V10 - Adding the sailing bits

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Re: V10 - Adding the sailing bits

Post by mattkab » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:49 pm

Interior paint is complete!
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Foredeck needs to be sanded and faired, and then 1 or 2 more coats of blue:
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Transom only has one coat of blue, since there was a bit more left in the roller tray:
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Re: V10 - Adding the sailing bits

Post by terrulian » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:03 pm

Nice color choice. Looking great.
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Re: V10 - Adding the sailing bits

Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:27 am

I like it, looks great!!!! Jeff

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Re: V10 - Adding the sailing bits

Post by Netpackrat » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:54 am

It's always a good day when you can find your second wind (or third, or fourth etc) on a dormant project.

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Re: V10 - Adding the sailing bits

Post by mattkab » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:10 pm

Adding the last bits

Oarlocks. I put them on the outside of the rubrail because I suspect I may be sitting between the mid-seat and the aft seat often.
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Cutting out the forepeak hatch
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Cutting out the aft seat hatch. It takes a leap of faith to cut holes into a boat that you have been building for literally years.
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Cleats and fairleads for the downhaul and sprit tension lines
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Rudder is hung
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Using a temporary sail and PVC mast. Using this to sail it a few times to dial in the shape, then I'll use it as a pattern for the real sail and spars that I'll make later. Planning on splashing tomorrow!
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Re: V10 - Adding the sailing bits

Post by terrulian » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:24 pm

Oarlocks. I put them on the outside of the rubrail because I suspect I may be sitting between the mid-seat and the aft seat often.
I presume you mean while sailing--so they don't gouge your back?
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Re: V10 - Adding the sailing bits

Post by mattkab » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:04 pm

terrulian wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:24 pm
Oarlocks. I put them on the outside of the rubrail because I suspect I may be sitting between the mid-seat and the aft seat often.
I presume you mean while sailing--so they don't gouge your back?
Yup, exactly. I've obviously never sailed it yet, but it looked like a good, comfortable place to sit, especially since it's low. I think I can just spin on my butt when tacking, and use the gunwales as a backrest.

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Re: V10 - Adding the sailing bits

Post by terrulian » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:07 pm

Some builders have put seats along the sides, port and starboard, but many small dinghies get by with the method you describe. Looking forward to how it goes, so be sure to post with videos/pictures if possible.
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Re: V10 - Adding the sailing bits

Post by mattkab » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:45 pm

LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT!

On Saturday we splashed! Spent a couple hours sailing around the marina in light and variable winds. She floats! And she sails!

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I even took a quick video with my phone to prove that with just the slightest bit of wind, she will move forward. Pretty impressive considering I am using PVC spars and a tarp sail right now:

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Re: V10 - Adding the sailing bits

Post by Bogieman » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:44 pm

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