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    Re: Outboard Skiff (back to the drawing board)

    Thanks Jim_Cricket, that looks just about perfect. I will definitely get the book.
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    Re: Outboard Skiff (back to the drawing board)

    Jim Cricket, That's probably the closest to what I am looking for out of all others suggested. I will definitely looking into Culler's designs. Thanks.
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    Re: Outboard Skiff (back to the drawing board)

    "Skiff Man", thank you for the helpful hints on my drawing.
    "Breakaway", that's a nice boat but not what I'm looking for.
    "Koederfischgriller", The Culler V bottom skiff looks interesting but I...
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    Re: Outboard Skiff (back to the drawing board)

    OK, it's clear that most of you think that designing a flat bottom skiff is a bad idea, so show me some designs that you think might be better, only make sure they adhere to the following criteria....
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    Re: Outboard Skiff (back to the drawing board)

    Nick, I think that would be a problem if it were made of plywood. The Elon Jessup and the boat I am designing is a 5 plank lapstrake, so there is no problem forming those curves.
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    Re: Outboard Skiff (back to the drawing board)

    Wizbang 13, It's a good suggestion and would probably make a much nicer boat, but there is something to be said for the simplicity of the flat-bottom skiff. Easy build easy maintenance, easy...
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    Re: Atkin "Elon Jessup" Outboard Skiff

    Don, that is a beautiful boat. Certainly a possibility. Here is a link to a thread I started in the "Design and Plans" section of this forum. ...
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    Re: Outboard Skiff (back to the drawing board)

    I'm thinking a 10 HP outboard. I'm not too interested in this boat for rowing -I have other boats that fill that niche.

    So, I have a rough draft for you critique. I think the sheer might be a...
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    Outboard Skiff (back to the drawing board)

    I recently bought some plans for the Atkin Co. "Elon Jessup" Skiff. I have been looking for plans for an outboard skiff, that I could build and leave up in Maine on my father-in-law's property which...
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    Re: Atkin "Elon Jessup" Outboard Skiff

    OK, well, I think I need to start a new post in the "Design and Plans" part of this forum, as I clearly need to go back to the drawing board.
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    Re: Atkin "Elon Jessup" Outboard Skiff

    Thanks for your comments "Skiff Man" I was actually thinking of flattening the bottom at the bow end too, and, as you suggest, widening the transom a tad. Looking at the two examples you linked to,...
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    Atkin "Elon Jessup" Outboard Skiff

    I’ve been looking for a design for a traditionally built skiff. My father-in-law has a place on the water in Maine and I want to build a boat I can leave there, so we don’t have to trail a boat with...
  13. Re: First Boat Build: Northern White Cedar vs Atlantic White Cedar?

    Northern white is tougher and steam bends easier, but I think Atlantic is lighter.
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    Re: My Oselvar Faering Project

    I think it's great that you are carving the garboards. I steam bent mine. If I were building my faering now, I would almost certainly carve them. I love the hollowing you achieve with carving them -...
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    Re: Stay tensioners

    I guess I am just going to have to try it out on the boat itself. I tried it the way you show it and it didn't seem to draw in enough line, but it might be another situation altogether on the boat....
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    Re: Stay tensioners

    OK, I think I got it now.

    http://www.danieloates.com/wp-content/uploads/Needle.jpg

    The knob acts as a cam and tightens the shroud. Turns out I probably don't need the notch that the strop is...
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    Re: Stay tensioners

    OK, so I have a couple of questions. Referring to the image you posted Nick....
    1.Does the needle mortise and tenon through the toggle and is wedged like a hammer head?
    2.Is this the point where...
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    Re: Stay tensioners

    If a cleat is too slow, maybe one of these instead. The combination of the toggle and the shroud needle would be pretty fast don't you think?
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    Re: Stay tensioners

    The idea is that you pull the shroud down to a cleat and set the initial tension. Then pull up the shroud needle which kinks the line and tightens it. Letting the needle drop, puts slack in the line...
  20. Thread: Wet bending

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    Re: Wet bending

    Pine doesn't respond well to steam bending - steaming and heating will have little effect. You were right to do it without heat. The Gunwales on fearings bend in without heat and the tension on those...
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    Re: Stay tensioners

    Here is my version of the same thing. I steam bent some white oak for some custom chairs I was working on about a year ago and I had some left-over parts. They are a little different but they work...
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    Re: Stay tensioners

    Looking closer at the picture you posted Nick, they seem to work a little differently than the picture of the ones I posted. On the ones I posted, the line passes through the shroud needle and wraps...
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    Re: Stay tensioners

    They work like a lever, putting a kink in the line as it is pulled vertical, thus making the line effectively shorter by two or three inches.
    "Shroud needles" thank you for that.
    And yes...
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    Stay tensioners

    I made some deadeyes for my boat recently to tension the mast stays. They are not really in character with my faering but they work well and look pretty cool. Looking around a Norse boat website the...
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    Re: prettiest boat under 20 feet

    Well of course I have to nominate my own faering.

    http://www.danieloates.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Daniel-Oates-Faering-Launch-13.jpg
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    Re: My Oselvar Faering Project

    Oh, this is great. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress. As you know, I posted on this forum my "Oselvar" build, and like you I did not have any proper plans. What I ended up with, is not...
  27. Thread: Norse Boat

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    Re: Norse Boat

    Today I did a little work on this boat by cutting up some white oak crooks which will be used for frames. I have about 8 more of these to process this weekend and then I'll leave them to dry. They're...
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    Re: Wooden rope stropped blocks

    The Sheaves are made of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethelene (UHMW) The pins are Bronze.
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    Re: Wooden rope stropped blocks

    I'm reviving an old thread here but rather than start a new one I thought I would add to this one. Here are a few blocks I'm working on right now.
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    Re: My Strandebarmer Faering Project

    Congratulations, she looks absolutely beautiful. These faerings are nice to row - they just slip through the water with surprisingly little wake.
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    Re: My faering needs a sail.

    UPDATE.

    Well, they're not finished yet, but they are close. I wanted to try them out this weekend, but there was absolutely no wind. So I concerned myself with tweaking the rigging. The jib needs...
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    Re: My Strandebarmer Faering Project

    The tar stains don't look bad - they add character. The whole boat is looking really great. You must be close to being able to launch her, at least as a row boat. Any plans for a sail?
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    Re: My Strandebarmer Faering Project

    Your oar looms look quite thin compared to those of an Oselvar. I finished my second set for my boat this summer and the loom at the handle measures 3 1/2" X 3". Despite their clunky appearance,...
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    Re: Baja coast sailing video

    This is what it's all about.
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    Re: Tarring hemp

    No, I've decided not to tar the bolt rope on these sails.
    You know, most people, including myself, are not very familiar with many of the materials, techniques and practices of truly traditional...
  36. Thread: Tarring hemp

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    Re: Tarring hemp

    On further reading about this subject, I came across this passage in "The Art of the Sailor" by Hervey Garrett Smith. on page 100 "Tarred hemp bolt-rope should always be used for roping, never cotton...
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    Re: Danish double-ender project in Gloucester, MA

    I'm going to be tanning my cotton sails when I finish them and I have looked into how it was done. Get yourself a large galvanized tub from "Tractor Supply Co" a 5 gallon plastic bucket, a couple of...
  38. Thread: Tarring hemp

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    Re: Tarring hemp

    I am beginning to think my japan dryer has gone bad - these test pieces with the dryer are taking awfully long to dry. How long does this stuff remain effective?
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    Re: Tarring hemp

    Here's a concoction I found in Brion Toss' book "Rigger's Apprentice" He calls it Slush and recommends using it on served galvanized rigging. He does not mention using it on hemp but i figure it is...
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    Re: My Strandebarmer Faering Project

    Yeh, bending in the gunwale was even scarier than bending the garboards. Before you do it, it's hard to imagine that something that thick is going to bend enough without exploding the sheer strake....
  41. Re: Using plastic for framing instead of oak with Louis Sauzedde

    Wouldn't there also be the problem of the planking rotting in those spots, if moisture between the frame and the plank can't evaporate?
  42. Thread: Tarring hemp

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    Re: Tarring hemp

    I was just reading some passages from the Sailmaker's Apprentice by Emiliano Marino for enlightenment on another subject regarding this sail, when I came across this on page 181. - The reason I was...
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    Re: Tarring hemp

    I guess I was misled. I read an article some time back and it talked about tarring the bolt rope. Anyway, that is not what I did on my last hand sewn sail. I dug out an old photo of that sail for you...
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    Re: Tarring hemp

    Wow, that's fast drying. Would you mind giving up the formula?
    The stiffening of the rope around the sail might be a problem, but I think it's actually a good thing as far as the grommets are...
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    Re: Tarring hemp

    I roped the last hand sewn sail I made for my first boat, so I have some experience in what you are talking about with the edge tension. You just have to keep checking your progress as you sew to...
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    Re: Tarring hemp

    OK, I'm going to do a test with the pine tar, linseed oil and turpentine mixture with a little japan dryer added. I will let you know how long it takes to dry and how waterproof it is.
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    Re: Tarring hemp

    I am working on set of sails made of Dacron, but I put those aside for a while and started work on another set that I'm hand sewing using 10 oz cotton army duck. I know it is really too heavy for my...
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    Tarring hemp

    I've been trying to find out the best way to tar hemp rope. I'm going to be using it to rope the sail I am currently working on as well as on some of the rigging. The stuff I am working with is 5/16"...
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    Re: My Strandebarmer Faering Project

    Thanks for those links - lots of interesting stuff.
    I haven't really been focused on the new boat project for a while. About the only thing I have done since I last posted was to attach the stems....
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    Re: My Strandebarmer Faering Project

    Faering, What a great job! I've been away from this forum for quite a few months so I haven't seen the progress on this boat. Really excellent work. I love the details you talk about in this thread -...
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