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    Re: Wooden Floor in a shop?

    My garage shop at my home has a T&G floor laid over sleepers on the concrete. It has enough flex to be kind to my feet and an occasional tool the might fall and hit the floor. The big shop has a 2"...
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    Re: 1962 Bluejay Keel Rot

    First, Welcome to the Woodenboat forum Martin!

    Sorry to see that you have a bit of a problem with that keel. If indeed the rest of the keel is in good shape, you might be able to scarf a new keel...
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    Re: The wife wants a dog

    We lost our fifteen year old cocker spaniel Peaches and were lost without her. We met a lady who specializes in cockers and waited a year and a half till a litter came. We went to the puppy farm...
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    Re: 24.2 square feet......

    Todd, What Clan is that beautiful tartan?
    Jay
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    Re: Chainplate Woes: Opinions Welcome

    When a column "en castrae is loaded" from the top, as is a mast with a headstay, jib stay and backstay or a shroud attached near the masthead, the mast will take an S bend with the upper node moving...
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    Re: Chainplate Woes: Opinions Welcome

    This boat design depends on the main sheet to load the head stay when working to weather. The main usually has a topping lift to aid with using the boom and main sheet to keep the jib stay tight....
  7. Thread: Stem bending

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    Re: Stem bending

    I should think that the bag provides no insulation and so there is rapid heat loss. That is the reason we usually have a box made of pine shelving stock.
    Jay
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    Re: 24.2 square feet......

    Exemplary work Todd!
    Jay
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    Re: Chainplate Woes: Opinions Welcome

    Not seeing a picture of what the area of the chainplate looks like really makes it hard to speculate. Usually, when I design a rig I go between a frame bay with a short "stanchion" frame that ties...
  10. Re: What is the Sailboat in this Movie Trailer?

    Yes David's boat is an Alden Design. I know her well as I spent an entire summer next to her in Lido Shipyard when he first bought her. There is a mahogany panel below that has some amazing grain...
  11. Re: Relaunching strip planked H-28 after 16 years stored in a barn

    Jack, you can look up pictures and a running comment on our H28 on this forum by searching, Jay and Anne Greer's H28 Bright Star .
    Incidentally, your boat is of the same color scheme as our boat...
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    Re: Chainplate Woes: Opinions Welcome

    Aluminum Bronze is quite hard and is therefore highly resistant to stretching. The fact that it has been cast makes the metallurgic grain of the material less strong than a chainplate that has been...
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    Re: Have you ever needed a tow?

    On a warm 4th of July evening some twenty years ago we were coming back from Catalina Island in S.CA and the wind died dead flat. Still some eight miles off the Newport Harbor entrance, I broke out...
  14. Re: What is the Sailboat in this Movie Trailer?

    It goes by so fast that i can't say for sure, but, it looks like a C D Mower or Lester Stone design.
    Jay
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    Re: Cascamite for gap filling

    If you do wish to use epoxy, I would go a step further and use the newest epoxy glue from West System, G/flex 650. We have used it for both spars and double planking with great success. The secret...
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    Re: Long time listener first time caller.

    Well Bueks, I find it exciting to have another H28 owner with us. I must admit that when I first read the intro tag I was a bit edgy to find that I was blamed for something but delighted to read on...
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    Re: Sailboat table refinish.

    Gentlemen, There are no walls on a boat! Only bulkheads! There are however, Wall and Crown knots.
    Jay
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    Re: Stem post cleat.

    You could use a cleat that is located near the stem in conjunction with a removable plank that projects off of the bow like a bow sprit. This will keep your boat from fouling the "anchor rode" or...
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    Re: Should I paint my deck?

    Are the decks smooth or textured? If they are the latter you might end up with the finish peeling off. Other wise just sand and paint. Yes the color is nice and easy on the eyes in the sun.
    Jay
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    Re: Jay is 83 today

    Time to hoist the Gollywobbler, Tall Boy & Spitfire! We're around the mark and on a downhill run! Goin for the finish line!
    Jay:ycool:
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I am looking forward to both of our boats becoming wind born again Larks!
    Wishing you good fortune!
    Jay
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    Re: Sailboat table refinish.

    Actually you could do a conservators trick on that damaged area without having to do the entire table. Using a French, card, Scraper the damaged area can be finely brought down to the point of...
  23. Re: what products for top and inside refinish for 55 yr old wooden wayfarer ?

    If I am chemical stripping, paint or varnish, I use Star Ten stripper as it is the best I have ever used. Use good ventalation or work outside. Also an air scrubber mask is a good idea....
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    Re: Jay is 83 today

    Gosh, my Annie read your greetings this morning and enjoyed them as well.
    I do think we made a good choice in choosing each other 47 years ago!...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Yes Greg, I thought I had spoken of it before but did not want to wade through all of the pages. The H28 hulls sail well as sloops.
    I have an original drawing of the one LFH designed that I can...
  26. Re: How much epoxy exposure is usually enough to get sensitized?

    When we contracted for building the Mr. Toad ride boats for Disneyland we used epoxy resin for laying up the hulls. One of the guys in our crew came down with a reaction to the epoxy and certain...
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    Re: ooh!! Lee Boards!

    Yes, it looks like tits on a boar hog!
    Jay
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    Re: Honduras mahogany

    There are Martin ukuleles known as 5K's that are made of burled Koa wood that resembles that mahogany. Some of them are being sold for as much as twenty thousand dollars! That guitar will be one of...
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    Re: Jay is 83 today

    Villen dank alles!

    Miene familia von Deutschland ist.

    And thank you all for you kind wishes and encouraging words.

    Bird :ycool:
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Since "Bright Star's main mast has been broken and spliced, so many times, we have decided to build a new main mast. It will be the sloop mast that LFH designed for the boat. We have light airs in...
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    Re: ny cl Herreshoff-Fife

    I once went to bat, for a friend, on a very old boat auction for unpaid slip fees and got it. The boat was in dire shape but Elisabeth Mayer took the boat on and did a full restoration of her! She...
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    Re: Warping in Sheet Phosphor Bronze

    Phosphor Bronze used to be avaiable in soft, half hard and hard. I have yet to find a current supplier who stocks it in anything other than hard. I have found that in shop methods of annealing it...
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    Jay is 83 today

    I find if hard to belive that i was dredged out of Newport Harbor on this day in 1935! I guess it is fitting to say that I have now reached a ripe old age! A friend called to wish me Happy Dredging...
  34. Re: How to treat the insides of an Uffa Fox built International Fourteen racing dingh

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    A tiny bit of dado brown enamel, using a toothpick for a brush will make that white marking disappear. It is a restoration trick that is easy to do. Sign paint, of a matching color, works...
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    Re: Lashing ratlines to shrouds

    Crevis corrosion normally attacks rigging wire that suffers from moisture intrusion under the serving. That is why so much protective work is done to prevent it from happening. Remember that it is...
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    Re: Lashing ratlines to shrouds

    Normally, I use strips of linen that are soaked in Stockholm tar as parceling on wire. This has the advantage of sealing the bond between the serving and the parceling. This is usually on galvanized...
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    Re: Timber for Rudder for Folkboat

    You are fortunate that you were able to get home with a broken rudder. That kind of stuff can ruin your entire day! You have several choices for making a new one. While quarter sawn Honduras...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Greg, I salute you for your decision to not mess with the deck house design! As L. Francis once said, if you start changing the design of the H28,
    the result will destroy its harmony and the sea...
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    Re: Wood Spars for Sunfish Sail?

    Bamboo is my own thought too! It has been working for nearly two thousand years in China! Cheap, light and strong, it does not need to be glued up! What more could you want? If you are not class...
  40. Re: Relaunching strip planked H-28 after 16 years stored in a barn

    Yes she is looking good! Love those trucks on the mastheads! LFH was prone to making them in his shop at the Castle and presenting them to the owners as a gift.
    Jay
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    Re: ny cl Herreshoff-Fife

    So, What happened to her?
    Jay
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    Re: Painting a half-hull

    I have a few half models that are original in their finish. I stare at one that has a dirty spot on its topside. I might just use a bit of Mirror Glaze automobile polishing compound on it to remove...
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    Re: Shipmate stove company status

    If you can't reach them try this company as they make a stove that is quite simular to the Shipmate 211.
    Jay
    http://www.marinestove.com/halibutinfo.htm
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    Re: Nettle replica - Herreshoff 12 1/2

    Thanks George, "Bright Star" is about as close to original as any H28 I have ever seen. The interior is a bit more than LFH designed as it has a separate forepeak, head and hanging locker. But, she...
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    Re: RI Red Herreshoff 12 1/2 stem repair

    No but, he must know how to use it as he seems to have all of his digits. I have no doubt that he uses a mask when is is not on camera.
    He is a darn good boat builder for sure!
    Jay
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Hi Greg,
    Are you planning to add that raised dog house again on the new deck house? I had a friend that had one, on his H28, that was built that way and it had a maddening habit of obscuring the...
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    Re: Nettle replica - Herreshoff 12 1/2

    George, do keep us informed as to how you progress from time to time. I have a suspicion that the 12 1/2 had a great influnence on L Francis's
    design of the H 28.
    Jay...
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    Re: Restoring Antique Wooden Dinghy

    The varnish I use is no longer made as the EPA does not like it. Behr Spar Varnish was the best of the varnishes that still were made from natural oils and resins. I still have a few cans but when...
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    Re: Deck Repairs on Windward 15

    Yipe! I had no idea that the material was that bad! You have done a great job on the new deck.
    Jay
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    Re: RI Red Herreshoff 12 1/2 stem repair

    I know that he is a respected boat builder but, I was amazed to see Lou scraping bottom paint and red lead with no protection from inhaling the dust! Not a good example for those who might take on a...
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