AR15 Denver

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AR15 Denver

Post by Biney777 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:53 am

Hi Everybody, Here is the latest overall pic of my AR15 build. Just dry fitting the seat sides. I also glassed the rudder blade and Centerboard this weekend. And just from looking at these pics I can tell I will need to start keeping my shop a whole lot more organized! :wink: :wink: .
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Re: AR15 Denver

Post by cape man » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:59 am

I thought AR 15's were now illegal in Colorado! :help: No wonder you have built it so stealthily. :lol:

Wow! She looks awesome! I'll send pics of my shop to make you feel better.
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Post by OrangeQuest » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:06 am

Looking good!

A clean shop means you are not doing anything and got bored! :D
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Post by Bogieman » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:05 am

Well alright, alright, alright! NICE looking AR15 right there. I really like the shape of the boat too. She's going to be a lot of fun on the lakes. Thanks for posting!

Oh and BTW your pic is sideways but it rights itself if you click on it. Never seen that before. Some forum pics can be enlarged and some can't. I was trying to enlarge one of yours and it flipped itself the right way and enlarged :D

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Post by Jeff » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:20 am

Biney777, Looks good!!! Keep the photos coming!! Jeff

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Post by Biney777 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:08 am

Thank you all, for the kind words. Jeff you were right about having a build thread helping with motivation. Long day at work today and I still found the energy to take some pics of what I got done this weekend. I did chat with Mauri Pro Sailing today and now have a plan for the Furling system for the headsail. Just need to get it ordered and get the spec's to Precision Sails.
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Sternmost underseat locker space filled and sanded.
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Last two under sole compartments foamed!
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Re: AR15 Denver

Post by Bogieman » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:43 am

Very nice! And thanks for posting the sail info. I need to start looking for a sail (the modified Chinese lug sail that's in the AD16 plans) before too long. That AR15 looks robust!

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Post by Jaysen » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:18 am

Boogie, the sail isn't the long pole right now. I think you want to make sure you want the lug over bermuda as it will change a bit of the rigging. I'm not saying DON'T go with the lug. I'm just thinking it might be worth holding off a bit before you get the sail. I have a few questions that we should discuss over adult beverages (we can summarize the discussion here once we've sobered up from the "discussion").
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Re: AR15 Denver

Post by BrianC » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:20 am

Jason, most of the water here in Colorado is very cold (most is frozen right now!) so choosing a sailing rig less likely to put you in the water is the way to go if you want to maxize season length. The alternative is to wear a dry suit for all your spring sailing and whenever you go sailing on one of the mountain lakes. - Brian
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Re: AR15 Denver

Post by Jaysen » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:29 am

Bogieman and I are on the South Carolina coast (I was actually in the water over the weekend because it was warmer than the air!). The area that BM is going to be sailing in has some features that might make the sail options available in a Bermuda rig preferable to a lug. There's nothing wrong with a lug sail but I think in BM case it bares a bit of "inebriated discussion".

If I were in Denver, my biggest concern would be finding a way to move someplace warm! But I'm a sissy when it comes to cold. Hence my departure from upstate NY to the glorious SC coast.
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