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Sailboat #2: A Puddle Duck Racer #7: Sidetracked--like her name????

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« Part 6: Sailing Rigs? Part 7 of Sailboat #2: A Puddle Duck Racer series Part 8: Non-update Update on both boats! (same as Weekender Blog) »

Well…finally some pictures for all of you…and I decided to honor my good friend WARREN PERCELL by naming my PDR ”SIDETRACKED”...

Sidetracked is my new boats name—-since this little boat has sidetracked me from my bigger sail boat build (Weekender Sailboat).

Since my last update I have only had weekends—-but other then traveling last weekend I have worked at least a little bit on the boat (s) each weekend…little things…LOTS of filling and sanding…

Today I “applied” for the hull registration number on the pdracer.com website and ordered my HIN plate (hull identification number). Pretty exciting!

I worked a lot on the PDR this weekend..my goal was to get her ready for two things—-fiber glass on the bottom and sails…I got close…

I filled all the screw holes and smoothed them last week…and then started on covering the airboxes (decks) and bow…I also cut out the airboxes to fit in the deck plates…

Still to come—-spars, glass bottom, mast step and sails…PAINT…my goal will be to do some fairing (smoothing) the boat bottom during the week so that I can glass the boat bottom next weekend…

Above the decks are fit but not trimmed…below shows them all nice and trim…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007



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lew

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#1 posted 913 days ago

Matt,
The only “boat” I’m familiar with is an aircraft carrier but this looks like it is going to be fun to sail!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 913 days ago

thanks for the update
nice show :-)

Dennis

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 913 days ago

Looking good Matt.

Nice work.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Napaman

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#4 posted 913 days ago

ITS OFFICIAL—-MY HULL NUMBER IS REGISTERED: I am PDR HULL #625 on the pdracer.com website!!! WOOT WOOT WOOT…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Napaman

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#5 posted 913 days ago

HERE IS THE LINK:

http://www.pdracer.com/members/?boat=625

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Napaman

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#6 posted 908 days ago

After all the fuss…I finally decided on a sail rig and ordered sails! Now I can move forward on a mast, boom and all the rest…

Not much further this weekend…but sails are ordered…

I went with the Phil Bolger Leg o’ Mutton sails…which sounds like will fit my needs on this boat…and get me sailing with ease and sooner…by the way…they are poly tarp sails…but…I am happy…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 908 days ago

looking gooder matt

congrats on the certification

now for all the fun stuff

and if you thought sanding wood was a chore

fairing FB is a real task

good to see it taking shape

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 907 days ago

Congratuletions Matt on the progress! It will good to se the photos of this project under weigh!

-- "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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Napaman

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#9 posted 907 days ago

thanks guys…yes…it wont be too long before this is posted as a PROJECT…I sure hope it gets top 3!!! LOL…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 901 days ago

Hi Matt. I really haven’t been around this site for a while to up on your progress. I actually just acquired a couple of older Shopsmiths to rebuild for friends. Unfortunately, they (the pieces) now fill my shop so that no woodworking can take place. As a result, I drift away.
It’s good to see you can stay at it. Keep up the good work! -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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Napaman

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#11 posted 901 days ago

THANKS TOM…i noticed you have not been on in a while…exciting on the SS rebuilds…you are amazing!

The boat is still going…nothing on the “big” boat…since a huge break through in December because I switched back to the little pdr on the weekends…

Sails arrived this weekend…and fri-sat did a lot of interior supports for leeboard mount, bench mounts, and more deck supports…will attach the bench “slat” or support on the inside of the cockpit today…...my goal is to get it ready to paint (airboxes) and remount the decks…

I may also get to the mast step, and mast box today…

I ordered the fiberglass, oar locks and mounts last night…so getting closer….after I finish all the inside building I will flip her, finish the hull fairing and glass…

THIS BOAT WILL BE DONE in weeks…because if I dont finish in the next two weekends—-the 3rd week is my spring break…and I will finish then…

Matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Napaman

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#12 posted 891 days ago

Mini-update:

Still going…sails arrived, glass cloth, oar locks & brackets and wood flour for a century all arrived…

Done Building: interior supports for a bench, leeboard, rudder and oar locks…

In progress: mast supports…this is where I left off on sunday…I finished the main support over the bow deck…but I want to put in a support for that deck down to the boat bottom because I will have a 16 foot mast and I think it needs to be stronger…

Last steps not started:
1) Mast—-16 foot by 2.5…they recommend adding some support wood for lowest 5 feet.
2) Leeboard—cutting and then shaping…and how to attach it to the side of the boat…
3) rudder and rudder box…
4) tiller
5) Rigging—-if I get 1-4 done I hope to have a REAL SAILOR over to help me with this part…

This week with I was hoping to get outside mid-week…with daylight savings—-but it it ppoouuring so far and projected the rest of the week…so who knows…but SPRING BREAK begins in 1.5 weeks!

Matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#13 posted 890 days ago

nop … the calender says the spring starts 1/3….. :-)

thanks for the update
Dennis

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Mark Shymanski

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#14 posted 408 days ago

Wow Matt I didn’t realize just how far you are ahead of me…I better start my navigation plan through the northwest passage! Do you have pictures of the rigging you will be using? Oh yeah, how wind are your flotation boxes they look less than 7 inches or so. With the extra weight of my thicker plywood I may need a bit more flotation.

-- "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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Napaman

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#15 posted 407 days ago

yes…but take note of the time since my last update…and I have only done a little more since this update…but truthfully I have only a ways to go…just not building! need to get moving…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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