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    It was not me but dirc that started the thread. I...

    It was not me but dirc that started the thread. I like leeboards they have a lot of pluses and if, IN MODERN TIMES, they had been developed as much as more conventional boards I think they would be...
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    Re: Filler (again) - my first fillet

    Delrin is a low friction material and as others have said above not good to stick to. A photo would help but I would be mechanical fix something to the Delrin and then glue that the canoe
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    Broards cruiser with counterbalance mast ...

    Broards cruiser with counterbalance mast
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    https://tinkboats.wordpress.com
    http://proasail.blogspot.co.uk
    What I...
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    Apart from tinkering with designing and building I like too race dinghies, my club sails Streakers, they suit me so I sail them. It is however a conventional rig that Bolger would very much have...
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    Shallow draft makes it much easier to trailer sail which listening to Bolger was one of his reasons for pushing such craft. Exploring close inshore, enjoying more of the blue stuff was also a second...
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    Well for the umpteenth time I have listened to the furled sails podcast,


    http://www.furledsails.com/article.php3?article=777
    http://www.furledsails.com/article.php3?article=778


    I wanted...
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    The are two types of people, boat owners and boat users. Self builders that complete their boat are much more likely to be users. Bolger designs enabled people to complete their dream boat relatively...
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    Double...

    Double Oh.....https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180115/d211caebf5cc5d6f65f8cd697b412712.jpg


    https://tinkboats.wordpress.com
    http://proasail.blogspot.co.uk
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    That is because the marketing guys want to play it safe and are scared to do anything too radical. I addition the rating schemes only allow for the Bermudan rig. Bolger offered an alternative to boat...
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    I spend a week or two in the summer at a dinghy sailing resort where the the sailing is run by RYA instructors, I am not a cat man but give it a go because I am on holiday. At different resorts over...
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    I think that is the whole point, Bolger got people on the water who where illiterate to Cunninghams, vangs and other paraphernalia critical to the racing sailor. They didn’t join sailing clubs, they...
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    You must have posted the long reply and edited it out later because it in my inbox. It is a shame because it was very informative. Perhaps it should just be in a new thread.
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    to what are you referring to, certainly not post 200
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    Re: A skin on frame small Catboat ?

    Slightly off topic but this popped in my inbox, shows what sort of stresses a SOF craft can take, just foot for thought

    https://youtu.be/SbjZ2FlEHTA
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    Re: Duck Punt

    I doubt you will find a copy on Winklers Tale in the US, a tale of Duck Punting in a 12ft punt

    Here is a gentle punting video

    https://youtu.be/19JVtClAj4M

    and this is Tony’s blog
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    I have a healthy (ridiculously large and unnecessary - my wife’s view) collection of boating books. Open Minds lives in the upstairs small room and 100 rigs in the downstairs small room and as a...
  17. Thread: CNC Build

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    Re: CNC Build

    CNC is a very general term. I presume the OP is wanting to cut out plywood panels. To be of any use it would be 8’ x 4’ and would seriously fill most average amateur boat builders working area and...
  18. Re: Bolger ‘Teal’ or Storer ‘MSD Rowing Skiff’?

    Fantastical explained with that graphic, thanks
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    Thanks Epifanes it is, first coat on The joy of...

    Thanks Epifanes it is, first coat on
    The joy of wooden boats is there character built up of years of care. This years repairs have set me back £8...
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    Amazon prices for Bolger appear to fluctuate quite wildly I have seen 100 rigs be £100 one week and £25 a month later. It is worth being like a hospital- full of patience (that probably doesn’t work...
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    Amazon prices for Bolger appear to fluctuate quite wildly I have seen 100 rigs be £100 one week and £25 a month later. It is worth being like a hospital- full of patience (that probably doesn’t work...
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    Schooner Gold vs Epifanes 2 pack PU

    I am repairing a few patches of the plywood decking on my Streaker.
    Two areas about 6” x 6” had delaminated and I have removed one layer of veneer and the next layer was sound. I have re-laminated...
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    Re: efficiency of the sprit rig

    Great blog Mats which google translated nicely for me
  24. Thread: Small boat pron.

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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Hope they still keep up the rule - you don’t have to finish with the crew you started with ��
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    Some of my hoarding ...

    Some of my hoarding
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    x two
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180102/2badc1a0...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180102/2badc1a0ca9f257062580150350341e4.jpg
    Same class as #777, West Kirby Star
    16’9” and a lot of pig iron and the first one built in 1906....
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    How many boats in this picture, great work Robert, nice to see the Punt final afloat
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Nord Vinden Canoe Yawl
    http://www.canoeyawl.org/?p=182
  30. Thread: Duck Punt

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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180102/8544d3d4...

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    Well as we say over here you have done yourself up like a kipper

    You are going to have to work very hard all year...
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Nord Vinden Canoe Yawl
    http://www.canoeyawl.org/?p=182
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    Re: Back to work.. for some of us

    There has to be a joke somewhere about keeping close to a bunker
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180101/5119fae1...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180101/5119fae1759a053d1c369ac9a3bf2190.jpg


    https://tinkboats.wordpress.com
    http://proasail.blogspot.co.uk
    What I get up to
    https://youtu.be/X9NZEyvpb_Y...
  34. Thread: Were you a hippy?

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    Re: Were you a hippy?

    Too young
    Read a lot of Eastern Religion books and meditated for a while
    Like most here though technically not a hippie I align to many of their philosophies
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Elf
    ”A society predicated on the assumption that everyone in it should want to get rich is not well situated to become either ethical or imaginative.”
    true, it is such a shame ‘they’ forget...
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    I was unaware of your your early boating history but feel you are reinforcing the point I made. Bolger appeals to people with blood rather than salt water running through their veins. I myself was...
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    yes that has popped up for me before...... very nice, tad out of my price bracket I would imagine
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Lots of style, not a lot of comfort if you want to race it hard
    https://youtu.be/qHl2r5rRtzw
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    Re: Duck Punt

    Happy Sailing, hope the fog clears.
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Truc

    http://www.crusyacht.it/e/project_e.html
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    I think someone so steeped in racing boats and commercial sailboats will find it difficult to appreciate what Bolger achieved.

    You are on record for saying that the Sunfish is you benchmark small...
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Adjust parental controls and enjoy
    https://youtu.be/9e3eYwN-q-Y
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    Echo Bay Dory Skiff ...

    Echo Bay Dory Skiff

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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    genius is obvious is hindsight. If read his books and listen to him being interviewed his understanding of flow of water around is profound. I would argue to get low drag flow around a box section...
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    Re: Duck Punt

    Your at just a tease Robert, hope this means tomorrow there are pictures of her on the water! Good luck and happy new year, great way to start - launching a boat
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    Over in the UK we have a self built house program...

    Over in the UK we have a self built house program Grand Designs. I am sure locally you have similar programs. Many of the buildings are boxes, box shapes or a combination of boxes and go to win...
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    Our local boats, still very much in use but with...

    Our local boats, still very much in use but with engines on the coast round here.
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    Re: Small boat pron.

    Ah.....
    one day, with an even bigger dream of Port Townsend..... Mystic seaport
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    Re: Michael Storer's Oz Goose

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    Sorry for taking so long to reply to your post, Christmas, family and now tough cold


    MIK - It does what it does quite well and is easy and cheap to build. It is dead easy to...
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    Re: Michael Storer's Oz Goose

    just to clarify the costs are not those a normal club racer would expect. My daughter is currently part of of the regional development squad which required he to compete in a qualifying regatta. She...
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