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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    If the Fir is good structurally, I'd for certain be going with #2. Fir checks, unless glassed, but it doesnt take much (I've used as light as 4oz.). But, as above, I'd apply nonskid, instead of glass...
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    Re: Automatic fire extinguishers

    Y>
    hope it works out for your friend...
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    Re: Automatic fire extinguishers

    Hi DAnny:
    Contact Xintex, their Fireboy product line is pretty standard and they will help spec the system if you're a customer. If your friend is in the US the biggest supplier is West Marine, it...
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    Re: Volvo MD6B parts?

    Hi Scott:
    Got your PM, email sent.
    Brian
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    Re: Volkswagen truck

    The original diesel (1.5-2.0 liter) is s l o w, (especially uphill) but really economical! Id have one, but we dont have much long, high speed roadway here so underpowered isnt much of a...
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    Re: Volvo MD6B parts?

    ^ thats an idea if Scott isnt up for the rebuild!
    BQ
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    Re: Volvo MD6B parts?

    Hi Scott:
    if you're willing to replace a bushing (and of course seal and impeller) I have a deal for you: I've more spares than I'll ever need, and would load one into a flat rate box if you...
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    Re: New Toys, watchu gots??

    I dont think that's the "scooping out avo" blade...
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    Re: Damage Rowboat

    I keep looking the shape of what would be the 'garboard'. Looks frp all the way to me, I'd proceed as NedL suggests.
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    Re: Sande or douglas fir marine plywood?

    Hi DT:
    OK, if you spoke with Connie, you got the straight scoop. Personally I'd use DF, it is plenty strong if not the lightest. You wont (as DG points out) need heavy glass, I've used 4 oz a bunch...
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    Re: Sande or douglas fir marine plywood?

    Did you contact Plywood Hawaii? The owner is a sailor, she and her hubby owned (now sold to the west coast) a drop dead gorgeous Alan Guerney yawl (aluminum, but still) until her husband passed. Try...
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    Re: HMS Unicorn - No Ordinary Ship

    Thank you Nick! Perfect, as it happens, for my morning...
    Brian
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    Re: You All Make Models For Fun?

    Nicely done! And, you and yours are not the only folks who see possible trash as possible treasure, its an art in itself.
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    Re: You All Make Models For Fun?

    Thats very cool Rob, and I appreciate the "wave" supporting the ama as well...nice work, I like!
    Brian
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    Re: What the hell is this?

    Maybe a cannister for camp fuel (what Dad used to call 'white gas')?
    all I got
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    Re: Semi-V Lumber Yard Skiff (LYS)?

    I think I saw an item stating that Jeff Spira passed on recently?
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    Re: Ricks garden ornament thread. Also El Dub.

    Uummm, yep John, a birthday tree isnt a gift unless planted...do you wonder how I know that?
    BQ
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    Re: Whale Gusher Install?

    I've had various Gusher installations over the years: through bulkhead and through deck, both with similar fittings. Always worked fine, once you figure out clearances and hose runs, get it...
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    Re: Sail Battens or Not?

    I am a recovering (35 years in recovery) sailmaker (you never get all better, its a process), and after an early flirtation with hollow leach mains (including building one for myself), never, ever...
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    Re: 25 hp Mercury outboard worth buying?

    heat too, yes? heat and apply oil, repeat until you cant stand it, days or weeks sometimes...
    BQ
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    Re: 25 hp Mercury outboard worth buying?

    OK, I see now it does impinge a bit on the impellers path...it is an odd spot as you say since theres noting obvious it would have hit. Oh well, if the motor works out otherwise its not hard to...
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    Re: 25 hp Mercury outboard worth buying?

    In the pic of the water pump cover is the 'dent' toward the camera? If so, I dont think thats damage, too tidy for a dent. Its above where the impeller touches, i think its to give clearance for...
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    Re: Pricing an El Toro Dinghy

    As NRS 5000 says, a nice clean woody with wood spars, 400-500 here (bought one fitting that description exactly: nice mahogany ply/Awlgrip outside, decent but not racewinning sail, all Harken, good...
  24. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I'd vote LI, with the power setup he has.
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    Re: Pricing an El Toro Dinghy

    El Toros are a strong racing and teaching class here (Hawaii)as it is on the West coast. Value of boats here seems to hinge mostly around how competitive a boat is: carbon mast, new sails, up to date...
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    Re: Restaurierung Der Bandsägemaschine.

    Martin, you outdo yourself!
    I'd still be there prowling the garden/scrapile and pestering Tippo with question! Really, i'm in a bit of a tough patch at the moment and just giggled my way through the...
  27. Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    Thank you for taking the time, Walt! I for one enjoy and learn from your experience and careful work, and hope you can continue to share.
    Brian
  28. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Wow, nice work continues...I quite like your diligent efforts to reuse that exceptional timber! And, very nicely fitted...my view of the nail holes and stains is that the timber is so good (my own...
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    Re: 25 hp Mercury outboard worth buying?

    Well, the corrosion concern might be a little overblown: I've owned and used quite a number of outboards here in the tropics, always had at least two "commuter" outboards to get to the boat I ran...
  30. Re: What model of Yamaha is this 6hp please?

    The Yamaha coding is a bit arcane, try looking at their website (or Boats.net) for models and schematics. The year is a good data point, then they call out electric or manual, long or short, tiller...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Hi Eric:
    Sorry, I'm maybe too late with this, but as a recovering sailmaker I have gone through most of this, and more...
    Doing neat seaming is an art, and it hinges a lot on set up and ease of...
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    Re: Clearest Poly or Varnish

    Oh, OK, I'd call Epi Varnish very amber, I like it but would not call it clear, but it's in the eye of the beholder...
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    Re: Clearest Poly or Varnish

    To be clear, I think Mike above is referring to Epifanes Clear Wood Finish. Epi is careful not to call it a varnish, and it is quite different. I use it for some things and quite like it, though Epi...
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    Re: Optimistic Craigslist Ad

    Um, yup.
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    Re: Name this 20 ft boat

    Yep, its John B's "Stripper". Thread on it somewhere, think it was a garage sale find or some such.
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    Re: What should Canada do?

    I'm in.
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Yep, the Pacific Yamaha/Pangas are around here, but rare, oddly, in view of how ubiquitous they are in the Pacific generally. I know of them and like them as I've spent time in Fiji and elsewhere...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Yes, a narrow and light planing boat is a completely different thing compared with most modern fizzboats. Good for you and yours, John!
    Brian
  39. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Enjoy your sailing season, and hooray for clouded judgement!! :ycool:
    Brian
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    Re: "Drawn" vs. "Seamless" Aluminum

    Thank you, Michael!
    For taking the time, I learned something before coffee!
    Brian
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    Re: Tiller skiff leaning post

    To be clear, are you thinking something toward midship? Thats what Ive seen and needed, as one stands a bit forward to see over the bow, left hand on tiller, right hanging on to the post? Mounted at...
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    Re: Tiller skiff leaning post

    I've seen those referred to by another name but-sorry!-cant recall what. Chicken post? Sonething colloquial, maybe someone will remember and share it here. A different term might get you more info...
  43. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    :D:D

    Hope Janet's future becomes clear, and that all partners can reach consensus-sounds as though you've a compatable group of old friends. Not that you're old, mind you...
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    Re: Chemical remover for barnacles

    Muriatic works super-quick, bear in mind it reacts with the copper bottom pant as well, discolors it. If youre going to paint over, no worries.
  45. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    A quick thank you Mike, for taking the time...
    I for one appreciate the care and thought going into the work, and the quality of the result speaks for itself, to those of us who will listen.
    Brian
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    Re: Varnish on Epoxy - How fine should I sand?

    Stan I'm sorry but I'm not home to visit the boat to get pics just now! Very sorry, and ironic as I'm never (almost) away from home...Ill scroll thru boat pics on my computer but if they show in any...
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    Re: Varnish on Epoxy - How fine should I sand?

    Dont tell anyone, but i have used the plastic nonskid additives (like Awlgrips' Griptex) in a final coat of Epiphanes, their trad varnish. Wets out pretty clear and holds up on the companionway...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    There are several sizes of those flat-back locks, and the oars/sleeves ought to rotate freely for feathering...in the stash box are a couple pairs of biggish ones, if they are the bigger size I'll...
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    Re: Repowering the Brewer catboat

    A question I've not seen addressed: How about a controllable pitch prop like the Saab? Does that solve any of the problem?
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    Re: Repowering the Brewer catboat

    I think most battery sizes (4D, 8D, 27, 24, etc) are...sizes yes? regardless of whats inside (flooded, gel, agm).
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