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    Re: A rig for an 1840 Cullercoats coble model

    I hear you! You might check their website for your headstock if you decide to improve it. I believe they sell the headstock gearbox, a single unit, separately for nine dollars US. That's pretty cheap.
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    Re: A rig for an 1840 Cullercoats coble model

    I'm not sure if the "Rope Rocket" will lay up cable around a core. You could email Chuck Passaro (address on Syren Ship Models website) and ask. He's very accessible and I'm sure he'd get back to you...
  3. Re: Double Diagonal Planking and Trailer Sailers

    Thanks! You are correct. I was thinking of the Cutts method and, yes, some have revived it using carbon fiber material.
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    Re: A rig for an 1840 Cullercoats coble model

    Chuck Passaro of Syren Ship Models, who sells the finest ready-made scale rope around, makes all of it himself with a spinning machine quite similar to your own. See:...
  5. Re: Fanny the fantail steam launch. Selway Fisher Design

    I'm not familiar with the Boltons engines. That's no surprise. There was a time when many small machine shops were turning out steam engines along with the larger manufacturing firms. Many of them...
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    Re: A rig for an 1840 Cullercoats coble model

    And at the other end of the spectrum, Nick, here's the current state-of-the-art ship model builder's rope-making machine from Alexi Domanoff of Domanoff Workshop in Russia. https://shipworkshop.com/ ...
  7. Re: Fanny the fantail steam launch. Selway Fisher Design

    As for the engine, first you have to identify it. All the Stuart engines I've ever seen have an "S" trademark on the valve cover.
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    Re: A rig for an 1840 Cullercoats coble model

    Great thread! Great work.

    It's good to see the modelers here coming out of their closets. Some quite fine work, to be sure.
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    Re: Building a coble model

    Thanks, Nick! I missed this one the first time around, or maybe my memory isn't so good anymore. It's a wonderful build thread. Thanks for the motivation to prune my apple trees! I've been thinking...
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    Re: Colonial sloop Providence model

    Exquisite! Both models. I love the way Jack's model tells a story. It really comes alive and draws the viewer into the action. Both of these are very well done scratch-builds.

    Keep 'em coming,...
  11. An amazing, but sad, post from the Model Ship World forum:

    I just saw this amazing post in Model Ship World, the Nautical Research Guild's ship modeling forum. (The best one around.) A fellow passed away and his widow just posted this:

    "My husband was a...
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    Re: Sharpie Schooner model..

    Jack's model is truly inspiring. For those who are interested in modeling after seeing it, I would heartily recommend the Nautical Research Guild's Model Ship World forum. https://modelshipworld.com/...
  13. Re: Double Diagonal Planking and Trailer Sailers

    I don't have my copy at hand at the moment, but, if memory serves, L.F. Herreshoff addresses the various methods of multiple-planking in his book, The Commonsense of Yacht Design. This is coming out...
  14. Re: Permission to build one class sailboat or license?

    I'm not certain enough to offer this as legal advice, but I believe that the MIT NGH plans, as well as the Mystic Seaport LFH plans in their collections now being donated to MIT can now be built...
  15. Re: Permission to build one class sailboat or license?

    With those snazzy carved lions' heads, I would have expected you were working on building a Seventeenth Century ship-of-the-line!
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    Re: Sharpie Schooner model..

    Beautiful work! The sails are especially well done. (Silkspan?) The cat and mouse are also great touches. Just those two figures bring the whole model alive.
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    Re: Need Some Help With a Scarf Jig

    Well, basically, because that approach using a plank-length workpiece would be extremely dangerous on a table saw, even if you had a blade large enough to cut through the width of a plank.
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    Re: My Tool of the Week

    Wooden floors are finestkind. I have to use rubber mats at the bench to make my concrete floor bearable. However, it was an earthquake that inspired me to never again store planes and such on the...
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    Re: My Tool of the Week

    I've never needed one to the point where I was going to spring for the price of a new one, but I've had my eye out for the widow of somebody like you holding a garage sale for years with no luck. :D
  20. Thread: Screw Gauge?

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    Re: Screw Gauge?

    With old screws, there may be some small difference in shank diameters owing to the difference in manufacturers. Carpenters didn't carry micrometers in the days of yore. However, if they are flat...
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    Re: Boat Insurance

    Check your homeowners insurance policy to see if it covers boats. Some policies do, but with size limitations, however. There may be a limitation as to trailered boats. You'll just have to check the...
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    Re: I知 braced for the onslaught... xx

    With no disrespect intended towards the original poster or the many who responded, I'm afraid this question has go be put in the same category as "What do singlehanded sailors in the middle of the...
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    Re: william atkin's education

    Well, I suppose one might not need to look any further to distinguish the difference between a technical college degree and a seventh grade education than to compare the careers of Nathaniel Greene...
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    Re: Looking to buy a Planimeter,

    Ain't that the truth! And a good reason if you are casting your own to consider making them a bit heavier.
  25. Thread: Anchor Chain

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    Re: Anchor Chain

    On the other hand, many well-designed cruising boats are designed to carry chain rodes and are ballasted with the weight of the chain considered so that trim is correct when the chain is stowed...
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    Re: Looking to buy a Planimeter,

    The reason some are cheap and some are not depends upon condition and capability. Condition is pretty easy, assuming all the parts are present in the case. (Look carefully when searching eBay, some...
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    Re: I really, really want one of these!

    And yet another:


    https://youtu.be/0ub05WLJLx8

    Does anybody have any hands-on experience with this technology? It sure looks interesting.
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    Re: I really, really want one of these!

    Another laser cleaner video:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG-KI0mVqPE
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    I really, really want one of these!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8q3DZB_l6M

    https://www.p-laser.com/

    What can I say? So many uses for one of these amazing gizmos. Safe, too. You can run it across your hand with no ill...
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    Re: Sail Slide Shackles?

    I'm partial to the webbing. It doesn't chafe the edge of the sail as much as the others tend to do.
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    Re: Replanking with Plywood?

    Yep, what he said. You aren't going to ever have a better boat than it was the day it was launched unless you repair it the way it was built. You can't polish a turd with epoxy.

    Find a good wooden...
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    Re: Sharpening hand saws...

    Saw sets and files can be found on line. Google is your friend. That said, I would strongly suggest you take your saw to a professional sharpening shop. They are pretty much everywhere. Google again....
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    Re: Hull paint: can I skip a year?

    I'd check with a magnet for sure. It could have been hot-sprayed galvanized steel. In a small boat like that, treated well, it should not show any rust for quite a while, assuming the zinc isn't...
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    Re: Interior Teak - oil or varnish

    I love the smell of varnish in the morning. It smells like... like VICTORY!

    Seriously, though, I do like the smell of paint and varnish solvents. I guess it goes back to my childhood. There was...
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    Re: Interior Teak - oil or varnish

    It's a matter of taste, but oiled teak will collect dirt and the oil is very difficult to remove. If the finish is in poor condition, you have to strip to bare wood anyway. I am not a fan of "satin...
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    Re: Sika 291 in place of linseed oil putty.

    It's always a guessing game when somebody posts a question like this. How much is she leaking and how long is she taking to swell up? If she wasn't leaking when she was hauled out, it's highly likely...
  37. Re: How many of you attach your boat trailer license plate directly to frame or fende

    Just in case anybody didn't get it... I was joking. I wouldn't advise trying to BS a cop about having just lost a plate on a trailer that had never been registered!
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    Re: Wood Varnish Primer

    Okay, full disclosure time. I formerly used Johnsons Paste Wax on my saw table tops for decades, and my dad before me, without any peer-reviewed scientific proof of any causal connection to...
  39. Re: How many of you attach your boat trailer license plate directly to frame or fende

    "No license plate, Officer? Golly! It must have just fallen off. I have no idea what happened to it. It was there when I hitched up the trailer. Thanks so much for letting me know. I'll have to go...
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    Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    Continued...

    A lot of great boats were built with few, if any, power tools in the days when woodworkers knew how to sharpen an edge. Tools, whether they be hand tools or powered, are a...
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    Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    "What modern materials have done is democratized building." If I understand the meaning of the word "democratized." it means "made common," "cheapen it," "lower the net," and "let the riff-raff in."...
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    Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    I say this to encourage people. It drives me nuts when I hear it said repeatedly that "you can't find good boatbuilding wood anymore" as an excuse for building in plywood. That's just not true....
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    Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    "Figuring out what is needed" shouldn't be a major issue for amateur builders who can add up what is required. There are many "rule of thumb" formulas for doing so, as well. And, if you order too...
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    Re: Wood Varnish Primer

    Noooo! Paste wax is for cars, not boats. Never put paste wax on anything in your shop or on your boat. Treat it like plutonium.

    Most all non-specialty paste waxes sold today contain silicone....
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    Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    I fully agree that "good enough" is often just that, so long as one doesn't fool themselves into thinking it's anything more than that. Water-based house paint may be fine for a boat that's stored...
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    Re: Boat garage coming along, house too!

    Okay guys, I'm sorry, but all of these jobs look way too pretty and clean. They lack the "patina" of true boat shops. You need to get those concrete slabs covered with blobs of hardened epoxy and...
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    Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    Continued:



    Well, given their generally abbreviated lifespans, I don't worry about how many "modern material" boats are built. Anybody who wants to build something that floats is a good thing...
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    Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    Tom, I think we agree about more than you might imagine.



    That's true for many people, particularly younger folks. The issue here, however, is one which has had its genesis in the internet's...
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    Re: Wood Varnish Primer

    Jay and I don't often disagree (maybe because we're always right :D) but on "'40's plywood" I would use CPES (Smith and Co.'s "Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer".) Plywood made in the 1940's,...
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    Re: White Oak Source and Availability

    Oh yeah, Bob Smalser no longer participates on WBF. It was quite a dust-up at the time. I can't remember the exact details, but the gist of it was that after his many beautifully illustrated...
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