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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    My understanding is that the southbound ebb current lasts longest near Whidby Island, so hug that shore on the way to PT. Northbound, the recommended route takes you outside the islands (King...
  2. Re: What is your favorite treatment for oar leathers?

    For treating the leather, I use Neatsfoot oil, but for lubrication when rowing I use plain old Vaseline. It doesn't appear to soften the leather so I can re-apply as often as I like on a long or...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Alex, if you're doing the Classic and Port Townsend shows, go for the hat trick and do Deer Harbor Sept 5 to 7. If you enter the US at Roche, it's right on your way anyway. I haven't been to it...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    It's been a few years, what with Covid and all, but the last time I entered from through Port Townsend it was strictly an 8 to 4 office, a sub-set of the Port Angeles office. I was told that if I...
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    Re: Copper nails,roves,Canada?

    I ordered from Tendercraft, in Ontario I think) and received the order promptly. And you can reach them by phone if you have questions.

    Jamie
  6. Thread: Meranti

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    Re: Meranti

    No idea why it happened David. It came from a dealer I trust. I would, and have, bought from them again but the experience put me off that brand.

    Jamie

    PS Hope to see you at a boatshow...
  7. Thread: Meranti

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    Re: Meranti

    I bought some Aquatek a few years ago. After I cut the pieces to size they sat in my shed for a while. We had some wet weather and the pieces delaminated despite being out of the rain.

    When I...
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    Re: GA Boats Snowshoe 12

    I've just finished covering my Blackfly dinghy with dacron. Amazing how it shrinks up tight - I thought I'd messed up the whole boat but it looked great by the time I was done. Started to apply the...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    +1 on the hammocks.

    Jamie
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    Re: Name this type of Norwegian Boat please

    There's Devlin's Oysta, 25 feet and similar in appearance?
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    I do something similar to Ben but I use a closed fairlead and leave the anchor line rigged all the time. I can set the anchor entirely from the cockpit. I only have to leave it when recovering,...
  12. Thread: What Paint?

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    Re: What Paint?

    +1 on Marshall's Cove! Easy to use, good finish and not finicky as to temperature - if cooler it will just take a little longer but dries the same. Mineral Spirits will thin it, if needed, and when...
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    Re: Help on lofting a Davis boat

    For their history, there's a monograph on Davis Boats by Marty Loken, copyright held by The Center for Wooden Boats. It has lines and offsets for the 14 footer but not much on how they went...
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    Re: Question about wood species

    I'm a big fan of Douglas fir. A lot easier to get, works easily, loves glue and lasts well.

    Jamie
  15. Re: Checking keel bolts and copper plank fastenings.

    I bought a smaller wooden boat that was about 35 years old. The nuts and washers on top of the keelbolts were steel and very corroded, the seam at the keel was opening slightly. One of the steel...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    Hi Ben! Still hobbling around, but at least the herniated disk that made me so useless in the capsizes is fixed. I plan to call on you sometime, maybe in 2023 when we plan to travel to Nova Scotia....
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    FWIW, I have been using tarps for over 20 years. At first it wasn't very satisfactory, but since I made a ridgepole, I have had no problems. The Chebacco has a mast near each end, so I made posts...
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    Re: I know nothing: VHF, GPS or VHF/GPS?

    My first electronic aid was a VHF, no DSC option then but you probably can't buy one without, now. The other one that followed was a Garmin 72. Both of these run on AA batteries which is perfect...
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    Re: Oar leathering variations

    Any craft shops for leather should have a scrap bin (I think Tandy Leather may only exist online now, but the old location here in Victoria still operates under a new name.) Or try google - I found...
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    Re: Good 6 Ft Dinghy?

    Has anyone mentioned Paul Garside's six foot dinghy? https://store.gartsideboats.com/collections/rowboats-and-a-pedal-boat/products/6-ft-plywood-pram-dinghy-design-97

    Jamie
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    Re: Good 6 Ft Dinghy?

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    Re: What oil or grease goes in this oil cup?

    I use Morris K99 water resistant grease. I also bought a remote greaser after hiring a narrowboat on the canals and seeing how they did it. Grease can be obtained from...
  23. Re: anybody know of a book that discusses rig proportions for gaff rigged working ves

    I have a spare copy of Gaff Rig by Leather, sent you a PM with my phone number if you're interested - I'm less than 30 minutes from you.

    Jamie
  24. Thread: Prop Pullin

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    Re: Prop Pullin

    I had the same problem, but a boat builder friend (a professional) used a bronze drift and a hammer and it popped off with a couple of taps on the back of the hub.

    Jamie
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    Re: Dory atability

    I owned a Bolger light dory (Gloucester Gull) for a while, it was very tippy until I was seated, then it was pretty stable. Pretty much a boat for one person, but fast and fun to row. I haven't...
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    Re: Warped hatches on Kayak

    I would ask someone like Guillemot Kayaks before doing anything irreversible.

    However, my uninformed idea is to try a pair of stiffeners on the underside with the bottom of the stiffeners going...
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    Re: 1/4" Marine Ply Instead of Cedar

    Redwood doesn't grow in BC. We have red and yellow cedar, both still available although good quality is getting harder and more expensive to find.
    On a trip south, we didn't see any redwood trees...
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    Re: 1/4" Marine Ply Instead of Cedar

    Apologies, I didn't realize you were in Calgary when I posted my first reply - for some reason I thought you were in the US. In Calgary, you might try the Cedar Shop - that's where we bought the...
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    Re: 1/4" Marine Ply Instead of Cedar

    Westwind Hardwod is local to me, I've never bought cedar from them but my Chebacco was built with their plywood - good outfit and I see they can mill your strips for you. Worth a call.

    If the...
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    Re: Fiberglass truck camper modification

    Contact Bigfoot directly. I have a 35 year old Bigfoot camper and wanted information so I could place a roof rack on it. This was just after the new owners resurrected the company so the...
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    Re: Inexpensive 'Track Saw'

    I had one of those, good rig. I still use the aluminum extrusions, but the joining clamp seems to have gone walkabout.

    Jamie
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    I can tell what NOT to do - I have a Chamberlain dory skiff partly built. I thought that since my boards had been drying for years I would go for tight seams and rely on the wood to wood joint to...
  33. Re: Living with an inboard...gasoline vs. diesel?

    My Atkins' Florence Oakland fits that design description. It had a gas engine, a Dolphin, that was very compact but when I couldn't get parts any longer I replaced it with an old Farymann 7 hp with...
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    Re: Brooklyn Mower Dory Build

    I have the same shrinking issue on a dory skiff that I've been stalled on for some time, gaps have appeared between the bottom planks. I'm debating whether to add splines or just rely on the cotton...
  35. Re: How to attach Broad plank ti wine glass transom

    Walt Simmons addresses this in his book "Lapstrake Boatbuilding Volume 2" (pages 74-75 in my copy). He changes the setting on his thickness planer as the board goes through, ending up with a 1/2"...
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    Re: CPES in Canada?

    I've used System Three's S-1 sealer over yellow and red cedars, it has worked well. The cedar didn't take paint well, and the first attempt with the paint manufacturer's sealer peeled in under a...
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    Re: Dipstick oil extraction pump

    I've used one of these, I found it easier than a vacuum system and it got more oil out. It was also easier to clean up afterwards (I wanted both to be clean because both were borrowed and hope to...
  38. Re: Looking for plans to replace my Bolger Pointy Skiff

    Google Danny Greene's Chameleon, 10' 4" long, can be built to nest or full size. I don't own one but a friend does and it rows and sails well, seems to carry a good load.

    Jamie
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    Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Gib, you can get all that stuff in Victoria. Phone me if you need more.

    Jamie
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    Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    I'd like to offer a second opinion on the click buckles. I've used the identical method on the hatches on the rear deck of my Chebacco for 20 years. The first 15 years saw some very active service....
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    Re: Worldwide Classic Boat Show

    Hey Alex, Fire Drake looks pretty good in there.

    563 boats when I looked about an hour ago. Watched Tom Cunliffe's presentation today, he gave good value as always - worth the price of the ticket...
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    Re: gluing leather

    Paul Gartside's way, from the FAQ on his website: http://www.gartsideboats.com/faq/oar-leathers.html

    I followed his instructions and had no trouble, first time. Wouldn't do it any other way now...
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    Re: Favorite Pram less than 8 feet

    +1 on the Elegant Punt. Mine is 23 years old, showing wear now but still holding up. Weight when new was 50 pounds.

    A buddy and I are building two Geodesic Airolite prams, the Blackfly. No...
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    Re: Lacing vs Robands Again

    +1 for Nick/Ian's back and forth method. I have used this for several years on my "Florence Oakland" schooner and it works a treat.

    On the other point, keeping the luff tight to the mast, I found...
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    Re: Budget skin on frame pack canoe

    I'm in the middle of building a Geodesic Airolite dacron covered pram. I've been told that heat-shrink dacron is different from that used for sails, could be wrong but if you plan to shrink it to...
  46. Re: Refractory cement as a mold for pouring lead ingots

    Just a thought, be very careful cutting that propane tank. My son's father-in-law was cutting a fuel drum (he thought it had held diesel but it was gas) with a cutting wheel when it exploded,...
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    Re: Learning to Deal With Tides

    My bad, that's using the language a bit too loosely. It's how I think of it to myself although you're right, it's only north/south if the compass is oriented that way (I was thinking of the line on...
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    Re: Learning to Deal With Tides

    Eyeballing is what people do most of the time - but we call it "conning" so it sounds cooler.

    To eyeball effectively you will want charts so you can identify the islands. Along with your charts,...
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    Re: Bedding compound conundrum

    If you're not worried about taking it apart, consider 3M 5200. It cleans up easily (before it cures) with mineral spirits. Whether mineral spirits will interfere with epoxy or something else is...
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    Re: Learning to Deal With Tides

    You should carry at least the minimum required by the Coastguard - both for safety and because they may "board" you and check - I've been stopped by both US and Canadian Coastguards (and passed...
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