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    Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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    Retired, as of 2020
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  1. Yeah, the Phoenix 3, built from plans, will no doubt be a much more ambitious and challenging build than was my CS15 full kit. Then again, the guy is loving building his canoes out of tongue and groove cedar strips that he cuts and shapes from cast-off eight foot 1x6 cedar boards. Aaiieee. 😳 He just told me tonight that he’s thinking a LOT about how he can hardly wait to start building his Phoenix 3... even as he’s placing his initial strips into his current build, a 17 foot canoe. Yup, I think he’s got the “bug” even worse than me 😂. (I bought him Phoenix 3 PDF plans as a
  2. Don, That is right along the lines that my brain has been going to. My boat is still in storage but I’ll be getting it soon. Thank you for showing your approach. The idea of doing some overnight sailing has taken hold of my imagination. I joined into the Dinghy Cruising Association in England (Roger Barnes) to gain access to their journals and forum (great reading... and LOTS of it to explore.) I couldn’t find anything yet about methods to make a sleeping platform. BTW, I purchased Roger Barnes’ book as a gift to my son, who plans to build a Phoenix 3 sailboat. I thought that t
  3. I got on the first coat of primer to the inside surfaces. 🙂
  4. My son — who just began his 4th canoe build — sent me this image. Yes, I’ve had some of these moments (well, not quite as bad, but still deflating when the mistake is realized.). 😄😄 The moment of realization: “What the.....?? How did THAT happen?!” 🤨 Followed by, “Now how am I going to fix this one?” 🤔 I’m back from my camping trip. I spent a couple hours with The Wheezer helping to install the dagger board trunk and seat tops into her Spindrift 10 (she has her own B&B build thread.). I also spent some time sanding the three coats of epoxy
  5. I was gone for about 10 days so The Wheezer was on her own. I think that getting herself ready for yesterday’s state swim meet additional to school occupied much of her time. (Ask her how things went.) So, first day back... we got the daggerboard trunk and seat tops installed. It took me a while to recall/figure-out the various steps for an orderly installation of the pieces. (We’ll do the two centerpieces of the seat tops later.) Great progress on a first day. 😃
  6. I think you made a very nice build , excellent looking workmanship. And, I like your innovations. Thanks for posting these photos and videos. Enjoy!
  7. I built a Core Sound 15 last year (Norma T) but didn’t receive sails until late September. I only sailed a handful of times before putting it into winter storage. I had thought of this sailboat only in terms of plopping it into water from a boat landing for some day sailing. But, both of my sons have expressed to me their interest in camping on a sailboat. Never having considered that, it has at least caught my attention. I’ve begun learning about “dinghy cruising” (mostly along the lines of Roger Barnes and the Off Center Harbor website. (Things like the Everglades Challenge? Nope
  8. Day 6 of camping with family in our “little village.” My son and I are thinking some about sailing this summer with my CS15, the Norma T, (in addition to fooling around with Joe, of course) and trying out some overnights sails — entering modestly into the world of dinghy cruising. 🙂 Nice view for such contemplation, camping along a 180 mile long lake:
  9. This glowing review by builder Trey Williams sounds like my own experience building my sailboat last year... an excellent kit and superb, patient, and personal support from Graham and Alan. I’m hopeful the article and others like it generate good business for B&B Yachts.
  10. Three Coats of Epoxy are Inside the Hull I was able to apply three coats of epoxy to the inside of the hull prior to leaving the boat alone for ten days. The epoxy will cure nicely for sanding, priming, and painting when I get back into town. I had bought a box of cheap brushes from Harbor Freight. They are bristle brushes and kinda skimpy... good enough for a lot of applications. Being thin and wanting to cover a lot of surface quickly, I wanted to use a thicker brush. So, I tried taping two together, making for a “thicker” brush; it worked great! I’d rather do this than u
  11. Diversion: The Tree Guys A crew came in yesterday to do some tree work (and to provide me some great entertainment 😁.) They took down two pines and lots of dead limbs. This guy felled his tree onto the driveway (protected by logs) and landed it right in the the middle of a couple stakes my wife happened to have in the ground (don’t know how successfully the video will play): IMG_3443.MOV Another guy does the climbing... he went up into the skinnier branches after my shot: Meanwhile, back in the garage, I was able to
  12. Starting Topside Work Being on the trailer now, I can roll the boat outside and spew wood dust and shavings onto the lawn rather than onto everything in the garage. Nice feature of this stage. Using my power planer (new for this build... I’m really liking having this tool) I went at the sheer clamps. I knew that I’d be hitting some screws since installing the side planking to the sheer clamps includes some guesswork when placing the screws. Sure ‘nuff, hit some screws I did. I had purchased a dozen spare blades so I was ok with losing some. I was too aggressive w
  13. Flipped and on its Trailer The Wheezer (a 9th grade girl across the street building a Spindrift 10)... I’m mentoring her in this) wasn’t around this afternoon to help my wife and me flip my boat over, but her parents and sister made themselves available. Yay! So, it’s now right side up and I can begin the next phase of the build. (I’ll need to get the trailer adjusted into a better fit.)
  14. The kid is BUSY these days, no doubt, but we sneaked in a few hours to do some boat work today. While I was trying to figure out how we might assemble the daggerboard trunk, The Wheezer did some more sanding... a favorite task of boatbuilders. 😄 (I think I am envious of her new cordless DeWalt sander.) I showed her how she might use a hammer and chisel to cut a notch for a daggerboard trunk stringer. (She really picks things up quickly... and she will try anything.) (Had to use the floor without having a handy workbench.) Gluing up the daggerboard
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