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    Re: Heating a small boat

    The nice thing about a cast iron solid fuel stove such as the Fatsco "Pet" is that it is radiant heat which drives moisture out of the boat by drawing damp air into its fire and then exhausting all...
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    Re: Wooden Boat Fastenings

    The fact that many areas are inaccessible is a bit of a problem. So, screws are the next best way to go in order to fasten from outboard. Herreshoff would call for #12 screws for a boat the size of...
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    Re: Shrimp “sound?

    Pistol Shrimp use that snapping sound to stun their prey. Environmental intrusion has all but elimiated them in S. Ca. They would keep me awake at night when I was a kid on my Dad's boat. Not heard...
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    Re: Heating a small boat

    First invented for keeping milk from being frozen in horse drawn delivery vans a hundred years ago, The Fatsco "Pet" is the best little wood burning stove that a small boat can have!. The Pet can be...
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    Re: Beta Engines - How Reliable ?

    "Bright Star's" Original exhaust port was smaller than that of the new Beta we put in. We had to go to the next size up to keep the warranty intact. Bigger is not always louder as the Beta is much...
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    Re: Skiff build completed

    Great Job! Great colors!
    :ycool:Jay
  7. Re: Rotted section of chine log on a 12ft plywood skiff

    Use the same kind of wood as the rest of the chine is made of. Be sure to sanitize the rotten area with a"Timbor" solution.
    Timbor can be caustic so use the ratio of powder to water that is...
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    Re: Identify this California hardwood

    I do think that it is Blue Gum Eucalyptus as the color, grain and bark match to examples that are in California. Both Blue and Red Gum Liptus were used for trim in the famous Green and Green...
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    Re: Ebony bodied planes for model making

    Thanks J. Madison,
    I am nearly done with it and the person it is intended for has been very patient in waiting for its completion. As mentioned, it is a scale study for deck layout and not an actual...
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    Re: Sick of snipe

    If all else fails you might want to invest in another planer. Hard to find now are the Inca Swiss made planers. I have one and it leaves no swipe at all! It does have an excellent adjusting system...
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    Re: Bridge City Tool Works

    I had the honor of meeting John Economaki when he was first starting out. His enthusiasm and creativity have never wained! I have a few of their tools and never cease to be amazed by the quality of...
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    Re: Ebony bodied planes for model making

    I actually got them from Amazon rather than directly from China but Amazon deals all over the world. At any event, the price was right. The craftsmanship is amazing and I have no complaint as to...
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    Re: Looking at this>

    The Alden Schooner "Wanderlure II" was built in 1921 and was iron rivited. The fastenings were galvanized and lasted until 2001 when she was re-framed and re-planked.
    Jay
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    Re: A great new glue!

    I have only had it used on my teeth and bones. For that, it is OFS!
    Jay
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    Re: How much does a free boat cost?

    Hey Slako, In spite of the problems you have to deal with, I think you will set it right and end up with a good pair of hulls and trampoline.
    I like your enthusiasm!
    Jay
  16. Re: Painting over old varnish: Annapolis Wherry

    If you don't choose to remove the old varnish first, it must be well sanded to a dull matt finish every where, or you may end up with blistering and separation.
    Jay
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    Re: Beta Engines - How Reliable ?

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    Re: Beta Engines - How Reliable ?

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    Re: Beta Engines - How Reliable ?

    We put a new Beta 16 in our H28 "Bright Star" recently. This is a two cylinder Diesel that runs smoother than the old lugger it replaced. I has just come up on fifty hours running time now and I have...
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    Re: Ebony bodied planes for model making

    I am close to being finished with the model and will post a picture when it is done.
    Jay
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    Original formula For Marine Glue

    As of 1897 this is the formula for Jefferies Marine Glue as was used by the Brittish Navy it its original form.
    "This composition is said to be composed of 1 part India-rubber, 12 mineral naphtha or...
  23. Re: Which Metre Rule Produced the Most Wholesome Yachts ???

    I had the pleasure of sailing a NY32 a few years ago. Like all Herreshoff boats, it did not make a big fuss out of being fast, it just quietly settled down on her sweet spot and went like hell! It...
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    Re: Lifting big things over high freeboard

    I gotta say thank you to Nick for kicking this one off. "Man overboar" is a subject that we all need to be more aware of!

    Well done bunch!
    Jay
  25. Re: Which Metre Rule Produced the Most Wholesome Yachts ???

    You forgot to mention Nathaniel Herreshoff's Universal Rule that was drawn up in 1902 and accepted by the New York Yacht club in 1903. The Universal Rule also determined a yacht's eligibility to race...
  26. Re: Proper bedding of rudder gudgeon to stern post

    Dolfinite if you can get it will do the job just fine. Then there is window glazing putty too. It is water proof but adding a touch of red lead can't do any harm if it is oil based. Yes, tar can...
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    Re: A great new glue!

    It does work and work very well. It, as mentioned in post #2 does mend and hold broken eye glass temples amazingly as good as new?
    Jay
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    Re: eye splice 1/4 inch rope

    I think Nick has the best answer here. Working with small stuff requires patience and practice. Don't expect to get it right the first time. But, the more you do, the better will be the out come. ...
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    Re: A great new glue!

    I have had a lot of my bones saved by this kind of glue. A friend sent me the info on the site. I plan to try it as super glue often sets faster than I can get parts aligned. If the site does not...
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    A great new glue!

    Remember when your dentist gave you a "Blue Light Special" if you had a tooth that needed repair.
    The medical fraternity has been using this glue for years now. This glue is truly amazing as it will...
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    Re: Lifting big things over high freeboard

    I remember that Bob Sloan, the builder/owner of "Spike Africa" ,was doing a delivery off the coast of Spain and the roller jib jamed up during a double reef blow! Bob had to go up and down the head...
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    Re: Mast height of H28 Sloop

    We don't use them in light airs but when it starts to blow up, the running backs really help Bill. Jib stay is straight and the rig does not pump.
    Jay
  33. Re: Over two crown and under two wall diamond knots

    Just what is needed for my whistle lanyard! Toot, toot, toot, "my engines are in reverse"
    Jay
  34. Re: Taping off varnish in preparation for paint

    Hey Kent, We do the best we can as long as it is fun!
    Dragging a line is easier if you remember to pull rather than push the brush.
    Jay
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    Re: Ebony bodied planes for model making

    This is a quick and dirty study for a client to show practical use of deck space. Scale is 1/2 inch to the foot. It is not intended to be a thing of great beauty but is merely a practice project....
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    Re: Ebony bodied planes for model making

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    Re: Ebony bodied planes for model making

    Here is a bit of what they are helping me do.
    Jay
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  38. Re: Safety at Sea during the Early Industrial Revolution

    It is an interesting read just to watch how the compounded efficiency of shipping grew over the years! And, they did it all without Sat Nav!
    Jay
  39. Re: Taping off varnish in preparation for paint

    Well galloping horse or not! Taping is time consuming, tedious, expensive and it can be frustrating if you are working alone. All of the yards now have paint crews that are fast as well as...
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    Re: Lifting big things over high freeboard

    We go sailing because we love and enjoy it. Going over the side is something that none of us want's to think of. But even so, we carry first aid kits, or should, to patch up all manner of problems....
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    Re: Bothered and Bewildered…

    Spectacular Gary!
    Jay
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    Re: Lifting big things over high freeboard

    Seriously I you can't swim ashore or afford to get back on board from going over the side then don't sail alone unless well prepared. I lost a good friend who was a skilled sailor once! He had...
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    Re: Ebony bodied planes for model making

    Yes, I think so. The ones offered by American suppliers seem to be more expensive, one costing the price of all five.
    Jay
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    Re: Ebony bodied planes for model making

    Paul, I think these will charm her into doing a bit of the work. They are really nice! Again, buy the set of five as it is cheaper than getting them one by one. I am temped to get the chamfering...
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    Ebony bodied planes for model making

    Recently I bought a set of these planes to add to my collection of miniature wood working tools.
    At less than ten dollars apiece they proved to be an amazingly good investment. They work very well...
  46. Re: Taping off varnish in preparation for paint

    If you use a one inch soft flat lettering brush you can avoid the drudgery of taping and instead, cut in the line. Just be sure to clean the brush thoroughly when done. The ones made by Mack are...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #5

    You are going to have a very happy love affair with that fine little ship! Concordia Yawls are amoungst my list of favorites!
    Jay
  48. Thread: Teak deck?

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    Re: Teak deck?

    You have gotten some good advise from George in post #2. I might add that if the teak, is rift sawn, it may have been laid with the annular rings facing the wrong direction which can cause cupping. ...
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    Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    [QUOTE=SeanM26;5954551]How well does a converted lifeboat sail?[/QUOTE
    True Life Boats are not designed to sail well as they are intended to allow the most amount of passengers possible to escape a...
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    Re: Peerie Maa's great great uncle.

    That little boat steps out quite well for the amount of breeze that is blowing. Well done Nick but I sould think that "Bob's your uncle!"
    Jay
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