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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Thanks. I’ve been an avid bungee cord user for years. I’ve always wanted to try this rig and i quite liked it.
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Thanks , I was contemplating using lignum vitae too but the piece I had wasn’t quite big enough. I know people use stout SS screw eyes/ padeyes on narrow tillers too. I didn’t have one and i wanted...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    The motivation for making a long tiller was that I tend to want to be in the best spot to balance the boat and then I am reaching back for the shorter tiller all the time. I’ve used a variety of...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Got tired of reaching back to the tiller (original one) so I finally made a new longer Black Locust tiller. I'm not too keen on extensions. I had some wood left over from milling frames many years...
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    Re: Boat camping tent.

    120241THanks, I watch some of Roger Barnes videos,. He has some neat ideas and I did checked out that site as well. Thanks

    Annoyingly I noted that my faded ancient boat cover(came with the boat...
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    Re: Boat camping tent.

    There was also some polycotton cloth being sold locally quite reasonably. I hear it also makes good tents.
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    Re: Boat camping tent.

    Mr. Palmer your red shelter looks functional and great!
    All sorts of great information, thanks
    I did acquire a coated poly tarp of a size that is enough to make into a shelter.

    So far I've found...
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    Re: Definitions of "sail and oar" boat

    So far I find my Gartside 130 to sail better than it rows, though it was actually designed as a rowboat with the sailing aspect added later by Mr. Gartside as so many people wanted to sail the...
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    Boat camping tent.

    I've been pondering ways to make a relatively dry boat tent on the cheap for my Gartside 130
    (12' open clinker dinghy)
    With my sail bundled up with the yard and boom I can hook one end of the 11'...
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    Re: Corking a boat

    I thought this suggestion(Post #8) on how to get your hull to swell up without having to hang it in the slings for a week seemed good.
    I've heard of other people doing it

    "If it were my boat/ or...
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    Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    Lovely boat!
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    Re: Storage on dock ideas?

    Yes somehow getting prefab ,teal carport to the dock where I live would probably cost several times the purchase price of my boat! However what you say is very worth nothing. Last year we had some...
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    Re: I know nothing: Choosing a PFD?

    Certainly, I appreciate your experience, Thanks.
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    Re: I know nothing: Choosing a PFD?

    ah I see someone else had already mentioned them. My mistake

    I believe Mr. Barnes' rationale was that these vests actually keep one warm as well as afloat, and it is very often the cold that kills...
  15. Re: How to attach the tiller to the rudder?

    If you use something like a helm impeder or something similar it will keep your tiller in your rudder and it is very handy to have on a dinghy.

    For tilting the tiller up, wouldn't the pivot point...
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    Re: Electric boost for a camping rowboat

    Maybe it's the hull shape and length (the thistle looks more performance orientated) but I recently tried a 50 lbs thrust on my Gartside 130 (180lbs) and the top speed seemed to be around 3.5 knots....
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Sprit properly finished. I used cetol light and gloss because I had some. Very sift though and still feels a little 'grippy' after a week or so.
    Looks good on the boat and seems helpful upwind or in...
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    Re: What design might this be

    I remember a local boat called Windsong. Seems that likely was it's tender?
    Likely there are dozens of boats with that name though. Cool Pram , just needs some re-reconfiguring
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    Re: I know nothing: Choosing a PFD?

    Anybody use the baltic vests? They are considered 'buoyancy aids' rather than life vests (50N) but they have the added benefit of being longish and warm...and they look like a jacket. The company is...
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    Re: Beautiful maple

    The Germans made many beautiful guitars in the 50s and 60s, often with lovely figured woods. The back and sides of my 58 Hoyer Special. All solid all carved, Massive archtop. Arrived in a couple...
  21. Re: Temo light weight electric “long-tail” outboard

    Cool design and idea. I want one! Priced out of my range sadly
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    Re: Anchoring, rode , chain etc.

    but.. but.. chain is so manly!
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    Anchoring, rode , chain etc.

    For my Shellback Dinghy I was using a 1/4" nylon 3 strand and I had about 3' of galvanized chain on a lightweight Danforth anchor. I was never anchoring overnight, mostly in shallow water off...
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    Re: Minimal sailing dink for two?

    I have a 11' 3" Joel White Shellback Dinghy and the only person I can take out in it is my 100+ lbs slight girlfriend and she has to sprawl in the cockpit on lifejackets. I could never take a...
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    Re: Mirror rig on a light sail/oar dinghy

    Is the mirror a Gunter gaff rig? Could you adapt it's sail and wooden spars into a lug rig for an elf (which has a lug). Not sure about the other designs but the lug rig seems to be one of the most...
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    Re: Storage on dock ideas?

    Hey thanks for the ideas. More info:
    boat is 180 lbs cedar on oak clinker sailing dinghy. Not ideal for rolling. I rolled it on tires with a crossbrace while restoring a couple times.
    dock is at...
  27. Re: North country dinghy cruising resources?

    When the snow finally melts in July, oy vey!. Ontario be very very hot and the black flies don’t bite at all, they’re very friendly and remarkably sing like birds. Leave your guns behind though.
  28. Re: 1938 Fraser River Gillnetter Molle B is for sale on Seattle CL

    My friend used to fish a similar boat, the Oceanus... we of course pronounced the name wrong purposely. It was supposedly a very 'fishy' boat and did well.
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    Re: Beach rollers

    The blue colour came with the boat, When I painted the bottom white I realized it was a Greek Taverna colour scheme. I looked up the Diolkos, very cool!
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    Re: Beach rollers

    I guess there's always this if available.
    https://i.imgur.com/TrR5psT.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/EEMFfON.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/zTzbadr.jpg
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    Storage on dock ideas?

    For 10 months of the year I occupy a place with a dock ...starting tomorrow. It's on the ocean, so salt water.
    I kept my Shellback on the dock under a tarp with a boom crutch and a ridgepole
    I...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Goofing around with a roughed out removable sprit (unfinished, not even round etc.)and the foresails from my Shellback (which isn't supposed to have foresails.) Tried it my second largest and the...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Still trying to get used to the traveller. I have it working better now. the sheave up top my past was a too narrow wooden one which some well meaning but misguided individual had 'widened with tow...
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    sp_clark you should start a separate thread on this subject with pictures, details and the findings from your experimentation. It would be interesting.
    I won't likely be adding any ballast anywhere...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    I'll try it a bit more and see if I can like it. It makes the downhaul tackle set up a little more fussy too.

    In the meantime here's a better picture of the improved mast situation

    And as I get...
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    Re: How far gone is this?

    Hey! the vat of WEST was MY joking bad idea!! No fair!
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Beefed up the mast step, added a black locust rebated collar to the partners (collar on bottom too)and boxed the too small tenon of the mast with 1/8" mahogany pieces and then shaped it down to fit...
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    Interesting. I'd always understood ballast in a centre/daggerboard wasn't that effective, but perhaps I'm remembering the idea wrong.

    I had the boat out today for a very windy lake sail testing...
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    Haha! size 8 (small feet) and usually sandals, If not sandals then it's too cold for barefoot..fall and winter
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    I think I kind of understand but a photo would be very helpful if possible
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    Re: Beach rollers

    Maybe I'm weak but I'm not quite ready to cut and hinge the centre thwart on my Gartside 130 yet...maybe I will though, it's a cool idea. I like your setup?
    What's the boat?

    What size Anchor...
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    I don't know if there's an 'aft lip' on the back of my daggerboard case to pull a loop over. The plank that strengthens the top of the case runs between two thwarts.
    Am I misinterpreting what you...
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    What about a rope, or length of shock cord coming up from a hole on one side, going over the board, down through a hole on the other , through a little cheek block on the trunk to the aft end of the...
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    I think a light weight bungee that would break or stretch till it broke
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    daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    My daggerboard in my Gartside 130 is kind of loose which is great for inserting and removing but it wants to travel up when going upwind. The plans call for a bungee across the front of the board to...
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    Re: Beach rollers

    Hey thanks for all the information and options. Saving me from a rash purchase.

    One time with my Shellback I used a little chainsaw in a can) to cut a relatively straight narrow rotten log into to...
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    Beach rollers

    Anyone try the Trem beach rollers
    I'm thinking for my Gartside 130 , 12' 180lbs plus some camping gear
    I'll likely encounter some rocky beaches
    I know the Here ones are the cat's pyjamas but the...
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    Re: Topside Wood Paint

    Brightsides is good
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Is there a way to straighten a wooden mast? (regardless of whether I should or not)
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    Re: Decorative stemhead?

    I don't see much wrong with your stemmed visually that couldn't be fixed by gluing in some triangular pieces. Wood flour and epoxy would fill the gaps in the breasthook. Once you get on the water you...
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