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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    You could probably get similar results by simply bending a flat sheet around the shaft and connecting it at the back end and making it about 1/2 as long. The additional thickness as compared to the...
  2. Re: Building a scaled up Lillistone First Mate in G10 for Bike Sailing

    I "heave to" in my first mate by sailing close hauled, letting the sheet for the lug go completely free, and putting the tiller hard to lee.

    Storer has some tips for jibing a balanced jug.
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    Re: 11 Foot Sailing Dinghy Recommendations

    I feel like 11', rows easilly, seats 3 adults is a case of pick 2 of the 3. Go bigger and you can keep the beam to length ratio down and get a better rowing boat that will seat three. Go broader with...
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    Re: Ash wood for blocks

    I would think Osage Orange would make a good block.
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    Re: Hollow vs solid wood mast

    If you want to go that route, you could just build a carbon fiber mast https://duckworksmagazine.com/16/howto/mast/#.YfiSxabMLIU
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    Re: Hollow vs solid wood mast

    It can be calculated without too much difficulty as the stiffness is directly proportional to and the deflection is inversely proportional to the Area Moment of Inertia (MOI). Aside from the teardrop...
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    Re: Main sheet travellor

    It changes the sheeting angle to be more vertical, allowing you better control over the twist of the sail when the sail is sheeted in.
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    Re: Main sheet travellor

    I use cleats. I have never had any issues with the mainsheet catching on a cleat, but that is also because my attachment point to the boom is forward of the traveler vs. directly above the traveler.
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    Re: Canoe to Sailing Trimaran conversion

    It look like you decided against using the gussets on the leeboard trunk that Beam Reach suggested earlier in the thread. Might be worth adding them to the design.
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    Re: Impressive Inflatable Kayak

    I have an inflatable kayak that can be paddled with 1 or 2, can be checked as standard luggage when flying, inflates with a manual pump in 100 strokes (about two minutes) with a bag to launch ready...
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    Re: How do you attach a block to boom

    I use a prusik and it works just fine.
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    Re: Siri, Doug Hylan's reimagining of Iris

    That is an amazing model of a beautiful design.
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    Re: Lugsail Mast Traveler Question

    I tried this approach but didn't care for it and switched to a traveler hook. One of the problems I had with the above approach is that when reefed with the yard not pulled all the way up to the...
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    Re: 40 miles to Reedville and back

    I regularly sit out on the side decks with the lug rig on my First Mate. I even installed a hiking strap as a bit of security. The added margin of safety provided by the sidedecks were a selling...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    I was nearly seduced by the spritsail and jib rig when building my First Mate. It just looks so nice! Also, I liked the idea of some extra sail area since our summer winds are often light. But...
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    Re: Check this out @13:15 .Bandsaw trick

    Nice tip!
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    Re: Budget skin on frame pack canoe

    I need to make a bottle cutter!
  18. Re: $100. 3 axis gimbal w/GoPro makes for interesting sailing video

    I love your videos of sailing Tempo. This one is fantastic!
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    Re: Two thumbs up for McMaster-Carr

    They are my go-to for industrial doo-dads. They will have it and ship it to me quick saving my a ton of time vs. going to a big box store and trying to see if they even carry what I am looking for.
  20. Re: What is the best way to rig mainsheet for balanced lug sail in 12 feet skiff?

    A loose footed main is connected at the fore and aft end of the boom, creating point loads on the boom. The fore point load is largely balanced by the attachment point of the boom to the mast. The...
  21. Re: Building a scaled up Lillistone First Mate in G10 for Bike Sailing

    This is how I reef my First Mate on the water:

    Head close hauled. Then, let the lug sail completely free and push the tiller hard to lee so the boat would head up. The boat will just sit there and...
  22. Re: What is the best way to rig mainsheet for balanced lug sail in 12 feet skiff?

    That is very similar to the setup I use. My ratchet block is on a loop of line run through the center thwart rather than on the floor so no stubber toes, and I lashed my mainsheet to the end of the...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    The advice I have seen and followed regarding NACA profiles on thin boards is to use the profile for a thicker foil in order to leave enough material to preserve the board's strength, and just leave...
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    Re: Sail & Oar COVID-19 Mini-Cruise

    Really enjoyed this. Thanks for taking the time to document it and then write it up.
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    Re: Homeschooling project.

    Congrats on the launch of a great looking boat! You need to use horizontal orientation for your videos to better show it off.
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    Re: Help with repairing a fireball dinghy

    Those all look to be easy fixes. Here is what I would do:

    Pic 1: Sand/saw back the damaged fibers to cleaner wood. Build the shape back up using thickened epoxy. Since it has been impact damaged...
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    Re: GIS, First Mate, Argie 15, others?

    Seil 18 by Francois Vivier may fit the bill. First Mate is too small for your needs. It is really tight with three.
  28. Re: Looking for a good first timer build, for a small and simple sailboat

    Might want to look into the Mayfly and Mixer designs from Jim Michalak - https://www.duckworks.com/michalak-sailboats-s/129.htm
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    Re: HDPE for sheeves?

    Please make a thread documenting your build. I'd love to see a Seil 18 go together.
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    Re: Around two islands day sail

    That looks like an amazing sail. I have been considering that area as a possible retirement locale, but it's far enough off that I'm worried a lot of that area is going to dealing with regular...
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    Re: Speakers for my Mini Tug

    Have you considered just using a portable, waterproof, bluetooth speaker?
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    Re: sailing in Tin Can Bay, Queensland AU

    I was so glad to see a new video of Tempo pop up in my youtube subscription list last weekend. Keep making them, please. I need to get through winter.
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    Re: SailRite Spur Grommets?

    I have as I ordered a sail kit from them. Came with the setter as well. There were extra grommets that I've used on some other projects. I haven't had any of them fail, including the one that got set...
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    Re: Tucked Bowline Tutorial

    Well, now I'm tying all my bowlines this way.
  35. Re: Masthead streamers: any reason not to fly them to dress our small boats?

    I fly one. I love how it looks, and it helps with sail trim.
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    Re: Toledo Oregon Wooden Boat SHow

    Great Photos!
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    Re: An Ilur in Finland

    Yes, sideways flexing of the mast. Any hard edge creates a difference in stiffness that can concentrate stress at that boundary edge. Over repeating flexing cycles, it can result in splitting of the...
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    Re: An Ilur in Finland

    I recommend putting some epoxy fillets in the corners of that slot for the hallyard sheeve or rounding out the top and bottom of it to half-round. Otherwise, it will likely develop cracks.
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    Re: Great rants

    Looks like the Oyster Farmer won - https://www.capenews.net/mashpee/news/aquaculture-license-issued-for-mashpee-oyster-farm/article_bdf38db4-a17a-11e4-8d20-db417d1bcc14.html
  40. Thread: r2ak 2019

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    Re: r2ak 2019

    Tracker now shows Team Sail Like a Girl in the lead, but both Team Angry Beaver's and Team Pear Shaped Racing's trackers haven't updated for many hours. Super frustrating to follow when you can't...
  41. Thread: r2ak 2019

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    Re: r2ak 2019

    Interview with Team Ziska: Sail like a Luddite, sailing a full restored 1903 38' Lancashire Nobby. https://www.facebook.com/racetoalaska/videos/2177941285638476/
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    Oh, how I remember working to screw the coaming down while the epoxy cured on my First Mate build. That was a ridiculous struggle.
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    Re: Warped, stuck centerboard on Haven 12 1/2

    Storer is pretty adamant about the advantage of correctly shaped foils. See - https://www.storerboatplans.com/sailing-dinghy-optimisation-wiki/index/foils-centreboards-leeboards-and-rudders/

    What...
  44. Re: Building a scaled up Lillistone First Mate in G10 for Bike Sailing

    With an open bow, you're going to get a decent amount of water in there if you sail into the wind in any sort of chop. On choppy days I often find myself stopping to bail a gallon or so out of the...
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    Re: An Ilur in Finland

    I used a soldering iron to directly heat the screw. 20 seconds or so with the tip of the iron held to the head of the screw, and they backed out real smooth. That way I didn't have to wax and I could...
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    Re: I知 braced for the onslaught... xx

    I'm curious as to what you dislike about metric.

    I've worked with both including a couple years of lab research and I've found metric much easier to use. I find it easier for designing, easier for...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    You would have to ask the designer. Ross does have other designs, and his Periwinkle is like a big brother to Phoenix III, from which the First Mate is derived.
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    Re: xmas day sail, in fresh water!

    Love the video.
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    Re: I知 braced for the onslaught... xx

    I bought the imperial versions for a boat drawn in metric. I would have saved a lot of time with the metric plans. Go with metric.
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    That is an old shot. That boat has been completed for years. Build Thread - http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?163814-Building-Lillistone-s-First-Mate
    I've never weighed it, but it isn't...
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