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Paul356    25

Thanks, guys.  Greendane, the trailer is a Karavan.  I see there is a dealer in Tacoma.  Let me know if you're looking for more info.  This was the lightest model.

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Paul356    25

Sanding gussets and such one final time before interior coats go on.  I need to clearcoat some raw edges, screw holes, the bailer opening, etc., too.  Is there really such a thing as "sanding one final time"?

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Chick Ludwig    112
16 hours ago, Paul356 said:

Is there really such a thing as "sanding one final time"?

I dunno, I always give up before reaching the hypothetical final sanding.

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Paul356    25

A guy in Good Old Boat wrote recently that there's never a final coat of varnish, only the most recent coat waiting for a sanding before the final coat.  I'm with him.

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Paul356    25

At last, cockpit paint and varnish are done (for now), as is deck varnish.  Motor-mount brackets are installed and bracket adjusted so outboard will fold up and stay put.  Keel half-rounds are installed.  Now it's finally time for the fun stuff, like installing the centerboard and all the hardware and rigging for sailing.  My aforementioned drop-dead, do-or-die, swear-on-a-dead-cat May 20 launch date was tied to a family event which has since been postponed, but I'm not far off.  It feels great to be done with the cockpit paint.  Don't look too close or you might see a few runs in paint/varnish. ;) 

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Paul356    25

Got the sails up in the driveway Friday!  Very close.  Hope to sail this week, or at least if the wind stops nuking.  Thanks for asking, Lennie, much appreciated.  Life seems to have a habit of getting in the way, even in retirement.  Who knew.  On the other hand, some of those interruptions are the happiest ever.  Here's 7-week grandson come 1,000 mi to help.

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Paul356    25

As noted, sails up in the driveway, and I now have most of the final mast hardware installed, along with the leads aft along the deck from the main mast to the cockpit for the downhaul, main halyard and snotter.  Still a few nuts and bolts and cleats and mast crutches and registration numbers away from final. 

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Paul356    25

Launched today!  CS 17 is a terrific boat.  It popped right off the trailer.  The dock was not conducive to hoisting sails, so we motored out a bit (Miss Q behaved admirably).  Hoisted the mizzen and laid to it while we got the main squared away.  Always some details to work out, for example, the main was not attached to the sprit.  (How'd that happen?)  Basically, everything worked perfectly.  It was such a joy to share all this with my helpmate, lovemate and crewmate of 45 years, who supported me throughout.  We zipped back and forth on easy reaches.  Beats and runs can wait for another day,  We surfed back into the dock.  It was a wonderful sail, everything I'd expected for the last 4 years of building.  Too busy most of the time to take pictures, but some will follow.

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