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  #1 176inches

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 02:04 PM

I am a new member to messing-about, but have followed many topics in the past. I have just started building a boat that I designed myself. It will be a lapstrake 15-foot cat ketch with traditional rigs. I have started a blog about it, at http://176inches.blogspot.com -- Wish me luck and any comments and advice welcome.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 06:34 PM

I am a new member to messing-about, but have followed many topics in the past. I have just started building a boat that I designed myself. It will be a lapstrake 15-foot cat ketch with traditional rigs. I have started a blog about it, at http://176inches.blogspot.com. Wish me luck and any comments and advice welcome.


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Posted 22 April 2011 - 07:58 PM

Sorry about that, it's the period at the end. Let me try again:

http://176inches.blogspot.com

This should do it.

  #4 ChrisObee

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 02:05 PM

Where are you in Ohio. I'm here in Bowling Green.

  #5 176inches

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 03:08 PM

Where are you in Ohio. I'm here in Bowling Green.

That's a bit of a coincidence--I'm in Findlay

  #6 ChrisObee

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 05:44 PM

That's a bit of a coincidence--I'm in Findlay


The Ohio I-75 corridor. Boat building's home. :)

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 04:21 AM

The Ohio I-75 corridor. Boat building's home. :)


Oh sure exclude the Clevelanders.

Welcome to the board It will be fun to watch your progress. The Cleveland Amateur Boatbuilding Society has events all summer that both of you are welcome to attend, hopefully we can meet up on the water sometime.

May 11 LaDue Reservoir
May 21 Cuyahoga River at Eldon Russel park
June 11 Linseville PA Paymatuning Reservoir
June 25th Berlin Sailing Club Berlin Reservoir
Unconfirmed July 23 Old Womans Creek Huron
Aug 6th and 7th Lake Aurthur PA
Sept TBA Sandusky Sailing Club
Oct. 8 Jamestown Campground Pymatuning Reservoir


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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:16 AM

Thank you Jim. I will keep the dates in mind. I have been toiling in solitude here in these landlocked parts, good to know I can have company.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 08:24 AM

Thank you Jim. I will keep the dates in mind. I have been toiling in solitude here in these landlocked parts, good to know I can have company.


I added your blog to our Links section (and Jim, feel free to add your CABBS.org events to our calendar as well!)

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:55 AM

Oh sure exclude the Clevelanders.

Welcome to the board It will be fun to watch your progress. The Cleveland Amateur Boatbuilding Society has events all summer that both of you are welcome to attend, hopefully we can meet up on the water sometime.

May 11 LaDue Reservoir
May 21 Cuyahoga River at Eldon Russel park
June 11 Linseville PA Paymatuning Reservoir
June 25th Berlin Sailing Club Berlin Reservoir
Unconfirmed July 23 Old Womans Creek Huron
Aug 6th and 7th Lake Aurthur PA
Sept TBA Sandusky Sailing Club
Oct. 8 Jamestown Campground Pymatuning Reservoir


www.CABBS.Org

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You should come to our end of the lake with one of your events. I looks to me as if you favor the pittsburg side...

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:41 PM

You should come to our end of the lake with one of your events. I looks to me as if you favor the pittsburg side...

Hey Chris,

I am the summer events coordinator and would be happy to add another event in July or August, where do you have in mind? We try to spread them out ranging from Sandusky Bay West to Pymatuning East and as far south as Berlin, West Branch and sometimes Atwood. Personally I love to try new places, I am game.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:05 PM

Hey Chris,

I am the summer events coordinator and would be happy to add another event in July or August, where do you have in mind? We try to spread them out ranging from Sandusky Bay West to Pymatuning East and as far south as Berlin, West Branch and sometimes Atwood. Personally I love to try new places, I am game.

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I don't really have a spot in mind. This side of Cleveland is pretty much as far as I would go for a day trip. I would probably attend anything that you had as close as Sandusky Bay. I have a dream of doing a sort of EC style event centered on the Lake Erie Islands. My boat is about 80% done and I'm hoping that a good hard build session in early July will yield a sail boat.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:05 AM

I don't really have a spot in mind. This side of Cleveland is pretty much as far as I would go for a day trip. I would probably attend anything that you had as close as Sandusky Bay. I have a dream of doing a sort of EC style event centered on the Lake Erie Islands. My boat is about 80% done and I'm hoping that a good hard build session in early July will yield a sail boat.


And what kind of boat are you building, Chris?

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 05:01 PM

I am building a Bateau.com CV16 caravelle.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 05:11 AM

I am building a Bateau.com CV16 caravelle.

Nice!

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 09:51 AM

Today I started assembly, joining together the bow and two fore bulkheads as a unit. The centerboard case is ready to assemble today. By the end of the weekend I hope to start framing the entire boat. Check out http://176inches.blogspot.com for progress.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:47 AM

The boat's skeleton (bow, transom, bulkheads, frames, seat risers, centerboard trunk and keelson all glued and screwed/nailed together) is done except for beveling. Tomorrow will mark the beginning of applying the "skin" (garboards and three more chines). Wish me luck since it's my first attempt at lapstrake construction. Check out http://176inches.blogspot.com for progress.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:09 PM

Two of the four strakes are on, and the other two are scarfed and ready to go on. Lapstrake construction is more work than stitch and glue but not as crazy hard as I feared. Barring serious trouble I expect to have the hull ready before cold weather sets in, with spars, rigging and sails to make in the winter. See http://176inches.blogspot.com

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 02:41 PM

The basic hull is complete, with all four strakes attached. Still a lot of work to do, but it does give me a sense of accomplishment. For pictures and narrative see http://176inches.blogspot.com

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 02:41 PM

The basic hull is complete, with all four strakes attached. Still a lot of work to do, but it does give me a sense of accomplishment. For pictures and narrative see http://176inches.blogspot.com


Great progress so far! She is really looking like a boat now (I always love the transition from the frame stage to putting on the planking).