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Double block

Got one of the double blocks shaped up today too. The doubles are for the downhaul. That is 1/4″ line on there – so you get an idea of the size – they are pretty small. Soaking in teak oil overnight – … Continue reading

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Mizzen ready

I think I have my mizzen all sorted out now. I stepped way down on the mast diameter to just an 1-1/4′” closet pole. I had my doubts, but raised that 12 sq ft sail this morning in a good … Continue reading

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The Spar Catcher

Playing around with this new rig some more… I got all the spars made, but not yet varnished. They came out really good, nice and round, nice tapers. Very enjoyable but quite messy making them this time around. … So … Continue reading

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The rain made me do it

The rain made me do it… Yesterday was nice and I pulled the boat out and played around with the new lug rig some. Today has been nothing but rain all day so I couldn’t continue more of the same. … Continue reading

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More spar making

Man – what a beautiful Feb day in Cleveland. It seems to be a trend going here – maybe spring is really here 🙂 Of course I worked in the shop all day making the new mast. It is fully … Continue reading

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Messin with the mizzen

It was a nice day today – for February 6th – in Cleveland – I raised the new main sail on some halfassed spars, and then tried out the mizzen in the same halfassed way. Nothing permanent – just seeing … Continue reading

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New Year and a new sail

New sail for the gunning dory this year. I got my Sailrite sail kit all stitched up. I ordered the Shellback dinghy kit. It is just the right size to replace the lateen I used this past season. The sail … Continue reading

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She’s just swell…

Took Lark out on Lake Erie this morning. No sailing this time – rowing and fishing. The weather was calm and there was a 3 – 4 foot swell on the lake. It turns out that was nothing to worry about. … Continue reading

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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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Lovin’ the cart

Just back from another successful dolly launch at the beach. So nice not to drive 45 minutes each way. I can drive to Headlands beach in less than 5 minutes. As I get a routine in place it will go … Continue reading

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