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  1. 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?
  4. Thread: Gunwale repair

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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...
  7. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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!
  17. 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
  19. 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), ...
  22. 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!
  23. Thread: Some drawings

    by spirit
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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 .
  25. 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.
  26. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. Re: Epoxy bonding to plywood edges vs. plywood faces

    Upchurner:
    I would be grateful if you would say how I might have defined my question better.
    My title was: Epoxy binding to plywood edges vs. plywood faces
    My question was: "Does anyone know if...
  40. Re: Epoxy bonding to plywood edges vs. plywood faces

    I wrote to Gougeon Brothers as follows.
    "I am a scientist, and my current question is very specific: when joining two pieces of okoume marine plywood with epoxy,
    does the epoxy hold better to the...
  41. Re: What are the dimensions of the OEM Yamaha Mini-10 10-Micron Fuel Filter Assembly

    Thanks Breakaway.
  42. What are the dimensions of the OEM Yamaha Mini-10 10-Micron Fuel Filter Assembly MAR

    Dimensions please. I can't find them online.
  43. Re: Epoxy bonding to plywood edges vs. plywood faces

    I can tell you why I started this thread, but that does not answer my question about the strength of ply-to-ply epoxy bonds.
    I am contemplating a small power skiff built of Okoume marine plywood....
  44. Re: Epoxy bonding to plywood edges vs. plywood faces

    Both wtarzia and Todd have noted that the end grain of plywood can suck up a lot of epoxy, which is universally acknowledged. Might not the sucked-up epoxy thereby get a better grip on a piece of...
  45. Epoxy bonding to plywood edges vs. plywood faces

    There are some times when epoxy is used to bond two faces of marine plywood, as in laminating.
    There are other times when epoxy is used to join two edges of marine plywood, as in puzzle joints and...
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    Re: Doug Hylan Point Comfort 18 build in Florida

    Did you find a place to put a good gasoline filter in your boat?
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    Re: glassing plywood prior to hull installation

    When a plywood panel is bent, one side of it must compress, and the other side must stretch.
    Since the elasticity of glass in epoxy must be substantially less than that of an equivalent thickness...
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    Re: glassing plywood prior to hull installation

    Any panel that will remain flat can be glassed. It is easier to glass a whole sheet of plywood before you cut out smaller pieces. Of course any surfaces that will be bonded with epoxy after glassing,...
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    Re: A cabin design for a houseboat.

    I suggest that you study sampans for ideas. There are advantages to a simple structure with good indoor-outdoor design, height only in the middle, fore-and-aft ventilation, minimal windage, and an...
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    Re: Fillet material for plywood dinghy

    Wizbang: how do you smooth your fillets (since they contain flocked cotton)?
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