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  1. Re: Moved to Central Nova Scotia. Looking for old school shipwright to lacky for

    When I was up visiting Mahone Bay there was a boatbuilding shop that hosted meetings of home builders one evening a week. I don't recall which shop, this was over a decade ago, things might have...
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    Newport RI or Nearby

    I may be visiting soon. Looking for the best classic boat museum or similar. I've already been to the Herreshof Museum and Mystic. Might have half a day on either end of other commitments. Thanks.
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    Re: Help Choose Design

    You might consider a large canoe. The lightest would be skin on frame, but strip plank or multichine ply aren't very heavy. An 18' can handle two, sleep one, and sail reasonably well.
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    Re: Owners Manual

    Welcome aboard Steve. I would search Ebay, and save that search. Also look for a Classic Chris Craft group online or on Facebook that may have files. Good luck.
  5. Thread: Whisp

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    Re: Whisp

    Welcome aboard!
    I agree with the above, that design is too narrow, shallow and light. I'm sure there are plenty of good designs to fit your needs.
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    Re: Red Lead, what's the latest??

    Maybe test a patch on a piece of scrap that can be left afloat?
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    Re: new bottom on Windmill?

    Hi Grimmster, welcome aboard!
    Search the internet, there is likely a Windmill association.
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    Re: First repair complete.

    Nice looking boat. Reminds me of a Penguin too, though I'm not sure those are V-bottomed.
    Sailboatstogo sells Snark parts, and Jim is responsive to emails. I suggest sending him pictures and...
  9. Re: Painting ribs with ABS slurry to prevent wet rot?

    Welcome aboard!
    I would use well tested coatings, or none at all on a critical part like frames. I'm sure you'll get other opinions, we have lots of them here.
  10. Re: Fixing rot on the end of oar handles?

    How much of the end? I've cut an inch off an oar handle without any problems. Even if it's more, you can shape the end of the loom to make the new handle. A few inches off the length won't matter...
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    Re: Swampscott Dory with old One-Lunger

    Clever modification on the clamps.
  12. Re: "Tripod" to support spars for varnish

    Looks good to me. I generally use sawhorses and touch up after, or sometimes hang them.
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    Re: Mooring cover for Long Point Skiff

    Welcome aboard!
    I've used generic covers on boats in my driveway and trailering. Making your own wouldn't be too hard.
  14. Re: RAN Sailing Youtube link - 50 strip plank build, Johan and Malin

    Thanks for the links. I've only recently started watching youtube on my tv.
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    Re: Sailing Dugout

    Both very interesting. The dinghy is a beauty.
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    Re: Ceremony for name change?

    :D
    I've had a few mishaps, but plenty of great sailing and cruising. She's the type boat I always dreamed of, and I would buy her again in a minute.
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    Re: Feather Pram for Kotik

    I guess I'd better start cutting the tons of iron and lead off my ketch! :)
  18. Re: Reserve buoyancy for bare hulls: SAFE, Cheap, easy?

    I use inflatable boats seats, the rectangular kind that go in a dinghy.
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    Re: Feather Pram for Kotik

    I routinely use trim ballast in my tenders. I like a 25# shot bag. I can trim her neutral, or by bow or stern for wind. I can still row from the middle thwart with my slim wife in the stern if I put...
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    Re: Ceremony for name change?

    When I changed Lodestar to Wandering Star, I opened a bottle of rum, each crewmember took a sip or shot, and I poured a shot into the water.
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    Re: 1956 wooden Comet mast repair

    Welcome aboard!
    There are several ways you can repair that. Search "clothespin scarf". I've repaired a rotten mast by scarfing on new wood one side at a time until it was new all the way around the...
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    Re: Distance Calculator Dreams

    I like it!
    If you do pass through Long Island Sound, you can raft up with my boat in Mount Sinai Harbor. I can give you a ride or pick up supplies for Mount Sinai or Port Jefferson. And buy you a...
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    Re: First time repairs to a CLC Skerry

    That looks to me like it may have been previously repaired, and it doesn't look very bad.
    Marine epoxy, WEST, TotalBoat, there are others. The simplest thing would be to mix some epoxy with filler...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Nice! Makes me smile.
  25. Re: After a 6-7 year hiatus, its time to finish my Arctic Tern

    I keep a 12v air pump in my car, plugs into the cigarette lighter socket. There are extension cords for that too.
    Good luck with the project, keep us posted.
  26. Re: caulking 65 year old International 500 with asphalt

    Hi Geoff, welcome aboard!
    You used cotton first, or the boat still has cotton in the seams? I've heard of many different materials for paying seams, even cement. I've used Slick Seam, which is oily...
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    Re: "Starlite" 27-1/2 ft Auxiliary Cruiser

    Welcome aboard Alfredo. Nice looking boat.
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    Re: Modern yacht rescued by the past

    Not as extreme an example, but I have rendered assistance by towing a motor boat with a sailboat, and a PWC with a rowboat.
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    Re: First build, Great Wicomico

    Nice!
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    Re: Cherry floorboards on open boat

    I've used Interlux nonskid compound in varnish, it works.
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    Re: Mist anyone?

    Hi llitvak, welcome aboard! JBRADYM hasn't posted in over a year. Perhaps you should start your own thread to renew the topic.
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    Re: 17' Benford Gaff Sloop Listing in TX

    If I were looking for a boat that size, I would fly to Texas to see her.
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    Re: MinnKota Corrosion?

    I have a saltwater model that I pull out every few years. I just went down and looked at it, the paint is peeling as you describe. But it's over twenty years old, so I don't mind.
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    Re: Fiddlehead: A solid wood single canoe

    Sounds great! I dream of building a cedar canoe too.
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    Re: Sources for Skin-on-Frame Fabric?

    I would bend the frames, and use more of them.
  36. Re: Need help finding the HIN on a 1958 Sandusky Custom 15

    Glad to hear it. I once owned a boat trailer registered as HOMEM 1. When I registered it, the DMV guy told me I couldn't have VIN 1. But it was on the old registration, and when he looked it up, sure...
  37. Re: teaching kids to build a boat in an hour!

    Great story Thad!
    I once built a flatiron skiff for a friend in three days, no plans, no power. I was going to visit, they lived near a pond, her birthday was approaching. I told her my idea, she...
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    Re: Wooden Boat For Sale

    Renee
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Looks great!
    No one but you will notice the flaws.
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    Re: Restoring damaged Tan Sails.

    I don't think you can dye polyester after it's produced. Some kind of surface coating might do it. The sun may also have damaged that fabric.
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    Re: Devlin Egret

    It looks good. I like the sprit rig (I've sailed a few). I used to own a 20' v bottom sloop that performed quite well, though that had an iron keel. If this boat calls to you, build it.
  42. Re: Need help finding the HIN on a 1958 Sandusky Custom 15

    I owned a 1961 Pennant Sloop for a few years. I think the only number it ever had was a NY State registration. Your boat must have been previously registered, that number should help.
    Nice boat,...
  43. Re: What happened to the movie "Below 40 South"?

    Thanks Chris, that ought to satisfy my curiosity.
  44. Re: teaching kids to build a boat in an hour!

    Welcome aboard Sandy! The originator of this thread never posted again, maybe the idea went nowhere. I'm sure the members of this forum can help you find a suitable plan or two. I suggest you start a...
  45. Re: What happened to the movie "Below 40 South"?

    Is there a book, article or blog account?
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    Re: Wooden Boat For Sale

    I would ask myself if it fit my needs and storage space. If that answer were yes, I would go look at it. If it wasn't rotten or broken, I would re-cover it with nylon or dacron.
    Keep us posted.
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    Re: Wooden Boat Hull Cleaning

    I just bought the Davis Scrubbis tool, but haven't tried it much. When I had a boat that drew less than 5', I would anchor in shallow water and walk around it to clean. I just used a wood handled...
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    Re: Hatch prop?

    I have a small wooden belaying pin that props the main hatch open when I want it. But my forward and after hatches have built in vents, so I don't often prop the main.
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    Re: Topsail for a spritsail rig

    Welcome aboard Bryan, thanks for the update.
  50. Re: Starting a new small Pirate Schooner build this winter (m)

    Very cool!
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