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    Re: A Navigator in Mass.

    Just perfect! Great boat and build; really nice colors and touching christening. More luck to you and yours!
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    Re: Building the 12' - 6'' Tom Cat

    Nice looking Ofer! Weigh it without hardware and before finishing and we'll compare... Not my idea on the tenon taper but a good one, passed on |;)
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    I've added a through bolt to carry a stainless wire upwards until there's room to attach the throat halyard block

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1759/42495213062_bdde5ded1a_b.jpg


    The stainless...
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Looking very nice Mike! I'll be looking to the same task before too awfully long; great pics, thanks!
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Hardware arrived, will fit thank goodness

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/910/42147180262_2b7a9e0c56_b.jpg


    https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/959/42147180602_b4922e9058_b.jpg

    Floor boards with...
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Finish work takes a loooong time. Here's some progress with the Sea Gold on the fold up seats. These have the specified minimum 4 coats.
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Hello Ofer, yes, i can weigh it. I'll do it soon before varnish and hardware so as to get the best comparison. Now, where is that bathroom scale?
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Hello Down Under and thanks a bunch. I wish I could go faster but I'm happy to be able to build one. Much help from the forums; here and the Woodworkers forum in OZ where poster "Dry Water" has...
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Jim, The 1/8" MDF is just perfect to get out the pattern for the coamings!!! I've got my building back on the burner!

    I have some trial Sea Gold varnish on some floor boards, again,...
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    Re: Building the 12' - 6'' Tom Cat

    "Hooked on the Bay" near Northeast MD I've spoken to the owner there twice. He can order then up quickly as the plant is on the Eastern shore. He also offers to have them modified. I may add...
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Thank you Ofer. I rarely finish one outside but it's always better to work straight from nature; much better result in the capture. These were all done way after the fact from little photographs.
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    Re: Building the 12' - 6'' Tom Cat

    Yes, an EZ Loader (see Link)

    http://www.ezloader.com/adjustable/trailers/page/36/bunk

    I'm looking at the EZB 12 - 14 1000.

    You have a dealer in Oakland:
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    Re: Building the 12' - 6'' Tom Cat

    Hello Ofer!, nice progress!

    On trailers, The one at Jamestown would do the job I think. You don' have to send for one though i wouldn't think. I'm looking at 1000 pounds capacity but a longer...
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    Some nice playground. I understood, years ago,...

    Some nice playground. I understood, years ago, that most of the hulls were still “afloat”. Nothing lasts forever so lets go sailing!!


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    Spectacular Denise! Sent from my iPhone...

    Spectacular Denise!


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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Thanks Mike, I appreciate it.. The purple sky was a morning where the remnants of Hurricane Allison were passing. We were tuned into NOAA and no threat so we sailed. That picture was of The Morse...
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Thank you gents. These are about 1/4 larger than actual size. Most of the little bit of painting i do is, well, little...:

    Also at anchor in Kirwan:
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Fantastic, I'll call you. An Eel !!!??? My original sweetheart! Wooden Drascombe!!! Rare; sailed a glass one on the Elk and Lake George, nice. These folks know good boats and good times! Thanks...
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Ooooo nice outing! I might not get an invite for that; TSCA member that I now am, unless i dropped a mizzen into my boat! But seriously, nice weather watching and just the kind of thing I would do....
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Sail maker is Stuart Hopkins of Dabbler Sails, Wicomico Church, VA. He sent these two pictures of the sail coming together...

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/917/40717648725_bf51cf8bcb_b.jpg
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    I have about 1400 hours logged, countless other "thinking hours". I DO like to sail but it's for sure on the big fiberglass cat for another season. Things could be much worse... Thanks for the...
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Life happens. Long hiatus, step son married, bad kidney stone, and oh yes, work... No launch this year!!

    Very little done but getting back to it. Sail being constructed as I write, spar...
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    Re: A Kurylko Alaska in Georgian Bay

    Inspirational! Thanks Tom!
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    Re: Open Boat Cruising Question

    Apologies Dave. I have "...Damn Foole" downstairs from years ago and enjoyed it; sketches too so... I'd like to read Damn Foole II. It seems Foole 2 was in "Messing About.." but not in book form?...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Appropriate to crown the King plank James! From small cat builder to big cat builder; welcome spring!

    (thanks for your posting n pics, much appreciated)

    Greg
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    Re: Open Boat Cruising Question

    Dave, I have "...Damn Fool" Was the Typhoon trip recorded in a(nother) book?
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Hello Ofer, yes, that's the one I used.

    Also, I am very seriously considering ordering bronze for the spar connections notwithstanding my first plan to make up oak jaws... This primarily after...
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    Re: My favorite airport gate.

    Nice Cap! Thomas Point Light as I'm sure you know...
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    Re: Anyone ever hinged their mast?

    WoodenBoat issue #237 has one method for doing this...
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    Re: Building the 12' - 6'' Tom Cat

    Haha! Hello Laurie! We'll be right down (under) to pickup a supply of Queensland Maple. I could have looked that up easily enough... The QLD Maple sure looks great varnished and who (oh who) has a...
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    Re: Building the 12' - 6'' Tom Cat

    I used 3/4 as well The plans are for traditional construction showing more frames and floors than strip building and fiberglassing call for. I think Laurie used 5/8 and said it was thick enough;...
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Oops, I'm using 16 gauge silicon bronze to make the blocks... still could have been lighter...
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    Re: Building the 12' - 6'' Tom Cat

    Wow, nice advance there Ofer! Motivating! I had to split my sheer clamps to take the bend. How did the steaming work on your D. Fir? Good it seems!
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Yes, you understood the question. Your solution seems to make sense. I'm not comfortable with the single 1/8" "down haul" if you will. Chafe. Would like to see a picture if you've got it, yes,...
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Hi Jim. I didn't know either. I though at the outset I would, bought Harken sheaves but decided against it after a trial... was going to rope strop them... On the bronze, I was looking for a...
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    I haven't finished it yet but, I've remade the mast step tenon doubling its length and adding taper on four faces. This is the first use of "chalking in" I've done, so far so good. Some pictures of...
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    Re: Pitch Pockets Please?

    It is really great to have the benefit of the Forum council (as it always is...). Moving forward without any "fix". Spars will be varnished.

    Best,

    Greg
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    Re: Pitch Pockets Please?

    That is the best news I could hope for!!! A very consistent gallery we have!!

    I was fearing anything from drill it out and plug it to start over; "you'll need a new blank dude".

    I was also...
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    Re: Pitch Pockets Please?

    Helps, thanks Captain!
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    Re: Pitch Pockets Please?

    Ok Rick, that sounds easy enough. I can make a spruce biscut i spoze... Cut a 1/4 deep slot on each side, how thick is a biscuit!! 1/8"?
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    Re: Pitch Pockets Please?

    Many thanks Gib, feeling better already... don't know what a biscuit cutter is but I'll research it ...
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    Pitch Pockets Please?

    I think my Sitka boom has what I've read is a pitch pocket. Whatever it is, it looks like a slit, small as it is but it runs from one side of the spar through to the other.

    I would LIKE to simply...
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    Re: Building the 12' - 6'' Tom Cat

    Well done Ofer! Where did you find the wood?
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Willin, You know how to hurt a guy... I pondered it but no, I decided not to use a weep hole. The mast is sealed inside and soon outside with epoxy... taking my chances...I think...
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Yes, yep and OK.

    There is a solid core just as Dry Water has done. The hollow visible (6" deep) gets filled with white oak and epoxy completing the solid core and it' a good idea to put a slight...
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Who knows what this is?

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4669/25084133657_ae5ed1691c_b.jpg

    Garden calls it a bolster. A support chock goes underneath it. A 1/8" dacron cord passes through the...
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Mast nearly sanded and thinking toward varnish. Should I coat it with CPES first? Never used it before...

    Thanks to the Aussie, Dry Water on Australia day! The inside of PVC pipe has made the...
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    Thanks Ofer!

    I'm going with the plans for boom and gaff. If they don't work well, I'll switch over to bronze...


    Ollie say's it's all right for me to start sanding now...
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    thanks JaySchoonerman! Well intentioned at least... i was just sighting down the length and there ARE some long ridges that a quick fly over with the plane will help with...
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    Re: Garden Tom Cat

    What is this?

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4625/38864938955_60a25d1c4a_b.jpg

    may be of some use, we'll see

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4610/39732006912_26117144d0_b.jpg

    mast 16 sided,...
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