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  1. Thread: Light Chebacco

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    Re: Light Chebacco

    Looking forward to following your build. I've been thinking about Chebacco a bit recently after reading Mike O'Brien's review in the 2010 Small Boats.

    If it's not too late you could try your hand...
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    Re: eye splice 1/4 inch rope

    Plus, make sure you have the proper size fid for your rope.

    But a bowline will probably be just fine.

    Mike
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Wow! Looks like she's really heeling over a lot in that last photo there! I seem to be handling the situation well.
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Thanks, fellas. As promised, a few more from this afternoon. Three planks shaped and fitted aft. I need to round over the edges and then cut them cross-wise to make the lazarette cover separate from...
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Side seats screwed in temporarily. Made a bit of a mess of screwing them down. They are sprung down, which looks great and feels good, but I rushed it a bit. Will bung a few mistake holes and live...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I built my keel (Oughtred Whilly Boat) assembled from a few pieces, as Iain suggests. I think that if you can find big enough stock and have the patience, making it all from one piece is better.
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    Re: Any Caledonia Yawls in Wisconsin?

    Also, you should check out Geoff Kerr's video series on Off Center Harbor. It's a CY build soup-to-nuts. Of course, seeing one in person is invaluable.

    Welcome, and have fun!

    Mike
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    Re: Do Boats Have Souls

    Another question along these lines might be, "Is a boat a living thing?" The logical part of me says no, of course, but of all inanimate objects, they seem to come closest.

    I guess sailors are...
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    You've had a productive summer, so far. Well done! She'll be rock-solid.

    Mike
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    Re: Sea Bright skiff NJ CL

    Nice doc about the Skiff here http://www.folkstreams.net/film-detail.php?id=41

    I'd love to apprentice for a season with those fellas, and also to have access to those long lovely cedar planks....
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Yes, Tim it is exciting. i'd love to launch sometime in Sept. Fingers crossed.

    Got the fore-deck/ mast-partner glued in this week. It's glued with Flex-epox and through-bolted. The knees are temp....
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Quarter knees screwed and glued in this A. M. with FlexEpox. I cleaned up really well, but some drips happened while I was at work. Grrr! Oh well paint touch up on the transom.

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    Using some...
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    Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Very inspirational Max. Been following with great interest!

    Mike
  14. Re: Finally finished my 3 year restoration project

    Wow! What a beauty! Nice job.

    Mike
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Thanks, Clint. It was nice to meet you at the show and see your beautiful new CIY. Hope your client sends some sailing pictures soon.
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Jeez Louise, this is taking forever. But I got a nice photo tonight. Abandoning painting to try to finish and launch by the end of summer.

    Then to enjoy fall sailing in New England.

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    Re: Lowell Sailing Surf Dory 16'

    Wicked nice!
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    Re: Point Comfort 18

    I think Jim Cricket here on the forum built a point comfort 21?

    He's in NYC, I believe. http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?191662-Point-Comfort-23-in-Brooklyn&highlight=point+comfort
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    Re: Unfinished Bluegill

    Maybe a local community boating program? Finishing it would be a great project for kids with supervision.

    Looks really nice.
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    Re: Lowell Sailing Surf Dory 16'

    Congrats!
    That is a very beautiful boat. The flat bottom gives you the advantage of beach-ability. And the lug rig should be quick to rig.

    Where will you be using her?

    You might decide you...
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    It looks just like a dinghy garboard. Only WAAY bigger!

    Great work getting to this point, and doing the work and documentation so well.

    Mike
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    Re: Return to Georgian Bay, Part II

    Beautiful! The Alaska seems like a wonderful boat. And such cruising grounds!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Mike
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    Re: Florida Beg-Meil

    Looks nice, Jason! Thanks for the link, as I'll be leathering my spars pretty soon.

    Mike
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    Re: 'Inga' by William Atkin

    She looks ideal to me. I hope you share your build progress with us.

    Best of luck!

    Mike
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    Re: Latigo Leather Sale

    Got my order today. Very nice. Should be able to leather my spars and have plenty of extra.

    Thanks again!
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    Re: Really curious: Ilur vs Navigator

    I think it was the more "traditional" look of Ilur to make a long story short. I think Beg-Meil and Navigator would share a lot of characteristics. I just noticed your location, and I think the side...
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    Re: Really curious: Ilur vs Navigator

    Congrats on choosing a design! Although I chose Ilur, it was a close-run thing, and I still get a pang now and then when I see a particularly beautiful Navigator. I love bowsprits!

    Here's a couple...
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    Re: flat epoxy paint

    Kirby has added a new low-lustre finish to their line-up if you want to try them again.

    Mike
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    A few photos of Nimbus, as I've been calling her, looking as ugly as I ever hope to see her. First coat of primer always looks pretty bad.

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    Here is a look inside the anchor...
  30. Re: Herreshoff dinghy planking material/treatment questions

    Both of those sound like good suggestions. I know you could get sapele or Douglas fir wider than 8" in pretty long lengths at L.Sweet here in Providence.

    Love to see some pix as you progress.
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    Re: Latigo Leather Sale

    I have a nice sheath for my Leatherman Wave from these folks. https://nayscustomleather.com/

    Mike
  32. Thread: An Ilur in PA

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    Re: An Ilur in PA

    Great stuff. She sure is salty looking!

    How's the motor working out? Electric, I'm guessing?

    Mike
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    Re: Building a 32f gaff cutter

    Great work! Following closely.

    You should have your gal take another photo of the happy boat builder in the same position just before launch.

    Best of luck as you move forward.

    Mike
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    Re: Kotik, Kotik, Kotik!

    Looks good Ian.

    I've given up on Flickr, since the number of photos is now limited unless you go "pro."
    I've just been uploading directly from my computer. To get around the occasional sideways...
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    Re: An Ilur in Finland

    Amazing progress! And so tidy!

    I used the plywood cheek pieces up on the mast head.

    On the CB case, I epoxied in a bit of brass tubing with a 1/8" wall as a bushing for the pivot. Might be an...
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    That engine is wicked quiet! Should be a sweet boat.

    Mike
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    Re: Building the Myst - Round 6?

    I hate to be a wet blanket, but do you think that skeg of solid, flat-sawn stock would tend to cup and/or check?
    On my Ilur, the skeg was built up of laminations which was a PITA and I'm sure I...
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    The result, I said!
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    And here is the off-cut and the stem with a little primer. Priming of interior has commenced. It is back-breaking!
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    Mike
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Got the interior sealed and mizzen partner and step installed.

    Checking the rake angle. The iphone compass has an angle finder that is super-cool.
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    I cut some weep-holes in the mizzen...
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    Re: Latigo Leather Sale

    Me too! Gracias!

    Mike
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    Holy sh!tballs, you guys are doing a nice job!

    Super cool! Congrats on getting to (another) milestone.

    Looking forward to the planking.

    Mike
  42. Re: Launch Day 2019 is approaching - topsides paint

    Beautiful boat! Would love to see more pictures out in the daylight!

    Mike
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    Re: Rainy, boat building weather

    Very beautiful! What design is she? I see floors are bolted to the keel. Are they also glued to the frames? Will she be sheathed? Finished bright inside?

    Sorry for a million questions.Y:o

    Mike...
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Sorry about the sideways pic.
    Here's one more. They make a pretty shape up there.

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    So many details at this stage, many which depend upon the completion of some other one. I'll glue...
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    I finally countersunk for the bolts in the fore deck today. I'll use flexible epoxy to glue it to the gunwales.

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    And here are a few of the bungs I cut about a month ago.

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    I will...
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    Re: "Margaret" Grey Seal by Iain Oughtred

    Very nice. One of my favorite boats! Hope to see more soon.

    Mike
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Wow. Paula Ann really shows just how shapely these boats can get.

    Thanks once again for documenting your build, and for not glossing over the back-and -forth from boat to bench, checking and...
  48. Re: Changing the boats around in the boat yard and the workshop

    Lovely work. I enjoy following the jobs you do.

    This has probably been asked and answered, but is there any chance for larger photos?

    Anyway, thanks for sharing your work!

    Mike
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    Re: Parrel Beads for a Beetle Cat

    I ordered some from Michael's (a craft store chain.) They look like maple, and I soaked them in Deks Ole. Been working for a few years now.

    Mike
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Thanks, John. That is great information. Seems like 11 feet even might work for the sprit.

    Yes Tom, Stuart does beautiful work. And based on the photo above, John has his rig tuned perfectly. I'm...
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