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    Homemade boat HIN #s and reselling

    9 years ago John Harris sent me plans for a Sherry Raid he modified into a Canoe Yawl ( I love George Holmes}. At that time I was 70 years old and could still sit on floor boards to handle the sails....
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    Re: At the WBS!

    I saw a shorter version of the Bluejacket many years ago and was gob-smacked. Nice to see one again.
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    Re: The Great American Hobby Shop

    Every time I look at the long scar on my left hand I remember the model wood and paper airplanes I would build 60 years ago. A P51 Mustang caused the scar. I learned to respect tools after stopping...
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    One bad tree

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    This is a picture of an 80ft poplar tree which was threating our house. Cut down in the nick of time. Our tree surgeon Cameron said it was lucky it had so many vines holding it up.
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    Re: Shop Vacuums

    I had two Fein Turbo II vacs purchased about 8 years ago. Both have given excellent service until now. A month ago one started a shrill screaming when turned on. Thinking it might be the carbon...
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    Re: Your favorite island?

    Isle Royal
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    Re: Kits - Yeah or Nay for First Build

    One good thing about selecting a Dory kit from CLC is that you get a HIN# and Certificate of Origin from them. Otherwise you will have to deal with your State DNR for them. They also have a forum to...
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    Re: rustoleum spar varnish

    Dries slowly .....still bit tacky after 24 hours. When dry it seems ok. I use rustoleum antifouling bottom paint (only available in blue and black) and it is very good. Quick drying and covers well....
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    Re: Small Boats 2021 issue

    Tom


    I my words concerning expedition/voyages in Small Boats Yearly was not
    in any way a criticism of your excellent writing in the 2021 issue. I have followed
    your articles in Small Craft...
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    Small Boats 2021 issue

    I have purchased every Small Boats issue since 2007.
    The 2021 issue bothers me.
    Year by year Small Boats has reduced the number
    of boats reviewed per issue. Examples:
    2007 25 reviewed
    2013 21...
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    Rectangular canoe yawl coamings

    I am trying to create a canoe yawl like the Holmes Yum-Yum. The other photo is another one of his canoe yawls. These two examples show the coamings as being rectangular. I have only used oval steam...
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    Leon Redbone dead at 127

    Singer/songwriter Leon Redbone has died. His followers will raise a glass of whiskey to his memory and perhaps whistle one of his songs. My favorite was the one he chose for his obituary, "Please...
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    Re: Peter Lenihan

    I noticed Peter won a "Girl in a Boat" contest at Duckworks Magazine sometime back.

    http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/04/s/contest/photo/winners.htm
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    Re: Oh dear what have i done!!

    Here is a Folkboat I saw in Bergen. Very friendly folks.

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    Re: Discouraged with WB magazine advertising

    You might profit from carefully studying the Van Dam wooden boat site. They seem to be doing everything right....right down to the smallest detail. They have a cult following among those with the...
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    Re: Want to build a raid boat.

    You might want to consider the Skerry Raid from CLC boats. They have sailed in the EC and done well. Any of the boats you are considering would serve you well.
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    Re: In praise of the proper little pickup

    Looking around for a replacement for my older Tacoma (for which I paid $19,500 new) I have been gobsmacked by the price of a new one .... going on $30,000+for one with variable wipers and cruse...
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    Re: Wooden bow anchor fairleads

    I've been eagerly taking notes on the many kind suggestions given here. I have just use some of my purple heart making a skeg shoe and had forgotten how really hard it is. I believe it would make a...
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    Wooden bow anchor fairleads

    I am building a Skerry Raid Yawl on a very tight budget. I'm making my own wooden blocks, etc. but find new bronze anchor fairleads are very expensive ($75 each and up) and beyond my means at this...
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    hurricane flooding rescue boat

    Houston has called for civilian boaters to aid in their rescue of people stranded in their homes by rising flood waters. I have seen flat bottom John Boats as well as jet skies and bass boats being...
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    Re: What can you say?

    If you will kindly read my post # 20 you will find no position of mine on this subject given. It was addressed to Katherine as a possible explanation as to why her father might hold his view. If you...
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    Re: What can you say?

    Perhaps your Dad was referring to this article.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4192182/World-leaders-duped-manipulated-global-warming-data.html
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    Re: Canadian exceptionalism

    We should elect Red Green in 2020 then we would be part Canadian and entitled to wear the maple leaf whilst traveling abroad. Well maybe just a half leaf. Just saying.....
    http://www.redgreen.com
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    Re: New Zealand Radiate for mast

    Sorry....I should have searched for the 2008 Forum discussion on Radiata pine. This wood is now labeled as "pine" but looks to be the same clear straight timber as the Radiata. Some specifications I...
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    New Zealand Radiate for mast

    Home Depot has been selling a very clear straight pine in lengths up to 12 feet which was first labeled as Radiata from New Zealand. Looking up info on New Zealand Monterey pine (always called Pinus...
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    bronze gudgeons for double ender

    I've been searching for gudgeons with horizontal bronze/brass tangs bendable enough to mount on a double ended 15' sailboat. I can find lots of them in stainless steel. Duck Trap carries solid...
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    Kinda looks like an orange comb over.
  28. Re: The best opening paragraph in the history of modern science fiction belongs to. .

    Not the opening but:

    People aren't supposed to look back. I'm certainly not going to do it anymore.
    I've finished my war book now. The next one I write is going to be fun.
    This one is a failure,...
  29. Re: CLC Nanoship 12'6" water ballasted self righting cruising dinghy

    John seems to be quite thorough testing his designs. His Peeler skiff was tested by the Coast Guard before release. I'm sure he will heed the suggestions offered here as to testing parameters for the...
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    Re: Bilge pumps in small open boats ?

    I think you will find that this is the actual bilge pump on Bob Smalser's boat.

    http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL12/1104763/7711190/388231323.jpg

    The following link will take you to an actual...
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    Re: Grandpa thread

    Here is my grandpa Heine. He taught me many things - like most of the questionable ones shown in this picture.
    I've had to give up most of these now - I don't miss them but I do miss him.
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  32. Nelson, Navy, Nation: The story of the Royal Navy and the British people, 1688-1815 -

    The National Maritime Museum at Greenwich has opened it's new permanent display of the British Navy and its role in British national life from 1688 to 1815. If you find yourself in London this a must...
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    Re: New sail plan for Willy Winship

    I will check out the Motor Boat magazine Idea Books at the library. I believe they may be online also,
    I added the Goat Island Skiff lug to the Winship - may have to decrease it's area some. I will...
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    New sail plan for Willy Winship

    I'm interested in building Atkin's Willy Winship. I would like to use a lug or gaff rig on her. Has anyone done so?

    http://www.atkinboatplans.com/Sail/images/WillyWinship-1.gif
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    Re: Your favorite sail/oar under 12'

    For a simple easily built small craft you might consider Nina by John Atkins. 11' 4" x 4' 7" she is a beautiful little cat.

    http://www.atkinboatplans.com/Sail/images/Nina-1.gif
    Atkin & Co. has...
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    Re: Happy Birthday to Lagspiller....

    Happy Birthday
    Fair winds and smooth seas.
    Hold onto that mast!
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    Re: Alaska-Myst

    Here is a detail from an Alaska on display at the Beale Park Boat Show this year. A very appealing boat.
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    Re: Norway bound...

    I was wondering if your train stopped high up in the mountains and let passengers off to view the dancing "Spirit of Norway" ? Along side a magnificent waterfall the "Spirit" seductively performed...
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    Re: Norway bound...

    You're about 70miles North of my ancestral home in Hasvik. Hasvik has an airport and the Northern Lights are a big attraction in the winter.
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    Re: Norway bound...

    Believe me I'm really not complaining ... My week in Norway earlier this year was worth every dime. We found the Pingvinen (Penguin) in Bergen a very economical place for dinner or a drink. A great...
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    Re: Norway bound...

    Better yet ... take lots and lots of money .... The Norwegians used to sail in their long ships to rob people of their wealth. Now they stay home and rob people when they come visit. |:) Not that you...
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    Re: Puzzle Joint Jig

    Here is what Sam say's on his web site describing his kit boats:


    "The foundation of our approach to kit building is a computer-cut assembly jig, the girder design of which assures that the...
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    Re: Puzzle Joint Jig

    I'm curious what type scarf joints your Emerald Marine Candlefish 16 outboard boat kits use?
  44. Re: Bead and Cove carvel planking fiberglassed and epoxied on both sides

    Here is a link to a well known designer builder and the Fenwick 18 in cedar strip.

    http://www.storerboatplans.com/DavidCatboat/davidcatboat.html
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  45. Re: New to the forum. Going to build 20- 25 ft trawler for ocean fishing.

    A gentleman on another forum is building a Noyo 24 trawler. He has published quite a few articles concerning his build - unfortunately so far he has built a building shed, a dinghy, and now a trailer...
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    Re: why do people like tug boats ?

    On his plans for the Gozilli Sam Devlin shows it pushing his Millie Hill from a notched stern. Most folks opted for just the outboard - but building a matched pair would be way cool.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Honeybunny

    While you are at the Detroit Institute of Arts why not pick her up a DR mural? Going for bargain prices and probably the last time to walk through their doors.

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  48. Thread: Quadrant

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    Re: Quadrant

    Any plan for getting control if the gears fail for some implausible reason? (the kind that always seem to strike me) Any way an emergency tiller might be carried? - though I can't see any way to...
  49. Re: Aaargh... do I need to make another transom

    You might try thinning the overlapping end of a plank from 9mm to 4mm and see if it would lay flat on your sweet curve. If so you would then have to add an ugly fillet of thickened epoxy to the...
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    Re: Beale Park Boat Show 2013 photos

    I especially enjoyed looking over Ron Hastie's Alaska designed by Don Kurylko. Done in cedar strip Ron spent 2 and 1/2 years on the build. ...
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