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

    No advice unless you show us the whole boat! :d
    it's wear, not much can fix it. short of heating it peeling it off and putting down new. trouble with varnished "glass" is getting ALL the varnish...
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    Quoting you here explains where you really spent...

    Quoting you here explains where you really spent the money and not the message that you spent all that money just to have the furnace rewired. It had me wondering!!

    contractors hiring other...
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    Re: DeWalt nicad to lithium adaptors

    Just last night I was staring at the 3 Nicad drills and the trash can, I have them from when I had a business and workers. 2 are 12 volt and one is 14 volt. so don't know about that adapter. I had...
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    Camo! I can't even sell it for $50 tires were...

    Camo! I can't even sell it for $50 tires were like $35https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181213/79b9232d43436e63767e4b460bb47745.jpg
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    Ehhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181211/160202...

    Ehhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181211/16020251e0e6e1fd8c0d8557b790bea5.jpg
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    I just don't see as right or anywhere near...

    I just don't see as right or anywhere near correct on a new-build when the Builder has control of the materials and construction schedule
    My guess is it was a class and everyone was in a hurry to...
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    Oh they're planning on caulking in a traditional...

    Oh they're planning on caulking in a traditional manner
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    Cross planked new build adding splines?

    Some of you may have seen it on Facebook WBgroup, a gentleman asking opinions on a new-build (not his) that apparently has splines being wedged and glued in place on a newly planked bottom because...
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    Plain old galvanized would be okay. (Obviously...

    Plain old galvanized would be okay. (Obviously not for food preparation services )I believe there is also a stainless that's made that is not shiny it's more of a pewter look
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    Bend it cold. I don't pretend to know it all...

    Bend it cold. I don't pretend to know it all Nick, but I do know what happens. Sidetracked.. indeed. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181127/dda4a2ada011b470b193464523fccd5d.jpg
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    All kinds of table saws cabinet saws I'm only...

    All kinds of table saws cabinet saws I'm only surprised thankfully I don't need one LOL
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    Re: Is propane hot enough?

    Brass copper and I think bronze will also oxidize when heated red. (turn black)
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    When seeking tools

    Consider Facebook Marketplace. Yes, I know a lot of you don't like Facebook. why or why not is not my concern but there are a lot of power tools on there, unlike Craigslist the people are usually...
  14. Get one of those small flexible shaft drivers...

    Get one of those small flexible shaft drivers that work in a drill,

    There are Spade bits and other drill bits that have a hex shaft to fit the flex shaft socket....
  15. Re: Drascombe Lugger Rubbing Strake Replacement

    ML condon white plains NY http://www.condonlumber.net/ You are on LI and you can't find lumber???
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    Those type of burners and lanterns use a tube ...

    Those type of burners and lanterns use a tube arrangement that is in or over the flame of the burner. It's often called a "generator". Basically it superheats the fuel in the tube which is metered...
  17. Thread: Cane Seats

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    Don't we get to see the boat??? :D you can...

    Don't we get to see the boat??? :D

    you can tell from my other posts that I've done quite a bit on this subject alone since I've been in and out of canoes for 30 some years and have hand-woven many...
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    Here is a real pretty girl in Vancouver...

    Here is a real pretty girl in Vancouver https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/boa/d/classic-horner-brothers/6732515417.html
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    Re: Custom workbench

    Although there are thousands of self adapted bench plans by just as many looking to make a buck. I was inspired by the the original sketches of Andre Roubo's benches
    Of course "Bench Crafters" has...
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    I keep wondering how noisy the noisy diesel fired...

    I keep wondering how noisy the noisy diesel fired heaters, air or hydronic really are Chris
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    Aye! Doon wan no tanks on top a da boat! tanks...

    Aye! Doon wan no tanks on top a da boat! tanks belong down in the bilge matey! Arrrg!
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    You aren't too far off with that Phil, on large...

    You aren't too far off with that Phil, on large systems there are things called dump zones , mixing & tempering controls and more.
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    In all this, diesel stoves burners can only be on...

    In all this, diesel stoves burners can only be on or off, they cannot cycle like conventional heating system burners and Chris is aware of that, his hydronic system will have to be designed with...
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    When my son and I spent time on my boat the...

    When my son and I spent time on my boat the engine would heat the 6 gallon water heater and if we needed showers each one of us could take a short but hot shower and still have hot water left over to...
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    Woo... https://goo.gl/images/focSL2 ...

    Woo...
    https://goo.gl/images/focSL2 https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181114/79e404c7e5e9aba5a5a0818ebf76013d.gif
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    marine hydronic.. https://goo.gl/images/focSL2

    marine hydronic..
    https://goo.gl/images/focSL2
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    " Aquastat" there are clamp on types and there...

    " Aquastat" there are clamp on types and there are types that use a well that screws into the boiler tapping or piping.

    A thermocouple IE, flame sensor would use a millivolt switch which I don't...
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    Rumars, "New problem: how to make warm water...

    Rumars,

    "New problem: how to make warm water at anchor in warm weather without turning the whole boat into an oven."

    It's becoming evident why larger boats have gensets isn't it?
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    Chris, stagnant water in a heat exchanger over an...

    Chris, stagnant water in a heat exchanger over an open flame like a stove will indeed boil, you will need a pressure relief valve and the reservoir expansion tank, the relief valve discharge pipe...
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    Pex, is amazing, it's really revolutionized...

    Pex, is amazing, it's really revolutionized piping and plumbing. I have pex tubing in my kitchen floor, upstairs bathroom radiantfloors, and for the radiator loop to the mud room in my old house. ...
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    Chris it will need a circulator pump, the old...

    Chris it will need a circulator pump, the old gravity thermosiphon types of systems used very large volumes of water, and large piping. But you are on track!
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    NOT what was being said, clearly it went right...

    NOT what was being said, clearly it went right over your head lol.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    around 125 amp load garret things is.. a power boat engine/s have to loose thousands of BTUs in heat when running why not use it! if the heat is stored in water it can work out pretty well imo
  34. Thread: Ducker Resto

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    Re: Ducker Resto

    Finally getting the "mood" to get back to this restoration! :rolleyes:
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    heating water with 12volts would be an very large amp load if the element is large enough to heat even a 6 gal tank, usually 1500 watts. Engine heat for HW is not that terrible for HW because it...
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    Re: Springing planks...

    Welcome Back Beaker! I'm still in awe of the stacked stern post... just afraid it may grow vertically over the course of time. :rolleyes::D I do keep wanting to call it a stem since she is a double...
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    Re: Custom workbench

    I went with just under 6ft from planning on 8ft. most woodworking benches are not that large.. one thing that is often overlooked by the "bigger is better" crowd is the easy way it is to work from...
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    Looking at a survey as an investment is usually a...

    Looking at a survey as an investment is usually a mistake. Many people will buy the boat because of the cost of a survey, rather than do it again. There are just too many good boats out there with...
  39. over 10 years ago I was trying to learn how to...

    over 10 years ago I was trying to learn how to stick weld at my yacht club with the big old Miller welder they had in the shed, I failed miserably. Recently with this old truck I have and another...
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    Re: Angled scarphs

    Imagine... sheets of stainless steel needing to be cut up for a kitchen hood... before we had CNC layout....ya'll think plywood is expensive?
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    Re: Angled scarphs

    trying to save plywood usually wastes more, in my experience :) I would scarf full sheets and lay them 2 thick.. reason being.. every plank you make needs a mirror copy.. jus sayin...
  42. Re: World's oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea

    How much to ship it??? :)
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    Here's a real schooner that really exists and...

    Here's a real schooner that really exists and seems to be loved by real people! ...
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    90 yrs??? no way the keel timber, bow & stern...

    90 yrs??? no way the keel timber, bow & stern aren't worm & rot ridden and about 50 yrs overdue major restructuring!
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    Lookie look, I hope this is not the mystery...

    Lookie look, I hope this is not the mystery boat. Good grief!
    https://youtu.be/qbmWTk7-WxE
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    You could have used an expansion coupling...

    You could have used an expansion coupling...
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    Re: Old wooden schooner shipping questions

    Apparently you wanting to save this boat has some people angrier than they normally are. But their point has to be driven home at times. Just the cost of taking the mast down building a rigid steel...
  48. you can probably get by with a wallpaper steamer,...

    you can probably get by with a wallpaper steamer, The ash needs to be some what green or recently cut, if you have kiln-dried ash you may have difficulty even if you steam it. if the total length...
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    Re: Freighter canoe building plans

    you building wood canvas or strip??
  50. Funny how everybody but the OP answers these...

    Funny how everybody but the OP answers these threads

    Geeze, Greg, you know as well as I, that Yes just the ends of rails can be steam bent. But it is fun doing the whole rail on the boat too.
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