SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

Post by MWhiting04 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:52 pm

Ok finally some progress after a few year break.
I was able to cut out the tiller today. Need to sand and round it some more.
Also got the Sprit cut and formed. Need to sand it and seal it.
Ordered the pintles and grungeons for the rudder.
I am going to try the suggestion of a traveler at the transom for the sheet.
Next need to mount the rudder cheeks and attach the tiller.
I also installed the bolt for the center board with a spacer inside the center board case.
Still not sure how it will stay in place.
Seems like it can easily come out when the board is lowered into place.



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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

Post by MWhiting04 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:03 pm

Some more progress.
Primed the bottom of the boat with Epoxy Primer and the Top Side with Top Side Primer.
I need one more coat of the top side primer. I have installed the rudder and tiller. Also put the center board in with the tie off cleats.
Two pics of a primed boats.
Need to sand a little and then finished paint. Planning on bottom and water line in white and top side Navy Blue, and the inside all white.
Getting closer.
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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

Post by pee wee » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:34 pm

Looking good, nice work.

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

Post by MWhiting04 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:31 pm

Latest update.
I decided to build my own sail. So I saw an option to use Polytarp and did not like that. So I took another approach.
I used a butel drop cloth and glued the patches on all four corners. I also lined the edges with gorilla tape.
Not a perfect solution but for the first sail it should work out.
I ordered the grommets for the leach and the corners. Once they come I will finish up the sail.

I will try to get a picture but I don't have a place to layout that large of sail.

Today my lead came for the weight for the center board. I was 3 lbs. I had to melt it down and pour it into my form.
I am now epoxying it into the center board. I was worried about melting lead but it was easy.
Used a cast iron pan on our burner on our outdoor grill. Took about 20 mins.

The next sail will be Dacron but I am sure this one will get some abuse as I learn.

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:48 pm

Nothing wrong with building your 1st sail from cheap material. You will learn a lot and be better at choosing a Dacron sail later.
Check the local sailmakers: they sometimes have deals by recutting old racing sails that are not perfect for racing but great for cruising.
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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

Post by MWhiting04 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:54 pm

i kind of wanted to make the sailboat 100% homemade. This way it will at least start that way.

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

Post by wegcagle » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:16 am

Beautiful build 8)

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

Post by MWhiting04 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:45 am

Next update.
The sail is now done.
I spent an hour today rigging it and seeing the best way to tension the sprit.
I think I got it on dry land, now to try eventually on the water.

Need to paint it and I am ready to go.

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

Post by Jaysen » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:35 pm

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

Post by Jeff » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:47 pm

Very nice!! Jeff

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