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    Re: Wooden Floor in a shop?

    My shop is in a space that was described for the building permit as a garage. Hence, it has the required concrete floor with the required slope. On top of that are scribed PT sleepers, fiberglass...
  2. Thread: Stem bending

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    Re: Stem bending

    The plastic sleeve is sold as lay flat poly tubing by plastic distributors.
    It's also good for vacuum bagging. I used it for bagging a 44' carbon mast.
    Also good for outdoor storage of spars.
  3. Thread: From FBF

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    Re: From FBF

    Love it!
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    Re: wiring old ideal windlass

    The Ideal Windlass Company has been acquired by Schaefer Marine. They could help.
    https://www.schaefermarine.com/our-products/ideal-windlass/about-ideal-windlass/
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    Re: Just a PFD reminder

    Getting back on board is important, too.
    Garelick makes a nifty transom ladder that's Currently just an OEM part.
    http://alerionyachts.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/ladder_closed-150x150.jpg...
  6. Re: How much epoxy exposure is usually enough to get sensitized?

    I use this stuff. It works well.
    https://static.gemplers.com/img/lotion-formula-orange-212009-lrg.jpg
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    Re: How to re-use your epoxy paintbrush

    If i'm using epoxy several times per week, I use the lidded plastic tub that dishwasher pods come in with a couple of inches of acetone to store epoxy brushes between sessions.
    Before re-using a...
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    Re: Shipmate stove company status

    There's still a Shipmate stainless stove on Magic. I dread needing parts.
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    Cleaning bronze castings

    I've had a couple of parts cast for the current project.
    What are the effective tools for cleaning and polishing?
  10. Re: 5200: hygene for the tube and the students

    He is fortunate to be in a place that 5200 has not spread to.
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    Re: Cordless Sander?

    Seems to me that the power consumption of any useful sander, maybe 500 watts, is way more than could be supplied by any cordless tool I've known.
    If you have a big enouth battery bank, an inverter...
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    Re: Fairing a surface

    There are in-line sanders that have dust collection. http://www.hutchinsmfg.com/View-Product.aspx?group_id=424052
    The pain in my old shoulders makes the cost easier to justify.
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    Re: Sliding seat advise

    I have a ken Bassett 'Liz' which is very close to the Firefly in shape. It has a Piantedosi drop-in sliding seat rigger.
    The boat weighs, with rigger, about 85# and I weigh 200+. I've felt that...
  14. Re: Dare I ask, paint or vinyl Name/Registration

    I haven't yet heard a practical argument for paint in this case.
    It's easy to spend someone else's money in the name of sentiment.
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    Re: Madness - is this common?

    I'm now working on 11th. I can quit anytime.
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    Re: Old Oars + Epoxy = ?

    http://www.sollercomposites.com/composites/carbon%20fiber%20sleeves.html#fiberglass
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    Re: ny cl Herreshoff-Fife

    The bucket is important.
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    Re: MYSTIC 2018—who's in?

    Probably.
    What's the plan?
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    Re: Removing masking tape

    Gentle heat (Heat gun) might help.
  20. Re: Any idea what is going on at Bristol Bronze Roger Winiarski?

    It appears that he's on the Tiverton Harbor Commission.
    http://www.tiverton.ri.gov/boards/harborcommission.php
    Maybe they can offer contact.
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    Re: Epoxy-friendly paint remover?

    It's traditional varnish (Epifanes) and I just want to remove it with minimal effort. I would not expect epoxy to adhere to old varnish.
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    Re: Sanding Suggestions

    That was my first thought. What RPM can the drums tolerate? I'd use lowest speed possible.

    Finish up with a router and roundover bit.
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    Re: Epoxy-friendly paint remover?

    Thanks, folks.
    The canoe is a standard cedar strip canoe and was built without excess epoxy coating and there's not much margin between the top of the glass and the top of the epoxy, so sanding...
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    Epoxy-friendly paint remover?

    I need to do a structural repair on a cedar strip canoe and want to remove a region of varnish without compromising the glass-epoxy composite.
    What paint remover will do this?
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    Re: Table Saws Recommendation

    The Biesemyer fence alone is worth that. Good on ya'!
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    Re: Beginner question laminated vs solid wood

    Glass (or carbon) in a wood lamination has its place.
    If the glass fibers are across the piece, cross-grain strength is improved. Useful if the end of the lamination is to be screwed to install....
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    Re: rhodes sailboat craigslist NJ $700

    I need more boat storage space. And more years.
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    Re: Forcing Uncured Epoxy Putty to Harden ?

    What they said. If you don't know what the goo is, you never will and can't have confidence that it's strong enough.
    Grind stuff away until you get to a material you recognize.
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    Re: See ya on da wata!

    Lovely work.

    It's good therapy, I can attest.
  30. Re: I just bough a motor, did i get a good deal.

    Why ask?
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    Re: Old fasteners

    I have similar collections. Some were started by my father in the forties.
    As I have a good hardware store nearby, I seldom look for something in it.
    If I ever do try to sort it out, I'll...
  32. Re: Okoume plywood from Boulter vs. Bruynzeel and Joubert

    I would only buy from Boulter if I could personally see the material before purchase.
  33. Re: Does Interthane Plus paint need primer over varnish?

    Interthane was the name used by Interlux on a two-part LPU paint many twenty years ago, before Perfection. They seem now to to have a two-part product called Interthane 990.
    The old stuff would...
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    Re: Substitute for peel ply

    I've used dacron and nylon from the yard goods store a few times without problems. I've generally sanded after stripping peelply, and maybe that was added insurance. YMMV .
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    Re: wood for strip built decked canoe

    Atlantic white cedar is as good as it gets for small strip boats. It grows south to Georgia and the Florida panhandle. It's probably worth the hunt.
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    Re: Researching and planning your yacht

    Never track costs. All manner of unpleasantness could happen if that information fell into the wrong hands.
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    Re: Cold molded Bangor Packet

    I know of one that was built in strip composite.
    If I were building only one boat, it would be less work than cold molding.
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    Re: Not going anywhere for a while....

    Don't forget the mud season, then black flies.
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    Re: Cabin sole replacement - advice needed

    PLane and sand it carefully. Douglas Fir can be splintery.
  40. Re: Captains Varnish - What on earth am I doing wrong

    SWMBO asserts that I am a perpetual carrier of dust. Could be, but I prefer to call it 'man glitter'.
    If I'm being fussy, I'll take a shower and wear clean clothes. I stop short of varnishing...
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    Re: Repairing glued lapstrakes

    The tough part is cleaning weathered wood and failed glue out of the joints. A multi-tool or sandpaper glued to a putty knife might be effective. Use a syringe to get thickened epoxy into the...
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    Re: spruce mast glue

    Yes..
    If you can, run them through a planer or jointer of just hand plane the faying surfaces.
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    Re: Identify this head?

    Who sells Lavac heads, Ian?
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    Re: Identify this head?

    Certainly it's from Wilcox-Crittendon. The company is long gone.
    If pump dia. is 2-1/2", it's a 'Winner'.
    Contact me if you want to sell it.
  45. Re: False Distress Call Gets Boater Four Years In Prison

    It's entertaining to muse on who his prison room mate might be.
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    Re: Wrong epoxy hardener experiment

    What Michael said about liability. NEVER on a customer's boat.

    I can't remember the particulars, but I was once in the same situation- one maker's epoxy and another's hardener. I called one of...
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    Re: douglas fir for mast and spars

    You might find at a real lumber yard a clear piece of one of the eastern spruces. That would be perfectly OK.
    Most yards will let you paw through their stock if you leave the stack neat.
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    Re: Need to repair frames on Cartopper

    What you propoae is iffy and as it looks like there are several places where structure is compromised, the probability of fixing all of them is not great.
    I'd replace all he affected frames.
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    Re: Rail cap - grain run out

    Scarfing full length strips and laminating in place will save labor and stock.
    If using white oak, is there an alternative to G/Flex?
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    Re: Strip build a Whitehall gig?

    If you've been happy with glued lapstrake construction in 6 mm plywood, I'd think that you could achieve similar lightness and stiffness with sheathed strip construction.
    My first guess is that...
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