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  1. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    Just wanted to thank you for your continued work on this thread. I really enjoy your updates. I used to work on the water in that area and seeing the shipyard brings back some memories. Thanks again
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    Re: schooner t/shirt

    https://www.zazzle.com/schooner_yacht_america_1851_t_shirt-235520852790906527
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    Re: Tired Dory Skiff in RI

    Thanks Wizbang. I've followed many of your threads resurrecting similar projects over the years and have always appreciated your "demo, don't memo" approach to getting things done without a fuss. If...
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    Re: Tired Dory Skiff in RI

    Thanks for the comments everyone. Appreciate the feedback. This project helped me get through some tough months of the pandemic for sure. I did pick up another skiff for a song last winter - an 18'...
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    Re: Tired Dory Skiff in RI

    I launched in August 2021 from Point Judith and had a fun sea trial taking the boat out the west wall of the harbor of refuge, around the center wall, and back in the east wall during some big...
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    Re: Tired Dory Skiff in RI

    Just to wrap this up, I got back up to RI this past summer and finally put the interior back together. I chose a different layout for the seats, added some heft to the stump of a stem that was there...
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    Re: Tired Dory Skiff in RI

    This process took time obviously, I am just summarizing to speed things up a little. I started working on the boat in Summer 2019, then left for the academic year, and returned in June 2020 during...
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    Re: Tired Dory Skiff in RI

    looking back at these images, I am asking myself why I started this project in the first place. The boat is a mess. Anyway, I ripped up a 16' 2X12 piece of old growth fir up that I cherrypicked from...
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    Re: Tired Dory Skiff in RI

    While I was at it, I removed the transom and put the boat on a level building jig to attempt to remove the twists and dips that had developed. I decided to use MDO plywood rather than marine plywood...
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    Re: Tired Dory Skiff in RI

    Ok, so onward. I moved the skiff into the backyard and flipped it over. Then I cut out the bottom to work on the chines and replace rotted sections. .
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    Re: Tired Dory Skiff in RI

    Any ideas about the design of this boat or the builder/yard it might have come from? It fits the Amesbury Dory profile pretty well and was originally a MA boat, but there are no identifying marks or...
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    Re: Tired Dory Skiff in RI

    Haha, I am a sucker for a stray puppy, willin. Johngsandusky, are you serious? Please share any details. I assumed it was a home built job and the builder confused stations 5 and 6 or something. My...
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    Tired Dory Skiff in RI

    I've been working on a rebuild of a plywood dory skiff over the last few summers. Thought I'd share an overview of the process from soup to nuts.

    I was looking for a skiff project so I could have...
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    Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Just found and enjoyed catching up with your impressive project Gib. Following work like yours keeps the boatbuilding dreamer in me well fed - thank you again for sharing your work, and yes -...
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    Re: Skin on Frame Rowboat

    Just beautiful John. If possible, could you explain the way that you created such a clean line at the stem? The bead detail on the nylon is really nice and the outer stem detail really shows the...
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    Re: Paypal account for Ole's fund

    Done!
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Hi Jim, That work with the slick was inspiring. Something beautiful in watching a confident builder go about his business. Thanks for posting the video and for taking the time to document your...
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    Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    HI Peter, Another non-vocal reader you've coaxed from the shadows...My first guess is some shrewd and well-judged thumps from the hammer and chisel on the straight bits, then careful gouging of the...
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    Re: 1918 Old Town 12' Lightweight Canoe resto

    Wow what a great shot! Totally in the spirit of Grace Hopper, eh? Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: 1918 Old Town 12' Lightweight Canoe resto

    Benson, That deck does look different. Thanks for pointing it out. Was it common for longitudinal floors to be installed as shown in the historic photo? Would these be removable or fixed?

    I'd...
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    Re: 1918 Old Town 12' Lightweight Canoe resto

    WCHA is a great resource for sure. So is google. Here is a shot of a forest service employee in the early 1900's with a canoe that looks a lot like mine. I even have the removable portage yoke as...
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    Re: 1918 Old Town 12' Lightweight Canoe resto

    Denise - thanks for the pics and advice, looks like you have some experience under your belt. The book has been an invaluable guide. I have some woodworking experience so will likely be milling my...
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    Re: Smith Island Crabbing Scrape

    Wollybugger- thanks for sharing this build. I worked on Smith Island (Tylerton) in the late 80's for CBF and remember wishing I could drag an old scrapeboat that was up in the marsh onto the hard for...
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    Re: 1918 Old Town 12' Lightweight Canoe resto

    Thanks, I like to kayak fish here in Texas, so I see this boat being a good companion for some bass fishing on local lakes.

    I am a little unsure how to proceed with this project and could use...
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    Re: 1918 Old Town 12' Lightweight Canoe resto

    I picked up a good book: "The wood and canvas canoe" by Stelmak and Thurman ( http://www.amazon.com/The-Wood-Canvas-Canoe-Construction/dp/0884480461 ) that gave me some place to start.

    I began...
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    1918 Old Town 12' Lightweight Canoe resto

    Hi all, I've been a lurker for long enough. The recent conversation about those who watch without contributing on this forum got me thinking, since I am certainly in that camp. So I am documenting a...
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    Re: Help naming my boat

    how about 'twig' since she is a green stick up sharpie...
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    Re: Building the rig on the Tops'l Schooner Phoenix

    James, this is really fun to watch. Your commentary and occasional shots of Iris make it even more enjoyable. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Steve
  29. Re: System Three t-88 as general boatbuilding epoxy - reviews

    Thanks for the feedback. I am aiming to pick up a couple of the 2 gal. kits this weekend for 1/2 price. Seems like a good deal.
  30. System Three t-88 as general boatbuilding epoxy - reviews

    Hi, I'm negotiating for a few gallons of System three t-88 on craigslist but have no experience with it as a boatbuilding epoxy (i've used west and system three regular epoxy). Can anyone give me...
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    Re: Building the Maid

    Soooo, How's the build coming along? What's the next step?
  32. Re: Motor / Sailboat first build for me & my brother -plan input needed.

    My dad and I built my first boat together when I was a freshman in high school back in the early 80's. It wasn't pretty when we were done, but the process was really powerful for me - both working...
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