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    Doug Fir or Spruce source in VA

    Located in Northern Neck area of VA. Looking for source of
    Sitka Spruce or Straight Grain Doug Fir for bowsprit .
    Sprit to be about 10' long ...tapering from 4" to 2 1\2".
    Thanks in advance....
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    Re: Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    Thanks..I am working of the pics...some detail missing.
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    Re: Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    I think weather is better where you are
    Best
    Mark in VA
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    Re: Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    Can someone suggest a good reference guide for gaff rigged boats. This is my first and need to sort out a jumble of blocks and lines...so many! What goes where ?
    Mark in VA
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    Re: Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    Will do when boat is delivered
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    Re: Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    Craig
    A note of thanks ...your article from Sailing magazine haz closed tbe loop on my search . I went to Maine to pack up the Edey and Duff pilot cutter to have her sipped to my home in VA. The...
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    Re: Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    Craig
    That sure looks like her. Thank you so much for the research. I will pm you.
    Mark
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    Re: Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    Thanks for lead to Kaufman Maxell Cutter...looks like may be design review in Wooden Boat issue 21
    in 2009
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    Edey and Duff Gaff rig cutter

    Just purchased 1971/1972 E & D pilot cutter..only built one of these.
    Anyone out there have any info
    on designer...full keel 20' 4000 lb
    Displ. Little history available as most
    principals and...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Jim

    I have a bronze outhaul for 1 inch track if interested...nocharge if you can use it Would need to send to your email as I am not tech savy '
    in getting pic up here on forum.
    Mark
    SV...
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    Re: Beta Engines - How Reliable ?

    Installed a Beta 14 on my Morris Yacht Frances 26 about 4 years ago. Runs great, no issues and easy to service. Love it !

    itchen
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    Re: Teak toe-rails, varnish or no?

    You will never keep varnish on this wood.. Been there and done that, Let it go weather grey and wash down with salt water or mild detergent. Varnish areas that will not be subject to constant...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    Jay

    Looks great. Best to have solid wood cover as you have done. I covered the same Beta panel with clear plexi and the gauge
    faces clouded from sun within a year. Can still read them but may...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    Jay
    repowered my Frances 26 ( Morris Yachts ) with a Beta 14. Love the engine and easy access for service. I removed the same engine as the raw water cooled jacket finally
    gave up. Love the...
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    Re: Bronze hardware

    Hello Brian

    PM me with your contact info. I have a business in Hamlet of Wallkill NY Ulster Co.
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    Re: Bronze hardware

    All great thoughts on a way to find a home for bronze boat stuff short of tossing it. I had a garage sale some time back and just for giggles I set out a pair of Merriman bronze winches with the...
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    Bronze hardware

    Hello forumites,

    I would like any suggestions on any websites or other forums I might place a listing or photos of accumulated bronze and related boat hardware.
    I am at the point where I need to...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    Jay
    I had an Universal diesel raw water cooled that gave up for same reason. I have a Frances 26 ( Morris Yachts ) and re powered with the Beta 14. Not sure if same block as the Beta 16 but as...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    Jay

    Beautiful boat....has the look of a ship model sitting there... the scale looks too small for the average size guy in the cockpit. Does look like she could show a turn of speed...even at the...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

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    Jay,

    So the verdict is still out on the designer. One more photo showing her transom . Maybe just a William Garden..ish H28.

    Itchen
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

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    Jay

    Another view ...maybe another Hereshoff design ?

    Itchen
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

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    Jay,

    Not sure if this photo will attach. I think it is a H28....saw a few years back on a mooring in Greenport NY. The clipper bow does not compute.

    Itchen
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    Re: Selway Fisher plans

    Thank you all for the feedback. Looks like I will go for the plans. Great asset this forum.

    Itchen
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    Selway Fisher plans

    Has anyone purchased Selway Fisher plans? Any feedback appreciated. I am considering the Able or Kane design ( for clinker construction). Do they provide full size
    patterns for the molds and...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Jim,

    As much as I like to see the progress to decking and planking I will miss seeing the beautiful interior structure that give it the sweet form. Kinda like looking at the old Admiralty models...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Jim,
    Been following this thread since the start. The information, technique and narratives have put a guilt trip on me that I have not been asked to pay a subscription fee.
    I actually am more...
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    Re: Snow in Port Townsend

    Beautiful house...like a fine piece of classic furniture..would not expect less from an owner of an H28

    Itchen
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    Re: Arctic Tern plans

    OK. Thanks

    Mark
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    Arctic Tern plans

    Does anyone out there have a set of plans for the Oughtred Arctic Tern that have not been used or built to and are interested in parting with them? I started the build but a basement flood has...
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    Re: LastBoat - The Hull Truth

    Ian

    Will be watching this thread closely. I have stayed at the small cottage on beach next to Pease several times. Maybe this year I can take a peek at your progress . They do nice work.
    Had...
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    Re: Building the D18 Myst - 18' Beach Yawl

    Can't speak to Penetrol. I have used the same color of Brightsides and use roll and tip. I use maybe a capful of Interlux Brushing Thinner to about 4 oz of paint. It flows out nicely and leaves no...
  32. Re: LVJ Winches -- Anyone had experience with them?

    I purchased four of them for a 36 footer ( Cape George Cutter ) some years back. They are very well made and have had no issues with them. The two larger winches for jib sheets were self tailing...
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    Re: Bronze winch selection

    You can check out LVJ winches.( Made in Holland I think ) I purchased some of these from Taylor and Snediker who is US dist. and are located in Pawcatuck CT . They are are first class....used them...
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    Re: "Patina Bronze" Sunbrella Color?

    Many will say it is Sunbrella. I have seen this before and I believe it is a heavy canvas duck used in winter boat covers. The canvas has a softer look and feel. I believe this could be it: This...
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    Re: Chesapeake Area

    I have a house on the Eastern Branch of the Corrotoman in Northern Neck area ( Weems VA) We did alot of looking for retirement keeping in mind my criteria for sailing. We have good protected deep...
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    Re: " Wooden block fasteners "

    Are you planning to have a fastener at either end to secure the shells? What I did was use a bronze ring shank nail correctly sized which has a head at one end....cut it to length and peen over the...
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    Re: Favorite Waterfront Dives

    No picture but I submit Murphy's Backstreet in Sag Harbor NY
    Mark in Mountainville NY
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    Myth of Malham

    Looking for any information on location or status on this old Illingworth design . Last seen on the hard looking tired and neglected ..yard was on the Hudson River in 1985.

    Mark in...
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    Re: Montana Beg-Meil

    Gary

    Looks real fine from here , how did the Kirby paint work for you. The colors are great

    Best
    Mark in Mountainville
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    Warped plywood molds...need suggestions

    As a result of flooding from Irene, all of the molds for my Arctic Tern are warped. They are not yet mounted on the building frame. What is the best way to get them flat again. They are not...
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    Re: Thimble in Eyesplice?

    I can address the use of thimbles on a mooring set-up. This idea I first saw on boat moorings inCity Island NY.
    I used to use a thimble in an eye splice that would ride on a steel mooring ring...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    I have some of those old Southcoast blocks. That is some sort of molded rubber you see that forms the cheeks that slide over a bronze or is some cases , stainless frame. These were great blocks...
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    Re: Honda Outboard Carb Issues

    You can give it a shot. The hole for the fuel are tiny , so you will need a way to clean these. Big problem with this motor and many other outboards these days is leaving the fuel in the bowl (...
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    Re: Bronze Boom Gallows

    Hello Keith,

    I had a contact in Maine that had a set but I was unaware that he had sold them recently. If there was a set you could borrow, Mystic River Foundry in CT could cast you a pair. I...
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    Re: Montana Beg-Meil

    Gary,

    Progress looks great and moving along apace. I can see now why you opted for the kit..it really does get you launched along much sooner. Just started with the Tirrik plans I aquired ...
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    Re: Bronze Boom Gallows

    I have a source for the boom gallows hardware...this will be the old ABI stuff which is as new. Please send me a private email to keep within forum constraints.
    Mark in Mountainville NY
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    Re: Trunk cabin refinish

    The trunk cabin will be painted . The cabin sides are glued up of solid 1 3/4" Yellow Cedar . There is a slight separation in a few areas in the glued seam. There are threaded rods that are bolted...
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    Trunk cabin refinish

    I have wooded the trunk cabin sides ( Alaska Yellow Cedar) in preparation for repainting as old paint was peeling.
    I noticed in some areas where the planks are joined there is some small separation...
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    Re: Bronze Boom Gallows

    I think there is a consignment shop in Mystic ..give them a shot though I suggest you look for a less expensive way to support your roof. Even as surplus the bronze brackets for the gallows are...
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    Re: Snow Day in the Hudson Valley

    Howard,

    Where on Hudson...Croton ? up in Cornwall here...more of the same this weekend apparently.
    Mark in Mountainville
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