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  1. Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    The Great Escape with McQueen, Garner, Bronson, Coburn, McCallum, etc. etc.

    The original (the remake sucks big time IMHO) Magnificent Seven

    Two of the primary "build a team" one by one with...
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    Sticky: Re: Helping Ukraine and Ukrainians

    Nick, check out:https://www.charitynavigator.org/discover-charities/where-to-give/ukranian-crisis/
    there are several organization rated there.

    We are making some contributions in place of...
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    Re: Beautiful maple

    Hi Todd, (sorry everyone else, this is a bit long but there are a couple of boat-y links included ;-).

    I greatly enjoyed reading and listening through your history with the group.
    My wife and...
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    Re: Beautiful maple

    Wow! Thanks, Todd. I'll reply sooner with more detail but we had somewhat similar folk/Americana/nautical musical careers. (My wife and I were a duo/band for 20 years, playing Festivals (and coffee...
  5. Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    I agree that this woman had a right to feel "rankled" by this (un)gentlemanly behavior.

    In the past whenever I saw a woman (or a man) standing by their flat tire looking frustrated/confused with...
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    Re: My Grandfather's Barlow Knife

    Although this Guy Clark song (this is a partial lyric) is about a Randall Knife the sentiment speaks to this thread and the revered, Barlow Knife. I have my Father's and my Mother's old knives and...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Thank you Jack and Tom. It seems that the level of batten flexibility makes the biggest difference in the "equation". I assumed that they were flexible enough to allow more sail curvature downwind...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    ..." but the boomless rig even with full-length battens must be tacked downwind to keep the sails full."

    Thanks Jack for your details! A few more questions, please...

    l. Could you clarify what...
  9. Re: Sitting comfortably in very small boats

    I do something similar. I use 4 boat cushions in a 10.5' er. Two as backrests (for stbd.port) sides, one to sit on and another for my back if sitting against the rear seat/flotation tank. They can...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Steve, In an older thread I was considering the pram rig for a larger (10.5') dinghy so wanted the ability to reef. The Scout rig is the same/similar but offers "some" ability to reef but seeing that...
  11. Thread: Oars

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    Re: Oars

    Looking forward to the Van Fancy review.

    I have a good friend who has ordered a pair which should be shipped in Nov./Dec.-ish. I'm considering a pair and looking forward to seeing his.

    Any...
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    Re: Getting off trailer for paint...

    Maybe something here to help with ideas? Jacks, levers, fork lift, etc.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lifting+boat+off+trailer+without+lift
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    Re: How to name a boat?

    We do too. I think it's the humorous connection my wife and I share in a "family lexicon" when we name things. Our diesel for instance was referred to as "Rudolph" after Mr. Diesel himself. We also...
  14. Re: Outrigger vs. Single-hull sailing canoes

    When I was a kid (1960's) my Dad had a wheel on his 12 aluminum skiff's bow. He's invert the boat onto that wheel and run it up a jointed aluminum U channel track to the roof racks. I think the...
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    Re: Beautiful maple

    Wow! I never realized how many musical instrument builders were on this forum!
    I built 3 bluegrass banjo necks and inlayed them and had a small shop/biz in the '70s.
    I have a custom 6 String Bass...
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    Re: How to name a boat?

    Oh...! Just realized that we're guilty of a "joke"/punnish, Aussie name for our sailing dinghy/tender... "Fair Dinkum". We have relatives in Brisbane so it's met with some approval, at least down...
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    Re: How to name a boat?

    As young school teachers in a Yupik Eskimo village in Alaska, saving for our lst boat (home), we chose "Sarana", a Lilly that grows in the Aleutian & Shumigin Islands. We wanted something to remind...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    When I was at Duckworks I asked (last Spring when I brought my dinghy over on the ferry to check the Pram's rig out) if they had any contacts for Scout owners/builders for feedback on the rig, etc....
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Yes, Tom, that just occurred to me, so I popped back on here. Heavy Duty Marine quality spell check... ;-) I was just about to post that when I saw your post.

    I looked at the Portage Pram rig...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Oops-yes. that was silly of me! Battens don' roll... Chris's comment, confused me:
    "We got a preview of the new reelable sailing rig over the weekend, and it just looks amazing." That's what I was...
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    Re: Duckworks Scout

    Could you describe how the reefing works and if it's easy underway in less than smooth water? I looked at the site/sail package and the video but it sounded like rolling 'round the mast kind of...
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    Re: How much plaster should I shop for?

    Paulhh might have a good suggestion there.
    I use Plaster Cloth a lot in my other hobby, Railroad Modeling, for mountain scenery, etc. It's extremely easy to use, MUCH less messy, very easily...
  23. Re: Oar Length: All Blade No Shaft in the Water?

    Great details thanks again. The borrowed 7.5'ers gave me a hand spread of roughly 4". I've always had about 2" between handle ends which has been comfortable for 40 yrs. So I'd likely try for that. ...
  24. Re: Oar Length: All Blade No Shaft in the Water?

    Thanks, I hadn't thought of that. It did make a difference in the feel and it's nice to realize that will minimize the drag when immersed.
    I redid the S&T formula after a friend checked it and it...
  25. Re: Oar Length: All Blade No Shaft in the Water?

    Do you think the longer oar 8'ers would give me more blade/less shaft immersion without screwing up the rowing geometry severely? I don't know if I'll find a pair to borrow before the season is out...
  26. Re: Oar Length: All Blade No Shaft in the Water?

    My hull is certainly no sculling boat. It's similar to an "Auk" but longer and has an underwater shape closer to but beamier than a Whitehall... Pennobscott-ish? F.G. faux lapstrake..

    I'd be using...
  27. Oar Length: All Blade No Shaft in the Water?

    I'm looking into my lst pair of quality oars. I've borrowed 7.5'ers for my 48" beam which is what Shaw&Tenney and others show on their charts/formulas.
    They worked very well but... I've always been...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Thanks David for your detailed "report". My 40 yrs. of experience is in larger boats as well and with human ballasted craft it's always useful to see or be reminded of the "cascade effect" of...
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    Another thanks everyone for the great pics and video links! It takes a lot of the disappointment away, from not being able to make it this year as planned.
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    [QUOTE=Bobcat;6726137]My radar should arrive today. I was told it was back ordered to the middle of October, so I was pleased was shipped in the middle of September.

    We've used Furuno on our...
  31. Re: Small Boat Messabout in Anacortes WA

    Anyone here planning on bringing their boats to this event this weekend?
  32. Re: anchor gear for 18 ft. cruising dinghy

    The Crosby G-209 shackle, for instance, is a good one.[/QUOTE]

    We've used Crosby shackles on our 31ft (f.g.) cutter for years, anchored out in 3-4' chop and rollers, tugging violently for several...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Wasn't sure if you were asking me or David.... but...

    The only time I came scarily close to a capsize, it was caused by exactly that. The figure 8 stop knot caught in one of the floorboard...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    David,
    Was there any warning at all or did it just go over? Asking because the Illur is still near the top of my "dream" boat list and always assumed from the Vermont videos that it was quite hard...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Alex, I'm SO disappointed that I wasn't able to attend the Fest. and see your boat as planned. Exposed to a family member who has covid so...)

    Camas Moon was one of the "main attractions" for...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Thanks for the pic Ron! My gunnels and seats are fir as far as I can tell so this is very helpful.
    Did you find it hard to get the yellow to blend in completely with the orange? What color did bare...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    If one owns a boat with old orange Cetol that needs a few scrapes and dings touched up, what color ("model" name)of the newer Cetol would be a match or close? I've been reading here and elsewhere...
  38. Re: Junk Rig (for Dinghy) Designer/Builder in WA State?

    Youtube perusals pertaining to Junk Rig small boats & dinghies:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPEZStS0rn8
    Reefing the Junk mainsail on a Peep Hen

    Catspaw 12' "Boo" with Junk Rig newbie at...
  39. Re: Junk Rig (for Dinghy) Designer/Builder in WA State?

    Thank you Tom for your detailed response and things to think through.

    r.e. speaking with Junk Rig folk and talking with Lug sailors:

    Sadly I won't be able to attend the PT Wooden Boat Fest....
  40. Re: Port Townsend Festival & Small Boats 2022

    Dale and all,
    Well....shoot...I've been directly exposed to Covid (family member) so the Fest. is out for me this year as I could be asymptomatic (so far). Bummed. I was hoping to meet some of you,...
  41. Re: Junk Rig (for Dinghy) Designer/Builder in WA State?

    Not arguing, just asking... if in a particular small dinghy that has a great rowing and sailing hull form, BUT often precludes moving quickly forward and aft to reef (doing anything at the mast) in...
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    Re: Minimal sailing dink for two?

    We have a 10.5 ft. It's similar in the bow to the Auk and similar overall with more length.
    It's a boomless sail which makes sailing with two (tops) manageable but the passenger can't move around...
  43. Re: Junk Rig (for Dinghy) Designer/Builder in WA State?

    Thanks Tom, WX et. al. I MEANT to say straight leech rather than luff in my previous post-noticed too late to edit...

    I have seen that other Duckworks page/article from the Canadian guy. I...
  44. Re: Junk Rig (for Dinghy) Designer/Builder in WA State?

    Dale, thanks for the info. regarding Roger and Jo. I'll see if I can get ahold of them and keep an eye out at the Fest. if I get there for a day this year. Hopefully I could arrange to see their...
  45. Re: Port Townsend Festival & Small Boats 2022

    Will do if I can. Trying to juggle some work stuff, hoping to get there this year for a day anyway. Cheers, DB
  46. Re: Junk Rig (for Dinghy) Designer/Builder in WA State?

    [QUOTE=Todd Bradshaw;6719809]I built quite a few fully-battened balanced lugs for customers over the years. One of the nicest things about them is that unlike most sail types, the forward ends of the...
  47. Re: Junk Rig (for Dinghy) Designer/Builder in WA State?

    Thanks for the pic, Todd . I would be interested in a fully battened Balanced Lug to combine the two rig's pros/cons. The older threads here I could find seemed to have fully battened Lug rigs hard...
  48. Re: Port Townsend Festival & Small Boats 2022

    Thanks very much,Dale. Really enjoying your Upcoast
    pics online!
    DP
  49. Re: Junk Rig (for Dinghy) Designer/Builder in WA State?

    Thanks, I'm in the process of doing that. I've read their public forums/site for some time.

    The vast majority of their membership seem to be on other continents so figured I'd inquire here in the...
  50. Junk Rig (for Dinghy) Designer/Builder in WA State?

    Does anyone here in the PNW know of anyone who might design and possibly build me a single masted junk rig for my existing 10.5 ft dinghy?
    I would prefer to have someone to look over my boat and...
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