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    Re: The Forum Makes a Connection

    I also was told that the builder learned his trade under Clark Mills.
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    Re: Free Morten Johnson, CL-NJ

    No telling without in person inspection. It's a good three hours from me, and I don't need one. If it isn't peat moss, I hope someone saves it from the dumpster.
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    Free Morten Johnson, CL-NJ

    https://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/boa/d/pine-beach-free-wooden-boat/6957907424.html
    https://images.craigslist.org/00i0i_aJNTUXXtVmO_1200x900.jpg

    Reportedly still floats.
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    Re: The Forum Makes a Connection

    Update: I met the cousin last night, he was up on LI visiting. Nice guy, retired fireman. I took him and a friend out to see WS. He told me stories of his late father in law, I told him stories about...
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    Re: Skiff build completed

    Cool.
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    Re: Lowell Sailing Surf Dory 16'

    Nicely.
  7. Re: Old Town Canoe Featherweight Deck Repair

    I don't. Welcome aboard, good luck with the boat.
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    Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    Maybe the new owner will join here with the standard questions.
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    Re: New desing: 18 foot centreboarder

    Very interesting.
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    Re: Light Chebacco

    Without looking at the plans, I can say that the dimensions decrease going aft, as the side and bottom panels curve inward and upward. So the inside/forward dimensions are largest. But leaving a bit...
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    Re: Boat that needs rescuing.

    Thanks for posting. I'm too far off and own enough boats to fill the available space.
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    Re: Strip Built Sailboat

    I owned a strip and glass Melonseed.
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    Re: Heating a small boat

    I had a 26' boat that I sailed year round, but only cruised into the fall. I found a kerosene lantern or a candle lantern to be good heat. In my current 39' boat I use an Aladdin lamp, which radiates...
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    Re: Can you identify this sailboat?

    Welcome aboard!
    That certainly is pretty, I think someone here will be able to identify it.
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    Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    I've sailed in a couple. My father owned one in the seventies, she was a bit of a clumsy conversion. I loved her, and she started me on a lifetime of sailing.
    The other was converted by a south...
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    28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Classic-sailboat/123865522659?hash=item1cd6f5e1e3:g:LWEAAOSwm2NdSPRv
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #5

    Thanks. Kind of makes me want to sail up that way.
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    Re: Folbot Kayak Restoration

    Handsome boat, good luck with her. I have a later Aleut, I paddled it last weekend. Making new plywood frames is a pretty standard repair. There is also a folding kayak forum:...
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    Re: Lowell Sailing Surf Dory 16'

    I use these in my ultralight canoe and Folbot kayak. They are cheap, strong and simple....
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    Re: What’s wrong with this picture?

    I towed disabled powerboats on several occasions under sail with my old Pennant sloop. I loved it.
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    Re: Old Boat Books, free downloads

    Great links, thank you.
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    Re: anyone remember vadso

    Welcome aboard, and thanks for the update. I love these meandering stories of old vessels.
  23. Re: Found a “John D Little” boat in an old garage, hoping to learn more about it!

    The only sure way is to put it up for sale and see what people are willing to pay. But wooden boats are hard to sell.
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    Re: Thinking out loud

    Keep your eyes open. It took me four years, but I caught up with my stolen boat and made the guy pay for it.
    If I were strip planking, I would choose a curvy boat. For a flat bottom I would use ply...
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    Re: 3 rivets and 6 roves

    What size do you need? I might have some that I could send you. If I do, you can have them.
    Alternately, you might find individual pieces at Jamestown Distributors. I've also occasionally found new...
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    Re: Lowell Sailing Surf Dory 16'

    I think mine is screwed from the cleat into the board. Mine are softwood, and some of the screws have pulled free. But the boat is 30 years old.
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    Re: Lowell Sailing Surf Dory 16'

    Mine rest on the frames with cleats on the underside just to hold them together.
  28. Re: Virginia Beach / Hampton Roads area wooden boat advice

    Welcome aboard! We all had a first project, most of them worked out well. Study and caution will get you there. Keep us posted.
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    Re: Watertight hatch, surgical tubing

    I haven't done it. But I also brew beer and have seen pictures of kettles converted to airtight fermenters using surgical tubing as gasket.
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    Re: 1970 Mirror dinghy CL steal!

    Wow! You win!
    I've paid more than that for almost every individual part of a boat.
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    Re: Friendship sloops

    Some Friendships are later developments of the originals. They are more sloop like in their rig. I owned a Pemaquid replica that had been converted to a yawl, she was very handy.
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    Re: Lowell Sailing Surf Dory 16'

    I like ballast on many sailing dinghies. I've used exercise weights, water jugs, sand bags and shot bags. Moving my weight down in the boat makes a considerable difference too.
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    Re: Refastening with treenails

    Great! I love a happy ending.
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    Re: SOF Canoe Ebay, Massachusetts

    I thought so too. I contacted the guy, he built it in high school class, eight other boats were built there too in 2015. I asked about the design, he didn't answer and may not remember. I do hope...
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    Re: SOF Canoe Ebay, Massachusetts

    He may not know. If I had room and didn't already own an ultralight canoe, I would ask questions through ebay or even take a ride.
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    Re: Lowell Sailing Surf Dory 16'

    I sit on the bottom, on floorboards. I also use a tiller designed to be in reach from there, or clear me seated.
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    SOF Canoe Ebay, Massachusetts

    This boat looks good, and reasonable.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Handmade-Dacron-skin-on-frame-canoe-18ft-length-reinforced-with-carbon-fiber/193016197733...
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    Re: Kirby’s Paint Advice

    I like the way Kirby's looks and smells, but I've switched to one part urethanes for better durability. Benjamin Moore sells them at sane prices. This year I used Rustoleum Marine paint on my dory....
  39. Re: Found a “John D Little” boat in an old garage, hoping to learn more about it!

    That's a beauty. I've heard the name before, but have no information. This forum is a good source for traditional small boat information.
    Two suggestions: pour or spray some water into her to check...
  40. Re: Can paint be avoided on a larch clinker?

    I don't believe that partial submersion is necessary, or helpful. The planks above the water will do just fine air dry. A canvas cover (or sunbrella, etc) will protect the boat from sunlight. I use...
  41. Re: time to get a trailer for my shellback, i need some specific suggestions

    Watch ebay and craigslist.
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    Re: Getting ready for paint

    Cool. Launch day should be a thrill.
  43. Re: Loch Morgan photos from 7/17-21, Humboldt Lagoons State Park

    Thorne, those photographs are really beautiful.
  44. Re: An entertaining blog about boats, Cape Cod, computers, what have you

    Welcome aboard.
    I've started reading and enjoying the blog.
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    Re: Do Boats Have Souls

    I don't know if they have souls but they definitely have personalities.
  46. Re: Plywood and epoxy Chesapeake Bay Sharpie

    It's certainly pretty. Good luck with it.
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    Re: Wooden hull for Laser?

    Which suggests another idea: Strip plank or cold mold over the existing hull and use it like that. I've read of larger old wood boats getting cold molded to make them stiffer and drier. There...
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    Re: Lowell Sailing Surf Dory 16'

    Sounds good.
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    Re: WoodenBoat magazine etc

    My father bought WB starting around #2 or 3. I bought it off the shelf until 1987, when I was gifted a subscription by the captain of the last CG cutter on which I served. After that I maintained the...
  50. Re: Restoring a 20 ft. Nordlandsbåt. Traditional row and sail from northern Norway.

    Very nice |:)
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