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  1. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    This thread is a national treasure. I can not tell you how much i have enjoyed it over the years.

    Thank you.
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    Re: Tragedy in Mystic

    Thanks for that. It's been over 30 years since i visited Mystic, so I'm a bit rusty. Looked like a horrible wind-driven fire.
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    Tragedy in Mystic

    Anyone closer hear what boats were affected?


    4-alarm fire consumes major portions of historic Seaport Marine just outside downtown Mystic, CT | Daily Mail Online
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    The punishment continues!

    I'm looking at 2 different Monk projects right now, and both would need cabin side work. It's part of being that age I suppose.

    But your project looks doable. It's a...
  5. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    Now that is a line that would mark the beginning of an interesting conversation. Leave the bottle, waiter, and bring two glasses.
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    Re: Baltic birch

    Over the last 20 years i've seen BB work fine in cabinetry applications on the boat, but always eventually fails exterior. Our local supplier of 5x5' sheets has dried up.

    For this application i...
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    Re: Marine museums nationwide (US)

    Raise a glass to the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington. We had a chance to visit a few weeks ago. It's a wonderful museum, free, with knowledgeable docents and interesting displays.

    It...
  8. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    O'Brian has given me uncounted hours of pleasure over the years, while the gales whipped the trees outside or the oil lamp swung wildly in a lonely anchorage.

    Thank you for the other...
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    Hugh, if you go first north, then west, about 80 or so miles, there's all the open water you can use for 6,000 miles.
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    Re: The spammers are taking over

    This is clearly a spam post.

    It's pine tar, linseed oil, and terps...
  11. Re: Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show, Aug. 19-21st (The Oregon Toledo, not that other

    And a fun time was had by all.

    A real treat was watching my friend and Coast Guard legend Tom McAdams win the cardboard boat race - at 90 years old!

    Some beautiful boats were on display. Thanks...
  12. Re: Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show, Aug. 19-21st (The Oregon Toledo, not that other

    We are fortunate enough to live in Toledo, and the shipyard is a first rate yard serving a lot of commercial wooden fishing boats. There is a volunteer boathouse group that provides public access to...
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    Re: Whatever happened to The James?

    That's the spirit. Glad to hear you are well.
  14. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Good fir is simply not available. All of the doug fir put into the working wooden boat fleet locally has had to be replaced within 10 years. The newer growth doesn't stand up to service even after...
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    Re: Seattle Craigslist motor sailer

    That's about the most generous engine access i've ever seen on a sailboat.
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    Re: Anybody want to ruin their life?

    I thought by the title this was going to be a thread about a beautiful redhead in her early 20's. Alas, the old folkboat would just take longer to leave you penniless and heartbroken.
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    Re: Heading Out As the Fog Lifts

    I really miss those calm inside waters. 25 foot swells right now outside the bar here.

    In the next couple of years i hope to start fishing the salmon season in SE Alaska. I dream of getting back...
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    Re: PNW trollers, general inquiries.

    You can look up your boat by name or number on this site:

    Nauticapedia-Maritime Heritage

    Once you know who built the boat you can learn a lot more about the construction. The 'picket stern' or...
  19. Re: SNYGG, one of the first registered motorized fishing boats in western Norway

    That water in the second picture is wonderfully clear. She looks to be in great shape for 1880.

    Thanks for sharing.

    -C.
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    Re: Insurance

    I had State Farm on my 42' Grand Banks (liability & pollution) for $89.00 a year. Recently sold that and went back to a commercial salmon boat, wood, built 1960 in Canada and 36'. Carriers are no...
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    Re: Difficult to reach harbor

    Depoe Bay, about 12 miles north of Newport where i fish out of. I've crossed most of the Washington & Oregon bars, and would easily rate Tillamook (at Garibaldi) and the Umpqua (at Florence) as the...
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    Re: Working boat interior photos?

    Here's a classic workboat with interior pics:

    Coolidge/Monk Classic Tugboat - 1943 - boats - by dealer - marine sale (craigslist.org)
  23. Re: Caulking mallet on craigslist in Pennsylvania

    I've used a black mesquite mallet (not anywhere near your experience level) and agree fully agree.
  24. Re: Washington State proposal to license paddle sports

    Ah, licensing, annual registration, administration fees, late fees, etc. For a paddleboard.

    This from the same state that wants you to pay sales tax on a boat you've owned for ten years if you...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Fantastic thread Dennis! You do lovely work. Looking forward to seeing the first post on the water.

    Regards, Chris
  26. Re: GB32 Woodie Under Contract: Lots of Questions :)

    The survey will tell the tale. Grand Banks built great boats. I've had a 36 and now have a 42.

    The hulls are usually in good shape even at this age. A surveyor will know to check the fastener...
  27. Re: Do wooden boats rot faster when they are out of the water and stored outside?

    They tend to rot slightly faster than the current owner can afford to maintain them.
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    Re: If this CL ad is a joke

    We should all go in together on a decent bottle. First time I've laughed that hard this trying week. Commendable writing!
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Diligence looks like a much bigger boat, but it's about the size of the Skookum Maru. I've spent many years looking her over walking the docks in Ilwaco. She was obviously well loved, and would sell...
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    Re: The Cornish Riviera

    Thank you for sharing that. Those poor people had no idea how much thier world was going to change in the next 50 years...
  31. Re: Craigslist ad: Why cover a wood hull with sheet metal?

    This was a pretty common practice, at least in the Pacific Northwest, in the tug & tow industry. I've seen half a dozen boats which got this treatment in the 1970's-1990's. I can only assume it leads...
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    Re: Smoke Over Tacoma

    I'm on the central Oregon coast, we've been innundated by smoke since Monday. A rare east wind event sent the cascade mountains wildfire smoke east, and it now extends in the atmosphere for 1500...
  33. Re: Never seen this in Puget sound before

    Don't forget the Naval Magazine Indian Island. It sees a lot of activity but the ships don't venture into Puget Sound proper.

    I have the fortunate experience of both being submerged for a torpedo...
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    Re: Tanker on fire

    Thank you ACB, I learned a lot from your contribution to this thread.
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    Re: New commercial shipping concept

    It would be like taking a giant leap forward by trying to eliminate 18 wheelers for amish horse drawn buggies. It checks the environmental box and has a certain romantic appeal, but doesn't lend...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    There are few things that warm the heart as joyfully as a diesel stove on a chilly marine morning.

    That is exactly the kind of cruising Ed Monk designed his boats for. Bravo!
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    Re: What Kind of Boat am I Looking For?

    The one that finally made my wife happy enough to spend a lot of time on is the 42' Grand Banks. Excellent build quality, comfort, 5/gal per hour total fuel burn for 8-10 knots. Easy handling, and...
  38. Re: Edge Sealing Plywood in Non-Marine Appication

    Best luck so far has been with Smith's or a similar penetrating epoxy. But without glassing the big horizontal weather surface you'll still end up with water in the plywood.
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Good morning Chris -

    Some folks in the fleet here put their gas burners on top of the diesel stove and then fabricate pot holders to fit onto the existing diesel stove sea rails. Seems to work...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Highway 20 doesn't go through Portland, it starts in Newport, Oregon, a fishing village right on the Pacific. They have a sign here with the miles to Boston saying it's the longest road in the USA....
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    Re: A wee Skylight

    This is something I want to tackle next winter, I really appreciate your tutorial!
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    Re: Why not a tent stove on a boat?

    I've used the Dickenson solid-fuel heater on a small (34') salmon troller on the north pacific year-round. It was down in the focsle and would drive you out if a wheelhouse window wasn't open.
    ...
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    Re: Restoration Project

    That would be an amazing jigsaw puzzle to put together.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Down that path lies madness...
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    Re: Albert Strange yawl

    She would fit in a container and ship to near me if anyone is looking to get me an early Christmas present.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Chris- the ablative paint leaves the boat when you move through the water. With such little use the paint lasts much longer. The zincs are more of a concern, and that has less to do with your boat...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    The Canadians were still building fishboats in the 50's with the grace and lines of the fleet from the 30's.

    From every angle her lines are beautiful.
  48. Re: Lewis & Clark expedition Courage Crossing

    We've had our boat up on the Columbia at St. Helens for just over a year now. After nearly two decades on the windswept coast it has been a wonderful (and warm!) change of pace. Just finished...
  49. Re: Flush engine deck hatches and leak avoidance.

    Grand Banks also used the gutters. It doesn't always work when you have 90 inches of rain a year, but the design theory is solid.
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    Re: Rotted rub rail

    The one-piece rub rail was originally mahogany I think. I've been trying to use like-for-like materials in my GB repairs. Lucky for you if you only need to replace the straighter section on the aft...
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