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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    A couple more hours today saw me get the sixth and final hull plank tied in and the first longitudinal stiffener in place. The stiffener was pretty fussy work. It crosses the bottom/Plank 1 seam,...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    I am keeping a log, but I haven't toted up the hours recently, and log book is over at the shop right now. I'll try to provide a total at some meaningful milepost. I haven't kept a log before, but...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Then it's on to the first plank, second plank and transom loosely tacked in place. Everything is only half-tight at this stage; I won't pull it tight until all the pieces are in the boat and I can...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    The building jig makes an appearance! And the bottom is tacked bow and stern to the jig pieces. This is a stitch and glue kit, using zipties for the stitches.

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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Derek, Scout is supposed to be a lengthened version of the Portage Pram, so I'm glad to hear you like it. I've sailed in company with a Scamp and will again this spring, and I agree, it's an awesome...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    First I sanded the precoat on the foils smooth, using 120 on the random orbital, dialed down and a very light touch, and finishing off with touchups using 220 by hand. Then it was 3 layers of 'glas,...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Two more planks laminated today -- I'm finally getting my technique down, I think -- and I pre-coated the foam for the blades with epoxy thickened like honey. That foam is thirsty, and once the...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    More progress today, but you know boatbuilding: there's always something. I went to laminate the bottom, which right now has a long slit in the bottom. The two sides join the bow section at the...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Slight progress report: I used Plan B, a minimal first layer to hold down the 'glas, followed a bit later by another layer upon which to lay the peel-ply. That worked well. Also, I rolled on the...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Then it was on to try my hand at laminating cloth and, new for me, using peel ply on the cloth. Let's just say I'm learning.

    One thing I discovered right away is that the Fast hardener for the...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    I thought I would tackle the transom next, since it would be a good test for laminating foam to plywood. Per the kit instructions, I coated the foam with QuickFair so the neat epoxy would not soak...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    The puzzle joints require sanding after epoxy is dry. The joint below is sanded, the one above is how it came out of the stack and awaits sanding. Sanding takes just a few minutes. I tried 100...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Ok, well you wanted pictures:

    this is what the kit box looks like. 7.5 feet long, 1.5 feet high, 58 pounds, two rope handles, stuffed with CNC-cut plywood and foam pieces

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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    The fun begins. The first boxes arrived, and inside we find fiberglass cloth, the sail and spar and (not pictured) a box of neat parts and a box of epoxy. The big kit box is supposed to arrive...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Fed Ex delays. Kit now due Thursday or Friday.
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    My kit is now scheduled to arrive next Wednesday. That's 31 days after ordering. Not too bad at all, especially considering Christmas falls in there, and they apparently had a great deal of...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    I'm eagerly awaiting that big box. Meanwhile I've made some sawhorses and I'm getting ready to set up the worktable. I hope to be ready to sail by ice-out next spring. Anticipation......
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Thanks, Wisconsin Tom, wherever you are. That technique is much easier than what I remember from ages ago. I should be able to resize in the saving with a program I have.
    Waiting for that dang box...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    I'll certainly try to document. I still need to figure out posting pictures on this site. I'm starting to build my work table now, where the long pieces get laid out, scarfed/finger-jointed,...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Just ordered one. Hoping to see the crate in c. 3 weeks. They had a nice sale over Tgiving and apparently were quite busy. I got the manual today, and it's as straightforward as it looks in the...
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    Re: The Lesser's LA VIE EN ROSE

    Congratulations on all fronts. I was just at the NWMC for a conference, and they are more than tickled to have La Vie. And I bet you are more than tickled to have an election winner in the family. ...
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    Re: Roger Barnes Latest Videos

    count me in for a Wisconsin messabout. Core Sound 17 in Milwaukee.
  23. Re: Just returned from a cruise circumnavigating Isle Royale on Lk Superior in the Du

    Hey Nick, having met you and your spouse (you donated the lathe), great to read your report. Many thanks.
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    After a recent long-distance sojourn in a decent breeze, where I know I was getting fatigued, I started telling everyone that "Nobody can sail this boat better than I can." That is, when I had the...
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    Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    Very nice, and it seems like you've done an excellent job building. One is underway in our volunteer shop.
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    Re: Cutting a rolling bevel

    Re cutting rolling bevel: Cut the max angle on the bandsaw, then mark and plane in the rolling smaller angles. (Or, I suppose you might say cut the minimum angle and then plane in the broader...
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    Re: Flush trimming deck - need advice

    I have cut the bottom close with a saber saw, watching the blade top and bottom, then planed what's left. Cant the saber saw to get in a little closer where the angle is sharper. Don't get too...
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    Re: Inscribing an HIN on a little plywood skiff?

    I would use your dremel with the conical bit. I've used that and it works fine. I put mine inside the transom, and would put it further "inside" next time. i'd rather be able to say "the number is...
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    Re: Lightweight sailboat for the family.

    Something like the Mayfly or Mikes Boat seems a good bet, especially if you are committed to building and finishing it before the kids go to college. Both Scamp and Ilur are more complicated to...
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    Re: Yards and weight aloft on sail & row skiffs

    As far as simplicity, dropping and stowing the boomed lug rig on the Clint Chase Caravelle our volunteer shop built with veterans couldn't be easier. Let the halyard go and the lug sprit with sail...
  31. Re: Townsends sails a little boat and talks about American waterways

    300 yr old plywood?
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    Re: North country dinghy cruising resources?

    Rainy lake is terrific, but parts of it are big water, so maybe start out with some campsites close to the public launch. You need to reserve the amazing campsites, which shouldn't be a problem in...
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    Re: Alexseal Acrylioc vs Total Boat wet edge

    I've used total boat a lot, good results. i think the warning about hot weather, above, is a good one. that is, use thinner when it's hot. TB is far less expensive than most finishes, if that's an...
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    Re: Small Portable workbench ??

    A million options. The little Sjobergs "workstation" might be worth a look, depending on your needs. I like it. Often goes on sale on the big online woodworking sellers. ...
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    Re: Epoxy fairing filler

    Good experience with System 3 Silvertip Quik Fair https://www.systemthree.com/products/silvertip-quikfair-epoxy-fairing-putty . Mixes 2 to 1 by eye, dries for sanding in 3 hours, "wood" colored,...
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    Re: Overzealous project ?DEER ISLE KOSTER

    Another reason to buy a kit from a reputable designer like Clint or, in my case, Graham at B&B, is the quality of materials you will receive. When I bought my B&B kit in 2013, I really had no idea...
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    Re: Anybody want to ruin their life?

    take it for the lumber?
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    CLC Lighthouse Tender

    Anybody built one? I am enamored.
  39. Re: A (Too?) Windy Sail & Oar Adventure in the North Woods

    Thanks, Tom. Another little cruising gem on an unknown Wisconsin waterway. I enjoyed this very much.
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    Re: Craftsman Lathe, FREE to a good home

    And then Nick's donation led to another donation - postage paid - by a fella who I believe wishes to remain anonymous. He contact me through private message and shipped a dozen or so really nice...
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    Re: Northeaster Dory

    I built a Caravelle along with a group of veterans who came to our volunteer shop and have sailed it, but only in light air so far, with a passenger. It is a delightful build, for all the reasons...
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    Re: Craftsman Lathe, FREE to a good home

    Picked it up Monday, a very thoughtful donation by Nick. It will go to All Hands Boatworks here in Milwaukee. Thank you, sir! So nice to meet you and the Mrs.
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    Re: Craftsman Lathe, FREE to a good home

    I'm replying again because the forum list doesn't show my reply, even though it seems to be here. In any event, Nicholas, if the lathe is still available, I'd love to drive down from Milwaukee and...
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    Re: Correcting an unfortunate dip? Help!

    Assuming 4 is lying fair, then bring 3 out to meet it. You want the planks fair. Worry less about how they meet the frames inside; you can marry frames and planks later. You must have a dip in 3 if...
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    Re: Wheeled bases for power tools?

    I have used four casters on two-by-four framing on my homemade stands for table saw and drill press. Two casters are fixed, two are swivel. All are locking. Locking all serves pretty well for most...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Mine arrived in the mail a bit before Christmas, maybe Dec 20? I think I saw it at West Marine a couple days ago, too. It's No. 133, the Jan/Feb 2022 issue. There's a Core Sound 20 on the cover. ...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Alex, I saw your article and the blurb on the CoPogy in the new Small Craft Advisor, then realized this blog had been right under my nose the whole time. So I sat and read the entire blog. The...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Clinton B Chase…

    Happy Birthday.
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    Re: Pettit Sea Gold

    fwiw, we've switched in our volunteer shop from sea gold to the latest version of Total Boat Halcyon Amber. It looks a lot more like real varnish when dry and doesn't have the odd look that other...
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    Re: Bluegill skiff versus Goat?

    I've had a Bluegill, and built 2 of them. Never been in a GIS, but seen many videos.<br>
    As noted above, the Bluegill is a good all around boat. You can motor it, with up to a 9.9 hp, though even...
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