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  1. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    So I'm trying to convince myself not to grind and fill the fiberglass decks and cabin tops but I'm not really happy about it. This is what I have to deal with right now...
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    Re: Minor assembly required...

    Riser kits are available but they are not cheap. My saw came with the riser block but the other parts needed (longer guide post, longer upper guard, a few other bits) were cannibalized by the seller...
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    Re: Minor assembly required...

    Nice find! I brought one of those back to life a few years ago. Works great now.
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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Pat doesn't like fir plywood because it checks and it prints through paint unless it's glassed. It's something of a running theme.

    Never thought of Limback. For all I know that's where Home...
  5. Re: Oar Length: All Blade No Shaft in the Water?

    Yes, for a tender I would absolutely want buttons and captured round oarlocks. But your knee clearance issue with the cushion does bring up another point worth mentioning - which is whether you are...
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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Covered in fiberglass...

    Ron, are you getting your plywood from Home Builder's Center on Nickerson? I'm not sure where the source their fir marine ply but I've found that it's good quality -...
  7. Re: Oar Length: All Blade No Shaft in the Water?

    And....while I'm thinking about it, I'll throw in one more area of adjustment that may be up to the rower. On a rowing shell the outriggers and sculls are set up to have a fixed inboard loom length....
  8. Re: Oar Length: All Blade No Shaft in the Water?

    A follow up to the hand position issue as it relates to oar angle. There are a bunch of factors involved in setting up a puling boat that are all interrelated. Oarlock height and hand height also...
  9. Re: Oar Length: All Blade No Shaft in the Water?

    A note on the S&T formula: It's a good starting point but the basic formula doesn't account for hand overlap. If you like to set up your oars with overlap (as I do for flat water sculling) then you...
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    Re: Deks Olje problem

    I’m not too surprised that Deks #1 would need a recoat after less than a year on a bowsprit. I like the stuff a lot but it needs to be reapplied frequently. I used to oil the spars on my El Toro with...
  11. Re: Oar Length: All Blade No Shaft in the Water?

    Personally I think oar balance, hand position and technique are more important than minimizing the amount of shaft in the water. With asymmetrical hatchet blades there is much more blade in the water...
  12. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    "A set square with an adjustable bubble level."... Now if I had only known such a thing existed I could have saved myself a lot of fussing with string! I suppose that's a bit obvious in hindsight.
  13. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    I don't know how it's done in a real shipyard. Maybe Nick (Peerie Ma) will come along with the answer. But having had to do this myself on Petrel at one point when I was building support for a bunk,...
  14. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    More progress on the decks today. I pulled the dinghy davit off as it needs to be regalvanized, and found a few issues to deal with underneath. Some of which I knew about or was at least expecting.
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  15. Converted Bristol Bay Gillnetter on Seattle CL

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52375125018_9618029995_b.jpg

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/7534636804.html

    I looked at Precious a few years ago, before Petrel, and thought about...
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    Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Definitely looking forward to this one!
  17. Re: 1938 Fraser River Gillnetter Molle B is for sale on Seattle CL

    An update on Molle B... She was listed as "sale pending" for a while, but she's now back on the market with a new price of $8,500 - $10k less than the previous price - and a fresh survey that has...
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    Re: WBS class? Build Your Own Houseboat!

    https://smallboatsmonthly.com/article/escargot-canal-cruiser/
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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Ron, I’m pretty sure that deck will outlive us both, galvanized staples and all. Maybe we need to plan a rainy November South Sound cruise to test it out.
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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    One correction to my earlier post. I was mistaken about Coelan on Skookum Maru. I’m honestly not sure what I was thinking when I posted. Some sort of mash up between Cetol and Coelan or something....
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    I tested yesterday Bruce. All clear. We were mostly outside and the case numbers in WA have dropped a lot recently so I think the risk is pretty low.
  22. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Ah! Yes, that’s what I needed. Somehow all the goop in a tube starts to seem interchangeable after a while and I forget what stuff is the right product for a given job. Boatlife is what I want. Ok...
  23. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Yes, I'm expecting that there will be somewhat less "non" and a bit more "skid" after this paint job. I think it will be ok for now though, and will let me push the full strip-and-repaint project a...
  24. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    We started in on paint prep for the decks today. I'm working with a professional painter, although not the high-end guy who did the beautiful job on the topsides a couple of years ago. Eventually I...
  25. Re: Fastener Size for 1969 Woody 36ft Grand Banks

    Where are you hauling out? Most yards will have a selection of fasteners on hand or available nearby. That was the case when we had fasteners inspected in Bellingham. Port Townsend certainly will as...
  26. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    That painting schedule is a nice find Paul - thanks! I expect I have it somewhere in the files you gave me but I hadn't encountered it yet. I also see that the stack was originally white. That's what...
  27. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I'm looking at paint colors too. We've been using Epifanes Yacht Enamel:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52366816122_4932a95ec0_o.jpg

    I don't know exactly what color is on Skookum Maru...
  28. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Summer is not quite finished here in the PNW, but I can feel the first hints of autumn in the morning chill and in the slant of the late-afternoon sun. We have plans to cruise a bit this fall but...
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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Hello winter cruising with a dry bunk!
  30. Re: Registering a self build boat in Washington State

    I did not love the amount of effort that it took me to transfer the title of the runabout that we bought last year. It was bureaucratic, tedious, expensive and unclear. But two things to consider....
  31. Re: Free Blanchard Senior Knockabout on Seattle CL

    I don't disagree. Moorage rates in Seattle are unaffordable for anyone not making a tech salary of the equivalent around here. I don't think it's quite $600-$700/month though. A slip at Shilshole...
  32. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Hey! I just finished reading it earlier this evening Bruce. A great description of the entire weekend. Thanks for posting it.
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    Wow! Very cool result.
  34. Re: Free Blanchard Senior Knockabout on Seattle CL

    It's a fire sale on Blanchard Seniors right now. This one seems rather better than the first one, if still with some needs. At least this one floats. The seller is asking $1,000 but it could be free...
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    Re: Sliding rigger rowing plans?

    I think the OP wants to build a sliding rigger, not a sliding seat. A rarer and more complex animal. Christine DeMerchant has a good overview of them here:...
  36. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Thanks for that info Bruce. I hadn't see it before. I will say that it seems like an administrative effort more than actual preservation or heritage, but I suppose that the one leads to the other. It...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Jim, I hope you have been enjoying Amazon this summer. Funny thing, I was searching for information on Blanchard boats and came across this listing...
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  38. Free Blanchard Senior Knockabout on Seattle CL

    Seems like it has a few needs, but it's a free Blanchard Senior...

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/seattle-1956-blanchard-senior-knockabout/7532945175.html

    I have been looking for a...
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    Re: Generator overheating

    I don't think this is a battery cable resistance issue. If that were the case then I think the heat would not be from the voltage regulator, but from the cables or the battery terminals. A voltage...
  40. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Don't tell anyone, but I am famously antisocial. To the point where my wife feels compelled to coach me in social settings. On any normal day I would never voluntarily join a large group of random...
  41. Re: How Do You Determine the Value on a Boat Like this

    Ah - I see that you have already connected with Andreas and that he has answered your question. If you are the buyer then the only real answer is what is it worth to you?
  42. Re: How Do You Determine the Value on a Boat Like this

    As some have indicated, the first question is why do you need a valuation? If it’s to sell then you can just look at similar boats for sale or that have sold to get a general range, just like...
  43. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Exactly. I’m usually surprised at how good the photos turn out, which I figure is a sure sign that it’s the camera doing the work, not the photographer!
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    Re: Identify and restore

    David suggested Dundee as the maker, but I’m guessing Dunphy. Some of the details are similar to these boats.
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  45. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Thanks Hugh and Alan. I am just using an iPhone 12 Pro, with no lenses or filters. I'd like to get a better lens kit for it but so far no one has taken the hint from my Christmas list. I might have...
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    Re: An Overnight to Mystery Bay

    Ah - now that’s a nice looking boat. She seems like a better deal than Molle B, with a diesel engine and and a half-decent interior setup. Price seems flexible too…. Tempting, but I’m holding out for...
  47. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Ah! Thanks for adding that detail Bruce. I was so focused on the boats that I failed to capture everything else that was going on, and there was so very much of it. The toy boat building tent, The...
  48. Thread: wood grain

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    Re: wood grain

    So back to Culler...In the section about oar tip protection he says that he never bothers to put tip protection on plain oars, but he adds a hardwood tip to spoons, specifically of walnut or locust...
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    Re: Identify and restore

    Probably hot molded if it’s as old as it looks I’d think? Did Penn Yan make any hot molded hulls?
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    Re: Identify and restore

    I’d bet that the steering wheel and the chunk of firewood being used for a dash are not original.
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