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    Re: Repairing keel separation

    Are there bolts in there? Do you have the plans? Maybe shoot someone who’s building/built one a query? I’d be getting it swelled before tightening bolts too.
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    Re: Nav light positioning

    Steve , I did think of lightboards but my rigging doesn’t line up well enough for/aft and the wiring…. that’s a big prob with a trailersailer. Batteries , hmmmm, with water…hmmmm

    Not a lot of...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    That tiller needs a cobras head. Nicely done.
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    Re: Nav light positioning

    One prob with bow is that the arcs won’t be correct. Also they’ll be dunked fairly regularly.
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    Re: Mast step/floors repair

    With the partners, could you turn up ( hopefully you have access to a lathe) a rebated collar to epoxy into existing so that lip is on top.
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    Re: Nav light positioning

    I know what you mean about lights at night Greg. I believe one should could keep a good lookout cos the other guy prob can’t see you - bit like riding a motorbike

    No pulpit.
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    Re: Nav light positioning

    Both good points Dave & Peter, I hadn’t thought about it that much, glad I asked.
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    Re: Nav light positioning

    I’m having heaps of trouble posting, any one else?

    ”you don’t have permission, refresh” etc etc

    it sorta times out in about 30 seconds
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    Nav light positioning

    I bought these lights

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    i have three places I could fit them and 80% decided on the after cabin-side

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    for a couple of reasons. I’m just after any ones experience with this...
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    When I say “don’t interrupt surveyor” what I mean is don’t constantly ask questions and extend the time of his job. He’ll start getting annoyed and cut short looking where he should. Just be around...
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    My alarm bells would be ringing…..”such a nice man” course he is, trying to open your wallet. “Got another boat” easy said.

    immediate suspicions from photos , half arsed paint work, mess in...
  12. Re: 24’ Ranger class gaff sloop - Smithys Boat shed

    X2^. Excellent, straight-to-the-point just like his book
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    Re: An Ilur in New York

    Steam bending frames in and riveting them does not fit the epoxy-builders code of ethics. “Seal all wood and lessen the numbers of piercings”

    Stick to the designers scantlings - do not put extra...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    how does “vell-Sue” fit or “vell-sew” . My OCD has settled almost! :D I’ve got Eric pretty good
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Eric, hope I don’t seem rude but how do you pronounce your surname, it’s doing my head in every time Ian’s thread pops up.
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    Re: What Glue for Plywood Keel Mold?

    I made a 9’ long ballast 1150# mould from 2 layers of 3/4” ply sealed with engine high temp sealant. Joins we’re just butted and overlapped with next layer, copiously screwed. Painted inside with...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Ian, you’ve prob thought of this but I was wondering if it’s possible to get in touch with a sawmill (do they still exist?) to go through their scrap pile for green offcuts? May take a fair bit of...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Looks like this build is harder than you’d imagined Ian, what with finding good timber to use. How many times have you looked longingly at the epoxy bottles? :D

    Once you turn it upright are there...
  19. Re: Mast Boots for Trailer-sailed Boats with Cabins

    exactly hence my reply in #13. Steve your picture helps me modify my reply about putting a tabernacle for main mast;.doesn’t need to be very tall if mast is swung forward,. I don’t believe masts need...
  20. Re: Mast Boots for Trailer-sailed Boats with Cabins

    Why not a compression post and ditch the boot? Shorten the mast for handling and storage and trailering - gotta be a win-win.

    p.s. And no messin with the boot when you rig. Are you leaving the...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    That dinghy looks as though it s made to fit Chris, great score.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Looks fantastic Alex even if it’s only a work boat finish. Lucky you stood back a bit to take photos :D Should be a stand out at the boat show, good luck. That cockpit is twice the size of some 35’ rs
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Impressive Greg, they look like they’re lining up perfectly. Not much fairing to be done.
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    Re: Gartside nr 203

    Thanks for video Ensio. Beautiful boat and looks great for day sailing. Does that electric motor run off a battery under the deck?
  25. Re: Book recommendations - traditional lapstrake boat building?

    Highly recommend
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    Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    That’s a fine idea….stolen. Might you also be putting some glass at the reefs points on the mast? Even just a single layer?
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Do you have to pre drill for those nails?
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    Re: Jake’s boat, two years later

    For some reason I can’t see pics on my iPad. Signed in and I can see other threads?
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Home on Wednesday. Can’t wait for some cold weather, most days are over 30 C here quite often 35+. Prob a week and I’ll be whinging about the cold, also glue won’t go off.

    We didn’t get far with...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Amazing machine , I can only begin to imagine the mind of the person that thinks up such a contraption, genius.
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    Re: Boat building blogs

    thanks Keith but I reckon the only thing saving that boat from sinking is the mud
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    Re: Laminating deck beams: Spring back

    Can’t you just buy more Rosewood and have more lams, don’t skimp now. I used that formula (from Gougeon book) to do my beams that had 5 or 6 lams and about 6 to 10 inches of camber as they went along...
  33. Re: 2 ply mahogany veneer or 1/8" marine plywood

    5’4” beam on a 20’er??? Is this a recognised design? Sounds like a sail boat with 3’ draft and ballast - 5’4” ???

    As Bruce said TB needs tight joints. 1/16” veneers will leave naff all for...
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    Re: Portage Pram

    maybe, but I reckon it’ll just give the jet skiers a challenge :D
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    Re: Portage Pram

    Very nice job Steve, could you use the mizzen from mothership in Poppy? Gotta be some sorta record - boat built and launched inside two thread pages!
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    Re: Delignification!!!!

    Post pictures that’ll help us guess better
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    Re: Varnish question

    Brace yourself
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    Re: Xynole vs Dynel vs Canvas vs ?

    I gotta vague idea that Jim of harbourmaster fame in Alaska May have had to re-do his canvas too. And its not long done. I may be wrong though. Your cabin top reminded me RonII
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I love those little pimple knots in Huon, looking magnificent Greg. How have you fastened down to bridge deck?
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    Re: Xynole vs Dynel vs Canvas vs ?

    Bob Anser (?) from “the art of boatbuilding” on YouTube Shows canvas decks in a boat like yours. Episode S2-42

    must say I agree with Bruce though. Not my boat but…..
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    Re: Boat building blogs

    Me too BRuce, watched em from the start but lately there’s a lot of whinging - fast fwd button.
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    Boat building blogs

    Can you tell me some of your favourite boat building blogs. I’m well aware and up to date on Leo and A2A but there must be others.
    Im more interested in keel yachts 25 - 35 ft
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Very hard to imagine you idle Ian.
    Getting along well Ian. Geez that stem/nail pattern is busy! I bet you’re feeling great with how much room you have to move in the shed for this build. I’d call...
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    you’ve given a laugh for the day Tom. Guess what I’ve planked my lapstrake ply with?? Fair point. I am hoping the glue lines and epoxy coating may help to preserve it. I must say there’s very little...
  45. Re: Class Globe 5.80 DIY kit boat and race thoughts

    Yeh looks like a bumpy ride. And how’d you be two-up, kill each other inside a week
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    You just need a tank gun barrel out the front and you could join them in Ukraine. All jokes aside, you’re making fine progress. It’s going to be close who launches first, you or AJzim
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    Sounds like you look after it pretty good Tom, you’ve found the secret of looking after any boat. Still wouldn’t be on my list. Most Australians/Kiwis prob wouldn’t have it either.

    id be going...
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    DO NOT use radiate pine. It rots before you get the fibreglass on it. I’m from from Australia and it’s everywhere here but not in boats
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    Re: Bobstay fitting at the stem?

    https://www.classic-marine.co.uk/product/7-1-2-bobstay-fitting-bronze/

    you might find this a better alternative. Although the price will scare you, it’s more a case of paying once, worry less
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Coming together well Greg, I can imagine you’re measuring about 6 times before each cut. That woodwork is going to look magical once you’re done varnishing it.
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