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  1. Re: How to convert poly tarp mils to sail cloth oz. equivalents?

    I made the simplest tarp sail I could for a canoe. No stitching, just duct tape. It worked well up and down wind, but only lasted a season. I just used cheap hardware store tarp, but this was a small...
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    Re: Some wooden boats (mostly)

    Nice pics, thanks.
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    Re: Sail size for a light pulling boat?

    I think you're in the ballpark. A lot of it depends on the sailor. Using your canoe comparison, some people want a 15 sq ft rig, others 100. I've used clamp on rigs on canoes, kayaks and dinghies,...
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    Re: On Portland, Or C/L

    She floats and sails, which puts her way ahead of many old cheap boats. I hope someone saves her.
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    Re: Cruising the Sands

    Very cool!
  6. Re: Skol Ar Mor - Alpha Beachcomber Dory Build

    Handsome boat. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Help identify?

    Welcome aboard!
    If she has federal documents or state registration you may be able to find a builder through those records.
    Good luck, keep us posted.
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    Re: Reuel Parker's Scow 33 build cost?

    Welcome aboard Dante!
    Kyky hasn't posted here since 2015. Lumber prices are up quite a bit, but figuring the material for the hull and deck shouldn't be too hard. Reuel Parker might be able to give...
  9. Re: Lawley sailing tender - paint question

    Welcome aboard!
    My dad varnished his dories before painting them.
  10. Re: Sailboat search, 10 bridge clearance@mlw. Hot stove league discussion.

    I'm thinking switch to lateen sails and short masts. Lugs or sprits might do too.
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    Re: Boat deacessioning

    With two boats at the water and five more in the garage, I think I'll refrain. But I will browse and dream.
  12. Re: Dinghy needs a mast. Need help to ID design or type of mast to build.

    I don't recognize the design. It looks to me like a common type from the mid 20th century, build at home plywood boats. Glen-L was a big seller of such plans, they also appeared in Popular Mechanics...
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    Re: Boat wooden floor scratches

    Welcome aboard!
    This is inside the cabin? I might just spot sand them and refinish.
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    Re: Galvanized Screws

    I've been dipping screws in boiled linseed oil.
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    Re: Sail Area Differences

    I also thought the choice was between two boats.
    There may be other differences that merit the larger rig, more displacement for instance. In a daysailer I would always choose more area, as they're...
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    Re: Sail and oar design choice

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Newbie with Lots of Questions

    Welcome aboard!
    I think you have a pretty good grasp of it, and Boatbuilding Manual will help. There may be other books too, nothing comes to mind right now. Maybe Glen L's Plywood Boat Building....
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    Re: Pricing for boat work

    When my Pop built his dories, he wanted to sell them. They were pretty good, but not professional. As an amateur, his hours were longer than a pro would take too. I suggested selling them at a...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Thanks for the update. Some of the details spark familiar memories.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Thanks!
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    Re: Wee Rob Build in Massachusetts

    It looks good, and seems practical.
  22. Re: Value of Herreshoff 11' 06" Columbia Dinghy

    Welcome aboard!
    As much as the Columbia Dinghy is revered design, I'm of the opinion that a wood boat that doesn't float has little cash value. I would consider the price as if were a parts boat. A...
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    Re: Marine Plywood Prices

    I don't expect inflation to slow down any time soon.
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    Re: Concordia Yawl - Swift

    I would leave them standing.
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    Thanks!
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    Re: Galvanized Screws

    When I built my Glen-L Topper in '87, I think I bought the galvanized screws from them. That boat lasted decades outside.
  27. Re: restore a cedar strip skiff, go t questions

    Nice boat!
  28. Re: restoring cedar strip skiff , need advice

    Welcome aboard!
    I suspect the dark part is in the wood. That would mean stripping, bleaching and refinishing. Posting pictures will help get informed opinions. If the boat is glued strips, be...
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    Great picture!
    Looks to me like a one design race in light air.
  30. Re: Charles Wittholz Sapphire 15' 2" Catboat Plans?

    The page you posted says the plans were in The Rudder magazine. Are they digitized? Copies come up for sale sometimes. Even though those small plans might be incomplete, they could guide a fresh...
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    Re: Star boat

    I think I read an article or book about someone cruising a modified Star, and another about putting a simpler rig in one.
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    Re: Star boat

    Welcome aboard Betty. Thanks for trying to save the boat! There must be a Star Association, probably with an online site and a Facebook page. Perhaps you will find a taker there. Good luck with it.
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    Re: Charter insurance for wooden boat

    I haven't, but there are wooden boats on charter.
    Welcome aboard.
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    Re: Wooden dinghy floatation

    I have a couple of replacement seats for an inflatable boat. They are large, tough and reasonably priced.
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    Re: limp rope

    I use eight plait for some of my sheets. It can be hard to find in polyester.
  36. Re: Restoration of 65foot John Alden Schooner named Florence Richmond

    Welcome aboard, good luck with your schooner.
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    Re: Learn to sail at 75?

    I taught myself to sail from books on the topic, you can too. As with any new sailor, boat, or rig, I suggest starting in warm shallow water, light breeze, close to shore.
    Keep us posted.
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    Re: Strip built Canoe model

    I haven't built nor owned a strip canoe, but my two wood canoes have low ends and I like it that way.
    Welcome aboard, keep us posted on your build.
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    Re: Sitting comfortably in very small boats

    I understand the problem, and use some half measures. My concern with the webbing is the considerable inward pull it would create. Most often I sit in the bottom on a folding camp mat. I have also...
  40. Re: Zorra Traditional Sailing Canoe in France

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Snooter yet again

    Great thread, thank you all.
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    Re: It floats! It sails!

    I love it! Launching your home built boat is one of the best things in life.
  43. Re: Sailing a Swampscott Dory without a rudder

    I've tried sailing two dories without a rudder. The first time was a 19' dory skiff I had to sail off a beach in very thin water. It was yawl rigged, which helped, and very sensitive to weight...
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    Re: Alden 89' Schooner "Freedom" ~ 1930 (?)

    Hi Freedomrider, welcome aboard.
    The guy who started this thread hasn't posted since 2011. You might consider starting a new thread. Are you concerned with the original wooden Freedom or the later...
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    Cheap Craigslist Boats

    Long Island and Boston small boats. Maine too. All $600 or less.
    https://longisland.craigslist.org/boa/d/cutchogue-river-boat/7543873556.html...
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    Re: annapolis wherry build process.

    Looks good!
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    Re: Walter f Rayner Atlantic 38 ketch

    Welcome aboard!
    This is the first time I recall hearing about that design. An internet search turned up some results, so there are a few still around. Good luck with her, keep us posted.
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Nice! I love small boat tinkering. I hope to try two more sails on my new old canoe this week.
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    Re: Siri, Doug Hylan's reimagining of Iris

    Nice work.
    I haven't cast any lead. I visited a foundry near Albany, I can probably find a note or picture. They were casting bronze and steel statues, but might take on your job. An internet search...
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    Re: Sailing Rig for Ozona X (10ft pram)

    Welcome aboard!
    A couple of possible differences: The taller rig will tend to heel the boat more, it has more leverage. Depending on conditions and the skill and weight of the operator, this might...
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