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    Re: Value of Herreshoff 11' 06" Columbia Dinghy

    That is reasonable. It isn't finished, it has minor issues and it isn't a great replica with sheer and sheerstrake issues (cosmetic, not structural).
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    Re: Value of Herreshoff 11' 06" Columbia Dinghy

    Looks to me like you should take the boat and go rowing and sailing. Does she have the rig? There is no rudder hardware, but that is easily solved. The break in the plank at the bow may have been...
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    Re: A Guideboat in Georgia

    Good for the locks to be aligned with the rowing position so your stroke is even and in line with the boat. 1/2" in the middle of the boat will not be noticed by many.
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    Re: Kotik, Kotik, Kotik!

    Grand to see you out there.
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    Re: question regarding oak frames on a Whitehall

    I'd expect it to be quite normal. With stock near or square in cross section, twist is not a big problem when steaming.
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    Re: Snapped Dinghy Mast

    I don't think so, but alignment might be easier and a shorter piece is needed.
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    Re: Snapped Dinghy Mast

    Or you could scarf in a replacement section. Easier to find a 5' piece than 18' or more.
  8. Re: Charles Wittholz Sapphire 15' 2" Catboat Plans?

    The WoodenBoat Store sells plans for the 14'11" Wittholz catboat. https://www.woodenboatstore.com/products/wittholz-14-11-catboat
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    Re: Designing a Sailboat

    , and much heavier too.
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    Re: Commission a boat outside US

    Sail her back.
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    Re: Designing a Sailboat

    Better not, Bruce, it sprays sparks.
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    Re: Crack in Cedar bottom plank

    A tingle is sheet copper or lead that will cover such a check, tacked around the perimeter. Jake says varnish, I would bed with tar, wax or dolphinite, preferably tar. I've seen many of them on old...
  13. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    Oil comes in various levels of viscosity but generally I think oil more viscous than water, so would be more resistant to the bob motion, lighter but more viscous.
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    Re: do you have a favourite stern

    You and Leopold Bloom.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Carry on! Wonderful. Thanks.
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    Re: do you have a favourite stern

    Do you like her stern?
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    Re: Oughtred Grey Seal cutter?

    Thank you, John. Good to know.
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    Re: Oughtred Grey Seal cutter?

    Anyone know, where is ANNIE now?
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Much done and more coming! Quite a project. Cheers.
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    Re: The spammers are taking over

    I haven't noticed any of this, so I assume this is mainly a Bilge issue, where it always seemed to be found.
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    Re: 3-Point Sports Hydro Plans

    Have fun!
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Good visit! Thanks.
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Probably few in Missouri. WoodenBoat magazine has Save a Classic on the last page and free boats in their ads, both print and web. Otherwise, hang around the coast. If there are any worthy...
  24. Re: Yachting 1954 1955 1956 ad search for catboat

    Diseased? Does happen.
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    Re: Kotik, Kotik, Kotik!

    Great to see, Ian! Thanks.
  26. Re: Looking for someone to come see boat I inherited and tell me IF its sea worthy

    Looks like Indiana (DeKalb). Better find a Thompson aficionado. Any boat shops around?
  27. Thread: ingomar

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    Re: ingomar

    No minimum or estimate shown. I assume that it is the painted condition shown in the one picture. I did not register to get the brochure. Good luck to her.
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    Re: Oar Length: All Blade No Shaft in the Water?

    A properly made spruce or ash oar shaft will become oval as it comes into the blade offering little drag, while supporting the blade along the central blade spine.
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    Re: Old drawing abbreviation mystery

    Thanks for the clarification. Not surprised that Olin was correct.
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    Re: Old drawing abbreviation mystery

    Definitely "sided" and "molded", but if those numbers are correct the designations are reversed unless the frames are sawn from grown stock. It would be practically impossible to bend 7/8 x 1 1/2...
  31. Thread: building progress

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    Re: building progress

    Have to look at some of those earlier pictures showing the cradle. How much of the hull weight is in the ballast?
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    Re: building progress

    Can you lift/shift the cradle?
  33. Re: Mounted compasses - how many of you actually use them?

    I'm with you, Kevin, but without radar.
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    Re: Drake -- 40' LOD Munroe-influenced ketch

    Isn't fall the best. I tell myself.
  35. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    The future is almost past, fortunately it is here.
  36. Thread: Spline Weights

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    Re: Spline Weights

    They look like expensive bricks.
  37. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    I knew that (just funning), but not the reeding detail. Nice.
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    Re: Beginner's wooden daysailer

    You could do as John suggests, but you could also mount two rowlocks on the coamings and row standing up. For sculling, a block on the stern with sculling notch or rowlock socket to take a rowlock...
  39. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    I like the black glass.
  40. Thread: building progress

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    Re: building progress

    Ditto! and thanks.
  41. Re: “Easy-outs” (broken screw and bolt extractors).

    Unscrew-ums, www.tltools.com These are the real thing, original as far as I know, and made by good people. Now, I see something similar everywhere from Woodcraft to Harbour Freight, but these are...
  42. Re: Ditty Bags: seamimg twine, marline, codline, boltrope

    I believe the WoodenBoat store sells needles and twine. You shouldn't have trouble finding some #10 or #12 cotton duck. Have fun.
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    Re: Howard Chappelle's Casco bay Hampton boat

    I think that was Nathan's boat, Nick. Thanks.
  44. Thread: cracked mast step

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    Re: cracked mast step

    As Nick says, a bolt through the forward end is needed, but that is difficult with the garboards so close. That is the weak point in the step. You could drill a big bungable hole in one garboard to...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    That will do very well. I'm off to WBS today. Best to you two.
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    Re: Calculating length of mainsheet?

    Hypotenuse of 16' right triangle is over 22' times 3 is 67+', so I think you might want to start out with 100'. You can always cut it down, easier than adding.
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    Re: Howard Chappelle's Casco bay Hampton boat

    My friend, Nathan Rome, built one of the Hamptons out of Chapelle, but I have lost touch with him so can't check up on what has happened with the boat.
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    Re: Egret : Parker vs Wooden Boat

    I like the version drawn by Frank Brown as part of the HAMMS project, available from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The Browns built many of the Commodore's boats, including EGRET.
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    Re: Any tips on using magnets in boat carpentry?

    Recovering dropped steel/iron tools amongst the shavings.
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    Re: Good Books on Boat Repair?

    The point of mentioning Steward and McIntosh is that knowing how the vessel was constructed is key to knowing how it can be restored.
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