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    Re: Tour des Yoles. Absolute madness.

    These ought to be America's Cup boats. Viewership would quadruple overnight.

    Jeff
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    Re: Tour des Yoles. Absolute madness.

    Obviously the best crew have eaten a lot of breakfast and filled their pockets with rocks. Very active rail meat. I wouldn't last the first leg.

    Jeff
  3. Re: Transiting the Chittenden locks into Lake Union

    Thanks for the help. I didn't realize that the wait to enter would be as long as that. But it makes sense.... lots of boats. I may simply opt to tie up at Shilshole Marina for a few hours. My friends...
  4. Transiting the Chittenden locks into Lake Union

    On Sunday the 18 of August I will be attending a party hosted by a friend at a Ballard marina. So I got the idea that perhaps instead of driving over to Seattle, I'd take my 17' motor boat instead....
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    Re: Outboard bracket

    Since you mentioned Wayfarer, I thought I'd share this. I made a side mount for a Wayfarer out of wood and a few bits of metal. Cheap and effective. You might want to mount on the transom so you'll...
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    Re: Evinrude E-tec. Anybody running one?

    I don't have any first hand knowledge at all. I do have a 2008 Honda 90 that runs well with no problems. For a new build I'm contemplating I inquired about the e-tec at the Seattle boat show... I...
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    Re: boring holes in gaff / boom jaws

    Bruce, I'm not seeing how the gaff jaw gets cracked on the outside face. It seems to me that the forces encountered during a violent gybe would put the outer face into either compression or no load...
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    Re: concrete counter top finish

    I've done numerous concrete counter tops although all were for interior use. All the counter surfaces in my home are concrete. I grind and polish them after sufficient cure. I also fill the tiny air...
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    Re: A great new glue!

    I just had a filling in a tooth replaced the other day. While waiting for the plastic stuff to fully set I chatted with the assistant. She said the stuff was set with a blue light. Being somewhat...
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    Re: Almost as bad as jet skis...

    I wonder if any boater, anywhere, has ever been successfully prosecuted for damage incurred from their boat's wake. I think likely not. Except, perhaps, if the infraction occurred within the confines...
  11. Re: Taping off varnish in preparation for paint

    Yes, a test. Testing with what you have is so easy, and so revealing.... why wouldn’t one?

    Jeff
  12. Re: Waterproofing , Lineing, Sealing a new centerboard trunk

    The juxtaposition of dovetails and one face surface only encapsulated wood is like good fighting evil. There will be a tussle like few boats have seen. Don't worry about if it will fail. Start...
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    Re: I should build what I want, not buy it.

    Sounds to me like you've got your head screwed on right. Have a great time building. Careful, it can be addictive!

    Jeff
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    Re: 2019 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

    Ben, we are all a work in progress.

    I'll be there, probably on Friday. Solo this year... Emily Ruth decided to sit this year out.

    Think pleasant weather. Not too hot, not too chilly, no rain....
  15. Thread: The fall

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    Re: The fall

    Stuff can happen so fast. So sorry.

    Jeff
  16. Re: And some of us have difficulty joining two planks together smoothly...

    It would be interesting to know what the tolerances are.

    Jeff
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    Re: Do Boats Have Souls

    David, you posed the original question. So you need to define the term 'soul' if you want anyone to speak specifically to that point. Otherwise, we're all just blabbering.

    Jeff
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    Re: Do Boats Have Souls

    In a word: no.

    Do people develop feelings of attachment for things? Yes.

    Jeff
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    Re: Ripping mahogany decking vaneers

    Ripping on a table saw, especially thin cuts, are inherently dangerous. There are numerous ways to permanently damage yourself and possibly others who just happen to get in the way. As such, it is...
  20. Thread: EV Dreaming

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    Re: EV Dreaming

    I fear that there will not be any significant advancement toward electric cars nor toward super efficient mileage cars until the world, and especially the US, takes climate change seriously. That...
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    Re: Port Townsend or (probably) bust

    Chris, I totally endorse the rear view mirror idea. I recently added one to my HV13 that I row. It helps a lot. I think I can continue to get by with having the mirror on only one side but in a more...
  22. Re: Trolling hard this morning. Who do you reckon. . .

    The smart people on this forum never post in the Bilge.

    Jeff
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    Re: Which method to cut bronze pipe?

    Better get started then. :rolleyes:

    Jeff
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    Re: Which method to cut bronze pipe?

    Those square drive screws are the digital equivalent.

    Jeff
  25. Re: non tesla electric vehicles we love thread

    Forget cars and bicycles. This is where it's at. A modified mobility cart that tows my HV13 to a from the beach. All electric, of course.

    41097

    Jeff
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    Re: quick question about boat naming

    In my opinion, that is not correct.

    Jeff
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    Re: Minimal saw for stripping cedar?

    I am skeptical that you can get that little bandsaw setup properly to do decent re-sawing, even in soft cedar. The motor's one factor but so are the blade guides, blade tensioning method, and table...
  28. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    Great photos! Thanks, Dale.

    Jeff
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    Re: Help removing masking tape!

    VMP Naptha

    Jeff
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    Re: So, will any voter change his/her mind?

    I think that many of the minds that will change in 2020 are those of the people who either sat out the election without voting at all or the ones who voted for trump in protest of Clinton. But no...
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    Re: Fotuitous encounter in Figari, Corsica

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  32. Re: Building a trailer for my 1950 Peterborough Aquaflyer

    Those tubing sections are very stout.

    Jeff
  33. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Chris, does the electric cable have twist-lock plugs?
    Jeff
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    Re: Torqueedo electric motors: Pros and cons?

    Maybe. But the actual wording in their email suggests otherwise. No matter. My main point is due to this matter as well as others I've encountered with the motor, I would hesitate purchasing this...
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    Re: Torqueedo electric motors: Pros and cons?

    Just for consideration...Torqeedo has issued a recall of batteries for the model of outboard that I have. I've got two batteries that were manufactured about three years apart. Both are being...
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    Re: Anyone here made carbon fiber gudgeons?

    Russell, no matter how many times you think this happens... please keep posting. I enjoy everything you write.

    Jeff

    PS. If the thread dies now, you didn't kill it. I did.
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    Re: Which method to cut bronze pipe?

    I would cut it in my horizontal bandsaw. My second choice might be my chop saw with carbide blade (triple chip). Or a handheld bandsaw such as the Milwaukee Portaband. I would also consider not...
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    Re: Spars / sail transport?

    A quick google tells me that the mast is only 10' long. I suspect that many shipping companies can easily take that. Even UPS could likely do it. So simply lash it to a 11' long length of 2x4, wrap...
  39. Re: Old wooden boat I found in my new house can someone help me identify who makes it

    Someone has to ask: How does one just 'come across' a large object in their driveway?

    Jeff
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    Re: Caulk recommendations for sealing cockpit

    Off Center Harbor has a really well done series on working with epoxy featuring Russel Brown. Here is a link to the first one:...
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    Re: iPhone question

    If an app is running in the background and it has location privileges, then you are being tracked.

    Jeff
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    Re: iPhone question

    I'm not certain. But it was explained to me, by my audiologist while she was setting up my phone for new hearing aids, that it's a way to clear the memory of that information. Sort of like rebooting...
  43. Thread: Window hell

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    Re: Window hell

    Building fixed pane windows is easy and can be done without a lot of expensive tools. Hammer, hand saw, maybe a drill. Simple butt joinery. Build simple frames, shim them in place. Butt joined...
  44. Re: Splash! Drake 17 Rowboat meets Mississippi River at Lake Pepin

    Sweet! Congratulations.

    Jeff
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    Re: Torqeedo Battery Safety Warning

    I have two batteries purchased three years apart and both are in the group. This leads me to speculate that most of their batteries are included. I filled out the form yesterday but haven't heard...
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    Re: 1946 62' Jensen - Seattle CL

    Go for it, Ben!

    Jeff
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    Re: Torqeedo Battery Safety Warning

    Thank you. I'll be checking mine.

    Jeff
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    Hylan's Bowler Build?

    For several months now I've been seriously contemplating a build of Doug Hylan's Bowler design. This is a 26 1/2' semi-displacement hull powered by a 60hp outboard in a well. The boat, Bagatelle...
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    Re: Scarfing question

    For my plywood scarfs I first plane the appropriate bevel then take a blade from a multi-master tool and rake deep scratches into the faying surfaces. I apply neat epoxy to these then thickened...
  50. Re: The Salish 100 - Olympia to Port Townsend, June 22-28, 2019

    Bruce,

    Are you really doing the full cruise in Bingo? Wheeeeeee!

    Jeff
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