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    Re: Sailboat table refinish.

    Gentlemen, There are no walls on a boat! Only bulkheads! There are however, Wall and Crown knots.
    Jay
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    Re: Stem post cleat.

    You could use a cleat that is located near the stem in conjunction with a removable plank that projects off of the bow like a bow sprit. This will keep your boat from fouling the "anchor rode" or...
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    Re: Should I paint my deck?

    Are the decks smooth or textured? If they are the latter you might end up with the finish peeling off. Other wise just sand and paint. Yes the color is nice and easy on the eyes in the sun.
    Jay
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    Re: Jay is 83 today

    Time to hoist the Gollywobbler, Tall Boy & Spitfire! We're around the mark and on a downhill run! Goin for the finish line!
    Jay:ycool:
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I am looking forward to both of our boats becoming wind born again Larks!
    Wishing you good fortune!
    Jay
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    Re: Sailboat table refinish.

    Actually you could do a conservators trick on that damaged area without having to do the entire table. Using a French, card, Scraper the damaged area can be finely brought down to the point of...
  7. Re: what products for top and inside refinish for 55 yr old wooden wayfarer ?

    If I am chemical stripping, paint or varnish, I use Star Ten stripper as it is the best I have ever used. Use good ventalation or work outside. Also an air scrubber mask is a good idea....
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    Re: Jay is 83 today

    Gosh, my Annie read your greetings this morning and enjoyed them as well.
    I do think we made a good choice in choosing each other 47 years ago!...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Yes Greg, I thought I had spoken of it before but did not want to wade through all of the pages. The H28 hulls sail well as sloops.
    I have an original drawing of the one LFH designed that I can...
  10. Re: How much epoxy exposure is usually enough to get sensitized?

    When we contracted for building the Mr. Toad ride boats for Disneyland we used epoxy resin for laying up the hulls. One of the guys in our crew came down with a reaction to the epoxy and certain...
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    Re: ooh!! Lee Boards!

    Yes, it looks like tits on a boar hog!
    Jay
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    Re: Honduras mahogany

    There are Martin ukuleles known as 5K's that are made of burled Koa wood that resembles that mahogany. Some of them are being sold for as much as twenty thousand dollars! That guitar will be one of...
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    Re: Jay is 83 today

    Villen dank alles!

    Miene familia von Deutschland ist.

    And thank you all for you kind wishes and encouraging words.

    Bird :ycool:
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Since "Bright Star's main mast has been broken and spliced, so many times, we have decided to build a new main mast. It will be the sloop mast that LFH designed for the boat. We have light airs in...
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    Re: ny cl Herreshoff-Fife

    I once went to bat, for a friend, on a very old boat auction for unpaid slip fees and got it. The boat was in dire shape but Elisabeth Mayer took the boat on and did a full restoration of her! She...
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    Re: Warping in Sheet Phosphor Bronze

    Phosphor Bronze used to be avaiable in soft, half hard and hard. I have yet to find a current supplier who stocks it in anything other than hard. I have found that in shop methods of annealing it...
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    Jay is 83 today

    I find if hard to belive that i was dredged out of Newport Harbor on this day in 1935! I guess it is fitting to say that I have now reached a ripe old age! A friend called to wish me Happy Dredging...
  18. Re: How to treat the insides of an Uffa Fox built International Fourteen racing dingh

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    A tiny bit of dado brown enamel, using a toothpick for a brush will make that white marking disappear. It is a restoration trick that is easy to do. Sign paint, of a matching color, works...
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    Re: Lashing ratlines to shrouds

    Crevis corrosion normally attacks rigging wire that suffers from moisture intrusion under the serving. That is why so much protective work is done to prevent it from happening. Remember that it is...
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    Re: Lashing ratlines to shrouds

    Normally, I use strips of linen that are soaked in Stockholm tar as parceling on wire. This has the advantage of sealing the bond between the serving and the parceling. This is usually on galvanized...
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    Re: Timber for Rudder for Folkboat

    You are fortunate that you were able to get home with a broken rudder. That kind of stuff can ruin your entire day! You have several choices for making a new one. While quarter sawn Honduras...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Greg, I salute you for your decision to not mess with the deck house design! As L. Francis once said, if you start changing the design of the H28,
    the result will destroy its harmony and the sea...
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    Re: Wood Spars for Sunfish Sail?

    Bamboo is my own thought too! It has been working for nearly two thousand years in China! Cheap, light and strong, it does not need to be glued up! What more could you want? If you are not class...
  24. Re: Relaunching strip planked H-28 after 16 years stored in a barn

    Yes she is looking good! Love those trucks on the mastheads! LFH was prone to making them in his shop at the Castle and presenting them to the owners as a gift.
    Jay
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    Re: ny cl Herreshoff-Fife

    So, What happened to her?
    Jay
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    Re: Painting a half-hull

    I have a few half models that are original in their finish. I stare at one that has a dirty spot on its topside. I might just use a bit of Mirror Glaze automobile polishing compound on it to remove...
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    Re: Shipmate stove company status

    If you can't reach them try this company as they make a stove that is quite simular to the Shipmate 211.
    Jay
    http://www.marinestove.com/halibutinfo.htm
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    Re: Nettle replica - Herreshoff 12 1/2

    Thanks George, "Bright Star" is about as close to original as any H28 I have ever seen. The interior is a bit more than LFH designed as it has a separate forepeak, head and hanging locker. But, she...
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    Re: RI Red Herreshoff 12 1/2 stem repair

    No but, he must know how to use it as he seems to have all of his digits. I have no doubt that he uses a mask when is is not on camera.
    He is a darn good boat builder for sure!
    Jay
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Hi Greg,
    Are you planning to add that raised dog house again on the new deck house? I had a friend that had one, on his H28, that was built that way and it had a maddening habit of obscuring the...
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    Re: Nettle replica - Herreshoff 12 1/2

    George, do keep us informed as to how you progress from time to time. I have a suspicion that the 12 1/2 had a great influnence on L Francis's
    design of the H 28.
    Jay...
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    Re: Restoring Antique Wooden Dinghy

    The varnish I use is no longer made as the EPA does not like it. Behr Spar Varnish was the best of the varnishes that still were made from natural oils and resins. I still have a few cans but when...
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    Re: Deck Repairs on Windward 15

    Yipe! I had no idea that the material was that bad! You have done a great job on the new deck.
    Jay
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    Re: RI Red Herreshoff 12 1/2 stem repair

    I know that he is a respected boat builder but, I was amazed to see Lou scraping bottom paint and red lead with no protection from inhaling the dust! Not a good example for those who might take on a...
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    Re: Sharpening planer/jointer blades

    The machines I have use Tersa Heads. I had one machine converted as the disposable two sided blades a light years ahead of the standard ones.
    They are self alighing and can nearly be thrown at the...
  36. Thread: Windlass

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    Re: Windlass

    While that may be true, it was on the boat when we bought it. It is not inconvenient to use in this position as the rode drops straight down into the cable tier.
    Jay
  37. Thread: Thump mat

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    Re: Thump mat

    Out here at the Western edge of the US, we call them "Thump Pads". I sew mine together.
    Jay
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    Re: Restoring Antique Wooden Dinghy

    That is a nice dinghy! It looks to be about six feet in length? You could set it up with a sailing rig if you wish. Here is mine that is six feet LOA.

    From the pictures it looks as though the...
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    Re: Tall Ship ding repair.

    That looks serious enough to seek the advise of a local surveyor. It is really hard to tell of structural damage has occurred just from the pictures. Insurance may need to be dealt with on this...
  40. Re: Relaunching strip planked H-28 after 16 years stored in a barn

    Yes Jeff, it is the best oil absorbing material I have tried as yet. But, the Naptha does, greatly, accelerate is effectiveness. It is also great on shop floors!
    Jay
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    Re: Ceiling over rivets?

    I have done it with a ball bit in a Dremmel Grinder. I rub a bit of soft pencil lead on the nail tip and place the ceiling strip in place and pound with the heel of my hand or a rubber mallet to see...
  42. Re: Relaunching strip planked H-28 after 16 years stored in a barn

    Jack, we all are happy to hear from another H28 owner! It would be nice, for us all, to see pictures of your boat as soon as you are able! Looking forward to seeing her in the water too!
    Jay
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    Here is the result.
    Jay
    https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/services/mediarender/THISLIFE/001079903521/media/23017878345/medium/1301409890/enhance
  44. Re: Relaunching strip planked H-28 after 16 years stored in a barn

    When the naphtha has evaporated, the oil soaked powder is vacuumed up.
    https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/services/mediarender/THISLIFE/001079903521/media/23012231837/medium/1301409889/enhance
  45. Re: Relaunching strip planked H-28 after 16 years stored in a barn

    Now the paste of naptha and diatomaceous earth is being applied, scrubbed into the spot and allowed to dry....
  46. Re: Relaunching strip planked H-28 after 16 years stored in a barn

    I posted a piece on how to remove oil from wooden decks several years ago. I did a search but could not locate it so, here is the gist of how it is done. This method really does work!
    You need...
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    Re: Nettle replica - Herreshoff 12 1/2

    The last time I needed plans of Herreshoff boats I found those done by NGH at MIT.
    And here is another place to check.
    http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=3426
    Jay
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    Re: Knot free mast wood

    The secret of longevity for any wooden mast is not to neglect maintenance in the form of renewing the finish at least every two years. Once a year is best but, in drier climates two years can be...
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    Re: Knot free mast wood

    Several years ago I was called to repair a mast that had had a new four foot section splice on at the butt and through the partners. The repair was less than three years old and the poplar that was...
  50. Re: curious bow sprit rigging, what do you call the five small sails

    Well, I think that, over here in the colonies the three fore sails would be, jib, stays'l and jib tops'l. Above the main is the main tops'l followed by the mizzen on the jigger mast with a mizzen...
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