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  1. Re: Recommendations: Design book, and Data input site

    I love playing around with Carlson Hull Designer, and used it to design and build my 15 foot canoe. Once I decided to build the mini tug, I did the initial design with Carlson's tool, but was able to...
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    Re: Interesting "efficient" motor cruiser

    I like it. It reminds me of a Sneakeasy.
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    Re: Interlocking Finger Scarfs in Plywood

    This^

    Finger joints like you will see in the molding aisle of your big box home improvement store are not suited to plywood due to the nature of the veneers that make up the product. Puzzle joints...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    + 1
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    Re: Steam Box Advice

    I think you are right, but I've want to build a steam rig for some now, and it's not too much effort really. It would be a shame to throw away all those boards, so I don't mind giving it an...
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    Re: Steam Box Advice

    And, I do have access to a large propane bottle and a crawfish fryer. I really just need a lid for a pot.
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    Re: Steam Box Advice

    Thanks. I really like the pressure cooker idea. As for resawing, I need the boards to remain 4x4s, otherwise I'd cut them up and plane them down myself.
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    Steam Box Advice

    This may sound silly, but I have a goodly number of 4x4x16 foot timbers that are pretty warped and twisted. I was thinking about building a steam box, or trying the plastic tube method to steam them...
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    Re: Fairing a surface

    Yes, that is what drew my interest. I'm used to seeing sprung or curved planks nibbed into a straight, king plank in what we would call Yacht Lay, or straight planks nibbed into a curved margin plank...
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    Re: Fairing a surface

    That's an interesting way your deck was laid. I'm not familiar with that approach. Can you provide some details on the way the outer planks are nibbed into the inner ones?
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    Re: Fairing a surface

    I believe the correct answer is:

    A good start...
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    Re: Ideas for a trawler cabin

    Me too!
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    Re: Flat bottom skiff update (pics)

    Gonna be a blast!
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    Re: Bowsprit Repair/Replacement

    I see that beautiful Jet table saw sitting there in the background, and I cannot believe you are asking that question.
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    Re: Free to good home. Catspaw Dinghy

    Thank God I live in Texas! Otherwise I'd be knocking at your door.
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    Re: BUNKY II由ussell R to Peeler

    Me too. You're a braver man than I Oldad.
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    Re: Need help for re-design

    Flatten out the run aft, add a buttload more horsepower, beef up the scantlings to handle the pounding and let her rip. What could go wrong? Here, hold my beer and watch this... :-)

    Seriously...
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    Re: How would you make this?

    I do think machining on a lathe or a mill would be best. Otherwise, I'd look for someone with a plate roller..

    Why couldn't you change the configuration into something that would be easier to...
  19. Re: Question for riggers and marlinspike experts

    Thanks for the replies. The Flemish eye might be close. I'll have to check that out. As for the mechanical methods mentioned, I should reinforce that this is a knot board, and the other examples are...
  20. Question for riggers and marlinspike experts

    I'm helping to restore a knot board on the Battleship TEXAS, and I need to reproduce a wire eyesplice using a technique known as a German Lock. Does anyone know what that is? We've got a Liverpool...
  21. Re: Trying to contact Tim Marchetti to obtain plans for his 20' Freighter

    Ah well, I tried.

    As far as my nom de plume, it was the name of my first sailboat - a hurricane damaged Creekmore 7M - mast from a Ranger Fun, spreaders from an S2 6.9, rudder from a Santana 20,...
  22. Re: Trying to contact Tim Marchetti to obtain plans for his 20' Freighter

    His email address is posted in this thread...

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?207593-20-ft-freighter-canoe-(-Tim-s-design)
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    Re: greatest naval fighter of wwii

    It's hard to make a case for the "Greatest", but my personal fave is the only capital ship left that served in both WWI and WWII. Served with distinction in Operation Torch, was fleet bombardment...
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    Re: More sails for my boat

    If the staysail wasn't club footed, they might be labeled innner jib, outer jib, and flying jib...
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    Re: Houston area builders

    Good idea.

    Thanks!
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    Houston area builders

    Just wondering if there is a group of amateur or volunteer boat builders in the Houston/Galveston area that meet on a regular basis? I'm kicking around an idea, but would need a lot of help to get it...
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    Re: too much or just right?

    I think it is a chock for storing a spinnaker pole with a bayonet fitting.
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    Re: Homemade Varnish Recipe

    Your speaking of old recipes reminds me of a joke:

    The young bride called her mother in tears.
    "What's wrong sweetheart? Did you and Jim have a fight?"
    "No momma, it's just that he loves...
  29. Re: grooved mahogany plywood sheets for decking

    I haven't read through the entire thread, so please forgive me if this has been posted already.

    According to your link, "Elenbaum made his deck of plywood that he routed and then filled with...
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    Re: Battleship North Carolina

    Perhaps on the WWII era ships. The last dreadnought, BB 35 Texas, which was launched in 1912, relied on coal fired, triple expansion steam engines and was converted in 1925 to oil fired boilers,...
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    Re: Battleship North Carolina

    something wrong there as 1800 men having one a day would eat them in less than 5 days... maybe eggs were reserved for the wardroom only.

    I am interested in the deck though. I can't imagine teak...
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    Re: The Epoxy Won't Dry!!

    This^

    Pumps can get a little clogged and become unreliable over time. An inexpensive digital scale is the way to go.
  33. Thread: mast step

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    Re: mast step

    If the deck is deforming under the step, I think it is obvious that the deck beams are no longer adequately supporting the load. I'm surprised there is no compression post under the step.
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    Re: Welsford Pathfinder build in Houston

    I believe those are called trucks.
  35. Thread: Forms:

    by Junkyard Dog
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    Re: Forms:

    Many stitch and glue boats are built in female molds. For example:
    http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd52/EFL123/Osprey%20II%20Stitch%20and%20glue/12.jpg

    This image is from a Woodenboat thread....
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    Re: Gluing Teak?

    I see that a lot of people use Titebond III for making cutting boards and such. I'll give that a try.
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    Re: Gluing Teak?

    Thanks for the replies.
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    Gluing Teak?

    I have a question regarding food safe glues for a teak bowl. If this is the wrong forum, would the moderators please move it to the correct one?

    My wife has a favorite teak bowl that she uses...
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    Re: Jamb cleat

    One solution is to make a teak riser that fits against and out board of the coaming as in this photo. I'd mount a swiveling cam cleat with a fairlead (shown below) on either side and use a continuous...
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    Re: Has this been tried?

    Build it and find out! Video of the first sail required of course.|;)
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    Re: When the barometer drops.

    Beautiful boat you have there!
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    Re: When the barometer drops.

    Reminds me of some old-time sailor's doggerel.

    At sea, with low and falling glass,
    Soundly sleeps the careless ass.
    Only when it's high and risin'
    Safely rests the careful wise un.

    and
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    Re: Show me your burgundy boats please

    Texas A&M used to have this vessel as a maritime training ship. She was turned into an artificial reef in 2007.

    The Texas Clipper
    http://cdn2.shipspotting.com/photos/middle/0/8/3/1941380.jpg
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    Re: micro house boat

    PD Racer turned PD Cruiser...
  45. Thread: Sails Up

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    Re: Sails Up

    Mike,

    Check out this thread! There are some lovely pics of a gaff rig with and without booms. The fore sail actually overlaps the mainmast. And, there is a reef in the jib.
    ...
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    Re: I did finish it.

    Lovely!
  47. Thread: Sails Up

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    Re: Sails Up

    Well done Mike. Well done indeed.

    Yes, people have been putting reef points in jibs for years. It's really all about the conditions you plan to sail in, and how well the boat will sail to weather...
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    Re: Simple gondola plans?

    Can you post some pictures of your mini gondola?
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    Re: The misery of fairing epoxy

    True, true. My dad used to say never argue with a man when his is right.

    http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/uploads/gallery/album_647/sml_gallery_5423_647_397896.jpg
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    Re: Keeping your stapler clean?

    ^
    ^
    This!
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