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    Re: Freighter canoe building plans

    I have searched the web off and on for years for freight canoe plans. Never put a lot into it, but the results were always the same. No plans. This March 2017 build story says that there are no plans...
  2. Re: Nylon Sterilization Tubing for Steam Bending

    Lay flat tubing. Thanks, Gib, that does make it a lot easier to search.

    I would look for larger tubing. 3" flat will give you just under 2" diameter. It is too tight for a 2x2 or 1x3. I have used...
  3. Re: Once again - Sheating Carvel planked Sailboat options

    Caulking has to be compressible, so epoxy is not a good idea. When the wood swells, something has to give. If the caulking won't compress, the wood will be crushed. When it dries again, the seam will...
  4. Re: Repairing Rot Hot Molded 1958 Dunphy Condor Sailboat

    Yeah, blasphemy.:mad: If you go this route, shame on you.:d

    Grind out the rot, use one or two layers of 6-10 oz cloth to line the hole. Build thickness with micro balloon filled epoxy. Top off...
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    Re: electric Hand planner or bench planner

    OK, why would anyone need a dozen? Are they set up for different uses?
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    Re: Lofting Tool Mystery

    It looks like some kind of bevel gauge. Possibly for setting a table saw blade. Perhaps the small arm is used for setting obtuse angles and swings out of the way for acute angles?

    Far be it from...
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    Re: come in Wisconsin

    Sorry about that. The ad has no date.
    FWIW, I looked it up and found that Roplene is roto-molded polyethylene. Obviously nonsense. Roplene was made by Triumph, the website says they are kaput....
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    Re: come in Wisconsin

    Google-fu: First hit; image search for Sonja boat 22.
    She is for sale in Detroit.
    http://www.boatersresources.com/bfs_detail.php?adid=470453
    Another picture from 2017:...
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    Re: Valley oak (Quercus lobata)

    It <quercus agrifolia,="" not="" lobata<edit:="" california="" live="" oak,="" (quercus="" agrifolia),="" valley="" oak="" lobata)="">(Edit: Quercus agrifolia, not lobbata) might be the best wood for...
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    Re: Valley oak (Quercus lobata)

    Well, yeah, but the OP did ask about valley oak.

    https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/quelob/all.html
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    Re: Why no Silicone???

    Nick explained it:
    The power of the web: Anyone can post anything on the web
    The weakness of the web: Anyone can post anything on the web.
  12. Re: Wood - Plywood - Epoxy bond, re-building my ketch Tonga

    I linked to an image that changes. When I said it would hit Gibraltar, I think that landfall was looking like somewhere down there in Spain. I did take a screenshot of the spaghetti map on...
  13. Re: Wood - Plywood - Epoxy bond, re-building my ketch Tonga

    I looked at the spaghetti models yesterday and it was clear that Leslie would go somewhere, pretty much anywhere. At the moment, it looks like it will go south of you with winds down to 50 kt by the...
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    Re: Why no Silicone???

    Alaska? Shipping could be difficult. Just for grins I used the customer service request on the CRL website for a source in Alaska. They answered promptly with a link to a distributor in Florida. :p ...
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    Re: Why no Silicone???

    Lead, lead and more lead. If it didn't work so well, I would give you a ration of s--, oops, poop for suggesting it. I will respectfully suggest an alternative at the end of this post.

    Thanks for...
  16. Re: Wood - Plywood - Epoxy bond, re-building my ketch Tonga

    14m waves? You do get some surf there https://amazing.zone/surfer-garrett-mcnamara/on-the-top-of-the-highest-wave-ever-surfed
    At least the weather doesn't look that bad right now....
  17. Re: Inches & PSI from Total disaster (or a bad day)

    It appears that they are still in business. https://phillipsbrothersmill.com/
    map location 4043'15.8"N 12159'14.2"W
    More videos: https://phillipsbrothersmill.com/page.php?groupingID=miscellaneous9
  18. Thread: Beech?

    by MN Dave
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    Re: Beech?

    It may be well seasoned, but the mineral content of Lake Superior is pretty low. The preservation is due to lack of oxygen. The rot resistance is probably not much different from freshly cut wood...
  19. Thread: Beech?

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    Re: Beech?

    The OP appears to have American or European beech. It is not durable, but has been used in traditional shipbuilding for keels or deadwood that it continuously submerged. It can be used where it is...
  20. Re: I didn't bend it, but I wanna straighten it

    If you have an oxyacetylene torch, you might not even need a press. Just don't heat the screw.
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  21. Re: I didn't bend it, but I wanna straighten it

    Maybe heat and a press? #14 [EDIT: this is a link]
    https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2312630#post2312630
    Edit: Does anybody ever click the link? So these are the pictures from...
  22. Re: I didn't bend it, but I wanna straighten it

    I would start with Canoeyawl's advise.


    As long as the bar is mild steel, the work hardening will not be that much, the metal has not deformed more than one or two percent. Cast iron does not...
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    Re: Thinking of a new tow vehicle/daily driver.

    :d point taken. Size matters.

    Weight distribution probably contributed to these:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RvzVCU1wIo

    Edit: I don't want to bump this thread drift to the top of the...
  24. Thread: What is it?

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    Re: What is it?

    This is not at all certain. It looks like a home built, which brings Glen L to mind. A brief image search came up with a similar boat, the Zip. ...
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    Re: Thinking of a new tow vehicle/daily driver.

    This review indicates that they did a pretty good job of getting around the lack of low range and locking differentials. ...
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    Re: A lesson to share:

    I wasn't sure if he was talking about carbon or carbon steel. Carbon steel rubbing against stainless steel can leave a small particle of steel on the stainless part. The contamination will rust and...
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    Re: A lesson to share:

    Could be dissimilar metals, but not 'work hardening'.

    Warning: if you stop reading this now, you won't be disappointed.

    Work hardening (aka strain hardening and c is caused by stretching or...
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    Re: Thinking of a new tow vehicle/daily driver.

    https://www.cars.com/for-sale/searchresults.action/?autoPriceDealLabelId=20009797&autoPriceDealLabelId=20009796&mdId=21884&mkId=20017&page=1&perPage=20&rd=250&searchSource=GN_REFINEMENT&shippable-deal...
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    Re: Major Screw Up - Cut Wires

    In the spirit of "Do as I say not as I do." I recommend rewiring. I would probably patch and only replace the most egregious and readily accessible wires.

    Some of the wires look like they are...
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    Re: Major Screw Up - Cut Wires

    This?
    http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/images/Smokekit2.jpg
    http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/smoke.htm
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    Re: Biber Vajra - Sliding rigger rowboat

    Hello Ruedi.

    Someone should have welcomed you to the forum. Allow me. Welcome to the Forum.

    There have been a number of threads over the years about the complete lack of plans for a sliding...
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    Re: Laminated spoon blade wooden oars

    I saw the Igus bearings in the picture and wondered how well they worked. It looks like you used the supported shafts. I think that you could build some compliance into the shaft mounts to allow some...
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    Re: Laminated spoon blade wooden oars

    I don't see much advantage in trying to make hollow oars.

    Your sliding rigger design on the SASS Design rowboat is very interesting. ...
  34. Thread: Epoxy cleanup

    by MN Dave
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    Re: Epoxy cleanup

    Acetone will remove the oils from your skin faster than alcohol, but it isn't really any worse in most respects. (Tom is right. Again.)

    Nail polish remover can contain some glycerin to help...
  35. Thread: Epoxy cleanup

    by MN Dave
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    Re: Epoxy cleanup

    Bruce has been lucky. No gloves, no sensitization. Every exposure is a roll of the dice. When it comes up snake eyes, you're screwed. Just like poison ivy, I had been immune for 65 years, then it got...
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    Re: mast wedges from plastic?

    No argument with anything but the highlighted text.

    The plastics that swell the most are the poly amides, imides, amide/imides and imidazoles. Maybe PVA too, but I'd have to look it up. Nylon 66...
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    Re: What type of vehicle

    http://www.mattracks.co/tracks/88/
    :D
    You may not be familiar with the white stuff on the ground. It is somewhat like sand, but less gritty and more temporary....
  38. Re: Wood - Plywood - Epoxy bond, re-building my ketch Tonga

    In one of the early issues of Woodenboat there was an article about a boat builder. I can't remember his name, but the quote that comes to mind when reading about this overhaul is "Any damn fool can...
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    Re: Penetrating Epoxy kicked off

    Due diligence. Juts to be certain, are you sure that you have the regular stuff, not the cold weather version? The cold weather version has a pot life of 10-15 minutes. At 85 degrees, the pot life of...
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    Re: Penetrating Epoxy kicked off

    Epoxy resin and hardener need to be mixed close to the exact ratio called for because they link together in a specific ratio. Too much of either part makes for a lot of unused links that want to...
  41. Re: Spar building - cutting 45 degree corners in solid mast

    In case anyone wonders where 5-7-5 and 7-10-7 n*(1-sqrt2-1) come from.
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    Re: What type of vehicle

    How well does an anchor hold in dry sand?
    <<EDIT: The link must depend on cookies. When I clicked the change language box at the top right corner of the web page, it went from the 404 error to the...
  43. Re: Best glue for attaching plastic to car windshield and dash? Marginally boat-relat

    It might be something in the leather. I have it on suspect authority (shoe repairman) that a lot of the leather you get these days is leather powder with a 'rubber' binder. I'm sticking with my 2...
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    Re: Cement and re-bar ballast casting

    The PU might be fine with the moisture, but it might affect the cure of the cement or the water in the cement might... Oh bullocks, It will take me 28 days to understand why, and by that time it...
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    Re: Cement and re-bar ballast casting

    With apologies to the OP...

    While some lateral reinforcement is a good idea, I doubt that this keel is exactly fragile. I wouldn't drop it on a rock, but it is not going to fall apart once it has...
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    Re: Cement and re-bar ballast casting

    True, but in keeping with the low cost approach a surface bonding cement may suffice. A coat of waterproofing paint for basement walls or pools is also a good idea.
  47. Re: Converting Traditional Canoe to Strip Built

    What Denise said.

    As for any advice about alternate designs: It's you boat. You like Vaux. I expect any Rushton design to be excellent, and Ben Fuller's comments to be accurate....
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    Re: Cement and re-bar ballast casting

    :d:d:dY>Y>Y>

    Sometimes the well intended and valuable 'help' is not aimed at the OP, but at the hundreds of readers who are looking for advice for similar applications.

    So, not for the OP who...
  49. Re: Best glue for attaching plastic to car windshield and dash? Marginally boat-relat

    The problem may be the plasticizes in the dashboard plastic. Two more suggestions:

    A vinyl adhesive https://www.nrs.com/category/3202/rafting/inflatable-repair

    Plasticizer resistant VHB tape 3M...
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    Re: Torqedo owners - Heads Up!

    This link talks about ways to remove the prop, and possibly fingers. http://www.ybw.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-418476.html
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