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    Re: Baltic birch

    Heresy, but:
    I have done similar, but with polycarbonate or acrylic sheet. Works, durable,easy to cut n shape, etc.
    As I said, heresy.
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    Re: Rusty Toolbox Drawers - coating?

    How about soaking the felt with Boeshield or similar, over paint? Im in the tropics, and youve never seen rust tull you live where its always warm and humid, with salty air...
    Brian
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thank you for the video Greg, its interesting to me how the sense of the boat come through more clearly than in stills, appreciate the effort!. I dont usually have anything of substance to add here,...
  4. Re: Help! Ruben's Nymph Canted . . . need a fix.

    I think you have to loosen the ties a bit to allow movement, than coax things into the shape you want, then re tighten, then on to glue and glass. Maybe someone here has a shortcut, but thats been my...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Bummer Chris! Not a good feeling at all. But, I've experimented with ignoring problems like that. Unsurprisingly, it didnt work. So you are doing what has to be done for the long term, which is the...
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    Ken:
    Look back further in the thread, much is revealed.
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Did it take some force to peel those veneers or did they volunteer to come off? Is the overlay polyester? that would help explain the water intrusion. As you say, your future is foretold...
    Brian
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    Re: Skiff repairs and an upgrade.

    Wiz, I think OP means luff...not leech.
  9. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I think 'feathering' vs variable pitch, like a Maxprop. Pitch selected when it is assembled, will feather to neutral sailing, blades reverse when reversing. I think.
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Yes, agree re: one thing at a time, its a constant struggle to keep focus on the priorities, at least for me...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Well Chris I've looked and thunk about your texture on the cabin top and can't for the life of me think what it might be. Given her age and such, I was looking for walnut shell bits or something, but...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Considering the sensible goal here that looks good! As above, I'd put one of the plastic nonskid additives in the new paint (Awlgrip, International, others) to ensure grip, wouldnt be much extra work...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Nothing really gets nonskid ready for paint, I've tried several methods over the years. Good enough is going to have to be the goal...
    Are you allowed to pressure wash decks there? On the glassed...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Well, my approach would be to strip, fair, paint/nonskid, it is so very nice when done well. However, the magnitude is not to be underestimated, its a lot of grinding (very careful grinding!) a lot...
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    Re: Tape nightmare

    3M makes a solvent sold as 'adhesive remover', dab a bit on to soak the paper, it softens the glue. Its still a mess, as the glue turns into something like sticky snot, sorry! Usually the culprit is...
  16. Re: Mounted compasses - how many of you actually use them?

    An application no one has pointed out is this: if you're not all teched out with an actual GPS compass, the magnetic compass, if swung and deviation known, is the way to 'see' the difference between...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Thank you Chris, for taking the time!
    Brian
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    Re: Anchoring, rode , chain etc.

    Well, 1/4" is probably strong enough, but bigger line is easier to grab and pull...one factor to consider.
  19. Re: Wooden & Traditional Boats in the Wild?

    Look for the thread "Cruise of the ketch Julia", by forum member 'jmadison'. In Fiji now.
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    Re: Mast lights for a small schooner

    Bear in mind that while masthead tricolors are proper and legal and visible, they are only correct under sail. If you have to motor (or motorsail ) at night your nav lights cannot be at the top of...
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    Re: plank-on-frame in Florida

    Well, I cant address Florida from direct experience, but here in the tropical N Pacific carvel boats (and pretty much all boats) stay in the water. For carvel, it is not good. Even rot resistant...
  22. Thread: Ebay

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    Re: Ebay

    The 'help' or real contacts are not easy to find on Ebay, an accident I'm sure...
    If you get into the questions/help sections 'for sellers', there are a bunch of canned pieces that wont help you....
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    Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Hi Max:
    Impressive all the way through, nicely done! I'm impressed also that a free/gifted sail is such a perfect fit!! (its the nylon single luff 'spinnaker' yes?). Re: rigging the gaff at the...
  24. Re: selling a boat online - the cashiers check.

    No personal contact...no deal. My view anyway in these times. What rational, competent person would buy sight unseen? Scammers, of course, but aside from those others would have to be largely...
  25. Re: Tips on prepping textured area for paint ?

    I usually sand off to smooth, and start over with paint/taped off nonskid areas. But its hard to tell context here, what sort of finish you are happy with.
    Brian
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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    If the Fir is good structurally, I'd for certain be going with #2. Fir checks, unless glassed, but it doesnt take much (I've used as light as 4oz.). But, as above, I'd apply nonskid, instead of glass...
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    Re: Automatic fire extinguishers

    Y>
    hope it works out for your friend...
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    Re: Automatic fire extinguishers

    Hi DAnny:
    Contact Xintex, their Fireboy product line is pretty standard and they will help spec the system if you're a customer. If your friend is in the US the biggest supplier is West Marine, it...
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    Re: Volvo MD6B parts?

    Hi Scott:
    Got your PM, email sent.
    Brian
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    Re: Volkswagen truck

    The original diesel (1.5-2.0 liter) is s l o w, (especially uphill) but really economical! Id have one, but we dont have much long, high speed roadway here so underpowered isnt much of a...
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    Re: Volvo MD6B parts?

    ^ thats an idea if Scott isnt up for the rebuild!
    BQ
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    Re: Volvo MD6B parts?

    Hi Scott:
    if you're willing to replace a bushing (and of course seal and impeller) I have a deal for you: I've more spares than I'll ever need, and would load one into a flat rate box if you...
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    I dont think that's the "scooping out avo" blade...
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    Re: Damage Rowboat

    I keep looking the shape of what would be the 'garboard'. Looks frp all the way to me, I'd proceed as NedL suggests.
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    Re: Sande or douglas fir marine plywood?

    Hi DT:
    OK, if you spoke with Connie, you got the straight scoop. Personally I'd use DF, it is plenty strong if not the lightest. You wont (as DG points out) need heavy glass, I've used 4 oz a bunch...
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    Re: Sande or douglas fir marine plywood?

    Did you contact Plywood Hawaii? The owner is a sailor, she and her hubby owned (now sold to the west coast) a drop dead gorgeous Alan Guerney yawl (aluminum, but still) until her husband passed. Try...
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    Re: HMS Unicorn - No Ordinary Ship

    Thank you Nick! Perfect, as it happens, for my morning...
    Brian
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    Re: What the hell is this?

    Maybe a cannister for camp fuel (what Dad used to call 'white gas')?
    all I got
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    Re: Semi-V Lumber Yard Skiff (LYS)?

    I think I saw an item stating that Jeff Spira passed on recently?
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    Re: Ricks garden ornament thread. Also El Dub.

    Uummm, yep John, a birthday tree isnt a gift unless planted...do you wonder how I know that?
    BQ
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    Re: Whale Gusher Install?

    I've had various Gusher installations over the years: through bulkhead and through deck, both with similar fittings. Always worked fine, once you figure out clearances and hose runs, get it...
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    Re: Sail Battens or Not?

    I am a recovering (35 years in recovery) sailmaker (you never get all better, its a process), and after an early flirtation with hollow leach mains (including building one for myself), never, ever...
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    Re: 25 hp Mercury outboard worth buying?

    heat too, yes? heat and apply oil, repeat until you cant stand it, days or weeks sometimes...
    BQ
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    Re: 25 hp Mercury outboard worth buying?

    OK, I see now it does impinge a bit on the impellers path...it is an odd spot as you say since theres noting obvious it would have hit. Oh well, if the motor works out otherwise its not hard to...
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    Re: 25 hp Mercury outboard worth buying?

    In the pic of the water pump cover is the 'dent' toward the camera? If so, I dont think thats damage, too tidy for a dent. Its above where the impeller touches, i think its to give clearance for...
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    Re: Pricing an El Toro Dinghy

    As NRS 5000 says, a nice clean woody with wood spars, 400-500 here (bought one fitting that description exactly: nice mahogany ply/Awlgrip outside, decent but not racewinning sail, all Harken, good...
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    I'd vote LI, with the power setup he has.
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    Re: Pricing an El Toro Dinghy

    El Toros are a strong racing and teaching class here (Hawaii)as it is on the West coast. Value of boats here seems to hinge mostly around how competitive a boat is: carbon mast, new sails, up to date...
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    Re: Restaurierung Der Bandsägemaschine.

    Martin, you outdo yourself!
    I'd still be there prowling the garden/scrapile and pestering Tippo with question! Really, i'm in a bit of a tough patch at the moment and just giggled my way through the...
  50. Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    Thank you for taking the time, Walt! I for one enjoy and learn from your experience and careful work, and hope you can continue to share.
    Brian
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