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    Re: Small Boat on the Inside Passage

    The Cobra Marine HH600 VHF comes with an optional AA battery tray too. It is also DSC capable. Added to my kit this year, but honestly haven't got too much experience with it yet to review for you....
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    Re: Joel White Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff Build

    I see your point. I think you will find that since the strip passes over several molds, the "fairness" shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't try to pull them in too hard. Allow the shape to...
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    Re: Joel White Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff Build

    I beveled my forward stations to the angle of a sprung batten, but honestly I don't think it was critical. Just don't for get to cover all the stations with packing tape before you begin...
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    Re: Joel White Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff Build

    Since we were painting inside and out, the holes were just filled with thickened epoxy.
    The holes were all quite small and even if you were going to try to finish bright you could likely do it...
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    Re: Joel White Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff Build

    I can't speak for others, but we not only clamped rows, but found that it was necessary to screw strips to the molds to ensure the shape remained true to plan. I don't think we could have relied on...
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    Re: Joel White Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff Build

    We have enjoyed our Jericho a great deal and building it was a great experience. Good luck and have fun.
    Great shop and you even have the prerequisite shop dog!
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    Re: 2o hp outboard

    One season on this 25hp suzuki and so far it has been great. I could get this one as a complete setup sent to me for my own install too.
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    Re: Building Ruth, 18'6" wherry, sliding seat

    My rigger was 6oz cloth covered southern yellow pine. It has held up quite well. I think you should be just fine.
  9. Re: Just bought a 2006 Caledonia Yawl, and have a few questions...

    Thank you for sharing that method. Very interesting.
  10. Re: Just bought a 2006 Caledonia Yawl, and have a few questions...

    Do those machine screws "self tap" into the epoxy plugs using the Gougeon Bros method? I'm guessing slightly undersized holes and maybe they require no actual tap?
    Seems like a great solution. ...
  11. Re: Sailing a Balance Lug Rig with Main and Mizzen - tips and resources

    I found this site from Storer helpful when initially setting up my balanced lug main......
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    Re: pox hardener separation

    I had some old Raka with their "special" hardener that crystalized on me a bit. I continued to use it without problems. I did not heat it or try to reconstitute the crystals. I don't know what...
  13. Re: Macomber 15 vs. Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff. Please help!

    I did both encapsulate and glue in the benches. I think a little bright work looks nice, but you could certainly paint them if you are worried about durability.

    I would think there would be...
  14. Re: Macomber 15 vs. Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff. Please help!

    For the record, I have a heavy bias and have never built a Macomber 15.

    The Jericho could be completed in your timeline, but it isn't an easily accomplished task by spring. I wish I could give...
  15. Re: First Time Builder - Bateau's Outboard Dory 18 for Gulf Coast? Suggstions?

    I had and OD18. Built well and in the right hands it is a very capable boat. However, that being said, from your OP you are looking for a fishing/family boat and I don't know that I would recommend...
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    Re: Outboard runabout designs for young kids

    Bonus points if you just supervise them building it and act at shop safety foreman. (notice the lack of appropriate foot wear)
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    Re: Outboard runabout designs for young kids

    When my girls were little we built an 8' D5 and put a trolling motor on it. They had a great time and were able to practice the basics before being cut loose with larger boats. In Michigan they...
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    Re: Sailing/rowing/motor sailing dinghy decisions.

    Wouldn't the jib get hung up on the yard with each tack on the standing lug/ jib dual sail set up?
  19. Re: Chase Small Craft Calendar Islands Yawl design

    Great story telling with a bit of humor. I like your style and enjoyed what you wrote. Like the others here, I would love to read more about your adventures.
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    Re: Rigging Tirrik. Simple or modern ???

    I use those same pintles and gudgeon from racelite and so far no issues.

    Since my halliard is cleated to my mast, I ran my downhaul slightly aft of the mast, down to the mast step to hold down my...
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    Re: Rigging Tirrik. Simple or modern ???

    I have not run them aft personally. If you are single handed often it might benefit you, but honestly I don't have a problem moving forward to adjust when necessary. I would welcome the opportunity...
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    Re: Rigging Tirrik. Simple or modern ???

    If Tirrik is using the balanced lug (sorry I can't remember what you decided), then you may want a down haul with more advantage (IMHO). I had a hard time getting sail shape until I changed out my...
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    Re: Canoe HC16 built in Germany

    Great job. I'm sure it will serve you well for many years to come.
    Enjoy.
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    Re: Sheet length on small boat

    Thanks Bill. I can picture what you have and that helps. I'm jealous of the custom cover. I rigged a tarp with some vents that is working out all right, but I know it won't stand the test of time. ...
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    Re: Sheet length on small boat

    Bill,
    Any chance you have a picture of your set up? I'm working on similar and trying to work it out. My balanced lug is only 105sf so I'm thinking 2 part would be enough, but lacking the...
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    Re: Chamfering holes in ends of spars

    I've used one of these guys pretty successfully and it goes quickly. They come in different "grits" so I would go with the "fine" cutter. It still removes material quickly.
    ...
  27. Re: 1 gallon gas can recommendations. Using with a small, fill-in-place 2.5 HP outbo

    There was a positive review of the "no spill"on Small Boats Monthly last month if you are interested.
    https://smallboatsmonthly.com/article/no-spill-gasoline-can/
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    Re: Building Ruth, 18'6" wherry, sliding seat

    Beautiful build and thanks for you nice complete feedback on it and the oars.
    That last picture is just great. What a place to be able to go for a row!
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    Re: Attention oughtred fans...

    Would love to order this book. The link from his site redirects me to Straydog site down under. Do you order direct from Iain somehow?
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    Re: Launch of Caledonia Yawl, Kockneara

    Great job on that build and to take that on a first build is outstanding.

    Question...why did you elect to put the tiller to port and boomkin to starboard? Left handed?

    Might have to steal that...
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    Re: Interlocking Finger Scarfs in Plywood

    The new type of "finger" or "puzzle" scarfs are cut using CNC. In practice they fit together so tightly that they need to be pressed together and snap in almost like jig saw puzzle pieces. I...
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    Re: Working on trailer setup for SOF rowboat

    The beauty of these boats is that there is very little keel weight to worry about. I don't want to say you are over thinking this, but in my experience I have been successful trailering and car...
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    Re: Working on trailer setup for SOF rowboat

    With my SOF rowboat, I trailer it upside down and use the gunnels to brace it and padded straps over the top(bottom) at those same points (usually just two points). I've notched the cross members so...
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    Re: Building Playboy runabout 14ft in Turkey

    Well done. Thanks for the updates. Looking forward to your continued progress.
  35. Re: Rudder mounting on Oughtred Tirrik, advise sought

    I think the original post was concerned that it wasn't possible to use two through bolts.

    I had the same concern on my Oughtred design (basically same kick up rudder) I used one through bolt...
  36. Re: Just bought a 2006 Caledonia Yawl, and have a few questions...

    I went with your plan Thorne and over drilled and filled before mounting my plug.

    I elected to put it forward of the mast step so that when the boat sits on the trailer I can leave it tilted a...
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    Re: rowing the Caledonia Yawl

    Thanks for the follow up. I don't have a Sportsman's close to me, but they appear to be available online up to 10' length for any that might be considering.
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    Re: rowing the Caledonia Yawl

    Thanks for posting your feedback. Do you have a source for the oars?
  39. Re: Building Gentry’s Ruth and Angus sliding seat

    Looking forward to your experience with the truck bed liner. Did you consider laying it on only those areas of likely abrasion to save weight?
  40. Re: Can I put GIS sail on Oughtred Tirrik successfully

    For the record, I looked back at my notes after Mik's email and realized that I lied in #4 above. :rolleyes:

    I used the mast length from Oughtred (4.88m) and the spar lengths from Mik. (Just like...
  41. Re: Can I put GIS sail on Oughtred Tirrik successfully

    I happen to have the answer from Mik.
    I was already in the process of ordering an mizzen sail from him so I put the question to him.

    From Mik...

    Does someone already have the GIS sail for the...
  42. Re: Can I put GIS sail on Oughtred Tirrik successfully

    For the main sheet, I wouldn't worry so much about thickness (relatively) as I would finding line that is comfortable in the hand. There are some great choices out these days.

    2 to 1 is the...
  43. Re: Can I put GIS sail on Oughtred Tirrik successfully

    These dynamics questions are good questions, but beyond my scope. Hopefully those on the forum with greater insight will chime in to help you answer them.

    My understanding of the spar design, and...
  44. Re: Can I put GIS sail on Oughtred Tirrik successfully

    I used a GIS sail from RSS on a Oughtred St. Ayles skiff successfully. Mr. Oughtred used the sail plan from the Ness Yawl (102 sf.) which was very similar sized to the GIS. (I'm not sure of the size...
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    Re: Building Playboy runabout 14ft in Turkey

    Yes, the beam on our boat is about 7" less.
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    Re: Building Playboy runabout 14ft in Turkey

    Good looking build. She is very similar in size to the RB14 my daughter and I built. I'm 6'2" and can fit fine with the layout she chose. Being this small, I think it would be very sensitive to a...
  47. Re: Small outboard in a well, slightly round bottom boat, how deep should it go?

    Thanks Glib,
    I might just have to try this set up.
    At this point I feel like I need to have the outboard in hand to take measurements off of it so that is my next step. If there is room and I can...
  48. Re: Small outboard in a well, slightly round bottom boat, how deep should it go?

    I'm with you on the placement of the well completely. No intention of cutting the keel. My thwart (thanks for the "salty" term reminder is a bit further forward than yours in the CY.
    I have played...
  49. Re: Small outboard in a well, slightly round bottom boat, how deep should it go?

    Thorne,
    I'm very interested in this discussion since I'm in the planning process of adding a motor well to my double ender as well in the immediate future.

    The location for my well will naturally...
  50. Re: Just bought a 2006 Caledonia Yawl, and have a few questions...

    Found my own answer in your other tread about transporting a 2.5...
    Beautiful boat by the way.
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