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Hey, where on LI are you? I'm in Huntington.
So is my father in law. He writes/edits for Long Island Boating World. Do you mind if I put him in touch with you?

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So is my father in law. He writes/edits for Long Island Boating World. Do you mind if I put him in touch with you?

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Not at all. I love the articles on that site.

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Hey, where on LI are you? I'm in Huntington.
Doh! Never mind. I remember. I get excited when I see LI

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Hey, where on LI are you? I'm in Huntington.
Rocky Point.
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The Grid

So what is a lofting board for? For lofting, of course.

Lofting is the process of blowing up the relatively small-scale plans you get from your naval architect (in my case, from William Atkin), into full size plans.

This process is thought to be so complicated that many modern architects supply full-size plans to eliminate the need for lofting. Just roll out the plans and start building. But if you don't know how to loft, you can't build about 98% of boats, because full-size plans aren't available.

Plus, you miss out on all the fun of lofting, which really is a kind of relaxing exercise, once you have all your hair torn out...

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Battered by Battens

Battens are one of those things that professional boat builders take for granted, I think. They've seen them since their first apprentice days, know what they look like, their different sizes, which batten is right for which curve, and on and on.

Not so for we poor amateurs trying to learn boat building out of books. I must admit they are still a bit of a mystery to me. Such a simple tool. So important. So easy to break!

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You should go down to the Huntington town dock and see northern light its about 36'

The owner who lives on Eatons Neck spent 12 years building it and the whole boat is amazing

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My 'big' boat is in winter storage at the Mill Dam marina. Is that the one you mean? I think there are at least 2 Huntington marinas.

What kind of boat is she?

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I highly recommend spruce for battens.

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The town marina at Mill Dam it may be out of the water right now

I believe it was a Perry design dark blue hull out on the outside dock closest to the launching ramp

In the summer its right next to Zzzooom and Marie

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