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  1. Hopefully this will help. I have only one cleat in the middle of the upright that jams it against the two in the back that's located in the offset position from the front. I also have two cleats at the top, and opposing sides. The supports stops the panel from going back too. When the seat it down, the front support locks in the panel securely. When I lift the seat up, the panel naturally falls forward and lifts out. I could probably use a couple more at the deck fitted loosely at the ends, if I have a problem down the road keeping the panel straight I use a hook located on an angle, which keeps the seat upright and the hook will not fall out of the hook eye. I also use a hardwood, had a piece of ok for that, and will probably put one down the middle. I still have the cosmetics to do on the parts. As a side note, thanks Mr. Frank for making it so easy to load pictures directly to the posts.
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    Just want to say thanks

    Great report, We need pictures, underway ones too would be great too.
  3. Took some time on the water on thurs and crossed paths with another builder of multiple boats, one being this one. We had a nice chat on the beach and he says that his wife has not been allowed in their garage with her auto for 7 seven years. I would say she is a keeper for sure. I ask him if he posted and he said no. He lives in the western part of Virginia.
  4. I will get more detailed shots the first of the week.
  5. I thought I would share this with the folks building the shorter versions of the Bluejacket. I wanted a more open cabin arrangement in the back. So this is what I did. I did loose a few inches in the cockpit even after ending up with a hull that finished off at 23' 6" LOA. For sure I am not changing the desired designs. But if you can incorporate this into your cabin build, and it fits your expanded needs for guests riding with you, I will recommend it. It takes a minimum of 36 inches to accomplish this, turning the toilet forward. I am using the Thedford Curved model, with built in battery freshwater flush and internal freshwater holding tank. I mounted the toilet with a Thedford mounting base for securing the setup to the deck. You can make your own curtain out of a shower curtain or purchase your desired fabric and sew it. I used the canvas button snaps for hanging it overhead. I used a simple screen door hook to secure it open, which closes up the back window. I did allow my curtain to end up behind the fold up seat top, which holds things in place for privacy. The front panel or knee wall for the lack of proper descriptions just lifts out from the small cleats fastened to the deck. When upright, it locks into its own self under the seat top by the seat cleat and support and at the ends against the end supports on the bulkhead and dinette seat backs. If you need more pictures, let me know. Its a simple setup and works like a champ. Disregard the upright cleat that's showing at the rear now. That was just for working out the proper location on the back side. I have removed it.
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Aldi, just got one locally,, But lets talk about this for a minute. a fiddle? Now you are cursing like a redneck. Of course up where you used to reside there is a more refined name for a similar instrument, violin. But in all honesty there is a difference in the two you know, even for the ones being sold at Aldi. It all has to do with the outfit you are wearing when playing the two similar instruments, either a pair of bib overalls or tuxs. Now you know the rest of the story............
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    Belhaven or CS 20 Mk 3

    The one thing that Tony said about his P22 was that if he was to build it again, he would raise the cabin roof up a bit for when he was sitting on the bunks. . He would also insulate the top so that when he was using it in cooler weather and use some heat or have the natural heat with the cabin closed up, the roof top would drip condensation. Of course this is a natural act on most any cabin hulls.
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    Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    Well that's how its done in the industry. Just tape that line and have at it.
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    To build or to cruise?

    Well you have answered your own question. Get to cutting.
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    To build or to cruise?

    I don't know what to tell you about selling the boat or building another. But building a sizable boat does take time. So are you okay with being off the water if you sell this boat before you get close to finishing another one?
  11. Great looking project, I was thinking of going that direction. But currently its a real project to get all the details done on my current project, even though its up and running. So there is not enough time to another building project. So a roll up ends up being a compromise for me right now. Did you get my current email? As it relates to a towing dinghy, you still need to transport your dinghy to a cruising location with these trailer cruisers. And for anyone with a solar panel, mast and the likes, the room is somewhat limited on the top. Hope your back issues gets better before the summer cruising season.
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    Propeller Advice

    I have no problems running an aluminum prop. But lately the Solas props are a crap shoot as it relates to dependability of their pitches being as stamped. Currently I am using a Powertech, which are pretty reasonable. I picked it up for 110 bucks, brand new. I am using it on my 115 now and ran it today after trying a stainless steel one that a good friend had and would not be using it. I am with you on favoring the aluminum over the SS for our uses. Sometimes a prop shop will have some used wheels that they will let you try. Some of the boat dealers that sells new boats will have wheels that they have tried on certain engines and boats and you can buy them fairly reasonable, even allowing you to try the gently used ones that they have themselves put on for a sea trial or two.
  13. Bumping and older thread, I was wondering how you handled getting the dinghy on your coach roof? As I am getting closer to a few weeks here and there I have the smaller 8 foot that I will be using and its a bit too heavy for man handling. But doing a davit with the limited room that I have on the smaller hull is really not an option, unless I can come up with a genius idea. TIA
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    According to the internet, Kilz 2 is water based. I use Kilz oil base primer, the white can with the red letters only on it. Applied properly and allowed to cure, especially between coats, its never gummed my sanding disc. It sands down to an onion slick finish for plain old Rustoleum type oil base paints or even awlgrip two part paint, when allowed to cure for two weeks to be sure this time of year.
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    But according to some folk plywood is reported to be just as bad.

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