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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    If you are looking at something around 18-21 feet LOA with a cabin & sail (which sounds like a great idea btw) then I'd be tempted to look at boats that include some ballast. I'd love to build one...
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    Re: Any info on Oughtred's Sea Hen?

    Not a design I have heard of - though there do seem to be some photographs & stories on the Internet. Can't help, sorry.

    Regards Neil
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    What about the Whilly Tern Steve - it looks like a nice double ender and I think Peter Widders of NSW WBA built one. I do hanker after a) Somes Sound (John Brooks) or b) Jewell by Francois Vivier....
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Some more progress progress on the building of Uisge Beatha. Outer stems and keel all shaped & glued on, screw holes plugged & sanded. Just finished running a fillet along the side of the keel...
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    Re: An Ilur in New York

    Steam bending is a lot of fun, I built a steaming box out of 12mm cheap ply & some pine framing in half a day - with dowels pushed in so that the timber being steamed does not lie on the floor of the...
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    Re: Oughtred Fulmar Build

    I built the Fulmar's little sister, Gannet. Her name is Plockton and she sails like a dream so you will enjoy the Fulmar.

    My trailer has bunks either side to stop her rolling side to side & a set...
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    Re: An Ilur in New York

    Hi Jeff,
    Yes, the Illur is lovely - I haven't built one though I have just finished my 3rd glued clinker hull - a few suggestions:-
    a) Decide which glue you will use - I use Wests epoxy & non of...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Just wondering how easily you can get in & out of the cabin with your waterproofs on - reason I ask is that I do wonder if the opening at the top should extend a bit further forward. But I'm now...
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    Re: What Glue for Plywood Keel Mold?

    There are some videos out there of people pouring keels for Haven 12/ 1/2's, Somes Sound 12 1/2's etc..................... Can't remember where they are right now but some digging on this forum or...
  10. Re: Is Iain Oughtred's catalog available anywhere online?

    Are you thinking of a catalogue of plans? If so, they are available via several websites - wooden boat website for the USA perhaps.

    Regards Neil
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Suggest the cleats should be close to where you will be sitting. If you plan to largely single-hand this boat when you are sailing then you should be sitting roughly halfway between bow and stern -...
  12. Re: Book recommendations - traditional lapstrake boat building?

    You could build a glued clinker boat using plywood rather than timber. I am currently building my 3rd glued clinker hull (a Caledonia Yawl which is a 19' 6" double ender) and find the process of...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Good progress :-) Nice to see the shapes coming together.

    Yes, our boat/garage craner was very resourceful though also rather eccentric - when living out West he and his neighbour built themselves...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    I would avoid floppy spars - you need something that will help retain a good sail shape :-) You could make your own - it's great fun as long as you follow the method.

    Regards ...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Looks great :-) When doing the mast/mizzen steps please remember to ensure that they can drain out - a soggy step swells which jams the foot of the spar!

    Regards Neil
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I marked out the floors for my CY by marking the shape off the mould frames before I laid the garboard planks on - I will cut & fit the floors after I have flipped the hull. We shall see if they...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    "Helping" is such a subjective term........................................................................though I have seen dogs who love boats.
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    If I put all 4 pieces of lead in the boat, about 55 kilos - the single ingot in the photograph weighs approx 18 kilos. I believe Iain Oughtred suggests around 120 pounds of ballast if the owner...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Onwards and upwards Moriarty :-)
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    All the planks are on :-) Whisky consumed :-) And now adding more timber to the bulge in the aft outer stem. Have made (not finished) boxes to cover up the lead ballast I plan to lay either side of...
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    Re: Outboard Bracket Ideas

    Ballentines (USA spelling) sells brackets made for Haven 12 1/2's - it allows owners to hang a small outboard off the side of a 12 1/2. They are not cheap!!

    Or, there is a video on Off Center...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    A member of our wooden boat group unbolted his garage roof, had a crane lift the roof off, and the lifted the boat out. After the boat was out the roof was craned back in and bolted to its frame...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Hi David,
    Sorry to hear your first day out was a bit tricky - I know this sounds a bit overly clever clogs but you really will have learnt a lot - and next time will be much easier as a...
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    Re: leaky launching

    You are not alone - I and others have experienced leaked centreboard cases at time of launch. I would be wary of using fibrrglass or other tape to fix the issue. With my Gannet ( which leaked...
  25. Re: Pros and Cons of painting the hull before turnover v waiting until near complete

    Yes, paint before roll. Think this design is clinker (?) and you want the paint to run into that lap joint :-)

    Regards Neil
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    Re: Leak at CB trunk to keel joint

    Good news Mike :-) I had similar issues with the joint between centreboard case & keelson in my Iain Oughtred designed Gannet. Took ages to fix and many trial launches at the boat ramp. She is now...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    With my lack patience I'd jump in and sail her :-)

    She looks ready to go. You can lots of tuning on the water if you have light winds.

    Regards Neil
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    Lovely looking boat you've built there. Bimini's are ugly but skin cancer is one of the worst cancers down under....................

    You can build a sun screen using timber - though it is time...
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    Re: Gartside nr 203

    Gorgeous boat - enjoy sailing her :-)
  30. Re: Day-sailing an Ilur along MA coast (and NE in general), is it a good idea?

    Loved the photos of Francois's designs on the water.............

    As an aside you can add stability to a dinghy style boat by adding lead to the centreboard. I have put about 6 kilos in the board...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Sorry, can't help with this one - my wee boats don't have windows or cabins. I have seen some messy window installations in boats so some time spent researching may well be worth it. Perhaps a walk...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    1 more plank left to glue on :-)

    Did I mention we live in a nice spot - here is a photo from this mornings walk..................
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    And yes Steamboat I do now try to tire them out...
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    Yes, you don't needs buckets of water to remove amine blush - just a panful will be fine. I prefer to use warm water rather than cold.

    Regards Neil
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Excuse me chaps but your floorboards are, I suggest, sole boards. Picky I know but I was castigated by a real expert boat builder when I started and he persuaded me never to use floor again unless I...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    The mysteries of clinker boat building, how a plank like this:-
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    Can look like this on the hull :-
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    Perhaps I should ask D'Arcy, our latest addition he seems to like lying outside...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Hi David,
    You are certainly getting closer to launch :-)

    You might want to have a glance at the following - I came across it whilst wandering around the splinternet on a rainy day. I've...
  37. Re: Ever dumber than launching without the drain plug.

    Goodness me - I'd never do that....................................................fibber...................

    It is part of owning a boat, making mistakes, owning up to them and amusing onlookers...
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    Re: Fife Regatta 2022

    Lovely yachts sailed in a beautiful part of the world (I used to sail out of Helensburgh in my younger days) - I believe the Portsoy festival was also on just recently.

    Thanks for the photos.
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I forgot one of my favourites that I gleaned from Geoff Kerr's videos. For thwarts and sidebenches round the top edge, and bevel the underedge - using a router/trimmer - it makes a 25mm thwart look...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Looks good Ken - big step forward getting her turned over. The hull will stiffen a lot after you have added floors, breasthook, transom knees and inwale (if you have one).

    Before you recycle the...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Like most boat things, it depends..........................
    My Gannet has a curved sole which is lowest midpoint and bends upward at bow & stern. So I use silicon bronze screws to bend the sole...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Well done with the trial launch, lack of water in the hull is an excellent sign. I know Dick Bedell loves his boat - know he has been in contact with you. He'd probably be happy to discuss sailing...
  43. Re: Paint now or later ? Lapstrake Whitehall

    If it is clinker design then paint the outside of the hull whilst upside down - the paint will run into the plank edges. Leave a bare strip along the top of the sheer plank where you will glue on...
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    Re: Buying outboard online.

    Glasgow - very remote??
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    Re: Let's build a sailboat!

    Yes, go ahead, build the boat - you will never regret it (though there may be days during the build which will challenge you). There is Nothing like launching & then sailing the boat You built!!

    I...
  46. Re: Should I ease lapstrake edges for painted finish?

    I'd suggest - it depends.......................
    Do you want the boat to look like a traditional timber pin & rove clinker build and what would the edges have looked like after a traditional...
  47. Re: Traditional wooden dinghy , for trailer sailing ?

    My boats are glued clinker hulls designed by David Payne or Iain Oughtred - they live on trailers and are doused in the water sometimes. The oldest (Bella) was launched in 2018. I have no sprung...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Well done David, and no water around the centreboard case which is just excellent. And yes the trailer fixup just usually takes a few trial runs + some fiddling, then it will be fine. Looking...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Just wondering if you have seen the Off Center Harbor website videos about fibreglassing, filleting, etc........................ I watched them yesterday and am now looking for 3mm plastic to make...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    At last 5 planks on each side. Recent progress has been glacial due to lots of complexity including a stretched Achilles tendon which was (for me) surprisingly sore but now much better. Weather has...
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