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    Re: Challenges of becoming a yacht designer

    Well said, I did get a degree in Naval Architecture, and then a summer job with a yacht design firm. Didn't have the passion or the desire to be a starving artist and went to work for the Navy. Now...
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    Re: New wooden boat owner - Thistle in the rough

    Somewhat correct, the early glass boats started flexing early when raced hard; the more current (last 20 years or so) boats are stiff and last. My boat (glass) was built in '69 and would do well at...
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    Re: New wooden boat owner - Thistle in the rough

    Great boat, I have #2592! First check the class web site: http://www.thistleclass.com, find the local fleet, and ask questions on the mailing list.
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    Re: Bungees: Solid rubber vs. braid-covered strands

    I used this http://www.apsltd.com/covered-solid-elastomer-stretch-cord.html on my Thistle with very good results.
  5. Re: My son made his college decision made and now for the used car.

    Very bicycle friendly town, save on gas , insurance, parking, etc.
  6. Thread: Sextants

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    Re: Sextants

    [QUOTE=SchoonerRat;5338736]Don't go with a bubble sextant. They are for aircraft and not suitable for a boat. The bubble is affected by acceleration. On a plane, acceleration is pretty constant and...
  7. Thread: Sextants

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    Re: Sextants

    My dad always preferred the Bendex Bubble Sextant.
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    Re: The misery of fairing epoxy

    I saw an interesting technique in Professional Boatbuilder where they used a notched trowel for the major fairing, (half the fairing material to fair), after fairing this they went back and filled...
  9. Thread: StopSaw

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    Re: StopSaw

    Not only does it stop the blade, it drops it below the table top in that time. So that by the time that ninth tooth came around it's below the table.
  10. Re: Texas plyWooden Boat Festival - October 18-19, 2014

    Any picture of the event?
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    Re: unusual piece of marine hardware

    http://www.zimsailing.com/trigger-snap-shackle.html
  12. Re: Please help me rig the vang and the blocks for the main sheet

    http://www.harken.com/content.aspx?id=3901 Main Sheet Systems
    http://www.harken.com/content.aspx?id=3897 Vang Systems
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    Re: Safety Flotation for Dinghy

    Something like used for the optimist dinghy http://www.mauriprosailing.com/us/category/2-OD-Optimist.html
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    Re: Custom veneer cutting

    Try http://www.macbeath.com/ if they don't do it, they will know who does.
  15. Thread: Thistle Repair

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    Re: Thistle Repair

    Check out www.thistleclass.com for class contacts and rigging suggestions. There also many Thistlers who will be happy to lend advice on our listserve.
    Where are you located? We would like to get...
  16. Re: Looking for fast wooden sail boat 18 to 22 ft to restore.

    There are usually a wood Thistle or two listed in the classified ads at http://www.thistleclass.com/store/classifieds.shtml sometimes for free.
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    Re: Sailing class ID by logo?

    Based on the logo in Royce's it's a Sea Scouter.
  18. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    This thread is so cool, after visiting Mystic last summer, I look forward to each update. Thanks for all the updates.
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    Re: Hot-Molded techniques

    http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=171
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Peter,

    Glad the dish soap worked, the yards I have done inclinings at prefer it to oil as the clean up, if spilled, doesn't require the goverment to intervine and the soap goes home to the wives. ...
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Liquid Soap works well in place of oil, less of a mess to clean up if you spill.
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