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  1. Re: Windward performance of pocketship, CS 20, NIS 18 or Chebacco

    Geert, I made the sails for an aluminium Pocketship that is built in Dronrijp, and was involved with the sails for 2 Chebacco's in sheet plywood. The Chebacco's are sailing from the marina in...
  2. Thread: Cruising the Sands

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    Re: Cruising the Sands

    Yes, in the past a side of bacon was often used. Nowadays not onboard
    Frank
  3. Thread: Cruising the Sands

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    Re: Cruising the Sands

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    You will, I hope, remember this tjalk, de 'Overwinning' from earlier posts: About a year ago during a survey, they found that the bottom was dangerously rusted away, while she was only 12...
  4. Thread: Cruising the Sands

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    Re: Cruising the Sands

    The dried out picture was sent last week, and I thought to post it for it would not matter much if it came out upside down. We will join them the last weekend of september with family and friends....
  5. Thread: Cruising the Sands

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    Re: Cruising the Sands

    Thanks John.
  6. Thread: Cruising the Sands

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    Re: Cruising the Sands

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    I try to kiss this thread alife. This is the klipper that my eldest son sails, here in heavy wind with a new mainsail
    Frank
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    First Time I was in Poland, 1986, it was hard to find something else then tea, Herbata, except wodka.
    I hope that a few more locals like Henning, from the Nis boat, and the 'Powerkraut', will show...
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    An EBS in Berlin? I like it. Never been there and I am refreshing my German with Duolingo so I would love to try it out on real Germans, and ofcourse it would be so nice to meet continental...
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    Re: Caledonia yawl- decked vs open

    And with decks you can go forward without trapping your legs. I sailed an aluminium CY with decks and like them. Frank.
    www.oarandsail.nl
  10. Re: Raid boat sailing weekend Lake Belterwiede ( Netherlands) 4 , 5 and 6 mei 2018.

    Hugh, you would be most welcome. We set the maximum number of participants at 40 persons. About 20 have already said they want to come. And very satisfying that there are several youngsters amongst...
  11. Re: Raid boat sailing weekend Lake Belterwiede ( Netherlands) 4 , 5 and 6 mei 2018.

    We will host another Punterweekend: On 5,6,and 7 may 2022. Same place, and most of what I have written in this thread applies again, so you could use the forms to enroll. Ofcourse you may not meet...
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    Re: Heaven, hell, and funerals

    Like the Sopranos? Frank
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    Re: Heaven, hell, and funerals

    Composting does nog work when you receive an antibioticum againstan infection shortly before you die. You become a mummy. Frank
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    Re: Heaven, hell, and funerals

    Your funerals seem terribly boring. I expect something better when it is my time. Frank
  15. Thread: Eunice and friends

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    Re: Eunice and friends

    It is close to the peak here and I don't feel at ease working at my sail loft under the roof; I can hear rooftiles moving and the roof trembles a bit. It will stay like this till after midnight and a...
  16. Thread: for bertenshaw

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    Re: for bertenshaw

    Is this Jolie Brise? Frank
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    Re: ballast keel for haven 12/2 footer

    Heel goed, Ad.
    Frank
  18. Thread: Ice skating

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    Re: Ice skating

    Erik, I think I will do that,next winter. Have permission already, but will train first a couple of weeks indoor . A good way to fight the winter blues. Frank
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Glad you're back boatbuilding.
    It is such a good idea to start with building sails, rudder, spars etc. for when you start with the hull, like I do, and she is finished, the other parts seem to take...
  20. Thread: Ice skating

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    Re: Ice skating

    Erik, I envy you. We had no ice this winter and it a long time ago we could skate. Last winter we skated one time and the ice was thin. In 1997 we had a great winter, the Boat we lived on was lifted...
  21. Re: Herreshoff Catspaw sail/row 12’8” stretched to 14’...strip planked and glassed

    Nice, I wonder, did they use the fullsize paper patterns that Woodenboat sells? Frank
    www.oarandsail.nl
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    Re: Choosing a sail rig for a 24' catamaran Wa'Apa

    I made an Ulua sail some years ago and last year a sail for a Wa'apa. I used 4 oz dacron and followed Gary Dierkings plans and recommendations and found them easy to follow. Ofcourse I am a sailmaker...
  23. Thread: Catboat Kit

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    Re: Catboat Kit

    Instant Boat has paper patterns of the parts, for Bobcat, which is very close to a kit. Frank
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    Re: Rowboat confused newby

    In 'Building Small Classic Craft' , John Gardner, you will find plans of several dories and I think the 'Modified Swampscott Dory might suit you. Built with a narrow flat bottom and rounded sides the...
  25. Re: Is anyone currently building/sailing a Caledonia Yawl in the south of England / U

    Larch plywood perhaps?
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    Re: BROTM Post. Would you ride high speed rail?

    Yes, in march we will take the TGV from Amsterdam to Paris. Frank
    Www.oarandsail.nl
  27. Thread: Salmo 520

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    Re: Salmo 520

    😇thnks Rob
  28. Thread: Salmo 520

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    Re: Salmo 520

    Thanks Dryfeet and Dave for liking my boat. I posted the video partly for vanity and also to show the differences between the Salmo boats and mine. I think the Salmo is primarely a sailing boat with...
  29. Thread: Salmo 520

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    Re: Salmo 520

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RsttZg7iCc

    My son made this video of our oar-and-sailboat. Homebuilt to my design. Actually more of a rowing boat but sails well. Frank
    www.oarandsail.nl
  30. Thread: Salmo 520

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    Re: Salmo 520

    Moi?
  31. Re: Remember when they called themselves the moral majority?

    I remember "The silent majority". Frank
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    I found his book on greek mythology disappointing
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    Re: Lofting Atkin's Handy Andy

    She looks just like a Bahama Dinghy. I think you should have a loosefooted main. Will she have a shallow keel? Or a leeboard? I like her a lot. Frank
    Www.oarandsail.nl
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    Re: Shaping the backplate

    From a kit or from scratch?
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    Re: Your coffee maker recommendations please.

    Finally about coffee. I like coffee from I think Nicaragua. Every week I buy it at the local market from The Coffee Station, a local small firm. They buy beans from all over the world and roast it....
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    Re: The voyage, 10000NM on the barque Europa

    Very Nice,PP
  37. Thread: epoxy not setting

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    Re: epoxy not setting

    That will work. Dont change mixing ratios resin and hardener
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    We read Lale Guls book about her youth in a strict muslim family in Amsterdam. Great book, often a bit rude about sex, a lot of anger about the Imams who forbade her to play soccer and to hide her...
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    Re: Small outboard on a shellback dinghy

    The Shellback Dinghy is basically a double-ender on the waterline and putting an outboard there will immerse the transom too much. Perhaps if you attach a broomstick to the handle so you can sit far...
  40. Thread: Baby boom.

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    Re: Baby boom.

    Congratulations. Frank
  41. Re: What formerly common skills do you want to learn? Or teach?

    I teach canvaswork using Sailrite's Totebag. We found it is a good project for one day and people learn using a sewing machine, a Pfaff 130 with a handcrank, and use boat canvas, webbing, a zipper,...
  42. Re: Vikings settled in North America in 1021AD, study says

    The scientists who developed the theory come from Groningen, my home town. The Washington Post mentions this but the BBC does not. Disappointing. Frank
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    Re: The Boats of Iain Oughtred - book project

    Dick,
    I never built an Oughtred boat but I just finished an Elf spritsail, and I have a Tirriksail almost done on my table and also a kit for a CY mainsail. Bert van Baar, De...
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    Re: Synthetic standing rigging

    I like it and you might have a stress test done at a technical college perhaps. Should be easy.
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    A Chebacco in Watercraft

    Hey guys, I wrote an article about a new Dutch Chebacco for Watercraft 149, and I would like to hear from you about it. www.watercraft-magazine.com
    Frank
    www.oarandsail.nl
  46. Re: Choice Paralysis: First time builder trying to choose plans within constraints

    Erika, Ultralight boatbuilding by Tom Hill is a great book on glued lapstrake. I think many boatplans can be adapted tot this construction. Frank
    www.oarandsail.nl
  47. Re: seeking plan like Gannet but traditional lapstrake construction

    Uffa Fox designed some fast planing dinghies in clinker construction
    Frank
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    Re: No Time To Die - Spirit Yacht in New Bond film

    Nice, We were 2 days ago in Venice, on the Canal Grande. Frank
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    Re: Happy birthday to Ted Hoppe…

    Happy birthday, Ted
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    Re: WoodenBoat 92 Article (Jan/Feb 1990)

    Evecom bij Drachten heeft het vast op de plank liggen
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