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Memphis Mike
06-02-2006, 04:13 PM
It's amazing what you can get done when you ain't workin.:D This thing is about finished. A little more varnish and a few other odds and ends and it could be sailed.

Now I have to find a job so I can afford a sail and trailer.:(



http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid207/peb527dc67a56eb8d5768fadcf23cf466/eeb496f4.jpg

John of Phoenix
06-02-2006, 04:15 PM
Looking good!

Memphis Mike
06-02-2006, 04:17 PM
Here's a couple more.


http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid207/p2005afc90a1f0e284edf30c12c7d1ebe/eeb495da.jpg



http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid207/p6acd2d7b45fdcf56ec3a3f7d3c5e216d/eeb494b1.jpg

Joe (SoCal)
06-02-2006, 04:22 PM
YEAAAAAAAAAAAA BABY :D
Love the Red topsides.
Make some Polytarp sails.
Throw some 2X4's on the Benz and car top it
Way to go Reverend. Now get out and go SAILING :D

Katherine
06-02-2006, 04:28 PM
Throw some 2X4's on the Benz and car top it

err . . . umm . . . walking away from that one.

Nice boat MMike.

George.
06-02-2006, 04:37 PM
The BEST use of your time, Mike! :)


It's amazing what you can get done when you ain't workin.


Waddayamean "ain't working?" That boat didn't end up that good looking by itself... ;)




Now I have to find a job so I can afford a ... trailer.:(


I ain't touching that one... :D

Memphis Mike
06-02-2006, 04:40 PM
Thanks guys. I'm especially proud of this little bit of work. I made the cleats myself.


http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid207/p6c1ab65288b3a028ed429c6ba878f526/eeb48220.jpg





http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid207/p76307e22659ae4f1383d1f9c5f60f9fd/eeb4834d.jpg

Bruce Taylor
06-02-2006, 05:18 PM
Great work, Mike!

While you're waiting to buy a proper sail you might want to make a temporary rig out of white polytarp. Should only take a few hours...then borrow the Diablo's trailer and go for a sail!

Just noticed...Joe said almost exactly the same thing, except he wanted you to cartop the thing.

I knew I shouldn't have read that damned Joe for Dummies book. :D

Concordia...41
06-02-2006, 05:20 PM
Yep - just proves the saying, "When life hands you lemons ... make boats!" ;)

Seriously I love the cleats!

brad9798
06-02-2006, 05:23 PM
NICE work, Mike.

I LOVE THE RED!!!!

Brad

B_B
06-02-2006, 05:25 PM
excellent!

Memphis Mike
06-02-2006, 05:33 PM
Thanks again guys.:) Is the white poly tarp something that can be had locally?

Joe (SoCal)
06-02-2006, 05:45 PM
Thanks again guys.:) Is the white poly tarp something that can be had locally?

Home Depot $20
Buy a Grommet kit and poof sails :D. There kinda loud when you luff but they work well.

StevenBauer
06-02-2006, 06:01 PM
I've only been able to find white polytarp on the internet. Google "white polytarp" I got a couple of 10' x 16' ones half price 'cause they were a little yellow from tarps.com
Or you could use tyvek. :D
These are both temporary, mind you, but they will get you out sailing for very little money.

Steven

Memphis Mike
06-02-2006, 06:08 PM
I might try that, Joe.

Rick Clark
06-02-2006, 06:12 PM
Here's a couple more.


http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid207/p2005afc90a1f0e284edf30c12c7d1ebe/eeb495da.jpg



http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid207/p6acd2d7b45fdcf56ec3a3f7d3c5e216d/eeb494b1.jpg

Mike what kind of flotation you got in it?

Memphis Mike
06-02-2006, 06:12 PM
So, what do you think of it Steven? You've sailed in one before.

S/V Laura Ellen
06-02-2006, 06:21 PM
Nice boat!

Memphis Mike
06-02-2006, 06:31 PM
"Mike what kind of flotation you got in it?"

None yet. I plan on adding it later but for now maybe stuff some life jackets in the front and rear.:D

Peter Malcolm Jardine
06-02-2006, 06:37 PM
Cool Reverend... remember to bless it on it's maiden voyage

Bruce Taylor
06-02-2006, 09:04 PM
I've only been able to find white polytarp on the internet. Google "white polytarp" I got a couple of 10' x 16' ones half price 'cause they were a little yellow from tarps.com

Most of the hardware stores up here (including Home Depot, as Joe notes) carry white polytarp, along with the blue and green. Check around locally.

Oh, and you should probably put in some flotation before you capsize it...you don't want to end up like poor Dhowman with his sunken Dyer. Lash in a truck inner tube or something.

John Bell
06-02-2006, 09:06 PM
Looks a heck of a lot nicer than my old Windsprint ever did. Nice boats, fun to sail.

Memphis Mike
06-02-2006, 09:49 PM
John, if you'll notice in the first picture, I took your advice and made a daggerboard trunk for it instead of the flooding well. I also gave her a half inch bottom instead of the quarter inch specified in the plans.

Leon m
06-02-2006, 09:54 PM
Man , I gotta quit my job so I can get my boat finished ! :D

Looks great Mike...Love the paint job too !

Phil Heffernan
06-02-2006, 10:49 PM
Hey JCSOH

See how great RED looks??

PH

Joe (SoCal)
06-02-2006, 10:53 PM
Some boats are red some are white and others are blue ;)

geeman
06-02-2006, 11:42 PM
That boat stands out!!!!!!!!! I DO LIKE the RED!.GREAT JOB.

StevenBauer
06-02-2006, 11:50 PM
She looks great Mike. The standard rig is pretty big as I recall. Since you're a beginning sailor maybe you could make the initial rig a little smaller and by the time you get a real sail you'll be ready for the full size sail. If it isn't that windy where you'll be sailing disregard above. :)

Steven

Tar Devil
06-02-2006, 11:53 PM
Sweet boat, Mike! Didja get my voicemail?

Later,

Phil

Wild Wassa
06-03-2006, 01:18 AM
Talk to the sailing manager at your local sailing or yacht club if you just want a sail, the sails will probably be shabby ones, going for peanuts, they might not be pretty but they might have you on the water tomorrow.

The number of deals and give-aways of unwanted sails, I see at our yacht club are amazing. Ring around.

Warren.

JimD
06-03-2006, 05:57 AM
And a fine looking vessel she turned out to be. Don't forget they're supposed to lean over when they sail!:D

Mrleft8
06-04-2006, 08:07 AM
Very nice Mike! I think Tyvek is the way to go for a temporary sail, but that's just my opinion. Isn't your daggerboard supposed to angle the other direction though.....? ;)

Peter Kalshoven
06-04-2006, 04:36 PM
Mike, boy oh boy, she's come a long way since I saw her last. Wish I could find a reason to come to Memphis to help you take her for a spin!
Way to go!

Meerkat
06-04-2006, 04:45 PM
Blue polytarp sails would be more restful on the eyes. Bright white sails can give one a good case of sun blindness.

Memphis Mike
06-04-2006, 07:02 PM
Sue and I were talking this morning and since she's such a good seamstress, she may make the sail.

Is sailcloth very expensive?

Tristan
06-04-2006, 07:14 PM
She's a beauty. As for sails, there are sails and there are sails. Perhaps google "Sailrite" and price sails or sail making materials. Got to cut them right or they don't work very well.

StevenBauer
06-04-2006, 07:22 PM
Mike, sewing the sails yourselves is a great idea but you need to get a kit. Unless you really know what you're doing it'd be a stretch to make the sail from scratch. Sailrite has a kit all worked out for the Windsprint. I couldn't find a price but if you email them you'll get it tomorrow. www.sailrite.com (http://www.woodenboat-ubb.com/vbulletin/upload/www.sailrite.com) It'll probably be around $150 - $200 with excellent step by step instructions. For about an extra $100 they'll sew it for you too. :) Mary and I made the sail for my skiff from a Sailrite kit and it came out fine.

Steven

Memphis Mike
08-31-2007, 10:01 PM
Ya know, at this point, I'm thinkin about giving this away. She's still sittin in her cradle in the backyard. Make room for another.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
08-31-2007, 10:10 PM
Bring it up here and I'll trade you the Lyman for it.

I'll teach you how to sail it and you'll want it back....LMAO.

You do nice work MM, Honestly I could sell it for you up here where the wind blows just about every day.

Wild Dingo
09-01-2007, 11:12 AM
Ya know, at this point, I'm thinkin about giving this away. She's still sittin in her cradle in the backyard. Make room for another.

You taken her out yet Mike?... hell dont worry about the sail if its an issue whack the outboard on her and go for a blaaaaaaaat!! :D

Sorry couldnt resist... she looks a treat mate! :cool:

LeeG
09-01-2007, 01:52 PM
Mike, in two years it'll make a great back yard kiddie pen, add sprinklers,,don't get rid of it yet. Turned over an tied down on saw horses covered with a sheet it'll be a castle.

Memphis Mike
09-01-2007, 04:21 PM
Mike, in two years it'll make a great back yard kiddie pen, add sprinklers,,don't get rid of it yet. Turned over an tied down on saw horses covered with a sheet it'll be a castle.

Ha ha, very funny. I just want it out of the driveway at this point.

botebum
09-01-2007, 04:30 PM
You've never sailed it? Mike, that's a shame.
When I started reading this thread I didn't realize it was revived. I got to Meer's post and gasped. Gave me a start, then a warm feeling when I checked the post date.

Doug

Memphis Mike
09-01-2007, 05:52 PM
You've never sailed it? Mike, that's a shame.
When I started reading this thread I didn't realize it was revived. I got to Meer's post and gasped. Gave me a start, then a warm feeling when I checked the post date.

Doug

Never sailed. I'm a motor boat guy. I let these yokels on this forum talk me into building this boat. I don't want it. I want something dependable I can cruise in.

BrianW
09-02-2007, 08:28 AM
Never sailed. I'm a motor boat guy.

Maybe we can start a club. ;)

Tylerdurden
09-02-2007, 10:23 AM
I was a power boat guy for most of my life.
I was out with Steven last week sailing on Casco bay and it was close to dark and not a lot of boats were about.
I was commenting on the beauty and solitude when in comes the pounding note of a trawler making a good 5 to 7 knots as it came around the island. It put a very mechanical and disturbing note on top of the conversation. I commented on how there should be a program for powerboat guys to get a sail and have a powerboat break the beauty of it.
Always had a problem with blow boaters and their snobby attitude towards power guys but now I completely understand.

I am so bad now I have closed the rescue minor project and sold the motor and now its into sail with the only motor used will be electric.
I am totally done with IC engines and boats. Sorry to be a traitor but I have seen the light. Thanks Steven!!!

stumpbumper
09-02-2007, 11:16 AM
Ya want me to pilot that boat into a stump for ya?

Peter Kalshoven
09-02-2007, 03:38 PM
Damn, Mike. Wish I was driving over to Memphis sometime soon! :-)
Oh, by the way. Ribs, beans, and cornbread tonight.
Thought you'd want to know.

LeeG
09-02-2007, 04:50 PM
Ha ha, very funny. I just want it out of the driveway at this point.

Yeah, that's pre-baby Mike talking, getting things cleaned up, making room. But the post baby Mike could turn it into a play pen. You could be working on the bigger boat while they're content playing in the little one.