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    Re: The Life of a Clam Digger (1972, Long Island)

    I passed your number to the owner. Were you able to speak to him?
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    Re: The Life of a Clam Digger (1972, Long Island)

    Dumpster. Unless someone is willing to take it by this summer.
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    Re: The Life of a Clam Digger (1972, Long Island)

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    Re: The Life of a Clam Digger (1972, Long Island)

    It looks like the end is near for LUCKY STRIKE.

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    Re: Boat deacessioning

    Beautiful catboat! The sailing garvey looks like a lot of fun too.
  6. Thread: Scow Schooners

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    Re: Scow Schooners

    Does anyone know anything about this William Garden scow schooner that was abandoned somewhere near Port Townsend?


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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    This is what I'd be driving to the mill if I had enough spare $. 8' 5" bed.

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    Re: Clench nail removal?

    I'm assuming they are copper nails and fairly small diameter. I've ground the bottom of a pair of diagonal cutting pliers (dikes) on a belt sander to make them thinner. I just force them through the...
  9. Re: End of an era,.. Victory Chimes ending operations

    Very few people are willing to invest millions of dollars to make thousands of dollars. It's also over 200 tons so few people possess the proper license to operate it.
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    Re: Jamie's Arlie - Needs a savior!

    It is. But I still don't know how to edit a title when I mess up.
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    Tancook schooner for free Jamie's Airlee

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/618062483222998?rid=10222276547290635&ad_id&rt=1&refID=0&refType=0&referral_code=commerce_attachment

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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    I've been using Fuller bits for over 40 years. I built and repaired many boats without stripping or braking screws and didn't realize the tapered bits were no good. Then I started reading too much...
  13. Thread: NJ Garvey build

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    Re: NJ Garvey build

    I gave the wreck of a garvey posted earlier in this thread to the kids up the block. They are having a blast with it.

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  14. Thread: NJ Garvey build

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    Re: NJ Garvey build

    Looks great!
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    Re: Gil Smith catboat "Lorelei"

    I've never found it to be a problem in the last 45 years.
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    Re: Gil Smith catboat "Lorelei"

    You can scandalize the rig with only one topping lift. One or two topping lifts makes no difference. If you want lazy jacks you'll need a double topping lift.
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    Re: Homemade boat HIN #s and reselling

    Just list it in the usual places and sell it without a HIN. The next owner can worry about a HIN if they want to.
  18. Thread: 16-18' catboats

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    Re: 16-18' catboats

    Some relevant discussion here:


    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?213888-15-Catboats/page3


    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?213888-15-Catboats
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    Re: A few photos from the 2022 WoodenBoat Show

    I spoke briefly to the owners daughter. The hull was built by an old timer in VA. who passed away before getting to the deck. It was in a barn for years before the present owner bought it. They have...
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    Re: Post Boat Show EBS

    Hey Jim. How many bd. ft. of black locust do you think your new rig can haul?
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    Re: Post Boat Show EBS

    What are the dimensions of that boat? It looks like it would be a pretty big tong boat. I think Jorgenson built one around 41' or so and that was about the biggest tong boat around. Most were high...
  22. Re: Looking for plans for a dory style 18-24 foot. Carvel planked

    You need to contact Mystic Seaport Ships Plans as they now have the Atkin plans.
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    Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    Beautiful!
  24. Re: Looking for the wood handles on a bronze ships wheel

    Find someone with a lathe. Black locust is a good choice, teak, mahogany, ipe, lots of woods will work fine.
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    Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    [QUOTE=Jim Ledger;6673928]That's a fine piece of clothespin joinery there, Roger, but I do have to ask...are you keeping that bit of old mast for sentimental reasons? A bit of the original fabric,...
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    Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    I just did this a few weeks ago. Those sanding frames Steven posted work great.


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    Re: Any Steaming advice?

    Propane burner, old beer keg, and PVC pipe with some 2"x3" pieces to keep it from drooping. I have a 1" thick cedar box 7' long for frames, I've been using both for the last 35 years without any...
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    Re: Any Steaming advice?

    You over steamed it. An hour per inch of thickness is the general rule.
  29. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    My new garage entry made from rejects from past jobs. Port Orford cedar. This is the third door in 34 years. Maybe it's time for some gutters. At least this door is semi rot resistant. The prior...
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    Atkin Boat Plans

    I'm not sure if I missed a posting but does anyone know what's happening with the Atkin plans? I hope Pat is not ill. The site says: "We are in a state of transition. No new orders are being accepted...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Another reason to plug as you go, especially on a long-term project, is that the holes can go out of round with changes in moisture content of the planks through the seasons. I know of a sizeable...
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    Re: Large surface gluing

    I rebuilt a 1953 Thompson runabout for someone about twenty years ago. The dried-out transom seams appeared very similar to yours. The owner did not want to replace the transom as it was still sound,...
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    Re: The Life of a Clam Digger (1972, Long Island)

    I just asked him and he said R. A. Ribb.
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    Re: The Life of a Clam Digger (1972, Long Island)

    The tonger down the creek is getting his heads from I think Mass. He's not thrilled with them but that's all he can find.
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    Re: The Life of a Clam Digger (1972, Long Island)

    Three more photos that a friend just sent me. Two tong boats and a raking boat. All berthed in Mud Creek, in West Babylon.

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    Re: Great S. Bay (LI) Shore Bird

    https://www.facebook.com/100016804808792/videos/249932150495676
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    Re: Repowering the Brewer catboat

    I've got a never out of the crate Beta 20 that I was going to install in my AC24 catboat to replace the BMW. Someone made me an offer on the boat before I got to repower it that I didn't think I...
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    Re: Great S. Bay (LI) Shore Bird

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    Re: Great S. Bay (LI) Shore Bird

    Shore Bird #27 under sail 10/31/2021

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  40. Re: The obsession begins...looking for pro/cons of a few designs

    Have you considered any of John Welsford's designs? You've got some great choices so far.
  41. Re: G.F. Carter sloop. Has anyone seen this boat recently?

    That's a marconi rigged one. It also happens to be in my backyard right now. The one in the photo is an earlier boat. Probably 1920's. Some of his earlier boats were quite nice, this one has the...
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    Thanks.
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    It's a bit bigger than an SS. He doesn't remember it's dimensions but I'd guess about 18'-20'.
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    Re: What is this block?

    Sometimes referred to as "Cage" blocks. They were intended to help minimize weight aloft.
  45. G.F. Carter sloop. Has anyone seen this boat recently?

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    A friend sold this nearly 30 years ago to someone near Hampton Bays NY. He was wondering if any of the forumites near Shinnecock Bay may have seen this boat around anywhere. It...
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    Re: H-28 FREE located Long Island, NY

    I've finally got a contact number for the Yard that has this boat if anyone is interested. The owner passed this winter at 102. The yard has been hauling this boat since he launched it in 1960 and...
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    Re: Caulking mallet on craigslist in Pennsylvania

    That's not a good mallet. The navy had them made as lifeboat gear. That one looks like some flavor of oak but most were maple. I've given away about a dozen of them. Better than a hammer but not...
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    Re: WBF History Thread?

    THANK YOU!

    I used to post photos of my work that I thought would be helpful and pertained to the question at hand. I grew tired of attacks by a select few who had never posted anything they've...
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    Re: WBF History Thread?

    The LULU saga was great!
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    Re: WBF History Thread?

    Andreas Jordan Ruhle (sp.?) and even Robb White stuck his head in a few times.
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