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Blog entry by Mark Shymanski posted 376 days ago 756 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 23: Pintle cut, gudgeons mounted! Part 24 of Maybe the beginning of a larger project series Part 25: Set back »

Had just about finished sanding 816 in preparation to painting when my ROS decided to spill its guts. It was weird there was no indication it was going to fail, just bam mid sanding the bottom pops out. The motor didn’t stop or buzz just no more sanding pad. I was going to see if I could get it back together but I am going to push on with the painting.

The choice of paint colours is what was left in the house from various other DIY projects. I am gaining some painting experience here as well. The main thing is that the epoxy will be protected from UV rays:-) The sail locker is bigger than I thought it would be, I’m happy with it.

The only ‘bright work’ on 816 is the maple gudgeons. These are from scraps of some maple that had very nice chatoyance but it doesn’t really show in these two pieces.

Well 816 is painted topside and once the paint is hard enough I’ll flip it and do the bottom of the hull.

I have no idea how to rig all the running lines so I’m off to the PDR site to see if there is any help there. Judging by what I can make out from the photos the mainsheet is attached to control the position of the boom. It appears that the so called ‘leg o’ mutton’ sail is fixed to the mast and has no sheet to haul it up the mast. On the other hand I am just learning all the lingo so I am hoping I got the usage right here:-)

I’ll keep folks posted.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2



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#1 posted 376 days ago

VERY COOL…I am soooo happy for you…you took some time to decide on a boat and now you are nearly done! I think this is awesome! I wish I could find time for the boats…but you really are inspiring me!

Are you concerned about water splashing into the locker?

I cant wait to see the videos of the first (and all of them) sail…

I am going with a leg-o-mutton sail too…so I look forward to LEARNING from you on the rigging!

soooo cool Mark!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 376 days ago

No Matt I am not really worried about water getting into the locker, I’m expecting it to get wet I just screwed up the locker lid so I’m calling it ventilation instead of it being too short :-) that sounds like I did it intentionally LOL!

I was actually surprised at how little there is on Shorty’s site about the actual sheets and where they go. I guess he is used to seeing actual sailboats so it is just intuitive for him. It has cooled off, being evening here, a bit so I’m going to head back out to the shop (it was 28 in there earlier…to hot for me). I am going to finish the bottom and maybe cut out the sail. I actually got out of the shop and bought some rope and hardware.; Now I need to figure out where it all goes :-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 375 days ago

Your rigging will be very simple Mark. You will need a halyard to raise the sail and a sheet to control it . That’s all.
BTW there are no ropes on sailboats. We call them lines. If you’re going to walk the walk, you gotta talk the talk.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#4 posted 375 days ago

Thanks Paul, I guess I am trying to over complicate things again. So the halyard to raise the sail and a sheet to control the boom and those are all the lines I need, good. See I am slooowly picking up the lingo :-)

I think we have another scorcher today, it is already in the mid twenties and its just shy of noon. This would have been a great day to be sailing!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#5 posted 375 days ago

Only if there’s wind. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#6 posted 375 days ago

There is ALWAYS wind on the prairies ;-)

We actually just had a gully washer of a storm blow up and then over in less than an hour. I was very glad I was NOT on the water. I think bare poles would have been too much sail at one point. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were tornadoes somewhere near by. One of the bad things about not have electronic mass media in the house is I don’t always know what is happening nearby.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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