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    Re: Arctic Tern Electric Power

    Just to close this out, the boat has gone to a new home in SW Michigan.

    A shout out to WB as the new owner saw the WB ad that somehow showed up on the offcenterharbor website
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    Re: Arctic Tern Electric Power

    The guy from Los Angeles changed his mind so the boat is not sold after all.
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    Re: Arctic Tern Electric Power

    Thanks Rich. I priced it to sell as I know it can be very hard to sell an owner built wood boat, no matter the quality.

    In this case it sold right away to a guy from southern CA who saw it on the...
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    Re: Arctic Tern Electric Power

    In case anyone finds this old thread, I've just refinished the boat to sell (check out Woodenboat website ad) as its been sitting unused for several years. Battery was dead as a doornail of course...
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    Often true (5hp shop vac!) but not in this case. ...

    Often true (5hp shop vac!) but not in this case. 5hp Honda OB has a 8" prop turning 2400 rpm, this Torqeedo has a 12" prop turning 1300 rpm. Much more efficient at displacement speeds. Plus the...
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    Torqeedo has a big high efficiency slow turning...

    Torqeedo has a big high efficiency slow turning prop compared to a small gas outboard so they can get similar propulsive force from less input power.
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    Lithium is much smaller, much lighter and much...

    Lithium is much smaller, much lighter and much more expensive. It sounds though that you want weight for ballast and volume under the seats is not a problem either so the benefits of Lithium may not...
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    Re: Montfort "Arrow" launched today.

    Thought I'd update this old thread showing the final disposition of the Arrow canoe. Turned out I only used it once as it was still more hassle than I wanted to haul it down to the lake to paddle...
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    If you get tired of paddling the clear finished...

    If you get tired of paddling the clear finished dacron is translucent so they make a nice chandelier.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170226/fb1d4cd8309249b4721754d70537192d.jpg
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    Good for you Rich. Actual data is way better than...

    Good for you Rich. Actual data is way better than someone's opinion, no matter how often repeated on the internet.
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    I agree, a decent looking windshield is there...

    I agree, a decent looking windshield is there hardest part to build. Yours is looking fine, in keeping with the rest of the construction.

    I finally got the windshield done for my 22' runabout...
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    Garapa. A little heavier than teak, similar...

    Garapa. A little heavier than teak, similar appearance and one third the cost. Can be oiled or left bare. The CY can use the weight down low.
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    Jamestown distributors had the 14ga nails and...

    Jamestown distributors had the 14ga nails and washers I need. Should be here in a few days.
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    No reply by the time I got to woodcraft so...

    No reply by the time I got to woodcraft so planking will be vertical grain cypress with backbone, seats, floorboards from African mahogany and a little bit of my air dried ash stash for steam bent...
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    Traditional lapstrake cradle boat

    I've built several glued lap plywood boats, from a 45" cradle boat to a 22' runabout. Never built traditional though with riveted solid lumber planks.

    About to start another cradle boat and I'd...
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    Just sold an old Craftsman Table saw on...

    Just sold an old Craftsman Table saw on Craigslist for$150. Only had one scam email, easy to spot
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    Hello, my name is Denny and I'm a failed Michigan...

    Hello, my name is Denny and I'm a failed Michigan wood boat builder. Built a 25' electric launch, sold it for a nice profit; built another and still have it six years later, offered for sale at a...
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    Cpt, the free ship file is yours for the asking....

    Cpt, the free ship file is yours for the asking. 3/4 cedar strip planking would be fine for the sides.
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    Hey Mike, maybe I'll take you up on that next...

    Hey Mike, maybe I'll take you up on that next year.
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    Re: New Design - 22' Powerboat - abuildin'

    Hi Tom. I too would like it if our lives and boats intersected in time and space. We are moving to Nashville (where the electric boat is) but I'm leaving this boat in Michigan to use when we visit...
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    Finally finished the boat- the part I hate the...

    Finally finished the boat- the part I hate the most- the windshield. It needs to be thin and low to look good but thick and high for strength and function.

    I designed a windshield in freeship...
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    Epifanes wood finish. 3 coats, sand, 3 coats,...

    Epifanes wood finish. 3 coats, sand, 3 coats, sand, Epifanes varnish. 1 coat, wet sand, super duper cleanup, final coat.
  23. The xynole would add a lot of abrasion resistance...

    The xynole would add a lot of abrasion resistance and weight.
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    Boat jewelry is the best!

    Boat jewelry is the best!
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    Re: 14th Star: 18' Palmer Fantail Launch

    If you don't want to stop and take one last admiring look as you walk away, what's the point? +1 for the varnish.
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    Many examples of 50 year old Lyman and Chris...

    Many examples of 50 year old Lyman and Chris Craft sea skiffs are still around built with fir ply.
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    Also try Public Lumber, seven mile right at I75....

    Also try Public Lumber, seven mile right at I75. They will have some okoume and Meranti plywood as well as decent solid lumber. Nothing like the section at LL Johnson but a lot closer.

    Building...
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    So.... Rhino, TouchCAD, Cobalt

    Freeship doesn't do the beautiful renderings that the pricy programs do buy hey-it's free. All the hydrostatics are right there too.

    Sure be worth a try to run it on a Mac. You can try the...
  29. Put the 1x2 sheer clamps on with the 2" dimension...

    Put the 1x2 sheer clamps on with the 2" dimension horizontal. You want "in and out" strength, the ply already has plenty of "up and down" strength. If bending is an issue laminate on two 1x1 pieces.
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    Interesting $5 test: cut the 14" pusher down to...

    Interesting $5 test: cut the 14" pusher down to 12" (I'd just cut the tips off, nothing fancy). Compare its performance to a factory 12x6 puller prop mounted backwards and run the motor in reverse. ...
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    If you can afford $500 for a sander and $300 for...

    If you can afford $500 for a sander and $300 for a shop vac the Festool Rotex 125 John Welford mentioned above will amaze you.

    Hard to describe how well they work for both rough and fine sanding...
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    To be clear, there is plotting the points and...

    To be clear, there is plotting the points and then there is fairing the lines.

    When the designer creates the table of offsets he may induce errors, either by a typo (2 ' instead of 2") or by an...
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    Harbor Freight sells a bike hoist kit for ten...

    Harbor Freight sells a bike hoist kit for ten bucks. Works well for my 40# kayak.
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    Re: CLC Expeditionn Canoe

    Love the video and creative editing. The drone footage is cool too.
  35. I forgot to add: that reverse rake to the transom...

    I forgot to add: that reverse rake to the transom looks great, reminiscent of classic 50s runabouts.
  36. Looks sweet to me. 60 hp ought to make 30+ mph...

    Looks sweet to me. 60 hp ought to make 30+ mph at sea level anyway.

    I like the recessed motor mounting, adds some pizzaz to the design. Bruce is probably right about a motor on a bracket giving...
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    I built an AT 6-7 years ago, for about $3500 as I...

    I built an AT 6-7 years ago, for about $3500 as I recall, with sails from a Sail Rite kit and an electric motor pod drive auxiliary. Used Hydortech Meranti plywood.

    Turned out beautifully IMHO.
    ...
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    Lovely curves juxtaposed against straight lines.

    Lovely curves juxtaposed against straight lines.
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    If you are wanting to sub 1/4 fir or 'white wood'...

    If you are wanting to sub 1/4 fir or 'white wood' ply for 3/16 (expensive) okoume, I wouldn't.

    You must think building a boat will be fun. It will be more fun and look much nicer if you use the...
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    Ms. paddler, push out from the inside to get the...

    Ms. paddler, push out from the inside to get the smashed wood sorta kinda where it belongs. Epoxy a little piece of plywood scrap (you saved some scraps, right?) on the inside backing up the hole. ...
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    Gotta be some good boat guys between Muskegon and...

    Gotta be some good boat guys between Muskegon and Grand Rapids. Someone to talk you through the project while looking at the actual boat would be helpful.

    It's not too big so should be doable...
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    Re: table saw gude for thin wood strips

    No one mentioned having a helper pull the material for the last several inches.

    A helper and I did a half mile of 3/4 x 3/4 cedar strips in one day. Ripping 12' and 14' boards on a 40 year old...
  43. Not about rope but I secretly smile when I google...

    Not about rope but I secretly smile when I google something and a post I made on WBF comes back in the results.
  44. Absolutely build new. Had one old Chris...

    Absolutely build new.

    Had one old Chris Craft and live in an old house. Seems like there is always something that needs fixing or isn't good enough to be pleasing.
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    And then....
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    My cousin took this areial shot from his airplane...

    My cousin took this areial shot from his airplane last evening. Sorry it's a little blurry due to extreme cropping. I was going WOT, 29 mph. Not bad for a 22' boat with only 60 hp. ...
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    Re: Epoxy/Fiberglass "Creep"

    I've found epoxy to "swell" a little bit after a year or two with some sun and heat exposure.
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    Most of your criticism is accurate but the issue...

    Most of your criticism is accurate but the issue of the wheel and cable drum intruding into the cockpit space is a real downside too.

    Another $75 would get you the parts to make an electric...
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    Re: First time builder: Candu Junior Mini Tugboat

    Cool use of technology. Enjoy your project.
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    Re: 14th Star: 18' Palmer Fantail Launch

    Rich, I'm enjoying your build thread a lot, making me wish I had a project under way.

    Anyway, a note on the spinner: it will help a little bit with reducing drag. The blade area it masks is going...
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