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Eric Hvalsoe
11-26-2007, 07:49 PM
Hi,

Just wanted to let the forum know that the newest Hvalsoe 16 is progressing nicely. I bet we are 90% there.

Remaining tasks include final finishing of Spruce spars for the sprit rig, and fabrication of a mahogany rudder. I'm also customizing an EZ loader trailer, as the owner hopes to take his 16 to many fine spots, fresh and salt water. He will also be using at his home on Redfish Lake in Southern Idaho.

- Eric

Here are a couple photos from along the way from Hvalsoe Boats (http://www.hvalsoe-boats.com).

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2272/2003870573_13a6a009ff.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2060/2003870601_3d9c156240.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2406/2003870615_2227c1d8b1.jpg

boatbear
11-26-2007, 08:44 PM
Thanks Eric. A gorgeous boat, and beautifully executed. What sailing rig is intended, and what buoyancy will be used?
Charlie

Lew Barrett
11-27-2007, 12:29 AM
Sweet, Eric.

Paul Girouard
11-27-2007, 12:41 AM
Beautiful Eric ! A real work of art!:cool:

Is that Mahogany African or Honduras?

Eric Hvalsoe
11-27-2007, 11:32 AM
Thanks all for the comments. The rig is an 84 sq ft spritsail. That is a good light to moderate air spread. I have even put the reef in
for moderate air, sailing single handed. It is as big a bundle of rig as I would want to pull in and out of the boat, and probably adequate for an 18 ft hull along the same lines, which I'll get around to drawing, sometime. More information Hvalsoe-Boats.com. (http://www.hvalsoe-boats.com/) (you'll find a link on the site to a page specifically about the 13 and 16). At some point I would also like to experiment with a standing lug. The new owner of this boat can add floation with kayak flotation bags, or simply dry bags strapped under the thwarts, stern sheets, and forepeak. The 'foredeck' is captured by tabs and is quickly removable. When camp cruising, dry bags will add some flotation by default.

The centerboard trunk, breasthook, thwart and quarter knees are African.
The stem is Honduras. The transom has the color and grain of Honduras, but the weight of African. The slab was listed as African at Crosscut Hardwood. I am a little puzzled, but whatever it is, it is quite lovely with some bands of spalted figure. The rubrails are a good dense Meranti. The sheer strake, like the rest of the planking is Red Cedar. The sheer appears darker because it was sealed before installing rubrails. By now the exterior has been painted Matterhorn White. I'll post more pictures, almost finished.
Cheers,
Eric

Paul Girouard
11-27-2007, 09:19 PM
The centerboard trunk, breasthook, thwart and quarter knees are African.
The stem is Honduras. The transom has the color and grain of Honduras, but the weight of African.

The slab was listed as African at Crosscut Hardwood.

I am a little puzzled, but whatever it is, it is quite lovely with some bands of spalted figure.



African has a weird smell when you mill it , at least the stuff I've worked , different than Hondo , sort of a vinegar sort of odd Oder.

It looks like ribbon grain African to me FWTW.

pcford
11-27-2007, 09:58 PM
Hey Eric,

Are those my snatch blocks in the picture of the boat being lifted?

Not sure if I lent them to you... I know we talked about you using them.

Can't remember what I did with them. It's hell getting old.

Eric Hvalsoe
11-28-2007, 10:00 AM
PF
How could you misplace those beautiful snatch blocks! My neighbor works for the power company - now, unless he stole them from you - a year or two back I was describing these blocks to him, a couple days later a pair of them are sitting at my doorstep. Wow. I did borrow you're set once many years ago, afraid I can't help you partner.
Eric