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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Congrats Dale - well deserved.

    I find masthead blocks don't create a lead I like on halyards so have always used these masthead fairleads - they also allow yard to get up higher and tighter to...
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    Re: Drake/Dory/Wherry? Good rowing???

    McB
    We're also cooresponding backchannel, but I thought I would reply for other's benefit as well.
    To answer your question about the dory being too much, if you are a strong rower and used to...
  3. Re: Hvalsoe 18: Haverchuck's Trailer, Deck Hatch, Tiller Tamer, Thwart Hinge

    Good share Tim - great details - I can't believe no dogs made it into the video.
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    Re: Cheap plywood: Bad idea?

    Cheap plywood is realllly BAD idea for the reasons already specified. In addition, people think epoxy coating allows you to get by with cheaper ply but it is a falsehood of the greatest degree:...
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    Re: Carbon Footprint of the Wooden Boat

    It's a fair question! The real problem we have is the throw-a-way society we run. That's not so much a woodenboat thing but there is certainly waste. I would suggest that the composites industry is...
  6. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    Interesting how this post turned out - I think it represents the fact that there are indeed a lot of options, no silver bullet, and we all have different preferences anyway.

    I think what I will do...
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    Re: Sail size for a light pulling boat?

    I'm going to use that quote - it is a bif belief of mine!
  8. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    Thanks Nicholas, I do a ton of CNC machining and have a few micrometers.
    But the end grads are sooooo useful when you need them
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    That's a nice one, above.
    End grads are graduations on the very end of the rule...so you could lay the straightedge on a table and say measure the height of something off the table without holding...
  10. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    This is good - will you share the Rhino file?
    And will you have this laser cut?
  11. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    Hmmm, still not one with:
    -metric on one side
    -fractional/imp on other in 1/8ths, 16ths and 32nds
    -end graduations

    But thank you all for suggestions.
  12. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    Oooof, that Bridge City one looks perfect though the webpage doesn't make it clear that metric is on the back and imperial on front.

    Thanks Nicholas will look at those too. I suspect I am going to...
  13. Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    It is so simple: mm graduations on one side and 1/16th and 1/8ths on the other (not the 32nds and 64ths b/c nobody uses those!) with end graduations, which are very, very useful. This 6" rule is...
  14. Re: Happy Birthday to Clinton B Chase…

    Thanks, guys! Would love to go for a sail today but instead I scheduled a dentist cleaning!!!!!
  15. Re: Skol Ar Mor - Alpha Beachcomber Dory Build

    john,
    That "lattice system" is a highly cool and effective way to make a plank pattern. It is not spiling. Two battens are bent along the lower plank parks and the upper edge of the lap, and the ply...
  16. Re: Skol Ar Mor - Alpha Beachcomber Dory Build

    Incredible!
  17. Re: Do You Know the Way to Mystic Seaport?

    Randy, be sure to visit us at the Chase Small Craft booth.

    Make sure to get over to Israel Beam and see the TSCA folks and small craft there.

    The Show is always something to look forward to....
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    Re: Morbihan Semaine 2023

    Let's do it!
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    Re: Morbihan Semaine 2023

    How I would love to do this one again - with 4 weeks away teaching at WBS in '23, not sure I can do it next year, but maybe I will shoot for 2025.
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    Re: Thanksgiving Day boat sinking

    Wow - glad they got help
  21. Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    Just an FYI - Chase Small Craft has an exclusive agreement on kits with F. Vivier Architecte Naval - for the ILUR, MORBIC 12, and the JEWELL 6m. This only pertains to US market, of course.

    Thanks,...
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    Re: Noank Pulling Boat

    Dutch - this sort of question is good but best addressed to the designer.
    I imagine it can be set up for fixed seat but you will need to out-rig the oars somehow - there is not much gunwale width...
  23. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    Lovely!
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Looks great Dale. I will definitely refer people to this thread who want to build a CIY from plans!
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    Re: Learn to sail at 75?

    I think this is great, Ted. I would definitely recommend a kit especially a very complete one that details out rigging and other details that will help make the sailing successful. A stable flat...
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    Wow that is a big, peaked lug! I wonder if they had to send a guy forward to help get the clew around the mast/boom.
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    Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    Some shots from today's Messabout on the Saco River at Marston's Marina.

    https://i.ibb.co/mhv30QK/IMG-9134.jpg
    https://i.ibb.co/HXNmHNj/IMG-9124.jpg
    https://i.ibb.co/NKDfwGt/IMG-9116.jpg...
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    The sail geometry will be different for the two rigs.
  29. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    Really beautiful stuff, Rob!
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Lovely!
  31. Re: End of an era,….. Victory Chimes ending operations

    I loved how they towed small craft for people to play in - too bad.
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    The floors get held in by hardwood tabs on the aft bulkhead and middle frame. We are devising a shockcord hold down method for the middle of the boards where they come together.
  33. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    It's going to be more than $1,000 now!
  34. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    I sent you a PM, Dean
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    I have become "wimpy" as well, Tom. Still sailing my GIS....it is the beating into gusty conditions...living on the edge solo is one thing....adrenaline and all that. But when you have someone aboard...
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    Re: Building a Peregrine 18

    Really nice boat, another on of my favorite Brooks Boat designs.
  37. Re: What is your favorite treatment for oar leathers?

    The only treatment you should be using is Oarsman Marine Tallow
    You can buy direct, or through Shaw and Tenney.
    Cheers,
    clint
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    Re: Webcam from the WB Pier!

    Looking forward to a couple weeks up there teaching. Thanks for posting the photo!
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Just catching up on the thread.

    Good Luck, David, with the sea trials - start with a good reef in the sail and choose your weather. The Ilur - like a lot of these boat types - will settle down...
  40. Re: Day-sailing an Ilur along MA coast (and NE in general), is it a good idea?

    Actually with the Ilur I have exclusive right to that boat kit in the US. But that is not the reason to use a company that specializes in a given design. THe reason you would use someone who...
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    Re: Modifications to Elfyn

    I highly support the idea of a kick up rudder but do not ruin the boat with a pivoting centerboard, please. A long slot creates a lot of drag to slow down the boat and effect the good rowing...
  42. Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    Well look at that a Twins rig! Rob is referring to my planned rig for the Drake 17 which will be a pair of twin jib-shaped sails set off a pole/mast to give 40 SF of downwind sailing when twinned out...
  43. Re: Woodenboat show (WBS) This weekend!!!!!!!

    It was great to meet some of you like Amish Rob!!

    We had a good show always good to be there and see people appreciating our work.

    Beautiful, warm weekend.
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    Re: S&G Pygmy kayak fiberglass repair

    It is always interesting to see where failures and degradation occur to help us build better boats. Things like this encourage me to continue on my path to non-stich-and-glue kits...relying on good...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Nice work, David, way to keep moving forward.

    The thing I like to remind my customers is that your boat build is teaching great skills when you go to rework things.

    A season on the water is the...
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    Re: Portage Pram

    Don't want to rob the thread but you can see some preliminaries on my website.
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    Re: Portage Pram

    Steve,
    Wish I had my new pram kit ready earlier for you!
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    Re: Overzealous project ?DEER ISLE KOSTER

    The KDI is something anybody can build from kit or plans. The kit is very complete and would benefit anyone wanting to build the boat. There is a lot to do on this little boat, so the kit is a great...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Exactly - that is the trick! On my Calendar 18 design I actually have a 2:1 purchase for the lifting line which helps a lot, so that is another way to deal with it. You may have already found the...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Looks nice! Regarding the strength to lift the rudder - remember the buoyancy of the rudder blade will assist. Also sometimes you end up "feeling" the bottom a bit as you come into the beach and that...
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