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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Would a reasonably bendy wood like white oak fit the hull without having to do the rolling angle changes?

    Well, after looking at it more you are right of course. Even if the base would bend to...
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    Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

    Someone started a thread on this but I donít see it so here we go. I pulled in with Mary Ellen last night so am just getting to see what is here. But first, breakfast at the Thomas Cafe, a Georgetown...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Look forward to seeing you there.
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Thanks! Youtube appears to be having issues tonight. I hope I didn't break it!
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    I did a slide show for the Georgetown Woodenboat Show that I will play in a loop for those stopping by to look at the boat. The info is pretty "simplified" for the audience. :)

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  6. Re: Sparkman & Stephens sloop - centerboard trunk repair

    I hope that works. You did nice work. I'm not really familiar with how 4200 compares to epoxy in strength. Any idea? Maybe it doesn't matter for a centerboard trunk?
  7. Thread: Drying out

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    Re: Drying out

    Another idea is to drape in plastic and then water the ground and/or keep containers of water within. I actually set up a fan with a mister on a spigot timer that misted the boat a few times per...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    I think a trip is in order. I should have the mast finished by this weekend and hopefully, the yard can get it in on Monday and we can get her back in the water.

    You will recall that you helped...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Ha John. That might freak people out. We are jammed in here like sardines in a can.

    She is all ready to go. Except the mast. I've got about 20 hours into the stripping and sanding job. Ugh!...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Another job is to epoxy-paint my roller furler. Mine lost its anodization and the aluminum now stains my jib. Hope this solves that problem.

    They have these crazy bugs at the yard. Love-bugs? ...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Got held up by Florence but finally got back to the boat. I recaulked the seam. I caulked really tightly. I know you can over-caulk planks but makes sense to me that there is less movement on the...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Well, Florence's path is far enough North that the Charleston crowd didn't panic. Only a few showed up at the yard for haulout.

    One of the big jobs is to address the leak at the...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Quite lovely Jim. Nice work.
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    That's the truth. In fact, I may get locked in the yard if people start hauling their boats to avoid the hurricanes. Every available spot in the yard will get used.
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    She's not been sailed much the past 12 months. We built a new house and that sucked up nearly all my available spare time. Hopefully, I'll get some more time on the water this Fall and Winter.
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    I'm sorry about the sideways pictures. They look right before I upload them.
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Time for the third haulout. Last year's marina significantly increased the DIY yard charge. There is a small Marina up the Cooper River that charges $1 per foot per day. Much better. A lot of...
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    Re: Georgetown Wooden Boat show

    It would be very cool to bring your boat Mark.
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    Re: Georgetown Wooden Boat show

    I'm planning on bringing my Concordia this year.
  20. Thread: Rift sawn wood

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    Re: Rift sawn wood

    I know this is an old thread but it sure cleared up my confusion on the conflicting depictions of rift sawn that are out there on the internet.
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    Re: Stopwater Questions

    Thanks for the explanation Jim. That placement makes a lot of sense to me.
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    Re: Stopwater Questions

    So Bud suggests an auger with worm. I was thinking of trying a small diameter bit first. I figure that will follow the seam. And I can do a little adjustment if it comes out in the wrong place...
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    Re: Stopwater Questions

    Huh! I clicked on your link. Almost the whole of Bud's book is on the internet. Wonder how they can do that?
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    Re: Stopwater Questions

    Thanks Ian. I am pretty sure I forgot to put one in when I replaced the sternpost during the restoration. She has a pretty good trickle coming in approximately where that join is so I really suspect...
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    Stopwater Questions

    I'm seeing stop waters put in very different locations. In his book, Pardey says to put them in the outer rabbet line with 1/4" inside the line and the rest outside the line (so you can still see a...
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    Re: Pump Grease into Join?

    Now I understand. Thanks. Hopefully a new stopwater and recaulking will solve my problem but this sounds like a nifty "get er done" solution.
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    Re: Pump Grease into Join?

    Not quite sure how this is accomplished. Drill a hole into the join and then thread a Zerk into the hole?
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    Pump Grease into Join?

    Stumbled across this thread which talked about the trick of using a grease gun to pump grease into a leaky timber join.

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?11873-Stopwaters

    One poster...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    So exciting! It's going to happen! Kudos for sticking it out.
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Sigh. very nice. As usual.
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    Re: What is the Sailboat in this Movie Trailer?

    I can live with a little mystery in my life I suppose. :)
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    Re: What is the Sailboat in this Movie Trailer?

    Does look like Crosby's boat but too small.

    Yes Garret, I noticed that as well.
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    What is the Sailboat in this Movie Trailer?

    The new Mamma Mia movie has a lovely sailboat (Herreshoff looking to me) in the trailer. (FYI-This is a movie that the proverbial wild horses could not drag me to).

    Warning: Leave your sound...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #5

    Awesome Paul! Welcome to the fleet. If you don't already know about the fleet newsletter, let me know and I'll give you the editor's info. I'm sure everyone would be interested in what you are...
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    Re: Classic above and Fast below?

    Like the hull shape. I'd like the cabin more classic-looking.
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    Re: Classic above and Fast below?

    Heres a good one. Joel White 31

    http://brooklinboatyard.com/wp-content/gallery/ch31/thumbs/thumbs_DSCN0335.JPG

    http://brooklinboatyard.com/wp-content/gallery/ch31/Profile2.jpg
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    Re: Classic above and Fast below?

    Maybe. :d A Concordia may be slower than you think. 6-7 knots at best. Those Spirit yachts will add a lot more than 1.5 extra even if you discount their marketing claims.
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    Re: Classic above and Fast below?

    Small cruiser size. Say 38 to 48. Which is what I have (Concordia yawl) and probably what I keep but if I could trade for anything it would be something with the classic look but capable of a much...
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    Re: Classic above and Fast below?

    Nice suggestions.

    Those W-Boats are very nice. I need to read up more on them. It's unclear to me if they are all related or not. Apparently they come out of Artisan Boatworks. At least some...
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    Classic above and Fast below?

    Anyone know of designs that are classic-looking (or inspired) above the waterline yet sporting a go-fast bottom and keel below.

    By "classic" I mean to include "spirit of tradition" type designs.
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    Re: RI Red Herreshoff 12 1/2 stem repair

    Have you seen his circular saw blade mounted to a grinder tool? :eek:
  42. Thread: Seam Compound

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    Re: Seam Compound

    I can confirm that the seam compound does harden up over time. It had hardened up by the time of the first year haul out and I was able to fair things out fairly well.
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    Re: Harry Bryan Betty

    Awesome sauce. Can't wait for a ride. Figure out the bimini yet? (I vaguely recall you had but it escapes me now).
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    Re: Woodwinds 2015/2016 Caribbean "cruise"

    That's an awesome bit of serendipity. A lot of times there are at least some factors that influence something like that happening. In your case, I can't think of any. Glad you are on the mend!
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    Re: Woodwinds 2015/2016 Caribbean "cruise"

    Well, that sucks. Get better.
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    Re: So, what's the last word on posting photos?

    Ben2go pointed out in another thread that, if you have Firefox or Chrome you can add an extension that will cause the pics to reappear on those browsers.
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    Re: Restoration of a 1935 Richardson Cruisabout

    Awesome!!!! I can see the pics again. I think I'll make a donation to Mozilla for figuring that out.
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    Re: Heat lamps for epoxy cure in cold garage

    I like to tent the work and use one of those little electric heaters that blows air. That way the heat is distributed by the air movement. A heat lamp is fine if it is heating all of the area you...
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    Re: Gartside Yawl Construction

    Great article. I love the interior!
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    Re: Restoring Felicity Ann

    What a pretty boat! I was not aware of this story. Neat.
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