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    Re: Damaged Oak Chair - Can it be fixed?

    Or use 1/4" threaded rod in thickened epoxy. Just as strong and easier to drill for.
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    Re: Rant: big fast powerboats

    There are some hand signals that are widely understood.
  3. Re: Went to a Maker Faire and saw this Frankenboat

    Looks like a very poor boat to me.
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    Re: What epoxy to use?

    "Blush" happens when moisture in the air draws hardener out of an exposed coating of uncured mixed epoxy. The hardeners are water soluble.
    If bonding two panels together, as the OP is doing,...
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    Re: Peapod construction questions?

    Across the grain, plywood is much stronger and stiffer than solid stock, especially a soft wood like cedar, so a structural material across the boat is needed.
    Traditional lapstrake construction,...
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    Re: Dado set issues

    I hadn't heard of groover blades. Can you give us a specific maker and number?
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    Re: Seacock Substitute?

    Marelon makes some right-angle seacocks.
    https://www.fisheriessupply.com/forespar-marelon-full-flow-seacock-mushroom-thru-hull-x-ball-valve-x-90-deg-end-hose-barb-oem
  8. Re: Narragansett Bay Area: indoor storage options

    Try F.L.Tripp in Westport point, MA.
    I’ve stored with them for ten years.
    Nice people, flexible, reasonable cost.
    Tell them I sent you.
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    Re: Sanding prior to painting

    For Kirby primer and top coat, stop at #120.
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    Re: Oonagh 11'8" by D Hylan - any built?

    Looks like a reprise of the Marco Polo pram, as described in Sensible Cruising Designs. An eminently useful boat.
    I'd work at keeping the weight down. 175 lbs. is borderline cumbersome.
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    Re: Other: Need a Thin Hot Glue

    Shoot much food these days. Bob?
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    Re: Engine controls for classic boats

    Fisheries Supply lists it.
    https://www.fisheriessupply.com/kobelt-2042-heavy-duty-side-mount-single-dual-function-lever-engine-control-2042lw1
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    Re: Rear view mirror for rowing.

    there are also mirrors that clip to the visor of a cap.
  14. Re: So you call that a slipper launch?…………….

    As THunderbird spends most of its time in its boathouse (2nd pic), i don't expect it needs much varnish work.
    Lake Tahoe's cold fresh water is very easy on wood boats.
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    Re: Refinishing an oxidised aluminium mast

    My mast was OEM finished with Awlgrip. It's 15 years old, has been exposed year-round (prior owners) and has weatherd badly.
    I'm guessing that the prep for refinishing will only be a PITA where...
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    Re: Refinishing an oxidised aluminium mast

    Powder coating is said to be better than wet painting. I've had other aluminum parts powder coated. Wasn't expensive. How common are powder coaters that can do something as big as a spar?
  17. Thread: swim ladder

    by JimConlin
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    Re: swim ladder

    THis type are cheap and effective, but take storage space and need to be deployed before you go overboard.
    https://newcontent.westmarine.com/content/images/catalog/large/9278433.jpg

    Garelick...
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    Re: Epoxy stains on mahogany

    Sand just a bit more. Contrary to the advertising, epoxy doesn't penetrate but a few thousandths.
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    Re: varnishing the inwales and outwales

    Sand or plane a bit more to get rid of the epoxy on the outwales.
    A trim router with a 1/8" roundover router bit with small (1/8") pilot will ease the edges.
    I use foam brushes to apply varnish to...
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    Re: Round Thimbles North America

    Sailrite
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    Re: Plywood hull fairing .......

    As fairing progresses, the appeal of low-gloss paint becomes more apparent.
  22. Re: What Glue? - Norwegian Faering - Scarf Joints

    How is the rest of the boat held together? Epoxy? Metal fastenings? Bear fat and sinews?
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    Re: Winch ID help and disassembly

    With old winches, parts are VERY hard to find and losing any part probably means the end of the winch.
    Before opening up a winch, tape cockpit and deck scuppers and keep the parts contained in a box...
  24. Re: Major Multi-hull Project Boat, Cl, Peabody, Ma.

    I can attest to this.
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    Re: Launched my wee pram yesterday

    Proper!
  26. Re: Major Multi-hull Project Boat, Cl, Peabody, Ma.

    It'll take way more than that.
  27. Re: Major Multi-hull Project Boat, Cl, Peabody, Ma.

    It looks like a desirable boat and nicely built.
    The price is well below what the the builder has spent on materials and components. Getting it done will not be inexpensive.
    Sadly, there are...
  28. Re: Adding an insert in the bottom of a strip canoe

    I was imagining that the inlay is of thinner material than the strips. Say 1/16" - 1/8" .
    After outside is glassed and shell is removed from mold, you'd level the strips, cut recess for inlay with...
  29. Re: Adding an insert in the bottom of a strip canoe

    I would do this after the outside of the boat is glassed. The shape of the boat will be more stable then.
  30. Thread: Peapods?????

    by JimConlin
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    Re: Peapods?????

    Last year, I built a Cape Split pod in strip composite.
    The boat was intended for solo rowing and for use as tender to a bigger boat.
    I targeted a weight of 200 lbs, which would certainly be...
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    Re: metal fixtures that go thru the hull

    Interlux 214 Boatyard Bedding Compound is quite similar to Dolfinite.
    I have no preference.
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    Re: Herreshoff Rozinante on ebay $1500

    The Kenner boats were heavier than LFH intended.
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    Re: 12 volt system surge protection

    The problem of electronic stuff crashing when a big load like engine starting or a windlass kicks in is common.
    How about providing a separate battery (or capacitor?) near the electronics to keep...
  34. Re: Getting a Nutshell Pram ready for the dinghy dock.

    To lower its height, I've removed some of the Gunwwale Guard foam stuffing on the top side before attaching it to the boat.


    It's no big problem if a dinghy swamps at the dock. THey're...
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    Re: $40K for 13' boat?

    Original owner, Edgar Kaiser, Jr., grandson owned Denver Broncos.
    What's $40K in NFL salaries?
  36. Re: Advice needed on inboard electric power components.

    For that length and hull form, 5.5 Kts. is as fast as it's going to go.
    More power won't get you significantly more.
  37. Thread: Fastening ID

    by JimConlin
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    Re: Fastening ID

    Maybe a masonry drive anchor? Like the plastic anchors we have today.
    ... Insert cone in a deep hole and bash the nail into it to expand it. Doesn't explain the taper.
  38. Re: My favourite quotation from the Classics:

    “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
    ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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    Re: Wood 'Tech' Dinghy, eBay Maine

    I remember racing them at MIT in the early sixties. Horrid little slugs.
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    Re: Metal Plate Centerboard

    A related question-
    A relative has a Cape Cod Mercury, circa 1955. Its experimental hull material is OK so far.
    It has a once-galvanized steel centerboard, maybe 1/4" thick. It's somewhat...
  41. Re: Getting a Nutshell Pram ready for the dinghy dock.

    If your need is to leave the dinghy in the water most of the time, you need antifouling bottom paint. It'll stick to the Easypoxy and varnish after a sanding. Epoxy and glass are not needed.
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    Re: Electrolysis In Wooden Boats

    How much of this trouble is avoided by using non-metallic materials like Marelon through-hulls, G-10 stern tubes and structural adhesives ?
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    Re: Cordless Sander?

    Small inverters are cheap, like $30 for a 400 watt model.
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    Re: Cordless Sander?

    If the boat has a 12 volt battery (bank) of any size, an inverter big enough to run a corded sander might do he trick.
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    Re: Curtains and cushions

    Ultrasuede is more money but is luxurious and holds up well.
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    Re: SMALL pad sander

    My Fein tool is the fall-back, but the abrasives are expensive and a rectangular pad would have been more effective on the job I was doing.
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    Re: SMALL pad sander

    The Festool RTS400REQ is priced at $270. I'm sure it's a very nice tool, like my beloved Rotex.
    I was hoping for simething inexpensive as I would not use the tool often.
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    SMALL pad sander

    Years ago, Ryobi offered a 1/6 sheet pad sander. Its 3" wide pad was occasionally needed. Does anyone offer such a thing today?
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    Re: Urethane, dont do it ??

    It's my understanding that LPU paints' isocyanates get into the air only when they are sprayed. In that case, a supplied air respirator is the only way to be safe.
    When rolled or brushed, only...
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    Re: Craigs list beauty!

    Please post the Craigslist link.
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