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    Re: Climate Change: the 'web of denial'

    Donald Trump should come to Österbotten and take a look. We have exactly the kind of climate change predicted by the scientists. The North Atlantic gets warmer and we get more rain from the west in...
  2. Re: Would you prefer a faster or stouter boat at sea?

    I would choose a stouter boat any day!
    However most of us never cross any oceans and for coastal and inshore sailing and motorboating there is yet another safety factor aside from seaworthiness....
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    Re: Boats that make you want to ROW

    Theese traditional double ended Finnish boats are some of the best inshore rowboats I have ever come across. They row easily and hold the course reasonably well. The wide sternpost allows a 1-2hp...
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    Re: the real reason wooden boats faded out...

    With a few hours help from a professional to get the hull shape right during the planking stage I rekon I could build and fit out a 25 foot open double ender for 1000 euros plus the cost of a 10 hp...
  5. Thread: band saw

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    Re: band saw

    Your ability to substitute a bandsawaw tells more about what kind of work you mostly do than it tells about the abilities and limitations of bandsaws and jigsaws respectively.

    I have tried cutting...
  6. Thread: band saw

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    Re: band saw

    I bought a secondhand 24" E.V.Beronius for 300 euros. With 100 years of wear on it and intended for line shaft power. Rebuilt it to modern safety standards and as new condition for some 700 euros...
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    Re: Discussion of Lug sails.

    This type of assymetric square sail was sometimes used in the archipelago off Stockholm in the old days. The rig type was said to go out of use in the late 19th century....
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    Re: Deadrise on Nordfjord faering

    I think you should take a look in the book Råbåter og Små Seilbåter by Torgny Knutson

    It contains drawings plus building instructions for three west norwegian faeringer of whick a Nordfjord boat...
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    Re: Barge boat (aka, punt)

    Yet another take.

    On pages 7 and 8 you can se our local type called ökstock
    http://web.abo.fi/fc/pix/BF/Biofoto%C3%A5rsbok%202013/BFF%C3%A5rsbok2013%2050-96.pdf
    They have been used for centuries...
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    Re: nurse murdered in outback

    "We make wonders happen"

    Text seen on a t-shirt worn by a nurse. I liked it because that is exactly what health care personell do.
  11. Thread: Woolen sails

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    Re: Woolen sails

    Apparently I was wrong........
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    Re: "Faering" for singe rower: hull proportions

    To me that frame design of yours looks like you will have a lot of weight in the wrong place and little strenght. Not what you want in a light and strong boat.

    If you don't have the tools needed...
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    Re: "Faering" for singe rower: hull proportions

    A knärr from Österbotten in Finland which was for sale locally not long ago:
    http://www.findit.fi/sve/search/862678.htm
    The straight outwards leaning sternpost has been chopped off at some point...
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    Re: "Faering" for singe rower: hull proportions

    I misspelled the word tríbekkur so I don't think you could find anything.
    The type was discussed before on this forum:
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?14239-Faroese-boat
    The first...
  15. Re: “So from an economic point of view, it’s straight-forward.”

    I stand by my words that modern large scale neoliberal capitalism is completely flawed.
    Not that all forms of capitalism are. Im my eyes capitalism is a good draught horse if we use a slightly...
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    Re: "Faering" for singe rower: hull proportions

    That boat looks wrong to me. I cannot read a line drawing properly but there is something completely wrong in the angles of all the three strakes. Altering the flare angles would also alter the run...
  17. Re: “So from an economic point of view, it’s straight-forward.”

    The modern capitalist economy has failed completely. Just like the communist economy failed in the Soviet Union. Just like various feudal and mercantilist economies have failed in past centuries....
  18. Thread: Woolen sails

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    Re: Woolen sails

    Maybe but to me it sounds like an English corruption of it's native name Noreg. Noreg means the northern country.
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    Re: serious injury on Murray Island

    Hello Bernadette

    I have been there as I have a bit of the same kind of persopnality. I jump right in with stubborn determination to get the job done and I enjoy working hard. Learning to accept my...
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    Re: serious injury on Murray Island

    Well done so far..... and keep going!

    Myself being two years into a tough rehabilitation process with lots of training now approaching a full recovery I have learned four things:

    1.The more...
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    Re: row upwind / sail downwind

    The old herring boats around here were rather narrow double enders of te scandinavian type. Between 20 and 24 feet long with a spritsail shooner rig. When not in use the masts were taken down and...
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    Re: North Quay, Drogheda, Ireland circa 1883

    What do you think....doesn't the second vessel in the line look like an English collier brig? That almost box shaped hull.

    What is the likelyhood of the roofer being called either Paddy or...
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    Re: A boat for a 24' x 5'10" lock

    If I had those constrictions to live with I would look for a traditional workboat built for similar conditions. They have existed in many varieties all over the world.

    From my North European...
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    Re: Identify this Tool

    Tire upsetters were actually used for shortening tyres that were too large to give a good schrink fit on the wheel. Tyres were always made too tight to fit when cold. The wheel was placed flat on a...
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    Re: Rebuilding my 1860 design Cutter 'BlackJack'

    That's a beautiful boat!

    I like your liberal use of boat soup. It is excellent preservative which doesn't lock in moisture and it doesn't require scraping so it is very low maintainance. However...
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    Re: Cutty Sark Replica?

    In Österbotten we have two traditional sailing ships.

    Jacobstads Wapen is a 64 foot ketch built in the late 1980-ie-early 90-ies to the style of a 1760-ies merchantman. A very well built ship...
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    Re: What to see in Oslo and Stockholm?

    The underground museum.....I have forgotten the name too.
    The school is called Skeppsholmens Folkhögskola
    The brig building project went by the name stocholmsbriggen. I don't remember what name...
  28. Re: Restoring a 20 ft. Nordlandsbåt. Traditional row and sail from northern Norway.

    I am a bit worried about your keel repair. I am no boatbuilder but as a professional joiner and carpenter (snekker og tömmerman) I know a bit about wood and I thinkt that scarph (kjöllasken) is too...
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    Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    Wow..... they put sails on a steeple and make it pull the pitsaw!
    The Dutch always come up with all kinds of new fancy technologies. Some say they build boats from iron. I don't believe it. Iron...
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    Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    I dont think pine sapwood is any weaker in bending compared to heartwood. The main difference is that it isn't very durable in a boat environment.

    That is exaxtly how I would do it...... Use a...
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    Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    I see! You are trying to only use the heartwood because it is more resistrant to rot and wear.

    Of cause a log building or timberframe does not have that kind of stresses on any of it's parts. I am...
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    Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    Just a question:

    Wouldn't it be possible to square the mast while leaving waney corners? Those would be removed anyway when making the mast octagonal....or?

    For me as a carpenter specializing...
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    Re: Stopping rot, gaining time

    I once tried that rot stopping approach on an old boat. With penetrating epoxy and all. It helped me postpone a proper rebuild a few years and made the rebuild much more laborious. I would never ever...
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    Re: Yes, Virginia, the rich ARE indeed different

    From my perspective halfways around the planet the American focus on lawns has always seemed ridiculos. After all a lawn is a piece of wasteland requiring as much resources and labour as any edible...
  35. Re: So, I was having a chat with a customer in Newfoundland....

    Sounds great!

    I am myself living in a village with just over 300 inhabitants where things work much like that and I can just say one thing. WELCOME TO THE CIVILIZED WORLD.

    Just remember to pay...
  36. Re: 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta

    I wish the norse laws would have been as enlighted as some claim........ they weren't. Though they were quite a bit better than the feudal system in the rest of Europe.
  37. Re: 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta

    The importance of Magna Charta is more or less a hoax. The nobleman landowners did not only own the land. They also owned the people living on it. You were born into serfdom as a personal possession...
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    Re: Dug out canoe building, finland 1936

    They mostly harvested cattle fodder I think. There weren't fields enough to feed enough cattle to feed all the people so fertile marchlands were very economically important.

    Those boats were...
  39. Thread: Large Prams

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    Re: Large Prams

    In the book Robåter Og Små Seilbåter by Torgny Knutson one can find drawings and building instructions for a 14 foot traditional Arendal pram. According to the text the 15 footers were similar so a...
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    Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    That's a nice boat!
    I like her hull shape and the no nonsence way she is built. For me being accustomed to traditional Scandinavian double enders and having learned what a good boat is supposed to...
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    Re: In search of a caulking wheel

    Can't you just make one yourself like generations of boatwrights have done before?
  42. Re: Hello! ...and what happens to clinker boats built too large?

    I am a bit late to this discussion but I might have something to add.

    Pretty large clinker built vessels did not disappear in medieval times. In the Nordic countries people continued building them...
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    Re: Steelframed wooden hull

    I did not know this despite quite a bit of welding experience and a Batchelor's degree in structural engineering. Thanks for telling me before I ended up in an accident. I knew about the high slag...
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    Re: I'm beginning to really think

    Well..... when looking at the USA through an imaginary telescope from across the Atlantic it all looks like an old steamer slowly sinking in an icy sea. Sinking because the the owners did not allow...
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    Re: Danish double-ender project in Gloucester, MA

    Congratulations to both of you on the wedding.

    As I have said before I like the hull shape of Jette. She just looks right from all angles to my eyes. I cannot read a boat drawing but I have spent...
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    Re: Steelframed wooden hull

    I have read somewhere that British shipbuilders developed composite construction because they could not attach copper sheathing to an iron plated hull without having some serious galvanic coorosion....
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    Re: Is a Cargo Schooner right for me?

    Just a thought from a little knowing mostly landlubbing carpenter.........

    Most boats that appear in this thread are actually more or less based on pleasure boat designs as far as i can see. Cut...
  48. Re: Monster of a Band Saw on Craigs in Oakland, CA

    The only problem I can see is the missing table if it cannot be found in a corner of the shop. Is there some kind of design fault or quality problems with this particular model of saw when you sound...
  49. Re: Thicknesser advice - European side of the ditch

    In the old days there were a a multitude of high quality woodworking machinery manufacturers in Germany and Austria. Some of them made some fairly small yet rigid surfacer/thicknesser combinations...
  50. Thread: Rolling boats

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    Re: Rolling boats

    The oldtimers did regularly turn sailing coasters upside down for the winter. The biggest ones that were turned over for the winter were fully decked carvel built boats that could load up to 80 tons...
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