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    Re: Belouga info sought

    Sailboat Data will bring you up to speed.
    http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=6645
  2. Thread: Transom Repair

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    Re: Transom Repair

    I believe you will have more than the replacement of the transom planks to repair. In the last pic with the body filler it appears that the ends of the hull planking are rotted as well. I suspect...
  3. Re: Can an oval aluminum mast be converted to a gaff mast

    I think it could be accomplished with the right aluminum mast, one with an internal sail track. I believe if a car was made for the gaff that ran in the track and an articulating connection to the...
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    No I'm comparing that 28' schooner to a similar sized wood boat rigged as a sloop or cat because they are both currently available. If you think a little schooner is as easily sailed and operated as...
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    Alex, I accept your apology. But really it's no big deal anyway. If someone wants to believe something other then what I do, I dont mind. I don't really care if someone becomes rude because it is...
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    This is one hell of a party!
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    Really? Your comparing an old gaffer to that and saying they are the same? BTW I see 2 sails.
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    Chris,
    I was pretty clear actually "l. A ton of little sails and lines where a boat of that size could be run with one or two sails without any issues."

    To any sailor this is referring to a sloop...
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    Oh goodness you hit the nail on the head already and dismissed the answer. Same reason no one drives model T Ford's. Newer better technology. I assume your not using a Commodore computer to post...
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    Which part of my comments are you asking about?
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    Not at all. That's why there are so few wooden boats on the water, not that many gaffers, and few mini schooners. Other choices are abundant.
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    There is no reason not to compare boats of similar size no matter what rig is used, they are all in use and available.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Some boats are very rigid while others are like a floating mattress.
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    That's close to the truth as there are so few of them.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Send me the proper dimensions for the gasket and I'll cut one out for you with my laser.
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    Only if your plan is to sit around Ego Alley and never take it out.
  17. Thread: free hardware

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    Re: free hardware

    Flag pole
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    It looks great but at 27' it is actually impractical. A ton of little sails and lines where a boat of that size could be run with one or two sails without any issues.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    It would allow for you to buy the correct thickness gaskets so it won't leak. Obviously the inner small gasket is to thick or one of the mating surfaces of the outer ring is not flat.

    I'm guessing...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    The small inner gasket and the outer gasket must engage the mating surfaces at the same time and probably rate of compression. You probably should measure what the clearances are for each gasket....
  21. Re: Lightning protection for a wooden boat with dyneema standing rigging

    If you're dealing with 10,000 or 100,000 V it isn't going to matter on your boat. You will either live or die.
  22. Re: Lightning protection for a wooden boat with dyneema standing rigging

    I've been closer then that to a strike on a tree, not more than 40'. It gives you the heebie jeebies.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Chris,
    I believe you should be using the 2 flat thin gaskets, not the o ring. The O ring requires a groove in the housing.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    This arrangement might have the same surface area but the boat will balance differently then if it had a board. I doubt it help the boat point up much into the wind.
  25. Re: Lightning protection for a wooden boat with dyneema standing rigging

    Being on a boat struck by lightning won't be anything like being on a 747. Particularly if for some unexplainable reason the sailor is on deck.
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    Re: 26' Hollow Mast repair guidance

    I believe you need to strip the paint off a bit a figure out the best method to take approach the problem.
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    Re: 26' Hollow Mast repair guidance

    Sawing the seams with a hand saw is the safest method. Pry the seam open enough to slide a saw across and relieve binding but not much more. Pry a little, saw down the line.

    It's hard to determine...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    This is the place I would be first looking for an anomaly.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Chris,
    It doesn't matter, put them down the center if you wish. If you keep them away from the old frames thru won't create debris traps.
  30. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    Oh come now. If pictures are posted on a public forum without protection who owns them? Everything can be reproduced.
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Seems to me that your Angelique rails should be bright. They would be darker then I suspect you were planning on having, but it would be a shame to cover them up. I always wanted to use rosewood toe...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I think you want to lay the batten inline next to the frame in the bilge. Make sure it takes the twist at the turn and does lie flat on the planks. The top should flare away, forward. The final form...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Use the pattern to determine the width needed. I would probably cut the frame as a solid then slice the laminations out. It doesn't matter how so much as long as it works for you.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    "Aft of the rudder post the angle needed to get the frame to lie against the planking is enough that I will need to cut a bevel in the bottom lamination. So those will be more work."

    Chris,
    Not...
  35. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    I didn't see any responses to your question. I don't think boat size matter much, but it sure has implications depending on where a person sails and safety aboard.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Just make sure they are short enough to split easily so as to not pressure the fasteners or planks. If you are going to take frames out below the water line, have some softwood tapers on hand to use...
  37. Re: Lightning protection for a wooden boat with dyneema standing rigging

    There are T storms every week on the Chesapeake. Eventually one will be inescapable even though you can see them coming and you make it into an anchorage. It still requires sitting through it.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Chris,
    You can remove many of those short sisters to give yourself the room you need. Set a circular saw to the frame thickness and saw across the frames making 3 or 4 inch long sections. Then split...
  39. Re: Lightning protection for a wooden boat with dyneema standing rigging

    This will be my solution; attach a bonding cable to the back stay strap bolts inside the transom to the rudder post. Then bond the rudder post to straps attached to each side of the rudder. Hopefully...
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    Re: Workboats Of The Chesapeake Bay

    Surprisingly there are quite a large number of buy boats still afloat, maybe more of them then the party boat type Chenier has. Although I did see one on the Middle River last week.
  41. Re: Lightning protection for a wooden boat with dyneema standing rigging

    "The ground plate is simply screwed to the hull. The square foot requirement is actually outdated given scientific understanding. There is discharge over the surface area of the plate but most...
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    Re: Workboats Of The Chesapeake Bay

    Now that's crazy talk. Build a new boat, if you fix that you would build a new boat plus dispose of an old one.
  43. Re: Lightning protection for a wooden boat with dyneema standing rigging

    I posted a link to the NFPA code which is very clear (If you can read codes) how to protect a vessel. The problem absolutely is retrofitting a boat up to code. Main conductors for copper are bare...
  44. Re: Lightning protection for a wooden boat with dyneema standing rigging

    It would be very hard to offer a path with less resistance then a big aluminum mast to act as an umbrella. Electricity at these voltages doesn't make turns very well either.
  45. Re: Lightning protection for a wooden boat with dyneema standing rigging

    See post #15
  46. Re: Lightning protection for a wooden boat with dyneema standing rigging

    My concern is having an aluminum mast and stainless rigging. The mast will be the conductor and there needs to be a path from the mast to the water that doesn't include a hole in the hull under the...
  47. Re: Lightning protection for a wooden boat with dyneema standing rigging

    How many airplanes get hit? How does one ground an airplane? Show us some real numbers of airplane lightning strikes. You totally ignore the quote I posted btw.
  48. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    Furling a big Genoa single handed when it has kicked up is a chore. The sheet has to be handled as the furling line is brought in. It is a two handed job minimum and tricky.
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    Re: Urethane, dont do it ??

    +1 on Wzbang comments. I have used brushable 2 parts with good effect. It requires 2 people to apply. One person rolls (with the correct foam roller) and the other wipes out the air bubbles with a...
  50. Re: Lightning protection for a wooden boat with dyneema standing rigging

    "there has been strong disagreement between professionals about the best way to mitigate damage in a lightning strike and precious little data to support one point of view over another.*The...
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