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  1. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    Dean,

    I've wondered about routing steel but never done any. Your stainless might have different working characteristics but if you're looking to round over the nose and the rest in case you...
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    Re: Stretched Oughtred Shearwater

    Yeah they're curved. It's drawn that way by Iain and it's obviously stiffer so, as well as attractive. Maybe more comfortable when heeled.

    But the thwart thickness as drawn, is too thick to arc...
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    Re: Stretched Oughtred Shearwater

    Yeah, mine’s a Shearwater. In build ‘negociations’ with my partner left her with the naming duty. I crawled back into the house one evening, proclaimed “I’m almost finished building...” to which the...
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    Re: Stretched Oughtred Shearwater

    Just a thought that with a small outboard with its planing potential you could with a lick of paint and gluing in the centercase slot? have a small usefull quick inshore launch/ fish boat.
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    Re: Stretched Oughtred Shearwater

    Sub $1000 normally. Basically plans and materials cost. Hard works done there and it's planked up nice.\

    Mine got this far out last month (cleaning the epoxy squooge out from centercase...
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    Re: Marine Plywood Prices

    The 'wholesale price of lumbar' as a stock price is now actually back to normal (5 year average). Click on 5yr for the graph scale:

    https://tradingeconomics.com/commodity/lumber

    And with the...
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    Re: Noank Pulling Boat

    Not my shed or boat unfortunately. I had shed envy too!

    If you're set on strip plank, also look through Paul Gartside's rowing catalogue. He has a few for strip plank. He avoids the cost of a...
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    Re: Noank Pulling Boat

    On a skinny 'recreational performance' rower you'll need to make doubly sure you have the boat balanced longitudinally and have spare design displacement capacity. Immersing one end, besides...
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    Re: Tablesaw can get you

    $1800 at todays dollar: pound!


    The Festool is £1600 here on legs. The equivalent 10"/ 250mm blade Dewalt contractor saw usually bought by professional job site workers is £1000 here without a...
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    Re: Tablesaw can get you

    I didn't think anyone sold Saw Stop's in Europe, but now I see the Festool TKS 80 EBS has it, so it's now available in the last year or two in Europe.

    Spendy, Festool stuff is, but keep it tidy...
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    Re: Wooden dinghy floatation

    I bought mine here...

    https://www.sailboats.co.uk/crewsaver-buoyancy-bags?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlKfEh56B-wIVGpntCh3lGAx3EAAYASAAEgIzUvD_BwE

    Also Trident sell em including the Holt ones...
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    Re: Wooden dinghy floatation

    Anyone remember that little Bajau girl dewatering her dugout canoe from fully submerged by straddling the gunwales and tipping it back and forth to slosh the water out. It was remarkable...

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    Re: Wooden dinghy floatation

    Toxo,

    Your boat can't sink, but will flood to above the centercase leaving you with a big problem.

    Options are:-

    1. Ensuring you can block off the top of the centercase so you can bail out...
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    Re: Jolie Brise

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwkQKQCGgdY
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    Re: Garboard drain plug PSA

    I've concluded it's probably worth having a small chinese mini lathe for making stuff like this, exactly as you want it in the material of choice, apart from being able to make everything like screws...
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    Re: Strip built Canoe model

    I think the Freedom 17 or Winisk would better suit: asymmetrical hulls, lower ends etc - faster and less windage.

    I bought the planset for the Bear Mountain Freedom 17 -9 (that ones for 2 adults,...
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    Shawyer with his crew, taking Norman and her owners out in 1894. Not your typical lug fishing boat!


    121721
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    https://www.maritimeviews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/BYY_212_Savourna-e1537273096306-768x627.jpg

    Payne's 5 Rater Savourna (1891).

    They don't seem to have moved the yard side to side. I...
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    Re: For the Porsche Guys.

    I'd rather own this and a field.

    https://www.classicdriver.com/sites/default/files/cars_images/54694/SA-0012880/b7fa31cfb075e40eb9afc3bd176b4208.jpeg

    Yeah, it's air cooled. 1958. Porsche 308...
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    Single halyard over the gaff's two and without the gaff's side loading you can have a thinner mast tip (forces are mainly compression).

    It's not all better. Gaff gets rid of that bit of yard...
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    On the mast length...how did you feel sail area was for your typical winds. If you're a bit undercavassed (a 12ft dinghy would ballpark have 75 sqft) you could order a new sail with an extra reef...
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    Re: Advanced Balanced Lug Sailing Techniques

    https://i.imgur.com/YeXJli5.jpg


    That was dad's (Keyhavenpotterer on here) annotated contribution to the Scamp rigging diagram when he, John Welsford and Josh at SCA were developing the Scamp...
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    Toxo,

    1. Yeah a vertical line like that. In line with the sail luff. What you're wanting to achieve is the getting the upward pull of the main halyard, via the yard, to pull directly down the the...
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    https://i.imgur.com/dCeAboJ.jpg

    The Solent Scow dinghies pull the boom back to move the center of effort for the mainsail back when they choose to add a small jib when racing two up. It kinda...
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    Re: Buying A Small Boat in Europe?

    Tom I've found this in Combrit, Brittany, France...what I think looks like an Oughtred Acorn skiff (its his small lapstrake Whitehall inspired boat). Might be a sprit? 2 pairs of oars on a decent...
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    Re: UK politics: that didn't take long!

    This German solidarity? From the BBC today...


    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has suggested introducing an EU-wide temporary price cap on natural gas to curb skyrocketing...
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    Re: UK politics: that didn't take long!

    Dutch,

    I remember our conversation Dutch. You insulted the spirit or idea of "British nationalism and independence".

    You see Dutch, I didn't tell you at the time, members of my family died at...
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    Re: hand plane repairs???

    Possibly excessive lever cap pressure. Though he must have known what he was doing. If the iron was open throat position against the throat plate and you used the plane alot of 'hard Aussie timbers'...
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    Re: UK politics: that didn't take long!

    Not drunk Andrew, infact I'm T total. Your presumption is incorrect. Your personal threat and insult noted. Poor form.

    Just pointing some cold hard reality of how we got to this Zeitenwende.
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    Re: UK politics: that didn't take long!

    Your gaspayments prepaid for Russia's war and sent him the lathe tooling to make what he needed in the last decade. The money for cheap energy to make your Volkswagens, Putin used to make weapons....
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    Re: Inboard 27 liter V12 prøn

    27 litre V12 Meteor Baby Bootlegger.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xivSi0ks7e8
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    Re: UK politics: that didn't take long!

    It's not a poisoned chalice. Our economy is OK. Unemployment zero. Wages high. Zero corruption. No guns. Our land is geollogically stable, Hurricanes rare. It rains usually, sometimes too much. We...
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    Re: UK politics: that didn't take long!

    Dutch: the good, the bad and the ugly...

    Like the rest of the Eurozone, and many 'developed' economies we've been struggling with low growth for quite a while. When you offshore manufacturing to...
  34. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    https://www.euractiv.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2022/10/Russian-forces-encyrcled-800x450.jpg

    From Lyman, the station up the road Svatove then accross by road, to the line at Starobilsk. Take...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Watched his speech, the cameras watching the crowd...my impression was he's 'lost the room'. They looked troubled, tired of the propaganda, like they were there to 'look at the madman'. I don't think...
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    Re: Buying A Small Boat in Europe?

    Tom,

    You could show your polish students how to build an Alaska...they’ll pick up woodworking skills and see its possible.

    You know what is and what isn’t important, scooge it together, you...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Obviously it's the German Green Party's free diving paramilitary wing.


    In reality it's in 70m of water and Norway says it was equivalent to 700kg TNT.


    The Russian's aren't saying much and...
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    Re: Ukraine

    In the short term, all we can do is build onshore wind. Otherwise it's another 100 billion next year in fuel subsidy in the UK. I can't see the government can afford it. Everything else takes longer...
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    Re: Ukraine

    For a European, it's not easy trying to get into Putin's state of mind.


    So if he's shaping the battlefield just in case he needs battlefield nukes and American has told him, do that and we'll...
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    Re: Sterling Tool Works (USA) Curve.

    My thwart knees were a more gradual curve. You could easily outline it using different sections of that Sterling, but they also do a bigger more gentle curve one the RC-2-1. I think that would be...
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    Sterling Tool Works (USA) Curve.

    While I used a standard French curve to give grace to the curves of my breasthook, transom and thwart knees, I had at the time thought I needed something a little 'bigger' more to a boats scale.
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    Re: Dinghy with removeable transom

    My thoughts are...a design based on a Whitehall that has a very high fixed transom as a matter of course, but then build it to 7-9 ft with the transom built a station forward instead (where the...
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    Re: Old stanley bit brace

    I keep an eye out for the most manly 14" sweep one, but they don't seem to have been sold in the UK, only USA.
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    Re: Old stanley bit brace

    A couple of seconds. Just slide it in there brace end and screwup the thingamey. I went via the spare room and smeared some grease on it's organs.

    It's a slot in the end of the brace that it...
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    Re: Old stanley bit brace

    This is my Millers Falls No.33 with an "improved Barber ratchet". Probably made 1900-1950's.

    I'm guessing it's made of spring steel because of what its doing, and it's shiny like spring steel.
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    Re: One detail of stitch & glue method

    Epoxy is not crap as a paint Nick. Harder to apply, more expensive I accept. Neither is it necessary in most instances, or an end in itself, even when it is chosen for it's usefullness.

    This stems...
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    Re: One detail of stitch & glue method

    Oil, paint, epoxy...it's wood covered with a water impermeable coating.

    Of course you could leave it bare. It gets wet then dries quick...provided water doesn't pool. But rain water from the sky...
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    Re: A new Method of Execution

    Amazing what turns up in Blighty for sale.

    Anyone need an executioners axe from the Middle Ages? It's quite a tool.
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    Re: 'Clovelly Picarooner'

    Not sailed a Picarooner, though I thought about one a while back. We had a Moody 27 bilge keeler that sailed very well, I'd need to look at the appendages to give an opinion. If they've only made it...
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    Re: 'Clovelly Picarooner'

    This one was listed on facebook marketplace 4 weeks ago...looks as nice as they come. £4.5k inc trailer and 4 stroke engine. Falmouth.
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