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  1. Re: How much epoxy is needed to bond sheets of 3/4" marine plywood together?

    I seem to run about the same quantities as Dave does. For the first unthickened coats I prefer a roller. It's fast and there's no need to waste epoxy by leaving puddles of it here and there. A...
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    Re: Rabl Titmouse Restoration

    Nice project. As far as sealing it all up in epoxy, this approach often doesn't end well. The problem is that if moisture does get into the wood, it never comes out again. And then the rotting...
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    Re: A new rig for an old daysailer?

    I agree that a new main sail set up to be easily flattened and reefed would fix the problem. But fitting a lug yawl rig would be more fun and, sure, the rig could be dropped into a future boat.
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    Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    I don't think weight makes a lot of difference as long as the tow vehicle is up to it. Draft is the bigger bugaboo. If the waterline is 4' above the pavement, that means backing a long way down the...
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    Re: An offshore capable trailer boat ?

    People have crossed oceans in much less than the Grey Seal. Which version are you building, centerboard or fixed keel? Rig preference? We need to know more!!!
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    Re: Bolger Cynthia J

    I'd like to see that boat built, too. I always thought it a nice mix of tradition and instant boat thinking. A second vote for Sail-rite kits. Also check Duckworks, they do sails to order now at...
  7. Re: 2018 Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival camping/attendance

    Nice shots, as always, Barry. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I'll bet the strainer wasn't airtight. It also helps to fill it to the brim before closing it.
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    Re: metal keel guard

    I've bought all sorts of metallic odds and ends from onlinemetals.com. You'll have to drill and countersink yourself, but the prices and service are good.
  10. Thread: Plywood Repairs

    by Woxbox
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    Re: Plywood Repairs

    As above, don't be timid. Just start chopping away at anything that's suspect. The bottom planking next to the transom needs to be examined, too. Tapping the wood with a plastic mallet and poking at...
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    Re: Sheet length on small boat

    Depends on the boat, but if you can drop the extra sheet into a bag instead of all over the sole, it makes life a lot easier.
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    The site hasn't been updated for awhile. Two kits have been shipped, one the standard canoe yawl model, and mine which has the balanced lug main and longer cabintop. If you want to order the plans or...
  13. Re: 2018 Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival camping/attendance

    A modest statement from a first in class winner. :d
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Black Bull 1-ton lift. I bought them through Amazon for $29.88 each. From China, a bit rough around the edges and coated in oil when they come out of the box. But they worked without a hitch. The...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Half-inch by 5-inch bolts. I've decided not to fill the holes so the bolts can be fit anytime in the future to lift the boat. I'll put some sort of plugs in the holes but it's not critical. The...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Final step, slide under a pair of long and low saw horses made to order and ease her back down with the chain hoists, once again pausing to ease the tension on the control lines. Then block up the...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Step three, call in the wife to haul on one hoist while I do the other, periodically taking up the slack in the control lines. When she's high enough to roll, move to the control lines and haul on...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    The rotissery worked. Things are cooking!

    Step one, rig a chain hoist to each stem. The hoists hang from chains that go through holes in the ceiling and loop over 6' long 2x6s, which spreads the...
  19. Re: 2018 Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival camping/attendance

    Saturday's drift, I mean race.

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    More eye candy

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  21. Re: 2018 Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival camping/attendance

    I believe they are on one anchor. I'm with the folks in tents. It's raining, not sure who's better off.
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    Settled in at Wye Island
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    Re: Another Elf build, my first boat!

    Sweet!
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    Re: Bending cedar strips

    Rich -- It's the top half of my modified Great Auk kayak coming together. The square hole will later be cut to the cockpit shape. The "wiggle" is necessitated by the transition from a low, flat stern...
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    Re: Bending cedar strips

    This works like a charm to get the bends and twists in the tight spots. This wiggle was accomplished in a couple of minutes with a heat gun.

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    Re: Small E-boat for my kid

    Great project. Could you explain the bottom layup? I don't think I've seen that system before.
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    Re: Columbus-era Ships

    I'd say there are too many variables from ship to ship to generalize. I haven't sailed a lateen rigged replica, but I did crew on the Kalmar Nyckel, a replica of a circa 1625 Dutch pinnace, for 12...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Thanks all for the comments. Mike, the stems are massive compared to the rest of the lumber in this boat, and the sides are glued and screwed to them with about 4" of width from top to bottom. Also,...
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    Re: Nature's Head vs. Air Head Toilet

    Check out the C-heads. Way more reasonable. But still quite a bit more than the ol' cedar bucket.
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    I've ordered a couple of cheap one-ton chain hoists. The plan is this: put a lag screw halfway down each stem. Run a length of chain between the pairs of joists above the ends of the boat. The...
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    Re: Building a Wharram Hitia 14

    But you can -- just slip a very small screwdriver blade into the ratchet tab and you can loosen it or remove it entirely if you want.
  32. Thread: catamaran hulls

    by Woxbox
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    Re: catamaran hulls

    bingo!
  33. Re: Sailing around the Northern Sporades on our Romilly

    Wonderful
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    Re: 30 Maine Island Trail sites in 24 hours!

    Stupid.
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    Re: Help on deciding on which design to pick!

    I agree the GIS and Coresound boats are close matches to your wish list.
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Robert, I like that plan. The horses would just be tall enough to keep the cabin top frames from contacting the floor. And in my case, 8' long horses would do the trick. I may still put a strap...
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    And I'm seeing this as doubling as a teardrop (or is it more of a lozenge?) camper.
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Yes, it has a pair of unballasted bilgeboards that open through the deck. Lots of boats need to be flipped once during construction. This one, twice.
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Right, Chris. Most CLC kits are much smaller than this. Plus, this is the prototype so there are no detailed directions. I'm sorting it out as I go along and reporting back to John.
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Not heavy at all. My big concern is the unsupported ply edges. I don't want to break anything. I may put a simple box frame around it.
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    Still plugging away at it. I've gone from dry fitting to "it's too late to go back" bonding. The sole and berth flat are in, next the shelves which double as web frames and the sheer clamps.
    The...
  42. Re: Looking for suggestions for my first build. South Florida daysailer.

    I'd suggest renting or borrowing something close to what you have in mind and spend and afternoon going through your wish list of activities on the water. My prediction: you'll come away thinking "I...
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    Re: What type of vehicle

    I had a Nissan Xterra that did all of this for 7 years without complaint. The 4Runner is a better vehicle, but more costly.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    So have you squeezed her through the culvert yet?
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    I recall an art teacher at college who specialized in pottery. He would never make anything perfectly symmetrical or overly finished; his work had to show the human touch. And of course it was better...
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    Re: Concordia Yawl #26 Restoration

    Seems a good place to be with the weather forecast.
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    Re: Boat dolly for 15 ft. rowboat

    How soft is the ground? You'd want some wider/taller tires if covering mushy sand is part of the plan.

    I'd copy the designs the clubs use for launching FJs, etc. PVC can be used to make this...
  48. Thread: Tight!!

    by Woxbox
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    Re: Tight!!

    They could easily go through it a dozen times a day. I've watched this often and been on board when absurdly long and narrow boats enter and leave locks without so much as a gentle scrape on the...
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    Re: Soft Shackle for Anchor Chain?

    The dyneema is great for strength and resisting chafe, but if a soft shackle isn't made up very carefully it will slide apart under continual stress. The stuff does not like to hold a knot or splice....
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    Re: Terrapin - a box boat in a box

    As with most all of the Chesapeake Light Craft kits, you can by anything from just plans, to plans and ply parts, to that plus pre-dimensioned timber, glass cloth and epoxy. Spar stock can be added,...
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