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    Re: The USS The Sullivans is down.....

    owner of a company I worked for in 1980’s died in a compartment in a steel boat. People forget rust takes up the oxygen in a space and next thing you know there’s someone down. He was a smart man too.
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    Re: anodize stainless?

    electroless nickel plating is a way I've researched, better than chrome by my naive look, how either will wear is best observed in x # years later.
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    Re: Obsolete parts catalogues

    I did a quick search on alibris....Shazam! https://www.alibris.com/booksearch?mtype=B&keyword=Wilcox-Crittenden&hs.x=0&hs.y=0
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    Re: Beam and Sail-carrying Ability

    Try the 26’ sailing Garvey in Harry Sucher book, “Simplified Boatbuilding” ‘the flat bottomed boat’, I’m looking at reducing her to 24’ with the sails off a 23’ friendship sloop to power her. Current...
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    Re: Interior Boat Primer

    I'll second the zinzer primer, put some facade of a building in Eastern North Carolina, It's held up 3 years fine with no finish coat, with Northwest Exposure. Its better than the old school oil...
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    Re: Columbia, New London, CT

    Steel hull, word is the shell plate had lines marked on each piece so guys with rosebud torches could heat it to get compound curves they needed for the location. Sea trials she made 9 knots in 10...
  7. Re: Selling boat plans (purchased) that I will not use?

    Jeez, if i made money on royalties of resale of the vessels I make, glass drinking vessels, my trade, I wouldn't be wandering the forums, I'd be scrubbing a bilge or some rotting boat with the free...
  8. Re: Guidance for a very bad idea....enlarging pram design

    I found a skiff design about 12 years ago. It’s in a book by Edwin Monk on small boat designs. A 12’ skiff, slab sided, I wanted to be 16’. So I copied page from book, sent to Karl Stambaugh. He...
  9. Re: Help with Sail plan for a Van Dyne Crotch Island Pinky

    Check with Walter Flowers in Lunenburg, he may have a main from a Bush Island boat he had. Sail is the fore harvested from a schooner along with the rig.
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Best of good fortune with it. You may already know McLaughlin Boat Works, I got some hemp line through them a few years ago and they are good source for small quantity of cloth and other fiberglass...
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    Re: Carpenters in Eastern North Carolina

    Try IYRS in Newport and the boatbuilding schools in Maine. They need to send talent South to enjoy the fine summers with us.
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    Re: Carpenters in Eastern North Carolina

    I'll pass this on to a guy I know from Plymouth, We are in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I've been in Plymouth for 5 years part time. The boat building skillset I've met moved away, no work. Its a shame,...
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    Re: Carpenters in Eastern North Carolina

    Are you looking for marine carpenter or house? What part of Eastern North Carolina? I'm familiar with Plymouth and a bit about outlying areas. Skills can be thin around there.
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    Re: Brion Toss Crosses The Bar

    I met Brion on the Bill of Rights in Newport in 1980. I had midship watch and he sat next to me on the fuel tank. We were in a race down East Passage. Just after the start Skip Wood the mate started...
  15. Thread: Nova Scotia

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    Re: Nova Scotia

    Just keep an eye to the sky. When you see the birds Doing the fall migration south, and I mean those that fly, you will have an opening to go there. A funny thing about Lunenburg I found out even...
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    Re: Reuel Parker 28' Pilot Schooner

    All this bluster about rigs. Any rig is only as competent as the crew. Reef points in rig of the boat that started this thread are there for a reason. Overcanvased the vessel and crew pay...
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    Re: Reuel Parker 28' Pilot Schooner

    Good to know you’ve revived her. I found the story in issue #225 . At that time, I’d let subscription lapse and just last year got the issue because of the story on building Samara T that Michael...
  18. Thread: Nova Scotia

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    Re: Nova Scotia

    I don’t know your age. Canada would love to have new blood in Nova Scotia if you are between 25 and 55 years of age and have an occupation that is an asset to the region. When you land at Stanfield...
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