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    Re: Problem with Deks Olje D2

    Run the finish through a paper paint strainer
  2. Re: lightwieght boat trailer for boats over 600 pounds

    I was wondering if you could just buy replacement springs for the actual weight.
    I will try and find a place to weigh it
  3. Re: lightwieght boat trailer for boats over 600 pounds

    Interesting.
    Thinking about it, untreated bunks will last a long time and are easily replaceable
  4. Re: lightwieght boat trailer for boats over 600 pounds

    Swoody126, That is what I want to do with the trailer.
    Is that a treated 2x12 you used for the center bunk?
    Did it curve to the bottom rocker easily?
    It looks like what I need to do is put the...
  5. Re: lightwieght boat trailer for boats over 600 pounds

    The trailer has leaf springs. The boat is a seabright 18 designed by Reuel Parker.
    I will take some pictures this weekend.
    The hull looks pretty similar to the one csmead posted above.
    Trailer is...
  6. Re: lightwieght boat trailer for boats over 600 pounds

    Well, after pricing out new trailers, and realizing how much they cost.......Yipes!
    I bought a used one on craigslist for $500.
    Galvanized with current title and working lights. And good larger...
  7. Re: lightwieght boat trailer for boats over 600 pounds

    Karavan makes a 1500#long bunk trailer that would fit up to 18 ft.
    The trailer weighs 325 lbs which doesn't seem over heavy.
    I will contact a dealer to see about price.
    They make them galvanized...
  8. lightwieght boat trailer for boats over 600 pounds

    I was looking at the trailex site, but the largest one is rated for a maximum of 500 pounds.
    The other brand ones seem to jump up to 1500 pounds capacity.
    I'm sure my boat is at least 600 pounds....
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    Re: anchor gear for 18 ft. cruising dinghy

    OK, floating line sounds like the way to go.
    Thanks, the drawings help to understand it
    I launch at Hunter Bay which is about 4 miles from Spencer Spit.
    Let me know if you are ever going there and...
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    Re: anchor gear for 18 ft. cruising dinghy

    After a bunch of reading about clothesline moorings, it seems divided between floating & non-floating line people.
    Could you please go into a little more detail as to how it's set up?What is...
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    Re: anchor gear for 18 ft. cruising dinghy

    Seabright 18 microcruiser. Designed by Reuel Parker
    The chain is coming today, so I will just measure it.
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    Re: anchor gear for 18 ft. cruising dinghy

    I went ahead and ordered 200 ft of Sampson 3/8" 3 strand nylon.(and stainless thimbles)
    I will order a couple of those G-209 shackles.
    Here is a really dumb shackle question:
    For 1/4 chain,would...
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    anchor gear for 18 ft. cruising dinghy

    I'm putting together 2 anchor set ups for my boat and have a few questions:
    The anchors I have is a 9lb Rocna & a 4lb. fortress.
    I also have an 18 ft length of 1/4 high test chain for each one....
  14. Re: Registering a self build boat in Washington State

    I'm going to need to be creative.
    Most of the reciepts for this build have scattered with the 4 winds
  15. Re: Registering a self build boat in Washington State

    Thanks for the link!
  16. Registering a self build boat in Washington State

    What do I need to register my self built 18 ft sailboat in Washington State.?
    How do they value it?
    I don't want it to be taxed for more than it's worth
    I've got a few pictures of the build....
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Does polycarbonate crack?
    The windows really make the boat!
    What kind of goop did you set the windows in with?
    Looks great!
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    Re: Empire Stern

    Paint remover and a putty knife?
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    Re: Dodger design

    I have a question about the name of your boat.
    I think that Masina means Moon in Samoan.
    I think it also means month in the same language.
    It's my half Samoan nieces name.
    Do you have any...
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    Re: epoxy not setting

    Make sure the resin & hardener are well heated up individualy before you mix them together.
    And mix them in a warm area.
    Let the mixed epoxy sit for a bit before applying to get the reaction...
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    Re: Epoxy pumps query

    Boats can be subject to extreeme stresses,racking and pounding,along with extreeme temperature and humidity changes.
    I can't imagine not following the manufacturers mixing ratios to the best of your...
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    Re: Epoxy pumps query

    Excellent!Thanks for posting that about the syringes.
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    Re: Epoxy pumps query

    I just ordered an american wiegh lb3000 from amazon. .1gm to 3KG And it comes with an optional AC cord.
    About $36 bucks.
    With System 3 pumps, the smalest amount I can make is 3 oz.
    A waste of...
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    Re: Epoxy pumps query

    I've been wanting to try the scale method.
    Does anyone have a link for a good digital scale for small batches?
  25. Re: Adding to the collection again, (New Jersey lapstrake skiffs)

    It's great that you are preserving these boats so they don't just dissappear.
    And very impressive that you can actually completly rebuild them as they were built.
    I have a 60 year old Orkney...
  26. Re: Adding to the collection again, (New Jersey lapstrake skiffs)

    Nice!
    Interesting how the bottom pintle is extended out to make the rudder plumb on the boat.
    So it's kind of like a rudder independant of the transom below the water
    I wonder what the...
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    Re: reviving an old project - searunner

    Scrimshaw is a 31 a frame version
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    Re: reviving an old project - searunner

    I've owned a Searunner 40 for 35 years.
    Still have it.
    Is this a 31 or a 34?
    There is a huge difference.
    The 31 is tiny compared to the 34
    The 34 is tiny compared to the 40
    The 34 was the last...
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    Re: Dynel and other synthetic cloths

    I used peel ply, so smooth filled weave.I actually didn't think sanding the laps was a big deal either.
    The edges fray, but lay down nice for subsiquent coats or layers.Raka sells it
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    Re: Dynel and other synthetic cloths

    Hi, this is my first post.
    I sheathed the outside of an 18 ft beach cruiser with /xynole.
    The boat has chine logs.The insides are filleted and taped with 6 oz glass tape on the bulkheads.
    The...
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