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    Fiddletown, CA
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    Fiddling. Occasionally, faddling.

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  1. Yes, agreed, and this design (the CL 16, Wayferer copy) puts the PSI onto the inside of the CB case. This means the board constantly works it, until it loosens, or something gets damaged. If I did a real restore, I would change the way the CB hangs, or perhaps put in a different CB. I have at least three laying around, one of which is a 505 board. If I went to that trouble I would sell it and build an Oughtred Fulmar and not spend that much time on it. But I don't want to derail the OP's thread into a discussion of my boat. As they say, "it's all good." These are first world problems.
  2. thanks for the description and photos if you get to it. A distorted or loose CB axle gasket will cause water to pour in, as you mentioned. I generally do a light tighten every trip, if I remember it. We sail this boat more than our Flying Dutchman and our Coquina, because it planes, and it is mostly less trouble than either of our two wooden sailboats. When I first got the boat I didn't realize there was an additional drain on the hull, at the bottom of the CB case, which is reachable only through the ports in the CB trunk. So I filled the boat up for a while out of ignorance. That was m
  3. I have a cl 16 that will act waterlogged sometimes, and has a fracture on the top of the CB case that needs repair. I am more experienced on working on wooden boats than GRP, but this needs to get done. Any chance you could post some photos of your cockpit demolition, removal, and re-install? I know it's not rocket science--but my motto is, for every solution two problems. I have a backup on repairs going on right now and streamlining this one would be a big help to getting boats on the water as Spring moves in.
  4. damn, I sure would like to do that in my Wayfarer.
  5. Regarding the Cl14, I am told they are out of business now. I have a Cl16, the Wayfarer clone. Legend has it they were a licensed builder of wooden Wyfrs, and when the company was sold and the woodies phased out, they requested permission to keep building them using existing patterns. When no answer was received, they began building glass versions. I pieced this together from several websites describing their somewhat bastardized work product. I would not think ours would be competitive as racers. I think they are rugged, overbuilt, and the boat has been a real pleasure to own and sail
  6. If you go on the Woodenboat Forum and post, A question for the sail makers... or similar...Todd Bradshaw will likely appear, the author of the above book. He is a presence on the Forum and a wealth of knowledge. Do not bring a knife to a gun fight it you want to dispute his advice. He has helped many amateur sailmakers.
  7. He mentioned it was for a 22kg Yamaha--that certainly passes the test! I thought this was an interesting approach. Coming from building wooden boats, I would have put together something out of locust and ply, so this was a departure for the way that I might have approached the repair, given my status as a perpetual advanced beginner. I hope any comments will be respectful to the builder. Thanks to Ian Worrallo for the photos and the information.
  8. this might be better under the fixit/repairs section but on FB, on a Wayfarer group I belong to, a guy put up an interesting solution for a purpose built motor mount. He used pultruded grp box sections. On mine, I bought a cheap $50 motor mount and put a ply knee on the inside...this might be either a more elegant or a lighter way to go for certain craft. It looks to be more expensive; the OP apparently had some laying around from working on catamarans. Anyway, here is the website in the UK but I note many similar products here across the pond, as they say. Form his posts, I am concludin
  9. Tiempo is an amazing boat (your video posted). I forget the guy's name that built it but he is on the WoodenBoat Forum from time to time, goes by Mac. I don't know about the East Coast but on the Left Coast wooden windmills pop up from time to time for around $750 or so and they are planing hulls, which may or may not interest you. I can't speak to condition. If I were to build another skiff (I have built three, one without plans rack of eye) I would build an Arch Davis Laughing Gull. If you like skiffs, and I think they are highly under rated, your best bet might be a Lightning, Comet, o
  10. Thanks for that. New project today but will get to it.
  11. Yes, I will get it off if I can determine thread direction. Obviously, my concern is that I crank down like a SOB and serve to tighten even more.
  12. Will check. Your point is that I might be able to determine direction for removal, correct?
  13. Here is a photo of young Dollie Parton, who is nothing if not relevant to boatbuilding. This photo was taken right after I informed her I was building a skiff rack of eye.
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