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    Almost complete set of WB

    Free for anyone that can swing by Cundys Harbor. Moving and all must go. Please respond to woodwind@gwi.net
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    Re: Learning to Deal With Tides

    Height of tides and density of fog increase the further East you go. The all but undecked boat shown in the first post is not suitable (IMHO) for cruising the entire coast of Maine. You will...
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    Re: Fisherman’s anchor

    Another factor is intended use. Boats of more than small size often have several anchors aboard: lunch hook, sleep through the night and storm.
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    Re: Hollow Greenland paddle

    My greenland paddle came in at 2 lb, it is 6'6". Solid spruce.
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    Re: White House Cabinet meeting no shows

    FINALLY some b***s. A little overdue.
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    Re: Freeboard and flair? Bolger work skiff

    I built the 18 foot utility skiff, flat bottom with rocker....She has a 25 hp four stroke and really flew. On windy days the bow really got knocked around. And she pounded in any kind of a sea. In...
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    Free Plans for Skinner Catboat

    I have a complete set of builder's plans from Rudder Magazine for the Walter J. Skinner 19' 6'' Cape Cod Catboat TABBY CAT. I never got around to building the boat and would like someone to have...
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    Re: Oil paint-cleaning brushes

    I've found that a spinner makes a huge difference. The paint is slung out into the barrel before it can contaminate the cleaning liquid.
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    Re: DWL (Designed Waterline) definition

    I've found that raising the design waterline two inches is about right for the top of the bottom paint for a 20 to 25 foot boat.
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    Re: outboard on a Swampscott dory?

    I grew up in a Swampscott dory with a 3 horse Johnson mounded on the transom. Worked well and provided hundreds of hours of joy on the water.
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    Re: Pros and Cons of Island Living

    We moved to Maine 21 years ago and have been really happy. We opted for the Brunswick area on the water, water 75 feet away, beautifully protected coves, small working wharf at the end of the street...
  12. Re: Screw-Mate Vs W.L.Fuller Tapered Countersink, Counterbore and Plug System

    The equation is stated incorrectly....P is the force to withdraw the screw in pounds, not inch pounds which is a torque, not a force.
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    Re: Small batches of epoxy

    I like the ketchup/mustard bottle idea. Most of my house projects, as opposed to boat building, need a very small quantity of epoxy. Things like refastening a fingernail file to the plastic handle...
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    Re: Why is it....

    I live on the Maine coast and cherish the soft summer days.....but, this year I cannot wait for summer to be over and November to be here so we can end the destruction of our Country, its reputation,...
  15. Re: Tge 2 cycle outboard option comes to an end.

    When I built my Ocean Pointer, the local ETEC dealer insisted on installing the engine and servicing it annually. Why is that, I asked. Because we want to insure that the installation is correct...
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    Re: Dirty Shop?

    In my next life, I will have a clean shop. For now, I often find myself working on the jointer or table saw surfaces because the benches (4) are covered with projects, materials and junk. I think it...
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    Re: How about some similes.

    A little putty, a little paint....makes a boat what she ain't
  18. Re: Sizing work benches to your own body dimensions

    Different heights for different jobs. For carving I like to put an height extender in the woodworking vise. Extender is about a foot taller than the bench height; I find that bending over to carve...
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    Re: Source for White Oak

    Higmo's in Bath is a sawmill that cuts hard and softwood. Nice people and sometimes hot donuts with the coffee. I've bought green ash and oak there for steaming.
    Dave
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    Re: Colors are different on boats

    An old time boat painter told me that a tiny bit of tint, color up to owner, should always be added to topside paint. Otherwise your boat will look like a kitchen appliance.
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    Re: Stripped bronze screw removal

    I have found that giving the screw a good wrap (hammer on screwdriver handle) and then very carefully tightening a screw sometimes breaks the grip so it can be backed out. Notice in the picture...
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    Re: Cold Molded Hull Cracks?

    Those staples are plastic and are intended to stay with the boat. Metal ones have to be removed in order to fair the hull.
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    Re: Need help with my sharpening stones

    I've just gone through flattening my Norton combination fine/coarse stone. I found flat glass with valve grinding paste to work very well and quickly. The paste is inexpensive at the local car...
  24. Re: ... identification of a sailing class in Marblehead in the thirties

    I think they are Mass Bay I boats. I remember them as having a very distinctive curved mast but the other details are fuzzy. I actually sailed on one in 1958 out of Rockport Mass.
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    Re: More US Navy Mishaps

    Ian has it.....approaching from abaft the beam is an overtaking situation. Port and starboard don't matter, just who is overtaking and who is overtaken.
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    Plywood checking

    I've never had any luck with painted horizontal surfaces of plywood. They always check; tried coating with epoxy without success. Am I missing something?
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    Re: What removes silicone caulk...

    The guys that installed our new countertop removed the old silicone caulk with ...........vineger. Sprayed it on, waited a minute and it peeled off like magic.
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    Re: chain hoist

    Beware of the Chinese imports, they look like real chain falls but have a mechanical clutch inside. I too would recommend looking on Craiglist; there is almost always an old one for sale; at least...
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    Re: Buckethead

    I bought one of these and have been satisfied with it. That is to say....it works for picking up debris. I've not tried it on a sander or other tool.
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    Re: Bending Teak Combings

    I faced a similar situation in building my boat. The biggest problem (most likely to crack) is where the height of the combing changes at the after end of the deckhouse. A vertical pin just aft of...
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    Re: Senco composite nail gun

    I used a palm nailer with Raptor nails and recommend doing so. These were used in strip planking and required that holes were drilled. The palm nailer can be depowered if needed by means of washers...
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    Re: news to "drop" mid-day today...

    I think the only thing that will really matter to the Trump adherents is the opening of the David Pecker vault. He has the goods and may release them if things get hot enough.
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    Re: Kerosene wick stove

    Some kerosene stoves smoke badly when the boat is heeled.
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    Re: Epoxy problem

    I've had the same thing happen on deck railings that i've glassed. I think something comes out of the wood (in my case white cedar) when the sun raises the temperature way up there. My marks are...
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    Re: Ship Carving and Lettering

    Thanks for starting this Jay. To my mind well executed incised lettering is almost magic. The machine methods just don't quite make it.
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    Re: Lowell Sailing Surf Dory 16'

    Nice package. You are probably aware that dories seem pretty tiddly initially but pick up stability quickly as they are heeled. You may want to make a longer tiller for single handling. Dories...
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    Re: Maine Visit: Can I see your boat?

    Joel White 23 foot sloop (Lala design) 45 minutes north of Portland. PM if you'd like to have a look.
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    Re: Cracked Folkboat Boom

    For what it's worth, I would replace the boom. It has been repaired in the past and that was not done properly. Making a new boom is not very difficult and you have all the hardware. Maybe you...
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    Re: Ifn ya heat with oil

    Met a guy who bought a house, really innexpensive but it took all he had. On moving day a neighbor asked if he had found the tank. Turns out the house was a former gas station. Court ruled in his...
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    Re: Cold molding issues...help, please

    Just to be sure...are you using Raptor staples? They have a tiny barb on each leg. I had no problem getting the veneer to lie flat. Perhaps your build, being smaller, has bends that are...
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    Re: Cold molding issues...help, please

    I used 15000 plastic staples for two layers of 1/8 veneer over a strip planked 23 foot Joel White sailboat. I tried the business of leaving a space between strips and even tried milling a 1/2 inch...
  42. Re: Need Help Redesigning/Rebuilding Cape Cod Marlin

    What about the Fish class version?
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    Re: Steam bending in place

    You want lay flat poly tubing. It is available on ebay.
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    Re: Cold Molded Hull Cracks?

    This is why builders often glass the hull of cold molded boats. Telegraphing of the seams is very common in boats that were not sheathed in f'glass. The sheathing can be very light.
  45. Re: Joel White Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff Build

    re Question about Raptor nails for edge nailing the strips.....This is what I did on my 23 foot sloop. Epoxy both surfaces, secure strip in position, drill tight hole for Raptor nail, drive nail...
  46. Re: What is it like where you live? Pictures please..

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    Re: Dinghy fendering

    Another vote for 4 inch. I've used stainless sheet metal screws and no washer. Folding the top flap is not easy but makes for a nice looking job. For the chafe problem at the oarlocks, I've put...
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    Re: Picture frame wood?

    Ash is a great choice for your plan to paint the frame black. The strong grain will come through the paint beautifully.
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    Re: Ventilation and airflow question

    I think the dodger makes a big difference here. It may well act as a giant exhaust funnel.
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    Re: What is this tool?

    For what it's worth, USMC, (the Shoe) had its own boatyard. The founders provided a golf course and boatyard for the employees. I believe the boat yard dates to about 1910. The yard still exists...
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