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    Re: Working on Mirror 318 (in UK)

    Oldest one I've seen :) You might check out this thread on rebuilding "Puffin" http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?167987-Restoring-an-old-mirror-dinghy and look at stuff on "Mighty Pippin"...
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    Re: R2AK 2018, we got wood.

    OK...so maybe they'll have to wait for the Winter southwesterlies? Oh wait...here comes the chase boat...
  3. Re: Seattle CL junk Rig Allen Farrel design 35'

    I remember seeing that up at the PTWBF a few years ago.
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    Re: Over the Bar, Anne Bray

    Condolences to her family and all who knew her.
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    Re: Table saw, router, track saw decisions

    First of all, Thanks Tom, for getting lots of folks into a great dialogue! Some really good commentary about tool functionality and safety here. That said, my tool usage is probably more like...
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    Re: "Do you have plans for -----"?

    Very Nice! I take it the raised center portion will swivel down to be flush? One of these days I really need to replace my old solid core door bench with something nicer, but so far it's actually...
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    Re: "Do you have plans for -----"?

    Just getting a look in here. Very nice bench, Denise. What kind of wood is that? I pretty much agree with Tom that most folks will build from images...if nothing else just to accommodate the...
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    Re: Bubbles in Paint

    As far as searching goes, I've had the best luck with prefacing a google search with "woodenboat forum" like: "woodenboat forum + paint + bubbles" which gave me a bunch of returns.
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    Re: installation of deck hardware

    The caveat I'd add to Garret's comment about backing plates is to make sure you do not bed them if the fasteners are going through into a cabin. I prefer to not bed inside a cabin so if my topside...
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    Re: installation of deck hardware

    If it's planked, what Ian said. For stitch and glue I'm a believer in through bolting wherever possible and "drill-fill-drill" to isolate the wood. On epoxy surfaces I like to bed with butyl tape,...
  11. Thread: Eugene CL

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    Eugene CL

    Devlin fans?
    https://eugene.craigslist.org/boa/d/nancys-china-sailboat-updated/6496789103.html
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    Portland Or CL

    Spotted a Hurley Sillhouette that needs some love. I called the guy and it's more project than I want (I'm up here right now) but interesting to the right guy maybe. No affiliation, etc, etc....
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    Re: T-Shirt Recall?

    You could wing it phoenetically: http://www.ancientscripts.com/futhark.html
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Now that's just too bloody nice :) Actually you'll thank yourself down the road when you find these don't fade or fall off like the ubiquitous Dymo tape labels or felt pen.
  15. Re: Inexpensive 50 year old boat and neophytes...

    Gotta agree with Mickey on that one! My oldest daughter was known as "Adventure Jen" by her friends and took off after her undergrad degree to teach English in Japan, then moved to Australia to...
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    Spotted on Seattle CL

    Wish I were younger! No affiliation, etc, etc...but I wish I was. Although I can hear Ian gagging at the thought of all that varnish :)...
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    Re: Pitch Pockets Please?

    I think I'd just go with the dutchman....chisel a slot for a matching piece of spruce (that's pretty stuff you have there, by the way!) and glue in a matching piece...maybe 1/4 X 1/4 X whatever...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    OOOOooo...sounds like your place is worse than mine after all! Although we still have friends who come over and look around saying, "Ever heard of that TV show; American Pickers? Call 'em."
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Oooo...sorry 'bout that. We've told our kids that if we separate or both move out or croak, just take what they want and call "Louie The Torch" and burn the place.
  20. Thread: Schooner Row

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    Re: Schooner Row

    Very Pretty! Is taht actually a sheer line to the coachroof or just the way the print is laying? And re the diagonal stringers actually IN the caochroof?
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    Re: Balco 34 - your thoughts?

    It's wood. Everything's repairable. I think the question would be is it worth your time? What would be your goal there? How broad are your skill sets and how deep are your pockets? It kinda...
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    Re: Paint problems

    Another question would be; what kind of epoxy did you use inside the CB trunk? Some seem to blush more than others. I'd also check the tech guys at Jamestown Distributors and see what they have to...
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    Re: Staff Commodore Richar Lawrence

    On to the next adventure. Fair winds.
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    Re: Another "duh?" Moment

    A radius sole spokeshave is nice. I have one I use for bows, on the tight radius where the grip fades into the limb (for me usually under a 2" radius). Mine is a Lee Valley and I'm not so sure of...
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    Re: Maid of Endor model build

    Doesn't look nearly as "fat" with the planking on as it did in the frame only state. Very nice low! Is that just plain ol' automotive Bondo?
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    Re: Another "duh?" Moment

    I have the same one that I picked up from a garage sale for $5 because "it wouldn't cut". Bevel was up and ran right under the chip breaker with a big splinter stuffed in there. Nice compass plane,...
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    Re: Technical helper

    Glad to have you aboard, Matt. Electrical help is always welcome by me as I'm purely a "dabbler" and most of what I know has been from doing precisely that...although I have been able to keep...
  28. Re: Okoume plywood from Boulter vs. Bruynzeel and Joubert

    I can only assume that you have contacted Boulter to see what they had to say? That sounds like the kind of service a company could ill afford to provide. So sorry you had to go through that! Have...
  29. Re: Someone can help me identify this type of boat?

    So from what has been said above I would choose a name that fits the character of the boat in your story. If it is slow and plodding I would refer to it as a Gozzo. If it's depicted as swift and...
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    Re: Charcoal Heaters

    Hi Ersin, I think everyone pretty much agrees with you on the known hazards of pretty much any, combustible fuel stove. It's tragic that people are losing their lives to charcoal stoves used in...
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    Re: Scarfing spreaders?

    I'm thinking I'd agree with Ian on the wood choice. The Balata sounds strong, but as an old racer I'm always reluctant to put that kind of weight aloft.
  32. Re: Contemplating owning a wooden sailboat in Seattle

    Congratulations!
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    Re: Adding a bulkhead in a fiberglass hull

    An alternative would be to use the thick EVA foam that they use as bulkheads in kayaks. Light, cheap and if installed with a bead of silicone (or maybe Lifecaulk?)
    as they do in the kayaks then...
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    Re: Maid of Endor model build

    Intense! Are you soaking your planks to soften them? I'm kinda learning about this model stuff and am watching with interest!
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    Re: Garboard plank question

    As Jay pointed out, shellac had been a standby for (literally) millenia. check out:
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?63649-The-use-of-shellac-in-boat-building...
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    Re: Garboard plank question

    Is there a rabbet in the keel for the garboard to land on? Sounds like that's the real question?
  37. Thread: Tent stoves

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    Re: Tent stoves

    On a couple of my old boats we used to carry a big terra-cotta flowerpot. Inverted over the cookstove, the pot created some thermal mass and had lots of surface area to radiate heat. Worked fine to...
  38. Thread: MaryEllen

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    Re: MaryEllen

    Peace Ian. We can't keep the people, but we can keep the love.
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    Re: Charcoal Heaters

    Chafer Gel = weak napalm?
  40. Re: Need help, helping a friend (not boat related)

    What area do you live in, Greg? That'll make a difference on the availability of specialized estate salespeople.
    These may be helpful (or maybe not?!?):
    https://mb.nawcc.org...
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    Re: Anybody know this sail logo?

    I couldn't find it here: https://www.goodoldboat.com/pdfs/SailInsigniaGuide.pdf
    Maybe it's a "Mass Hallucination"?
  42. Re: recommendation for surface mount compass?

    That's pretty cool. I wonder if the bracket can be turned over so it's mounted on the bottom of the thwart with the compass in the normal position? That'd solve that "comfort when rowing" issue :)
  43. Re: recommendation for surface mount compass?

    We used the old Tacticians when I was racing Thistles. I think most of the boats in the fleet had the same thing, mounted the same way and I don't recall any failures. I don't think I'd mount one...
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    Re: The new shop build

    BOY! I feel like a real wimp! It was nearly 40 in my shop today and I was grousing that my feet were getting cold. Guess I'm gettin' old. I got some of those Harbor Freight link together work...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Seems like an awfully big exhaust pipe for one liter!
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    Re: It's 'glass, but it's cool...LiteBoatXP

    Wonder how it does in chop? All of their pics show pretty flat water. Johnstone Strait gets pretty rambunctious at times :)
  47. Thread: Oars done

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    Re: Oars done

    Those are beautiful! Entirely worthy of the best finish you can apply. I think you're on the right track with the Epiphanes. I've never used the International, but I'd say go with the best.
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    Re: "Gorgeous" doesn't begin to describe it!

    Especially when you can pick up complete boats for under $1K. And pretty decent ones for ~$3K
    https://eugene.craigslist.org/boa/d/thistle-sailboat-trailer/6445461107.html
    I never had better abs...
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    Re: Damn fragile tupperware boats.

    Quite correct! I think the flexible skin theory is fine as long as you keep them away from the hard stuff. Be wary of toerail leaks on your boat, though. I have some real core issues with mine due...
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    Re: Damn fragile tupperware boats.

    Johnstone subscribed to the theory of having the structural lams on the inside, followed by core followed by a lighter external layer . The theory was that the light lam could flex and relieve broad...
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