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by BruceDow
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Gathering 2012
Topic: Cabin Available for G2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6215

Re: Cabin Available for G2012

Sorry I won't be there. I suffer from an "embarrassment of riches"... Work is good and exciting, and I need to stay focused on that... at the same time, i'll be taking my daughter on a 4000 mile road trip to start University in Nova Scotia in the few days before the Gathering. I'll miss you guys... ...
by BruceDow
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from North Georgia
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Hello from North Georgia

i released a floating cabin today.

go for it.
by BruceDow
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Gathering 2012
Topic: Cabin Available for G2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6215

Re: Cabin Available for G2012

OK....

I will PM you about how we navigate the hand-off with HBM.
by BruceDow
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Key Largo and trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Key Largo and trailer

It would be tight on length. You could probably get something rigged up with a swing-away tongue. http://www.trackerboats.com/about/images/swingAway.jpg You would also need to look at the width. Does your garage have a wide door? (My double garage has two single doors... a wide boat trailer won't fi...
by BruceDow
Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Steering components
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

Re: Steering components

Hi Dr. Bryan. generally, your steering wheel will accept a 3/4" "tapered shaft" with a keyway. That will connect to a "Helm" that will use a push-pull cable to get to the back of the boat. Here is a Helm... https://www.boatdesigns.com/TeleFlex-Safe-T-QC-Rotary-Steering/products/645/ If your wheel do...
by BruceDow
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Gathering 2012
Topic: Cabin Available for G2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6215

Re: Cabin Available for G2012

Going Once....
by BruceDow
Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Where to start...
Replies: 593
Views: 104582

Re: Where to start...

BTW.


My shopping list today has OBR on it. I spent some time working on a project in Bermuda, and developed a dangerous fondness for "Dark and Stormys".... (Dark Navy Rum and Ginger Beer). I've got half a case of the Stormys, but no black rum to complete the deal.
by BruceDow
Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Where to start...
Replies: 593
Views: 104582

Re: Where to start...

Yay Iggy. Half the fun of building the boat is the many stories that go with it. (Did I tell you about last week, when we were on the lake at idle speed, and I opened the hatches to check the temperature... the boat was veering to the right (about 200 yards from the nearest shore) so Ann felt the ne...
by BruceDow
Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Gathering 2012
Topic: Cabin Available for G2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6215

Cabin Available for G2012

As a result of my schedule change, I cannot make it to the Gathering this year. I am still holding a reservation for a two bedroom cabin at Hales Bar Marina. (There is a little confusion about whether I am holding Cabin #1 or Cabin #2) If anyone is looking for a cabin, please let me know by reply po...
by BruceDow
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Limbers in battens
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: Limbers in battens

just two points from a personal "lesson learned".... 1) with limbers, "more and bigger" is better. They plug easily with leaves and other "grunge" that can accumulate in the bilge. 2) When we say to cut the side-to-side limbers near the transom, that assumes you are building an outboard, where the t...
by BruceDow
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Gathering 2012
Topic: Check In Check Out
Replies: 74
Views: 18942

Re: Check In Check Out

Folks. Life is "Good, but just a little complicated" this year. So I will need to miss the Gathering. It is a combination of many things: Work (good), family (great), state of the boat (OK), state of the trailer (not-so-good), other vacation plans (good). I still have a reservation for Floating Cabi...
by BruceDow
Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: rudder and daggerboard for sunfish
Replies: 9
Views: 5789

Re: rudder and daggerboard for sunfish

I think my 45 year old daggerboard has two or three coats of varnish on it. I could not guess the decade when it was last recoated. It is solid as a rock. If I were to do it today, I would encapsulate it in epoxy before varnishing. I would give the edges two or three coats, then put two or three coa...
by BruceDow
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: rudder and daggerboard for sunfish
Replies: 9
Views: 5789

Re: rudder and daggerboard for sunfish

I vote for marine plywood.

I don't have bad experience with solid wood... but I can say that I am still sailing the original rudder and daggerboard on a boat that my father built in 1967.

No splitting, no warping.
by BruceDow
Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: And the SUP is FINISHED
Replies: 81
Views: 11633

Re: And the SUP is FINISHED

Waiting for the VIDEO on your launch, Dave!!!!! Congrats on your build. (Building one was on my list, but there were about three other boats in front of it. I am ashamed to admit this, but I just cashed in a bunch of Air Miles to buy a plastic SUP and Paddle to be delivered to my house, ready to go....