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    Does this quote have any validity?

    Heard on a podcast:

    "Nature is more actively trying to kill a boat than any other thing".

    "any other thing" may be a bit broad, given then breadth of nature, but the rest of it rings somewhat...
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    Re: What types of boats are these?

    Thanks. I was not familiar with Menorquin - interesting designs. Look like they would be good Great Loop cruisers.
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    What types of boats are these?

    This magazine has been laying around the office, and it is driving me crazy that I can't find out what kind of boats they are. The style is very interesting.
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    Re: The (few) downsides of building boats

    This is why I want to go to a wooden boat show - either in Mystic or Port Townsend. I want to see how my finish measures up.

    A lot of people have asked me "Do you think it will leak?" Yes, it...
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    Re: Random wood harvest, mulberry, ash, any use?

    Ash can be steambent to make toboggan staves. Not a boat but still a vessel. Especially if you have kids, grandkids nieces or nephews in the picture.
  6. Re: myboatplans.com/"Martin Reid" ripping off many blogs, me, Lillistone, Sjogin, etc

    This is the boating equivalent of Ted's Woodworking, a very similar pirate site offering 16,000 plus woodworking plans. That site gets shut down and then pops up in another form. It has been...
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    Re: Stones and flattening

    I put a piece of drywall sanding screen on a sheet of glass and rubbed the stones against them. I used water as a lubricant, but if yours are oil stones, I don't see why it wouldn't work with oil. ...
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    Re: Plywood recommendation for galley rebuild

    This is a good recommendation. Shannon Rogers, a woodworker/podcaster who works for the J. Gibson McIlvain Lumber company in Maryland, has said that they sell a trainload of MDO to boatbuilders for...
  9. Re: Craigslist - NC - Skiff - Chesapeake Bay Deadrise Crab skiff - $3800

    Pretty boat.
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    Interview with Thomas Lie-Nielsen

    The latest Highland Woodworker has an interview with Thomas Lie-Nielsen of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. Interesting - L. Francis Herreshoff was a family friend growing up. Small world.
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    Re: Posting/commenting privileges

    It has been such a long time since I registered, I don't recall if this site sends an email with a link in it that has to be clicked to finish the registration. Did anything like that occur for your...
  12. Thread: Summer in March?

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    Re: Summer in March?

    The next few months are my favorite time of the year - it gets light earlier each day, and the weather warms up, so I can get a lot of work done in the morning before I head into the office.
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    New Smartphone with Boating Potential

    Caterpillar (yes, the construction equipment company) is introducing a smart phone. The main feature appears to be built-in thermal imaging, but for those on the water, it has a switch which...
  14. Re: Giant Royal Caribbean ship damaged in 'extreme' storm

    Were those conditions any worse than what Navy sailors encounter?

    I understand the distinction - no one wants to pay thousands of dollars to go through an ordeal like that, but I wonder if any of...
  15. Re: Oil based gloss house paint for a trailered boat? Or high priced marine paint?

    On the flip side, I bought 3 2-pack quarts of Rustoleum marine paint (red, white and blue) from Home Depot to paint my 14 1/2 foot skiff, for $29 per 2-pack. I still have a full quart of the red,...
  16. Re: Simple timber mills, I'm liking the look of this:

    I don't know if they ship internationally, but here is a lower cost alternative to a Woodmizer.

    http://lumbersmith.com/Mobile/index.html
  17. Re: Year-end wrapup, Rockport Marine photos and captions

    Thanks for posting that - it was interesting. We often get snapshots into the workings of some of these boat yards, but never the full picture.
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    Re: It's getting crazy, not wood but interesting

    I was walking past a boat dealer in Naples Florida yesterday and noticed one of the Boston Whaler center consoles was listed for $​430,000. When did Boston Whalers get six-figure price tags?
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    Re: Local dam being rebuilt. Photo commentary.

    That's a nice legacy that will be enjoyed for generations. Something to aspire to.
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    Re: Festool Biscuit Joiner

    If they do, they go very quickly and for not much of a discount. I have been looking for the past several years because I have been choking on the price tag for the bigger model (xl 700). It's on...
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    This showed up in my Twitter feed today

    Not sure why, because of the date, but it is interesting looking.
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  22. Thread: Craigslist Boat

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    Re: Craigslist Boat

    Pretty boat at a great price.
  23. Thread: Boy, this is ugly

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    Re: Boy, this is ugly

    The Twitterverse concurs in our collective judgment:

    More on the big ugly sailboat
  24. Thread: Boy, this is ugly

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    Boy, this is ugly

    https://gcaptain.com/watch-worlds-largest-sailing-yacht-makes-its-debut-in-germany/#.VijHTaJdJdY

    I would like to see it under sail.
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    Re: Anyone use Garnica brand plywood?

    Here's a thread on Garnica from last year. I was splitting the plywood load from the Hardwood Store of North Carolina and we had to reject it.
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    Re: Losing a Wood Boat

    Think of the boat like a dog or cat. They are all special, leave a hole when they are gone, and really can't be replaced, but you can sure make the next one's life better, and it will likely bring...
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    Re: Losing a Wood Boat

    Very sorry for your loss.
  28. Thread: Tumlaren

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    Re: Tumlaren

    I thought this might be about a single malt scotch. Tumlaren sounds likes a good name for a scotch. Anyway, congrats on the boat and good luck with your search.
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    Re: SUP suggestions...

    I have heard that these provide a great core workout.
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    Re: SUP suggestions...

    This outfit sells CNC frame kits, which might make the process easier.

    http://cedarboatworks.com/
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    Re: Harbor Launch Cleveland CL

    Nice boat. He left himself plenty of room to negotiate.
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    Re: Sourcing Okoume Plywood near Cleveland, OH

    +2. Same here. Great selection of hardwood, too.
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    Re: Bosch reaxx table saw

    The Bosch saw is only a jobsite saw, unlike the SawStop, which has jobsite, contractor and cabinet models. I have not heard anything about the Bosch's capabilities in terms of accuracy, etc. The...
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    Re: standing rigging book recommendation

    Here's a freebie to start with:

    http://www.glen-l.com/free-book/rigging-small-sailboats.html
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    Re: Advice needed on restoring 150 year old doors

    Red doors mean that you offer sanctuary.
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    Re: What could go wrong?

    I assume that guy did not have a bandsaw.
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    Re: Anyone ever do the Great Loop?

    Most Loopers take this route, rather than take the Mississippi to New Orleans, because of the lack of marinas on the lower Mississippi.

    I assume these folks are looping North, so you may have the...
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    Anyone heard from Mickey (bamamick)?

    There was a regatta in Mobile Bay that ran into trouble:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dauphin-island-regatta-four-missing-alabama-after-boats-capsize-n348481

    I don't know if he was a...
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    Re: Restoring an Arthur Bishop 33' Cruiser

    The next to last photo seems to show a lot of water intrusion - I guess that's why the cabin top was rebuilt.

    Overall, nice boat, but you do have your work ahead of you. Are planning on adding...
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    Re: Two kayakers killed by sudden storm near Sequim

    James, is it possible to maintain cell coverage in the Strait of Juan de Fuca? I have an app on my phone that gives me alerts 30 minutes ahead of severe weather, using GPS and doppler radar. ...
  41. Re: New oil paint uniformly thick like custard - anyone ever seen this?

    I had this issue with latex paint after it was in garage during -11 F weather. New, unopened can, and all the latex congealed at the bottom into a large rubber coaster. Given that this is...
  42. Thread: Router avice

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    Re: Router avice

    Yikes.
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    Re: Router avice

    I have gone the Dyami Plotke route (if you don't know Dyami, he is one of the hosts of the Modern Woodworkers Association podcast, and blogs here). Dyami has around 28 routers; I'm only up to 4. If...
  44. Thread: Heresy?

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    Re: Heresy?

    Aside from being a standard, I never really understood the boiling part. After I spent 8 hours driving through Ohio in a snow and rain storm last year to buy 6 mm Okoume, I told someone about the...
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    Re: Lever/cam wood clamps

    I have several of those and that is a good description. Great for holding things in place, not so great if you need a bunch of clamping pressure.
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    Re: Boat sinks at Shilshole

    Yes, I see a lot of money being spent in that picture.
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    Re: I am serious about a syndicate.

    I can never see the term syndicate without thinking of "A Charlie Brown Christmas", where Lucy says that Christmas is run "by a big eastern syndicate".

    Sorry for the thread drift.
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    Re: This just needs a better docking setup

    First of all, it looks like one of those Roomba vacuum cleaners which will vacuum rooms on their own. That aside, I see a rental opportunity for waterfront dwellers who need extra space for family. ...
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    Re: What to do with the tools?

    I would contact the Northwest School of Boat Building or the Great Lakes School of Boat Building and see if they would want them left to them when you no longer use or need them. They could use...
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    Re: Work related Pranks and humour.

    Not work related, but my Dad told a story of a well-heeled fraternity brother who lived in close proximity to West Point. This guy rented a PA system and played reveille 15 minutes ahead of the...
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