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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I haven't looked in on you for a while, Jim. Really impressive work that you are doing.
  2. Re: Building a (Very) Little Giant - a 1:12 Scale Model of Peaceful

    That's how it felt to me. I'm not entertaining enough to post every day.
  3. Re: Building a (Very) Little Giant - a 1:12 Scale Model of Peaceful

    We still have lots of detailing to do including interior doors and cabinet/locker doors, deck hardware, toe and finger rails, rub rails and some windows. I'm hoping that maybe another year of...
  4. Re: Building a (Very) Little Giant - a 1:12 Scale Model of Peaceful

    The most delicate bit of all was taping the boot stripe and the signature red Richardson arrow on the topsides. Clark did a truly masterful job. You may be able to spot one black fleck at the boot...
  5. Re: Building a (Very) Little Giant - a 1:12 Scale Model of Peaceful

    Then the really fiddly bits began. I think it took about three hours to get a tape line for the bottom paint that looked good to everyone including Jessica. I really underestimated the challenge of...
  6. Re: Building a (Very) Little Giant - a 1:12 Scale Model of Peaceful

    For the finish coats on the hull, we built a poor man's spray booth in the garage and used an auto detail gun to shoot the color. A few frustrating fits and starts as the days were hot and windy and...
  7. Re: Building a (Very) Little Giant - a 1:12 Scale Model of Peaceful

    Here is the interior of the head with a side view of the galley shelves once glued and with a first coat of paint.
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  8. Re: Building a (Very) Little Giant - a 1:12 Scale Model of Peaceful

    Is every two years too often to post updates on this little project? :) We've been making progress in brief sprints separated by long periods of doing other things. I'll bring things up to date in...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Just dropping in to say hi, Chuck. Happy New Year.
  10. Re: Building a (Very) Little Giant - a 1:12 Scale Model of Peaceful

    We've made a little bit of progress lately in the midst of working on the big boat and enjoying some time cruising. Clark finished the helm details.
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Haven't been on here in quite a while, Chuck. Great to see your progress and to learn that your engine is finally on it's way home. Sorry that I missed your question about the paint recipe we used....
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    Re: Restoration of a 1939 Richardson

    That was a big part of the reason the boat came to us in 2007. The folks in and around Knoxville that were even remotely qualified to work on her had either retired or passed away. And I still find...
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    Re: Restoration of a 1939 Richardson

    I guess the good news is that when we leave the yard this time we will have fully restored her structurally from stem to stern - twice in some cases. :)
  14. Re: Building a (Very) Little Giant - a 1:12 Scale Model of Peaceful

    I won't use true packing glands on this one. I'm going to replicate the "dripless" design that is on the full scale. It's not in place in the photo above, but I milled a compression washer out of...
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    Re: Restoration of a 1939 Richardson

    Interestingly, they didn't cut those planks off. Some former shipwrong had installed an handful of 1-2' planks at the stem and backed them with butt blocks. Those "shorty planks" will all get...
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    Re: Restoration of a 1939 Richardson

    As long as I'm updating the forum, thought I might as well post a little progress report on the full scale project as well. What started as a routine haul-out and bottom painting job turned into a...
  17. Re: Building a (Very) Little Giant - a 1:12 Scale Model of Peaceful

    I was a little bit surprised at how many of the techniques we use on the big boat translate directly to the model. Some of the most obvious ones are the use of battens and templates to shape planks...
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    Toward the end of the vacation we started getting varnish on some of the brightwork. I have to say that this was particularly satisfying.
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    Despite fighting the cold and flu for much of the holiday break, we managed to make some good progress on Little Peaceful. Prior to visiting, Clark finished the upper cockpit deck, and we were able...
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    Re: Restoration of a 1939 Richardson

    We'll be at the Christmas party again this year. We'll probably bring the traditional holiday ham again. Hell, I may serve drinks from Peaceful's cockpit. Pat and Lou, I do hope we get to see you...
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    Re: Restoration of a 1939 Richardson

    The biggest challenge I see with other wooden boat owners is that they imagine that shipwrights can look at a boat the day it is hauled and give them a firm estimate and timeline. Then once the work...
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    Re: Restoration of a 1939 Richardson

    I'm looking at it as a blessing in disguise at this point. We hauled in the fall this year so it gives us plenty of time to complete the repairs without missing prime boating season, and as a result...
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    Re: Restoration of a 1939 Richardson

    The jury was still out on the keel when I was last over there. The initial thought was to completely replace the section we replaced in 2007, but I'm not sure yet what the final plan is. I should...
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    Re: Restoration of a 1939 Richardson

    Thanks guys. Pat, I've heard a few stories now about how the bad fir found its way to Seattle. The planks that went into Peaceful were from a lot that Peter bought from Joe Dunato, and he was pretty...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    It's been a while since I looked in on this site. And now I find that another sound and reasonable person has completely lost their mind. Welcome to the club!
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    Re: Restoration of a 1939 Richardson

    We decided after we hauled to have someone come in and sand off all of the bottom paint so that we could get a clean start on the bottom, and I'm really glad that we did. When we started prepping...
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    Re: Restoration of a 1939 Richardson

    We are well into our winter haul out with some fun progress and some not-so-fun surprises. The initial plan for the haul out was to add a heat exchanger and eliminate the raw water cooling, replace...
  28. Re: Building a (Very) Little Giant - a 1:12 Scale Model of Peaceful

    We are continuing to make slow but sure progress. Clark built the forward cabin top and sent it to me so that I could dry fit it, fiberglass the exterior and cut the recess to accept the upper cabin...
  29. Re: Building a (Very) Little Giant - a 1:12 Scale Model of Peaceful

    Here's a link to all of the progress photos I've shot along the way. Let me know if you have problems accessing them.
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    A couple of more including the rough shaping of the stem and rough sanded hull.
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  31. Re: Building a (Very) Little Giant - a 1:12 Scale Model of Peaceful

    It's been quite a while since I updated the thread. I got a little bit burned out on the project over the winter and set it aside for a while, but I've made enough progress lately that it's probably...
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    Re: Restoration of a 1935 Richardson Cruisabout

    Ours was originally butt jointed, and still is. It did leak. I taped the seam neatly and sealed it with Sikaflex. It's been watertight for 4 years now. There is a stick of quarter round at the...
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    My list is only in my brain right now, and that mode of storage gets less reliable year over year. It probably makes a ton on sense to write things down.
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    Re: Atkin Fore An' Aft Cutter Model

    Jim, this is Jessica,
    Thank you very much for the amazing assortment of tiny tools. I love them... especially the saw and the planes. I've learned over the years that the best presents come in...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Second on Lefty's comment. You are doing good work at a faster pace than I would expect from a part-timer.
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    I might want to buy this boat once you are finished with it. Sadly, the price will never recompense the love we put into these old boats.
  37. Re: I want to build airplane lifting wheels into my boat Im building, but dont know h

    Now I will contribute to thread drift. Let me know what you think of Xbox One. I occasionally sleep with someone who works on that.
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    Re: Atkin Fore An' Aft Cutter Model

    I feel remiss for not posting here earlier. Jessica absolutely loved the tiny tools. Her father suggested that we build a static display for Little Peaceful that consists of jacks and blocks and...
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    Re: Atkin Fore An' Aft Cutter Model

    Since Jessica doesn't read this forum, I can say "thank you" to James for sharing an amazing set of tiny tools that will be under the Christmas tree for my wife. She has loved them from the moment I...
  40. Re: I want to build airplane lifting wheels into my boat Im building, but dont know h

    I started the problem when I called you out inappropriately. I can handle the repercussions. Thank you for being gracious. And Merry Christmas to you and your family. I've spent a few days in...
  41. Re: I want to build airplane lifting wheels into my boat Im building, but dont know h

    How is your build coming along? Have you stalled a bit due to the weather? We are fighting that here.
  42. Re: I want to build airplane lifting wheels into my boat Im building, but dont know h

    Write what pleases you. As I mentioned earlier, you happened to catch me on a bad day. Don't worry any more about it.

    Tom
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    I can't tell you how excited I am about this find. Our electric horn sounds like a stepped-on-duck.
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    Re: Restoration of a 1935 Richardson Cruisabout

    If you can get to it cleanly, a heat gun does wonders on cured epoxy. You can easily scrape it out with a putty knife or small chisel.
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    Nice!
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    Re: Restoration of a 1939 Richardson

    After Jessica got down to the boatyard today and had a chance to see and touch the edge treatment, she really liked it. So we ended up going with the 1/8" roundover treatment for the inside edges....
  47. Re: I want to build airplane lifting wheels into my boat Im building, but dont know h

    I'm sorry about the mean comment that I posted here (now fixed). It basically said stop posting so much nonsense and focus on your boat. I was in a bad mood, and drank too much gin on top of it....
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    Re: Restoration of a 1939 Richardson

    Thanks for all of the feedback, guys. It's nice to get some confirmation that I'm not going about this entirely the wrong way. Convincing the commodore will require some more work.



    I...
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    I enjoy reading your thread quite a bit. I'd love to hear more about your boat.
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    Re: Back to square one?

    I can't speak to your particular issue, but every shortcut I have taken has cost me 2-3 times as much time and money to repair than if I had just stopped and did the thing correctly the first time.
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