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The Sailboat

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by Wmi68CJ5, Dec 4, 2021.

  1. Dec 4, 2021
    Wmi68CJ5

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    Keep in mind it is only 12’ long but it’s been a lot of work to date. When it’s done it will contain over 150 individual pieces of wood
    From the bow looking aft. The inside is almost complete

    more build picks to follow
     
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  2. Dec 4, 2021
    hudsonhawk

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    Nice.

    I keep thinking about doing this.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2021
    PeteL

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    Purty! What is the hull construction?
     
  4. Dec 4, 2021
    Buildflycrash

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    Looks great. Very nice.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2021
    Wmi68CJ5

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    Stringers with okume 4mm marine plywood panels. I drove to charlotte mi to get the plywood in December of 2012. Cherry trim and decks, inner and outer stems made of cherry. I will be flipping it soon to finish the outside which currently has 2 coats of epoxy. I will paint the outside white also with the top plank either green or blue. I still need to build a mast and boom, rudder and tiller handle finish the center board and hopefully see my own sail.
     
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  6. Dec 5, 2021
    Admiral Cray

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    What Class and rig?...
     
  7. Dec 7, 2021
    jeepdaddy2000

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    Very nice.
    I've always loved the look of wooden boats but the upkeep is a crusher.
    I had two sunfishes (the first was my mom's). Really miss sailing now.
     
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  8. Dec 7, 2021
    Lockman

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    Look's great . My Pa & me built a similar boat , back when I was 12. I still have the center board & Rudder to this Day (y)
     
  9. Feb 17, 2022
    Wmi68CJ5

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    It's Done!

    test fitting the mast

    The way complicated rudder(no lines on it yet to pull it up and down.

    The mast is made from three layers of Douglas fir laminated and turned round with a lot of elbow grease. I used the armstrong machine also. The boards came from our bleachers that were removed in 2019. The one board I used for the boom had 31 rings/inch the board was 9" wide so about 300 years of life recorded in that one board. No telling how old the tree was.

    I'm still waiting on my sail kit from Sailrite. Hoping to have it ready for spring launch!
     
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  10. Feb 17, 2022
    Fireball

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    Beautiful!
     
  11. Feb 17, 2022
    Lockman

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    Man....Great work ! Could you elaborate ( 'Cuz oftentimes I'm a Dummy ) , on the ' Armstrong ' Machine ? . I obviously missed it.
    Thank you....... Just a Gorgeous Job, that's all .:clap:
     
  12. Feb 17, 2022
    Wmi68CJ5

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    You know they make pipe threaders and window cranks, and shovels and hoes and hammers etc. ie auto AC provided by armstrong
     
  13. Feb 17, 2022
    Lockman

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    Gotcha......Remind me to Never go up against you with our Ball caps turned backwards & Marlboros in the pockets of our jeans shirts :beer:
     
  14. May 18, 2022
    Wmi68CJ5

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    Paddle I made for my sole canoe and and upcoming kayak completion build. Same bleacher wood as I used for my spars on the sailboat and I threw in some redwood for accents/ racing stripes. Blades have been hollowed and rounded.
     
  15. May 18, 2022
    rusty

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    Very nice. Great work.
     
  16. May 19, 2022
    jeeper50

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    What a work of art! Can't wait to see it sailing!!
     
  17. May 19, 2022
    Wmi68CJ5

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    Yeah me too. I got my sail kit in the mail a few weeks ago but my sailmaker is still away at college and won't be home until next weekend(my oldest daughter!)
     
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  18. May 19, 2022
    Jw60

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    Time you go visit her and subtlety make it clear you won't leave until it is flying.
     
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