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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Hope you keep the rake on the after end.
  2. Iirc, they do this on the Pacific (Oregon?) not Carolina. I don't think there's as much of a salmon fishery on the Atlantic side.
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Tiger, In case you haven't seen it, here is an article by Gary Blankenship (Lugnut) about a bimini he built for Oaracle. http://duckworksmagazine.com/06/howto/bimini/
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    Rusty Refrig

    I live in Belize in a non-air conditioned house on the seafront. I have a huge problem with rust spots on my refrigerator. I am thinking of spot sanding the exterior, treating the bare metal with Ospho, then coating the whole surface with either polyester or epoxy resin, then spray painting. The Ospho then spray paint does not last well at all. Any ideas?
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    B&B's first annual "Capsize Camp" July, 20-22

    Here is a report from Jim Michalak about a similar demonstration that Richard Woods did. http://www.jimsboats.com/15apr18.htm
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Tiger, Do you have a link for instructions for making grommets in single braid ? How is the build coming? Pictures please Best regards Alex
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    http://duckworksmagazine.com/12/howto/ukenpaddle/
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    Uploading Photos

    Frank, In the last few days I have seen complaints on Main (Action Tiger), B&B (Chick) & Kudzu (Frog) that they can't upload pictures
  9. A Google search for " Danny Greens nesting dinghys called 2 bits " revealed: Eventually, we found an address for Danny Greene (a naval architect and nesting dinghy pioneer) and requested plans for Two Bits or. For Pete's Sake. We learned these plans were no longer available. His designs had evolved over 20 years into the pram he called Chameleon. Chameleon is a nesting pram,10-feet.
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Something to consider when you decide how to rig the mainsheet is that a bimini or similar shade is HIGHLY recommended om the TX 200 site. Maybe incorporate a (removable?) boom gallows.
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Robert, I just re-read your reply to my query about stepping the mast thru the hole on the hatch. I didn't realize it was possible to do standing on the bottom in the aft hatch. My wise-ass comment about swimming was about standing on the housetop/hatch holding the mast vertical to stab it into the hole, when the stability might be questionable. I was thinking of Michalak's comment about OliveOil " but I should warn you that, with AF3 at least, standing on the cabin top is an invitation for capsize. After all, these are not large boats" Alex
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    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Thrillsbe, I assume you know this and it doesn't apply with no wind, but swimming after a drifting boat is a good way for even a strong swimmer to die!
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    I am still thinking about your hatch cover, particularly stepping and unstepping the mast with the cover closed. I feel that this could only be done with the boat on the trailer- the stability afloat with someone on deck holding the mast vertical would guarantee a swim, methinks. The other problem with stepping the mast thru the hole in the hatch is how to find the mast step with the foot of the mast while working blind from on deck. Hope I'm not bothering you, because I really like your hatch cover, but with the slot open she has the safest & easiest mast raising/lowering system imaginable, and I think it's a real pity to lose that with the hatch. Can't wait to see her afloat!
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    Is DuckWorks dead?

    Further quotes on FB page: "Chuck said a couple of days/week ago they were having issues with their internet host company that for some reason was complicated to fix. But they were working on it." " Today it says something about a new Wordpress site coming soon. Stay tuned, I guess."
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    Is DuckWorks dead?

    On the Duckworks facebook page: " ok - I have just been told it is their web hosts who have the problem, not duckworks themselves, if that makes sense" Chuck said the same thing earlier
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