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Barbie beach cart

I made a beach cart for the dory today. Got it done before it got too late – and had time to run over to the beach to try it out. I’m very happy to report that it worked great, … 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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So Close…

Just about there… 🙂 I spent the last week getting a trailer fixed up for the gunning dory. I modified a Harbor Freight trailer. Added 10 foot to the tongue, and a carpeted wood bed and bunks. She sits on … Continue reading

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Ready to row

I’ve got everything ready for the first row. Still some details to work out before she can sail, but I’m ready to row! Final assembly was finished over the past week, and today I got the oars leathered. They came … Continue reading

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…and color!

I got the first coat of color on the hull today! The final push in on now. She will be floating before we know it!

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Centerboard Slot Gasket

Since I wanted my rowboat to sail also, a centerboard trunk was installed. With this I worried, maybe too much, about drag from the open slot when the boat is used for rowing. So I decided that I had to … Continue reading

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Painting time

Painting has been started on the boat. First coat on the inside today using Kirby’s putty color. All brushed with a 3 inch sash brush – no roller. It’s my first time using this paint and it works very nicely. … 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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More progress

I know … sanding is kind of boring, but it is part of the process, and the sooner I get on with it – the sooner I can paint,  and get out rowing in this thing! I also got the … Continue reading

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Rudder progress

Well, I finally made my decision on the rudder and got to work on it. I attached a small skeg to give me a landing for the hardware. I used these kayak gudgeons from Duckworks. They take a 1/4″ pin, … Continue reading

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