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Camping with Lark

We just returned from our first great camping trip with the boat.   This boat was built for this purpose, although I have been having more fun than that with her since the launch a few weeks ago. I did … Continue reading

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She sails!

Got Lark out for the first sail today. She did great. She is very well behaved. My one worry was that my rudder area would be too small. This was not a problem. Super light helm, turns effortlessly, and responds well. My … Continue reading

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A quick rig test

I took a few minutes this morning in between the few  raindrops to throw the rig up, see how well it fit and looked. Of course this is not the finished product yet – the old lines are ratty and … Continue reading

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Centerboard trunk finale

The centerboard trunk went in today for the last time! After much internal deliberation on just how to do it, I finally decided to epoxy it in. Thickened epoxy and #12 stainless screws every 4 inches through the bottom up … Continue reading

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and more centerboard and trunk action

Still … working on this trunk and centerboard.  I’ve got a lot accomplished this weekend on it all and it’s really getting close to finished this time. 🙂 Got the board shaped to a foil-like shape – not perfect – but much … Continue reading

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Centerboard trunk

The decision has been made to put a centerboard in the dory for sailing, and I’m moving along getting it made up and then fit into the hull. I have obsessed and fretted enough about cutting a slot for the centerboard … Continue reading

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Hot wires

The epoxy is hardened up nicely, so I tried removing a few wires. The ones for the sheer strake and stems are twisted on the outside. So after untwisting and straightening the wire a bit I used my car battery … Continue reading

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There’s a boat back there…

I’ve seen it done by others before, but my first time doing stitch and glue, and it is really cool how quick you get a boat-like looking thing from stitching up all these odd shaped panels! It’s not 100% finished … Continue reading

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Hard to believe…

It does seem kind of hard for me to believe, it all went so fast, but all the panels to make up the hull are assembled. The sides are complete and the bottom is gluing up now. Once the bottom … Continue reading

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Making progress

I have been making some progress on the dory. Getting the panels cut out, and have the first side assembled. I’ll be working on the rest this weekend and should have a couple more panels glued up. I resisted the … Continue reading

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