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  1. Re: Sail the Inside Passage - Puget Sound to/from Glacier Bay

    Yes, I've postponed until 2022. Go HERE to read the advertisement on CrewBay.
  2. Re: Sail the Inside Passage - Puget Sound to/from Glacier Bay

    Intercourse Canada. We can sail around it. ////////Obviously COVID is having it's way with us all for a few more months. The trip is postponed for a year....
  3. Re: Sail the Inside Passage - Puget Sound to/from Glacier Bay

    I've had about 10 responses on CrewBay, but don't have a crew yet. It'd be great if I had responses from some wood boat aficionados, like you. Just send a Personal Message (PM) here. Thanks... ...
  4. Sail the Inside Passage - Puget Sound to/from Glacier Bay

    I am seeking able crew* to sail from Friday Harbor, WA to/from Glacier Bay (s.e AK), via the Inside Passage...with some offshore passages. I've done the 1500-mile one-way trip south alone, taking...
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    Re: Windmill wood sailboat Akron OH CL

    Here was mine.....rocketship.

    http://www.yachtflyers.com/forum_images/windmill2.jpg


    http://www.yachtflyers.com/forum_images/windmill1.jpg
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    Re: Puget Sound/San Juans Saing Crew Needed

    Great Ben, let me know, and please do circulate the PDF. Thanks! Jack
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    Re: 2019 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

    I am in need of 1 or 2 crew to get to this and other events. I'm exibiting at the WBF, so crew can stay aboard at Point Hudson. See the thread and more details here.
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    Puget Sound/San Juans Sailng Crew Needed

    I am seeking able* crew to sail from Friday Harbor to/from any of the events listed below. Go one way? Fine. I’ll send you back to/from Friday Harbor on the Clipper or bus. I‘m flexible! Ask me...
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    Re: Nature's Head vs. Air Head Toilet

    Finally finished...including photos of the installation on the boat. Go Here
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    Re: Nature's Head vs. Air Head Toilet

    Hi Dave, For some of the same reasons that the C-Head has the octagonal shape, so I arrived at that shape. But the C-Head processes the solids more thoroughly for composting, because of it's...
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    Re: Nature's Head vs. Air Head Toilet

    Thanks all !!

    Here's the final draft of my discussion about the head that I installed on Nymph. It is not quite complete (I need a couple more photos on the boat), but enough for this week: Go...
  12. Re: Need Crew to Lake Union Festival from Friday Harbor

    I have crew. Thanks. See you down there......
  13. Re: Need Crew to Lake Union Festival from Friday Harbor

    Last bump. Since I need to depart Friday Harbor this coming week. to make it to Lake Union in Seattle for the Wood Boat Festival there, I need to hear from potential crew now. Send me a personal...
  14. Re: Need Crew to Lake Union Festival from Friday Harbor

    bump......read the above.......
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    Re: Nature's Head vs. Air Head Toilet

    There is one gadget. It's the urine diverter. You can buy it via Separett, a Swedish company. They obviously have people in Sweden that are more comfortable with their bodies and nudity than...
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    Re: Nature's Head vs. Air Head Toilet

    I don't know how different it is, really, from the c-head. I didn't care for how simple the components for the c-head were relative to the rig-a-mor-role of using it. The difference between what I...
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    Re: Nature's Head vs. Air Head Toilet

    [QUOTE=cstevens;5679197]Interesting. What KAIROS describes is absolutely identical to a C-Head.......

    Except we don't need to play with the waste, nor move it to a different bucket, we use free...
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    Re: Nature's Head vs. Air Head Toilet

    Well, I started this thread years ago, and have gained much from the inputs here. I ended up going a different route which has worked well for my sailboat, Nymph.

    I mocked-up the commercial...
  19. Need Crew to Lake Union Festival from Friday Harbor

    !———— C o m e S a i l i n g ————!

    I am seeking experienced crew to sail from Friday Harbor to the Lake Union Wood Boat Festival, at the Center for Wood Boats in Seattle, September 29...
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    Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    I need crew!......to sail to the P.T. Fest, and to the Deer Harbor fest earlier. Here's the flyer I've posted in Friday Harbor:

    READ THE FLYER
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    Re: 3M curing question!

    Use masking tape along each side of every seam. Pull the tape when done fiddling with it. Do not let the tape stay on with the curing goop. Use lots-o-tape to make clean-up easier. Don't touch...
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    Fixing Checks in Mahogany Cabin-Sides

    Previous work…….

    Nymph ( ex-Able: we gave her back her original name) was built in 1963. All mahogany, including the 16” wide (max) x 3/4” thick cabin-side planks. A bronze trim ‘ring’ around...
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    Re: Want to run a boatyard on San Juan Island?

    Here's an aerial view (google earth):

    http://www.yachtflyers.com/forum_images/jensens_aerial.jpeg
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    Re: Want to run a boatyard on San Juan Island?

    There's no pub there now. If you add a pub, I want to bartend.
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    Want to run a boatyard on San Juan Island?

    Jensen's Shipyard, in Friday Harbor, WA, is available to lease. Arrangements can be made through the Port of Friday Harbor as indicated in the link here. Wood boats were built here for many years. ...
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    Re: Symmetry is for wimps

    My phrase is "symmetry is overrated". In most cases symmetry is limiting. In this case, the lumber available may have been the decider.

    Then, if your boat performs better on one tack, you can...
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    Re: Remote Seacock Gadget

    This is what will probably work. Imagine this in the context of the image of post #1. The rod only passes through one large (loose) hole in the bracket on the bulkhead, so it's business end can...
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    Re: Remote Seacock Gadget

    Imagine the valve much more upright than shown in the picture. Pushing the handle from on (upright) to off (90-degrees toward outboard direction) might work. Where the rod goes through the bracket...
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    Re: Remote Seacock Gadget

    Pretty good! I figured I wasn't the only person that has wanted to do this. By extending the valve handle I'd get more power. None available though so I'll make one. Thanks.
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    Re: Remote Seacock Gadget

    This gets me thinking of a bicycle shifter type arrangement. The shift lever can be as long as needed to provide the mechanical advantage. Or use a steering quadrant in place of the handle, and a...
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    Re: Remote Seacock Gadget

    Conceptually, at least, this is the scheme. I want the gadget to stay semi-permanently attached (bolted) to the handle. A push-to-close, pull-to-open rod guided by fittings on the bulkhead,...
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    Re: Remote Seacock Gadget

    It's a Groco IBV series. Stainless handle is 7" long. Has 3/8" square hole at the end for assisting operation with a socket wrench. Requires quite a bit of force to open and close the valve. ...
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    Remote Seacock Gadget

    I'm installing a seacock for a sink drain. The location will be difficult to access for me (disabled), so I'd like to rig a way to open/close it remotely. No electronics.

    Here's what the space...
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    Re: Swageless Mechanical Fittings

    UPDATE - Practical Sailor (April 2016) tested mechanical terminals. Bottom Line: Sta-Lok and Hi-Mod tested about equal in strength (about 96% of wire strength), while Hi-Mod got the Best Choice...
  35. Re: Would spray painting a zinc loaded primer be worth doing on props and shafts?

    Eighteen months in the water and my prop is still clean. So, the Carauba Wax really does work for a propeller in 53-degree water. I also removed the antifouling paint from my dinghy and put this...
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    Re: Anchor rode - how do you mark yours?

    I thought this too, originally, but turns out that you can attach them so that the hand-ripping part is permanently kept inside of the chain link. Computer geek advice......as I recall you must use...
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    Re: Great Sailing Movie

    Couldn't find it in USA, but here's a trailer........ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUhr_N4UfI4
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    About Shipping Port Culture - Radio Series

    Here's 5 stories to listen to:

    http://cargoland.kcrw.com/
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    Re: impromptu photo contest

    Race Rocks with Olympic Mountains in the background (the mountains are 20 miles away, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca).

    http://www.yachtflyers.com/forum_images/race_rocks_2013.jpg
  40. Re: Would spray painting a zinc loaded primer be worth doing on props and shafts?

    The Petit zinc spray paint works well. This season, though, I'm trying an aluminum hull anode, so I used Carnuba Wax on the prop. Nothing but slime on the prop for 6 months so far (53-degree water)....
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    Re: So what's your favorite stuffing box?

    I'm reminded again of the value of this forum. Small island here and limited expertise.

    The boat came with a hard-mounted MD1. But one of the engine bed-logs was so rotten that I'm sure the...
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    Re: So what's your favorite stuffing box?

    I've seen grease guns with hoses attached to grease fittings on farm equipment. Bailing-Wire setup, literally. But the 'remote greaser' on the boat is so much more elegant and in such a different...
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    Re: So what's your favorite stuffing box?

    My 1963 Scottish sailboat came with a traditional stuffing box and cutless bearing, but also has what I call a 'grease injector'. There's a brass cartridge with a threaded plunger in it. You put...
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    Re: McGruer Lorne Class 28' Sloop

    She's a joy, sure, and is impressively well-behaved and usually exciting to sail (we often have light winds and strong currents here in summer months). Going to windward in, say 15+ knot winds,...
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    Re: McGruer Lorne Class 28' Sloop

    http://www.yachtflyers.com/forum_images/719CUyZtT3L._SL1382_.jpg
    Cover photo above is of Elfin of Lorne

    After working on and sailing ABLE for the eight years since I started this...
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    Re: Finding an air leak in the fuel system.

    I did have a suction/air leak in my fuel shutoff valve a couple of years ago. It was a three-way valve - off, main tank, spare tank. The spare tank hose was a 3" stub with a piece of tape over the...
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    Re: Cold Water Imersion and Heart Attack

    I assume you were wearing a non-inflatible PFD, and I see what you mean.

    I once lashed an inflatible PFD to a 14 lb. anchor, threw it overboard in 8 ft. of water, and timed it. It took about 9...
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    Re: BOAT YARD photos

    The owner has provided the following info......

    Kath-Ell (original owners Kathleen and Elliott)

    Built in 1947 in Gibson's, B.C.
    40 ft long, 10.7 ft beam., draws 6 ft
    She displaces...
  49. Thread: Schooner Porn

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    Re: Schooner Porn

    Found the Pacific Northwest Schooner Association website. Some notable schooners missing here: Martha, Adventuress, etc.
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    Re: Planing sailboat

    Obviously there's higher tech or better-looking-traditional, but as far as good looking, simple, cheap, and yet exciting and still a daysailor, I had a great time with my Windmill. Ben F mentioned it...
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