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About mtaylor

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  • Birthday 07/04/1948

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  1. Let me think some more and do some reading. Or maybe I'm just confused which is probable. From here, it looks like you're setting the deck line at same height at the bow and the stern. I hope I'm wrong.
  2. I'm a newbie at lofting also and may be wrong, but I think you need to treat the stern and bow sections separately.
  3. Vossie has a valid point. Very valid from where I sit. I think he forgot though, that the sun revolves around the earth.
  4. Good grief. I realize that it's a sign of the times that respect for other's property isn't taught much, but those arrested definitely need more than a slap on the wrist.
  5. I believe those holes are the waterways to drain water from the deck. So the bottom of them should be at the top of the deck or even a tad* below it. I'm guessing from the pics though I can't see enough detail to be sure, that these "holes" will need to go through the second layer of planking? Note: tad is a tech term meaning a wee-bit... I'm not sure of the Aussie word to use.
  6. Sorry to hear the troubles, Denis. Is it lacquer going on over enamel? And sorry to hear about the sewer problem. Give the landlord a week, then contact the city.... but..... they may tell you leave the place immediately. Depends on the city I believe.
  7. Check around. Around here we have taxi types that deal only with medical patients. They have vans with lifts if needed or regular cars. Edit: I see Richard has the same or similar thing in his area.
  8. Ken, Lovely work... and success on the sails. Somewhere, someone else that problem with brailing. As I recall so others mentioned that the lower end of the sail is full width but the top is only about 50% of the width. The other idea I heard was to dampen the sail but not sure I'd want to try that on the mast.
  9. People from Ohio are called "Buckeyes" and yes, I"m one. The running joke was that a Buckeye is a "round, poisonous nut". We often applied it to ourselves.
  10. You'd probably have to make the sheave, unless you can find some at one of the on-line shops. You might have a look at this log (last page shows some he's making:
  11. This is beginning to remind of a very bad old joke about him and a log eating contest. I think I best get my coat before I get into trouble.
  12. Look great Carl, though it does seem to have list to the port side. A bit of counter flooding needed? Man the pumps? I'll get my coat....

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