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    Natch restoration - WITH PICTURES!

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    Up for total re design. Obviously needs to be made with new material, but how, what wood?
    since re design is probably a good idea, wondering if anyone has used steel to reinforce....
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    Re: Movement between frames and sheeting

    pics dont show it. its a ply boat thats soft. Build a new boat? in 4wks? if only
    So back to the topic )
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    Movement between frames and sheeting

    I noticed some movement, and sagging when the yard boat lift took this older 34ft sloop out the water. There is definitely soft wood somewhere. im guessing the ply sheeting below the waterline is...
  4. Re: Sheathing Pt Deux - Purists do not enter )

    Im not sure I follow that. could you expand a little more please.

    The main concern is the planking swelling and causing the sheathing to fail. The Garboard is where the metal keel is attached so...
  5. Sheathing Pt Deux - Purists do not enter )

    Asking for a friend...
    This is hail Mary for a big old wooden boat that has sat on the dry for many years. Some planking needs to be done around the tightest curves, of course, where else, and it...
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    WoodenBoat 92 Article (Jan/Feb 1990)

    Does anyone have this?
    How could I get a copy?

    WoodenBoat 92 (Jan/Feb 1990). An article in that issue has wind tunnel test data, polar diagrams, etc., and the comparisons held up even for ...
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    Gaff rig mast design

    https://improvesailing.com/media/pages/questions/gaff-rig-advantages/2879948514-1581623527/chuck-grimmett-4zlwxj2fqpy-unsplash-1024x-q80.jpg

    I am curious how the upper mast connects to the lower...
  8. Re: Where is the most enjoyable place for a passenger to sit?

    Your thinking like an owner/captain... think relaxing passenger )
    Yes they will visit all those spots, but not for long. Where will they spend the hours during passage and the hours at anchor after...
  9. Re: Where is the most enjoyable place for a passenger to sit?

    Oh pls...

    sunny day? Rainy? Warm? Cold?
    yes yes yes and No. Mostly warm hot climates. But if they dont like the weather, read a book an, wait 20 minutes...

    This is an INDOOR/PROTECTED...
  10. Where is the most enjoyable place for a passenger to sit?

    As an exercise in concept, unconstrained by practical considerations and money for now, Where would you like to sit to enjoy both a passage and an evening after dinner at mooring on a large motor...
  11. Re: Which side would you eliminate the main deck walkway (side deck) from?

    Some great answers! thx guys. This is probably the time to mention vectored thrusters at each end of the boat for manouvering with wireless remote control so operator (thats the captain to you) can...
  12. Which side would you eliminate the main deck walkway (side deck) from?

    In exploring a M/Y design, eliminating the main deck, saloon level walkway (side deck) has been suggested to bring the edge of the saloon the edge of the hull on one side. This would mean that...
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    Family Boatbuilding 2004 Challenge

    ....(see WoodenBoat's sponsorship of Family BoatBuilding 2004.)
    Where can I find this please ?
  14. Re: Bonding to provide similar properties as the underlying wood

    Very interesting comment. Having a hard time picturing this. Seems that the tree has evoloved to withstand benging loads from wind and compression loads from its weight and snow etc reasonably well....
  15. Re: Bonding to provide similar properties as the underlying wood

    Yes. Assuming the section modulus of the remaining material is sufficient for bending and compression loads.
    Ideally this will be a large freestanding mast for a junk rig. the goal is an economical...
  16. Re: Bonding to provide similar properties as the underlying wood

    Well interestingly, these guys opted for polyurethane glue. anyone care to take a guess what brand?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqoZZ6fuefA
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  18. Bonding to provide similar properties as the underlying wood

    Following on this thread
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?269080-Glue-gunnels-and-mast-with-wood-glue

    Duplicating the flexibility of the wood and its ability to handle tension...
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    how did they hollow a stay mast

    Topmast x2 Hollow Sitka Spruce
    Gafff: Hollow Sitka Spruce
    Jack Yard: Hollow Sitka Spruce
    Club yard: Hollow Sitka Spruce
    Spinnaker pole: Hollow Sitka Spruce
    ...
  20. name of the walkway around the cabins on a M/Y

    a narrow one is called a toehold, a wide one a side deck, but what about a narrow walkway like a gangplank that goes around all the cabins from stern to bow?
    Walk Deck? Side walk? Side Plank?
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