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    Thumbs up Rescuing an orphan boat

    If I'm lucky you will see the beginnings of a long journey as this ca 1920 launch was discovered as a lawn ornament... whenI get the postings figured out we'll continue.

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    I'm on board for the duration!
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    Here she is- I hope

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    Didn't work. The photo has to be on another website, you can't link from your own computer. Once you have it posted someplace else, you can copy and paste it here.
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    Default Re: Rescuing an orphan boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Woxbox View Post
    Didn't work. The photo has to be on another website, you can't link from your own computer. Once you have it posted someplace else, you can copy and paste it here.
    he has hosted it on dropbox, but I still could not get it to work.

    Here is the link:

    https://photos-2.dropbox.com/t/2/AAA...Image%2014.jpg

    Someone smarter than I can hopefully figure it out.

    I like the look of the boats from the 1920's, too.
    Steve Martinsen

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    Default Re: Rescuing an orphan boat

    Dropbox is very problematic -- as above host them on the Internet. Facebook will work, particularly if you create an album and also include the album link.

    Here's how to post photos on this forum:




    FIRST - Don't attach photos. Only a tiny version will display.




    SECOND - Post the photos on the web. Use your own website or a free image hosting service like www.flickr.com, picasaweb.google.com, picturetrail, photobucket, shutterfly, etc. Facebook is not recommended since the image URL is changed after a few months (breaking the link), and images must be set to "Public" access via the Edit option, not limited to "Friends".




    THIRD - Once posted on the web, right-click the photo to "Copy Image Location", or drag the photo to another browser window, then copy the image URL / location / address which will end in ".jpg". You can test by pasting the photo URL into the location field (http://* ) of a web browser and see if the photo displays. Remember that this process will not work for photos located just on your computer, on members-only Yahoo groups, or on Facebook or Flickr unless set to "Public" view.




    In Flickr - First click the photo to bring up the options on the right, click the downward arrow icon on the far right ("Download this photo"), then in the list that appears click "View All Sizes". Select the size you want (if not the default size displayed) then get the image URL by right-clicking the image to select "copy image location / address".




    FOURTH - DO THIS EVERY TIME TO POST IMAGES IN THREADS:
    A. In any "Reply" window you can click the "insert image" icon --> a little yellow square icon with a dot at each corner, a tiny tree in the center.




    Depending on browser version and Reply/Edit status, this may bring up a simple window with a field to paste the URL into, or the "Add an Image" window described below.




    B. If the window titled "Add an Image" comes up, click the "From URL" tab, paste the URL of the photo in the field, deselect the box for "Retrieve remote file and reference locally", then click the "INSERT IMAGE" button. The Forum software will resize some large images, so look at your post to see the actual displayed images.




    NOTE - most common problems are due to missing the step described above -> deselect the box for "Retrieve remote file and reference locally"
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    Default Re: Rescuing an orphan boat

    Hmmmmmm, ........"ca 1920 launch was discovered as a lawn ornament"........... This could be interesting! Looking forward to the pictures.

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    Another try for a photo

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    Bingo, now I can see it. She looks way above the usual lawn ornament condition. I see potential. Antique outboard for power, maybe?
    -Dave

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    Nice boat. You used the words "rescue" and "orphan" in your title.....I sense "boat struck" syndrome....

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    Quite cute looking,... yes, you would need a nice period correct outboard to go with her.

    hardly looks like your typical lawn ornament. Are there more pictures???

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    More coming including a 1930 Outboard.. still fighting with the photo postings.

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    Here's the first problem...

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    Default Re: Rescuing an orphan boat

    Plywood?

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    Formerly plywood.

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    Default Re: Rescuing an orphan boat

    No- looks like perhaps fir.
    She is double planked ; the inner planking is Cedar set with copper rivets. Over the inner layer is a fabric covered wiht what I think was probably pine tar.
    I was able to get the bad planks off in one piece to use for patterns.

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    Here's where I got planks to use for replacement.

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    And heer is the 1930 Sears outboard- still looking for something earlier.

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    Here is the plank from the old rowboat repurposed, set in over muslin and pine tar.
    That's as far as we've gotten so far.

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    Thank you for sticking with the photo posting so we could see your work.

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    Thanks- We've done a lot of "seat-of-the pants"stuff. Any and all suggestions gratefully accepted.
    The boat has no identifying marks or plaques. We took photos to the antique boat show in Skaneateles ; no one could identify her builder.
    Here is actually where we stopped last fall.

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    That looks like a fun project!

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    Looks to me like that boat was lucky to have found you and that the two of you may have lots of fun together.
    Pretty/Interesting Boat, Nice Job, Thanks for sharing.
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