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  1. That means you're up to a 50% failure rate, ...

    That means you're up to a 50% failure rate, that's not bad!

    are these full length or are you going to scarf somewhere in between?

    I may be totally wrong, but I found when we were bending...
  2. It looks like you're doing better then most...

    It looks like you're doing better then most first-timers. Certainly better than my son and I when we started over 20 years ago!

    Looks like Ash? Kiln dried? Soaked?

    Looks larger then required?...
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    Getting some masking tape down in anticipation of...

    Getting some masking tape down in anticipation of doing the fillets. Looks like the bottom first one, is going to have to be wider because it's almost flat where is the others have more of a vee l to...
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    Terry Otis from CLC answered my question. where...

    Terry Otis from CLC answered my question. where I put the level is the same as putting the level on the center thwart/seat. So experience in building proved correct!
  5. Re: Dumb question * Drilling hole in motor stringer

    however, a hole in a timber as such should be centered betwix bottom and top. (learned lesson from framing in buildings.)
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    We, now just me, never used slow mix. Been using...

    We, now just me, never used slow mix. Been using West systems forever, but MAS came with this build I just need to get used to "waiting".

    When I start working on the Ducker that's in my...
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    Anders if you look at the picture of this boat...

    Anders if you look at the picture of this boat you see all that's been taken in consideration by design. Any and all water will gather around the center bulkhead and daggerboard trunk.

    I just...
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    It's only been a few days I should have to plans...

    It's only been a few days I should have to plans by the end of this week, all that aside, I'm really not in a rush it just looks like I am, the way the bulkheads go in pretty much locks them at...
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    I'm still waiting on the drawings

    I'm still waiting on the drawings
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    level line I'm talking...

    level line I'm talking abouthttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190417/064eacd5649525cc102f63472541e187.jpg
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    Not too shabby! Just set bulkheads and thwarts...

    Not too shabby! Just set bulkheads and thwarts in place.

    I do NOT LIKE the slow hardener it's firmed up but still somewhat tacky something like 12-16 hours in 50-60 degree-ish temperatures. ...
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    Thank you! I was trying to do two hours a day...

    Thank you!

    I was trying to do two hours a day on it, but even that is taking it's toll on me so I have to take a break. Seems like anything I do anymore just makes me ache all over but on the...
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    Re: Build of my 34' Venus Ketch

    .... huh?

    https://www.wood-database.com/white-oak/
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    "tack welds"...

    "tack welds" https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190416/87fdccfc1f0f02c22ae74ea57fc9c722.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190416/041a3c23d0de7aa768d60c26f1e5051c.jpg
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    Thanks Hugh! It really was a knock-down drag-out...

    Thanks Hugh! It really was a knock-down drag-out battle getting that piece back in there!
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    Persistence! = Results! Somehow... I got it to...

    Persistence! = Results!

    Somehow... I got it to fit, drilled lots of little holes and twisted lots of little pieces of wire, holding it all together!
    I used my pointed bar clamps to draw the...
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    I don't even want to try that Hugh, Took...

    I don't even want to try that Hugh,

    Took about an eighth of an inch off the bottom center that helped quite a bit.

    The bow panel has been breaking the little knubs off the top which will make...
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    Dusty, yes the planks have been glued, and that...

    Dusty, yes the planks have been glued, and that is the problem.

    The bow and the stern panels weren't even close to fitting properly although I did get the transom to fit pretty good but I'm...
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    Oops!...

    Oops! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190415/88f2430ae348ac94e0c804cb2d741e62.jpg
    Took the bow panel out. Will drill some more holes to wire the planks tighter to the bow panel.
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    Gas or diesel? gas & diesel grounding is...

    Gas or diesel? gas & diesel grounding is critically important with plastic tanks! (Especially gas tanks)
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    it seems like the moment you don't check is when...

    it seems like the moment you don't check is when it gets locked in the build and you have to take the boat all apart to fix it! It's really critical on canoes, and very obvious even if it's very...
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    I guess coal fired boiler with steam engine with...

    I guess coal fired boiler with steam engine with is out of the question?
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    Winding sticks! I constantly check a boat for...

    Winding sticks!

    I constantly check a boat for windage when it's under construction. This hull twists too easy.

    The slow hardener finally, set up.

    It looks like, from watching build...
  24. Re: Please educate me on stuffing boxes and propeller shaft bearings!

    late post,

    I know you don't want to spend money to keep your boat afloat.. and whatever floats your boat, But, PSS dripless.. it gets allot of hate and lots of love. I loved the one in my boat...
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    I mixed a small one pump batch.. still soft! The...

    I mixed a small one pump batch.. still soft! The pumps probably weren't primed properly from sitting idle.
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    I had to look at your profile, I see you're in...

    I had to look at your profile, I see you're in Germany, the land of precision engineering!
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    It's interesting, I've been using West products...

    It's interesting, I've been using West products for like forever. The 207 special hardener actually makes their resin thinner for saturating cloth. I still have most of the products from when we...
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    I was just checking out the MAS resin and...

    I was just checking out the MAS resin and hardener that came with the boat. The resin is quite thin in viscosity.
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    CaptnScully 52.25" was magic number for the...

    CaptnScully 52.25" was magic number for the center bulkhead!
    I'll need to saw the glue apart on some of the plank ends because I think the gaps are larger than they need to be... Which probably...
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    Captain Scully thank you so much! exactly what I...

    Captain Scully thank you so much! exactly what I needed!!

    none of the online photos were clear enough.


    don't really know how long it's been sitting in his garage
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    Re: CLC eastport pram

    check on that Chris! the Ducker.... so embarrassed LOL

    The owner has the Pram manual, will have it in about a week

    I joined CLC bulders's forum CpnSkully, "Mswdnboat" the center is the most...
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    Re: CLC eastport pram

    just got a text from the PO. I'll have the manual in about a week.... guess I could fillet the planks bow and transom in the meantime....
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    Re: CLC eastport pram

    Thanks Anders, Hugh, Not a "expert" by any means really but I love it all.

    it's really a tiny boat LOL
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    I'm already wondering what things I could do...

    I'm already wondering what things I could do make this little yacht a little more distinctive from the others!

    Even the Tiller is made from laminated plywood! Obviously I'll make one out of Ash...
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    If it weren't about the money my top of the list...

    If it weren't about the money my top of the list would always be YANMAR
    But I'm sure Arabella's builders can make the decision no matter how complicated we try to make it!
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    I'm pretty sure the owner will find a booklet at...

    I'm pretty sure the owner will find a booklet at some point
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    I'm shouting out everywhere I can Hugh. the...

    I'm shouting out everywhere I can Hugh. the owner is packing, getting it ready to sell so they're quite busy, I'm hoping he still has the plans book.
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    Anders thank you. I've been using West...

    Anders thank you.

    I've been using West systems for well over 20 years this unfinished kit came with MAS

    Anyone have one of these dinghy's?? I need MEASUREMENTS, mast step & center thwart...
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    I just sent a text to the former owner seems I...

    I just sent a text to the former owner seems I don't have the instructions... which may slow me down a little bit.
    I guess I can't complain I can't get this boat down the basement because there...
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    Even has the spar stock & sail! Sure is a tiny...

    Even has the spar stock & sail! Sure is a tiny little...
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    CLC eastport pram

    A friend of mine is giving me a partially constructed CLC EP, ...
  42. "Teacher said"... I think that needs to be taken...

    "Teacher said"... I think that needs to be taken to the bilge...
  43. The beauty of these types of online builds and ...

    The beauty of these types of online builds and or restorations is the video documenting of everything, my guess is old English money will be purchasing the boat when it is complete. The UK seems...
  44. Please go easy with sanding. It's just too easy...

    Please go easy with sanding. It's just too easy to sand into the cloth when trying to fair overlaps. Looking good!
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    But Andrew, it can be checked tested etc without...

    But Andrew, it can be checked tested etc without taking things apart. 🤔
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    Westie, I believe, makes a hybrid diesel electric...

    Westie, I believe, makes a hybrid diesel electric power plant.
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    The pocket trawler cruiser that I've been in love...

    The pocket trawler cruiser that I've been in love with for a few years now are the albin 27 and 28 family cruisers and or sport version they came with Isuzu 6 cylinders *I think*
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    Suggestion, Take that Perkins, set it on a skid, ...

    Suggestion, Take that Perkins, set it on a skid, hook it up, get it " test"running, put a for sale sign on it, use the money towards the new engine & transmission.
  49. Thread: Trunk

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    I believe you will find trunk Restoration...

    I believe you will find trunk Restoration Hardware on Van Dyke's dot com they have all kinds of great stuff.
    Edit here is
    ...
  50. Thread: r/v Acania

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    I cannot even wrap my mind around trying to save...

    I cannot even wrap my mind around trying to save something so badly damaged as opposed to building new, BUT, who am I to judge, I can't even afford to build a canoe at this point,

    This is the...
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