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  1. Re: Maintaining the interior of a centerboard trunk: a naive question

    Ahh yes, the old centerboard problem. Fortunately, little growth occurs in the case since there is little light. Still, the centerboard should be removed periodically to inspect everything and to...
  2. Thread: Files

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    Re: Files

    I find that Nicholson files are wonderful. Sure, you can pay more but in terms of results?
  3. Re: getting to know my gray marine 4 cl phantom engine

    A lot of the Gray engines were marinized versions of industrial engines. If you can find which company made the engine, parts get more plentiful and cheaper. My old 4 cyl Gray was a Continental.
  4. Re: Which type of Raptor fastener for skiff building

    A major advantage of veneering with plastic staples is not having to remove the staples. For my 23 foot Joel White sloop, I used 1,500 staples. It sure is easy to pull the trigger!
  5. Re: Which type of Raptor fastener for skiff building

    I've used a palm nailer for driving Raptor nails into predrilled holes for strip to strip as well as strip to bulkhead fastening (with epoxy). Their staples were use with their stapler for securing...
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    Re: Cold weather varnish

    Calahan's varnish. Can of varnish in an ice bath, ladders and staging, what could possibly go wrong?
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    Re: Chicago Elevator Fall

    good luck jumping up if you are in freefall
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    Re: Centerboard winch

    RGBARR has it right on. Worm gear is the only way to go. I found one on EBAY for my 150 lb board, bronze used. It is a good idea to not lower the board all the way just in case you hit a rock. A...
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    Re: Torqedo owners - Heads Up!

    Thanks for the heads up. My Torquedo is going to get a plastic pin. It'll shear at a lower load but thats a pretty insignificant matter.
  10. Re: Bunks vs Pivot rollers on a trailer for a flat bottomed plywood boat

    I keep the boat aft of the bow stop by a few inches and make sure that the lines or straps securing the boat prevent forward motion. In all situations except a disasterous crash this should keep the...
  11. Thread: Beards

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    Re: Beards

    And things are a lot less repairable now than formerly. . Even diesel engines are one great big computer system.
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    Re: Epoxy stains on mahogany

    Dusty has it right, it will disappear. Won't hurt to sand to make it less slick before varnishing.
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    Re: Sander dust collection

    very interesting......how is the noise level?
  14. Re: Getting a Nutshell Pram ready for the dinghy dock.

    Most Nutshells i've seen spend the summers in the water. 3/4 round rail guard all around and of course bottom paint are absolutely necessary. You may have to put risers on the oarlocks to keep the...
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    Re: Drilling lead keel for bolt holes

    Your boat was probably not designed for having a 900 lb weight on it when inverted. It was definitely not designed to have a 900 lb weight dropped on it when inverted. Here is what I did with a...
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    Re: Sources for WRC veneer?

    America's Wood in Washington, Maine is where I bought my WRC for double diagonal sheathing. The stock was excellent. PM if you have questions.
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    Removing masking tape

    I've wondered over the years if there is a best way to remove masking tape. I'm not talking about tape that has been on too long and is really stuck. Rather, tape that has been on for a few hours...
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    Re: rhodes sailboat craigslist NJ $700

    I believe she is not an Arrowhead. I owned one in Annapolis in the early 60's. A very nice day boat but there were no cockpit seats, one sat on the deck.
  19. Re: Yanmar 2GM20 owners past and present please report!

    The Yanmar 2GM20 is a great little engine. The only thing I changed on mine was to add a remote oil filter. The standard location makes changing the filter a controlled oil spill. Conversion parts...
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    Re: New to the Forum

    She has always been kept in very sharp Bristol fashion, in spite of the fact that she scalloped in winter. You have a nice boat there; one that has given thousands of people a taste of Penobscot bay...
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    Re: He tweeted what?

    He is on his way to being cornered, a cornered animal can be very dangerous. Please takes his nukes away.
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    Re: Scarf vs. butt joints

    I've used the Payson joint and of course tapered joint. The Payson should be done on both sides of the stock, do one side, wait for it to cure and then do the other side. Of course the cure time is...
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    Re: Kayak Building Questions

    Re the double kayak concept. Rent one first......they don't call them divorce boats for nothing.
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    Re: Resin turned milky

    I made a little insulated oven (foam lining in a plywood container) powered by a light bulb using a line voltage thermostat. This has kept epoxy nice and fluid over the past ten years. It is handy...
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    Re: Cold molded Bangor Packet

    RE the question of whether or not to glass the cold molded version: For my Joel White cold molded sloop, I was advised to put a thin (4 oz) layer of glass over the diagonal "planking" to prevent...
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    Re: Copper Green and Epoxy

    If it were me, I would do a little test using scrap.
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    Re: cold molding, maybe?

    Fiberglass over the strips will harden up the surface a little and, most important, prevent the strips from showing (printing) through the paint.
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    Re: Pitch Pockets Please?

    If you do nothing, the pitch will lift the varnish. I'd dig it out and epoxy a dutchman in.
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    Re: Interlux Schooner problems

    Don't remove the lid...punch holes in the lid for pouring varnish and seal the holes with sheet metal screws. This actually works.
  30. Re: recommended distance between skeg and prop? ocean pointer

    FWIW, I built mine to the design and have no reason to believe the boat would be better with a modified keel.
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    Re: Epoxy help

    Since you have little to lose at this point, I'd try heating the glasses with a heat gun. At temps not too far above 100F the epoxy will soften so that the bond will weaken. I'd use a scraper...
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    Re: brazing aluminum

    Oh, a tillerhead. Different story.
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    Re: brazing aluminum

    The loading of a rudderhead on a 26 foot keel boat may be very high. I think this is no place for aluminum brazing. Best to keep looking for a nice bronze rudderhead fitting on EBAY or buy a new...
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    Re: your personal protection

    My carry at all times is an extra pair of hearing aid batteries......you never know!
  35. Re: Cutting Hole in Fiberglass for Access Port: Methodology?

    A hole saw for such a large hole is going to be expensive. It will also require lots of torque. If something jams, large scale problems may ensue. Yes, I speak from experience using a 3 inch hole...
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    Re: A blizzard coming?

    Blizzard has starter here in Cundys Harbor. I prefer snow to forest fire, mud slide, flood, unbearable heat and torrential rain. The genny is in good order and the 28 year old Honda snowblower is...
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    Re: Old Depth Sounder

    If you put a wet finger the transducer face, you should feel a little tingle if the transducer is working.
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    Re: Sticking mainsail slides

    I had the same problem years ago and found it was due to varnish build-up on the under side of the track. I took an old bronze slide, bent it to fit the track well, sharpened the two ends and forced...
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    Re: Hamilton Marine Buoy Paint

    Lobster bouy paint does not deter growth of marine organisms. It is intended to go over vinyl surfaces.
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    Re: 1952 owens runabout.

    If you do shrinkwrap the boat be sure to leave the ends open to let the winter breeze blow thru and prevent further deterioration. Wrappers love to seal boats but that only encourages mould and rot....
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    Re: Shaping Herreshoff Teak Combings

    I managed to put the coamings in my Joel White 23 without a joint. The cost of teak made me switch to mahogany. I had the plank resawed, installed the outer piece and then epoxied the inner one. . ...
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    Re: Lashing one spar to another

    google square lashing
  43. Re: Reliable/bombproof centreboard pin construction. Graphalloy-bronze?

    My board is wood. Red brass is widely used for pipe in marine service as it is very resistant to salt water corrosion.
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    Re: Shop humidity with a space heater

    An electric heater in the shop will LOWER humidity levels, the extent of lowering depending on the temperature. In my experience with epoxy strip construction, heating to 60F caused no problem...
  45. Re: Reliable/bombproof centreboard pin construction. Graphalloy-bronze?

    For my Joel White 23, I used a 3/4 inch titanium pin from eBay. It rides in a red brass bushing in the 150 pound board. After three years there is no detectable corrosion on pin or bushing. The eBay...
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    Re: G-Flex smell and precautions?

    I've used G-Flex and never noticed greasiness. It does smell differently though.
    Dave
  47. Re: using fairing compound with epoxy below waterline

    IMHO, yes because the fairing compound I use is composed of very tiny hollow spheres. For a really smooth finish, epoxy over the sanded fairing material is necessary.
  48. Re: Oh, guess I was doing it wrong! (Card scrapers)

    Push rods from V-8 engines are incredibly hard and long enough to get a good grip on and smooth as a smelt. Most engine rebuild outfits will be happy to get rid of a few.
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    Re: Curly Maple

    I'm in the middle of a furniture curly maple project and have found it very difficult to machine without tearout. I finally had the panels put through a panel sander. Tear out really depends on the...
  50. Re: Need help estimating weight for transport

    My stab at it is two tons. She is only 24 feet!
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