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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    Of that list, I'd go with Poplar and seal it up good. I assume it will spend most of its time out of the weather?
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    Re: Insurance for historic wooden boat

    You might be able to insure the activity, but not the boat. I.E., a liability insurance policy for the non-profit, members of which just happen to live on a boat will doing their non-profit thing.
  3. Thread: starter?

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    Re: starter?

    But it does start with the pull cord? How about the various safety circuits in these motors now -- dead man's switch, must be in neutral, etc. etc.?
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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    That fir ply is dead and is not a suitable base for anything. It needs to be ripped off and replaced. Okoume will actually make it a bit lighter than it is now. A light layer of glass or dynel over...
  5. Re: Bottom height above the ground when on a trailer?

    The camera lens distorts that view. On level ground, the end of the skeg is just 24" over the pavement. The waterline at the axle is 28" off the ground. Even on shallow ramps, the boat starts to...
  6. Re: Bottom height above the ground when on a trailer?

    I've been launching boats for over 40 years, and it's my experience that going to great lengths to float the boat on and off the trailer isn't worth the trouble. Whether it was my 27' trimaran or my...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Looking good!
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    Re: Success Selling a Small Boat?

    I favor Craigslist. Also, if there's a regional club that caters to people who use what you have for sale, put it on their facebook page. For example, kayaks on area kayak clubs' facebook pages go...
  9. Re: Should I get a Manufacturer's Identification Code?

    As I understand it, if you manufacture kits, you can issue HINs with the kits to customers. You become a boat builder, even if you don't put the pieces together.

    In Pennsylvania, the distinction...
  10. Re: Opinions on CLC (John Harris) 10'6" Nesting Expedition Dinghy

    There's Layden's Illusion. Only 9'. Heck, you could blow it up by 10% for a really roomy cruiser.

    http://www.microcruising.com/Graphics/Elusion4a.jpg
  11. Thread: New VHF

    by Woxbox
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    Re: New VHF

    I've moved to Icom after trying the other brands. It's not just the reliability, I think the sound is better/clearer too.
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    Time for a reality check. I carried the top out to the garage where the bottom is stored to make sure the two actually fit together. It's close enough -- the sections are quite springy. But one never...
  13. Re: Bottom height above the ground when on a trailer?

    I now replace bunk carpet with the slippery plastic covers. It makes getting the boat on and off much easier. As to height, the lower the better.
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    Re: Fewer Sail Track Slides

    Not a problem. The loads are supposed to be focused on the corners of the sail.
  15. Thread: R2ak 2022

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    Re: R2ak 2022

    I'm afraid they've ruined the spirit of the race by opening up the outside route. Big fast foilers will rule from now on. Got money? You can win.
  16. Re: Gunwales, bench seat tops & bow deck - Epoxy & paint or primer & paint?

    Marine fir ply in question here? It can check no matter what you do, so give it the two coats of epoxy, then primer, then paint for best insurance
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    Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Wonderful to see it on the water. She looks fantastic.
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    Tape for this one. But yeah, there's no easy method. At least at 14' the ends aren't so far from the hatches.
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    Glassed the underside of the deck; added reinforcement for the hatch openings then cut the holes; added a cleat to flatten the deck where it didn't want to be flat -- this will also brace the after...
  20. Thread: Nitrile gloves

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    Re: Nitrile gloves

    Yeah, I just bought a box on Amazon, 15.98 for 50. These are heavier than average gloves, I get two or three uses out of them before they go into the trash. "Venom Steel"
  21. Thread: R2ak

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    Re: R2ak

    I think it was the little Weta beach trimaran that turtled. But others w ere rescued.
  22. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    That deck is looking gorgeous.
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    Re: Tablet for navigation

    Mine is a couple of years old. It has the 10.5" screen, which is plenty big enough. Depending on the boat, a smaller one might be a better choice.
  24. Re: Just launched my first boat and now thinking about the nextů

    What are the traditional small fishing boats in that area? That would be the place I'd start my search.

    A sabani?

    https://wasenmodeler.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/dsc_0238.jpeg
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    Three weeks have slipped by with small progress. Been out sailing and stuff. But I got back to it the last couple of days. I flipped over the deck and put in the fillets. I'm trying a new product...
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    Re: Painting my bottom

    Is it ablative paint? If so, it all needs to come off. Otherwise, I'd say you can go ahead from where it is now.
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    Re: Tablet for navigation

    I use a Samsung Galaxy Tab A with Navionics. I plug it into a solar-panel backed battery to keep it charged. I selected the Tab A because it's designed to be read in direct sunlight. It's been...
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    Re: Whatever happened to The James?

    Glad to hear it's going well for you. If only more from the U.S. could spend some time living in another part of the world.
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    Re: Tips for aligning rudder hardware?

    I'd just drill out the gudgeons a hair for an easy fit. And definitely shorten the upper pin and round over both of them.
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    Re: Halyards and hand pain

    After a season's use, I don't think you'd regret a couple of winches on the deck. Easier on the hands and better sail trim.
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    Re: Let's build a sailboat!

    If you haven't toured the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael's, that should be your next stop. You can see all the boat types up close and personal, as it were. Having said that, I will...
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    https://scontent.ford4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/285193344_10160374603629225_1538443978944930126_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=jOG2FHiF1GAAX-etuyd&_nc_ht=scontent.ford4-1.fna&oh...
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    Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Looks fine. Congratulations.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Wow. Great cruise, great story
  35. Re: Traditional wooden dinghy , for trailer sailing ?

    I don't think the trailering part is a problem, but the drying out in my experience is a real issue. Glued lapstrake hulls of marine ply are popular for very good reasons.
  36. Thread: Binoculars???

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    Re: Binoculars???

    About a month ago I bought an Opticron monocular for kayaking. I had been taking binocs paddling, but even the small Steiners were awkward at times. The monocular fits inside a life jacket pocket....
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    It's coming along very nicely. I've wondered about these types of boats and their standing-room wheelhouses in general. Once on a trailer, most will not fit into a standard-size garage. Will your...
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    Re: Removing paint from inside of hull?

    What Dave G says
  39. Re: Dagger rudder idea on an aft raked transom. Would it work?

    I made one like this, but with the rudder blade parallel to the raked transom. It works well on a 15' Redmond Whisp.
    Photos in my thread "Whisp B&B"
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    Re: Small trimaran mooring

    By all means, check with the designer. Folded tris much bigger than yours have been blown over by beam winds, even with the sails down. I'd be very concerned about leaving it like that unattended. I ...
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    Re: Transom rake & outboards

    My MinKota's shaft slides up and down in the bracket, and a lockable collar to set the depth it drops. So it can be tilted and then slid up and forward. I guess the Epropulsion doesn't do that? Not...
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    Re: Cheap skin-on-frame canoe

    Right -- buy the right polyester fabric, and you can coat it with most any paint or sealer that you like. It's the cheapest way to make a decent boat.
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    Re: Question re: Modifying Boat Designs

    Isn't Don still with us? Why not ask him?
  44. Re: Skin on Frame Kayak - Purpose of a Deck Plate

    Beyond strength, the plates/breasthooks on that model may serve to give the skin a nice shape in the ends. Eliminate them and you may be fighting puckers or wrinkles.
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    Re: Help finding skin-on-frame canoe plans

    Gentry is good. Also this: https://gaboats.com/
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    Re: Cheap skin-on-frame canoe

    I'd advise studying Dave Gentry's website. Take a look at his canoes, of course, but also is general advise about building these types of boats.

    I personally like to learn the hard way. So I would...
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    I've put the hull out in the garage to make room for the next step. Today, I wired together the deck pieces. The fit isn't quite there all around, so I've got some fiddling to do before I can cinch...
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    Re: Making my own deck plates

    I see no reason not to go ahead. I've used that self-stick extruded hollow rubber they sell in coils for weather stripping on smaller hatches. It works quite well. To hold them down tight, the...
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    Re: Making my own deck plates

    What sort of boat are these going in? Will they get sat on, walked on? Will the boat live outdoors?

    I've done them on kayaks. The slickest approach is to use rare earth magnets to hold them...
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    Re: Put a Sail on a Skiff

    That's a good start. If those brackets were laminated ply or a close grained hardwood, they wouldn't break.
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