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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    I don't love the trailer, but it seems to be working okay, and it is convenient (given I don't have welding equipment, or much experience) that all the adjustments are with bolts.

    All the boards...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    A few updates ---

    First, a few weeks ago (maybe more?), James (of http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?267302-A-Seil-in-California) sent me an extra mast traveller ring he had made for his...
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    Re: Scout Build in Boston

    Not a ton of progress, but I finished putting on the gunwales (inner, top / bottom) and breasthook. They still need to be trimmed / sanded, and then rounded / wrapped with glass, but the boat is now...
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    Re: Scout Build in Boston

    Clever! Though with cheap digital scales that are accurate to sub gram levels, it’s hard to motivate to build anything :)
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    Re: Scout Build in Boston

    yup, I’ve seen (and commented, I think?) on your thread. Curious where you are now!
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    Re: Scout Build in Boston

    A little more progress, and some deviations from their order of operations:

    1. There is a CNC cut hole through the stem, presumably to tie a loop through. It was _almost_ big enough to fit one of...
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    Re: Scout Build in Boston

    It really makes sense... not sure why it isn't standard. Since the normal main downside, losing a bunch of valuable real estate in the center of the boat, is pretty much completely avoided since the...
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    Re: Scout Build in Boston

    Up to just shy of 50hrs, so maybe worth an update.

    I stitched the rest of the hull together, which was only difficult because of where I'm building the boat. With easy access to all sides, this...
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    Re: Melitele - my Campion Apple 16 Cutter

    After a few back and forths with the designer, as I have been pretty annoyed with two different trailer configurations (what came "stock" with the Trailex SUT-550, and then a modification to get a...
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    Re: Scout Build in Boston

    The last photo couldn't be included (5 photo limit -- I thought it was 6!).

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    Scout Build in Boston

    I'm 33hrs into a new build, so thought I'd create a thread. It's Duckwork's Scout, which is a 10'6" stitch & glue boat that they originally claimed had a 65lb unpainted hull weight. This is intended...
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    Re: Campion Apple 16 Build

    Well, boat finally moved back into the garage yesterday, and I had some time to take it to a nearby lake today to try out the tanks. Everything worked pretty well: the tanks don't leak (aside from a...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Looking close (and good!)
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    Re: teaching kids to build a boat in an hour!

    This is obviously a long-dead thread, but, aside from the "never floats, disassemble afterwards", in defense of the original idea, as I kid I think I believed that making something that would float...
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    Re: Any info on Oughtred's Sea Hen?

    They'll also come with your name written on them :)
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    Re: Melitele - my Campion Apple 16 Cutter

    Drilling holes in 316SS (which, for reasons I don't quite remember, I decided to use as a keel band), was my least favorite part of the entire boat build.

    It probably didn't help that my only...
  17. Re: Why don't stitch & glue designers suggest using actual pastry bags?

    You know, it's funny -- because of your rants about yogurt cups, I actually bought some "mixing cups" from jamestown the other day... and what showed up were the exact same plastic cups that I...
  18. Re: Why don't stitch & glue designers suggest using actual pastry bags?

    Not sure why you're claiming that what I am buying doesn't exist... as I said, a roll of 100 (disposable, plastic) pastry bags for $15

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1F1I81/

    As I said in my...
  19. Why don't stitch & glue designers suggest using actual pastry bags?

    I just read yet another set of plans, by a professional, that suggests using ziplock bags for filleting rather than actual pastry bags. Why?

    Ziplock bags aren't the right shape, they aren't as...
  20. Re: Can I use solid thin wood panels instead of marine plywood?

    Notice how the strips are _narrow_. If they were wide, they would crack. Strength in the other dimension is achieved via glue / fiberglass...
  21. Re: Can I use solid thin wood panels instead of marine plywood?

    No one makes 15" thick plywood. That's a silly comparison.

    Take your 1/4" thick piece of solid wood. Bend it one direction -- it'll be _very_ strong. Bend it the other direction, it'll probably...
  22. Thread: Portage Pram

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    Re: Portage Pram

    I was looking to see if there was another technique called out for the Scout (where they borrowed this from), and at least as done in these videos, doesn't seem like it......
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Not only are these threads helpful in the moment, and provide entertainment for the rest of us, the thing that is wonderful about this forum (and so different with, e.g., Facebook groups) is that it...
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    Re: Registering ninigret in massachusetts

    Just a note for anyone else. Unless they have changed in the last couple years, you need to have the hull number permanently on the boat, but I don't think you need a metal plate. e.g., they were...
  25. Re: New YouTube video series about CLC Eastport Nesting Pram

    To you, certainly, and to me, probably, but to someone who has never built anything, and is interested in building a simple stitch & glue kit boat? I imagine it could be useful (I haven't watched the...
  26. Re: New YouTube video series about CLC Eastport Nesting Pram

    No need to insult a new member... It's a boat, mostly wood, and they are building it.
  27. Re: Trying to make buying a yacht affordable for everyone

    How exactly is this not a promo? You are a startup trying to get people interested in a product you are developing... (which also seems to make no sense, and have nothing to do with this forum).
  28. Thread: Electric inboard

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    Re: Electric inboard

    Didn't they get sponsored by the replacement company? (so not totally clear that if money was a factor that they wouldn't have continued to work on their DIY one). That kind of stuff somewhat drives...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    Wonderful!
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    Re: Anyone used Totalboat Elixir?

    I tried to order some color samples from duckworks. They initially said it was delayed, for exactly the reason you said: testing, etc. then the other day they told duckworks (who told me: wonderful...
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    Unfortunately it is no more… When I...

    Unfortunately it is no more…

    When I search for “water based acrylic urethane”, the only things that come up are non-marine products (eg, Ben Moore COMMAND). Is that what you...
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    Re: Anyone used Totalboat Elixir?

    So I guess that’s a no to my actual question Bruce.
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    Anyone used Totalboat Elixir?

    So apparently System Three is permanently discontinuing their water based polyurethane paint (what used to be called WR-LPU, and recently changed to Pennant Topsides). I only used it once (panted the...
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    Re: Lug rig reefing systems?

    No contributions, just: wonderful thread (why this forum is invaluable), and definitely saving this for a couple months when I need to set this up!
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    Re: Registering ninigret in massachusetts

    Receipts are for hull number. Kits will (usually?) have them already assigned.
  36. Re: How long does applied epoxy need to be kept warm?

    Is there actual data showing weakened ultimate cure? Or is it just that some formulations have only been tested at higher temps, and as a result, they will only make claims as such? (that kind of...
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    Re: Registering ninigret in massachusetts

    I did this last year (I think? or the year before). They came to me (booked a time online I think), rather than me taking the boat to them, and it didn't seem like that was an exception. The...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    At least you both remembered to put in it before closing in the tank.... I had reinforced the area fine, but actually screwing the bolts on when it was a ~3ft reach from the hatch was... not fun.
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    Re: If I Were Building A Boat Again...

    In addition to offset & deck stepped mizzens, another option to retain a normal(ish) tiller is to have it go _around_ the mizzen. This was what was in the plans for my boat (Apple), though I opted...
  40. Not actually filling the cloth on the inside is a...

    Not actually filling the cloth on the inside is a wonderful idea, and no something I had thought of (nonstick for free too!). Thanks! And to everyone else as well.
  41. Lightest way of laying lightweight (4oz) glass by hand?

    I've seen a few different suggested techniques (and _used_ different techniques) for glassing over wood. The application is lightweight (4oz) glass over lightweight (4mm) ply. I'm aiming for minimum...
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    Re: New Forum administrator

    There are a lot of active users here, some who have been active for decades.

    Would WB ever consider having a few _community_ moderators?

    i.e., why are folks with 10k or 20k posts "clicking...
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    Re: Venturi effect vacuum bag compressor sizes?

    I'm assuming that even if my numbers were wrong, my conclusion was sound? i.e., if the actual number that a careful amateur using peel ply achieves is more like 1.5:1 or 2:1 (not 1:1), and vacuum...
  44. Thread: Duckworks Scout

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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Pretty similar dimensions (a little shorter, I guess, and a tiny bit wider?), but with modern materials/techniques, a lot more "cartoppable" than the original, if the <70lb hull weight is to be...
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    Re: Venturi effect vacuum bag compressor sizes?

    That's a good point, and actually, was the other thing I was going to ask:

    I'm thinking about building one of these (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?273837-Duckworks-Scout) this summer....
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    Re: Venturi effect vacuum bag compressor sizes?

    It seems like, summarizing this thread, that there _are_ systems that have some sort of valve so they only need air to counteract leaks (once the vacuum is reached), which may or may not be sold...
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    There are a handful of well-liked dinghies in that range that, if not anywhere as stable as a keel boat, at least are quite seaworthy in the right hands. e.g., Vivier's ILUR, Welford's Navigator,...
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    Re: Venturi effect vacuum bag compressor sizes?

    Thanks. The smallest vacuum press on that site actually doesn't seem unreasonably priced (I have battery trim nailers, so have avoided a compressor thus far in my small shop): the CFM is lower than...
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    Venturi effect vacuum bag compressor sizes?

    I'm trying to understand how venturi effect vacuum pumps work.

    I've seen people say that the compressor uses a surprisingly small amount of air, will only go on over so often, etc (once it...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Looks nice!

    What's the inside diameter? If you end up with an extra one in the end, any chance you want to stick in in the mail (obviously I'd pay shipping, but also materials / whatever seems...
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