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    Re: What do I need to design a custom boat?

    In some ways this thread reminds me of when Jamie Johnston committed all his resources to have an old schooner rebuilt for his dream of a single-handed life afloat with his dog. He was encouraged by...
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    Re: "Dream Boat Harbor" (boats for sale)

    Or saw in half and mount as a half-model?? [QUOTE=Hwyl;5456310]I was thinking; Dave could paint it blue and put it on his mooring.
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    "Dream Boat Harbor" (boats for sale)

    As selected and presented on the website offcenterharbor.com

    https://www.offcenterharbor.com/dream-boat-harbor-good-boats-for-sale/
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    Re: New England boats on CL

    Our boat was a General Marine 19, which they enlarged into the 22. This is an example of porpoising: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmCswOz-Eek
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    Re: Schooner discussions

    I'll contribute a revival of this thread about a Bill Rothrock schooner. Certainly not to everyone's taste with the clipper bow and all! ;)

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    Re: Bull & Bear Sandbaggers at NSHoF Annapolis

    The National Sailing Hall of Fame will be moving to Newport from Annapolis....
  7. Thread: What is...?

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    Re: What is...?

    Usually used with modern low stretch sails because no reef points are used to gather the bunt of the sail. Can be used with more traditional cloths if there's a batten along the reef line but still...
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    Re: Pascagoula Diamond Bottom Catboat 1950s

    The Friendship catboats we built weren't those ones in Massachusetts. We built them here in Maine for two Friendship summer families. Given the beam of your hull and similar displacement if you will...
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    Re: Pascagoula Diamond Bottom Catboat 1950s

    I grew up sailing Beetle cats and Cotuit skiffs. A boat shop I worked in built two Friendship catboats in 1979. The Cotuit skiff was the best sailer of the group and most demanding. As you know, I...
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    Re: Roger Taylor's H28 article

    I've suggested to the good people at WB that they consider reprinting the concluding chapter in the magazine or online in their 'Extended Content' or "Whiskey Plank' sections.
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    Re: new old cam cleat

    I may have been bidding against you for the cleat on eBay, unless it was one in Oz. I wouldn't have been willing to pay international shipping.
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    Re: Roger Taylor's H28 article

    Yes, that's how various crew members got home. There's a nice scene in which the women who were on the cruise are taken to the New London train station. I suppose I was more interested to read how...
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    Re: Hanna agaist Gillmer..

    One of the early articles in WB Magazine (Number 8) is about JOSEPHA, a Marconi rigged Tahiti ketch that a friend circumnavigated. I sailed with him from Miami into the Caribbean and found her...
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    Re: Roger Taylor's H28 article

    I imagine that the H-28 article may be included or drawn from the second volume of Roger Taylor's book. One of the 28s mentioned in the article was built nearby (the one by Roth) in the 70s when I...
  15. Re: Purchasing, Anchoring, full-season port living, Montauk?/Bahamas

    You might put your question to Donn Costanzo at www.woodenboatworks.com and ask if he knows people on the Montauk end to contact.
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    Re: Random boat pictures

    Recently restored by and belongs to this organization: http://www.sailpowersteammuseum.org/4-sail-friendship-sloops.html
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    Re: Random boat pictures

    International One Design: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_One_Design
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    Re: Random boat pictures

    Mystic Seaport's SABINO
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    Re: Random boat pictures

    The boat you moored next to is Grayling: http://www.dhylanboats.com/restorations/grayling/
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    Re: A skin on frame small Catboat ?

    I'd think the twisting of the structure near the bow, centerboard box and rudder by a true gaff catboat rig like Tom Cat's would be too much for a skin on frame boat, unless the whole structure were...
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    Re: Hanna agaist Gillmer..

    https://maine.craigslist.org/boa/d/gilmer-blue-moon-23-yawl-wood/6441696980.html
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    Re: Geodesic Airolite Boats

    If the large boat Bette lost track of is the Ferra-Lite LF Herreshoff-inspired Mobjack hull he built in back of their house, I know what she's taking about and looked it over with him one day. But I...
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    Re: Geodesic Airolite Boats

    Where are you located, Larry? Did you purchase all of what remained of Platt's inventions and inventory? His 'StretchMesh', for example? http://gaboats.com/bio/inventions.html
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    Re: Hanna agaist Gillmer..

    Gillmer 29' ketch suitable for singlehanding in open waters like the Aegean: 84318432
  25. Re: Anything positive about the Dark Harbour 17' sailing experience?

    There's a writeup about one here, FROLIC: https://maineboats.com/online/boat-features/boats-of-the-year-2008

    The previous owner was Levy Byrd, a college friend. I didn't sail with him on the boat...
  26. Thread: Louie Sauzedde

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    Re: Louie Sauzedde

    I heard him give a talk at that museum and he is very open to having visitors stop by. I recall that his shop is called the Open Door Boatshop, but haven't been there or know exactly where it is.
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    Re: Projects from the past

    http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1963/28-ft-Rich-Downeast-Lobster-Boat--2994539/Harborside/ME/United-States#.WlEwF0tG2vE
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    Re: White oak source

    If you're willing to wait and do find lumber on the east coast, New England or farther south, one way to get long, heavy objects shipped is by contacting local college or club rowing teams. On...
  29. Moby Dick marathon reading today and tomorrow, livestreamed

    https://www.whalingmuseum.org/programs/22st-annual-moby-dick-marathon/moby-dick-marathon-livestream-2018/
  30. Thread: HGTV Dream Home

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    Re: HGTV Dream Home

    Out of interest I went to look at one of the Dream Houses near Savannah when we lived there and the contest was in its early years. Awful lot that showed signs of flooding on spring tides. It was...
  31. Thread: The first mark

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    Re: The first mark

    Put one of these decals over the scratch:...
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    Re: Chart Plotting Desk for Cockpit - Ideas?

    Ben's mention of triangles versus parallel rules and the Small Craft Nav-Aid reminds me of LF Herreshoff's description of his handy nav tools in 'The Compleat Cruiser'. Just for the fun of it, it's...
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    Re: Chart Plotting Desk for Cockpit - Ideas?

    Our boat has a lift-off, stowable chart table that clips up under the deck beams forward when not in use. It's large enough to use with ChartKits and ChartBooks, which we find easier all around...
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    Re: Snowing in Charleston, SC

    Will the tide rise into the streets of downtown Charleston today? That would make it messy. We lived there back in the eighties. Would like to have a winter liveaboard there at...
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    Re: 1952 Huckins 40'

    A few years ago I was riding the current westward between the islands along Maine's Muscle Ridge Channel on a sunny, calm day. Coming the other way was a Huckins 40' Ortega. It was skimming along...
  36. Re: Contemplating owning a wooden sailboat in Seattle

    It's great to hear someone asking questions about how they would actually use a boat, find moorage and pay for maintenance. I've only been to your area a few times but noticed that an unexpected...
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    Words matter, or used to.

    Notes on 2017 from my schoolmate, Louis Menand:...
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    Re: Herreshoff dinghy

    I don't think Artisan has built them on a production basis... although I imagine they'd be happy to! Taylor and Snediker have built several spectacular ones in different sizes:...
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    Re: The new shop build

    Sounds great, Steven. I will want to talk more about your system when your Maine Boatbuilders Show party rolls around!
  40. Thread: Which magazine?

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    Re: Which magazine?

    Search for article references for 'scrapers' in Woodenboat magazine issues here: https://www.woodenboat.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi
  41. Herreshoff Marine Museum's 'Curator's Logs"

    Always interesting: http://www.herreshoff.org/store/page46.html
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    Re: Searching for 12' Martha's Tender

    I believe that's a Shellback, another nice candidate to consider by Joel White: https://www.woodenboatstore.com/product/plan_11_2_Shellback_Dinghy/sailing_-_pulling
  43. Re: Footage from the start of the next leg of the Volvo

    I didn't see what you mean. Was there a section that was bad some way? At what time in the youtube? Just curious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TBSUNnNAI4
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    Re: Herreshoff dinghy

    The NGH Columbia tender models differed in length (as mentioned) and many other ways: scantlings, sailing option, interior details and some even had fore and aft decks with flotation tanks built in....
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    Re: Searching for 12' Martha's Tender

    Gordon- Thank you very much! It looks as good as I'd hoped and your suggestions make eminent sense.
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    Re: Herreshoff dinghy

    FWIW, Edey and Duff made fg versions of the Herreshoff dinghy for a while but they were substantially heavier than the wood versions:...
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    Re: Herreshoff dinghy

    Thad- Glad to hear it. You are likely a much better sailor than the Apprenticeshop guys who sailed it on the Kennebec. And they may also have not built the rig exactly according to the plans.
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    Re: New England boats on CL

    I don't know the hull shape of your specific Novi design but we had a Westport type open boat with a 45 hp motor on it, 19' long. It would move along well at fifteen knots but would porpoise at any...
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    Re: Herreshoff dinghy

    The Apprenticeshop built one of those Herreshoff dinghies as soon as Barry Thomas's book came out back in what, the seventies? I was there but didn't have much to do with the project. All I remember...
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