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    Re: Anchor for rock quarry

    Quarries are usually not very deep.
    Are there any new young scuba divers in your area who might like to explore the bottom of your quarry
    to find lost objects, including anchors?
    Sounds like fun!
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    Re: When is a boat wooden?

    When part of a boat is made of wood, that part is wooden.
    When only a little bit of a boat is made of wood, that boat is not very wooden.
    When a lot of a boat is made of wood, that boat is very...
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    Trailer bunks above wheel guards?

    I have a narrow space to park my boat on its trailer.
    Since the boat is narrow (62 inches) and light (about 700 lb with outboard, battery, fuel tank and anchor),
    is it OK to raise the bunks on a...
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    Re: Powerboat efficiency

    Keep it light, and slow down, as already emphasized.

    It helps to watch your boat when someone else is driving it.
    Look at your bow wave and wake, and see if there is a speed or angle that...
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    Re: Prettiest boat under thirty feet

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    My 5 x 18-foot flat bottomed power skiff named "Spirit."
    She has just turned counterclockwise in front of her own wake at 22 knots, showing very little wake.
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    Re: Prettiest boat under thirty feet

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    Bill Schwicker's Egret sailing across Florida's shallow waters
  7. Thread: bigger vs wider

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    Re: bigger vs wider

    As to your question, wider on the waterline is more stable, everything else being equal.
    As for better, that depends on a great deal more. Design, quality and construction are all important.
    Length...
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    Re: Rebuild teak hatches (3rd time in 20 years)

    Doesn't resorcinol glue work for teak?
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    Re: Plywood construction WITHOUT glass.

    As I recall, Tom Hill only uses glass on the bottom of his Long Point boat, and paints all other surfaces.
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    Measured speed of outboard-powered canoes?

    I have read articles about freighter canoes with square sterns and outboard motors where speed in knots was estimated at 20 knots.
    Are there well recorded measurements by GPS of these speeds?
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    Re: What kind of motor?

    You can pull a skier with a flat bottom and a 25HP outboard.
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    Re: Spira boat design help

    Spira designed the Albion for Pacific offshore fishing, so it will be comfortable enough for most of your family's daytime outings on lakes and channels.
    It is also more suitable for beaching.
    I...
  13. Re: Okoume plywood from Boulter vs. Bruynzeel and Joubert

    Read John Harris's" Marine Plywood" in Wooden Boat May/June 2017 (256, 38-43, 2017).
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    Re: Scarfing spreaders?

    Spreaders are exposed to extremes of temperature and humidity.
    This might be a good place to use a resorcinol glue rather than epoxy.
    I think that I would prefer to use solid wood...
    Good luck.
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    Free: WoodenBoat about 1975- 2008

    I have an almost complete set.
    Who wants to pick up all of those before this decade, in Lexington, MA?
  16. Thread: Gunwale repair

    by spirit
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    Re: Gunwale repair

    Has anyone tried "Bar Keepers Friend" (a soft kitchen cleanser containing oxalic acid) for removing fungus from wood?
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    Re: Wooden bow anchor fairleads

    Stainless steel anyone?
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    Re: Safety question on battery and gas tank

    Some 6-gallon portable plastic gas tanks dribble gas out the top air vent when they are full.
    I would worry about this in a bow tank because of the up and down motion of the bow.

    It is also not...
  19. Video of folding open plywood panels for a monohull

    I wish to cut two long identical plywood panels, each with one straight edge and one curved edge, then stitch the curved edges together with wire,
    and unfold (open) the whole structure to form a...
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    Phil Bolger is my favorite boat designer.
    I admire his boats for their simplicity, honesty, practicality, stability, ease of home building and beauty.
    Above all, his boats interact almost...
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    Re: Best substitute for Chinese traditional hull?

    I suggest that you talk with Doug Hylan about his two garvey's. They are extremely capable boats, wide, stable and adaptable.
    The WoodenBoat store has plans.
    I'll bet that Doug could tweak either...
  22. Re: Two rescued after drifting for 5 months in the Pacific. ... I don't get it????

    The weirdest thing is still that these two did not show a touch of being outdoors in the sun for many months...
  23. Re: Two rescued after drifting for 5 months in the Pacific. ... I don't get it????

    For what it's worth, I believe this story. Broken spreader, flooded engine, no phone, few navigation skills. Yup.
    It is astonishing how little aptitude these women had for emergency repairs, but so...
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    What is it that makes a planing boat wet?

    Some boats seem inherently wetter than others, even when they are planing (and have overcome their bow waves), and
    even given their use in similar conditions of speed, rough water, and sloppy...
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    Re: Marine plywood in Tacoma, WA

    DON'T buy an unknown brand.
    See the article by John Harris in a recent issue of WoodenBoat for the perils of buying even the best brands of marine plywood.
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    Re: Want to buy a table saw

    PLEASE ask your dad what he would like.
    Some people want a very portable saw.
    Some like a saw for ripping long narrow boards.
    Some want a wide table for cutting wide square pieces.
    Some want...
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    Re: Devlins 2nd edition

    Probably May 2018
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    Re: Dyamite Payson remembered

    A beautiful tribute, Peter.
    Thank you!
  29. Thread: British Boats

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    Re: British Boats

    Many of Sam Devlin's modern boats have a similar character, without the huge bow. See devlinboat.com
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    Dick Newick's outboard-powered trimaran

    Does anyone know about the design of this trimaran?


    http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20030820/news/308209978
  31. Thread: Fuel economy

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    Re: Fuel economy

    The size of the engine and speed are more important than the boat.
    Otherwise, choose the boat with the lowest displacement and longest length. This is the principal used by Nigel Irens...
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    Re: Another original leaves the boating world

    Thanks Tom. I loved them all.
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    Re: Inboard raised deck motor cruiser

    Have you considered the much lighter and faster Bluejacket boats (bluejacketboats.com)?

    Bluejacket 24 specifications
    Length over all = 24 ft 3 inches = 291 inches
    Beam = 96 inches (hull), ...
  34. Lithium ion battery for starting a 20 HP 4-stroke Honda outboard motor?

    I would like to communicate with anyone who has used a lithium ion battery
    as a cranking battery for an outboard motor like the 20 HP Honda 4-stroke outboard motor.
    Thanks!
  35. Thread: Some drawings

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    Re: Some drawings

    Falcon1:

    I suggest that you publish a book.
    Your drawings are beautiful.
    They would also sell well at any art fair...
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    Re: 17' Trailer Boat in 18' Garage?

    Boats can live very happily on trailers out of doors...
    covered up of course .
  37. Re: The relationship between displacement and cost and building time ?

    Displacement may parallel cost and building time, provided that the quality of materials and the degree of finish remain constant.
  38. How long can peel ply stay on before its becomes difficult to remove?

    I would like to partially finish the bottom of a flat bottomed plywood skiff (scarf, shape, glass, epoxy and peel ply), before I flip the bottom and work on the top sides. Can the peel ply stay on...
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    Re: Ideas on garage setup for boat build

    In general it is not a good idea to move a boat until its whole shape is well established, that is, finish the planking, whether it is plywood or wood on frame.
    You need to keep the whole boat...
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    Re: Downsides to flat-bottomed skiffs?

    Flat bottomed power skiffs excel for their stability, capacity and shallow draft, and the shape is ideal for planing with modest power. This makes them excellent as inshore family boats.

    There are...
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    Re: Bolger Sneakeasy?

    [QUOTE=John Martin;4273538] I was browsing harbor launch photos and ran across an image that I thought was gorgeous. Looks like a Bolger Sneakeasy, but probably the nicest example I have ever seen....
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    Re: Fish able Sailing boat

    I think that you will catch the most fish by trolling, and that can happen in any sailboat.
    Silver lures are fine in deep water (for mackerel), but they sink and can snag in shallower water.
    The...
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    Re: Ripping strips, a saw recommendation?

    I suggest that you talk to a company that makes moldings for construction purposes.
    They buy top quality wood in long lengths and cut perfect pieces with gang cutters.
    You won't need to do any...
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    Re: Longest Stitch and Glue Boat

    Reuel Parker builds long narrow plywood boats, using stitch and glue methods. For example, his new Seabright 33 sailboat is 35 feet long and 8.5 foot beam.

    For powerboats, a great deal depends...
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    Re: table saw recommendations please :)

    A Festool saw (with guides) will do many of the things a table saw can do, and it can't be beat for portability.
    It is wonderful for plywood...
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    Re: Amazing Boat Paintings!

    Shades of winslow homer...
  47. Re: Another smallest boat to cross the Atlantic Ocean attempt.

    Yes, this is an incredibly silly (as well as dangerous) endeavor.

    Let's now do a re-frame, and consider that what Matthew Kent is doing, is addressing a self-designed challenge to himself. He may...
  48. Thread: Boat trailers

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    Re: Boat trailers

    Most trailers are set up for much heavier boats, so look around on line for very light trailers. A jack at the front end helps a lot,
    and a lock on the connector is worthwhile. Your car will need a...
  49. Re: Epoxy bonding to plywood edges vs. plywood faces

    I appreciate that everyone on this thread is trying to be helpful. The question I asked was understood by West System, and answered immediately and specifically.
    I have tried repeatedly and...
  50. Re: Epoxy bonding to plywood edges vs. plywood faces

    MN Dave:
    It is you who needs to re-read my question.
    "Does anyone know if there have been scientific tests of the relative strength of epoxy bonds to
    the edges of okoume marine plywood vs. the...
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