View Full Version : My Acorn Tender..so far
11-05-2001, 08:25 AM
Well, I finally dragged her out of the laundry/work room to do some intense sanding. I feel really proud and somewhat amazed that I actually have come this far with her. Obviously not a prefect boat, but a perfect match for her imperfect builder. I glassed the daggerboard and daggerboard case over the weekend and hope to have the case in this week.
I owe so much to you peeps here in the WB forum...simply the best source of information on the web and a great community.
[This message has been edited by BlueEarth (edited 11-05-2001).]
11-05-2001, 09:06 AM
I couldn't view your photo. Is this the Acorn Dinghy, the 10'2"? I hope so as I have one under construction and would like to chat with you via email.
John R Smith
11-05-2001, 09:24 AM
I can't see the photo either. Sometimes life is so cruel . . .
11-05-2001, 09:52 AM
Well I can see the photo and it's not too shabby. Good work Blue.
11-05-2001, 09:55 AM
I can see the photo and it looks outstanding to me!
11-05-2001, 10:16 AM
Nice job, Looking foward to seeing the finished job.
11-05-2001, 01:02 PM
So, what's not "perfect" about it? Looks pretty damn good to me!
Looks fantastic from here!
11-05-2001, 03:06 PM
BlueEarth,she's a beaut.Nice work.
Now the serious stuff....How many times I gottatellya,It's shop,not laundry/workroom.
If SWMBO sees that It'l set me and the rest of this home"shop"crew back a bunch. http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/biggrin.gif
11-05-2001, 04:38 PM
Looks great!!! I am working on one of these also (10'2" Acorn) and have just recently got the garboards on, and all at once it seems as if it looks like a boat. Hope to have the 2nd planks on both sides this weekend. It is good to see someone really getting it together, the planking process has been a bit intimidating for me but believe I'll get it. Unfortunately, cooler weather is starting to settle in and epoxy curing times are going to start becomeing an issue. Again, the boat looks great, can't wait to see a picture of the finished product. By the way, do you have a name picked yet? We are calling ours "Aspediske" means - little shield.
11-05-2001, 05:23 PM
Nice work, BlueEarth. I, too, will be looking forwrd to seeing mor shots as the work proceeds.
Now, could you or RedSky or someone please tell me why this boat has a handle in the transom? It's a question that's always puzzled me.
11-05-2001, 05:58 PM
There she is, realy nice work, it's such a pretty design. Keep us posted. ---G
11-05-2001, 06:17 PM
Very nice start, you've got her as good as done! Now the time consuming finish work...
Mike, the slot in the transom does indeed make a good handle, but it is for the tiller to pass through in this case.
11-05-2001, 09:52 PM
That it is wonderful craft, sir. Yachts and all are nice, but a small wooden boat is something extra special, to me at least, somehow more personal and personable. You should be very proud.
Keep up the great work.
Regards from the Rez...
11-05-2001, 10:05 PM
She's a gem!
11-05-2001, 11:35 PM
Thank you, Dale. Now I know. (But what a peculiar idea. Is this to save on rudder-stock material or something?)
11-06-2001, 07:14 AM
Thanks all for the kind words.
11-06-2001, 09:57 AM
beauty. nothin to apologize for.
It is a bit of a pain having the tiller come through the transom, you need to be especially thoughtful about just when to yank the rudder coming into shallows.
The reason i believe is just to keep the tiller low enough to be comfortable, that's what I've always assumed on my boat.
11-07-2001, 03:31 PM
Nice job, whats next on the building blocks?
11-09-2001, 01:19 PM
I have plans for the 10' version of the Acorn. I'm thinking about builing it in the traditional manner..(ie no epoxy). Of course, this all hinges on my ability to influence the wife...
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