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    Re: Found a D-23

    Same, same, except once dry I hit them with a quick coat of real thin shellac.
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    Re: Project unknown

    There is no such thing as a free boat.
    Do you want a boat or do you want a years long, expensive project?

    With all due respect that looks more like a bonfire in the waiting than a boat.
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Its fun aint it?
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    Re: Found a D-23

    If you used gloss poly you might want to take some 400 grit to the grip. You dont want to get a blister.
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Pex is great stuff. Thenheatvtransfer is surprisingly good and once the floor is warm, it stays warm for a good bit. The only idsadvantage is that its not like a radiator or forced air. It takes a...
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    Re: Found a D-23

    I would venture to guess that a lot of people have handsaws hanging in their shop somewhere qnd haven't reached for them in years. Probably the last time they did they were frustrated because the saw...
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    Re: Found a D-23

    What Bob said; the D23 is the F150 of handsaws, simple, practical, meant to be used. Have it filed, hit the plate with some paste wax and start making dust.
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    Re: small epoxy repair

    Git Rot is fine for your old chair or a punky window sill but has no place on a boat. Use CPES instead.
  9. Re: Optimist build My first boat build

    What Jeff said. Work at a comfortable height, build a stool for the kid to stand on. Optis are easy and fun to build and a ton of fun for kids to sail.
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    Re: CO Kills

    Whats daft about propane on a boat? Or are you kidding?
  11. Re: I need to figure out how to service this South Coast winch

    Oh go on, heat the damn thing up and bash away.....
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    Re: Progress of my 4m - sloop

    Thats a nice looking boat and I second Ned's appreciation of a new plank on frame build. Im not knocking epoxy and ply but theres nothing like a traditionally built small craft.

    Bravo.
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    Re: Major Screw Up - Cut Wires

    Solder and heat shrink tubing
    Been there, done that...
  14. Re: TotalBoat Fixwood Repair Epoxy Putty

    You need to dig out all the rot and then some, at least a couple inches beyond the soft punky stuff or you are wasting your time putting anything in there.
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    Re: Penetrating Epoxy kicked off

    Smiths CPES is much different than the Totalboat from Jamestown. I much prefer Smiths and have never had an issue with it kicking off. The Totalboat formula is much thicker and closer in viscosity to...
  16. Re: Glad that someone loves wood AND has money

    Not too shabby...
  17. Re: I think somebody should have tried one of these before selling them

    They could be used for forming the beads in ornate mouldings. "Bead and Reel" is an element in a lot of built up crown moulding.
    But, the ad is laughable and they are probably crap....
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    Re: Oh oh, the boat is rotten.

    Is there something special about this boat that makes you want to save It, some deep family connection?
    If not, youre better off walking away now and buying or building another.
    Rebuilding that...
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    Re: Swelling lapstrake planks

    That's how I would do it.
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    Re: Rant: big fast powerboats

    And a whole nother level of stupid.....
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    Re: Rant: big fast powerboats

    Being inconsiderate and ignorant is not a requirement for owning a big stink pot, but it sure seems to be a habit among a lot of them.

    We went out for a pleasure sail on Saturday and headed out...
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    Re: Meg's new color.

    Shes a good looking boat Ian. Bavo.
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    My only experience with bronze was having to bend a strap of silicon bronze to make a gudgeon. I had a plumbers "B" tank and torch and I could only get the bronze to a dull red. I heated it up, let...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Forgive my lack of metallurgical knowledge...why could that bronze rod not be heated and bent over a mandrel?

    What will you do for the bases? Fabricate flanges that will be through bolted to the...
  25. Re: I Need To Draw A Circle, But I Only Have A Ruler! Now What?

    And that little slidey gizmo makes a great pocket rule if and when the folder gets busted.

    I learned a neat trick from an old shop foreman. A drop of epoxy on a small rare earth magnet will hold...
  26. Re: I Need To Draw A Circle, But I Only Have A Ruler! Now What?

    I keep a six foot rule and a six inch rule at hand at all times in the shop. Tapes are great for long stuff but the hook gets wobbly and the measurements start to creep. Nothing beats a solid rule...
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    Re: Lining up screw slots

    Smalser was among other things, an accomplished and respected gunsmith, forester, sawyer, woodworker and boatwright. He was above all else a gentleman with a degree of humility; something PC Ford...
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    Re: Lining up screw slots

    Bob Smalser was a wealth of information, knowledge and experience that most of can only aspire to.
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    Look at that!!
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    The absolute best method for driving bronze or brass screws into hard and gnarly woods, or small gauge screws that have an irritiating habit of snapping off.
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    Re: Meg's Electronics Package

    Refrigeration on a sailboat feels to me like gilding the lilly. When we cruise, we freeze a lot of food and keep it buried in the icebox. We always keep a separate cooler for beer and drinks so the...
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    Re: free boat

    No better oxymoron than "Free Boat"
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    Re: Launched my wee pram yesterday

    Thats a nice boat. Bravo.
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    Re: Choose your Weapon: Boatbuilding

    I think Ned's just showin' off....
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    Re: Choose your Weapon: Boatbuilding

    Coffe pot
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    I think lipstick would be just the ticket for identifying the interference...
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    Re: Tancook Schooner

    Bonfire
    Sad
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    I continue to be impressed...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    The end of the rail is square, but the rail meets the stem at an angle...the inboard face of the rail is not perpendicular to the bottom or the top edge of the rail....

    There must be a harder way...
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    Re: Liquid Nails

    Titebond 3 would be my choice
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    Re: Liquid Nails

    Titebond 3 would be my choice
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    Re: Seattle CL Find

    Heartbreaking....she must have been a stunner when she was young.
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    Re: Mary Ann

    Thats my kind of Mary Ann..
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    Re: clean up resorcinol

    Warm water and a sponge
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    Re: building progress

    Nice!
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    Hoo-ah!!
  47. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    Its about making things easy. I know when I get to Block that Im going to need 20 fathoms of rode to anchor in the Pond. When I haul up to leave I will find the 20 fathom tag and flake the line in...
  48. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    Horses for courses....

    Id be single handing a full keel masthead sloop in the 30-35 foot range, not a schooner or a leeboard ketch. Ive never been on a leeboard ketch. Ian's experience is far...
  49. Re: What is the upper size limit for singlehanding, for someone in his sixties?

    Roller furling headsail
    Slab/Dutchman reefed main
    Self tailing two speed winches
    Autohelm
    All halyards run to the cockpit
    Electric windlass with deck mounted step switches.

    The boat has to be...
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    Re: Urethane, dont do it ??

    Plus one for Corona brushes. My good brushes are all Corona.
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