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Officially named

The name graphics arrived today and they were on in literally a matter of minutes. Super easy to put on. As long as they stay stuck where they belong I’ll be a happy camper boater!

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What’s in a name

After a very brief attempt at painting the name on the transom, I realized I don’t have the skills for that!  So -( insert Clint Eastwood quote “A man’s gotta know his limitations” ) –  I ordered vinyl graphics online … Continue reading

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Fresh look

Got some painting done so now she is just about ready for fun this summer. The decks are now the same creamy tan as the interior. I like the contrast better than with the green decks. I hope it will … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning

Oh how I wish the spring winds would stay around for summer when the water temperature is warmer. It has been just a bit too windy to risk going out until the water warms up some. Too bad 😦 But … Continue reading

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Balanced jib adjustment

Well, I made some adjustments the the jib setup. I had 4 inches available on my bowsprit to move the pivot point forward. I got that done. Trailer sailing in the driveway looks promising, but on the water tests will … Continue reading

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Balanced jib sailing

I got the boat out today for some early season testing with the new balanced jib.  April 18th! – who would’ve thunk it after the crappy winter we have had here! :0 Light winds today – around 7 mph according to … Continue reading

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Raising the balanced jib

Finally got some decent weather to play around with the boat some. I got a pretty good start on fitting the new jib. It seems like it will be OK. The leach of the jib clears the front end of the … Continue reading

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Finished lobster smack

Got the lobster boat finished.

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Nearly complete lobster boat model

She’s just about done. I’ve got a decision to make now… sails or no sails – what say ye?

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Playing with a new boat

I decided to try my hand at a little modeling. This is my first attempt here and is a lot less expensive than building the real thing. Takes up less space too. Less likely to get me divorced as a … Continue reading

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