Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Rudder

Finally getting to the rudder. I hadn’t even drawn it ’til the other day. I did not get too many pics of the process – I was more into getting it done than taking pics. It’s built with a one … Continue reading

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Itty Bitty – Committie

Is this what Chapelle meant when he said the stickup rigs were said to go to weather in a fresh breeze under the stickup jib alone? Big mast for a small sail… maybe with the smaller sprit once I get … Continue reading

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Friggin’ with the riggin’

I’ve got a start on rigging the sails. Just the main for now – the other spars are not even started yet. I just had to see how the sail looks on there. I got a nice low wind day … Continue reading

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Motorin’

The rowing was a success on the first two outings. So I¬†mounted up my 30 pound thrust trolling motor to give it a try.¬† I’ve had two outings with the motor. It works pretty good. She glides along nice and … Continue reading

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Registration blues

Well, I’m fully registered and legal. That feels good. Not too happy about having to put those registration numbers on the sides of my new boat, but what are you gonna do? No pics. Too sad. After a while I … Continue reading

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Spar work

I’ve been working mostly on the spars lately. The main mast is fully shaped now, as well as the main’s sprit. So – I’ve got a jib mast and sprit to go yet. They are much smaller so should be … Continue reading

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It floats!

I finally got her in the water this morning. I’m gonna call it an “unofficial launch”. But I had to see her float and try out the oars. All went well. She rode on the trailer just nice and the … Continue reading

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