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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    Tom, I went looking for that test data on your Bluejacket site and find that the site isn't working. I got a error page reporting that. Just letting you know.

    Jeff
  2. Re: Hardwood transom-oak dowels or galvanized pins?

    The boards for the transom are only 20 inches long so it shouldn't be a problem to simply edge glue them without any internal pins, splines, bolts, nails, etc. Use a couple of exterior cauls to keep...
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    Oh, way cool! Are the hawks real territorial... like do they dive-bomb you if you get too close?

    Happy 4th to you, Tim.

    Jeff
  4. Thread: Cartoons.

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    Re: Cartoons.

    Bonus: And the gun wouldn't even need to be real!
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    Re: Thank you EBay!

    Probably sold by someone who owns a heavy wooden boat that was turned too sharply to starboard and as a result the stb. chock was torn off. Fortunately for you, that guy couldn't find a replacement...
  6. Thread: At the WBS!

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    Re: At the WBS!

    Looks like a Bluejacket... Tom Lathrop.

    Jeff
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    Re: Custom built stow hatches.

    On their website, Port Townsend Watercraft has instructions for a hatch. They also sell the toggle hardware for them.
    http://www.ptwatercraft.com/SCAMP_hatch_Instructions.pdf

    Jeff
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    One can talk and debate the idea of pre-coating all day long and never really know what the result will feel like. But if a simple test is done on a scrap of similar material, then the conjecture...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    A heads up to anyone using StopLoss bags: Epiphanes varnish comes in a can that's slightly smaller diameter than most quart cans. The funnel can slip off and that can result in a real mess. Yeah, it...
  10. Re: '57 42 foot Constellation. Trying to reduce 14' 6" height for road transport

    I know nothing of these boats. But if a water route isn't an option, then I'd adopt my usual philosophy: Somebody built that, therefore it can be taken apart.

    Jeff
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    Re: Fourth of July rant

    Our island city banned fireworks a couple of years ago. That didn't stop our idiot neighbors from lighting off one last year in the midst of a very dry heat wave. I heard one bang and yelled over...
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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    If the deck is structurally sound then it doesn't need the strength providing benefit that epoxy filled glass gives. And since it isn't glassed now, I'd presume that to be the case. If true, then I'd...
  13. Thread: Portage Pram

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    Re: Portage Pram

    Very sweet, Steve. She looks much better on the water than in the back of your Suburban, and she looked mighty good there!

    Jeff
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    Tom, with those conditions, I'd have stayed ashore on our deck and had a beer with my friend while we watched the waves roll by. I must admit that I'm a light wind sailor. Even though I am certain...
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    Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    My climbing partner and I got lost on a route and darkness was coming on quickly. So we had to rappel down in the dark. On one pitch he went first and I watched the piton we'd driven flex under his...
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    Re: Kolibri Rudder repair

    My only tip is to advise you to provide some photos and more detail on how the rudder is built. Perhaps then folks will know how to advise you.

    Jeff
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    Re: Varnishing and Holidays

    I could take a photo of the varnish on my boat that would show a perfect finish. You would praise my varnishing prowess. But because a photo is limited to a small area, you would't know the truth. I...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Look great, Alex.

    Jeff
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    Re: Glued plywood lapstrake- scarf in situ?

    I've built two glued lap boats and scarfed all the planks on the bench. For the second boat, I too wanted to minimize the amount of ply to purchase. This was simply a challenge I set for myself, more...
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    Re: Success Selling a Small Boat?

    I've never had a bad experience with Craigslist. Whereas I have had, in the distant past, a bad experience using Facebook. Why do people think that FB, a site that is known to harbor all sorts of...
  21. Re: Should I get a Manufacturer's Identification Code?

    Are you sure that you have to register an 8' dinghy? Here in Washington the lower limit is 16'. I didn't bother to register my Somes Sound for several years because it's a few inches short of 16'....
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    Re: Seattle CL Find: Blanchard Dreamboat

    I love the look of the dreamboats. But having one (more accurately, the maintenance work associated with having one) isn't something I want to wish upon myself.

    Something I've wondered about the...
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    Re: Cordless sander recommendations

    Afraid so, Bruce. To release the kraken you must now build a traditional carvel boat with white oak ribs (steamed, not lammed), with a laid deck. Sorry, but it's the only way.

    Jeff
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    Re: Backyard pizza oven.

    OK, another question for all you pizza bakers: How do you get the filled pizza dough into the oven? Explanation of why I ask: The recipe I've been using, while tasty, makes for a fairly sticky dough....
  25. Re: Gunwales, bench seat tops & bow deck - Epoxy & paint or primer & paint?

    It's not a lot of extra work to add solid wood edging to the ply edges. This treatment will look better, resist impacts better, and be easier to seal with paint.

    Jeff
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    Re: Backyard pizza oven.

    So with all this talk of pizza, who's got a really good pizza dough recipe that isn't too much of a fuss to make. I've been doing a sourdough one but am unhappy with it.

    Jeff
  27. Re: Vehicles Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles

    I doubt that our Camry will reach 200K.... At least, for me. We put only 5,000 miles on it in its first year. So, that would mean 40 years to hit 200K. I doubt I'll still be driving at 114 years old....
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    Re: Backyard pizza oven.

    Dave, I'm going to copy this idea. I've done a few pizzas on my three burner Weber gas grill by putting the goods directly onto the grate. First bake/grill one side, take that out and decorate the...
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    Re: When the numbers don't add up?

    When building my Somes Sound there were times I'd read Brooks' build instructions and truly wonder what he meant or I'd wonder if he truly meant what I read. Then I'd work out my own way of doing the...
  30. Re: How to prevent splintering when using birdsmouth router bit on VG fir?

    I used the birdsmouth bit that LeeValley sells on the mast for my Somes Sound. The mast is about 24 feet long and does not have a uniform taper. So two reasons I couldn't use the table saw. I don't...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Nick is one voice for a particular point of view. And there are many voices with a contrary point of view. So tell me, which point of view is most responsible for keeping this thread alive?

    Jeff
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    Re: When the numbers don't add up?

    MushCreek: I checked the plans (yes... I have a set. never built the boat) Brooks states right on the lines drawing that the angle of the transom is to be 11. So that is that. Any other angle that...
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    Re: When the numbers don't add up?

    I had, more or less, the same situation when building Brooks' Somes Sound.... the trig didn't match the given dimensions. I'm a civil engineer in a former life, so I feel your pain. Brooks told me to...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    What are the odds in this scenario: Contestant makes choice. Let's say he open door A ... Monty opens a door that isn't door A ... There are now two doors that are unopened. Monty brings in a new...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Tom, according to the logic you claim in the final sentence... If you were to show that you are holding two jokers, then the odds of the other holding the King would not increase to 100%. And that is...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Since the game seems to be that the host opens one of the doors that he knows to conceal a goat, then gives the contestant another choice, means there is really only one game/choice/gamble to be...
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    Re: DeWalt cordless multi tool

    Great idea! What do you use for glue?

    I have the original Fein tool and their velcro backed triangle sanding pads. They are worthless because they simply won't stay in place.

    Jeff
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    I think it was the teak oil. At least the cover label says something about teak. It's simple stuff that offers some protection.

    Jeff
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    Re: Need help--first time back to US in years!

    McMullen, you're not fooling anybody with this act. But... if you put a 30 horse on Rowan, I, for one, will consider that a credible step into the void.

    Jeff
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    I used clear WRC for the sole on my Somes Sound. True the wood is soft, but just how hard does a sole need to be? Mine is holding up nicely since I launched in 2015. The boat gets regular use during...
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    Re: Whatever happened to The James?

    Good to hear you're prospering and sailing, James. Stay safe and stay happy.

    Jeff
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Party On, Ian!!! You are an inspiration.

    Jeff
  43. Re: Can I add a steering stick to a rope steer system?

    You might find an article that Harry Bryan wrote in WB#227 to be informational. He describes the install of a stick steering station in a build. There is also an article I saw on Duckworks about...
  44. Re: Can I add a steering stick to a rope steer system?

    I lived in Anchorage for a long time and for a spell, I ran a 19' Grumman square stern with a 10hp. I built a lift for the motor and used it regularly to navigate those skinny spots you write...
  45. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    If one uses a hose for final clean up of the stripper... where does the waste paint/stripper go?

    I suspect the answer is: The storm drain, then Puget Sound.

    Jeff
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    Re: Catalytic Converter Stolen

    Are a certain type of vehicle more likely to be hit? We have a new Camry that's very low to the ground. So, difficult to get a body under there to do any sort of work. I don't worry at all here at...
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    Re: How long before small engines go electric?

    My EGo's run time varies widely with the length and quality of the grass I'm cutting. Manufacturers can't give a minimum run time because somebody will tax the mower and disprove them. In this...
  48. Thread: Meg and Me

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    Re: Meg and Me

    Very best to you Ian. Thank you for bringing another wonderful wooden boat into the world.

    Jeff
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    Re: Seeking advice to fix tracking issue

    How about simply cobbling up a rudder, or rudders, to try out. Don't permanently affix it, so something that clamps onto the transom. Make it adjustable. Then go try it out. This trial will tell you...
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    Re: california drivers

    I was born and raised in Southern California and have no real love for the place. However, picking on drivers there as being most reckless is dumb. Because people are people. Some are plain stupid...
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