Tag Archives: masts

A Real Launching

No champagne. No fanfare. Nothing fancy. Just me and my boat. But she is now officially launched. The sea trials went wonderfully. I’m very pleased with how she performs. The helm is close to neutral. She feels very stable under … 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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Ready to roll

I got the boat off the strongback and onto the trailer today. I had to make one minor adjustment to the height of one of the rollers and fine adjust the bunks. She fits the trailer well, I think. The … Continue reading

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Out with the old – In with the new

Well, I retired my old FG sailboat. I took her off the trailer and stored her out behind the barn for now. Kinda sad in a way, but exciting too. Not sure if I’ll want to keep her yet or not. … Continue reading

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Coaming

    Now the decks have been glassed and the coaming installed. The purple skirt will be gone for good soon. A little sanding and paint and a few more loose ends to tie up and she’ll be ready to … Continue reading

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