Tag Archives: stitch & glue

Third round – rope stropped blocks

This is my 3rd – and hopefully final attempt at stropping these blocks. This time with loops I made from 1/8″ Amsteel . There is no stretch in the strop doing it with this stuff¬†— and I’ve improved my seizing … 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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More spar making

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