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  1. Re: Choice Paralysis: First time builder trying to choose plans within constraints

    Have a look at Sand Dollar by Arch Davis and call him with your concerns. I do not know that particular boat but Arch is a great help for first-time builders
  2. Re: Choice Paralysis: First time builder trying to choose plans within constraints

    I can see the appeal to trail a boat with a bicycle. And it is probably doable to push a light boat in the water. It is puzzling, though - at least with the slips we have in this part of the world -...
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    Re: Tiller Extensions

    Thanks, Ben, I enjoyed your article a lot this morning.
    There are many ways how to skin a cat and you showed fine examples. I have a laminated extension that I attached with a 6mm line that goes...
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    Kick-up rudder - the line

    Hi,

    the line for lifting the kick-up rudder on my 14ft boat gave way. Fixing it to a ring screw never seemed a solid solution but I kept it until it now broke.

    After patching the ply where the...
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    Re: Tiller Extensions

    This sounds very interesting but I can't really visualize it. Do you have a photo to share?
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    Re: Trailer for Morbic 12'

    Hi and welcome. It is difficult to know what the market for trailers is in Spain. Whatever you find, you will have to tailor it to the hull shape, I'd go for a basic model (galvanized or alu) with at...
  7. Re: Towing question - stowing spars, oars, etc.

    Y>That's how it works for me. To protect it from dirt I envelop it in a sun umbrella cover and to prevent it from rubbing on wood I pad it with fenders. And keeping it tight to the hull with ropes,...
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    Re: An Ilur in Finland

    Amazing. What you're doing transcends craft! True techne...
    Wish I were closer to see it in flesh.
    Any second thoughts on the choice/processing etc of vendia?
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    Re: Quality marine plywood in Europe/EU

    Thank you guys for the generous replies!
    @maarten, skaraborgcraft
    I am in Brussels, but will gladly take my car for a ride and collect the wood also outside and in the neighbouring countries (when...
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    Quality marine plywood in Europe/EU

    Hi everybody,

    I have been struggling identifying a provider of quality marine plywood in the Europen Union (Belgium, Holland, France, Germany, Austria). I found one in France but would not want to...
  11. Re: Pleasant Respite for an Unpleasant Time - video

    https://vimeo.com/133833096
  12. Re: Asking for ideas about 13-14 ft boat design

    I do not think you'll need a 10hp propulsion for such a light boat, I'd go as light (=small size) as possible (between 2 and 5 hp) perhaps even electric. Mind that with +-70 kilo V-hull boats rowing...
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    Re: Interlux Brightside as bottom paint?????

    My trailed voile-aviron boat spends summers in the Mediterranean sea, without any lasting consequences up to 20 days in one go. The hull has always been painted with 1-C paints, the latest being...
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    Re: Can't sell home built in Pennsylvania?

    I am not sure this is a blessing. I should not be prevented to go to sea with whatever I deem floatable! (Will they prevent me to swim if I am not a confident swimmer??).

    With the RCD they are...
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    Re: Can't sell home built in Pennsylvania?

    "watercraft built for own use, provided that they are not subsequently placed on the Union market during a period of five years from the putting into service of the watercraft"

    putting into...
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    Re: Can't sell home built in Pennsylvania?

    It is a new dieective, so it is possible that it is not yet fully enforced in Sweden. The directive can be perhaps circumvented if one pays the school for the used material and not the boat itself...
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    Re: Can't sell home built in Pennsylvania?

    Andrew, I wish you were right, believe me. Complying with the directive demands serious paperwork, post construction assesment etc that would be cost prohibitive for an occassional buidler...
  18. Re: Help me pick a set of plans for my first boat

    https://www.archdavisdesigns.com/davis_penobscot13.html
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    Re: My Mentor...Paul Johnson

    like the trailer and the synopsis; btw it's a slovak production (not french). stillwork in progress with expected release end 2020.
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    Re: Above waterline filler (uk only)

    https://www.hempelyacht.com/en-gb/products/hempels-epoxy-filler-35253
  21. Re: Need help deciding on a sail and oar plan.

    Another sail&oar compromise you may want to consider is Arch Davis' Penobscot 13&14 series. I know the 14 well, the 13 is supposed to be a downsized version. I would consider beaufort 4 its sailing...
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    Perhaps it is only the Upper Westside store that...

    Perhaps it is only the Upper Westside store that decided to dump it. Will try other locations or in West marine. Many thanks

    Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk
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    WB magazine in NYC

    This is for New Yorkers. I tried today to get a copy of the magazine in one of the B&N bookstores on Manhattan. They said they stopped stocking it in 2014.
    Which bookstore should I go to?
    Happy...
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    Re: Advice required for first boat build!

    Hi Elliot!

    This is what I'd be eyeing in a first build small yacht category:

    https://www.archdavisdesigns.com/davis_penobscot13.html
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    Re: Problem polishing brass/bronze

    "For me keeping bronze polished is a fools errand, life is short.
    (I think a natural patina on bronze looks good)."

    It does look good, I agree. But will it not be bad for bronze underneath?
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    Re: Rotten plywood repair

    So I had to cut deep to get to the clean core, more than 2mm at some parts.
    As said, I will try to glass one side of the board filling the void and reinforcing the wood.
    Replacing 2mm of wood will...
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    Re: Rotten plywood repair

    Chers forumites, thank you for your generosity.

    Building a new board will be a fallback if I fail with the repair.

    I do not believe the core is beyond repair so I will go down the 'glass...
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    Rotten plywood repair

    Thank you guys so much for your advice.

    I bought a second hand plywood dinghy made of meranti and had it sailed for several weeks by now. During our holidays last summer the boat was moored for 14...
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    Re: Discussion of Lug sails.

    Thank you guys, esp Todd and Tim - very helpful!
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    Re: Discussion of Lug sails.

    Thank you sharpiefan! I make a hot link here should someone else need it...
    http://s16.postimg.org/4cs3hn0j9/picture24.jpg

    I am bemused and thrilled that the best diagram we have is 120 years...
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    Re: Discussion of Lug sails.

    Thank you Peerie Maa & sharpiefan! That is exactly what I hoped for.

    The diagram is a bit blurry and it would be great to watch it done in a video but your contributions are surely appreciated.
    ...
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    Re: Discussion of Lug sails.

    I hope you are all aware how precious this forum is. **

    I would like to learn as much as possible about the standing lug.

    Searching the internet and also this forum it seems the balanced lug...
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    Digital subscription - back issues

    Does subscribing to WB Magazine in digital format gives one access to all back - digitalised - issues?
    Cheers, Ales
  34. Thread: This rig?

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    Re: This rig?

    Very knowledgable forum indeed, thank you all!
  35. Thread: This rig?

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    Re: This rig?

    thanks. is it just me :eek: or there is no precise nomenclature (anymore).

    it clearly has a boom, so someone would say it is a (le ;) 'balanced lug':...
  36. Thread: This rig?

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    This rig?

    Hello everybody,

    This is my first post so it's fair to present myself. I am Ales, an addict to wooden boats in-the- making.

    The thing that makes traditional boats special to me are the...
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