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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    We are going with fore and aft floorboards rather than the traditional cross planking. 3 sections that will easily lift out for cleaning and maintenance. Or to retrieve your favorite fishing lure or...
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Yes, in Coquitlam. I actually rarely put boats in the water locally. Too much effort with little place to find peace and serenity. I take my small boats to the interior lakes and enjoy fly...
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Looking to put side seats to go between the two thwarts for sitting on the sides while sailing. I have them dry fit, but was wondering how wide they should be. What is the minimum width one feels...
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    I am now working on the spars for Elfyn. After marking with spar gauge and shaping with the power planer, I figured it was time to make a sanding drum. I will have a few more videos out soon.123072...
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Thanks. Some channels are good entertainment and a lot of work have gone into producing them. Many of them I watch. I try to keep my videos simple and informative should someone be building...
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    Re: Wooden Boat Rendezvous

    We had around 20 small boats at the first open house for the new wooden boat center in New Westminster, BC, Canada. Hundreds of people toured the facility and viewed the boats. We are adding photos...
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    I now have the fore and aft bulkhead compartments in and am now working on the sailing components. Ordered the special rudder hardware from Classic Marine in the UK and mast lumber has arrived. And...
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    Re: What design might this be

    That was my thought as well. The mast step and partner do not seem in a logical location and do not look original. However the one and only owner says he bought it like this from the builder.
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    What design might this be

    Looking for any info possible. Picked up a small sailing pram that I plan to fix up. Owned by same family from new for 60 years and reported to have been built in Victoria, B.C. She is 6'8" with...
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    Re: Wooden Boat Rendezvous

    Still looking for some more small boats to add to our display at the new Wooden Boat Center in New Westminster. We have some now listed on our web site.
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    A whole bunch of work begins on the interior of Elfyn, now that the gunwales are on. Thwarts and framing for the fore and aft compartments. Also risers installed as we are going with wrap around...
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    Wooden Boat Rendezvous

    With the wooden boat festival cancelled in Vancouver Canada, the Wooden Boat Society is organizing a small boat rendezvous for Sept 24, 2022. It will be held at the new wooden boat center in New...
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Finally got the gunwales/guards in with the spacers and uploaded a video on my channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdQZKnVu_CQ&t=9s Now to work on the insides. So if one is putting the optional...
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Now that I am back to work on this project, more photos and videos are coming with latest on YouTube now. Blocks are glued in and now I will mask off and paint around them before I finish up the...
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Pieces are not glued in yet just set up to see how it looks. We did not want to look at edge grain of ply so I have glued on a thin strip of yellow cedar which will add a bit of colour between the...
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Elfyn is upright, fillets are in and permanent frames installed. Working on guards and inwales. We decided to go with blocking and spacers for the inwale.

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    Re: Modifications to Elfyn

    Yes the aft frame would have to be cut for a longer box. The hull is already planked and rolled with frames in place, so not an option to look at another design. Took him two years to decide on...
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    Re: Modifications to Elfyn

    Customer had inquiries as to could it be done as I believe he has seen it on other Oughtred designs or YouTube videos? Alas, the internet and too much information. I did send an inquiry to Oughtred...
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    Modifications to Elfyn

    As I work on Oughtred's Elfyn I was asked about modifying the plans for a pivot up dagger board and rudder. Plans show one piece for each. Solo sailor with limited experience worried about managing...
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    Re: Frames in "Elfyn"

    Thanks. Yes Glue/Ply. Frames were laminated on forms prior to build and set aside. They fit in the planked hull pretty good without hardly any need to pull in planking. And yes frames do not touch...
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    Frames in "Elfyn"

    I have another thread on my build of Elfyn, but quick question on installing permanent laminated frames. Glued in with epoxy to wherever they land on planking?
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    Wooden boat insurance

    Any suggestions on insurance companies in BC, Canada that are willing to insure wooden boats?
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    All the fillets are in, the hull has been sanded and the first coat of primer went on. First two strakes will be white, but maybe we paint the sheer strake another colour.
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Elfyn is all planked up with outside stems, keel and rub guards installed. Looking forward to getting her painted and rolled.
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Thanks. Shop is small and a bit crowded and very messy right now, but it works. The other boat is a "Black Pearl" kayak underway for a customer. Latest video on progress to date just uploaded this...
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    "Elfyn" now has two planks on.
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    We are on to planking. Took a while for the marine ply to come in so could not proceed for the last few weeks. Here I am just making pattern for garboard plank. Also third video up on YouTube...
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Stems and keelson in place and shaped to accept first plank. Next I begin scarfing plywood.

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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Couple of videos are up on my YouTube channel that cover the progress so far. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYVE2nv8cZgmcL-1EABtbYOB6W53aRc4a
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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    A few more photos of the set up. Ready to set the aprons and keelson in place. Then on to scarfing planking up.
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    Building "Elfyn"

    I have started a new build. It is the full sail/row version of Ian Oughtred's "Elfyn". First video of making some preliminary parts is on my YouTube channel.

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    Re: Another Acorn Build

    More photos
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    Re: Another Acorn Build

    She is all done and ready for her first row/sail.

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    More photos to follow.
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    Re: Nova Scotia boat registration?

    Do you have an HIN issued in USA for a home built? If so, it should be acceptable in Canada and visa versa. In Canada it is national, not by individual provinces. If you are inquiring about...
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    Re: Trailered Boat - No Epoxy?

    The boats were traditional build with lapstrake (clinker) planking. One sits on a dock the other is trailered on bunks.
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    Re: Trailered Boat - No Epoxy?

    The last few traditional boats that I built (cedar planking, rivets, frames, etc.) are basically trailer boats that were only launched for day trips. I did use boat caulk between the planking and...
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    Re: Elfyn in Traditional method

    Thanks for the info. We are back to considering glue ply on this one. With the wide planks, I am guessing the full size patterns will have the chines lined out for the planks, rather than round...
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    Elfyn in Traditional method

    Anyone ever built a Elfyn or Elf in traditional planking, rivets, steam bent frames versus glue ply? Does the shape even lend to this method?
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    Re: Another Acorn Build

    We are getting close to the finish line on this one. I have the centerboard box framed in, hull varnished and stem band on. Hopefully this is the last time she will be upside down. By this time...
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    Re: Another Acorn Build

    As I move towards rigging the skiff up with cleats, pulleys, and the like, does anyone have a picture of how they did their small sail skiff? Looking at options and location of things. Will add...
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    Re: Another Acorn Build

    Work continues on the Acorn Skiff with several tasks being done simultaneously. Centerboard opening is framed in, main thwarts and floorboards are made and the main mast and yard are almost ready...
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    Re: Cedar Strip Boat Repair Advice Needed

    Does the hull already have fiberglass on it or does it just need some time to swell up and stop leaking?
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    Re: Another Acorn Build

    Stern seat assembly is in with sealer coat of varnish.
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    Re: Another Acorn Build

    Thanks for the kind words. As for the question, if I understand correctly, you are talking about the notch in form one to accept the inside stem? I did find on several of the forms that I had to...
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    Re: Another Acorn Build

    The Acorn dinghy is all framed and riveted up. Latest video on YouTube.
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    Re: Wooden Boat Festival

    Due to budget shortfall, lack of sponsorship funding and limited registration, the 2021 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival has been cancelled. Hopefully we can return in full force in 2022
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    Re: Finding/fixing leak

    On old canvas canoes, I usually suggest to people to put some water in the dry boat and see where it leaks out. Often water under pressure from weight of boat in water can leak in one small spot,...
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    Re: Another Acorn Build

    The Acorn dinghy is all framed up and riveted. I don't know about others, but of all the boats I have built, there is something special about a traditional small boat with cedar planking, steam bent...
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    Re: Another Acorn Build

    Now that I have the dagger board box in place, I am moving on to steaming the frames and starting with half frames to get a sense of how long to steam and how they will bend. My white oak is not the...
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    Re: Another Acorn Build

    She is finally upright. Time to work on the interior.
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