I have one lashed onto the shoulder strap of my PFD. Does that count?
Type: Posts; User: Rob Hazard
I have one lashed onto the shoulder strap of my PFD. Does that count?
In that first shot I count 8 persons on board, all dressed up and mostly looking pretty idle. Where's the crew? Do you suppose they were sent below for the photo?
The background of the first shot looks like Marblehead.
Good old Pete!
I have admired him and his music ever since I first picked up his book, How To Play The Five-String Banjo, over half a century ago.
Happy Birthday, Pete!
If you don't have any luck in Mystic, there are motels along Rt 95 in Groton, New London, and Waterford that are only 15-20 minutes away. Springhill Suites, Rodeway Inn, etc. Not very atmospheric,...
And they're all on rollers for ease of access. How neat!
Given the size of the ships that come and go from Portsmouth and the tidal currents that scour that harbor, I'm amazed things like this don't happen more often.
Oh, man, I smell STRIPERS!
You're a lucky guy!
Kevin, did you glue up that spar right there on the wall-to-wall carpet? Was SWMBO away for the weekend?
Sounds like an ideal place to start. Can you post a picture of it?
Would #1 be Harbinger?
You need to keep a vacuum pump running on it. No way can you seal it tight enough to keep pressure on the glue joints. I wouldn't trust a trash bag to be that airtight anyway. That's why they make...
Wait, wait... why go halfway? It's not too late to make her a foiler Scamp!
Wow! Those rivets looked like they were seriously whanged on. Maybe someone was unclear on the concept of riveting?
Question: Has anyone seen a lapstrake boat fall apart because the rivets themselves failed? I never have. In my limited experience it always seems that the failure is due to rot or splitting of...
If it takes a ship 7 days to cross the Atlantic, how long will it take for 3 ships to cross it?
In the sixth grade I encountered one of those tests. I was one of the few who passed, not because I was such a good student, but because while reading instruction #1, I smelled a rat.
Apart from the close-ups of your work, I also really love those spring-loaded planking clamps you use. Did you make them, or were they part of the tool kit when you took over the shop? How does their...
I see one feature on Seaboots that I do like, and that's the companionway/mast partner detail. It allows the mast to be walked up easily. I've noticed that several Scamp builders have come up with...
Bourbon IS whiskey. (with an E)
Scotch is whisky.
For the record, I don't drink bourbon either. I am slowly and somewhat randomly exploring the world of single malts. I think...
and Viking horns made of tin foil! (This IS a thread about lapstrake double-enders, remember...)
It's the equivalent of water ballast, neutral when immersed, highly detrimental when lifted above the surface. Keep that head underwater, James!
I'm sure that, as an old kayaker, James knows how his head affects self-righting...
I'm guessing the "phlegmatic" tone of voice is just that purposefully casual tone adopted by emergency workers in dicey situations.
Gerard, I expect they went laconic because they suddenly had a lot to do.
The last thing I heard was "Let's get those guys out of the water."
I think they use quarter-sawn Alaskan Yellow Cedar.
In my experience the biggest trick to making scrapers work well is learning how to sharpening them properly and then doing it every time they get the least bit dull.
I believe we've wandered into the realm of personal taste.
I find Scamp to be a very cute little boat, judging only by drawings and photos.
Phil Bolger's box-boats are an acquired taste, and...
Please do educate us benighted Yanks! I googled the DCA Roamer, and while it may work the nuts, that's one funny lookin' boat!
I agree there are some _very_ pretty designs on that website. A couple of those lug yawls are saucy little heartbreakers!
Having said that, though, I must say that the Seaboots 14 design only...
Ken, I'm trying to think through the geometry of your twin rudders.
You have the tillers tied together by a tie-rod, right? Then you have to factor in the angle of the transom and then the splay...
I'm trying to guess the scale from background clues. Are we looking at a 3' long model?
How about this? Use a template to lay out the shape of your plywood piece and mark the outline onto an oversized chunk of ply. Then bend the bare sheet to the intended curve and glass it. Once the...
Chris, are you building two boats while repairing a third, or was one of the shots taken at some other time?
On looking through yet another Scamp thread I see that someone else intended to name his Scamp "Pugnacious" ("Pug" for short) so I'd better not claim originality of the use of that word.
Golly, Chris, your work is elegant!
I can't wait to see the next steps.
But please be sure to include a few shots showing the layout of your shop.
I think we've passed that point here. This is a trimaran. Looks like a nice one, though!
Sure wish they had an outlet/dealer or something in the US, because this looks like more fun than those...
But we LOVE to argue! And boats are wonderful things to argue about. Plus, they're fun to play with. And occasionally some of us learn something. And that's a good thing!
Chris, I'm surprised to see how small a space you're working in. Would you mind posting a few "panorama" shots of your shop?
OK, visually I'd like Scamp better if the bow transom extended down to meet the bottom, but I can see why that knuckle needs to be there. I actually love prams. There's something sort of......
Corinthians? I thought they were the third snootiest yacht club in Marblehead.
I worked with one of those for 20 years. It was a beautifully smooth and accurate saw. The only problem with it is that you can't make a zero-clearance table insert for it. But we lived with it, and...
Thanks, Ann's Dad.
Anyone here remember the opening of the TV show,'Victory At Sea'? Richard Rodgers's stirring theme always pops into my head as I drive my kayak out through breaking ocean...
Debussy's _La Mer_
Elgar's _Enigma Variations_
Miles Davis's Milestones, Blue In Green, All Blues, Flamenco Sketches
+1 on the Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage
Ossian's Dove Across the Water
Oops! I stand corrected. It looked for all the world like a 5 earlier this morning. I blame the weak coffee!
So, we still have no clue how this thingie is used, as far as I can tell. Given the...
So the green and white blob tumbling off the flying bridge is the skipper going head over heels?
OK, a little crude measuring of the photo with paper and pencil has convinced me that the increase in width of the tapered rule over the distance of ten graduations is equal to one of the graduations...
Re: reply #16:
I just googled "Dixme" and got a bunch of entries seemingly related to taxation in France, "dixme" meaning "tenth". These rules do have decimal graduations. So are these really a...
If it were for producing a perspective, wouldn't the graduations be logarithmic?