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  1. Re: Looking for someone to come see boat I inherited and tell me IF its sea worthy

    I agree, good pictures can probably get you 70+ % of the way there. We may be able to give an idea of major problems, or looks good enough to get a first hand evaluation.
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    Re: Oar Length: All Blade No Shaft in the Water?

    when rowing shells & sculls, the locks have a flat side to keep the oar squared up properly during the stroke. When I have rowed a "normal" skiff with bronze row locks I found it fidgety to keep...
  3. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    I was once told about a local boat builder who built a 30'ish ft power boat (would have been about 1940) who hired a house carpenter to finish out the interior. The boat was blocked up in the yard,...
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    Re: Old stanley bit brace

    They are useful tools,
  5. Thread: Beer keg steamer

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    Re: Beer keg steamer

    I use an old 35 lb propane tank. I will say that when I filled it with water to gas free it and start working on it the whole area smelled like rotten eggs.
  6. Thread: Worm holes

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    Re: Worm holes

    Worm holes or powder post beetle holes?
  7. Re: Mounted compasses - how many of you actually use them?

    Absolutely use a fixed compass, and the bigger the better.
    No electronics here, just a nice Kelvin White.
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    Re: Generator overheating

    I’m thinking it sounds like a regulator issue too.
    ….About the reverse gear popping into neutral, how much force does it take to put it in gear (forward)?
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    Re: Universal Fisherman One-Lunger Project

    Beautiful!!!!
  10. End of an era,….. Victory Chimes ending operations

    Sad news.

    https://www.pressherald.com/2022/08/30/victory-chimes-up-for-sale-as-owner-says-he-will-stop-sailing-vessel-in-october/

    This does confirm the rumblings I heard earlier this summer...
  11. Thread: building progress

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    Re: building progress

    Very good! For some crazy reason I think of it as being fairly arid there, .... I'm certainly wrong about that! :d
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    Re: City Island boat yards

    There used to be such amazing yards there! Not a one remains today, all condos & town houses. I drop an anchor for the night around there each summer on my way to and back from New Jersey.
  13. Thread: building progress

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    Re: building progress

    I don’t know how I missed your post about your thumb episode! I’m sorry about both that and your dad’s health again. I hope he is doing better.
    I really like your shelves and racks! Good and...
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    Re: Plywood lapstrake with copper rivets

    As Nick said, typical lapstrake construction calls for ribs going in after the hull is completely planked.
    ...
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    Re: Plywood lapstrake with copper rivets

    Ahhhh, thank you. I wasn't paying attention to that. (knocking head against wall now). That is a bit of a different story for sure,
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    Re: Plywood lapstrake with copper rivets

    Thousands of mechanically fastened plywood planked lapstrake boats have been built over the decades.
    Every lapstrake Chris Craft was built this way (and with Thiokol in the laps).
    ...
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    Re: 1950s 16 Foot Revel Craft Refurbish

    Another agreement about epoxy under varnish,…. Don’t.
    And another vote for putting a bit of effort into that outboard. It’s not being ‘flushed’ after the last use is most likely meaningless. As...
  18. Where I dropped my anchor for the night tonight (Mystic Seaport)

    I decided to hop over here again,…. A whole two hours. :d Always an enjoyable time.
    Sorry about the sideways stuff, gotta work on that.)
  19. Re: FB Antique Wooden Dinghy, $250, a little paint, a little varnish.....

    Alrighty now,…… we all have to start somewhere I suppose.
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    Re: Where to Repair a 1950 Hercules K

    Can you refresh us on what the boat is? (What model Chris?). I looked at the map and you appear to be about two hours from me, if the boat is near Deerfield.
    My schedule isn’t exactly “empty”,...
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    Re: Through bolts or screws for bow chocks?

    In 50+ years I can’t say I have come across chocks that are through bolted.
    They are intended to lead the lines, not carry loads.
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    Re: Nav light positioning

    You should know that the USCG no longer permits Nav lights to be installed below deck level, or below the gunwale. So, in the shear strake should not be an option,
  23. Re: Just returned from a cruise circumnavigating Isle Royale on Lk Superior in the Du

    That sounds like my kind of cruising, perfectly peaceful and quiet. It’s great that everything went well, those little Albins are good boats!
  24. Re: Handmade boart - Part went missing. Mast to boom ideas?

    And they can be the best kind!!!!

    If it is the pivot pin you are looking for, they are out there (just don't remember what they are called. In a bind a regular bolt & nut would work, wouldn't...
  25. Thread: 18 foot Lyman

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    Re: 18 foot Lyman

    Pretty Islander.
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Only a hundred? Between my foredeck and cockpit sole alone I had more than 1300,… slotted. They’re not so bad.
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    Re: The end of Admiralty paper charts?

    I still use the "print on demand" NOAA charts from these guys http://www.paracay.com/
    And if you buy them through Amazon they are less expensive.
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    Cross planked bottoms on little boats like this can really start to buckle and pop planks if they are over caulked. Personally, after reefing the seams and doing my work I would wet the bottom...
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    Re: Transmission 1950 Chris Craft utility

    … very good. Y>
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    Re: Transmission 1950 Chris Craft utility

    Mechanical reverse gear? (Big lever, clunk-forward, clunk- neutral, clunk-reverse…. So to speak)….. The engine crank case and the reverse gear are a common sump (what gets poured in one ends up in...
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    Re: transmission leak sealers

    I don’t think I would want to use it if the reverse gear has wet clutch plates (cars do not have wet clutch plates).
  32. Thread: Varnish question

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    Re: Varnish question

    I would agree, That is typical “polyurethane”, not varnish.
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    Re: Midsummer Greetings from Finland

    Very pretty!
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    Re: Who knows what this is?

    They move a lot of water.
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    Re: Who knows what this is?

    The plunger out of a traditional galvanized downspout bilge pump.
  36. Re: '57 42 foot Constellation. Trying to reduce 14' 6" height for road transport

    Sure, it can be carefully removed. You will need a small crane as that’s a lot of weight and area up there.

    Chris crafts are nicely built boats, and pretty simple construction, so it should all...
  37. Re: Problen with frames lining up. Built in Whitehall tradition

    As Nick said, use plugs and not dowels for the plugging. The grain in a dowel runs the wrong way, and dowels are not made from rot resistant wood.
    If you need plugs smaller than a plug cutter...
  38. Re: Problen with frames lining up. Built in Whitehall tradition

    Personally I would fill and move the holes.
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    Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    yes,…. I got here late. We’ll catch up another time. Y>
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Your family is growing up fast Jim!
    Great work on Amazon, as always!
    It is great to see you and your family getting so much use of her.
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    Re: Copper nails,roves,Canada?

    Do you want roves (traditionally European,… dished) or burrs (traditionally American,… flat)? Jamestown distributors carries burrs & nails.
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    Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    More…
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    Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    I finally made it about 4:00.
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    Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    Sadly I won’t be able to get there until early Saturday afternoon and will be there through Sunday. I would love to offer my boat as an R&R spot , but I will most likely be stuck out on an anchor...
  45. Re: Gunwales, bench seat tops & bow deck - Epoxy & paint or primer & paint?

    Ahh,… good point and well taken about canoes Todd. Y>

    ok,….so, outside the world of canoes it’s eek! :)
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    Re: dubbing off the transom

    As others said,… it depends on the boat.
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    Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    So who is going?
  48. Re: Gunwales, bench seat tops & bow deck - Epoxy & paint or primer & paint?

    I can’t contribute to the good advice here. However, I can suggest there is no such thing as a “bow deck”. I don’t believe you will find that term in any legitimate printed reference. It is a...
  49. Re: Silicone Roof Coating to solve deck and pilot house leaks?

    A residential roofing system that is intended for aggressive and constant walking (etc) on? That sounds a bit “unusual”.
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    Re: J. Dillon, 11 years on a 27 footer, WOW!!!

    My condolences…

    We met and talked at the fist EBS organized by Ed Harrow at Mystic Seaport. It was a cold February day, but all the conversation was warm and friendly.
    The list of us gone...
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