Tag Archives: centerboard

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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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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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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Trunk installed

After a couple of weekends off from serious boat building I got back to some final assembly today. The centerboard trunk is now in for good. I glassed and epoxy/graphite powder coated the insides of the trunk and coated the … Continue reading

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Centerboard lead

Set out this morning to find a small, inexpensive second hand cast iron vessel to melt some lead for my centerboard. No luck really finding anything cheap.  As a last resort we stopped in a consignment shop and they had a nice little … Continue reading

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Bitts & pieces parts

This week I only managed a few hours during the week. Got more done on the weekend though. I decided to put the mooring bitt in. wasn’t sure I wanted it at first, but now I like the look. And … Continue reading

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Just one more thing…

Well, I got the front split /thwart done today. And as I suspected the centerboard trunk is now soild as a rock. I think I’d have to whack it with a sledgehammer to get it to move any – and … Continue reading

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