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    Re: Weird Ferry Sighting

    How does a tug push a boat like that and keep it going straight?

    Jeff
  2. Re: Rigging / Repair While Boat is on the Trailer

    it depends a lot on the boat. What is it? Photos would help. I can go anywhere on my 16' boat while she's on the trailer, hooked up to the vehicle or not. But if I don't tell you what kind of boat...
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    Re: Small Four-stroke Outboards

    I have the Honda and it performs well but, as you say, it is loud. If you don't think you'll use it often then the Honda is OK. But for a lot of running time or if you want to converse with the crew,...
  4. Thread: Oars

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    Re: Oars

    I disagree. If they're made of wood, then they can be fixed although one may choose not to if the repair requires a lot of effort. I made many a dandy screw-up during my pro woodworking career and I...
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    The best way I've worked out is to take the tapered bit out of the Fuller countersink and replace it with the proper clearance bit. For a #10 screw that would be 13/64 and for a #8, it's 11/64. Set...
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    Re: What Glue for Plywood Keel Mold?

    I cast the keel for my Somes Sound. It was 600 pounds. I used common pine for this rather small mold. I don't think plywood is the best choice but I can't back that up with any data. It's just my gut...
  7. Re: Does retirement cause one to lose their common sense (discuss)

    It seems that four adults decided to play pickle ball. Whether that decision was prudent to anyone else is irrelevant. How retirement fits into the situation is a mystery to me.

    Jeff
  8. Re: Mast Boots for Trailer-sailed Boats with Cabins

    Hugh, I have not tried it myself. Like I posted, I spent very little time contemplating the problem. I think my solution is based on how one thinks about houses and how they're designed to shed rain....
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    Re: The most vile food

    Rich, I'm with you on the lima beans... cardboard would taste better. But we part ways re Brussel sprouts and asparagus. I can eat a ton of each. My wife fixes sprouts with onions and a vinaigrette...
  10. Re: Mast Boots for Trailer-sailed Boats with Cabins

    Hi Alex. Just so you know, I've thought about this problem for exactly ten minutes. So take it for what it's worth...

    How about inverting the idea? Permanently fix the boot to the cabin top and...
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    Re: Bedding compound…yet again

    Ron, have you tried Admiral Ship Supply in Port Townsend. If anyone has it in the area, they will.

    Jeff
  12. Re: What are you watching? (Movies, TV, YouTube, etc.)

    I can agree with your conclusion (hightlighted by myself). But art? Not so much.

    Jeff
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Is the Behr really all that great? Or maybe it's an urban/marine myth?

    Jeff
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Not long after I moved to Anchorage in 1972 I heard of Rawhide/Raw-Hide (I don't remember how it was spelled.) as the go-to finish for log structures. To me, it always looked gawd awful. It was a...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    I agree on the marketing aspect. All that claim to having six times more UV blockers means is that it is six times more able to block UV than air, or maybe water. Pure hype.

    Jeff
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Thanks for that offer. If I get a chance, I'll take you up on it. Unfortunately all of our trips to the big city lately have been filled up with necessary, but non-boaty, activity.

    Jeff
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Tim, is there a thread that I missed? Bartenders are nice boats.

    Jeff
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    When are you gonna tell us about the Bartender?

    Jeff
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    Re: cabin sole paint

    If the sole is always wet, use something synthetic as the sole material. Or use a wood that doesn't need any applied protection. My Ipe deck holds up well with nothing on it. As do numerous Ipe...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    It's all looking very nice, Alex. I continue to be impressed with your well thought out solutions.

    Jeff
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    Re: Building a Peregrine 18

    Good to see a Peregrine build here. I bought the plans quite a few years ago but have not built the boat. That, however, has not diminished my admiration for the design. It will be interesting to see...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    I chose to use Epiphanes because I like the look and sound of the name. Seemed like as good a reason as any. Flagship sounds rather navy or political like. Man O' War, the same. Behr... well who can...
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    Re: Laminating deck beams: Spring back

    Since the rosewood is probably some pretty dear stuff, I would suggest that you do a experiment using some less expensive wood. Take your best guess as to how many lams, but the more the merrier....
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    Re: Outboard Bracket Ideas

    The boat will want to turn more easily toward the side opposite from the motor. This is only a critical factor at slow speed. If I were you I'd cobble up a temporary side bracket and try out my...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    David... Sorry to hear that you had a poor first day on the water with the new boat. But happy that you did have a first day. Next time go out on a rather calm day with winds in the 5kt range. You...
  26. Re: 2 ply mahogany veneer or 1/8" marine plywood

    You asked:
    "NOW TO MY QUESTION:
    Will 2 ply mahogany at 1/16" thick be an adequate thickness or should I go with 1/8" mahogany plywood."

    Answering this question, alone.... I've done the math a...
  27. Thread: Virginia V

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    Re: Virginia V

    I'm pretty sure that she burns diesel to heat the water that makes the steam that turns the prop that moves the boat called Virginia V.

    Her whistle is really sweet. I heard it the other day on...
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    Re: What is your favorite galley box breakfast?

    What would one do with the grease that results from cooking bacon? What a mess to have onboard.

    Not mentioned so far, I think... yogurt makes for a good breakfast food. Mix in a little homemade...
  29. Re: After 35+ years, my Workmate has developed a patina.

    That you still have the plastic clamping gidgies is most amazing. And that you actually use them is even more so. I threw mine away on the first day.

    Jeff
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    Re: Delignification!!!!

    If it was worms, wouldn't there still be a few in there wigglin about?

    Jeff
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    Re: Varnish question

    I had the same reaction when I saw it. A carpenter who didn’t learn how to adapt their skills to boats.

    Jeff
  32. Re: Hardwood transom-oak dowels or galvanized pins?

    PVA glues do require a good clamp-up but I suspect this is more to bring the pieces into close proximity more than needing pressure for pressure's sake. One can do a good rubbed join on small pieces...
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    Re: Xynole vs Dynel vs Canvas vs ?

    I also built a Somes Sound. I followed Brooks' advice and used Dynel. Wanting a non-skid surface, I chose to not fill the weave. My boat is only used during the summer season where she stays on a...
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    Re: colonoscopy prep

    I've had the pleasure a few times. The first time I was given some foul stuff called Golightly. Nasty and you gotta drink the entire gallon plus. That was a feat of endurance and will. The next time...
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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    Tom, I went looking for that test data on your Bluejacket site and find that the site isn't working. I got a error page reporting that. Just letting you know.

    Jeff
  36. Re: Hardwood transom-oak dowels or galvanized pins?

    The boards for the transom are only 20 inches long so it shouldn't be a problem to simply edge glue them without any internal pins, splines, bolts, nails, etc. Use a couple of exterior cauls to keep...
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    Oh, way cool! Are the hawks real territorial... like do they dive-bomb you if you get too close?

    Happy 4th to you, Tim.

    Jeff
  38. Thread: Cartoons.

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    Re: Cartoons.

    Bonus: And the gun wouldn't even need to be real!
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    Re: Thank you EBay!

    Probably sold by someone who owns a heavy wooden boat that was turned too sharply to starboard and as a result the stb. chock was torn off. Fortunately for you, that guy couldn't find a replacement...
  40. Thread: At the WBS!

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    Re: At the WBS!

    Looks like a Bluejacket... Tom Lathrop.

    Jeff
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    Re: Custom built stow hatches.

    On their website, Port Townsend Watercraft has instructions for a hatch. They also sell the toggle hardware for them.
    http://www.ptwatercraft.com/SCAMP_hatch_Instructions.pdf

    Jeff
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    Re: Getting rid of amine blush

    One can talk and debate the idea of pre-coating all day long and never really know what the result will feel like. But if a simple test is done on a scrap of similar material, then the conjecture...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    A heads up to anyone using StopLoss bags: Epiphanes varnish comes in a can that's slightly smaller diameter than most quart cans. The funnel can slip off and that can result in a real mess. Yeah, it...
  44. Re: '57 42 foot Constellation. Trying to reduce 14' 6" height for road transport

    I know nothing of these boats. But if a water route isn't an option, then I'd adopt my usual philosophy: Somebody built that, therefore it can be taken apart.

    Jeff
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    Re: Fourth of July rant

    Our island city banned fireworks a couple of years ago. That didn't stop our idiot neighbors from lighting off one last year in the midst of a very dry heat wave. I heard one bang and yelled over...
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    Poll: Re: Stop me before I do something irreversible

    If the deck is structurally sound then it doesn't need the strength providing benefit that epoxy filled glass gives. And since it isn't glassed now, I'd presume that to be the case. If true, then I'd...
  47. Thread: Portage Pram

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    Re: Portage Pram

    Very sweet, Steve. She looks much better on the water than in the back of your Suburban, and she looked mighty good there!

    Jeff
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    Re: Small Boat Sailing

    Tom, with those conditions, I'd have stayed ashore on our deck and had a beer with my friend while we watched the waves roll by. I must admit that I'm a light wind sailor. Even though I am certain...
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    Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    My climbing partner and I got lost on a route and darkness was coming on quickly. So we had to rappel down in the dark. On one pitch he went first and I watched the piton we'd driven flex under his...
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    Re: Kolibri Rudder repair

    My only tip is to advise you to provide some photos and more detail on how the rudder is built. Perhaps then folks will know how to advise you.

    Jeff
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