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    Re: Doug fir for bowsprit?

    I would have thought an epoxy laminated stick, or even birdsmouth, would be more stable and stronger than a solid piece, no? Am I wrong (entirely possible), and what specifically is your rigger...
  2. Thread: Canoe Gunnels?

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    Re: Canoe Gunnels?

    Locust would be awesome, but I've never had the good luck to see a piece that long that even resembled being clear. Pics? :)

    edit: I see your edit, nice!
  3. Thread: Canoe Gunnels?

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    Re: Canoe Gunnels?

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    Re: Canoe Gunnels?

    The first canoe I did in Ash, paid to have them shipped from Mad River, to replace rotted ones on a glass canoe. The second canoe I did, I got a long Sitka Spruce Board locally and ripped gunnels. ...
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    Re: Georgetown SC Wooden Boat Show

    Do you have any more pics of the one listed for sale? Looks like a Pete Culler Sloopboat maybe?
  6. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Very cool Ron. I know Shaw well. Hoffman cove and Cedar rock might be the finest place it the world on the 4th of July, but don't tell anyone, or it might cease to be true.

    A quick internet...
  7. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    I read "they pull great" to mean they do a good job of pulling the ply to the deck, as in "pull up" very well. I'm guessing your boat is full of galvanized fasteners, I can't imagine a few staples...
  8. Re: 1938 Fraser River Gillnetter Molle B is for sale on Seattle CL

    I think you'd have had a very different trip aboard the Full moon. Glad to see you've got internet in the s pacific.
  9. Re: 1938 Fraser River Gillnetter Molle B is for sale on Seattle CL

    What happened to Full Moon? Or Petrel for that matter BY:D... I don't know Tempest, local?

    There's a short list of really good looking double enders, and Molle B is certainly on it. Oh, and...
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    Re: "Free" Boat in Oly: H28

    I put "Free" in "quotes"....
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    "Free" Boat in Oly: H28

    Anyone up for a project?

    https://images.craigslist.org/00505_1aaSL3Jf1wQz_0iS0nH_600x450.jpg

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/zip/d/olympia-free-sailboat-wooden-ok/7505290614.html
  12. Re: Can I add a steering stick to a rope steer system?

    Check out the stick steering and throttle systems Florida man uses on Gheenoes (basically a glorified version of what you have designed by Harley and Pugar Gheen). It's really just a push/pull cable...
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    Re: Table saw paddle switch

    I've done exactly what etdbob shows on an old Atlas cabinet saw. It works great. I'm pretty sure mine is 3HP, wired 220v single phase, and I bought the cheap amazon one rated for it. Easy to stop...
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    Re: Atkins Ingrid for sale

    It was the new in box Hasse main sail and the relatively new parceled and served dynema done by Brion Toss that got my attention. Not that far off of Jmadison's Julia in that regard.

    If they're...
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    Atkins Ingrid for sale

    I have no association with this boat, other than seeing it for sale occasionally over the years. This is a screaming deal on a beautiful boat. I've got far too much going on to even consider this...
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    Re: Washington K-D Boat Company, Seattle WA

    Did I ever mention the treadle operated chandler and price in my basement? Let me know if you ever feel the need to risk your fingers in exchange for properly printed paper goods.


    For your...
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    Re: Washington K-D Boat Company, Seattle WA

    Well, first you'd need to find a cheap or free vintage silk screen setup that only needs a little bit of work...
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    Re: Washington K-D Boat Company, Seattle WA

    SHe really does look a lot like Henrietta, maybe a few feet shorter. She'd make a great puget sound boat! Excellent contender for electric power too. She wouldn't take much to get to hull speed,...
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    Re: Washington K-D Boat Company, Seattle WA

    https://images.craigslist.org/00o0o_iT3GN15ZFswz_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg

    Looks like an unfinished, unlaunched hull just turned up for sale. She looks so much like my boat, I did some searching and...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Folks will tell you skip jack are no good, but bleed them and ice them when you catch them and they're just fine in my book. (similar story with the various 'lesser' salmon up here). Grill em for...
  21. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I think Ben's on to something:

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/boa/d/bellingham-commercial-trawler/7386080196.html
    https://images.craigslist.org/00f0f_bam2EycwyHUz_0CI0lM_600x450.jpg
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    Free Wooden Boat Magazines in Seattle

    I got maybe 200 back issues a few years ago for free, and have flipped through a bunch of them, but I really don't want to store them any longer. I think it's more or less complete from about 1992...
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    Re: Is this true silicon bronze?

    Either that is a nearly pure copper screw (unlikely I think?), or the 'percentages' don't take what it can't measure into account. Silicon Bronze should be something like 96% Cu by weight. The rest...
  24. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Not that he needs the recommendation, but John and crew put a new transom on Henrietta, and generally got her (and me) into shape when I first purchased her. Totally different boat and transom, but...
  25. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    YES! I've been trying to justify buying that tender for weeks (and failing). It would be best if Chris got it so I would no longer be at risk of making a bad decision...

    The last time Ben shared...
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    Re: Compass planes - Kunz?

    This thread inspired a local CL search:

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/tls/d/kittitas-new-circular-plane/7322692813.html

    Seems a good deal for someone in the market. $150 USD for NIB...
  27. Re: One of my favorite boats just came up for sale on Seattle CL

    What a great little boat! Hope to see her on the water someday.
  28. Thread: foul ball

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    Re: foul ball

    I think the girl climbing the wall for the unbelievable catch is fake. It was part of an ad campaign, I forget who put it on. It was a while back now.
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    Re: Replacement for Fein random orbit sander

    I have an older version of the 6" RO from Bosch. I've found it to be excellent. Vacuum and cord are still separate though.
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    Re: Atkin's Hearts Desire

    Jeff,

    She's a Columbia river gillnetter with a forward cabin. I think she would have been a bow picker originally, but her history is a bit murky. Here's a link to her thread:
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    Re: Atkin's Hearts Desire

    My boat's a few feet longer than Heart's desire, but not a totally different idea. The previous owners put a canvass cover on that might be a good compromise for you as well. The cover slides in a...
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    Re: Navigation lights on a pilothouse?

    I tucked mine under the overhang on the roof. No issues with visibility/glare at night.

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    Re: Dipstick oil extraction pump

    I use one of the hand pump vacuum ones through the dip stick tube. I've found warming up first is critical, and it does take some time, but it's about like Breakaway said; draw the vacuum, walk...
  34. Thread: Engine paint

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    Re: Engine paint

    If it's particularly rusty, you might consider POR-15. The acronym "paint over rust" isn't quite accurate, as you still need to knock off anything loose, degrease, and ideally use their etching...
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    Re: Radar Mount for Wood Mast?

    No, these aren't great pictures. That's actually a U bolt you see, which to my thinking had to be installed on the knee before the knee was installed on the mast. I believe there are multiple wood...
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    Re: Radar Mount for Wood Mast?

    Not the best pictures, but this is what I've got. My boat came with that little JRC unit, (which promptly stopped working). Looks to me like they built a simple wood knee and shelf, and probably...
  37. Re: Henrietta: The Columbia River Gillnetter turned Downeast Lobster Boat

    I think the absurdly oversized engine in the bilge is enough ballast. mmd is right; it's the hull shape. She resembles both a PNW troller and a lobster boat, but she doesn't have the draft of the...
  38. Re: Henrietta: The Columbia River Gillnetter turned Downeast Lobster Boat

    Thanks Alan, I like her a lot too.

    If I had all the money in the world (or was building new), I'd find a way to address how tender she is, and how loud she is. Those are my only 2 minor...
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    Re: Concordia Sloop Boat #5: Reliance

    One thing that's been bothering me this whole time is a little split at bottom of the stem. I had been considering packing it full of epoxy, or tar, or maybe nothing because it's all outside the...
  40. Re: When an owner is forced to give up his perfect boat.

    What ever happened to Ida-J? I hope she's still around and in good shape.

    I came across this thread while I ponder putting stabilizers on Henrietta. Jay, do you know if he ever used paravanes,...
  41. Re: Henrietta: The Columbia River Gillnetter turned Downeast Lobster Boat

    Lest I be accused of ignoring Henrietta while I work on Reliance...

    The hatch is getting close to ready to install. After all that talk of heat setting the glazing, I just put a few small screws...
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    Re: Concordia Sloop Boat #5: Reliance

    Hi Larks,

    Glad you're enjoying the ride.

    I cooked up a recipe I found on the forum of antifreeze, borate, and borax over on my Henrietta thread a while back. I plan to use a bit of that,...
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    Re: Concordia Sloop Boat #5: Reliance

    So at this point I know I need to replace everything down the center of the deck. Breast hook is a gnarly looking piece of oak that has let go of its screws. The blocking between beams is in...
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    Re: Concordia Sloop Boat #5: Reliance

    Agreed. Not an issue at all. It might have been the most solid connection on the boat! It was just a surprise to me after digging out so many little bronze screws to encounter some big ole iron...
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    Re: Concordia Sloop Boat #5: Reliance

    Back in post 32, you'll have noticed that I pulled the mooring cleat out. That showed me that the king plank was pretty rotten, so I pulled it. Underneath, I see that the deck beams are not really...
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    Re: Concordia Sloop Boat #5: Reliance

    Well, it's been a long month of repeatedly thinking I'm done removing wood and can get on with replacing wood, only to change my mind. I'm well aware I'm on a very slippery slope, but I think I have...
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    Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    And now I see the post that I missed above. Disregard the question. :)
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    Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Did you get that setup off the folks at electra-dyne? Looks similar to the pot puller I got from them a couple years back. I've been really happy with mine, but I do wish I had a bulkhead like you...
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    Re: Concordia Sloop Boat #5: Reliance

    slow, but sure.

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    Re: Sharpen a carbide tipped saw blade?

    I've used east side saw in Bellevue for sharpening large paper knives before. I'm pretty sure they're the local go to for sharpening of saw blades etc as well.

    http://eastsidesaw.com/
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