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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    Which honestly was my original plan, but then the thought of flipping the boat over is more than mildly daunting. But now you saying it out loud serves only to reinforce my initial instinct that...
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    Yes, that's it exactly! Thanks.
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    Oh yes, I pocked and knocked all over the boat before I agreed to buy it and hauled it away.

    The topsides are solid, and most of the deck and cabin are sound as well. It's just that area of the...
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    Sorry, I should have been clearer - there are a few areas where the chine joint has opened up a bit (the seller told me he left the boat in the water for about two years, and that's apparently when...
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    Which leads me to ask - being that this is a relatively low-cost, screw-and-glue boat, what adhesive, if not 5200, would y'all recommend. The deck is 3/8 MDO, which is what I am going to use. The...
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    He built the entire boat with it.

    And then the guy I bought it from, who bought it from the family of the guy who built it, did some "repairs" and "modifications" that involved slathering on...
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    Re: Building the NINA MARIE

    Sorry to resurrect such an old thread, but I just wanted to say that I saw the pictures of this build in the Glen-L "builders" gallery for the Fancy Free, as I am researching as much as I can for the...
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    Re: Deltaville Deadrise

    Beauty!

    I live just outside Ashland, VA - about 90 miles from Deltaville. I spent a whole lot of time in Deltaville several years ago, in the Deltaville Boatyard, working on my 1968 Pearson...
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    So I started digging in for real this weekend.

    As I started tearing out rotten plywood, I discovered the rot and damage went a little deeper than it had appeared at first, which honestly I fully...
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    Haw haw haw!



    Yeah, I run a small business and have lots of other demands on my time, so there's no way I'm even going to suggest that I will get everything that this boat needs done by this...
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    Once inside, I got to work on pulling out all the stuff that came with her - the boom, sails, cushions, cabin sole pieces, and a few other bits and bobs.

    Because she had sat outside for two days,...
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    Thanks, everyone. Yes, I believe she will be a sweet little (emphasis on "little") craft once I get her all back in good sailing condition.

    I brought her back on Sunday and didn't get a chance to...
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    I'm gonna go with "didn't really know what they were doing" - maybe?

    It certainly will be interesting to finally get her in the water and play with the rig to see how it handles.
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    My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    For many years, I have been pondering the notion of building a Chesapeake Bay sharpie, and I went so far as to buy the study plans for Reuel Parker's Terrapin 25. I've read his "The Sharpie Book" all...
  15. Re: Plywood and epoxy Chesapeake Bay Sharpie

    I have been using the word "interesting". Not sure yet how "fun" it's going to be... ;)
  16. Re: Plywood and epoxy Chesapeake Bay Sharpie

    No, it's basically the traditional Chesapeake Bay sharpie design, so pretty flat bottom with hard chines.
  17. Plywood and epoxy Chesapeake Bay Sharpie

    Howdy yawl -

    I just acquired this pretty little 19-footer a couple days ago - freebie.

    Of course, There's No Such Thing as a Free Boat, and accordingly, she needs some TLC, but she's...
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    Re: More photos of Don Kurylko's new boat

    A little Googling turned up a local news article about the unveiling.

    http://www.nelsonstar.com/news/321619151.html
  19. Thread: Sheave

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    Re: Sheave

    "You can make these at home", he says glibly....

    :d

    Actually - I think I probably could.

    Give me, oh, about 9 to 15 years. I'll get back to you...
  20. Re: Restoration of Walter Wood's 1909 Broads Cruiser

    Looks quite similar in many respects to the classic/traditional sharpie over here.
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    Re: Lovely draketail

    And here's one that apparently is actually for sale...

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1404969_10151945457696212_1724330181_o.jpg
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    Lovely draketail

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1397034_10200800664038786_665206428_o.jpg
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    Re: pr0n

    Y'know, I was kinda thinking that, but then I figured (1) that would have to be a pretty heavy wheel, and (2) wouldn't they have thought of that when they built it, and trimmed it to compensate? It's...
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    Re: Fun with hand tools

    That guy has a whole series of similar videos he's done, showing himself building various things like that. Fun to watch.

    I've got a post drill much like that and have bought and sold a mess of...
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    Re: pr0n

    That Miss Detroit is absolutely stunning! But why is she not floating level? Listing ever so slightly to port.
  26. Thread: Quadrant

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    Re: Quadrant

    This thread and the main catboat thread made me think of the bumper sticker I've seen (and which I've repeated, about myself): "I don't have hobbies - I'm developing a robust post-apocalyptic skill...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    I have posted a comment or two along the way - mostly gobsmacked blithering. The occasional "holy crap", etc. - things like that.

    I figure I really have nothing to add - it seems to me that...
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    I don't normally buy lottery tickets, but maybe I'll buy one tonight on the way home. If I hit, I will call that number immediately. I would love to see that beautiful old boat saved.
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    Speaking of restoring a 1929 Stephens...

    http://www.boneyardboats.com/Archives/0061_Fall_2013/1929_STEPHENS_61/default.aspx
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    Holy crap! That's very near me. Hadn't heard of this guy before.

    It's spelled Farris, not Ferris. I just looked this spot up, and sure enough, you can see it on Google Street View. It's 45 minutes...
  31. Re: 25 ft Hooper Island Draketail construction, Part 3, planking & onward

    Yeah, I was wondering, since although she's an absolutely lovely craft, she seems a bit short on amenities and creature comforts.
  32. Re: 25 ft Hooper Island Draketail construction, Part 3, planking & onward

    5 days on the water? Where did you overnight? Neat trip!
  33. Ever try cutting down a big tree with hand tools while standing in a pirogue?

    These guys almost make it look easy.


    http://youtu.be/HF3-0NISvs4
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    Re: Building an Oyster Barge

    I just don't have anything worth saying, other than it looks great and I check in every time I receive a notification of a new post to the thread.

    If you don't show the rest of the construction...
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    "He doesn't plan on coming back."

    Well, at least it would appear his plans are appropriate...
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    Good call, I think! Looking good.
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    Re: Building the Maid

    Not if you're on this forum.
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    http://www.floatplan.com/

    http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/float_planning.aspx

    http://www.usps.org/o_stuff/fl_plan.html

    http://www.usps.org/o_stuff/fp_form.html
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    Well, there's cedar and then there's cedar. Red vs. white, etc. So to say one might line a closet with "cedar" versus building a boat with "cedar" would be much like comparing apples to end tables....
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    Great way to get your mail

    http://richmond.craigslist.org/boa/3667912164.html



    http://images.craigslist.org/3Ff3J53H15Nd5E65J2d384bac15994d4f13a0.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    Snork!
  42. Re: And now a contestant for the boat that most resembles an apartment building

    I give you ... the "Rastapoon".

    http://images.craigslist.org/3k63I53o15Nc5E95Fcd2off1828a65f001772.jpg

    http://images.craigslist.org/3Ka3L63Jf5Ie5N25J2d2o203aad77e34412d0.jpg
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    After all that work, and how lovely the finished product is - I wouldn't want to walk on it! Shoes off everyone! Socks only!
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    Re: Save a skipjack

    I used to subscribe to BYB but I don't anymore. I occasionally get these e-mail notifications because I'm a former subscriber and they're trying to lure me back. So I don't know what the asking price...
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    Save a skipjack

    On Boneyard Boats - a 43' 1948 Chesapeake Bay skipjack in need of a saviour...

    Subscription needed to login and see all the pics and info on the boat, but you can see a pic on the cover page at...
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    Re: Building a Jahazi the old school way.

    Reminds me of the line in the original Star Wars movie when Princess Leia first lays eyes on the Millennium Falcon. She turns to Han Solo and says "You came in that thing? You're braver than I...
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    Re: Restoring a 1929 Stephens Cruiser

    Very nice indeed!

    I have plans (entirely in my head) to make something very similar for the little storage area above the dinette in my 1968 Pearson. That space currently is closed by two sliding...
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    Re: Fellow boat builders in central va

    Yeah, I had sorta thought about going, but I had too many other things to do this weekend. I used to go every year, but after a while, I realized I rarely bought anything at all, because there really...
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    Re: Chesapeake Area

    Good luck with all of that.

    I have been looking at houses up in Mathews, Gloucester, Middlesex and the Northern Neck for the past three months, to find a small place for my mother to live.
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    Re: Two lovelies spied in the boatyard

    Well in any case, she's certainly an extremely lovely yacht!
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