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  1. Re: Where does the drainplug go on a skiff? Devlin detail.

    I would glass over them and trim them. Can't see that failing. All methods should work. I don't see how the pored option would be better, as it would have to be a glued in plug at this point. I...
  2. Where does the drainplug go on a skiff? Devlin detail.

    I am finishing up an Oulichan 13, which is the smaller version of the Devlin Candlefish 16, that more people seem to have built. I am puzzled as to where the drain goes at the transom. It seems to...
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    Re: Lee wants a new trimaran design...

    If you are building a trimaran, in wood, it's crazy not to do a stressform boat. I built an ama for my 24 footer, it was 20 foot long, in 20 hours. 5 evenings 2 hours ish, and 10 hours over a...
  4. Thread: Flour?

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    Re: Flour?

    I still wouldn't do it. It wastes a ton of epoxy. If you use micro balloons, they are not absorbent,and they are hollow, and you will get twice the yield, and less weight, and the result is a...
  5. Re: Opinions on CLC (John Harris) 10'6" Nesting Expedition Dinghy

    Interesting design, they really know how to make the details suggest everything is very well thought out.

    I built a 24 foot cruising trimaran once, and it is a great daysailer, but one day I was...
  6. Re: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen

    The reality is other countries have laxer gun laws in certain respects than the US. So for instance throughout much of Europe, a silencer (legal term) is routine, and you can just buy one for what...
  7. Re: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen

    What it means has already been decided in a series of recent decisions. Heller and McDonald, mainly. Heller said 1) firearms and today's pistols are protected under 2A; 2) Militia is not the state...
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    Re: Texas School shooting, on week on

    The real difference is that in America, people really want to kill each other. In Canada, we don't. But in Canada a few years back (economics have changed, not the laws), you could go into a...
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    Re: Texas School shooting, on week on

    When people say assault rifles presumably they mostly are after AR15s.

    1) Is it the case that:

    Banning such rifles would largely mean banning the receiver, as all the other components are...
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    Re: Texas School shooting, on week on

    That is interesting, particularly placed next to the idea that there is a huge representational imbalance between dem senators and repubs.
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    Re: Movies and television: good guys with guns

    I hate that, particularly movies that spend the last 20 minutes on people blasting away at each other, in the open, full auto, short range.

    That said, despite the definition of an assault rifle...
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    Re: Movies and television: good guys with guns

    Well, we don't probably waste a 300 million dollar budget on a movie where the hero gets killed in the first minute of the movie, and that is all there was to it. There is a bias against reality in...
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    Re: Movies and television: good guys with guns

    Didn't we just have a woman with a handgun shoot a goblin with an assault rifle, and stop a potential mass shooting? If we are talking real life, with an armed populous, the possibility someone will...
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    Re: biden and the dems are toast

    Which Republicans?
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    Re: Fiberglassing the hull in a carport

    Thanks for the roll to tip, Todd, I have been doing this with good results for 40 years, but I try to pull the bubble flat, usually from the long side. There is always something new.

    I live on a...
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    Re: Rushton Questions

    If I really wanted to restore that boat, I would take off or secure the lines, and then built a stripper based on it. Nice of you to conserve it for 10 years and keep the history available.
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    Re: Devlin Oolichan 13

    "what people thoughts on skipping taping the outside chines and just using the fiber glass sheathing to hold it together (plus taping the inside)
    have people used a single pack marine enamel before...
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    Re: Devlin Oolichan 13

    Yeah, definitely workboatie. But that is why people like working in them, they don't tire you out with quick motion. Doesn't really make them more durable as the armouring is only skin deep. Most...
  19. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    They are basically canoes, and you can make the rear a transom just so long as it doesn't drag in the water. Basic Multihull shapes, where you doubled the width. Which is where Irens comes in. ...
  20. Re: Displacement designs for solar electric river cruiser, 20 - 25 feet

    I have been thinking of a boat like the OP's. I am used to human propulsion, and sail, so I think a mono would work fine for me, and once you are moving that slowly the advantages of a multihull,...
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    Re: Devlin Oolichan 13

    I would say that the OOlichan is based off the Candlefish 16. I gather the names refer to the same fish. Devlin's naming is weirdly chaotic. I can see how it might happen, but you have to be...
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    Bucket of "water" that cleans up epoxy

    When I was at a work week at the WB School a long time ago, Jim Brown had a bucket of some stuff that was a bit like soapy water, and you could just rinse tools off in it, maybe your hands, or at...
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    Re: The outrigger and proa thread

    Assuming one did not have a trailer large enough to move it, what is the typical approach to moving a boat by commercial mover? And what kind of cost?
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    Re: Pivoting Amas for Sailing Canoes

    If the hulls on Adrenline droop to the front it is a feature not a bug. There is a perfectly fair argument that can be made that they were the greatest multihull designers of all time. They had,...
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    Re: Pivoting Amas for Sailing Canoes

    I didn't have time to run through everything, so I hope this has not already been said. The Gougeons recycled hull shapes a lot, for instance the original amas on Ollie were configured from several...
  26. Re: Nigel Irens' Western Skiff, need drawings,plans, anything!

    I was looking at this boat, and downloaded the plans. I mostly build in S&G, but in this case without the kit, it looks simpler to round out the sections and strip it. The PDF can easily be DXFed,...
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    Re: adapting cutting edge technology

    The biggie is multihulls, they took off when Connor competed in the AC with one in '88. I have been building them in wood for 35+ years, they evolved out of my love of wooden canoes, you look at...
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    Re: Gassing up my Honda

    The part isn't available where I live in time for when I leave. I'd pay twice that for the right part. If the motor works, then I can get the parts after the move, but if it doesn't work, the motor...
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    Gassing up my Honda

    I have an old 15 hp Honda 4 stroke with a square pin for the gas hook-up. It was a pass on, people tend to pass on boats and motors in our harbour. I'd like to see how it runs, or if it runs. I...
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    Re: Why do I subsidize other states?

    At the end of the day, nobody is going to agree on what the perfect principles would be, and politically it seems out of reach to substantially change maters. It is about power and not principle, so...
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    Re: Why do I subsidize other states?

    It isn't clear economically or politically, that people stuffing money at you makes you better off. Politically, there is a tendency for players to orient to the sunshine of the incoming money. ...
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    Re: Epoxy mini pump cleaning

    Postal scales are pretty unbeatable, but I saw a really great expedient epoxy balance once. The epoxy went to the back on the scale's hanging tray. Out to the front the beam was a long Sawzall...
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    Re: Epoxy mini pump cleaning

    People are always looking for weird and toxic ways to clean up epoxy. But the guys at WEST already set us straight on that with the Gougeon soap formula. The reason people reach for the weird is...
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    Re: Thoughts on canoe building books

    One thing I have noticed is a number of big names have made S&G canoes that were dogs and had to be withdrawn, so watch yourselves out there.
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    Re: Thoughts on canoe building books

    I built a canoe like that to a Glen-L design and it was terrible. There were several things wrong with it. But the fact the bows cranked up at the ends was a large part of it. It was a banana. I...
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    Re: Thoughts on canoe building books

    If you take the slightly shallower blue line and strip the hard chines rather than S&G, you get to 82%, drop 238 feet of taping, and replace it with the generally more pleasant work of fitting the...
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    Re: Thoughts on canoe building books

    Double post there.

    I ran some numbers on the above section:

    27547

    The area in relation to the block is 76.3%. While stability in canoe is tough to pin down, that is in a range I would...
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    Re: Thoughts on canoe building books

    One of the best books is canoecraft, though I would avoid the designs, I haven't seen the 2015 revision though. Moore works with Killing and he has a nice 17 foot stripper.

    To get a really great...
  39. Thread: pedal power

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    Re: pedal power

    He was willing to sell the drive plans separately, to me, though I didn't go ahead with it. Mirage was getting big at the time.

    If a person really wants to go slow in shallow water, I think that...
  40. Thread: Energy 48 redo

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    Re: Energy 48 redo

    Doesn't need to be those engines. Or that engine, as they have a single engine option. If you want pure low speed displacement use, and I would, then you can have the same engine you would put in an...
  41. Thread: Energy 48 redo

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    Re: Energy 48 redo

    That 19 is quite a hefty boat, fatter than most canoes, or maybe about the same depending on waterline. But the canoe beam of reference is 14.375% for marathon boats that were dual use camping and...
  42. Thread: Energy 48 redo

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    Re: Energy 48 redo

    "But slow her down to 8-9 knots and the burn rate lowers to well below 2 gph and the range would improve to well over 1,500 nautical miles. What an efficient and beautiful boat this would be to...
  43. Thread: Energy 48 redo

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    Re: Energy 48 redo

    The Energy 48 wasn't really designed as much as winged. Up-sizing a rowboat is not exactly science. I really liked both the 16, and loved the story about the Energy 48 in WB, still have the...
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    Re: Sam Devlin's Candlefish 16 - old vs new design

    I suppose the reasonable explanation is that the boat needs to be wider to deal with the greater weight of 4 strokes, and whatever their different performance may be. However, 2 stokes of the old...
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    Re: http://shoponlineoutboard.com

    Good Points. Since Nissan left the business, I guess they can't hide the model year. Assuming the whole site isn't a front to draw in fools like me.

    I had hoped that the fact they use paypal...
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    Re: Sailmaker vs Sailrite LSZ-1

    When comparing machines one thing to be wary of is claims that the machine will punch through plywood, or sew X number of layers. Some will do that, and many machine easily punch leather, or...
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    Re: Sailmaker vs Sailrite LSZ-1

    Pretty much. That is a place where you don't want to loose tension or you end up with a weak point right where there is a transition. It is sorta like cars: There is two wheel drive; 4 wheel...
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    Re: Wharram Catamarans , discussion required !

    I am not a believer, but...

    Some of his beams have an hourglass shape, and I assume that is to allow the torsional effect you mention.

    However:

    1) You can't just have a spring, it has to...
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    Re: Wharram Catamarans , discussion required !

    That was why I was disappointed when they tossed that approach on some of the more recent hulls, opting for the "foils". Might be an overall better compromise, but it didn't jump out as such to me....
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    Re: Wharram Catamarans , discussion required !

    Speaking of how inefficient the 60 degree V section hulls are, here is an old favourite I dredged for another thread, even this hull has arguably better hydro, and certainly a better section in the...
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