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    Re: A Seil in California

    Gunwales and quarter knees are installed.

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    The boys manager...
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    Re: Lug & Sprit Questions

    The tone of the original post seemed so particular that I couldn't resist looking through his post history. This 20 page thread from 2015 seems pertinent:
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  3. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    Die-hard Aubrey - Maturin geeks might enjoy these essays:

    https://joshuacorey.substack.com/p/the-bow-chaser


    He's a professor of literature or poetry or something. The few that I've read are...
  4. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    The discussion of shaping steel is interesting and also very clear: this would be a lot of work. I know that this comment is too little and far too late for the boat currently being beautifully...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Congratulations on a safe landfall after an exciting passage! And a sincere and heartfelt thanks for taking us along with these posts.



    Yep. We once had this exact experience at a funeral!
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    Re: Plywood Snipe build

    Looks great! Congratulations!
  7. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    I also had this experience! Years before I read the entire series, I picked up one of the later novels (I think The Wine-Dark Sea) in a hostel in East Timor. I knew nothing of its context. I was...
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    Hydraulic Impact Drivers - Recommended!

    I realize as I type this out that this post bears a strong resemblance to the recent wave of spam posts. I swear it's real!
    My brother is in the trades. He's always raving about some new tool. ...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Welcome back to the neighborhood, wend! I'll send you a PM about visiting. One of the challenges with this build is the unpredictability of my work hours. The boat is just about my last priority,...
  10. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    Thanks for all these recommendations! I am on perhaps my fourth circumnavigation of the Aubrey / Maturin books, this time as read aloud by the excellent Patrick Tull. I read a Hornblower novel a few...
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    Re: Designing a Sailboat

    Welcome to the forum! I look forward to following along with your build.
    At the risk of seeming more negative than I feel, I will add my voice to the concerned chorus. It seems to me that any...
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    Re: Arctic Tern Electric Power

    Thanks for restoring these pictures! It's an inspiring build.



    I think that's a big issue. Moving at 3 knots over ground against a 2.5 knot current would require pushing my 13' rowboat faster...
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    Re: 22' Powerboat - Launched!

    McDenny returns!
    I have been recommending your thread on adding electric power to your arctic tern to anyone involved in similar projects. It's a real shame the pictures are gone. If you have a...
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    Re: Waves, WB #289

    Hey wait- does this mean that #289 should have been delivered to me by now? Maybe they mixed up and sent me another issue of Professional Dentist again.

    I also came here to suggest Waves and...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    This is very good of you! I have rustled up a few more and I think I'm set, but if I fall short I'll PM you. Thank you for the offer!

    James
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Inwales going in!

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    I'm hoping to finish the gunwales bright...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Several sail of Seil! Thanks, Bruce, for posting this. We watched it and the oldest one said it looks like a lot of fun!

    James
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    Re: A Seil in California

    One advantage of these CNC kits is that so much of the inner structure is already in place when you turn over the boat. One exception: the forward bulkhead, which now takes the place of a MDF mold. ...
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    Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    Thanks, Tom, for a great story!

    - James
  20. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    They look great! I'm impressed.

    - James
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    Re: How to name a boat?

    I'm building a boat for adventures with my two young sons. Early this summer we agreed to name her Emmylou in honor of the matchless singer Emmylou Harris, beloved of us all. The first letter my...
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    Re: The spammers are taking over

    I have noticed these too. They're pretty obvious! My fear is that the proposed wooden boat knowledge test, while entertainingly written, will serve mostly to exclude new members. As someone who...
  23. Re: Hatches for buoyancy compartments in sail & oar boats

    Thanks all for the great ideas. Plenty of differing opinions! Todd, I appreciate your points on the language (airtight vs watertight) and the wisdom of a pinhole for equalization.
    The suggestion...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    What a thread! Thanks as always for sharing. I'm having a great time following along the map and trying to work out some kind of multi-year vacation scenario to sail out there myself! Even if it...
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    Re: Centerboard Lead Fairing

    I also planned to pour lead into my board before deciding I would be better off casting BBs in epoxy. I’m glad I did. Casting in epoxy allows you to create an outer layer of faring filler, which...
  26. Hatches for buoyancy compartments in sail & oar boats

    I originally published this question on my build thread but got few responses. I'd like to hear from more people before pulling the trigger.

    I'm considering creating sealed buoyancy compartments...
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    Re: Buying A Small Boat in Europe?

    That's the pinch point. Though I hate to be a wet blanket, it seems to me you'd be better off putting the money in fund devoted to boat rental fees. Sure, lug rigged rowable boats are not all...
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    Re: Sterling Tool Works (USA) Curve.

    Get behind me, Satan! I was just thinking about how much I needed a French curve. If it hadn't been for this post I would have happily spent $6.70 at Lee Valley and been done with it. Now I see...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Yep - the cleats are let into a notch in the bulkhead. A beam flush with the top of the bulkhead will tie it all together. The mast thwart will sit on the glued-up bulkhead / cleat / beam assembly...
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    Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    She's a beauty, Frank! Thanks for sharing.

    - James
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Anyone ready for another installment of "talk me out of my foolish innovations”?

    I'm fitting some cleats that will support the thwart that supports the mast. This is called out as high-stress,...
  32. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Thanks for this photo essay, Chris! I'm not much for festivals in general, but you've made a very strong case for the WBF. Maybe next year...

    - James
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    Re: A Seil in California

    Thank you all for the kind words! It was a banner morning at the Lucky Lady Liberty $15,000 Cash and Free Slot Play Memorial boathouse.


    I was, and I am very glad of it. The few spots that...
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    Re: A Seil in California

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    Re: about to take the plunge

    I am very glad I opted to build my hull last. Spars, foils (centerboard and rudder), oars, and sail assembly are all terrific projects that reward full thoughtful attention. A useless...
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    Re: I know nothing: Choosing a PFD?

    I should add: Choosing on comfort is good. You mention carrying a camera- I have enough leftover pocket space to stash my iPhone, recognizing that an undesired immersion would be the end of it. I...
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    Re: I know nothing: Choosing a PFD?

    I like my Kokatat Neptune. One does pay for it....
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    Re: Beach Pea Mast

    I had the same problem and got some great help from forumite NealMB:



    If you use your stock on hand, one axis of the oval diminishes from a specified 68 mm to about 51 mm. I think hat means...
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    Re: Transom Mounted Sail/Rudder rig

    I'm no naval architect, but I do wonder at the effect of a sailplan with its center of effort so far aft of the boat. I suppose the deep "keel and rudder" appendage right below it is meant to...
  40. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    I suspect that, with the centerboard case already built, the total thickness of your centerboard is limited to the designed 12 mm. This may remove some of the possible advantages of wood...
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    Re: Adventures in New Jersey

    They are not! I am morally sure of it.

    Great to see all that nature. I wonder what fraction of Garden State residents know those dolphins are right there, ready to show off for anyone with a...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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:

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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:
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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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