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  1. Re: Glen L controversy. Are they the right choice?

    Well said.
  2. Re: Repaint or strip and repaint? Also looking for other advice..

    Galvanizing provides great protection. If you find the price for blasting and galvanizing too high, you can sand, wire wheel, prime fair and paint with proper steel coatings.
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    Re: Chassion 10' Dory

    I think the best arrangement for two oarsmen would be to have them take turns rowing. Perhaps that's what you had in mind? This modest boat can be driven to hull speed by one. If I were to switch...
  4. Re: Glen L controversy. Are they the right choice?

    I built a couple of Glen-L designs and enjoyed them. While the designs are not current, they are well proven.
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    Re: Chassion 10' Dory

    The original plans were for traditional construction, with riveted planks on frames. The modern one pictured is a glued lap plywood version that doesn't require frames. I own one of the plywood ones,...
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    Re: Wooden hull for Laser?

    Welcome aboard!
    Using a salvaged rig on a new build is not uncommon, and can save money and time. You do need to make sure it's balanced. Keep reading and thinking, look at build threads here and...
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    Re: Need help with a boat

    Knowing the design and materials used will definitely help sell it. It looks like a dory, for starters. As David said, it may be difficult to sell. Listing it on Ebay with no reserve and a low...
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    Re: Mast repair -mixing wood species

    I've mixed woods on spar repairs in the past without any ill effects.
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    Re: Glen L15 - refueled

    Glad you like it.
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    Re: Winslow ketch restoration project

    Welcome aboard Apeterson, thanks for sharing some of your memories.
  11. Re: The economics of wooden boat ownership by going to the yard (maybe a rant)

    Well said Chris. I think we're all conscious of the waterfront we love and wish to keep it clean. I have dealt with yards that are very straightforward about the rules and others that seem to look...
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    Re: Lowell Sailing Surf Dory 16'

    If you rowed for two hours after a long layoff, you must be in great shape.
    I got tired rowing a mile on my first outing this year.
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    Re: Looking for small sailboat…

    Also where you want to sail, and what kind of auxiliary power you envision.
    Welcome aboard!
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    Re: Peapod, Cape Cod CL

    Whatever it is, it's very sweet. If it's sound it's a bargain.
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    Re: Sam Manning

    I met him once on a dock in Maine. He struck me as warm, humble and passionately interested in small boats. He was just getting underway in his sailing canoe.
    Fair Winds Sam!
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    Re: Boatbuilding in/near New York...?

    Shelter Island NY too, though far from NYC. Seymour's in Northport still does wood boat work.
    There may be operations still in northern New Jersey.
    Good luck and keep us posted.
  17. Re: The economics of wooden boat ownership by going to the yard (maybe a rant)

    We have similar issues here in NY, there may be options. Here the restrictions are related to businesses close to the water. The yard I use has another facility located about a mile inland where DIY...
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    Re: For sale ad in WoodenBoat

    Looks good to me.
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    Re: Help removing masking tape!

    I'm sure those will do it.
    I also remember removing packing tape residue from appliances with vegetable oil and a rag. The oil takes time but it's harmless to the finish.
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    Re: Barn Find - Barnegat Bay Sneakbox

    Outstanding!
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    Re: Help removing masking tape!

    Heat softens many things, and I've found that it doesn't take burning heat, hot water will often do. I remove labels from beer bottles by soaking in soapy water, that glue is intended to be...
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    Re: Easy Sailing Pram designs

    I can think of a few: Bolger designed a couple, try Tortoise and Brick, also Nymph (If I recall correctly)
    PDracer is about as simple as you can get too. There was a design called Sabot(?) that's...
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    Re: Order of events

    Hi Carlos, welcome.
    Fiberglass, fair, paint in that order. You might need to fill some parts of the hull before fiberglassing if it is not smooth, but you'll want to smooth the hull again after...
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    Re: Almost there...

    Good.
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    Re: Swelling a dry old boat?

    That's fantastic, and she looks great. If it isn't leaking a gallon an hour it's hardly worth mentioning.
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    Re: favorite stove

    Wow! I've sailed with one on a friend's boat. It's a wonder on a damp chilly day.
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    Re: How to keep water out of hawse pipe?

    You might also run a pipe under the deck that would lead chain and water into the locker.
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    Re: Threadloc or not

    After Sandy, I removed my mangled boom gallows. They were bolted down with bronze carriage bolts, nuts and flat washers in 1968. They came off easily with a wrench, showed no sign of sealant, and did...
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    Re: Bottom paint removal

    Having mostly stripped one side of a fat 39' ketch two years ago, here's my 2c:
    I tried a variety of strippers, some worked partially, some hardly at all. The bottom has a variety of old paints on...
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    Re: CL Swampscott Dory, Maine

    If "rough condition" doesn't translate to "falling apart" that's a steal.
  31. Re: Wood choice for an Adirondack Guideboat

    My 39' ketch is framed with Long Leaf Yellow Pine, her backbone too. It is extremely durable. If weight is a concern, consider making the keel plank a bit thinner. I believe LLYP is stronger than...
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    Re: favorite stove

    I use a Shipmate propane stove/oven and love it. It's like cooking at home, and is economical of fuel.
  33. Re: Old wooden boat I found in my new house can someone help me identify who makes it

    Are you in the city limits? (NY, NY) If you are not too far from me I might help you determine it's condition. I'm halfway out in Suffolk.
    If it were mine I would at least try to sell it before...
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    Re: Windmill wood sailboat Akron OH CL

    Looks like a great bargain.
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    Re: Lowell Sailing Surf Dory 16'

    Excellent.
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    Re: Spars / sail transport?

    You might try to find a car or boat delivery company that would piggyback it on another load.
  37. Re: Tornado Destroys Marina On Kentucky Lake

    Me three. I'm thinking that when the furniture starts blowing away, you abandon the toys and carts and run for shelter.
  38. Re: do you have to finish an entire coat of paint in one session

    If you're not working for a perfect high gloss finish, it should be fine.
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    Re: Greavette Sunflash

    Welcome aboard!
    A google search reveals several for sale, a couple in Ontario. I suggest you go look at those boats. Keep us posted.
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    Re: Maine Visit: Can I see your boat?

    While it's inappropriate to board without permission, I often walk marinas and boatyards.
    I'd show you all my boats, but I'm not in Maine.
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    Re: Unfinished Bluegill

    I wouldn't cut it up. Sell it, donate it, give it away. Good luck, keep us posted.
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    Re: Lowell Sailing Surf Dory 16'

    I towed a pine dory from NH to Long Island, a much shorter trip with just a good cover. I've towed a ply lap dory to Cape Cod and the Eastern Shore of MD. A well secured cover is fine. Make sure the...
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    Re: Do you buy your old boat back?

    I loved every one of them, and if ever I had the chance and the boat suited, I would.
  44. Re: Seeking bronze rudder straps, gudgeon, pintle for 13' 1959 dinghy

    I would watch ebay, and look for local boat consignment. If there is a class association, they might help.
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    Re: 32ft jolly rodgers

    There should be details in the plans. There is also a Glen L forum on their site, though I don't know how active it is.
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    Re: Stitch & Glue Canoe - Fisher Prospector

    It's a thrill when the hull is planked up, because it looks like a boat. But it's surprising how much more there is to do.
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    Re: next boat a skiff

    She certainly looks good, and I have a lot of respect for Walt Simmons.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Subscribed, so I remember to read this on some rainy day.
  49. Re: Perihelion - a story of hubris, failure... and redemption?

    I read this thread for the first time today. Thanks for posting, it is honest, compelling and beautifully written.
    I spent two years trying to rebuild a Friendship Sloop that I had sailed for...
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    Re: Seeming Bargain, CT Craigslist

    That was my hope when I posted it here.
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