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    Re: Free little tugboat needs rescue

    Jut saw an update on Parthia. She has been acquired by the South Sound Maritime Heritage Association, raised and towed then trailered from Hood Canal to Olympia where the plan is to restore her. More...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Back to the aft cabin and side deck dimensions for a bit. I did some more measuring and it turns out that I will have room for 10" wide side decks with the aft cabin as drawn. I'm confident that will...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    ^^^ Thanks Denise. That's a neat jig. At the moment I'm thinking of something much simpler though - just a template with the mortise opening in the correct location on the post, with cleats on the...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Trawler mast option:

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4583/38515541532_554edf198a_b.jpg
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Well, it depends if the tool used is a hatchet or a pen. no? Or a computer in my case :)
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks Garret. "Skinny but navigable" is a pretty good description of the minimum requirement I think. Good to know that 8" is not impossible but I'm sure I will have more room than that. And I agree...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    That's my thought as well. I just need to make sure that the side decks will be wide enough to be usable without making the aft cabin too narrow. I was realizing that I didn't confirm that part of...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks Ray. I'd love to think I could build the major pieces in my shop and bring them to the boat ready to install. That would make things much easier! But there is not even remotely enough room in...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    A question about side decks: I need to decide whether to make the side decks along the aft cabin the original height, with a low bulwark, or raised to be even with the top of the existing...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I like your cleat Jim, but for future reference those fittings are still available.

    http://www.go2marine.com/docs/2/0/9/8/209826F-p.jpg
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Yes, I agree Psuggmog. Dixie Rose would be better proportioned if the pilothouse was moved forward, the aft cabin were shortened and the cabin top given some sheer curve. The proportions are really...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Right. The photo problem. Ugh! I'm really glad I never used P'bucket. One thought - how much work would it be to create an "Amazon" album somewhere like Flickr and just dump all the photos there?...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks Jim. That's what I think as well.



    Right - good point. I'll have to try that next time.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Yes I might end up cutting the bushing down. It would be a lot handier if it were shorter.



    Well, I could have bought a used Grizzly for what I paid for the Delta, although without the riser...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    ^^^ I love watching you get these projects done Jim. And am anticipating the time when I can come back here for reference when I'm doing the same job on Petrel.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    ^^^ Thanks Denise! :)

    Spent some time in the shop this afternoon. First attempt at sharpening my chisels. I'm just using a credit-card diamond stone but...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    On another topic entirely, I just acquired the last big item for my wood shop:

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4539/37640621365_c58c5e76ce_c.jpg
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    That's an interesting thought for sure. At first consideration I think it might compromise everything a bit too much though? It adds a little bit of aft deck room but not very much. A little bit of...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Ron (L.), it occurs to me that I never responded to your comments about the dry vs. wet exhaust. Yes, the wet exhaust conversion is both for space and for noise. I agree that by itself it won't solve...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    A few more adjustments.

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4586/24651164588_2ba072e81b_b.jpg


    Moved the sink so that someone standing at it has a window to look out of, added a hanging locker and...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    :D No.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks. Three it is. And a bit of housekeeping. The name of this thread has been bugging me since I started it. It has always needed a "the". So I added one. I hope that doesn't break anything!
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Now that I've seen the three window version I can't let it go. Four windows seems crowded and busy to me now. How about if I add a bit more space?
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Three windows. I could tweak the spacing a bit perhaps but I like it.

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4529/38472817312_799f42f724_b.jpg
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    A few tweaks:

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4564/38471456112_6382bb3954_b.jpg

    Fixed the position of the steps from the pilothouse to the aft cabin - they need to be offset to clear the motor....
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I think that might get a bit busy? It's not very long anymore - less than 6'. Two portholes provides light in the head and the berth. Or do you mean reducing the number of windows in the aft cabin?...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    And....back to the redesign. With arrangement drawing.

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4526/37608449885_790d676150_b.jpg

    V-berth and head with shower down forward. Bridgedeck pilothouse with...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    ^^^ Thanks Ron. I looked up Maleo. Nice boat! I like her a lot.

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?172015-MALEO-32-Wittholz-tug-info-opinions

    She's a little shorter than Petrel but...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Another interesting photo of Vagabond:

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4559/37602346195_614e7956d2_c.jpg

    From the Lower Hadlock Shipwrights website (the shop that did the conversion). That's...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Yes, I'm planning to use the bushing set from Rockler and I know that the template size needs to account for the bushing. I also have a long 1/2" upcut spiral bit. I think it's 1-1/2" long. Which is...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Hmmm. I have a bunch of these to do though. So a sturdier template might be better. Ok. (I also had the thought that maybe I should template the template, so I could easily make another one if one...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Yes. Absolutely. That's my plan. Although I was really getting ahead of myself last night. I should have sharpened my chisels before starting. But I had the holes drilled and I just had to finish the...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    ^^^ Thanks Denise. I'll let you know how it goes :)

    Back to the cabin designs for a moment. I had a brief exchange about troller conversions with a guy I know through Facebook who has had several...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    What I'm learning is that there are usually five ways to do anything in woodworking. And everyone has their favorite. With very-well reasoned rationales for why it's the best approach. So, it's no...
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    Re: A Timber Frame Boatshop

    Thanks. That's going to be a beautiful building. Shed seems too pedestrian a name for it. And I like your description of a cathedral to boat building, with your view across an island orchard to the...
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    Re: A Timber Frame Boatshop

    Just came across this thread. That's going to be a great shed! I'm envious. We don't even have enough yard for a tool shed. But I have to ask... what techniques are you using to cut the mortises,...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Ah Denise - of course! (Smacks head). Yes, a mortise chisel would be much better tool for this job. Why it even has the word "mortise" in the name, which tells you right off that it's for... cutting...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    ^^^ That does look handy Jim. I might have to pick one up next time I'm there. And not relating to the table saw perhaps, but a bit more progress on the shelf project. Sort of. I took a stab at...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    J.Madison, the forward edge of the trunk cabin and the foredeck are actually identical to the original in all of the versions - they are all done with the assumption that the trunk cabin will stay...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Aft cabin sliding hatch, as requested.

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4549/38471268531_c7768bb3f7_c.jpg

    Work...? I knew there was something I forgot to do today! :)
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Ok, great comments as usual! Revisions...

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4528/37583673965_59f61de9d4_c.jpg

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4515/37583674045_cfbb770c11_c.jpg


    The first...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I have to say I'm a bit overwhelmed with table saw tips... Ok, it looks like in addition to various extensions, tables and stands I might want a wooden fence addition with a t-track for a vertical...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I like that setup Ron. I don't have the track on the fence for the vertical feather board but even just the table top feather board and a long push stick would be ok for the large-ish pieces I'm...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    :) I think my wife would have something to say about that. On the other hand she does think we need a bigger boat than Petrel...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks Denise. The saw came with a Kreg feather board. I didn't use it when I ripped the first set of cross pieces but I can see how it would help. I'll set it up and use it going forward.


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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    It does seem like I'm doing everything but boat work the last few days. Sigh. But all this fiddling with mortises, tenons and straight sticks will be useful when I get back to Petrel. I'm getting a...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    ^^^ and while we are making improvements (not that any are needed), how about a couple of strips of webbing tacked to the back of the boards so they will stay together but still be able to stack out...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Paid a visit to my local Rockler store this afternoon to pick up a few things. And I learned something. It's not the tools that break the budget. It's the accessories!
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I like the idea of DIY support T-posts too... And yes to formica for the extension and outfeed tables. Plenty of things to do then!
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I'm actually thinking a little of both. A small-ish outfeed table that I can bolt on so it won't move around but that would be removable since I don't have a ton of space, and then a roller stand for...
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