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    Re: Refinishing an oxidised aluminium mast

    You can paint it. A few cans of spray paint -- undercoat designed for aluminum and then whatever color you want. Is it that bad?
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    Re: Lifting cabin top construction thoughts/tips

    I think you're going to have fun with this project. But watch the weight gain! That's been the performance death of many a customized boat.
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    Re: Meg's Electronics Package

    I had similar electric requirements on my last boat. A 60W panel about 2-foot square took care of it, plus enough extra to run an autohelm on occasion. I found no need to back it up with wind and the...
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    Re: Simple and easy build and sail

    Another vote for the CS15 kit. Quick build, good performance and it fits your other requirements.
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    Re: Meg's Electronics Package

    Solar panel in the plans? Is there an electric fridge to keep running? I like the simplicity but I know from experience it's tough to keep it that clean. More power to you, as it were.
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    Re: This Will Sink Them

    Nice
  7. Thread: swim ladder

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    Re: swim ladder

    I like this type of ladder. They telescope or fold closed and flip up or slide off a bracket so there's minimal stuff hanging off the transom. I emphasize "type" because I just grabbed these images...
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    Re: Lifting cabin top construction thoughts/tips

    Look at the Farrier trimaran details. (F22, F24, F27, etc.) I had one of these and the pop top worked extremely well. It was simple and versatile because you'd lift one end at a time. The lifting...
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    Re: 20' flush deck cutter, Connecticut CL

    Swain does perfect work. Congrats on the rescue. A boat well worth restoring
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    Re: Plywood hull fairing .......

    The feel, yes, plus pigment in the resin and lighting from an acute angle.
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Probably about double for the ply and timber, but the same cost for chemicals, sails, trailer, etc. For me it's worth the huge saving in time, plus it's hard to find the quality wood that came in the...
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    Re: Large Ply on Frame

    I'd like an update too.
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    I'll confess to having put my shop stool in there and checking out the elbow room, and perhaps a bit of daydreaming, too.




    The only real difference is in replacing the jib and main with a...
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    Re: Plywood hull fairing .......

    Lay the cloth. Then get back to the fairing compounds. My favorite is West System 410 Microlight. But as you've seen, there are many ways to skin this cat. (So to speak.)
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    Great video. Looks like a wonderful event. Thanks for posting the link.
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    Re: Launched my wee pram yesterday

    Nice. Some boats are just plain inviting.
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    Re: Wire or synthetic standing rig?

    Once you work with Dyneema, you'll never look back. Order extra to put together some soft shackles, too.
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    Re: A $20,000 Pedal Boat

    I wonder how well Bolger's Sneakeasy would move with a pair of Mirage drives?

    http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f8/78/a6/f878a6f4c8e88d8eede6873d3880bf49.jpg
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    He certainly is, Mike.

    Today I dry assembled and then glued up the core of the boat. This boat gets built inside-out. The starting point of assembly is to put together this box. It's about 4 1/2...
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    Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    Bolger was a strong believer in this concept -- that a shallower hull designed to give to the sea's forces could be perfectly safe as a blue water boat. He designed Sea Bird '86 with this in mind. ...
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    Re: Chesapeake Bay debris hazard.

    Wow. I guess that's a bit much for these little things.

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/3FSkzL5kfsI/maxresdefault.jpg
  22. Thread: The UNA Project

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    Re: The UNA Project

    I would want to reglue and then put an old school steel band around the base. A band formed a bit small and heated to get it in place.
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    Re: USB Power Supply

    This is how I'm going to set up my next boat -- a moderate lithium battery continually topped off by a solar panel. All it has to do on a regular basis is run a few LED lights and charge a tablet...
  24. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    If he were to stick legs on any leftover flitches he could sell them for a few thousand each. They're even doing kitchen counters like that now.
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Yes, house wrap. Non stick, and stiffer and less slippery than drop cloth plastic. I have been using my bandsaw for several steps, but you could do the whole project with hand tools.
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    Re: Chesapeake Bay debris hazard.

    A friend was signed up for a kayak certification course down there this weekend. It was cancelled because the water has been deemed unsafe to be in. Among other things, raw sewage has been flowing...
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    Re: Chesapeake Bay debris hazard.

    I find the crab pot floats more annoying than the occasional chunk of wood or old refrigerator. What really shows at times like this is the change in color of the water, visibility drops from the...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Quick update. The bulkheads are trimmed out with stringers etc., and the bilge board trunks are ready to be assembled. Testing the fit of things here. I've gotta note that the quality of the...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Even on new boats in excellent shape I get nervous like that when I have non-boaters along. But it's good that it keeps me alert.
  30. Re: Came across this 100 year old Pilot Cutter project

    I'd say the bigger question is this: Is this really the boat you want to sail and care for? It will be a head-turner, no question there. But it will also be a high-maintenance boat that isn't ideal...
  31. Re: Lightning protection for a wooden boat with dyneema standing rigging

    I think the critical thing is to keep moisture out of the mast, which you want to do to prevent rot in any case. This discussion has me thinking, however, that a ground let into a groove on the...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Yes indeed. Let's push it to 100.
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    Re: Welsford Sundowner build

    If something is really needed there, I would suggest a low profile tafrail. It will look better and will be easy to build strong. The height of the first plan just puts too much leverage on the base,...
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    Re: Welsford Sundowner build

    I too have to caution against those handrails. Your attention to detail throughout the build is very impressive, but those rails give me pause. Would you run and throw your full weight at one, and...
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    Re: Ballast for 16 ft. sailboat

    Depends also on what sort of sailing you want to do. Lounge about the cockpit or keep everyone up on the weather rail? To be sure, the bags make it easy to adjust depending on weather conditions and...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    That's the life!

    An aside -- in the background of the first photo there's that big Bolger catamaran that was built up your way some years back now. The builder/owner posted here a few times, don't...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I'll bet it always wanted to go transom first, and is now ready to express it's true boat self.
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    Used to have a boat in a slip on the Chesapeake. It had a bottle brush type arrester on the masthead. One day we went to the boat and the brush looked a bit fried. Another time, later, we went and...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    I could do something like that. Those two pieces against the wall to the right of the corner are scrap cutouts. Hmmm. Frames for a tender? At any rate, this boat probably has more curves inside...
  40. Re: Lightning protection for a wooden boat with dyneema standing rigging

    But what happens when the boat his hit when unattended? No one around to mitigate. Plus the risk of more extensive damage is real.
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    No. A survey of boats hit by lightning shows that a grounding system does not change the odds of being hit. But those not grounded had more severe damage, including sinking.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Strip the fabric, snip all the lashings about halfway back. Make a new transom (bow or stern?) Fasten on the stringers and then pop the frames back in, trimming to fit as needed. Lash it up, new...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Back from a family vacation and getting things moving.

    When I was a kid cereal boxes had perforated punch-out parts on the back to make things. Locomotives, airplanes, animals. It's where I...
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    I'm starting a small boat, but this is what I'll be doing too. A strike may damage the mast, it may even send it to splinters, but as long as the hit doesn't make my body part of the circuit I'm fine...
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    Re: Workboats Of The Chesapeake Bay

    It's been my impression that those Chesapeake Bay boats just won't sink. Saw this one in Rock Hall a while back.


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    Isn't that what this did first?

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  47. Re: Spar Dimension Formulae for a Small Lug Rig?

    Is this a standing or balanced lug? I can't give you a formula, but if they're springy in a balanced lug, you'll have a hard time getting a good sail set. I made a new boom for my 75 sq. foot...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Fantastic. And just in time to enjoy the midnight fireworks on the water.
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    Re: Going about it the hard way

    The late Robb White lived down that way on the coast and built boats from his woodlot. He reduced the lumber to really thin, light stock and used a lot of epoxy.
    He wrote about his practices in some...
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    Re: 3 Sheet Ply sailboat

    Just because it's sthe boat I'd want to sail, my starting point would be the Beetle Cat. (Bolger's Bobcat being a chined derivitive.)
    Is wanting that much decking a deal breaker?
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