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    Re: Choosing movies

    "The Expanse," on Amazon, is great/fantastic, and the tech details are spot on as the most likely way things will go.
  2. Re: taking the commercial sail discussion in a different direction

    It's news to me that fish farming can be done cleanly. Cool.
    Seems like you should weigh in on their discussion, mmd. Or at least write an editorial for the local paper.
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    Re: Longthorne Gunmakers... English quality.

    Impressive
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    Re: Rowing a geodesic aerolite canoe?

    Thanks for the mentions, folks - I appreciate it.

    Ruth has 6 frames, the Shenandoah Whitehall has 5. To increase the Whitehall's length beyond 15', an extra frame will be needed. Or a facsimile -...
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    Re: Lessons learned from Shellback capsize

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    A pic I took of a young Milo Stanley standing on a Shellback. We were teaching a class at the WBS, and decided first to see how easy self-rescue would be in them.
    I do recommend...
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    Re: "Apple-Cheeked" boats

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    Re: Ruth Wherry and extra 24"

    Sorry - I'm a few days behind on email. Scanning the internet just takes so much time!

    Simply stretching Ruth is not recommended - she is strong enough to serve her purpose as designed, and no...
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    Re: Forums not rendering correctly in Firefox

    Success - without switching browsers. Y> As johnno did, above, I clicked on on the padlock symbol (next to the shield on the L side of the address bar), and switched to http, rather than https. Works...
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    Re: Aluminum stringers for SOF boat?

    Aluminum tubing works fine for stringers, and Yost shows one way of connecting them to wooden frames, for take-apart boats. For permanent stringers I would likely just lash them, as George Dyson did....
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    Re: Building A Scow Moth.

    I've been enjoying this build for a while now. Thanks for posting!
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    Re: My Annabelle 10. Built in Catalonia (Spain)

    Hola Josep
    Maravilliso! Congratulations! A fine job, and I hope you have lots of fun in her. I'm looking forward to seeing her sailing.

    Dave
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    Re: Oops, I've dragged home another stray

    Nice.
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    Re: Forums not rendering correctly in Firefox

    I, too, have this rendering problem, and use Firefox. I find it so dysfunctional that the forum is barely on my radar these days, which is a bummer.
  14. Re: Sailing Characteristics - Flatiron Skiffs and Other Flat Bottom Sailing Craft

    I have sailed Whisper - she handles nicely and can take a crowd. Very heavy. Great to see her here.
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    Re: Time for some Combat Boat Building....

    A worthy project, and I look forward to watching it progress!

    You didn't mention them wanting to learn boat building first? Two years is a long time to wait to go sailing, and a lot could happen...
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    Re: sheet horse on a catboat

    Take, for instance the Laser, which is cat rigged. They are sheeted to the quarters for upwind work. Any higher and one definitely loses VMG, as the boat makes far more leeway. This is basically...
  17. Re: Paddleboard hull Design: and do "ribs" touch the skin?

    One can have as many threads as desired - it was just more efficient for me to respond in only one of them.
    My link takes you to the wooden frame construction section of Yost's site, which is about...
  18. Re: Paddleboard hull Design: and do "ribs" touch the skin?

    You've got three threads on your paddleboard, but I will more or less address them all here.

    First off, you are basically attempting to reinvent the wheel. Go here and read all of it - Yostwerks ...
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    Re: Good 6 Ft Dinghy?

    Sorry - it was my daughter's bday week.
    More or less this. Optional (fabric) deck hides flotation and should keep the cockpit out of the water if she's on her side. Coaming can be squared off up...
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    Re: Good 6 Ft Dinghy?

    On a lark, I've mostly drawn up something for you, Jack - shoot me an email if interested.
    6'x4', 20some lbs, decked or not, round(ed) transoms or chined, an easy weekend build (plus paint drying...
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    Nice project in Virginia - 38' cutter

    Not mine, just saw this. Can't beat the price.
    https://fredericksburg.craigslist.org/boa/d/fredericksburg-sailboat-38-ft-50-ft-loa/7347559442.html

    Not her current state, sadly....
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    Re: Norwegian tiller extension joint

    Piccolo's tiller has a bronze or brass ring at one end, which fits onto this bent hook atop the yoke. The hook goes up, then curves back and to starboard, ending at that little knob, leaving room for...
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    Re: Norwegian tiller extension joint

    Lots of Laser racing, etc going on in Greece (or there was). You should be able to find or order one of these ($6USD here). I suspect you could just run the rubber shaft up through your current hole...
  24. Thread: Almost done

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    Re: Almost done

    That's nice and all, but I got to eat some cold chicken over the sink.
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    Re: Piantedosi vs. Oarmaster rowing rigs?

    There is a lot more flex in the early Oarmaster design. They will work for recreational use, though - and if you get oars with it, so much the better. They are likely worth a lot more than the rigger.
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    Re: ballsiest woodenboat cover ever

    Looks like they are having fun. Easy enough for non-boat builders to whip up a plywood surfboard if they really wanted to try it themselves.
    Baby steps.
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    Re: DIY Trampoline Mesh

    I like it - thanks for posting, Todd.
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    Re: Deltaville Deadrise

    I took these in 2013, just after the fire. Virginia was under a shed at the time.
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    There were a couple of others, in need of a bit of work.
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    Re: Deltaville Deadrise

    We used to live in Weems, near Kilmarnock, and I've spent plenty of time ogling the boats at the DMM. I love these two:
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    I used to sail or paddle around examining the copious numbers of...
  30. Re: Canvas Canoe Repair: As much information as possible please!

    I have a bit of experience with skin on frame canoes. Feel free to hit me up - GentryCustomBoats@yahoo.com
    Dave
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    Re: Thai market boat

    Oh, very nice, Edward!
    Best I can make out is that the sign says Priest's Samp--. That fits with most all of the photos I have seen of the smaller boats, which have priests in them. This one being...
  32. Thread: like?

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    Re: like?

    These drawings do show some ideas that I find appealing, but on the whole it wouldn't work me.
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    Re: Thai market boat

    Single paddles, yes, with no handle at the end.
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    A quick google image search will reveal a whole lot of these boats.
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  34. Re: Skin On Frame, Vintage Inuit Style Homemade Baidarka

    What they said. Nice boat, though, and well crafted.
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    Re: Looking for cordless chainsaw advice

    Amusing real world testing. And, there's a part 2

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aBZt8m1XkQ
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    Re: Water Proof Gorilla Glue

    Indeed, this is a old thread.
    But check this out:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-g3efGa3sI
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    Re: Thai market boat

    Cool first boat, indeed. Any pics? Mahogany was just a presumption on my part. Teak makes sense, though camphorwood is beyond my experience.



    There are no published drawings that I know of. I...
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    Re: 3 Rivers Race 2021

    Cool. And some cool boats, too.
  39. Thread: New 8' pram

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    Re: New 8' pram

    Nice dinghy Y>
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    Thai market boat

    Made a boat for a friend's two girls, modeled after smaller versions of the floating market boats in Bangkok. I get the impression on can refer to them as Sampoas, but I don't speak Thai and have...
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    Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    That is just fantastic. Bravo!
  42. Thread: shellback sail

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    Re: shellback sail

    Try Duckworks' sailmaker-
    https://duckworks.com/custom-sail/

    And there some online sellers of used sails . . . .

    Do you have air bags for your boat? Because Shellbacks need them. Cheap opti...
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    Re: rustoleum spar varnish

    I've used plenty of it, with no issues. I'm not a varnish connoisseur, but I do prefer it to the other products in the price range.
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    Re: 40 miles to Reedville and back

    Nice to see my old stomping grounds again. We lived just up river, in Weems, for a few years. Windmill point was a common destination, for paddling or the tikki bar.
    The Fisherman's Museum in...
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    Re: Introduction and Annabelle Skiff build.

    Ha, I guess I flunked that test. Sorry - I just didn't see your follow up post until now.

    I hope the build is going well. I would definitely use okoume plywood, as it is strong enough, and much...
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    Re: Traditional Sabani Boating in Itoman

    More here:
    http://www.douglasbrooksboatbuilding.com/sabani.html
  47. Thread: Cheap Lassie

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    Re: Cheap Lassie

    Hope the test goes well!

    Shoot me an email and I will send you the latest on skinning and using the construction adhesive.

    Dave
    GentryCustomBoats@yahoo.com
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    Re: Warning: Bolger Content

    Very nice indeed - bravo.
    I like the changes you made, and I will be very interested in hearing how she handles. Thanks for posting.
    Dave
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    A favorite of mine.
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    "Blueprints" can be had on Etsy or someplace similar - I don't remember, sorry. They print the in various sizes for display.
    Plans are from the Motor Boating magazine,...
  50. Thread: Cheap Lassie

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    Re: Cheap Lassie

    Nicely done Y>
    I built my first Wee Lassie that way, and she was great fun.

    Looking forward to seeing more pics -
    Dave
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