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    Re: Split chine log repair

    Eighth of a turn! Not an eighth of an inch
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    Re: Split chine log repair

    I don’t see a problem . Back em out an eighth and carry on .
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    Re: Woodstock 53 Years Ago Today

    I went to Watkins Glen a few years later.
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    Re: Decorative stemhead?

    laminate one of hardwood? or whittle one of a cedar root?
    decorative and functional
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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    this ain't from too much cannabis, its from not enough
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    Re: Lauren Boebert- Domestic Dispute

    I' m always mixing it up with propofol, Milk of Amnesia.
    er, confusing it, not mixing it.
    this time the hillbillies were jus drunk and the hollywood elites were Hillbilly Ecstasying
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    Re: Finally, it looks like a boat

    I see no flat place on the bottom, she seems to be deep and soft all the way through. may be super cranky
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    Re: Lauren Boebert- Domestic Dispute

    those Boeberts speeding around the neighborhood like Anne Heche all coked up and on fentanol
  9. Re: The simple joy of listening to original CD's

    I think I made about 20 CD covers...
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/TZoAAOSw5g5g5dRa/s-l400.jpg
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/fEMAAOSwaINiwL~E/s-l400.jpg...
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    Re: Decorative stemhead?

    theatre
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    Re: Finally, it looks like a boat

    yes it looks like a boat, it looks like a boat that might be on a coffee mug, a boat on a coffee mug the does not look quite right.
  12. Thread: Haulout day

    by wizbang 13
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    Re: Haulout day

    so many years, we have the same boats in the same spots,many locked up while folks are brunching it up i guess.
    Personally, I would like to build on my very short and quick visit aboard Snoose with...
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    Re: Repairing keel separation

    open MORE spaces .saw the big nogs into little nogs
    smaller pieces of wood are more stable than big ones.
    3, 2 inch plans are more stable than one ,six inch plank.
    That is why teak decks are...
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    Re: Repairing keel separation

    The way to stabilize the large chunks is to run MORE saw kerfs into the wood lengthways, not cutting bolts, and fill those new kerfs with epoxy, thus , creating a laminated deadwood/keel, not to...
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    Re: Repairing keel separation

    so, if yer building an epoxy boat, don't attach it to a caveman keel ,maybe ?
  16. Re: Tips on prepping textured area for paint ?

    yea just wash the texture with a brush, apply the paint thinly, as in, pull it out, not thin it out.
    it does not need grinding off or re doing until the grit is filled with paint and no longer...
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    Re: Lauren Boebert- Domestic Dispute

    it has to do with the Boeberts ,her husband and her sons
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    Re: Repairing keel separation

    If the boat is not leaking, I might just put a wrench on the bolts for a feel. Too loose? crazy tight? Evenly cranked down?
    The "big nogs of wood" speak to the instability of the keel structure...
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    Re: Nav light positioning

    those recessed type? put em in the bow
    sit on top types...put em on the cabin front corners
  20. Re: The simple joy of listening to original CD's

    a decade or two on a boat in the tropics....all those cd's gone rotto.
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    I would think those bolts are lags.
    As lags, I would want to remove them for inspection and "hardening up" the holes anyway.
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    Re: Repairing a clinker built dinghy

    yes yes, epoxy
  23. Thread: Haulout day

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    Re: Haulout day

    Have you ever brought her to the PTWBF Ron?
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    Re: Any info on Oughtred's Sea Hen?

    when he gets his keyboard hooked up ?
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    Re: Good Books on Boat Repair?

    first he should buy a 1958 rowboat
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    I hope he dissappeared from that boat as fast
  27. Poll: Re: Deckhead paint - Gloss, satin or matte..???

    ...like when i was telling aussies to put white spirit in their primus burners .
    it not the same thing here and there
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    Re: Another Virus On The Way?

    bats again ?
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    Re: Bedding compound…yet again

    Dolfinite uses real dolphin belly
    dolfin marine uses olestra
  30. Poll: Re: Deckhead paint - Gloss, satin or matte..???

    What are “deck frames”… are those deck beams?
    I think that mighta thrown some too.
    I always said overhead . An overhead ceiling would be slats or cloth like on a car or panels .
  31. Poll: Re: Deckhead paint - Gloss, satin or matte..???

    I never heard that term!
    The glossier you can make em, the easier they will be to keep clean.
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    Re: Bicycle lane signage?

    Is a car to just follow behind the bicycle ?
    or a gaggle of them?
  33. Poll: Re: Deckhead paint - Gloss, satin or matte..???

    What is a “deck head” ?
    In the states we have dickhead but we don’t paint them , they paint themselves .
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    “Screw and glue” is the “caveman “ construction I referred to earlier.
    There is really no point .
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    Re: Never Sell Your Boat Locally

    About five years after I sold “kutty ”, my Norwegian kutter, a new owner contacted me with some questions and photos. The boat had been stripped,cut and trashed.
    I would have felt better taking her...
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    Re: Merelon Through Hull fittings

    That is all I use . I no longer trust bronze .
  37. Re: I actually thought things would be better now but,was I swrong!

    A ten point checklist tacked to the laundry room wall would cure these problems.
  38. Re: Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    Would that be the USCG Auxiliary courtesy inspection stickers type of inspection? That’s pretty simple and low key. A bona fide uscg inspection I imagine would be ten times more fraught with red tape...
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    Re: Finish for a paddle shaft/handle

    Not being a paddler, I can’t speak to this, but I wonder… how the heck you can figure out how to build that then get stumped on how to finish it? It’s fantastic !!
  40. Thread: Haulout day

    by wizbang 13
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    Re: Haulout day

    I just built a “ tow bar” for my friend Jesse , the “water mayor” of gig harbor. You may know him, 14 ‘ hi laker named “the binge”. A vertical post a few feet forward of the transom, removable. Most...
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    Re: Cedar shingles

    I would not even consider using shingles or shakes for anything these days. It’s nothing but a brag, a sign of vanity and wealth . Or a New England code that requires the silly things
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    Re: Cedar shingles

    I made the shakes for the roof of my first house of an old wrc log that was left on the property from decades earlier. Used a broken machete and two firewood wedges, didn’t even know what a froe was....
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    Re: As a kid…..

    Later, had my right lens shot out of my eyeglasses , trading rounds at the sandpit with my friend Billy. I still say he pumped his bb rifle more than the agreed upon three times.
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    Re: As a kid…..

    I converted our picnic table into a bunker with a few blankets and defended President Kennedy from Krauts and Japs and Ruskies.
    I should have protected him from Americans.
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    Re: My "new" (to me) Glen-L Fancy Free

    Consider making the whole cockpit a drop in stitch n glue. Minimal or zero framing, just epoxy filets with a bit of fg tape.
    With epoxy, we have the ability to avoid the pitfalls of conventional...
  46. Re: Canvas deck, cover the very outboard edge or leave exposed?

    What is most common with canvas is the rip it off and throw it away.
    But the concern for edges remains the same for cotton, Fg or dynel.
    left open is open to dings but also open to inspection. ...
  47. Re: Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    What is the answer to homelessness ?
    Is this not driven by homeless people discovering boats ? in part anyway.... homelessness does not account for vessels like Hero, Avalon, Curtiss of course....
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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    yea this checklist is demeaning and insulting to any employee , at least that is how i would regard it.
    but like others, i have (pretty much) never been one or had one, (an employee, not a list)....
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    Re: Pix of my '84 Buick I bought in '99

    That there is the original stereotype of ..."your fathers Buick".
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    Don't interupt the surveyor?' he is not doing eye surgery.
    unless this vessel is built of some of that aussi/kiwi miracle wood, you are fcked.
    I've seen this a score of times..fine furniature...
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