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    Re: Dust Collector Recommendation

    If you have 220, and you want to do a cyclone, there are these: https://www.clearvuecyclones.com/shop/?filter_cat_list_0=45&all_products_filtering=1&wpf_filter_cat_list_0=45
  2. Re: I need effective / efficient method to sort / store fastener hardware - what work

    Old ways work. This:
    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/14/ae/b1/14aeb193eeeb90471687ca1b54491f37--hardware-stores-ol.jpg

    Info on how to make your own here: https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/95246
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    Re: Colour coding of lines

    I tend to use colored lines on my boat... but for a different reason.

    Sailing, I tend to know which is which. In the off season, however, everything comes off, and the lines are different...
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    Re: Electro San units down sides ?

    Yes, a locked head door should be sufficient. But the local marina busybody, trying to be "helpful", wanted to do a courtesy inspection "just to show how we do it here". I was in compliance, he was...
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    Re: Electro San units down sides ?

    I actually liked mine. The only two downsides I can think of may not apply to you. The first was it absolutely needs salt water. Brackish won't cut it. Learned this on the northern part of the...
  6. Thread: Shop Vacuums

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    Re: Shop Vacuums

    I can't speak to any potential issues with "new" ones because the Turbo II I bought in 2004 is still running well, and pulls dust whether I'm using it as a shop vac, connected to my sanders, or...
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    Re: Bucket of "water" that cleans up epoxy

    See, the problem isn't the acetone per se, rather, it is that the acetone will carry whatever you are cleaning through your skin and into your blood stream. ​Therein lies the danger.
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    Re: Cotton Cord - knot tying

    http://www.frayedknotarts.com
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    Re: Used Sail Business Recommendations?

    Todd brings up a very good point, and in this case he is quite correct.

    That said, as previously mentioned Minney's in California, as well as Bacon's in Annapolis MD. Both will describe the...
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    Re: Sheathing Pt Deux - Purists do not enter )

    It's behind a paywall, but worth it:

    https://www.offcenterharbor.com/videos/fiberglassing-old-wooden-boat-new-life-charlena/
  11. Re: What boat would be better for the Annapolis sailing season?

    Having lived there, I would go with the one with less draft.
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    Re: Sharpening Question - strop leather

    ... or both, depending...

    https://toolsforworkingwood.com/store/item/MS-HORSEST?searchterm=strop
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    Re: Compass planes - Kunz?

    E. C. Emmerich still lists their 113. I haven't used one, but ECE makes some great things, so I would imagine they wouldn't tolerate low quality on this one.
    ...
  14. Thread: Alden Schooner

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    Re: Alden Schooner

    Not sure there's enough information to help, but look for a copy of Number 83 (July/August 1988), for a story called The Wreck at Cape Ann.
    I know there's a lines plan there, as well as a few other...
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    Re: Removably Bedding Brightwork?

    This is my favorite page describing the use of butyl tape. Please note, it's not actually a "tape", but rather a butyl strip, which can be torn apart, lumped together, etc. in order to fit where you...
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    Re: Has anyone made lofting ducks?

    $2/# sounds about right. Did not realize they sold ingots on Etsy. I need to spend more time on Etsy. All of the shotshell prices seem to be going up. Something about a supply/demand curve, or so...
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    Re: Has anyone made lofting ducks?

    Easy day. Any place that sells equipment for shotshell reloading will have lead pellets. The nice thing about pellets over ingots is they melt so easily. Midway is out of stock...
  18. Thread: Wooden sheaves

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    Re: Wooden sheaves

    Related: I have successfully done this with wooden cleats, and am looking forward to using it on blocks, sheaves, and deadeyes:

    Instead of boiling, light up the crock pot. Give it some time......
  19. Thread: Electric Launch

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    Re: Electric Launch

    According to the last email I received, they are working on exactly that!
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    Re: Anyone interested in a Dragon project?

    Mickey, normally I would jump at this, but right now, I'm at least two years, possibly three, before I can consider it... I hope you find a good home for her.
  21. Thread: Wiring the boat

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    Re: Wiring the boat

    https://www.amazon.com/Boatowners-Illustrated-Electrical-Handbook-Charlie/dp/0071446443/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=Charlie+WIng&qid=1617044249&sr=8-4
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    Re: Alden 28' "Ulysses" motorsailer

    According to "The Book", #433, Auxiliary keel sloop Ulysses (modification of Number 172), 27'2" X 22'4" X 9' X 4'6". Designed in 1929. Not Built.

    #172 was the schooner Tyche, 27'1" X 22'1" X 9'...
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    Re: Replacement for Fein random orbit sander

    My Fein vac does that. Even when I use my Festool sander...

    It's not that European industrial safety regs... it's that contractors don't "clean up beyond their immediate mess". If they make a...
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    Re: First step toward legality

    I believe that is also covered in the 10th...
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    Re: First step toward legality

    We do live in different countries. That's why it's called the United States (with a capital S) and not the United Provinces. Properly, the third person is used (i.e. "The United States are..." and...
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    Re: Dipstick oil extraction pump

    Say hello to my little friend:

    79897
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    2.4mR video build

    Came across this and have't seen it here yet. It makes me want to start building mine (I already have the same plans) but I have so many projects that need to be done first!
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  28. Thread: Trailer ?

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    Re: Trailer ?

    Porsches too...
  29. Re: "VELA" Maximum camber of a sails for a sail plans?

    I was going to recommend this book, as I learned a lot in what I just learned was the first edition, published in 1990. Today I learned that an updated second edition was published in 2016... so now...
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    Re: Annapolis power boat show in October

    I would like to go there this year. Once upon a time, it was so easy for me to do that. Now, things are a bit more complicated... But it's always on my list.
  31. Re: Has anyone been in contact with Bill Peterson?

    In an effort to assist, I posted on the Off Center Harbor site that you were trying to get in touch. I hope that is helpful.

    Edited to add: The response I received from Off Center Harbor is that...
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    Re: Leeboards against a X-40

    Chris, thank you. To be honest, I haven't been on a gaff rigged boat since the early '80s, and one of my few memories was trying to get the gaff tension right after lacing on. Your comment on slots...
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    Re: Leeboards against a X-40

    I guess I was thinking that after a time, and use, there would be some stretch in the sail and the grommets would no longer align with the holes in the gaff. But considering the high tech racing...
  34. Re: Has anyone been in contact with Bill Peterson?

    I'm not sure... but there have been some recent guideposts on Off Center Harbor (i.e. 19 December 2020). In one of the posts, this note was included at the bottom:

    Note
    To purchase larger or...
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    Re: Leeboards against a X-40

    At 2:08 in the video, it looks as if the sail is "stitched" through the gaff. Are you saying the gaff is flat on the port side, and laced through the gaff? Grommets in the sail? Adjusted for...
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    Re: Leeboards against a X-40

    That is an interesting method of lacing. I'd love to see more information on that!

    I am assuming a groove in the gaff, but grommets on the sail?
  37. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    If you go to the BetaMarine website, there's a lot of info there. From the looks of things, it's generators after the transmission, and bolts on to several of their different engines. It's actually...
  38. Thread: Shop heat

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    Re: Shop heat

    [QUOTE=Arlc;6337790]Re concrete floor

    As Garret has stated, good drainage. Right now, my garage has ICF walls (also serves as the foundation for the house) with a radiant heat concrete slab...
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    Re: Living With the Engine

    IIRC, the Swan 36 had such an arrangement...
  40. Thread: Shop heat

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    Re: Shop heat

    Right now, I'm in the "beginning stages" of designing a shop. I have some ideas, but heating the area is baffling me. The shop will be in northern Idaho, so cold in the winter. It will be heavily...
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    Re: Advice needed for marine GPS device

    You weren't being overly pedantic, I was over-simplifying.

    Yes, I was referring specifically to the road based units. The GPS receiver will tell you where the device is in relation to the...
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    Re: Advice needed for marine GPS device

    Based on what you've described, the four inch version of this may work for you.

    https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/592804/pn/010-01886-05

    You didn't put a number on your budget, but the...
  43. Re: Questions about setting up the lofting table...

    Once upon a time, when I worked in a sail loft and so we had reasonable access to what seemed like an unlimited supply, we simply used uncut fiberglass battens that were destined to find their way...
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    Re: Lead keel primer

    Makes sense. Some thoughts:

    We sanding will help contain the dust. You will need a bright base to ensure adhesion.

    If you collect the dust on a tarp, you can then collect it and re-melt it...
  45. Re: Southern California: need referral for interior/floor repairs

    Once upon a time, there was a free at the docks sailing magazine called Santana that had tons of local advertisers. Latitude 38 does that job up north, and SpinSheet on the Chesapeake, but I don't...
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    Re: Lead keel primer

    Where are you casting? Any chance you can sand bright, add the InterProtect while it's still bright and outside, and then bring the now sealed lead inside?
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    Re: Autumn Boating Photos--What Have You Got?

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    Re: Autumn Boating Photos--What Have You Got?

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    Re: Alden 39 facing the chainsaw

    More info: In the Alden book by Carrick & Henderson, design 636 is on page 223. It describes an offset shaft, with "the top of the rudder cut away to clear an off center wheel. This arrangement...
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    Re: Alden 39 facing the chainsaw

    I think maybe a rack and pinion set up, and that's not the tiller but a shaft? The wheel is not currently attached? Looks like a big "Edson" nut on the end...
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