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    Re: An Ilur in New York

    Steam bending is a lot of fun, I built a steaming box out of 12mm cheap ply & some pine framing in half a day - with dowels pushed in so that the timber being steamed does not lie on the floor of the...
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    Re: Oughtred Fulmar Build

    I built the Fulmar's little sister, Gannet. Her name is Plockton and she sails like a dream so you will enjoy the Fulmar.

    My trailer has bunks either side to stop her rolling side to side & a set...
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    Re: An Ilur in New York

    Hi Jeff,
    Yes, the Illur is lovely - I haven't built one though I have just finished my 3rd glued clinker hull - a few suggestions:-
    a) Decide which glue you will use - I use Wests epoxy & non of...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Just wondering how easily you can get in & out of the cabin with your waterproofs on - reason I ask is that I do wonder if the opening at the top should extend a bit further forward. But I'm now...
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    Re: What Glue for Plywood Keel Mold?

    There are some videos out there of people pouring keels for Haven 12/ 1/2's, Somes Sound 12 1/2's etc..................... Can't remember where they are right now but some digging on this forum or...
  6. Re: Is Iain Oughtred's catalog available anywhere online?

    Are you thinking of a catalogue of plans? If so, they are available via several websites - wooden boat website for the USA perhaps.

    Regards Neil
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Suggest the cleats should be close to where you will be sitting. If you plan to largely single-hand this boat when you are sailing then you should be sitting roughly halfway between bow and stern -...
  8. Re: Book recommendations - traditional lapstrake boat building?

    You could build a glued clinker boat using plywood rather than timber. I am currently building my 3rd glued clinker hull (a Caledonia Yawl which is a 19' 6" double ender) and find the process of...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Good progress :-) Nice to see the shapes coming together.

    Yes, our boat/garage craner was very resourceful though also rather eccentric - when living out West he and his neighbour built themselves...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    I would avoid floppy spars - you need something that will help retain a good sail shape :-) You could make your own - it's great fun as long as you follow the method.

    Regards ...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Looks great :-) When doing the mast/mizzen steps please remember to ensure that they can drain out - a soggy step swells which jams the foot of the spar!

    Regards Neil
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I marked out the floors for my CY by marking the shape off the mould frames before I laid the garboard planks on - I will cut & fit the floors after I have flipped the hull. We shall see if they...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    "Helping" is such a subjective term........................................................................though I have seen dogs who love boats.
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    If I put all 4 pieces of lead in the boat, about 55 kilos - the single ingot in the photograph weighs approx 18 kilos. I believe Iain Oughtred suggests around 120 pounds of ballast if the owner...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Onwards and upwards Moriarty :-)
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    All the planks are on :-) Whisky consumed :-) And now adding more timber to the bulge in the aft outer stem. Have made (not finished) boxes to cover up the lead ballast I plan to lay either side of...
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    Re: Outboard Bracket Ideas

    Ballentines (USA spelling) sells brackets made for Haven 12 1/2's - it allows owners to hang a small outboard off the side of a 12 1/2. They are not cheap!!

    Or, there is a video on Off Center...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    A member of our wooden boat group unbolted his garage roof, had a crane lift the roof off, and the lifted the boat out. After the boat was out the roof was craned back in and bolted to its frame...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Hi David,
    Sorry to hear your first day out was a bit tricky - I know this sounds a bit overly clever clogs but you really will have learnt a lot - and next time will be much easier as a...
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    Re: leaky launching

    You are not alone - I and others have experienced leaked centreboard cases at time of launch. I would be wary of using fibrrglass or other tape to fix the issue. With my Gannet ( which leaked...
  21. Re: Pros and Cons of painting the hull before turnover v waiting until near complete

    Yes, paint before roll. Think this design is clinker (?) and you want the paint to run into that lap joint :-)

    Regards Neil
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    Re: Leak at CB trunk to keel joint

    Good news Mike :-) I had similar issues with the joint between centreboard case & keelson in my Iain Oughtred designed Gannet. Took ages to fix and many trial launches at the boat ramp. She is now...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    With my lack patience I'd jump in and sail her :-)

    She looks ready to go. You can lots of tuning on the water if you have light winds.

    Regards Neil
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    Lovely looking boat you've built there. Bimini's are ugly but skin cancer is one of the worst cancers down under....................

    You can build a sun screen using timber - though it is time...
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    Re: Gartside nr 203

    Gorgeous boat - enjoy sailing her :-)
  26. Re: Day-sailing an Ilur along MA coast (and NE in general), is it a good idea?

    Loved the photos of Francois's designs on the water.............

    As an aside you can add stability to a dinghy style boat by adding lead to the centreboard. I have put about 6 kilos in the board...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Sorry, can't help with this one - my wee boats don't have windows or cabins. I have seen some messy window installations in boats so some time spent researching may well be worth it. Perhaps a walk...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    1 more plank left to glue on :-)

    Did I mention we live in a nice spot - here is a photo from this mornings walk..................
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    And yes Steamboat I do now try to tire them out...
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    Yes, you don't needs buckets of water to remove amine blush - just a panful will be fine. I prefer to use warm water rather than cold.

    Regards Neil
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Excuse me chaps but your floorboards are, I suggest, sole boards. Picky I know but I was castigated by a real expert boat builder when I started and he persuaded me never to use floor again unless I...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    The mysteries of clinker boat building, how a plank like this:-
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    Can look like this on the hull :-
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    Perhaps I should ask D'Arcy, our latest addition he seems to like lying outside...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Hi David,
    You are certainly getting closer to launch :-)

    You might want to have a glance at the following - I came across it whilst wandering around the splinternet on a rainy day. I've...
  33. Re: Ever dumber than launching without the drain plug.

    Goodness me - I'd never do that....................................................fibber...................

    It is part of owning a boat, making mistakes, owning up to them and amusing onlookers...
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    Re: Fife Regatta 2022

    Lovely yachts sailed in a beautiful part of the world (I used to sail out of Helensburgh in my younger days) - I believe the Portsoy festival was also on just recently.

    Thanks for the photos.
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I forgot one of my favourites that I gleaned from Geoff Kerr's videos. For thwarts and sidebenches round the top edge, and bevel the underedge - using a router/trimmer - it makes a 25mm thwart look...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Looks good Ken - big step forward getting her turned over. The hull will stiffen a lot after you have added floors, breasthook, transom knees and inwale (if you have one).

    Before you recycle the...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Like most boat things, it depends..........................
    My Gannet has a curved sole which is lowest midpoint and bends upward at bow & stern. So I use silicon bronze screws to bend the sole...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Well done with the trial launch, lack of water in the hull is an excellent sign. I know Dick Bedell loves his boat - know he has been in contact with you. He'd probably be happy to discuss sailing...
  39. Re: Paint now or later ? Lapstrake Whitehall

    If it is clinker design then paint the outside of the hull whilst upside down - the paint will run into the plank edges. Leave a bare strip along the top of the sheer plank where you will glue on...
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    Re: Buying outboard online.

    Glasgow - very remote??
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    Re: Let's build a sailboat!

    Yes, go ahead, build the boat - you will never regret it (though there may be days during the build which will challenge you). There is Nothing like launching & then sailing the boat You built!!

    I...
  42. Re: Should I ease lapstrake edges for painted finish?

    I'd suggest - it depends.......................
    Do you want the boat to look like a traditional timber pin & rove clinker build and what would the edges have looked like after a traditional...
  43. Re: Traditional wooden dinghy , for trailer sailing ?

    My boats are glued clinker hulls designed by David Payne or Iain Oughtred - they live on trailers and are doused in the water sometimes. The oldest (Bella) was launched in 2018. I have no sprung...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Well done David, and no water around the centreboard case which is just excellent. And yes the trailer fixup just usually takes a few trial runs + some fiddling, then it will be fine. Looking...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Just wondering if you have seen the Off Center Harbor website videos about fibreglassing, filleting, etc........................ I watched them yesterday and am now looking for 3mm plastic to make...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    At last 5 planks on each side. Recent progress has been glacial due to lots of complexity including a stretched Achilles tendon which was (for me) surprisingly sore but now much better. Weather has...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Hi Tom,
    I was thinking of rocker in the hull shape rather than any rocker in the keel - my 17' David Payne Snapper boat has a completely straight keel from stem to aft but lots of rocker in the...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    David, certainly you are not the only one who has had to spend time tuning their trailer. As someone else said many modern trailers seem to be built for hulls without rocker - which makes me wonder...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I'd be tempted to put as few hatches in the sole that I could get away with - none preferably. Except for a hatch that allows access to the sterntube & sterngland.

    Quite a few motor boats only...
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    Re: Question re: Modifying Boat Designs

    Very true - try watching the recent Tally Ho video regarding centre-of-buoyancy and centre-of-gravity. Altering proven designs has its risks, but perfectly ok if you accept that there is a process...
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