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Blog entry by Mark Shymanski posted 05-05-2014 01:27 AM 927 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well my boat finally got wet but not quite the way I’d hope its first taste of water would be. :-).

The upside is that things are melting (slowly) here so maybe by the May long weekend I can really see how it will float!

-- "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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shipwright

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#1 posted 05-05-2014 03:18 AM

I feel for you Mark. I’m launching Friendship on Wednesday. Sorry you have to wait.
The boat looks good.

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

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#2 posted 05-05-2014 04:56 AM

Wednesday is going to be a great day then! One if these days I’ll have to make my way out west and see you sailing her.

Thank you Paul. It may not have the finest lines but I’m hoping its a good training platform…or at least a good fishing platform :-). I don’t think I prepared the epoxy right for being painted over, its still pretty glossy and the paint rubs off fairly easy. That is one of several things I want to change.

With this looonng winter I’ve dabbled in the dangerous pastime of reading up on boat building. Cleared a space in the shop for potentially the next boat. Can’t quite wrap my head around lofting. I think I’m gonna take one these plans and just make a scale model so I can figure out lofting. Lofting here means chucking hay up into the second story of the barn so I am not quite sure how that applies to boat building LOL!

-- "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 05-05-2014 06:28 AM

Lofting is as much an art as a science. There are lots of ways to make an unfair line fair …. but only one of them is right. You may not understand exactly what I mean right now but when you start to try to get the three views to all show fair lines, you will.
Boatbuilding by Howard I. Chappelle, first published in 1941 is still the best reference I know of on the subject. There are lots of explanations but his is still the best IMHO.

Good luck.

-- 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 05-05-2014 07:53 AM

I know how you feel wanting to take your boat into use Mark. It looks like you got an excellent result with your first boat and I can imagine that you will be evolving your new found skills to build evermore sophisticated boats in the future. Meanwhile I can imagine that you will have a lot of fun sailing this one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 05-06-2014 01:43 AM

Thanks Paul I will look for that book.

Mike I am hoping to build at least one more boat, something a might better looking then 816.

-- "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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#6 posted 05-06-2014 04:50 AM

Looking great!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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