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    Re: Lug & Sprit Questions

    I suppose you all know the International Twelve Dinghy: Here it still actively raced by a dedicated group of sailors and all the mainsails that I inspected are reinforced with a ss wire. They would...
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    Re: Skol Ar Mor - Alpha Beachcomber Dory Build

    So nice to see this boat traditionally built instead of glued plywood strakes. I think the Douglas Fir is also grown in France as it is in the Netherlands but here boatbuilders to often use imported...
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    Re: Lug & Sprit Questions

    Novice, I am a professional sailmaker and make lugsails for more than 20 years. I reinforce the luff of balanced lugsails when the sail area is over 5 m2 with dyneema since a customer asked me to do...
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    Re: Morbihan Semaine 2023

    I can ask the dutch who go to the Morbihan if they can take people aboard. I will tell them that you are great guys and go to the same church as we do. Frank
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    Re: Improving Flattie "Sea-worthiness"

    Make a sea anchor. And have a mast that you walk upright instead of having a simple round hole in deck or thwart. Lee boards give you room in the boat where you want to lie down and pray. Frank
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    Re: Morbihan Semaine 2023

    Usually the French like to practice their English on visitors, and when we came boatless to Douarnenez in 1988 we were invited on two boats, a Swampscot Dory and later on a Canoe Yawl . Frank
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    Re: do you have a favourite stern

    That reminds me that I still have plans of a Colchester Smack in ferro cement. I bought them at the end of the seventies but changed my mind and went to Falmouth on my bicycle where I bought the...
  8. Thread: Baltic birch

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    Re: Baltic birch

    Pete Greenfield, editor of Watercraft , built his Chebacco, round bilge and clinker, with birch ply. Boat is not launched but always in the open . Frank
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    Re: Morbihan Semaine 2023

    We will be there with our lugger Lucia in Flotille nr. 2, the sail and oar club. I saw Roger Barnes will be there too, and several French sailers that I met in The Netherlands this summer during The...
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    I am looking forward to see you all in Berlin, and will resume my Duolingo course Deutch. When shall we have the EBS? Frank
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    Re: Deciding between Ness Yawl and Sooty Tern

    Iain Oughtred develops his boats often by comparing them in the Raids that are held in europe. He found that most boatowners prefer to sail , rather then row their boats, so the more recent boats are...
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    next weekend there will be the Traditionele Schepen Beurs in Den Helder. 11, 12 and 13 november. This started some years ago as a boatshow where sailing barges and klippers were open to visitors who...
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    Glad to hear that,Tom, and if you come with Flixbus I could pick you up in Groningen. It will save you a few hours as the last part of the trip takes a lot of time. We have also a spare room. Frank
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    From 11 till 13 novenber there is the 'traditioneleschepenbeurs.nl' in Den Helder. This translates as 'Traditional Boatshow' and I don't want to miss it. Otoh it could be the best meeting place for...
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    Re: Definitions of "sail and oar" boat

    My boat 'Lucia' fits in that category: As she is a double-ender on the waterline I knew she would be a good rowing boat, and I was relieved she is also a pleasant sailing boat. What she does not do...
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    Re: Buying A Small Boat in Europe?

    Tom, my first thought was 'Raidboat', and last week the new owner of the sisterboat of 'Lucia' was looking for a new owner. You may know her from the video 'Two luggers at play'. But after better...
  17. Thread: rakish

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    Re: rakish

    We came also to the conclusion that we went better to windward with the sail on the wrong side and a very experienced client thinks its because the sail twists better.
    Frank
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    Re: rakish

    I saw the Cancalaise in Douarnenez in 1988 and I thought she was the most beautiful boat in the festival. I think she was a replica of the bisquine La Perle and I happened to have a copy of Model...
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    my son visits us just after the Green Film Festival in Krakow, which was great: He won 2 first prizes, Best young director and another one, and told us about the city: Beautiful centre and very...
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    Re: Japanese Larch issues?

    A friend recently built a Nordlandboat from local larch that was probably japanese. I would not hesitate to use it but expect it to be stiff so the first straks will be hard to fit. Steaming is not...
  21. Thread: Cruising the Sands

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    Re: Cruising the Sands

    117186This the latest picture of the Klipper Passaat that my son sent us: She is doing about 10 knots here, and in september, the last weekend, we will sail with her with our usual group family and...
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    Re: who knows what about this boat/boat type?

    Second guess: South France Mediterranean till Catalunya. Frank
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    Re: who knows what about this boat/boat type?

    Greek Caïque? Frank
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    I find that Duolingo works for me and I use it to refresh my French and also German now, for I have a German daughter in law, since last winter, and Germany is only 40 minutes by car. When at school...
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    Thanks for your elaborate answer, Mikolaj
    Frank
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    Re: Contingencies For When Trump Is Arrested

    Last year Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced to three years for fraud. If the French can do this with an ex-president, so can the USA . Frank
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    The Oder seems to be heavily polluted! Tons of dead fish, also dead beavers. What is going on? Frank
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    About living without a car, a Flixbus ticket from Groningen, where I live, to Berlin, costs less than 40 euro, a fraction of the cost per car. For 10 euros more, and a couple of hours, I could be in...
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    I will be there, the end of October would be fine. Looking forward to meet you. Frank
  30. Re: Windward performance of pocketship, CS 20, NIS 18 or Chebacco

    Geert, I made the sails for an aluminium Pocketship that is built in Dronrijp, and was involved with the sails for 2 Chebacco's in sheet plywood. The Chebacco's are sailing from the marina in...
  31. Thread: Cruising the Sands

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    Re: Cruising the Sands

    Yes, in the past a side of bacon was often used. Nowadays not onboard
    Frank
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    Re: Cruising the Sands

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    You will, I hope, remember this tjalk, de 'Overwinning' from earlier posts: About a year ago during a survey, they found that the bottom was dangerously rusted away, while she was only 12...
  33. Thread: Cruising the Sands

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    Re: Cruising the Sands

    The dried out picture was sent last week, and I thought to post it for it would not matter much if it came out upside down. We will join them the last weekend of september with family and friends....
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    Re: Cruising the Sands

    Thanks John.
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    Re: Cruising the Sands

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    I try to kiss this thread alife. This is the klipper that my eldest son sails, here in heavy wind with a new mainsail
    Frank
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    First Time I was in Poland, 1986, it was hard to find something else then tea, Herbata, except wodka.
    I hope that a few more locals like Henning, from the Nis boat, and the 'Powerkraut', will show...
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    An EBS in Berlin? I like it. Never been there and I am refreshing my German with Duolingo so I would love to try it out on real Germans, and ofcourse it would be so nice to meet continental...
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    Re: Caledonia yawl- decked vs open

    And with decks you can go forward without trapping your legs. I sailed an aluminium CY with decks and like them. Frank.
    www.oarandsail.nl
  39. Re: Raid boat sailing weekend Lake Belterwiede ( Netherlands) 4 , 5 and 6 mei 2018.

    Hugh, you would be most welcome. We set the maximum number of participants at 40 persons. About 20 have already said they want to come. And very satisfying that there are several youngsters amongst...
  40. Re: Raid boat sailing weekend Lake Belterwiede ( Netherlands) 4 , 5 and 6 mei 2018.

    We will host another Punterweekend: On 5,6,and 7 may 2022. Same place, and most of what I have written in this thread applies again, so you could use the forms to enroll. Ofcourse you may not meet...
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    Re: Heaven, hell, and funerals

    Like the Sopranos? Frank
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    Re: Heaven, hell, and funerals

    Composting does nog work when you receive an antibioticum againstan infection shortly before you die. You become a mummy. Frank
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    Re: Heaven, hell, and funerals

    Your funerals seem terribly boring. I expect something better when it is my time. Frank
  44. Thread: Eunice and friends

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    Re: Eunice and friends

    It is close to the peak here and I don't feel at ease working at my sail loft under the roof; I can hear rooftiles moving and the roof trembles a bit. It will stay like this till after midnight and a...
  45. Thread: for bertenshaw

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    Re: for bertenshaw

    Is this Jolie Brise? Frank
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    Re: ballast keel for haven 12/2 footer

    Heel goed, Ad.
    Frank
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    Re: Ice skating

    Erik, I think I will do that,next winter. Have permission already, but will train first a couple of weeks indoor . A good way to fight the winter blues. Frank
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Glad you're back boatbuilding.
    It is such a good idea to start with building sails, rudder, spars etc. for when you start with the hull, like I do, and she is finished, the other parts seem to take...
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    Re: Ice skating

    Erik, I envy you. We had no ice this winter and it a long time ago we could skate. Last winter we skated one time and the ice was thin. In 1997 we had a great winter, the Boat we lived on was lifted...
  50. Re: Herreshoff Catspaw sail/row 12’8” stretched to 14’...strip planked and glassed

    Nice, I wonder, did they use the fullsize paper patterns that Woodenboat sells? Frank
    www.oarandsail.nl
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