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    Re: Greetings and ask for advice

    Good luck with the project and the boat. There's nothing really hard to repair there.
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    Todd &Tox, if this sail is headed for the dumpster, I see no harm in trying some surgery. It wouldn't cost anything more than some thread in the sewing machine. What might work? Recutting the head...
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    John, All true enough. But we're talking no better than 60 degrees on the wind here. The 17th Century replica square rigger, no jibs or stay sails on her, that I used to crew on could do that. And my...
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    Re: Atlantic Make and Break Fabrication Project @MIT

    A nine-part pattern? Was that ever standard practice?
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    I think this is key to understanding the appeal. These traditional rigs tend to be stout and relatively low-stressed structures. The modern Bermuda rig, by comparison, is a very highly stressed...
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    Thanks, Jim. It was a fun project.
  7. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Every time I watch another episode, it ticks me off how easy they make it look to achieve that level of craftsmanship. Don't they ever break a sweat? Screw up a piece and have to start over?

    And...
  8. Re: Clever idea how to flush a small outboard engine

    I always cranked up the motor. A little seems to run through under the water pressure, but nothing like when the motor starts. No need to put it in gear.
  9. Re: Clever idea how to flush a small outboard engine

    If the hose is handy, then one of these things is even easier to use.

    https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/Hf3ab38d1514f4df082d20baf1cbce3dbC.jpg
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    If the sail is built right and everything else is in order, you shouldn't need such a thing. You should be able to do much better than 120 degree tacks. It sounds like the sail just isn't flattened...
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    Re: Starting my Petrel Play build

    There's another way to hold the strips in place. Take some monofilament fishing line or, better still, synthetic sinew sold for SOF kayaks. You can run the line around screws in the forms and then...
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    Re: A kayak for Caroline

    OK, it's done. Lot's of fiddling since the last post -- coats of varnish, outfitting, etc. But it's officially done.

    So Caroline has her boat, which I promised her last Christmas. (Please don't...
  13. Re: I want to build airplane lifting wheels into my boat Im building, but dont know h

    Wonderful. Thanks for sharing the news.
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    Re: Best Boat... For This Specific Scenario

    I think it's gotta be a catboat to do the job. Wittholz has a 14'11" one that would be nice, but yes, you'd have to squeeze 11" out of it -- if the authorities actually come around with a measuring...
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    Re: Sail and oar design choice

    Very nice. I especially like the color choice.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Really enjoying this. Thanks for the continued journal.
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Good to see the progress. I'm enjoying following this -- not a job for the faint of heart!
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    Re: Plywood Snipe build

    Very nice. She looks quite fine out there.
  19. Thread: Hartley TS 16

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    Re: Hartley TS 16

    To the something similar question, if I were looking to build a boat in that size range for two to cruise in, one boat I'd study is the Core Sound 17 Mark 3
    Another is the Norwalk Island Sharpie 18 ...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    My boat is in this range, too. 18'6", 5 foot beam and about a ton displacement. I've found that sail and oars and patience work fine 98 percent of the time. That other 2 percent is when it's too...
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    Re: Designing a Sailboat

    The boat sounds and looks much like a Finn stretched from 14'9" to 18 feet. Wikipedia link here.
    One point about the question of sail area -- for a given boat and wind speed, there is an optimum...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Sweet.
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

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  24. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    Agree with you on Kent. I'm well into the Julian Stockwin "Kydd" series and find it engaging. Good audio books for the long drives.
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    Re: Standing or Balanced or neither

    My rule of thumb (or hand, in this case) is 1/4" or 6mm is the smallest line that's reasonable to work with by hand, i.e. halyards and sheets. And for sheets, I prefer a size larger since it will be...
  26. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I used a couple of bladder tanks for fresh water and blackwater holding in a fiberglass boat. They work great -- they conform to the shape of the space available and are very easy to install and...
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    Re: Getting off trailer for paint...

    Any of the above. Also this: Drop the trailer tongue to the ground, block up the stern, crank the trailer tongue as high as it will go, now support the bow. Ease down the trailer and it MIGHT roll...
  28. Thread: Gartside # 207

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    Re: Gartside # 207

    Excellent!
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    Re: Party Barge (pontoon boats) thoughts

    I saw one for sale several years ago. All Torqueedo equipment. Not for water skiing, but made sense for the evening booze cruise.
  30. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    The gray. The orange/brown is way to heavy and out of character for the boat. And as pointed out, would get hot.
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    Re: Outrigger vs. Single-hull sailing canoes

    Well, from the Duckworks description:

    I would strongly advise you to mock up the main hull with cardboard or whatever you have on hand, and consider fitting two people and gear for a few days in...
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    Re: Outrigger vs. Single-hull sailing canoes

    Dave, I will disagree with part of your analysis. Particularly the notion that the multihull has more carrying capacity. For a given length, a good multi can carry much less weight than a typical...
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    Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    Sorry to hear this news. I always enjoyed his posts here.
  34. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    Great work. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: How to name a boat?

    Interesting question on when to name. I have a bunch of kayaks, none of them named. So they get identified by their color. But I do have a compulsion to name sailboats - even the little daysailers....
  36. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Very early on he explains that the hybrid motor system is designed to charge the battery bank from the prop. No mention of what feed rate is expected. But that seems to be it -- no mention of a...
  37. Thread: Depth sounder?

    by Woxbox
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    Re: Depth sounder?

    I pick a general spot with the Navionics app, and then double-check with a lead line or an oar if I feel the need.
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    Re: How to name a boat?

    My boat is called Terrapin. It was designed and is used to sail the shoal marshy waters where the terrapins live. Also, it looks a bit like a turtle to my eye.
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    Re: Bar Island Skiff - Hull flipped

    Nice.
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    Re: Outrigger vs. Single-hull sailing canoes

    Joining the talk a bit late here. But I think it comes down to whether or not you are a speed junkie.

    --A wider boat will give the stability you need unaided by an outrigger, but it will still...
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    Re: Wilcox-Crittendon #1 Tuning Fork

    Cool. Jazz, pop, blues. It's all 440.
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Phil Bolger argued that the number of pieces to be cut and fit are the main determinate of build time regardless of their size.
  44. Thread: LlBean

    by Woxbox
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    Re: LlBean

    Not any more. For example, they both sold the exact same Stohlquist made lifejacket a couple of years ago. Bean price 130. Cabela price 95. They used to sell Woolrich sourced clothing at a big...
  45. Thread: LlBean

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    Re: LlBean

    Most of their goods are way overpriced. Compare with Cabela's, for example. I was in the discount shop in Ellsworth, Maine, today. Even at 30 percent off, it's no great deal.
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    Re: Deks Olje problem

    It's oil, not varnish. It's not intended for a high-build finish. I suspect you have it on too thick. I haven't used it in many years, but I'm a fan -- but you do get a workboat look.
  47. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    That's how they did my kitchen countertop and it fit perfectly. But I was told this is the old school technique, most countertop measurements are taken with some sort of laser device now. What I...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Alex, I agree 100%. And in the end, you have the boat you want, not something that is sort of but not quite what you want.

    But the cost did surprise me. I completed my Autumn Leaves in 2019 after...
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    Re: How much plaster should I shop for?

    Do the layup oversize on the good side of the boat, pop it off and trim to fit and join it over the hole.
  50. Thread: How do they?

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    Re: How do they?

    The masts are often not plumb for & aft. Athwartships, measuring from masthead to rail will do it.
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