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  1. Thread: Power planes

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    Re: Power planes

    re Wisbang's collection--that looks like a first generation Ryobi there, what a tool. I have two. The blades are carbide tipped and hard to sharpen so I sent them out, and now they're pretty much...
  2. Thread: Corineus

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    Re: Corineus

    I knew the guy who owned that boat back in the mid-90s. She was moored in Lake Tashmoo. The owner's name was Glen Likus, possible misspelling. I think he sold it to somebody local, probably somebody...
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    Re: Rear Main Seal leak

    Way back when we used to use brake fluid in the engine to swell seals.
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    Re: plank-on-frame in Florida

    Thanks, I'll take a look . .
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    plank-on-frame in Florida

    A friend of mine is contemplating a 35 footer, african mahogany with sawn frames, but wants to keep it in Fla. as a liveaboard for the winters. We were discussing the feasibility of having a boat of...
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    Re: Finishing cedar floor boards

    I'm of the "leave them alone" school re the floorboards.
    But what concerned me was the mention of Minwax "spar varnish." If you haven't already done it, don't do it. You'll be lucky to get a single...
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    experimental new rig

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/389286196563494/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_general&referral_story_type=general&tracking=%7B%22qid%22%3A%22-5787585800692148268%22%2C%22mf_story...
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    Re: Success Selling a Small Boat?

    I put my Vespa on Facebook because I buy lots of stuff there, it's easy, and it's free. I also put it on Craigslist, which I've never really thought of as a classy place, but compared to Facebook,...
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    Re: Success Selling a Small Boat?

    I think a lot more people see the ad on Facebook than Craigslist, thoughI've got a Vespa scooter listed on both, and the illiteracy and ill-mannered quality of the responses from Facebook beggar the...
  10. Re: The best things about living in the United States

    Well, my map of the US falls about, umm, 3200 miles short of Brest, otherwise, sure, looks great!
  11. Re: The best things about living in the United States

    I like cedar shingles and white clapboard houses, Greek Revival-style, pine trees, dense lush foliage, just the general look and feel of New England in the summer. I also like the unlimited...
  12. Re: The best things about living in the United States

    Or Western Mass
  13. Re: For Paul—if you had to move to Europe, where would you live?

    Switzerland sounds great, but pretty sure you can't buy property there as an American unless it's in a so-called resort area. Not to mention, it ain't for the typical retirement budget ...
    France...
  14. Not mine, no affiliation, public service announcement

    Killer deal here
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    Re: Put a Sail on a Skiff

    [QUOTE=Stōs;6546244].

    There was a breeze the day I put up the sail and I could definitely see the mast bending in the gusts. It didn't capsize off the trailer so I was happy about that. (unquote)...
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    Re: Harbor Freight dust collectors

    I have the bigger Harbor Freight collector with a huge aftermarket filter and a cyclone barrel. Not much to report. Works great. Had it for years. It's the only Harbor Freight tool I own, but I...
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    Re: 25 hp Mercury outboard worth buying?

    You were wondering about compression. I have an '83 Extreme Duty version of that 25 that runs like a scalded cat and I got pretty much exactly that out of mine. 100 in each cylinder plus a few pounds...
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    Re: A Tale In Two Text Messages

    Such strong reminiscences of Office Space.

    "You've been missing a lot of work lately."
    "I wouldn't say I've been 'missing' it, Bob."
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    Re: Dories, sailing, and keels

    "Dory" doesn't mean a whole lot until you define it. Banks dory, Swampscott dory, gunning dory, st. Piere dory etc etc?? I have a Dion Dory (from Gardner), a 17' Swampscott (rounded sides) that sails...
  20. Re: A question for the Cognoscenti regarding the O'Day Daysailer

    I owned SMYRA (wooden Rhodes 19) #14 a long time ago and can attest to their ability to stand up to sail. I used to go out in anything by myself, and never knew the meaning of a reef. If it got too...
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    Re: Powermatic Problems and Parts?

    Powermatic stopped making their stuff in the USA in the late 90s, sold out to Jet I believe.
    I have a US-made 66 table saw that's awesome, and a mid-70s 6" jointer (50) that's also very good. ...
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    Re: Home Depot PT Pine

    I can't imagine voluntarily using that stuff anywhere near a boat unless it was maybe an oyster tonger from LI and you needed some cheap chafing boards. It's terrible stuff to work with, splits like...
  23. Re: 1940s morale boosting film. Some wooden boats some BSE lots of fish.

    I sent this link to a friend who said that (actor?) at the beginning and end couldn't have been a fisherman because "they were all about 5'6" tall and weighed in at about 140 lbs" which is probably...
  24. Re: 1940s morale boosting film. Some wooden boats some BSE lots of fish.

    Fishing hasn't changed that much... only the boats used to be picturesque and the fish were plentiful.
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    Re: White oak availability

    Strange! I live in W. Ma and there are two places within half an hour of me that sell white oak. Rough, finished four sides, kiln dried, green, quarter sawn, whatever you want. Pretty cheap, too.
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    Re: they don't build em like this anymore

    So moving from nostalgic gracefulness to modern brutalism and efficiency
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    Re: they don't build em like this anymore

    So what generation would that be? Mid-century?
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    Re: Any guesses what this is?

    This is a good answer to all those people who ask, do I really have to buy marine plywood??
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    Re: What is this block?

    Beautiful but that bronze pin looks like it would collapse under a decent sheet load, to me.
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    Re: What finish for white oak screen door?

    What he said. If it gets wet, it gets black. Several coats of epoxy, and then many coats of a high end varnish would look the best, but exterior urethane would be OK though regular hardware store...
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    Re: Catboat, $5000. CT Facebook

    No, not at all! I was just saying that I'd seen it, too (and posted something). Carry on! I'm really just interested in anybody knows anything about it. I can take mine down, come to think of it. No...
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    Re: Catboat, $5000. CT Facebook

    Breakaway--I just posted this on a separate thread wondering if anybody knew what it was. The company (Golden Era) is mostly known for a Herreshoff Petrel in glass, but this I can't find anything at...
  33. Thread: Melted Canoes

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    Re: Melted Canoes

    Wow, reminds me of a Porsche 924 turbo I had once. Smoke coming out from under the hood, flames licking gently at the hood liner. Fire department unleashed a bunch of trainees on it where it sat at...
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    Re: Very nice on VT CL

    I like the raised sheer. One of the things about Duckers that always put me off a little is that they're so limited because of the low freeboard. But hey, if you're not shooting ducks out of one,...
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    Re: Seattle CL Find: Uffa Fox Flying 15

    "mast and boom fiberglass skin" ?? Is that more like, "mast and boom, boat has a fiberglass skin"? What's the hull? Cold molded, planked?
  36. Re: If you had several billion in expendable income would you - - -

    I'm on board with a re-wilding effort. How much fun would that be. Walk out to the parking lot after the closing, call your man and tell him to roll the bulldozers. Call up your other guy and tell...
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    Re: California housing prices are INSANE

    I am further West in MA from Norman (Berkshire County, in a "hot" town real-estate-wise) and my house has more than doubled in value since I grabbed it 8 years ago. I am in a bit of an ethical bind...
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    Re: America needs a mom!

    "You could quadruple the price of gas and they still would not go to high-mileage vehicles."

    Actually, this isn't true. When the price during Bush II went up to 4+ per gallon, people starting...
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    Re: Anyone know what this is for?

    I guess, in a word, museums. Can't keep track of how many mysteries of that sort of come across in museums and there's, of course, nobody there to explain anything, and typically you'd have to go...
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    Re: Anyone know what this is for?

    I guess, in a word, museums. Can't keep track of how many mysteries of that sort of come across in museums and there's, of course, nobody there to explain anything, and typically you'd have to go...
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    Re: Anyone know what this is for?

    I wish I hadn't seen this.
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    Re: Restoring a 1947 Vertue yacht

    Nice project!! Those plank ends sure are full of holes, you planning on any kind of remediation there?
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    Re: Bringing a free 1940s Lightning back to life

    Just to butt in way after the horse left the barn, you can typically find really nice, sailing, often race-ready examples of popular class boats in wood at the class association sites under the...
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    Re: 25' Catboat NY

    As somebody who looked at too many horrible wooden boats way back when, it would have saved me a lot of time and travel if people had posted a few pics. I especially like the ones where you have to...
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    Re: 25' Catboat NY

    Catboats are good on the Hudson where there's hardly any wind since most of them can move in a zephyr. Though I think as far down as Chelsea it tends to be a bit breezier
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    Re: A Nice Sharpie

    That's a Bolger clam skiff, about 99% positive. The smaller version, 15'6" I think
  47. Re: Sanity Check Needed... is this setup excessively jackleg?

    If this were my rig, the main problem would be backing into stuff at the gas station, etc. And you'll have to turn the thing like it's a school bus with fifteen feet sticking out past the rear...
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    Re: 25' Catboat NY

    And even the texted photos will most likely be from fifty feet away of the boat at a dock. And every scrap of info. will have to be pried out of the seller. "How many hours on the engine?" "Not that...
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    Re: 25' Catboat NY

    Always boggles the mind. I used to think that salesmen were useless to society, but eventually realized that a GOOD salesperson expedites things and actually helps you buy the thing you want, and...
  50. Re: Seeking advice on best decking wood for old fishing boat

    I'd be wary of making it self-bailing since I'm a big fan of air circulation, for one thing. It's a work boat, why make it into a yacht? Making the deck water tight would be pretty time consuming,...
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