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    Re: Flywood Two Sheet Sailing Canoe

    I also would be interested in the offsets if they become available.
  2. Re: Anyone have a recommendation for quality auto tire pressure gauge ?

    I have a Summit Racing version of the above gauge that works very well. If you need something more compact, I like the Hella gauge....
  3. Re: Seeking help in sourcing ash for making oars for a 1776 whaleboat project

    Searching hardwood lumber on Craigslist came up with this listing. May be worth a call.
    https://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/mat/d/amsterdam-amish-rough-cut-lumber/7535505042.html
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    This is another approach to keep the work space flexible.
    https://www.offcenterharbor.com/videos/how-to-build-a-caledonia-yawl-part-2-setting-up-shop/
  5. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    Northwind Iceboats in Hanover MA may be able to do some small scale custom steel fabrication.
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    Re: Outboard Bracket Ideas

    Have you considered a pod drive?
    https://www.epropulsion.com/pod-drive/
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    If using WEST System epoxies, consider using the 207 hardener, less amine blush to begin with. No harm in precoating then removing blush from cured layer and applying fiberglass later. You end up...
  8. Thread: Nitrile gloves

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    Re: Nitrile gloves

    SAS Raven $21.50 per 100 on Amazon. Seven mil.
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    Re: Centerboard Coating

    WEST Sytem plus 423 Graphite provides a tough surface. I would contact Gougeon tech for input regarding corrosion potential with bare or rust proofed steel.
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    Re: fix orange peel texture in West System

    In the future you may wish to try a cabinet scraper/card scraper as an alternative to sanding epoxy. Scraping really does not take any more time or effort and I think it produces a smoother finish...
  11. Re: I'm going to build a workbench for my new shop

    I’ve used 3/4” Melamine sheet and shelves for bench tops. The surfaces have held up well and remained flat. It’s less absorbent than unsealed plywood and no voids.
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    Re: What length screws for 1/4" and 3/8" plywood?

    The Six10 was applied to one surface only. I have been using WEST 207 for coating and sheathing due to less amine blush and save the more expensive Six10 for joints.
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    Re: What length screws for 1/4" and 3/8" plywood?

    Last build I used West Six10 adhesive for plywood on frame. The priming step is unnecessary and it is easy to apply to thin framework or bulkhead edges. Although I mostly use multiple clamps or...
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    Re: Who sells good quality twist drills?

    The Lisle 91000 is a good unit. They pop up used on Craigslist and eBay. 1-1/4” is the maximum capacity.
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    Re: Ice Boat planning.....

    Good site, good advice
    https://www.iceboat.org/iceboatsafety/
  16. Thread: Binoculars???

    by cyclone
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    Re: Binoculars???

    Steiner 7x50 Marine for the boats, Nikon Monarch 8x30 for birding and hiking.
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    Re: Ice Boat planning.....

    If you can find a Sunfish or Sailfish sail and spars the Cheapskate is an easy build with good and forgiving performance.100661
  18. Thread: Shop Vacuums

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    Re: Shop Vacuums

    I’m on my second Fein, a TurboII with the square base and the disposable paper bags. I’m sure I destroyed the first one with fiberglass dust. Having the extra hose from the original is handy. The...
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    Re: Sanding the inside of a strip canoe

    +1
    Sand/file a curve in a cabinet scraper. A wide hacksaw blade held with a bend works well to knock down any high spots or glue beads. No dust.
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    Re: Good 6 Ft Dinghy?

    The 6’ version of Harry Bryan’s Ladybug could work.
    https://www.offcenterharbor.com/2017/05/18/best-dinghy-ladybug-wheelbarrow-boat/
  21. Thread: Towing Vehicle

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    Re: Towing Vehicle

    I towed my first sailboat, a Penguin, with a 850cc SAAB 96. The HHR is rated for 1000lb. towing. With care and hitch extension should be OK.
  22. Re: Decent but not expensive scraper for removing epoxy

    The Bahco/Sandvik scrapers with the 2” carbide blade are great for fairing fiberglass taped joints. Card scrapers work better than sandpaper in smoothing epoxied surfaces. Lie-Nielsen has a nice card...
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    Re: Old Timer's Mix

    Hamilton Marine used to list a recipe for a similar mix that used turpentine and pine tar instead of the varnish and mineral spirits. A key ingredient however was Japan dryer. Although it would...
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    Re: Do I need a bow eye for an anchor rope?

    Tolman’s methods are described in his book “A Skiff for all Seasons”. For example he uses solid gunwales and places large vertical holes inboard for tie off points instead of adding cleats. For the...
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    Re: Do I need a bow eye for an anchor rope?

    One of the design features I gleaned from Renn Tolman - Alaskan Skiffs, was to eliminate through bolted hardware as much as possible and use reinforced holes instead. I think this method combined...
  26. Re: Retiring stainless standing rigging. Packrat or trash?

    Trellis material for the raspberry beds.
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    Re: Pivoting Amas for Sailing Canoes

    Similar to the Gougeon tortured plywood hulls is this design posted last year which I think had merit for longer amas. ...
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    Re: Sanding epoxy before painting or varnishing

    Water should “sheet” over sanded surface. If the water beads there’s more work to be done.
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    Re: vacuum bagging help

    Gast makes good vane and diaphragm pumps. They show up used on Craigslist, eBay, and surplus vendors such as NRI. A 1/4 hp vane pump was able to handle 5’ by 15’ panels. WEST and Fiberglast sites...
  30. Re: Exterior Sheathing - Peel Ply left uncovered spots on tape

    Unlike the surrounding areas, the depressions are not free of amine blush. A small brush and some water can fix that. A Nyalox brush in a drill works as well and will give you a good surface for...
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    Re: Scottish pot hauler plans?

    At the risk of blasphemy there have been conversions of Navy Whaleboats with similar setups.
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    Re: Gougeon Brother's method for teak decks

    One purpose of the gaps is to permit temporary fasteners, in this case sheet metal screws with large washers to be placed in the spaces between the teak strips to provide initial clamping to the...
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    Re: Favorite Pram less than 8 feet

    Another Elegant Punt, this time with a wheelbarrow setup.
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    Re: Marine fir vs Meranti vs other options?

    If you are seeking a low maintenance boat I would recommend glassing all surfaces and taping all seams and end grain in which case the chosen plywood has more impact on the finished weight and ease...
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    Re: Your Opinion on Best Non Skid Deck Finish

    I have used an adhesive backed foam from Raptordeck.com. The flat stock was cut to size using a Logan foam board cutter to provide a beveled edge. It has held up for six summers and is very...
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    Re: Circular Saw replacement

    My favorite circular saw is the Porter Cable 6” Saw Boss. I thought they were no longer available but apparently they are....
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    Re: Designs for one-oar sculling boat?

    Harry Bryanís Thistle uses fin propulsion albeit pedal driven.
    https://www.offcenterharbor.com/videos/harry-bryans-thistle-pedal-powered-fin-boat/
  38. Re: New guy looking for ideas on building a boat for rowing, fishing/shellfishing in

    A 3 mo. build seems ambitious but might be accomplished with a kit which you donít want or something with flat panels like Bolgerís Sweet Pea which I think was mentioned in the original post. The...
  39. Thread: Shop heat

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    Re: Shop heat

    The Rinnai heaters work well. No open flame or products of combustion, including water vapor, to be concerned with. I have an overhead dust filtration unit that I sometimes turn on just to circulate...
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    Re: Freeboard and flair? Bolger work skiff

    Payson’s plans call for two layers on the bottom with the sheets laid crosswise. The design lends itself to 10’ plywood if you can find it. The thick bottom and the wide keel really stiffen the boat...
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    Re: Freeboard and flair? Bolger work skiff

    My Clam Skiff is now 25 years old. Buoyancy and stability have never been an issue and I work it standing up. That may not be possible with a four foot beam so it depends on your intentions. There...
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    Re: Drill bit navigation...

    If the angle iron happens to be bed iron it can be difficult to drill under any circumstance.
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    Re: Drill bit navigation...

    I use cobalt because of 316 stainless but I also use a set of Rotobroaches, even with a hand drill. They are good to 1/2” thick material. Anchor Lube is a good cutting medium. There was a time when...
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    Re: Workbench advice

    If you have enough plywood, you can use a double thickness on your bench top and if you avoid glue, you can potentially flip the plywood should it become too beat up. Tough part is controlling...
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    Re: Light-weight 7' to 8' dinghy?

    Thereís also Harry Bryanís Ladybug dinghy featured in WB #209 and on the OCH site.


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    Re: Light-weight 7' to 8' dinghy?

    The Black Fly rows and carries two well. For a pretty cold molded - actually vacuum bagged- design, there’s the Gull featured in WB #64 and #65.
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    Re: Wow I really like these

    Similar to Phil Bolgerís Fast Motorsailer in Boats with an Open Mind except inboard vs outboard and lee board.
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    Re: Small batches of epoxy

    It has been mentioned before but for anyone using weight vs volume ratios for WEST 105/205 and 105/206 be aware that there are slight differences between the volume and weight ratios and even...
  49. Thread: Cutting oil

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    Re: Cutting oil

    The irregular quality of some steel makes drilling tough. There are many water based cutting fluids available but I like a product called Anchor Lube. Your step drill will provide a chamfer on one...
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    Re: Mixing/spreading large quantity of epoxy

    It helps to mix multiple small batches that are poured directly on the surface and spread out with a notched squeegee. For large multilayered vacuum bagged layups we premeasured the epoxy and...
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