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    As long as the brakes are operating and not...

    As long as the brakes are operating and not pulling to one side or the other, I think the rust causing the surge will diminish until gone with several stops.
    If it gets better with a few stops I...
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    I have a small 20# mushroom with 50 feet of 3/8...

    I have a small 20# mushroom with 50 feet of 3/8 braided line.
    Probably too light for DuraMater, but youíre welcome to try it.

    You canít see the numbers on the scale, but it gives you an idea of...
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    I'm wondering if there might be a leverage...

    I'm wondering if there might be a leverage problem rather than friction.

    Have you tried a longer arm on the oar?

    Maybe 2:1 purchase on the lines to the oar.

    Of course I don't know how far...
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    Looks like a fun boat. Keep it up!!

    Looks like a fun boat.

    Keep it up!!
  5. Thread: Surprise!

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    Nice work! Likely that spot was bleached from...

    Nice work!

    Likely that spot was bleached from something spilling on it.

    Might try a bit of oil based stain to darken the teak area.

    Tedious work with a small brush.

    Not sure what do do...
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    I enjoyed Farley's "Grey Seas Under" Tales of...

    I enjoyed Farley's "Grey Seas Under"
    Tales of FOUNDATION FRANKLIN. A coal burning salvage tug out of Nova Scotia.

    And we think we've done some stuff!
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    Patience pays. 5390

    Patience pays.

    5390
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    Rule 3.17 states "A boat shall have a knot meter"...

    Rule 3.17 states "A boat shall have a knot meter"

    You don't necessarily need a thru-hull.
    Mounting a paddlewheel to an L-bracket from the transom would work.
    Or use a taffrail log.

    I heard a...
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    #6 Though I haven't found it specifically I...

    #6 Though I haven't found it specifically I believe a type of mite could make a home upon the plastic.

    #4 There is a particular cold molded Express 27 that is the original mold for subsequent...
  10. Thread: Greg Ashby

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    Hi Joe, You can reach me at gca at goldrush dot...

    Hi Joe,
    You can reach me at
    gca at goldrush dot com
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    I would go the planer, sander route, the old...

    I would go the planer, sander route, the old veneer is probably only 1/32 thick.
    If it's not delaminating you could sand off the finish and glue on the new veneer and finish.
    Of course to save...
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    If the plywood isn't delaminating you could epoxy...

    If the plywood isn't delaminating you could epoxy new veneer.
    I don't know this company. Just something I found.
    https://www.oakwoodveneer.com/teak-and-holly-veneer.html
  13. Thread: Seventy48

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    Thanks Alan! That inspires some ideas. Take the...

    Thanks Alan!
    That inspires some ideas.
    Take the seat out of the canoe, park it in the living room, a few bits, some blocks....
    Let's see what I come up with!
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    Wonderful looking kit! Keep us posted.

    Wonderful looking kit!
    Keep us posted.
  15. Thread: Seventy48

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    As things stand right now, our local lakes and...

    As things stand right now, our local lakes and parks are closed, so I haven't been out for training in a while.
    Gyms are closed.
    I don't own a Concept 2 rowing machine.

    Currently thinking about...
  16. Thread: Seventy48

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    The latest update from race central; "Over...

    The latest update from race central;

    "Over here at Races High Command we turn on every computer monitor and radio, set them all to news stations and spin in circles until we find a station that is...
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    Let's hang in there and see if things open up!

    Let's hang in there and see if things open up!
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    Good stuff!! Thanks

    Good stuff!!

    Thanks
  19. Thread: Seventy48

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    An easy pace gets me 3.5 knots and I can sprint...

    An easy pace gets me 3.5 knots and I can sprint to 5kt.
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    I've seen those numbers before, in an olden time...

    I've seen those numbers before, in an olden time before the apocalypse :eek:
    But I don't know anybody who has any.

    There is a story about a crazy person in the desert somewhere with a mountain of...
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    Many folks have family plans for Easter...

    Many folks have family plans for Easter Sunday/weekend.

    I know we do.
  22. Thread: Seventy48

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    So far planned gear shall be a compass, iPhone...

    So far planned gear shall be a compass, iPhone with inavx, inreach, plus their spot, led nav light on a mast, maybe a radar reflector, battery, handheld vhf, couple flares, I am considering a mirror....
  23. Thread: Seventy48

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    Seventy48

    This isn't about sailing, rather a sailor without a sailboat doing something on the water.

    This last summer I started looking at the Seventy48 as something to do.
    Last August, my wife and I,...
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    When you upgrade your old halyards, repurpose the...

    When you upgrade your old halyards, repurpose the line and build a couple rope ladders.

    Like this.

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    Yes, they work, I got in the water and tried it.
    Tie them up with a piece of line...
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    The new ship has an elaborate structure around...

    The new ship has an elaborate structure around its deck.
    Is it to prevent containers from being lost overboard?
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