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    Wittholz catboat

    https://maine.craigslist.org/boa/d/1968-wittholz-herman-17th/6314382155.html
  2. Thread: NH Craigslist

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    Re: NH Craigslist

    The bigger question is whether ethanol has screwed up the carburetor.
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    Re: How we change over time

    I saw that. Have you ever been?
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    Re: Boom vang on a catboat?

    I see that your mast is in a tabernacle. A vang might put considerable twisting strain on it, no? I can't quite figure out the geometry that would work. Your boom is high enough that it won't trip...
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    Re: How we change over time

    The Atkin is about 30' and could conceivably rest on a flatbead and be hauled inland, or double as an RV-type arrangement. Thanks for the suggestions! Will be in touch as the time closes in. Love...
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    Re: How many of your heroes have left?

    Dave's greatest 'successor' (apprentice-wise) has to be Donn Costanzo:http://woodenboatworks.com/

    Your drive for efficiency was the virtue I learned best from you at the Apprenticeshop. It wasn't...
  7. Thread: NH Craigslist

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    Re: NH Craigslist

    What a sweetheart! It reminds me of a Hobie Skiff our kids would bomb around in (yes, fg, so sue me): 14', vee bottom, Honda outboard, safe seating, handled predictably. The builder took great care...
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    Re: lapstrake catboat designs

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    Re: How we change over time

    Mick, I'm thinking hard about finding some place along the Florida panhandle to Alabama coast where there might be a funky marina for snowbird/liveaboards. I've got the word in on a tunnel stern...
  10. Re: Does anybody know this catboat design or recognize the designer of this catboat ?

    Unless someone here knows for sure (and isn't just opining) and you REALLY want to know, Mystic Seaport's Ships Plans staff has old Rudder magazines and they could do the research, but they would...
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    Re: Boom vang on a catboat?

    Pictures if your boat would help. There are so many different types of cat-rigged boats and photos of your boat would help figure this out.
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    Re: H-28 on Maine craigslist

    Old Salt trivia: The term comes from the days of the cod fisheries of seventeenth century New England, when cod were brought ashore by the boatload to fish shacks on spindly wharves standing out over...
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    Re: What is it called?

    I suspect it's meant for occasional home DIY guys.
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    Re: Lanyard for rigging knife

    If you could include a loose enough loop for slipping over and wrapping your wrist it might be a bit safer. Yes to a sheath! Denier (sp?) cloth works with a belt loop.
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    Re: How we change over time

    Some of the same change has been going on for me. I've been inspired by the book 'Saving Sailing' however and am involved with the building of a junior yacht club nearby and helping design a...
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    Re: What is it called?

    Interesting youtubes available about how they can be used best.
  17. Re: Boat plan trove found on line... Popular Science and Popular Mechanics back issue

    My dad was one of those with a 'gentleman's workshop'. He spent long days reading and studying financial reports for his work as director of research for a mutual fund company, often 'burning the...
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    Re: Rocket Man's next move.

    An important read about the black box that is North Korea.
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/09/18/the-risk-of-nuclear-war-with-north-korea
  19. Born in 1950? Here's your Vietnam war draft likelihood

    https://www.usatoday.com/vietnam-war/draft-picker
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    Re: CL listings New England

    Maine Coast Boathouse was a small business that carried used boats for a while. It was in Northport, Maine, along Rte 1, not the bustling heart of boatdom, but with web advertising today it might...
  21. Thread: deck prisms

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    Re: deck prisms

    I got one of these beauties at a yard sale (!) but my wife doesn't want me to install it in the forward hatch. "Keep the boat simple", she says... and I can't argue with her.

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    CL listings New England

    Haven hull

    https://capecod.craigslist.org/boa/d/havenplanked-hull/6255281240.html

    Nord Vinden

    https://maine.craigslist.org/boa/d/nord-vinden-by-william/6312038012.html
  23. Re: What Book Are These Chapelle Plans Taken From?

    'Boatbuilding', pp. 339-340
  24. Re: So what's the story on the "Wooden Boat Forum" on Facebook?

    Too funny. If Cleek didn't 'give a hoot' he wouldn't have answered.
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    Poor vs. economically disadvantaged

    Binary choices are often oversimplified, but a recent poster first described himself as 'poor' in regard to only being able to build simple boats. Then, probably in a light-hearted way, he changed...
  26. Platt Monfort (of Airolite Geodesic SOF boats) 'remembered'

    A brief autobiography of his work life and introduction of such items as the notorious GIT-ROT! :D

    http://www.gaboats.com/bio/autobio.html

    The Wire Plank/Fer-A-Lite Mobjack hull he had beside...
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    Dyamite Payson remembered

    http://maineboats.com/online/boat-features/remembering-dynamite-payson
  28. Re: Comments about the college (sailboat) racing scene

    They'd stick to the oar blades and riggers on rough days when rowing. Almost as bad as Cambridgeport boys dropping bricks off the bridges onto the crews rowing underneath.
  29. Re: So what's the story on the "Wooden Boat Forum" on Facebook?

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    Re: How many of your heroes have left?

    Hi Paul,

    Was that when you had your shop in Tacoma? I remember visiting you there and staying overnight with your family when you invited me out to consider working for you (which you may not...
  31. Re: So what's the story on the "Wooden Boat Forum" on Facebook?

    Hinckley trademarked 'Picnic Boat' and was made fun of for it due to the arrogance. I don't think WB has trademarked "Wooden Boat" nor will they.
  32. Re: Electrolysis from steel boat next to wood boat?

    As Ian wrote it's often the marina's wiring and electrical boxes that charge the marina waters. Not many do much in the way of serious checking for leakage and subsequent maintenance, leaving...
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    Re: Manning NOT a Harvard Fellow

    Spicer, Lewandowsky, Kelly Anne Conway, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brezinski (sp?) and Bannon, among others have been invited to speak or have spoken at Harvard during the last few months and years. It's...
  34. Thread: Being rich

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    Being rich

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/opinion/sunday/what-the-rich-wont-tell-you.html
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    Re: cracked wooden whisker pole

    How big is the pole, what kind of boat, where is the crack and how long is it? Photos would help.
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    Re: H-28 on Maine craigslist

    I've not been very impressed with Rosborough boats, myself.
  37. Re: So what's the story on the "Wooden Boat Forum" on Facebook?

    We've found it's simply great for extended family sharing via private groups, each about jokes, news, photo albums, discussions about documentaries or series we all watch and so on. It's better than...
  38. Expired flare disposal in Maine, a public service

    "State Fire Marshal Joe Thomas encourages boaters to call his office at (207) 626-3870. His staff will collect and transport expired flares to an EPA-approved kiln that had been purchased to...
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    Re: Equifax breech容eking advice

    You don't have to sign up for their service if you want to freeze credit inquiries. Google your state gov't for their credit freeze policies. In Maine (at least) we can do it for free:...
  40. Re: So what's the story on the "Wooden Boat Forum" on Facebook?

    Well. Not so much I guess. I just spent a stupid amount of time trying to get a guy who made claims that a photo of a yacht for sale was a Huckins (which it wasn't, while he was calling others who...
  41. Re: Comments about the college (sailboat) racing scene

    Rowing and sailing on The Charles preserved my sanity during the woeful struggling of my years as an undergrad. I was NOT a great scholar but was surrounded by many! :)
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    Re: Equifax breech容eking advice

    FTC instructions here: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-data-breach-what-do
  43. Re: So what's the story on the "Wooden Boat Forum" on Facebook?

    Yes, and recently! :D
  44. Re: So what's the story on the "Wooden Boat Forum" on Facebook?

    Ben Sebens posts in both places. He's an admin for the FB page, as far as i know. I go there for the ease of posting and looking at photos. Another FB page is Gaff Rig Boats Worldwide. I must have...
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    Re: Using a Tidal Grid

    Gartside's beaching legs have the option of the bolt-on type if wanted.

    Those knots of lobsterpot warp cut off your props? Make excellent Christmas tree ornaments or decorations for wreaths:...
  46. Re: Comments about the college (sailboat) racing scene

    It depends on when you were at BU. If before the seventies The River was a foul mess. Now oyster beds thrive and filter The Basin!
  47. Comments about the college (sailboat) racing scene

    https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/9/13/sailing-preview-2017-article/
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    Re: Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 2017

    I use FF and Mac also. No such luck here.
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    Re: H-28 on Maine craigslist

    Ahhhahaha!
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    Re: Using a Tidal Grid

    Paul Gartside offers these plans for legs. I will make some... some day... when I've found suitable, thick, driftwood planks :D
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