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    Re: cold molding, maybe?

    I'm just going to advise reading something on the subject at hand before preceding on the next step.
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    Re: Van. Cl 22' Frank Fredette Dble ender.

    Looks like time for the chain saw to me.
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    Re: cold molding, maybe?

    Now that is to bad. You lost a lot of strenght by not glueing the edges. The hull shell would have been a monocoque structure. Now each piece is acting independently. It doesn't change your choices...
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    Re: cold molding, maybe?

    OP,
    Did you edge glue each strip in the normal fashion?
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    Re: cold molding, maybe?

    I'd just use 10oz cloth for abrasion and call it a day. I don't believe you have a strenght problem. Your strip plank hull is stronger than a traditional planked hull even though it's 3/8 instead of...
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    Re: cold molding, maybe?

    I wouldn't try glassing the inside, you have frames for strength so let it be. It will be a lot of work to lay glass and it will require a lot of sanding, filling and sanding to make it took right. ...
  7. Re: Need Help with replacing teak and Holly floor...long post...get a cup of coffee!

    Hey,
    There isn't any question that the mortised joints are better but by how much. The issue is the added time it takes to receive a unmeasurable benefit. In addition there is increased risk when...
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    Re: Re-Temper bronze screws?

    Padeyes and other deck hardware don't require hardness. Strenght can be increased by increasing material thickness. Corrosion resistance is given a higher priority over wear resistance.
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    Re: applying varnish

    +1 On this. Paint, varnish or whatever.
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    Re: The work-to-reward ratio

    I like teaching and helping people but I have little patience for and no desire to work with people that are to smart to listen to others.
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    Re: Maid of Endor model build

    It does look great. Don, are you going to make the cabin top removable so the interior can be seen?
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    Re: The work-to-reward ratio

    I believe how involved in the activity of building and construction a person is over a long span of time has some bearing of the interest level later in life. When it has been a vocation and the body...
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    Re: Essex techniques

    I'm not certain from your photo the methodology you think is contrary to boat building norms. However the approach a professional builder uses to complete a boat might differ from an highly skilled...
  14. Re: Hard plastic caulking between teak decking?

    If you pull the existing material out of the seams it will increase the rate of leaking even if you fill the seams with new sealant.

    You would do more to preserve the boat by spraying the deck "as...
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    Re: Hey Artif..

    With an interior upgrade she'd be great for 2 to live aboard.
  16. Re: Hard plastic caulking between teak decking?

    Lewis,
    You are at the decision point of what to do with the deck. Do nothing, replace the deck yourself, pay someone to replace the deck, or sell.

    At least 1/4" to 3/8" of wood has been removed...
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    Re: The work-to-reward ratio

    As time goes by the rewards from building wanes.
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Chris,
    Good to see you resolved the it doesn't have to be perfect issue the boat has lasted a long time already.
    If you secure (in any manner) the frame in the bilge, a c-clamp attached to the head...
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    Re: Tampa, Fl-Everglades Challenge

    Don't sweat it, it wont be a problem where you will be. I looked up the Race start and it is in Fort DeSoto Park. They have camping in the park so you would be right there where it starts. ...
  20. Re: Hard plastic caulking between teak decking?

    As Denise pointed out, that deck is done, a long time ago actually.
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    Sticky: Re: Properties of wood

    I had the opportunity to visit many of the saw mills on this list. In the past some of them shipped lumber over seas. I would think that if someone wanted a special order of lumber a few of them...
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    Re: Balco 34 - your thoughts?

    Buying an old boat sight unseen would be the definition of insanity. The 28 in Me has some problems from the deck down on the starboard side below the winch. The planks aren't fair and it looks like...
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    Sticky: Re: Properties of wood

    Every state probably has a list of forestry product producers. This is a 2014 list the Pa DCNR compiled.
    ...
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    Re: Flat-bottom workboat as a family runabout?

    How about that, and apparently he didn't build a boat. But there are much older active threads everyday. Checking the date of each post is some what of a pain.
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    Sticky: Re: Properties of wood

    Yes, he has his own resource base, probably no big box lumber stores.
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    Sticky: Re: Properties of wood

    The region a person lives in will make a huge difference in the availability of local lumber resources. The Mid Atlantic region is filled with sawmills of all types producing commercial grade lumber...
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    Re: Question about glue. Birdsmouth mast.

    Rumars,
    Thank you for the explanation.
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    Re: Lapstrake designs

    There are a lot of nice traditional designs in the book by Christian Nielson, Wooden Boat Designs; Classic Danish Boats. You would have to work from the line drawings and make your own offsets....
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    Sticky: Re: Properties of wood

    One of my favorite books is: The Book of Trees: The Comprehensive Field Guide to More than 250 Trees of Eastern North America, by William Casey Grimm. My copy is a 1962 edition.

    The book is...
  30. Re: Need Help with replacing teak and Holly floor...long post...get a cup of coffee!

    Jay,
    I don't see much of a connection between solid teak and holly splined together and plywood. Other than they are both wood products their characteristics are entirely different.

    I'm not...
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    Re: Balco 34 - your thoughts?

    Looks like a deal.
  32. Re: Contemplating owning a wooden sailboat in Seattle

    Consider that lots of boats use copper anti-fouling paint that is also conductive. In this case the entire shell of the boat is somewhat conductive (and I admit to never measuring the resistance of...
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    Re: Flat-bottom workboat as a family runabout?

    March, April, May, weekends and evenings; how about buy a used knockabout something-or-other for this summer and build your dream boat in your spare time (of course you wont have any spare time...
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    Re: Question about glue. Birdsmouth mast.

    Umm Umm Umm.... WELDWOODŽ wood glue is a powdered, urea formaldehyde. Synonym Resorcinol/Formaldehyde Adhesive

    Synonyms:
    Cascophen, Penacolite,Weldwood

    Pretty much it's all the same thing.
  35. Re: Decline of Real Wood Building and Restoration Threads

    As an old white man, that knows a lot of other old white men, I think your preception of old white men needs revision.
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    Re: Lappstrake canoe design

    How was the water line determined? I don't think the first design would sit that high loaded.
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    Re: Lappstrake canoe design

    The term "stable enough" is very subjective. Stable enough for what experience and fitness level ? I know I wouldn't like the very round shape and narrow beam. It requires a lot of midsection...
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    Re: Question about glue. Birdsmouth mast.

    I'd guess their using Resorcinol glue. "

    Resorcinol/Formaldehyde Adhesive

    Synonyms:

    Cascophen, Penacolite, Weldwood


    Detailed Product Description:
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    Re: Question about glue. Birdsmouth mast.

    No it wasn't, but they used it because it retained flexibility and helped prevent cracking of seams in environments with changing humidity levels. The finished product is actually a very high end...
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    Re: Balco 34 - your thoughts?

    Yep, then there's those plastic boats. I bet there are 500 of them near by for him to chose from.
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    Re: Balco 34 - your thoughts?

    Maybe you could fill in as to how the keel was built. Is there a third keelson on top of what is seen to form a rabbit?
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    Re: Balco 34 - your thoughts?

    Ya me too, but it's not my monkeys, not my circus. Still I rather a boat that has potential.
    A call to the marina where the SnS is and they could tell you how often the bilge pump runs and what is...
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    Re: Balco 34 - your thoughts?

    For the cost of fixing this boat by a yard, you could buy a nice boat in good condition and be sailing when the weather breaks. Maybe like this boat, sail her home in May;...
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    Re: Balco 34 - your thoughts?

    I think there is a keelson still in place holding the planks. Someone created a really bad place to make a butt joint in the keel.
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    Re: Balco 34 - your thoughts?

    It looks like someone cut the horn timber off and removed the ouiter stern post. I would look for a boat in better condition to invest my time and money into. If this boat was of historical design...
  46. Re: Need Help with replacing teak and Holly floor...long post...get a cup of coffee!

    Boats built during Herreshoff's time didn't have access to the high grade glue we do today. Not that it would be a bad idea now, however it would increase the milling and fabrication time...
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    Re: Question about glue. Birdsmouth mast.

    This sounds like it was heated animal glue. The parts need to be assembled before the glue cools. Everyone just doing the 16" in front of them would allow that.
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    Re: Question about glue. Birdsmouth mast.

    Animal glue was common. It is a hot glue kept in a pot over heat.

    "Animal glue is an adhesive that is created by prolonged boiling of animal connective tissue"

    I saw it being used by a casket...
  49. Re: Need Help with replacing teak and Holly floor...long post...get a cup of coffee!

    Most likely the sole extends under all the cabinets. You may not want to pull them all out to replace the sole which would mean cutting the sole around the cabinets flush with the edges. It may or...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I was looking at the lack of backing, but it only accounts for the gap at the edges of each plank. The gap in the upper plank is caused by the lack of twist in the frame (or it has been pushed off)....
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