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    Re: Minor assembly required...

    the Bible, published yearly by Louis Iturra of Iturra Designs, on Delta bandsaws, contains all of what you need to know about your saw. Call and request a catalogue (no website) 1-888-722-7078. Buy...
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    Re: cheese rind?

    I think you solved it, group! "Well, King, it looks like this case is closed." (habitual closing line from TV show, Sargent Preston of the Yukon, in the 50's)
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    Re: cheese rind?

    here's one of the examples :120061
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    Re: cheese rind?

    looking at an example again, it might be the combing of a boat.(?)
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    cheese rind?

    I'm reading a book about Maine island life between the wars: The Weir by Ruth Moore. There are several references to "the cheese rind" which in context suggests that it is a part of a boat or...
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    Re: Cutting a rolling bevel

    you might try this circular saw modification: https://www.youtube.com › watch?v=G4Oj72-3Mq4
  7. Re: Ditty Bags: seamimg twine, marline, codline, boltrope

    Everyone gets full credit for their answers. To the OP: Emiliano Marino's book, ​The Sailmaker's Apprentice, has a full chapter on making a ditty bag.
  8. Re: Yards and weight aloft on sail & row skiffs

    If you're worried about weight, you could make a hollow bird's mouth mast. Either way, Bob's your uncle.
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    Re: Outboard water impellers

    If you do it on the mooring, any little pieces you drop will be gone, dead gone.
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    Re: Workshop organization and benches

    There have been some Fine Woodworking articles on shop organization in small spaces.
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    Re: Finishing cedar floor boards

    and you were looking for consensus, right?
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    Re: Bobstay fitting at the stem?

    Go with a galvanized eyebolt. Line the hole with epoxy to prevent iron sickness, and get your grandson to climb behind the king posts to fasten the nut.
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  13. Re: Should I get a Manufacturer's Identification Code?

    In Maine I was recently able to obtain a MIC for a home-built boat through electronic communication supplemented by photos. It took about a month.
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    composting toilet power draw

    For those of you with an AirHead who don't live aboard, do you run your fan 24/7 as recommended or only when you are on the boat? If the former, how do you avoid drawing your batteries down?

    Bruce
  15. Re: I need effective / efficient method to sort / store fastener hardware - what work

    another sorting/pouring method is get an old frisbee, cut a 1" hole on the perimeter, and when you want to empty it put the hole over the jar.
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    Re: Why do immersion suits have arms?

    Ian, I'm familiar with inflating the bladder in the survival suit but not with "blowing the water" out of the suit. Please explain.

    Bruce
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    Re: New white oak on the Eastern Shore

    that's like flashing a big roll of bills in a bar!
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    Re: Nice bass boat - South Cape

    There's no information about condition in the ad. Caveat Emptor!
  19. Re: HELP - Calling Diesel engine experts on WBF

    Carioca,

    I am not a diesel expert. However, your statement about the weak engine cylinder(s) being devoid of cross-hatches rang a bell from my recent diesel course. That is a sign of glazing...
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    Re: Binoculars???

    or.... it's the navy way or the highway.
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    Re: Countertop under Wood Stove

    granite remnant
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    Re: Cherry Clinker

    I used cherry for this Lincolnville Salmon Wherry since I had an abundance in the barn as well (air dried for decades).

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    I will say that of all the ill-spent time in my life, that which was...
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    Re: Optimistic Craigslist Ad

    or "Fools Rush In"

    Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
    Covered by Sinatra with the Dorsey Band, Brenda Lee, Elvis, and last but not least, Ricky Nelson
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    Re: Fusing Bilge Pump

    got my question answered, and then some!
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    Fusing Bilge Pump

    I've designed my electrical system so that the bilge pump circuits are protected from excessive amperage upstream of the pump but what if the pump's rotors lock and send 5X pump amps out into the...
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    Re: wilcox-crittenden lighting hardware

    Check out Capt. Jim's Salvage in Portland. https://marinesalvagemaine.com The place changed hands, prices are cheaper and it is uncertain how long the current owner will be in the retail business.
  27. Removing Westerbeke/JS Reverse Gear Coupler

    I'd like to remove the reverse coupler plate for re-facing from my Westerbeke 20B-two with a JS transmission. As you can see from the photo, the nut is locked by a keeper ring which has been bent...
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    Re: help restoring an old fishing boat in the uk

    The only constructive suggestion I have is to close the thread.
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    Re: Small marine diesel install

    I've been following your beautiful job for tips on installing my shaft and engine. One question I've had is with a shaft length of mine (48" of 1" bronze shafting), is it necessary to have two...
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    Re: Anchor Catting Methods

    I was referring to the color scheme of the anchor, not the bike which looks hot to me, even in the PNW
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    Re: Anchor Catting Methods

    wrong color scheme for a BMW!
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    Re: Anchor Catting Methods

    65#
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    Re: Anchor Catting Methods

    Thanks everyone. These ideas came to me as I read all your responses. I think I'll start by retrieving the anchor to the shackle and use a tricing line to get the flukes parallel to the side. but...
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    Anchor Catting Methods

    I'm going to use a Luke Fisherman's anchor as my primary on my Friendship sloop and, given that it has a bowsprit, I want to cat it against the side of the bow. What methods have people seen or used...
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    Re: MANUAL WINDLASS Simpson Lawrence 555

    old thread, new question: I'm about to install mine onto the deck of my Friendship sloop. Must the interior of the windlass be COMPLETELY filled with grease? Any problems with leakage around...
  36. Thread: New Shaft

    by Bruce Brown
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    Re: New Shaft

    even if the shaft was bronze wouldn't you want to attach a sacrificial zinc?
  37. Re: Vintage E M White Canoe - Painting recommendation

    use nitro-san red putty to fill the depressions and fair the hull; if you want to make it vintage, strike a waterline and paint below it with shellac, renewed yearly. If you have questions about...
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    Re: Motor well opening

    check out the motor well plug in the Bartender.
  39. Re: Kill Switch Lanyards ( ECOD) To Be Required April 1 2021

    The problem with a kill switch lanyard is that if you are wearing one and you fall overboard, your problems are just beginning. You still have to get to the boat and get yourself in it. To avoid...
  40. Re: Snow and ice collapsed my bow shed with fantail launch inside

    I feel your pain too, Rich. My bowshed is a source of much anticipatory worry for me here in Maine. It blew apart several times while I was building it. Your picture of the failed knee wall was...
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    Re: Fisherman’s anchor

    see Maynard Bray's video on Off Center Harbor website about fisherman's anchor
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    Hesper refit

    Anyone know the yard in the Portland, ME area where the Luke Powell cutter Hesper is being restored?
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    Re: Books for kids

    Ixnay on Conrad and the others. Captain's Courageous, perhaps after seeing the movie with, if I recall, Spencer Tracy. How many 10 year olds can say they read a book by a Nobel Prize winner?
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    Re: Beautiful maple

    As Andy Rooney once said about modern art: "I've got pieces of wood that would look better on the wall than that stuff."
  45. Re: The Lost Art of Finding Our Way, by John Huth

    Yup, I've read it three times and will probably do it again in 2021. I give the book as presents to those who would appreciate it. I've met the guy a couple of times, too. His day job is with...
  46. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    That's the first semester of Phil 101 in a single on-line video.
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    Re: Sharpening drill bits

    And I thought meanness was restricted to my medical school professors...
  48. Re: Where does one shop to get a good deal on an inflatable life vest?

    I recently purchased a used item, very reasonably priced, at the Boater's Resale Shop of Texas.
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    Re: Rowboat for swimming?

    Depending on how many kids and adults are going to use it at the same time, a paddle board might work better
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    Re: boom/main sheet/traveller question

    thanks J, that was exactly my question. The mainsheet block in its new position won't be any more than a foot or two further aft than the block when it was on bridles. Since the boom is aluminum,...
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