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    Re: Lug & Sprit Questions

    Your angst, while understandable for a novice, is unfounded. The basics have been worked out for some time.
    A reasonably well-built rig given basic maintenance is safe.
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    Re: Improving Flattie "Sea-worthiness"

    May I suggest you are making more work and creating more complexity for yourself by trying to force a hull to go beyond its design envelope. Designing a boat is a careful balance of many elements....
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    Re: Reuel Parker's Scow 33 build cost?

    The going price is 15+ years of your life and your marriage.
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    Re: Sail and oar design choice

    My takeaway from this and another current thread is we need a stickie telling everyone to think 2+' longer!

    I still have my 15-footer, but it has not been used since the arrival of my 17-footer.
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    Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    How bad is, really, getting a boat registered? Sub 14' and passengers is quite intimate.
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    Re: Sail Area Differences

    IMO the chances of an amateur improving on a Joel White design are slim at best. Trust his top-notch reputation.
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    Re: Trying my hand at kayak building

    Do you like the Greenland paddle?
    After building mine I converted from feathered to non-feathered Euro style paddles to keep muscle memory and technique the same when bracing and rolling with all...
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    Re: Waves, WB #289

    The Columbia River's water is thoroughly mixed up by dams, yet it produces epic waves especially in the Gorge.
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Old gasoline sitting in the carburetor gums up the passages and jets, even worse it can cause corrosion.
    Use fuel stabilizer. Techron is brilliant at dissolving gum, way better than old school Sea...
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    Re: Deciding between Ness Yawl and Sooty Tern

    Russel Brown has a couple inexpensive ebooks. One on working with epoxy, much of which is in the West System books by the Gougeun Bros. but brought to life with illustrations and his experience. The...
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    Re: Why is a lug rig called a lug rig?

    Or Bristol, and, just how Bristol?

    Bristol stool scale - Wikipedia
  12. Re: lightwieght boat trailer for boats over 600 pounds

    It is easy to measure suspension sag. Jack the frame enough to just take the weight off the axle and measure the height of the boat or frame from the floor or axle. Compare to same measurement...
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    Re: Wooden dinghy floatation

    Those rollers are tough. Do the new compartments have ventilation options?
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    ^^^ Nicely done!
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    Some people don't feel comfortable adjusting the spring stack or tire pressure but knowing the basics will keep you out of trouble.
    Examples follow.

    One of my boat trailers is rated at 800# gross...
  16. Thread: Gooey epoxy

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    Re: Gooey epoxy

    Do you know it is epoxy? Did you put it there?
  17. Re: lightwieght boat trailer for boats over 600 pounds

    What sort of boat do you have? Does the trailer have torsion or leaf springs? What size tires?
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    Re: Wooden dinghy floatation

    There are a few eye-opening dinghy self-recovery videos floating around that will encourage dinghy owners to consider adequate flotation.

    Example.

    https://youtu.be/OG4b-4I8AnM?t=6
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    Re: Lightweight sailboat for the family.

    Well??? :D
  20. Thread: Oars

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    Re: Oars

    They are new to the market. PM sent.
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    Re: Wooden Keel Damage

    It seems to me that radiused edges that hold their coating and aren't as fragile as hard corners are more practical for the everyday schmuck.
  22. Thread: Oars

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    Re: Oars

    I have two 8' sets of Barkley Sound Oars. They are nice production oars for the price. The pair with curved blades were dropped off at the consignment chandlery yesterday.
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    Re: Designing a Sailboat

    Do a simple dinghy first. It will not only be a good education but will keep you from making as many expensive, time-consuming mistakes on your destination boat.
    Good luck!
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Unfortunately, Feathercraft closed its doors and no longer makes the very high-quality, light weight Baylee series inflatable raft. Or for that matter, their inflatable kayaks.
    I have a Baylee 3 HD...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Maybe to keep names like;
    Maid Of Plywood
    Byachtch
    from slipping through?
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    With regard to Pika. One of the kids had a hamster named Chester that was an escape artist extraordinaire and a traveling fool.
    We had a powerboat with full, convex bows that reminded me of the...
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    Re: History of the planing dinghy

    Is it wierd to want Gary Larson to create a cartoon depicting a couple cave men sailing the first accidental planing dinghy?
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    I have a new, galvanized TFS16-1000 Carnai trailer that seems to be well made. The Carnai website sucks so you will need to contact a dealer to get details. Dealers for Carnai Trailers | Carnai...
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    Re: It floats! It sails!

    Shingles, ugh.
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    Re: How do they?

    My first sailboat, a Santana 22, had the mast step placed perfectly athwartships in the non-nonskid part of the deck molding. Problem was the molding centerline was off by a small amount. You have to...
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    Re: How do they?

    From Vasa to Baden, launches are a laugh-a-minute.
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    Re: It floats! It sails!

    Looking forward to the photos!
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    Re: Advanced Balanced Lug Sailing Techniques

    Thank you, some of us had wondered who drew it.
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    Re: How to name a boat?

    Ho boy. Beware cutesy and pun-ish names. I am guilty of naming a nice home-built kayak 'Killer Sperm."
    I was gonna name one boat Miss Molley. My wife, referring to a recently departed pet named...
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    Re: Advanced Balanced Lug Sailing Techniques

    I have the eye strap on the yard per that very drawing.
    Also have the same Dixon Kemp (?) halyard setup and lazy jacks.
    That and a dog collar controlling the boom to mast separation make it easy to...
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    Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    I think I see a set of reef points in the hat!
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    Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    Well done!
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Some other commodity.
    A power boat (smuggler crew #2) showed up after the Russian (smuggler crew #1) on a new 40' Hanse and they pretended not to know each other.
    After a couple hours it became...
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    Re: Bluejacket 24 Questions...

    Russ, have you ever built a boat before?
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    Re: Bluejacket 24 Questions...

    My wife and I would spend two-week vacations with two large dogs on a C-Dory 22. It's all about how you organize things which can take some trial and error.
    We have camped with another adult and two...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    We used to take two week trips in a 22' C-Dory with two adults and two large dogs. The details make the difference.
    As an example, the three biggest improvements for us were where we ended up...
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    Re: Repairing keel separation

    Got it!
    A simple sun cover on a winch strap can keep it alive for decades.
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    Re: Repairing keel separation

    That strap has no reserve strength with all the sun damage it has suffered. Also find a shackle to fit the hook correctly.
    Forgive me but I spent my life in transportation and can't help myself when...
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    Re: Lightweight sailboat for the family.

    Too late...

    2 stitch & glue + 2 origami + 1 inflatable kayak
    1 Baylee3 inflatable compact dinghy by Feathercraft which sadly seem to have gone under. Too bad, they made very high-quality stuff....
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    Re: anchor gear for 18 ft. cruising dinghy

    Measure the inside dimension of a link with a caliper or drill bit.
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    Re: anchor gear for 18 ft. cruising dinghy

    The anchors are good, but you do not need that heavy-strong rode. Too heavy anchor line will not absorb as much shock as properly sized line.
    3/8" line is easy to handle but will be bulkier than...
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    Re: Anchoring, rode , chain etc.

    The nylon-poly I assume is polyester which has a specific gravity heavier than water. Is it polypro?
    Not impressed with what I see on a quick search. Don't see how two materials with different...
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    Re: Anchoring, rode , chain etc.

    I have about 230' 3/8" three strand nylon rode along with 6' of chain which is way stronger than my 17' dinghy needs and it's bulky. Oversize nylon won't give the spring I want either. It will be...
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    Re: Lightweight sailboat for the family.

    Ha! You guys have me looking at the rapidly increasing catalog of plans at Duckworks. BTW, a great outfit to do business with.

    Strongly suggest you build something with side benches. A comfortable...
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    Re: Lightweight sailboat for the family.

    Think four adults, your kids are growing up.

    How big is your building space?

    Let me quote myself from another thread.
    "Pointy ends steal considerable room. My 15' double ended sailboat has the...
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