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    Re: Epoxy primer over solid wood

    Interlux 2000 leaves a orange peel texture. Do you sand it down before you topcoat? I have found I end up sanding most of it off to get it smooth.
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    Re: Bartender 19 - "Ed"

    Great find. Keep us posted on your progress.

    I have a stretched 19' to 20 1/2' I built a few years ago. You get a lot of attention at the boat ramp.
  3. Thread: Calypso

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    Calypso

    Not sure if it was posted here already. Great video of the history of Jacques Cousteau's Calypso.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKL1HTM0ij0&t=38s
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    Re: Viking Ship at the Paris Boat Show

    Here is a video of their latest expedition. You can close caption from French to English. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GY5n0I5kqU
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    Re: Viking Ship at the Paris Boat Show

    Looks like they did a first class job. With plywood you save quite a few oak trees|:)

    At 28m would that be the largest plywood boat ever built?

    Thanks for that, very interesting.
  6. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    It would be great to see the launch in person. I should think it would be quite the launch party.
  7. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I think I remember reading that Tristan Jones had a rat gnaw a hole in his bladder water tank at sea.
  8. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I had a Norse pram for a dinghy which worked great except for the bumping against the hull part. I think that may be the reason some dinghies have a thick rope around the gunwales. Those padded...
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    Re: Outboard Cavitation

    I'll try this next time.
    Thanks
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    Re: Outboard Cavitation

    Hey I knew that, I just wanted to know if you knew that :D.


    I also considered that may have something to do with the problem but don't quite see how. It does make it hard to get at the prop.
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    Re: Outboard Cavitation

    I moved the hole outboard down not just the cavitation plate.

    The eel grass wraps around the leading edge of the under water leg.

    I’ll have to look into the weed cutter prop gard ideas.
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    Outboard Cavitation

    Hi, I have a 20' Bartender boat with 50 hp Suzuki in a well. The problem I'm having is whenever I get some eelgrass around the bottom of the outboard it will start to cavitate and send the rpms way...
  13. Re: Registering a self build boat in Washington State

    At the small licensing places I have never had a problem. I just told them the worth of the boat and they charged me tax on that, without recipes. It seems to help by saying it's a simple plywood...
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    Here is a nice video recap of the show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajey8h4niFE
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    Thanks for the great pics. It was over to fast. Here is a pic of Leo's open house on Saturday. The line went on around the...
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    Re: Lines for the Bristol bay gill netters?

    I am surprised they kept the hog in the drawings.
  17. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I thought the original boat was planked with teak and that was part of the reason Leo decided to use wana which was somewhat similar whithout the cost.
  18. Thread: R2ak

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    Re: R2ak

    The sea’s out in the straights are probably the most dangerous part of the tip. It has certainly separated the boys from the men or girls from the women this time.
  19. Thread: R2ak

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    Re: R2ak

    It would be fun to be apart of the adventure. I would think it would be a much more comfortable trip on the 44' pure & wild boat(first into Victoria) than a small open boat.
  20. Thread: R2ak

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    Re: R2ak

    I believe the race starts tomorrow. First leg PT to Victoria.
  21. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    The yellow cedar against the teak is going to be striking. It reminds me of the yellow ceader viking ship.https://www.woodenboat.com/sites/default/files/articles/polaris-lead.jpg
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    Re: Whatever happened to The James?

    It's good to here you are still alive. We've definitely missed your energy and enthusiasm for boats since you have been gone. :arg
  23. Re: Lovely Alden Malabar schooner restoration ďAdventurer"

    I hope they can do it. With the cost and starting a family. Great video.
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    Re: Cheap skin-on-frame canoe

    The last couple boats I have skinned with polyester fabric have developed wrinkles. I have used it several years back and had no problem with wrinkles. It stayed drum tight. I think I would go with...
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    Re: 1964 Cruisers 17' Hull Repair Questions

    This guy literally wrote the book on this type of boat repair.http://danenbergboatworks.com/lapstrake.htm
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    Re: Planning on building a faering

    Looks like you will have a very authentic faering with grown crooks. That is one nice thing about being in Oregon you have a lot of native oak trees. I usually laminate when I need curved wood. Good...
  27. Thread: Planking lumber

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    Re: Planking lumber

    Also you can use white oak, again if weight is not an issue.
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    Re: Planning on building a faering

    It has been said the cods head and mackerel tail water line would be faster going backwards with the point of maximum beam just aft of amidships. Of course it may have been a more seaworthy form. I...
  29. Thread: Ballard Locks

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    Re: Ballard Locks

    We had a great time as kids rolling down the grass hills there.|;)
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    Re: What happened to Harald Fairhair?

    He Tom,
    Do you have a link to that video? I also wonder what's next for the ship. I heard the captain remark he would like to sail it up the west coast to port Townsend and sail it in the race to...
  31. Thread: Elf off a Shelf

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    Re: Elf off a Shelf

    From the pic your boat appears to be Joel Whites Shearwater. Very close to the Elf with a little less...
  32. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Building the hull is only half the job. It's amazing he got this far. It's great that he is taking us along for the ride.
  33. Re: 2021 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Fetsival Sept 10-12

    Sad news. Another PT wooden boat fest bites the dust. https://woodenboat.org/
  34. Re: 2021 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Fetsival Sept 10-12

    With clovis still out there maybe it won't be as crowded this year. Mask up yo. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS1zxbHQG6zhS-82EqnnSu_0BIjM7WbzDaHyQ&usqp=CAU
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    Re: assuring fair long lapstrake planks

    That sounds like a trip of a lifetime. There is a couple swedish sailors who recently did the trip from east to west.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roNK6cQqyaY
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    Re: assuring fair long lapstrake planks

    Hey Tom,
    I second the batten method. You will need to rip a lot off long narrow battens and tack them on the molds up to the sheer. It will also tell you how wide your planking stock should be. I...
  37. Thread: Crawling varnish

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    Re: Crawling varnish

    I have had that problem also when I have varnished right after sanding the epoxy. I would wait a day or two after sanding to apply the varnish.
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    Re: 1959 Thompson Restoration - Hull Advise

    You might check out these guys videos https https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aH41FZp1a0&t=400s
  39. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I think it would be a shame if he needs to move the boat away from that great shop not to mention all the cute animals.
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    Re: 24' "viking" longship

    I would go for the okume ply it's lighter and does not need to be fiberglassed over. It would not hurt to fiberglass the bottom for abrasion protection though. The fir ply should be glassed to keep...
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    Re: Rebuilding Salty Dog - a 1909 Cape Cod Power Dory

    Good idea to keep those leaves out of her bilge. Rot never sleeps ;)
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    Re: Larry Pardy Passes over the bar!

    I remember them giving an engaging talk at the PT boat fest 2003? and going aboard their beautiful boat Taliesin. If I remember correctly it had a bathtub where the motor should have been.

    RIP...
  43. Thread: San Juans

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    Re: San Juans

    We went to Sucia and Matia from sandy point on Saturday. I never saw so many boats anchored out in Echo bay. Including 2 giant yachts one with it's own helicopter. We didn't stick around long. Had a...
  44. Thread: San Juans

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    Re: San Juans

    I also have a Bartender. A stretched 19'. One advantage with the outboard version you can raise the motor up for beaching. Climbing off and on is not to bad. Like you say, you may need to use the...
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    If the deck starts to leak, can't you just canvas over it and paint it with lagging adhesive like the old fishing boats were.
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    Re: One Sheet Canoe-Outrigger

    I wonder if you could scale this type of construction up to build a good size catamaran. Looks like you can get a pretty good hull shape with a minimum of work other methods require and possibly get...
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    I would steam all the planks before you put them on the boat, it helps season the planks and reduces the stress on the fastenings and plank. I don't think you could steam the full length plank in...
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    Re: My first wood boat, and its many problems

    I would make sure not to use polyurethane paint under the water line. It absorbs water. The old school oil base stuff is a better choice.
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    They use red cedar for planking in the NW and it is one of the softest and weakest of the cedars. Vertical tight grain I believe is what makes a big difference in strength and hardness of the...
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    Re: 2020 WBF Boat Festival

    My latest, a 12' plywood runabout with the Chris Craft stain.584225842358424
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