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Action Tiger

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    Central California
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    Running on my feets. A lot. And the swimming.
    Wresting vegetative foodstuffs from soil with toil. Playing Gentleman farmer, as it were.
    Art is always happening here. And ukulele music...
    Making the boats.
    Using the boats. Often in conjunction with fish harassment.
    The reading of books. Preferably in the hammock under the persimmon trees.
    Apparently, now, this forum...

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  1. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    The plan is to use her a bunch, sail her in one of them raids, then leave her in the care of another gentleman in exchange for a pile of chips. I will add those chips to the pile I leave where Breezy was parked. Win, Win, Win. Peace, Master Planner, And Dreamer Of Dreams
  2. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    This where the feets go. All this is sealed, but open inside save framing and baffles. The seats are open at either end with watertight opening so they can be open to be vented during storage, but sealed when under way. The opening ports are themselves in watertight compartments, so it’s decently watertight during regular capsize type stupidity. The amount of water she can hold is also drastically reduced in such an antic, which makes one feel better about things. Well, this one, anyway. Hehe. Now it’s just a sheathing of glass on the seat tops, for a little texture and check protection, and the paint, Yo! Whoo-hoo! Almost time to attach the leeboard and rudder. Thems the final bits, aside from the masts and spars. Oh. And the mizzenmast step/partner and sprit. I decided to use a standing lug instead of a sharpie sail. I may even go really crazy and use a spritsail with sprit boom. I think it will fit the whole package better. Crud. And the bolt on cabin top. I figured a way to tie on a soft top for fair weather cruising with the birdwatcher slot in full effect, and to bolt a hard top with hatches on either end to the same attachment points... The cabin top will be light, and insulated with a foam core. The fore hatch will be hinged, and the aft a sliding companion hatch. Really simply made, though. And light weight. We ain’t talking about no blue water boat, here, just one that may tip over on a lake or bay. And we’re mostly trying to keep out falling water, anyway. Hehe. Peace, Robert
  3. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Oh, and Par, I love you, Man. You make me laugh. Peace, Robert
  4. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Chick, Oh that ain’t the purple boat. Purple boat is just purple, and for rowing. The Duck Punt up there is a grass camo, but done by a color blind guy. These little punts are supposed to be smart sailers, so I aim to find out this winter. If the kids will let me use it. It’s a replacement for their pirogue they grew out of... As to mights... Might be able to stay over there and cruise up the coast a bit before dragging all the way back here. The plan is to try and carve out 3-5 weeks. What? It ain’t like I’m going to be getting ALL the way across the country all that often, and I got lots of folks to visit over there! I will get up more pictures up, but I’ve only got 17 more pieces to attach to the boat, not counting spars. Peace, Robert
  5. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Dang, now don’t you know that’s the plan? It would be quite an honor to steward your Breeze, but I need to make sure you can afford a few more projects, so we can all feel good about the arrangement. Shoot, like I don’t love watching you make stuff, too? Man, and I’m at the point where I can taste the end. It’s all waiting for stuff to dry, now. Grrr! I am close, though. Of course, I do keep getting distracted. Remember the purple rowboat? Add a duck punt to that list... Hehe. Peace, Robert
  6. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    So, I pretty much just glued stuff on, then cut holes in it. Peace, Robert
  7. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Chick, I’m in a big rush just now because I may have scored a lucrative job. Like a trip out east early spring type job. Well, and I want to get this fool boat in the water. Hehe. Peace, Robert
  8. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    The decks are on, and the inside of the cabin area is painted one coat on the floor area. The modified cockpit is being installed. I’m opting for a bridge deck/side benches/ stern sheets arrangement with a sealed footwell. Not self draining, but an ENORMOUS reduction in the amount of water she can ship and hold in the cockpit, and an ENORMOUS increase in sealed bouyancy. Plus, I like to think of all that junk that CAN’T be stuffed into those “sealed”spaces. I write ”sealed” because there will be water proof ports I can remove when in storage or not in use to allow air to circulate in those areas. I plan to put a small battery and some water tankage (jugs) under the bridge deck area, to keep them out from underfoot, dry, and down where the weight will help. A little fold up “table” either side the main companion and some nets will round out the interior fit out. Well, the portaloo will get strapped down as a companion step/seat. A little more woodwork, some more glassing, some painting, and I’m done! Peace, Robert
  9. I just love you, so much. Please, please, please, enjoy! And, yeah, keep posting pictures, please. Peace, Robert
  10. Ocracoke 256 #3

    I ain’t said much here since Whatshisname went all crazy on me, but that boat looks AMAZING. I know diddley squat (no pun intended) about powerboats, so I don’t know what’s up, now. I just know that is one fine looking boat. Peace, Robert
  11. WRC drying up, alternates?

    I’ve been using sequoia for a while. It’s similar enough to wrc, I think, and certainly available in long, clear lengths. I’ve been getting “2x” stuff, and ripping 5/8” strips off them to make Kudzu stringers. The 1-1/2 x 5/8 pieces can Then be further reduced, as needed. They use sequoia in decks and fences. Redwood, it’s called, though they live on the coast. It’s mostly managed sequoia, we get. Sequoias are bigger, coastal redwoods are taller. Anyway, maybe try a fence and deck place. Look for 2 x 10-12 x 16’ boards. That has been my approach, anyway. Peace, Robert
  12. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Well. She is on her trailer. Look at the cute little oars... How tough is water based porch and floor? She slipped during flipping and fell about six inches onto the sawhorse. No big. The little ding looked much worse before I wiped the dirt off. The missing paint was all attached to the epoxy fill coat that chipped, and the paint all around he chip is well adhered, still. Peace, Robert
  13. Irma worries . . .

    Glad to hear, Paul. Peace, Robert
  14. Irma worries . . .

    My best wishes to you all. Our family in Texas lost their homes to flood water. Peace, Robert
  15. CS-17, Mk-3 for sale

    Rest assured, Paul, when I finally get over that side, we gone have a big party. I think it would be great to be able to hear us all laugh at each other's dumb jokes. Let's see what this storm season does, and plan a get together as soon as safe and feasible. Time keeps ticking, and excuses are easy to make. Peace, Robert