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    Re: Wall color in the shop

    Pics or it didn't happen :)
  2. Re: Bottom height above the ground when on a trailer?

    Look for a drop axle trailer or have one made, the boat will sit lower.

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    Re: A problem with boat trailer lights

    Problems like this pop up on tilt trailers, crummy ground through the pivot point.
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    Nutshell Pram EXCUSE ME

    Our Nutshell Pram is taking shape, she'll be rigged for sail and oar.

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    Contemplating quarter knees.

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    Our build blog:...
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    Re: Anne Bray Scholarship

    I talked to Bill, Tax Deductible donation should be made out to The Anne Bray Scholarship Fund, and mailed direct to the Penobscot Marine Museum
    P.O. Box 498
    Searsport, ME 04974
    Attn: Michelle...
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    Re: What Paint?

    Your choice of brand will probably come down to what finish color you want. We have used Kirby, Interlux, Pettit, Wet Edge, Rustoleum and Valspar Ultra 4000 with equal results. Stick with the same...
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    Re: A tape measure 'hack'

    This one can be read from both directions and has a built in pencil sharpener. https://www.amazon.com/FastCap-PSSR16-FastPad-Standard-Measuring/dp/B0001GUE3G
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    Re: Wood despair

    When you look at the difference between paying for cheaper wood and quality wood, and the relatively small amount you will need to buy, there is not a big difference. For example you might pay $35...
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    Re: Paint over caulk

    Might depend on which color paint you plan to use. Our experience, primer color is what makes more of a difference.
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    Re: Marine plywood in the southeast US?

    I spoke to Jared at World Panel in Windsor today about some wood that we may need, they sell a selection of hardwoods as well. And their shipping cost would probably be in the $150-200 range to get...
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    Re: Marine plywood in the southeast US?

    Good idea on calling around local. We got our plywood from a trim and cabinet maker, he would add our marine ply to his hardwood order and we'd help cut the cost of his shipping. He had some nice...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Lots of interesting and educational boatbuilder stuff goin on there. I like how you are plugging as you go along, the boats that end up in the porcupine stage seem daunting.
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    Re: Marine plywood in the southeast US?

    We endorse all of the tips for carrying ply on a rooftop, and have some nice Sherpak Quick Loops that make good tiedown points. Now is the time to check under you car to see if there are any tiedown...
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    Re: Ideas for sun shades for open boats?

    Small Boats Monthly Editor Chris Cunningham shared some great ideas in the Dec 2021 issue: https://smallboatsmonthly.com/article/refuge-in-the-rain/
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    Re: Penobscot 13 Build

    Looking good so far. As for materials, 600 screws may be less expensive and quicker to attain for a novice builder than a seasoned woodworker who has metal or wooden clamps built from scrap. Also...
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    Re: Marine plywood in the southeast US?

    World Panel in Windsor NC
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    Re: Rowboat confused newby

    You're welcome. The digital download is a great read, he covers a lot of the pros, cons and differences of a traditional build vs glued lapstrake, rivets vs screws, etc...
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    Re: Rowboat confused newby

    Their website is working, I just purchased the NTS Boatbuilding In Pictures digital download and it arrived in my email inbox immediately. Spoke to Mr Simmons this morning, they are plugging and...
  19. Re: A question for the Cognoscenti regarding the O'Day Daysailer

    The Day Sailer is very easy to control, we've had one in the family for almost 30 years. We added a tabernacle to the mast, topping lift, sail slugs and a roller furler for the jib, these...
  20. Re: Any Norfolk, Virginia area builders?

    Well there's boats everywhere, and plenty of Mom and Pop lumber stores. There's one of the oldest Marine Railways in the country in Seaford, Smith's and the Museum in Deltaville is currently...
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    Re: A new boat shed

    Great job. Resist the urge to cut windows into the new sides and put in $4100 of electrical service into it...unlike what I did...
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    Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Would something wood-looking like Trex work for a rubrail?
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    Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    I see a WoodenBoat Launchings hat in your future...looking forward to see how you work the hatch closures.

    You're around 6 feet right? I've been pondering a kayak design for the family, our sons...
  24. Thread: Varnish

    by signalcharlie
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    Re: Varnish

    What are you varnishing? We like Halcyon on small boat blades and would use it again due to quick recoat time and easy cleanup. It will need to prove its longevity before a lot of folks folks would...
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    Re: Biscayne 14 launch

    Nice work
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    Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Shazam! She's looking great!
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    Re: Learning to Deal With Tides

    This seems to be an updated reference, Captain Q mentioned it during one of his videos.
    A CRUISING GUIDE TO THE MAINE COAST - 6TH ED.



    complete coverage for every harbor and anchorage
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  28. Re: Virginia Beach / Hampton Roads area wooden boat advice

    She's yar.We're moving up to Smithfield soon with our small fleet, so we'll look for her on the waterways :)
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    Re: Small Boats 2021 issue

    Hi Robert

    Glad you enjoy Small Boats as much as we do. We enjoy writing for the digital parent Small Boats Magazine and for the past few years we have been thrilled to see a few of our boats in...
  30. Re: Older plywood Lapstrake Simmons Skiff, what to look for?

    Looks like those boats have V bottom and lap sides.

    https://www.timelessboatworks.com/newbuilds/simmonsseaskiff20 WoodenBoat has done several articles on them,

    What length is it? I'd ask the...
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    Re: Penobscot 14 St Jacques New Build

    Thank you Scott.
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    Re: Penobscot 14 St Jacques New Build

    ST. JACQUES got us back on the water after we got whacked by Hurricane Sally....after Skipper cleaned the storm muck out of the centerboard...


    https://youtu.be/EzeQNSfxVlk

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    Re: Penobscot 14 launched

    You're welcome. Penobscots rule the World!
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    Re: Fairing over Marine Paint?

    I'd scuff the rustoleum so the new coatings have something to grip onto, and then consider what paint you intend to use. I you can, stick with the same brand of paint, primer and fairing compound.
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    Re: Penobscot 14 launched

    Fantastic construction and beautiful choice of finish. The fun part of the P14 is they are a dream to row and then set sail when the mood strikes. Huzzah!


    https://youtu.be/ZBHAVRErOjw
  36. Thread: oops

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    Re: oops

    Is your concern structural or cosmetic?

    If structural, cut a new sternpost?

    If cosmetic, this may help: Galloping Horse and Great Spirit Problem Solving Matrix
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    Re: Let's build a Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff

    Nice looking boat and great start on the build. Does she run flat bottom aft or is there some keel or strakes back there?

    You mentioned lift/trim, our Suzuki 25 has tilt/trim. We had our Suzuki...
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    Re: Bedding Centerboard Trunk to Keel

    We used #10 silicone bronze wood screws and thickened epoxy. 2016 build and everything is still attached and leak free. We drilled countersunk pilot holes into the white oak and cypress for the...
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    Re: Bedding Centerboard Trunk to Keel

    No, we used a bolt so the center board could swivel....that was an attempt at humor. We used thickened epoxy and silicone bronze screws to attach out centerboard/centreplate trunk/well to the keel....
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    Re: Bedding Centerboard Trunk to Keel

    THIXO is basically the same as any other thickened epoxy, but what we like about it is that it comes in a caulk cartridge. We can dispense it with a High Thrust 18:1 ratio caulk gun through the...
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    Re: Bedding Centerboard Trunk to Keel

    We used TotalBoat THIXO on our Penobscot 14. 4 seasons in and she's sailing/rowing happily along.

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    Old School you can use thickened paint and a strip of canvas/duck.
  42. Re: Building a Nutshell 9'6" in Paso Robles California

    Great work Charlie

    The boat looks great, and the build well supported by your great "shop" layout. Seems you can park a car in there as well, I don't know if that is fair or not....

    Thank you...
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    Re: Jay's Tiny California Shop

    Great looking maker space, don't know how you fit your imagination in there though :)

    Thanks for sharing the photos.

    We have gone from a small bench in the corner of a garage to a 16x20...
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    Re: Jay's Place

    what a wonderful home, thank you for sharing photos
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    Re: Pascagoula Diamond Bottom Catboat 1950s

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    Re: Pascagoula Diamond Bottom Catboat 1950s

    Butchering cypress.

    We have hacked out the keel, deadwood and transom.

    Deadwood 3/4 inch cypres strips glued with THIXO and screwed with #8 Frearson silicone bronze wood screws, countersunk.
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    Re: Building a Tom Blake Surfboard

    Hi Brad

    You're welcome. She did not cut on the 45, she tore 1 inch strips across the grain on 45 inch wide fabric. 45 inch was a good length to manipulate. She cuts the selvage because that edge...
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    Re: Building a Tom Blake Surfboard

    Epoxy is certainly not the way to go for your replica. I think you'l end up with some sort of "Uncle Gabe's" dutchman concoction that was considered a trade secret, but most likely was made from...
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    Re: Trailer Careening...

    https://youtu.be/vuC_tSTC1Vw
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    Re: Trailer Careening...

    On one boat we placed a spare bunk next to the trailer bunk and jacked up the 900 pound Drascombe Lugger a bit so we could paint over the bunk.

    On the 500 pound Drascombe Dabber we slid it off...
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