Maybe the beginning of a larger project #28: Some progress

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Blog entry by Mark Shymanski posted 09-02-2013 04:37 AM 1197 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This the mast step. When I fabricated the main part it looked pretty good, then I dry fitted it and realized the partner’s hole was about 5 mm out of line. The small piece there is to shim the step out the correct? distance.

These are the pieces for the rudder mount. The pieces will be laminated at the forward edge allowing the rudder to be sandwiched between the outside pieces. There are no real clear plans on Shorty’s site on how to build a rudder so I am just going off the photos on his site. The notch is for the upper gudgeon the lower edge of the rudder sandwich rests on the lower gudgeon.

This is the rudder without the pivot holes drilled. I resisted the urge to find a more complicated way to make a rudder :-)

This shows the glue up of the leeboards (the long lamination with the most clamps), the leeboards mounts (upper and lower), and the rudder mount at the top of the poly sheet. In the lower left corner you can see the rudder getting a coat of epoxy.

I routed a small cavity in the lower end of the leeboards and filled it with shot to add a bit of weight to reduce the leeboard’s chance of floating up.

I also put a coat of paint on the mast so I am ready to start rigging tomorrow. The photo is of the current state of the shop. 816 is spending it’s first night outdoors. I am sort of hoping for some rain just to see if the hull is as tight as I think it is.

This is my first post from this new iPhone 5 I just started using on Saturday. It is dead easy to take pictures as I go…except when I am applying the epoxy of course :-)

-- "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 09-02-2013 05:25 AM

Looks like you’re getting close.
How’s the wind on the prairie these days?
We haven’t had much at all for a month.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 09-02-2013 10:10 AM

I hope we get to see it on the water before winter Mark.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 09-02-2013 03:31 PM

Paul it has been killing me as we’ve had some great hot days with perfect winds! With the daily heating we seem to always get winds and they usually are from one direction which will hopefully make learning to sail easier :-)

You and me both Mike! It seems the usually steady stream of utility trailers for sale has dried up now that I am looking for one. I may just be forced to buy new :-( I may just borrow a truck for the launch just to get 816 in the water.

-- "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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