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  1. Re: improved reefing on an Oughtred Tirrik. it has the typical balanced lug

    i have witnessed the method shown by PeterSibley being used by several veteran Texas 200 participants w/ good results

    for those unfamiliar w/ that event it's participants are likely to experience...
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    Re: DeWalt nicad to lithium adaptors

    i was up against going back to corded for a particular project when a big box store dept head showed these to me

    no-one had 18 vot repacement batteries at the time

    "he said" and pointed to it...
  3. Re: How many of you attach your boat trailer license plate directly to frame or fende

    w/ all this plate swappin' & paper registration carryin' & light board attachin'...

    my pullin'2 trailers would baffle the majority of this group

    hauled this rig from eastern Oklahoma to the...
  4. Re: How many of you attach your boat trailer license plate directly to frame or fende

    the only time i have been questioned by the constabulary about private trailer issues was when the running/turn/brake lights were not functioning properly

    there was a tag on the trailer but it...
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    Re: Adjusting a new trailer for a Tom Cat

    IMHO(developed from dad's & grandfather's examples) a boat trailer has 2 jobs

    transport & protect (during transport/storage)

    the dealer's comment about the trailer ending just slighty past the...
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    Re: The Plywood Debate

    how big ?

    what style ?

    where used ?

    where stored ?

    age/mentality of user ?
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    Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    when i did my 2 Mini MouseBoat builds one of my hidden agendas was to see if i could produce a viable product w/o any of the typical HAZ MAT issues normally associated w/ modern boat building
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl build in NY

    stealing your strap pad idea for my AF-3

    GREAT organizational feature!

    AND SIMPLE

    it's folks like you who post pics that make inovation easier for folks like me ;-)

    MANY THANKS
  9. Thread: Cane Seats

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    Re: Cane Seats

    being of larduss bottomuss maximuss myself and one who has sat many hours on a similarly caned seat in all kindsa weather(including complete dunking) w/o seat failure i would simply restore the seats...
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    Re: Cordless Tools - Makita vs. DeWalt

    knot a fan of HAMMER DRILLS(one more element to go south)

    huge fan of drills w/ torque adjustment(being able to use lower torque for initial screw setting to avoid spinning out)

    love the little...
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    Re: Clear epoxy issues

    experiences have taught me to sand it back to smoooooth(wood it) and re-apply pox(repeating as necessary) until i get a nice clear finish on the pox

    THEN begin the varnishing process

    before
    ...
  12. Thread: Texas Goose

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    Re: Texas Goose

    "here Bubba hold my beer and WATCH THIS"

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    Re: Tammie Norrie launched

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    Re: A Timber Frame Boatshop

    REALLY ENJOYING THIS BUILD !!!

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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Bueno!


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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Dave, comin' along nicely

    don't forget to cut a WEEP HOLE in the bottom of the bottom mast step to keep water from dwelling there and causing pre-mature rot

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  17. Re: Filling cracks on a strip canoe & cleanup

    saw dust is somewhat coarse for this application IMHO

    think WOOD FLOUR instead

    wood four mixes much better/smoother and tends to absorbe the epoxy more completely at least when i have used it...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

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    Re: Repairing Hole In Plywood Skiff

    'taint rocket surgery !

    using a disc sander dish out the area from the inside and sand the paint off the wood back several inches

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    your hole will be more ragged looking kinda like this...
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    Re: Tire explosions

    there are already foam filled bicycle and motorcycle tubes

    many sizes even offer different densities to resemble different air pressures

    it is just a matter of time

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    Re: Tire explosions

    the bride's Honda tires run @ 28 - 32 psi and discount will check & inflate them on the vehicle

    i run 45 psi in my Jeep cherokee tires and Discount places them in the cage for inflation

    the...
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    Re: Sooty Tern No. 93

    one really nice quality of lead is that it is heavier and melts before the clips n dirt etc so they will float to the top as you melt the odd parts down

    once in the pot and melting the...
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    Re: Advice required for first boat build!

    WI-Tom & Ian both have good sound suggestions

    as WI-Tom stated the MayFly 14(pictured in his reply along w/ her 12' & 16' sisters)) is quite capable simple to rig and easy to learn to sail

    get...
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    Re: Chamfering holes in ends of spars

    JC's reply is my preferred method of resolving this issue

    here is a pic of the cross bar on my Jeep's canoe/lumber rack

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    sorry it is on a rectangular piece butt it's the only pic i have...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    SHE is so lucky to have you as her steward

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  26. Re: 1 gallon gas can recommendations. Using with a small, fill-in-place 2.5 HP outbo

    these have long been popular w/ the ADV motorcycle riders

    they can be carried in an agricultural equipment MANUAL CANISTER

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    the canisters

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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    have to strongly agree w/ MH about the lag screws pulling out/damaging the hull at that point in addition to the damage from impacting the floor

    ponder this

    move the hoists to 1/3 in from...
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    Re: Thinking of a new tow vehicle/daily driver.

    RIDGELINE = SUV(CRV) w/ a birth defect

    might as well get the SUV/CRV if a HONDA is what you want & then you'd have covered storage

    either way you wont be towing much

    just this old F-350 and...
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    Re: catamaran hulls

    in the event you don't find the wooden solution you are seeking there is a guy who advertises on Houston CraigsList from time to time who sells PARTS for many modern catamarans

    hulls, rigging,...
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    Re: Boatbuilding superpower?

    i love this one

    it explains why some of the above items in my barn are of specific bright colours

    as in highway worker green tape measures and a cherry red n white coffee mug...

    got the...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    back in August of '13 a member from the Uk Little Idea started an 84 page thread
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    Re: What type of vehicle

    Wrangler and Cherokee both have 2000# total load & 200# tongue weight limits which eliminates them if you choose to follow the manufacturer's recommendations

    howsumever i've towed in the 4-5k#...
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    Re: First time builder: Candu Junior Mini Tugboat

    that "whale tail" is beginning to grow on me(specially when the top surface is @ the water line)

    glad things are smoothing out

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  34. Re: Looking for suggestions for my first build. South Florida daysailer.

    if you have time to do some reading goto

    http://www.texas200.com/index.html

    and read the accounts posted there

    many if not most of the accounts have pics to support the tales

    the EC &...
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    gotz me a big ole glass of SWEET TEA & a large tub of

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    LET THE FUN BEGIN

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    Re: Rudder Question

    mmd is correct about not tapering to a feather edge

    see the top pic in my earier reply which agrees w/ mmd's reply

    treat the surface of the rudder like you treat the outside of the hull
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    Re: Rudder Question

    generally considered a very good shape

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    any combination of this general shape would be considered better than a slab w/ squared off edges

    kinda like looking down on a fish from the top...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    as Robert said long(14'+) panels do bend more fairly w/ skinny chines & wales(1x1) attached than w/o or at least that was my experience w/ the 14'+ flat bottomed kayaks/canoes i have built
    ...
  39. Re: Bunks vs Pivot rollers on a trailer for a flat bottomed plywood boat

    i am not a proponent of rollers(like the PO installed on your trailer) under a flat bottomed plywood boat

    IMHO they are pressure points commonly where there is no back up support

    the folks who...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    late arriver so brought my own...
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    let the fun continue

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    Re: Working on trailer setup for SOF rowboat

    Bill, i agree w/ oldcodger's concern

    ponderment, what if you reversed() the cradles you have ?

    a bow cradle similar to the one pictured as the rear

    and one amidships at the...
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    Re: Simple and easy build and sail

    Chad, here'z a bit of reading for you

    https://www.storerboatplans.com/tuning/lug-rig-setup/making-balance-lugs-faster-2013-setting-up-sails-spars-and-rigging/

    having observed lug sails in...
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    Re: Simple and easy build and sail

    if BUILD is in your criteria then a MAYFLY 14(solo or 2-up) is easy to build w/ 1-string to raise the sail and only 1-string to control the sail

    get Jim Michalak's book which includes plans and...
  44. Re: Rudder mounting on Oughtred Tirrik, advise sought

    those lower bolts go thru from the inside out

    several designers are designing kick up rudders like this nowadayz

    if the raw bolt end bothers you simply use an acorn nut on the end

    this is a...
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    Re: level rolling strong back?

    whichever way you end up doing it IT IS WORTH THE TIME SPENT

    having a level platform sure makes jobs easier

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    Re: Bunk set up on new trailer.

    i might suggest using transverse bunks that match the shape of the hull

    3 would work

    one stationed on each trailer x-member

    hull CG located about 10-15% fwd of axle

    while she is...
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    Re: plan suggestions?

    Simko, i have used both sizes of circular saws for this procedure

    4 1/2" & 7 1/4"

    got the little one on sale one day and do like it even though the motor/handle does get WARM

    when cutting...
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    Re: plan suggestions?

    the stuff i use comes from HD

    it's about 1/8" thick 4'x8' for about $11-$13 and has one really smooth hard side w/ the back side not quite so...

    here's a friend using a sheet for his PDR...
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    Re: plan suggestions?

    Larry Westlake's plans/builds are ANVIL SIMPLE

    and his boats work as well as they look GOOD

    IIRC he built 5 or 6 of them w/ a bunch of 5th graders in a week

    might i suggest buying a sheet...
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    Re: LYS First Build

    LOTSA FUN built from a simple stack of lumber!

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