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  1. Thread: fart Blocks

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    fart Blocks

    Anybody know where to get sanding blocks called Fart Blocks? Iam building an Ocean Pointer, the hull is planked and needs sanding. A lot of sanding, and I need all the help I can get. Thanks Tom Mac
  2. Thread: Fart Blocks

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    Fart Blocks

    Do they still make fart blocks? if so where can I get some. I am building a Ocean Pointer, there is a lot of sanding going on in there. and I need all the help I can get. Thanks TomMac
  3. Thread: Ocean Pointer

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    Re: Ocean Pointer

    Yes! I could extent it by a foot then move the 12gallon tank to the front of the console. that should help with the balance. One other thing, has I understand the plan, nail the strips to the...
  4. Thread: Ocean Pointer

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    Re: Ocean Pointer

    I see that someone wants to put in an inboard in the ocean pointer. Would that take up a lot of space? It seems like the boat has enough space fot 3 or 4 people, and if you go fishing you just have...
  5. Thread: Ocean Pointer

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    Re: Ocean Pointer

    Thanks Thorne, I tried it, But I have very poor compuer skills, I have to wait for my daughter to make it out. But thanks nevertheless. If I start this it will be the sixth boat builded, so i am no...
  6. Thread: Ocean Pointer

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    Re: Ocean Pointer

    Thanks for the goole info,Slug and to Dave and Gib E. Yes I like the rub rails, Got to clean out the garage and make room again. Now to get in touch with Dave Stimson for the prints Again Thanks ...
  7. Thread: Ocean Pointer

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    Ocean Pointer

    Has anybody builded a Ocean Pointer by David Stimson? I have the how to build book. But I have not see anything about it on the forum or elsewhere. I do like the lines and size of it and would like...
  8. Thread: Grey Seal

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    Re: Grey Seal

    Sounds good so far, Now to make time and space for it. One of my sons who has a Caledonia Yawl is almost breathing down my neck. We had a storm 14 months back and it did a number on us and the whole...
  9. Thread: Grey Seal

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    Re: Grey Seal

    Okay, got it. we very rarely get 3footers in the bay, only if we go out in the ocean thru the inlets. And not if there are3footers. Okay I am going to see if I can find some study plans so I can make...
  10. Thread: Grey Seal

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    Re: Grey Seal

    Rob J. I still Don:t understand about the outboard in the well. I builded and sailed 12 1/2, and Fish made motor mounts for them. And a motor well for the Caledonia Yawl. No problems with them, We...
  11. Thread: Grey Seal

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    Re: Grey Seal

    Yes, Going in 25mile winds and gusting 35 sounds like a good sailer. it looks good too. Don:t understand the traiiler problems. It gots room inside for portapotty, and bunks, which the wife will...
  12. Thread: Grey Seal

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    Re: Grey Seal

    Yes it did, out in 25mile winds and gusting 35. Like the part where the mast is lowerd. Don:t understand the trailer problems. I Would go with a 9hp outboard in a motor well like we have on the...
  13. Thread: Grey Seal

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    Grey Seal

    I Just finished a Caledonia Yawl two years ago and sail it on the great South Bay in Long Island N.Y. My son asked for it and took it up n.y. state and is happy with it. Now Iam interesting in the...
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    Re: Little boat at Long Island Maritime Museum

    Joel White"s Catspaw? Plans are in WoodedBoat.
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    Re: Shelter from the FrankenStorm

    How did Oak Island Yacht club make out from the strom ?
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    Re: Shelter from the FrankenStorm

    Just the same here in Seaford
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    Re: The Life of a Clam Digger (1972, Long Island)

    I buld a garvey 30 years back. I use it to rack and comb eels back then. the boat had a slight vee, copy off a mako bottom Took the wife out with me for a test run, runnig though snake channell off...
  18. Thread: Caledonia Yawl

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    Re: Caledonia Yawl

    Holzbt, So it is next Saturday, I am going to try, has I might not have a crew. J.McMullen I"ll try to get in touch with L.I.Boy thanks, TomMac
  19. Thread: Caledonia Yawl

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    Caledonia Yawl

    Hello everbody, There is a new Caledonia Yawl sailing on Great South Bay in Long Island N.Y. I had just finished the boat and rigged it. We hail from Seaford, and sail east to Babylon most times. I...
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    Wooden Boat Festival

    There used to be a wooded boat festival in Oak Beach, On the south shore of Long Island, about this time of the year. Is it still on? if so what are the dates? I have a finished Catedonia Yawl that...
  21. Re: School's not out for late-blooming boat builder

    Sure, I retire from Grumman after 37 yrs, as a toolmaker, first I rebuild my mother"s house, which got caught in the hurricane of 1993 or 94 forgot which. Then I started with two 12 and halfs, a...
  22. Thread: Seaford Skiff

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    Re: Seaford Skiff

    Yes! I heard of the Verity Skiff, There seems to be 2 types of boats, they were about 24ft, 26ft and 28ft. One type was carvel planked and the other was lap straked. I heard that Al Grover of...
  23. Thread: Seaford Skiff

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    Re: Seaford Skiff

    Holzbt, I remmber the Seaford Skiff you were telling us about at a Bablylon boatyard being put to the chainsaw. At that point in time I had no room for it. I am still interested in those boats. I...
  24. Thread: Seaford Skiff

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    Seaford Skiff

    I am interesting in a 26 to 28 ft. Seaford Skiffs, builded in the 1920s to 1940s on the south shore of Long Island. Would like to get plans or if possible take off lines of one. I just about finished...
  25. Re: Arctic Tern Sailboat: Flotation and Windward Performance

    McDenny, What kind od wood on the floor of your boat. It is nice Tom Mac
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    Re: rUDDER HARDWARE

    Well, with the decks and bulkheads, cut and fit everthing,then just installed the decks first. Don"t think it is a problem. Now for the photos this is a frist time for me and I hope it comes out....
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    Re: rUDDER HARDWARE

    I saw these oarlocks on Duck Trap they looked good, I am still a way off from the rudder, Got the hull and the fwd and aft deck done. Next is the bulkheads. a second coat of epoxy in the cockpit,...
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    Re: rUDDER HARDWARE

    Duck Trap looks good. I|ll give it a shot. Thanks Terry Tom Mac
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    rUDDER HARDWARE

    nEED hARDWARE FOR CATONIA YAWL. FOR THE RUDDER. OR HOW CAN YOU MAKE IT THANKS TOM MAC
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    Re: Wooden Boat Show 2011 @ Mystic

    Long Island boy, what booth are you working? Iam trying to come down saturday, How to get in touch? Tom Mac
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    Re: Quality Plywood & Epoxy Encapsulation

    I wonder if after about 5 years, the epoxy becomes hard, very hard, then when you misjudge and hit the dock hard, or when trailing hit some hard potholes. will the hard epoxy crack and then water...
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    West System Six10 Epoxy Adhesive

    I been hearing stories about the six10 adhesive. that it was very good with white oak. If I am useing epoxy, I stay away from using oak. I cannot seems to find any information on it. any help here, ...
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    Re: Somes Sound 12 1/2

    Building a caledonia yawl, after 2 havens and a flatfish. I:ll be waiting for a set of flatfish plans.
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    Re: Heating glue joints

    Another good set up for winter epoxy jobs. I am keeping that in mind. Thank You Tom Mac
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    Re: Heating glue joints

    I would:nt worry about 10 hour shut off, the expoxy should be harded by then. Yes the used blankets may be broken. but they are cheap enough to be replaced. Its the bedbugs Im worrying about ha Ha ...
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    Re: Heating glue joints

    Breakaway, That is another good idea. I got a month yet before strart glueing. In the mean time I will look for the heat blankets. Most if not all my boats were build with cedar planks abd oak ribs....
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    Re: Heating glue joints

    I like the idea of heat blankets very much. I was thinking abouut it before I came on the forum. Price it and found it to be in the 40 to 50 buck range. But going to goodwill as McMullen point out...
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    Re: Heating glue joints

    The halogen and the electric baseboard seems that it may do the trick. The thing I worry about is leaving the job unattenden. As I live a mile away. Thanks
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    Heating glue joints

    I am will be planking with plywood and expoxy. I am working in a garage with no heat. In the daytime I heat it up with a keo space heater, but at night no heat. I do not want to use the keo heater...
  40. Thread: Plywood

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    Plywood

    What is sapele plywood? Is it good for planking? Thanks Tom Mac
  41. Thread: 12 1/2 molds

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    Re: 12 1/2 molds

    Hi Steve, Come on down and check them out. How do we get together? Tom Mac
  42. Thread: 12 1/2 molds

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    12 1/2 molds

    Hello,, I have all of the molds left over from building the Haven 4 years ago. I am letting them go, not building another 12and a 1/2. It is free to whoever wants them. Thank You, Tom Mac.
  43. Thread: Things we miss

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    Re: Things we miss

    Miss riding on the NYC subways, for a nickel.
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    26 ft Seaford Skiff

    Looking for plans for a 26ft Seaford skiff. inboard power boat. builded around the 1920's . They were figerglassed in the 1980's as a Groverskiff. I am looking into the possibles of building one in...
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    Re: Steam bending frames

    The foam boxes are good for the small frames, 3/4by3/4. Just watch the water in the boiler. Sometimes it evaporates faster than you think. Do ten frames, stop. add more water, start again.
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    Re: Joel White 23 centerboard sloop

    Adios, Go right ahead and build the boat. A Joel White design is very good, He designs from a builders point of view, stay with the plans and can do no wrong. I builded three of White's designs, 12...
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    Re: Ell vs. Flatfish

    A Flatfish, looks like a 12 1/2, but it is not the same boat. It is much more comfortable and faster. And good looking too. Tom Mac
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    Re: FREE- 21' VERITY skiff

    Where in Babylon is it? I:m in Seaford, I:ll come and take a look, if you don:t mind. One more question, who build it? Thanks Tom Mac
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    Re: WBRF- How do you post photo's to the site?

    Where is the boat ? Iam in Seaford, I"ll come and take a look. One more question, who build it? Thanks Tom Mac
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    Re: Mowat attacked by "mob" of fishermen

    He also wrote :And no birds sang: of his time in the army in WW2. A good story. Tom Mac
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