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    Re: Sitka spruce for mast?

    Don't overlook the supply that might be serendipitously available from your local lumber yard. I'm not talking about the big box stores, but the small local yards. Go there early on a Saturday...
  2. Thread: One last try

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    Re: One last try

    I should have included more contact details. Find him easily on Facebook, Historic Vessel Vega.
    His name is Shane Granger.
  3. Thread: One last try

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    Re: One last try

    Try reaching out to Shane, owner of the Vega, mentioned in a recent thread about a haul out accident. He lost his entire collection of mags and is looking to replace them.

    He's a good man, doing...
  4. Re: Bottom paint recommendation needed for a Whitehall kept in the water

    At the risk of initiating some thread drift, just what is the best technique for removing an ablative bottom paint?
  5. Re: Bottom paint recommendation needed for a Whitehall kept in the water

    I used an ablative bottom paint on my Pete Culler Daysailer, and I have regretted it. Looking for an alternative.
    Its hard to apply, messy in use and every time the boat goes on or off the trailer,...
  6. Re: Repair- Pete Culler's Catboat for W.H. Hagan

    Check this out. Might have some useful guidance for your new birds mouth mast.

    http://www.storerboatplans.com/DavidCatboat/davidcatboat.html
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    Re: Chapelle 18' Skiff (HIC303)

    Crisp and clean work. Very well done. Kudos.
  8. Re: Seeking reviews of "Off Center Harbor.com" or "Off Center Crew" Videos

    The boat porn alone is worth the price of admission.
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    Re: Guideboat thread?

    Wow, Mn Dave. That is a lot more information than I ever expected. Thanks.

    I appreciate all the responses, thanks very much.
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    Re: Guideboat thread?

    Benson, thanks much for those links. The WCHA org is new to me, I am now a registered user.

    Also found a link to Chris Woodard's website.
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    Re: Guideboat thread?

    Yes, AuSable, Chris Woodard rings a bell. Wondering why it might have been deleted? It was a great thread.

    Thinking of a guideboat build and wanted to reread it. A shame, indeed.
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    Guideboat thread?

    I recall from a few years ago a beautifully illustrated thread on the building of what I recall was an Adirondack guideboat in the old school fashion. I have done several different searches to find...
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    Re: How Should I Fill This Gap?

    As a craftsman who has had to repair (more than) his fair share of oops moments, I now look for ways to fix problems like this one in a way that makes the fix look like it was done on purpose. Hunky...
  14. Thread: Dinghy sails

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    Re: Dinghy sails

    Contact Stuart at Dabbler Sails. He did a great job for me, reasonable price and delivered on time.

    Like Todd says, quickly, his schedule will be filling fast.
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    Re: Slick seam query

    I have used SlickSeam successfully on Lady Grace. Works quite well and the claim printed on the can says it can be painted. But that is something I can't vouch for.
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    Re: How to build blocks?

    So, I will chime in on this old thread. Recently came across a technique for holding the block blanks while hand shaping. This is such a simple thing, but I have not seen it mentioned nor illustrated...
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    Re: workability of hempex?

    How is that Spunflex working out?
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    Re: Crime fiction featuring boats?

    My favorites are the Travis McGee novels by MacDonald. Good yarns, easy read, and there must be 15 or more in the series.
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    Re: US Supreme Court versus voting

    Keith, curious if you have some data reference about the number of voters that potentially would be unable to comply with a voter ID law?
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    Re: US Supreme Court versus voting

    Fraud does exist. And when voting becomes electronic, I predict it will be a bigger problem, though of another sort. So the question is valid. Just curious, Keith, are you as adamant about unfettered...
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    Re: US Supreme Court versus voting

    Nope. I don't wish to disenfranchise anyone. My point is that we are all better off if a lot of people don't bother exercising their right to vote. Surely, neither one of us is entitled to make that...
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    Re: US Supreme Court versus voting

    Good one, CW.
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    Re: US Supreme Court versus voting

    Thanks, Ian. The conclusions stated in your latest post pretty much make the case for voter ID.

    But the bigger question is this: why is it so important to you that everyone vote? You must...
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    Re: US Supreme Court versus voting

    This is a perfect case to cite, Keith. In this context, how much fraud is acceptable?
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    Re: US Supreme Court versus voting

    I get the difference. What is your point?
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    Re: US Supreme Court versus voting

    Democracy is a funny thing at times, Keith. It only took 53% of Americans to think that the President should be re-elected. On this principle, that a majority does not make it so, we agree.
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    Re: US Supreme Court versus voting

    Keith, here is a quote taken from a Townhall article published earlier this year:


    According to this audit by the North Carolina Elections Oversight Committee, at least 81 dead people have been...
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    Re: US Supreme Court versus voting

    Not necessary for me to read the record in this case in order to rebut your assertion, Ian. Instead I offer a snippet from a National Review article from 2012:

    "Indeed, a brand-new Rasmussen...
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    Re: US Supreme Court versus voting

    Above the Bilge, Ian, I read your posts with great respect and deference. But down here, I'm going to disagree with you. There really is no rational argument for polls to be open for six weeks prior...
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    Re: Schooner Munteyn Top

    Those two Tancook whalers (#33 and #47) appear to be the very same boat. Change the hull color and add a new set of sails.
  31. Re: Traditional cam/jam/tube cleats for small boats?

    Pictures added to post #21 above.
  32. Re: Traditional cam/jam/tube cleats for small boats?

    Do keep us posted on how that works out.

    For myself, I'm going to make up a pair of these tubular jobs and try them out.
  33. Re: Traditional cam/jam/tube cleats for small boats?

    As a side note, my pics above (post 21) do not show up on my apple products (Mac and Ipad) nor my droid phone, but do show on my desktop machine. Anyone else having this problem?
  34. Re: Traditional cam/jam/tube cleats for small boats?

    Curious about how you resolved your jam cleat situation, Thorne.

    I have been pondering a setup on Lady Grace for my jib sheets to make it easier to sail solo. The tubular designs in bronze...
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    Re: Chappelle skiff

    Regarding the quarter scale lofting, it worked quite well for me on the lofting of my Chapelle sharpie. I decided to try it after reading the article by Harry Bryan (sp?) in WoodenBoat mag. Plenty of...
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    Re: A few boats having a nice sail

    Got it, Paul. Thanks for that other link.

    Feeding my water lust, great videos.....
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    Re: A few boats having a nice sail

    Sounds like a great video. Wishing that the link would show up for me......
  38. Re: Bob's Boat Building Diary (a video blog of procrastinations-rants and winning)

    Bummer. Content blocked. Did you use music with copyright issues....?

    Please repost, maybe without the music. Thanks.
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    Re: Perko Bilge pump rebuild

    Thanks for your reply.
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    Re: Perko Bilge pump rebuild

    Got it working.
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    Perko Bilge pump rebuild

    Simple (?) problem with the O-ring on the Perko manual bilge pump I recently acquired. I have removed the old o-ring, or rather, it broke up and got sucked out with the bilge water. The groove for...
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    Re: Schooner Alderbaran

    Hayden? As in Sterling Hayden?
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    Re: New Matinicus Peapod under construction

    I get it. The stave construction requires a different approach. And the epoxy is a great material, though I have never used it.
    I'll say it again, you have treated us to a terrific thread on your...
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    Re: New Matinicus Peapod under construction

    You have certainly built a most beautiful and inspiring boat. i have followed this thread from the beginning. kudos....

    I do have a question, though, about your recent post on the cleats and bee...
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    Re: Culler Daysailer 17' 7"

    One more shot that gives a better view of her lines:
    ...
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    Re: Culler Daysailer 17' 7"

    Lady Grace was launched last week, sans spars. Varnishing continues on those, but I wanted to get her wet and swelled up in the meantime.

    Here she is with most of her elements set up, before...
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    Re: WBS 2013 photo's

    Bump.

    Great pics so far, but I know there are more out there that need to be shared with us poor boat porn lovers that could not make it to the show.

    Don't make us beg....
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    Re: Acryllic Latex Caulk for Bedding

    Google turned up this blog post. Informative....

    http://blog.dankim.com/2009/04/24/marine-sealants/
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    Re: Acryllic Latex Caulk for Bedding

    Please forgive me if this is an ignorant observation, but the purpose of bedding compound, especially for hardware installed above the waterline, is to merely exclude water from the crevices where...
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    Re: Help naming my boat

    Venti. Yep, Venti.
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