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    Re: Leak at CB trunk to keel joint

    I'm happy to report that she was on a mooring all last summer, sailed often, and no more leak!

    I had her at the WB show in Mystic last weekend. Hoping to bring her back to the Edgewood Yacht club...
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    Re: WoodenBoat Show 2022

    Thanks Rob! And thanks for the note in my little notebook!
    I'm sorry we missed each other. And I meant to go to the Oyster House, but didn't remember 'till after noontime, and when I got there no...
  3. Re: Good Sail & Oar Boat Available (Kurylko Alaska-not mine!)

    That's a great deal! Hope she finds a good home soon.

    Mike
  4. Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    I'll be there with Nimbus on the main green. Hope to meet some Forumites in person!

    Mike
  5. Re: How to prevent splintering when using birdsmouth router bit on VG fir?

    I did mine (17 feet, Doug Fir) the way Steve described. Worked perfectly. Here's the heel end cutoff with a hardwood plug.
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    I'm glad you started this thread, though and to hear others...
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    WoodenBoat Show 2022

    Just a note to say that I will be bringing my Ilur Nimbus to Mystic in a couple of weeks.

    Hope to see some fellow WBF members there! We'll be in the " I built it myself" section out on the lawn.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Great job! Truly inspirational. Have fun out there!
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    Re: Overzealous project ?DEER ISLE KOSTER

    I agree with Larry above regarding the boat's aesthetics. So pretty! I hope you build her.

    I also agree with the kit ease-of build and cost thoughts of Ben. I built an Ilur from plans. (also very...
  9. Re: Introduction: new in New England, getting going with building and sailing.

    I tow my Ilur behind a 2014 Corolla. I would like to have all wheel drive, esp. on some slimy boat ramps, but so far, I've had no problems. That said, I have not traveled very far with it.
    I'll be...
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    Re: An Ilur in NZ

    Congrats on finishing her. Beautiful work!

    Enjoy the rest of the season, and keep us posted.

    Mike
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    Re: Lofting Atkin's Handy Andy

    A quick update. I've been picking away at the molds the last few weeks. Go three done. Four more to go.
    The goal will be to plank her up when I can get my other boat out of the garage. So May...
  12. Poll: Re: Boat Choice: Navigator, Walkabout, Sooty Tern or CLC Guider for Baja Trip

    Have you read "Voyage of the Cormorant?...
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    Re: What Paint?

    Hope you got a t-shirt, too!

    Mike
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Thumbs up, Neil! It's looking great.

    Mike
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    Re: Wood despair

    I agree with these last two posts. Don't over think it especially. You might try the big box stores to find Douglas fir if you know what to look for. You'd want to buy a wide board like a 2x10 or...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Very cool! I like that way of making a hollow mast. Seems like it could be scaled up larger than birdsmouth?

    Do you hope to splash this summer?

    Thanks for sharing your build,

    Mike
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    Re: Rowboat confused newby

    If you return as Boggy Sottoms we might guess that it's you!

    And sorry about the jerk who's messing with you.
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    Re: Lofting Atkin's Handy Andy

    Thanks for the kind words , John!

    I roughed out the transom today. The plans call for 5/8 mahogany, but, again, I want to use as much leftover material as possible. This douglas fir is a bit under...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Sorry fellas! Hoping that you all don't have such extreme weather this year. It's going down to 4 degrees F. here tonight, so I'm missing the milder temps.

    Keep on truckin'

    Mike
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Hi Neil,

    It's looking great! I'm a bit jealous of your warm, moist weather.

    Just off the top of my head, I think I ended up with 14-ish inches for my gains, using 9mm plywood. It looks like you...
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    Re: Lofting Atkin's Handy Andy

    I decided to use as much scrap or older material as possible for this little dinghy. So I ripped and milled some white oak strips to laminate the stem. Came out pretty well.
    Here is the jig, the...
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    Re: Main sheet travellor

    I use stopper knots below holes in the knees. Never felt overloaded. The Ilur's mainsail is 117 sq. ft.

    Go for it. Simple is best!

    Mike
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    Re: Ping Pong balls for flotation?

    And Wizbang, I know you are one Irie sailor-mon, but if you're carrying more than an ounce of ganga for a simple daysail, you might have a problem!:cool:

    MO
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    Re: Ping Pong balls for flotation?

    Do you remember Capt. Kangaroo and Mr. Moose and their ping pong balls? That was myfirst thought.

    I would avoid that white crumbly stuff shown in the photo above.For my Ilur, I used large scraps...
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    Re: Rowboat confused newby

    Riveting is fun, too. Especially if you can get someone to back the nail with an iron while you peen. (My wife helped me with this)

    I used copper nails and conical roves from Jamestown Dist. My...
  26. Re: Introduction: new in New England, getting going with building and sailing.

    Hi Lookfar,

    I'm in Providence and have built two glued-lap boats. My first was an Oughtred Whilly Boat, which was a great rower and good, but tender sailboat. Only for strakes per side and with...
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    Re: Rowboat confused newby

    There is a pretty cool youtube series on building this boat (I think it's the same one) here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bydY7t1AQs

    The guys are young and go over every detail even...
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    Re: Lofting Atkin's Handy Andy

    Ha! Same website, same price, and it's a beautifully built house that you could sail around the world in. https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/1970-pete-culler-ketch-7626613/

    Mike
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    Re: Lofting Atkin's Handy Andy

    Oh, nevermind I just found one for sale! https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/2021-rm-willard-albury-runabout-6053914/

    A bit steep. You could probably get a decent house in some parts of the country...
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    Re: Lofting Atkin's Handy Andy

    Thanks, Timo. Good to know your experiences, especially since your latest build was by the same designer as the Handy Andy.

    I think I've mentioned this elsewhere, but percolating in the back of my...
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    Re: Lofting Atkin's Handy Andy

    Thanks, Nick. That sounds like a plan. Better than taking off 3/16" now and having an unfairness back there. I think I'll make the patterns then.

    Now to look for a curved piece of oak for the...
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    Re: Lofting Atkin's Handy Andy

    Hi again, everybody. Happy New Year!

    I have a question about the transom, which is basically, "do I need to deduct planking thickness here as well as on the molds?"

    I bought some large sheets...
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    Re: Salmo 520

    At the risk of thread drift, for Dryfeet, I just read a review in the annual Small Boats issue of WB the article on Vivier's Morbic design. https://www.vivierboats.com/en/product/morbic-12/

    Could...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I did originally put a 2" strip of glass in there to cover the garboard end grain and the CB case/keelson joint. I thought I had wet out the glass enough and filled the weave enough, (two coats...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    In my experience, yes. Just epoxy would be better than trying to 'glass this area.

    I would start with neat epoxy, let it soak in and repeat every 30 minutes or so, maybe adding some silica to the...
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    Re: A Vivier Minahouet in Wales.

    Great to see your work so far, Batlaw! Looks to be a perfect little boat.

    For comparison, Minahouet is a wee bit longer than Ilur, and a little narrower and lighter. This should make for easier...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    If I remember, Steinbeck's descriptions of parts of the Sea of Cortez were pretty grim. Hope you have more fun than they did.

    That photo of you both on the beach is wonderful. Congratulations on...
  38. Thread: Salmo 520

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    Re: Salmo 520

    Sweet-looking boat! Sails real nice.

    And it comes with a sword!:arg

    Mike
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    Re: Guess this design?

    OK. I sleuthed for five minutes on the interwebs and found this https://www.woodenboat.com/register-wooden-boats/miri

    Apparently a Bud McIntosh design and build. Was sailing as recently as 2003 or...
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    Guess this design?

    Seen today in Wickford, RI. In pretty bad shape, but looks to have been very neat boat. Wooden, with a v-bottom, cross-planked. Centerboard.
    No motor on board, but a well maybe for a motor and a...
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    Re: Tiki 21 or?

    I've just started reading "People of the Sea" and am enjoying it. I'll be following along!

    Mike
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    Re: Common sense is so rare.....

    I'm just trying to avoid the concrete shoes!
  43. Re: Marry that rabbet on a Washington County peapod

    I think Greg Rossel uses the term fid for a plank sample- something to check the rabbet with.

    Mike
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    Re: Lofting Atkin's Handy Andy

    Thanks for chiming in, Nick. I did add extra waterlines and buttock lines for the expansion of the outer face, but I didn't think about using data from those other stations.
    I'll have another look....
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    Re: Lofting Atkin's Handy Andy

    Well, expanding the transom's inner face just about did my head in. Partly because I'm a first-timer, but also maybe because there are only two buttock lines and really only two waterlines in the...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Boy, that is one shapely hull! Just beautiful, and it sounds like she'll have a light and airy cabin space, too.

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

    Mike
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    Re: Girls in Canoes

    Really great! Thanks for sharing.

    Mike
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    Re: Lofting Atkin's Handy Andy

    Hi FF! The designer calls for a dagger-board, so I'll probably do that. I had originally planned to do just a rowing tender, but you know that I'm going to want to sail her some! 45 sq. ft. sail.
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    Re: Lofting Atkin's Handy Andy

    I expanded the transom on a separate piece of paper and it seemed to go alright. I was also able to figure out something that had me confused before. On Atkin's profile plans (Post #3 above) he shows...
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    Re: Sharpie mooring space

    They both have lots of marinas and yacht clubs. I have a friend who keeps his boat at a marina in Bristol. Not sure about availablity or price, though, sorry.

    I keep my Ilur on a mooring at...
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