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    Re: Electrolysis In Wooden Boats

    And you should do that Chris, right after you finish worrying about reframing and decking because those jobs are done.:)
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    Re: Electrolysis In Wooden Boats

    Nope, no keel cooler.
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    Re: Oughtred - Grey Seal

    Nicely done Andrew!
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    $600 for new motor mounts. They’re not giving them away, that’s for sure.

    Laundry day yesterday.

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    The side curtains are showing some wear but they cleaned up pretty good and I think...
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    Re: Electrolysis In Wooden Boats

    Fun, isn’t it?

    I think I have enough to worry about. I’ll just keep doing what’s been done in the past. A small zinc on the rudder and one on the prop shaft.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Oscillating multi tool. Rigid makes a cordless one that you can change the head to make a right angle drill or sawzall. That, a 3/8” Milwaukee drill, and an impact driver were my most used tools when...
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    Re: Electrolysis In Wooden Boats

    And if you don’t live in that perfect world, how much current is too much? .02 volts? More? Less?
  8. Thread: Transom Repair

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    Re: Transom Repair

    Looks like it could be a pretty boat based on your wide angle transom shot. But you’ve only got three planks on that transom and you’re cutting up both sides of at least two of them to affect a...
  9. Thread: Transom Repair

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    Re: Transom Repair

    Wait, did the Harbor Master call you too?
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Now that’s a possibility.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    It has a flex coupling.

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    Iíve pretty much decided that the vibration is coming from the motor. All you have to do is rev it up and watch it shake from about 1000 rpm to 1300 and then...
  12. Thread: Donít Give Up!

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    Re: Donít Give Up!

    Nope, but talk about starting with a clean slate!;)
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    Re: Donít Give Up!

    Just about out of useable firewood, I’d say. :)
  14. Thread: Donít Give Up!

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    Donít Give Up!

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    Itís not too late, but for Godís sake quit cutting!
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    And now for something completely different.

    In the front of the cabin there were a pair of sconces with stained glass shades. Nothing super fancy, just old 120v AC lights. But still, kinda cool....
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    There could be an alignment issue I suppose. I'll look at the coupling to see how easy it would be to get it apart. But I'm more inclined to think there is a harmonic vibration of some sort. From...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    The bolts are new and are set in epoxy into new cheek blocks that are fastened to the side of the shaft log so everything seems solid there and I don't think the stuffing box is at risk of falling...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    The stuffing box itself isn't a concern except where it mates to the shaft log. Initially that mating surface leaked quite a bit, enough to produce a flow, but it had healed itself up pretty much....
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Everyone has settled right in, that’s for sure. We’ve got about fifteen hours underway now and probably another fifteen hours just hanging out at the dock. Not bad for our first week and a half. I...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I really need to get the vee berth put back together first Chris. The folding camp chairs aren’t elegant, but they are handy and they can be put away. It’s not a very large cockpit and I’d like to...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I don’t know how successful it is as a sailboat Dave or even as a motor boat. I’m pretty sure it hasn’t left that spot for at least three years. As a live aboard it’s probably pretty good though.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Ahh, fishing.

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    :d
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Good news, it floats.

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    At the fuel dock some knucklehead in a gillnetter came by dragging a huge wake, while we were tied up getting fuel. We got slammed into the fuel dock, hard. It was a...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I haven’t tried it but I bet it would take a small trolling motor. I don’t know that it has a name Dody, it’s just a small skin on frame pram. There aren’t any plans or anything.



    Thanks Ned.
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    I think you have the right of it Dave.

    It’s pretty rough and ready, I need it for tomorrow’s fishing trip so I don’t have time to be too fussy with it.

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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Lashing up the frames I cut apart on the pram project reminded me of how much fun it is working on skin and frame boats. Aside from itch and goo it’s about as close as you can get to instant...
  27. Re: m/v Duffy - or - A Family's Misadventures on a 1950 Monk Cruiser

    Duffy sure is a nice boat. Thanks for allowing us to tag along on some of your family’s adventures.
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Cool project Dave. I'm looking forward to following along.
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    Re: looking for a good screw

    And there's nothing dirty about that at all.

    Get your mind out of the gutter people!:D
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Something like that. I’m only taking it apart as necessary to maintain the shape.



    A folding boat really does make a lot of sense for a tender.


    Got the new transom banged out today.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Everything is well and truly lashed together and that is an eminently sensible suggestion there Pete. Of course, at the risk of stating the obvious, I'm not exactly known for sensible boat...
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    Re: From The Other WBF

    I like how he set up a patreon account so folks could buy him beer.

    Man, I missed out.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    It’s all about perspective. I have this crazy idea that the back section would make a good pram (if I can figure out how to adjust the rocker some.)

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    I’ve got a couple ideas.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    The rains returned in a serious way today, which leads to some good news and bad news.

    The good news is that the decks don’t leak. The bad news is that every window does. A couple of them leak...
  35. Thread: Pram Designs

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    Can't be on the boat all the time Ned.:D

    I've been thinking about building a tender since the very first stack of yellow cedar showed up, if there was any left over mind you. But I have this other...
  36. Thread: Pram Designs

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    My thinking is no more than three at a time, with two of them being adults. This gets everyone to shore and supervised on the beach in two trips.
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    I’ve got a short term solution in mind already. This is more of a winter project. I’ve still got a nice stack of yellow cedar and lots of rivets. So I want to build a traditional riveted and clench...
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    That looks good Steve! And right in the size I’m looking for too.



    I’d forgotten about the Atkins, thanks Ian.
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    Pram Designs

    Hey Everyone,

    I'm looking for suggestions for a set of pram plans. Something that is 7 feet or less LOA and can be built in traditional lapstrake. It doesn't need to sail just act as a tender.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Granted, We could have done this sans boat, but even tied up there’s plenty of fun to be had.

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    There was a school of juvenile king salmon chasing our lure around, which was great fun.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I don’t see why you couldn’t realistically chunk the work up into phases, if you really wanted to keep the boat running. But it would require some dedicated time and funds. For example, a three week...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I hesitate to make any recommendations here because it is your time and money. But you know what I would do.

    It does seem like you may have crossed the point of no return when you cut out the...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.


    Better make it a nice one.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Either really, today we were trolling for salmon. It’s been an unexpectedly bad return year. The fresh water is healthy and producing lots of smolt but something unusual is happening in the ocean and...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Out doing a little fishing today.

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    A little windy, but not too bad.

    And one of the deckhands got a little wheel time.
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    Can’t see over the dash? Don’t worry, there’s a box for...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    That sucks Chris, but I’m sure you’ll get it sorted in no time. Looks like you could just run a ladder from the fish hold to the wheel house and be good to go. Too bad I don’t live a little closer....
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    The continued adventures of Amazon?

    Could be scary.

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    In the thousand little details department.
  48. Re: Just bought a 2006 Caledonia Yawl, and have a few questions...

    I've done what you're suggesting on our CY and it worked fine. For us it was a good way to get four berths in a small boat. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again either. I also like the hinged thwart...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Just a spin around the harbor. We were out for just over an hour. Ran out under the bridge and just about down to Mayflower island, which is three miles down the channel if I remember right....
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I hope everyone enjoyed the fourth, it was a busy one here. I did bring 300 pounds of lead down to the boat as trim ballast in the bow. Which I think helped some.

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    Then, because we were...
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