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  1. Re: m/v Duffy - or - A Family's Misadventures on a 1950 Monk Cruiser

    Love the whitewall, the boat deserves no less....
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    Re: The town without roads

    Beautiful, I shared it with a friend who is married to a Dutch girl and he loved it. I want to go there...
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    Re: BUNKY II由ussell R to Peeler

    Day three (?) into BUNKY II and we are making progress. Dots all connected lines drawn and waste cut away.
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    After trimming the waste it was necessary to use the bench plane to bring it to the...
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    Re: Washington's Crossing

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH9yvMGeHfo
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    Re: BUNKY II由ussell R to Peeler

    Sometimes a man's just gotta do what a man's gotta do... Not as scary as it sounds and so happy that the lines of both boats bottoms seem to flow together. Just before the cold drove me back inside I...
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    BUNKY II由ussell R to Peeler

    If you have seen my Russell R. build thread or the one where I confessed that my 84 year old body was not up to the task and my 22' 5" shop was too small for a 22' boat you will be all caught up and...
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    Re: 1958 Hi Liner Speed Star

    Great project, but I have to say I am glad you found it before I did.... keep the pics coming.
    If the decking is not well connected, I would remove it, you will need to eventually anyway, and please...
  8. Thread: Plugging a Hole

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    Re: Plugging a Hole

    Install another transducer? :D The simplest would be an interior blocking with a suitably sized plug for the hole, or bevel the edges of the hole from the outside and epoxy a plug covered with glass....
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    Re: Tiny cabin motor cruiser build

    Yes, exactly what mmd said. You have talent as a builder. If and when you tie of your present build, please get a set of plans for something seaworthy that fits your needs and do your magic on it....
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    Re: Tiny cabin motor cruiser build

    Reminds me of a song my uncle used to sing about the girl who asked her mother if she could go swimming, the refrain goes like this, " Yes my darling daughter, hang your clothes on the hickory limb,...
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    Re: Tiny cabin motor cruiser build

    Sorry, but that hull does not look like it will support the superstructure you have designed. Looks very top heavy and will be subject to a lot of windage. I don't know what materials you plan to use...
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    Re: "You Gotta know when to hold 'em...

    Here are some pics of the "surgery..."
    I made a jig for my saw so the cut would be uniform, freed up the bow and transom free hand. All in pieces now and ready to be recut for the Peeler Skiff. I...
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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...
  16. 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....
  22. 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...
  35. Thread: Epoxy help

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    Re: Epoxy help

    Been there, done that, no cure for stupid as far as I know....:arg
  36. 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.
  38. Thread: Seen on vt cl

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    Seen on vt cl

    https://vermont.craigslist.org/boa/d/harry-bryan-swampscott-wooden/6475814582.html
  39. 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?
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  48. 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 :)
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