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  1. Thread: Oars

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    Re: Oars

    See the link in post #12 ;-)
  2. Thread: Oars

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    Re: Oars

    What about...
    http://www.clcboats.com/shop/products/boat-gear/rowing-gear-accessories/edson-oar-loc.html
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    Re: How ancient sailors sailed west in The Med

    Many contemporary science "journalists" report on subjects they know nothing about; this reminds me of articles I've seen numerous times through the (internet) years describing how we could see a...
  4. Re: What is your favorite treatment for oar leathers?

    Duckworks bbs also carries it; I bought a "leathering kit" from them several years ago which included the Oarsman tallow. I figure (at now 77 yrs old) that little tin of tallow will last me the rest...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    And yet more people chose Epifanes than any other one, by a considerable margin... ;-)
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    You probably can't do your final rigging till you've seen how it looks underway; there are lots of modifications and adjustments you may want to make along the way...
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    Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    Here's howI did mine; used strips screwed to the "frame" to clamp in the sandpaper. The screws don't contact the workpiece.
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    Re: Making a birdsmouth catboat mast

    "I'm thinking, though, that I might need about three or four of different radii to accommodate the taper."

    Not really, the radius of the plane iron (or a radiused card scraper as I used) just has...
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    Re: Hull colours to go with tanbark

    Epifanes "Turkish Blue" on an Oughtred designed PennyFee...
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  10. Thread: What Knot to Use

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    Re: What Knot to Use

    Why not just a couple of half hitches? Easy to tie, secure, and easy to spill... ??
  11. Re: Repairing keel/keelson/garboard leak in 1979 Shew & Burnham 16ft Whitehall

    BTW, regarding terminology, many builders/designers use the term "hog" and "keelson" interchangeably; e.g. Ian Oughtred does both in the plans he draws and in his "Clinker Plywood Boatbuilding...
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    Re: question for the forum admin

    This thread reminds me of a piece in a Herb Caen column in the SF Chronicle 50+ years ago when "vanity" license plates were first becoming available. Of course the California DMV tried to screen...
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    Re: Repurposing oligarchs mega yachts

    Agreed...
  14. Thread: Building "Elfyn"

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    Re: Building "Elfyn"

    Looks like a fun build and a beautiful boat. Oughtred's plans are a pleasure to work from.
    Have fun!
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    Re: Rainy weather and epoxy gluing (not surfacing)

    Perhaps you already know this; West System epoxy has different recommended working temps depending on which hardener is used. I don't remember exactly, but I think 105 resin with 205 fast hardener is...
  16. Thread: Deks

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    Re: Deks

    The proper term is "priest" ;)
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    Re: Beam and Sail-carrying Ability

    An interesting book that was given to me recently called "The Nature of Boats (insights and esoterica for the nautically obsessed)" by Dave Gerr has at least one whole chapter on "stability." Lots of...
  18. Thread: What Paint?

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    Re: What Paint?

    ... and Epifanes yacht enamel...
  19. Thread: Penetrol

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    Re: Penetrol

    I believe it's unavailable now lots of places like California due to voc regs...
  20. Re: Carnell Nutmeg: an MVB, a “minimum viable boat”

    Looks like sugar pine to me; I've used lots of it, but not on boats...
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    Re: Wheeled bases for power tools?

    I've been using 2 of these- one for a 14" Delta bandsaw, and one for a 10" Powermatic open stand table saw- for 20+ years. They've been a godsend in my small shop. They're very stable set up this...
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    Re: Common sense is so rare.....

    I assumed this was a tongue-in-cheek allusion to Ian Fleming's most famous character... ;-)
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    Re: Common sense is so rare.....

    What's this stuff in my tool cabinet says "rubber cement?" Here's another says it's "Duco cement?"
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    Re: Common sense is so rare.....

    The trouble with pedantry is that it contributes nothing to the discussion...
  25. Re: What happens if you change the bow/stem shape and transom rake?

    I believe this is exactly what Joel White did with an Asa Thompson skiff/tender to come up with the Yankee Tender, the plans for which are available from our host's Wooden Boat Store. I committed the...
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    Re: Chait nails it re Liz Cheney. Wow.

    I don't need lectures on politics or authoritarianism; but I do know a disrespectful, rude, self-aggrandizing SOB when I encounter one...
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    Re: Chait nails it re Liz Cheney. Wow.

    I don't know what "lie" you're referring to, but you've got a lot of goddamned gall calling someone you don't know and no nothing about a liar. I offered the anecdote- 100% true by the way- to inject...
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    Re: Chait nails it re Liz Cheney. Wow.

    60 some years ago, we were watching what was probably the 1st televised presidential debate (Nixon-Kennedy??) when my father walked through the room and jokingly (but astutely) summed up the entire...
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    Re: Sourcing marine plywood in Sacramento area

    BTW, I had McBeath's in SF ship 5 sheets of 9mm meranti to my local lumber store in Healdsburg (who very graciously accepted delivery for me). Cost $75 which is a bargain considering driving to SF or...
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    Re: Bilge Keels - Glue or Glue and Screw?

    Oughtred also calls them "bilge keels" in his "Boatbuilding Manual" (see the Glossary). In the Penny Fee plans he refers to them as "bilge keels or bilge runners."
    "A rose by any other name..." :d
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing Epoxy 2:1 but mixed 1:2

    OP said it's a 2:1 mix; that's not West. West does give mix ratios by volume and by weight; I would expect other brands do too...
    Fer crissakes read the instructions; it's well worth the time...
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    Re: Straight-stitch sail seams?

    Yes, I forgot to mention Sailrite also recommends the use of and includes in the kit the basting tape Todd mentioned...
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    Re: Straight-stitch sail seams?

    The instructions that came with my Sailrite kit said for most seams to use 2 rows of zig-zag or 3 straight stitch; this for dacron sails...
  34. Thread: Trailer set-up

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    Re: Trailer set-up

    Why a "flatbed"? Why not just a 2x6 or 2x8 in the middle to support the keel; and bunks to keep it upright? (and obviously tie downs, winch strap etc) I assume the flatbed provides other benefits?...
  35. Thread: Trailer set-up

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    Re: Trailer set-up

    Thanks for the replies; I’m starting with a Karavan trailer so I think modifications like these should be pretty straightforward.
    More ideas are of course welcome BY:D
    pvg
  36. Thread: Trailer set-up

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    Trailer set-up

    I'm almost done building my Oughtred Penny Fee which is the big sister (16'LOA x 5'3"B) of the Tammie Norrie. The TN is quite popular here and I'm looking for suggestions on how to set up the...
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    Re: Whetstone Set - recommendations

    I use waterstones and keep them flat with 220 wet/dry on a granite plate I got from Woodcraft many years ago. A little trick I learned about flattening stones is to draw criss-cross pencil lines over...
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    Re: Noreaster Dory - Spacered Inwales

    A good friend and boatbuilding mentor has told me more than once, " there's only one guy you have to please..."
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    Re: Honing the flat edge of blades

    They still are by ATMs (amateur telescope makers)...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Duckworks has them...
  41. Thread: Too short inwale

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    Re: Too short inwale

    I just put a shim in to fill the 1/32" gap where the inwale meets (or should have met) the quarter knee; both are mahogany. It' s visible but unobtrusive; I don't believe "perfection" is terribly...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    I dry-clamp pretty much everything before glue-up just so I know the location and sequence of all clamps and any other stuff I might need like clamp pads, wedges etc.
    Your build looks great.
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Yes, tapering the staves before glue-up is necessary to keep the wall thickness uniform; otherwise the walls become thinner the more you taper. But as I mentioned, I only taper the plugged ends-...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    I also left the individual strips straight along the top and bottom for about the length of the plugs; this way the plugs don't need to be tapered- which would be a bit more difficult than a simple...
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    Re: sharpening a drawknife

    Yes, thanks for elucidating... ;-)
    pvg
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    https://www.duckworksmagazine.com/10/howto/birdsmouth/
    Be sure to use the formulas for how you cut the bird's mouth (centered on the edge, not offset). Take some time studying this stuff; there's a...
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    Re: sharpening a drawknife

    Me neither; can you show more how your set-up works?
    thanks
    pvg
  48. Re: Spose this is a dumb question, but where can I buy alcohol stove fuel?

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Klean-Strip-1-qt-SLX-Denatured-Alcohol-QSL26/100118908
  49. Re: Spose this is a dumb question, but where can I buy alcohol stove fuel?

    Yup, I live in Calif and buy denatured alcohol at the local lumber/hardware store...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    I recently did a birds mouth mast glue up for the Oughtred Penny Fee by myself; not by choice but because of the corona virus stuff. I made 6 "cradles" that were not sized or shaped except to be...
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