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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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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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Thwarted

Almost have the thwarts done now.  Makes me feel like the end of the tunnel is coming up! I have the rope/fender foot stretcher in there too. I left a much bigger space between the rear and middle thwart to … Continue reading

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Getting back to it

I’m finally getting back to doing something on the boat. Got a good start on the main rowing thwart, and steaming some oak knees for it. I use this little steamer in a piece of PVC pipe. Got a little … Continue reading

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Setting up for fitting out

I ordered and received some galvanized iron oar locks and sockets this past week. That’s given me a bit of a push to got the hull fitted out with the thwarts and whatnot. The laser level worked so well for getting … Continue reading

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