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    Re: Wish I'd Thought of That. . .

    I'd break it!. It's a cute idea though
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    Re: Evil UPS!00

    Now Canada customs charges around $10-15 (can't remember) If I had remembered that sailrite uses UPS I would've asked them to use USPS. Way better.
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    Re: Evil UPS!00

    No duty only taxes which I expected to pay. the UPS 'brokerage fee' is charged dependent upon the price. There are work arounds. One can ask to self clear, which means you pay the taxes at a local...
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    Re: High praise for Gordon Lightfoot.

    I used to call it 'The Rectum of Ella Fitzgerald"

    No offense or disrespect to Ella Fitzgerald who is fantastic of course(purely a matter of the right sounds and number of syllables) and I am a...
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    Evil UPS!00

    Ist world problem!
    UPS brokerage, which is charged based upon your items value regardless of the effort involved.
    Bought a sailrite kit for a 74sqft lug mainsail in Tanbark
    Kit was $513 US...
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    Re: Oars, grain orientation etc.

    An endorsement from a Finn! Well worth having. Thank you. One of my good sailing friends is Finnish and he is one of the most accomplished, knowledgable, courageous, and determined people I know.
  7. Re: Being a Karen about my neighbor's American flag

    I thought the house looks perfectly fine. Not messy or rundown. Who cares if they have the proper seasonal decorations?

    Why do people expect neighbours to share their exact ideas of neatness and...
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    Re: Oars, grain orientation etc.

    Making progress. Went with the edge grain orientated fore and aft. 9' long
    Was originally going to copy my Barkely sound oars with short wider blades but then I got looking at and Tenney oars, and...
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    Re: Stupid boat trick!

    I've done that a couple times, and then it swings wildly away from you.
    A few moments inattention sent me smack into a small bunch of crab traps in the middle of the inlet, caught one with my...
  10. Re: Catspaw dinghy - new centerboard or daggerboard or ?

    I've had both in boats and using a centerboard is definitely easier. However my last two boats have had dagger boards and it's not that much of a hassle, one can get used to either.

    Centerboards...
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    Re: Stupid boat trick!

    I wonder if I could haul myself up the mast?

    I mostly use my spare life jacket as a cushion. I should stow it rather than leave it on the stern sheets.
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    Re: Stupid boat trick!

    Sigh sadly no pictures. I would have to stage one now, which is not nearly as fun. There's always a next time....
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    Stupid boat tricks!

    Here's my favourite
    Accidentally hooking my spare life jacket on the aft end of my lugsail yard, hoisting it, and then sailing around in circles for 10 minutes looking for it. Only finding it when...
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    Re: Roger Barnes Latest Videos

    I use a removable sprit and jib on my Gartside 130 with a standing/balanced lug and the increased sail definitely provides more speed. I feel it helps windward performance but I haven't actually done...
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    Re: Sail and oar design choice

    I alway like how stout looking some of Vivier's designs are
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    Re: Sail and oar design choice

    Lovely. The child doesn't look as frightening too.
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    Re: Oars, grain orientation etc.

    THe shaw and tenny formular seems reasonable putting the oars for my boat at 9' Is there any advantage to having longeroars other than more potential outboard weight? Lowish freeboard about 12" maybe...
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    Re: Mast step for lug sail

    My boat when I got it had an over sized hole in the partners, even with the leathering on the mast the mast would wobble freely about. As a temporary measure to get sailing I used this tiny roll(5"...
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    Re: Mast step for lug sail

    No rotation, Keyed in with a square/rectangluar key where it inserts in the step.
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    Re: Longer oars, blade length and width?

    Out of curiousity what us the length , beam and type of your craft?
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    Re: Longer oars, blade length and width?

    12' clinker dinghy
    I used Shaw and Tenny's length calculations. The space between my locks is 56" the actual beam is 5'
    So 9'. If I went off the beam it would be 9.5 If I used the double the beam...
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    Longer oars, blade length and width?

    So I laminated up the looms for oars with epoxy

    Now I'm going to make the blades .


    I wonder if people have insight/opinions on blade shape and width?
    I was going to copy my Barkely sound...
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    Re: Oars, grain orientation etc.

    So I laminated up the looms with epoxy Now I'm going to make the blades .


    I wonder if people have insight/opinions on blade shape and width?
    I was going to copy my Barkely sound oars as I...
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    Re: Sailrite sail kits?

    I made a shellback dinghy kit and contemplating one for my Gartside to replace the abomination. The instructions were good, I used my friend's sailrite though I imagine for a light sail I could've...
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    Re: Sunbrella vs. Weathermax80

    My understanding was that the heavier fabrics tend to be quieter/stronger in a breeze and also have insulating properties (in cold and warm weather)
    More so than the the conventional modern...
  26. Re: Hvalsoe 18: Haverchuck's Trailer, Deck Hatch, Tiller Tamer, Thwart Hinge

    Thanks, able to see it now, much appreciated
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    Re: Sunbrella vs. Weathermax80

    So people use sunbrella for boom camping tents? I was going to use sunforger canvas but a friend has some surplus sunbrella
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    Damn I can't see it for some reason and I quite wanted to.
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    I have to ask why is this persons whole leg being wrapped for a broken toe?
  30. Thread: Epoxy?

    by Toxophilite
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    Re: Epoxy?

    ^ this
    Modern small boat construction makes it possible for the average person to have , or build even, a durable, functional and beautiful traditional looking craft.
    Otherwise small wooden boats...
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    I find this whole thread very interesting and I am truly interested to hear the views of people who are actually in China or who have spent long periods of time there. Very refreshing to hear a...
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    Re: Hinged Thwart

    That would be cool and very appreciated.
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    Re: Sunbrella vs. Weathermax80

    You have a Nordica 16!?? Cool! I had a Danica 16 for quite a while. Nice boats. Kind of miss mine.
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    Re: Hinged Thwart

    Not a leprechaun 5'9" 175 lbs. Big in my family, smallish in the world. Smart cars are much like regular cars inside room-wise actually. They have inner bigness.

    I believe one makes a small lip...
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    Re: Hinged Thwart

    Thanks very much Edward. As usual you provide a lot of insight and useful information. I didn't know those boats had extra frames to accommodate for the thwart modification. So far when I sleep on my...
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    Re: Jesus' DNA?

    I wonder what happened to Jesus's favourite fishing rod? Or more likely, net
  37. Thread: Epoxy?

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    Re: Epoxy?

    Hey what about titebond 3! A trichotomy!
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    Hinged Thwart

    I see some members here have hinged center thwarts on their small boats for more comfortable camping(sleeping) on the boat.
    This looks like an excellently practical idea
    I haven't looked at them...
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    Re: Best Small Boat Cruising Threads

    Whew this is a good one too, great writing and pictures. thanks!
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    Re: Down Side of Owning a Tesla in SoCal

    In Norway, Oslo particularly, You have to pay a hefty toll if you plan to drive a gasoline powered car or truck through the city or even within a certain radius of the city
    All their buses and...
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    Re: Small Boat on the Inside Passage

    Thanks very much, I'll check those out! That's a beautiful picture, classic BC scenery and the calm gives you perfect reflections, very serene.
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    Re: Jesus' DNA?

    Poor Alan Turing. No one believes in his shroud, His life was hard enough as it was, despite breaking the German codes and helping to save England
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    Re: Jesus' DNA?

    Bringing this back to wooden boats. Didn't Twain say that there was enough fragments of the true cross to build an ark?
    Seems a worthy project for a forum member. But maybe just a small sail and...
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    Re: Jesus' DNA?

    http://www.artsnova.com/art-Shroud-of-Turing.html

    hmmmm
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    Re: Small Boat on the Inside Passage

    Old thread I know But really enjoyed the reading of it. Especially like your crossing of the strait. THanks! And thanks also to Wi-Tom for bringing it to my attention.

    I had similar fun crossing...
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    Re: A Kurylko Alaska at Death's Door

    Thanks very much for that. Inspiring.
  47. Re: Q: Making mini-deck for mast partner in thin fiberglass hull

    I'm not going to laugh, but this really seems like a non wooden boat question. Am I right? Is this a fibreglass kayak you're rigging up?
    If so you might be in the wrong place, likely there's a...
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    Re: What's the fascination with trucks?

    I had a few 300Ds and a 240 D. great cars, well made and great tow vehicles.
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    Re: What's the fascination with trucks?

    Up here it's giant shiny black trucks, usually with mag wheels that are the worst and most aggressive drivers.
    None of them look like they see any actual work use and most just seem to be "I want...
  50. Thread: Dry suits

    by Toxophilite
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    Re: Dry suits

    Hey thanks very much. You have such thorough and excellent information. It really is a whole new world of stuff to learn. My core was quite warm, Footwear seems to be my biggest need right now. I...
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