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  1. Kennneee

    Salish 100

    Hi Guys- Came across and thought some if you might be interested. Looks like a fun and beautiful event. https://www.threesheetsnw.com/inaugural-salish-100-small-boat-cruise-ready-to-set-sail-in-june/
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    Taylor and Alan's CS-20 MK3 #15

    The used vinegar makes a great salad dressing.
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    Mistake with stainless steel fasteners

    If you plan to use Never Sieze or Anti Sieze look at the formulation. They are not all the same. Some have more zinc, some more cooper, etc. When I have used a lot of that stuff I tried to find the highest zinc content. My guess is the formulations have gotten more sophisticated since the time I looked into it. Read up on Lanolin and see what others have to say. My experience is that it is amazing stuff and easy to work with. I would smear it on stainless screws before screwing then into aluminum. There is a spray that I would use in hard to reach places and inside of rivet heads, etc. Another advantage to Lanolin is it keeps the sheep employed to create more wool for my wifes obsessive knitting habit. This is my experience and there are probably many others good solutions.
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    Outer Banks 26 #1

    Hey Guys- You are making me blush. Chick, you started this whole thing with the pics I saw of Princess. I had been toying with a build for over 10 years but was so involved with kayak/surfski building and racing that I kept it on the back burner. One day Luanne said, “we should get a skiff”. Well, the trigger was pulled and within 20 minutes I had found a picture of PRINCESS online and showed it to her. Her reply was “I meant we should buy a small skiff, not build one”. Well, seeing that beautiful design and gorgeous execution put the wheels in motion. Should I say thanks?? Truth be told, I wish I had started 5 years earlier. Well, not everyday:). I don’t know if all of you guys are like me and obsessively look at other builders pictures for ideas and inspiration. I imagine I am on the far end of the obsessed scale. Oyster, your build, pics and comments are at the top of my list. When I look at your and most of the other builders work out there, I see my mistakes, and less than perfect outcomes. Maybe we all do that a bit so if we all keep the pictures and words coming we can see what we may have done well and things we can do better. Thanks guys! Ken P.S. Carter, Happy most of the time. Grateful all of the time. If nothing else I am very lucky!
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    Outer Banks 26 #1

    Carter- We are in San Diego and are planning to spend most of our vacation time here. When we left BC the weather was getting wetter and colder and the sun and light here make it hard to go home. I put boat building out of my mind for a few weeks and now I find myself thinking about what I will do next when we get back home. It may be awhile, however, since we having a great time down here. Didn’t pass anywhere near Utah on this trip. If you make it to Seattle let me know and I can advise you on the best way to get to Salt Spring Island. Been wondering how your healing has gone. Back on the OB20 yet? Pics? I took some pics of ROSIE the day before I took off. It was a gray drizzling day so the pic quality is not great. She looks a bit like a mangy dog without the nonskid on the deck. Should be able to cure that pretty quickly. Got more paint and varnish work done, stainless rub rails, mocked up steering station and seating. The sliding PH windows, ports and windshield are in place. I made some HERESHOFF inspired windows for the aft PH bulkhead. Pretty happy with them. They allow for easy ventilation and are quite simple. I am starting to think about a radar/antenna/masthead light mount for the PH roof. Anybody in the brain trust have ideas?? My brain is maxed out so any help appreciated. Only 6,421 details to go! Cheers, Ken
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    Mistake with stainless steel fasteners

    Back in the 80’s I did a test of several products to find out what worked best to keep aluminum and stainless from welding themselves together. Took a piece of aluminum sailtrack and tapped a series of holes in it, screwed a stainless fastener into each one with a different product and torquing them all to the same level of tightness. After 6 months on the splash zone of a dinghy that was used every day each screw was removed with a torque wrench. The winner was LANOLIN. It was sold as LANOCOTE. The runner up was Silicone.Those sheep make good stuff. I have been using it ever since with very good results. That is not to say there are not other things that are as good or better. Just my experience. https://www.forespar.com/products/boat-lubricant-lanocote.shtml Ken
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    Ocracoke 24 #7

    Beautiful is an understatement! Do you have any idea how much she weighs and how much weight the foam constructions saved over an Ocume ply version? Ken
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    Polycarbonate or Arcylic?

    Thanks Dave.
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    Polycarbonate or Arcylic?

    Dave- Your microwave adventure sounds like a great "learning experience" I am probably one of the last humans on earth that has never owned a microwave. Years ago I wound up on the west coast of Florida after a rough passage from the Panama Canal. We hadn't been among the "civilized" in years and were thrilled when an old friend offered his fancy home on a canal for us to tie our boat to and take care of while he was away. The first night we reveled in the idea of a washing machine and dryer, the ability order a pizza and a microwave to heat up other foods. Well in the course of around 15 minutes I stupidly put something with metal in the microwave, the dryer buzzer sounded and so did the doorbell when the pizza arrived. We had a small dog and he started barking..... All of the noises almost caused us to head back to sea! Luanne likes to roast our coffee from green beans. She is quite diligent with everything she does but a few months back forgot about the coffee roasting in the kitchen and started pruning the roses. Long story short, the house filled with smoke and we were lucky that it didn't burn down. She spent 3 days scrubbing the walls, ceiling, etc. I think I might be able to use the oven for important things like annealing boat windows after that without getting any grief. Does using someone else's misfortune to my benefit make me a bad person? No answer required. Well Dave, I look at your pics and it makes me step up my game as well. Let's keep that inspiration bouncing back and forth. Ken
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    Polycarbonate or Arcylic?

    Steve- Thanks for the input. Informitive article. Acrylic it is. Ken
  11. Hi Guys- I am sure this has been discussed before but some advice would be appreciated. I am about to buy the plastic for my sliding pilot house windows, door, etc. Can't decide if I should go with Acrylic or Polycarbonate. I know acrylic is more scratch resistant but more inclined to break that polycarbonate. I thought the choice was settled when the price difference was almost 2x at my closest supplier ($375/sheet for polycarbonate). I just found another option where the price difference isn't that big ($275 plus $60 shipping). I have some smoke gray polycarbonate for the oval windows that Graham and Alan cut for me on their CNC machine so those are already covered. Any input appreciated. Ken
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Another beauty Chick! Congrats!!
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    Outer Banks 26 #1

    Graham- I really like the idea. I think I would mount it on the bulkhead a bit higher up. Less bending over... Ken
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    Outer Banks 26 #1

    Egbert and Mike- Thanks for the suggestions. The 3 issues are keeping the door closed and locked, keeping the 2 panels together when closed and securing the door when open. Even with the door closed and latched there needs to be a way to keep the panels together or it would be easy to pull on the center where the 2 panels meet and force the door open. I think I will have to make up a custom latch which will mount on the port side door trim. It will have a shaft that passes through the trim and can be turned from inside or out. A piece of flat stock will be on the outside and can be rotated to prevent the door from being opened. On the outside the flat stock will have a loop that will align with a loop on the door and be used to padlock it closed when away from the boat. Egbert, those Southco latches look slick but I don't think they will work in this application. I wish they would, don't need to re-invent the latch... Keeping the 2 panels together is a bit less complicated but there can't be anything protruding very far on the inside of the doors or they won't be able to fold flat. I like the idea of hook and loop material. I have used a 3M product called Dual Lock for years which is amazingly strong. Hadn't thought of that as an option, thanks Mike. Rare earth magnets????? I also thought of a slide bolt mortised into the inside of the doors which would solve the protrusion problem. Keeping the door open is the least difficult. The idea of a screen door latch is simple and would work well. Rare earth magnets keep coming up during those monkey mind idea sessions. It is just a door!! Some people invite complexity into simple things....... Any more input/ideas appreciated. Ken
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