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    Re: $27,300 to have our house rewired and...

    You may have a fuse or breaker on the furnace. It’s worth a look.

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

    Many years ago I saw a friend using a length of radiator hose as a tiller extension. This was on a flat bottom river boat with a big honkin outboard. Such boats are helmed while standing so the...
  3. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    I had an earlier model of this raft a few years ago that I used to access my moored out boat. It worked quite well for that and wasn't at all difficult to row. It wasn't a great performer, of course,...
  4. Re: Not a boat project-walnut dining table question

    You are wise to be doing some tests. Many don't and then they are shocked and dismayed that they followed a suggestion that does not give them what they hoped for. Perhaps you are already aware of...
  5. Re: Not a boat project-walnut dining table question

    Oh c'mon, Bruce. If you're going to use cocoa powder, insist on Dutch process. Droste is a good one.

    Jeff
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    Re: Tell me if I did something stupid.

    $3K doesn't seem like all that much money for what it is buying. When I first opened this thread and saw the photo of the two vehicles, I assumed you were asking about trading in the little truck for...
  7. Re: Not a boat project-walnut dining table question

    I've filled many knots and defects using nothing more than clear epoxy. My choice is the five minute kind because it's quick and doesn't need to be either strong nor waterproof. I would recommend...
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    Re: The wall is coming down

    The beautiful, but broken up, view westward from the viaduct is balanced by the terribly ugly, no matter that it's broken up, view to the east. I join the chorus in singing praise of the viaducts...
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    Re: Port of Amsterdam - Timelapse SAIL 2015

    That video is fun but a bit too frenetic for comfort. Seeing the parade in real time would be great!

    Jeff
  10. Thread: Big Dogs

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    Re: Big Dogs

    I've always had big dogs (Malamutes, Bernese Mt. Dog, Irish Wolfhound.... all mixes of some sort) but recently spent a few days with friends who have a Westie. There's something really appealing...
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    Re: Weighted keel on small sailboat

    I've launched and retrieved both with help and by myself. Unquestionably a "trained" helper/crew will make the tasks quicker and easier. Together, my neighbor/boating friend can rig and launch in...
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    Re: Weighted keel on small sailboat

    Rich, I'm pleased to see you're interested in this type of boat. Indeed, the Haven would suit your needs well as will the Somes Sound by John Brooks. My boat, Emily Ruth, is a SS. Both the Haven and...
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    Re: "Inconceivable!", a Welsford Navigator

    Ben, I use Marshalls Cove on Emily Ruth and I like it just fine. The trouble is that the colors I like aren't always available locally. Be sure of the supply whatever paint you choose.

    Jeff
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    Re: Dining Room Table Ideas?

    Google "dining table" then select Images. Browse to your hearts content. Sooner or later a germ of an idea that appeals to you will appear. Use that as a base for your design. Or, go the old...
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    Re: a tree in the chair

    Nakashima knew what he was doing.

    Jeff
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    Re: New here but old here

    I too used to work as a professional furniture designer and maker. In retirement I've turned to boat building to satisfy my craving to make stuff as well as a means to keep my brain active. And...
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    Re: I知 braced for the onslaught... xx

    You'll find that a lot of lumber has already been milled to metric even though it may be labeled in Imperial at the yard or store.

    Jeff
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    Re: Sharpening hand saws...

    What takes real patience is filing a 150" bandsaw blade. Something I never did when working for a living but now that I have more time.....

    Jeff
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    Re: Boaty Christmas ornaments

    Thanks for all the compliments guys. Both the cubes with sailcloth were pretty finicky to make. Lots of small parts to finish and then assemble. It pays to start well in advance of Dec. 25!

    Jeff
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    Re: Boaty Christmas ornaments

    We have a tradition of making and giving ornaments to close friends, that is now 25 years long. The ornaments are always a cube. In the near past we did a series based on my boat building:

    2014,...
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    Re: Outboard Trawler?

    Doug Hylan's Marsh Hen or, smaller, Bowler may be of interest.

    http://www.dhylanboats.com/new_construction/marsh_hen/

    Jeff
  22. Re: Needed: Design suggestions for a small sailboat for an old guy

    The flotation bags that are tied in under the foredeck would indicate the lack of a ballast keel of any sort.

    Jeff
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    Re: Sharpening hand saws...

    It kinda depends on where a guy lives. I worked for my entire career in Anchorage and never found a competent sharpening service for carbon steel saws. So I taught myself to sharpen and found that I...
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    Re: A bit of Folly for the Bilge

    Do the same superstitions regarding the change of a boat's name apply to a wheelbarrow? It was a TrueTemper, so if you change it, the gods just may display their True Temper and smite you. Just...
  25. Re: Needed: Design suggestions for a small sailboat for an old guy

    Rich, my sailboat is a Somes Sound by John Brooks. This is a derivation of the H 12.5 and is a close cousin of the Haven. She might be heavier than you want but once a boat requires a trailer, so...
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    Re: From the 'Let Them eat Cake' Dep't

    That statement is a gift to his next re-election opponent. But were I a government worker in PA now, I'd be demanding his resignation right now.

    Jeff
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    Re: Hull paint: can I skip a year?

    Is that starboard rail broken/missing? How is the rail attached to what may be a steel hull?

    Jeff
  28. Thread: Surf's Up

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    Re: Surf's Up

    And now for something completely different: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/12/17/kelly-slaters-shock-wave

    Jeff
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    Re: painting after varnishing

    If you can freehand the edge then do that. Doing so will save you a lot of time and you won't risk damaging the varnish. However, it takes a bit of practice and a good brush. It's better to practice...
  30. Re: Friend of Wife's suggests Trump set up a Go Fund Me program for his Wall

    One of Trump's worst nightmares would be his wall actually getting built. It would prove to be ineffective and his biggest raw meat issue would be dead. His base would have him for breakfast.

    Jeff
  31. Re: A busy time in one of Santa's many workshops

    Looks like a fine fleet is taking shape. Will there be a Christmas regatta or is all the water frozen?

    Jeff
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    Re: Sailing attire vs Skiing attire

    Matt, a lot depends on the conditions where you will be skiing. If it's going to be really cold, that means dry snow. In that case, just about any outer ware will be satisfactory. I cross country...
  33. Thread: Hearing Aids

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    Re: Hearing Aids

    I, naively, bought a pair of in canal aids on my first foray. They were very susceptible to clogging by ear wax. And had to be sent away to be cleaned. They are worthless when clogged. There were...
  34. Thread: Hearing Aids

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    Re: Hearing Aids

    Thanks again, Ron.

    An informative book re hearing loss is: Shouting Won't Help by Katherine Bouton

    Jeff
  35. Thread: Hearing Aids

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    Re: Hearing Aids

    I'm glad this topic has surfaced once again. It's always good to read new info. Special thanks to Ron for sharing his experience. There's another thread here on the Bilge called Let's talk about...
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    The building trades nowadays have available to them many materials that make tasks not only easier but better. Flashing products are a case in point. For those cantilevered joists the use of...
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    Re: Wood Varnish Primer

    My experience mimics David's. My two cans of J&J paste wax were purchased in or near 1980 and have been used on every machine and most edge tools I own. I've never had an issue with contamination of...
  38. Re: How many of you attach your boat trailer license plate directly to frame or fende

    When I bought my utility/trash trailer from another guy, it had it's plate attached to the frame via velcro. That stayed in place very well and could be easily be removed if necessary. I don't know...
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    You've got a beautiful house there, Jay. And I'm sure you are taking all the best steps you know to assure it's longevity. But always remember that a house isn't a boat. They weather wind and water...
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    Re: Nice ship... make it longer.

    Pretty cool. Two torch cuts and equal length welds. Easy peasy. If it had been wood, they could have used thickened epoxy. :D

    I liked the time-lapse video.

    Jeff
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    Re: Ocular migraine

    My wife and I both refer to them as "flashing lights." We both find that lying down in a dark space will help them subside. A few times I've been unable to do that and found that they went away...
  42. Re: A vessel stability question for the N.A's or designers

    Possibly Newton's first law of motion: "Every object persists in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed on it."...
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    Re: Adhesive removal-need help

    VMP naptha
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    Re: What's the best way to make a wooden spoon?

    I've made many wooden spoons and some wooden forks. By far the most satisfying method is to use hand tools: gouge, knife, curved scrapers, etc. And only use sandpaper for the final smoothing. There...
  45. Re: My dear wife will never again question my boatbuilding hobby.

    Rather harsh punishment for some, a welcome gift for many.

    Jeff
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    One's relationship with a squirrel will go south really quick if the creature finds it's way into your house.

    Jeff
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    Re: repair of a wooden mast

    It is not clear to me what "6 section glued up," means.

    Jeff
  48. Re: My dear wife will never again question my boatbuilding hobby.

    We have frequent power outages here on the island. Usually they are of relatively short duration nowadays although they can easily hit 24 hours. Like many others, we have a gas powered generator....
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    Re: 6.7 magnitude Anchorage, Alaska

    I talked to a friend just a while ago. He was home when the quake hit. He still sounds a bit shaken (no pun intended). Says it was the scariest one he's been in and he's lived in Anchorage a long...
  50. Thread: Munch

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    Re: Munch

    Academics and analysis aside, it never ceases to be rather thrilling to push one's displacement sailboat past the theoretical hull speed. My tiny sailboat has a WL of only 12.5 feet so it doesn't...
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