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    Re: Anyone know this model?

    Monet used a studio boat.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Studio_Boat_%28Le_Bateau-atelier%29
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Neil, I am so sorry you must live in such a depressing environment! It must be such an insult to the eyes to see that in the morning:d.
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Looks very good to me Neil, and very familiar for some reason.

    Good luck with the new dog, I love retrievers but they always challenging the first two years. After that we become the best of...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    How do you work with all that lofty space above the boat!
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    The sweeps of those sides are appealing to the eye and those corner posts a pretty piece of work.

    I've been looking in on your work for quite a while and hope you get to enjoy the fruits of your...
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    Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    Congratulations on your launch! The name and color are a good laugh but boat is too pretty to be a HULK!
  7. Re: Skin on Frame Kayak - Purpose of a Deck Plate

    Why not follow the instruction from Yoastwerks? Clearly they have practical experience with building this kayak have good reasons for their suggestions/methods. Why do you want to only lash it...
  8. Re: Skin on Frame Kayak - Purpose of a Deck Plate

    The deck plates as you call them are breasthooks to me and I believe the breasthook would be much stronger than a dowel bridging the two gunwales to the stem. I am not a skin on frame guy so I am...
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Looking good!
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    Re: Inherited barn find Chris Craft

    Local marine surveyors: https://www.marinesurvey.org/surveyors/united-states/ohio/
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    Re: The Cape Henry 21 building thread

    I have been lurking in your thread for a while but now I have to comment: Respect! What and accomplishment this was a big step towards getting the boat into its elements.
  12. Re: Repair/maintenance of the Keel of my '57 CC sedan

    The most important question you have to ask yourself is, "Do I really want to put my family and friends at risk in this boat?" You wouldn't take them in a pickup truck with a cracked frame or a...
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    Re: An Ilur in NZ

    Elan is a beautiful boat, well done! Keep having fun.
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    "I agree with Dave and rgthom that it will fade away a bit with paint.

    here's a random thought: Considering the motor is protected by the box you're building, does it still need the plastic...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Okay, I am impressed, saw your post first thing in the morning and it made want to go back to bed and take a nap! The good condition of the planking is also impressive. I have a hunch you were...
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    Re: Penobscot 13 Build

    Well done!
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    Re: Air dried white oak source on Eastern Shore

    I used Willard to slash saw my black locust a few years back. At that time they did have while oak but it was kiln dried. It's worth a call, you might get lucky.
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    Re: Air dried white oak source on Eastern Shore

    There was/is a mall sawmill Glen Gardener, Hunterdon County, NJ (908) 217-6105. A few years back the had a good supply of air dried white oak. If they are close enough you could give them a call,...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Nice progress Neil!
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    "You were right with “her” Hugh, she’s a Rhodesian Ridgeback and that’s her spot - she’s pretty chilled."

    I rescued a Rhodesian Ridgeback out of a bad circumstance once. That dog would climb...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Boy, you work fast, you got all the done in just a few seconds!
  22. Thread: Wood despair

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    Re: Wood despair

    The price may be high but perhaps you can find what you need here:https://www.clcboats.com/shop/products/boat-building-supplies-epoxy-fiberglass-plywood/western-red-cedar.html

    You might want to...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    That's a useful tip Neil. I see the "quality Control Officer" has given his approval.
  24. Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    So I'm look out the window at this:
    103934

    But I so want to be here again!
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    I'v only done a limited number of plugs but a flush cut saw worked well in my clumsy hands.
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    Pure Beauty!
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    Can you move the microphone mount to the other side of the VHF?
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Not true, we just tell different lies these days!
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    Re: Ping Pong balls for flotation?

    May I suggest: https://nautos-usa.com/products/buoyancy-bag-holt-pvc-shaped-bow-airbag-83cm-x-91cm-x-35cm-sb2101-holt

    They come in different sizes and shapes.
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Great to see that you broke the ice and dove in! It gets easier from here. My I suggest that you try "cloths pins" for the planks. I have very many left over from my build, I'd bring them over but...
  31. Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Sorry if I was not clear. All gains were half gains. The garboard gains were cut on the boat once the glue had set. I think a rebate plane is a better choice than a chisel - at least in my hands....
  32. Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Neil,

    The receiving edge of the entire length of the garboard planks were beveled using a 1-1/2" fillister plane, zoom in on post #45 and you can see the bevel. I f you look a post 43 you can see...
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    I vote for the red, it makes the lines of the boat pop. Parchment would be cooler but it won't highlight the lines of the boat the way red would. You might consider green as it should absorb less...
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    Re: Black Locust Joinery Glue

    The laminated stems and keelson of my Caledonia yawl are all black locust glued with West epoxy. The back locust case logs are are also bonded to the keelson with West epoxy. Just rough up the...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Neil, you should try spilling again. Really it is not that hard, even I could work it out. Maybe these videos would...
  36. Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Thank you for your kind comments. Uisge Beath ​is an excellent name!
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    Well, it is time to abandon all financial, social and family responsibilities and toe the boat to Swanee or Sanibel Florida and cruses around for the winter. I recommend Swanee, you get your choice...
  38. Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 18 in Rhode Island (Hull No. 2)

    If you will not have a keel plank try to locate a roller under the aft end of the centerboard slot to catch the centerboard in case it drops while traveling. If you can't position a roller here you...
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    Re: Sanding the inside of a strip canoe

    I found that a nice curved card scraper allows you to focus your efforts on the gobs. Something like these:...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Something about this feels familiar! Which version are you going to make, open or decked?
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    I do not want to hijack Neil's blog but I will try these. Your point is well taken.
  42. Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    My Version of the Dickson Kemp Yard Control Method


    To make attaching and disconnecting the yard from the thimble on halyard I incorporated the thimble in a soft shackle. I still use a strop...
  43. Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Hybrid Lazyjacks


    The topping lifts/lazyjacks do not have the usual boom slings running through pulleys but are spliced to where the pulleys should reside. I guess these could be called hybrid...
  44. Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Read this posting with large grains of salt for my perspective on things may be very different from how you see things. I do not believe in the “one true right way” when it comes to making your...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Neil, This is the setup I use. The control lines lay on the deck on both sides of the mizzen. For ease of use I would suggest cam cleats over clam cleats. My clam cleats keep binding the line on...
  46. Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    It has been a while since I have posted anything about my experiences with my CY. This is a minor post to cover two topics, retrieving the boat onto the trailer and putting the name on the boat.

    ...
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    This is a readily available wind speed device that sail magazine liked: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZHKWCP4/?coliid=I2LTKTJQAQVZHX&colid=23EFHUPYTIPGK&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
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    Re: Bucket of "water" that cleans up epoxy

    The off putting aroma of a substance is not indicative of its toxicity. Acetone is not as toxic as methanol, another commonly used substance. To me a more serious threat from acetone is its high...
  49. Thread: Riva

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    Re: Riva

    The boat looks like a...
  50. Thread: Riva

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    Re: Riva

    Just a Special.

    Roadmaster Riviera:
    https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1227455/1955-buick-roadmaster-for-sale-in-gilroy-california-95020
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