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    Re: Sil Br chainplate hole

    One question comes to mind, how big is the rig you are dealing with and what is the size of the boat? I should think that the potential loading of the chain plate is very relevent to the method used...
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    Re: Sil Br chainplate hole

    I would silver solder or tig weld it. Gas is difficult to work bronze with if you are not well practiced with reading the color of the hot metal. Bronze can slump in an instant! Tempering it comes...
  3. Re: Where Body Fat Actually Goes When You Lose Weight

    The German word for an exhaust is "Auspoof".
    Jay
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    Re: Re-Temper bronze screws?

    Manganese Bronze is used for props and fittings that need strength.
    Jay
  5. Re: Hard plastic caulking between teak decking?

    Gentlemen, The seam compound that is being discussed here is not "caulk" or "caulking". That is the name that the manufacturers ,of that black goo in a tube created for it. They have been hell bent...
  6. Re: Need Help with replacing teak and Holly floor...long post...get a cup of coffee!

    You are free to make your own choice as to how you would do the job. I have merely brought attention as to how it has been successfully done in the past. Herreshoff made his cross shaped holly...
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    Sticky: Re: Properties of wood

    On the other end of the scale, here is a company that turns white oak into noodles without steaming! It can be bent into an overhand knot and a week later it is just as hard as it was prior to the...
  8. Re: Need Help with replacing teak and Holly floor...long post...get a cup of coffee!

    It is the constant expansion and contraction of the wood against a hard glue line that eventually will cause the material to fail by tearing the wood apart from itself, leaving a fine glue line on...
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    Re: Pitch Pockets Please?

    I would be inclined to leave it alone as well. If you must fill it, use a burn in stick such as is used to fill dings in furniture. They come in a variety of colors.
    Jay...
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    Re: Spotted on Seattle CL

    I know that boat and would hold off on installing an engine in her. She was not intended to have one!
    Jay
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    Re: Those Oars Again !

    Absolutely stunning!
    Jay
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    Re: Question about glue. Birdsmouth mast.

    Over the many years that I have been making masts, I have used a varitiey of glues for mast construction. Unlike Larry Pardy, I have avoided the use of Resourcinol for varnished spars due to its...
  13. Thread: Schooner Row

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    Re: Schooner Row

    While I prefer the look of the original rig, the new one is more practical for short handed sailing.
    Jay
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    Sticky: Re: Properties of wood

    L. Francis Herreshoff once commented on various woods he chose for the building of his designs in his book, "The Common Sense of Boat Design." The books were once sold in two volumes that have now...
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    Re: A new company to us for Diesel engines.

    The Lombradini engines are supplied with a heat exchanger that is to be filled with the non corrosive coolant the factory reccommends.
    Jay
  16. Re: Need Help with replacing teak and Holly floor...long post...get a cup of coffee!

    Next time you see delaminated ply wood, think of what I just said! It, most often, the wood and not the glue that fails. If you take a loupe and inspect a plywood veneer that has delaminated, most...
  17. Thread: H28 Genesta

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    Re: H28 Genesta

    If possible, I would have strong words with the first person that laid teak over plywood sub decking thinking it was a good idea! Even stronger words would follow if he was the one that advocated...
  18. Thread: Schooner Row

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    Re: Schooner Row

    Wow! Thanks for posting the above. This is the first time I have ever seen a photo of EB Shock. I did work for Bill for a while.
    Jay
  19. Re: Need Help with replacing teak and Holly floor...long post...get a cup of coffee!

    Teak and Holly cabin soles, that were done by Herreshoff, consisted of a cross shaped holly strip that was rabeted into the sides of the planks to prevent mechanical separation of the two woods.
    Jay
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    Re: A new company to us for Diesel engines.

    We had a Vire in our 23' Spitzgatter. It was forever eating up its internal Zn insert and had an annoying high pitch drone of a running sound that drove us nuts! The Vire is not nearly powerful...
  21. Re: Decline of Real Wood Building and Restoration Threads

    Plywood dust locks up my respiratory system! Even visiting a lumber yard section that has it stacked has the same effect!
    Can't work with it for this reason!
    Jay
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    Re: Staff Commodore Richar Lawrence

    He started his adventures at sea by sailing a Flattie, that he built himself, off Santa Monica back in the early thirty's. The family house was on the strand at Malibu. His life long pal Jay Jones...
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    Re: applying varnish

    Yep, varnish is laid on dry to wet and feathered off by raising the brush off of the surface at the end of each stroke. This eliminates "Shingles" in the varnish.
    Jay
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    Re: A new company to us for Diesel engines.

    I thank you all for your comments. You have convinced me that I should do more research on the Lombardini 702M before I make a final decision. In the last six weeks I had gotten no info other than...
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    Re: applying varnish

    Wow Gib that looks handy! Does it come with a periscope? I can see that used for painting overheads without gettin drips on your hands or in your eye! Good one!
    Jay
  26. Re: Decline of Real Wood Building and Restoration Threads

    After spending, nearly, a life time of designing and building all manner of boats, marine hardware and associated gear. I find it very frustrating that so few young people have an interest in...
  27. Re: Okoume plywood from Boulter vs. Bruynzeel and Joubert

    In the same vein, I have an 8 ft dingy that is clinker planked with 3mm plywood. I aquired it in a trade. The point is that I am amazed as to how heavy it is by comparison to a boat of the same...
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    Re: Interlux Schooner problems

    Another source of "nerds" in the varnish is dried varnish that has adhered to brush bristles. They flake off from the hairs of a brush that was not cleaned thoroughly.
    Jay
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    Re: Staff Commodore Richar Lawrence

    Thank you all for your kind thoughts!
    Jay & Anne Greer
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    Re: What to do with Painted Masts

    This is how we keep our sticks in shape. My wife Anne sands on the way up followed by tacking and varnishing on the way down. Takes half a day if the varnish is in good shape.
    Jay...
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    Re: applying varnish

    https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/services/mediarender/THISLIFE/001079903521/media/23296752319/medium/1504751929/enhance
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    Re: applying varnish

    Some of the handiest brushes I have in my sign kit is a set of sign writer's flats, also called "grey hounds" by some of us. With this handy brush a creative varnisher can reach and cover all manner...
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    Re: Need help for re-design

    I would recommend you start with a new build of a modern design that has a proven history of performance. You will be less frustrated as well as time and money ahead!

    Jay
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    Staff Commodore Richar Lawrence

    I feel it is appropriate to announce here, that my Father in Law, Staff Commodor Richard Lawrence of BYC. Passed over the bar last evening Thursday Feb. 8, 2018 at 1830hrs.

    Dick was one of the...
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    Re: Scarfing spreaders?

    Well, I find that the varnish I use lasts long enough to allow me to not to worry about painting the tops of my spreaders. By the time they need a fresh up other parts of the rig need help with a...
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    Re: A new company to us for Diesel engines.

    you were right. I fixed it!
    Jay
  37. Re: Okoume plywood from Boulter vs. Bruynzeel and Joubert

    There was a time when balsa core construction was all the rage until it was found that, somehow, water had the annoying habit of saturating the core, even in some of the most carefully built boats,...
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    Re: A new company to us for Diesel engines.

    May be Ian will chime in on this.
    Jay
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    Re: A new company to us for Diesel engines.

    Thank you Denise,
    The Yanmar is much too heavy and out sized for the engine bay in my boat. I probably will go with the Beta but wanted to investigate the Lombardini as it is the lightest of the...
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    A new company to us for Diesel engines.

    As some of you may recall, we are going to install a new engine in our H28 "Bright Star" . This will be after the egine bay framing is sistered as who ever installed the old Universal Atomic model...
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    Re: Charcoal Heaters

    No argument from me, I even have solid fuel heating in my house. It prevents moisture from forming and making things clammy!
    Jay
  42. Thread: Schooner Row

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    Re: Schooner Row

    That picture shows Shock's design very well. Almost the same turn of the bilge that leads into the tuck as in "Lucky Star"!
    Very nice boat!
    Jay
  43. Thread: Schooner Row

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    Re: Schooner Row

    Yes I did work for Dittmar Donaldson. We built Frank Muller's "Mojo".
    Jay
  44. Thread: Schooner Row

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    Re: Schooner Row

    Who designed her?
    Jay
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    Re: Scarfing spreaders?

    https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/services/mediarender/THISLIFE/001079903521/media/23017707309/medium/1313631975/enhance
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    Re: Scarfing spreaders?

    As Ian notes, indeed making a new spreader is less work than splicing an old one!
    Jay...
  47. Thread: Tent stoves

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    Re: Tent stoves

    My wife cannot stand Sterno burining in the cabin to prime the old two burner Optimus which is no longer usable. That is why we are switching over to a force 10 CNG stove on our H28. The bonus is...
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    Re: Charcoal Heaters

    Guys, I don't believe that charcoal produces any more carbon monoxide than a normal fire will. It is the venting of the co gasses up through the stack and outboard that prevents them from building...
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    Re: What to do with Painted Masts

    While I prefer varnish, one of the oils that are to be found in marine supply stores such as Deks Olje would be a better choice than paint. In my humble opinion, being able to see the wood and what...
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    Re: Charcoal Heaters

    I am happy for you! I would just like to add for any one not convinced yet, that the cast iron Fatsco stoves burn just fine on charcoal as well as the stainless steel stove depicted above. The cast...
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