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Old 09-02-2011, 08:56   #16
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Doesn't bother me of course Im not on all those sites.
Don't see the harm if he wants to chat all over. I like watching someones build project.
For battens you could probably find some pretty clear 2x6 x12 and ripp a fwe battens that will work fine.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:13   #17
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:17   #18
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So what is a lofting board for? For lofting, of course.

Lofting is the process of blowing up the relatively small-scale plans you get from your naval architect (in my case, from William Atkin), into full size plans.

This process is thought to be so complicated that many modern architects supply full-size plans to eliminate the need for lofting. Just roll out the plans and start building. But if you don't know how to loft, you can't build about 98% of boats, because full-size plans aren't available.

Plus, you miss out on all the fun of lofting, which really is a kind of relaxing exercise, once you have all your hair torn out...

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Old 09-02-2011, 12:23   #19
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CREAM.

No such skills here but loads of admiration for builders, designers and designs.

THX for sharing!
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Old 09-02-2011, 14:04   #20
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I have to agree. I am getting updated to death and it it will now continue after this post.
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Old 09-02-2011, 14:15   #21
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Looks like a great small boat design. There is a great race event held each March in Florida called the Evergaldes Challenge. 300 miles from Tampa to Key Largo- no motors- just sail or human power. After entering 5 of them and doing the 1200 mile around Florida Race, I started planning my move from kayaks and sailing kayaks to big boats. Hence joining this forum, but there is nothing like pushing a small boat in rough conditions.

There are some outstanding small boat sailors who enter the event. Might want to give www.watertribe.com a look.

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Old 09-02-2011, 14:57   #22
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Doesn't bother me of course Im not on all those sites.
Well, that's the point. Most people stick to one or two forums, but the boat building community, and people who are just interested in wooden boats, are spread out over lots of forums and news lists.

I don't post to news lists, like duckworks, because they go out by email, and that would be annoying. But forums have threads. There are lots of threads I'm not interested in, I just don't read them.

I don't get the problem.
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Par, lighten up, at least he's not in the Gulf leaving little wood chips floating around to clog your raw water inlet. Notice the little wooden head banger, he's have no fun but everyone seems to be enjoying the experiences building little and big wooden boats. Now all we need is someone to build a ferro dinghy and I will have to strengthen my dinghy davits.

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Old 09-02-2011, 15:03   #24
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Doesn't bother me of course Im not on all those sites.
Don't see the harm if he wants to chat all over. I like watching someones build project.
For battens you could probably find some pretty clear 2x6 x12 and ripp a fwe battens that will work fine.
good luck
I made a 3/4" x 3/8" batten today and that went through the curve without breaking. The others were just too thick, and I probably pushed them harder than I should have.

Well, live and learn.
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I know most don't mind and a few might get something out of it. My issue is the self promotion aspect of it. On one forum it's a novelty, two redundant, several an obvious ploy to get hits on his site and possably the advertising therein. It smacks of self serving to me when spread across so many different discussion arenas.
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