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    Re: Tiny blue water sailboats

    I love the concept of bilge keels as long as they don't mess up tacking ability too much. Are bilge keels feasible in wood/plywood construction for the home builder? As in that 24' boat Mr Welsford...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    You already have your cleat in place and it looks very nice so disregard this thought if you have already considered using a pin instead. On my shellback (and many other lug sailboats) I have the...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    For my shellback trailer I replaced the longitudinal on edge 2x4 bunks with 2x6s on edge with enough of a beveled curve cut out to match hull shape. You have more planks to deal with than the SB but...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I don't think any of us can imagine building that cabin under that loft but you have done a beautiful job of it. Like building a boat in what we call the crawl space in Sepo-land. Impressive Y>
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    Re: Get She Rigged

    Boat looks fun. What is used to sew/lash the rudder? And does the rudder rest on a shoe or plate at the keel? thanks
  6. Thread: Blue Moon 2

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    Re: Blue Moon 2

    Nice report! thanks
  7. Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    very nice!
  8. Re: Can I add a steering stick to a rope steer system?

    you can get a hand crank jack plate too. eliminates the battery
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    Re: Lillistone's "Fleet" build

    Topsides are finished and we are waiting on numbers and working on inside
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I also feel the strange magnetic draw of that line - thanks for tip about second line!
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    Re: Oars - varnish, cetol, or paint?

    JamesC- was that on Clark's?
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    I had a 25 Suzuki two stroke that I wish had never died. Replaced it with a 30 TooHotSue 4 stroke and it is lacking both in power and top end.
    It would be neat to see a video of your boat from the...
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    Cabin top looks great! Can you tell us again what engine you have and where is the cavitation plate relative to the bottom of the hull? thanks
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Beauty!
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    Re: Making my own deck plates

    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8168/28821253580_ebb2245ffd_z_d.jpg
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    Re: Making my own deck plates

    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8496/29075089166_ea1e09cd3f_z_d.jpg
    from that thread i linked - around page 9. Pretty nice for DIY IMO
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Interesting. I've seen battery boxes before but bilge pump boxes. So the water will be directed to the box and then get pumped out? What about water outside of the box where it looks lower in the pic...
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    Re: GA Boats Snowshoe 12

    Beautiful! Floats like a feather.
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    Re: Making my own deck plates

    Pathfinder Build In FL Keys (woodenboat.com)

    The above thread author did a great job with his DIY hatches.
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    What's the box for?
  21. Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Open doors and sunshine in the shop! Very Nice!
  22. Re: How common tare the comparatively narrow flats (or reverse deadrise) at the chine

    The Trumpet design was around 17 feet I think but one problem I found when looking at the design is that today's outboards are significantly heavier than the old which is a seemingly odd fact I can't...
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    Re: Installing a drain tube

    for a jon boat it is nice to be able to pull the plug from the inside to drain while under way. Hard to do if your plug is outside - cam style on the inside is easy.
  24. Re: Should plywood for the hull be sanded before applying epoxy?

    From your West link:
    " Fully cured epoxy must be prepared by washing(see amine blush below) and sanding to achieve a mechanical bond with the next coat"

    And:
    "Final surface...
  25. Re: Should plywood for the hull be sanded before applying epoxy?

    The learning lamp is always lit so I'm trying to listen and learn. Maybe my washing may not be very thorough - but I use warm soapy water, scotch brite pad, rags etc.
    So just one more question: How...
  26. Re: Should plywood for the hull be sanded before applying epoxy?

    "Oops...no" that's cute. Sanding can smear the blush around but Amine blush does not wash off Completely with soap/water. You need to sand after washing to prepare surface for painting. That was my...
  27. Re: Should plywood for the hull be sanded before applying epoxy?

    I think the problem with that is that with West which is what I use you are going to have the amine blush (waxy film on fresh cured epoxy) which in my experience does not simply wash off with soap...
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    Re: Seeking rough and ready workboat design.

    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the lumberyard skiff cuz that sounds like what the OP described in his post. He even mentions a sawmill being involved.

    Lumber Yard Skiff — Old Wharf Dory
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    Re: Help me identify this yacht

    I agree with John B - artist really captured that moment when the boat has stopped accelerating/surfing down a wave and is just starting to drop a little speed as the forward part the hull settles...
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Yes, thanks for sharing! What an accomplishment!
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    Re: Texas Wooden Boat Restoration

    Not an attempt to thread drift and in fact my question may benefit the OP.

    What method/glue etc was used with these plywood and frame boats in the 50s?

    thanks
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    Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Beautiful! I really like the picture on the trailer because the dark shadows under the aft part of the boat allow one to picture it on a wave with the bow and underside of the forward hull coming out...
  33. Re: Microfibers vs coarse sawdust in Epoxy for strength

    What about the epoxy dust from sanding fillets, hulls etc? Most of my sanders have bags and I have always stored this powder for "recycling" into the next boat. Thoughts?
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    Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    I think this:
    Perfection Pro Topside Paint | International (international-yachtpaint.com)
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    Re: Deltaville Deadrise

    Many thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Devlin Surf Runner 25

    Backing up to some of your earlier posts - Are you an auto-mechanic? I ask this because you did some impressive upsidedown work on the inside of a flipped boat! I don't think anyone on this site has...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    the only time I've noticed raw epoxy being thick is with low temperatures. warming it up one day won't keep it liquid if it's cold the next. If your shop is cold you might want to bring your resin...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Impressive. Guys like you built Stonehenge.
  39. Re: "WARANA" for sale on Gumtree. NZ built Bailey Ketch? Historic Australian Timber K

    Reminds me of a great old tune by Gordon Bok.

    Saben, The Woodfitter - Gordon Bok - Deezer
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Beautiful!
    We are waiting on some action shots now.
    Please
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    Re: Deltaville Deadrise

    Those are great pics! Thanks.
    We would have the stick on the port side and a small side box/console in front of the helm position with the throttle on the inboard side - so steer with the left hand...
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    Re: Deltaville Deadrise

    In post #15 it looks like there is lever steering. As a former launch driver in Newport I'm a big fan of this set up, but I have not seen it much with outboards - especially bigger motors. Can you...
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    Re: Endurance Found

    The video is incredible! Interesting how the bare wood of the hull looks almost freshly sanded but the gold leaf on the stern star and name looks perfect. You basically wouldn't be surprised to see a...
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    Re: Lillistone's "Fleet" build

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    March is here and we are currently working on the topsides |;)
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    Re: Lillistone's "Fleet" build

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    kinda boring month boatwise. too cold. just some sanding and filling - highlght was learning about Bristol Finish for the rails. Used cetol at first and it would not dry over...
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    Re: Lillistone's "Fleet" build

    Missed a couple of monthly updates so here's three winter months worth.
    In December we got bottom done. I have always used West epoxy with graphite and have been happy with it. I have read a lot of...
  47. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    from above - "A friend's brother is a pathologist. He commented that he thought Putin's face had changed and become more like a moon face, and said this could be a sign that he is receiving cortisone...
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    Re: Why are inboard engine shafts angled down ?

    I spent a considerable amount of time and sailed a lot of miles on a 50 foot steel sloop in Australia that was made and designed by a farmer out of Port Lincoln. He avoided the use of a V-drive by...
  49. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Are any of these boards easy to remove for bailing or retrieving small items or cleaning? How do you get water out? Tip and drain?
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    If you're solo often, I like the midships cleat because it makes temporary docking a lot easier. Make your landing and do the midship cleat, then you can do the bow and stern lines with no drama.
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