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

    I'd suggest renting or borrowing something close to what you have in mind and spend and afternoon going through your wish list of activities on the water. My prediction: you'll come away thinking "I...
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    Re: What type of vehicle

    I had a Nissan Xterra that did all of this for 7 years without complaint. The 4Runner is a better vehicle, but more costly.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    So have you squeezed her through the culvert yet?
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    I recall an art teacher at college who specialized in pottery. He would never make anything perfectly symmetrical or overly finished; his work had to show the human touch. And of course it was better...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Seems a good place to be with the weather forecast.
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    Re: Boat dolly for 15 ft. rowboat

    How soft is the ground? You'd want some wider/taller tires if covering mushy sand is part of the plan.

    I'd copy the designs the clubs use for launching FJs, etc. PVC can be used to make this...
  7. Thread: Tight!!

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    Re: Tight!!

    They could easily go through it a dozen times a day. I've watched this often and been on board when absurdly long and narrow boats enter and leave locks without so much as a gentle scrape on the...
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    Re: Soft Shackle for Anchor Chain?

    The dyneema is great for strength and resisting chafe, but if a soft shackle isn't made up very carefully it will slide apart under continual stress. The stuff does not like to hold a knot or splice....
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    As with most all of the Chesapeake Light Craft kits, you can by anything from just plans, to plans and ply parts, to that plus pre-dimensioned timber, glass cloth and epoxy. Spar stock can be added,...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    I dropped in some of the horizontal pieces to check the bulkhead spacing and general fit. CNC rules! A couple of 1/8" trims was all that was needed.

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    Now, about bending those sides with...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Right Kevin, I do have a Whisp. But it was my father-in-law who built it. I've been tinkering with it ever since I inherited it, but I wasn't the one to pull those sides together. Here's my first...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Well, it looks like it's about time to take the leap.

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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Slick. I really like the springs/shock absorbers. I broke what I thought was a massive aluminum traveler on my last boat on a tack in 40 knots. A couple of springs probably would have prevented that.
  14. Thread: Bearly Anchored

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    Re: Bearly Anchored

    When my wife an I visited Yellowstone last year, we were strongly advised to carry bear spray. So I bought a can.

    Half-way through the 2-week trip, I learned that more visitors to the park are...
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    Re: old plastic on vt cl and swap meet

    Cool. Even the trailer.
  16. Re: Family of 5 flip kayack on Lk Superior; only mother survives

    A story I read said it was a sit-on-top. Presumably designed for two with the kids piled on wherever. It also said they were "experienced" but suggested this only meant that this wasn't the first...
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    Re: How do you hold your multimeter...

    Mine has an elastic strap on it so it rides on the wrist.
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    Re: Boat Identification

    Thistles are keepers. Do you have the rig?
  19. Thread: Bearly Anchored

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    Re: Bearly Anchored

    There is stuff made for the purpose. Although you wouldn't expect to need it on a cruising boat.

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41zwh7Th0pL.jpg
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    Re: double-ender rudder hardware

    An old thread has come back to life here. Duckworks does have some options now.
    http://www.duckworksbbs.com/category-s/352.htm

    The stainless strap material can be reshaped easily enough.
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    Re: I Built the FLO-MO 2 sheet canoe

    Cool. What's the final weight?
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    Re: Seat Cushions in a row boat.

    I use those tossable cushions too. Another place to look is kayak seat pads, I use a gel pad for kayaking. I've also used the foam pads sold for bleachers, available with your favorite team's logo!
  23. Thread: Big little boat

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    Re: Big little boat

    Have you looked at the Whitholtz catboats? Ply construction, traditional style, can sail 4 easily. Our host sells plans for a couple of them. You get a lot of boat for the length with a cat.
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    Re: Oar lock placement - how critical?

    Here's a shot of the boat in the garage. I couldn't find oarlocks the height I wanted, so I put together some simple extenders with brass stock - short lengths of rod and pipe.

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    Re: Oar lock placement - how critical?

    So I have a Whisp. The boat was first built many years ago -- 1987 -- exactly to the plans. The oarlocks were placed 11" aft of the aft edge of the thwart. This worked quite well if the rower sat...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Right, the cabin area. It's a rigid box wilthout the rest of the boat attached. If if should ever break this boat, it will be all my fault. Construction seems to be highly redundant -- as I like it...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    The center unit is glued up solid, so I put it on a dolly and rolled it into the garage where my car usually sits. The car is outside getting baked - 93 degrees yesterday.
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Puzzle joints. What a great idea. It may be a box boat, but the sheer has been nicely drawn.

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  29. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    If he's not successful, I'm going to blame that bird. First it destroys a perfectly good pencil, and then a frame template. What's next, a nesting cavity in the stem?
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    Re: Meg's new color.

    Looks right to me.
  31. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I'll bet he sails it back to England as planned.
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    Ama to windward is the time-tested, proven and superior setup.
  33. Re: 2018 Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival camping/attendance

    Yes, it's quite civilized.
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    No idea about the hours, I work slower than many others. The goal is to get the big parts together before it gets too cold for epoxy work and do the fiddly bits through the winter. Spars, hatches,...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Two half-inch by one-inch stringers are glued to the inside faces before the sides are sprung on. Part of the trick is placing the stringers exactly where they need to be. Once the sides are in...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    But does every screw in the box have the same offset? We need a guage to quickly measure this.
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    We'll, I'm away for a week to do some kayaking and visiting. When I get back the fun begins - put the sides together and wrap them around that box. The good thing about precut parts is that they are...
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    Re: Refinishing an oxidised aluminium mast

    You can paint it. A few cans of spray paint -- undercoat designed for aluminum and then whatever color you want. Is it that bad?
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    Re: Lifting cabin top construction thoughts/tips

    I think you're going to have fun with this project. But watch the weight gain! That's been the performance death of many a customized boat.
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    Re: Meg's Electronics Package

    I had similar electric requirements on my last boat. A 60W panel about 2-foot square took care of it, plus enough extra to run an autohelm on occasion. I found no need to back it up with wind and the...
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    Re: Simple and easy build and sail

    Another vote for the CS15 kit. Quick build, good performance and it fits your other requirements.
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    Re: Meg's Electronics Package

    Solar panel in the plans? Is there an electric fridge to keep running? I like the simplicity but I know from experience it's tough to keep it that clean. More power to you, as it were.
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    Re: This Will Sink Them

    Nice
  44. Thread: swim ladder

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    Re: swim ladder

    I like this type of ladder. They telescope or fold closed and flip up or slide off a bracket so there's minimal stuff hanging off the transom. I emphasize "type" because I just grabbed these images...
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    Re: Lifting cabin top construction thoughts/tips

    Look at the Farrier trimaran details. (F22, F24, F27, etc.) I had one of these and the pop top worked extremely well. It was simple and versatile because you'd lift one end at a time. The lifting...
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    Re: 20' flush deck cutter, Connecticut CL

    Swain does perfect work. Congrats on the rescue. A boat well worth restoring
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    Re: Plywood hull fairing .......

    The feel, yes, plus pigment in the resin and lighting from an acute angle.
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Probably about double for the ply and timber, but the same cost for chemicals, sails, trailer, etc. For me it's worth the huge saving in time, plus it's hard to find the quality wood that came in the...
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    Re: Large Ply on Frame

    I'd like an update too.
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    I'll confess to having put my shop stool in there and checking out the elbow room, and perhaps a bit of daydreaming, too.




    The only real difference is in replacing the jib and main with a...
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