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    01-17-2019, 09:30 AM
    Very sad to hear this news....
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    01-13-2019, 09:29 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    The handle grip at the end wasn't too hard. I had to take off 10 mm of material, so I placed some blue tape on a saw at 10 mm depth and sawed a kerf...
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    01-13-2019, 02:48 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Used the spar gauge again to mark if for 8 sided, then 16-, and 32-sided. I found that a curved spokeshave I have is nearly the same radius so it...
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    01-13-2019, 02:46 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Found a small sap pocket at the end of the oar......adapt and overcome! Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr
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    01-12-2019, 08:47 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    A little work on the sculling oar tonight... First, a workout: Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr to get the proscribed taper. This will be the...
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    01-12-2019, 08:28 AM
    +1. Wholeheartedly agree!
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    01-12-2019, 08:25 AM
    Really beautiful work so far. Thanks for posting your pictures, I am enjoying following your progress. Jason
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    01-11-2019, 04:42 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    And both fitted: Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr
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    01-10-2019, 02:09 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    First pass and dry fit of one reefing comb: Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr
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    01-09-2019, 04:40 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Milled up a few pieces of live oak for the reefing combs. Always gratifying to use wood that I harvested and dried myself. it is HARD and TOUGH,...
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    01-09-2019, 01:38 PM
    Welcome! Wonderful to have another building of Vivier designs here. I look forward to watching your progress. You may be familiar with this blog...
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    01-09-2019, 01:32 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    The half-band and spike required drilling a hole for the spike and chiseling a small mortise for the square portion. Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr...
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    01-09-2019, 01:28 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    The boom is now round (or round enough for me!) and sanded to 80 grit. To take a break from sanding, I fit the half-band, spike and matching collar....
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    01-08-2019, 12:28 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Well, here is some info I found helpful
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    01-08-2019, 12:18 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Some work on the boom lately: From 4 sided, to 32-sided and nearly round - Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr The tools of the trade: spar gauge,...
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    01-01-2019, 01:42 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Sam, Thanks for your kind words! I appreciate you following along, and I'm glad you enjoyed the thread. I'm going to keep plugging away! Jason
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    12-29-2018, 12:31 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Chris - thanks so much! Inspiring or helping someone is really the ultimate compliment, so I greatly appreciate that. These last few years I have...
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    12-29-2018, 12:22 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    I glued up the 2nd try at the boom this morning. Much happier: no scarfs (not that those are bad necessarily, but I scarfed vertical grain to flat...
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    12-29-2018, 12:13 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Mike - I used foam per the plan. Here are a few pics of the flotation chambers...there is quite a lot of positive buoyancy in the Beg-Mel. I...
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    12-28-2018, 09:12 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    And speaking of the boom..... I milled the pieces for the boom lamination again, since I did not like the grain and scarf on an earlier attempt. ...
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    12-27-2018, 07:20 AM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Thanks Mike! That spar with the cleats is the gaff. I really enjoy watching your boat come together as well. It’s nice to make progress.
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    12-26-2018, 08:00 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread An Ilur in R.I. in Building / Repair
    Mike - looks awesome. The bronze casting is great....I really enjoyed doing that also. Thanks for posting.
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    12-26-2018, 07:48 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    And I have a number of items in the varnishing process: 7th coat on the mast 1st coat on the gaff 1st coat on the rudder cheeks 1st coat on the...
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    12-26-2018, 07:44 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    I fit the rudder in the rudder cheeks today; both the cheeks and the rudder have a thin sheet of HDPE so the pivot function won't wear away paint and...
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    12-26-2018, 07:37 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    I'm back.....:ycool: Over the course of the holidays so many folks asked me, "How's the boat?" and my reply was "I haven't touched it in months!" ...
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