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    Re: Old Wooden Boat

    Madison is a lovely area, it’s no wonder that people have been rowing boats there for millennia.
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    Re: Roger Barnes Latest Videos

    I get the impression (not having attended any messabouts or raids) that in the US, there isn’t as much interest in competing or racing as much as just having an enjoyable time and going somewhere...
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    Re: Roger Barnes Latest Videos

    We’ll have to remedy that when you’re back. I know at least a few folks who might be convinced to have a Wisconsin mess about in wooden boats. And I’ll try to convince a few more to build sail and...
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    Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    Is there enough room on the CI 18 to sleep on the floorboards if you tuck your legs under the thwart? Or would it need boards to bridge the seats as a sleeping platform?
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    Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Looking forward to it!
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    Re: WBS class? Build Your Own Houseboat!

    Someone is building an Escargot over on Reddit. Fun to check in to their posts periodically. https://www.reddit.com/r/boatbuilding/comments/wrsnjy/escargot_project_installed_the_main_cabin_windows/
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    A Whitehall on CL in Wisconsin

    To be clear, not mine and way more work than I want to get into at this point. But I thought I’d share after my Craigslist saved search found this one.
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Your YouTube videos are great! Very educational for a new builder like me.
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    This looks great! Any concerns about glare off that surface in the sun? I’m fairly certain my partner will want something like this if I show her the pictures, and so I’m planning now for that build...
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    Re: Inscribing an HIN on a little plywood skiff?

    Now I’m wondering, with what I have, if I can print a plate with numbers on a 3D printer, fill in the letters with white paint, and epoxy the whole thing in place. That’s a little more permanent than...
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    Re: Expedition Pedal boat design

    I found one of these http://www.clcboats.com/shop/boats/pro-kits/traditional-lapstrake-canoes/waterlust-sailing-canoe.html with the Hobie Mirage drive on YouTube and it looked slick.
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    Re: Lightweight sailboat for the family.

    Used boats from CL in this size are getting more and more rare. Especially here. I live near Lake Michigan and there’s many inland lakes, but CL only really has fishing boats, jet skis, and 30+ ft...
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    I just read the chapter at the beginning of American Small Sailing Craft where this is talked about. I guess we just don’t have good enough records and paintings/engravings to really know what the...
  14. Townsends sails a little boat and talks about American waterways

    From Colonial-period YouTube channel Townsends. Anyone know what this boat is — maybe a Bolger design?

    https://youtu.be/pcOy34qn4B4
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    When you’re back and have some time, I’d love to see how the interior looks fitted out! Thanks. (Edit; got a glimpse of it in “Port Townsend wooden boat festival” thread which reminded me to ask.)
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    You’ve put these on my radar as yet another boat I’d like to build at some point!
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    Re: Pedal Cat design

    I think any catamaran design is going to be relatively fast. But if you just want to try something before committing to the fastest possible design, could you make a cat out of two cheap used kayaks...
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    I recall the long bench illustrated in the home boat shop diagram in The Compleat Cruiser. I don’t think I have the space to build a permanent bench that long. A door bench and saw horses that I can...
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    They are not insulated, and this being a 1920s era garage, it’s wood sheathing with wood siding over. Between the lack of electricity, lack of insulation, and poor state of the garage overhead door...
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    So far, I haven’t actually added any organization to my shop as it is, but I have cleaned the garage quite a bit and got rid of a bunch of the detritus that builds up naturally in a garage.

    Since...
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    Re: North country dinghy cruising resources?

    Neil, what about Fish Lake Reservoir and Island Lake Reservoir in Minnesota, west of Duluth? Maybe not huge but has campsites on a few islands, it appears.

    That’s a bit far for me (6+ hour drive)...
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    Re: North country dinghy cruising resources?

    Thanks for that suggestion Tom. I’m hoping to do more camp-cruising next summer in WI!
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    Thank you! Turtle-Flambeau is definitely on my list of places to go. I spent many a summer vacation up there with family when I was younger — but my family tended towards water skiing on Lake...
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    Tom, I know you’ve moved from WI but after reading some of your threads and getting to this one, I wanted to ask if you knew what the rules were for camping on WI DNR land like this without...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    That is likely the abdomen of a carpenter bee. You can prevent them returning easily because they return to the same location. Seal the holes and don’t store in the same place.

    (Changing the...
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    Thank you for the tools and vise recommendations, Edward Pearson. Our winters are such a deep freeze here that winter will put an end to my boat building at home until spring.

    John, your boat...
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    I do have the ability to run an extension cord from an exterior outlet on the house. I forgot to mention that. Lights will still need to be hung but I can change those later to outlets in the ceiling.
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    My current plan is to use an old wood exterior door as a mobile bench with multiple 2x4s built up into legs, and those casters that unlock to allow it to sit on the floor. Would something like an...
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    I’ll grab those books too! Used prices are good, and they’re a quick way to learn, rather than through trial and error.
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    Thank you! I will check both of these out!
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    That Offset Harbor video is great! I just don’t have any of the elements: space, wood floors, open studs to hang shelves and brackets from. I can tack up my plans anywhere on the wood paneling when...
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    Thank you!

    I realized today I’ll be limited to only really working on lumber 13’ or shorter, because I can’t turn it around with the garage width. At least in the winter when I don’t want to open...
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    Workshop organization and benches

    I looked around but there’s no recent threads about organizing a shop. Looking for advice on layout, storage, stuff that should be mobile, and so on. Pictures would be great.

    I know a lot of you...
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    Re: Electric boost for a camping rowboat

    That really is a great setup in the video. Thanks!
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    The ebike motor is a good idea for an inboard replacement. There’s lots of them and they’ve been developing the technology and controllers for awhile for that particular purpose.

    Has anyone tried...
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    Is this the same setup? Do you have a thread on it?
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?236021-Engine-mount-piic-on-double-ender&p=6375403#post6375403
  37. Thread: Handheld GPS?

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    Re: Handheld GPS?

    REI has the Garmin Minis on sale right now, too.
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    Re: Roger Barnes Latest Videos

    Similarly, I’ve been watching the “Sailing Arwen” videos. https://youtube.com/c/plymouthwelshboy
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    What makes the Cape Cutter a modern hull shape? I’d like to understand better.
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    There was a time when only AC motors were really available in the size for electric car conversion (from forklifts) and also the AC motors+controllers could do regeneration, because an AC motor is...
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    As far as prediction — it’s hard to do, Neil, because each boat has differing mass, hull shape, etc.

    You can convert watts to horsepower, since they are both a unit of power. But I will caution a...
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    To be clear on one point, this is true on single solar panels wired to a lead acid battery. Multiple panels should have a MPPT battery charger these days, and those will have charging profiles for...
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    You’re right, and such a boat is small enough that under sail, even if I could find a motor controller with regenerative braking, it’d probably drag too much and slow down the sailing too much to be...
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    I’ve got a friend who had converted at least 3 cars to EV with things like forklift motors before production EV cars were more common, and he’s still doing solar and electric vehicle projects on...
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    (And the Autumn Leaves which we saw earlier. That comes in at 18’5” but the flat bottom may not be quite what I’m after.)
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    I do think a double-ender design would be great. All I know are the Eun Mara and Kotik by Oughtred — are there other designs around that size range with a cabin?
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    Re: Electric drive sailboats

    The Autumn Leaves looks so good and yours is a beautiful example. I also seem to recall that it sailed circles around the CLC Pocketship in one of their videos — a very good performer?

    I was...
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    Electric drive sailboats

    As promised in the Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet thread, I’d like to talk about using electric drive on sailboats. I’m particularly interested in monohull...
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    Re: Caravelle Skiff by Chase Small Craft [VIDEOS]

    I got to see a Caravelle in person today and it also had the broken inwales. Even more sold on it now that I’ve seen it in person — it seems just the right size to build as my first boat build!
  50. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    I shouldn’t have phrased this as outrunning a storm. Thanks for correcting me. I was thinking more how motorsailing could increase the average speed over a day. My thinking is that you could plan...
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