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  1. Thread: Rowhedge Iolare

    by Plyboy
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    Re: Rowhedge Iolare

    Apparently...
    http://classicsailboats.org/iolaire-lost-off-the-north-east-coast-of-ibeza/
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    Re: Beta Engines - How Reliable ?

    I'd imagine larger bearing journals, longer throw on the crank and fatter rods to handle higher compression or something along those lines.
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    Re: Free Morten Johnson, CL-NJ

    What horrors lurk beneath? ... Because the pics make it look like the tidiest looking free boat I can remember seeing.
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    Re: Outboard bracket

    That moves it along pretty brisk, what is that, 6 knots??
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    Re: On the way for a new DeWalt...

    I broke my rule, and grabbed a Craftsman Router 325.17471 for $10 my other one is probably getting bolted to a table now.
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    Re: What type of welder?

    Last time I looked into that it was about $5 a rod or something ridiculous.
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    Re: Heating a small boat

    If you run the diesel daily, then there's an opportunity to consider firstly a modest power IR heat lamp aimed where your wife sits (Shouldn't kill the house battery too much if you run engine...
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    Re: Outboard bracket

    For low HP, I don't think you can go far wrong just making a simple box out of 1"x6" or 3/4" ply. Just measure up your tiller clearances, prop heights and angles carefully.
  9. Re: If a crocodile trap can be considered boat-related

    Apart from those drongos I'd guess the people interfering with the traps are the ones who like to do stuff like feed the crocs thus making them "humans = food" problem crocs in the first place.
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    Re: Stuart Turner motor

    If I were gonna run a vintage motor, which is probably anything pre-1970 as far as parts and knowledge availability goes... I'd want to rebuild it myself, so I know it inside out, and collect a good...
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    Re: What type of welder?

    Though beware if you're thinking of modifying or repairing aluminum castings from engines or machinery, i) it's not pure aluminum, it's some alloy, and ii) the casting is probably porous so it's...
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    Re: What type of welder?

    I had trouble with that a few years back, trying to glob a stupid shaped bracket on a stupid shaped exhaust part, with my ancient stick welder, with clock ticking, typical 10 hours into a 2 hour job...
  13. Thread: Light Chebacco

    by Plyboy
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    Re: Light Chebacco

    It would not surprise me to find out that the numbers suggested 3/8" and since for some reason 3/8" is a pox upon the universe, nobody ever has good 3/8 ever, that it was altered to 1/2"
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    Re: What type of welder?

    I have a flux core wire feed jobbie for making a blobby mess of thin sheet to 3/32" and a buzz box arc for making a blobby mess of 1/16" to 1/4" .... yeah I could use practice.
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    Re: Cruising Lake Champlain?

    I was just watching a documentary about how gusts and turbulence can form in mountains and make gusts bad enough to basically shoot down light planes. i.e. the air is falling at 500m/sec and you...
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    Re: Stitch and Glue Help Needed

    Some cheap zip ties are nasty brittle things, some are well moulded and strong, you might see a brand name on reasonably priced packages and think they'd be okay, but then end up with what seem...
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    Re: Gluing Mast with Boltrope Groove

    So this idea occurred... Find some cheap candles that fit the groove, chop the tops off if they're not square, glob mast together with ample epoxy with excess squeezing out into the groove, and fill...
  18. Thread: Please do not

    by Plyboy
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    Re: Please do not

    You don't need them because you can take five minutes deciding whether you might like to get down into the water or not, you need them because *surprise* some crap happened and now you're suddenly...
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    Re: Hull shapes for small catamaran

    Some small boats designed by some people who do big boats seem to me to be unnecessarily complicated. As in you build the boat, then you build the boat inside the boat, but because it's tiny, it's...
  20. Thread: Used Sails?

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    Re: Used Sails?

    Yup, always buy your parachutes with a lifetime replacement warranty :D
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    Re: Taping off varnish in preparation for paint

    I have this tendency towards perfectionism that used to prevent me from ever getting anything finished, because the first 95% took the first 95% of the time, and the next 2.5% the next 95% of the...
  22. Thread: Barge on VTCL

    by Plyboy
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    Re: Barge on VTCL

    Heh, reading that, I figure they'll take the lightbulbs out and the half roll of toiletpaper left in the john, but at least the paving slabs for ballast come with.
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    Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    By the way, here's a plate off a later 1967 glass version with very similar dimensions, shows they were fitted as lifeboats also, http://www.kclmsales.com/dload/zm/926773801.jpg
  24. Thread: Oar Stowage

    by Plyboy
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    Re: Oar Stowage

    Well either, if he hits a wake or a pothole he don't want them flying out.

    There's all sorts of variety in pipe hangers, rubber lined and stainless even, that could be upgraded to oarholders with...
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    Re: A great new glue!

    Link must have got mangled, but found what I think you meant...

    https://www.amazon.com/Bondic-Activated-Waterproof-Resistant-Anything/dp/B00QU5M4MG

    I remember that being the hot new "as seen...
  26. Safety at Sea during the Early Industrial Revolution

    Interesting overview of the improvements in ships and shipping in the late 18th century http://www.ucd.ie/t4cms/WP17_11.pdf
  27. Re: down and dirty inexpensive sail rigging/hardware for sailing canoe

    You can sometimes raid a junk drawer for old bakelite or delrin furniture casters that have enough meat on to get chucked in a drill and attacked with round file, blade or stone to cut a groove in...
  28. Re: Interior remodel of Macgregor 22 fiberglass sailboat

    Two schools of thought on the MacGregors, one that they were built cheap and nasty, the other that they were built light for performance and to bounce/flex away from harm like a high end whitewater...
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    Re: Lifting big things over high freeboard

    It's also somewhat the curse, as regards not lifting the same weight again in water, or bringing aboard more than you need to.
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    Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    Oceans have been crossed in these types of whaleboats, but you're not going to win the Transpacific Yacht race in it. Don't think they point very high.
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    Re: Lifting big things over high freeboard

    Took me a few reads through to figure it out. So basically it's a bit like an old maid picking something up with her apron, rolling object onto it, then lifting by the hem. I see the term is mostly...
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    Re: Hog in large wooden boats

    It seems to me to be a pretty much cubic relationship, both in cost to build and maintain.
  33. Re: down and dirty inexpensive sail rigging/hardware for sailing canoe

    Was trying to dig up the old sailing canoe vintage plans, but could only find this one, not canoe specific, can maybe use ideas from it......
  34. Re: down and dirty inexpensive sail rigging/hardware for sailing canoe

    Look at the oz goose racer site, they've got everything pared to bare minimum for that... https://www.opengoose.com/building-a-goose/materials/rope-sizes-and-fittings-for-the-oz-goose-rigging/
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    Re: What’s wrong with this picture?

    How many knots did you make? someone giving away one of those, no motor, and I could maybe afford a 5HP to go on it LOL
  36. Thread: Used Sails?

    by Plyboy
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    Re: Used Sails?

    There's been a few on kijiji in Ontario lately, you might get lucky, at least get a sorta fits hold you over sail if it needs to be made.
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    Re: What’s wrong with this picture?

    Only thing I would say is particularly wrong is that PWCs are known to seep through their drive penetrations as a matter of course, so are not ideal candidates to be kept in the water for days at a...
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    Re: Taping off varnish in preparation for paint

    In theory, the two part is wholly dependent on the chemical reaction of the two parts together and doesn't require any evaporation of solvents. However, 2 part PUs are known to sometimes include some...
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    Re: rigging my shellback

    Heh, well I cut the stem for one in 2004, marked out strongback and assembled frames, three workshop moves, multiple life complications and it's progressed no further, so if that one ever gets...
  40. Thread: How much epoxy?

    by Plyboy
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    Re: How much epoxy?

    Well about the only thing Americans sell by that unit is burned exhaust gas... well the amount your engine pistons will move, the volume swept, when fuel burned. Without knowing compression ratio,...
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    Re: Hull shapes for small catamaran

    The DoD did quite a bit of studying catamarans...
    https://archive.org/details/catamaranwaveres00grab
    https://archive.org/details/DTIC_AD0738435/page/n11...
  42. Thread: How much epoxy?

    by Plyboy
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    Re: How much epoxy?

    Some hints on optimum thickness here... http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?256037-Gluing

    So ideally 0.010 x 48 x 96 gives cubic inch and convert to liquid volume. However, there's grain to...
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    Re: My Standard Horizon CP300i ...

    Maybe they've had those Garmin newfie (nuvi) Car GPSs that try to drive you down a dirt road or off a cliff at every opportunity. Garmin products in general though, have a very finely graduated...
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    Re: Hog in large wooden boats

    It can be the case that a given size of timber is structurally adequate but will still sag. A somewhat well known example is that ridge boards of 2x6 were determined to be structurally adequate in...
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    Re: How many amp hours do my batteries have?

    Also, Amp hour figures are a bit "it depends" on how many amps you want over how short a time period. The lowest amp hour figure being when you want a continuous high draw, vs intermittent lower...
  46. Re: Waterproofing , Lineing, Sealing a new centerboard trunk

    Having recently read half a dozen horror stories of wedged up centerboards. I am making a mental note that I should construct my next one with surfaces as hard and smooth/slick as possible, so that...
  47. Re: What is the best way to rig mainsheet for balanced lug sail in 12 feet skiff?

    Hey thanks Tom, I see these dinky dinks with all of 40 sqft of sail with triple blocks specified and I'm thinking what the actual heck???
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    Re: A question for the NA’s

    Good point on the deep Vee, just flattening it out with a shallow V likely adds too much volume, then if back more floaty, front more sinky, relatively.
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    Re: Small Boat on the Inside Passage

    Large size ziplock freezer bags are pretty tough, at least for stuff that's not sharp, and reasonably waterproof. The dollar stores here (Dollarama) have fold up wash bowls and buckets in the camping...
  50. Re: Found a “John D Little” boat in an old garage, hoping to learn more about it!

    Info is a bit sparse, apparently Mile Creek Boat Shop operated 1972 to 1999 and John passed in 2001, there were some articles about Mile Creek and him in Messing About in Boats, search page here for...
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