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  1. Shoalcove

    Building a boom

    Klackospars in Oakville Ontario built a lot of spars for C&C. Why not give them a call and see what they have to say? I have no affiliation other than as a customer. Good luck!
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    Where to buy Teak Strips?

    Looks like oak with a standard “golden oak” stain to me. I agree with the idea of taking a sample to a flooring shop to compare. Oak is about 10 or 20% the price of teak around here so a bit of a lucky break really. Good luck with the project!
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Here’s a favourite of mine. It was taken a few years ago by Jon Eisberg who was on his way to Newfoundland.
  4. Hi Monkey Butler, The Dustbuddie seems a good idea. I might have to look into one but I’m hoping not to do much grinding soon. I haven’t checked out the Facebook group as I’m not a Facebook member and don’t tend to go there. I’ll take a look. Thanks!
  5. I like the name and the font looks great on your transom. It’s been too hot to grind boat bottoms but I’m glad you aren’t finding any problems. What’s a dustbuddie anyway?
  6. Most of the cleat salesmen and web designers have gone into dairy farming as that, apparently, is where all the real money is. Just ask your fearless leader. Perhaps your first step should be to update your cell phone plan.
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    Pros And Cons- Wire Lifelines Vrs. Welded Tube?

    I’ve got SS tubing around my cockpit and wire forward of that. It seems a good compromise as the tubing feels more secure, is comfortable and yes, easy to mount stuff on ( although I try to practice restraint). Up forward I find the wire does it’s job and I would be more concerned about damage. I agree that tubing all around can be unattractive but I think it looks good on my boat from the companionway back.
  8. A Rolling Hitch works well in that situation too.
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    Schooner W. N. Ragland dismasted?

    It seems to me that the boat is on the right coast for getting a replacement. Oregon pine is what they used on Bluenose2 and would probably do the trick. While a lathe is neat, a lot of big masts have been made witha skilled guy witha broad axe and adze. I hope that the boat gets put back together. The main is the photos appears to have a couple stays to the foremast but as BV points out there is nothing once the foremast goes and the weight of the broken fore would be tranferred to the top of the main. That might have helped bring down the main.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    HB, I don't know how scraping will work for you. On my CL35 the many layers of paint almost shattered off the bottom when I put the scraper to it. Of course, just like the last bolt of that won't come out, you should plan on areas that adhere tenaciously. I fully agree with the need for a mask and respirator. You may discover things aren't too bad with the bottom once the paint is off. If not, the money you saved scraping might come in handy... Don't get me wrong, scraping the bottom is a miserable job, just not as bad as sanding it off. Most boat jobs get decided on the basis of what is in greater supply: time or money. Best of luck, Shoal
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    I never really got sanding the bottom paint off. It is extremely slow and messy. I used a scraper the last time I did my boat. It is still work but I did the bottom in a weekend. If it's that hard to get off- leave it on! A sander can do the final smooth before adding stuff back on. I'm told that a blade from a Stanley plane is even better for removing old paint but I've never tried it. Soda blasting isn't available here but I'd rather spend my $$$ other things. My list is long... Best of luck. David
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Congrats on the new ride. I've been fixin' up my CL35 for a few years now as time and $$$ allow. I've tried to concentrate on the structural/seaworthy projects as a first priority. Keep the water out and the mast up and things are easier! I also try to do a few small cosmetic projects as well since it pays to keep the Admiral positive and you'll feel better too. No matter what, I put the boat in and sail during the summer when the kids are out of school (otherwise you own a money sucking lawn ornament-not a boat). There are many ways to do a job and you don't always need perfection. The difference between pretty damn good and perfect is usually a LOT more money and/or effort. Consider the return on effort and investment when deciding on your level of "perfect". Read Good OLd Boat magazine. It has lot's of ideas and more importantly -success stories of other suckers ,er, boatowners like you. One thing about breathing life back into an old boat- you will soon get to know it. Have fun! Shoalcove