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    Re: Oar Curve Question

    If you desire to bend in the curve, then do it.

    Jeff
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    The finish reminds me of Rawhide. A finish often used on log houses. I used to see many uses of the stuff in Alaska. It's a varnish/oil sort of mixture... I don't know its actual composition. But it...
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    Re: Oughtred Grey Seal cutter?

    On the pictured boat... that aft shroud would limit down wind running quite a bit. And tacking would be much less bother if the inner jib was self tacking on a club.

    Jeff
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    Re: How much plaster should I shop for?

    It's been quite a few years but I used to mess around with plaster a lot. I bought it in 100 pound bags. Sorry I can't give any advice on how much to purchase... mostly because I never thought about...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I don't believe that anyone here on the forum, especially a seasoned boat builder, need justify either the money spent nor the time it took to build their boat. I like this forum because it's...
  6. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    A plumb bob on a string will always show a vertical.

    Jeff
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    Re: Corking a boat

    I think it wouldn't bother me at all to hear someone pronounce caulking as corking. But to see caulking written as corking kind of makes me cringe. This discomfort extends to most attempts that...
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    Re: Flush trimming deck - need advice

    Bosch has made one... maybe still does. Mine is about 20 years old now. I don't have much call to use it, but when the need arises, it's handy.

    Jeff
  9. Re: Inscribing an HIN on a little plywood skiff?

    Holy molly... my lettering sets are worth more than I thought! Of course one has to remember that MSC isn't a bargain basement supplier. Still.....

    But for a job like this, Horror Freight has a...
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    Re: Tape nightmare

    Since I discovered Frog Tape I've largely given up using the blue stuff. I suspect it's not of the caliber of Fine Line, but Frog Tape is head and shoulders better than any of the blue tape I've...
  11. Re: Inscribing an HIN on a little plywood skiff?

    My boat has a varnished transom that I was loathe to embellish with an engraved HIN. My solution was to almost comply with the regulations that call for the number to be placed in the upper starboard...
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    Re: Bronze Chainplates for Deadeyes

    This is how I made the deadeyes for my small daysailer:

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    The wood faces are epoxy bonded to the bronze plate. In the event of a bond failure the load will get transferred directly to the...
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    Re: How much paint to buy?

    Buy a quart of each. If you want to be sure to have the same color for the next time you paint... get two quarts. The only other real alternative is to buy gallon sized containers. And that quantity...
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    Re: Tape nightmare

    VMP Naptha has long been my go-to solvent for removing tape residue. It also works well on other contaminants but check it first on a small spot. The natpha will not affect your varnish or dry oil...
  15. Thread: Sextant on CL

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    Sextant on CL

    I have no affiliation, simply saw this on craigs list. Somebody over in Seattle area might be interested.

    Jeff

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/seattle-sextant/7518316341.html
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    Re: I know nothing: Choosing a PFD?

    I have long been aware of that CG rule re inflatables only are allowed if being worn. And it has long made me wonder why. What is the logic?

    Jeff
  17. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Thank you for sharing, Chris. Good photos and your usual engaging narrative.

    Jeff
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    Re: Cutting a rolling bevel with router table

    Jim, if I understand what you are thinking of... If you try it I'm pretty sure you'll need to extend the templates on both sides of the part. This is so the bearings will contact the template before...
  19. Thread: wood grain

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    Re: wood grain

    Do not use a featherboard or any other device on the outfeed end!

    Jeff
  20. Thread: Transom rods

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    Re: Transom rods

    In post #3, the OP said he was going to do the transom in 2 each, 1" thick layers. He will end up with a 2" thick transom.

    Jeff
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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Your taste and aesthetics are your's to make, Ron. I wouldn't ever try to sway you otherwise. My suggestion for the deck was based on a simple notion: If I had a work boat that was still in the act...
  22. Thread: Transom rods

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    Re: Transom rods

    Then drill the holes larger so that the boards can shrink unburdened. I never said my take here was traditional.

    We still know very little about the proposed build. It may be a trailered boat....
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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    How about a new plywood deck that's covered with dynel or glass cloth bedded in epoxy. Then over that, bed strips of wood. No caulk. Butt the strips tight with epoxy oozing out. Your choice of wood...
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    Re: I know nothing: Choosing a PFD?

    I agree with Hugh's post #21. In addition remember that after a capsize a somewhat passive sailor suddenly becomes a very active watersports athlete who's trying to save their gear, save their boat,...
  25. Thread: wood grain

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    Re: wood grain

    An oar blade made from flat sawn stock will want to cup. It will cup when new, and continue to the end of its life. That's the nature of the wood. Quarter sawn stock is much more stable. It won't...
  26. Re: Registering a self build boat in Washington State

    One takes the accounting of the boat (meaning receipts since your labor was worth zilch) to the local DMV and fill out the form. They will mail off the accounting to Olympia to be verified or...
  27. Thread: Transom rods

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    Re: Transom rods

    Given that solid timber has the propensity to expand and contract with it's moisture content, the incorporation of solid metal bars that are bonded to the wood by glue, is a mistake. The bars/drifts...
  28. Thread: no bad pizza

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    Re: no bad pizza

    I think you guys are purposely ignoring my last sentence.

    Jeff
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    Re: Dog’s gone bad

    Those of you who advocate throwing a rock at it are apparently better at throwing than I am.

    Jeff
  30. Thread: no bad pizza

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    Re: no bad pizza

    I have been attempting to learn to make pizza. The handling of the dough is the toughest part. Mixing is OK, letting it prove is easy (just takes time), and then comes the shaping.... Let's just say...
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    Re: Minimal sailing dink for two?

    Oh yeah!

    Jeff
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    Re: Minimal sailing dink for two?

    When I was a teenager I had a Naples Sabot, an 8' pram. I'd take the adult friends of my folks out for short sails when we were at Catalina Island. They all seemed to fit into the boat with me and...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Lining-off is both exhilarating and nerve wracking at the same time. Much like many of the best experiences in life.

    Jeff
  34. Thread: Why is it....

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    Re: Why is it....

    I am proud to say that I have only shopped at Walmart once in my life. I did that one time, reluctantly. We were on a road trip in a large, and still unfamiliar, rented RV and we needed a second key...
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    Re: How would you stage this?

    It must be said, and understood, that there are different grades of ladders. The lightweight "homeowner" type are often dangerous due to their insufficient rigidity. But the more commercial ones are...
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    Re: How would you stage this?

    Check the web. I just searched for "scaffolding over stairs" and got back a page full of images. Something there will appeal to you.

    Jeff
  37. Re: Ditty Bags: seamimg twine, marline, codline, boltrope

    Spot... Emiliano is an individual who is very easy to reach and communicate with. His website: https://www.theartfulsailor.com

    Jeff
  38. Thread: AI

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    Re: AI

    Most stuff that is presented as art is derivative nonsense. The AI production in the OP is no exception.

    Jeff
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    Re: Flat water to the Brothers

    Closer than you think. They are often referred to as an H12.

    Jeff
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    Re: Sailboat Identification

    I don't know what it is but it does not resemble an H12.

    Jeff
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    Re: Sailboat Identification

    Is there meant to be a photo?

    Jeff
  42. Re: Ditty Bags: seamimg twine, marline, codline, boltrope

    But Bruce, your boat doesn't leak. How did your ditty bag get so funky in that dry lazarette?

    (just pokin' with a rusty needle :d)

    Jeff

    PS... the repair kit I keep on my day sailer is housed...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Bruce, how does that fore line, that supports the shear legs, not interfere with the mast? They both would seem to want to inhabit the same physical space at the same time.

    Jeff
  44. Re: 1938 Fraser River Gillnetter Molle B is for sale on Seattle CL

    I wonder if the seller is optimistic that this thread has raised interest enough to ask for more money for the boat. She is now listed at $19900.

    Jeff
  45. Re: What is the most important skill you were ever taught?

    I don't know nor do I care what is the most important. But a really good skill, or maybe it's a habit, is to keep a journal of thoughts/work. Doing so invites one to write down first thoughts and...
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    Re: If only I knew how to code in iOS....

    Apple is deaf and blind to the needs of the elderly. This is reflected in each and every "improvement" they make to the OS. And it is true across their platforms: iPhone and Mac. I use both and curse...
  47. Re: I am personally supporting my vet this summer.

    Our last dog, Maxx, was allergic to the world. He ate Benadryl like they were candy. He also had shots every week, a special diet that cost a small fortune, and had to have his ears checked...
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    I can attest that some can cut their hand despite gloves being at the ready. Yesterday I didn't need a mandolin, or any knife, to mashup my palm. I was struggling to remove some caulk from a house...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Very Sweet, Alex! Judging by that last photo, she seems to float in very little water.

    Jeff
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    Re: Any tips on using magnets in boat carpentry?

    Y>
    Jeff
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