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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Thanks for the pictures Ian. She’s coming along nicely. It will be rewarding to get full length planks out. I’ll have to see if we can get that Sika291 Wood colour here.
    It’s great that Covid...
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    Re: Kotik, Kotik, Kotik!

    So much stuff. Can’t have enough lockers by the looks. When the time comes I’ll be looking back here to make sure I haven’t forgotten to take account of my stuff. I remember my last boat the stuff...
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    Re: Raptor plastic nails and staples

    I use raptor plastics for glue ups when positioning is crucial and I can dispense with screws and the soldering iron to get em out. Perimeter and field of large panels such as cabin-top was a good...
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    Re: Kotik, Kotik, Kotik!

    Good to see you having a great time Ian. That bridge must have been some climb. Doubt I’d make it!
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Thanks for the video Greg. A video gives a much better sense of scale, your mum will be happy. Things are coming along very nicely. I wish I had some of your finesse with details but as you know a...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I’m attaching my handrails with csk head screws from inside cabin through the deck beams so then it’s flush inside. Only prob is guessing where the screws go through :( Epoxy will be my choice of...
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    Re: Gartside # 207

    Congratulations Thomas, she looks fantastic. Thanks for the launch photos. Now for retirement and sailing her full time. ��
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    Re: "Margaret" Grey Seal by Iain Oughtred

    thanks for the compliments Jim. I’m 5’10” + and can sit comfortably in the aft part of cabin where I have the quarter berths/seats. Any other questions please don’t hesitate
    I just found sail area =...
  9. Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    Condolences to Walt’s family. I enjoyed following along this thread and it’s a shame he didn’t get to complete it. May he Rest In Peace. Good Bye Walt.
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    I see them now Ian. Setting up those planking battens looks like fun :o

    Lucky you’re not building an epoxy boat with that weather. Next you’ll get icebergs.
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Can’t see pictures in #95 Ian, but I can in other posts up the page ????
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    It must be a relief to have your timber sorted and the transom looks really good. I can’t imagine what a workout your tape measure is getting!!! I’ve gone and bought a Moto Guzzi so it’ll be a...
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    Re: Kotik, Kotik, Kotik!

    Love that first photo on #959. Good news about the motor, can Alison start it?
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    Re: 24' Len Randell Sloop Rebuild

    Mark aka mazlaysia, you may be better off starting a new thread, you’ll get more exposure if you phrase it correctly.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Hi Alex, question for you.. I looked back at your deck non-skid (Kiwi Grip) application post in #580 and I was wondering if you apply it over your normal topcoat or the undercoat? Do you apply the...
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    Re: Fitting Out for Smallish Boat Cruising

    One advantage of the through-cabin mast is that it’ll stay put while you deal with stays etc. I’ll read through the rest of this thread for more tips I can steal. Happy cruising Bruce.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Congrats Alex, may you have many enjoyable voyages in her. You’ve done a fine job
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    By geez Ian, all the boats you’ve built over the years worth of experience seems to have come to nought with this boat. You’ve certainly started a new curve of learning it seems. I hope you have some...
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    Re: Building a cape henry 21 gaff cutter.

    I had to laugh at that last photo Pablo. Take the boys out for a sail but they bought their electronics along too. T’is the day and age. At least we can appreciate the surroundings in your photos
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Looking very special Greg. That’s a lucky boat to have found you.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    looking fantastic - you’ll have a great time at Pt Townsend. That cabin looks very snug, I can imagine brewing a coffee and looking out at surroundings.

    Is that a tricolour at mast head Alex?...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Just be aware Alex, that is the glue that foams when it has a gap to expand into or out of. The expanded foamy residue doesn’t have much strength so your wood needs to be a good fit. I used it on my...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Must feel good to have the keel done. That glue was made for steamed members, means not waiting for timber to dry out. Best of luck for sorting your timber search Ian.
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Always someone to rain on your parade but I see his point looking back. Do we have to wait for an answer Greg?

    I see, he’s gonna fit the roof panels in between beams then one last over the top. :D
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    Re: Mast step/floors repair

    Thats exactly it but better. Ask him to put a thread on it so you can put your heavy weather mast in:D
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    No, a real carved snakes head, when I first saw photo it resembled a snake about to strike.
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    Re: Repairing keel separation

    Are there bolts in there? Do you have the plans? Maybe shoot someone who’s building/built one a query? I’d be getting it swelled before tightening bolts too.
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    Re: Nav light positioning

    Steve , I did think of lightboards but my rigging doesn’t line up well enough for/aft and the wiring…. that’s a big prob with a trailersailer. Batteries , hmmmm, with water…hmmmm

    Not a lot of...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    That tiller needs a cobras head. Nicely done.
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    Re: Nav light positioning

    One prob with bow is that the arcs won’t be correct. Also they’ll be dunked fairly regularly.
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    Re: Mast step/floors repair

    With the partners, could you turn up ( hopefully you have access to a lathe) a rebated collar to epoxy into existing so that lip is on top.
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    Re: Nav light positioning

    I know what you mean about lights at night Greg. I believe one should could keep a good lookout cos the other guy prob can’t see you - bit like riding a motorbike

    No pulpit.
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    Re: Nav light positioning

    Both good points Dave & Peter, I hadn’t thought about it that much, glad I asked.
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    Re: Nav light positioning

    I’m having heaps of trouble posting, any one else?

    ”you don’t have permission, refresh” etc etc

    it sorta times out in about 30 seconds
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    Nav light positioning

    I bought these lights

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    i have three places I could fit them and 80% decided on the after cabin-side

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    for a couple of reasons. I’m just after any ones experience with this...
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    When I say “don’t interrupt surveyor” what I mean is don’t constantly ask questions and extend the time of his job. He’ll start getting annoyed and cut short looking where he should. Just be around...
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    My alarm bells would be ringing…..”such a nice man” course he is, trying to open your wallet. “Got another boat” easy said.

    immediate suspicions from photos , half arsed paint work, mess in...
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    X2^. Excellent, straight-to-the-point just like his book
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    Re: An Ilur in New York

    Steam bending frames in and riveting them does not fit the epoxy-builders code of ethics. “Seal all wood and lessen the numbers of piercings”

    Stick to the designers scantlings - do not put extra...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    how does “vell-Sue” fit or “vell-sew” . My OCD has settled almost! :D I’ve got Eric pretty good
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Eric, hope I don’t seem rude but how do you pronounce your surname, it’s doing my head in every time Ian’s thread pops up.
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    Re: What Glue for Plywood Keel Mold?

    I made a 9’ long ballast 1150# mould from 2 layers of 3/4” ply sealed with engine high temp sealant. Joins we’re just butted and overlapped with next layer, copiously screwed. Painted inside with...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Ian, you’ve prob thought of this but I was wondering if it’s possible to get in touch with a sawmill (do they still exist?) to go through their scrap pile for green offcuts? May take a fair bit of...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Looks like this build is harder than you’d imagined Ian, what with finding good timber to use. How many times have you looked longingly at the epoxy bottles? :D

    Once you turn it upright are there...
  45. Re: Mast Boots for Trailer-sailed Boats with Cabins

    exactly hence my reply in #13. Steve your picture helps me modify my reply about putting a tabernacle for main mast;.doesn’t need to be very tall if mast is swung forward,. I don’t believe masts need...
  46. Re: Mast Boots for Trailer-sailed Boats with Cabins

    Why not a compression post and ditch the boot? Shorten the mast for handling and storage and trailering - gotta be a win-win.

    p.s. And no messin with the boot when you rig. Are you leaving the...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    That dinghy looks as though it s made to fit Chris, great score.
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Looks fantastic Alex even if it’s only a work boat finish. Lucky you stood back a bit to take photos :D Should be a stand out at the boat show, good luck. That cockpit is twice the size of some 35’ rs
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Impressive Greg, they look like they’re lining up perfectly. Not much fairing to be done.
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    Re: Gartside nr 203

    Thanks for video Ensio. Beautiful boat and looks great for day sailing. Does that electric motor run off a battery under the deck?
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