Tag Archives: sailing

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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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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More trunk action

Still plugging away on the centerboard trunk. As with my last boat build, the trunk has been the most involved part of  the build… Lots of fitting and times putting it in and taking it back out. Soon enough it … Continue reading

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Smokin’

Damn near set the boat on fire cutting the centerboard slot! – but it’s done now. I used the router with a straight cutting bit and some guides that I nailed into the bottom. The bit was well worn out … 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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Sail plan

Here’s my sail plan drawn up. Showing the location of the centerboard trunk, and possible rudder setup. The rudder is most undecided on right now, but I’m thinking the centerboard is a go. I made up a pattern for the … Continue reading

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Seems like forever

Well, it does seem like a long time since I have really made any notable progress on the boat. I have been doing something, and even have a few coats of varnish on parts of the boat now. I’ve been … Continue reading

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