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    Re: Boat Insurance

    My price went up about 25% this year.
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    Re: A 24 Hour Kayak

    Cool. Good luck, keep us posted.
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    Re: Ventilation and airflow question

    That's a great arrangement Garret, and a handsome boat. What is she?
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    Re: Repairing Glass Ply Decks

    My practice with this is the same as scraping paint: if it comes off with moderate effort and a scraper, it should be removed. If strain, power tools or heat are required it's sticking well and can...
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    Re: 13' Lyman Sandusky,OH CL

    It's a charming little city with a great name.
    Somebody should keep that boat from being a bar.
  6. Re: FREE Knotmaster Log and Bosun Compass

    That's very generous and cool. I've always loved knot logs. I'm not sure if I could use it as my ketch has an installed spinner log.
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    Re: Repairing Glass Ply Decks

    I thought about that. The most likely scenario would be to strip the area where most of the damage is located: starboard deck outboard of the cabin. That would require more time, more materials, and...
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    Re: Thank you to the folks at WB store

    Glad to "see" you Roger.
    Thanks for sharing your story.
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    Re: Repairing Glass Ply Decks

    Thanks guys. The first patch went on well. I do find that waiting a couple of days after scraping (for weather) sometimes leads to more separation.
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    Re: Transiting the Gulf ICW

    I've done the Atlantic ICW from Norfolk to Ft Lauderdale. Georgia and the Carolinas have some wild and beautiful sections, as well as charming small towns.
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    Re: Working Low

    First day of deck work was yesterday. I used a kneeling pad, stood and stretched between every round of scraping, and varied my tasks to change position. So far so good. This method will be more...
  12. Re: Solid Round Wooden Mast Repair - Clothes Pin Scarf

    Nice job, with a handsome result.
    I've repaired rot in a standing mast by carving it out on one side, fairing the curve with spokeshaves, and springing in thin stock laminated in place. I worked my...
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    Re: A 24 Hour Kayak

    I once built a 14' flatiron skiff of lumberyard pine with galvanized nails. I think it cost me more than $100 in the nineties, maybe more than $200.
    If I had to build a boat for a C-note I think it...
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    Re: Trying to identify a wooden sailboat

    Everyone has a preference, before changing anything I would try it in practice.
    Whatever she is, good luck with her, keep us posted.
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    Re: Working Low

    If you search "nightshades and arthritis" you'll get a lot of hits. I'm so allergic to white potatoes that I have to leave the house if my wife peels them or my eyes swell. Likewise eating them will...
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    Re: Glen L15 - refueled

    I had to replace a plywood cockpit seat with mahogany trim on an old inexpensive boat. I used spruce for the trim and stained it. Your coaming can be hard pine or fir.
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    Re: Working Low

    I refastened the port side last April. I'll pull the boat this fall and refasten the other side.
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    Re: Fixing up a Folkboat

    Just a thought on those screws: I own a boat fastened with bronze screws that show some pink when pulled, mine also has an iron keel. I can tell brass from bronze by the hardness.
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    Re: A 24 Hour Kayak

    $300 is still a pretty cheap boatbuild.
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    Re: Working Low

    Thanks guys. Keep it coming.
    Wiz, I use tumeric. I also avoid nightshades, spinach and anything which causes an allergic reaction.
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    Repairing Glass Ply Decks

    WS was built with glass on ply decks. In some spots the glass has broken and come loose. I've found that a sharp scraper will cut it back to where it adheres. I have a few questions about repair....
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    Working Low

    Last year I repainted the inside of the bulwarks on WS. It hurt. I try not to kneel or crouch, as I have bad knees. When I must kneel, I use a pad or pads. Even so, sitting and bending or working on...
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    Re: Linseed paint

    Thanks for the report Jwswan.
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    Re: Mason Boat Works???

    Duckpond, welcome aboard, thanks for the great story.
    I formerly owned a 26' Friendship yawl built on Beal's Island Maine by a guy named Backman. Like you, I looked up the name and found three...
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    Re: Oooh Garret see vtcl

    Wow! Sweet!
    I hope someone saves her.
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    Re: Low profile bronze cowl vent

    That boat is a peach. A few of my classic boat friends own catboats, some glass, some wood.
    I don't think that the mushroom will vent as well as a cowl, but certainly better than nothing. Let us...
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    Re: Low profile bronze cowl vent

    Welcome aboard Mpoor!
    Ebay seems to have everything, eventually. There are a few good marine consignment stores around too. I'm thinking of using a mushroom vent on my lazarette hatch.
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    Re: Vixen (Antonio Dias) design ideas

    Good point Edward, and well said.
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    Re: Vixen (Antonio Dias) design ideas

    Hi Jonas.
    I don't think a self bailing cockpit is essential in a 20' boat, it's probably rare. Few boats get take solid water onboard in normal sailing unless they capsize.
    Having sailed two boats...
  30. Re: Canadian historical schooner aground CUBA

    All politics completely aside, this is why I would not sail to Cuba. I've read similar stories before.
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    Re: Tough getting good wood

    Good luck with her, keep us posted. I've sailed passed Staten Island a few times, maybe I'll see you on the water.
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    Re: Winch Maintenance

    On a simple winch like that, I use silicone spray lubricant. It never hardens or gums up.
  33. Re: Anybody ever sail Jamaica Bay in NYC?

    I've often driven past and thought of it. But getting there is a hassle for me, and there are many interesting bodies of water between here and there. But please report if you go.
  34. Re: Atkins 22ft Sailboat? What is it --any info appreciated

    Good luck, it would be nice if someone saves her and sails her.
  35. Re: Inspired by BOI - my own take on designing a two sheet mini-faering

    Welcome aboard Prim.
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    Re: Amateur sailing canoe design

    I own a 15'x28" ultralight canoe, glued lap plywood, designed by Tom Hill. It has a BSD sail rig, the Classic, about 37 sqft. The boat weighs forty pounds or less, I have not weighed the rig. It...
  37. Re: Is owning a wooden classic in my home waters a mistake?

    My 39' ketch Wandering Star was built near Tampa and lived her first 40 years in South Florida. She is still sound after 50 years, you could spend the day looking for rot, and might find the two...
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    Re: Big box of WB

    I have at least 200, starting with #1. I use them for reference, but rarely. They might go at some point.
  39. Re: Locating Bow Chocks for 20ft sailboat

    I would use the stronger installation if the boat is ever to be left at a dock. Most of my small open boats don't have chocks at all. They are car-topped or trailered and only get tied up briefly.
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    Re: Big box of WB

    Sounds like increased circulation to me.
  41. Re: You may call me a sinner. I just had to adopt to reality.

    There comes a time to let a boat go. I have, several times. I'm sure there are others on this forum that do not own wooden boats, there is no membership requirement aside from interest in wooden...
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    Re: Andros Mon

    Welcome aboard.
    I can't answer your question in regard to government inspection. Can a surveyor certify it? My boat has an iron outside ballast keel, lead in the bilge, and bronze fastenings. Fifty...
  43. Re: A ranty request from a potential buyer to sellers using WoodenBoat "Boats for Sal

    My buddy sent me a screen pic of a text thread. He was trying to buy a 55 gallon fish tank from craigslist. When he asked how tall it was, the seller replied: 55 gallons.

    And yeah, I've read...
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    Re: Anyone know this boat?

    Welcome aboard Koolminx, thanks for the update.
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    Re: Black locust log

    I have a couple of small sticks from a local mill. I used one piece as the backbone of a tow hitch.
    The legend on Long Island is that Indians planted it here because it makes good bows. Farmers...
  46. Re: Sailing a Balance Lug Rig with Main and Mizzen - tips and resources

    My canoe is not lug rigged and has only one sail. But she's quite light (40#) and skinny (28") therefore tender. I use some sandbags or water bottles for ballast, and sail nearly reclined to keep my...
  47. Re: Atkins 22ft Sailboat? What is it --any info appreciated

    I'm not too quick to condemn an old boat, though this appears to be a lot of work. If it's the boat you want and will use, go ahead and restore it. It will never be worth the money and labor you put...
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    Re: a guauge for your sweetheart...

    It's certainly unusual. Any idea what it's for?
  49. Re: Kiln dried Spanish Cedar for planking?

    A friend used Spanish Cedar to replace planks on a double ended cutter, he liked it.
    I own a dory that is over 30 years old built of white pine.
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    Re: Birds Mouth Mast reinforcement.

    If you decide to make it solid you don't need birds-mouth I think.
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