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  1. Re: Can I get some clarification please; Skiff or Dory?

    It's mostly about comfort. The more V, the less the boat will pound. Of course, slowing down reduces pounding considerably, too. The true dory types have very narrow bottoms, which in itself will...
  2. Thread: More Hartley

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    Re: More Hartley

    What the heck, the important item is home safe. The rest can get blown away in a tornado, right?
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    Re: Ha Noi Transportation

    Yeah, where are the boats? That's how I want to see Hanoi.
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    Re: Fixing unfair steam bent keel

    Man, that should have worked. How long was the wood out of the box before you got it clamped down? That's the only missing piece of information here, and if the piece didn't have time to cool then it...
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    Re: Cape Cutter 19 build consideration.

    Right, there's also Wee Seal and Eun na Mara, but maybe not roomy enough? The mast must be under 20 feet too, of course. I can see why the search ended where it did.
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    Re: Fixing unfair steam bent keel

    That's where I'd go next.
    Is your oak green or kiln dried? I'm surprised it failed again.
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    Re: Cape Cutter 19 build consideration.

    I imagine you've looked at Oughtred's Grey Seal and Kotik? Personally, for some of those waters you mention I'd favor a double-ender with deep ballast. But the Cape Cutter is very attractive, no...
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    Re: Boat garage coming along, house too!

    Mine is 16x24. The ceiling is 9 1/2 feet, door 8x10. It's the biggest thing that the local zoning rules would let me put on my lot. To compensate for that, I specified a high-pitched roof with an...
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    Re: Compact Woodworking Benches

    I was skeptical of these things until I got one. They stow away neatly and are handy for all sorts of jobs. You'll still want a compact bench, of course, but I'd add this or similar to the short...
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    Re: Strip canoe alternatives to wrc?

    I built one with Northern White Cedar, purchased from Wood, Steel & Glas in Connecticut. Nice outfit to deal with and the material was good, pre-milled bead and cove. That was a few years ago, I'm...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Matt, you read my mind on that one. If I were doing it from scratch I would consider bumping up the sides to 9mm. But it wouldn't be that simple. The two stringers are bonded to the ply before the...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Michel,

    Not sure that John Harris the designer wants me to share all of his secrets. |;) The spars are all square or rectangular in section. The mizzen is solid, the others are hollow. The main...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    I've resolved to go halfway or so with the fairing. I put down a layer with a notched trowel, sanded as flat as it willl go and am now filling with a solid layer of thickened epoxy. The hollows are...
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    Re: Great Design Features in Boats

    No question about all of that. But I can't help but keep returning to the people/ergonomics issues. The owner/skipper wants that engine room clean and easy to service, for example, but his guests...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Well I'm deep into filling and fairing the hull. It's a lot more involved than I expected for this slab-sided boat thanks to an unexpected effect. When I bent the sides around the bulkheads and then...
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    Re: Optimist build My first boat build

    Nice work. Is the desk your own design?
  17. Thread: More Hartley

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    Re: More Hartley

    I should clarify, wrap it up for transport, but if it's in storage you'll want ventilation.
  18. Thread: More Hartley

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    Re: More Hartley

    I agree, just wrap it up in a plastic coccoon until you're ready to get back to work on it.
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    Re: Boat garage coming along, house too!

    I'm working on it, Bob.

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    Re: Hello identifying a boat

    It's close to a Snipe, just a few inches longer and wider. There were lots of dinghys like that.
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    Re: Flat bottom hull questions

    It's a popular form all over Asia. Longtails, for example.

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    Re: Has anyone tried this?

    It would be that. And of course someone has already done it.
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    Re: Has anyone tried this?

    I would reduce the plywood hull to simple skeleton of ribs and frames lashed together and glue the PVC over that. It would probably be heavier than nylon saturated with goop or polyester with paint,...
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    Re: Les Gilets Jaunes Triompheront

    The French were inspired by the American revolution. Will the tables turn?
  25. Thread: Munch

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    Re: Munch

    If the sheet is all the way aft, tumblehome prevents it from getting hung up in a tack.
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    Re: Rabl Titmouse Restoration

    I'd say your plan is fine.
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    Re: A trailerable box keel motorsailer

    Bolger experimented with various board placements. The Dovekie and Shearwater were produced with small bow centerboards to complement the twin leeboards. If I remember correctly, the Dovekie did not...
  28. Thread: Peter Lenihan

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    Re: Peter Lenihan

    Yes, he wrote some very entertaining posts. Built a nice boat, too.
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    Re: Chebacco variants

    The mizzen is all about controlling the boat. Basically an air rudder. I added one to my little skiff and find it well worth the minimal extra setup time.
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    Re: Les Gilets Jaunes Triompheront

    OK class, let's conjugate. Who can give me the third person plural, future indicative of the verb triompher? As in, "they will triumph" in English.

    Anyone?

    Extra points: Is today's French...
  31. Re: The improbable voyage of an Anchorage man who tried 2sail to China 2see his wife&

    Walker Bay should buy him a return ticket.
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    Re: Les Gilets Jaunes Triompheront

    Triompheront is the future indicative. Looks right to me.
  33. Thread: Where to start?

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    Re: Where to start?

    If the project is about the process as much as it is about the final product, then success is to be expected. If you want to go all traditional and figure out the basics, you wouldn't go wrong...
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    Re: Chebacco variants

    Check out the Whittholz catboats. Ply construction, big deep cockpits, one sail.
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    Re: Chebacco variants

    Right, you can make the benches longer, but will the boat want all that weight aft?
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    Re: Chebacco variants

    I'd expect the mast would have to be stepped back a bit, or the centerboard moved forward, to maintain the balance. As far as added loads on the transom, I can't believe they'd be enough to warrant...
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    Re: Motor size for 16-17ft lapstrake runabout

    When I was in high school, a friend had a Lyman with a 35 hp two-stroke. We used to water ski with it. This was in the mid 60s, and at that time that size engine was considered adequate. Notions of...
  38. Thread: Munch

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    Re: Munch

    MMD, exactly so. Which point could spin off another bit of thread drift about the merits of multihulls. Reducing volumes of information into a few paragraphs will never satisfy, but hopefully at...
  39. Thread: Munch

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    Re: Munch

    Well, please pardon me, folks, for oversimplifying. But you've got to start somewhere to get a grip on these concepts. In very general terms, I think it's easier to understand if one looks at the...
  40. Thread: Munch

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    Re: Munch

    The formula is quite old, and was valid for the boats of the day. There is no law of physics that puts a speed wall at 1.34 x root of LWL. It's really about the wave a boat creates as it...
  41. Thread: Munch

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    Re: Munch

    No. If the hull has a length to beam ratio of 12-1 or so, figure 2 x root of LWL. But that's not the upper limit.
  42. Thread: Where to start?

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    Re: Where to start?

    I'll second the recommendation that you consider a plywood kit. For a first-time boat project, it will make the building process go far smoother than starting from scratch. It's hard to get the cost...
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    Re: Fixing unfair steam bent keel

    Good move. Keep us posted on the build.
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    Re: Great Design Features in Boats

    On self-tacking jibs, I'm surprised the Camberspar setup didn't become more popular. I haven't used one, but it certainly seems to solve the issue very neatly. Much more so than that extended club...
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    Re: Great Design Features in Boats

    My current build employs twin bilgeboards to improve the utility of the cabin. It also gets the needed lateral surface in two shorter trunks rather than one long one.

    If you use asymmetrical...
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    Re: What harms a plywood boat

    Yep, the enemy of ply boats is fresh water ingress from unsealed edges and poorly bedded hardware. It's amazing how much damage can spread from a single screw hole that's not well sealed.
  47. Thread: More Hartley

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    Re: More Hartley

    Eric, looking good. A suggestion on screwing down large panels. Start in the center and work out toward the sides and ends. If you do the perimeter first and the ply isn't laying snug against the...
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    Re: Main sheet advice

    I tend to agree with Phil, that the main was never intended to be sheeted on the centerline. In fact, if you did and put any real strain on it, I'd expect the bar to bow up. Is the sail set that bad...
  49. Re: snuggness of centerboard in the centerboard slot

    What Ian says, of course. Plus you need to allow for some swelling in the wood anyway. It's far easier to deal with a loose board than one that's too tight.
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    Re: The case of the missing mizzen

    So do you tow the dinghy behind the Blue Moon all the time? If that's the case, I really like the idea of being able to easily pull the mizzen from the mother ship to be dropped into the dinghy. But...
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