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    Re: Lug & Sprit Questions

    I think that maybe should actually read 'because shrouds CAN break and it's dangerous when they do." It's probably also possibly somewhat of a disclaimer.
    A broken shroud can likely mean a...
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    Re: Boat deacessioning

    The Catboat! Those are good prices
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    Re: A Morbic 12 build in New Zealand

    Is this two simultaneous builds?
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    Re: Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    Beautiful

    Last year my friend lent me the usage of his Holme's Eel inspired Canoe Yawl Pilgrims Wake. Gaff gunter rigged main and mizzen with centerboard tackle, lazy jacks for both masts etc....
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    Re: A Morbic 12 build in New Zealand

    Did you find at all that you got high spots on the planking where the stations were ?
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    Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    I completely agree, it's not only completely true but also hilarious.

    Passengers in small boats are generally a pain in the @$$ and they generally don't enjoy it unless they are unusually...
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    So this is a book on making sails? Sorry for the obvious question, I was trying to find information on the book, mostly find comments on the books condition.
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    Rasp!
  9. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    I found the Sharpe series a pretty simplified, but that's TV . Supposedly Bernard Cornwell really liked Sean Bean and he is somewhat appropriate if a little too blonde. Terrible music though. Bad...
  10. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    Well I just finished my 2nd Alan Lewrey book by Dewey Lambdin and they are already beginning to irritate me. Besides the large sections of dubious writing, the writer is clearly a misogynist and it...
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    Thanks I've been contemplating that book, trying to find a used copy. If shipping from theStates wasn't so expensive these days I would also contemplate a sailright kit. They're great deals but the...
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    Thanks very much! That's very thoughtful of you. I think the shipping would be very costly, Cross border shipping has ballooned in price in the past couple years.
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    As usual thanks Mr. Bradshaw for your excellent and through information. I will put it to use and cut off the old luff rope and reshape with a new one. If I can get a sail which lasts me a couple...
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    Re: Roger Barnes Latest Videos

    I was amazed to see the amount of negative response Roger Barnes got for making a brief personal content on global warming.

    Some people were implying that because he was part of the problem he...
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    Re: Problem with Deks Olje D2

    is this a shaken not stirred result?
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    or this(1st option)not sure why the forum keeps reorientaing these pictures but what the heck
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    Sailmaking hack

    For my Shellback dinghy I cut down an old terrylene jib that was given me to make 2 different sized flying jibs. Neither was perfect but both worked and added to the fun, performance and enjoyment of...
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    Re: Sail and oar design choice

    You can give me your sadly unused 15 footer! though that would be 3' longer than my 12 footer.
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    Re: Sail and oar design choice

    Excellent. I think the schoolboy-ish outfit somehow added to his pathos. Really beautiful boat and lovely colour.
  20. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    Took a dozen of these out of the library, into my second one and enjoying it. The character does have a bit of Flashman in him, not always noble and faultlessly brave at times knavish, ill tempered...
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    I think you might've misunderstood what I was intending to say.

    By 'not racing' I mean I don't necessarily need the latest and greatest dyeema line, racing blocks and all the lightweight fast fast...
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    Hey what size STA set did you use for your halyard. I'm currently using some 5/16" yacht braid on mine, it's string enough, but it seems a little narrow in the hand for dragging up the spars on my...
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    Re: Sail and oar design choice

    Very nice! what is it? and who is the frightening child in the background?
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    Re: Newbie with Lots of Questions

    That is a very handsome boat, so curvaceous and beautiful
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    Re: Newbie with Lots of Questions

    Quick derail . what is the boat on the cover of this book??!!
  26. Re: sitting vs standing and steering in sailboats under 20 feet

    I realized recently that I can easily stand while sailing my 12' Gartside 130 (weighs 180 lbs). I quite enjoy it. I probably wouldn't do it in challenging conditions as it be too much weight up high.
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    Re: Getting off trailer for paint...

    post#2
    It wasn't a great idea but the fellow could've pulled it off if he hadn't been so hasty...poor guy!
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    Re: Cartoons.

    NOt sure if this one has been posted here, saw it recently123535
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    Re: It's not always a gun!

    Modern bows are pretty freaky, they have all sorts of assists to make it easier to be good enough to be deadly (for hunting of course).
    I've made traditional wooden bows for quite a while, one piece...
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Certainly Indian arm is loud and crazy during the summer. I occupy a house there from Sept to June and try to sail the year around. As soon as it's not hot and sunny Indian arm is quite serene. I...
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    Re: Getting off trailer for paint...

    The basic idea wasn't that bad, It was the fast execution. You can see the jack wheel drop down due to something in the surface in front of the shed which brought the back of the bunks/stands up...
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    I was offered some of the NER classic polyester 3 strand as a replacement for the hockled 3 strand which seems to be a 'medium' lay

    I know braided rope is better for halyards and sheets with less...
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Hey you're over in Coquitlam. Do you launch in Port Moody? I'm just past Deep Cove. Lovely build! I think my Gartsides' side benches are around 10" the plans call for 12". I am envious of your shop
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    Aha! I knew Wizbang was a bot!
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    Re: Pricing for boat work

    Well it's not a buddy. Though they seem like a nice person. It's someone I'm doing a sale/trade with. They saw the work I did on one of the boats and wanted to know if I could make them a rig for...
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    Pricing for boat work

    Somebody ( a new acquaintance) wants me to build the standard sailing rig for their nutshell pram (this is assuming it has a trunk, partners, mast step etc.)

    So mast, spars(boom and yard),...
  37. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    You couldn't like a character because he liked cats??? Are you a dog? Though many dogs like cats. What's not to like about cats? They're hilarious.
  38. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    I reread that recently I particularly enjoyed the narraters view on the first nation people compared to many of his fellow country men. Also his views on animals etc. It's a pretty insightful book....
  39. Thread: Zulu boat?

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    Re: Zulu boat?

    You're likely right on the No-mams. The cockpit, hull, mast locations and rudder look like the plans posted.
    It has acquired a price of $3000 now. Cool looking boat regardless. Thought it might be...
  40. Thread: Zulu boat?

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    Re: Zulu boat?

    anI thought it looked interesting. Too far away and currently too big for me123387
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    Re: Zulu boat?

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    Re: Zulu boat?

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    Zulu boat?

    This came up semi locally (Vancouver Island)
    No affiliation etc...
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    Thanks, like Mr Bradshaw's post , that's great information . I have come to the same conclusion regarding running rigging. I always thought nylon was beter for docklines because of it's greater...
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    Interestingly the company (who were very friendly) claimed their 3 strand was en par with New England Ropes. Apparently they were mistaken. The 3 strand I got last year from another supplier for my...
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    So its; the type of rope. not something on my boat raising my hockles?

    This rope seems loose, soft and less compact than the 1/4" I got from the other supplier which comparably feels firm and...
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    What does this to three strand?

    I have some new polyester 3 strand I bought new from one supplier.
    I used it for my halyard and mainsheet.
    The halyard , after a few sailing jaunts quickly started having little loops pulled out...
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    Re: Creating 2 piece oars

    But what about the footprint??:d There was a fellow who had an excellent takedown sculling oar for his cruiser, that was much as suggested by Andrew 2. A foot or foot and a half long tapered splice...
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    I always take limes when I go sailing.
    On both my Shellback Dinghy and my Gartside 130 I have cam cleats for the main..and the jibs I've added. All my sailing dinghies have all had cam cleats for...
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    Re: Stretched Oughtred Shearwater

    Do you mean the wider shear strake of what looks like an addition to the planks end? I'm not sure. I thought it might epoxy splooging down and wiped as it seems to go down to the next plank. It could...
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