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    Peter, I'm sorry nobody got back to you, but I...

    Peter, I'm sorry nobody got back to you, but I don't see those numbers in the plans. The first set of numbers you posted is pretty much correct.
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    Welcome! And good luck. It's a great little boat....

    Welcome! And good luck. It's a great little boat.
    I must warn you, traffic here is spotty these days. Many of the original contributors to this forum can still be found in the goat group on FB...
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    Hey, welcome. Do not try to build the goat out...

    Hey, welcome.
    Do not try to build the goat out of 4mm plywood. Epoxy and glass weighs more than wood anyway. Build it to spec. If you want to save weight, use pawlonia in place of Cedar and be...
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    Congratulations! Looks great.

    Congratulations!
    Looks great.
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    I think one liter should do you but I do t know...

    I think one liter should do you but I do t know how the coverage compares with the one part I used.
    I need more varnish though. At least 2 liters, maybe three, to do the inside and spars and foils.
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    Goat Island Skiff (Guatemala)

    Do you want to know what I did? I decided that the bottom was good enough, FG tape seams and all. Let the fish complain.
    Yours looks great by comparison.
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    Poit, while you've been slowing down I've been...

    Poit, while you've been slowing down I've been speeding up. I painted the outside of my hull over the weekend. 350720
    Two coats of one-part PU paint used up less than one liter in my case. A third...
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    The boat looks great by the way. Have you decided...

    The boat looks great by the way. Have you decided how you are going to handle the bow piece where the gunwales converge? I've been wishing I took the time to make them meet at a bevel running back to...
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    I see it now! Funny how hard it was to make head...

    I see it now! Funny how hard it was to make head or tail of it in the first pic. The additional context helps a lot.
    I started to notch my frames yesterday but only finished one side, and roughly...
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    I too find it a bewildering picture. I think you...

    I too find it a bewildering picture. I think you want the inwale to hit the frame on two sides if possible. That's how mik shows the notch in the plans.
    I spent today trying to figure out whether I...
  11. Nice. Thanks for that Alan. So, are you selling...

    Nice. Thanks for that Alan. So, are you selling your coffee, or making it for your own use.
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    Mechanics' dolly is a good trick. I have one...

    Mechanics' dolly is a good trick. I have one lying around. I've never had a car high enough off the ground to use it for its intended purpose. Boat dolly, here we come. The boat looks great Poit....
  13. I admire Alan's methodical approach. My "lumber"...

    I admire Alan's methodical approach. My "lumber" "rack" is a pile of wood against the far wall of the garage. It was fun excavating the side and bottom panels from that "rack" last week, after...
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    Thanks Poit. I already noticed this problem with...

    Thanks Poit. I already noticed this problem with the chine logs. I could not tell whether I was hitting my dry fit holes, and I had to redo both sides. Aggravating.
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    344201 Almost ready to go 3D...

    344201
    Almost ready to go 3D...
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    Thanks Dave. I was planning on doing it. I think...

    Thanks Dave. I was planning on doing it. I think I saw Clint talk about it at some point. I have not yet cut my bulkhead cutouts. Because I was waiting until I'd cut my chine logs.
    My tentative...
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    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/04/075b66e...

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/04/075b66edfbd1f204a5e5e22ad918a273.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/04/000946a50643af05951bc40b19ea681a.jpg
    Let's see if these work. Putting them...
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    I will try to post pics later, but I glued up the...

    I will try to post pics later, but I glued up the side panels and cut down and scarfed up the chine logs today. They're all curing in the garage. That means I have only to attach the chine logs and...
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    Well, the mast is taped up, three coats of epoxy...

    Well, the mast is taped up, three coats of epoxy inside. The yard has three coats wet-on-wet and tape on the ends and the tiller has been given its coats. Tomorrow, we round the mast. Then I'll...
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    Ha. I grew up in the West Village myself Dave....

    Ha. I grew up in the West Village myself Dave. But real upstaters get upset when anyone with a 914 area code calls himself an upstater.
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    Zev, in the end Alan and I ordered our ply from...

    Zev, in the end Alan and I ordered our ply from McIlvains in Connecticut. Can't say exactly where it came from--no stickers or anything as you sometimes see on Joubert for example. But no complaints...
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    Nice Poit!

    Nice Poit!
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    Gotcha. As I said, I'll defer to wood experts on...

    Gotcha. As I said, I'll defer to wood experts on that. I don't know their relative weights or strengths.
    I'm in Westchester, so downstate.
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    I can't really give you lumber advice, but the...

    I can't really give you lumber advice, but the places where hardwood are specced would seem like the obvious places to me too. How far upstate are you? Welcome to the forum. I hope you don't beat me...
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    Good luck Poit! Hope you pull through in one...

    Good luck Poit! Hope you pull through in one piece!
    King tides is not an expression I think I've heard in the U.S.
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    The trouble Poit is that you can't easily drill...

    The trouble Poit is that you can't easily drill countersinks for the screws at the top and bottom back corners of the cheeks after you've glued the cheeks to the spacers. If you are putting in those...
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    I did not varnish or otherwise protect the...

    I did not varnish or otherwise protect the insides of the rudder cheeks or the centercase. For what that's worth.

    Here were my steps:
    I cut out and dry fit all the parts--the cheeks, the spacer,...
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    Nice Poit. I just put my rudder stock/tiller...

    Nice Poit. I just put my rudder stock/tiller assembly together. I found that, for me, thinking through the sequencing of the assembly to get everything precoated that needed precoating, etc., was a...
  29. Where does the boat go?

    Where does the boat go?
  30. Sweet. Thanks!

    Sweet. Thanks!
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    Nice. Must just be an eye for quality Alan.

    Nice. Must just be an eye for quality Alan.
  32. GIS Centerboard/Center Case sizing question

    So, when I put my daggerboard into the case, there is nearly an inch of fore/art play between the edges of the board and the walls/spacers of the case. It can slide or tilt fore and aft some. Is...
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    Oh! I forgot this one. Had a small tearout...

    Oh! I forgot this one. Had a small tearout problem on the frame of one of the bulkheads. But a little packing tape and a bit of leftover epoxy, and we have this instead:...
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    This allows enough scope for adjustment to get...

    This allows enough scope for adjustment to get the gudgeons aligned and the pintle to move freely, et voila:

    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8633/16553527881_bbe7f6bca1_c.jpg
    Perfect alignment. My...
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    So, this may actually be a constructive post (pun...

    So, this may actually be a constructive post (pun intended). Yesterday, as I mentioned, I got the rest of the tiller assembly glued and bolted up. And today, I checked, and the rudder even fits:...
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    I've got a boat post coming soon. Thanks Dave. I...

    I've got a boat post coming soon. Thanks Dave. I bought all my Brooks saddles in England. I'm not sure they were actually cheaper, but psychologically it was easier to pay 70-85 pounds for them...
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    Often when I've been precoating, I'll try to...

    Often when I've been precoating, I'll try to precoat several things at once. It whiles away the time, and helps me try to use epoxy efficiently. I'm using MAS epoxy (2:1 ratio) with calibrated...
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    Made some unmistakable progress yesterday. First...

    Made some unmistakable progress yesterday. First up was the tiller assembly, Take-whatever-we're-up-to.
    It started out simply enough, with a little precoating of the insides of the rudder stock...
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    Nice Poit. My opinion, FWIW (which is about what...

    Nice Poit. My opinion, FWIW (which is about what you paid for it), is that that transom doubler has real character. and you can fill those cracks with epoxy-and-sawdust to seal and stabilize them.
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    Yeah, it's cold. I try to leave the door between the basement and the garage open while epoxying, to bump the temperature a bit. According to the recording thermometer I've been using, My garage...
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    Well, today was not a great day either. Before I...

    Well, today was not a great day either. Before I left last, I dry-fit my tiller and rudder stock pieces, and I was pretty pleased with the new arrangement. I drilled holes for the bolts and machine...
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    Thanks again Dan. The cable ties are a great...

    Thanks again Dan. The cable ties are a great idea. I have my two teenage sons to drag into any big operations like this. In theory, this is a family project anyway.

    Before I glue up the staves,...
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    Thanks again guys. Today I finally returned to...

    Thanks again guys. Today I finally returned to the garage after leaving my glued-up center case to cure. I found this:
    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/16521714772_292e108f6c_c.jpg
    The drips...
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    Thanks Poit. I'll have to try that. I'm still...

    Thanks Poit. I'll have to try that.
    I'm still working up the courage to glue up the mast. Also been on the road. Will let you guys know how it goes.
    And thanks Canoath for the info. Even as a...
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    Thanks Dave! I do admit, posting here sometimes...

    Thanks Dave! I do admit, posting here sometimes feels a little lonely. Not that anyone on a message board owes me or anyone else anything, but it can be hard to keep posting if you start to feel like...
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    Foils! They don't look too bad if you keep an...

    Foils! They don't look too bad if you keep an appropriate distance...

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7384/15822330023_e49a262ac6_c.jpg
    Note my setup for hanging the foils for glassing and...
  47. Thread: GIS Yawl

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    So, what's the current "state of the art" on the...

    So, what's the current "state of the art" on the GIS yawl rig? Do the plans at the link above incorporate the current best practices? Just took delivery of a 12" aluminum tube, so it's on my mind. ...
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    Thanks Scooter. But getting the 2x4 shaped and...

    Thanks Scooter. But getting the 2x4 shaped and positioned right seems like the challenge... Maybe I'm overthinking it. Wouldn't be the first time....
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    You guys always make this stuff sound so...

    You guys always make this stuff sound so easy--"just taper per the plans"!--when we're talking about ~6mm of taper over a 15' spar. This seems non-trivial to an amateur like me. I realize that the...
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    thanks Simon.As I mentioned in my build thread, I...

    thanks Simon.As I mentioned in my build thread, I decided the 1x2s at another local HD were Doug fir and loaded up on them. Now waiting for my scarfs to cure before I cut the birdsmouths.
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