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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Good luck with the launch tomorrow, ChuckT.
    We on the icy downeast coast of Maine salute you.

    Q.
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    Re: A rising Millenial market?

    But the real question is whether these sailing Millenials will put their money into a new magazine like "Young and Salty."
    Or into a subscription to WoodenBoat for that matter! An important point...
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    Re: A rising Millenial market?

    Nice find, RbGarr, thanks.
    We have shared it here.
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    Re: Correcting the Registry

    Here is a link to see the Register: www.woodenboat.com/register-wooden-boats

    The Register of Wooden Boats lists information on wooden boats, 10′ and above, in overall length. It came into being...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w481/QFoster1444/IMG_4528_zpsz7blw4ir.jpg

    Here he is at last, triumphant! at the helm of his CONCORDIA #26, MARY ELLEN.

    WoodenBoat has featured this popular...
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    Re: Ketch Black dolphin

    Private message sent with current contact info.

    Q.
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    WoodenBoat Publications
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    Re: Portland Yacht Club to Monhegan 1939

    URSA appears in the 1939 Lloyds Register as a 46' ketch built by Henry Nevins in 1929 and 6 mos. She was built to the International 8-Meter rule, without an engine.
    Designed by C. Sherman Hoyt.
    She...
  8. Re: New Zealand 2016 Classic Yacht Regatta 50+ photos

    Thanks for posting these regatta photos.
    Great boats! I want to know more about each of them.
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    Re: Dixon Kemp's Books

    Dixon Kemp's Instructions on how to set a Jackyard Topsail can be seen in PDF on the WoodenBoat website:


    http://www.woodenboat.com/library/kemp’s-instructions-setting-jackyard-topsails

    ...
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    Merriman Bros Catalog -- 1928

    Here is an interesting scan of the old Merriman Bros hardware catalog, from 1928.
    This copy belonged to Bror Tamm, long-time supervisor of George Lawley's yacht yard. It is now in the WB Rare Books...
  11. Re: How do I find a boat registered in the wooden boat listing?

    ENCHANTMENT/ENCHANTRESS is now called KINGFISH, according to USCG Doc No 295404, from 2003.
    Hailing Port in 2004: Block Island, RI.
    No recent info.
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    Re: C. G. Davis on Yacht Design

    "How to Design a Yacht."

    By request of Chris McMullen, renowned builder in New Zealand, among others, the delightful book by Charles G. Davis was scanned and posted on the WoodenBoat website. Why...
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    New WoodenBoat Website up and running

    The new WoodenBoat website is up and running at:

    www.woodenboat.com

    You will find videos, boat plans, and articles of interest to wooden boat lovers. You will find a link to The WoodenBoat...
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    Re: When does an Oar become an Antique?

    When it comes time to replace those ugly oar leathers, check the illustrated article in WoodenBoat No. 127: Stitching a Set of Oar Leathers.

    The article is also available on the WB website in the...
  15. Thread: "Whirlwind"

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    Re: "Whirlwind"

    Note that you can get a copy of this new book from the WoodenBoat Store.

    http://www.woodenboatstore.com/product/book-l-francis-herreshoff-yacht-designer

    Makes sense to support the people who...
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Hi Jim,

    WoodenBoat Facebook page has posted a link to this greatest of all boatbuilding threads.
    You should get a lot of 'likes"

    https://www.facebook.com/WoodenBoatPub
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    Re: 100,000 Facebook LIKES for WoodenBoat

    We are working on this!

    Pat Lown is a gifted communicator, and if you don't see the cool stuff that she puts up on WoodenBoat Facebook page every day, you are missing some great wooden boat news...
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    Re: 100,000 Facebook LIKES for WoodenBoat

    Hi Jim,

    It looks like you posted your photo on the smaller Forum Facebook Page, run by a Forum member.
    Try posting your photo on the real WoodenBoat Facebook Page, run by long time staff member,...
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    Re: 100,000 Facebook LIKES for WoodenBoat

    Look for woodenboat, in one word.
    not wooden boat, wooden goat or boatwoody.
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    100,000 Facebook LIKES for WoodenBoat

    We know that a lot of you Forum people are also regulars on WoodenBoat’s popular Facebook page, so you may be well aware that we have reached 100,000 LIKES. If you are one of the hundred thousand,...
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    Re: The NIÑA Logbook, 1928

    Here are a few images from the Logbook.

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fX5tlP2mwyg/VVDC_oYFPeI/AAAAAAAAAAg/1bfKJEpO94s/s288/unboxing1-LR%2520thumb-1%2520copy.jpg
    The Unboxing with white...
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    The NIÑA Logbook, 1928

    Forum members who are also subscribers of Woodenboat might like to know that we have posted a scanned copy of a valuable historic logbook of the schooner NIÑA, at no charge to subscribers at...
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    Re: Does anyone still sharpen their saws.

    There is a great video on HOW TO SHARPEN HANDSAWS by Master Boatbuilder Louis Sauzedde on www.woodenboat.com
    Right there on the opening page for all to see.

    Precision and patience required.
    A...
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    Re: Where are the women?

    Why don't you ask "them" women why they don't post here much?
    Is it because of all the unchecked narcissism of "see....this is how I do it...so it must be right..."
    Or is it because of the "here...
  25. Thread: tons of sail

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    Re: tons of sail

    This is Susanne.
    Designed by William Fife, 134 tons, photographed in 1911 by Frank Beken.
    She was able to beat her much larger rival, the Herreshoff schooner, Westward, but only on corrected time....
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    Re: Subscriber Only Content

    A new item is posted on the Subscriber Site about L.Francis Herreshoff and his double-paddle canoe, along with the infamous article called "The Dry Breakers" from The Rudder, 1943. Also a chart...
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    Re: Subscriber Only Content

    Photo of Thad's jackyard topsail flying on his Albert Strange yawl, Sea Harmony.

    http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1518/6755512/17457612/381275913.jpg

    See the WoodenBoat Subscriber's Site for...
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    Re: Subscriber Only Content

    Maybe Thad or JohnB, or others who have sailed under a real jackyard topsail, will pipe in with their stories.
    The site has interesting videos and articles, and is free to all WoodenBoat subscribers.
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    Re: WB's 40th Anniversary Celebration notice

    I was part of the small crowd that gathered to watch Thad lift and roll his big Mower onto the trailer, using rollers and an A-frame.
    What a marvelous display of old-world expertise and found tools....
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    Re: Concordia Yawl Winnie of Bourne

    The owner was aboard along with two owners of another Concordia, as well as the long-time captain. I have learned from the captain that they were on starboard close reaching and about to harden up...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl Winnie of Bourne

    Great Joy in the Morning!
    She is up!
    Take a moment to be HAPPY for all concerned.
    No injuries.
    Repair will be straightforward.

    Winnie is a wonderful boat, one of the best of the Concordia...
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    Re: paying for wooden boat films - will you?

    Ben, that will be a GREAT video. Can't wait to see it. What three boats at Mystic did you choose to exercise?

    I see OCH as the YouTube of the Classic Boating World. Who but Rupert Murdoch in 2006...
  33. Re: Evocative travelogue of sailing a Fife across the Atlantic

    Bronze patina.
    I understand that the bronze hardware on this Fife is probably new or recast.
    But how do they keep that beautiful bright color on it in the salty environment of mid-ocean?
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    Thanks for this great description of crossing the Atlantic.
    It must have been a euphoric passage is such a great vessel.

    Dan Houston is right when he describes the feeling of a heavy...
  35. Re: Big ole American yacht or motorsailer, what's its name?

    Might be Kamalii, 75 feet and built in 1957 at Wilmington Boat Works California.
    One of the magnificent Rhodes 77 series. Rhodes called the design: "a true sailer in the best seagoing tradition."...
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    Re: OffCenterHarbor.com video of Concordia yawl

    Thanks OffCenterHarbor for this video of my Concordia yawl sailing along the Reach.

    We set off from the WoodenBoat School, late in the afternoon as the cumulus clouds built over the western end of...
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    Re: Bluenose vs. Gertrude L. Thebaud

    Those fellows standing around the base of the mainmast amidships on the Bluenose better DUCK, cause that boom is coming over......
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    Re: HMS Bounty and Hurricane Sandy

    The most dangerous thing to have on any boat is a tight schedule....
  39. Re: Jon Wilson and Woodenboat tribute (youtube from Mystic Seaport)

    This video was produced by Mystic Seaport staff to honor Jon Wilson and WoodenBoat. It was aired for the first time last night, (Oct 27, 2012) at Mystic Seaport during their big annual fundraising...
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    Egg Reach Regatta 2012

    Here is a nice link to photos of the recent Eggemoggin Reach Regatta 2012.
    Just off the campus of our beloved patron of this Forum.

    From the local paper the Ellsworth American

    If you weren't...
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    Re: Help me design this boat logo thingy

    James' hat is beautiful. I'd copy that closely, especially if you want lots of text in the design.
    The curved text is respectful of tradition, yet colorful and informative. There is plenty of...
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    Re: Anyone know this sloop?

    I will guess a Phil Rhodes design.
    She is so perfectly proportioned that she doesn't look so big at first, but the mast is a lot bigger around than that captain's hat.
    And is that a Herreshoff...
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    Banjo Builder Interview

    Great Vimeo on a talented builder of fretless banjos, John Bowlin.
    His banjo building shop looks similar to a boatbuilder's shop.
    His love of his craft seems similar too.

    I believe him when he...
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    Re: Learning an instrument later in life

    I took up playing old-time music in my sixth decade and I can't TELL you how much JOY that banjo has brought my way.

    Waddie is absolutely right. The Internet is a fabulous resource for learning a...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    You have undoubtedly checked out the Concordia yawl website at
    http://www.concordiaboats.com/yawls.php

    There you will see that 'Mary Ann' used to be the old 'Babe.'
    She was owned by Arnie Gay,...
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    Re: HUGE cockpit, even larger engine room

    She looks a lot like Paul Hammond's beautiful 61' Herreshoff Landfall.
    If she were drawn in the Boston office, then she was drawn by Aage Nielsen. He worked with Olin Stephens as the Boston branch...
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    Re: Dreamin': Your 'lottery boat'

    Holgar Danske is a dream for a lot of sailors.
    Cannell Payne and Page brokerage writes that she is one of the finest wooden vessels they have ever listed for sale.

    If she hasn't sold after these...
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    Re: Schooner video

    Anyway here she is.
    For Sale. Boat like this comes with babes and flowing vodka.

    1930s Alden schooner Lelanta.
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    reading Hemingway's Boat

    Started the new book called "Hemingway's Boat, Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost."

    His beloved boat was the thirty-eight-foot motor yacht Pilar, supposedly the true love of Hemingway's life....
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    Re: This Concordia yawl WHIMBREL

    This site is up-to-date.
    http://www.concordiaboats.com/yawls.php

    Each of the 104 Concordias has her own page, with previous names and photos.
    Both Abaco, #102, the singed one, and Whimbrel, #96,...
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