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  1. Re: Recommendations for outboard tiller extension for 2.5 hp Yamaha on small boats

    Gotta be easily removable, as the outboard's tiller would be seriously in the way for active sailing in my CY "Goblin". As it is the existing stock outboard tiller comes very close to snagging lines...
  2. Re: Small outboard in a well, slightly round bottom boat, how deep should it go?

    Didn't work. Since the outboard is a short shaft, raising it 3.5" or so results in water FOUNTAINING up out of the well when the motor is revved -- don't ask me how I know this (squelch)...
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    Re: Low power planing skiff - inboard?

    Is the Handy Billy the only design being considered that has a housing for the outboard? I've been on a couple of boats with outboard housings like the Redwing 18 and they really quiet down the...
  4. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    CaptainS -

    Considering the extreme space limitations you have, I suspect they'll be others with beach rollers. You'll want either very tall rubber boots or waders to do that sort of thing --...
  5. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    Tom -- re-read the title of this thread. ;-) As I said earlier, "I'm guessing that the limitations of shore access and camping spots may be a big issue for the S-100, and am planning on sleeping...
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    Re: William Crosby design?

    More photos and exact measurements will help us with that question. See if there is a badge on the sails, too.
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    Re: Low power planing skiff - inboard?

    I've always loved the looks of Welsford's Rifleman. It could be a contendah!

    http://www.jwboatdesigns.co.nz/plans/rifleman/rifleman1-Brogden.jpg

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  8. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    I deal with that issue by dropping the anchor quite a ways offshore, and hooking that end of the Anchor Buddy to a ring and small fender tied to a loop in that anchor line -- said loop being capable...
  9. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    Well you **can** set up either a standard rope trolley or Anchor Buddy in a crowded anchorage -- and sit back and watch as others find the lines with daggerboards, rudders and centerboards... Fun...
  10. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    Yep, I've provided more than my share of entertainment trying to get the length of the Anchor Buddy system set correctly. Rowing like hell for shore only to be snatched back out into the cove! ...
  11. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    Two words: 15' tides

    Unless you can skate over knee-deep mud and levitate your boat across tidal flats, you'll want to anchor out.

    I learned about PNW tides in the Sound when singlehanding...
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    Re: Outboard runabout designs for young kids

    Interesting project! In my opinion your kids are a bit young to operate an outboard, both for the physical strength needed to start it -- and for the maturity to deal with spinning propellors and...
  13. Recommendations for outboard tiller extension for 2.5 hp Yamaha on small boats

    I'm looking for recommendations for an outboard tiller extension for my 2.5 hp Yamaha on several different small boats. My Caledonia Yawl I usually steer with the rudder, but may want to try using...
  14. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    Thanks, Cap’nS! Marty was having some issues with bulk emailing.
  15. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    CaptainS -

    Do you mean Update #2? I haven't had any email from him since that one on Dec 9.


    Jim M -

    I'm looking at one of the cheap inflatable 2-3 person kayaks or rafts for that "get to...
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    Re: William Crosby design?

    Hard to go wrong for that amount of money, as the trailer and hardware is worth that alone. Even if you have to flip her over and replace part of the bottom you'll still come out ahead over building...
  17. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    I like the chart book that has different size arrows for currents and tides on different pages for the same location, and you use an index to determine what page to use at a certain time and date. ...
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    Re: To Keel or Not to Keel

    My family is from Tarkio MO, so I know a bit about boating in the area.

    First I'd say NO FIXED KEEL. That sort of thing is for sailors in deep waters who only sail from dock to dock -- no...
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    Re: Trailering a Micro?

    Trailering wouldn't be too different from trailering anything that weight. LAUNCHING and BEACHING, however , are a very different story.

    If you like pulling up to shore or launching on shallow...
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    Re: Thoughts on my pontoon design?

    Welcome to the Forum. We have some other members from the United Provinces (I've done 17th C military reenactment in Bourtange and Gronelo), so they might know of local resources.

    I'd recommend...
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    Re: Screws or bolts?

    I used copper nails peened over SB washers for the rudder mounts on my Chamberlain Dory Skiff and they've held up well for over a decade. But the rudder is kickup and has never hit anything really...
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    Re: Thoughts on Francois Vivier's new "Mesker"?

    I have a drysailed traditionally built solid wood, copper and bronze fastened dory skiff.
    ...
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    Re: Source for Houseboat Plans

    If towing with a van the height of the houseboat may not be as big of an issue as you think -- but weight certainly will. It will also get blown around a bit more by wind and trucks slipstreams. I...
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    Re: Screws or bolts?

    As I said, brass is junk -- particularly for fasteners. Might be OK for cleats or some other thick hardware above the waterline, but NOT recommended for fasteners. You won't find any professional...
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    Re: Screws or bolts?

    Brass is expensive junk, so use marine grade stainless if you don’t want to buy silicon bronze.
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    Re: Screws or bolts?

    Ask my Twin David Graybeal about that problem. The screws holding the rudder cassette on his GIS came out...while being sailed by the visiting designer Mic Storer! Ooopsie...
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    Re: Screws or bolts?

    I've used both, but bolts are probably easier...and if SS, also stronger than copper.
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    Re: Advice on this Caledonia yawl...

    What Scott said. At that price it is well worth it. You can deal with the odd bits like the foredeck deco later... ;-)
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    Re: sail n oar for a squally steep-to lake

    The Dobbler is a performance sail & oar boat, and I’ve raced one with a friend. I wouldn’t recommend it for rough water or camping.
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    Re: Advice on this Caledonia yawl...

    I bought a used CY last year and continue to be impressed by how stable and seaworthy it is. Give your location and the price if you want better advice. You could coat the bottom in fiberglass but...
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    Re: sail n oar for a squally steep-to lake

    Whatever you build you'll want to add fore- and side-decks to the design. I've more experience with the Oughtred Caledonia Yawl than Walkabout, but the latter might be a tiny bit easier to land and...
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    Re: Adirondack Guideboat Bottom Board Wood

    There are two basic "types" of strip planking:

    1. Very thin strips that are much wider than they are thick, usually edge-glued together and covered with light fiberglass cloth inside and out. ...
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    Re: Clear Polyurethane vs Bilge paint

    Try checking this Forum for Varathane. From the responses I got when asking about Varathane vs Varnish it looks like the former isn't a good choice as it may not wear as well and is harder to...
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    Re: Elfyn build- traditional flair

    Very nice! The crossbows should work well for raids up populated waterways... ;-)
  35. Glasses falling off while working on your boat? Here's an old-school solution.

    Glasses falling off while working on your boat? Here's an old-school solution: You use a hair dryer to remove the existing plastic ends, trim the temple ends a bit and use good epoxy to glue these...
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    Re: Stern light for 1920s wooden motor boat

    I take it that the 116 degree (or whatever angle that is) white light meets French requirements? Do you have photos or drawings of similar tenders? Is the light supposed to mount on top of the...
  37. Re: Repair water damages salon seat risers - Re-veneer or remake?

    Must they be ply? Lots of lovely solid wood around that would work in most cases. Post photos?
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    Re: Hotwire an old electric trolling motor?

    Lots of stuff on YouTube, so **some of it** might be useful -
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=replace+speed+control+on+trolling+motor
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    Re: Mouse Canoe Yawl?

    The Elver has a dead-flat bottom, so this design is different at that point. There's a great old thread started by me where Steve Redmond comes in and explains why the bottom **had to be** flat --...
  40. Re: Needed: Design suggestions for a small sailboat for an old guy

    You could probably build a Welsford Navigator with an unstayed mainmast, but I think setup with the stayed rig is pretty simple. Meets most of your requirements (unless it isn't round-bottomed...
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    Re: Retirement project

    I moved up from a 13' 6" dory skiff to the 19' 6" Caledonia Yawl and haven't regretted it. The only thing that the dory skiff does better is rowing in heavy swell and surf, but the lack of freeboard...
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    Re: Making a solid mast

    Nice! Keep the photos coming. The imbedded photo in post #3 is visible but the attachments in post #4 are not.
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    Re: Vivier's Minahouet?

    It may be that the design, while very functional and well-thought-out, lacks the sexy sheer and other bits of "flair" that the more popular boats showcase. Doesn't mean it won't outperform other...
  44. Re: improved reefing on an Oughtred Tirrik. it has the typical balanced lug

    Thanks again, everyone, and my apologies for sidetracking the topic. Amazon has 10 for $27, so at $2.70 each I can afford that style hook. And I hear you about ordering pretty much anything...
  45. Re: improved reefing on an Oughtred Tirrik. it has the typical balanced lug

    Great thread -- thanks, everyone! As Ian points out the open hooks can (and do) come out at very inconvenient times, so I'll replace the 4 ones on Goblin with snap hooks of some sort. I like the...
  46. Re: Can I get some clarification please; Skiff or Dory?

    Almost all the websites for boat plans list the displacement of each design even without buying the test plans. Add more weight for standard things like water, fuel, personal gear, motors,...
  47. Re: Can I get some clarification please; Skiff or Dory?

    OK now your requirements have changed into something a bit more reasonable -- 2-3 adults and possibly 2 children, towable by a 1/2 ton pickup or mid-sized SUV. Those vehicles will tow up to...
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    Re: Tweaking a sliding seat

    Interesting, and I always assumed the Cosine would hobbyhorse with a slider -- good to know!
  49. Re: Can I get some clarification please; Skiff or Dory?

    You'll need to be a bit more specific when you ask about plans. Can you give us a link to the "baby lobster boat", for example? The St. Pierre Dory shows one double berth -- surely all 6 of you...
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    Re: melonseed carvel planked?

    Carvel planked marine plywood, or solid wood? If solid wood you may need to keep it in the water during boating season, or use a lot of soft caulking like BoatLife. Best of luck with your build!
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