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Getting close. The state inspector just came and defaced my transom, but she's legal!

Have a look see...

www.jtservices.net/boatmy.htm

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What a nice job, especially the color. I like the deck-cabin arrangement . It seems to give you a lot more day boat area. Are you able to still have any bunk decent lengths in the cabin?

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Hey Oyster! No, no room to sleep, except maybe one person in the middle of the cabin with their legs sticking out into the cockpit. It's strictly a day boat now. And the cockpit has nearly double the room of the original design.

Great to hear from you! :D

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Looks great. I like the mod you made to the cabin. I suppose it wouldn't be all that hard to make a canvas tent sort of thing to extend the cabin if you did want to sleep in the boat. At least for one person it could be nice.

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Well, I can see my varnishing skills don't hold a candle to yours! Are you sure you didn't coat your rudder in glass (not meaning fiberglass) or something? The brightwork is absolutely beautiful. The tiller is going to be a joy to use as well. I'm in the process of laminating one from clear fir as I type (glue's drying). What did you use to make the rudderbox?

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Thanks Stuart, but I must admit that my photography skills are better than my varnishing skills! There are some waves and ripples visible when you look at it at certain angles. I did 7 coats (West Marine's Skipper Varnish) on the transom and 4 on the rudder, plus epoxy on the bare wood underneath.

Fortunately, the rudder box was one of the things I got from Bruce (the rudder, too) when I bought the unfinished boat, so I'm not sure what it is. I think it's stainless steel! But it's less shiny than stainless usually looks. It's a VERY stout piece of gear.

Maybe Bruce will chime in on the rudder box material; he's still lurking around here somewhere. 8)

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Maybe Bruce will chime in on the rudder box material; he's still lurking around here somewhere.

"Youuu rrrang?"... "Lurking" always reminds me of Lurch on the Addams Family. :lol:

!/4" sheet aluminum that I sanded cause it was kinda beat up.

(Scraps from a local aluminum fabricator.) :wink:

Lookin good, John! :thumbsup:

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looking great! When do you think you'll let water near her?

Thanks TD.

I just saw your launch pics, way to go! I have the same problem, can't choose a name. My wife thinks she has a good one picked, but I'm still not sure. Gotta decide before the launching!

We're off to fabulous Florida next week, so it'll be mid August to launch.

Thanks Bruce...

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