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  1. Thread: Southern Cross

    by Geoff C
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    Re: Southern Cross

    Do you have the link?
  2. Re: The Electoral College is Working Exactly as Intended

    The goal of the Stein recount is not to overturn the results in those three states, it is to make sure the recount can not be completed by December 19th, thus the federal lawsuits and insistence on...
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    Re: "Easy" to Build Cruisers

    Bob Wise crossed the Atlantic in his Bolger AS-39 "Loose Moose", and before that sailed a Jessie Cooper on the North Sea. Anyone wanting to know how the Bolger Box performs off-soundings should...
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    Arnold Palmer Died Today

    A great champion and ambassador for the sport. The sport will miss him.

    http://hfhy64.com/images/arnold-palmer/arnold-palmer-07.jpg
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    Re: Reno auto museum

    I visited the Harrah Museum in 1972, before it was downsized. Amazing to see a dozen Deusenbergs lined up in a row, the Thomas Flyer that won the around-the-world race, the Lemans winning Ford Mk....
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    Re: Centreboards: Flat Plates vs Streamlined

    Although smaller in area than the keel/ centerboard, the rudder operates at greater slip angles, so a foil-shaped rudder is just as important. If the rudder vibrates or chatters, it's a sign of...
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    Comanche Sets New Trans-Atlantic Record

    The 100 ft. maxi-yacht Comanche, winner of the Sydney to Hobart race, has just set a new record for a west-to-east crossing of the Atlantic, averaging more than 21 MPH and beating the old record by...
  8. Re: 140 yr old Trans-Atlantic shoal draft (trailer sailer)

    http://www.mcssl.com/TinyMCE/thumbnail.ashx?src=%2fcontent%2fassets%2f33%2f330110%2fInstant_Boats_Study_Sheets%2flapstrakeModels%2fFshipCdoryphoto-2.jpg&size=600

    Don't know if you have decided how...
  9. Thread: The Masters

    by Geoff C
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    Re: The Masters

    It was Paul Lawrie that won, not Curtis.

    I think Speith learned a valuable lesson that will help him in the future; don't start hitting it easy when you have a lead, keep playing the way that got...
  10. Thread: WW II Quiz

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    Re: WW II Quiz

    Got them all correct but used the Hint function 3 times.
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    Re: Comanche Comes Home

    I can see why they were able to continue with one, the keel was still intact.

    BTW, how do they keep seaweed etc. from catching on the appendages and causing drag? Or is that not a problem in the...
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    Comanche Comes Home

    Maxi yacht Comanche, winner of the Sydney-Hobart race, has just been off-loaded in Charleston, SC. A very impressive boat when you see the details up close. Every go-fast feature taken to the...
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    Re: Sydney Hobart race

    Congratulations to Hodgdon Yachts in East Boothbay, ME, builders of the winning boat, Comanche. The Hodgdon yard where it went down the ways is located directly across the river from us, at the top...
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    Re: Need scripture verses for a funeral

    Thank you all, your help and expressions of condolences have been a great help. I'm going to give strong consideration to adding a poem or two since it will be more a celebration of his life and less...
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    Re: Need scripture verses for a funeral

    This is great, thank you Rum_Pirate.
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    Need scripture verses for a funeral

    My nephew just passed away from leukemia. My brother has asked me to read a few scripture verses at the funeral. I'm planning to use I Corinthians 15: 50-57. Do any of you have any favorite verses...
  17. Thread: Sharpie?

    by Geoff C
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    Re: Sharpie?

    This design was drafted by Chappelle but designed by Clapham. Beautiful design, I wonder how it sails.
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    Re: Want to build a better dinghy

    I finally weighed my Marco Polo tender. It's cartopping weight is 84 pounds. I could have made it 10 pounds lighter by using lighter woods than mahogany and oak, and making the transom frames...
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    Re: Tackling William Atkin's TWILIGHT in plywood?

    I just did a quick Freeship model. It is perfectly developable provided the stem is straight. The slight curvature of the stem as drawn should not be a problem, there are many plywood designs that...
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    Re: Skiff for American Girl dolls

    We are almost done.

    The sail is a handy sprit design so that Caroline can store the complete rig inside the boat. The luff has a pocket that slips over the mast, and the sprit is retained by...
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    Re: Skiff for American Girl dolls

    Thanks, Kevin.

    Here's how it looks to this point:

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3730/11846115125_8d213ca314_c.jpg

    Notice the extended stempost.

    Every skiff needs a good skeg, and this...
  22. Re: Merranti or Sapele Plywood? Big difference in price!

    Tried to post your Sea Skiff photo but it says it is unavailable.
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    Re: Skiff for American Girl dolls

    Next are the rub rails, which Caroline is sure to need when docking. OK. they're actually there to stiffen the hull:

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3809/11846545794_85d4cb2032_c.jpg

    Another...
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    Re: Skiff for American Girl dolls

    I was going to use a cross-planked bottom for authenticity but I've read that some of the posters here feel this is not a good choice for boats that are dry-sailed. I know this boat may dry out in...
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    Re: Skiff for American Girl dolls

    I found it better to glue one side at a time:

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3810/11846546574_70b5407287_c.jpg

    Bringing the sides around to attach to the transom required a Spanish windlass:
    ...
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    Re: Skiff for American Girl dolls

    After the hull parts come the transom and center mold/ frame:

    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2817/11846547314_f3b92fca59_c.jpg

    Next, the sides are glued to the stem. I should have left the stem...
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    Re: Skiff for American Girl dolls

    Of course it is getting a sail! I'm told flat bottomed boats don't row well so it won't be a sail and oar boat. Besides, can you picture Caroline putting her back into it with a pair of oars? Get...
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    Re: Skiff for American Girl dolls

    It's 30" x 16", which is 1/3 scale. Building full size would use 2 sheets of ply.
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    Skiff for American Girl dolls

    So my granddaughter, being 9 and very much into the whole American Girl doll scene, asked for a boat for them, for Christmas. Great, happy to oblige.... oh, wait, they get how much for those things? ...
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    Re: Does such a design exist

    Except for the rig your list describes the Bayraider 17 by Swallow Boats. Available as a kit.
    You might look at the Selway-Fisher Highlander also.
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    Re: Delftship problem with chine hulls

    The red along the chine simply means that the sheet material can't be bent over a chine. No chine, no red. Ignore it when assessing the developability of the face.To change station positions, go to...
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    Re: Lobster boat look-a-like dinghy?

    Selway-Fisher has a strip build lobster skiff at 15' x 6'. At 2/3 scale it would be 10' x 4', which is reasonable. A 4 hp outboard would drive it at about 12 mph.
  33. Re: A Question for Bolger and Box-Boat Enthusiasts or Those w/ Knowledge of Hydrodyna

    The curved-sided boat will have 6% less wetted surface and a similar reduction in resistance at low speeds. As speeds increase, eddies formed by the straight-sided boat will slightly increase its...
  34. Re: I am looking for a small plywood sailboat to build

    Not a pram but the Clancy is 10' and there is a video and plans of the build available at the New Yankee Workshop website for $29.95. The deck and floatation compartments seem like a useful addition...
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    Re: Bullhead cat boat?

    Steve Redmond has chosen not to make the plans available.
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    Re: Fast Dinghy Comparisons, Please

    The Penobscot 17 looks as though it would fulfill your design brief.

    http://archdavisdesigns.com/davis_penobscot17.html
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    Re: Sailing caones... what's the idea?

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_v5_xYzUWOfY/TU798ZDqj_I/AAAAAAAAAic/RoDB_EE6d_0/s760/YAKABOO2.bmp
  38. Re: Possibly one of the best pictures in a for sale ad

    A cow walks into a bar. The bartender comes over and says "So, why the long face?"

    A cow, a priest and a rabbi walk into a bar. The bartender takes one look and says, "Is this some kind of a...
  39. Re: Possibly one of the best pictures in a for sale ad

    I understand NASA is going to launch this crew into orbit. They will be known as the herd shot round the world.
  40. Re: Possibly one of the best pictures in a for sale ad

    That must be one of those Block Island Cowhorns.

    Haven't we herd these jokes before?
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    Re: Looking for a Quick-to-Build Small Sailboat

    The Echo Bay Dory Skiff is the white boat in the background, the red boat is the first Storer rowboat built by the Compass Project. I took this picture at Clint Chase's house.
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    Re: Photos of Old Boats

    So then isn't that a drift boat, set up so that you row facing forward?
  43. Re: Schooner Nina seriously overdue on Tasman crossing

    Look for the story on the Nina in this month's Woodenboat magazine, got mine yesterday.

    A tragic tale, I really feel for the parents of those apparently lost.
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    Re: Small Shallow Draught Self-Righting Sailer

    If you want an open boat that could self-right, I'd start with a lifeboat-like form, such as L. F. Herreshoff's Carpenter (18' x 4.5'), rescale it up to your 23', then add generous turtle decks to...
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    Re: Building a Herreshoff Nereia dinghy

    D. N. Goodchild sells a plan book for the Nereia Dinghy for $3.50. There are additional drawings to those in Sensible Cruising Designs.
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    Re: impromptu photo contest

    I think this is a very good looking boat. Does anyone recognize what it is?

    http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo39/rufustr/Tumlaren.jpg
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    Re: Tweaking the Bolger Bobcat design

    (a) The frames and frame spacing will scale up OK, any flat panel expansions for the sides and bottom, where you mark dimensions directly on the plywood, will be a little off, but on such a simple...
  48. Re: A Tour of the Greater Seattle Waterfront--by Sail & Oar™

    John Leather called, he wants his dollar per instance... |:)


    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jM%2BXth1wL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
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    Can the Weekender be Saved?

    Every time the Stevenson Projects boats are mentioned (see Super Skipjack thread etc.), the thread always drifts into an indictment of how the boats perform. I have no skin in the game one way or the...
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    Re: My 17.5 ft dory design

    I think you need a 3/4" bottom so 3 x 1/4" or 2 x 3/8".
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