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    Re: Sailmaker vs Sailrite LSZ-1

    Thanks Tom.
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    Re: Schooner Restoration

    I suspect that it is because the water came from rain, and moisture in the air. Also possibly bilge water that evaporated. If the interior is rotten, the boat was probably closed up tightly, or...
  3. Re: Sailing Qualities of a Lunenburg Dory?

    I had a 19' dory, yawl rigged with a sprit main and balance jib. She was beamy with plenty of rocker and a tiny rudder. No racer by any standard. I had lots of fun and adventure with her. I think...
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    Re: An Iceboat, with wing-sail maybe?

    Great video, thanks for sharing.
  5. Re: Gaps Between the Strips - Strip Planked Hull

    There was a WB article a few years back about boats built with 2" wide strips, iirc. I also think I've seen a 34' ketch with 2" wide planks, not spiled, and just running out at the sheer. That boat...
  6. Re: Concrete keels for small trailer sailer

    What is the design? There are many different standards of good windward performance. I think that weight may not be the solution here, rather more keel or a deeper foil. You could consider adding a...
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    Re: Flywood One Sheet Canoe

    Cool.
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    Re: Painting of bilge in wooden boats

    I've owned three keelboats, 30+ years old. The first had been painted in the bilge with what appeared to be ordinary white paint. It peeled and flaked, I don't know if it was original. The second had...
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    Re: Building a William Atkin Perigee

    Wow! Terrific!
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    Re: Optimist sail needed

    Thanks for the update. I look forward to performance reports.
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    Re: Fair Price for Cape Dory Typhoon?

    I think you should consider what it is worth to you. I've had success buying boats and cars, even a house by politely saying "$ is my number, that's all I'm willing/able to pay. Not a negotiating...
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    Re: Save a classic

    She's beauty, but I have one. With masts.
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    Re: Flywood One Sheet Canoe

    Thanks for the update and the link.
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    Re: St lawrence skiff

    Beautiful.
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    Re: Sail boat to power boat conversion?

    I saw it, I didn't own it.
    The owner had cut off the lower part of the ballast keel, and was cruising or living aboard. He was happy with the result. He called it a "Strawler" which does return...
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    Re: Sail boat to power boat conversion?

    I've seen a sailboat converted to a trawler.
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    Re: Canoe HC16 built in Germany

    Welcome and congratulations on your build!
    I over-built my first boat too, eventually it was too heavy to car top. I now have lighter dinghies.
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    Re: Plans Folding Dinghy Sailboat

    I own two SeaHoppers, and like them very much. I'm not aware of any published plan.
  19. Re: Restoration project - schooner 'Mavourneen Mary' - for sale...

    Good luck with her, keep us posted.
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    Re: Glen L15 - refueled

    Great!
    I hope your post helps out someone else, maybe me.
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    Re: Plywood Canoe Concept - Birchbark Style

    Beautiful!
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    Re: A new rig for an old daysailer?

    I suggest that you study centers of effort and balancing rigs, you may be able to match your new rig's centers with the original.
    Perhaps the new free standing rig can be stepped just aft of the...
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    Re: "Classic Plastic" Stone Horse: CL Find

    Handsome.
  24. Re: LF Herreshoff Marco Polo tender, Maine

    Cool.
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    I love it.
  26. Re: I need to figure out how to service this South Coast winch

    For heating parts of modest size, I find boiling useful, or baking, both of which are less destructive than a torch.
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    Re: Bosun's chair

    I still have both style chairs, hoist myself aloft with tackle, and carefully hitch the line. I learned this in Coast Guard seamanship.
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    Re: Sailmaker vs Sailrite LSZ-1

    I enjoyed the show too. I actually ordered after going home, they gave me a 10% off card good for another week. They also offer 10% off online during the show.
    I just tested it on some scraps,...
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    Re: Sailmaker vs Sailrite LSZ-1

    My new Sailrite LSZ-1 arrived today. They were discounted 10% for the Annapolis Sailboat Show. I got the basic zigzag, I can choose options later to upgrade. If for some reason it doesn't meet my...
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    Re: A.M. Deering anyone?

    I've heard the name. There are three in the Register of Wooden Boats.
  31. Re: Once again - Sheating Carvel planked Sailboat options

    If the frames and fastenings are sound, recaulking is a very good option.
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    Re: Plywood Canoe Concept - Birchbark Style

    Nice pics! Beautiful and creative canoes throughout this thread. Makes me dream of building one, until I remember that I already have a lightweight wooden canoe in the basement. Plus plenty of work...
  33. Re: Once again - Sheating Carvel planked Sailboat options

    I think you should get a survey from a professional with experience in wood boats.
    Then decide what you can realistically do with her. Consider the advice given here, remembering that opinions vary....
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    Re: VTCL Plastic but WOW....

    Very cool boat. A modern outboard might be disguised as vintage, or a vintage given new cleaner power by a talented mechanic.
  35. Re: Favorite Howard Chapelle Design or Recorded Design

    I just took a look in the book, plates #54 &55. Nice looking boat, but I don't see any displacement listed. There is a catalog of Smithsonian plans, it should be in there, but I don't know if there...
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    Re: Glen L15 - refueled

    Planks on the grass will help.
  37. Re: Converting design from lapstrake plank to lapstrake ply???

    My dory tender was designed for cedar, built in glued lap ply. She's a peach.
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    I could put it where the Aladdin is, but I like the lamp there. It provides heat and light, and has been aboard since the early days.
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    Thank you. As much as I would love a wood stove on WS, it would mean removing some interior furniture. She simply isn't laid out for it.
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    The Ebay one went for $91. Someone here?
    There's another now, not a Tiny Tot though.
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    Re: Glen L15 - refueled

    Cool. Have fun.
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    Re: Can I build a melonseed?

    In my 19' and 17' dories, I use exercise weights under the floorboards. In the 10' dory a shotbag on the bottom which get moved around depending on loading. In the melonseed I put a five gallon water...
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    Re: Can I build a melonseed?

    Weight often helps, adding stability in a breeze or when boarding. I prefer trailer boats, or especially car top boats to be light in construction, then I add inside ballast. Water or sand in bags or...
  44. Re: Looking for info on the 26' Lunenburg Dory, Wild Rose Chance.

    Handsome! I sailed a 19' yawl rigged dory for a while, fun and seaworthy.
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    I use an Aladdin Lamp and the propane oven to heat WS' cabin. (I know all the arguments against propane)
    The coldest night I've spent aboard dropped to about freezing. I heated the cabin to the low...
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    Re: Plywood repair

    Is it rotting or delaminating? If so then replacement sounds like a good idea.
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    Re: Displacement Cruiser

    Hi Steve. This thread is ten years old, I suggest you start a new one. Keep us posted on your build.
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    I don't. I would check ebay and craigslist. I just did, there is one on ebay now....
  49. Re: Built my first skin on frame, some questions

    Great thread, thank you all.
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    Re: Polytarp Sailmaking

    I made a tarp sail years ago for my canoe. It was a lug sail with darts cut in it and "stitched" with clear duct tape. It only lasted a season, but it was fun, cheap and effective. I was thrilled...
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