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Re: Weekender Progress, thanks to all

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Blog entry by wedude posted 1568 days ago 638 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Hi to all LumberJocks, Thank you all for the responses to the pics and your blessings to Melinda, she is the best. To answer some questions asked I am going to answer in general. Sailing on Pyramid Lake for Patton, Maybe is the best answer , the lake has quite a reputation as a killer. 8 to 10 people lost each year, however I think most are lost due to poor judgement or lack of knowledge about their boats or inability to read the weather. Big winds can blow up in a very short time and if you do not pay attention, yep you will be in big trouble. The lake is as big as Tahoe and is on flat high desert terrain….. Tuck Valley custom woodworks, we live in Reno but very close to Sun Valley. Sun Valley is just over the hill to our east. Our mobile home park is on Clear Acre Lane…. Matt- Napaman, by all means add the link I have no problem with that at all…. Dave R, I made quite a few changes, modifications to the original plans. Lengthened the cockpit area, shortened the cabin to just a cuddy and by doing that felt more ribs were needed between the cabin and the stern. It has been reported by many builders that these boats are very forgiving as changes go. I also made my mast 18” longer. I am also using a double forestay system, one on a pully system to help in lifting the mast and attaching the jib to. The second will be the real forestay. I am not going to use a roller furling system, just more to mess with, if we need to reef the jib we can just douse it by releasing the pully system and collapse it . Just personal prefference…. Autum, Melinda is absolutly a keeper, we have a real connection and really LIKE eachother as well as we are in love, once again… We were together in 1955-1957 and upon her graduation from High School she went to Washington State to go to college. We lost touch but I found her on the internet in 2003, contacted her and we have been together since Aug 2005. One of those lost/found love stories. On another matter, the Kayak has been relegated to the west deck for a while. A product for treating the wood against water damage that I applyed had an odor that was to strong to have in the house. Now the weather has chosen to get snarky again. It may snow this evening and it is only about 40* out right now and the fool wind is blowing. Reno, what a place. Take care all, thanks Robert

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#1 posted 1568 days ago

great follow up to the boat project…

If you are finding this blog first…here is the link to Roberts great boat photos.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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