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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    I agree, the root cause is in the manufacturing. I deal with the same issues with electric wire and cable that is used in high flex applications. You have to know how to make the stuff (my...
  2. Re: Arriving at an ideal design for a Caulking Mallet

    Acrually quite the opposite once you get the hang of it. The longer head keeps running in a straighter line and tips sideways less easier than a short head.
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    Re: Crack in Cedar bottom plank

    As the owner of 8 cedar planked lapstrake boats, from 8 to 33 feet, and similar situations as your, I do nothing but apply a very soft compound that stays soft. They close up in the water and I just...
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    Re: Wooden Keel Damage

    Why don’t you have a worm shoe?
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    Re: Sailing a Swampscott Dory without a rudder

    I had this 16ft 'banks dory when I was growing up. I can't see enjoyment without a rudder.
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    Re: Hearing protection

    If ‘headphones’ work fine for you I have found the ones in the typical sporting goods department (shooting) have better db ratings and cost less than the ones in the “tool” department.
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    Re: ShopSmith. Curious.

    I have never used or owned one, however I have always heard they are good quality that can do good work, albeit fidgety to always change over from tool to tool. If that’s all the space I had I would...
  8. Thread: Depth sounder?

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    Re: Depth sounder?

    I have a crown knot at 3 ft and that is it (about 6” more than my draft). My line is only about 15-20 feet, so there isn’t need for more.
  9. Re: 31 foot downeast sportfish (New England) tuna boat !

    I can totally see glassing a trunk cabin, wheel house, decks, etc to stop leaks. Glassing the topsides is a bit unusual, and if there are no issues may lead to them. Cedar is an excellent planking...
  10. Thread: Depth sounder?

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    Re: Depth sounder?

    As mentioned,…. And fail safe.
  11. Re: How much sextant ($$$) is needed to learn the basics?

    Polishing should be a crime. :D
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Excellent job on the move!! …. And we all could use some good digging buddies! :)
  13. Re: How much sextant ($$$) is needed to learn the basics?

    That is a nice one. Y>

    Thank you Andrew, I would not have guessed it was for artillery use (that is a new one for me).

    Here is a full size Henry Hughes and son cir 1928
  14. Re: How much sextant ($$$) is needed to learn the basics?

    Very good! That will give you good service.

    (I hope you didn’t mind my side tracks into the old ones).
  15. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Hmmm,.... It is my understanding that a "free spinning" prop causes more drag than a locked prop when underway. I guess that will be the cost for being able to charge the batteries while underway.
  16. Re: How much sextant ($$$) is needed to learn the basics?

    Ahhhh,…. However the India one may well mean the most to you!

    I agree, if you are going for a nice one to use the large mirrors on the new ones make them so much easier to use. That Freiberger...
  17. Thread: building progress

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    Re: building progress

    Nice!!!!!! Y>
  18. Re: How much sextant ($$$) is needed to learn the basics?

    https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render/00-_NY_zzp_j1gA2X9IlOMzM1SbXPyKAtINohnRrs_Pf7s-XcFfQHSonL32vfrEmUboaAUrgnwgvQnZ_1RWb7NZPA?cn=THISLIFE&res=small&ts=1664285084

    This Freiberger (cir later...
  19. Re: How much sextant ($$$) is needed to learn the basics?

    Regardless of how “pretty” they might be I would stay away from the $20 - $75 “Harbor Freight” & decorator ones (easily identified especially by the “free shipping”, …. From India). They are...
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    Re: Minor assembly required...

    Great find! Those are nice saws for sure!!
  21. Re: Yachting 1954 1955 1956 ad search for catboat

    I believe the full set Yachting publications are on file at Mystic Seaport.

    Many can even be found on EBay. Just search by “Yachting” and a year.
  22. Re: Looking for someone to come see boat I inherited and tell me IF its sea worthy

    I agree, good pictures can probably get you 70+ % of the way there. We may be able to give an idea of major problems, or looks good enough to get a first hand evaluation.
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    Re: Oar Length: All Blade No Shaft in the Water?

    when rowing shells & sculls, the locks have a flat side to keep the oar squared up properly during the stroke. When I have rowed a "normal" skiff with bronze row locks I found it fidgety to keep...
  24. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    I was once told about a local boat builder who built a 30'ish ft power boat (would have been about 1940) who hired a house carpenter to finish out the interior. The boat was blocked up in the yard,...
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    Re: Old stanley bit brace

    They are useful tools,
  26. Thread: Beer keg steamer

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    Re: Beer keg steamer

    I use an old 35 lb propane tank. I will say that when I filled it with water to gas free it and start working on it the whole area smelled like rotten eggs.
  27. Thread: Worm holes

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    Re: Worm holes

    Worm holes or powder post beetle holes?
  28. Re: Mounted compasses - how many of you actually use them?

    Absolutely use a fixed compass, and the bigger the better.
    No electronics here, just a nice Kelvin White.
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    Re: Generator overheating

    I’m thinking it sounds like a regulator issue too.
    ….About the reverse gear popping into neutral, how much force does it take to put it in gear (forward)?
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    Re: Universal Fisherman One-Lunger Project

    Beautiful!!!!
  31. End of an era,….. Victory Chimes ending operations

    Sad news.

    https://www.pressherald.com/2022/08/30/victory-chimes-up-for-sale-as-owner-says-he-will-stop-sailing-vessel-in-october/

    This does confirm the rumblings I heard earlier this summer...
  32. Thread: building progress

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    Re: building progress

    Very good! For some crazy reason I think of it as being fairly arid there, .... I'm certainly wrong about that! :d
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    Re: City Island boat yards

    There used to be such amazing yards there! Not a one remains today, all condos & town houses. I drop an anchor for the night around there each summer on my way to and back from New Jersey.
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    Re: building progress

    I don’t know how I missed your post about your thumb episode! I’m sorry about both that and your dad’s health again. I hope he is doing better.
    I really like your shelves and racks! Good and...
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    Re: Plywood lapstrake with copper rivets

    As Nick said, typical lapstrake construction calls for ribs going in after the hull is completely planked.
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    Re: Plywood lapstrake with copper rivets

    Ahhhh, thank you. I wasn't paying attention to that. (knocking head against wall now). That is a bit of a different story for sure,
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    Re: Plywood lapstrake with copper rivets

    Thousands of mechanically fastened plywood planked lapstrake boats have been built over the decades.
    Every lapstrake Chris Craft was built this way (and with Thiokol in the laps).
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    Re: 1950s 16 Foot Revel Craft Refurbish

    Another agreement about epoxy under varnish,…. Don’t.
    And another vote for putting a bit of effort into that outboard. It’s not being ‘flushed’ after the last use is most likely meaningless. As...
  39. Where I dropped my anchor for the night tonight (Mystic Seaport)

    I decided to hop over here again,…. A whole two hours. :d Always an enjoyable time.
    Sorry about the sideways stuff, gotta work on that.)
  40. Re: FB Antique Wooden Dinghy, $250, a little paint, a little varnish.....

    Alrighty now,…… we all have to start somewhere I suppose.
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    Re: Where to Repair a 1950 Hercules K

    Can you refresh us on what the boat is? (What model Chris?). I looked at the map and you appear to be about two hours from me, if the boat is near Deerfield.
    My schedule isn’t exactly “empty”,...
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    Re: Through bolts or screws for bow chocks?

    In 50+ years I can’t say I have come across chocks that are through bolted.
    They are intended to lead the lines, not carry loads.
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    Re: Nav light positioning

    You should know that the USCG no longer permits Nav lights to be installed below deck level, or below the gunwale. So, in the shear strake should not be an option,
  44. Re: Just returned from a cruise circumnavigating Isle Royale on Lk Superior in the Du

    That sounds like my kind of cruising, perfectly peaceful and quiet. It’s great that everything went well, those little Albins are good boats!
  45. Re: Handmade boart - Part went missing. Mast to boom ideas?

    And they can be the best kind!!!!

    If it is the pivot pin you are looking for, they are out there (just don't remember what they are called. In a bind a regular bolt & nut would work, wouldn't...
  46. Thread: 18 foot Lyman

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    Re: 18 foot Lyman

    Pretty Islander.
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Only a hundred? Between my foredeck and cockpit sole alone I had more than 1300,… slotted. They’re not so bad.
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    Re: The end of Admiralty paper charts?

    I still use the "print on demand" NOAA charts from these guys http://www.paracay.com/
    And if you buy them through Amazon they are less expensive.
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    Cross planked bottoms on little boats like this can really start to buckle and pop planks if they are over caulked. Personally, after reefing the seams and doing my work I would wet the bottom...
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    Re: Transmission 1950 Chris Craft utility

    … very good. Y>
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