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    Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Congrats mark, it's beautiful.
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    Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Mark, any on the water pics?
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    Re: Planking strips of plywood?

    Not familiar with your Yellow Pine, but what would be wrong with it?

    Assuming you're glassing it inside and out (like a cedar strip canoe), the purpose of the strip is just to hold two layers of...
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    Re: Newly dropped white oak in the Twin Cities

    Gibb and Terry - thanks. I'll plan on 1".

    Any use cases longer than 10' off the top of your head? Trying to estimate the length of a gunwale to gunwale rib, but I don't even have the specific boat...
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    Re: Newly dropped white oak in the Twin Cities

    Will do then. I'm not sure what you mean by even/odd stripes on the long grain, though. Can you explain?



    Whatever would be appropriate for something along the lines of a Catspaw Dinghy or as...
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    Newly dropped white oak in the Twin Cities

    We just had a white oak dropped that died early last year (IIRC). Size at stump is slightly oval - 15" by 13" excluding bark.

    I don't mind turning red oak into firewood but being white oak I'm...
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    Re: Thanks for the help with my build.

    Oh my goodness that is beautiful.
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    Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Little confused here... are you essentially adding a layer to the stock decking for aesthetics (which will be great, BTW)? If so, how thick and how heavy?
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    Re: Penobscot 14 launched

    Great choice of colors - just beautiful.
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    Re: Catnapper, a Fenwick Williams catboat.

    Well Mark, I hope you can make the mooring work out. Such a beautiful boat, and so convenient.

    If you do opt for a smaller trailer sailer, keep in mind how easy it is to crawl back into from the...
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    Re: Catnapper, a Fenwick Williams catboat.

    Congrats Mark, it looks beautiful. Enjoy your time on the water.
  12. Thread: Dirty Shop?

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    Re: Dirty Shop?

    I have found my family here!

    Now if I could just find my tools.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I like the geometry and how it fits together.

    Will the bottom half of the ladder floating up when no weight is on it be an issue?
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Jim

    Not sure of the strength impact on the steps but what do you think of hand grip cutouts near the front each step? (Near the ends, not the center.) I'm thinking it would help a person in the...
  15. Re: Wireless towing / trailer lights are here! Who knew?

    Not sure about UK trailer wiring but the leftmost doohickey in Thornes picture would plug into the trailer connector at the back of an American car. It appears to be a radio dongle that transmits to...
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    Re: Oughtred's Feather Pram

    Do you think a Feather Pram would be a good intro to clinker ply prior to building a Sooty?
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    Re: Doing a Little Boatbuilding in Singapore.

    Birdsmouth spars, right?|:)
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    Re: What harms a plywood boat

    Thanks for the links. Falcon’s Ilur is the one I don’t understand.

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?199178-An-Ilur-in-R-I&p=5377802#post5377802

    Glued with steam bent frames that are...
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    Re: What harms a plywood boat

    So this is probably a good time to ask a question I’ve had... the (beautiful) Ilur is glued lapstrake with riveted frames. What keeps all those rivets going through the plywood from being a path for...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Well, the use of the singular is a red flag. I suggest some more time spent in the back issues of our sponsor.
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    Re: Jet Ski Engine as an Inboard

    Well, they were known for bad cam chain tensioners back in the day. Not sure if Honda ever sorted that out, I sold mine.
  22. Re: I'm Building a Book Matched, Staple Free, Strip Planked Kayak

    and many boats.
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    Re: Herreshoff 12 for Restoration

    Mark, if I squint I think I can make out your name her. |:)
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    Re: Strip-built canoe from Fijian Mahogany

    Congratulations! It's beautiful.
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    Re: El toro boom/mast question

    From the first post, it looks like his mast isn't oval or round. Wouldn't that be a problem with a gaff-jaw?
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Well, it's looking for it in the right place.
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    Re: El toro boom/mast question

    Below are some pics of the original equipment on 1960's El Toro from the Pacific Northwest.

    The woman who raised me and didn't want me to ride my bike to the top of the hill sailed this across...
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    Re: El toro boom/mast question

    Memories... my first ride in a sailboat was as a scared eight or nine year old with Mom in an El Toro. She still has it 50 years later.

    I've asked her to take a picture of the gooseneck. I'll post...
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    Re: Battery question.

    Mark

    Are the AGM batteries 12V or 24V? If they're 12V you'll need to connect them in series to replace the Torqeedo LiOn. Then the 100% capacity would be 270ah, the same as a single battery. 50%...
  30. Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    There's something magical to me about watching a tree of your own become lumber. I feel much more connected to it than I do to a board that just appears at the yard or big box.

    I hope it always...
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    Re: Shellback for Zuri

    My oh my that is looking beautiful. Looking forward to seeing it rigged and in the water.
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    Re: How to get rid of woodlice?

    Centigrade or Fahrenheit? In MN we use Fahrenheit, and if it's only -42F it might not be cold enough.

    BY:D
  33. Re: Free project.. Kettenburg 40 in Richmond, CA

    Maybe the harbormaster in Juneau knows someone he could call!
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    Re: Building the Melon Seed

    Traditional as in ribs and copper rivets is not really ideal for a trailer sailer as the wood will dry out and the seams open up when the boat is not in the water.

    If built with wood strips and...
  35. Re: First Build - Chase Small Craft Calendar Islands Yawl

    I'm being told this is normal now. Hard turn to the right.

    Seriously though, looking forward to your build.
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    Re: Sassafras 16 Canoe

    CLC has a stitch and glue process that creates laps that they call LapStitch.
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    Re: Wood Selection glued lapstrake

    CNC can cut plywood pretty well, but a lot of dimensional lumber is full of internal stresses that causes it to move in funny ways as you cut it.

    With your background, you might appreciate James...
  38. Re: Strip Built Canoes are pretty tough... in case you haven't seen this.

    Oh it breaks my heart to see those stars
    Smashing a perfectly good guitar
    I don't know who they think they are
    Smashing a perfectly good guitar
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Jim

    Will the pull ring get set in bedding compound in the future? Does it need to be? How do you make that call?

    I'm just a new guy trying to avoid some of the tuition charges that 'learning by...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Spoken just like those Chilton auto repair manuals, where the hardest part of the job is given one sentence! "Now remove the [completely inaccessible] water pump."

    Having been diagnosed with...
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    Re: Handheld CNC Router

    I've been watching this for over a year. I've been impressed.

    The tape does not need to be laid down in an exact pattern - the vision system uses the apparent movement of the tape. Been a while...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    A couple of problems with option 1 that numbers 2 & 3 fix: Anybody wanting to use the head in the middle of the night has to walk between (and possibly wake) the people sleeping in the cabin. Anyone...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Will the sidewall area be enclosed? If so, would heat buildup drying out the wood be a concern?
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    Re: table saw gude for thin wood strips

    Alternative to table saw:

    Screw some angle aluminum as a fence to the base of a circular saw. Place board on saw horses with tops that you don't mind putting shallow cuts into. Walk circular saw...
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    Re: Strip-built canoe from Fijian Mahogany

    Well... the stiffness really comes from the separation of the two layers of glass, not the amount of material between the glass layers. You're basically building an I beam where the strip material is...
  46. Re: Building Thread: a 17-foot two-person Mirage drive boat

    After seeing so many glued lap boats slathered with epoxy on the inside, I was surprised to see one varnished. Could you expand the pros/cons of using varnish instead? It's certainly beautiful and...
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    Re: Considering 23' Selway Fisher MARTLET

    "The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of." - Blaise Pascal
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    Re: Melonseed Skiff Build in Stockholm

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Just beautiful.

    Love the blue - what is it?

    Steve
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    Re: First Build - John Winters Solo Kite Canoe

    Great choice - the Kite is a gorgeous canoe. I already have two solo canoes, but these pictures were enough to get me seriously thinking about adding to the stable.

    Impressed with your setup and...
  50. Re: Birdwing Saturday Night Special (Thank you John Welsford!)

    You're absolutely right. The point I was trying to make was that water drag, by far, is the dominating force. Iceboats, with their minimal surface friction, show us how fast you can go before...
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