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  1. Re: Restoring classic wooden canoe with fibreglass showing through

    Those light spots could be either some epoxy that's gotten too much UV due to a thin finish or some glass that's been exposed and fuzzed by overzealous sanding. I think it's probably the latter.
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    Re: Casting the Merriman Cleat

    Maybe SWMBO would get me a small fridge for consumables. BY:D</snip>
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    Re: Cove and bead planking

    It's OK if the diameter of the C&B is a bit larger than the thickness of the strips. 3/4" would be OK. If you can't find that large a fluting bit, use a round nose bit.

    You might vary the width...
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    Re: new compressor

    I donít see a CFM rating. Looking at what specs I could find, it looks like itís about a 1 CFM machine. THis might run a small nailer but is wholly inadequate for a DA sander (5 CFM) or a spray gun.
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    Re: Casting the Merriman Cleat

    I'm eager to see the pattern and the core box.
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    Re: Propeller shaft question

    In a similar boat, I used a fiberglass tube bonded into the deadwood.
    It added to the integrity of the deadwood and provided a housing for the cutless bearing.

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  7. Re: Not a boat project-walnut dining table question

    + 1
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    Re: Screws or bolts?

    The big problem with brass is not that it wears quickly, but that its zinc is consumed by electrolysis, leaving a weak copper sponge. It's an alloy of copper and zinc.
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    Re: Colonial sloop Providence model

    Nicely done!
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    Re: Screws or bolts?

    I would not trust screws into plywood.

    If the boat is large and not dry-sailed, I'd consider bolts into epoxy plugs.
    Countersunk flat-heads would look clean.
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    Re: Propeller shaft question

    Here's the list of one of the two US cutless bearing makers.
    http://www.duramaxmarine.com/pdf/CutlessBearingMS.pdf

    Buck Algonquin is a supplier of stuffing boxes. ...
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    Re: temperature for enamel application

    I use Kirby paint often and haven't noticed that it's very 'aromatic'. Haven't seen a published VOC figure from them.

    You need a decent temperature during application and for drying, but you...
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    Re: Primer compatability

    I've used Awlgrip over Interlux 404/414. It has bonded well.
    Interlux 404/414 is pretty similar to the Awlgrip 545 primer.

    Hell, both Awlgrip and Interlux are part of the same company...
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    Ratchet crimper recommendation

    I'll be doing some boat wiring and should do it right this time.
    Please recommend a ratchet crimper that won't break the bank.
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    Re: Want to build the lightest kayak

    Is 8 lbs. light enough?
    https://www.gaboats.com/graphics/titlepic300.jpg
    https://www.gaboats.com/
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    Re: A walking beam saw ?

    But if you just want to resaw 12", Grizzly 17" bamdsaws start at $925.
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    Re: Warped Wood Rudder

    The Pearson Electra has the same hull as the Pearson Ensign. 1700+ were built.
    Ensign Spars seems to be in the business of rebuilding Ensigns and selling components.

    Iíd strip all the glass and...
  18. Re: A busy time in one of Santa's many workshops

    It was a big investment. Jobs like this justify it to Management.
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    Re: Interior Teak - oil or varnish

    Absent sun, varnish holds up better. I know a cabin table that I refinished in 1976 and still looks OK.
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    Re: Tweaking a sliding seat

    Out of curiosity, what are weights of you and your boat?
  21. Re: A busy time in one of Santa's many workshops

    A loose affilate of the brand.
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  23. Thread: Sugar Pine

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    Re: Sugar Pine

    If you can tolerate the weight, it would be OK for sheathed strip planking.
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    Re: Bulkhead clips for short ladder

    Where can I buy those?
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    Re: Cold weather varnish

    Thinning with naphtha rather than mineral spirits will flash off a bit faster.

    It's hard to get decent results in cool conditions.
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    Re: Bulkhead clips for short ladder

    I like the keyhole plate idea, Kevin.
    Need to think about what kind of button goes through it. Maybe a pan head screw backed out a couple of turns.

    I've known these things, too. What are they...
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    Bulkhead clips for short ladder

    I'm going to make a two-step wood companionway ladder.

    The bottom of the stringers will rest on the cabin sole and the top will lean against a vertical motor box panel.

    I need some kind of...
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    Re: Does anybody know what this might be?

    Planter?
  29. Thread: Munch

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    Re: Munch

    There's a good explanation of this at
    http://erezbi2000.wixsite.com/proskipper4u/single-post/2015/11/14/Boat-Max-Theoretical-Speed-Myth-True-Or-False
    The phenomenon falls apart with a boat whose...
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    Re: Epoxyworks 'epic rant'!

    Ditto.
    Unlike many, those guys know their stuff.
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    Re: Totalboat Lust

    My guess is that it lasts very well in the can, but no better than any other varnish after application. It's touted for its quick drying which is accomplished by its having more, and more volatile,...
  32. Thread: Next boat?

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    Re: Next boat?

    I've been thinking lately that borrowing parts like keels and rigs from other designs might have a payoff. Some widely raced as one-design fleets like J/24's are being scrapped. Their rigs and...
  33. Re: Cleaning the scene of the crime - Removing epoxy from concrete

    I think I left it alone. The house sold promptly. I'm accumulating a new set of gobs on the new shop floor. Getting those off will be left to the next shift.
  34. Thread: Next boat?

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    Re: Next boat?

    The Freedom 25ís base PHRF rating is 201, meaning itís 15 seconds a mile slower than a Lightning.
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    Re: Galvanic mess?

    Would glass composite (aka FRP) sheet or angle serve as suitable backing? I can be bonded and tapped.
    https://www.mcmaster.com/8537k26
  36. Thread: Next boat?

    by JimConlin
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    Re: Next boat?

    Fast is relative.
    For systematic data. PHRF ratings are useful. Faster boats have lower ratings.
    Here's the list in these parts. http://www.phrfne.org/page/handicapping/base_handicaps
    Heres's a...
  37. Thread: Next boat?

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    Re: Next boat?

    After spending seven years building a 29' trimaran and debugging/enjoying it for eight, I parked it and got an Alerion Express 28. I'm 75, not getting any more able with the years, sail on Buzzards...
  38. Thread: Next boat?

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    Re: Next boat?

    At the age of 45 years, a lightly-built plank-on-frame boat is an ongoing maintenance project. The purchase price is just the beginning. For an owner with a trust fund or youth and skills, it might...
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    Re: Expand Wooden Ferrule by 2 mm?

    Prepare a syringe of thickened epoxy.
    Drill 2-3 holes through the side of the tube, sized to suit syringe.
    Insert handle about 2".
    Inject thickened epoxy into holes to fill the void.
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    Re: A new one at T.F. Green (airport)

    Glad for this tip. I'll be visiting PVD this week and will allow time to linger.
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    Re: Clear epoxy issues

    Eliminating outgassing means declining temperature. Robb White would heat his shop before applying the epoxy and turning on the AC as it cured.

    Another possible remedy is to briefly warm the epoxy...
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    Re: A new one at T.F. Green (airport)

    A curious wishbone rig. Can anyone explain?
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    Re: Moebius Canoe

    I could do that.
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    Re: Thinking about buying a Thistle (woodie?)

    A very difficult boat to singlehand.
    the wood boats have lots of varnish. If you canít store it indoors, forget it.
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    Re: Teak on Mahogany ply on teak deck beams.

    Why not make an offer subject to a clean survey?
    If the deck is bad, then negotiate a price reduction.
    All you risk is the cost of the survey.
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    Re: Shop lighting

    My shop is 30 x 20 x 9.
    I found at Costco 11 4' 2-tube LED lights and they seem to do the job. They wer about $35 each.
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    Re: Mask/Face Shield

    I'm convinced that my Festool Rotex sander's dust collection is the most important bit of safety gear I've gotten.

    I am also a big fan of the Bose qc35 noise cancelling headphones.
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    Re: Mask/Face Shield

    3M #6900, at fine stores everywhere.
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    Re: Bateka Dinghy Build

    The essential plans for the Baeteka are available from Mystic Seaport.
    https://store.mysticseaport.org/ships-plans/9-concordia-baeteka-pram.html

    The only strong reason to pick that design is to...
  50. Re: How much epoxy is needed to bond sheets of 3/4" marine plywood together?

    I think I have some Anchorfast nails around here somewhere. If I could find them, I'd have to find a hammer. Nothin's simple.
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