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    Re: 14' Navy Captains Gig / Tender

    It certainly is pretty. In your position I would seek advice and an estimate from local boatbuilders. First find someone willing to do the work and he can give you an idea of the cost and...
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    Re: Depth sounder?

    I prefer a sounder to trusting charted depths, especially sailing in bays or sounds with sandy bottoms that shift. My boat draws 5.5', and eyeballing the depth might put me aground. On anything with...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Nice work!
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    Re: Buying A Small Boat in Europe?

    SeaHopper folding dinghies can be bought with rigs. Not lovely, just a plywood pram, but easy to store or transport. The 10' model is a big dinghy.
    https://www.seahopperfoldingboats.com/
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    Re: Barquentine "California" Info???

    Hi John D, welcome aboard! Thanks for the update. There are threads on this forum about posting pictures. You may need to accumulate a few more forum posts before you can.
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    Re: Atkin - IKE build

    I haven't seen one that I recall.
    Good luck with yours!
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    I think I've read tests like that, maybe on this forum. I know guys have tested glues and probably finishes. You might just test a piece of scrap plywood.
    Whatever you do, keep us posted.
  8. Re: Looking for someone to come see boat I inherited and tell me IF its sea worthy

    Welcome aboard! There are professional surveyors who can examine your boat for a price. Be sure to get one with experience on wood boats. There may also be an owner's association online where you can...
  9. Re: Oar Length: All Blade No Shaft in the Water?

    Sounds like you're working it out. When buying oars I try to go a little long rather than short as I can cut them down a bit. I never looked to see how much blade or shaft was in the water. I judge...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Great shots and narrative, thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    Nice find. Welcome aboard!
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    Re: Dinghy with removeable transom

    I have a SeaHopper folding dinghy that stores on the cabin top. Varnished plywood fits the style of the mother ship.
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    Re: Canvas Canoe Filler

    Great thread, thanks for bringing it back to life.
    I recently acquired an former wood canvas canoe that has been glassed. I would love to paint it pale yellow, but the guy who glassed it didn't fair...
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    Re: Corking a boat

    You can probably teach yourself to caulk your boat, I did. I don't think that I can explain in a forum post, but there are articles and probably videos that can help. Study and practice. Good luck,...
  15. Re: How Do You Determine the Value on a Boat Like this

    There are probably brokers or surveyors who specialize in them. To get a general idea I search classifieds for prices, and Ebay for sold prices. There may be an owner's association, club or Facebook...
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    Re: Leaky Boat

    With plywood, I think epoxy becomes a viable option. What is the keel material and construction? I had a ply hull rabbeted into an oak keel that took some swelling.
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    Re: Identify and restore

    Look like you made a great purchase. Welcome aboard!
  18. Re: Dead eyes, when was using dead eyes common?

    I don't know their history. My Friendship Sloop built in 1961 had them, I liked them. That was a replica of an early 20th century boat.
  19. Re: Mounted compasses - how many of you actually use them?

    I also have a White Constellation installed, and use it exclusively to steer.
    My first boat had a nice old portable German compass in a wooden box. Stowed it below when docked, put it in the cockpit...
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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    We all love beautiful boats, but they have to be useful too. The only varnish above deck on my ketch is the wheel, which I cover when not in use. My decks are glass/ply and don't leak. When I sailed...
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    Re: 'Clovelly Picarooner'

    That fiberglass dinghy is handsome, and probably easier to find.
  22. Re: Storing a Pooduck Skiff and her sails for the winter in NY state.

    For keeping critters away, I've read that mothballs help. I've had some success sprinkling cayenne powder around. Nothing likes sniffing hot pepper.
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    Re: Anchoring, rode , chain etc.

    I think I used to use a four pound Danforth on my 20' sloop. 8# on my 26' yawl. They were sufficient. There are better grades of that style anchor, the ones with beveled edges set and hold better in...
  24. Re: Wooden & Traditional Boats in the Wild?

    I haven't crossed any oceans in my 39' wooden ketch. I have sailed to and from Florida and New England.
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    Re: Beginner's wooden daysailer

    Hi Linda, welcome aboard! We're not too far apart, I'm in Rocky Point, and sail out of Mount Sinai.
    Unfortunately, I am not good at sculling, nor do I own a Beetle Cat. Jim Buddle, the member who...
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    Re: City Island boat yards

    Consolidated and Kretzer (I think) were still in business when I was a CG boat coxswain in the Western Sound, 1983-85. Maybe others too. They were mostly catering to glass boats as full service...
  27. Re: Bolger's Resolution and St. Valery designs

    Thanks for the information! I enjoy seeing old threads come back to life.
    (I don't need another boat. Repeat as necessary.)
  28. Re: Mirror rig on a light sail/oar dinghy

    I think you can. I've switched rigs in a couple of boats with success. Make your best estimate and some adjustments after trying it.
    You might think of building an SOF (Skin On Frame) dinghy to save...
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    Re: Mast lights for a small schooner

    She's a beauty!
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    Re: Sailboat Identification

    Welcome aboard!
    I don't recognize it. It will certainly keep you busy, but it's modest size makes it manageable. Good luck, keep us posted.
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    Re: Boat Launch Invitation

    Beautiful!
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    Re: 24' Len Randell Sloop Rebuild

    Welcome aboard Mark!
    I agree that you should start a new thread. I know from personal experience that old boats can be mislabeled, or information can be lost. Also sometimes boat plans are enlarged...
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    Re: Mast lights for a small schooner

    Welcome aboard!
    I have lightboards on my 39' ketch, and had them on my 26' yawl. I like them.
    I would love to see pictures of your boat, or a link to plans.
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    Re: cracked mast step

    The taper in the heel prevents it from getting stuck in the un-tapered step.
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    Re: plank-on-frame in Florida

    My boat was built in Florida and lived there for 40 years. She's strip planked cedar (juniper, cypress?) on doubled sawn long leaf yellow pine frames. No sheathing and no rot.
    I suspect she wintered...
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    Re: Put a Sail on a Skiff

    Nice!
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    I built a fir ply dinghy in about 1987. Galvanized screws, resorcinol glue, seams glass taped outside with polyester resin. Basically all the sins. I stored it on a beach for years. The next owner...
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    Re: cracked mast step

    Welcome aboard!
    I would build new, trying to make it stronger than original. Install fasteners where you can, glue the rest to clean wood.
  39. Re: Introduction: Newbie to sail & oar, and building in central Texas

    Welcome aboard!
  40. Re: Touching up paint versus stripping the bottom

    I use a scraper to remove anything loose. If it doesn't come off for a scraper, it stays. Sand, wipe, prime, paint.
    Good luck.
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    Re: annapolis wherry build process.

    Very nice!
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    Re: Sail math and placement ?

    I've had success changing rigs in a few boats: canoe, Folbot kayaks, Shellback dinghy. The rigs involved were lug, lateen, sprit and triangular sprit boom. The handling didn't vary enough to worry...
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    Re: Dinghy sailor question?

    Welcome aboard Ron.
    I sail small dinghies (8-13') sitting in the bottom. Part of that is my size, at 6'5" 230#, if I sit on the side, it heels to windward in most conditions suitable to a dinghy. I...
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    Re: 17' Whitehall Ct Craigslist

    I kept a lapstrake dory on a trailer in my garage/basement. It was quite different than the Whitehall, being flat bottomed and built of white pine. After months of storage I could launch and suffer...
  45. Re: Trying to identify 40' ketch - any thoughts very welcome!

    Welcome to the Forum, she's a beauty!
    I already made some suggestions on FB, (including coming here). I hope you find her history.
    Mine is a 39' cruising ketch.
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    Re: Barquentine "California" Info???

    Welcome aboard TommyT, thanks for the pictures!
  47. Re: Chicago swimmers' limbs taken off by boat propeller, body found also

    Gives a whole new meaning to "Cost an arm and a leg". :d
    Too soon?
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    Re: Cruising the Sands

    Another great picture, thanks!
    When cruising or just rafting up for a weekend I try to cook and freeze meals first.
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    On my first dinghy I just tied my shoes together and hung them over the top of the board and trunk. It was enough weight to hold the board down, but not enough to keep it down if it touched bottom. I...
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    Re: Creek Crawling in Pleasantville NJ

    Cool! I would love to explore South Jersey by paddle.
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