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    Re: standing rigging book recommendation

    Here's a freebie to start with:

    http://www.glen-l.com/free-book/rigging-small-sailboats.html
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    Re: Advice needed on restoring 150 year old doors

    Red doors mean that you offer sanctuary.
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    Re: What could go wrong?

    I assume that guy did not have a bandsaw.
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    Re: Anyone ever do the Great Loop?

    Most Loopers take this route, rather than take the Mississippi to New Orleans, because of the lack of marinas on the lower Mississippi.

    I assume these folks are looping North, so you may have the...
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    Anyone heard from Mickey (bamamick)?

    There was a regatta in Mobile Bay that ran into trouble:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dauphin-island-regatta-four-missing-alabama-after-boats-capsize-n348481

    I don't know if he was a...
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    Re: Restoring an Arthur Bishop 33' Cruiser

    The next to last photo seems to show a lot of water intrusion - I guess that's why the cabin top was rebuilt.

    Overall, nice boat, but you do have your work ahead of you. Are planning on adding...
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    Re: Two kayakers killed by sudden storm near Sequim

    James, is it possible to maintain cell coverage in the Strait of Juan de Fuca? I have an app on my phone that gives me alerts 30 minutes ahead of severe weather, using GPS and doppler radar. ...
  8. Re: New oil paint uniformly thick like custard - anyone ever seen this?

    I had this issue with latex paint after it was in garage during -11 F weather. New, unopened can, and all the latex congealed at the bottom into a large rubber coaster. Given that this is...
  9. Thread: Router avice

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    Re: Router avice

    Yikes.
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    Re: Router avice

    I have gone the Dyami Plotke route (if you don't know Dyami, he is one of the hosts of the Modern Woodworkers Association podcast, and blogs here). Dyami has around 28 routers; I'm only up to 4. If...
  11. Thread: Heresy?

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    Re: Heresy?

    Aside from being a standard, I never really understood the boiling part. After I spent 8 hours driving through Ohio in a snow and rain storm last year to buy 6 mm Okoume, I told someone about the...
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    Re: Lever/cam wood clamps

    I have several of those and that is a good description. Great for holding things in place, not so great if you need a bunch of clamping pressure.
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    Re: Boat sinks at Shilshole

    Yes, I see a lot of money being spent in that picture.
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    Re: I am serious about a syndicate.

    I can never see the term syndicate without thinking of "A Charlie Brown Christmas", where Lucy says that Christmas is run "by a big eastern syndicate".

    Sorry for the thread drift.
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    Re: This just needs a better docking setup

    First of all, it looks like one of those Roomba vacuum cleaners which will vacuum rooms on their own. That aside, I see a rental opportunity for waterfront dwellers who need extra space for family. ...
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    Re: What to do with the tools?

    I would contact the Northwest School of Boat Building or the Great Lakes School of Boat Building and see if they would want them left to them when you no longer use or need them. They could use...
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    Re: Work related Pranks and humour.

    Not work related, but my Dad told a story of a well-heeled fraternity brother who lived in close proximity to West Point. This guy rented a PA system and played reveille 15 minutes ahead of the...
  18. Thread: bench planer

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    Re: bench planer

    Good rule for any rotating machinery. I defended a case where a guy got his glove caught on the chuck of a low speed, high torque drill press used to drill holes in mine headers. The torque of the...
  19. Thread: A new type of PWC

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    Re: A new type of PWC

    I like the trailer. Cool wheels.
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    Re: Australians Rescued southeast of Nantucket

    Great opening line for the article on gCaptain:
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    Re: Australians Rescued southeast of Nantucket

    I found this link - appears to be related:

    http://therealcape.com/quote-rescued-sailors-will-make-puke-mouth/
  22. Thread: Oooer!

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    Re: Oooer!

    Looks like it is in great shape.
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    Re: Insurance may day !!!!!!!

    we are in major thread drift, but not all juries are out of control. I practice in West Virginia (deemed the No. 1 judicial hell hole in the US), and in my home county, juries are very conservative,...
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    Re: Insurance may day !!!!!!!

    This was my original thought, as someone who defends US lawsuits.

    Here's the issues:

    By sailing into US waters, do you appoint someone as your agent for service of process (accepting lawsuit...
  25. Thread: Polishing Brass

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    Re: Polishing Brass

    Try ketchup or bloody mary mix. Surprising results.
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    Re: Tug Boat Capsizes on Test Run in China - 22 dead

    For whatever reason, I signed up for the gCaptain newsletter at the beginning of the year, so I get an email every day about shipping news. I am surprised at the number of sinkings that have...
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    I read Small Craft Advisor. Besides, you were in the R2AK video. You must know what you are doing.
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    This is not directed at you, because I believe that you know what you are doing. Charging is really more a disincentive to the fool hardy. No one goes to sea with the idea of needing rescue, but...
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    It ended as most folks predicted, albeit without loss of life. This should rekindle the discussion about reimbursement of the Coast Guard for saving people who get themselves into avoidable trouble.
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    Re: Boat Dolly Design Help Needed

    I saw that boat at the New York Boat Show last week. They display it on its side at events.
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    Re: Insurance may day !!!!!!!

    We are litigious.
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    Re: Insurance may day !!!!!!!

    Have you tried Lloyds? They seems to be able to place odd types of insurance.
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    Re: Boat Dolly Design Help Needed

    I would:

    1). Accidentally back my truck into one of the posts, confess that I am idiot, and then offer to rebuild it to correct my negligent ways. Then rebuild it 1 foot wider.

    2). If you...
  34. Re: How tidy is your bench top and what message does it send out?

    No, they are sharp, or if not, I sharpen them.

    Edit: I meant the planes. I don't know how to sharpen saws.

    Second edit: Or the froe, but I haven't found the need to sharpen it yet.
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    The message my bench top sends out is that I need a bigger shop. If I had more room I would be much more organized. :d
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    http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k581/orbb2/phone%20uploads/49BCBA0A-14D4-47C2-925B-44DED94CDDB7_zpsfzbwsqvf.jpg
  37. Thread: Classic plastic

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    Re: Classic plastic

    To quote the late, great Warren Zevon

    I was gambling in Havana
    I took a little risk
    Send lawyers, guns and money
    Dad, get me out of this

    Steven, take note.

    Also, I am jealous too.
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    Re: Another curious boat listing

    I never really thought about it until I saw the boat, but I think the song is in 3/4 time.
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    Re: Another curious boat listing

    I can't see all the notes, but it looks like the beginning of "Row, row, row your boat".
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    Re: Anybody know about CNC fabrication?

    This is a link to a podcast interview of John Harris of Chesapeake Light Craft. He talks bout their CNC machines and the amount of maintenance and tweaking that they have to do to them.
    ...
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    Re: HICKORY WOOD | Boat Interior

    I don't think Hickory takes to bending well, if you are dealing with curves on the interior. If you are looking for lighter color and the ability to bend, I would use ash, as long as it is dry...
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    Re: Launched Olive Oyl few weeks ago.

    Excellent work and a nice looking crew to boot. I love a plumb bow.
  43. Re: Hah! Build your epoxy lapstrake boat with THIS

    Assuming you could make a vessel out of this material, would the dark color of the denim be an issue with sunlight? Does acrylic break down with UV? I can imagine a scenario where you would start...
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    Re: Anyone heard from John Wellsford lately?

    No need for my "Anyone heard from James McMullen lately?" thread now. Welcome back, James. An early Christmas gift for the rest of us.
  45. Re: 1001 things I wish I'd known before I started building boats

    And don't be afraid to contact the designer. These people are amazingly accessible and are usually very willing to help out.
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    Re: Bandsaw recommendation

    This Rikon gets a good recommendation in the woodworking community. Big resaw capacity without the riser block addition.

    http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/rikon-14-deluxe-bandsaw.aspx
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    Re: Puget Sound Folks, Know This Boat?..

    Pretty.
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    Re: Homemade bead and cove planes

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Edge-Sharpening-Woodworkers/dp/1440329958

    Quite a bit of detail on the metallurgy.
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    Re: 23' Stone Horse for sale - Seattle, CL

    is this McMullen's? I thought he had said that he was going to sell his.
  50. Re: Do you ever find yourself inventing reasons to nip into the garage…

    Very nice
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