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    Re: Pricing for boat work

    Around Seattle, it's about $100 an hour. Obviously less if a long term restoration project.
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    Re: The spammers are taking over

    At least they can write in English.
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    Re: The spammers are taking over

    Well, ok, but who is going to translate Whiz's banalities?
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    Re: Conceded points in the bilge.

    I imagine your wife can sometimes make you see the folly of your way occasionally.
  5. Re: Coronet is being moved to Mystic to complete its restoration

    I am seeing what appears to be shorty planks. If true, it is surprising.
    (About one third back from bow, for example)
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    Re: Galvanized Screws

    For this use I think stainless would be ok. You can get stainless in square drive.
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    gah....Someone finally posted a Norton.
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    Re: Galvanized Screws

    Yes to the above problems with galvy screws. Add to that the issue that you cannot get galvy in square drive.
  9. Re: Messed up resin to hardener ration . . . will it harden eventually?

    Here is a story...it is sad but true.
    I was working on the restoration of a rather famous boat for a non-profit organization. We had reached the stage where fiberglass would be applied to deck. At...
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    Re: we are rebuilding an old schooner

    Peter is very economical with his posts on his wonderful projects. Maybe we could encourage him to be more forthcoming...you know how Brits can be.
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    Re: Prescription eyeglasses—help, please

    "27/7/365"
    Sorry Joe...not even 24.:D
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    Re: Prescription eyeglasses—help, please

    "What I did was I took one of my many Persols, the one with a cracked lens and used them as the frames for my new glasses. I went all out on the lenses they are both progressive trifocals and...
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    Re: Prescription eyeglasses—help, please

    Oh, it's ok Joe. Heck, I remember way back when you momentarily actually owned a boat.
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    Re: Prescription eyeglasses—help, please

    Persols: overpriced eyeglass frames for folks with serious ego issues. Even though you live in Southern California, there should be an optician who will sell you tasteful frames.

    Scratched...
  15. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Yes. Runabouts, so only worked on gas.
  16. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    as I recall folded seams and then soldered.
  17. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Copper was the material of choice in high quality boats.
  18. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    UH?
    Copper tanks of course.
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    Re: Crack in Cedar bottom plank

    It cracked because its environment was too dry. Store it in an appropriate location.
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    Re: Bilge Pump Routing

    I really get a kick out of the way you purposely use the wrong verb form.
  21. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    The real reason Pat does not like fir plywood is that it rots and the surface is unstable.
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    Re: Classic Runabout Boat Cover

    [QUOTE=wizbang 13;6735835]one does not NEED a fitted cover.
    keeping the boat covered, in order to keep it in the DARK , in order for the varnish to not bleach out in the light , is all you really...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    You have to route the head into a holding tank. You don't want to be blowing mud into the water do you?
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    Latex as an undercoat? Why? It is house paint.
  25. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    fir plywood
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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Gone but not forgotten.
  27. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Dudley, a sanding legend in the NW, could sand a runabout with a disc sander in an hour and a half. For many reasons, angle grinder should not be used.
  28. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    You can sand boats with a disc sander, but not an angle grinder. That is, if you want to do good work.
  29. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    It has nothing to do with Ron's boat. For the final time, I was referring to Whizbang's photo in post #16. I hope this clears up your misunderstanding.
  30. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    is it 3/4 " material?
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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Sorry. I was referring to image #16 of Whizbang's deck. Looks like it is 1" nominal. Far too thin. It will never be tight.
  32. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Nonsense. Ever look at a boat with splined hull? I guess not. Unless the boats environment is carefully controlled, the same forces with be at work. Also this deck is far too thin to function as a...
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    Re: GGR 22, Guy De Bour on the rocks

    What a crappy thing to say. He may own a raceboat, but he is still a human being.
    You have no class sir.
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    Re: Progress of my 4m - sloop

    nice. congratulations!
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    Re: Generator overheating

    Jeebus, just buy a 12v generator. Not that hard to get nor expensive. Chris had them from the early 50s onward.
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    Re: Generator overheating

    Just buy a 12v. generator.
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    Re: Anit-foul a short hop day boat?

    yep.
  38. Thread: Leaky Boat

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    Re: Leaky Boat

    Like I said, find a place you can leave it on a trailer and in the water for two or three days.
  39. Thread: Leaky Boat

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    Re: Leaky Boat

    People get freaked about water inside a boat:
    1. First, put the boat in a place that it can remain for couple days.
    2. Let it sink.
    3. Pump it out.
    4. If there is no structural damage, it likely...
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    Re: Wooden Spar finish

    Never understood these guys that want to coat everything with splooge.
  41. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    It is likely that the deck does not open the minute it is exposed to direct sunlight. You might try it.
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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    and there's always covered moorage.

    The important thing is that there is a huge amount of energy transmitted to a deck in full sun...get your deck out of the sun!
  43. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Boat cover?
    Just a suggestion but lots of boats have them.
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    Re: 1950s 16 Foot Revel Craft Refurbish

    epoxy is not necessary and may cause issues in the future.
  45. Re: Fixing a damaged keel on a 1950's Christ Craft Kit Boat.

    I did one of these many years ago. I built a bronze weldment under the back seat which straightened the keel.
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    Re: Where to Repair a 1950 Hercules K

    By the way, these old carbs may look simple but you will find that you strip them down properly you may need specialized wrenches. Been there, done that.
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    Re: Where to Repair a 1950 Hercules K

    carb.
    and the head of course.
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    Re: 1955 Thompson 14 ft Thomboy runabout

    looking good Andreas!
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    Re: How far gone is this?

    Well said.
    There is someone on this thread who is wasting electrons offering his "opinions."
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    Re: How far gone is this?

    Rusting screw heads:
    1. chip off gross rust and polish with small cup wire brush.
    2. apply rust killer.
    3. prime.

    Don't install adjacent bronze fasteners.
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