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  1. Re: Where does the drainplug go on a skiff? Devlin detail.

    For goodness sakes, ask Sam Devlin!
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    Re: Homemade boat HIN #s and reselling

    I gave away the one I built.
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    Re: Devlin Surf Runner 25

    Why twice the designer's HP?
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    Re: Long point skiff

    Is this it?

    http://www.thomasjhillboatdesigns.com/the_long_point.html
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    Re: Shingles - Both Eyes

    Bilateral herpes zoster is very uncommon, and you were very unlucky to have it in both eyes.
    Good luck with treatment.
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    Re: Leaf blower recommendations please

    Buy the most powerful corded Toro (Lowes has it). It is compact, easily handled and outstanding.
  7. Re: New guy looking for ideas on building a boat for rowing, fishing/shellfishing in

    I'm going to push you a little
    towards a minimum power skiff, which can be rowed, but which can also perform very well with a little power:
    John Harris's Peeler Skiff, available as a complete kit...
  8. Thread: Shop heat

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    Re: Shop heat

    Electricity is pricey, but it is easy to use only when and where it is needed, and it is odorless.
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    Re: Freeboard and flair? Bolger work skiff

    I gave mine to a charity because I designed a radically different flat-bottomed skiff, and have had it built for me.
    My Bolger-clone had a 25 HP Honda 4-stroke, and topped out at 29 mph with 2...
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    Re: Freeboard and flair? Bolger work skiff

    I used 5 x 10-foot sheets of 3/4" okoume marine plywood (single layer) for the bottom of my Clam Skiff.

    For his Lumberyard Skiff, Walter Baron laminates two layers of 1/2" marine plywood (cut from...
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    Re: Freeboard and flair? Bolger work skiff

    I built a slightly sleeker version of Bolger's clam skiff, without the heavy shoe.
    It had practically no wake at 20-25 mph.
    It is a fabulous boat, despite some banging in a chop.
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    Re: Freeboard and flair? Bolger work skiff

    Bolger's 15.5' work skiff is described by Dynamite Payson in his "Instant Boats." It is shorter than the 18' foot clam skiff, and narrower (4' beam) as well.
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    Re: Retracing Lewis & Clark?

    A cargo canoe with a small sail and a small outboard...
  14. Re: Has anyone registered their "home-made" boat in Pennsylvania, USA ?

    I doubt that you will need flotation unless you plan eventually to sell your boat.
    Flotation is fussy, adds quite a lot of weight, and takes up a lot of space you thought would be useful for keeping...
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    Re: This neighbor sums it up pretty well.

    Beautiful!
  16. Re: Plywood Butt Joints: Join before or after cutting?

    The joint should be the same.
    If you butt your pieces before cutting out their finished shapes, then you can see whether or not the whole piece is marked as you want it to be.
    If you work with...
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    Re: How shall we avoid riots?

    Perhaps ban all handguns?
    They hardly qualify for the second amendment:

    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of the state, the right of the people to bear Arms, shall not be...
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    Re: 20 hp or 25 hp? Somebody make up my mind.

    20 HP is enough.
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    Re: Outdoor winter storage of plywood boat

    I leave mine on its trailer.
    I bring in the battery, to keep it trickle-charged.
    Repair any bare wood before storage.
    Cover the boat well, especially if it does not have a drain.
    If it does have...
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    Re: WoodenBoat Show 2020 is cancelled

    Sad. One of the very best things every Spring...

    I hope that WoodenBoat will expand its monthly section on launchings and re-launchings, so that we can see some of the new ideas that are...
  21. Re: Good system for covering small boat outside?

    Several questions, in no particular order:
    (1) Does the boat drain well if right side up? If not, then the cover needs to work very well, and you need to appraise the situation frequently.
    (2) Must...
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    Re: Plywood puzzle joint clearance

    For heaven's sakes, ask John Harris how he does it!
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    Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    When you are up in the wilds, do you ever (like Slocum) have any of the natives on your decks (he had Indians; you might have bears), or do they stay ashore?
    I am trying to picture you and your new...
  24. Re: Looking for a 17-20 foot boat design or manufactured boat that is a little unique

    Sam Devlin's Dipper 19?
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    Re: Fiberglass Cloth failure?

    It sounds like an odd thing to do, but could this mast be turned on a lathe, and the glass peeled off?
    Then the wood could be re-glassed and the epoxy covered with a suitable UV blocker.
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    Re: mahogany alternatives

    Consider erisma uncinatum. My lumberyard sells it for decking, sometimes under the name cambara, and sometimes called dark red balau.
    It is beautiful, dense, smooth, easily worked, easy to epoxy and...
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    Re: Seaworthiness of the Atkins- Russel R

    Have you looked at Tom Lathrop's Bluejacket?

    See bluejacketboats.com
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    Re: I keep considering something like this

    Looks like junk.
  29. Re: Lumber Yard Skiff: how would changes to developed profile affect hull shape and b

    Why not ask Walter Baron at Old Wharf Dory, who designed the LYS.
    He went through a series of steps to perfect his design.

    From my point of view, this is one of the simplest boats to build of any...
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    Fleet vs Pamet Blue

    I am finding it difficult to compare Tom Hill's Pamet Blue with Ross Lillistones's Fleet.

    Would the designers or others help?
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    Re: Raising the Captian's Daughter

    Wonderful advice above.

    Get the book "Raising Cain." It's for raising a boy, but it is equally applicable for girls.
    My take on the book is "be where the kid is."

    And be yourself. This girl...
  32. Re: Sheathing stitch and glue with glass -- outside or inside?

    "glass is much stronger under compression than tension"
    This doesn't make any sense to me either.
    Sheath the outside of your boat. Period.
  33. Re: Biggest little boat to build and store in my garage: SCAMP, TL, Houdini or.....?

    Your requirement: "11) fit in my garage for building and storage on trailer, on a lifting platform strung into the rafters. (15' LOA max?, see below)
    Note: Interior space of garage is: 12' high and...
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    Re: Good deal or run away?

    The original hull looks interesting, but the added prow and cabin and hardtop look amateurish.
    If the original hull is sound, and you can buy the whole shebang for $5000, and you don't mind...
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    Re: Bending a Pre-Fiberglassed Panel

    This is an old thread, but it does not mention a potentially worthy addition.
    It is well known that some fabrics like xynole are "stretchy" enough when embedded in epoxy to provide considerable...
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    Re: Trailer tongue extension

    Most trailer companies will add a few feet as needed. They did for my Karavan...
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    Re: Bolger ( ? ) Skiff NY

    Definitely a 5 x 18-foot Bolger clam skiff.

    Check all the wooden surfaces that could be damaged, especially the keel, stem, gunwales and drain hole.

    Good luck.
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    Re: liking Buttigieg more all the time!

    Amazing. A politician who talks sense.
    I hope he gets more attention.
  39. Thread: Working Low

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    Re: Working Low

    This from Wikipedia:


    Turmeric and curcumin, one of its constituents, have been studied in numerous clinical trials for various human diseases and conditions, but the conclusions have either been...
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    Re: Sit On Top Kayak Recommendation

    Get one that has drains for the seat and foot wells.
  41. Thread: Big box of WB

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    Re: Big box of WB

    I am keeping only the issues from the last decade.
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    Re: Goat Island Skiff in Meranti?

    Boulter Plywood gives the weights of 4 x 8-foot sheets of 5-ply marine plywood 6mm thick as 18 pounds for okoume and 31 pounds for meranti.
    Six sheets of meranti for your boat would weigh an extra...
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    Re: Low power planing skiff - inboard?

    A lot depends upon the kind(s) of waters you wish to be in.
    For rough offshore water you will be happiest in a V-bottomed boat, even at 15 knots. And a windshield helps. Consider Atkin's Ninigret....
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    Re: Rowing the Maine Coast

    Is that you and your lady-love, rbgarr?
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    Re: Transatlantic -- no sail, no motor, no problem

    My guess is that his little boat will roll so much
    that his brain will not be able to make any useful decisions.
    UGH!
  46. Re: kirby's paint: low luster vs. semi-gloss, vs. gloss

    I have a question about paint hardness.
    I used a water-based 2-part polyurethane paint on my skiff, over a well prepared epoxy/glass surface.
    The paint is still in excellent shape after 7 years.
    I...
  47. Best design features for a homemade plywood family inshore power boat

    Stability... appropriate for all ages
    Capacity... comfortable seats for 2-6 family members
    Shallow draft... for easy trailering, launching, exploring and beaching
    Planing speed with modest power...
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    Re: Wharram Catamarans , discussion required !

    For cruising catamarans of equal size, what is the difference in daily speed between a fast boat and a slower boat?
  49. Re: How much epoxy is needed to bond sheets of 3/4" marine plywood together?

    [QUOTE=JimConlin;5704330] There's a section in the Gougeon Brothers book on estimating. They say 13 square feet per pound of mixed resin.

    Thanks Jim. I looked for but missed that excellent...
  50. How much epoxy is needed to bond sheets of 3/4" marine plywood together?

    I need to laminate several large sheets of 3/4" okoume marine plywood with epoxy.
    I expect to fasten the sheets together with temporary screws about every foot, plus edge clamps. All the necessary...
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