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    Re: busted seacock

    pretty sure the original washers on these were leather
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    Re: rolling mill, wire drawer....?

    looks like a bead roller for sheet metal
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    what the heck happened in that capsize video ??
    did the barge run over the tow cable and suck the stern of the tug under ?
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    Re: Bothered and Bewildered…

    of course, i know that.. just a coincidence really..
    but maybe telling that at least the name seems to have stuck around the exact geographic area.
    i'll have to ask more about it...
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    Re: Bothered and Bewildered…

    that's kindof an amazing coincidence.. my family has been in that area for three or four generations.. my dad once said he knew of an old wooden boat named 'Una' moored in what was the military ocean...
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    Re: Bothered and Bewildered…

    where exactly was Pamrapo, New Jersey ?? doesn't seem like it still exists...
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    Re: Anybody ever sail Jamaica Bay in NYC?

    we used to make that trip about twice a year..
    from long island sound or city island through the kill van kull along raritan bay to cheesequake creek

    the currents can be a bit tricky, so you...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    crinkle finish is pretty easy to DIY..
    VHT brand is available in many local auto parts stores in a rattlecan.
    you basically spray it on really thick and it crazes on its own.. maybe a final cure...
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    Re: Where's Louis Sauzedde?

    it seems like he enjoys taking the winters off !
  10. Thread: Valora

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    Re: Valora

    Valora II and also Venture from vineyard haven are wintering in the water at the yard where i have my boat, across buzzards bay..
    i hope i can catch them sailing down the river when the season...
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    Re: Sixty year lease on a dock

    is it hard to get permits in the harbors nearby to sink your own mooring or rent one from the town ???
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    Re: Chainplate mount question

    maybe it's meant to be flush on the outside but through bolted with the backing block on the inside ?
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    Re: 34M batteries

    i bought a group 34 AGM starting battery for my truck from advanced auto.
    i dug through the racks for the freshest one (manufactured one or two months prior)
    it was made in germany. it's been...
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    Re: Realistic Water Based Enamel Option?

    lately i've been using the Benjamin Moore version, which is their 'Advance' line,
    to do all the trim and doors painting at home here..
    i have found it easy enough to apply and especially clean up,...
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    Re: CL gem in Kittery, Maine

    buried in snow ?

    here's a shot of the other one (from the story) at Antigua

    https://c7.alamy.com/comp/BR75D2/the-23-foot-kaufman-grace-beating-upwind-at-antigua-classic-yacht-BR75D2.jpg
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  16. Re: Recommendations for outboard tiller extension for 2.5 hp Yamaha on small boats

    well i use a piece of pvc pipe jammed onto the tiller like so and it can be tricky to maneuver from the after seat when needed so i could see how the u-joint would be useful
    ...
  17. Re: Pouring Babbitt for repairing a Lunenburg worm gear steerer

    i would think your task is not too far off from repairing the babbitt half nut on a lathe's acme lead screw and an oldschool machine shop that is familiar with repairing old machine tools might be...
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    Re: temperature for enamel application

    should be pretty easy to protect yourself with a cheap 3M type respirator, no?
    if you do want to paint indoors...
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    Re: What boat is this?

    that boat appears in the 'life of a clam digger' thread here:

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?125664-The-Life-of-a-Clam-Digger-(1972-Long-Island)

    here's another view...
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    Re: Alden Malabar II for sale.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN4kmlAxvGU
  21. Re: m/v Duffy - or - A Family's Misadventures on a 1950 Monk Cruiser

    i just grabbed that exact Rochester voltmeter on ebay for my project here to make a more durable vintage panel,
    but it was unmarked.. just looked close to the old S-W and Faria gauges i have..
    glad...
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    Re: Seacock Substitute?

    what are you saying ? those are approved for use on boats in plumbing systems but not for use on throughull connections
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    Re: Brass (or appropriate) Rigging/hardware

    that is a nice boat
    it would be cool to see the vintage photos..

    ebay and craigslist are good sources for good prices on old bronze merriman or wilcox-crittenden hardware
    sometimes you have to...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    i use a chinese hot pot type butane stove aboard too for many reasons,
    but i realized another flaw this weekend while aboard...
    they don't pressurize the fuel well near freezing outdoor temps and...
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    hackmatack knees

    here is an interesting ad on craigslist, in maine:
    https://maine.craigslist.org/bpo/d/knees-and-crooks/6719575801.html

    https://images.craigslist.org/00000_j2tKAtnmQcc_1200x900.jpg
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    Re: 400 watt engine compartment heater

    is it possible to access a different freeze plug where you could install a generic type block hheater ??

    also, if you could run your heater on a timer for say a few hours a day instead of...
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    Re: Lowell's Surf Dory

    how about Old Wharf Dory Co. in Wellfleet, MA ???
    not a surf dory, but a swampscott... i don't know the difference

    here's a nice one i saw on craigslist:
    ...
  28. Re: Restoration project - schooner 'Mavourneen Mary' - for sale...

    https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/uploads/r/null/1/3/1332946/605d6d90-c7f0-4a41-904c-1a735d6f573b-A00975.jpg
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    Re: Plans Folding Dinghy Sailboat

    not a folder but a cool little nesting skin-on-frame dinghy, also from wooden widget

    https://woodenwidget.com/stasha2.htm

    https://woodenwidget.com/Images/L1004502s.jpg
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    Re: A Timber Frame Boatshop

    you had the inspection already.. why not just pull them off at this point ?
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    Re: Anchor stowage

    i found a nice set of bronze wilcox-crittenden chocks which i think are period appropriate

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4741/39268718394_fc0dedd857_z.jpg
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    Re: Universal Fisherman One-Lunger Project

    if you had intake and exhaust valves that were otherwise identical,
    would it make sense to make up the difference in clearances via the valve guides ?
    or is that bad practice
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    Re: Two Free Beetle Cats on Craigslist

    maybe, maybe not though..
    i think one of the main lessons the first year is taking the lines off the old boats and restoring what was there
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    Re: Centerboard winch

    ^ o wow i think that's the same old bronze winch i have.. any idea who made it ?? did you ever have it apart to service ? i feel like mine has a bit more friction than it should and maybe needs a...
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    Re: Spotted on Portland Or CL:

    i like the looks of those two huge WC seacocks for the cockpit scuppers..

    wonder what is the weird tubing from the mast ?? for runnning wires or ?
  36. Re: 1 gallon gas can recommendations. Using with a small, fill-in-place 2.5 HP outbo

    you could probably keep the can you have and buy a replacement spout without all the added safety and venting complications..

    sometimes they are listed as water jug spouts maybe out of liability...
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    Re: Neales Italy where to go?

    i had one of the best meals of my life there,
    a fish stew from "ristorante o'murzill"
    simple place, home style food
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    Re: Proof: Tacking oar leathers is wrong

    on the other hand, you could conclude,
    this archaeological specimen makes a good case for the durability of tacked leathers,
    and by contrast, how long would the leather have lasted on the oar if it...
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    Re: mast wedges from plastic?

    my boat has an octagonal mast with eight painted wedges and no mast boot.
    the original wedges were a hardwood (mahogany?) but four needed replacing.

    i elected for w red cedar because it was...
  40. Re: *White* 3-strand dacron (polyester) in Europe?

    according to the R&W website, POSH is available in plain white.
    also, they just distribute it in USA...it is made in Netherlands by Langman Ropes..
    that would make me think it should be easy to get...
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    Re: Children's book suggestion?

    when i was a kid i loved 'scuffy the tugboat' and also 'little toot'

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b1/Little-toot-cover-image.jpg
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  42. Re: Recommendations for a week in Maine in early October?

    you could spend all those four days digging through places like hulls cove tool barn or liberty tool or capt. tinkham's in searsport, if hand tools is something you'd use..

    i also enjoyed the very...
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    Re: Torqedo owners - Heads Up!

    the shear pin on my 2-stroke nissan is brass..
    they turn green but not much else happens.
    i can make about ten from a piece of 1/8" rod for the same price as buying just one oem part.
    i don't...
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    Re: Boat building video start to finish

    looks like an incredibly organized and efficient shop
  45. Re: Shaw Craft Seabright sailing skiff craigslist NJ

    still waiting for more photos from the seller,
    but he sent a bit more info..:

    ""
    Hello --

    The boat was built for a friend of mine around 1980. The builder was a man named Ferman Shaw, who...
  46. Re: Lifting cabin top construction thoughts/tips

    here's a fellow that built a pretty nice but basic one for his volkswagen,
    plywood + fiberglass
    seems like it would translate to boat..

    http://subagonsouth.com/one-of-a-kind-custom-poptop/
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  47. Shaw Craft Seabright sailing skiff craigslist NJ

    don't quite know what it is but looks like an interesting small boat to me
    seems like a fair price with trailer too
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    Re: Winch ID help and disassembly

    noticed a winch similar to yours on ebay:
    wilcox-crittenden 'marinium'
    aluminum, i guess ?

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/xG4AAOSwRTtbMpLn/s-l1600.jpg
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    does your welder have a pulse setting or maybe is it a separate add on module ?
    it's a really big help in limiting heat input on extremely light sheet or tube material
    and to limit distortion or...
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    Re: Winch ID help and disassembly

    diesel fuel was the recommended solvent,
    last time i rebuilt some lewmar winches...
    bonus that it's cheap too !
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