaclipper 16 and 20 trimarans use Hobie 14 and 16 rigs to make 'em go. If you root out a cheap rig, you'd have a quick trimaran and be drier than a Hobie.

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    Re: Let's build a sailboat!

    Herreshoff Coquina.

    https://www.offcenterharbor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/coquina-part2.jpg

    Detailed plans are available from Doug Hylan for traditional construction and a large portfolio...
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    Re: JW Navigator Thwart Position

    If you encourage people to sit aft in a dinghy you distort the waterlines and immerse the transom, leaving you going slower. While Navigator has a planing hull bottom and would take the weight, you...
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    Re: Moving to Poland

    Raid Finland 2005. 17ft American Whitehall wins at the rowing.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF3_N-uUQcw
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    Re: Boat Storage Question

    Tom,

    Have you considered bringing your Alaska with you?

    This website gives a ball park $1275 for a 20ft container from New York to Rotterdam. Might be cheaper than a cover/ paid storage and...
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    Re: SCAMP envy/lust

    https://scontent.fgla2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/279595710_1199836310769376_8352084279440451716_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=5cd70e&_nc_ohc=1Exlmy5BR24AX9RZGCq&_nc_ht=scontent.fgla2-1.fna&oh=...
  39. George Smithwick a traditional Cooper: how to make a wooden bucket.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE7QA1chUzw
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    Re: for wi-tom

    https://woodenships.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/IMG_9703.jpg

    https://woodenships.co.uk/small-craft/norwegian-sjekte/


    Based on Jan. The first was built in New York!

    Her story...
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    Re: Boat plans

    Paul Gartside design 191. 17ft x 6ft. Gaff rig.

    https://store.gartsideboats.com/products/17-ft-5-18-metre-centreboard-yawl-design-191

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    Re: for wi-tom

    Ness Yawl fixer upper...on ebay £600 (Essex England). Prolly won't get any bids (pictures are pretty poor and needs bits making. Cheap stuff comes up now and again Tom.
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    Re: for wi-tom

    Video of the big one...


    https://youtu.be/bNb8wa_FqKE
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    Re: for wi-tom

    There's a choice of 4 sizes...

    15k euros gets Tom a new 20ft European lover. That's bargainacious.

    http://struckboat.pl/userfiles/struckboatpl/images/3%281%29.png
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    Re: for wi-tom

    Interesting...lapstrake but not built over molds (Western) or from a centreline and sticks (Norwegian). Right way up, sawn frames. Just a centreline string.
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    Re: for wi-tom

    http://struckboat.pl/userfiles/struckboatpl/galeria-duze/frifeb1021161320175.JPG

    Seems he fixed his lee helm. WTF. No. No. and No.

    4-Galeria

    More Tom stylee...
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    Re: Brexit effect

    Any Brexit affect has been dwarfed by Covid and even the 'cost of energy crisis'.

    In reality, any fall in EU exports is likely mostly a reflection of a fall in the high value German car exports....
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    Re: Small Portable workbench ??

    Developments...

    How about clipping this mini Festool workbench systainer onto the


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  49. Re: Diesel fuel shortage in USA. Why shortage and high prices?

    oooh the new Vivaro e...that's a development....and I'm loving the yellow! £44k works out at a net £21k cost then no road tax, no cam belts, and very small 'fuel' bills. Sell my T5 for £6k, so about...
  50. Re: Diesel fuel shortage in USA. Why shortage and high prices?

    If I replaced my VW T5 with the new electric T5 version (£44k) I'd have just an 82 mile range from full and a future life of range anxiety. I guess they're for builders working in an inner city...
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