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    Re: David Kasanof Crossing the Bar

    From the Fo'c's'le by David Kasanof
    Published by Sheridan House 1997

    not a complete collection but 60 of his columns
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    David Kasanof Crossing the Bar

    Crossing the Bar: David Kasanof, May 4, 2021
    If you ever lived aboard or rebuilt a classic wooden boat then David’s “From the Fo’c’s’le” was the first think you read when WoodenBoat came. His...
  3. Re: What is the name of the designer with two "a" in his name?

    John Hanna ketch "Tahiti"
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    Re: Mystic 2021 - Are you in?

    is bunking available this year on the Joseph Conrad?
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    Re: Compass oil / fluid?

    https://www.vikingcompass.com/

    a good source of information
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    Re: Outboard for 16’ catboat.

    Torqeedo -travel 1003 pushed by W. Garden Eel clean easy and light.
  7. Thread: sizing a prop

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    Re: sizing a prop

    thanks for the connection and for the correction
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    Re: sizing a prop

    thanks
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    Re: sizing a prop

    Thanks for the information, it confirms what my seat of the pants guessing was expecting but with out and any supporting data. I've ordered the plans from Harry, but haven't received them yet. I...
  10. Thread: sizing a prop

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    sizing a prop

    I am considering repowering a Harry Bryan 23 Rambler andthinking about the proper size for the prop with the new engine.
    Currently it has a 13 HP Westerbeke with a 2:1 transmission witha 14” dia. X...
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    Re: Shop-Built Stationary Power Tools

    I built a scalded down model of a scarfing machine that Don Heiser built at Clearwater Bay Marine Ways in the 60’s. They were building commercial fishing and pleasure craft with plywood scarf joints...
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    Re: Torqeedo Battery Safety Warning

    My S/N was in the group, I filled out the on line form, and they are sending me a box to ship the battery back to be checked.
  13. Re: Something like a hybrid between a Goat Island Skiff and an Oz Goose?

    It would be relatively simple to add side tanks to a Goat. Use 4mm ply and add a 5-6” deck would not add an extreme amount of weight. The Windmill class changed to this system years ago, and I used...
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    Re: Birdsmouth spar calculators

    The 30/60 cut is no more difficult than the 45. Cutting on the table saw the blade is set at 30, first cut the stave is vertical against the fence, and the second cut it is horizontal on the table...
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    Re: William Garden "Eel"

    25907

    This my Eel "Aunt Louise" at Panther Key last January

    I'm posting this so I could remember how to post photos from the computer since Flickr doesn't seem to work any more.

    you can...
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    Re: William Garden "Eel"

    And yes I do drop the main to reef. Often just sail under jib and mizzen, especially when sailing alone and need to reef underway.
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    Re: William Garden "Eel"

    I think the sail track would work with some kind of a positive stop at each position.

    I also am intrigued by the idea ring arrangement Edward explained, and thinking maybe a snap shackle or snap...
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    Re: William Garden "Eel"

    Sails are laced to the spars, so that simplifies the moving of the block.

    An option would be two fixed connection points that the block could be shackled to, or a snatch block at each location. ...
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    Re: William Garden "Eel"

    The halyard on the Eel starts on one side of the mast head through a block on the gaff back to a turning block on the opposite side of the mast head, and then to the deck. When the gaff is raised the...
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    Re: Torqedo owners - Heads Up!

    Thanks for the notice, this is what I found when I checked mine. Motor is 4 years old, rinsed after use (after a few days to a week of use), but I don't think you could rinse the pin unless you...
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    Re: three strand dacron

    https://www.fisheriessupply.com/

    west marine doesn't carry it in the local store, but can order it

    http://www.apsltd.com/
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    Re: Where do I find four stainless nails!

    lowes has small SS nails

    message me and I'll mail you four small SS ring nails with anchors on the head
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    Re: Repairing Delaminated Canoe Paddle?

    It's a fracture, not delamanation, as you stated it received a blow that fractured the carbon/glass structure.

    use a vaccuum to pull as much mositure out as possible, let it sit for a few days in...
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    Re: masthead fitting

    my first thoughts are why do you have toggles at the mast head? extra weight and no advantage that I can see.
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    Re: Canoe Yawl, design by William Garden

    I did not build my Eel, it was built by Gordon Swift in New Hampshire (2000). Strip planked with Spanish Cedar.

    My home port is St Petersburg on Florida's West Coast, and is a great boat for...
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    Re: Going about it the hard way

    Felling trees is dangerous work if you have no experience. Identifying trees and deciding which are suitable for any particular project is a skill learned over time. Milling lumber from trees is hard...
  27. Re: Any recent information about Torqeedo electric outboard motors?

    In my Eel, I have a small inverter that I plug the charger into, and run the charging cable to the motor. The direct cable would be simpler, but redundant and one more wire to be stored/tangled. I'm...
  28. Re: Any recent information about Torqeedo electric outboard motors?

    I have the 1003 that I use on my Wm Garden Eel “Aunt Louise”. It is about 3 years old with the 503 Whbattery. It has enough thrust to movethe boat at a reasonable pace, the range drops dramatically...
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    Re: Thoughts on canoe building books

    Buy Plans it will make the process more enjoyable, and you will eliminate a lot of questions and mistakes.

    Bill Thomas's Fox would be a good choice for an open double paddle. There is a full...
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    Re: Tampa, Fl-Everglades Challenge

    If you do come, you should be at the starting beach on Friday afternoon while the boats are being set up. They start at first light on Saturday.
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    Re: Tampa, Fl-Everglades Challenge

    Come on down. I'm in St Petersburg (west side of Tampa Bay, where Ft Desoto is located) It's a short Interstate drive from the Tampa Airport to South St Petersburg and Ft Desoto. Tourism is the main...
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    Re: Rope advice needed

    another good choice and a good place to shop. https://www.fisheriessupply.com/new-england-rope-vintage-3-strand
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    Re: recommendation for surface mount compass?

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7356/13892381587_11ef03cd52_c.jpg_MG_4427 by M Jones J Powers, on Flickr

    I like a compass big enough to be seen and read from the helm. This is a Ritchie Helmsman...
  34. Re: 5 questions about adding Floor Timbers for Catalina 25 Hull #1

    I agree with Tom Lathrop about the glass structure in the hull has already suffered some fatigue fracturing already. My material of choice for this type of repair would be Coosa Board ( it should be...
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    Re: Lignum vitae redux

    Professional Boatbuilder has an article in the April/May 2017 issue #166 about using Lignum Vitae in bearing. I think it is in France and they are using old stock that had been saved.
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    Re: Best additive for non sag epoxy glue??

    Thank you David G., you usually have said what I was thinking so I don't feel a need to add to the chatter. I am impressed that you take the time to try and answer what is an unanswerable question. ...
  37. Thread: Eel Keel

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    Re: Eel Keel

    Randy, balancing the Eel under sail is a lot easier than telling some one how. I've sailed under jib and mizzen when it is not convenient to take the time to tie in a reef, and under similar...
  38. Thread: Eel Keel

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    Re: Eel Keel

    The boat was built by Gordon Swift in 2000, WB article on the builder issue 169 Nov-Dec 2002
    The story of Aunt Louise is told in the Ash Breeze Spring 2015 https://tsca.net/ash-breeze/

    The...
  39. Thread: Eel Keel

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    Re: Eel Keel

    My plans call for #330 of lead, and a 5/16" plate CB #100 lbs. I would not describe my Eel " Aunt Louise" tender, but hat could be due to sailing conditions, I tend to reef early.
    She is strip...
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    Re: What Electronics would you install?

    A PLB or eprib should be included.
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    Norfolk Broads great images

    http://mashable.com/2016/04/30/norfolk-broads/#_rNYT_JOWZOg
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    Re: 59 Pages on the Bowline

    What I remember from this issue https://www.scientificamerican.com/magazine/sa/1979/06-01/ from the late 70's was that is was news that someone had "invented" a knot that was not in Ashley's.
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    Re: Meade Gougeon has crossed the bar

    Meade Obituary

    http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2017/08/meade_gougeon_michigan_sailing.html

    We should all be so lucky to have such love surround in our final days.
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    Meade Gougeon has crossed the bar

    An Icon of the sailing world from iceboats to the Everglades Challenge, a member of the Sailing Hall of Fame.

    Meade and his brothers founded and developed West Epoxy, building it into a major...
  45. Thread: Ab Marine Ply

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    Re: Ab Marine Ply

    Certainly not the quality of the old Simpson AA or AB fir marine, but should be suitable for some applications. Looks like the 1/2" is 5 ply (from photo ply's not listed in info)

    it would be more...
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    Re: Romilly Build

    I had contacted Nigel Irens office and they were not available at that time. The working drawing for the strip built version had been done by someone else and that firm is no longer in business.
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    Re: Coloring bedding compound

    Fisheries Supply https://www.fisheriessupply.com/dolphin-company-marine-bedding-compound
  48. Re: Clean bilge with? Vinegar? BLO? DA? Medical marijuana??

    Dawn dishwashing soap-
    It the soap of choice for every professional crew I know. It was at one time the choice to clean birds that had been caught in bird spills.

    Other questions-
    What size...
  49. Thread: Shiplap

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    Re: Shiplap

    I've seen it used in cabin tops, and the canvas covered.
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    Re: Sanding a spar round?

    I'm with Canoeyawl--
    spars and oars, 99% of the shaping is done with planes, and then finish sand with the grain. Less dust and more control over the shape.
    Tried the reverse sanding belt 30 plus...
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