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  1. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    One thought: when I was considering building a Stir Ven 19, I asked Mr. Vivier about installing a wooden centerboard in lieu of the specified steel board. He was quite positive about it. If the...
  2. Re: New river cruise out of S.F. Bay will tour Northern California for 8 days

    Watch out, Rick - with housing prices what they are, you might find that private berth in the bilge booked every night. Friends running Air BnBs tell me that they just can't raise prices fast or...
  3. Re: Handmade boart - Part went missing. Mast to boom ideas?

    Handmade Boart, you say?

    https://c.tenor.com/bWH1fY1IcREAAAAC/bart-simpson-lisa-simpson.gif
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    Re: A Seil in California

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    Re: A Seil in California

    Last one before returning to regularly scheduled wooden boat content:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52255014021_8f693f40ca_c.jpg
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    Re: A Seil in California

    It does not feel close! I refuse to even contemplate a finish date. I am having too much building, and recently also having too much fun not building:
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    Re: A Seil in California

    I doubt anyone in this crowd will believe me, but I went up North with no intention to drag my poor wife and extended family through wooden boat dorkdom. We were there for just a few days for a...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Limited progress, interrupted by a fantastic trip up to Seattle and Port Townsend. Before we left I glued the outwales in place:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52239342010_665373fff7_c.jpg

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    Re: A Seil in California

    Jeff, the boat we took out on that last trip is a 1982 Catalina Capri 14.2. Here she is pulled up in the cove near the campsite. (That submerged rotted stump just off the port quarter was a perfect...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Thanks John! They are an homage to Jeff Spicoli of Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/vans.jpg


    I'm hoping to glue down the g-10 keel...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    As a new boatbuilder, I fret over the bits I can't see. For example: is that much squeeze-out really enough? What does the inside of that joint look like? Two recent opportunities for...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Spicer Meadows Reservoir, off Hwy 4.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50464366896_f842d27cec_o.png

    This is the second time I've been. Unlike our previous trip (documented back on page 3 of...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    I had a great weekend out sailing with a buddy on a Sierra reservoir:
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Thank you all for your very sensible advice. I like the idea of just recessing the pintle straps into the core of the rudder and will go with that. $200 saved!
    I had the idea that I'd both glass...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    Neat data, but most of all CUTE KID!
    How well does he tolerate the life jacket? We had a tough time finding anything comfortable for them at that age. Once they got a bit bigger, they seemed...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    I wonder if anyone would share some opinions on rudder hardware. Mr. Vivier spec's Classic Marine pintles:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52213972801_17036356cd_o.png

    And gudgeons:...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Decisions indeed. The thought of turbulence-inducing wood strips protruding below the hull by as much as 5/8" has kept me up at night. Rick, you make the G-10 option look very compelling. If you...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Thank you all for the quick replies. I can see from your unanimity that this is not one of my better ideas. Even Tom agrees!

    The skeg is a solid piece of hardwood. It has yet to be fitted or...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Where the top of the sheerstrake meets the transom one leaves a 10 mm space for the rubrail. These joints are going to be very visible. When I first laid down the plank I was dismayed to see an...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    The sheer strakes are on.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52212544735_713204b75c_c.jpg

    ! In a perfect world, I would have liked to have the boat flipped over so that I could better eye the...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Thanks for the picture, Rick! It's great food for thought. I have been calling all over but can't find any Pennant Topside paint locally. Where did you get yours? Duckworks looks to be my best...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    We flew to Rarotonga for a stupendously great vacation in July 2014. We loved everything about the island (and nearby Aitutaki): welcoming people, superb and varied hiking, easy access everywhere...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Very good points, Rick and Tom. At the moment I'm leaning toward painting at least the exterior in the System III "Bainbridge White", which the color-sighted members of my household assure me is...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    You might want to take a look at this gem of a thread:

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?117455-Arctic-Tern-Electric-Power

    It's a shame the pictures are down- he did really clean work...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Those are some inspiring boats!
    Good find on the further color options for System 3. Looks like I should give them a call. I think the custom surcharge is closer to $40 per gallon, still very...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Sure does, Jeff! I have it down to this now:

    Day 1: Assemble matching set of strakes with thickened epoxy in puzzle joints.
    Day 2: Flatten glued joints (a sharp very very finely set block plane...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Thank you all for the ideas. Just when a clear consensus emerges, Tom blows it up! I'm leaning toward Rick's suggested System III LPU, which seems to combine a lot of good features. I wish it came...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Thanks, all, for the thoughts on epoxy. I am making great progress hanging strakes:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52198302323_8415ce00cd_c.jpg

    When I see that picture I'm struck by the...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Your underwater pictures brought back a whole world of memories. Thanks for taking us along!

    - James
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    Looks like first rate work! I think you’ll find the motor very rewarding. Just yesterday, as I cut the bevels for the second plank in the motorless sail and or boat I’m devoting so much time and...
  31. Re: Day-sailing an Ilur along MA coast (and NE in general), is it a good idea?

    Whoops! Goes to show what I know, and sorry for stepping on any toes. Clint is of course entirely correct in his description of the benefit of a kit. I can see from some pictures of Ilur builds that...
  32. Re: Day-sailing an Ilur along MA coast (and NE in general), is it a good idea?

    I can't advise on the region or the boat (thought I want one, too) but wanted to chime in to support the idea of using CNC parts. I am currently assembling the hull of my Vivier-designed Seil from...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Everyone in the house got COVID, and that slowed progress a bit. We're all fine - have been all along, really - but between the isolation-necessitated total lack of outside childcare and fatigue and...
  34. Re: What do folks here recommend for a replacement table saw fence?

    Like the rest of sophi32’s posts, this one was copied verbatim from another forum

    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?262650-Replacement-table-saw-fence-faces

    sophi32, please take a minute...
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    Re: Fiberglassing the hull in a carport

    My mistake! It is $6.00 if you can accept the digital format. Even as someone who loves printed books, I think this one is short enough that you can get by with the digital copy.
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Thanks Chris! I am not going to glue that joint and will trust in screws and fillets.

    Meanwhile:

    Beveling bulkheads. The sole mold makes this easy:...
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    Re: Fiberglassing the hull in a carport

    As a fellow fiberglass novice I will make a recommendation against using peel ply here, particularly if itís your first time trying this stuff. I just used it for a few small joints and struggled to...
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    Re: Cordless sander recommendations

    sophi32 is up to something unpleasant. Every one of their posts is copied verbatim from the internet:

    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?298305-Cordless-sander-recommendations

    I’d be...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Thanks, Chris. The mystery of bulkhead 8 will have to wait for a few days until I return to the boat. I’m sure you’re right that any errors are mine and not the jig’s. It has been quite accurate.
    I...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Transoms, bulkheads, and forms are (mostly) attached to the strong back:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52148837967_5743ef070c_c.jpg
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    Re: Current thoughts on laser levels

    I had mine out today to plumb the transoms on the building jig.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52150056554_e32293dc68_c.jpg

    Absolutely worth the $70 I paid for this one, which levels...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Thanks, Chris, for the notes on the boat and for the charming video. I'm glad to hear you are happy with her! I am indeed currently constructing the case. I hear you loud and clear about the...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    I opted not to worry about the inner face, both for want of time before I hope to mount the transoms on the jig and because I'm not entirely confident where I'll be applying glue. I thought about...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Fantastic- a fellow builder of this boat! Thank you for the pictures and the ideas. I was just bemoaning my inability to store the glued strakes when you pointed out that the beam will serve. What...
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    Re: Current thoughts on laser levels

    I picked up one of these a while ago (sadly they are no longer listed as available). I have found it quite useful and have never had any reason to doubt its accuracy:
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Great progress in the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Lady Liberty $15,000 Payout Memorial Boat House

    Three coats of varnish on the transoms:...
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    Re: Building a Ross Lillistone First Mate

    Congratulations on the new future crew! It's great to see you back at it already. Keep us posted on your trip.

    - James
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    Re: A Seil in California

    I'll finish rounding but wait to countersink or drill flats until I have the real hardware on hand. I'm happy with how they came out, though next time I would wait until I have them split to drill...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Thanks for the reply, John - I am sure you are right. I'll pick up the kit on Friday and report definitively then.

    For now: thumb cleats! These will attach to the top of the gunwales near the...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Just chiming in to say thanks for all the photos and particularly the information about the use of cedar for the sole. I'm planning to use it for the boat I'm currently building (it is also...
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