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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    I used epoxy. thixo in a tube. 4200 work fine also. I put a strip of glass around the edge and then a layer over the whole bottom. I struck a waterline and bottom painted when done. Not that it's...
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    Re: Finish for a paddle shaft/handle

    I just finished a set of oars in Cetol, great stuff. If your rowing for fun any finish will be fine. If your a serious paddler/rower put nothing on the hand grips. 116321
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    Re: Finishing cedar floor boards

    I just did some floorboards in Benjamin Moore Arborcoat. It's a semi transparent deck stain. Meant to be out in the weather and take a beating. Comes in some great colors. It's beautiful stuff and...
  4. Re: What material to put on my wooden cartop carriers?

    OK here's what to do. I guessing there cross bars of wood. Mine are metal. Cover with some kind of padding. I used pipe insulation. I used spray glue to keep it from shifting. Go to sailrite.com...
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    Wow that looks really good. Yes 1/2 inch made everything stiff no flexing. And that 's all I had at the time :). I only had to repair a foot section of the chine. I'm probably going to sell my boat,...
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    Re: Trivial tool gloat

    A lot of interesting tools here. https://toolsforworkingwood.com/store/index.php One of the few places you can still get a Holdfast. ...
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    Those fold down galvanized oarlocks are great. I put mine back on. Oh the most important thing while working on it. Have fun doing it. :)
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    Ok , Taking a break from varnishing here. I used 1/2 inch ply , scarfed on the front , small piece. Nailed it to the bottom chines ( after I repaired them) with bronze ring nails and Thixo. Then one...
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    Wow! I just finished one. very similar. I could describe to you what I did but for now I'll just put up a couple of photos. To much work to stop for long today. I did replace the planked bottom with...
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    Re: Paint additive?

    Rolling and tipping is fine. But a slight breeze or wind on the surface will quickly set up the paint. Probably to quickly. Good luck.
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    Re: Paint additive?

    Sounds like your doing it right. Unless your painting in the sun. Or painting to slowly, you should be moving along pretty quick. I've been painting with Kirby paint the last couple of weeks. 4 inch...
  12. Re: What is the origin of the Cove Stripe?

    Cove stripe 115233
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    Re: cabin sole paint

    Treadmaster is great stuff . cut to size ,glue it down. Nice to walk on and it looks good. I put some on the deck of my old sailboat . Still looks good after 10 years.
  14. Re: trailer tongue hinge as mast tabernacle

    https://www.com-pacyachts.com/mastendr-mastraising.html
  15. Re: trailer tongue hinge as mast tabernacle

    It must be strong Suncat's had it for years. To apply it to my mast or a square one you'd have to have a good metal/stainless person produce one. I can build a boat but I'm not very good with metal...
  16. Re: trailer tongue hinge as mast tabernacle

    115132 This is from a suncat. I always wanted to do this to my mast so I could leave the boom on when trailering.
  17. Re: Any suggestions as to who designed this yacht?

    THATS ! , a good looking boat. |:)
  18. Re: Trailer ball mount, attaching at an angle

    So.... how about two wooden ramps on the garage floor that would angle the trailer up in the back when you back it in. So you could hook and unhook at a better angle. Then the trailer could live on...
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    Re: Sanding between paint coats .. why?

    114823 Brightside rolled and tipped. Maroon scotch-brite between coats.
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    Re: Inexpensive cruising yachts under 32'

    My first large boat was a 1973 Bristol 30 . Not the 29 9 I think that was later. Everything about the boat was perfect. Standing headroom. enclosed head. Full keel. well, cutaway forefoot ,Four nice...
  21. Re: Hardwood transom-oak dowels or galvanized pins?

    Yup, I agree with Willin, you don't want a glue starved joint with epoxy.
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    Re: Xynole vs Dynel vs Canvas vs ?

    If you search around , believe it or not some boat yards are using Titebond III to put canvas or Dynal on decks. I think it may have been Brooklin Boat Yard. The traditional canvas filler I use here...
  23. Re: Hardwood transom-oak dowels or galvanized pins?

    I've always put a plywood spline in a groove on transoms , works well and things line up nice. With epoxy. 114475 1/4 inch ply
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    Re: 16-18' catboats

    Smitty, Sound like your on the right track. You'll get some great advise here. I went from a large boat years ago to a smaller one. I was always looking for a catboat, just because I love them. Being...
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    Re: 16-18' catboats

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0053/4098/7482/products/wittholz15catboatfromWBF_130x.jpg?v=1588183796
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    Re: 16-18' catboats

    http://www.atkinboatplans.com/Sail/index.html Take a look at Atkin plans he has some nice simple catboats. Also this is my dream catboat by Charles Whittholz if I had time to build. It's 14' 11''...
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    Atkin Dolly Varden

    https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/boa/d/bloomington-free-22-wood-sailboat/7498526076.html I think that's what it is. Wow if I only had the time. Well A lot of time |:)
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    Re: Top of mast painted white?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topmast#:~:text=The%20section%20of%20mast%20immediately%20above%20the%20top,one%20spar%20even%20in%20the%
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    Re: Top of mast painted white?

    Andrew, That sounds good and practical.
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    Top of mast painted white?

    Why are the tops of some traditional boat/masts painted white. A lot of answers around but not sure. On my last boat I painted the mast buff color and the end of the boom and the top 2 feet of the...
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    Re: Pat Atkin passed away

    I saw that on the group board also. Sad day |:( Looking at the plans for C. G. Junior here on my desk. Wish I had the time to start her now. Dave
  32. Re: Need help selecting wood for rudder cheeks

    Jeff, nice job on that rudder looks heavy duty. Between the rudder wood and the aluminum on each side I put a large thin round plastic washer I made from a plastic private property sign from home...
  33. Re: Need help selecting wood for rudder cheeks

    I think that aluminum was 1/4 inch . What I think helps a lot is the lower pintle straps are very long and heavy duty. If you notice in the photo. good Luck. This was for a 19 foot O'day Mariner .
  34. Re: Need help selecting wood for rudder cheeks

    Aluminum , I'll see if I can find a photo of a recent rebuild I did. It will paint any color. If you want it to look like wood. If that lower pintle strap was longer and put on Horizontal that would...
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    Re: Installing a drain tube

    a sanding drum, round one fits in a drill. :) Sorry had a senior moment . Guess I was thinking of drain tube to much.
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    Re: Installing a drain tube

    Just use a dremel or a tube sander and adjust the inside of the hole till you get a nice fit. Don't overthink this! :)
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    Re: Installing a drain tube

    The brass drain tube will work fine. With the plug like the Attwood. I get mine from Jamestown Dist. I do a lot of small boat drain tubes when I replace transoms. Use a Forstner bit. Just drill the...
  38. Re: Should plywood for the hull be sanded before applying epoxy?

    Lots of good advise here. But don't overthink it. Keep it simple. Here's a photo of a new ply bottom on an old boat. (I think .I'm not to good with computer photos.)
    Great old skiff. I took off the...
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    Re: Fiberglassing the hull

    If you insist on glassing. Yes, AFTER the sides cure a couple of days. Do the bottom and let it come up the sides a couple of inches. Use the blue tape method. Wide tape around the edge . Glass...
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    Re: Brass builders plates

    You'll have to find a good artist or sign shop with a CNC machine, They should have no problem carving or engraving a brass plate. I have an artist near me in NJ. He can engrave metal , glass or...
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    Re: Refinishing White Oak - dark stains

    Yes Oxalic acid. Bar Keepers Friend. If you can find it. Been around for years. It's a kitchen cleaner comes in a container like ajax powder. Mix it up with water like a paste and scrub. I use...
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    Re: Bagger 15; cat boat, flatiron skiff

    Ok so I know this is an old thread but. There's a 15 sand bagger hull on craigslist in Ct. looks like it was posted 4-4-2022 for FREE. Someone needs to go get it so I don't . This sound like a cool...
  43. Re: I'm going to build a workbench for my new shop

    I'm going to build a manning bench when I have time, just can't seem to find the time yet. https://www.offcenterharbor.com/videos/cool-shop-tips-part-1-manning-benches/ sorry I think you have to...
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    Re: What's the use of this machine ?

    https://youtu.be/dwOc_QpsK5Y here's a cool video just for fun. clench nails
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    Re: Endurance Found

    Wow James nice! I've read Tim and Pauline's book about South Georgia an amazing book! South Georgia island would be one of my dream trips. As for the Endurance I'm almost inclined to leave her lie...
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    Re: Endurance Found

    The boat I'm restoring now for myself, I wanted to name the James Caird :) But after thinking about it I didn't feel it would be proper to do so. And my wife and my friends wouldn't know what it was...
  47. Re: Introduction: new in New England, getting going with building and sailing.

    Tom, I'm a Wooden Boat school alumni and A mystic seaport member. Love those places. years ago when I built my first boat . I wanted something good looking and simple to build. Keep it simple so you...
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    Re: Harbor Freight dust collectors

    If you have a small shop I think you'll be surprised how the Rockler hoses stretch and their soft. https://www.rockler.com/power-tools/dust-collection/dust-collection-fittings
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    Endurance Found

    https://news.yahoo.com/endurance-shackletons-lost-ship-found-070021917.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmluZy5jb20v&guc WOW!
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    Re: Harbor Freight dust collectors

    So I just went through this in my shop. My big old Delta died so I had to replace it. I downsized . I went with a shop fox wall unit. 1 HP and I think it's less than 600 CFM. I think all those 1 hp...
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