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Building a Two Paw 8 for Trailer Camping

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Got it.  I can translate, since my sister is the master of typos.  I’m always translating hers.

 

I’m pecking away at the boat, in between “Life Stuff”.  (Grandkids, chores, trips to visit family, etc) I’m “so” close!

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Last night, I got her all painted. I don’t like painting in the dark (artificial lighting), but I had to do it.  We leave on a trip today, and I wanted to give the paint time to firm up before I do anything more.  When I get home, I just need to paint my fwd hatch lid, d/b and rudder, and attach hardware.  I can’t wait!

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I’m just about ready to launch!  I still need to attach the forward compartment hatch, and varnish a few bits.  I also need to see what needs adjusting with my sail rig.  Other than that, she’s ready!  Good thing, because we go camping (with her) on Wednesday.

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The rig is off another boat I made.  What do you think— should I cut a few inches off the bottom of the mast?  It makes sense, but I’m reluctant to— these spars are made of Sitka Spruce, and are as light as a feather.

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I cut that piece 3 times and it is still too long.

 

It took me a couple years to finish cutting my running rigging to length.

 

That's all I can think of for now, go sailing!

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We have a house guest from Japan right now.  It’s keeping me from launching.  We will leave for Cadillac, MI on Wednesday.  She’ll probably get launched first on that camping trip.  That would be most appropriate, anyway.  That’s her main purpose in life.

 

Here’s a funny story for y’all.  My friend Shohei Toyoda comes from Japan every July for a week. We make it a point to go for a sail in my BRS15 every year.  July in the Carolina foothills, this usually means light and variable winds.  When we get becalmed, as we did yesterday, I hand my crew the paddle.  So, yesterday, my boat was not powered by a Suzuki, but by a Toyoda.  

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