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    Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    Good now! Cheers!
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    Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    OOPS. Somehow the last didn't work.
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    Re: Tad Roberts 24' expedition ketch free plans

    He also shows up here regularly and I'd expect him to notice this and respond.
  4. Re: Decline of Real Wood Building and Restoration Threads

    I know of only one job where Patreon is mentioned and it has nothing to do with financial gain. It has to do with restoring a great boat that would otherwise have been cut up. It is expensive and...
  5. Re: Building a New Post and Beam Boatshop.. Materials...

    Could you buy 2 acres for what it's costing to do all this other stuff?
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    Re: Souce for galvanized wood screws?

    I think Hamilton gets theirs from Standard Fastener in New Bedford, MA. Long way from Arizona but UPS works.
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    You're just having too much fun there, Jim. Fun to watch too.
  8. Re: Experience replacing cement liner in diesel stove?

    It is possible to get premixed but not preformed refractory cement which can be molded in place. I got some from a stove restorer but pottery suppliers might be a source.
  9. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    All new.
  10. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Bernadette, In the hull, possibly 80% of the planking, the beam shelves, and one bilge stringer. As to the keel, he has acquired purpleheart for keel replacement. We will likely see that nixt time,...
  11. Re: Set of Copenhagen curves (ship's curves) on eBay now

    Hello Mike,
    I think someone like Fabian Bush (http://www.fabianbush.com/) or Jamie Clay (http://www.jamieclayboatbuilding.co.uk/) would be interested. Alternately one of the boat building schools...
  12. Re: Can anyone here translate written Chinese into English?

    There must be someone in Toronto.
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    Re: Woodwinds 2015/2016 Caribbean "cruise"

    Gee, Bruce, I don't know what you're thinking. Only -30F here this morning.
    Have fun. Looks good.
  14. Thread: Herreshoff dinghy

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    Re: Herreshoff dinghy

    I have been able to clink all the rivets reaching in and our though the garboard/first broad is quite a stretch amidship. A helper would be good.
  15. Thread: Herreshoff dinghy

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    Re: Herreshoff dinghy

    My experience sailing this boat is very good. Sitting on the floorboards provides plenty of stability. The design leg o' mutton rig has a low center of effort with plenty of area. With no reef...
  16. Thread: Herreshoff dinghy

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    Re: Herreshoff dinghy

    There are 21 rib stations but only 10 molds on which 20 ribs (one for each side) are bent after the backbone is sprung over the molds (transom and stem fastened to the floor/building base) and the...
  17. Thread: Herreshoff dinghy

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    Re: Herreshoff dinghy

    Yes Nick, the problem with asking the same question in multiple threads.
  18. Thread: Herreshoff dinghy

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    Re: Herreshoff dinghy

    The ribs are bird beaked to the keel and fastened to the floors which are fastened to the keel. There were molds for every other rib set, with the others bent in after taking the hull off the molds....
  19. Thread: Herreshoff dinghy

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    Re: Herreshoff dinghy

    I too dislike the terms,"best" and "right", for shape and way of doing things, but it was the way they did it and it worked wonderfully well. It was a factory, but a factory populated by craftsmen...
  20. Thread: Herreshoff dinghy

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    Re: Herreshoff dinghy

    Americans too, but not Herreshoff.
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    Re: Herreshoff dinghy

    I have found the sailing rig excellent, built as designed.
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    Re: Herreshoff dinghy

    Herreshoff Mfg. Co. was into production and also accurate reflection of Nat's designs. The dinghies were almost the only boats they built lapstrake. The upside down construction techniques used,...
  23. Thread: Herreshoff dinghy

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    Re: Herreshoff dinghy

    I've built three. They built hundreds in many sizes.
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    Re: Vovlo Penta MD1 Electrical

    I had an MD1B with dynastarter and still have the manuals that came with it. I have two wiring diagrams, one for the engine electrical system and another specifically for dynastart, both "original"...
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    Re: Kotik, Kotik, Kotik!

    Happy New Year!
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    Re: a question about Herreshoff's Reliance

    I see blue(ish) where the lead would be (or, is). Çertainly low on the fin.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Great photo Peter!
  28. Thread: All things pass..

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    Re: All things pass..

    Have to get the trailer back?
  29. Thread: All things pass..

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    Re: All things pass..

    How soon? We had that experience this fall and are now in Corinth, Vermont.
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    Re: Crossing the Atlantic in a Star boat?

    How did it get to Cape Verde? When Sea Harmony sailed from the Canaries to Granada it was 17+ days. You don't want to be in the doldrums but the trades. How much food and water can she hold?
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    Re: Kotik, Kotik, Kotik!

    Hello Ian, Little by little, but some big leaps too. The factor I'd consider (maybe too late) in engine placement is the turning moment of the prop. If clockwise turning the prop wants to turn you...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I used double sided tape got from a sailmaker. It worked great but the needle needed to be sprayed with wd40 or some such lubricant to keep it from getting gummed up all the time.
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    Re: wine glass crossection boats..

    Perfect.
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    Re: wine glass crossection boats..

    I think your "no chance" is talking speed, but there are conditions where comfort and capability still win the race. Then there is cruising.
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    Re: Sticking mainsail slides

    soap or lanolin
  36. Re: George Holmes' Eel comes out of the shed at Iron Wharf, Faversham

    It was very easy to register.
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    Re: a different kind of desperate

    Hello Bernadette,
    Thanks for all this news and pictures.
    Thad
  38. Thread: dead men's eye

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    Re: dead men's eye

    Manila swells and shortens when wet so not the best for standing rigging.
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    Re: Steel Schooner Cheap, CT Craigslist

    Is this the boat that rolled in the surf and filled with sand a few years ago?
  40. Re: The Wakulla County Model Bow Skiff, by Robb White

    thanks and thanks Tim for the drawing. He does like work skiffs.
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    Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Beautiful!
  42. Re: Looking for Books on sail trimming the gaff rig.

    The Catboat Book is a place to start. If you had access to Catboat Association Bulletin #104 you would find an article by Bernie Huddleston entitled Advanced Catboat Sailing for Beginners. I don't...
  43. Re: Wee Barkie a pocket cruiser meauring just over 25' will it get me there

    Beautiful hull. Sunset too.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thanks for the responses, Phil and Peter (and Rick in a PM). The shop is in Forster, NSW, 400km north of Sydney.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    This is page 1120, and I have enjoyed following the Antipodean connections around your neck of the ocean world. I hope not to make trouble. The last two weeks of September I taught "Fundamentals of...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Winter?
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Was a long weekend, but good.
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    Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Wonderful!! Have you been there before? "Deep South"? Cheers!!!
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    Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    much relief.
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    Re: No skills & reaching for the stars

    I wonder if you have read on the Forum of Bob Adams Malabar build in Texas. You might PM him for discussion. Otherwise I think you need to start with a plan to see if you can build to it. That...
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