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  1. Re: Epoxy fillets with and without epoxied glass cloth

    If you are filleting to make a strong joint (rather than filleting to fill a joint/gap) then I would be tempted to use Wests adhesive powder rather than their filleting powder. I think you will find...
  2. Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    Thanks Frank,
    Yes, I also watch Geoff Kerr's videos & find them invaluable. I have made a hollowed mast from2 lengths of Sitka Spruce when I built my Gannet so am familiar with spar guages - they...
  3. Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    I reckon an easy step/unstep mast is one of the key features of a boat that is regularly used - it makes such a difference to know that you can get that mast up safely & securely without being...
  4. Re: Patience during the late stages of a build?

    Sometimes a reasonable target event will help work out a plan - I sometimes target a boating event or festival and say to myself ' well I need to have her ready by then'.
    I also make lengthy lists...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    If you look at one of Roger Barnes's videos where he talks about the internal layout of his Ilur you will see that he has a large battery which powers his navigation device and his bilge pump. A...
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    Re: Flush trimming deck - need advice

    Definitely a sharp handplane or spokeshave would be my preference and that's how I have trimmed the decks on my boats. It doesn't take long and you can get the edge of that deck to be the same angle...
  7. Re: Inscribing an HIN on a little plywood skiff?

    Yes, I agree - in my case the metal plate was attached to the boat using screws by the state registration staff!! They wanted to use rivets to attach it to my Australian cedar transom, when I...
  8. Re: Inscribing an HIN on a little plywood skiff?

    I'd suggest getting an engraver to engrave it on a metal plate which you can then screw to a floor or beam. In Australia the authorities provide you with 2 HIN plates - one for the transom, the...
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    Re: Repairing keel separation

    As long as you put in a permanent fastening that crosses the current gap so that it holds the repair together permanently you will be fine - imo. That fastening can be in several different forms -...
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    Re: Anit-foul a short hop day boat?

    Yes, no need to antifoul the bottom. I use Norglass enamel paints & they seem to be hard wearing.

    Regards Neil
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    Re: Butt Strap

    If you are joining sheets of ply like this then I would either:
    a) scarph the joints with 8:1 or 10:1 scarphs /or/
    b) use a butt block on one side of the joint.

    It would seem that in your case...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Have you seen Roger Barnes's video (on youtube) after he capsized his Ilur? Roger has sailed a lot & made many videos which are great fun - he was caught out by a mainsheet getting trapped in an aft...
  13. Re: Kirby Paints....Shipping Costs To Minnesota

    I was quoted $50 to ship 4 litres of paint about 300 kilometres. Suggest $17 is not expensive - unfortunately.

    Regards Neil
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    Re: about to take the plunge

    Lots of very good advice above. I'll add a few things I have picked up over the years:-
    a) The OCH website & Geoff Kerr's videos are gold - I learnt a lot from watching & listening to Geoff.
    b) If...
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    Re: Minimal sailing dink for two?

    For 2 adults I would recommend something larger than 8 feet LOA - 14 feet would be ok and 16 feet comfortable, in my opinion.............I have sailed for 56 years.

    If you'd like a boat that is...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Clever way of doing the handrails :-) Nothing like a few wee tips & tricks to ease the path...............................

    Regards Neil

    p.s. your boat is coming along...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Light was fading but after all that filling, sealing & sanding I couldn't wait to slap coat of sealer/undercoat on - might be starting to look like a boat....... Photo bombed by D'Arcy....
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    Re: Plywood lapstrake with copper rivets

    I have built 3 glued clinker hulls and would say that you can avoid your concerns about using epoxy - mainly by being protected (gloves whilst gluing and facemask when sanding) and cleaning up the...
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    Re: Redwing 18 electric repower

    Great to see another person going electric. I ws gong to buy a petrol outboard for my Gannet but have bought a Torqeedo 1103C instead and I like it a lot. The setup is completely different to yours...
  20. Re: Through bolts or screws for bow chocks?

    I suspect that bow chocks are similar to what I'd call fairleads - amazing how our terminology varies around the world..................

    If so then I am happy to use screws - if you are unsure...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    As Steve says - do not change the sheer, unless it is wrong which is unlikely.

    The gunwale has to flex horizontally & vertically when fitting which makes it a tricky one to fit. You might want to...
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    Whichever option allows for quick release is best - you want to be able to release that board fast when you run aground! Read "The Unlikely Voyage of Jack De Crow" by A JMackinnon for real world...
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    Re: Mast step sizing and shape

    Just make sure that the step can drain water away - a swollen step can result in a jammed mast. Not nice!!

    Regards Neil
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    Re: Paint colors & Sources

    Norglass do Teal coloured paint - I used it on Bella and many people remark 'what a lovely colour'.
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    Norglass are an Australian company - they might ship to the USA :-)

    Regards ...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    If you are looking at something around 18-21 feet LOA with a cabin & sail (which sounds like a great idea btw) then I'd be tempted to look at boats that include some ballast. I'd love to build one...
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    Re: Any info on Oughtred's Sea Hen?

    Not a design I have heard of - though there do seem to be some photographs & stories on the Internet. Can't help, sorry.

    Regards Neil
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    What about the Whilly Tern Steve - it looks like a nice double ender and I think Peter Widders of NSW WBA built one. I do hanker after a) Somes Sound (John Brooks) or b) Jewell by Francois Vivier....
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Some more progress progress on the building of Uisge Beatha. Outer stems and keel all shaped & glued on, screw holes plugged & sanded. Just finished running a fillet along the side of the keel...
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    Re: An Ilur in New York

    Steam bending is a lot of fun, I built a steaming box out of 12mm cheap ply & some pine framing in half a day - with dowels pushed in so that the timber being steamed does not lie on the floor of the...
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    Re: Oughtred Fulmar Build

    I built the Fulmar's little sister, Gannet. Her name is Plockton and she sails like a dream so you will enjoy the Fulmar.

    My trailer has bunks either side to stop her rolling side to side & a set...
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    Re: An Ilur in New York

    Hi Jeff,
    Yes, the Illur is lovely - I haven't built one though I have just finished my 3rd glued clinker hull - a few suggestions:-
    a) Decide which glue you will use - I use Wests epoxy & non of...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Just wondering how easily you can get in & out of the cabin with your waterproofs on - reason I ask is that I do wonder if the opening at the top should extend a bit further forward. But I'm now...
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    Re: What Glue for Plywood Keel Mold?

    There are some videos out there of people pouring keels for Haven 12/ 1/2's, Somes Sound 12 1/2's etc..................... Can't remember where they are right now but some digging on this forum or...
  34. Re: Is Iain Oughtred's catalog available anywhere online?

    Are you thinking of a catalogue of plans? If so, they are available via several websites - wooden boat website for the USA perhaps.

    Regards Neil
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Suggest the cleats should be close to where you will be sitting. If you plan to largely single-hand this boat when you are sailing then you should be sitting roughly halfway between bow and stern -...
  36. Re: Book recommendations - traditional lapstrake boat building?

    You could build a glued clinker boat using plywood rather than timber. I am currently building my 3rd glued clinker hull (a Caledonia Yawl which is a 19' 6" double ender) and find the process of...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Good progress :-) Nice to see the shapes coming together.

    Yes, our boat/garage craner was very resourceful though also rather eccentric - when living out West he and his neighbour built themselves...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    I would avoid floppy spars - you need something that will help retain a good sail shape :-) You could make your own - it's great fun as long as you follow the method.

    Regards ...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Looks great :-) When doing the mast/mizzen steps please remember to ensure that they can drain out - a soggy step swells which jams the foot of the spar!

    Regards Neil
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I marked out the floors for my CY by marking the shape off the mould frames before I laid the garboard planks on - I will cut & fit the floors after I have flipped the hull. We shall see if they...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    "Helping" is such a subjective term........................................................................though I have seen dogs who love boats.
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    If I put all 4 pieces of lead in the boat, about 55 kilos - the single ingot in the photograph weighs approx 18 kilos. I believe Iain Oughtred suggests around 120 pounds of ballast if the owner...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Onwards and upwards Moriarty :-)
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    All the planks are on :-) Whisky consumed :-) And now adding more timber to the bulge in the aft outer stem. Have made (not finished) boxes to cover up the lead ballast I plan to lay either side of...
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    Re: Outboard Bracket Ideas

    Ballentines (USA spelling) sells brackets made for Haven 12 1/2's - it allows owners to hang a small outboard off the side of a 12 1/2. They are not cheap!!

    Or, there is a video on Off Center...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    A member of our wooden boat group unbolted his garage roof, had a crane lift the roof off, and the lifted the boat out. After the boat was out the roof was craned back in and bolted to its frame...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Hi David,
    Sorry to hear your first day out was a bit tricky - I know this sounds a bit overly clever clogs but you really will have learnt a lot - and next time will be much easier as a...
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    Re: leaky launching

    You are not alone - I and others have experienced leaked centreboard cases at time of launch. I would be wary of using fibrrglass or other tape to fix the issue. With my Gannet ( which leaked...
  49. Re: Pros and Cons of painting the hull before turnover v waiting until near complete

    Yes, paint before roll. Think this design is clinker (?) and you want the paint to run into that lap joint :-)

    Regards Neil
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    Re: Leak at CB trunk to keel joint

    Good news Mike :-) I had similar issues with the joint between centreboard case & keelson in my Iain Oughtred designed Gannet. Took ages to fix and many trial launches at the boat ramp. She is now...
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