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    Re: Shipwright's Caulking Mallet

    The rings are tapered on the inside and the wood of the mallet is also tapered so that when the rings are driven on they tighten up. If the mallet is used a lot the rings often will run out of space...
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    Sticky: Re: Properties of wood

    Larry Pardy found a wind break made of black locust and got it free for doing the removal. The wood was bent by the prevailing wind and so the lumber yard did not want it. Larry used it all for the...
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    Re: Van. Cl 24' Lyle Hess Curtter

    Also, the boat dragging the prop has its jib sheeted a bit too flat.
    Jay
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    Re: Van. Cl 24' Lyle Hess Curtter

    https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/services/mediarender/THISLIFE/001079903521/media/23012378274/medium/1251779847/enhance
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    Re: Van. Cl 24' Lyle Hess Curtter

    Speaking of prop drag, here are a couple of photos of two Herreshoff Rosinante Ketches that were at the Wooden Boat Festival several years ago.
    note that one is dragging a dinghy and the other has...
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    Re: Van. Cl 24' Lyle Hess Curtter

    "Bright Star" is an H28. She was designed to carry an auxiliary.

    Yes, the first Lyle Hess, cutter "Renegade" as well as Linn and Larry Pardy's "Seraffyn" were both designed to not have auxiliary...
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    Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    Knutt Reimers who designed the Tumlarin is turning over in his grave! The original boat is very pretty! That deck house his like a boil on a fair maiden's breast!
    Jay
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    Re: Shipwright's Caulking Mallet

    Reversing the double heads from time to time keeps the rings driven on. Here is an old WWII mallet I rescued by adding canvas under the rings which, were very loose. Those mallets came with a wooden...
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    Re: Look at what I got on Valentines Day...

    Is that a collection of Jack Planes?
    :d Jay
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    Re: Over the Bar, Anne Bray

    Oh my gosh! This news puts a hole in the hearts of us all! Anne was a fine person and a great artist!
    Posiden greets her with open arms!
    Our best wishes and thoughts are sent to Maynard at this...
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    Re: Birdsmouth finishing

    In Germany cabinet shops use a contured long board attached to an air file to make fast work out of sanding the complex moulding used in traditional houses. They use cross laid strips of emery cloth...
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    Re: douglas fir for mast and spars

    If you still want to go with spruce, try to find a company in your area that supplies material for home aircraft builders. They often are near airfields. Spruce is sill used for building sail planes...
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    Re: Looking for Boat, A Swedish Folk Boat

    Does that out house have one or two holes?
    Jay
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    Re: Van. Cl 24' Lyle Hess Curtter

    Herreshoff designed the H28 to carry a gasoline burning auxiliary engine. Gas is always a concern due to its explosive nature. Small efficient marine Diesel engines had not been invented at that...
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    Re: Farallone Clipper #15 restoration

    You are reminding me that I need to finish all of the fun stuff I started on last Fall!
    Jay
  16. Thread: Schooner Row

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    Re: Schooner Row

    Anne's Grand Parents had a house on the Little Island. I met Anne when she was working at the Jolly Roger and going to UC Irvine.
    Jay
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    Re: Tiny cabin motor cruiser build

    You guys have stated my own fears for this vessel very politely. I must add, my own caustic opinion, that that set up scares the holy heck out of me! Here is a bay cruising steam boat that my...
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    Re: Van. Cl 24' Lyle Hess Curtter

    I take it that the owner decided not to follow Lyle's plans when he built that hideous deck house! The original 24' cutter that Lyle Hess designed was,
    "Renegade of Newport". It had what I consider...
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    Re: Sil Br chainplate hole

    In that case I won't worry either! I hate to offer half vast info.
    Jay
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    Re: Rail cap - grain run out

    G/flex was specifically designed for gluing white oak and other difficult woods.
    Jay
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    Sticky: Re: Properties of wood

    The major bulk of old growth Port Orford Cedar was sold off to the Japanese for the purpose of rebuilding their Temples. I believe they have stock piled the rest. They prize it very highly and...
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    Re: Schooner Row

    Here is a shot taken off of the Balboa Island Bridge back in 1950. Note how few boats were on moorings down the center of the channel!
    Today it is nearly impossible to sail a displacement hull boat...
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    Re: Varnish brushes

    My appoligies to Nick but, I would avoid tapping the ferrule of a brush on a hard corner to remove loose bristles when breaking in a new brush. Flipping the brush against ones palm or on a fat...
  24. Thread: Junk Rigs.

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    Re: Junk Rigs.

    I am in favor of Junk rigs due to their ease of handling as well as efficiency. One should think that, in over a thousand years of development they should have the respect they deserve! But, the...
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    Sticky: Re: Properties of wood

    One of my favorite woods is Alaska Yellow Cedar. It is a member of the Cypress family and is highly resistant to rot! In addition it is easy to work and about equal in strength to Phillipine...
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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...
  28. 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
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  33. 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...
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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
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
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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
  44. 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...
  46. 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
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