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  1. Re: Golden Gardens Get-together 5/7/22 - Seattle

    Weather forecast is poor, 1/4" to 1/2" of rain and 10-15kts of wind are not conducive to a recreational row. Gotta cancel.
  2. Re: Golden Gardens Get-together 5/7/22 - Seattle

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  3. Golden Gardens Get-together 5/7/22 - Seattle

    A small boat get together to start off the boating season in Seattle. We will meet up on the beach on the south end of Golden Gardens Park about 10:00, then push off about 11:00. The plan is to set...
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    Re: Schooner ELBE 5 ex-WANDER BIRD Sunk

    The link goes to a post dated June 2. Do we have access to the actual report?
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I know its not the simplest solution, but with the engine and mizzen in the way, it might be a good application for a small wheel on the back of the cabin, with a teleflex cable to the rudder.
  6. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I'm trying to remember where I got that bit of info, but I can't recall. It came down to a matter of what's more efficient to run: two smaller motors, or one bigger, albeit offset, motor. Sure is...
  7. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Its part of the learning curve. The owners weren't sure which motor was the better fit, so went with one of each. The expectation is that later on they will retrofit one to match the other once the...
  8. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    My Gut-Certified Engineering Sense tells me that fluid pumps like to push rather than pull. Perhaps the pump should be just after the expansion tank?
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    Re: Atkin Calypso as Sail and Oar boat?

    Tim's boat is a Hvalsoe 18, which I think represents the current pinnacle of transom-sterned Sail & Oar boats.

    https://smallboatsmonthly.com/article/hvalsoe-18/
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    Re: Atkin Calypso as Sail and Oar boat?

    For Sail & Oar cruising in the PNW, a mizzen is absolutely worth it.

    Adding a sail rig to an old row boat that wasn't intended for it is another thing.


    I think its a worthwhile project;...
  11. Re: Arbortech Power Carving Unit for Stripping Bottom Paint

    It sure brought out the armchair captains. Its good info though, thanks for posting it there.
  12. Thread: Ballard Locks

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    Re: Ballard Locks

    Let's hope not many; one shouldn't be faffing about with winches and tools when navigating a lock.
  13. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    Looking very promising. Any thoughts on battery placement?
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    Re: Full scale to 1/12 scale RC

    PM makes a good suggestion.

    If you want to have a look at a very successful one-design R/C boat, check out the T-37. Designed from the ground up as an R/C boat, its simple to build and has great...
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    Re: 600 lb Lead Keel Mold

    Having just wrapped up a large house renovation, I disposed of some scraps with a small fire. This inadvertently included some cut-offs of fiber-cement siding. I saw it delaminate into layers and...
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    Re: Full scale to 1/12 scale RC

    4 lbs seems about right. R/C boats at that size aren't very heavy.

    Be aware that it probably won't sail very well, because wind, water, and gravity don't scale. Most R/C sail boats have much...
  17. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Except it ought to be a two part statement.
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    Re: 600 lb Lead Keel Mold

    The fiber cement (Hardi) board idea is intriguing. It sure doesn't burn, but will degrade and crumble at wood burning temperatures. It wouldn't be strong enough to be the mold itself, but as a...
  19. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    You ought to find your way to Port Townsend and see if Pete Langley has something suitable at the Foundry.
  20. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I've been following the Ziska Torqueedo pod drive installation, and its impressive. The electric auxiliary makes absolute sense in the Salish Sea, where anchorages abound, shore plugs aren't that...
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    Re: Delta Shanty Boat Transformation

    Counter tops looks great. I've considered doing concrete counters, but I didn't realize someone made a system for it. Could you share a link to the product you used?
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Widget building is one of the best things out there.


    Do you know what the difference between a professional and an expert is?

    A Professional has the right tool for the job.
    An Expert knows...
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    Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Has anyone heard anything from our favorite large dory builder? Hopefully he's out enjoying the boat.
  24. Re: Adding to the collection again, (New Jersey lapstrake skiffs)

    delightful!
  25. Re: Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival 2021 photos

    This year, the Traditional Small Craft Association was a sponsor of the event. Glad to see it was a great success!
  26. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    The hang up there is that right when you need more power, due to increased wind, then you are also increasing the drag and weight of the boat, thereby also increasing the power needed.

    Possibly...
  27. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    If anyone finds a listing we can pop it up on the WBF facebook page and reach a few more people.
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    Re: 1957 century resorter!

    Changing the impeller should be considered normal maintenance. Its a cheap part. And if it fails, it can leave you stranded. Typically changed with each oil change.


    Boat looks great, btw. ...
  29. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    This is a great place to start from. Swap the rudder for the Torqueedo. Change out the aft cabin for something more aesthetically pleasing. Lengthen the front cabin so that your feet aren't going...
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    Re: Tired Dory Skiff in RI

    *insert popcorn gif*
  31. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Actually I've been watching Golden North, with plenty a daydream spent on her potential. Floating boat shop is a great one! What could go wrong?
  32. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    The clear answer is to buy a 50-60' ex-purse seiner. The hold becomes the work shop, and the extensive rigging will allow for ample lifting of boats, materials, and tools on, off, in, and out of the...
  33. Re: Choice Paralysis: First time builder trying to choose plans within constraints

    Look up Fossil Fool on YouTube. He built a boat that is its own trailer and tows it behind a folding bike which then fits into the foredeck. Very slick. he has a build thread here on the forum...
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    Re: 17' Norwegian Pram on Bellingham Craigslist

    Its pretty. but.... boomless sprits'l? No way.

    Plus, I have a Navigator that I could get finished with that same $2k. (ok lets all have a laugh about actually finishing a boat project)
  35. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    Maybe Tom Lathrop would be interested in designing a Blue Jacket 20?
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    Re: Still learning

    I want to be Tom when I grow up.
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    Re: Elf off a Shelf

    Time to break out the heat gun and scraper and remove any of if that looks suspicious. I'd guess its epoxy. How much of the wood is actually rotten? Plywood tolerates patching well.
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    My grandfather was a machinist and heavy equipment operator. My earliest memories are of sitting on his lap while he ran a drag line. Huge spools of cable, and a giant bucket. He could pitch that...
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    Re: Cosine Wherry - Major tree damage

    Oof. yeah, I think cutting it in half and making it into a bookshelf is the best course. And then sell it to some one to fund the next build. Plenty of big money homes out in the San Juans that...
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    Re: A new boat shed

    Great idea, and looks great. Love that flair you put in from the vertical trim to the facia.
  41. Thread: New 8' pram

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    Re: New 8' pram

    How's the rowing performance? Decent ergonomics?
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    Re: Let's build a Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff

    As a matter of curiosity, do you have a photo of the wood bracket, and/or the point of failure?
  43. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    I've nothing to add apart from being very intrigued by the possibilities. Next year I will be trading my gas car for a VW ID.4 EV, and will not have any more gas engines in my life. Electric...
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    Re: Marianita's overnight "cruise"

    A great photo, and a great motto.
  45. Re: Ex-Larry Pardey Tumlaren Annalisa for sale on Seattle CL for pocket change.

    Also listed on the Wooden Boat Forum Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/45928256385/permalink/10157853972046386/
  46. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    One problem with having Chronic Boat Acquisition Syndrome is that, eventually, you run out of space, and have to go through the painful process of un-acquiring. Medicate accordingly .
  47. Re: Traditional Working Sail Rigs - Modern Recreational Craft

    The Simmons Mattinicus is graceful with a dramatic sheer line. Its initially tender, but has good secondary stability. There's a good amount of space for 2 adults and two kids. I want to fit...
  48. Re: Traditional Working Sail Rigs - Modern Recreational Craft

    Im just getting into this thread. Lots of great info.


    First off, you really ought to look into the Traditional Small Craft Association, which is all about exactly what you're after. ...
  49. Thread: What is this?

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    Re: What is this?

    I think the word you're looking for is "custom".
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    Seattle CL, 1940's rowboat needs saving!

    Please save this rowboat! It looks totally savable. Maybe needs to be skinned with canvas? Or sand it and a good coat of paint. Not rafter decor.

    If if had $500 I'd get it tonight!
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