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  1. Good call on cutting down the mizzen sprit; it can cause a capsize if it catches and traps the main when tacking. I did have a joint on the sail track that didn't align well. It was my fault; the rivet gun broke just as I was getting ready to rivet the intersection of two tracks (by the way, B&B's new sail track make getting this joint aligned even easier, as the small radius on the underside of the track helps register the track onto the mast). I was able to adhere fine grit sandpaper to a sail slug and sand out the small misalignment. Keep the pictures coming; e
  2. Your rigging time will drop dramatically soon. It took me 1.5 hrs the first time; now it is down to 25 minutes (CS 20.3). It is always fun sailing a new boat with company aboard. Glad to see it went well. Impressive to see how well the boat handled that many people aboard.
  3. Excellent idea to use magnets there. Thanks for all the pics.
  4. Steve, when it comes to going out on the cabin top to move the downhaul, well, don't. I did a few times, then asked myself why. Extending your body through the forward hatch works very well for that purpose. Next time just go through the cabin, step up on on the fwd cabin storage hatch area, and move the downhaul from there. Much more comfortable. Last sail I retrieved the anchor from that position (the anchor was even hooked onto a crab pot, so I had to pull up a lot of weight) and it worked very well.
  5. I found another good video of Blue Duck: 20200618_174534.mp4
  6. We had to cut the trip short due to a stomach illness (a participant ran out of WAG bags). When I anchored near Bath, I never went into town; I took a nap instead! So no "land" pics. Still an awesome trip, and hopefully we will do it again next year. Chick, I am going to commission you to come along and write up a proper trip report for us.
  7. The Blue Duck. 20200618_174200.mp4 20200618_174200.mp4
  8. Nick and his wife met up with us and we sailed side by side for a long stretch.
  9. Underway. Launched about 12:30 from Potters. Heading towards Washington.
  10. Last scheduling update, I promise 😄. The weather hold has been lifted and we are launching Thursday.
  11. Due to the weather, the launch date has been changed to Wednesday, June 17. We are still launching from Potters Marina ( http://www.pottersmarine.com/). Join us there or meet us at any point along the way.
  12. Cutting the centerboard slot has to be one of the most satisfying step in the build. Nice job. I don't comment much but I have been enjoying your build thread.
  13. I predict your paint will be dry in time for you to make it.
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