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    Re: midsummer dutch schooner

    Mostly, I think it's dying from neglect...

    Sad, it's a lovely hull.
  2. Forums not rendering correctly in Firefox

    Has anyone had issues with the forum not rendering or formatting correctly in Firefox? It seems to work just fine in other browsers.
  3. Re: Good Fast Video of a Modern 40í Strip Plank Build

    Aren't all strippers built upside down? No pun intended.
  4. Re: Increasing William Atkin Eric sail plan for light airs.

    Why not build the cutter version? The sail plan carries 200 square feet more canvas than the ketch.
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    Re: Charles Wittholz 32' Maleo Tug

    Google is your friend:
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?172015-MALEO-32-Wittholz-tug-info-opinions
    ...
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    Re: Enterprise tidy up

    I'm sure others with more experience will chime in with better responses, but I'd be afraid of using a chemical stripper, or of using my favorite method of a heat gun and scraper. I just don't know...
  7. Re: Removing / disassembling Ivalite search light

    Linky no worky
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    Re: Polyurethane on wooden boats

    It's all about UV protection. Epoxy alone doesn't generally fair well over time unless it is pigmented properly. For a clear finish, I think you'd want to sand and overcoat with several coats of a...
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    Re: Tack Cringle, Tack Hook Use

    Cheers mate. Wish I could claim credit for the idea, but I see from the post above mine you'd already chosen a similar option.


    Great minds and all that I suppose...

    Best regards and good...
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    Re: Tack Cringle, Tack Hook Use

    Just my opinion, but I'd bag the hook idea and use a simple floating tack and reef line secured to an eye on one side of the mast, and a cleat on the other. Simple, fast and easier to reef.
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    Re: I keep considering something like this

    Have to agree with the posters above. The motor is toast, the boat is a glass-over-plywood-nightmare-in-progress. Even in good shape it will be slow, take all day to get out where you're going, and...
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    Re: Schooner "Charmian" is moved

    This sort of thing happens so often these days, plus I think it reminds those of us of a certain age a bit too powerfully of our own mortality.
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    Re: Kenner Rozinante Keel

    Keep in mind the old axiom:

    There is nothing more expensive than a free boat.

    Good luck with the project if you get it.
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    Re: This can ruin your entire day!

    Hahaha, you misspelled "Jet Skis"

    :rolleyes:
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    Re: Cockpit sole grate.

    Oh No! Mitered joints on the seat tops...

    :-) Just teasing.
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    Re: Simple Plywood Boat

    Linkies no worky
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    Re: Recommendations for a manual bilge pump

    If your boat has open spaces, I find it handy to cut the bottom out of an old bleach bottle to make a scoop.

    27381
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    Re: Custom workbench

    Depends on how big the boat is going to be...
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    Re: Frame outline

    What size outboard are you planning on using?
  20. Re: 35 ft Ferro "Couta Boat" Mast replacement.

    With all this talk of building a keel step, I haven't seen anything about partners at the deck. Not knowing anything about your build, I can't offer any suggestions except to consider constructing...
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    Re: Designing a Jon Boat-ish boat.

    Download Carslson Hull Designer and play around with it. It will give some idea about displacement and how much load you can carry. Like the first post, I'd like to see you add some rocker to the...
  22. Re: Best tool for hollowing a butt joint?

    I use a 1/4 sheet palm sander and a heavy grit for roughing out the first few passes, moving to a medium grit to finish.
  23. Re: I need to figure out how to service this South Coast winch

    I've not got anything to add, but I would like to see the final solution. Is there any play in that center post that sits in the recess on the bottom?
  24. 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 IIóRussell 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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,...
  45. 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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