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    Re: Edme wins the Pin Mill Barge Match

    One of my associates, now over the bar, skippered a Thams barge across the Atlantic through the Canal and up to S. CA! Quite a feat!
    The boat belonged to a woman he was dating. She used the boat...
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    Re: Valley oak (Quercus lobata)

    I have yet to work with any of the California oak trees so I am not able to comment on any questions about it's suitably for boat building. According to information on line in reference to Quercus...
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    Re: Thoughts on stowing chain ?

    Good stuff Ian!
    Jay
  4. Re: Converting design from lapstrake plank to lapstrake ply???

    My little six foot loa pram tender to "Red Witch" is made of 1/4" fir marine plywood. It was built to fit inverted over the Witch'es deck house.
    The plywood has required special care, over the...
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    Re: Penalties for scaling up plans?

    Scaling up a boat design is often a matter of using Kentucky Windage as a measurment factor.
    Jay
  6. Re: Converting design from lapstrake plank to lapstrake ply???

    No, spiling and hanging a plank or two is no big deal to those of us who know how to do it. Even a full planking job is no challenge if the framing is fair and no stealers have to be calculated in at...
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    Re: Sitka Spruce Mast Refinishing/Repair

    Notice that the holes in the above foto are almost a pattern. Perhaps they held a tang plate at one time.
    Jay
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    Re: Rebuild teak hatches (3rd time in 20 years)

    "Red Witches" fore hatch has its raw teak portion of the hatch standing about 3/16" proud of the encompassing frame. This allows for a lot of scrubbing and scraping before it comes down flush to the...
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    Re: logs to lumber, advice needed

    Cheap water based house paint works well. So much the better if it is from and old can of left over paint that has thickened up.
    Jay
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    Re: Valley oak (Quercus lobata)

    The best caulking mallet, I ever used, was made of California Live Oak. I borrowed if from Alex Irving one day for a quick job I was doing while "Red Witch" was hauled out next to "Sparkle". Alex...
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    Ah yes, I suspected you have a comfortable boat that the stove keeps toasty.
    Very nice!
    Jay
  12. Re: Converting design from lapstrake plank to lapstrake ply???

    It may be a proven technique but, in my humble opinion, it is not a proven material! Especially for planking!
    I have surveyed and been forced to do too many corrective surgeries on vessels built in...
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    That my friend is a proper wooden rowing boat! Bravo! Well done!
    Jay
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    Wow Mark you must have a goodly sized boat to float that Jotul 602! It weighs as much as some Diesel Marine engines!
    Jay
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    Re: Valley oak (Quercus lobata)

    Quercus lobata, Valley Oak is a member of the White Oak Family and grows in Southern and Central California. Due to its characteristic crooked growth, it is not a commercially viable wood. However,...
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    Sadly that Aladin wick stove has been discontinued so Ebay is the only place they can be found unless a garage or estate sale coughs one up.
    Bird
  17. Re: How to take Take Hull Lines off an existing boat?

    We went into this in depth about a year and a half ago.
    Jay
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    This is Larry and Linn Pardy's stove in their last boat, "Talliesyn". It contains a large circular wick burner that is fed Kerosine from a day tank....
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    Re: Plywood repair

    Good on ya buddy. Please post some pictures for us as the work progresses!
    Wishing you good fortune with your little ship!
    Jay aka Bird
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    I have two boats, that I aquired in a trade, an eight foot lapstrake sailing pram and a twelve foot Pea Pod. They are built of eighth inch mahogany plywood, also known as doorskin and lapstrake...
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    Re: Sutton Hoo replica

    The artifacts that were recovered from the ship a amazing as well as beautiful. Fifty years ago I had a client that wanted me to construct him a bed that reflected some of the carvings that were...
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    Re: Plywood repair

    Hey, if 1/8" door skin will make you happy then go for it! Just let us know in a couple of years how it is holding up. You can be our official product tester of laminated wood. I, for one, am in...
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    Re: Why no Silicone???

    Here are a few words about the use of lead, lead containing paint and other litharge containing products.

    While I must admit that lead poisoning is a nasty thing, I have used quite a lot of lead...
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    Re: Plywood repair

    Double planking the deck with a plywood overlay will add considerable weight to your boat if you will be using fir. A cubic foot of fir plywood is close to the specific gravity of solid white oak! ...
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    Re: Rebuild teak hatches (3rd time in 20 years)

    Edensaw in Port Townsend stocks teak.
    Jay
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    I have yet to get any stack coating of Creosote resulting from butning sawdust logs. But I have gotten it from burning fir, pine and larch logs.
    Jay
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    Re: Rebuild teak hatches (3rd time in 20 years)

    Resorcinol is a touchy glue to mix and use. It is very temperature sensitive and must have at least fifteen hours of time in the clamps at temperatures above 65degs. I have had bad luck for no...
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    Re: Rebuild teak hatches (3rd time in 20 years)

    Rich, The teak needs only to be set down in Dolfinite over the cedar T&G. This will allow the teak to removed when it becomes too thin to be practical as a result of scraping over the years. The...
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    I feed mine, on the average, of once an hour.
    Jay
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    Re: Why no Silicone???

    If any of you wish to make your own glazing compound, here is what is in it! <raw linseed="" oil,="" whiting="" and="" a="" bit="" of="" litharge=""> Begin by mixing the oil and whiting with a wide...
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    Re: Plywood repair

    actually you can use #10 screws and sink the heads just below the surface. Follow up by using micro balloons and epoxy as a covering putty. let it stand proud and block sand it flush. The heads of...
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    I have always used a damper in the lower stack pipe with my Fatsco Pet. This, combined with the stove door adjustable vent allows good control over the pressed wood logs I use. I find the pressed...
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    Re: Edme wins the Pin Mill Barge Match

    When I see such a vessel, I can't help but doff my cap in respect for the builders who knew how to choose the right materials and the right way to use them in building such a work of art!
    Jay
  34. Re: Inches & PSI from Total disaster (or a bad day)

    What a hoot that set up is! They must be doing something right, considering how long that mill has been steaming along! There is a big learning curve there!
    I once had a dream of running my shop...
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    Re: Plywood repair

    The fact that plywood has built in factors that cause it to self destruct is very frustrating for anyone who has to battle chances the surface checking, delamination and core rot that accompanies...
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    That looks to be a good deal if it isn't gone yet! The price is right!
    Jay
  37. Thread: Blocks

    by Jay Greer
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    Re: Blocks

    The seem to have a Brittish look! Often old hardware is re-cycled to a new boat. The sheaves look like they were re-placed with Delrin.
    You might try a search with this company. The have been in...
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    Re: Brigantine Rendezvous

    I remember that boat well! She had a round fantail stern. It was owned by Sam Emes. Last time I saw her she was bethed in San Diego. That was very long ago! Maybe 1956!
    Sam Owned a marine swap...
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    Re: Anyone got a Tiny Tot in the garage ?

    I have two Fatsco Pets. Sorry I won't part with them! One is an original Pet, completed with the galvanized iron heat shield. I have had that one for over fifty years! The other is a more modern...
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    Re: A Good Buy...

    No boat builder has a complete shop without a metal lathe. Of course then one should have a mill as well. Looks like a good lathe. You might want to get a sine bar and dial indicator so that you...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    It will be a rig such as no other square rigger has ever carried. There are lots of surprises in store on this one. Sorry, I don't want to sound like a politician here but the owner prefers that we...
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    Re: Sailboard Plans?

    Just a small step beyond a sail board is the very versatile and fast sailing boat the Malibu Outrigger. It was first built in 1949 by Warren Seaman who went on to design some amazing big ocean going...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    Yes is all I can say right now other than it will sail better than the old ships did. I am in the midst of finishing construction of my drafting room and, for me, the world of wooden boats is upside...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    The next big project for her is a four foot taller main mast. Gotta build a spar bench first. Life never gets dull up here in PT!
    Meanwhile I have a client who need a new boat design, a fast...
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    Re: To skeg or not to skeg....???

    That boat deserves a set of twin skegs. Helps keep her flat when you pull her up on the beach and keeps her stable under way.
    Jay
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    Actually my son is having all the fun with "Bright Star" right now. I am in Port Townsend working on a new roof on our house and finishing up my drafting room in the shop building. "Red Witch" is...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    Normally we would do our own work but, my aching back won't allow that any more. So we called in an expert. The Beta 16 went in with out a hitch! It runs like a Swiss watch! No vibration! It was...
  48. Thread: Beech?

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    Re: Beech?

    I noticed the mention of "Butternut" above.
    Butternut is an excellent wood for interiour finish work on a boat. Herreshoff used quite a lot of it for trimming out his boats as, while it looks like...
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    Re: Herreshoff frame question

    The framing of Herreshoff boats is usually square in cross section to allow them to twist in a seaway without cracking. NGH had his own scale of scantlings and fastenings that differed from that of...
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    Re: Jay & Anne Greer's H28 Ketch "Bright Star"

    That "I pad is actually a plotter" that was donated by a friend. It arrived unexpectedly via Todd Rogers who owns "Common Sense 1" . It has all the local charts and Channel Islands. It works like a...
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