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    Re: "You Gotta know when to hold 'em...

    Wow, to be honest I did not know what to expect when I started this thread. Thank you all for your support. Today I went out to the shop, fired up my skill saw, the one that has built many houses and...
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    Re: 1958 Hi Liner Speed Star

    Sweet, great possibilities, best of luck, she is worth it.
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    "You Gotta know when to hold 'em...

    ...know when to walk away, know when to run...." I am giving up on my Atkin Russell R build. The build is more than my 84 year old body can handle. Too big for my little shop. Too bulky for a one man...
  4. Thread: MaryEllen

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    Re: MaryEllen

    So sorry, Ian. When I think of losing my partner and best friend, there are no words.
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    Re: Look at what I got on Valentines Day...

    A real bargain
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    In a few weeks, good lord willin', I will be 84 years old. You young pups have no idea what's in store for ya....
    PS Sorry for the thread drift...
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    Re: Pitch Pockets Please?

    I think you need shellac to seal a pitch pocket. My gut would be to leave it alone.
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    Re: Polyurethane glue or epoxy?

    In my experience pl premium is stronger than the joint. Wood tears apart before joint fails.I would still used epoxy on joints that are to be filleted and taped.
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    Re: Flat-bottom workboat as a family runabout?

    What opinion does the collective mind have on the Peeler?
    ps just ordered the plans for the peeler skiff....
  10. Re: iron nails vs. copper nails on a Lawrence skiff

    Sadly, the wrought iron nails used 100 plus years ago are no longer available. I restored a 1900 power dory and was amazed to find clinch nails showing no corrosion at all.
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    Great job of reporting the process, Steve.
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    Re: Need help for re-design

    Ah, there is more to this story than I have told. It is entirely possible that, after all of the agony and very little ecstacy encountered during the project, the bottom and broad sides of the Atkin...
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    Re: Need help for re-design

    Yes, pounding although Spira shows a video of the boat at WOT in a chop and the boat does not pound all that much. Another option would be the Bateau.com Outboard Dory 18 that has sloped chines which...
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    Re: Need help for re-design

    Here is where I am at now. Spira's Carolinian (an 18 footer with motor in a well option) and finish off the topsides in a manner similar to Redwing 19.
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    Re: Need help for re-design

    Happens pretty often in my house, usually accompanied with the comment, "he always ends up turning the conversation to the boat he is building/"
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    Re: Adding a bulkhead in a fiberglass hull

    Not an expert on the subject but my understanding a hard spot occurs when you add a bulkhead, for example, against a lightly built hull, be it FG or ply. Pressure on the outside of the hull might...
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    Re: Time to fix up the old green boat

    Rich, when I read this thread I am reminded that "there is nothing—absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
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    Re: Need help for re-design

    Well, here's the deal. When we have company it always ends with talk of boats and my wife rolls here eyes so I resisted the temptation. It was a "late night idea" that might never have seen the light...
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    Need help for re-design

    https://www.facebook.com/Jimsboats/photos/a.415767847577.210104.325557887577/10151531344222578/?type=3&theater
    I would like to modify the bottom of the hull to make the Redwing 18 into a semi...
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    Just watched the year and a half video that was on the Soundings Magazine email feed and realized that I met you guys last summer at Mystic. My wife and I were at the WBF group meet but not nearly...
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    Re: Air drying maple slices

    Hmmm, I think the highest and best use would be firewood. Should split real easy and would work good in a chunk stove, like the one in my shop.... too bad you are so far away...
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    Re: Chebacco model, take 3

    To do it right you need to layout a full size lofting board. Layout the lines, half breaths, etc and from those line you can make your frames or molds. I had no problem doing the first part but had...
  23. Thread: Epoxy help

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    Re: Epoxy help

    Been there, done that, no cure for stupid as far as I know....:arg
  24. Thread: Epoxy is Crap

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    Re: Epoxy is Crap

    erster? not share your projects? I for one would like to see what you are doing and p*ss on those who would criticize your work.
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    I have to agree, maybe do some roughing with a slick and finish with a plane, even a power plane would be better than a router.
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    Seen on vt cl

    https://vermont.craigslist.org/boa/d/harry-bryan-swampscott-wooden/6475814582.html
  27. Thread: Louis Sauzedde

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    Re: Louis Sauzedde

    I seem to remember something about him having to move to another shop... ?
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    I don't think that pipe would be too cold being attached to that massive furnace and apparently it was not.
    Wonderful video, thanks. The one that follows it closely on Utube seems to have used a...
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    Re: A thing of beauty

    Nice. I wonder about UV? Is that last coat UV protected?
  30. Re: Is it worth doing a 2 year wooden boatbuiling course?

    Find a boatbuilder and offer to work for him for nothing. Talk to Douglas Brooks or Geoff Kerr, they are in Vermont, and might have some ideas for you. At least after 2 years you will not be 40K in...
  31. Thread: First Build

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    Re: First Build

    The first boat I ever built was not a wooden boat. It was the top 1/3rd cut off an old panel delivery truck, sheet metal welded in where the windshield and side doors had been, 1 x 4s rescued from...
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    Re: Time to fix up the old green boat

    Y:oY:oY:o
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    Re: New Build: Atkin Russell R

    Thanks for the encouragement. Great progress the last two days, two more coats of epoxy, I believe I am nearly there as far as filling the weave. lI plan to get some high build primer for the next...
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    Re: Time to fix up the old green boat

    Nice work, Rich.
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    Re: New Build: Atkin Russell R

    Finally back at work on BUNKY II after a month long break. Just too cold. Second and third coat of epoxy going on to fill the weave. Tedious and no fun at all.Today I am heading for Worst Marine to...
  36. Re: Disabled builder with Redwing 18 kit needs it gone ASAP.

    If I lived closer...
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    CONGRATULATIONS !!! Big load off to have that one out of the way. Can't wait to see the video.
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    Re: Phil Bolger consensus?

    Whatever design you choose, be sure to make it from a blue tarp :)
  39. Thread: Louie Sauzedde

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    Re: Louie Sauzedde

    I think he said on one of his videos that he is moving to another location. Not absolutely sure of that, but be worth checking.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I was thinking the same thing. I have made some great finds at our local architechtural salvage place. Of course, you need to be a bit flexible sometimes. The back door on FESTIVUS is from salvage....
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    Re: Heat lamps for epoxy cure in cold garage

    10 below 0 this morning. Went out to my shop and brought 4 gallons of epoxy resin and hardener into the house. Looked and felt pretty solid but looks normal now. I would love to be working on the...
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    Re: Pattern Photos for Peter

    Might not be a bad idea to have a spare key just in case. That lanyard wont keep it from falling overboard or into an inaccessable area of the bilge (unless you have one like Nick's). Beautiful work...
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    +1 on the threaded rod.
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    Re: Heat lamps for epoxy cure in cold garage

    Epoxy will cure slowly even at 40 degrees. Make a plastic tent over your boat (up off the surface) and place a 100 watt bulb under the hull. That will be all you need. Of course for safty keep the...
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    Re: Wooden bow anchor fairleads

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    Harry Bryan called these buffalo rails and on his Handy Billy had the fairleads cut into them as I did on BUNKY.
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    Re: All things pass..

    That hurts. No options?
  47. Thread: Bronze hardware

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    Re: Bronze hardware

    Good idea, Bob.
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    Re: Why do you own a wooden boat?

    I am convinced. I will buy a wooden boat. A gaff rigged cutter. I will grind my own beans and dream of beautiful ladies swimming by. I would. I would do it if I were 20 or even 30, but at 80, I can...
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    Re: Safety question on battery and gas tank

    Thanks Rich for bringing this up. Timely subject for me as I am planning for the location of gas and battery in my new build.
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    Re: Bronze hardware

    Or you could donate it to a worthy cause. For example, my new build would look great in bronze....:)
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