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09-20-2005, 11:58 AM
Turned it by myself this morning...I was surprised how easily it went. http://www.orme.com/boat/P1010791.JPG http://www.orme.com/boat/P1010794.JPG http://www.orme.com/boat/P1010795.JPG http://www.orme.com/boat/P101076.JPG http://www.orme.com/boat/P1010797.JPG http://www.orme.com/boat/P1010798.JPG http://www.orme.com/boat/P1010799.JPG
09-20-2005, 12:00 PM
Lovely! What sort of sailing rig will you use?
09-20-2005, 12:30 PM
It was a shock to see thwarts, knees, a centerboard case...then I remembered Arch Davis' system.
09-20-2005, 06:47 PM
Oh, that's looking nice. Makes me wish I were further along with mine -- it's about half planked.
Good to know you were able to turn it yourself. I had been wondering how heavy it would be.
09-20-2005, 10:00 PM
Somebody got ahead of me! Looks awesome
09-21-2005, 12:15 AM
Nice job smile.gif Where there's a will there's a way smile.gif
Interesting shop space , how old is that building ?
Will the boat come out that door? tongue.gif On edge maybe ?
[ 09-21-2005, 12:18 AM: Message edited by: Paul Girouard ]
09-21-2005, 09:23 AM
Does your "come-a-long" have a reverse? That is, once you have lifted the boat, can you then lower it slowly? Mine (admittedly a cheap one) releases completely - so I had to have a second set of ropes to lower the boat.
09-21-2005, 03:58 PM
Thanks for the comments.
to answer some ?
It will have a gunter rig.
The boat is being built in the walled in pass through of a Pennsylvania bank barn built around 1830...the machine room is about twice the size and in the next room.
The wall with the windows and door comes out by removing 6 screws and popping the slider.
I reversed the come along by taking the tension up with the Handle engaging the release and lowered it six teeth at a time.
Danny....Wish you were still in front of me...I'm starting to think Arch is getting sick Of my goofy questions :)
09-22-2005, 08:02 PM
Awesome photos, and the boat looks very good. I am a little behind you in my Penob 17, still planking. It is good to see one in later stages of completion. My shop space is as tight as yours, but you have done it.
A question, for pictures to be displayed, I see they have to be already on a webpage somewhere, is that correct?
09-22-2005, 08:13 PM
An awesome boat -- thanks for the great pics!
I've got to do roughly the same for my solid-wood planked Chamberlain dory skiff, so we shall see how it works with just one come-along.
The photos have to be on a website, and picturetrail.com seems to be a good free one that doesn't subject you or your viewers to lots of hassles.
Once posted, right-click (or whatever) to "copy image location". Then, in the text of your post, put the following text in front and after your image's URL:
right-carrot img src=" yourimageURL "leftcarrot
I can't use the actual carrot character as it will go away, but they are above the comma and period. No spaces between the carrot characters, or between the quote marks and the imageURL at either end.
09-23-2005, 07:44 AM
I notice you are putting the center seat in differently from Arch's design, what are your plans there?
09-23-2005, 09:07 AM
I intend to make a battery compartment and run the wiring to the stern and then mount a trolling motor or have one incorporated into a rudder....still haven't got it all figured out yet.
09-23-2005, 05:06 PM
I've got my own goofy question to ask you -- did you do this with just one comealong?
I need to do the process in reverse for my solid-plank 13.5' Chamberlain dory skiff, and can't quite figure out how to work it with just one comealong (which I have).
I get the setup for the front strap, but can't see how the back one was done without another hand winch.
09-23-2005, 07:39 PM
Each strap had its own come along attached.
09-23-2005, 07:52 PM
(trots off to the neighbors'... "Hey Ed! Can I borrah yer comealong? Don't happen to have 50' of heavy strapping lying around, do ya?")
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