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  1. Finished up a Tadpole for the neighbors kid. Was a fun build. Went quicker then the long and short shot for sure.
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  2. Having someone who is a "pro" is a nice asset. My son is a much better seamster than me, but design is on me. Experience is valuable and saves paralysis by analysis. I think I'd take inspiration from the excellent tents available to figure a more boxy or hooped encloser. You have some advantages as the anchor points can be fixed and tension can be higher. I love this awning. We made it with collapsible shock poles, but I found out it would slip into the cabin rolled up and lay along the hull on the bunks and I never take the poles out. On my sun shade I use this to tension the ridgeline. It is easy to both setup and tension (like a piano wire!). Facing aft with my back to the cabin with a cold beer under that thing after a long hot sail, waking to no dew on the forward part of the cockpit or or standing up or sleeping in the cabin hatch while the rain sheds over the side is fantastic. I like the Dodger idea, but for now this works and is simple. I might also add it's good so far in 30 knot winds. I haven't had it deployed beyond that.
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  3. Nice work, but here's an opinion.........the high sprits help, but not making these tents more boxy really makes them tight inside. It's a bit more work to run a spreader or a hoop, but they are a game changer for comfort. If you are going to go through that much work, I'd drape a blanket over the sprits and imagine if I could live with that first. When I watch Roger Barnes videos, I get claustrophobic......
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  4. Thanks for the interest in watching grass grow and the replies. It was a pleasure to work along side of the new hire. The price was right, a piece of baloney with one piece of white bread per day. I have been busy making progress with some additional details between finishing up the second layer. Of course the new shot does not show the detail of the team care of getting the first layer as fair as possible for the second layer, which deals with how much work you will need in the glassing and fairing process before paint. So for anyone considering a cold mold hull, while you want to get the hull planked up, spend time in the set up phase and when you are installing your battens that they are fair the entire running length. Then as you are gluing up the thinner first layer don't attempt to screw your layers right at the butt seams, which will create deeper areas to fill when you are applying the thickened glue for the second layer before you want to install the second layer. And of course you really do not want to grind down the any humps a way back from the seams if you tighten down too close to the edge. Figure your second layer that they will land middle way of the first layer, which will further make the outer laminate fairer by the natural tendency in the first layer to not be so flat to the battens. Hope this will help someone watching. Will be grinding all the edges to shape at the sheer and reverse chine flats and clean up all the excess seam resin this week. At this point in time I will figure out what I think will be the location of the bow eye for the trailer, since we have one for it to fit on before I work on the opposing side and get it ready for planking. I like to do this because its much easier with the access when standing along side of the area. Since the stem back is open I can do what I need to counter bore and recess any coupler for an extension since I have not been able to access 1/2" bow eyes with the threaded shafts long enough to fasten to the back side with its nuts on the original ends. More to follow on my process, unless someone can tell me where I can find approx 5 inch stainless steel eyebolts. And yes as you can see my moaning chair has filled up a bit too. Okay now
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  5. A Tent for a Core Sound 17 This boat was beautifully built by a guy in Michigan and sold to a Florida person who has created a tent. I hope to see it some day, at least more photos and maybe a video of putting it in place.
    1 point
  6. It’s that time of year again. Sometime around Thanksgiving, the Small Boats annual magazine arrives at the newsstands. Barnes & Noble in Cottonwood Heights, Utah only brings in six copies, so Joan gets there early (not that there’s a big demand for them around here) to buy one, wrap it and put it under the tree. I usually intercept it at the door. I was delighted, though not surprised, to see Ken Katz’s article about his OB26, Rosie. She’s a beauty; to be sure. Realizing I hadn’t checked in on the messing-about forum for a long time, I took the time to review many posts, including his...the Spindrift (Kendrift) 9, Lapwing 16 Lula (love that name) with hollow bird’s mouth masts, and Cat’s Cradle, a 33’ steel sailboat. I learned of Cat’s Cradle a few years ago, but I didn’t understand the magnitude and complexity of that project until just now. I also learned that a longer article with more photos of Rosie appeared last February in the monthly addition of Small Boats. Ken, your work is amazing. The Outer Banks series is a wonderful design and you did right by it.
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  7. Carter- I didn’t know the article made it into the annual magazine. Thanks for letting me know. Thanks for the kind words on my obsessions. From what I saw in your last post on your OB20 build you are doing the design proud as well! Ken
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  8. Will do! Unfortunately it’s gotten to cold to get him out there so it’ll have to be in spring! It’s polyester and an oil based paint from the local paint shop. The color was called tomato red.
    1 point
  9. Nice! Lucky kid! Come spring, try and get us a review of how the kid likes paddling it.
    1 point
  10. Merry Christmas to everyone. I have been making progress, just haven't gotten to the point of posting some of the boring progress of planking. The big guy came for a bit and sped up the progress with assembly line precision, operating the sharpie for the cuts and the kept the screw gun smoking. Luckily the screw gun had a protective coating of epoxy to cool down the heat transfer to the hands. Will provide pictures in the next couple of days when I get things cleaned up on the one side.
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