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  1. My boat holds water in the gunnels. It usually...

    My boat holds water in the gunnels. It usually sheds water on me when I lift it. :nice_hat:
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    Try here...

    Try here
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    What will happen to Spanish guitars after brexit?

    What will happen to Spanish guitars after brexit?
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    Skills and natural abilities are wonderful...

    Skills and natural abilities are wonderful things. I feel I am quite competent at working on boats and fixing things, but I have seen better. I am in absolute awe of people who play musical...
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    something to do while waiting

    Back in February,I was given this boat by a very generous octogenarian who had decided that health and age now stop him from working on canoes.
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    If it's epoxy under paint, just make sure the...

    If it's epoxy under paint, just make sure the scratches haven't gone through the epoxy then touch up. Deep scratches could be filled first - I've used exterior polyfilla. If it's gone through the...
  7. Thread: Loch Morar

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    You are obviously tough and amazing.

    You are obviously tough and amazing.
  8. Thread: Kneeling advice

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    What Al suggests is also a good way to work out...

    What Al suggests is also a good way to work out what height is best.
  9. Ian, if you and Robert can sort things quickly,...

    Ian, if you and Robert can sort things quickly, I'm up in the north west tomorrow and Tuesday and a detour to the south lakes is possible.
    Sam
  10. Sounds like a bargain. Pity I really really don't...

    Sounds like a bargain. Pity I really really don't need more canoes.
  11. Thread: Maiden Voyage

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    Looks neat.

    Looks neat.
  12. English oak would be fine- probably last longer...

    English oak would be fine- probably last longer than the ash. It is a bit more brittle than ash, but unless you are planning on jumping on it, it shouldn't matter. Make sure you don't have any run...
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    I'd agree that's probably the best way forward. I...

    I'd agree that's probably the best way forward. I think I'd add fibreglass on the outside.
    Sam
  14. Thread: Maiden Voyage

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    I do like the idea of self adjusting angle! I'll...

    I do like the idea of self adjusting angle!
    I'll need pictures of that and a report whether successful or not.

    Sam
  15. Thread: Maiden Voyage

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    It looks great - you must be pleased with it. ...

    It looks great - you must be pleased with it.

    An easy way to get the right height for you kneeling thwart is a plank and a couple of piles of books. Make sure you can kneel for a while at whatever...
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    Now sold. I hope you enjoy it, George.

    Now sold. I hope you enjoy it, George.
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    On Monday pm that is.

    On Monday pm that is.
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    Sounds like we have a deal. PM me a meeting...

    Sounds like we have a deal.
    PM me a meeting address in Keswick. I should be able to get there by 6.45ish.
    Preferred method of payment is cash.

    Thanks
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    Phew! Although going to collect it would have...

    Phew!
    Although going to collect it would have more than doubled the cost. - and then I'd have had to learn to sail!
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    NO, NO, NO. . . . . . Mmmmmmmmm

    NO, NO, NO. . . . . . Mmmmmmmmm
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    Georges - If you want to me to bring the boat to...

    Georges - If you want to me to bring the boat to the North West, I've sent you a PM. I need to know by Saturday afternoon.
    Sam
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    Re listed starting at 76. Another week of...

    Re listed starting at 76. Another week of sitting on my hands.

    Sam
  23. Thread: Altering plans

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    I've shortened plans before by taking the middle...

    I've shortened plans before by taking the middle form and one next to it out - but that doesn't help you and it makes the boat a bit narrower. Jims solution sounds like it should work on a ply boat...
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    Thanks. This will probably be the last boat I...

    Thanks. This will probably be the last boat I launch from Prickwillow as I will be moving later in the summer. I reckon I must have launched or re launched about 8 boats here over the years. The easy...
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    Too hot in my opinion. Doesn't do my boats any...

    Too hot in my opinion. Doesn't do my boats any good at all.
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