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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    Kids...
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    If you are a subscriber to offcenterharbor.com, Russel Brown has some good videos there too. They are the main reason I subscribed.
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    Green is the stage when the epoxy has become a solid but is not hard yet. It is easy to cut, scrape, etc. but clogs sandpaper and is toxic to breath the dust. Your fiberglass should slide on it. If...
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    Re: Mirror for rowboat?

    I have a Ski-Image mirror which helps some, but I really need to work on making a habit of looking over my shoulder regularly.

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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    IMO you are creating extra work, mandating a week downtime and giving away the chemical bond.
    Green does not equal sticky or even tacky.
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    I have never pre-coated a panel but if I did, I'd take a cabinet scraper to it while it was still green to knock down any high spots and put on the glass right away.
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    When I was new to sailing two different people I took out to try sailing ended up buying power boats.
    In my defense it was in the Columbia Gorge and to me 25+ knots against the current was just...
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    Re: Success Selling a Small Boat?

    Watching with interest. I have eight small boats and should at least sell the 15' dinghy to free up space.
    I don't do Facebook so that's out.
  9. Thread: R2ak 2022

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    Re: R2ak 2022

    Watching Goldfinch with great interest. They are moving very well for a swing keel day sailor.
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    Re: R2ak 2022

    Money will always benefit racers. What do we do, have income brackets?
    The event is about the event. Yes, there is a winner but the R2AK is much more than that.
  11. Re: just a little history, and a lovely wooden boat

    Most of us have heard of the story of Greenland kayak builders that thought the driftwood they used was some sort of sea creature's bones.
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    Re: S&G Pygmy kayak fiberglass repair

    Is that a Coho? I had a heck of a time choosing between the Coho and Arctic Tern. Ended up building 14' and 17' ATs.
    Being lazy I chose paint over varnish.
  13. Thread: R2ak

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    Re: R2ak

    Being a technically better boater that makes foolish, dangerous decisions does not trump discretion and knowing your limitations. It does qualify for the idiot prize though.
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    Re: R2ak

    Team Mustang Survival, a team of teens average age 16.5 years, had the intelligence and good sense to immediately turn back and they are in a Santa Cruz 27!
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    Re: R2ak

    My knickers are twisted up in a Gordian knot over reckless people that take 14' daysailers out in storm conditions and invite restrictions on the competent sailors.
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    Re: R2ak

    It's a good event mostly because of the lack of racing rules and protest committees though its popularity is attracting some who are not up to the challenge.
    In addition to the first leg qualifier,...
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    Re: R2ak

    Quoting myself from another thread:

    The Pt. Townsend to Victoria leg being a qualifier seems to have done its job. A bit harsh perhaps but everyone survived, and a strong message was sent.
    I'm...
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    Re: When to reef?

    The Pt. Townsend to Victoria leg being a qualifier seems to have done its job. A bit harsh perhaps but everyone survived, and a strong message was sent.
    I'm good with the race committee granting an...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    Glad to see you pampering her!
    For future reference you can remove the bottom leaf to lower the spring rate. The result is a guess but it's an option.
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    Re: Let's build a sailboat!

    Let me suggest you put a SOR, statement of requirements, together. Be honest, set priorities and include your needed comfort levels.
    I got a small sailboat 10 years ago that had marginal comfort at...
  21. Re: Just launched my first boat and now thinking about the nextů

    One has to wonder if the proprietary and tradition bound nature of the boat building culture kept the builders from learning from each other and evolving better boats.
    Just a random thought.
  22. Re: Just launched my first boat and now thinking about the nextů

    Congratulations on the build! I have a Skerry with the lug rig. I really appreciate the simplicity and capabilities of the balanced lug. The Skerry, I think, is okay for someone younger than myself...
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    Re: Anchor Rode Questions

    Someone (Don Street?) called that becue-ing the anchor.
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    Re: Anchor Rode Questions

    Wait! Anchor advice from a guy called Breakaway???

    :D
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    Re: Let's build a sailboat!

    You mentioned the beauty of double enders. Let me suggest small double ended boats are a double-edged sword. One edge is the aesthetic, the other is how they make a small boat effectively smaller. ...
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    Re: Seeking advice to fix tracking issue

    Try all of the simple fixes first, no matter how silly they may seem. It's possible that several small issues are working against you.
    To turn a kayak without using a rudder or sweep strokes, you...
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    Re: SCAMP envy/lust

    Is that near Stevenson?
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    Re: Lunch Hook what do you use?

    A 2.5# Mantus dinghy anchor for my 17' boat. I got it based on Steve's (Panope) test results. Next up is a Danforth 5H I bought used 40 years ago.
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    Re: Developable rounded-chine design

    In my limited experience, a bit of weight helps a boat with no or limited rocker through a tack.
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    Re: Anchor Rode Questions

    I still have some good, very dense 3/8" New England three strand from years ago. The difference between it and the punky, soft imported crap is shocking.
    It would take an exceptional chain of events...
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    Re: Lunch Hook what do you use?

    SV Panope has a YouTube channel where he has spent many thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours testing hundreds of anchors. These are real tests, not the all-too-common advertisements disguised...
  32. Re: Small Issue on a Small Boat - Creaky Floorboards

    Glucosamine and chondroitin?
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    Re: Anchor Rode Questions

    On my power boat, which was used mostly in the Salish Sea, 20' of chain and 350' of three strand with thimble and shackle.
    On my new sail-n-oar boat, which will see a variety of waters around the...
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    Re: Centerboard Coating

    VC Performance Epoxy is tough, a possible option. I painted a couple kayaks with it twentyish years ago and they still look good.
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    Re: Fastening bronze fairlead to gunwhale

    Agree on the painter.
    Those are some gorgeous chocks and I'd want to feature them too. In the same vein, I have a beautiful art deco mooring bit that does not match any of my fleet, so it is...
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    Re: Dropped my Rushton. Cracked plank.

    My wife picked up a couple generic big box store versions of the HH. Call them Humble Hoisters, they are a bit crude but fine for our Pygmy kayaks.
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    Re: Question re: Modifying Boat Designs

    I see the Alaska as inspiration, it was the first serious sail-n-oar boat that caught my attention. For me it is too lean though. (See what I did there?)

    My novice concern is how much do you...
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    Re: Question re: Modifying Boat Designs

    You 'spose any Alaska builders have installed a third mast step ahead of the daggerboard? She does seem to have a lot of sail area/displacement.
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    Re: Question re: Modifying Boat Designs

    Alaska at 425# to Myst's 1,200# is significant. It's been said one average man can reasonably row 1,000#.
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    Re: Question re: Modifying Boat Designs

    Let me (over?) simplify Mist vs. Alaska as sail-n-oar vs. oar-n-sail. IMO the rigs are secondary to the hull forms.
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    Re: Hull colours to go with tanbark

    I had a motorcycle that was officially black cherry, and it was beautiful in the sun. Out of the sun it was eggplant.
  42. Re: Paint advice for small rowing/sailing boat?

    I agree visibility is a concern. If you have a white sail, it is quite visible. I consider tanbark sails to be too dark for that reason.
    Consider one of the off whites. My Skerry has Brightsides...
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    Re: Put a Sail on a Skiff

    I appreciate a clean, simple boat. It looks good!
    May I ask what color that green is?
  44. Re: How common tare the comparatively narrow flats (or reverse deadrise) at the chine

    My wife and I appreciate the Albin-25. We encountered a very nice example in the San Juans, gave contact information to the owners and requested they call us if they ever decided to sell. They must...
  45. Re: Cut Water and Transom Band Fabricator Found - Ken Bassett Rascal Build

    That cutwater looks battle ready!
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    Re: Why do immersion suits have arms?

    Ocean Rodeo is no longer making drysuits, Mustang Survival bought their drywear business. Per an email from MS:
    "At the moment, Ocean Rodeo Drysuit is not available. We are expecting to have this...
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    Re: Lessons learned from Shellback capsize

    Beach roller, flotation... and super duty fenders!
    Not cheap but tough.
    110802
  48. Re: Should plywood for the hull be sanded before applying epoxy?

    I got a subscription mostly to see Russell Brown's videos there.
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    Re: Barkley Sound Oar and Paddle defunct?

    I seem to recall the owner retired.
  50. Re: I need effective / efficient method to sort / store fastener hardware - what work

    I don't organize them by size, just wood screws, machine screws, hex bolts, pins & clips, washers, nuts, etc.
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