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    It's time to build the brackets on the main...

    It's time to build the brackets on the main rudder, for the trim tab. The stoutest example of this construction that I could find online actually is in bronze, which might be of interest to a few of...
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    Nice job on the canoe! Very nice! And I'm...

    Nice job on the canoe! Very nice!

    And I'm right there with Stephen....totally jealous!
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    I'd like to hear and see more about your canoe...

    I'd like to hear and see more about your canoe with rowing modifications!
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    OK, the credit card is smoking....the...

    OK, the credit card is smoking....the 34-pounds-of-buoyancy useless lifejacket is ordered.

    Stearns I160 Ocean Mate Adult Life Jacket / PFD

    Features:

    Designed for Adults Over 90 lbs
    ...
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    I'll have to make temporary mounts so I can put...

    I'll have to make temporary mounts so I can put the pole on deck, somehow and try to suss out where everything should go. I've never actually sailed with an asymmetrical chute before, except for I...
  6. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Underline added by me. I'd drop into a zoom...

    Underline added by me. I'd drop into a zoom meeting to listen to your thoughts about this incident and what you learned, and what you changed on board the boat as a result of it.
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    You get a big zipped file with a bunch of PDF's...

    You get a big zipped file with a bunch of PDF's an MS Word booklet and a mess of photos.

    a bunch of pictures of the finished boat.
    a scan of a typed 24 page manual written in the early days of...
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    used asymmetrical chute

    I've been back and forth with Bill Columbo at Doyle about a used, yellow .75 ounce assymetrical chute that they've got for sale. Luff is 33 feet. He says the material is in good shape, a little bit...
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    Aaaand, I just won an Ebay auction for a...

    Aaaand, I just won an Ebay auction for a relatively new J-70 assy. So now I'll be taking that beefcake carbon tube i bought from Greg and making a sprit for the Wildcat.

    'cause you know, I don't...
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    Here's a first look at the trimtab geometry. I...

    Here's a first look at the trimtab geometry. I wish I'd made the tab about 2 inches longer. About an inch of the bottom of the rudder will come off to mount the either steel or oak support there on...
  11. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Congratulations...and THANK YOU, Joe!

    Congratulations...and

    THANK YOU, Joe!
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    [QUOTE=sleddog;27898] That is one cool Cal 20....

    That is one cool Cal 20. If it were me, I would take the chainplates further down, and bolt them into the hull. I'm sure that the hull-deck joint has been seriously reinforced, but still, the...
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    I have just bought plans for a boat designed by...

    I have just bought plans for a boat designed by the late Joe Dobler. -- "Lissa". Plans cost a lousy $20.

    5995

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    I won't touch this until after the SHTP, if I even build this. I'm having...
  14. I really should replace my steaming light as...

    I really should replace my steaming light as well. I've replaced the other fittings and the steaming light fixture itself is toast. I know because I found half of it on deck about a year ago.
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    Here's the layup. There are two layers of 4-inch...

    Here's the layup. There are two layers of 4-inch glass tape laid on with TAP Plastics marine epoxy in medium hardener....my usual go-to. I wrote that it's 8 ounce tape on the picture, I guess it's...
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    I've been sanding and shaping the foil. Lastafoam...

    I've been sanding and shaping the foil. Lastafoam is pretty easy to work with. This is only the second time I've used the stuff.

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    The two slabs of lastafoam are glued to the stainless...
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    Me, too!

    Me, too!
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    Wow. Just...wow. OK, then, thanks for this....

    Wow. Just...wow. OK, then, thanks for this. Thank you VERY much.
  19. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Oh "hiking"... THIS kind of hiking... 5954 ...

    Oh "hiking"... THIS kind of hiking...

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    or this kind of hiking?

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    I can imagine a few "hinged" things that might...

    I can imagine a few "hinged" things that might function as a mast step and also a rudder pintle/gudgeon setup, but you've got me on it being a "hiking aid". I mean...hiking aid?

    boots...wool...
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    Duct tape. Gotta be duct tape.

    Duct tape. Gotta be duct tape.
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    OK, I'm just going ahead and making the main...

    OK, I'm just going ahead and making the main rudder trim tab. I bought some stainless steel, and my friend Len S. welded the bits together today. Then I glued up materials from Greg Nelson onto the...
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    'cause there aren't any marinized high beam/low...

    'cause there aren't any marinized high beam/low beam headlights available?

    Although.....

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    The absolutely is an isopod, but it looks like...

    The absolutely is an isopod, but it looks like idotea resicata...the "eelgrass isopod" also sometimes called the "Kelp isopod" to me. Whatever the case, it's an idoteid.

    These little peeps are...
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    She certainly looks bigger than 18.5 feet....cute...

    She certainly looks bigger than 18.5 feet....cute little boat!...OUCH on the mast, though. Yes, some jackstands would have prevented that, or some lines lead to substantial posts hammered into the...
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