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    Re: Cutting List SOF--Dave Gentry Chuckanut 15

    Start with the keel at 15'. Layout the frame spacing from the bow end as they are specified in the Building Guide. Attach the frames 1-6 onto the keel. You can leave the bow and stearn pieces out for...
  2. Re: Daysailer conversion... Interesting project mostly woodenboat.... part not

    Rod, This looks like a great project! I look forward to your excellent (as always) story and photo essay.
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    Re: Fitting out. Where do you/did you start?

    The dunnie is a tough piece of equipment to place. I made a box the size one required and placed it here and set it there and sat upon it in variouse places. It never was quite right so I bought the...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    2 coins Greg!? one for the original launch year and one for the year you launch her...
    Regarding your setee backs, I thought of maybe hinging them at the top so that they could e made into pilot...
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    Re: Gartside 116A

    Congratulations Stephane', Catherene, and welcome to new George-Emry!
    Glad to hear that all are safe and sound.
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    Re: Fitting out. Where do you/did you start?

    Greg, I was thinking about finding the ends of things (bulkheads) and then fitting stuff inbetween them. You can kinda see the chain locker bulkhead toward the bow and then mock ups of the cabin...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    What's out of square, the door or the door opening? there is always a chance that the catch side of the door has sagged.
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    seayou7----Aureole
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    One of these days I am going to count the number of times I am up and down the stairs, between that and the Jumping (to conclusions) and the Running (off at the mouth) I get lots of exercise! :-)
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    Re: Gartside 116A

    Stephane, sorry to hear of your injury as well, Heal quickly..
    Are you due for a new crew member soon?
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    Re: A Dragon's Tale (Or The Story of Looe)

    What a great looking project! Saving another classic is such a worthwhile project! And she really finishes out that shed too!
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    Prop Comparison and thoughts

    I've been having conversations regarding Prop requirements for Black Spirit. We are constrained to a 13" diameter. The shaft is 1" and off center. Looking at a 20 HP engine, 2:1 reduction.
    28.9' LWL...
  13. Re: You Want Seasoned 12" Beams Free of Heart and Sapwood?! "Click"

    Chuck, I just spoke with a friend in TN who has standing oak he would cut for ya. He suggested you give Shoun Lumber in Butler TN a call (423) 768-2013 . If they doen't have it they can point you...
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    Re: Triumph Stag

    The Rover V8 3500 (ex gm215) was used in the MGB BT V8, as well as the Stage 1 Series 3 Land Rover 109s, the Defenders for the US market, the Range Rovers up to 1995, the Discoverys up to 1999 and a...
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    Re: happy boat girl

    You're absolutly right!|:)
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    To do a right proper job at frame replacement, the best way is to start with a semi-cleane slate. Clear out as much of the congestion as possible.

    The first picture is Black Spirit, about 3 years...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Now that I have slept on it..
    I agree with seayou7, remove the offending frame then copy it on the bench. This will make it easier to match the bevel. Then slide or lay it into place and re-attach...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Chuck, here inlies the difference in our boats. Black Spirit is a strip planked boat with the planks being about 1" thick. The frame strips I am using are 1/4" so in the end, no nail tips came...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    You guys nailed it on the head...

    OK, enough punny business, now get back to work!
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Chuck, I steamed a set of strips into place then the next day came back and nailed the first strip into place then gooed and nailed the next stirip followed by the next yada yada yada. I am doing...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    We have been through several different ways to mold the frames in. First we started by trying to press them down onto place. Could never get enough pressure to get them into the tight curves. Then...
  22. Re: Mixing Bronze and Stainless steel on deck - do you?

    Mike, you bring up a good point about a traditional boat. I don't consider Black Spirit a traditional boat, But Stephane's 116a is most certainly one (in my opinion), and Larks H28 I could go either...
  23. Re: Mixing Bronze and Stainless steel on deck - do you?

    I have been collecting older Shaeffer and Harkin bits because they are more traditional looking than the new composite material stuff and I think they mix well with the bronze stuff.
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    Re: Milo Christensen - thoughts and prayers

    I just saw this, Bad news, followed by good. Here's to a speedy recovery Milo!
  25. Re: Anyone with or restoring a boat built on Man-O-War Cay, Bahamas?

    Mike, Welcome to the Forum. It was a pleasure meeting you last weekend. If you don't mind, share your dinghy build stories and pictures as thay are very nice builds and would be of great interest to...
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    Re: Grizzly/Laguna Bandsaw?

    Chuck, I was able to get an old (60's vintage) Powermatic Model 81. It was 1.5 hp 3 phase so I bought a 2 hp single phase motor and swapped it out, put a new blade on it and started sawing. This...
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    Re: Rudder Repair, what would you do?

    Ok, sounds like soaking is the way to go. DaveG metions slick seam.. what about other underwater caulk type stuff (4200 etc) Would you glob some in the big checks before soaking?

    ps. I will...
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    Re: Rudder Repair, what would you do?

    Peter, it's 47 years old. The last 15 have been on the hard..
    The frame around it is kinda weak, bronze straping, nailed into the wood.
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    Rudder Repair, what would you do?

    Black Spirit's Oak Rudder is severly checked.
    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee183/Claudia_David/Working on Black Spirit/DSC04328.jpg

    The ones you can see are about 1/2" wide and all the way...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    If I would read more instead of just looking at the pretty pictures (sorry Y:o)
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Larks, what I am no seeing is any connection (bolts) that connect the frames to the floors. Black Spirit's floors were nailed throught he hull with bronze ringshanks nails and then they were bolted...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    You sure do get a lot done in a short time! She is really looking great!
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Very nice looking! You have really moved things along!
  34. Re: Give me a couple of hours Baby. I'll be back.

    All I can do is smile.
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    Re: Gartside 116A

    Very nice Stephane! That picture is certainly Cover worthy!
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    If you have the room, a real nice set of stairs and a work platform are really nice to have.

    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee183/Claudia_David/Working on Black Spirit/Cleanedout005.jpg

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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Looks great Chuck! Do you really have to close the shed in any more? We had an open end and side tarp covered shed over Black Spirit and had a nice tunnel effect breeze thru it which really helped...
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    Re: S&S 'sandbagger' FS

    I would love to see this boat in person, but I have no idea where it is. The ad says it's in WPB (10 minutes away) but the broker is in Jacksonville (4 hours away) and the pictures show it in the...
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    Re: how to get mast off trailer

    Chuch, Black Spirit's 47 foot hollow spruce mast can be carried by 2 people and I have her set on big shelf brakets along a wall in the shop. I was amazed at the lightness (but then again it is...
  40. Re: Video of launch of Phil Bolger Long Micro "LOMA" and 6 day cruise Northern Thaila

    What a beautiful part of the world, thank you for posting.
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Not to hijack but I remember that Tom from this thread.
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?120786-Concordia-goes-on-the-rocks&highlight=rocks

    I think ACB's comment at the end says it all..
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    Re: Deep South boat wood suppliers?

    Paul, I think given a choice I would certainly want to hand pick the boards I want. But if I had to trust somebody else the guys at WP know their wood.

    I have no interest in WP, I have only used...
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    Re: Deep South boat wood suppliers?

    Jeff, I am with RodB, World Panel can ship you ply and boards (mahogany and teak and other stuff too). They are out of Riviera Beach and ship reasonably and quickly.
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    Re: This is really hard to say......

    We all will be standing along side you at dock side as she pulls away under a new helm Lew. Congratulations on the sale and condolences for your loss, but; ahhhh the memories will last forever.
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Most excellent!
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    Re: sailing vacation in 4 minutes

    Nice clip of speed around 2:20, great fun
    Thank you for sharing!
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    "unfortunately the shaft hits the centerboard case a full eighth of an inch off center"

    Hmmm, shaft must be bent...:ycool:
  48. Re: Issues to Consider Hiring Hauler and Rigs to Use for Transport

    I just found the invoice from 2007, JE charged $3600. I would figure now adays about $4 a loaded mile.
    This compares to Brian's 3.60 because we were about a thousand miles...
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  49. Re: Issues to Consider Hiring Hauler and Rigs to Use for Transport

    Yes Chuck, all the load bearing on the trailer is done by the keel resting on the big orange timbers that you see in the 2nd picture. She is still resting on the RR ties waiting to have the timbers...
  50. Re: Issues to Consider Hiring Hauler and Rigs to Use for Transport

    Chuck, you can see here that there is nothing under the keel at all,
    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee183/Claudia_David/BS New Home/IMG_0353.jpg

    The Trailer's air suspension is then lowered...
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