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  1. Re: Epoxy Bonding of SYP vs. Douglas Fir, Pine, etc...

    SYP has rosin and that is a petroleum product turpentine is refined from. Good for rot resistance but not best for glue. Spruce is better for glue.
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    Re: proactive keel bolt replacement

    Its already been said and +1 they typically waste where the joint is...so what you see exposed is no indication of condition. The first ones to go are typically located near through hulls, prop...
  3. Re: Storing a strip planked boat on a trailer in high desert

    Isn't yours glassed on both sides? Bare wood hulls have more in common than glass wood hulls when it comes to drying out no matter strip, carvel or cross planked.
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    Re: Seabird Yawl cock pit

    If you can source it the Rudder mag.How To Build 20 Boats #294 has the Sea Bird...offsets plans, pics and descriptions. The narrative has a lot of good info.

    Wizbang...sometime around 1973-77 I...
  5. Re: Storing a strip planked boat on a trailer in high desert

    It tried soaker hoses in 95% humidity in Florida on a planked ketch...it takes a lot more water soaking than a person thinks. In your case I'd tent it and buy a misting humidifier.
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    Re: Screws for McKenzie River Drift Boat

    ++1
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    Re: Repairing cracked epoxy on bottom of hull

    Fix it like you posted...scrape, sand, clean, apply new coating...with cloth if the cloth is fractured.

    What type of boat is this?
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    Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    Sounds like what the Sanfancisco Pelican was designed for.
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    Canoeyawl nailed it. Try to find hard lay 3 strand dac for best hockle resistance...the lay is how tight the strands and filaments are woven...soft lay hockle way more. Look for continuous filament...
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    Re: Galvanized Screws

    Galvanized is fine for that project. I built an 11'r similar to the OPs when I was about 14 yrs old. Used exterior ply, water based weldwood glue and galv roof nails...the ones with big heads. No...
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    Re: Can pressure treated plywood be painted?

    Are you talking pt ply like the old greenwood xl panels or regular pt ply from the big box stores? I used the big box store pt pine ply to rebuild a 1965 frp boat in 2002. I glassed everything...
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    Re: The spammers are taking over

    I was logged out for a long time and WB didn't take my password so I ended up trying to re register....the questions may keep bots out but I had to guess what city the Beattles were from. All I know...
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    Re: Favorite Pram less than 8 feet

    Pootzy plans are in the 1952 Rudder mag pub How to Build 20 Boats edition #294

    I see these mags on ebay every now and then.
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    Re: Sitting comfortably in very small boats

    Side seating on an 8'r doesn't give you much room no matter what you do. Side seating is probably not going to help. I have a 10'r with side seats and cb fwd in the cross seat and still have to sit...
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    Re: Charter insurance for wooden boat

    I don't know but find some yards that do only commercial fleets and they may be able to help. Some surveyors might be a source. What do all those wood boat people do in the N.East? Maybe call some...
  16. Re: lightwieght boat trailer for boats over 600 pounds

    Yep, but thinking about it all (3) my trailer boats are frp and two of them are floated at the winch stand. Only 1 is dragged on the bunks and it has no paint on the bottom. Wooden trailer boats...
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    Re: Sailmakers wax recipes

    I'm thinking your original "chips" were just cut pieces with honey and never heated...but there you go. I use a stainless steel camp type tapered cup to make wax pucks. I agree that buying is way...
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    Re: Sailmakers wax recipes

    I get it already rendered and just called her about this. She said the honey needs to be washed off the chips and uses various strainers (screens to cheesecloth) depending on how pure you want the...
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    Re: Sailmakers wax recipes

    HaHaHa...actually my daughter is a beekeeper and gave me that info. I get beeswax from her for ammo reloading. Otherwise with rare exception, the better choice to me for thread work is...
  20. Re: lightwieght boat trailer for boats over 600 pounds

    The boat will slide much easier on bare wood bunks than carpeted ones. Also, pressure treated wood against galvanized steel will make electrolysis and eat the trailer. It's even worse on aluminum. A...
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    Re: Sailmakers wax recipes

    Dark and sticky beeswax is how it comes straight from the hive. The "dark and sticky" part is mostly dirt and bee excrement. From there its rendered...melted, strained and cooled. After cooling it is...
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    Re: Alden 89' Schooner "Freedom" ~ 1930 (?)

    I don't visit this site often so what a surprise to see this.. I crewed on the Freedom back in 1968. She was one of the merchant marine training vessels at the Harry Lundberg school of Seamanship in...
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    Re: Favorite Pram less than 8 feet

    +1 for the Pootzy. Better suited for smaller cruisers than 33 but an excellent 2 person dink. Flat bottom hard chine with center seat that lets one person adjust position for rowing with another...
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    Re: aviation grade styrofoam

    You can tell if its styrofoam if polyester resin melts it. Epoxy won't melt it. As far as "aircraft" goes the only foam I've seen on exp homebuilts is polyurethane with epoxy. Like posted already,...
  25. Re: Canvas deck, cover the very outboard edge or leave exposed?

    Never exposed.
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    Re: Detroit Diesel coolant

    I would call a reputable diesel service company. I know Florida Diesel has been working on DDs for decades. They are in Orlando and the Ft. Lauderdale area. Marcello Sanz was the parts mgr last time...
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    Re: Rustoleum Boat Paint?

    Can't comment on the Rustoleum bottom paint or freshwater but you get what you pay for with bottom paints. Does the ablative on your boat rub off easily now? Ablatives normally dry out and don't rub...
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    Re: trailer tongue hinge as mast tabernacle

    You're talking the folding hinge for trailer toungs right? They should be strong enough once you figure out how to mount the hinge and fit the mast.
  29. Re: Where does the drainplug go on a skiff? Devlin detail.

    Put a limber hole in the knee and plug hole to the side just far enough to be able to pull the plug from inside. That makes pulling the plug underway to drain the boat way easier than from the...
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    Re: Is this over zinced?

    Something doesn't make sense. Is that an aluminum drive? Aluminum is less noble than bronze or zinc and there is no way to isolate it 100% with an exterior coating. The magnesium you took off that...
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    Re: Transmission 1950 Chris Craft utility

    You might want to do some more research specific to your exact transmission. I don't think all old paragons shared crankcase oil. Some had crankcase weep holes and others didn't. If memory is right...
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    Re: Older Wooden Hydroplane restoration (minimost)

    These were popular in the 1960s and built with exterior ply, so I would check the wood, glue and fasteners to be sound. Brass was still being used in some building circles...example: Sears wood skiff...
  33. Re: discovered rot in mizzenmast. Please help. first experience with wood mast.

    It's hard to tell how to do this from pics but i don't see the reason a properly built slabbed sleeve wouldn't work. The rot probably starts at the solid heel block where it didn't drain...
  34. Re: How may of you know someone with Covid at the moment?

    None recently but my vaxed wife had it last year...she is a nurse and cared for elderly patients in a covid wing at the time. I'm not vaxed and didn't get it. We had covid spikes locally when the...
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    Re: Andersen bailer Lubrication

    Water.
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    Re: Fastening bronze fairlead to gunwhale

    Nice boat. I'd bed with polysulfide. I replaced leaking portholes bedded with butyl and it wasn't satisfactory. Could have been the butyl or application by the previous owner but it didn't live up to...
  37. Re: A question for USAers who remember the draft.

    U.S. Merchant Marines were included as military service if your U.S. Merchant Marine Document was stamped "Valid for Emergency Service". That meant you signed "ship's papers" which required you to...
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    Re: epoxy barrier coat

    Good choice to skip the epoxy coating. Food for thought...I tested Petit primer with EZ Poxy on one part of a boat and Interlux primer with Brightside on another part...both decks with the same...
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    Re: Newbie needs help with planking seam

    Looks like a typical carvel seam to me and that area a possible recaulk of some sort. Pulling loose tells me the plank moved or it wasn't primed before caulking.
  40. Re: what caulk to use for open seams in dried out mahogany planks, below water line ?

    Hard to say without more info...but opening only 1/16" after 10 yrs out of the water means it's a tight hull and probably will swell up as is. Can you see cotton or old seaming compound? If in doubt...
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    Re: Biscayne Bay 14 seam sealing?

    Those seams look big and probably won't swell up much unless you keep them wet. I would use polysulfide and push a bead with a caulk gun. Spritz immediately with water to skin it over so dirt doesn't...
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    Re: Meeting with a Lawyer Today

    First thought is read the papers you sign with the atty carefully...many have "contingency fees" and "expenses". A good friend of mine thought no pay unless they win meant not paying anything. They...
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    Re: Stem Cell Therapy

    Did stem cells on our 12 yr old dogs knees last yr. Left rear leg gave way first and right leg when it collapsed a couple months later. The vet said the healing process was remarkably faster than...
  44. Thread: Bi-polar People

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    Re: Bi-polar People

    My 40 yr old stepson is bipolar. Been taking meds for it since he was in elementary school. Has always been an A student...including in college. A few yrs back he decided to get completely off meds...
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    Re: How do I assess fasteners issues?

    The best way to check SS fasteners is pull a bunch for visual check and then send to a specialty lab for testing. ASTM G38 is a good read on this. Otherwise, If you pull a few and see pitting,...
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    Re: cotton canvass ditty bag

    Google seabags, ditty bags or duffle bags. Those terms are universal when you search so don't expect political correctness.
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    Re: Mini max (~1960) boat build

    That's a cool vintage design. I had one in the 1960s with a 1950s 15hp Evinrude and tiller steering. I remember painting a skull and crossbones on the side after a going out a couple times. That...
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    Re: Good small boat adventure books?

    +1 one of the best I've read too.
  49. Thread: Cleaning a sail

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    Re: Cleaning a sail

    You may try a local commercial laundry service who does linen and drapes for hotels. They know fabrics, finishes and how to clean without damage. Yrs back I had sails done in Ft Lauderdale at the...
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    Re: Good small boat adventure books?

    I don't remember book names but you can google:
    Tristan Jones...many books
    Creek Sailor...Shoal Waters 14' cb gaff wood cutter that cruises the shallows in England. Several books and has a web...
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