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    Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    Lots of great suggestions above but if you're looking for one that will be a quick build and checks off all your boxes, take a look at Jimmy Skiff II from CLC. Available in a kit or plans. I bet you...
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    Re: Power planes

    I've got a corded Makita (can't remember the model #) and it is a very precise tool. But no matter how much I plan, that #$% cord somehow gets in the way. It's also not great on chip collection.
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  3. Re: Help removing a bearing ( electric motor, non-boat )

    Thanks for all the good replies, very helpful. I do have a bearing separator as pictured but for some reason DeWalt recessed the bearing into the fan preventing access to the back.

    I'm going to...
  4. Help removing a bearing ( electric motor, non-boat )

    Sorry for the non-boat content but I do use this tool to build boats. I've got an old USA-made DeWalt miter saw, DW 705 type 3, that's about 28 years old. The main bearing on the armature seems to...
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    Re: simple lanyard

    Graci!
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    Re: simple lanyard

    Nice. Tutorial?
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    Re: I Would So Like To Do his!

    The most dangerous aspect about these activities is videoing. I've been involved in risk sports my whole life. I can tell you that the most foolhardy behavior I've observed over the years is when...
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    Re: Sliding rigger rowing plans?

    Here you go.

    https://angusrowboats.com/pages/sliding-seat
  9. FB Antique Wooden Dinghy, $250, a little paint, a little varnish.....

    I'm not sure if the $250 is the price or the amount he'll pay to have it hauled away.
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    Re: Finish for a paddle shaft/handle

    Here's something to try. Surfboard wax on the grip zone. My whitewater kayak paddle is finished with gloss varnish including the shaft. A couple of licks with the wax and you're good to go.
  11. Re: What do folks here recommend for a replacement table saw fence?

    Good one!


    I hope Chang has taken a bath and serves as a warning for all other venal corporations.
  12. Re: What do folks here recommend for a replacement table saw fence?

    Sorry for the thread drift but I clicked on the Delta link and.......OH-MY-GAWD!!, What has happened to Delta?! I have several American-made Delta machines, bought new 30-40years ago and still going...
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    Re: Varnishing and Holidays

    Are you using a "raking" light source? If not, get a long skinny light and mount it verticallly on a lightweight adjustabe stand, preferably one that has gimballed attachment point. Place it right...
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    Re: Seeking advice to fix tracking issue

    What happens if you put it unladen in dead calm water and give it a small push. Repeat this a few times to see if it consistently goes to starboard. If not then figure out the trim. If so then figure...
  15. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    Some amazing examples there! Can you post the link to the original site?
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    Just an FYI, US Composites has epoxy colorants in liquid form. I've used them and had no problems at all. I'm sure Wox's recommendations are fine but for chemically ignorant builders like myself,...
  17. Re: I'm going to build a workbench for my new shop

    Keep the casters but get retractable ones. My bench weighs about 300# and stays in place when retracted. I can easily move it when they are deployed. After installing these I'd never not have a...
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    Re: Building two boats to get one free?

    Yeah, what everyone else has said. You'd be building a boat on blind spec and the chances of finding a buyer who wants this exact boat and is willing to pony up some serious cash is highly unlikely....
  19. Re: Air dried white oak source on Eastern Shore

    Would you care to disclose the name and location of these NJ cedar sources?
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    Re: Brunzeel Plywood

    PM sent.
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    Re: Waterproofing a new plywood boat

    Lots of great advice in the above posts. One thing that has been mentioned but should be emphasized concerns the sealed compartments. Do not create fully sealed compartments. Water has a way of...
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    Re: GA Boats Snowshoe 12

    There's something wrong here, I'm trying to put my finger on it..... hmmm, aha!, that shop is waayy too clean!
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    Re: Atkins Ingrid for sale

    Thank God this is on the wrong coast, cuz I'm waaay too impulsive.
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    I've done some cloth-under-FG on some paddleboards. I learned a lot from the first one.

    Test for colorfastness in the presence of prolonged sunlight exposure. The first paddleboard cloth faded...
  25. Re: How would this....it's called an "ice boat" steer?

    Would that were true. The snowmobile is the winter equivalent. Instead of frothing up the water like the execrable jet skis, they chew up the ice and make it almost un-sailable, at least here NJ...
  26. Re: How would this....it's called an "ice boat" steer?

    You steer by hardening the main sheet, then manipulating the jib and then praying. These craft are very fast and can negotiate small stretches of open water. Originally developed to aid waterfowl...
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    Re: Marine plywood in the southeast US?

    Indeed, but the important aspect is to make sure that the wind-stream does not move or flex the front of the ply. You don't want the wind to get any kind of purchase or bad things will start to...
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    Re: Marine plywood in the southeast US?

    As far as hauling plywood goes, you shouldn't have a problem on the top of the RAV. The key is stability in the airflow. I've carried several loads of 3MM and 4MM ply on a Jeep Cherokee with no...
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    Re: Ice Boat planning.....

    I would go out in light conditions on your first forays. I hate to be a wet blanket but the combo of the sail position and the springboard will likely result in very sketchy steering. You will need...
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    Re: Epoxy peeling like packing tape

    This definitely has the telltale characteristics of amine blush contamination. Shame on these epoxy companies who market "non-blushing" epoxy. As you have just experienced ALL epoxies will blush...
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    Re: French craftsmen are amazing!

    Very enjoyable video, the gentleman has a light and engaging style.

    As a side note, does anyone know what he was spraying on the jointer at 1:45?
  32. Re: Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival 2021 photos

    Impressive boats and even more impressive photo skills. Thanks for posting. One of these years....
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    Re: Slowest epoxy?

    Can I ask what sort of boat and construction you're building? That sounds really heavy duty.

    Don't not take steps to mitigate blush. Removal is simple and quick. ALL epoxies will blush under the...
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    Re: Source for foam for seats?

    I get my seat foam from Sailrite. They have a broad selection. They also have some great tutorials on the various characteristics of different foam pertaining to usage.
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    Re: Repair Recommendation

    What color is the hull and, if a dark color, did this hull ever see any serious heat via baking in the Texas sun? That failed joint looks a lot like epoxy that that has been subject to a heat gun. I...
  36. Re: When is epoxy necessary in the interior?

    Does this include epoxy on the trim and spars? In my experience this proved unnecessary and counterproductive, DAMHIKT. These parts only need a standard varnish schedule.
  37. Re: What happened with Porter-Cable 7518 routers?

    Thanks for the heads up on this router. I've always wondered why makers never included lift capability with their machines. I've never owned a router table because I've always cringed at the thought...
  38. Re: Questions on skin-on-fabric with light fabric

    Probably not important on an SUP. Important for the performance of SOF kayaks because the flexing of the frame of traditional lashed construction allows a kayak to go over waves rather than plow...
  39. Re: What happened with Porter-Cable 7518 routers?

    A couple of years ago I wanted to buy a 7518. I've got a USA made 7538 going on 25 years and it's a bulletproof workhorse. After checking around for the 7518 I was surprised to read that the tool had...
  40. Re: Order of epoxy, fairing, paint and what is required?

    If you are using an epoxy based fairing you should first coat the surface with neat epoxy. The fairing coat will adhere much better than on bare wood, especially if the neat coat is still a bit...
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    Re: Curiosity in Vermont (not wood)

    Very cool, this is something I always wanted as a kid. I still do but I'm a little bit afraid of what I might see here in Northern NJ
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    Re: Cotton Cord - knot tying

    these folks might be able to help out

    https://mysticknotwork.com/
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    Re: Small boat cruising stories? What next?

    Voyages about small boats you say? You will find no better book than William Longyard's "A Speck on the Sea". It's a collection of short stories detailing the nearly impossible cruises of small...
  44. Re: Help! First coast of Epiphanes varnish still tacky after 4 days

    I agree with all the posters who advocate using the thinners and solvents specified by the manufacturer BUT substitutions are viable. The "trick" is to call the product/tech support line and ask them...
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    Re: Good 6 Ft Dinghy?

    I built CLC's nesting version of their Eastport Pram from typically thorough and comprehensive CLC plans. The two sections go together very quickly (under 2 minutes.) It rows very easily and nicely...
  46. Re: Tips on repainting a multi faced interior?

    Unfortunately I don't think there are any shortcuts. When faced with something like this I have an quiver of shapes made from plexiglass, popsicle sticks, paint sticks,etc. Glue on some 120 grit...
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    Re: DIY Trampoline Mesh

    Thanks Todd, filed for future use.
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    Re: Cow Hitch Square Lashing

    Nice! I've always thought the standard square and diagonal lashings are a bit kludgy. Thanks for posting.
  49. Re: Planing dollars to the proper thickness.

    Yep, and what you can do if you re-saw with the aforementioned Diablo skinny blade is take two of the 5/16" offcuts, glue them together and viola! another piece of 5/8" floorboard. I did this with...
  50. Re: I'd like to try out a rowing wherry near Seattle

    Yes, that's a Annapolis Wherry Tandem. The asking price with all the accouterments is less than what a class built boat with same outfitting will cost. And the class attendee will still have to take...
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