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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Was being the operative word. I’m back in Juneau today. I really only had one free afternoon in Seattle and it was great to meet Chris in person, talk boats, and check out Petrel.

    One thing that...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    The section of the harbor our slip is in is scheduled to be torn out and replaced sometime in the hopefully not too distant future. The dockside electrical system is likely a bit sketchy at this...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Hi Ned, you’re right about the belt being a problem. In my case it turned out the pulley on the crank was rusty and ate the belt to the point where it wouldn’t grip anymore. I got that all cleaned up...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Unfortunately, the only way that set up was coming apart was to cut it apart. So I’m not really sorry about that, I almost replaced it before going in the water this last summer.

    Unlike the...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    The only problem with using the sawzall to take things apart is that sometimes the thing you take apart wasn’t actually broken before you started. It turns out that the strainer snookered me. I...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    True, I was a little surprised at just how much they were working is all.

    oh, and the tent is up.

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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Hi Dody,

    What you are looking at there is the paint/seam compound the fitting was bedded in. All the fittings were pretty much in great shape, too bad I couldn't get them apart without the...
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    Re: Project unknown

    Freya, yes, in a heartbeat.
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    Re: Project unknown

    I’m not telling anyone to do anything. I’m merely pointing out that the pictures may be deceiving, or not, and the only way to know for sure is to see it in person. If that boat were in Juneau I...
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    Re: Project unknown

    Maybe, it’s hard that tell without going and poking at it. Assuming that the rub rail is what is out of shape and not the whole boat, the only other glaring issue starboard quarter pulling away from...
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    Re: Project unknown

    Also, the plank runs and boot stripe are fair. It could just be the rub rail that is out of shape.

    I’d go look at it.
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    Re: Project unknown

    You guys are seeing this all wrong. That reverse sheer is intentional. Like a thunderbird.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I tried playing nice; heat, big wrenches, soothing words.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Persuasion, sometimes cursing just isn’t enough.

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    Re: Grand Banks 42, Hull 259

    This is one of those topics that generates a lot of heat and while that can be interesting, in this case done is done. I'd sure like to see how the rest of the project unfolds.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Anything less would be an opportunity wasted.:D
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    How much time do you spend tending a little stove like that? Seems like you'd have to feed it a lot.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    All this talk about stoves is making me want to go out and tinker with the one on Amazon to get it running. It's a Dickinson Adriatic. Way more stove then we'll ever need. Too bad you're not a bit...
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    Re: Van.CL Will trade this for a boat.

    That’s funny, it’s obvious now but I didn’t even notice the first time. I was too busy looking at the truck.
  20. Re: Boat tent designs for Caledonia Yawl or similar small yawl / ketch?

    Staps to the gunwale attach it to the boat and it will fold out awning style with th straps loosened.
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    Here's what I did. http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?109037-Boat-tent-construction-for-camp-cruising&highlight=

    Roomy and comfortable. We've been pretty happy with it over the years.
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    Re: 36' yawl in California for $5,000.

    You say you’re just being a realist, Ted, and maybe you are. It also sounds like you’re burned out and beat down by the whole process of being owned by your boat. It’s a completely legitimate place...
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    Re: 36' yawl in California for $5,000.

    Yes, it is cheaper to keep a boat here than it is there. The monthly rate for a 27 ft boat runs between $114 & $195/mo and a 36 ft boat is between $153 & $261 depending on what harbor and whether or...
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    Re: 36' yawl in California for $5,000.

    I feel that way sometimes too Jonathan.

    Three kids under 15 here with multiple wooden boats.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Really, all those jobs are on the list for this winter. Although, you’re right, windows could be dealt with on the water. This summer was unusually sunny so the windows were little more than a...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Just about got the tent set back up and ready for winter.

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    Then I’ll need to decide what to do next. Take out and rebed the windows and recaulk the trunk cabin or rebuild the stern tube...
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    My soul is still intact.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Certainly temporary screws should work just fine. It’s hard to remember back to exactly what I cut now, but looking at that picture again, the frames I laminated had eight layers and I know the...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    That seems like a lot of waste for not much benefit. Just for curiosity sake, have you tried putting in a dry stack of laminations and pulling them tight to the frame just to see what it will do?
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    That's really cool Kevin. Yeah this was her Bronze service project. The sense of accomplishment and understanding that she can make a difference in her community has been pretty gratifying.
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    We get a lot of young families with kids that walk by so she has stocked it with some of her favorite books that would appeal to a wide age range. Hopefully they'll like it. I'm also going to pick...
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    That's really cool!
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    Not a curve in sight on this project, but hey, it's all tongue and groove and mortise and tennon construction. So it's not with out its complexities. :) She choose this as a project to earn her Girl...
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    Yellow cedar and bronze, natch. :d
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    It’s definitely possible without staples or screws. Maybe some creative clamping with a temporary beam?

    no staples or screws, just a nice thick layer of thickened epoxy on each lam.

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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Chapelle’s Boat Building does a good job of that too.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Seems like you already have it about half written Chris.

    My I suggest Chapter One: Know Your Boat, Paint Early and Paint Often.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    We’ve always hauled out our boats in the winter and I know a lot of other folks who do too. Either that or leave them in the water and cover them in place. October, November, and December can be...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Yeah, I would have liked to stay in the water a little while longer but the raw water intake valve broke in the closed position so I needed a haul out to fix that without drama and with the kids back...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Waiting for a man with a trailer.

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    Looks like the the season is over.

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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    If you still have the energy for Petrel and it’s not breaking the bank then why not? But I would so go for functional over perfect. New frame ends, cap rail, deck, paint, windows, mast, steering, and...
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    Wasn’t being sarcastic.
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    And you often see folks wearing dry suits, mostly in skiffs.
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    This is is pretty much how I see it.


    We have several deaths a year here where someone goes in the water and never comes up again. It’s not drowning that’s the problem, it’s the cold shock.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    It’s been a fun summer, we’re up to two dozen trips over the last two months so I can’t complain about that. I’ve decided to pull the boat out for the winter but haven’t settled on a date yet,...
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    Re: Metal Working

    Thanks. My wife claimed it just like it is with the addition of a quick dip in shellac.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    You could just run the sisters down three or four planks past where you cut off the tops and call it good...
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    Metal Working

    Since one of our brotms is a black smith we definitely need a few more metal working threads. I don’t do much more than dabble really but I like working with copper.

    Here’s a bracelet I made the...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    There's an idea! Looks like I have a free day in Seattle next month on the 16th if you want a hand.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I guess it depends on how well the keel is fastened to the rest of the boat. Your floor is a giant wedge bearing down on the bottom of the boat. If the keel is only kind of fastened you could push it...
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