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    Re: Concordia Yawl - Swift

    Yeah, steamed…. There’s a description of the “recall” in Howland’s book.

    And yes, it’s the expense, hassle and spring delay I am looking to avoid. It’s a long day drive each way for me to get...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl - Swift

    She’ll winter in the Chesapeake, sailing north as soon as practical in the spring. One factor in the decision is - how early can I sail her up if masts are in place? How much later, if that work...
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    Concordia Yawl - Swift

    We are the proud new owners of Concordia #68 Swift!

    Recently refastened and re-ribbed, in fine condition, with lots of modern improvements and electronics. Located Solomon's Island,...
  4. Re: Oar Length: All Blade No Shaft in the Water?

    I get a kick out of S&T and all those other formulas. A complex equation, and then round up or down to the nearest half-foot. It almost always works out to double the beam, until you get to a...
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    Re: H-28 on Portland Or C/L

    Holiday’s big jenny on a bowsprit can be a bit much on a breezy day in Buzzard’s Bay. Balance isn’t too bad sailing jib and jigger, but rigging the working job (staysail) as roller furled for...
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    Re: Lightweight sailboat for the family.

    Do you want to sail with the kids? Or build a boat, while they watch tv?

    Buy a cheap boat on Craigslist, and get out on the water, before it's too late!
  7. Thread: Beach rollers

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    Re: Beach rollers

    I use 4” pvc pipe . But I don’t carry it around with me. The gray electric conduit lasts better than the white drain pipe, and neither will be much good on soft sand. Maybe try the corrugated...
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    Re: Storage on dock ideas?

    I think I would go with a simple cover and very low ridgepole (oars?). Canvas - or cheap poly - lashed down to the dock on either side. Drill a drain hole at the low point, as the boat sits...
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    Re: wood boat insurance again

    Follow-up on insuring the Concordia.

    First, everybody has their local broker. Each broker will work with one or more carriers, but brokers all turn to that same handful of carrier. And if...
  10. Thread: H28 Offsets

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    Re: H28 Offsets

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    really interested to hear what you are replacing her with...???
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    A boat named Swift. I think it’s called a “Concordia”? ;)
  11. Thread: H28 Offsets

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    Re: H28 Offsets

    I loved JPAZ's Bolger quote on this design, and looked it up:

    Phillip C. Bolger
    Boat Designer, Gloucester, Massachusetts
    By Joseph Gribbens
    Nautical Quarterly 21, Spring 1983

    ... in a very...
  12. Thread: H28 Offsets

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    Re: H28 Offsets

    At the end of a recent short cruise, my darling wife said "I'm gonna need a bigger boat" (something about a cedar bucket). On the drive home, we got an email from woodenboat, an offer we couldn't...
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    Re: Mattapoisett Boatyard fire

    Early local word is one yard worker badly burned, several firefighters with minor injuries. It was ugly, a lot of explosions. Thank goodness the sheds were nearly empty, and the breeze kept flames...
  14. Thread: Oars

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    Re: Oars

    My wife's Shaw&Tenneys are on display in our home most of the time. My "$2.44 oars" (plus some inflation in 10 years) can be left anywhere without fear they will walk away ;)

    You can do...
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    Re: wood boat insurance again

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    Once again, with this question... H28 Holiday (1951) has been insured (liability/environmental only) with GEICO/BoatUS. About $100/year.

    This weekend we had an offer accepted on Concordia...
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    Re: Looking at a 1972 65 foot wooden Romsdahl

    I love the "Payment Calculator" on that site! Says I can afford this boat ;)
  17. Thread: Charter ideas?

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    Re: Charter ideas?

    Yukon looks like a great experience! But on the far side of the world... Gannon and Benjamin are great folks, with gorgeous boats. A bit upscale for my budget, but maybe. Perhaps I'll just...
  18. Thread: Charter ideas?

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    Charter ideas?

    It's January - almost two years of minimal travel and socializing. And my darling bride is not enthused about cruising this summer in our lovely little ketch (which I still think of as a big...
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    Re: Framing Lumber For Long Oars?

    One afternoon in 2012, I took a pile of Home Depot 2x4's and a band saw, and made a half dozen pairs of oars and a few (feathered) kayak paddles. Some painted, some left raw. Since then, I gave...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I just checked the headroom in Holiday. To the bottom of the deck beams, it is 4-9 (145cm) at the companionway, down to 4-6 (137cm) forward. Makes for pretty lines, but cramped when you have to...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Holiday is ballasted with cast iron rather than lead; the draft is extended to almost 4' as a result (wrapped in epoxy/glass years ago, so there is minimal chance for inspection). The first photo...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    pretty boat ;) Holiday, spending this summer in Mattapoisett Massachusetts. On the other hand, my 5'-5" wife says it would be nice to stand up (I should measure the actual headroom).


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    Re: Wiring the boat

    Wow - that indicates some massive wiring for a minuscule masthead light! 6 gauge on my 34’ mast plus 16’ from the battery.

    but that is for a 5 amp draw, with max 3% voltage drop (as in sensitive...
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    Re: Wiring the boat

    Last year I mostly rewired Holiday, trying to follow Calder and ABYC. I cheaped out by using automotive circuit breakers and lit switches for lighting circuits (couldn't find the right items in...
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    Re: When Cruising was Simple

    The Death & Glories must be getting on a bit, in years... Good to see they are still out there.

    (I have always wondered, how John and Roger got on, in the war?)
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    Re: When Cruising was Simple

    I notice that one of the earlier posters to this thread was Mike Erkkinen, waxing about the simplicity aboard his H28 Holiday. When I got Holiday, Mike had installed a neat wireless package of...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Likewise - I don't have much to add; Larrikin is developing into a very different H28 than my Holiday.

    One question on the recent photos of woodwork - are all those corners and cubbies...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    "wondering what to do about a head for the H28"
    We have zero-discharge rules here, and I got Holiday with a "composting" rig - a gussied up 5 gallon bucket in a box. Add poop and sawdust, and stir...
  29. Thread: drainage

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    Re: drainage

    No need for the brass drain tube - just drill a hole, and stick in the rubber plug. If you want to get fancy, wipe a schmear of epoxy around the inside of the hole ;). Keep an extra plug handy!
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Driving over the Washington Bridge in Providence this afternoon, I saw a pretty little lug yawl, sailing in a smallish segment of the river. After dropping my kid at the train station, I detoured...
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    Re: Lumberyard Skiff Floatation

    There have been any number of threads on placement of flotation - I suppose it depends on your particular conditions and objectives. But think about not only the ultimate catastrophic condition,...
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    Re: Retiring my Owens Cutter

    I have been frequenting the half-dozen or so consignment shops within driving distance, here in RI. I can't say I would recommend any of them :(. Ditto with ebay and craigslist.

    As Bill...
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    Re: Lumberyard Skiff Floatation

    Should have sorted the balls by color ;)
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    A bit late to the party here, but...

    "specific examples of carvel sheathed boats"

    My H28 Holiday was built in 1951; in about 1990 sheathed in 2 layers of mahogany, epoxy, and a thin layer of...
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    Re: Jay is 85 today

    and many more...
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    Re: Epoxy Pump Problem

    Don't use a dowel for the balance, cut a triangle instead. I had to shave the dowel down to make a cleaner fulcrum, not visible in photo.

    And yes, there is still a pump on the WEST hardener...
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    Re: Epoxy Pump Problem

    I've given up on the pumps, and put together a little balance, for mixing by weight. Much quicker, and maybe more accurate.
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    One slot is for the tare balance, makes it easy to use any...
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    Re: Making an anchor

    I don't see the link to an order form - where do I send a check?
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    Re: Insurance question?

    BoatUS (Geico) $125/year. Last year, they asked for a survey to initiate the policy - but that may have been for a quote that included "Hull" coverage, I don't recall.

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    For a 20'...
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    Re: Plywood puzzle joint clearance

    I don't know anything about puzzle joints (and not much about scarph joints either!). But - looking at the problem:

    Since you have the option of VERY precise layout and cutting, why not make...
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    Re: Looking for sailboat Insurance.

    Yes, call your homeowners carrier. For Holiday, we have BoatUS; $125 got us almost $1M insurance for the stuff your marina cares about. As with most insurance, the biggest benefit in the event...
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    Re: Question about permanent mooring.

    In my experience, a mooring is almost always more storm-worthy than a dock. With 20' depth, and a mile of unobstructed water, I would put out LOTS of chain, and (maybe more important in a small...
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    Re: Which bronze alloy?

    I had good luck buying silicon bronze from Atlas Metals in Colorado. Bought 1/16 x 1.75" for an electrical raceway up the mizzen (mounted under the sail track), and a bunch of tangs and...
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    Re: Suggestions for a complete novice.

    I think Wesley is a bit understated in his advice.

    If you want to SAIL: 1) Crew for an experienced skipper - whether racing, daysailing, whatever. 2) take lessons. 3) "hire" a couple...
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    Re: Wicked Storm Here

    In upper Narragansett Bay, the tide was above "predicted" high, 4 hours AFTER predicted high... Wind blowing the water up the bay...
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    Re: Forward facing rowing setup design

    Auxiliary power on our Rhodes 18 is 10' "2x4" oars, in oversized oarlocks. Hoist the boom up out of the way, drop the centerboard a couple inches, hold the tiller in your butt-crack, and stand...
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    Re: Trump will be remembered as

    Trump will be remembered as
    The unambiguous marker, of the turning point of America's great decline. From prominent world power, to xenophobic insular has-been nation.
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    Re: This Is Important -- N95 Masks -- Please READ

    I keep a bucket of diluted bleach near the garage door. Dip gloves in it before removing, dip cloth face cover or (well-used) n-95, and hang to dry.
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    Re: 4hp or 6hp for skiff?

    6hp can get you up on a plane, if lightly loaded, but you definitely want the power version of the skiff (bottom runs straight aft).

    4 hp, not gonna plane, so you are probably fine with the...
  50. Thread: Visiting Maine

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    Re: Visiting Maine

    Last summer we discovered Star Island. Dinner and breakfast ashore, slept on the boat. Wind from the East was gorgeous. Form the northwest, not so much ;)
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