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    Re: What type of vehicle

    Wrangler and Cherokee both have 2000# total load & 200# tongue weight limits which eliminates them if you choose to follow the manufacturer's recommendations

    howsumever i've towed in the 4-5k#...
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    Re: First time builder: Candu Junior Mini Tugboat

    that "whale tail" is beginning to grow on me(specially when the top surface is @ the water line)

    glad things are smoothing out

    sw
  3. Re: Looking for suggestions for my first build. South Florida daysailer.

    if you have time to do some reading goto

    http://www.texas200.com/index.html

    and read the accounts posted there

    many if not most of the accounts have pics to support the tales

    the EC &...
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    gotz me a big ole glass of SWEET TEA & a large tub of

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    LET THE FUN BEGIN

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    Re: Rudder Question

    mmd is correct about not tapering to a feather edge

    see the top pic in my earier reply which agrees w/ mmd's reply

    treat the surface of the rudder like you treat the outside of the hull
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    Re: Rudder Question

    generally considered a very good shape

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    any combination of this general shape would be considered better than a slab w/ squared off edges

    kinda like looking down on a fish from the top...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    as Robert said long(14'+) panels do bend more fairly w/ skinny chines & wales(1x1) attached than w/o or at least that was my experience w/ the 14'+ flat bottomed kayaks/canoes i have built
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  8. Re: Bunks vs Pivot rollers on a trailer for a flat bottomed plywood boat

    i am not a proponent of rollers(like the PO installed on your trailer) under a flat bottomed plywood boat

    IMHO they are pressure points commonly where there is no back up support

    the folks who...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    late arriver so brought my own...
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    let the fun continue

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    Re: Working on trailer setup for SOF rowboat

    Bill, i agree w/ oldcodger's concern

    ponderment, what if you reversed() the cradles you have ?

    a bow cradle similar to the one pictured as the rear

    and one amidships at the...
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    Re: Simple and easy build and sail

    Chad, here'z a bit of reading for you

    https://www.storerboatplans.com/tuning/lug-rig-setup/making-balance-lugs-faster-2013-setting-up-sails-spars-and-rigging/

    having observed lug sails in...
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    Re: Simple and easy build and sail

    if BUILD is in your criteria then a MAYFLY 14(solo or 2-up) is easy to build w/ 1-string to raise the sail and only 1-string to control the sail

    get Jim Michalak's book which includes plans and...
  13. Re: Rudder mounting on Oughtred Tirrik, advise sought

    those lower bolts go thru from the inside out

    several designers are designing kick up rudders like this nowadayz

    if the raw bolt end bothers you simply use an acorn nut on the end

    this is a...
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    Re: level rolling strong back?

    whichever way you end up doing it IT IS WORTH THE TIME SPENT

    having a level platform sure makes jobs easier

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    Re: Bunk set up on new trailer.

    i might suggest using transverse bunks that match the shape of the hull

    3 would work

    one stationed on each trailer x-member

    hull CG located about 10-15% fwd of axle

    while she is...
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    Re: plan suggestions?

    Simko, i have used both sizes of circular saws for this procedure

    4 1/2" & 7 1/4"

    got the little one on sale one day and do like it even though the motor/handle does get WARM

    when cutting...
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    Re: plan suggestions?

    the stuff i use comes from HD

    it's about 1/8" thick 4'x8' for about $11-$13 and has one really smooth hard side w/ the back side not quite so...

    here's a friend using a sheet for his PDR...
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    Re: plan suggestions?

    Larry Westlake's plans/builds are ANVIL SIMPLE

    and his boats work as well as they look GOOD

    IIRC he built 5 or 6 of them w/ a bunch of 5th graders in a week

    might i suggest buying a sheet...
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    Re: LYS First Build

    LOTSA FUN built from a simple stack of lumber!

    sw
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    Re: Refloating a well stranded yacht

    heavy equipment operators make really good wages and w/ some OJT a youngster can work right on up the ladder W/O a college degree!

    lotsa fun WATCHING A GOOD MAN/WOMAN WORK as my grandfather would...
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    Re: Rowing standing up

    the folks in South Louisiana make rigs like this


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    Re: plan suggestions?

    i would DITTO rbgarr's suggestion

    their products are tried n true

    with their precisely cut parts your only learning curve is the stitch n tape method of buiding

    once you have that mastered...
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    Re: Plywood Dinghy Frame Material

    more information needed

    designer, size, style...

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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    WOW a new build to follow

    i'll be interested to see which rig you end up setting

    i kinda like the added method of reducing sail jon m mentioned above which w/ 3 rows of reef points would/shoud...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    i get a warm fuzzy feeling every time i see this image when i check the WoodenBoat Group on FaceBook ;-)

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    Re: Tango Skiff 17 Stitch and Glue Motor Boat

    gotz me a big old glass of SWEET TEA anda...

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    LET THE FUN CONTINUE

    sw
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    Re: Rudder- Meranti plywood???

    Greg, David's comments ring true and i think you will be amazed with the results

    i was in on a Saturday Night Special build, using meranti plywood, a while back and it called for a wing similar to...
  28. Thread: Wood sources

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    Re: Wood sources

    if pine was your original choice wouldn't CYPRESS work?

    you are in an area where there are rumored to be some mills that cut it

    just a ponderment frum the peanut gallery ;-)

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    Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    and she hasn't been pampered

    Pamperin'd but knot pampered ;-)

    seen @ 50yds from the proverbial gallopin' horse(Wendy) during the Texas 200 which is no picnic and looked just as good

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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    i don't have an adequate vocabulary to describe how much i have enjoyed this thread

    MANY THANKS, Jim
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    Re: Mini mouseboat(s) winter build

    MANY THANKS Robert

    It has been fun and rewarding

    Always good to see kids w/o some d..n electronic gizmo in their hands

    The guard is changing @ The Boat Works tomorrow

    Frank the manager...
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    Re: Mini mouseboat(s) winter build

    I waz in err

    The saga apparently wasn't over

    The 3 Mini MouseBoats at the Port Aransas WoodenBoat Festival(above pic ^^) sparked more interest

    6 more Mini MouseBoats were built this...
  33. Re: Titebond III - triumphs and failures (if there are)

    TB lll is a good bonding agent when your joints are good and need no filling of voids/gaps

    it tends to shrink during the curing process

    firm/strong pressure while curing provides the best...
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    Re: Fiberglass tape issues.....

    i have had good results using the blade from a CABBAGE FILE(SureForm) that has been removed from the holder

    usedtowaz they made a short one on a handle that had a fair amount of rocker in the...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    i had a garden hose fitting tapped into the raw water strainer and my boat already had a raw water ball cock shut off @ the inlet

    i could shut the inlet and hook up the fresh water hose to the...
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    Re: The North Woods by Sail and Oar

    THANKS AGAIN, Tom

    i enjoy tripping vicariously with you

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    Re: sanding fiberglass on canoe

    IMHO boatbuilding isn't one of the activities that will always follow time schedules to be adhered to

    one must be flexible and be able to allow curing times of more than simply 24-48 hours

    as...
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    Re: Knot free mast wood

    too brittle and the movement/effects of moisture issues make glue lines susceptible to fracture IMHO

    sw
  39. Re: Finish coat for a timber/glass/epoxy centreboard - Graphite in epoxy?

    think about using a good OIL BASE PORCH & DECK PAINT from the local paint store(the latex stuff is also good butt requires several weeks for a good cure)

    that stuff is tuff and resists abraision...
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    Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    that rail SHINES it TRULY SHINES ;-)

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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    my mechanic is/was(before Harvey took him out) an authorized Yanmar service center and he said he had done it for several customers

    he even stocked the parts on his retail store shelf for DIY guys...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    hey Jim,

    those little diesels are amazing!

    "Q" did you allow her to run long enough for the thermostat to open?

    even w/ direct water pressure mine wouldn't start belching for a minute or so...
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    Re: West system woes

    it is knot a WEST SYSTEM issue

    it is an EPOXY issue(even unprotected polyester resin will degrade when directly exposed to UV)

    as mentioned above EPOXY & UV ARE NOT FRIENDS

    before canning...
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    Re: Madness - is this common?

    WHAT'Z THE PROBLEM AGAIN ?

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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    SUH-WEEEET !

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    Re: The North Channel by Sail and Oar

    FF, you are quite right

    a captivating travel log is rare

    and one that is educational t'boot is even more rare ;-)

    sw
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    Re: Homemade tools and knives.

    i truly enjoy seeing home made tools THAT WORK!

    also high on my list are threads that are well documented W/ PICS

    the idea mill is churning...

    THANKS, Peter

    sw
  48. Re: Show us your trailer mods to carry a light boat

    Chip, your comments reflect many i have told myself and it IS quite possible that i will do as you suggest

    since the nearest Tractor Supply or any like source is about 30 miles from the barn where...
  49. Re: small light boats on a trailer--do you put a towing eye on the boat?

    galvanized eye on the stem of an 8' dinghy
    ...
  50. Re: Show us your trailer mods to carry a light boat

    i am just beginning this stage of a current project

    time to put a 450#(advertised in the literature) Michalak AF-3 on a used channel iron fishing boat trailer

    to avoid the common trap of just...
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