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Lapwing #20 aka Hirilondë

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Action shots would be great Joe.  And so would just sailing along or with you.   Where do you launch?  Marina Park seems like a good spot, but that is the far end of the pond from you.

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I have never launched at Marina Park, but it looks like a good ramp. It is only a mile or so by water from me, but it is in the upper part of the pond you have to deal with a half mile or so of shifty winds and strong currents before you can get anywhere worth sailing. Galilee boat ramp near the bridge to Great Island is better. I will try send you a PM with my phone number and we will see what we can work out.

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Dave, that is awesome! Congratulations on your accomplishment! The boat is beautiful! Glad to hear it is the sports car that you expected. Grahan sure designs nice boats!

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Yeah, one set of reef points.  I still haven't used them yet.  No staysail, at least yet.  I don't know that I will really feel the need or want of one.  It is a daysailor for me.  I insisted on a boat that performs well, but just to satisfy my need to try and sail well.  I don't rule anything out.  One of the best things about being the builder of your own boat is that you always know you can repair, add, tweak, admonish, etc..   And it is all part of the process.   This coming winter will be for personal touches and some creature comfort tweaks.  I want to finish a season and learn more about how I sail the boat before I commit to such things though.  Thanks for the kind words.

 

Still hoping to get some sailing photos of the boat.  So far mostly pictures from the boat.

 

This one is in the harbor of refuge protecting the entrance to the fishing port of Galilee just around the corner from Pt. Judith:

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This one is on Worden Pond near my home.  This will be a common visit when I need a convenient small dose of solo sailing for mental health reasons  Hopefully more wind though:

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Dave you note 'hot coating' the hull in epoxy - not clear form the photos, but were you using cloth as well or just resin? I love your work.

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Hey Murray.  I did all 3 coats in 24 hours, hence hot re-coating. The only glass is the tape used on interior inside corners as per plans. Cloth on the exterior would be a disaster due to 14 overlaps in the hull. Add to that my goal is almost always to stay light. 

 

Hope this helps and feel free to follow up. Very few of these have been built and only 3 I know of have been documented in this forum. There hasn't been any discussion on the Lapwing in years. Tom Lathrop, who conceived the boat is still active in the forum. In case he misses this thread update I bet he wouldn't mind a pm if you want some insider info I may not be aware of.

 

Oh, and thanks for the compliment.

 

Dave

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