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    Re: Kurylko Alaska Sea Trials and Outings

    Dave,

    it looks like my article on Georgian Bay cruising in my Alaska will be appearing in Small Boats Monthly, most likely in the November issue. Thanks for the interest.

    Just time for a few...
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    Re: Question about Harvey Weinstein

    You've got this wrong, I think. Weinstein's actions were definitely work-related (a "Come by my hotel so we can chat about the possibility of you appearing in my next movie, and meanwhile can you...
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    Re: Penobscot 14 in Canberra Aus

    I don't have many good photos, but here are couple of thoughts: I use an individual tie at each grommet rather than a continuous lacing. I've found it's best to keep the ties even, but not too tight,...
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    Re: Toto plans, designer credit

    I checked with Jim--the Clark Craft stuff is legit; he's been selling plans with them for a long time.

    Tom
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    Re: TRUMP, leave my healthcare alone

    Yes, but who cares? Those people will never protest until they actually get sick or hurt, and will (with luck) die so quickly when it happens that they don't have time to vote again anyway.


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  6. Re: Edging slowly toward a 25th Amendment solution.

    They may be reasonable--but that doesn't make them less wrong about reading it your way. It says what it says, not what you want it to say, or what you mistakenly think it says.

    Tom
  7. Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    Ben,

    that's true about home built boats being part of the Everglades Challenge--certainly Graham Byrnes and his designs have broken just about every record there is in that race, then there's Matt...
  8. Re: The flag... and the difference between symbolism and substance

    No students can legally be required to participate, nor punished for non-participation, since a US Supreme Court decision in 1943.

    Of course, they still ARE sometimes...
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    Re: An Ilur in Vermont

    Ah--that's good to hear! And that's a good reminder (for me, I mean) to approach things like this gently, as there is often a perfectly good explanation for it.

    Tom
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    Re: An Ilur in Vermont

    John,

    That's outside the bounds of normal publishing ethics as I understand them, especially for a cover photo--perhaps an error, since I assume Watercraft is a legit operation. I had the same...
  11. Re: May your deity - if you have one- bless the NYTimes

    Your politics have EVERYTHING to do with it.

    I agree that this is true:



    in the same way that "many American citizens" (but virtually NO credible scientists) believe that there is no...
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    Re: Skin on Frame fabric question

    George Dyson is great to order from, and local-ish for you. I can get you his contact info if you shoot me a PM.

    Tom
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    Re: Penobscot 14 in Canberra Aus

    Leave the oar handles unfinished, just bare wood. Feels great on your hands, and won't be living underwater so the lack of finish is fine.

    You boat looks great!

    Tom
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    Re: Best additive for non sag epoxy glue??

    Thread drift: Dave, I just saw your SOF designs are featured in the current issue of Watercraft. Congratulations!

    Tom
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    Re: Best additive for non sag epoxy glue??

    "Non sag epoxy glue" implies structural gluing, does it not? It didn't seem like that vague of a question to me.

    Tom
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    Re: ID this design please?

    Not sure, but isn't it the same boat as the upper left-hand picture as well? I agree that it looks like some model of whitehall, or perhaps a wherry? It's been a while since I read the Gardner books....
  17. Re: Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival, Oct 7-8, 2017

    From what I've seen, there aren't many wooden/traditional boats in the Everglades Challenge. Lots of paddlers and Hobie-type boats, a good bunch of people, but not nearly as much overlap between...
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    Re: An Ilur in Vermont

    It's the red staysail, that's all.

    Edit to add: Hey, the cover shot from Watercraft disappeared from post #1025! I was going to ask what article it goes with, if any. Is there an Ilur review in...
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    Re: Best additive for non sag epoxy glue??

    I like colloidal silica for non-sagging mixtures. Duckworks has it fairly cheap:

    http://m.duckworksbbs.com/supplies/additives/silica/index.htm

    Tom
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    Re: Eastern white pine for boat building

    It's also more pleasant to work with than cedar in my experience.

    Tom
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    Re: Eastern white pine for boat building

    I think that eastern white pine was a pretty traditional wood for strip planking on the east coast (as you say, thicker strips, with edge fasteners, not thin strips and glass on both sides). I...
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    Re: A Phoenix III on Lake Nipigon

    I don't mind this kind of thread drift at all! I've now drive along the north shore of Superior a few times and am eager to get a boat up there for sure.

    I read the "Adventure Bound" book, but am...
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    Re: A Phoenix III on Lake Nipigon

    The north shore of Superior, say from Thunder Bay to the Sault (including the Pukwaska and maybe Michipicoten Island), would be a great trip, or even a circumnavigation of the entire lake, with a...
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    Re: Would a moron hire me?

    Actually, it IS made up. That's what the Borowitz Report is--satire.

    Tom
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    Re: A Phoenix III in the North Channel

    All right, time to start restoring photos. Down with Photobucket! And thanks to Scott for providing a reliable photo posting system right here on the WBF.

    This'll take a few days, but the thread...
  26. Thread: An Ilur in R.I.

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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    When my Alaska is on the trailer, it becomes obvious in the rear-view mirror that the stem is not quite vertical, but leans slightly to starboard. Never bothers me when I'm afloat! I'd guess many...
  27. Re: DIY "stowfloat" - combination storage and float bag?

    Some of the Watershed bags are "compartmentalized" with foam inserts to separate/protect camera gear--you can see that in THIS VIDEO.

    I've been impressed with my Watershed bags after lots of...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl build in NY

    I wanted to follow up on the mast height issue I mentioned--Clint is completely correct. According to the text/captions of the review I wrote of the prototype boat, that mast measured 14' 11"--so,...
  29. Re: "Skl Sandy! a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Yep, I see the photo in post #129 just fine (in case you were wondering).

    Tom
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    Re: Leathering mast or partner/step?

    I assume it's to avoid weakening the mast with tacks, maybe? Seems like I've seen lots of builders leather the mast, not the step, and their boats still float ok.

    Tom
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl build in NY

    Clint,

    yes, I had forgotten the mast was shortened on the prototype--thanks for the reminder. Another 6-8" inches of mast height vs. the prototype would make a big difference for sure. I think I'd...
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    Re: Small sailboat that can be comfortably sailed

    But remember, it may not be possible to sit on a side deck unless there is a good amount of wind. You can't always have your weight that far outboard. I find that's the case way more than half the...
  33. Re: Fire-Drake Does BCs Inside Passage, north section (mostly)

    Maybe the ease of using a small boat (and hauling it to different cruising grounds with a small 4-cylinder car) makes people more likely to just go? Or maybe people willing to put up with the...
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    Re: How sails work etc

    Thanks--I'll definitely look into these.

    Tom
  35. Thread: Zuri

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    Re: Zuri

    The work being done here impresses me. It also makes me really really happy that the boats I sail these days use oars for an engine!

    Tom
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl build in NY

    Looks like great work--getting close now. I think you'll really appreciate the daggerboard. I'm normally not a fan, but having been forunate enough to sail the prototype CIY with a centerboard, I'm...
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    Re: Republican Tax Plan

    Yes. You are ignoring the fact that it's only the fat cats that Republicans care about.

    Tom
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    Re: Small Daysailer Camp Cruiser

    Pretty cool to see a one-legged bird doing so well (must be a centerboarder--no double bilge keels for him).

    Tom
  39. Thread: Campion Apple

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    Re: Campion Apple

    If you have specific measurements for the halyard attachment points, I'm sure you already have better guidance than I can offer--every rig is a little different that way, anyway.

    I've never felt...
  40. Re: Fire-Drake Does BCs Inside Passage, north section (mostly)

    I could be talked into heading up there next summer--got the charts for it last Christmas! Let me know if you might actually be serious about that. It looks like a fantastic place to explore. And an...
  41. Thread: Whisp B&B

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    Re: Whisp B&B

    Dave,

    I can't see any photos from post #43 on. Have you seen the NEW photo-posting method Scot set up for the Forum? Super easy to insert images right from your computer, and they are...
  42. Thread: Campion Apple

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    Re: Campion Apple

    Looks like a great boat--good work!

    Others with more knowledge may weigh in, but I've been sailing lugsails for a while now; here are a few thoughts on the rig photo to start with:

    1. I'm not...
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    Re: Picture posting woes

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    Scot,

    thanks so much for working something out! I really appreciate it, having just restored some fairly big threads after losing all my photos to Photobucket.

    Tom
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    Re: Oughtred - Grey Seal

    How am I not subscribed to this thread yet? I've always loved Ian Oughtred's small cabin boats--a bigger project than I would want to tackle right now (no shop), but yours is looking really good,...
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    Re: A Phoenix III on Lake Nipigon

    Thanks for posting--Ogama sure looks like a nice boat. I could see myself living aboard quite happily.

    I've been curious about Lake of the Woods, but I always assumed I'd run into lots of cottages...
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    Re: Small Daysailer Camp Cruiser

    Nope, that ain't gonna work. Sure, you have a few picturesque wood shavings on the floor, but it's still a clean shop. Sorry!

    I think your plan for stand-up rowing is a good one. My new boat has...
  47. Re: Fire-Drake Does BCs Inside Passage, north section (mostly)

    No problems there--I found a name on my latest trip. Just haven't announced it yet. So I suppose I'll make it over there someday. I've been pondering the smart way to do it, which might take a few...
  48. Re: Fire-Drake Does BCs Inside Passage, north section (mostly)

    Bruce,

    that photo is actually from September--blueberries are gone, but so are the bugs. Mostly... But it's easy enough to camp ashore on those slabs of granite. Just be in the tent before that...
  49. Re: Fire-Drake Does BCs Inside Passage, north section (mostly)

    So, when are you PNW guys (and ex-PNW Singapore guys like McMullen) going to come over to Lake Huron for some salt-free, tide-free, hassle-free sailing? July is perfect for a Georgian Bay cruise!...
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    Re: A Phoenix III on Lake Nipigon

    OK, the thread is restored post-Photobucket. Kind of a good excuse to re-live the trip a bit, actually. Well, enjoy!

    Tom
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