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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    In that case I agree with the several others here who have suggested puting on the glass while the seal coat of epoxy is still green.
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    What are you trying to accomplish by putting down a layer of epoxy before glassing? Seems like that is going to make the fiberglassing process more complicated than it needs to be.
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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    Meranti is heavier but also stronger and more durable/rot resistant than okume.
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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    It makes a nice nonskid surface texture that is very similar to traditional canvas and paint.
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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    I would lean #2 with something other than doug fir. New doug fir ply will check just like the old stuff.

    In contrast to Figment I am pretty pleased with my dynel deck and would consider #3,...
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    Re: Midsummer Greetings from Finland

    Happy Juhannus!
  7. Re: How to prevent splintering when using birdsmouth router bit on VG fir?

    Table saw is the way to go. Tune up the saw, do tests to get the depth right, use featherboards. Cut the V before you taper the staves, if it’s not too late.
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Can you get some copper rivets and roves?

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    Re: Let's build a sailboat!

    There are numerous good books about building small boats and that explain the techniques. Get one or two of them, they will give you the information in an organized way and provide a good foundation...
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    Re: A Lawton Dory Skiff in Cape Breton

    Your little boat looks great and I bet it smells wonderful too! Nice work!
  11. Re: Anybody know if you can still get bronze running pole ends for wood running poles

    Used bronze spinnaker pole fittings turn up on eBay pretty regularly.
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Great to see the progress on your build. Looks like your older apprentice has already found a makeshift moaning bench!
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    Re: Modís on electric plane for backing out

    Possible the video you are thinking of is on the Tips from a Shipwright youtube.
  14. Re: Mast cracks--bad enough to open with a saw?

    I put very small angled drain holes in my mast for the reason willin described as well as to keep pressure equalized. I have no idea if the pressure concern is real, but if it's going to be a...
  15. Re: Mast cracks--bad enough to open with a saw?

    Are there small holes in the mast so that air pressure can equalize between the inside and outside as it heats and cools?
  16. Thread: Gartside # 207

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    Re: Gartside # 207

    Beautiful. I have really enjoyed this thread, thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Haven 12.5 ..OUCH!

    It looks to be missing 400-500 pounds of lead on the bottom.
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    Re: Brass builders plates

    Our hosts sell brass oval builders plates in their online store.
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    Re: Wilcox/Crittenden Rudder Hardware

    I don’t think I had to wait too long to find my hardware on eBay. You can set up a search so it will email matching results that get listed. I think my searches were for “bronze pintel” and “bronze...
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    Re: Wilcox/Crittenden Rudder Hardware

    I used that pattern of hardware on my Biscayne 14. I couldn't find them new, but was able to find a set on eBay.

    These look similar:...
  21. Re: What do you use under scarfing and on the floor to protect from epoxy?

    I have a big blob of epoxy on the floor of my garage that looks like an octopus. I kinda like it.
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    Re: Copper Nails For Boom / Gaff Leathering

    The copper upholstery tacks I tried crumpled up when I tried to tack leather to oak jaws. I tacked to the end of the boom and stitched the leather around the jaws. I am not very satisfied with how it...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Fair winds and following seas, and many thanks for this thread. It is most inspiring!
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Thanks as always for this master class, Jim.

    It looks like you are spilling by sections rather than the whole plank at once, is that right? I suppose this is easier for a solo planking “crew”...
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    Re: Pricing an El Toro Dinghy

    400-500 for a woody in good shape. I paid 1600 for my son’s Caballero with carbon spars and 3 sails. 2000+ for a well sorted Moore.
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    Re: The Better of Two Sci-Fi Franchises

    good point!
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    Re: The Better of Two Sci-Fi Franchises

    Ah, but 71 down contains a further star wars reference, while there is no such additional reference for star trek, unless I am mistaken. Star wars wins!
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    Re: the yellow boat thread

    I've known this lovely yellow boat all my life, she belongs to my friend's family.

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  29. Thread: Wood despair

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    Re: Wood despair

    White oak is a well accepted boatbuilding wood and perfectly appropriate for backbone timbers and chine logs. How is the boat constructed and held together? White oak holds fasteners well but...
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    Re: Why is this vaccine so hard to sell?

    The Cornell law school website has the entire US Code posted on it. There is no political significance to the fact that a site hosting the entire US Code includes that particular provision.
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    Re: Hollow vs solid wood mast

    What is the point of the extra work and weight? The reason for varnishing spars is to see damage or conditions that may cause rot early. Well maintained varnish is quite protective of the wood and is...
  32. Re: How would this....it's called an "ice boat" steer?

    There is a cover photo of one of these, and an article, in WB Issue 92, Jan/Feb 1990. I don't remember the article but it probably has something to say about how they are sailed and steered, or not.
  33. Thread: Cherry Clinker

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    Re: Cherry Clinker

    As far as books, Greg Rossel’s Building Small Boats.
  34. Re: It is Officially North East Ball Busting Season.

    Where are all the comments about how surviving winter builds character? I get that from my sister all the time.
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    Re: Devlin Surf Runner 25

    Great looking build!

    There are some good videos on Off Center Harbor, if you are a subscriber to that website. Like Stromborg I have only used Dynel for an epoxy version of canvas deck texture,...
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    Re: What is this flush deck design?

    The design director who chose the fake name must not know about ongoing maintenance and other costs of ownership :ycool:
  37. Thread: Cat boat plans

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    Re: Cat boat plans

    This painting was made in 1873. Others are surely more knowledgeable than I am, but the various catboat types evolved quite a lot over the last quarter of the 19th century. The Beetle Cat was...
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    Re: Grounding Stories

    Those be my stomping grounds when I'm in Maine, Garrett. Was it the aptly named Collector Ledge that you fetched up on?

    A couple summers ago I rented a sailboat for the day out of West Harbor in...
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    Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    Thanks for sharing what you can of this project, Walt. I've enjoyed following all of your projects. That last photo looking toward the bow shows of the shape of the bow nicely.
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    Re: Hollow vs solid wood mast

    The spruce masts we have for our woody El Toros (8') are pretty damn light. The mast for an 8' boat is of such small dimension that there may not bee a lot of weight to be saved by taking some wood...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Jim, what are good dimensions and material for a chalking batten? Thanks as always for sharing your process!
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    Re: Pacific Tsunami warning

    The marina here in Berkeley was evacuated this morning.
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    Re: Cape Cod Bullseyes?

    The cockpit is very comfortable, secure yet roomy. You might yet get your wife out for a sail even if not for a race!
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Good to se you back at it!

    Bud McIntosh’s book describes hollowing mast stock by kerfing out half blanks to depth with a circular saw then removing the waste. The how to build articles for the...
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    Re: Cape Cod Bullseyes?

    They are much like Herreshoff 12 1/2s, which are fun, forgiving and popular in Maine. Here's an old thread about Bullseyes and 12 1/2s. It seems like Cape Cod Bullseyes and 12 1/2s don't always...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Bravo! Thanks very much for bringing us along!
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    Re: Wheeled bases for power tools?

    The Delta bandsaw I bought used came with the Delta base. No idea if it's still available, but it's pretty good. There is sort of an inherent limitation to how good a bandsaw mobile base can be,...
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    Re: Mudslides are coming

    It’s not only the lack of vegetation in burned areas. The fire scorches the soil and makes the surface hydrophobic so the water runs off more quickly. There is a fascinating John McPhee article on...
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    Re: El Toro Mast Repair Advice Needed

    The old glue is probably failing all through the joint between the two halves. What if you take the mast apart, clean up the faying surfaces, and get some varnish in the sail track before gluing it...
  50. Re: What is your worst experience flying? commercial only, no military

    A good experience — flying from Hanoi to Vientiane, Laos. Forgot to put my trusty Swiss Army knife in my checked bag, only realizing this at security. I gave the security guy the knife and suggested...
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