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    Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Looking forward to it! Your adventures in your brother's Phoenix III really tipped the scale for me when I was sorting through way too many boat plans.
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    Re: Boat camping tent.

    I can tell you from my lone overnight experience with a polytarp boom tent that it is definitely noisy. It was a last minute thing and I honestly put very little effort into it, so maybe a different...
  3. Re: Inscribing an HIN on a little plywood skiff?

    That is super slick!

    Being into metal working I've considered making a stamped metal plate with some rivet heads soldered onto the corners. Then epoxy some neodymium magnets in the transom and...
  4. Thread: Beach rollers

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    Re: Beach rollers

    Pretty cool! Makes me think of the Diolkos, especially with the eye painted on the side.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Congratulations on the launch! Hope you can get the bugs worked out quickly.
  6. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Nice job rigging your pram! And thanks for taking us along on your trip.
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    Tom, there are some small things I'd like to improve for daysailing but overall I think my boat is pretty good in that department.

    The big hatch on the sternsheets I added last winter is a vast...
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    John, sailing through the marsh is a lot of fun. So much to see and the shallow water keeps you on your toes. I'm really enjoying the trolling motor setup, it moves the boat at rowing speed and...
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    Re: An Overnight to Mystery Bay

    Nice report, thanks! I enjoy the scenery that's so different from my area.
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    Kevin, ah that makes a little more sense. I've never noticed the word "sedge" in my little area of the Chesapeake and looking through the charts islands are either named, or just labeled "marsh."
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    Steven, I was vaguely aware Sjogin was somewhere in the northern part of the Bay and even kept my eye out to see if I saw her, but I didn't realize Beaton's was 1/4 mile from where I launched.
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    A few days later the weather looked like I might be able to do a 40 mile trip down Barnegat Bay with a side diversion through some marshy islands over to the inlet to see the lighthouse. Then I’d...
  13. Re: Just returned from a cruise circumnavigating Isle Royale on Lk Superior in the Du

    Nice report, fun to follow along in Google Earth.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Another fascinating update, thanks!
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Nice job! Do keep us informed of how the paint holds up.
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    https://sailingmoga.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/13.jpg

    Iím glad thereís still a little bit of nature around in such a built up area.

    https://sailingmoga.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/14.jpg...
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    Thanks all for the comments!

    Neil, there really is a lot to explore on the East Coast. I've had the boat down to the Outer Banks in North Carolina a few times and I've spent quite a few enjoyable...
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    Hah, my wife has decreed I need a motor with me and I didn't think my electric trolling motor setup I've been working on was quite ready for prime time. Turns out, the Seagull wouldn't start and the...
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    https://sailingmoga.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/4.jpg

    Up where the river widened we came across a gaggle of Optimist and Club 420ís out racing from the Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club.
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    Adventures in New Jersey

    My wife’s parents changed apartments in New Jersey at the end of July, so we took my dad’s truck and utility trailer up to help them move. I haven’t been sailing yet this year since the arrival of my...
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    Re: How far can a boat hang off of a trailer?

    I've got a 15' stitch and glue dinghy that sticks over about 3'. I built a better trailer setup for it a few years ago with a central platform that helps support the keel. The side bunks really just...
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    Re: Small Sprit Rig Questions

    Yeah, I don't think historically sprit rigs came down much. They were either brailed up, wrapped around the sprit, or the mast and everything was taken out. My boat is just big enough where I want to...
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    Re: Small Sprit Rig Questions

    1. Where is the tack secured? To the boom or the mast? In the diagrams I've seen the tack appears to be secured to the mast but they are all for a boomless rig. I assume the tack should be secured to...
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    Whenever I'm hiking out with one foot hooked under the main thwart I wonder what the difference is. I have to assume it's a bunch of things that add up. 28 extra square feet of sail, Okoume vs Baltic...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    It's looking great!
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    I rather like the narrow side decks my First Mate has, they serve as a good warning that you're about to go over. On occasion I've sailed along with the rail buried and water halfway up the deck just...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Nice progress, it's really looking great! I think that pram bow is growing on me.

    What boat did you take out on the reservoir? That looks like a beautiful place... certainly no rocks like that...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    I've been doing some experiments with a fairing around the motor shaft lately. I settled on a NACA 0025 foil after a fair bit of research, downloaded a 200 point drawing from Airfoil Tools which I...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    He seems to do ok, although it is comically huge on him. He got a bit wiggly after 45 minutes but I guess that's probably to be expected. I'm thinking 30 minute cruises on the creek would probably be...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    I'll third the Racelite hardware, especially having the lower one longer so you can get the rudder in place on the water. I had to bend mine a bit to fit around the aluminum rudder head. Get one of...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    Today I took the switch apart to see how it worked on the inside and when I put it back together I had all five speeds. I think what was happening was the sliding contacts were hitting speed 5 when I...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    My skeg is 3/4" yellow pine and I only epoxied it on. I did shape the squeeze out into nice fillets between it and the keel. I haven't hit it with the intention of breaking it off, but you can thump...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    Super interesting thread! I tried the Wayback Machine for the images but they weren't cached. The poster logged in in April, so I sent him a PM to hopefully get a picture of his setup. I had a...
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    Re: Phoenix III in Oregon - rigging options

    I'm currently working on rigging up a trolling motor for my First Mate and like you decided the motor is pretty ungainly when it's kicked up. Even if it didn't drag in the water there's still a lot...
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    Nice job! I bet this photo was in your mind the whole time you were building the boat.
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    Thanks James! You're right about the lack of shop time. I've taken over the living room floor and coffee table with this trolling motor project and I think my wife is about to kill me. But at least...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Nice progress! I haven't done anything lapstrake, but it looks like the CNC kit really speeds up planking.



    I was swayed by the siren song of easy touch ups and put some Behr exterior latex...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Really enjoying your updates! Great photos and the videos are really well done too. As soon as one episode is done I'm looking forward to what'll be in the next. Kind of hoping you keep going west...
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    Re: Boat building blogs

    The conversations on Reddit and SA have been super entertaining... every day I look forward to seeing which predictions have come true on that train wreck of a project.
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    My son is now two months old and it's becoming apparent that long daysails aren't going to be happening very frequently if I want to live a happy life via a happy wife. I'm thinking a quiet cruise on...
  41. Re: Day-sailing an Ilur along MA coast (and NE in general), is it a good idea?

    I imagine you've come across him, but Roger Barnes has a lot of great videos with his Ilur. Definitely a capable boat.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/RogerBarnesMusings/videos
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    Re: Tiny blue water sailboats

    A guy I follow on Youtube is building the first boat of the Wave Rover 650 pattern. It's a 21.3'/6.5 meters long, stitch and glue boat with bilge keels. I believe the plan is to set out on a...
  43. Thread: Portage Pram

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    Re: Portage Pram

    Looking good!
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Very nice! Looking forward to seeing it in the water!
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    I finally got the boat registered so I can use a motor! I made the trip to the DWR office in Richmond so I could iron out a few questions I had on the application. I plan to take the boat to NJ next...
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    Re: Searching WBF for Wee Rob Experiences?

    I get 483 results from googling:

    site:forum.woodenboat.com "wee rob"
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    Re: Help me design a 12v electrical system

    You're right, the analog volt meter is a bit useless. Maybe I should leave it out and just use the digital one on the usb charger. I tried searching for one that was 10-15 volts, but couldn't find...
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    Re: Help me design a 12v electrical system

    Rick, I stole your idea of some big analog meters. Perhaps not entirely necessary but I thought it'd look cool, give me a way to improve my electronics skills, and might be easier to see in the sun....
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    Help me design a 12v electrical system

    I'm planning to modify a 12 volt trolling motor and run it from a control panel, basically copying the idea here: https://archeryrob.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/kayak-trolling-motor-stern-mount/

    I'd...
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    Re: A problem with boat trailer lights

    I've given up on using the trailer as a ground. Just too much frustration after a few years of corrosion set in. The last time I wired my trailer I used some 7 strand trailer wire and made the purple...
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