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    etching primer for bronze

    Anyone have any firsthand experience with etching primer for bronze (Intending to paint with Epifanes one part enamel after)? Petit 6455/044 looks like it will work but wondering if anyone has any...
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    Non-skid for poly finished cabin sole

    I am refinishing my teak and holly cabin sole in gloss polyurethane (gym floor type stuff) and would like add non-skid in areas like the galley and possible the companionway steps-anyone have any...
  3. Re: What non-slip protective option to use on the floor?

    Not to hijack this thread, but has anyone had any success with a non-skid product for varnished (polyurethane) cabin soles? I will be refinishing my teak and holly soles with glossy poly (gym floor...
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    Re: Saloon dining table with folding leaves

    Thank you George!
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    Re: Saloon dining table with folding leaves

    Thanks John,
    I like the idea of a drawer at one end or both and fiddles for sure (removable) - I saw a photo of a table that had a permanent, tall (maybe 2 1/2") fiddle around the entire center...
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    Saloon dining table with folding leaves

    Hi,
    I am looking for help in designing a new salon dining table for my Hood 38 (sailboat built from "the other stuff"). I am hoping that folks might share photos of their own tables and what they...
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    Re: Building a Nutshell Pram - 9' 6"

    Hi gypsie,
    I built a 9'6" nutshell a couple of years ago and am very happy I did. I decided to try and make it light - row only, lightest Okuome to the plans and solid mahogany transoms, doug fir...
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    Re: Used boat prices, asking vs selling.

    Ted, I think you are right - fewer and fewer buyers for any sailboat and perhaps anything that is not "modern" like a beneteau. I am looking at some wonderful older boats right now and the thing...
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    Re: It's Sailmaking Time

    I have that exact same machine-bought it about 20 years ago from the Sailrite guys. It has given good service all in all - got a bit banged up when I put it on an airplane one time (travel by boat...
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    Re: Where to get 4x10' Okoume Plywood?!

    I had the exact same issue when building a nutshell pram a few years ago - went round and round with local suppliers for 4x10, shipping costs etc - I finally listened to folks and scarphed 'em. It...
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    Re: Interesting Boat

    The design is indeed intriguing but this boat is rough (perhaps suiting the price?!) - holes in the boat, major project. There have been a few of these Glen L designs built and they appear to be...
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    Re: Is It realy hard to maintain a wood boat

    This is a great question and perhaps a good subject for year end/year beginning. All boats take maintenance. One's level of "perfect" or "OK" or "good enough" varies a lot. If one were to take a...
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    Re: Has Anyone Quit They're Job and Sailed Off

    Hi Ryan,
    Lost of good responses on this. I suspect you are a young(ish) man wondering if the "real world" is all it is cracked up to be. You asked for personal experience and I will share...
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    Re: Why Has QUIET TUNE Gone Missing?

    My understanding is that Quiet Tune has been, I forget the museum word now-long day, but put into the Mill building at Mystic and will not be sailed again. She will die as a museum piece. A shame I...
  15. Re: Practical sailing experience with large gaff mains like BB25, BB18 or BB15?

    Dryfeet,
    Gaff rigs can be surprising performers in certain wind angles and while they have lots of strings to pull of course, once you get things sorted out you'll be fine. I have sailed lots of...
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    Re: West Point Skiff Photos

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/100511283@N04/15609783840/
    Yup, just a simple little drain plug and bail or pump as needed - I have found that these little skiffs are superior rain collectors, wide as...
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    Re: West Point Skiff Photos

    Thanks Spokaloo!
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    Re: West Point Skiff Photos

    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5611/15794609495_714cca91c9.jpg
    Maybe this one worked?
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    Re: West Point Skiff Photos

    Here are photos of my old West Point Skiff - still alive and well
    IMG_1703
    I hope this works?
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    Greenport Classic Yacht Regatta

    All,
    The Greenport Classic Yacht Regatta is back this year! Saturday, September 6 with skipper's meeting and reception Friday eve.
    Please come and tell anyone you know to join this great event in...
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    Re: Raka epoxy, opinions?

    I used it to build a nutshell pram and and was very happy with the product, service and price. I've used West mostly and System 3 and some MAS over the years and while I think they are all good stuff...
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    Re: Building a Deck with Western Red Cedar

    I found and used port orford cedar here on the east coast on a deck about 8 years ago - beautiful stuff but it has rotted in way more places than I ever expected (not supposed to rot!) and I have...
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    Re: Greenport, Long Island

    Remember the movie "Endless Summer"? Everywhere they went, people told them "you shoulda been here yesterday..." - when it was good or cool or real etc. Well, there are still some places left...
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    Re: PT Watercraft nesting dinghy

    Thanks Jim - interesting to hear from someone with first hand knowledge - your comments are right in line with what they claim - glad to hear that.
    Guess on hours?
    Thanks,
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    PT Watercraft nesting dinghy

    Has anyone built one of these and have experience to share? Or rowed/sailed one? Seems like a neat boat and a good project.
    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Nutshell Pram solid wood transoms...?

    I built a 9'6" finished this summer and I glued up the transoms from 1x10 mahogany (I think it was 1x10...) and it seemed to work just fine. I think alot of people have done the same. I suppose...
  27. Re: 9'6" Nutshell from Plans - Some Help Needed With Sizing Up Costs, Etc.

    Shoemaker,
    I just finished my nutshell this summer from plans I bought about 20 years ago actually(!). I posted some pictures here. Frankly, I've never added up all that I spent, but I suspect it...
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    Re: Nutshell Pram finally done

    Thank you all for the kind words (and technological support-man that flickr stuff is a pain for us semi-luddites...). I love that shot of one of my boys on their first row with her as well-beautiful...
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    Re: Nutshell Pram finally done

    I don't see that bar when I hit reply - that may be the pc/mac thing? Anyway, it seems that if you click the links they open except for the first one?
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    Re: Nutshell Pram finally done

    I think it worked - here are a couple more of the very beginning and the finished product! I built from plans I bought many years ago (too many) and am very happy to have actually gotten it done. I...
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    Re: Nutshell Pram finally done

    OK, another try at photos - Thank you for the guidance but I do not see the "insert image" icon - I wonder if it is because of Mac vs PC?
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    Nutshell Pram finally done

    Just thought I'd post to an appreciative crowd - finally got my nutshell pram done and wet-rowed her last night for the first time and it was very satisfying indeed. No comment on how long it...
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    Re: modern shoal draft cruising designs

    I love the idea of true centerboarder, shoal draft cruising boats - it is too bad that so little effort is put into this aspect of cruising boats (racing rules?) and the fine efforts that are...
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    Re: Counter tops in a liveaboard sailboat

    Copper. it is expensive of course, but most galley countertops are pretty small-looks great, anti-bacterial (you'll never have barnacles on your countertops) and pretty easy to work with. My home...
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    Re: Boatbuilding Long Island N.Y.

    There are a few-maybe more than one would think? Wooden Boatworks in Greenport, Coecles Harbor Marine on Shelter Island has built a wooden boat or two..
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    Re: Quiet Tune vs. Araminta

    Nice to see this thread come up again-especially in the middle of January! Maybe in this new economic world without booms and with downsizing and all the rest, that rather than another 175'+...
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    Re: Favorite Waterfront Dives

    Joe's Twin Villa!!! Now, that was not exactly a waterfront joint, but pretty damn close and a great place it was...
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    Re: Boat Sound System

    I take it back-the Left Coast Stereo looks to be exactly what you are looking for and super simple!
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    Re: Boat Sound System

    This past summer ended up using a Klipsch ipod docking station on board-it worked surprisingly well-used a cheapo inverter into the cigarette lighter plug and it drew very little amps. As it is...
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    Re: Winter Wet Storage Questions

    Got any bamboo patches nearby? It is terrific stuff - light, strong and usually free, plus a whole lot nicer to cut and work with than that PVC stuff!
  41. Thread: Classic Racing

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    Re: Classic Racing

    It is indeed a great event, this was the 2nd year at Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich. I think photoboat was there so there should be some good photos-sunny and breezy at the start at least......
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    Re: Marine Ply in NY

    M. L. Condons in White PLains
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    Re: Crosby Striper Project???

    Full Disclosure here - I know the owner of Idelwild well (as in related), but I also know the boat pretty well - a huge amount of work has been done to her over the years and she is one sweet little...
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    Re: Bernard Moitessier footage

    Fantastic-thank you for posting that, I've never seen it before-Moitessier has always been an inspiration, if not a hero, to me. Would that my French was better too, but you hardly need the words to...
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    Re: death of the local lumberyard: good riddance?

    Peter,
    That is a tough one and lots of good points made here. Your average lumberyard has no interest in someone picking through the piles-and understandably so-two things I have found that may be...
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    Re: Insulation Search

    There is alot of information available on this topic-you'll have to figure out what you think is right or not-this internet thing lets everyone express their "expert" opinions whether they are or...
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    Re: Alden 89' Schooner "Freedom" ~ 1930 (?)

    Freedom - lovely boat you've got there. Perhaps you could contact Maynard Bray through the magazine and see if he knows what happened to the original?
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    Re: Alden 89' Schooner "Freedom" ~ 1930 (?)

    This may be the boat that was in the back of the magazine save-a-classic some years ago. She was lying in the south of Brooklyn, NY in Mill Creek for years and I think is gone now. i stepped aboard...
  49. Thread: cutting bevels

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    Re: cutting bevels

    Thanks again to all for the help-I just spent the afternoon cutting bevels and I got quite good at it and enjoyed it! I ended up buying a plastic "angle gauge" - neat and cheap little contraption...
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    Re: cutting bevels

    SB, more good advice, thanks. I like that quote about the circular saw (when I use it I promise to footnote you) - I have been getting a little excited I think and rushing things trying to move...
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