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    Re: Tragedy in Mystic

    The fire was at "Mystic Seaport Marine" which is entirely distinct and separate from "Mystic Seaport Museum".
  2. Roger C. Taylor (author and founder of International Marine Publishing)

    I've seen two posts on Facebook about the recent passing of Roger C. Taylor. Roger's books include the iconic "Elements of Seamanship", the four volumes of "Good Boats", and a two volume biography of...
  3. WoodenBoat Sold to Matt Murphy and Andrew Breece

    From the WoodenBoat Store Newsletter, January 4, 2022:
  4. Thread: Salmo 520

    by David Cockey
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    Re: Salmo 520

    A nice looking boat.
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    Re: The Cat Book

    The Newport Boats / Newport Catboats had large deadrise. For example see Fig 92 in American Small Sailing Craft.
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    Re: Stretching an Argie 15 to an Argie 16.5?

    If you are planning to scale in all directions by 10% then the panel shapes will stay the same. But note that scaling by 10% in all directions increases the volume by 33% so the scantlings (sizes of...
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    Re: Small Boats 2022 Edition

    Hannaford on Sunday in Rockland had one copy which I purchased.
  8. Thread: peapods

    by David Cockey
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    Re: peapods

    For each of the fourteen pods in the WB extended content in addition to the lines there are 4 graphs comparing freeboard, initial stability, righting moment and resistance (drag). No discussion or...
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    Re: History of Lofting and Table of Offsets

    Drawings in Architectura Navalis Mercatoria by Chapman, published in 1768, have stations, waterlines and diagonals but no buttocks. https://digitaltmuseum.se/011024789832/ritning
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    Re: History of Lofting and Table of Offsets

    Related but different questions:

    - When did drawing a vessel full size (lofting) as an aid to building emerge?

    - When were vessels first designed in scale on paper and then enlarged to full...
  11. Schooner Hindu being rebuilt in Thomaston, Maine

    The schooner Hindu is being rebuilt in Thomaston, Maine. Budget is $500,000 with a GoFundMe fundraising effort. Hindu was designed by William Hand, built by Hodgdon in East Boothbay in 1925, and...
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    Re: Sharptown Barge?

    Appendix D of the 2010 edition of "Pete Culler's Boats" is George Kelly's list of Culler's plans. It shows the Sharptown Barge as catalog #128.20 with 2 sheets. T You could contact Mystic Seaport...
  13. Re: A few questions about trailer wheels/tires

    Imbalance due to irregular galvanizing is mostly a theoretical concern. All of our galvanized rims appear to have thin, uniform coatings of zinc. I'd be more concerned about overall wheel quality....
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    Re: Molded and Sided in plans

    As Nick says above. Parts of wood boats are most frequently cut from boards . "Sided" is the thickness of the board. "Molded" is the distance between the usually curved sides.

    BTW Laurie McGowan...
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    Re: 1840 british cutter by Pete Culler

    Based on what builder's expect today from plans Culler's plans for the "1840 British Cutter" might be best considered as a preliminary design. Anyone contemplating building based on those plans might...
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    Re: Duckworths outboard bracket

    Spartan Marine makes a deck mounted outboard bracket in bronze which is easily removed from inside the boat. Much more expensive than the Duckworths bracket but it would look better on a 12 1/2. ...
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    Re: Cold Molded Repair

    This boat is probably hot molded, not cold molded; made over a form with resorcinal or other heat curing glue and cured in an oven or autoclave. Hot molding was a common method for factory built...
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    Re: Comparing Hull speed

    I'll assume the weight and displacement of the longer boat is 20% greater than the shorter boat so they sit on the same waterline.

    At all speeds the longer boat would have lower wave making...
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    Re: list of 500 rowboats

    An interesting idea. There is the counter-argument that what is only on the internet is more vulnerable to disappearing than what is on the pages of physical books. Time will tell.
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    WoodenBoat Show 2020 is cancelled

    In case you have not heard. 2021 show will be June 25-27 at Mystic Seaport Museum.
    https://www.thewoodenboatshow.com/
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    Re: Crossing the Bar Joseph Filiposki

    Joe on Anne Bryant's podcast: Joe Filipowski shares his meandering and lucky past, during which he took his social skills, his chutzpah, and his love of history everywhere he went. ...
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    Re: Crossing the Bar Joseph Filiposki

    Very sad to hear. Joe was a nice man. His orations were amazing.
  23. Re: Sea Lass and a John Bain Brown Owl's journey from Glasgow to Port Townsend

    Offered for sale by the Port of Port Townsend: https://portofpt.com/boats-for-sale/
  24. American Small Sailing Craft is out of print

    American Small Sailing Craft Their Design, Development, and Construction by Howard I Chapelle is no longer listed in publisher W. W. Norton's catalog. ASSC has been the most influential book on...
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    Re: Mystic Seaport museum to close?

    On Facebook this evening, March 31, a link to a opne letter from Steve White, President of Mystic Seaport: ...
  26. Re: Canada Small Craft Capacity & Floatation Requirements

    mmd, thanks for the reply. The annotated quotes from the regulations were an attempt to explain what I was asking about and why the regulations do not appear to be clear.

    I'll send a private...
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    Re: Tall Ship Sinks At Slip in Dana Harbor

    Looks like the Pilgrim which sank in Dana Point was a differnt vessel than the one built by Dennis Holland. From https://www.ocean-institute.org/general-information/about-pilgrim

    Today’s Pilgrim...
  28. Canada Small Craft Capacity & Floatation Requirements

    Is anyone familiar with the Transport Canada requirements for capacity and floatation which apply to small craft less than 6 meters in length? I have several questions after reading Construction...
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    Re: Skin on Frame Whaleboat

    Volume of a scaled hull will be length scale ratio x width scale ratio x depth scale ratio x volume of unscaled hull. If the hull is uniformly scaled to 90% of original size in each direction (10%...
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    Re: Buttocks - when and where

    Colin Archer was born in Larvik, Norway in 1832 to parents who emmigrated to Norway from Scotland in 1825. Archer grew up in Norway, spent a decade as a young adult in Australia, and then returned to...
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    Re: Buttocks - when and where

    Buttocks were sometimes used in the 18th century including in Britain based on the additional research described above. That leads me to conclude that my question should have been: .

    Why did some...
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    Re: Buttocks - when and where

    Correction - Some of the lines drawings in Dixon Kemp's book do have buttocks, but no offset for buttocks.


    A plausible explaination for a lines drawing having only waterlines but no buttocks or...
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    Buttocks - when and where

    When and where were "buttocks" (curves on planes parallel to the centerplane) first used in designing boats and recording the hull shape in tables of offsets?

    The lines drawings in Architectura...
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    Maine Boatbuilders Show 2020 Postponed

    The Maine Boatbuilders Show for 2020 has been postponed. The new date has not been announced.

    From their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MaineBoatbuildersShow/

    Press release - March...
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    Re: Source for White Oak

    Day's Hardwood in Freeport had kiln dried white oak last summer up to 8/4 thick. Not inexpensive.
  36. Re: How to make my ‘backyard build boat’ legit?

    Hull Identification Numbers are needed for all boats built in the last fifty years or so. The individual states issue the HINs to builders who are not registered with the USCG and thus don't have...
  37. Re: Construction Drawing Terminology...confusion

    Royal Lowell and Howard Chapelle use "middle line" or "center line" for the third line. John Gardner usses "inner rabbet" for the third line.
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    Re: Commercial Ads

    Only ads visible in threads on Microsoft Edge today is one at the bottom of each thread. I just ignore them.
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    Re: Largest Viking Ship Replica Launched

    I opened the link in Google Chrome and asked to have the page translated. Then played the video and the dialog captions were translated into English.
  40. Re: Questions on taking lines from an existing hull

    Boats: A Manual for their Documentation is available for download from the WoodenBoat Store for $1.95....
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    Re: Rozinante masts

    Why do you need to remove the coating?
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    Re: Sam Manning

    From https://www.penbaypilot.com/article/sam-manning-memorial-gathering/123658

    Sam Manning Mermorial Gathering

    A gathering in memory of the late Sam Manning, marine illustrator and seaman, will...
  43. Re: Eastern White Pine for Epoxy Lapstrake Boat

    A properly built lapstrake boat should not need days to soak up and stop leaking.

    An alternative for ensuring watertight is a flexible sealant such as BoatLife polysulfide or similar. Walt Simmons...
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    Re: Should I cap my centerboard slot?

    Except that the crew member submerged up to their chest in the water will be losing heat much faster than if they were sitting in the boat.
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    Re: Sam Manning

    Sam was a very nice as well as very talented person. We will miss Sam.
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    Re: Peapod Design Decisions

    Send me a personal message with your email address and I'll send the Peapod study Powerpoint file.
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    Re: Small Boat on the Inside Passage

    Consider a VHF radio with DSC and built in GPS, not just DSC. Portable units with these features are now available. In an emergency the radio can broadcast an emergency message with location without...
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    Re: Starting a new guide boat design.

    How did you design the developable surfaces?
  49. Re: 2019 Maine Boatbuilder's Show EBS 3/23/19

    Elegant Italian loafers would make you stand out at the Maine Boat Builders Show.
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    Re: Since this is the Woodenboat Forum...

    And then there were the Broadwater production wood powerboats built in Mayo, Maryland. Six boats reportedly flooded/sunk due to delamination of the plywood planking circa 1974, and the company went...
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