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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Ian, if I have a long post to write, I write it in a Word doc first then copy and paste into the Forum thread window. Easier to save the Word doc to your hard drive as you go. Depending on how you...
  2. Re: sitting vs standing and steering in sailboats under 20 feet

    I don’t think there is a minimum length threshold for standing to steer a small boat. Howard Rice routinely stands to steer his 11’9” SCAMP, which he has rigged as a yawl. He is a big proponent of...
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    Re: The Lesser's LA VIE EN ROSE

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    Well, she pulled it off. Her district is the small blue dot north of Salt Lake County.
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    Awesome result, Dave!

    Congratulations to Rosemary and I suspect...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    The good thing about satellite tracking, for those of us avidly following your adventures, is that we can instantaneously see your progress and imagine some wonderful sailing. The bad thing is that,...
  5. Thread: Waves, WB #289

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    Re: Waves, WB #289

    Worked Example of Wave Height Differences Fresh vs Seawater

    This question had me intrigued. I thought it should be amenable to calculation. I thought that, for the same power input to the water by...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    From Julia's track on the Predictwind site, it looks like they have approached the coast as close as they dared and have now turned upwind this (very early for them) morning and are heading directly...
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    Re: Designing a Sailboat

    Robert, I'm late to this thread, but I applaud your decision to start with something simpler.

    I designed and built one of my own boats but it wasn't too great a departure from what I had owned and...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    I carry both a drysuit with a rubber neck seal and a Mustang UVic Floater Coat (which I’ve had for decades).

    The drysuit is a fairly recent acquisition, bought the winter after an unintentional...
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    Re: Robands? Which do people prefer?

    Thanks Jeff and Ben, That picture is very helpful and I think the setup would work very well for my Camas Moon. A lot faster to rig and un-rig than the lacing I am currently using
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    Re: Robands? Which do people prefer?

    Ben,
    Do you happen to have pictures? I'm not sure I am visualizing it correctly.
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    Re: Deciding between Ness Yawl and Sooty Tern

    I have not owned or sailed either boat, but have sailed and rowed alongside both of them. My observation is that you get what you pay for. If you want more gear-carrying and sail-carrying ability, a...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    RE: Cushions.

    Now you've gone and increased my list of projects for Camas Moon, just when I was beginning to make progress on making the list smaller
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Bruce. I used a vector-based graphics program on my PC. Same one that I used to draw the maps in my book. Used a mouse for input, which is kind of tedious. One of these days I'll have to...
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    Re: Yet again photos

    I host pictures on Imgur. Free.

    Same process as Chris described for Flickr
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Bruce,
    have you considered an inflatable 2-person pack raft or kayak?

    For Camas Moon, I opted for a 1-person packraft as I wasn't willing to tow anything. It weighs only about 5-6 pounds. When...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Chris!



    Not sure. Possibly because your first two choices might already be taken? Or, see reasoning by Autonomous below.



    Of course you did!
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    There was a recent thread having to do with deciding on a boat name. It’s a personal thing, of course, but boat names seem important to me. In deciding on a name for this boat, I thought about it for...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Fixes, Mods & Upgrades

    This was something I intended to do from the beginning but ran out of time before the launch. Adding closeable ventilation openings to the centre companionway drop board....
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Ah, good point, Thanks
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Steve, is the leather on the jaws not sufficient to prevent chafe?

    As for winter cover, I bit the bullet and got one of those car-port-like shelters to keep the boat under. It is big enough to...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Fixes, Mods & Upgrades

    Camas Moon is the first hull of a new design, and most of the non-critical details of the boat’s construction came from my head, not from Tad’s plans. My shakedown cruise...
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    Re: Advanced Balanced Lug Sailing Techniques

    Thanks Edward. I had posted it originally in this thread but hadn't noted where the image came from when I saved it in my useful ideas file.
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    Re: Wall color in the shop

    Steve's (Stromborg) rule of thumb for shop lighting, above, is a good start. For a more nuanced approach that discusses colour temperature, colour rendering index, fixture efficacy and the needs of...
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    Re: How to name a boat?

    Here is an excerpt from an article in Small Craft Advisor, about the build of my latest boat, on how I came up with the name:

    "Boat naming has always seemed to me to be something that shouldn’t be...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I'm no expert but it seems to me that this method would be most applicable when comparing like-to-like construction methods. That is, while generally a heavier boat will cost more than a lighter...
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    Re: carrick bend loop

    This is exactly what I did to make some 12-strand Dyneema strops on my recent build. It seemed to me that the strops were too short to try to splice, but this worked just fine.
  27. Re: Hatches for buoyancy compartments in sail & oar boats

    I put a bunch of these, in various sizes, in the new boat I just built.
    https://tempress.com/store/Access-Cam-Boat-Hatches-Multiple-Sizes-p97937196

    Haven't leaked so far.

    They are very...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    What Eric said about edge set for planking of this thickness on a boat this size. I learned the hard way that there is a significant difference between the actual final shape that 9mm thick plank...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Bruce, good to know that the board doesn't seem to be a limp noodle.

    Proving that you are able to get back aboard without mechanical aids is even more important/critical. With my new boat, the...
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    Had a conversation with Captain Robert and crew on the dock alongside Martha on Thursday morning before the festival started. Didn't make the connection to Helma, which I had previously seen in...
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    Re: Definitions of "sail and oar" boat

    Ben, the conditions you describe could also apply to the outer British Columbia coast, at least the south part during the summer high pressure systems that seem to dominate. Often the inner coast as...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    . . . and that's just the cost of the booze. The cost of liver damage - incalculable.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I agree, although once you're well into it, you're committed to the rest of it. Which means that time spent on deciding what to build is as important as the build itself, maybe more so.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    You're welcome.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks for chiming in, Tad.

    I knew my guessed-at hourly rate was too low, I just didn't know by how much. And, you've answered the question why there are no small plywood boats from production...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Been following your track and this update was the perfect companion to this morning's coffee. Thanks very much for taking the time to post it.

    Sorry to hear about your unidentified illness. Hope...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Dave, It is a general truism that things cost more in Canada – a country with a larger geographic footprint and 1/10th of the population of the US means that transport costs alone here mean higher...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Time & Cost to Build Camas Moon

    I have been asked many times how long it took me to build the boat and a few times how much it cost.

    In my day job of engineering and management, before I...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    A yuloh is on my 24-item (so far) list of modifications and upgrades to Camas Moon, although not perhaps at the top of said list.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Hmmm. Seemed like a good idea at the time!

    Wouldn't rot, but the stuff doesn't have that much stiffness. I would like to see an underwater GoPro video of the thing deployed in action while beating...
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    Great idea! Should have done that. A little late...

    Great idea! Should have done that. A little late now.


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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    The board still moves around when hauled all the way up, unfortunately. A wedge of hard-ish rubber sounds like it might do the trick. Solid enough to quiet the board but with enough give to avoid...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Emergency backup plan B or maybe C, in the event the motor quits in a flat calm. They are el cheapo units that are about 2' too short for proper propulsion efficiency. I have delusions of being able...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    It's about the only place it could go. It might almost fit in one of the cockpit lockers after I fix the hinge thing, but it's the wrong place to have weight, although it's only 28 lbs.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I had a couple of Sterilite boxes to hold copies of my books that I sold at the festivals. I agree, they work well.

    I also have one gear hammock that I bought but have not yet got around to...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Thanks Hugh!

    Fall cruising with stove not likely. I first need to build or buy a covered outdoor shelter to be able to keep the rain off and be able to work on the boat when it does rain. The boat...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Matt, the interior is extremely barebones at the moment. It isn’t really “fitted out” yet. I am basically camping in the boat. However, here are a few images of what the boat looks like in actual...
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    Bruce, your situation and concern echoes mine. The presentation I gave on the Sunday of the festival was the first time I had been inside, unmasked, with a large group of people, in almost 3 years. I...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    There's a thought. I was thinking of something in wood, fastened to the case sides, but foam just might do it.
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    Re: Definitions of "sail and oar" boat

    https://i.imgur.com/XHk0JUi.jpg
    Amen
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