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    Re: plan suggestions?

    L. Francis Herreshoff's Double Paddel Canoe. Is a great boat for both skinny water exploration and back water paddling!
    It is featured in his, timeless book, "Sensible Cruising Designs". The plans...
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    Re: Old World Distributors Copper Nails

    I looked them up and, the nails they sell are suited for roofing work and not boat planking. If you are riveting planking to frames, you want either American Copper Boat Nails or Brittish Boat...
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    Re: Fair Maid, 30 Eric Cox sloop, 1951

    That is, indeed a maid of faire Form Sir!
    Jay
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    Re: What is this wood?

    And there are many other woods that are close to that color. Blood wood, Indian rosewood or Chinese rosewood to name a few.
    A photo of the end grain would tell all.
    Jay
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    Re: 4-day workweek?

    It all depends on how much you like your chosen field of work! I used to teach skiing seven days a week. When the snow melted I built and designed boats. For that matter, I still do and I never...
  6. Re: Bernoulli-ism: Little to do with how sails work

    Mounting spreaders at an 3deg. angle of attack creates forward drive as the boat heels. Windmill blades are set that way as well.
    Jay
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    Re: Electrolysis In Wooden Boats

    I certainly hope that Chris did not object to my posting of his, private, letter to me! I find him to be one of the most informed and creative persons in the boat building industry I have ever...
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    Re: Metal Plate Centerboard

    I think this horse is dead!
    Jay
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    Re: Metal Plate Centerboard

    Tungsten pellets are often used instead of lead shot. it is 1.7 times heavier than lead by volume as tungsten atoms are more tightly grouped than are those of lead even though lead is rated higher...
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    Re: Electrolysis In Wooden Boats

    Red Witch has no engine, no zincs and no electrolysis. Just thought I should mention that.
    Jay
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    Wow,maybe now we all will be wishing for longer dipthongs! :D
    Bird
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    I do prefer the lapping fore that she once carried rather than boomed one he added. He should have left that alone.
    Here is a shot from her race where she beat "Black Adder"...
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    My dear friend Hale Field, who passed over the bar much too soon. Was the naval arhictect and designer and owner of both the small schooners "Hawk" and "Lively"
    Hale knew very well that these...
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    Well, as our Canadian friends might say: That "Coot" is too short and beamy a Boot to perform worth a Hoot. She would be better off being rigged as a Sloop!
    Jay
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    Re: Metal Plate Centerboard

    You wouldn't be happy with that board in saltwater!
    Jay
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    Re: PIA teak oil pigment

    Two part bleach may remove the stain but then it will remove all of the color from the wood requiring, more stain to replace the missing color. A French cabinet scraping might help remove the surface...
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    Re: Metal Plate Centerboard

    Remember that the strength of a plywood rudder, dagger or centerboard is greatly enhanced by the outer skin of either fiber-glass or carbon fiber set in epoxy.
    Jay
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    Electrolysis In Wooden Boats

    I recieved a letter form my friend in NZ, Chris McMullen. Chris, as many of you will recall, is a master builder of wooden boats as well a boats of the other materials! In fact he built the boat...
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    Re: The cutest schooner - listed in WB

    Dennis Conner's schooner "Fame" is over 100 years of age and still racing! At 40 feet in length she is close to the, supposed, lower practical length for the schooner rig on a small boat. The word...
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    Re: Metal Plate Centerboard

    This is a good idea but it can be even better if the ply is book matched and glued up as a double lamination on the bias of the grain. This gives equal grain support on either side and reduces the...
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    Re: Drilling lead keel for bolt holes

    Kerosine is the lube the works, best, for drilling lead in conjunction with a bare foot ship's auger. A slight reduction in the rake of the cutting edge also can help reduce grabbing of the drill and...
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    Re: Metal Plate Centerboard

    If you want shape, make it out of solid Honduras, carve a ballast hole that has an inner tenon around its periphary. Block one side of the hole with plywood and pour the lead into it. You can coat...
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    Re: masthead fitting

    Here is a masthead mast that I designed for a racing boat. Note that the shieve box has been drilled and lightened. All bolts have had their heads milled out a bit concave and their shafts drilled...
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    Re: Yamaha 6hp 2 Stroke weird problem

    Yamaha has a great customer service dept!
    Jay
    https://shopyamaha.com/customer-service?nw=yamaha-motor-company
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    Re: Metal Plate Centerboard

    I should think you would like it better if it were galvanized. Less up keep by a long shot! Most marine paint companies have specific paints that will stick to galvanized steel. You might wish to...
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    Re: So you like to Varnish?

    I imagine the owner of this one has someone on a payroll to take care of that toy. My brother in law could not share any info on it as he found it
    on line.
    Jay
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    Re: Wood sources

    Alaskan Yellow Cedar is Cypress as well. It is a lovely wood to work and is also very versatile. Rot and termites hate it!
    Jay
  28. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    I was surprised to see one of my photos posted by another member of our forum! How is that done? I would, at least, always give photo credit to the person I stole it from!
    Jay
  29. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    Sorry for the double post here guys. Can't get it to delete!
    Jay
  30. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    L Francis Herreshoff often designed large boats that could be handled by one person. My favorite design is the Marco Polo a three masted
    ketch of 55 feet in length with ten feet of beam. It has no...
  31. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    L Francis Herreshoff often designed large boats that could be handled by one person. My favorite design is the Marco Polo a three masted
    ketch of 55 feet in length with ten feet of beam. It has no...
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    Re: ash for small boat frame

    Ash often is used for mast spreaders but even there it sometimes rots.
    Jay
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    Re: masthead fitting

    I agree that it is more cumbersome than is needed. In additon to the weight aloft it offers more windage than a traditional, flat tang set up will. in addition, consider the use of bronze plate as...
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    Re: Stitch & Glue Seabird Yawl ?

    Yes, you are right Dan! Losing a bow sprit can ruin your entire day. I have been aboard boats for that kind of stuff on three occasions as the result of collisions with boats that did not follow...
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    Re: Stitch & Glue Seabird Yawl ?

    I am speaking of the load on the hull! I hope that the strain of the taller rig has been calculated into the scantlings of the hull. Other wise, the result can be of the boat oil caning or turning...
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    Re: Stitch & Glue Seabird Yawl ?

    I would rather see a 3/4 jib stay than using the head stay for setting a 100% working jib. Mucho hull strain from that rig!
    Jay
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    Re: L Francis Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 14

    The trick of sailing the H28 up wind is to not pinch the boat too high. If you fall off a little the boat will maintain a higher rate of speed and the hull form will then lift her to weather. I...
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    Re: So you like to Varnish?

    I don't know where the boat is located. My brother in law sent me the photo. I will ask him where he got it.
    Jay
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    Re: L Francis Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 14

    It is an appealing design that is based on the 12 1/2. I like it very much as it is also the fore runner of the H28 a boat that we own.
    All Herreshoff boats are simple to build if you follow LFH's...
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    Re: Sheathing with solid lumber

    Don't forget folks there is also balsa wood available for encapsulation! It even rots faster than poplar! Note that, I have some property for sale that is forested with a stand of amber snake oil...
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    Re: So you like to Varnish?

    Ok, Here is my next attempt at getting this photo printed here. Here it is! One thing, How do you get to the swim step from the after deck without stepping on the varnish or sliding on your...
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    Re: Stitch & Glue Seabird Yawl ?

    L.Francis Herreshoff made an astute comparison between the Seabird Yawl and his H28 ketch. This can be found on pp. 41 in his book,
    Sensible Cruising Designs.
    ...
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    Re: So you like to Varnish?

    Well, guys I tried a straight transfer from the cloud. But, obviously, it doesn't work!
    I will try again later. Working on a boat in the yard.
    Jay
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    So you like to Varnish?

    Try this!
    Jay

    <img id="<6623DF6B-6CF3-4EA9-A8E9-D7DF24EE1315@fios-router.home>" src="blob:http://forum.woodenboat.com/5ccd05bf-db6b-4c12-bf49-1dca3316d8de" alt="Image may contain: outdoor and...
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    Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    Oil based house paints are hard to find in mosts states now. Many of them are designed to sluff off and prestent a new surface to the weather as it ages. This is constantly presenting a new surface...
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    Wood will conduct current if it is wet enough, especially in salt water. Consider saturating the wood with clear penetrating epoxy resin first and then filling the damage with epoxy and micro...
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    Looks like sodium hydroxide crystals. This is often related to too much zinc under water. That white dust will eat up the wood! I suspect the trickle charger or a wire hanging in he water may be...
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    Re: Scarph vs motive and tenon

    Biscuits will be prone to rot if used on a boat.
    Jay
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    Re: Japanese Tool SOurce

    I like dealing with Hida Tools in Berkley CA. They offer a very diversified line of Japanese tools.
    Jay
    https://www.hidatool.com/
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    Re: Scarph vs motive and tenon

    I just bought a biscuit/plate joiner for doing some special work in the remodel of our kitchen. This method of joinery for a structure that does not go to sea or is subject to moisture invasion is in...
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