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    Re: Boiled wool

    We used to sell Dachstein Mitts in our stores back in the '70s and '80s. We even had a sample on hand of one before it was boiled and it looked like some sort of tennis racket cover at that size.
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    Re: Lug & Sprit Questions

    Oh, I'm not the least bit angry, just amused watching you embarrass yourself with your profound ignorance and obnoxious behavior. Before I'd get angry it would need to be caused by somebody who...
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    Re: Lug & Sprit Questions

    Clueless again. I have addressed both of these issues in just about every sail that I have ever built and have also documented and explained them right here on the forum numerous times.

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    Re: Lug & Sprit Questions

    My "misstatements" simply said that the stuff you wrote showed you to be totally uneducated about the subject matter and that you needed some actual experience to draw on or a better source of...
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    Re: Lug & Sprit Questions

    Answers? You can't even figure out the questions, and the questions you ask prove without any doubt that you have absolutely no clue what you are talking about. Looking at your old thread, you don't...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    When we traded in our old 2005 Mazda Tribute for a new CX5 the wipers changed from intermittent - where you dial-in the repeat interval where you want it, to the new "automatic intermittent" mode....
  7. Re: What causes a bubble on side of hull and how to repair

    I'm not aware of two different types of Brightside. The stuff I use has always been some sort of polyurethane as far as I know.
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    Re: Lug & Sprit Questions

    As someone who has designed and built more lugsails and spritsails over the past nearly 40 years than you will ever even see, I repeat my comment above, as it is still quite accurate. Grow up.
  9. Re: Repairing cracked epoxy on bottom of hull

    We could use a bit more info here. What exactly is the hull made of? When you say that the epoxy is cracked, how thick is it and are these cracks down into the fiberglass or in some sort of...
  10. Re: What causes a bubble on side of hull and how to repair

    I have heard that the diluted epoxy products can increase the lifespan of paint over bare wood, but I haven't tried them for that myself. I do consider much of the hype that comes with them to be...
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    Re: Lug & Sprit Questions

    I don't know where you are getting these ideas, but they are totally inaccurate, and you need to find better sources for your "information" as what you are getting is pure B.S. and doesn't reflect...
  12. Re: What causes a bubble on side of hull and how to repair

    Do be aware that there are also some of us (including the Gougeon Brothers the last time I checked) who believe that properly hardened, cleaned and sanded epoxy resin is a better primer than anything...
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    Re: Wee Rob Build in Massachusetts

    Gorgeous!
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    Re: Tesla Model 2 Sub $30K Entry Level EV

    I thought this was "interesting".


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDNGATpyr9k
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    Re: Lee wants a new trimaran design...

    At that point, I'd return them to Duckworks for a refund and tell them why. There is no reason for somebody in our business to behave like that, and I doubt they would be too happy knowing that one...
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    As to the Wizbang approach to sailmaking, though it may be cute to go low-tech (or maybe no-tech would be a better description) it's all a matter of what your standards are and what you are willing...
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    The Sailmaker's Apprentice is a monumental book, but my gripe has always been that the subject is too broad to really single out and cover all the things that really need to be covered. As I have...
  18. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    I had a '65 Chevelle Malibu that my sister's father-in-law gave me in the early '70s because he was going to junk it. It had been painted white with a brush and house paint and had brush strokes. My...
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    Why not? They seem to have worked fine for me. I had been a Hobie Cat and Sunfish (AMF) dealer and had worked flying, inspecting and repairing hot air balloons, so I knew how to use a sewing machine,...
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    Re: Beautiful maple

    The 39-cent royalty check sounds familiar. We are still waiting for our first check from Elektra Records from our 1972 album........ At the time, people told us that we were getting a really good...
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    If I was going to buy a couple of books which would teach me what I needed to know in order to design and build sails, I would absolutely start with the little paperbacks that Jim Grant (the founder...
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    Despite the supposed "attractiveness" of using a pre-existing luff edge of an old sail for a new jib luff, it is probably the absolutely worst way to start the job, and pretty much guarantees that...
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    Re: Skin on frame stringer repair

    It doesn't appear that the originals were made from split wood, and considering how much you can waste by doing that, I'd just saw them, getting the grain as straight as possible, and then use long...
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    Re: Circus fat man 1890

    Put him in an electric cart and he just becomes another Walmart shopper.
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    Re: Sail Area Differences

    Agreed 100%. Sometimes reality can be harsh. That's just the way it is.
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    Re: 55 T-Bird

    Just ask our dog, who gets pissed off every time he doesn't get to come along.

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    Re: Beautiful maple

    Well, it started as what was being called "contemporary folk music". Basically, more like acoustic pop original music than traditional folk music - coffee house stuff. This fall was the 50th...
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    Decent? Yes, and most likely the best choice of the 3-strand offerings for those jobs, but still probably not the absolute best overall choice for such stuff. Note that there are even substantial...
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    The NER filament (hardest finish and lowest stretch) line that I use is now just called their "Classic" three-strand. It only comes in white and black, but I stain the white to a tan shade by dunking...
  31. Re: Cedar Lumber Price Woes - Sources? Suitable lightweight substitutes?

    For something the size of a typical 16'-18' canoe, the difference between using cedar and using spruce was usually 2-3 lbs. but the spruce resisted compression damage from impact a bit better. We...
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    Re: What does this to three strand?

    Dacron is simply the trade name for polyester fiber made by Dupont (mostly for the American market). There is nothing magical or unique about it. In other countries the exact same stuff will often...
  33. Re: Cedar Lumber Price Woes - Sources? Suitable lightweight substitutes?

    For wood strip/fiberglass construction spruce works just fine. Personally, I prefer it to cedar as it's a bit tougher. Both these are Sitka spruce with either redwood or mahogany for the dark...
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    Gales of November

    This date has bad history when the lake gets ugly.

    The entrance to Duluth's harbor, this afternoon. As we say here "A bad day for 'yaking."

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  35. Re: Inflatable Kayaks, experience and opinions.

    While the boat may not meet your standards, the truth is that it made it through just fine, with no damage and upright with no catastrophes, which was pretty much the objective in the first place,...
  36. Re: Inflatable Kayaks, experience and opinions.

    Yes, they will spin easily, but in the hands of somebody who knows what they are doing the boats are decently capable. Like any boat in whitewater, operator knowledge and skill is always the most...
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    Re: Recommendations for a Respirator

    This is also worth checking out. The best way to protect yourself is by truly understanding what you are dealing with.

    http://epoxyworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/000-574-Epoxy-Safety.pdf
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    The Pontoons from Classic Accessories are also pretty decent. We eventually replaced the seats on ours for better seats at a more comfortable angle, and for lake use we have trolling motors for them....
  39. Re: What Happens When a Drone Crashes Into Your Face?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB57Ng7hOS8
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    Re: Rusty Toolbox Drawers - coating?

    I have a couple steel boat trailers from the early 1970s which looked pretty bad until about 15 years ago when I wire-brushed the worst spots and painted them with Rustoleum (brushed out of the can)....
  41. Re: What Happens When a Drone Crashes Into Your Face?

    Well, if the boat is doing eight knots, and the drone is supposed to land on the boat, then I would assume that the drone needs to be able to go eight knots or a bit more - which is no problem at all...
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    Eight knots isn't enough to really bother most drones all that much. Even my little TELO can handle that reasonably well.

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    Then again, putting yourself and/or whatever it is that you are...
  43. Re: What Happens When a Drone Crashes Into Your Face?

    Depending on the model and what sides have sensors, you can usually approach it from its blind side and catch it in your own hand. It really isn't very difficult. However, asking somebody who is not...
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    Re: should. . .

    Then again, you had better include anybody owning and using a baseball or baseball bat. You get hit in the face with either one during a game and it's likely to leave a serious mark. Slippery slope.
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    Re: should. . .

    Along with recreational sailors, paddlers and power boaters, as well as all gun owners who all tend to kill or injure more people than drone pilots do. It's a pretty slippery slope once you get into...
  46. Re: Inflatable Kayaks, experience and opinions.

    Whether or not you eventually decide to spend that much cash on them, you should find a Hobie dealer and try their Mirage Drive pedal driven "kayaks". There are both inflatable versions:

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    Re: Why is a lug rig called a lug rig?

    A gaff sail is attached to the mast along the luff. A lugsail is not.
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    Re: America's Cup--- 1983

    Shows how often I clean out my bookshelves.
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    Joe, you may need to turn the pontoons around so that the filler valve is on the aft end. The raised ridges that locate the frame to the pontoons leave a bit more pontoon toward the non-valve end....
  50. Re: Drones Flying Over Private Property - Can You Stop Them?

    I shot this one 150' directly above my back yard the other day. It would certainly be a lot easier to see my neighbors nekkid if somebody would cut down all these trees. I'm kind of surprised that...
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