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  1. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    Ok, here's my idea. The ruler is 3/4" x 6" with sixteenths and eighths on one side and millimeters on the other. The end graduations are in sixteenths and millimeters. I didn't realize it, but 19mm...
  2. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    That does sound like a handy ruler! I've got a 6040 CNC router, maybe it'd be a fun project to cut one out of some brass with an engraving cutter.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Another fascinating update, thanks for bringing us along!
  4. Thread: Power planes

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    Re: Power planes

    I bought a Ryobi and gave it the Lou treatment and it works well, although to be honest I've only had to use it a handful of times.
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    Re: Marine Plywood Prices

    That's why I was thinking Meranti since I can see the boat spending half the year outside. As for spelling, I've been copying what was on Boulter Plywood's website but it looks like they've spelled...
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    Re: Marine Plywood Prices

    I'm really interested in Welsford's Long Steps. My First Mate is a great boat, but it's not quite suited for some of the trips I have in mind. And I'd like to give a mizzen a try after reading about...
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    Marine Plywood Prices

    Can anyone read the tea leaves about where marine plywood prices are headed?

    In May of 2018 I bought some 1/4" Okouome for $65 a sheet, today it's $98. I'm considering a new build in the next year...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    I'm enjoying reading about your lessons learned with a bigger boat.


    One of the few times I've ran my outboard I wondered why it kept sputtering and dying after a little over a minute of running...
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    Re: Robands? Which do people prefer?

    You're right, I've got it set up as spiral lacing at the moment. I keep meaning to try forth and back, but the sail comes down easily enough I haven't bothered.
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    Re: Robands? Which do people prefer?

    That's how I've got the luff of my sprit sail set up. The robands have an eye seized in one end and a stopper knot on the other end. Then they're cow hitched into the grommet and connect to each...
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    Re: Arctic Tern Electric Power

    Thanks for updating the photos. It's a really well done setup and I'm definitely keeping it in mind if I ever build a bigger boat.
  12. Re: Building a scaled up Lillistone First Mate in G10 for Bike Sailing

    From what I understand, high aspect ratio propeller blades (wings basically) will always be more efficient no matter what medium they're moving in. I think your typical boat propeller is just...
  13. Re: Building a scaled up Lillistone First Mate in G10 for Bike Sailing

    I honestly don't know a whole lot about electronics and propellers, just stuff I've read in various threads.

    My trolling motor is a Newport Vessels 36 pound thrust with a claimed 30 amp max draw....
  14. Re: Building a scaled up Lillistone First Mate in G10 for Bike Sailing

    I'm still doing speed tests, but my First Mate goes 4.5 MPH at 290 W. I'm using a 10x6 model airplane pusher prop on a 30A trolling motor. Hopefully soon I'll get a PWM speed controller set up and...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Enjoying your progress and it's bringing back some memories of weird clamping setups and my deck carlins getting shorter after I cut them.
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    Re: Snooter yet again

    I have a sprit sail and I've given up attaching the snotter to the mast. Any sort of hitch eventually slides down the varnished mast and a thumb cleat just tangles up the sail lacing. I found the...
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    Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    That was a fun read and the Google map really helps tie everything together. Just out of curiosity I checked and it's 14.5 hours to Killarney from here... not a huge amount more than your 12. Must be...
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    Re: Air Compressor

    I've got an Ingersoll Rand 60 gallon compressor from Northern Tool on my CNC plasma cutter and haven't had any complaints. I use a pneumatic grinder with it occasionally and it keeps up.
  19. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I have no experience with big wooden powerboats, but I enjoy following along and seeing how other people do it!
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    Re: How to name a boat?

    My wife is Egyptian so I thought it’d be nice to name it after a well known ship in Arabic. Definitely nothing punny, I can’t stand the endless Reel Times or Frayed Knots. I went through lots of...
  21. Re: Hatches for buoyancy compartments in sail & oar boats

    I've got DPI 6" round hatches on my boat that have the same 1/2 turn toggling lock and they are not watertight. Probably ok in a capsize, but I found rainwater that collected in the boat worked its...
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    Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Looking forward to it! Your adventures in your brother's Phoenix III really tipped the scale for me when I was sorting through way too many boat plans.
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    Re: Boat camping tent.

    I can tell you from my lone overnight experience with a polytarp boom tent that it is definitely noisy. It was a last minute thing and I honestly put very little effort into it, so maybe a different...
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    Re: Inscribing an HIN on a little plywood skiff?

    That is super slick!

    Being into metal working I've considered making a stamped metal plate with some rivet heads soldered onto the corners. Then epoxy some neodymium magnets in the transom and...
  25. Thread: Beach rollers

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    Re: Beach rollers

    Pretty cool! Makes me think of the Diolkos, especially with the eye painted on the side.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Congratulations on the launch! Hope you can get the bugs worked out quickly.
  27. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Nice job rigging your pram! And thanks for taking us along on your trip.
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    Tom, there are some small things I'd like to improve for daysailing but overall I think my boat is pretty good in that department.

    The big hatch on the sternsheets I added last winter is a vast...
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    John, sailing through the marsh is a lot of fun. So much to see and the shallow water keeps you on your toes. I'm really enjoying the trolling motor setup, it moves the boat at rowing speed and...
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    Re: An Overnight to Mystery Bay

    Nice report, thanks! I enjoy the scenery that's so different from my area.
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    Kevin, ah that makes a little more sense. I've never noticed the word "sedge" in my little area of the Chesapeake and looking through the charts islands are either named, or just labeled "marsh."
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    Steven, I was vaguely aware Sjogin was somewhere in the northern part of the Bay and even kept my eye out to see if I saw her, but I didn't realize Beaton's was 1/4 mile from where I launched.
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    A few days later the weather looked like I might be able to do a 40 mile trip down Barnegat Bay with a side diversion through some marshy islands over to the inlet to see the lighthouse. Then I’d...
  34. Re: Just returned from a cruise circumnavigating Isle Royale on Lk Superior in the Du

    Nice report, fun to follow along in Google Earth.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Another fascinating update, thanks!
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Nice job! Do keep us informed of how the paint holds up.
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    https://sailingmoga.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/13.jpg

    Iím glad thereís still a little bit of nature around in such a built up area.

    https://sailingmoga.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/14.jpg...
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    Thanks all for the comments!

    Neil, there really is a lot to explore on the East Coast. I've had the boat down to the Outer Banks in North Carolina a few times and I've spent quite a few enjoyable...
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    Hah, my wife has decreed I need a motor with me and I didn't think my electric trolling motor setup I've been working on was quite ready for prime time. Turns out, the Seagull wouldn't start and the...
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    https://sailingmoga.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/4.jpg

    Up where the river widened we came across a gaggle of Optimist and Club 420ís out racing from the Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club.
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    Adventures in New Jersey

    My wife’s parents changed apartments in New Jersey at the end of July, so we took my dad’s truck and utility trailer up to help them move. I haven’t been sailing yet this year since the arrival of my...
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    Re: How far can a boat hang off of a trailer?

    I've got a 15' stitch and glue dinghy that sticks over about 3'. I built a better trailer setup for it a few years ago with a central platform that helps support the keel. The side bunks really just...
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    Re: Small Sprit Rig Questions

    Yeah, I don't think historically sprit rigs came down much. They were either brailed up, wrapped around the sprit, or the mast and everything was taken out. My boat is just big enough where I want to...
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    Re: Small Sprit Rig Questions

    1. Where is the tack secured? To the boom or the mast? In the diagrams I've seen the tack appears to be secured to the mast but they are all for a boomless rig. I assume the tack should be secured to...
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    Whenever I'm hiking out with one foot hooked under the main thwart I wonder what the difference is. I have to assume it's a bunch of things that add up. 28 extra square feet of sail, Okoume vs Baltic...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    It's looking great!
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    I rather like the narrow side decks my First Mate has, they serve as a good warning that you're about to go over. On occasion I've sailed along with the rail buried and water halfway up the deck just...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Nice progress, it's really looking great! I think that pram bow is growing on me.

    What boat did you take out on the reservoir? That looks like a beautiful place... certainly no rocks like that...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    I've been doing some experiments with a fairing around the motor shaft lately. I settled on a NACA 0025 foil after a fair bit of research, downloaded a 200 point drawing from Airfoil Tools which I...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    He seems to do ok, although it is comically huge on him. He got a bit wiggly after 45 minutes but I guess that's probably to be expected. I'm thinking 30 minute cruises on the creek would probably be...
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