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  1. Re: going through old photos, found this sailing canoe.

    Rex and Kathie Payne built a strip McGregor with outriggers. Made a nice job of it.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jNpGkeA38A
  2. Re: going through old photos, found this sailing canoe.

    I think that might be an Oughtred McGregor. The coaming and three notches on backrest adjustment etc...

    https://i0.wp.com/intheboatshed.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/wynne-canoe-3.JPG

    I might...
  3. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Well if you want to join NATO you’d better get used to it.

    It’s the UK’s nuclear umbrella and armed forces that are giving you protection from Russian invasion after panicked application for NATO...
  4. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The Tornado airframes that weren't gifted to museums went into metal recycling...they probably got a few thousand pounds per airframe at the current value of painted aluminium recycling rates (£1500/...
  5. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Inside protected with Chobham armour, the Ukranians in the Challengers are going to enjoy the confluence of packing HESH rounds, depleted Uranium shells and tea making facilities.
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    Re: Blueprints for this boat

    Phil Bolger published Miniature Steel Tug (not the Microtrawler) in his book 'Boats with an Open Mind'. Offsets and construction drawings are there, enough to get a rendering.
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    Re: Ukraine

    The packages are what you’d charge Bradleys etc for at full retail I think George to put the wind up Putin. You’ve got 3000 Abrahams doing what exactly?

    You’ve already built them and they’re just...
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    Re: Ukraine

    I'm going to take my hat off to the Eurocrats. The EU's oil price fix was a masterstoke. They've been clever and effective.

    He's getting barely more than production cost. Just enough to make him...
  9. Re: Skerry, square mast/spars, round mast/spars? Sail?

    https://www.clcboats.com/scripts/phpThumb/phpThumb.php?src=/images/photos/boats/scalemodelskerry/skerry-scale-model_rowing-and-sailing.jpg&w=580

    CLC Skerry's lug sail looks pretty normal. Just...
  10. Re: Skerry, square mast/spars, round mast/spars? Sail?

    You make small boat masts square at the bottom and round above the partners most usually. All square works fine, Herreshoff often did.

    Solid, or hollow with plugs in the ends and at the support...
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    Re: Roves or burrs?

    Set of 4: Dolly, small and large rove punch plus a dresser in case any wants the proper tools...

    https://www.traditionalboatsupplies.com/img/p/1/8/1/181-large_default.jpg

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    Re: Offered a boat, but what is it?

    Taken a look through John Leatherís Colin Archer book...and thereís nothing shown that narrow I can see.

    Atkin drew a few but nothing to those dimensions either. Canít see anything in Albert...
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    Re: Boat Yard Blues

    I've had a rummage round west coast of Scotland yard fees, and it looks like its £600/yr for a mooring (with a spectacular view) and about £2400/ yr for a marina for 8 metres. With a decent boat the...
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    Re: Boat Yard Blues

    For an 8m boar here a marina berth, one lift out, 3 months ashore, 1 lift back in, is £9000/ yr at Lymington (Solent- South of England) or about $11,000.

    I think Scotlands the only 'cheap' place...
  15. Re: Once again: British people abusing innocent automobiles.

    https://tcct.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/1.jpeg

    Graham Hill and Colin Chapman.

    Chapman started with trials cars.
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    Re: Boat Yard Blues

    Yard owners want to charge you their labour rates, or if it's tradesman from outside, they have to pay the marina to go onsite per day or per hour, so they want them Turing up during working hours...
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    Re: Boat Yard Blues

    Yard owner thinks he's going to be left with a boat to dispose of and no storage payment, so he's purposefully shouted and screamed, so it's moved out quickly while you're still contactable...
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    Re: Ship saw for sale?

    I'm not one for saying when stuff's for sale, not connected etc, but there's a ship saw gone on UK Ebay. These are useful bandsaws for building that sawn frame 30ft cutter. The bandsaw not the table...
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    Re: A Morbic 12 build in New Zealand

    There's a few pictures of the A. Donovan built Morbic 12 Cadfael on this thread if you havn't seen them I took at the Southampton Boat Show. A 'yacht' finish which you may or may not prefer, but you...
  20. Re: What are you watching? (Movies, TV, YouTube, etc.)

    https://www.classichandtools.com/images/products/large/892_742.jpg


    This is a good DVD on American pre industrial table making with hand tools if you lean that way. Joshua has studied this as...
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    Re: Alden design help

    I remember seeing a 21ft double ender in Alden's archive. There was a small black and white picture of a boat built when Alden's site was functional. It was a small keelboat. Can't remember if it...
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    Re: Deep vs Shallow Water Boats

    This will feed the dream while you finish the canoes.

    https://pictures.abebooks.com/inventory/30928527134.jpg

    Duxbury had a good time in his plywood Drascombe. Its a couple of years since I...
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    Re: Italian Automotive Design

    Two Italian men being Italian men.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmbjAPoC3ec
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    Re: A Morbic 12 build in New Zealand

    A small but perfectly formed Morbic 12 Forum has started in the UK in case you need a very specific question answered from one of the 20 or so owners.

    https://mymorbic.uk/Pics/GN%20P1040033Cr1.jpg...
  25. Re: Tammie Norrie Transom shape with 6mm plywood

    I don't have TN plans to look at.

    Are we talking inner stem or outer stem Jeff?

    The aft surface of the outer stem is 1.5 inches in all three pictures. That's to cover the forward remaining...
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    Re: Italian Automotive Design

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/SZoAAOSwgnhjv~gg/s-l1600.jpg

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/P0QAAOSwwypjv~ge/s-l1600.jpg


    '72 Alfa Romeo Monteal.

    V8, double wishbone front, live rear axle....
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    Re: Italian Automotive Design

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/dekAAOSwLTpjv~gh/s-l1600.jpg

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/XOQAAOSw3v1jv~gh/s-l1600.jpg

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  28. Re: Tammie Norrie Transom shape with 6mm plywood

    Take final size information off Iain's 'Construction Drawing' sheet. What it says in numbers. Thats the size needed before you start shaping it with a plane.

    You will buy your timber rough sawn -...
  29. Re: Tammie Norrie Transom shape with 6mm plywood

    I have a few things to say.

    1. Don't forget there is also a bevel where the gunwale upsheer meets the transom top edge under the transom ears.

    2. TN also have utiility used with a little...
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    Re: Centreboard Length

    If the question were...I have 5" of water under my keel, what's the best foil arrangement to sail best I can?

    A centreboard half up will perform very poorly because the water is now running mostly...
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    Re: Centreboard Length

    You're going to cut drag but also cut lift. Without knowing the boat and sail area etc, the result is likely to worse off where it matters.

    Downwind, less foil will mean less drag, and you'll be...
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    Re: Keeping a boat on the beach

    Tell the family you need to do some light coppicing so light gets through the trees to help the wildlife as "good responsible ground management"...then say "I know we can build a raft and hold it off...
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    Re: Ship saw for sale?

    Do you mean an old cast iron bandsaw where the bandsaw moves and the table stays horizontal for ships outer rib bevel cutting?

    If so they're rare beasties. Only ever seen one Sagar (pre Wadkin)...
  34. Thread: Epoxy?

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    Re: Epoxy?

    Grayling was an entry by Albert Strange for a small canoe yawl competition by the Humber Yawl Club in 1905. She came second to a design by Holmes. Can’t find any pictures of it, its not in Leather or...
  35. Thread: Epoxy?

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    Re: Epoxy?

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/HMYAAOSwwoJjTqMD/s-l1600.jpg

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/rckAAOSwW61jTqMD/s-l1600.jpg

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  36. Thread: Epoxy?

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    Re: Epoxy?

    This one on Ebay caught my eye this week...

    1970's build sail and oar. 15ft x 4'6". So she's 50. Gaff yawl (might be a lug without seeing a hoist).

    Construction looks like strip. Some of the...
  37. Thread: Epoxy?

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    Re: Epoxy?

    The argument that she's a 200 + year old boat...but almost everything's been replaced (multiple times)...."triggers broom".

    Ford would say that's enabled because of the construction choice. Bruce...
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    Re: Hinged Thwart

    The Gartside 130 being fairly recent and clinker probably has it's centercase bedded down with a Sikaflex product and some screws through the case logs. That will take some movement.

    It's below...
  39. Thread: Epoxy?

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    Re: Epoxy?

    Flicking through the book (there was also a Classic Boat article I think with more detail of when she was built published well after the book by Frost Jnr I think) seems the builders at the time...
  40. Thread: Epoxy?

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    Re: Epoxy?

    She was a working boat and is in the same 'normal' families ownership - normal working people so to speak. She was actually considered unworthy from the off. If I remember from his book, the builders...
  41. Thread: Epoxy?

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    Re: Epoxy?

    Strip, glue-lap, cold molded & carvel all have an oil based chemical goop between the planks to keep the water out.

    Only the 'traditional' form of traditional clinker doesn't.


    I only know of...
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    Re: Sunbrella vs. Weathermax80

    There’s a few different weights of Sunbrella. Sunbrella plus, feels alot tougher and is properly waterproof though less breathable. My rowing boat cover is that and its of an order ‘tougher’ to feel...
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    Re: Hinged Thwart

    I'd fill in that rear cockpit level to the seats accross with some boards that roll up. Inflatable mats on that. It's 5'9" 'ish from your transom to the front of the thwart. You'll roll more but...
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    Re: Hinged Thwart

    I wouldn't cut a thwart...but it's your boat.

    Forces up through your keel, pass up through your case, along your thwart to your sheer inwale/ outwale via the knees. And in the other direction:...
  45. Re: Looking for a copy of "103 Sailing Rigs Straight Talk" Phil Bolger

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/41Iz0bzWu4L._SX376_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

    I have this paperback version. 1984. 260 pages. Is it much different? Probably isn't.

    They are (still quite alot) but...
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    Re: Lee Valley Slick

    After finding slicks too spendy I found Narex do a 1" cranked chisel for £30. I bought one for bung and dowel work on my dinghy. If I remember I ended up flush cut japanese saw and a few swipes of a...
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    Re: Hot dipped keel bolts in pine tar

    'Blackening steel' is an old school rust prevention.

    Video of Steve Jordan blackening a lathe part with engine oil.

    I think you just needed two repeat it several times until it goes black(er)....
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    Re: Lee Valley Slick

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/HRgAAOSwEZdi8RBr/s-l1600.jpg

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/DvoAAOSwW0xi8RBs/s-l1600.jpg

    Seems these are "If you have to ask you can't afford it..."
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    Re: Lee Valley Slick

    One for Jay...

    Check out these Japanese slicks that have turned up in Cornwall. The Japanese paper in the boxes is dated 1977. Can anybody read the maker?

    ...
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    Re: Cheap plywood: Bad idea?

    Nathaniel Herreshoff clinker/ lapstrake planked his dinghies in Eastern White Cedar. Its regarded as one of the best timbers for small boat planing in the world...when it can be found. Winter is the...
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