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    Re: 16-18' catboats

    That's a nice looking boat. I especially like the baked-in electric pod, which is a very slick touch.



    Thank you! I thought I had read all of the various small catboat threads. Tidbit is...
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    Re: 16-18' catboats

    That's a great looking boat you have there, Mike. I don't love the original Bobcat, but yours is a great improvement on it.



    I've looked for Dogwatch, but I can't find it on the web. I know...
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    Re: 16-18' catboats

    While I didn't love it in the plans, she certainly looks great in the flesh. I think I would want to take out the galley and enlarge the cockpit, maybe lowering things as Alan suggested.


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    16-18' catboats

    Hello all!

    I'm looking for plans for a particular style of catboat.



    16-18' (bit of a range, yes)
    Trailerable (beam under 8'6")
    Large, comfortable cockpit with room to stretch out
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  5. Thread: Cork decking

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    Cork decking

    Does anyone have any experience with marine cork decking? What are your thoughts? Iím not installing a deck or anything, I just stumbled across the concept today. Iím intrigued!

    For example:...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I have nothing valuable to offer, but I (and 649 others) enjoy watching your work! Please keep posting!
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    Re: red beech for boat building

    I can't help with your beech question, but I was at Liberty Hardwoods (19th & Center - what is that neighborhood, South O? Southeast O?) the other day and asked about WRC. They had some lower...
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    Re: Building a cape henry 21 gaff cutter.

    Since it's super late there, I'll give him a hand - he dropped an S.

    Stainless Boatworks
  9. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Hey Chris, I really enjoy your writing, and I hope you won't mind if I add a little information.

    While I don't have experience in your part of the world, I spent a fair amount of time hailing...
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    Re: COLREGs vessel length definition

    To piggyback Boats here, larger vessels are often less maneuverable and definitely take longer to stop - measured in miles for some of the really big boys out there. Being able to pick them on radar...
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    Re: Printing plans

    You can always run off a page on A1 and check the scale to see if it's correct. Regular 20# paper should only cost a few bucks.

    If you don't have a good printer nearby, I used Blueprints Printing...
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    Re: wooden boat hardwoods

    A word of caution - some of the local loggers working on groves of black walnut here in Iowa have been known to help themselves to many extra trees in excess of what the property owner authorized and...
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    Re: What to look for in DF

    We're going to need to see some pics for that one!
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    Re: sharpening a drawknife

    The venerable Bob Smalser posted some good info here, here, and here on our forum some years back.

    Derek Cohen in Perth posted his method here, a combination of stones, a grinder jig, and more...
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    Re: Compass ajustment

    Don't forget the Flinders bar on the big steel ships, which compensates for inherent vertical magnetism. Unless you're on my first ship, where it was inexplicably missing.
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    Another post or two and that's about it for the...

    Another post or two and that's about it for the Marine's Museum. In fact, here's the last boat (that I took pictures of, anyway) from the ISCC:
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    Let’s check out a couple sides and sterns this...

    Let’s check out a couple sides and sterns this evening.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190828/7d7f3fdf56d9b614da4f6ff4cba525ce.jpg

    To me, the Sperwer is one of the coolest boats in the...
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    Re: Mariners Museum, Newport News, VA

    I think I saw this the other day. Very impressed. Those gents are giving their freeboard a run for its money.



    Nice looking little boats, though
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    The collection continues with tonight's...

    The collection continues with tonight's installment:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190827/58f808f1e5ebea4c5f285f7e3a2952ce.jpg

    The Seaflash, a 1956 runabout from Aristocraft in Georgia.
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    Re: Mariners Museum, Newport News, VA

    It's definitely straight, but it sure looks curved! Mostly because I took a panoramic photo to get the whole thing in the frame. I was wondering if anyone would notice.



    Just your average 38'...
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    Thanks, rbgarr! On that note, here’s some more...

    Thanks, rbgarr! On that note, here’s some more Dilemma.

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    Mariners Museum, Newport News, VA

    Yesterday, I had the pleasure to walk through the Mariner's Museum in Newport News, Virginia. If you're not familiar with it, it was designated as the National Maritime Museum by Congress, and is one...
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    Re: Bridge City Tool Works

    Those are gorgeous and wildly beyond my price range.

    A few years back, Popular Woodworking did an article on how to make the Bridge City try square. They've obviously come quite a ways in design...
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