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    Re: How to name a boat?

    I'm planning on naming my dinghy TeFiti which is the name of a sea goddess in the film Moana and apparently means a distant place...I believe its a version of Tahiti but I dont really know. The boat...
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    Re: Progress of my 4m - sloop

    Beautiful ��
  3. Re: Epoxy fillets with and without epoxied glass cloth

    My experience is very limited but I have been thinking if I were building my dinghy again I wouldn't bother....unless the joint was over say 120 degrees or something as a rule. But I suppose it...
  4. Re: Carnell Nutmeg: an MVB, a “minimum viable boat”

    Looks great fun, well done!
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    Re: Lillistone's "Fleet" build

    Looks fantastic but unfortunately I for one cannot open the attachment links?
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    Re: Lifting rings for a 9'6" Nutshell Pram

    How about a harness type arrangement with a rope/strop that runs under each side of the step and through new holes through the stem timber but fore and aft of the step? When the mast is stepped it...
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    Re: Butt blocks/straps

    I used a fibreglass butt joint on my dinghy I'm building. I reckon it'll be plenty strong...but do what you want

    If yer a Devonshire bey yer'll be plenty wise enough |;)
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    Re: Butt blocks/straps

    One of these? https://duckworks.com/pacific-troller-dory-plans-pdf/
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    Re: Melitele - my Campion Apple 16 Cutter

    Just come across this thread, looking good ��
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    Re: Sanding between paint coats .. why?

    I understood that there is no need to sand if you apply the second coat within a specified time? A bit like hot coating epoxy
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    Re: A Seil in California

    I'm making a decision on what to use on the keel and rubbing strips soon. Probably plate alu or white oak as that is what I have...stuck with either epoxy or Sika 29i adhesive which I have no...
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    If you seal the ply with a coat you should let it cure for a week or so before sanding. And no you will not achieve a mechanical key without sanding. To remove amine I have just sprayed water on and...
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    Re: Mast partner plank fixings

    This is what I came up with in the end, it needs finishing of course

    Thank you for the input112854
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    Re: Fiberglassing the hull

    I used 'payson' butt joints on my build, when I went to break up the scraps it didn't break on the joint so while I appreciate its not quite this simple it seems to me pretty strong albeit of course...
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    Re: Penobscot 13 Build

    Beautiful work Y>
  16. Re: What size and quantity of mixing cups and foam rollers to glass a 12 foot boat?

    Some great advice above...if you haven't glassed before I suggest a little practice on a scap piece of ply, you'll get a feel for the materials as you combine them which would be useful. The peel...
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    Re: Mast partner plank fixings

    Wizbang yes the mast step will be on the bottom, it isn't fixed in yet but is ready to go. I plan to measure the centre of the partner then drop a plumb line
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    Re: Mast partner plank fixings

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    Re: Mast partner plank fixings

    A few pics...109524
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    Re: Mast partner plank fixings

    Thank you...

    Wizbang it will be a cat boat rig ie no jib. The partner will come out when I've got a passenger or two and I'm only rowing or running an outboard so I need it quick but robust enough...
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    Mast partner plank fixings

    Hi, I'm nearing the completion of the build on my dinghy and am thinking about a quick and robust way to fix the mast partner plank into place when it will be sailed. Yes I could use a couple of nuts...
  22. Re: What would be a good starter sailing boat kit for kids?

    I'm well into a 12 ft dinghy build in a UK garage....I suggest you measure up your garage and figure out what you could build. I could go up to perhaps 14ft at a push in my garage, and consider the...
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    Re: Waterproofing a new plywood boat

    Assuming you're going to tape the joints as a matter of course.

    If you want it to last fiberglass the entire bottom or use good 'paints'. Some paints do not need a primer if epoxy is used
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  24. Re: Newbie looking for some guidance please...sail plan

    Thanks again, your further input and clarifications is truly appreciated!

    I'd better get on with the build.... cheers

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  25. Re: Newbie looking for some guidance please...sail plan

    Thank you Peerie Maa and Todd for your thoughts and comments

    Not sure I can get the dagger that forward without issue, maybe I misunderstand... I have moved it forwards about 1ft, any further and...
  26. Newbie looking for some guidance please...sail plan

    Hi, happy 2022!

    My very slow build of a small 12ft s&g boat continues...I am nearing the point of glassing and applying epoxy to the inside BUT am thinking of adding a mast step, partner,...
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    Re: Newbie looking for some guidance please....

    Thanks for your replies and thoughts...sincerely appreciated.

    I will crack on and try not to over think! BY:D

    Pic of my boat build before flipping it....

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    Newbie looking for some guidance please....

    Hi....so I've started a s&g build of a slightly utilitarian 12ft boat to mess around in with our two boys... and have got a bit stuck. I am proabaly over thinking things but dont want to build in an...
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