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  1. Re: Source for Meranti in central Maine.......?

    Goose Bay Lumber in Chichester NH. Big selection-- Meranti, Okoume, Marine A/B Fir, great selection of lumber too including harder to find stuff. Owner dabbles with wooden boats, wood surfboards, etc...
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    Re: Storer Sailing Canoe

    Is that a sleeve along the head of the lug that accepts the yard?
  3. Thread: WHY?

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    Re: WHY?

    Yeah, agreed. At least he's building/doing something. I'm not too keen to rain on someone else's parade.
  4. Re: Canoes A Natural History in North America (Book)

    I saw this book in Minneapolis recently and it went right onto my Christmas list, for sure. A gorgeous book!
  5. Re: The Strange Ordeal of the Normandier (Blackwater) Book

    You sir, are a tenacious one with good memory! Thanks for the update.
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    Re: HiLiner on VT CL

    We're getting close for sure...
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    Re: Shallow water Canoe, guide boat type plan

    This is a very romantic punt, Rob. Reminds me of the punt in American Boys Handy Book. Your design?
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    Re: Ugly paint scheme on VT CL dory

    Perhaps to the beholder, however it's actually following a traditional paint scheme for Grand Banks Nova Scotian dories.
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    Re: Now this tickles my fancy !

    OCH just sent an email about this with video
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    Re: rowing dory on vt cl

    What kind was it?

    I missed the post, out of town.
  11. Re: Sailing Dory, opinions on contemporary designs?

    I'm a little "eh" on the Southwester Dory. There is not a lot of internal volume, (especially with the outboard well). The Lark and the Sea Swift are big volume dories, the SW Dory is in a different,...
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    Re: Shallow water Canoe, guide boat type plan

    Upping the length to 14' will help you considerably with your weight request of 400lbs, and even then you'll be pushing it. My friend and I trip in a Snowshoe Explorer 14, with gear we come slightly...
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    Re: Hey garret.... Vtcl

    Woah
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    Re: Nutshell on vt cl

    Nice one.

    Keep 'em coming, I'm pretty much totally dependent on you for the CL postings in VT. Thanks for your hard work!
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    Re: Norway in November

    +1 this, and if you're fit sign up for the city-bike program and ride around that way, great way to see the city. I did it in November no problems, a little chilly but what the hell. You can ride...
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    Re: Harry Bryan Betty

    The light-blue ceiling in the porch is also traditional in New England and very common in the Victorian homes (and the NH Statehouse!), I wonder if it is/was for the same reason?
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    Re: Mirror dinghy kit

    International processing, customs, one-off pallet of wood for a single customer. The volume and economics of your single shipment is just not in your favor. You're in a corner and can't compete and...
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    Re: Mirror dinghy kit

    If it becomes your only option I think you have to suck this one up. It's comparable to big kit delivery costs in the US, domestically sourced and delivered. A boat somewhat compared to the Mirror in...
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    Re: Ducker Resto

    This is very cool. I am very excited for you and I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out. I sailed Ben's ducker (Greenbriar) and a York this summer. They are fun, surprisingly fast boats...
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    Re: Bantry Bay Gig Cruise

    It starts today!? DAMMIT!
  21. Re: Am I the last Rhode Island clam chowdah holdout?

    YEA FIGMENT! Thanks for the tip! AhHA! I went to Block Island last week to sample The Beachhead's RI Clam Chowdah (they call it B.I. Chowdah but we know what it truly is.) I got off the boat and...
  22. Re: Mystery small cruising sharpie near Brisbane - Maid of Moreton

    https://s1.postimg.org/yj2o0a74f/jsw_image007.jpg

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  23. Re: Mystery small cruising sharpie near Brisbane - Maid of Moreton

    Throw up some links to your pics we can help
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    Re: Lugger? Whatever, I like it.

    This has bumped around a bit, and it's still nice to watch everytime. A scaled-up shellback with a Ness Yawl rig... Interesting and looks fun.
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    Swin Swale and Swatchway-- book

    If you do any kind of small boat cruising, open-boat and/or shallow draft, this is a funny, apropos book that belongs on your shelf for either winter or berth reading. Throughout the entire book I...
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    Re: Longer Tiller? Oar Steering

    Dory's can be tough with the reversed transom. The problem is getting full range of the rudder without having to go to the lee side. As an example, I, as a performance sailor, enjoy longer tillers...
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    Re: Storer TA'AL SUP build, test, crash.

    Hey Mik!

    I didn't take any pictures of it at Mystic, and it was after this was posted...

    I just took it out today for a longer spin and have some ideas for you, will email tomorrow.
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    Re: Dunkirk the movie

    Similar issues with the movie Lincoln, unfortunately, and the missing Frederick Douglass or the great camp of refugees that were in Washington at the time.
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    Re: Dunkirk the movie

    I haven't seen it, but everytime I watch a a flick or show set in pre-1492 Europe and I see fields of corn, or potatoes on the table, or tomatoes, or carts full of corn... Let's just say my brother...
  30. Thread: Centennial

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    Re: Centennial

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/aKZ85VBmGlWtniRBXpCndo6EsGSu6zH7yd9ezZkvo-VfukRCsHiSKFdqRkOnGDsX_5Xq0nnuvc5R27JsMKUu-llrSGI3-71VVoz2G2Vl3-WPfipKhjLVRxQuQWgjULljNK6vir4EdgV-VeXjczV7051DC1UbudflNOlNYZ...
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    Re: Your first real tool?

    I'm going to sit quietly in the corner now and watch the Masters of Life at work.

    My dad is 92, born in '25, he has(had-- Alzheimer's) told many similar stories. I'm always cowed. There's never...
  32. Thread: Duck Punt

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    Re: Duck Punt

    Rich, we can hide you too. I know a safe house not far away. You know the one.
  33. Thread: Duck Punt

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    Re: Duck Punt

    Get it down quick and come east, we will hide you.
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    Re: Keyhavenpotterer has passed .

    Thanks Edward. Some great pictures there. Good vibes to you as you navigate the future.
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    Re: Small Reach Regatta 2017

    Check out these dorks and their Ilurs. Draw lines from owners to boats and win free parking!
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    Re: Somewhere in Maine

    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-56aqXQlh7a8/WX5n00a5i0I/AAAAAAAASpc/KMNavC_qTkwKgr00U4ydhBmC6kSooqA7QCLcBGAs/s1600/DSC01883.JPG
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    Re: Dory bottoms

    Ben's North Shore Dory, TIPSY. Bigger picture here.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XUdBSiyV-d8/VoiMwyLfqYI/AAAAAAAAPic/63xYm8RwAOA/s640/20160101_113316.jpg


    That huge bottom strake threw me for a...
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    Re: Keyhavenpotter has passed .

    A great loss of knowledge and passion to small boat sailors everywhere...
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    Re: Keyhavenpotter has passed .

    A great loss of knowledge and passion to small boat sailors everywhere...
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    Re: Melonseed, Penobscot Or?

    A-PPROVED. Great lines, looks so sweet. Nice find, and Wandering Star is a great name! Congrats!
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    Re: Doug Hylan Crab Skiff build in Florida

    One of my favorites.
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    Re: Epoxy Slathered Plywood Ozarkian

    Stein, any chance you can update the photobucket or link to your pics?
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    Re: Melonseed, Penobscot Or?

    Great write up about Dion, thoroughly enjoyable! Looking forward to seeing it in action! I expect winter rowing pics with ice floes on the shore.
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    Re: Small Reach Regatta 2017

    And when the wind picks up, surprisingly fast. I had to beg and steal and bribe SCOUT to catch up to her and it took me the whole crossing from Pond to Herrick Bay to do it.
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    Re: Cultural Differences

    Side benches can tempt sailors to sit too far aft when sailing to windward.

    Not opposed to side benches, but one must be aware.

    Some boats are absolutely delicious-comfy without side benches,...
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    Re: Melonseed, Penobscot Or?

    Wow, congratulations! Be sure to post some pictures! I'm going to dig out the Dory Book right now...
  47. Re: Am I the last Rhode Island clam chowdah holdout?

    Jay, could you reference the page/chapter? I flipped through but didn't find it or remember, and I got to re-reading about cedar buckets and adjustable seats...
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    Re: double ended boat decision

    DOH this was important detail/requirement my man!
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    Re: double ended boat decision

    Per Ben's post: Herreshoff/Gardner boat, Clint Chase Drake, Ben's Ducker (not under oars, not a lot of good pics), St. Lawrence Skiff.


    Also, this post in particular (no. 54) is somewhat...
  50. Thread: Duck Punt

    by callsign222
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    Re: Duck Punt

    LOL! No joke, right?!

    Excited but you're definitely on the wrong coast. All your new friends now live this a-way. Cooooome, cooooooome join uuuusssssss.
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