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  1. About LWL line on plan

    After further thought, how about KISS? Build the boat with an empty cabin & spend a few nights aboard before doing any interior joinery. No good plan survives contact with the enemy- you may have quite different ideas about what you want.
  2. About LWL line on plan

    Looking at the plan for the scale model of the Vacationer: http://custompaperpocketyachts.k-j-g.com/papermodels/Vacationer/vacmodel.pdf it looks to me that the 'spline' line is just a baseline for the measurements of the external keel and has no relationship to the LWL. If you block the hull up with the forward and aft ends of the bottom at the same elevation, you should be able to use a level to set the interior at the right angle. From the pictures on the Stevenson website, it seems the bottom at the bow is a little above the WL and the bottom of the transom is a little below, but this may be because of crew in the cockpit.
  3. Point Comfort 18? Whatcha think

    I agree with you that the Point Comfort is a really good design for a fishing skiff, but planking up the extreme twist in the forefoot may be a bear. I seem to remember builders of Princess sharpies on the forum having trouble with planking a similar forefoot. Maybe the ideal would be for Graham and/or Alan to come up with an 18 footer that could butterfly fold.
  4. Everglades Challenge time again

    Here is time & speed for the first 8 in class 4
  5. Everglades Challenge time again

    The first boat Spawn of Frankenscot http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/169350-new-ec-monster-boat/ set the all time class 4 record of 1d 12:46 in 2016 with 3 crew. She finished in 1d 17:31 Alan & dad got to CP3 at 1d 20:03 and are roughly 2/3 across Florida bay between CP3 and the finish. Halfbaked (Dovekie) is abreast of the nightmare on the way to CP3 PinkDog (CS 17) and GreyBeard (CS 17 Mk3) are out of CP2 Wizard (9' Elusion) is off Cape Romano LowRider (RoG), SambaSailor (CS 17) and OffTheCharts (Scamp) are west of Marco Island (anchored?)
  6. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Is the forward hatch hinged on the front end? Don't think you could open the hatch enough to reach the mast if it is hinged aft.
  7. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Robert Looking forward to see how you rig up the main- halyard, downhaul, reefing, etc. I'm guessing you'll need lazyjacks with the hatch closed. Hurry up! Alex
  8. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Robert, I remember a picture of Gary Blankenship (LugNut)'s Oracle with all the hatches opened and the slot top open to dry things out, I think at CP3 in the last Everglades Challenge. It wouldn't take much to modify yours to do the same thing. Just sayin' Enjoying your posts Alex
  9. Everglades Challenge time again

    From Simon Lew's post on Watertribe FB page: "Tribute to Meade Gougeon at the EC start. Engraving by JF Bedard" (LowRider) That's Meade's last boat in the background
  10. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Am I missing something, or will it not be possible to take hatch on/off with the mast up?
  11. Everglades Challenge time again

    What was the quote on the sawhorse? I could not read it
  12. Everglades Challenge time again

    I think I remember that Mister Moon sold his Core Sound
  13. A Two Paw 7 build, "Catnip" . .

    Hot glue should do fine for your cardboard spacers- faster drying & easier cleanup than contact cement.
  14. Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Chick, you can do a much better looking job in wood. Here is a screenshot of Charles Wittholtz,s Downeaster 18 design. The design is for aluminum, but in the Woodenboat 'how to build' series by Graham Ero he built the windshield out of wood.
  15. Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Neat streamlined windshield you got for the cruiser!