Thursday, July 26, 2012

Update #2 on boat (a little closer to the water)

I recently moved the boat from its cradle back onto the trailer (the boat still doesn't fit the trailer but the modifications I made makes it ride a lot better).  I needed the boat on the trailer because I wanted to check out the rigging and as the boat was just outside the garage with the power coming into the house at the garage, I didn't think that would be a good place to hoist the mast.  The power lines are insulated, BUT...   So I moved it to the back of the  yard and with three other folks, we got the mast set up and begin working on the rigging.  Everything was together except for a piece on the  backstay.  A friend and I ran down to the hardware store and, right before they shut their doors, we figured out a way to jury-rig the backstay connection so we could test out the sails.  We only hoisted the mainsail (It was quite windy and that was a challenge).  Overall, the boat is looking good and I am ready to sail it, but when I hoist the mast again, I want at least four strong guys and hopefully one will have a little extra height.    

I also posted this picture on Facebook and a high school classmate of mine responded, "that's what I need, a boat with training wheels."

17 comments:

  1. Looks a pretty little thing. What dimension is the dagger-board. And where does she pivot. I see she's rigged fore but that can cancel if the board is behind it.

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    1. It has a swing keel that is steel (130 pounds) and extends down almost five feet (4' 10" to be exact). The keel is just behind the sail, you can see it in my previous post when looking into the cockpit.

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    2. I can't help but wonder about the Olympic * boats costing so much. I know they are building up the layers of laminate and that takes time and effort. But at the end of the day the contact surface is 98% of the importance And that's the paint.

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  2. super trim! YAR, even!


    Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is now whipping up a crowd of 60,000 in Hyde Park by mocking Mitt Romney.

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  3. Oh that's a cute comment from you friend, really makes me chuckle. Your daughter looks ready to sail dad! What a fun way to spend your summer! Even if it never makes the real water...you're happy!

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    1. It's heading to the water... otherwise, I'd be disappointed.

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  4. lol at your friend's comment. :) Yes - like Cloudia says, it's YAR.

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  5. by no means do i like the very big water but i understand the lure of water itself, quiet time on water. my plans are for a canoe only though. this one would be biting off more than i could chew. bet you'll sail 'er well though and have plenty of stories to tell.

    xo
    erin

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    1. I like boats that I don't have to depend on big oil to propel! A canoe and kayaks fill the garage and now a sailboat!

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  6. Yep, looks like you got an enthusiastic first mate there.

    These boat posts have "Sloop John B" in my head now. Which isn't a bad thing.

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    1. Yep, she's excited. And now that song is playing in my mind.

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  7. Looking good! I need a boat
    (and other contrivances) with training wheels.....lol

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  8. gotta laugh at the "boat with training wheels." Looks pretty cool to me.

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  9. Thanks everyone, for your comments!

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  10. smiles...looks like it is coming along...glad the wind did not catch you up when you hoisted the sail....

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  11. Oh the training wheels comment is a hoot. I hope you get her sailing shortly.

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