5 stars for this thread! Thoroughly enjoying every post.
Type: Posts; User: Jayhawk
5 stars for this thread! Thoroughly enjoying every post.
I'm suffering from poor perception here. The motor looks very small sitting in that boat, but when shown against the dude helping the lift driver, it looks like a large motor. And then there's the...
Someone could build a boat using both systems and then call it Mars Climate Oribiter!
After watching your thread for three years (along with many other threads of boats begun and completed since,) I've thought of a name for your boat.
I think its just the right...
Jim everyone loves the way you are building this boat, including me. But you could be building some bastardized raft out of construction ply and I'd still come to this thread for little jewels of...
You build this canoe as if you are going into battle with it!
Next week you'll be putting a copper battering ram on the bow? :P
Jokes aside, the plumbing copper beaten into fittings is a cool...
One day, while sitting on his porch, Jean-Claude saw his friend, Pierre , paddling his pirogue down the bayou:
"Hey Pierre, whachoo got deah?"
Pierre shouted back.
Gotta get me one a dees:
Show me where to sign up!
12k is still about twice as much as I'd expect to pay for a kit, but it is all the more enticing now.
I can't imagine the materials cost being even half of 12k come to think of it....
What an exciting boat! I was just describing to the wife how this would be my next boat when I got down to near the bottom of this page:
...and saw how much it cost....
Has anyone thought of making a wiki for the Woodenboat forum?
There is 12 years of great information and learning on this forum that is getting harder and harder to find. I was thinking that some...
A good paint, properly applied, will stand up to getting wet without peeling.
Do you know what sort of finish is on the bilge currently? Do you know where the water is coming from?
I start from the assertion that wood is in our DNA.
Humanity has been working with wood since before recorded history, how long back does it go?
It's in our blood.
I have a Cypress in my front yard as well, Bald Cypress. Its a fashionable yard tree these days because it has a pleasing pyramid shape and light-diffusing shade. I don't like it in my yard because...
CLC's new 15 knot proa underway:
I'll chime in too :)
We don't see a whole lot of power boat work on this forum, so this thread is valuable 'round here.
It's time we have a thread take us to the very end of a power boat...
Starting to have Brewer Cat Boat withdrawal symptoms...
What a week.
Peter launches his boat and Saltiguy sails into the sunset forever.
I don't have words for this, but I know 'Salti' is still reading this thread even now.
Bring us that...
I suggest a new thread in People and Places. There we can see the travels and exploits of the "is there a name for this boat yet?"
Too many boats get built and rebuilt on these pages and then...
Maybe I have this wrong...
Aren't those nuts going to (eventually) be down underneath the floor, hidden from any aesthetic critics? Or am I picturing the rudder mounted upside down?
I'm hearing news of some really bad weather headed your way. Time to batten down the hatches eh?
Is amateur boat building a reaction against our deadline-driving jobs?
This thread both enthralls and frustrates me at the same time. Where else does one witness a rebellion...
I bet having a transom that big doesn't help narrow down the name of the boat. You could write the Constitution on that and still have room for pictures.
We've tried "sticking" Mr. Ledger's work up before. He wouldn't have it, that silly modesty of his. We in the Jim Ledger Fan Club just keep him bookmarked and bump the thread every 7 days :)
My advise is to post more pictures of the boat. This tends to attract more talented advisors to your discussion :)
In case you didn't see the thread about corn blasting:
Am I seeing that sanding board correctly that it is curved or flexible? What did you make it out of?
I'm sure many more of us are thinking of building a Coquina now :)
I just ran that through Google translate, which did nothing for me.
Good thing I row instead of sail!
Thats no rumor.
To quote our own "Morgan Volunteer:"
"When finished the plan is to take the Morgan on her 38th voyage and sail her back to New Bedford."
Last night I looked through all the woodenboat threads that I was actively (obsessively lurking) following but hadn't seen in a while and your Yawldory build was one of them. At last...
I love how the page with the wiring diagram on it is slightly burnt.
Solar panels on sailboats are cool. If you haven't gotten the latest Woodenboat mag, there is an article on a solar/diesel...
I envy your MacGyver-like resourcefulness. There are times when I feel like I can improvise a solution like that but give up and go shopping instead.
Perhaps some of us in the Woodenboat Forum can help you out in your correspondence with the American vendors? If you put the questions in writing and give them to a relatively knowledgable...
forget the electric motor. Drop a mirage drive into it:
Nice lookin' boat.
Now, where's the 48 foot lobster?
Back to the top o the heap with this one.
Happy new year, Salti!
Whenever he sets a tool to that wood it looks like he's cutting into stone!
cardboard and duck tape only?
Are you allowed to seal the cardboard with anything?
How big a roll of duck tape are we talkin? (you can get some pretty big rolls...)
Did you ever get clarification on this? I've spent a few summers working for old school painters who swear its always best to prime before caulking (speaking of simple house painting in...
Knowing nothing about sails, I have to ask:
What is the advantage of a Junkrig, other than making your boat look exotic?
I'm sure we'll all be here to watch when you get to those finishing touches.
Virtually standing in vigil with the rest of your fans, Patrick.
Shizzit hits the fan all the time, but I think you'll still get to motor off into the sunset on that baby.
I followed your design brainstorm topic for this boat with interest. Thank you for sharing the creative process. This is a unique opportunity for many of us to see the entire genesis of a...
This tree is sometimes called 'Canoe Birch' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betula_papyrifera
Is this what the Canoe builders are using?
Never before have I been so enthralled by such painfully slow work.