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  1. Re: boring a long hole thru end grain/ barefoot ships auger

    Barefoot augers are more than regular augers with the screw cut off. I don’t know if cutting the screw off a regular auger works nearly as well.

    Here’s how to drill for a shaft,... and a couple...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    What I was taught a good pile of years ago was there are two types of corrosion, galvanic corrosion an stray current corrosion.

    Galvanic corrosion is when you put two dis-similar metals in an...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    By the looks of those zincs I’d say there is a good chance of some sort of electrical issue near by. Could be another boat, could be pier wiring.
    Stray current can be lethal for someone in the...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Iíll toss in two things
    I had an issue with one of my engines not getting coolant and after about a hour of taking things apart found that the v-belt had some antifreeze on it and was quite...
  5. Thread: Project unknown

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    Re: Project unknown

    Ouch,... yes she is in sad shape. She would be a tough and complete rebuild. She has lost her shape in a number of ways. She has been sitting there so long the props along her sides are actually...
  6. Re: Looking for info on the 26' Lunenburg Dory, Wild Rose Chance.

    She looks like she could be a lot of fun.
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    Re: Re-powering my Palmer fantail launch

    Nice! That should move her quite well for sure.

    Steering may suffer a bit, esp. going from directed thrust to a rudder between the two props, but I don't imagine you are doing much tight...
  8. Thread: Helton 1965 17.5

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    Re: Helton 1965 17.5

    I agree with what Bruce said (wizbang). Especially about that "epoxy" part, and lacquer really doesn't belong on a boat. I use regular traditional oil based varnish. It holds up well, is easy to...
  9. Thread: Plywood repair

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    Re: Plywood repair

    Hmmm, ..... It certainly looks sound. Are you sure you're not just going at it to hard with the putty knife? I would suggest going with the grain rather than across it. it looks more like you are...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    She looks good. Yes, decisions decisions.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Agreed,... any of the discussed methods will be just fine.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I definitely understand what you are dealing with (I wish my ribs looked as good! Take a look below at what I was dealing with.). A batten something like a 1x2 or even smaller is stiff enough to...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    ( it’s just me, but I wouldn’t bother with “Staco” clamps. I would just screw some battens across the existing frames (spaced off them a bit), glue up the laminations -thin laminations so it is all...
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    Re: Presidential Alert?

    Yep, everyone’s phone went off at work.

    ( I wonder how many people instantly felt safer?? Hahahaha!!)
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Not that it is particularly relavent,... I used four 1/4Ē laminations, steamed them and let them set in place before glueing up.

    The first pic should be of the laminations steamed in place.
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    Re: small epoxy repair

    What Jay said.

    ......and a second to Ian's " I would avoid Git-Rot ".

    And finally, ... keep in mind that most epoxies have very little UV resistance, so numerous coats of varnish are usually in...
  17. Thread: Beech?

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    Re: Beech?

    Here in the U.S. we call that sacrificial false keel a “worm shoe”. Same function, and red oak was commonly used (or whatever other hard wood was kicking around).

    beech was commonly used for...
  18. Re: 1961 Chris Craft constellation refit/repower long term project.

    She's a beautiful boat!

    ( I have to say WOW!!! Varnished decks can be like a skating rink when they get wet.)
  19. Thread: Drying out

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    Re: Drying out

    Besides what is above, what kind of boat (construction & size) and how long are we talking (couple of weeks or now to May ... looks like you're in Maine).
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    Re: I didn't bend it, but I wanna straighten it

    I think Jim is not the culprit. I have seen them bent. Just progressive overuse over decades of time.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I am the one who used the “tabs”. I see no problem with a screw hole left in the old frame, there will be lots of them from the ceiling anyway.
    A trick I learned here that worked very well for...
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    Re: I didn't bend it, but I wanna straighten it

    I believe the “steel” bar was set in the mold and the “cast” steel or iron was poured over the bar. I suspect the cast portion is cast iron and may well break if you apply enough force to straighten...
  23. Re: Repairing Rot Hot Molded 1958 Dunphy Condor Sailboat

    It certainly can be done. I think decay that started from the inside would be more difficult to deal with as the veneers that form the hull are laid on top of the keel structure. So in thinking the...
  24. Thread: CO Kills

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    Re: CO Kills

    I have a CO detector on my boat, and quite frankly have been surprised how often it goes off when the breeze is from the right direction while underway. I do pay attention to it and make sure...
  25. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    There do seem to be more still on the west coast, kind of odd considering many more probably started out in the east. I casually keep my eyes open for them (thinking spares for mine), and don’t see...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    She looks great Jim. Sadly it is getting to be the time of year.

    I sent a message to my mover guy a couple of days ago to reserve Oct 22nd to bring her home. Itís going to be a long six...
  27. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    The clutch plates for my gear were pretty much like “hens teeth” too. Just checking that you have your bases covered, and it sounds like you do.
  28. Re: Pilgrim, a Down East-style Picnic Boat, Free to a Good Home

    Wow! What a generous offer and a wonderful opportunity.
    She’s a nice looking boat.
  29. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    That sounds very reasonable to me (both cost and time line) and sounds like a pretty thorough job. The only question I would have would be does he have a source for clutch plates if needed, and what...
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    Re: Grand Banks 42, Hull 259

    She’s a good looking boat.

    Hmmmm,...... I thought there was some good discussion on what to do with her bottom on your first thread?
  31. Thread: Paulsbo boat

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    Re: Paulsbo boat

    Pretty!
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    Re: Another project from the past

    Impressive!!!
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    Re: Herreshoff Steam Engine Fabrication @MIT

    Congratulations!!!! Pretty neat to see a piece of history in action.
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    Re: M/V Rekord in the movies

    She used to be owned by a guy in my town (Hank Grinde). I bought a 5 HP Acadia mke & brake engine from him.
    He gave me an "M/V Rekord 1914" baseball cap a good number of years ago, unfortunately...
  35. Re: Don't build that "Dream Boat".. buy this (No Wood Content)

    If someone is looking to finish a world traveling capable boat this could be something.
  36. Re: When did Royal Navy ship's boats get transoms?

    I read some about Quales Peggy some time ago. Sounds like an interesting story about how she survived untouched for so long. Something about her being built into the basement of a house ages ago ...
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    Re: 1927 Schooner "WILETIE" by E.B. Schock repair

    Very nice. She is really looking good.
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    Re: What do you call this fastener?

    Decades ago I knew them as corrugated nails. I have no idea where to buy them anymore.
  39. Thread: Rodney Kerne

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    Re: Rodney Kerne

    I donít know if you could even get it around a 24Ē radius. Certainly nothing in panel form. You were asking about ribs in your other thread.
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    Re: Fastening sheer plank to inwhale

    Between the two I would also go square cut.
  41. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    Could well be, ... I just didn't remember off the top of my head, and the manual is on the boat.
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    Re: Chrysler Flathead 6, 1956 Manual

    As mentioned above, a compression test at this time is all but a waste of time, and a leakdown test now is worth even less. A compression test is a good idea ONLY to tell you if all the valves are...
  43. Re: Summer work down at the boatyard and in the workshop

    She is really getting a good going over! Disheartening that lot of plywood, I hope your supplier didn't give you any trouble.

    I'm a bit curious/concerned the way those sister ribs were...
  44. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    (I wonder if the two carb version had a higher compression ratio?) .............. Hmmmm, ......... Do you mean like maybe 8.25:1? :D
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    Re: Options for a Volvo MD5a

    How does it start and run???????? Are you satisfied with the performance?

    I don't know why he would call it "not safe". Unreliable maybe, but not safe safe(?), only in the sense that it may...
  46. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    Ahh,... thank you. That is nice information to know.
  47. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    It looks like tetraethyllead was introduced in the 1920ís. Earlier than I would have guessed.

    As Canoeyawl said, adjusting the valve lash is not the easiest. You do need to remove the carb (not...
  48. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    My engines were certainly sad looking cases when I took the boat on. The owner of the yard where I found the boat said they were done and and was completely discounting them (and he ran the boat 25...
  49. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    These engines typically don't have hardened valve seats. For that reason and others I add zinc replacement with each oil change, and in the fuel I add lead replacement and Marvel Mystery Oil. The...
  50. Re: Re-powering a Century Resorter - seeking input on engines

    Thanks for the pictures. Nothing I see makes me think more than a simple rebuild. Everything looks even across all cylinders, the valves and seats look in very good condition (a bit oily, but...
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