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  1. Re: Looking for resources on interior joinery/ finishing techniques

    Paul ; thank you for the S&S link !


    I'd also recommend Tage Frid 's "Jointery :tools and Techniques" . He writes as a craftsman and teacher of many years and describes how to cut all the major...
  2. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    A book I have enjoyed is "Life Befor the Mast " sailors eyewitness accountsfrom the age of fighting ships" edited by Jon E Lewis . I mention this book in part as you will see this was a primary...
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    Re: Snapped Dinghy Mast

    If useing a gap filling structural adhesive (epoxy ) is the clothspin scarf any stronger than a simple scarf cut to the same angle ?
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    Re: Definitions of "sail and oar" boat

    I'm useing a boomed spritsail designed in the 1800's for my Ducker .The boom is extreamly light ( bends like a heavy batten close hauled) and is fitted with a 2 part topping lift which functions as...
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    Re: Chop Saw Developed a Rumble

    Do you have an automatic brake on that ?.Mine is manually operated .When it next needs work I'll just replace the tool for that reason . I've had mine for ages . Rockwell made them for Sears for a...
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    Re: Deadrise With Flare

    Thanks for all this .So much is still not in books . Maybe you'll write one .The devise for marking the keel and chine bevels is a beauty .
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    Re: Scot Bell

    Thanks for the help over the years Scot.
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    Re: Rangeley Ellis 3

    Gardner built the boat and I got to see it at the boat show one year . It was layed out in front of an outbuilding in the shipyard with some otheres ,having just been sold out of the Mystic ...
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    " The creation of a thing of beauty is worth more than mere possession" : John Gardner
  10. Re: How far can a boat hang off of a trailer?

    https://sailingmoga.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/tongue_extension.jpg[/QUOTE]
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    Re: Deltaville Deadrise

    A satisfying ending .
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    Re: Deltaville Deadrise

    A satisfying ending .
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    Re: 18 foot Lyman

    I think we would find it connects to a threaded rod sent down to the keel :for lifting the boat . The same are on the quarters ,connected to the transom.
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    18 foot Lyman

    I was searching for something else ,but was stopped in my tracks by this https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/boa/d/yulee-lyman-utility/7510429787.html . I have no connection with this .
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    Re: Guideboat Build- Foot brace?

    J ; have you seen the book The Adirondack Guide-Boat by Kenneth and Helen Durant ? It includes the complete documentation of a Grant boat by John Gardner. The details include the Foot Plates : thin...
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    Re: Guideboat Build- Foot brace?

    Here's mine .

    https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/render/00--hg_K7nlTyyhMXxRTLUblEScacQVDkFCNa6L25h1ahtCOwN2Sv8__vS_Z4Tzxj0yrnHjCyIZu59oV2we_kMG9A?cn=THISLIFE&res=small&ts=1658854896

    Take a piece...
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    Re: Happy birthday to Bob Cleek…

    One definitly lights a single candle at our age ;but congratulations and hope you have something of interest on your work table .
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    In the deep South my main concern is the UV resistance of a varnish .I used Captains for a long time ; switched to Flagship for what is advertised as higher UV resistance . Is there a recognised...
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    Re: Deadrise With Flare

    It seems the floor is some type of Stabalized Earth . Did digging the hole give you any insight into its composition? Boiled Linseed oil topcoat ? Easier on the feet than concrete?
  20. Re: just a little history, and a lovely wooden boat

    A wonderfull presentation on the search for the NW passage came to Mystic a few years ago .Way up inside there they came apon Natives who not only had never seen iron befor ; they had never seen wood...
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    Really nice ;thanks for posting the process. That ladder is exactly what I need to rig befor I get my old ass in trouble . I've printed this out to put in my boat bag -a first step .A ladder may...
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    Re: Halyards and hand pain

    Ah yes ;hand pain . I've been takeing fishoil lozenges every day for years now .It seems to help.
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    Re: Stopper eye splice.

    I like to use a standing turkshead to stop a splice from being forced into a sheeve as a tackle goes chockablock . This is completly seperate from the structure of the splice and is sacrificial .Also...
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    Re: Ever Forward aground in Chesapeake

    Was there wind the day of the accident ?Thinking also of Ever Given ;I wonder if allowable windage will prove to be the practical limit to the size of the container carrriers .
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    Re: Refinishing White Oak - dark stains

    Oxolic acid is the active ingredent in Bar Keepers Friend ,which is available at the local hardware store ? Thanks for this info .I bought my first box from Woodcraft .
  26. Re: Best tender sheerstrake padding products?

    Thanks Andrew ;that's very interesting .We need big Coir and Des Pawson over here .We do have large diameter polypropylene .
  27. Re: Best tender sheerstrake padding products?

    My freind got rid of his inflatable and got a pretty sail and oar boat for his tender .He's now fallen in love with it and hates to spoil her sheerline with the store bought stuff .He could go...
  28. Re: Best tender sheerstrake padding products?

    A freind is thinking about the rope route but I understand Ben's discription of the desireability of padding the top of the rail as well as well as the side when aproaching finely finniished...
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    Re: Deltaville Deadrise

    Great to see a professional turn over . Were the two chain hoists used alternately ?
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    That is beautiful work Timo ; on a beautiful design . Maybe a 4 cycl outboard doesn't need the sound cover .My Yamaha is very quiet ;engine noise just isn't an issue for me .
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    Re: Deltaville Deadrise

    That's an impressive glass job . How much googe did it take? I've got the same jump benches : a nice tool .
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    Re: Deltaville Deadrise

    Is the floor just the dirt that was there when the shop was built or was sand brought in ?
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    Re: Seaford Skiff Hull Thickness?

    If you want the frames not structurally required I think you should have them ,but thin for their width like canoe frames .No problem sitting on those .I would add them after the glasswork is...
  34. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    Still OK to kick design ideas around? Just for the deck layout . Here's a Weston Farmer take on an outboard boat with flush deck forward and canvas sleeping shelter aft....
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    Re: The model room

    James , thank you for pointing out L.F. Herreshoff 's "Some Hints on Model Making" . Those are a treasure I had not seen : including ,as you know , photos of the original work room . Off Center...
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    Re: Marine plywood in the southeast US?

    I went in with another person, I think by posting on this forum, and we got an order together for Harbor big enough to be delivered to Atlanta with no shipping charge. This was in 2005. I ran out...
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    The model room

    Have you seen the amazing video tour of Nathaniel Herreshoff's model room on the Herreshoff Museums website ? His tools are there as well as the models . This is just a shard...
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    Re: An old newspaper

    My father had to stay behind and be part of the policing of occupied Germany after the surrender. Tight wires were stretched across the roads in the night to decapitate the GI's moving in motorcycles...
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    Re: It's over ten years since Chuck died...

    I remember Chuck's generosity well . I was working a few bugs out on my newly launched boat here ,including some battery problems . He offered help and later I recieved a book in the mail : The ...
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    Re: The Cat Book

    The introduction is the best part of the book, stressing the Cat's practicality as a single hander. Oddly the boats that are then presented are mostly overdeveloped race boats. The 2 shown are the...
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    Re: The Cat Book

    True David ; I was reacting to the editor's comments on deadrise, which were happily flexible enough to allow the inclusion of Hilda among the 12 boats shown.
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    Re: The Cat Book

    Here is Hilda. There's allot of deadrise to get a livable cabin space on the small boat. I guess this was considered less detrimental than raising the cabin top. She must have worked well enough.
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    The Cat Book

    Here are a few pages from a print on demand paperback (11by17) from Toad Hill Press that I've enjoyed. This content is old (1902). From The Rudder.

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    Re: Common sense is so rare.....

    No cement in Roman concrete? This is like being told there's no SantaClaus !
  45. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    It's just a simple flat plate with a piano hinge. This does give unimpeded access to the centerline where the mooring cleat is . My boat has a long straight keel and I am launched into a...
  46. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    My boat has an operable windshield through which I can handle lines on the mooring cleat , the anchor being stored and deployed from the cockpit . The operable windshield is also very cooling in the...
  47. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    I read here I think that 80% of the solar energy that strikes the panels gets converted into heat . How hot will they get on a Summer day? The radiant heat from the panels may be a bit much for...
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    Re: Painter attachment

    On my stripper canoe, which has very little stem , I set a piece of hard copper pipe athwart just aft of the stem . The outside I'd roughened with sandpaper and the epoxy bonded it thoroughly to the...
  49. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    One thing about buying used ;you'd save enough money to add more power and panels if necessary .
  50. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    I just showed the Hand as the raised deck was there at the start .Would you be tempted if Tautog was for sale ?
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