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  1. Re: Old Wharf LYS 16' tools/clamp recommendation

    I bought about 12 inexpensive clamps at Harbor freight...most worked ok but a few failed after a while...they were so inexpensive I just tossed them and bought a couple more. I also borrowed a couple...
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    eye protection while sanding

    I wear glasses and have been searching for some type of goggle that will fit over my glasses and seal to my face to keep the dust out of my eyes. I do wear a respirator over nose and mouth...any...
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    Re: Picture posting woes

    I just checked back on this and it works...so easy! Here is a pic from the beginning of the 16 LYS build...two dreamers

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    Re: Old Wharf Dory 16' LYS

    in a word...yes. I looked at a Marine grade fir plywood at Lowes and was turned off. I ended up buying the same thing at a privately owned lumber yard that was way superior (and $$$) to the stuff at...
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    Re: Old Wharf Dory 16' LYS

    I used a very nice quality Marine grade fir plywood and had no problems.
  6. Re: first build/first post 16' LYS or 12' rowing skiff

    Skip the 12 foot rowing skiff, you'll out grow it overnight. I am about 3/4 of the way thru my 16 LYS build and I think it's a perfect first build for a newbie with limited woodworking experience....
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    16 ' LYS Steering system

    Hey Guys...I am inching along with my build and it's getting to be time to buy a steering system as she's going to have a center console.
    My question is how important is it to have a "no feed back"...
  8. Thread: Lys 16'

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    Re: Lys 16'

    I also am building a 16' LYS. I must have looked at a 1000 pictures on the internet. I played around with lots of cardboard mockups before deciding on a design. I think the width is key...mine is 21...
  9. Thread: Shop floor.

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    Re: Shop floor.

    I can only look at these shops with extreme envy...what I wouldn't give to have that space!...unfortunately it would have to be my wife, because she would never move... I have been building my LYS 16...
  10. Thread: LYS build

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    Re: LYS build

    I am building an LYS 16 as well, and while I could envision a very small lightweight cuddy for storage, I think adding bunks and everything that starts to go with them would make the skiff bow...
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    Re: LYS transom motor cutout

    Schuff...I went and measured some transom cutouts this morning some smaller skiff type production boats, and your numbers 33/30 are right on....Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Re: LYS transom motor cutout

    Thanks guys...I don't have the motor yet so its range of motion is an unknown. I think I'll head over to the dealer and measure some existing transoms to get an accurate idea, per Al's suggestion. I...
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    LYS transom motor cutout

    Hello all...Is there a suggested standard width for the motor cutout on a transom? I will probably be installing a newer 25 hp 4 stroke.
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    Re: Modified Lumberyard Skiff

    As a I am in the middle of a LYS build I find this very interesting!...how were the frames attached to the hull?....any word on how the sea test went?
  15. Thread: LYS

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    Re: LYS

    I will look forward to your build. I also have visited Walt...nice guy, and what a shop he has! I have finished my LYS hull...glassed it, primed it etc., and I am now starting to work on the CC,...
  16. 16' LYS tracking concern...keel or shoes?

    Hey Guys ...I am at the point where I should be putting the rubbing shoes on the skiff, but I am concerned whether the flat bottom will track straight, slide in turns etc., with the shoes per the...
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    Re: Epoxy resin amount estimates

    First of all, many thanks to everybody who has taken the time to offer me helpful hints.
    I think I have reread the thread 5 times.
    I have my glass all cut, rolled and ready to go, will prob start...
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    Re: Epoxy resin amount estimates

    Hey John...thanks for the info.
    One of my biggest decisions was whether to wet out hull before laying cloth. I have decided to go that route at this point.
    One question...did you let the initial...
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    Epoxy resin amount estimates

    Hi All....I am getting ready to glass the hull of my Lumber Yard Skiff.
    Having never worked with epoxy resin and cloth, I am somewhat nervous about the whole procedure. One of my concerns is...
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    Re: Lumber Yard Skiff flotation requirements

    E..thanks for your comments. I am going to go with either a new or fairly new motor ($$$), so in the unlikely event of a swamping I think it would be extremely prudent to have some flotation in the...
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    Lumber Yard Skiff flotation requirements

    Hi All...I am grinding (and sanding!) my way thru my build and have come to the point where I need to build the flotation chambers.
    Per the plans, if the skiff will not be used commercially, which...
  22. Re: Hey all you Lumber Yard Skiff owners...4 stroke power?

    Hunky Dory...thanks for that info. I ended up emailing Walter and posed the question to him. Walt felt that the 163 lb motor would be ok as the stern is pretty wide on the standard LYS.
  23. Hey all you Lumber Yard Skiff owners...4 stroke power?

    Hey Guys...I am building a 16' LYS. I have already put this out there once so please excuse the redundancy as I once again reach out to the WBF knowledge pool.
    I have decided that I am not going to...
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    epoxy vs Sikaflex on LYS build

    Hey Guys...As a newbie boat builder I am building an LYS, and was wondering why Sikaflex 291 is specified in the build instructions and is used on many of the build threads I looked at, as well as PL...
  25. Thread: LYS power?

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    Re: LYS power?

    Swoody126...Thanks for your comments on weight forward..Also great idea on contacting dealers to see whats being turned in for for 4 stroke repowers....emails going out today.
  26. Thread: LYS power?

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    Re: LYS power?

    Spokaloo...Thank you so much for chiming in...I was hoping you would. Your advice has confirmed my thoughts on motor weight.
    My boat is going to live on a trailer in my garage when not being used,...
  27. Thread: LYS power?

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    LYS power?

    As a long time lurker, I have pulled the trigger on one of my bucket list items and have started building a 16" Lumber Yard Skiff. I am planning on building a center console for it, as i believe it...
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